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Historical Items

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Item 84

Plate depicting the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1620 Location: Plymouth Media: Earthenware

Item 122801

Plymouth Company Records, box 1/15, ca. 1755

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1755 Location: Richmond Media: Ink on Paper

Item 122886

Plymouth Company Records, box 5/18, ca. 1805

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1805 Location: Augusta; Belgrade; Canaan; Hallowell; Sidney; Wiscasset Media: Ink on Paper

Online Exhibits

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - The Plymouth Company (Kennebec Proprietors) records, ca. 1625-1824

… Kennebeck Purchase from the late Colony of New Plymouth, organized in 1749, and was one of several proprietor groups operating in the District of…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Kennebec Proprietors Biographies

The inclusion of "late Colony of New-Plymouth" and their common name "Plymouth Company" was intentionally tied to the Plymouth Colony to justify…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

… Public Library Over the next few years, the Plymouth Company became the Council of Plymouth. The Council granted large tracts of land to various…