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Historical Items

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Item 29422

Brooks' Patent writing case, ca. 1864

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1864 Location: Biddeford Media: Leather, cotton, glass, metal

Item 74149

'Manual of Medial Writing,' 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Media: Ink on paper

Item 74110

Vertical writing practice sentences, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Pencil on paper


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Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Dirigo Writing Book, Farmington, 1887

Dirigo Writing Book, Farmington, 1887 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description The school composition book called the…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

This drop-front desk is an example of fine cabinetry skills. It has several concealed drawers in the area above the writing surface.

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Life on a Tidal River - Football Oracle Page 4

… Library Description This is an annual write-up of the Bangor Football Season. It contains a brief report of their last game of the season…

My Maine Stories

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Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine


My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse