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Item 29422

Title: Brooks' Patent writing case, ca. 1864

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1864

Location: Biddeford

Media: leather, cotton, glass, metal

Item 74149

Title: 'Manual of Medial Writing,' 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1904

Media: ink on paper

Item 74147

Title: 'Medial Writing Book' cover, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1903

Media: ink on paper

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Elise Fellows White, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.


Harriett Beecher Stowe, ca. 1890

Writing Women

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


Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

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.

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Boarding House in Hall Quarry

Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

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Cruising off Squirrel Island, Boothbay Harbor, 1912

Stanley Museum

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John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

John Martin: Expert Observer

John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor began in 1864 looking back at his life, family, business and recreational experiences and recording those events and thoughts -- with narrative and illustrations -- for his children. Martin called himself an "expert accountant," but he was interested in architecture, dance, fashion, gardening, politics, business, religion, and the world around him.