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Special Collections: Guide to the Cary family papers

Administrative Information

Collection title:  Cary family papers
Collection number:  SpC MS 85
Dates of collection:  1856-1920
Size of collection:  2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Provenance:  Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert F. Cary of Topsham, Me., Spring 1967
Restrictions on access and use:  Stored in the library's remote storage area.  One week's notice requested for retrieval.

Biography / Historical Note

The Cary Family was from Topsham, Maine. The four children were Henry, Seth, George, and Priscilla.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of letters and diaries of a family during the mid-19th century. Includes diaries and letters of two brothers who fought with the 5th Maine Infantry during the Civil War. The family members were farmers from Topsham.

Contents of Boxes

Boxes 4 and 4a

Ads, bills, clippings
Cary, Frank diaries – 1872, 1875, 1876
Cary, Frank diaries – 1877, 1885, 1887
Cary, Frank diaries – 1888, 1889, 1890
Cary, Frank – letters to sister and mother 1863-1865
Cary, George A., diaries – 1856, 1857, 1858
Cary, George A., diaries – 1859, 1861, 1864/65
Cary, George A., diaries – 1867, 1868, 1869
Cary, George A., diaries – 1871, 1872, 1873
Cary, George A., letters to sister and mother 1862-1865
Cary, Henry S., diaries – 1857 , 1858, 1859
Cary, Henry S., diaries – 1860, 1861, 1862
Cary, Henry S., diaries – 1863, 1864, 1868
Cary, Henry S., diaries – 1881, 1883
Cary, Henry S., letters to sister and mother 1859-1861
Cary, Priscilla diary 1859
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1856, 1857, 1858
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1859, 1860, 1861
Cary, Seth F., dairies – 1864, 1865, 1869
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1870, 1873, 1874
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1882, 1883, 1886
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1892, 1893, 1894
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1896, 1897, 1998
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1899, 1900, 1901
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1902, 1904, 1906
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1907, 1908, 1910
Cary, Seth F., diaries – 1915, 1917, 1919
Cary, Seth F., letters to mother and sister
Diaries – unknown authors, 1891, 1903
Diaries – unknown authors, 1880, 1881, 1885
Diaries – unknown authors, 1865, 1878, 1879
Letters, miscellaneous

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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