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Township Number 15, John Gardner Jan 9999

Township Number 15, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map of Township Number 15 on paper. The map is damaged and incomplete. The map includes Wabash and Scotts Streams. The plots are numbered and include notations regarding acreage. The map includes faint pencil notations. Bodies of water are outlined in blue ink.


Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, printed map of townships in Washington County, Maine, made from surveys by R. N. Hayden and John Gardner. The map includes 92,160 acres, exclusive of Native American holdings. The map label reads: "Plan of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East half. No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. half No. 5 with two mile strips north, N.D. Situated in County of Washington, State of Maine." The map scale is 1:63,360, or one inch to a mile.


Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, hand-drawn map in pen and ink on vellum. Map has no recorded title, date or scale. A red bordered adhesive stamp is labeled T.ship 3 in pencil. A faded pencil inscription at the bottom of the map is illegible. Lovely Brook is identified as laying south of the identified "South Line of the Plymouth Township," but a larger river bisecting the land block is unidentified. The creator of the map is not identified but the document is part of the collection belonging to John Gardner.


Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner Jan 9999

Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, pencil, pen and ink map of a portion of the eastern border of Washington and Hancock Counties, Maine and include townships No. 5, No. 6, No. 42, No. 43, No. 36, No. 37, No. 30 and No. 31. Pencil notations indicate the location of dams and woods camps. Names included on camps include: J. Hayward and N. Bowker. Many of the landscape features are labeled.


Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, plan "of lands set off to settlers on the St. John River in Township letter L & M R 2nd W E L S by the C---- s------ of Maine & Massachusetts app---- to carry into effect the 4th article of the Treaty of Washington [1842]."

The Treaty of Washington, also known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, resolved border issues between the United States and British North American colonies in the region that became Canada. This treaty resolved the Aroostook War, disputing the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border. The creator of the map is not identified but ...


A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map drawn on craft paper of "Township No. 5 north half." Map is badly damaged and incomplete. The document was originally drawn in pencil which was later traced over in pen and ink. Lots contain lot numbers and notations regarding acreage. The map is marked with grease spots and foot prints and long-hand calculations.


Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map of Blue Hill Academy property containing 12,320 acres. Map includes a survey of tree species and landscape features along one of the property boundaries. The map is faded and includes lightly penciled notes and additions. A red-bordered contact adhesive sticker on the face of the map reads: "T.ship 1." Virso is marked "Tship 24." The map does not include a scale.

Key
b — Burnt land
h — Heath
S — Sedar [sic] swamp
g — hardwood stand
v — Rocky land
l — Ledgy land
m — Meadow land
p — Pine
sp — Spruce
J — hackmatack


Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N. 25 East Division is bounded as described on the several lines thereof and lyes [sic] for 23040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396] (Copy) Attest. Rufus Putnam. Lots drawn in Township No 25 East division orig.

Ticket: N143 Lot: N27 Acres: 160 Proprietor: Jonathan Duright of Springfield
Ticket: N675 Lot: N30 Acres: 320 Proprietor: The Heirs of Sylvester Gardner of Boston.


Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 9999

Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

Maine Bicentennial

"An act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state": p. 1003-1009.

Extracts of laws and resolves relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper.


Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine] on vellum. Boundaries are labeled: No. 8 Range 3 Line S. 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; B Range 2 Line S.72° E 6 miles 86 rods; Monticello Line N 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; D Line N 72° W 6 miles 86 rods.

Lots include lot numbers, pencil and ink notations identifying bodies of water and homesteads. Bodies of water are shaded in blue. Other features are color-coded and coded with line patterns but the map lacks an interpretive key.


No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N.38 Middle Division, six miles square bounded North on unlocated lands of the North Division, South on N.32 and East on N.39 of the Middle Division; West on unlocated lands of the First Division. Contains 23,040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch (or 1:396). Attest Rufus Putnam

On the back of the map, there is a list of proprietor names, the number of lots, acres in each lot and "number of the tickets drawn against."


Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N23. Middle Division, is six miles square bounded north on N29, south on N17, west on N22, east on N24 of the same division contains 23,040 acres, Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396]. Attest Rufus Putnam (copy).

Township N31 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above, & is six miles square, bounded north on N37, south on N25, west on N30 of the same division, east on N25 & N26 of the east division, contains 23,040 acres.

Township N26 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above & is six miles square bounded north on ...


Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

A pen and ink on vellum lot plan of Lewys Island in Princeton township. Projections are on a scale of sixteen rods to an inch or 1:3168. Map includes labeled streets and path of the railroad. Lots are numbered. Some lots labeled with the last names or initials of owners.


A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Hand-drawn pen and ink map on blue paper identified by the caption: "A plan of the South half No. 5 North division on a scale of 160 Rods to an inch [1:11,880], County of Washington." The rectangular map is six lots wide and three lots deep and includes depiction of numbered lots with the acreage noted. Bodies of water are shaded with blue pencil. The lower left corner of the map has been torn away.


Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Copy of a Plan of Township No. 6, East Division and Part of Township No. 7, East Division in the County of Washington containing 17,375 acres. The map includes a notation of the parish of St. Stephens, New Brunswick. Faint pencil notations can be seen on some lots. The map includes a compass point indicating magnetic north. The map does not include a scale for measurements.


Wlbz Radio Station Records, 1926-2015, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Wlbz Radio Station Records, 1926-2015, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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WLBZ began as a "hobby" radio station in 1921. Regular broadcasting began in 1922. The first official licensed broadcast was made from a chicken coop on December 30, 1926 in Dover-Foxcroft. The station moved to Bangor and was purchased by Acton Communications in 1978 and became WACZ. In 1983, the station became WZON when it was acquired by Stephen and Tabitha King.

The collection includes administrative and marketing-related documents dated 1926 through the 1970s. Photographs and publications also document the station's history. A bulk of the records are station traffic logs dating 1931-1957, providing information about programming, promotions, music ...


Schooner George Henry Fishing Journal, Circa 1858, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Schooner George Henry Fishing Journal, Circa 1858, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Journal kept aboard the schooner George Henry of Deer Isle, Maine. Includes daily remarks mostly about the weather, as well as the names of fishermen on board and the amount of the daily catch of fish.


Report On Prisoner Of War Labor : 1944 Potato Harvest, Aroostook County, Maine, 1944, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Report On Prisoner Of War Labor : 1944 Potato Harvest, Aroostook County, Maine, 1944, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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A carbon copy of typescript prepared by Fred L. Lamoreau and Raymond Atherton. Provides detailed policies and procedures for utilizing German Prisoners of War in in the 1944 potato harvest in Aroostook County. Prepared jointly by the Aroostook Farm Bureau Labor Association and Emergency Farm Labor Program, Maine Extension Service.


King (Stephen Edwin) Literary Papers, 1968-, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

King (Stephen Edwin) Literary Papers, 1968-, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids


The Stephen King papers are no longer at UMaine.

The Bangor City Council approved a zoning change so that two homes in Bangor owned by Stephen and Tabitha King can become the new location for King's archive and serve as a writers' retreat. For more information, see the Stephen King official website.


Campana, (Richard J.) Papers, 1937-1989, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Campana, (Richard J.) Papers, 1937-1989, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Richard J. Campana (1918-2005) received a BSF from the University of Idaho in 1943. Campana then served as a surgical technician in the U.S. Army, and earned a Bronze Star award during WWII after being held as a prisoner of war (1943-1946). After the war, Campana earned an MS in Forestry from Yale University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Forest Pathology in 1952. Soon after, Campana began his professional study and observation of Dutch Elm Disease

In 1958, Campana came to the University of Maine as the head of the Department of Botany ...


Fish (William) Account Book, 1771-1808, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Fish (William) Account Book, 1771-1808, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

Listings by date of accounts with various individuals and materials purchased or work done. Goods include bushels of barley or rye, pork, rum, coffee, etc. Work includes plowing, use of horses, mowing, etc. Also records sales of large volumes of salt, presumably used for fish processing.


Journals Of Fishing Voyages, 1859-1860, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Journals Of Fishing Voyages, 1859-1860, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Volumes dating from 1859 and 1860 kept by various masters of fishing vessels from Jonesport, Addison, Harrington and Milbridge, Maine. The journals were to be produced to the collector of customs for the District of Machias, Maine. Each volume includes information about the weather and sailing conditions as well as a record of the number of fish taken each day. Fishermen's shipping papers are also included for some of the vessels.

Vessels and masters include Hubbard Flagg of the Schooner Sabina, Harrington, Maine; Henry B. Flagg of the Schooner Argo, Harrington, Maine; Robert A. Talbot of the Schooner Argo ...


Reynolds (Frank W.) Lobster Account Books, 1929-1932, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Reynolds (Frank W.) Lobster Account Books, 1929-1932, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Account book of a lobsterman from Addison, Maine. The book lists number of lobsters caught, their weight and price per pound, the gallons of gas used and price, and the number of bushels of bait used and price per bushel.


West Peru. Maine Photograph Album, 20th Century, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

West Peru. Maine Photograph Album, 20th Century, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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A photograph album by an unidentified compiler containing photographs taken in West Peru, Maine. Included are shots of people, businesses, houses, churches, the grist mill, toothpick factory, railroad station, schools, etc. Album is accompanied by a list identifying most photographs. Some photographs appear to be of members of the Woodsum family. Additional family names include Arnold, Kidder Goding, and Curtis.


Taylor (Frank) Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Taylor (Frank) Photograph Collection, 1930s-1960s, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Finding Aids

The Frank Taylor Photograph Collection includes primarily bridge constructions sites showing the progress of construction of bridges around Maine in the 1930s. Several photographs include company owners and construction crews, including two of an underwater diver. There are also a few photographs of bridge sites in Canada and New Jersey, and photographs of family, college friends, Maine scenery.


Town Of Detroit (Me.) Financial Records, 1834-1909, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Town Of Detroit (Me.) Financial Records, 1834-1909, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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The financial records of the school districts and schools in the Detroit, Maine area including Pittsfield and Newport, Maine. Records also include some town records, and some overseer of the poor records.


Madison Women's Club Papers, 1894-2002, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Madison Women's Club Papers, 1894-2002, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Collection, 1894-2002, of the papers and photographs of the Madison Women's Club of Madison, Maine. The majority of the collection consists of scrapbooks but also includes meeting programs, minutes, financial records, and clippings.


Reynolds (Cecil John) Papers, 1953-2003, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Reynolds (Cecil John) Papers, 1953-2003, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Cecil John Reynolds (1903-1998) was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1927, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University where he earned Bachelor of Arts and Literature degrees in 1930. In 1935, Reynolds began teaching at the University of Maine and in the 1940s, founded an English honors program.

This collection contains textual information created and curated by Reynolds including copies of his autobiography and various essays, manuscripts, and lecture notes.. Holdings include photographs of Reynolds.


Trafford (David White) Papers, 1928-1979, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Trafford (David White) Papers, 1928-1979, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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David White Trafford was born in Blaine, Maine, in 1916. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1939 and received MA and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. He joined University of Maine faculty teaching history and was appointed chair of the University of Maine Study Abroad Program in 1965.

Trafford was affiliated with the Institute of American Studies Abroad, serving as an honorary fellow of the Institute, vice president for admissions and, during the early 1980s, as director of the Institute-Affiliated British Studies Centre in Kent, England. He retired from UMaine in 1979 and died in Florida in ...


Carter (Willis) Diaries, 1881-1928, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Carter (Willis) Diaries, 1881-1928, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

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Born in West Pembroke, Maine, Willis Carter eventually became a teacher and served as Superintendent of Schools for this community. This collection includes diaries, financial records, and school district records