Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869
Title
Fessenden collection
ID
M059
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1823-1869
Date [inclusive]
1786-1982, undated
Extent
7.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Correspondence, professional and personal records, publications, articles, addresses, reports, lectures, memoirs, a diary, documents, receipts, accounts, clippings, images, genealogies, and biographical material related to the Fessenden family.

Preferred Citation

Fessenden Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

The collection focuses on the family and professional life of William Pitt Fessenden(1806-69), Senator from Maine and Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury from July 1864 to March 1865. Fessenden (Bowdoin 1823) was a lawyer in Bridgton, Bangor and Portland; a Maine legislator (1832,1840, 1845-46, 1853-54), member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1841-43); and Senator from Maine (1854-64, 1865-69). An early member of the Republican Party, he opposed slavery. In the Senate he served as chair of the Finance Committee and, as a member of the Reconstruction Committee, voted against the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Several other family members are also represented in the collection.

Samuel Fessenden (1784-1869, Bowdoin hon. 1846), Fessenden's father, studied law with Daniel Webster. He was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature (1814-16) and the Massachusetts Senate (1818-19). He was Major General of the Massachusetts (later Maine) militia, a temperance man, an ardent abolitionist, Liberty Party candidate for congressman and governor, and an early supporter of the Republican Party.

Ellen Maria Deering Fessenden (1809-57), Fessenden's wife and daughter of a prominent Portland citizen, remained in Portland and corresponded with her husband about their four sons and household matters.

Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden (1826-1868, Bowdoin 1845), brother of William Pitt Fessenden, was elected to Congress in 1862, and was chosen as a presidential elector in 1866. He died of Bright's disease in 1868.

James Deering Fessenden (1833-82, Bowdoin 1852), a lawyer, was Captain of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and, in 1862, organized the first regiment of African-American soldiers, mustering out as Brevet Major General of Volunteers. He later became Register in Bankruptcy for the 1st District of Maine (1868) and served in the state legislature (1872-75).

William Howard Fessenden (1835-98, Bowdoin 1855), also a lawyer, became head of the Portland Machine Works (1872) and later moved to California (1880).

Francis Fessenden (1839-1906, Bowdoin 1858) practiced law in New York. He was wounded at Shiloh while Captain of the 19th Infantry and lost his leg in the Red River campaign. Retired as Major General in 1866, he sat on the commission examining Wirtz's abuses at Andersonville and was assistant commander of the Freedmen's Bureau. He resumed his legal career (1867) and was mayor of Portland (1876).

Samuel Fessenden (1841-62, Bowdoin 1861) was in Kansas during the "Bloody Kansas" revolt (1856). As Lieutenant of the 2nd Maine Battery, he was mortally wounded at Second Manassas.

Elizabeth Caroline Fessenden Warriner (1821-1902), Fessenden's cousin, was one of his most intimate confidants.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, professional and personal records, publications, articles, addresses, reports, lectures, memoirs, a diary, documents, receipts, accounts, clippings, images, genealogies, and biographical material related to the Fessenden family.

Although mostly family correspondence, there are letters from more than 360 others, including prominent lawyers, politicians, reformers and soldiers. Among them are: James G. Blaine, Simon Cameron, Salmon P. Chase, Frederick Douglass, Neal Dow, Hamilton Fish, James Wilson Grimes, Joseph Hooker, Abraham Lincoln, Edwin M. Stanton, Daniel Webster and Gideon Welles. Most heavily represented, each with 10 or more letters are: John Lincoln Baxter; George T. Little, Bowdoin librarian; Theophilus P. Chandler, Bangor and Boston lawyer; Josiah S. Little, Maine legislator; and Edward S. Leland, Judge in Ottawa, Ill.

Related material: A portable writing desk once owned by William Pitt Fessenden is held by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Joseph Palmer and Phebe Beech Fessenden Papers for material on another branch of the Fessenden family.


General Note

Selected correspondence also available on microfilm; see the series Correspondence on Microfilm.

A chronological listing of correspondence (PDF file) is available here. An alphabetical listing of correspondents (PDF file) is available here.


Collection Inventory

 M059.1 Correspondence, 1790-1917   3.25 linear feet

Scope and Content:

Approximately 2500 letters from 1790 to 1917, most to or from William Pitt Fessenden. Much of the correspondence deals with family matters, Fessenden's career, or his sons' Civil War experiences. Also included are typescripts of his son Samuel's letters.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box
1

1790-1837 

    2

    Jan. 1838-Feb. 1842 

      3

      March 1842-Dec. 1844 

        4

        Jan. 1845-Aug. 1851 

          5

          Sept. 1851-Aug. 1855 

            6

            Sept. 1855-Jan. 1857 

              7

              Feb. 1857-May 1859 

                8

                June 1859-Dec. 1860 

                  9

                  Jan. 1861-April 1862 

                    10

                    May 1862-Jan. 1864 

                      11

                      Feb.-Sept. 1864 

                        12

                        Oct. 1864-July 1866 

                          13

                          Aug. 1866-May 1868 

                            14

                            June 1868-undated 

                              Box Folder
                              15 1-4

                              Carbons of typescripts of the Sam Fessenden letters / prepared by John L. Baxter, Set 1 (pp. 1-184) 

                                15 5-8

                                Carbons of typescripts of the Sam Fessenden letters / prepared by John L. Baxter, Set 2 (pp. 1-142) 

                                  15 9

                                  Transcripts of correspondence with James Wilson Grimes 

                                    15 10

                                    Correspondence: misc. covers 

                                      Volume
                                      1

                                      Correspondence-Carbon typescripts of the Sam Fessenden letters . . ., c. 3 

                                        Vault-Box Folder
                                        1 7

                                        7/4/1864 letter from President Abraham Lincoln - original (photocopy of letter is in Fessenden correspondence, filed chronologically) [in Manuscripts box]; 7/2/1864 telegram forwarded to Mr. Fessenden from Abraham Lincoln - original (photocopy of telegram is in Fessenden correspondence, filed chronologically) [in Manuscripts box] 

                                           M59.1.1 M59.1.1: Correspondence on microfilm, 1820-1881, n.d.   5.0 items

                                          Scope and Content:

                                          Microfilm service copies, 35 mm, filmed by the University of Virginia. Four of the five reels contain selected correspondence from the Fessenden Collection: Correspondence. Letters in the Fessenden Collection are arranged chronologically, while letters on the microfilm are arranged by correspondent. This series is linked here to a pdf file with the arrangement of correspondence on the microfilm, followed by the corresponding reel number. The fifth reel contains correspondence from the James Shepherd Pike Papers, including letters from William Pitt Fessenden to Pike. Bowdoin College does not hold the original James Shepherd Pike Papers.

                                          Arrangement:

                                          Arranged by correspondent.

                                          Box
                                          Fess. 1

                                          Microfilm 


                                             M059.2 Legal documents, 1840-1864   5.0 items

                                            Scope and Content:

                                            Documents concerning military and political appointments and estate settlements, together with certificates and passports. Dating from 1840 to 1864, most relate to William Pitt, Francis or James Deering Fessenden.

                                            Arrangement:

                                            Arranged alphabetically.

                                            Box Folder
                                            15 11

                                            Agreements settling the estate of James Deering 

                                              15 12

                                              Appointment of W.P. Fessenden as Secretary of the Treasury (1864) 

                                                15 13

                                                Certificate admitting W.P. Fessenden to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court (1848) 

                                                  15 14

                                                  Certificate of W.P. Fessenden's election as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1840) 

                                                    15 15

                                                    Memorandum re the will of W.P. Fessenden 

                                                      15 16

                                                      Notes re the disposition of the belongings of [Francis?] Fessenden 

                                                        15 17

                                                        Passports of Francis Fessenden 

                                                          15 18

                                                          Portland Renewal Authority, Munjoy South Urban Renewal Project, "Statement of Taking" re land inherited by Foxes and Fessendens 

                                                            15 19

                                                            Settlement of the estate of Nathaniel Deering 


                                                               M059.3 Biographical records, genealogies, and family history, 1823-1982   0.25 linear feet

                                                              Scope and Content:

                                                              Biographical information on members of the Fessenden family, including general records, memoirs, educational material, etc.; together with essays concerning family members by 20th century scholars, and genealogical records on the Fessenden and Fox families. The material dates from 1823 to 1982.

                                                              Arrangement:

                                                              Arranged alphabetically.

                                                              Box Folder
                                                              16 1

                                                              Biographical: Charles Stewart Davies Fessenden 

                                                                16 2

                                                                Biographical: Frances Cushing Greeley Fessenden 

                                                                  16 3

                                                                  Biographical: Francis Fessenden - general 

                                                                    16 4

                                                                    Biographical: Francis Fessenden - memorials 

                                                                      16 5

                                                                      Biographical: Hewitt Chandler Fessenden 

                                                                        16 6

                                                                        Biographical: James Deering Fessenden, Sr. - general 

                                                                          16 7

                                                                          Biographical: James Deering Fessenden, Sr. - memorials 

                                                                            16 8

                                                                            Biographical: James Deering Fessenden, Jr. 

                                                                              16 9

                                                                              Biographical: Joseph Palmer Fessenden 

                                                                                Archives
                                                                                1.3.3

                                                                                Biographical: Joseph Palmer Fessenden - Bowdoin autograph album, Class of 1851 

                                                                                  Box Folder
                                                                                  16 10

                                                                                  Biographical: Samuel Fessenden, Jr. - general 

                                                                                    16 11

                                                                                    Biographical: Samuel Fessenden, Jr. - education 

                                                                                      Archives
                                                                                      1.6.56

                                                                                      Biographical: Samuel Fessenden, Jr. - Bowdoin autograph/photograph album, Class of 1861 

                                                                                        Box Folder
                                                                                        16 12

                                                                                        Biographical: Samuel Fessenden, Jr. - ms. record of his disappearance into Kansas in 1856 

                                                                                          16 13

                                                                                          Biographical: Samuel Fessenden, Jr. - concerning people contacted by W.P. Fessenden in tracing him to Kansas in 1856 

                                                                                            16 14

                                                                                            Biographical: Samuel Fessenden. Jr. - Maine Historical Society newsletter 

                                                                                              16 15

                                                                                              Biographical: Samuel Clement Fessenden 

                                                                                                16 16

                                                                                                Biographical: Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden 

                                                                                                  16 17

                                                                                                  Biographical: William Howard Fessenden 

                                                                                                    16 18

                                                                                                    Biographical: William Pitt Fessenden - general 

                                                                                                      Archives
                                                                                                      1.3.2

                                                                                                      Biographical: William Pitt Fessenden, 1823 Bowdoin diplomas 

                                                                                                        Box Folder
                                                                                                        16 19

                                                                                                        Biographical: William Pitt Fessenden - memorials [miss.] 

                                                                                                          16 20

                                                                                                          Biographical: William Pitt Fessenden - memorials [printed] 

                                                                                                            16 21

                                                                                                            Biographical: William Pitt Fessenden - Maine Historical Society Newsletter Family history: 

                                                                                                              16 22

                                                                                                              Biographical: Three Fessendens and Daniel Webster / by Samuel Fessenden [presented to the Science and Art Club of Germantown, Pa., January 25, 1982] 

                                                                                                                16 23

                                                                                                                Biographical: A vote of "Not Guilty": William Pitt Fessenden's role in the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson / by Carol Bolger[photocopy; for Gov. 43, May 15, 1978] 

                                                                                                                  16 24

                                                                                                                  Biographical: William Pitt Fessenden / by William Salter [reprint from the Annals of Iowa, 1908] 

                                                                                                                    17 1-6

                                                                                                                    Genealogies: Fessenden family - Account of Gen. Samuel Fessenden and Family / by Francis Fessenden 

                                                                                                                      Volume
                                                                                                                      1

                                                                                                                      Genealogies: Fessenden family - Account of Samuel Fessenden and Family / by Francis Fessenden 

                                                                                                                        Box Folder
                                                                                                                        17 7

                                                                                                                        Genealogies: Fessenden family - American Ancestry [of Francis Fessenden] 

                                                                                                                          17 8

                                                                                                                          Genealogies: Fessenden family - Excerpts from Genealogy on the Fessendens and Fosters / by Earl Foster Fessenden [and] Dorothy Fessenden Rodger 

                                                                                                                            17 9

                                                                                                                            Genealogies: Fessenden family - Fessenden Family in America / [by] John L. Baxter 

                                                                                                                              17 10

                                                                                                                              Genealogies: Fessenden family - Fessenden Genealogy / by Francis Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                17 11

                                                                                                                                Genealogies: Fessenden family: general 

                                                                                                                                  17 12

                                                                                                                                  Genealogies: Fox family 


                                                                                                                                     M059.4 General addresses, speeches, reports and notes, 1825-1861, n.d.   0.5 linear feet

                                                                                                                                    Scope and Content:

                                                                                                                                    Published and unpublished essays, notes, reports, addresses and speeches bound in two volumes, including several presented before Maine societies. Many concern political subjects such as reconstruction, the Treasury and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson; others cover more general topics such as temperance and the fourth of July. The volumes were compiled by James D. Fessenden.

                                                                                                                                    Volume
                                                                                                                                    1

                                                                                                                                    Addresses and speeches on various subjects, and childhood short stories by W.P.Fessenden; together with a Samuel Fessenden Sr. address, and Francis Fessenden's memoir of his father 

                                                                                                                                      2

                                                                                                                                      Addresses, speeches, reports and notes on various political topics 


                                                                                                                                         M059.5 Personal and professional records, 1786-1968   1.0 linear feet

                                                                                                                                        Scope and Content:

                                                                                                                                        Items relating to the history and careers of several family members, 1786-1968. Featured are materials relating to Bowdoin College, including two essays written by Thomas A.D. Fessenden (Bowdoin 1845) while a student; the Civil War (i.e. appointments, orders, documents, a diary, etc.); printed items on reconstruction and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson; the family's finances (i.e. contracts, receipts, accounts, etc.); family bibles, and family manuscripts, including many sermons by William Fessenden (1747-1805).

                                                                                                                                        Arrangement:

                                                                                                                                        Arranged alphabetically.

                                                                                                                                        Box Folder
                                                                                                                                        17 14

                                                                                                                                        Bowdoin College material: "The Fessenden Affair" / by John L. Baxter (Speech given before the Town & College Club, January 5, 1968) 

                                                                                                                                          17 15

                                                                                                                                          Bowdoin College material: Dedication of the Fessenden Room 

                                                                                                                                            17 16

                                                                                                                                            Bowdoin College material: Miscellaneous 

                                                                                                                                              17 17

                                                                                                                                              Bowdoin College material: Records concerning Samuel Fessenden, Jr. Civil War: 

                                                                                                                                                Volume
                                                                                                                                                1

                                                                                                                                                Bowdoin College material: Account of a caucus of Republican Senators, held December 16, 1862 

                                                                                                                                                  Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                  17 18

                                                                                                                                                  Bowdoin College material: Confederate currency 

                                                                                                                                                    17 19

                                                                                                                                                    Bowdoin College material: Francis Fessenden, appointments and recommendations for promotion 

                                                                                                                                                      17 20

                                                                                                                                                      Bowdoin College material: Francis Fessenden, military retirement 

                                                                                                                                                        17 21

                                                                                                                                                        Bowdoin College material: James D. Fessenden, Sr., diary and account book James D. Fessenden, Sr., promotions and appointments 

                                                                                                                                                          17 22

                                                                                                                                                          Bowdoin College material: Samuel Fessenden, Jr., orders re 

                                                                                                                                                            17 23

                                                                                                                                                            Bowdoin College material: List of killed, wounded or missing members of the 30th Maine Vols. after Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill and Cane River Crossing 

                                                                                                                                                              17 24

                                                                                                                                                              Bowdoin College material: Manuscript maps 

                                                                                                                                                                17 25

                                                                                                                                                                Bowdoin College material: Miscellaneous material Family Bibles: 

                                                                                                                                                                  Volume-folio
                                                                                                                                                                  2

                                                                                                                                                                  Bowdoin College material: Bible given to "Thomas & Lirrie from their affectionate parents, Samuel and Deborah Fessenden, July 18, 1855." Inserted is a list of family members to whom the bible was passed, marriages, births, and deaths. 

                                                                                                                                                                    Volume
                                                                                                                                                                    3

                                                                                                                                                                    Bowdoin College material: Bible given to Stephen D. Fessenden "with the love of his Aunt, Mary D. Sewall," March 1868 

                                                                                                                                                                      Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                      18 1

                                                                                                                                                                      Family Manuscripts: "The Conspiracy : a tragedy in four acts" / Samuel Fessenden, Sr. College 

                                                                                                                                                                        18 2

                                                                                                                                                                        Family Manuscripts: College essays (2) of Thomas A.D. Fessenden (Bowdoin 1845) 

                                                                                                                                                                          18 3

                                                                                                                                                                          Family Manuscripts: Diary of William Fessenden, January - April, 1786 

                                                                                                                                                                            18 4

                                                                                                                                                                            Family Manuscripts: Sermon on Acts 8:22 & 25, by William Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                              18 5

                                                                                                                                                                              Family Manuscripts: Sermon on 1st Corinthians 13:12, by William Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                18 6

                                                                                                                                                                                Family Manuscripts: Sermon on 2nd Corinthians 4:3-4, by William Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                  18 7

                                                                                                                                                                                  Family Manuscripts: Sermon on Isaiah 55:6, by William Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                    18 8

                                                                                                                                                                                    Family Manuscripts: Sermon on John 6:67, by William Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                      18 9

                                                                                                                                                                                      Family Manuscripts: Sermon on Psalms 111:10, by William Fessenden [fragment] 

                                                                                                                                                                                        18 10

                                                                                                                                                                                        Family Manuscripts: Sermon on St. Matthew 24 [i.e.25]:46, by William Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                          18 11

                                                                                                                                                                                          Family Manuscripts: Sermon on unknown verse, by William Fessenden [fragment] Financial material: 

                                                                                                                                                                                            Volume
                                                                                                                                                                                            4

                                                                                                                                                                                            Family Manuscripts: Account book of W.P. Fessenden, 1833-1839 

                                                                                                                                                                                              Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                              18 12

                                                                                                                                                                                              Family Manuscripts: Contracts, receipts, etc. re Francis Fessenden's Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                18 13

                                                                                                                                                                                                Family Manuscripts: Loan agreement between Edward Fox and John W. and Wm. H. Day, April 1, 1879 [ms. copy] 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  18 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Family Manuscripts: Miscellaneous 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Family Manuscripts: Official and personal finances of W.P. Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      18 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Family Manuscripts: Receipt for $10,000 to be used to start the Commission for the Promotion of Education in the South [founding Storer College] signed by W.P. Fessenden and N.C. Brackett 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Family Manuscripts: Valuation statements of W.P. Fessenden's personal and real estate properties Reconstruction and Presidential Impeachment. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Family Manuscripts: "Impeachment : Opinion of Hon. W.P. Fessenden on the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ..., 1868" 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            18 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Family Manuscripts: "Joint Committee on Reconstruction. Journal: 39th Congress 1st Session [2 copies] 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              18 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Family Manuscripts: "President Johnson and His War on Congress" / by Carl Shurz Treasury Department. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                18 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Family Manuscripts: Translation of a portion of an article on W.P. Fessenden, prepared for a Swiss French language journal by George Harrington U.S. Senate. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  18 22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Family Manuscripts: Rules of the U.S. Senate, Hon. W.P. Fessenden copy 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     M059.6 Ephemeral notes, [18--]   3.0 folders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scope and Content:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miscellaneous items including one folder on the northeast boundary controversy and an 1869 map of Munjoy Hill in Portland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Arrangement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Arranged alphabetically.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Map-case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Map of Munjoy Hill (Portland, Maine), 1869 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18 23

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miscellaneous 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 24

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Re Northeast Boundary controversy 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Printed Ephemera 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M059.7 Fessenden Association and John L. Baxter Archive records, 1955-1969   0.25 linear feet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scope and Content:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Material relating to the Fessenden Association and family archive created by John Lincoln Baxter. It includes correspondence from 1955 to 1969, Bowdoin College news releases, and material concerning the dedications of the Treasury Department portrait of William Pitt Fessenden and of the Fessenden Room at Bowdoin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arrangement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arranged alphabetically.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19 1-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Correspondence, 1955-1969 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Material re dedication of Fessenden Room, Bowdoin College 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Material re W.P. Fessenden portrait in the Treasury Dept., Washington, D.C. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  19 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Membership and address lists 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19 13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miscellaneous manuscript material 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      News releases, Bowdoin College 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         M059.8 Clippings, 1858-1909   0.75 linear feet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scope and Content:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Newsclippings, 1858-1909, on various subjects, comprised of items about 19th century notables, members of the family, the Civil War, politics, William Pitt Fessenden's legislative career, and his tenure at the Treasury Department.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arrangement:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arranged alphabetically.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Box Folder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Articles and Addresses: "Jay Cooke and the Financing of the Civil War" / by Ellis Paxon Oberholzer 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln and Her Friends" / by Willis Steell 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "The Tariff in Our Times" / by Ida M. Tarbell Biographical, re: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Charles Stewart Daveis Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Francis Cushing Greeley Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Francis Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hewitt Chandler Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      James Deering Fessenden, Sr. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joseph Palmer Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Turner Peterson Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Samuel Fessenden, Sr. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Samuel Fessenden, Jr. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20 13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Samuel Clement Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    William Howard Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 16-19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      William Pitt Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miscellaneous distantly related Fessendens and others Civil War: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Abraham Lincoln's Rise to Greatness" (from the Evening Post, Feb. 13, 1909) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Chase to Greeley: some hitherto unpublished letters" (from the [New York?] Daily Tribute, Jan. 20, 1895) General, re: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 23

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Family homes (Deering/Fessenden) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20 24

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                W.P. Fessenden research 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Memorials to W.P. Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20 26

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miscellaneous 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 27

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Provenance of collections 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 28

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Restoration of the Treasury Department's portrait of W.P. Fessenden 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20 29-31

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reviews of Francis Fessenden's "Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden" 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 32

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Political: W.P. Fessenden and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 33

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Political: W.P. Fessenden's speech re the Lecompton Constitution (Feb. 8, 1858) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20 34

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Political: "Reminiscences of Maine Politics", nos. 14 and 15 / by Judge Henry Carter (no. 14 discusses W.P. Fessenden) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Political: "Reminiscences of Neal Dow..." (Portland Evening Express, Nov. 28, 1903) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Political: Scrapbook on various political subjects 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Political: "They Were Seven...the story of the famous deadlock in the Maine Legislature [1854]" (Lewiston Weekly Journal, Jan. 19, 1893) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Political: Treasury Department-scrapbook re W.P. Fessenden's tenure, together with obituaries of Francis Fessenden 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Political: Scrapbook on the Civil War and aftermath 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             M059.9 Images, 1841-1966, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scope and Content:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photographs and engravings of the Fessenden family are supplemented by Francis Fessenden's Civil War album, which contains cartes-de-visite of Union and Confederate Army and Navy officers; most are identified. There are also pocket-size cartes-de-visite, organized alphabetically, of John C. Fremont, Ulysses S. Grant, Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Seward and other Civil War era government and military figures. Place images, mainly connected with the Civil War are also included in the series, as well as photographs from the 1966 dedication ceremony of the William Pitt Fessenden Room in Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arranged alphabetically.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fessenden Family: Francis Fessenden, 1858 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fessenden Family: Francis Fessenden, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fessenden Family: Francis Fessenden and General Henry Anderson, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fessenden Family: Francis Fessenden in uniform, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fessenden Family: James Deering Fessenden, Sr., n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fessenden Family: James Deering Fessenden, Sr. in uniform, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fessenden Family: James Deering Fessenden, Sr. in uniform, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fessenden Family: Samuel Fessenden, Jr., 1841 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fessenden Family: Samuel Fessenden, Jr. in uniform, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fessenden Family: Samuel Fessenden, Sr., n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fessenden Family: Samuel Fessenden, Sr., n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden, 1854, and 1863 with currency and IRS cigar stamp 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden, 1868 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden, n.d. (early years) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden, n.d. (mid-late years) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden, n.d. (mid-late years) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden and his sons, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden portrait (bust), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden portrait (Treasury Department,post restoration), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fessenden Family: William Pitt Fessenden portrait (Treasury Department, pre-restoration), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fessenden Family: Francis Fessenden Civil War Album 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      People (other than Fessenden family): A - D (cartes-de-visite), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        People (other than Fessenden family): F - K (cartes-de-visite), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          People (other than Fessenden family): L - P (cartes-de-visite), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            People (other than Fessenden family): R - W (cartes-de-visite), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              People (other than Fessenden family): Unknown people and miscellaneous groups (cartes-de-visite), n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Places: Falls Church, Virginia, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Places: Fort Pulaski after the bombardment, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Places: Fort Western, Augusta, Maine, 1862 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Places: Mount Kineo, Moosehead Lake, Maine, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Places: U.S. Revenue Steamer William P. Fessenden, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Places: U.S. Revenue Steamer William P. Fessenden, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Places: U.S. William Pitt Fessenden Room, Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College, n.d. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Places: William Pitt Fessenden Room, Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College, dedication ceremony, 1966 Aug 16