Nathan Goold, Portland, 1912

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Nathan Goold was born in Portland in 1846. He is best known for his extensive writing on the history of Portland and the surrounding area, and for his genealogies of local families. His early career was as a machinist at the Portland Company and as a clothing and fabric salesman.

Goold was best known as the librarian at Maine Historical Society. He was also an active member of many local civic and historic groups such as the Portland Fraternity Club, the Maine Genealogical Society, and the Maine Sons of the American Revolution. When Goold died in 1914, his funeral was held at the Maine Historical Society Library, with his casket placed near his desk.

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About This Item

  • Title: Nathan Goold, Portland, 1912
  • Creator: Hanson
  • Creation Date: 1912
  • Subject Date: 1912
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: OSP Drawer 2
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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