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William Pierce Frye Papers M068

Title:
William Pierce Frye papers
Creator:
Frye, William P., (William Pierce), 1831-1911
ID:
M068
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1875-1895
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1913 (bulk 1875-1895)
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Frye's speeches, political and commemorative from 1875 to 1895, make up the bulk of the collection, which also contains some letters, clippings, notes, etc.
Preferred Citation:

William Pierce Frye Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

A lawyer and legislator, William P. Frye (Bowdoin 1850) was active and influential in state and national Republican Party politics. Frye served in the Maine House of Representatives (1861-62 and 1867), as mayor of Lewiston (1866-67), as Maine attorney general (1867-69), and in the U.S. Congress, in both the House (1871-81) and the Senate (1881-1911). He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and in the Senate chaired the Committee on Commerce.

Frye married Caroline F. Spear, daughter of Capt. A. G. Spear, in Rockland. The couple had three daughters.

Frye's speeches, political and commemorative from 1875 to 1895, make up the bulk of the collection, which also contains some letters, clippings, notes, etc.

Series Description:

Scattered letters, 1871-1913, mostly personal in nature.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

March 17, 1871 - February 24, 1913 and undated

Box 1 Folder 1

Series Description:

Notes and essays (manuscript and typescript) on economics, trade, the Nicaraguan Canal, the destruction of the battleship "Maine" and other contemporary political issues. Clippings are biographical and political. The material is dated 1871-1913. Similar material is in the Frye scrapbook.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Act of the Congress of Vienna, June 9, 1815

Box 1 Folder 2

Frye-Hanna Western Tour [October 15-20; statistics]

Box 1 Folder 3

Memoranda on American relations with Samoa

Volume 1

Memorandum concerning the destruction of the battleship "Maine"

Box 1 Folder 4

[News release on the annual report of the Chief of the U.S. Treasury, July 29, 1900]

Box 1 Folder 5

[Notebooks on economics, finance and trade]

Box 1 Folder 6-7

[Notebook on economics, finance and trade] Ms. notes

Volume 2

[Notes on economics and foreign commerce]

Box 1 Folder 8

[Notes on Sunday school and missionary work]

Box 1 Folder 9

[Notes on trade, tarrifs, Nicaraguan canal and military pensions]

Box 1 Folder 10

Opinions of text writers on the ... transfer of debts

Box 1 Folder 11

[Principles of law governing an armistice ..., by W.L. Penfield]

Box 1 Folder 12

[William Pierce Frye: His Political Career; a thesis presented to the... Department of History, Bates College..., by Cindi Byrkit, 1974]

Volume 3

Biographical and miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 13

Obituary, August 9, 1911

Box 1 Folder 14

On pensions, trade, the Phillipines and the Nicaraguan canal

Box 1 Folder 15

Ephemera: manuscript and printed

Box 1 Folder 16

Series Description:

The speeches, dated 1875-1900, include memorials on notable Americans, talks given before various societies and associations, and addresses on commerce, trade and tarrifs. Most are printed or typescripts, a few are manuscripts; notes and clippings sometimes accompany the speeches.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

On the ... death of Samuel Hershey, Feb. 20, 1875

Box 1 Folder 17

The Burns' Banquet, Washington, 1876

Box 1 Folder 18

Presentation of [William] King statue [in the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 22, 1878]

Box 1 Folder 19

Speech ... in the House of Representatives, on the soldiers's roll, April 3, 1878

Box 1 Folder 20

The old soldier's role in democratic care ... April 3, 1878

Box 1 Folder 21

1st annual festival, New England Society of Pennsylvania, Dec. 22, 1881

Box 1 Folder 22

The tariff, encouragement to capitol, protector to labor ... Feb. 10, 1882

Box 1 Folder 23

Boston Merchants' Association ... Dec. 30, 1885 [re. the tariff]

Box 1 Folder 24

Fishing rights of the United States, Retaliation ... January 24, 1887

Box 1 Folder 25

In memory of John A. Logan ... February 9, 1887

Box 2 Folder 1

Our Protective Tariff, Oct. 19, 1887

Box 2 Folder 2

Address on the work of missions [before the American Missionary Association, Oct. 28, 1887

Box 2 Folder 3

Protection Against Free Trade ... Jan. 23, 1888

Box 2 Folder 4

The fisheries treaty ... May 29, 1888

Box 2 Folder 5

Eulogy of Grant ... Aug. 9, 1888

Box 2 Folder 6

[Samuel S. Cox memorial, Dec. 12, 1891]

Box 2 Folder 7

Launch of the "El Sud" ... Mar. 16, 1892

Box 2 Folder 8

[The American Ship, July 4, 1892]

Box 2 Folder 9

The Relation of the Nicaragua Canal to American Commerce ... Feb. 13, 1893

Box 2 Folder 10

A tribute to John E. Kenna, Feb. 28, 1893

Box 2 Folder 11

James G. Blaine : a memorial address... May 2, 1893

Box 2 Folder 12

[On the Wilson Tariff Bill, 1894]

Box 2 Folder 13

Hawaii ... Feb. 28, 1894

Box 2 Folder 14

[American Merchant Marine, 1895?]

Box 2 Folder 15

Currency [1895?]

Box 2 Folder 16

Acceptance of 4th nomination to the U.S. Senate, Jan. 3, 1895

Box 2 Folder 17

In memory of Senator [Francis B.] Stockbridge ... February 9, 1895

Box 2 Folder 18

Our Merchant Marine, Dec. 19, 1895 [detached from "Seaboard"]

Box 2 Folder 19

Currency, [1895?]

Box 2 Folder 20

[Beacon Society speech on foreign trade, Nov. 27, 1899]

Box 2 Folder 21

[McKinley re-election speech, 1900]

Box 2 Folder 22

[Republican Party convention, 1900?]

Box 2 Folder 23

[Jean Baptiste Colbert, undated]

Box 2 Folder 24

The doctor lost faith in Daniel Webster [undated]

Box 2 Folder 25

[To the New England Society in Brooklyn, undated]

Box 2 Folder 26

[Outlines on various subjects: trusts, speech, pensions, the Constitution, the Philippines, consent of the governed, dates, farmers, and growth of manufactures]

Box 2 Folder 27
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