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Historical Items

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Item 27979

Jacob Abbott and Fewacres, Farmington, 1903

Contributed by: Farmington Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Engraving, ink on paper

Item 6953

'Glory to Old Maine' ballad

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Media: Ink on paper

Item 31226

Thursday Club program, Biddeford, 1897

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1897 - 1898 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper, ribbon


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Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.


Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

Site Pages

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Jacob Abbott and Fewacres, Farmington, 1903

… writing some of the earliest American juvenile literature deserving of the term "children's literature." He and his four sons had a long…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

There seemed to be a certain pride in the civility of debating literature or current events over tea or coffee.

My Maine Stories

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.


Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.