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.
… Description The school composition book called the "Dirigo Writing Book for Common Schools" was published in Portland by Loring, Short…
… Historical Society and Maine State Museum In the book he labeled "Scrap & Sketch Book," John Martin veered from the format he used in his Journal…
White's Graded School Series, Complete Arithmetic book, 1870 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Complete Arithmetic…