Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Frye, William P., (William Pierce), 1831-1911
Title
William Pierce Frye papers
ID
M068
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1875-1895
Date [inclusive]
1871-1913 (bulk 1875-1895)
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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.


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

Collection Inventory

 M068.1 Correspondence, 1871-1913   1.0 folders

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 1

March 17, 1871 - February 24, 1913 and undated 


     M068.2 Notes and essays, clippings, and ephemera, 1871-1913   0.25 linear feet

    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.

    Box Folder
    1 2

    Act of the Congress of Vienna, June 9, 1815 

      1 3

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

        Volume
        1

        Memoranda on American relations with Samoa 

          Box Folder
          1 4

          Memorandum concerning the destruction of the battleship "Maine" 

            1 5

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

              1 6-7

              [Notebooks on economics, finance and trade] 

                Volume
                2

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

                  Box Folder
                  1 8

                  [Notes on economics and foreign commerce] 

                    1 9

                    [Notes on Sunday school and missionary work] 

                      1 10

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

                        1 11

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

                          1 12

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

                            Volume
                            3

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

                              Box Folder
                              1 13

                              Biographical and miscellaneous 

                                1 14

                                Obituary, August 9, 1911 

                                  1 15

                                  On pensions, trade, the Phillipines and the Nicaraguan canal 

                                    1 16

                                    Ephemera: manuscript and printed 


                                       M068.3 Speeches, 1875-1900   0.25 linear feet

                                      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.

                                      Box Folder
                                      1 17

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

                                        1 18

                                        The Burns' Banquet, Washington, 1876 

                                          1 19

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

                                            1 20

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

                                              1 21

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

                                                1 22

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

                                                  1 23

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

                                                    1 24

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

                                                      1 25

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

                                                        2 1

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

                                                          2 2

                                                          Our Protective Tariff, Oct. 19, 1887 

                                                            2 3

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

                                                              2 4

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

                                                                2 5

                                                                The fisheries treaty ... May 29, 1888 

                                                                  2 6

                                                                  Eulogy of Grant ... Aug. 9, 1888 

                                                                    2 7

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

                                                                      2 8

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

                                                                        2 9

                                                                        [The American Ship, July 4, 1892] 

                                                                          2 10

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

                                                                            2 11

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

                                                                              2 12

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

                                                                                2 13

                                                                                [On the Wilson Tariff Bill, 1894] 

                                                                                  2 14

                                                                                  Hawaii ... Feb. 28, 1894 

                                                                                    2 15

                                                                                    [American Merchant Marine, 1895?] 

                                                                                      2 16

                                                                                      Currency [1895?] 

                                                                                        2 17

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

                                                                                          2 18

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

                                                                                            2 19

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

                                                                                              2 20

                                                                                              Currency, [1895?] 

                                                                                                2 21

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

                                                                                                  2 22

                                                                                                  [McKinley re-election speech, 1900] 

                                                                                                    2 23

                                                                                                    [Republican Party convention, 1900?] 

                                                                                                      2 24

                                                                                                      [Jean Baptiste Colbert, undated] 

                                                                                                        2 25

                                                                                                        The doctor lost faith in Daniel Webster [undated] 

                                                                                                          2 26

                                                                                                          [To the New England Society in Brooklyn, undated] 

                                                                                                            2 27

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