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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


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.


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 ...


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.


Rufus Putnam's Ghost: An Essay On Maine's Public Lands, 1783-1820, Lloyd C. Irland Apr 1986

Rufus Putnam's Ghost: An Essay On Maine's Public Lands, 1783-1820, Lloyd C. Irland

Maine Bicentennial

On the plans of towns sold in the District of Maine after 1783, the signature of Rufus Putnam, surveyor, frequently appears. Putnam spent weeks in the wild lands locating corners and mapping lots as a field man for the largest land sales operation in Maine's history. In thirty-seven years he and his associates surveyed and sold a land area twice the size of Connecticut. They struggled with practical problems that still confront later generations of foresters: boundary disputes, political pressures, unruly logging contractors, timber estimates, and map making. The work of Rufus Putnam, not only as an individual but ...


Bingham Lands In Alexander And Cooper, Benjamin E. Gardner, John Gardner Jan 1922

Bingham Lands In Alexander And Cooper, Benjamin E. Gardner, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Property map with no scale, showing numbered lots in the Alexander and the town of Cooper. The map indicates eastern boundaries with Township No. 19 and Crawford, Plantation No. 14, and Princeton, Maine. The property was once part of the lands first surveyed Rufus Putnam.

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 most frequently with local attorneys doing land title research.


Plan Of Alexander, No. 16, Benjamin R. Jones, Benjamin E. Gardner Jan 1901

Plan Of Alexander, No. 16, Benjamin R. Jones, Benjamin E. Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Blue print copy of properties of Plan of Alexander (previously Township No. 16). The map includes no scale. Handwritten caption reads: “The black dotted lines were run by B. R. Jones in 1807 & 8. The principal line were then run ten degrees to the left of the cardinal points. At present (1842) the same lines range eight degrees to the left of said points by the magnet. Dennysville, March 15, 1842 (signed) Benj. R. Jones. Copied by R. V. H. Sept. 16, 1843. B.E.G. May 31, 1901.

From Gardner Family Papers, 1830-1939. John Gardner (1801-1888), was the principal ...


Undated Property Map With Porter Lots [Washington County], Benjamin E. Gardner, John Gardner Jan 1900

Undated Property Map With Porter Lots [Washington County], Benjamin E. Gardner, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated property map, with no scale, drawn in black ink on yellow vellum. The map location is not clearly identified though features include a body of water identified as “Cheputnecticook River” and a bend in Tomah Stream. Five lots, numbers 1, 2, 15, 29 and 30, are labeled with the name “Porter.” The map includes faint pencil notations suggesting names for streams.

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 most frequently with local ...


Undated Map On Vellum [Washington County], Rufus Putnam Jan 1900

Undated Map On Vellum [Washington County], Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Undated property map with no identified scale, drawn in black ink on yellow vellum. Map includes designated lots for schools and churches. The map is not clearly identified but does include the notation, “No. 41” which may reference Township No. 41, which is located in Hancock County. The map also includes a body of water labeled, “Sabal Lake.”

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 most frequently with local attorneys doing land title ...


Undated Property Map, Washington County, Benjamin E. Gardner, John Gardner Jan 1900

Undated Property Map, Washington County, Benjamin E. Gardner, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated property map, with no scale, drawn in black ink on yellow vellum. A white sticker with a red border is labeled, “Tshp 13.” Labeled bodies of water include Tomah Stream and Beaver Brook.

A handwritten map key includes the following information:

p—pine
d—hardwood
g—good land
h—heath
m—meadow
l—low land
S—sedan
b—burnt land
A—camp
x—local attraction
r—rocky

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 ...


Map Of Northern Maine. Specially Adapted To The Uses Of Lumbermen And Sportsmen, Lucius Lee Hubbard Jan 1899

Map Of Northern Maine. Specially Adapted To The Uses Of Lumbermen And Sportsmen, Lucius Lee Hubbard

Maine Bicentennial

Map of Northern Maine. Specially Adapted to the uses of Lumbermen and Sportsmen. Compiled and Published by Lucius L. Hubbard, Cambridge, Mass. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1899 by Lucius L. Hubbard in the Office of the Librarian of Congress. For sale by E.F. Dillingham's, Bangor, Me."

Black and white map of northern Maine including sections of northern Washington, Penobscot, and Piscataquis Counties as well as Aroostook County. Includes detailed renderings of water features including lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. Map size: 82 x 79 cm. Scale: 1:300,000 Relief shown by hachures ...


Map Range First. Amherst Academy Grant. Lenox Academy Grant., John Gardner, Silas Holman, Daniel Rose Jul 1874

Map Range First. Amherst Academy Grant. Lenox Academy Grant., John Gardner, Silas Holman, Daniel Rose

Maine Bicentennial

Property map drawn in black ink and hand-colored to outline bodies of water. The handwritten inscription reads: “The plan from which the above was copied is in State Land Office at Bangor and on it are the following explanations: A plan from ranges of townships north of the Bingham Lottery Lands and between Penobscot river and Schoodic river and lakes and several townships and parts of townships in the seventh, eighth and ninth ranges of townships in the old Indian Purchase, made by order of the Commissioners under the Act of Separation:—and is compiled from former surveys made under ...


Map Of The Bangor, Orono & Oldtown Rail-Road, A. C. Morton, Asa P. Robinson Jan 1850

Map Of The Bangor, Orono & Oldtown Rail-Road, A. C. Morton, Asa P. Robinson

Maine Bicentennial

Map of the Bangor, Orono & Oldtown Rail-Road. Surveyed under the direction of A. C. Morton. by A. P. Robinson, Civil Engineer. 1850. Scale 1600 feet to 1 inch. A. P. Robinson, Del. J. H. Bufford & Co.'s Lith., Boston.

Map is orients north toward the upper right corner. Map size: 38 x 110 cm. 1:19,200 Scale. Relief shown by hachures. Profile of interior line at Thompson's Point, upper line at Orono, and river line from Bangor to Orono and Milford that includes the high water mark at Bangor is depicted along the bottom margin of the map ...


Plan Of The Southerly And Westerly Part Of The Town Of Edmunds, Richard N. Hayden Feb 1849

Plan Of The Southerly And Westerly Part Of The Town Of Edmunds, Richard N. Hayden

Maine Bicentennial

Plan of the south-westerly part of the town of Edmunds, particularly the land in dispute between Aaron and Benjamin Hobart. The Hobart dispute encompassed a total of 134 1/4 acres along the length of the 6th Range. The disputed lines are labeled J-E and G-F. The map scale is 1:15,840 or 80 rods per inch.


Township No. 9 Range 4 W E L S, Noah Barker Jan 1839

Township No. 9 Range 4 W E L S, Noah Barker

Maine Bicentennial

Hand-drawn pen and ink map on vellum. The caption on the bottom of the map reads: Plan of Township No. 9 in the 4th Range of Townships West from the East line of the State as surveyed AD 1839 on a scale of 40 chains [4 rods] to an inch or 1:31,680 by Noah Barker, surveyor. Map is stable but yellowed and shows a degree of foxing.


Map Of The Inhabited Part Of The State Of Maine : Exhibiting The Progress Of Its Settlement Since The Year 1778, The Representative Districts Since The Year 1820, And The Population And Valuation Of Taxable Property In Each District At The Year 1820, Moses Greenleaf Dec 1828

Map Of The Inhabited Part Of The State Of Maine : Exhibiting The Progress Of Its Settlement Since The Year 1778, The Representative Districts Since The Year 1820, And The Population And Valuation Of Taxable Property In Each District At The Year 1820, Moses Greenleaf

Maine Bicentennial

Map of the inhabited part of the state of Maine : exhibiting the progress of its settlement since the year 1778, the Representative Districts since the year 1820, and the population and valuation of taxable property in each district at the year 1820 by Moses Greenleaf. Engraved by William Chapin, N.Y., for Greenleaf's survey of Maine 1828. Published by Shirley & Hyde, Portland, 1829. From Atlas accompanying Greenleaf's map and statistical survey of Maine "Plate VI." Also shows center of taxable property and population for 1778, 1790 and 1820 with geographical center of state, etc.

Hand-colored map of Maine following statehood. Map Size: 48 x 57 cm Scale: 1:560,000. Map includes a scale of miles. Map is in fragile condition showing tears and separations along creases and folds. Sheet includes text notations for population and value of taxable property not represented within the map.

Map sections are designated by color and line patterns. The key to line patterns includes the following information:

The irregular curved line [illustrated example of a line of open circles and dashes] beginning at Freyburgh and terminating at Machias, describes the Northern limits of the settlements at the commencement of the revolution, except a few detached settlements higher up the Kennebeck and Androscoggin.

The line [illustrated example of crosses and solid dots] beginning at Gilead and terminating in No. 7 above Baring, describes the Northern limit of the settlements in the year 1800.

The line [illustrated example of connected crosses and dashes] beginning above Andover and terminating above No. 7, on the Schoodiac describes the Northern limit of the settlements in the year 1820, except the few at Houlton and New Limerick, and the settlement at Madawaska.

The strait [sic] and rectangular lines [illustration of dotted, lightening-shaped line] Northward of the settlements, describe the Northern limit of all the lands taxed for the support of Government, except the plantation of Houlton.

The strait [sic] lines [illustration of a solid, straight line] including one or more towns, are the limits of the respective Representative Districts, except where towns not adjoining each other are united to form a District.

The figures in each District exhibit the population and valuation of that District in the year 1820; — the upper figures being the number of inhabitants and the lower figures the value, in Dollars, of the total real and personal estates subject by law to taxation.


Map Exhibiting The Principal Original Grants & Sales Of Lands In The State Of Maine, Moses Greenleaf Dec 1828

Map Exhibiting The Principal Original Grants & Sales Of Lands In The State Of Maine, Moses Greenleaf

Maine Bicentennial

Map exhibiting the principal original grants & sales of lands in the State of Maine by Moses Greenleaf. Engraved by W. Chapin, N.Y. for Greenleaf's survey of Maine. From Atlas accompanying Greenleaf's map and statistical survey of Maine. Plate V. Shows landowners and acreages.

Hand-colored map of Maine following statehood. Map Size: 78 x 58 cm Scale: 1:570,240. Map estimates, "the quantity of undivided land north of the Monument line" is 6,305,000 acres. Map is in fragile condition showing tears and separations along creases and folds.

The key to roman numeral references and explanations ...


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.


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 ...