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Category: Social Movements & Services, Social services

Historical Items

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Item 10078

Letter from Leroy H. Huse to Elizabeth Mountfort, February 23, 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1846-02-23 Location: Portland; Boston; Portland; Boston; Portland; Boston; Portland; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10080

Letter from Leroy H. Huse to Elizabeth Mountfort, May 19, 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1847-05-19 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 14374

Cottage home, State School for Boys, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

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San Life: the Western Maine Sanatorium, 1928-1929

Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.

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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

Site Pages

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The Cedars

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing Candid Photography

School of Nursing Candid Photography Mercy Hospital School of Nursing CandidClick Image to View Full Slideshow The Mercy Hospital School of…

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Mercy Hospital - Portland Hospitals Before Mercy

Portland Hospitals Before Mercy Text contributions from Ian Saxine, MHS Historian. Items courtesy of Maine Memory and Maine Medical Center Archive.

My Maine Stories

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30 years of work at Mercy
by Gordon Davis

Gordon Davis recounted anecdotes from his thirty years of employment at Mercy Hospital

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My work as V.P. of nursing and patient care at Mercy Hospital
by Bette Neville

Bette Neville discussed her 15 years of work at Mercy.

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Supporting the Mercy Hospital mission for 30+ years
by David Small

David Small described his time on the Mercy Hospital Board, The Sisters of Mercy, and expansion.