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Historical Items

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Item 15560

Narrative of voyage to Pemaquid, 1677

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1677 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 101258

Samuel Adams to James Warren, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-10-17 Location: Springfield; Watertown Media: Ink on paper

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Item 27869

U.S. Treasury Department letter to the Bath Collector of Customs, 1884

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1790 - 1884 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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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.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.


Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… its present location, a move that had begun when Joshua Shaw purchased “The Point” and divided it into lots for sale.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

… proprietorship and he mortgaged his holdings to Joshua Scottow. Jocelyn remained at Black Point as a manager and supervised the construction of a…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… old in 1873 when he observed the last ship, the Joshua Grindle, launched there on July 4 with a large community wide celebration.