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Special Collections: Guide to the Sweetser Family Papers

Summary Information

Collection Title: Sweetser Family Papers
Collection Number: MS 486
Dates of Collection:  1895- 1910
Size of collection: 1 box

Administrative Information

Provenance:  Gift of Elizabeth Sweetser Baxter
Processor: Kathryn Newman
Access Restrictions: No restrictions
Preferred Citation: Sweetser Family Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information

For Additional Information:
Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Historical/Biographical Information

Ernest Osgood Sweetser was born on October 19, 1883, in Cumberland Center, Maine and died January 18, 1951. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1905 and in 1912 received an advanced degree in civil engineering there. He joined the Washington University faculty in St. Louis in 1905 and retired as head of the Civil Engineering Department in 1947. Herman Pittee Sweetser was born September 14, 1887, in Cumberland Center, Maine and died May 10, 1974. He graduated from the Greely Institute and the University of Maine. He served in the state legislature from 1945 to 1947. He was a professor of horticulture at the University of Maine from 1916 to 1925.

The collection contains the papers of Ernest and Herman Sweetser and consists of letters, diaries, photographs and memo books There is also an index to correspondence compiled by Elizabeth Sweetser Baxter. 

Organization of Collection

The materials of Ernest Sweetser are filed first, followed by materials of Herman Sweetser. Folders 16- 19 are an addendum to the collection.

Finding Aid

Box 2613


Box 2613 f1 Index to Correspondence compiled by Mrs. Elizabeth (Sweetser) Baxter
Box 2613 f2 Elizabeth Baxter-- Notes and Correspondence
Box 2613 f3 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Academic Marks, 1895- 1905
Box 2613 f4 Ernest O. Sweetser-- College Paper, 1899- 1903   
Box 2613 f5 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Correspondence, 1905
Box 2613 f6 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Correspondence
Box 2613 f7 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Correspondence, 1901- 1904
Box 2613 f8 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Financial Notes
Box 2613 f9 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Univ. of Maine Guidebook & Private Memo Book
Box 2613 f10 Ceremonial Program-- “A Tribute to ... 1909”
Box 2613 f11 Herman P. Sweetser-- Correspondence
Box 2613 f12 Herman P. Sweetser-- Diary, 1908- 1910, contains photos    
Box 2613 f13 Herman P. Sweetser-- Newsclipping, WWI(?)
Box 2613 f14  Herman P. Sweetser-- Photographs
Box 2613 f15 Herman P. Sweetser--  Xmas Card from R.H. Fogler, 1938(?)
Box 2613 f16 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Diary,  Dec. 19, 1901- July 31, 1902
Box 2613 f17 Ernest O. Sweetser-- Diary, Aug. 1, 1902- Dec. 31, 1902
Box 2613 f18 Fogler Family-- cards & notes
Box 2613 f19 Photographs(4): Ernest Sweetser, and group photos



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 or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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