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Contributed by: Brick Store Museum
Date: circa 1854
Media: Ink on paper; book
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Fryeburg; Bridgton
Media: Ink on paper
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Owner in 1924: John J. Cunningham
Use: Store - Book Mart
Address: 5 Warwick Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Emil E. Mayer
Use: Dwelling - Single family
John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.
A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.