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Keywords: Personal writing to 1800.

Historical Items

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Item 4319

Plan of Freeport, ca. 1795

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1795 Location: Freeport; New Gloucester; Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Item 5960

Fort land for William Ross, Brunswick, ca. 1763

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1763 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

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Item 4325

"Brunswick in the late Province of Mayne in New England," 1719

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1718-01-28 Location: Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.

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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "A Society Lady of 1889," Bangor

to other persons who train themselves & their persons to the best advantage." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Arvida Hayford, Bangor, ca. 1867

He wrote of Hayford, "The gentleman below has been noted as the hero of profligacy in Bangor for 25 years. I have given his person & expression…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 1 of 2

… memory perhaps in a distant county when even a person picture would suffice to give them great happiness in the absence of persons or things.

My Maine Stories

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide