Letter seeking payment to builders, Portland, 1908Item 23544 info
Maine State Archives
In January 1907, the Maine State Sanatorium Association reported that since it began, it had raised $84,445.
Of that amount, nearly $1,000 was donated by 307 people in amounts smaller than $10 each.
About 17 percent of the funds came from people in Maine.
The largest single donation -- $65,000 -- was from Eleazer Chamberlain of Massachusetts. He gave the money for construction of an administration building that would be named in his son's memory.