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Historical Items

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Item 1327

Letter from John Adams to Samuel Freeman, May 6, 1777

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1777-05-06 Location: Portland; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9167

John Adams letter to Samuel Freeman, 1777

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1777-04-27 Location: Portland; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22424

John Adams letter North Yarmouth residents, 1798

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1798-10-31 Location: North Yarmouth; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 32014

42 Adams Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lawlor John Style: Greek Revival Use: Dwelling - Double House

Item 32313

56 Adams Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John J Abbott Style: Italianate Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 32017

48-50 Adams Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of John Duffey. Style: Greek Revival Use: Dwelling - Two family

Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Among the Lungers: Treating TB

Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 22-71

John Black Dr. Moses Adams Mary Adams Adams murder trial John Martin Sr. Solomon Raynes Rebecca Raynes Alonzo Raynes Dilla Snow Dr.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 121-end

Solomon B. Raynes James Stratton Dr. Moses Adams Mary Adams Reed Harding Dr. Increase Sanger Hampden House Rufus Prince Clara Cary Mabelle Martin Ada…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 0-73

… Martin homestead and neighbors Doctor Moses Adams Adams murder trial, 1815 Mary Adams Col. Black Joseph Card Calvin Bakeman Eben Merrill Rebecca…

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down