Robert McArthur, Biddeford, 1861

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Robert McArthur, future agent of the Pepperell Mills in Biddeford, at age 21 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was born in Ashton, Cheshire, England in 1838 and came to the U.S. in 1842. He entered the mills at age 15, and worked his way to the top position of agent. He worked in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts prior to coming to Maine as the agent for the Laconia and Pepperell Mills in 1887--a position he held until his retirement in 1910. This could have been taken on or before his wedding; he married Lydia Swan in 1861.

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  • Title: Robert McArthur, Biddeford, 1861
  • Creator: D. B. Spooner & Co., Pynchon Bank Block, Springfield, Mass.
  • Creation Date: 1861
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Locations:
    • Springfield, Hampden County, MA
    • Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Carte de visite
  • Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 6 cm
  • Local Code: DC XXXIV Lena McArthur Papers
  • Collection: Archival Collections
  • Object Type: Image

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