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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 1, pages 000-26

Part 1, pages 000-26 Martin begin his Scrap & Sketch Book with information about the Bangor House and Franklin House, and his theme throughout much…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 139-194

Intro: pages 139-194   Part 3, pages 139-194 Approximately 1840-1844 John Martin, still a teenager in the experiences he recollected, already…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 7, pages 114-134

Part 7, pages 114-134   Part 7, pages 114-134 Martin began this section by writing and illustrating what he calls his "Chapter on Soldiers" in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 84-107

Intro: pages 84-107   Part 5, pages 84-107 John Martin begins this section with newspaper clippings concerning how much Republican states…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 0-21

Intro: pages 0-21   Part 1, pages 0-21 Martin began his final volume of compiled retrospective and contemporary commentary after he went to work…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866

… Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866 First balloon ascension, Bangor, 1857Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum In the book he labeled…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 8, pages 135-150

Part 8, pages 135-150 The final section of the Scrap & Sketch Book is primarily about the criminal activity in Bangor, the results of court…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel

Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890Maine Historical Society and Maine…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 3, pages 38-56

Part 3, pages 38-56 In a combination of newspaper clippings and original narrative, Martin moves from the political to the personal, and topics in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

Intro: pages 129-142   Part 7, pages 129-end The final pages of Scrapbook 3 continue the story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo Raynes remembrance of trip around Cape Horn

Alonzo Raynes remembrance of trip around Cape Horn   Alonzo Raynes remembrance This newspaper clipping from an unidentified California newspaper…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 48-64

Intro: pages 48-64   Part 3, pages 48-64 Martin continues his discussion of politics, beginning with a visit by steamer from Bangor to Hampden…

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

… Intro: pages 0-73 Approximately 1800-early 1830s   Part 1, to page 73 John Martin (1823-1904) begins his formal accounting of his life and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro to pages 0-46

Intro to pages 0-46   Part 1, to page 46 The section includes the Constitution of the organization, information about Acadian Hall, Wasgatts…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees

Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees John Martin's Journal begins with a genealogy for his family and that of his wife, Clara Cary.

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

"Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary In May 1826, Anna Martin married Solomon Raynes and began…

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

"Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary Text by Candace Kanes Illustrations from Maine…

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

Intro: pages 22-71   Part 2, pages 22-71 Martin revisits details he previously included in other writing about his family's history, his…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro to pages 47-90

Intro to pages 47-90   Part 2, pages 47-90 This section includes information about John Martin's Dancing School that was held at the Hampden…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 534-603

Intro: pages 534-603 Approximately 1859-1854   Part 8, pages 534-603 Two of Martin's children were quite ill with measles; he looked for a new…