Guide to the Brooks K. Webber Papers, 1841-1941

Collection number: MC 94
Size: 3 boxes (0.99 cu.ft.)

About Brooks K. Webber Papers,

Brooks K. Webber was born in Webster (Boscawen), New Hampshire in 1837. He was educated at Colby Academy in New London and went on to study law in Newport and Woodstock, Vermont. Webber was admitted to the Bar in 1859. He was a veteran of the Civil War, where here served as first Lieutenant for Company 1, 16th Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers. Upon returning from the war, Webber settled in Hillsborough and worked as an attorney. He was active in town affairs, serving in a number of positions: Representative (1868-69), member of the Constitutional Convention (1876), Superintendent of Schools and member of the Board of Education, Board of Health, Water Commissioner, and Supervisor of the Checklist. He died in 1903.

About the Brooks K. Webber Papers,

This collection contains several hundred letters and documents from the files of Brooks K. Webber, Hillsborough attorney, spanning the years 1841-1941. The documents primarily regard his legal practice and probate business–the selling and settling of estates. There are, however, some personal letters from Ned and Clara Webber to their father. Furthermore, the collection includes correspondence from individuals with no known connection to Brooks Webber as well as materials collected and written by Justin Henry Shaw, Piscataqua Pioneer and local historian.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Brooks K. Webber Papers, 1841-1941, MC 94, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown, Date unknown (Accession number: 882); Ledger purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2005 (Accession number: 2012.15)

Collection Contents

Series 1: Cases and Estates

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Abbot, Orrell, 1872-1887
Box 1, Folder 2Beard, Asa, 1871
Box 1, Folder 3Blaisdell, Pelatiah, 1841-1858
Box 1, Folder 4Blanchard, Charles v. John Dodge, 1871-1875
Box 1, Folder 5Brown, Giles E., 1875-1897
Box 1, Folder 6Burnham, Abel C., 1862-1899
Box 1, Folder 7Burnham, Abel C. (Kansas property), 1894-1899
Box 1, Folder 8Carr, Mason H., 1871-1878
Box 1, Folder 9Coolidge Family, 1857-1894
Box 1, Folder 10Coolidge Family, 1870-1871, 1895
Box 1, Folder 11Fuller, Elisha and Amos, 1834-1859
Box 1, Folder 12Holmes, Ira, 1881-1896
Box 1, Folder 13Hoyt Family, 1870-1889
Box 1, Folder 14Jackson, Noah, 1866-1877
Box 1, Folder 15Monroe, Elijah, 1871-1879
Box 1, Folder 16Perry, Hannah v. Russell Noyes, (Danforth estate), 1865-1870
Box 1, Folder 17Shea, Thomas v. Catherine Shea, (Divorce), 1873
Box 1, Folder 18Wilkins, James Grovner, 1895-1896
Box 1, Folder 19Woodward, Thomas P. and George, 1873-1889
Box 1, Folder 20Cases and Estates: Various, 1873-1889

Series 2: Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 21Correspondence from Ned Webber (son) to Brooks Webber, 1898-1899
Box 1, Folder 22Correspondence from Clara S. Webber (daughter) to Brooks K. Webber, 1898-1899

Series 3: Files from the Law Office of Briggs, Harnden and Webber

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Various bills and correspondence, 1859-1896
Box 2, Folder 2Business correspondence to Briggs and Harnden, 1870-1872
Box 2, Folder 3Business correspondence, 1894-1898
Box 2, Folder 4Business correspondence, March-May 1898
Box 2, Folder 5Business correspondence, June-December 1898
Box 2, Folder 6Business correspondence, 1899

Series 4: Legal Documents

Box 2, Folder 71804-1868
Box 2, Folder 81865-1875
Box 2, Folder 91870-1875
Box 2, Folder 101876-1881
Box 2, Folder 111882-1897

Series 5: Receipts and Accounts

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Ledger, 1879-1894
Box 3, Folder 2Receipts and Accounts, 1823-1869
Box 3, Folder 3Receipts and Accounts, 1870-1879
Box 3, Folder 4Receipts and Accounts, 1880-1897, 1908

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 5Miscellaneous correspondence, 1840, 1869-1871
Box 3, Folder 6Miscellaneous correspondence, 1885-1886
Box 3, Folder 7Charlotte Clark Papers, 1887-1922
Box 3, Folder 8Hillsborough Land and Water Power and Water Commission, 1873-1879
Box 3, Folder 9Documents, undated
Box 3, Folder 10Recipes, undated
Box 3, Folder 11Printed Materials, 1885-1898

Series 7: Justin Henry Shaw Papers

Box 3, Folder 12Dennett family, Kittery ME, biographical information by Justin Henry Shaw, 1921-1931
Box 3, Folder 13Stephen Decatur, biographical information, 1906-1929
Box 3, Folder 14 Map of Lake Winnipesaukee, 1941
Box 3, Folder 15Seacoast area newspaper clippings, 1909-1942