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Historical Items

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Item 29301

Book of Psalms and New Testament, Kennebunk, ca. 1854

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1854 Location: Kennebunk Media: Ink on paper; book

Item 102226

Directions for the funeral of Jabez Fox, Falmouth Neck, ca. 1755

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1755 Location: Portland; Falmouth Media: Ink on Paper

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Item 23778

Hannah Pierce letter about teaching, books, 1814

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1814 Location: Fryeburg; Bridgton Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 75761

Assessor's Record, 181-183 State Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John J. Cunningham Use: Store - Book Mart

Item 86084

5 Warwick Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Emil E. Mayer Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 31992

8 A Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marial B. Soule Style: victorian - double house Use: Dwelling - Single family


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Student Exhibit: Rebecca Sophie Clarke

Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

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.


Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

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.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Dirigo Writing Book, Farmington, 1887

… Description The school composition book called the "Dirigo Writing Book for Common Schools" was published in Portland by Loring, Short…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866

… 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…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - White's Graded School Series, Complete Arithmetic book, 1870

White's Graded School Series, Complete Arithmetic book, 1870 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Complete Arithmetic…

My Maine Stories

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future


My Vietnam service detailed in Life Magazine
by Henry B. Severance III

My company's service was documented by war photographer Catherine Leroy in Life Magazine.


What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.