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The Province Of Maine From The Best Authorities, Samuel Lewis, William Barker, Mathew Carey Dec 1793

The Province Of Maine From The Best Authorities, Samuel Lewis, William Barker, Mathew Carey

Maine Bicentennial

The Province of Maine, from the best Authorities by Samuel Lewis, 1794. W. Barker, sculp. [Scale of] American Miles 69 1/2 to a Degree. Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved.

Black and white, foldout map of northern Massachusetts showing the New Hampshire border and identifies the "Line between the United States and the British Possessions by Treaty 1785" including Quebec and Nova Scotia. Map size: 36 x 24 cm. Scale 1:1,520,640. Engraved by W. Barker. Map is in stable condition but shows folds and creases.


A Plan Of Waite Township Containing 24,985 Acres, S. Titcom, John Gardner Dec 1793

A Plan Of Waite Township Containing 24,985 Acres, S. Titcom, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink hand-drawn map on paper mounted on linen. The map caption reads: A Plan of Waite Township Containing 24,985 Acres. No. 2. Range 2. S. Titcom's Survey in 1794. Lots drawn on the map include the last names of property holders as well as acreage of lots.


A Narrative Of The Extraordinary Sufferings Of Mr. Robert Forbes, His Wife, And Five Children During An Unfortunate Journey Through The Wilderness From Canada To Kennebeck River, In The Year 1784: In Which Three Of Their Children Were Starved To Death. Taken Partly From Their Own Mouths, And Partly From An Imperfect Journal; And Compiled At Their Request, Arthur Bradman Dec 1790

A Narrative Of The Extraordinary Sufferings Of Mr. Robert Forbes, His Wife, And Five Children During An Unfortunate Journey Through The Wilderness From Canada To Kennebeck River, In The Year 1784: In Which Three Of Their Children Were Starved To Death. Taken Partly From Their Own Mouths, And Partly From An Imperfect Journal; And Compiled At Their Request, Arthur Bradman

Maine Bicentennial

In March 1784, Robert Forbes made the fateful decision to relocate his pregnant wife and children--Mary, 7-years-old; Peggy, 5-years-old; Katharine, 3-years-old; and Robert, 15-months-old--from Canada to Norridgewalk, Maine. Receiving a promise the trip could be accomplished in 12 days time, Forbes employed the services of three Dutch guides who lead the family into the winter wilderness. Four months later, the last surviving family members arrived in Norridgewalk.


Township No. 23 East Division Is Bounded As Described In The Several Lines … For 23,040, Rufus Putnam, George R. Gardner Jan 1786

Township No. 23 East Division Is Bounded As Described In The Several Lines … For 23,040, Rufus Putnam, George R. Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Property map with no scale, showing boundary lines, lot numbers, and acreage. Handwritten note inscription reads: “Township No. 23 East Division is Bounded as Described in the Several Lines and [illegible] for 23,040 Acres…Attest Rufus Putnam.” Map is dated in red pencil, “1786.” Pencil inscription questions: “East Div. of Centerville?”

Back of map is stamped in blue ink: George R. Gardner, LAWYER, Calais, Maine.

From Gardner Family Papers, 1830-1939. John Gardner (1801-1888), was the principal surveyor in Calais, Maine. His son, Benjamin E. Gardner (1869-1939), a civil engineer and land surveyor took over for his father and worked ...