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Special Collections: Guide to the Miscellaneous Records of Maine Governors

Collection title: Miscellaneous Records of Maine Governors
Collection number: MS 1443
Dates of collection:
 1811-1980
Size of collection: 1 box (57 folders)

Scope and Content Note

A collection of correspondence, appointments to official positions, newspaper clippings, campaign materials and illustrations of many of Maine’s governors. The collection encompasses items from William King, governor from 1820-1821, through Joseph Brennan, governor from 1979-1987; not all governors are included in the collection. The materials for many of the governors in the early 20th century contain correspondence and appointment papers relating to Oscar and Raymond Fellows, attorneys in the Bangor, Maine, area.

It is not known how these materials came to the library although many of them seem to have been assembled by the same compiler.

Contents of Boxes

Box 1

Folder

1 Ames, Benjamin. Correspondence, 1816-1827
2 Anderson, Hugh J. Correspondence, 1850, 1866; nominations, 1844-1845; illustration of Anderson
3 Barrows, Lewis O. Correspondence to Raymond Fellows, 1935-1940
4 Baxter, Percival P. Correspondence, 1920-1925 (mostly to Raymond Fellows); 1940, 1947-1950; illustrations of Baxter; letter from James Phinney Baxter to Samuel Adams Drake, Apr. 24, 1888
5 Bodwell, Joseph R. Nomination document, 1887; illustration of Bodwell; campaign flyer, news clipping
6 Brann, Louis J. Correspondence, 1900-1902, 1934 (mostly to Oscar and Raymond Fellows)
7 Brennan, Joseph E. Campaign materials, undated
8 Brewster, Ralph Owen. Correspondence, 1924-1954 (most to Raymond Fellows); invitation cards to Blaine House event; photograph of Brewster
9 Burleigh, Edwin C. Correspondence, 1891-1914, undated; illustration of Burleigh
10 Cleaves, Henry B. Correspondence, 1893-1902; nominations; illustrations of Cleaves
11 Cobb, William T. Correspondence, 1902-1916, undated; illustration of Cobb
12 Coburn, Abner. Correspondence, 1852, 1863, 1866, 1878; illustration of Coburn
13 Connor, Selden. Correspondence, 1876-1887; campaign flyer; illustration of Connor
14 Cony, Samuel. Correspondence, 1837, 1864-1867; miscellaneous papers, illustration of Cony
15 Crosby, William G. Correspondence, 1836, 1839, 1842; illustration of Crosby
16 Cross, Burton. Correspondence, 1953-1954 (mostly to Raymond Fellows); nominations, 1953, 1954
17 Curtis, Oakley C. Appointment of Raymond Fellows as a notary public, 1916
18 Cutler, Nathan. Correspondence, 1811-1817, 1857; illustration of Cutler
19 Dana, John W. Appointment of Thomas Cunningham as sheriff of Lincoln County, 1847; illustration of Dana
20 Davis, Daniel F. Correspondence, 1877-1879, 1886, 1895; nomination papers, 1880
21 Dingley, Nelson. Correspondence, nominations, etc., 1874-1890, undated; illustration of Dingley
22 Dingley, Nelson. Newspaper articles re Dingley’s death, 1899
23 Dingley, Nelson. Biographical sketch of Dingley, 1894; stereopticon slide of Dingley
24 Dunlap, Robert P. Correspondence, appointment papers, etc., 1830-1849;
illustrations of Dunlap; Message of the Governor, 1834 (printed document)
25 Fairfield, John. Correspondence, appointment papers, etc., 1828-1844, undated; illustrations of Fairfield
26 Fernald, Bert M. Correspondence to Raymond Fellows, 1910, 1915; photograph of Fernald; campaign materials
27 Garcelon, Alonzo. Letter, 1856; appointment papers, 1879; illustration of Garcelon;
28 Gardiner, William Tudor. Correspondence, 1925-1932; photograph of Gardiner
29 Haines, William T. Letter to Raymond Fellows, 1915
30 Hildreth, Horace A. Correspondence, 1945-1947; press release, undated; letters from Katherine W. Hildreth, 1947
31 Hill, John F. Correspondence, appointment papers, 1900-1904
32 Hubbard, John. Appointment papers, 1850-1852; illustration of Hubbard
33 Hunton, Jonathan G. Correspondence, 1819, 1845; bill, 1838; illustration of Hunton
34 Kavanagh, Edward. Correspondence, 1835, 1843; appointment paper, 1843
35 Kent, Edward. Correspondence, 1835, 1859, 1873; newspaper clippings; illustration of Kent
36 King, William. Correspondence, 1810-1823, 1843; newspaper clippings, etc.
37 Lincoln, Enoch. Correspondence, appointment papers, 1827-1829, undated; illustration of Lincoln
38 Longley, James B. Items about his funeral, 1980
39 Marble, S.S. Correspondence, 1868, 1871; illustration of Marble
40 Milliken, Carl E. Letters to Raymond Fellows, 1919, 1920; appointment for Fellows, 1918; illustration of Milliken
41 Morrill, Anson P. Correspondence, 1840-1883 (4 letters); appointment paper, 1855; illustration of Morrill
42 Morrill, Lot M. Correspondence, 1861, 1862; endorsement of Morrill for U.S. Senator, 1869; illustration of Morrill
43 Muskie, Edmund S. Correspondence, 1954-1956, to Raymond H. Fellows; copy of inaugural address, 1955
44 Parkhurst, Frederic H. Correspondence, 1898, 1913-1916; newspaper article re his death, 1921; illustration of Parkhurst
45 Parris, Albion K. Correspondence, 1820-1852; appointment papers, 1824-1826; illustration of Parris
46 Payne, Frederick G. Correspondence, 1948-1954;
47 Perham, Sidney. Correspondence, 1861, 1871; appointment papers, 1872; illustration of Perham
48 Plaisted, Frederick W. Campaign poster; appointment paper for O.F. Fellows, 1912; signature of Plaisted
49 Plaisted, Harris M. Letter to Peleg W. Jones, 1836; appointment papers, 1881-1882
50 Powers, Llewellyn. Correspondence, 1896, 1902; appointment paper, 1900; illustrations and signature of Powers
51 Robie, Frederick. Correspondence, 1886, 1900-1902; appointment papers, 1884, 1886; illustrations of Robie
52 Sewall, Sumner. Correspondence, 1940-1946; undated
53 Smith, Samuel E. Letter, 1844; appointment paper, 1832; illustration of Smith
54 Washburn, Israel. Correspondence, 1835-1875 (7 items); appointment papers, 1861-1862; newspaper clippings; illustration of Washburn
55 Wells, Samuel. Discharge paper, 1856; newspaper clippings; illustration of Wells
56 Williams, Joseph H. Illustration of Williams
57 Williamson, William D. Appointment papers, 1821; court deposition, 1831; illustrations of Williamson

 

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