Guide to the Piscataqua Pioneers Papers, 1905-1997

Collection number: MC 231 [Stored offsite]
Size: (39 boxes) (39 cu.ft.)

About Piscataqua Pioneers

The Piscataqua Pioneers are descendants of the Piscataqua River basin’s original settlers. Families who moved to and helped develop any of the towns from Kennebunk to Dover Point and the Massachusetts border qualify. Across the United States, the Pioneers now number more than 2,000.

A major genealogical resource in Special Collections is the Lamson Library of the Piscataqua Pioneers, a collection primarily related to the history of New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts including many biographies and genealogies of specific families.

About the Piscataqua Pioneers Papers

The collection contains materials documenting the memberships, the administration of the group and member created genealogies.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection has restrictions: Membership applications & files (Series 1) as well as secretary’s minutes (Series 4) are open only to members of the Society of Piscataqua Pioneers. A member needs to request materials 48 hours in advance and show both a photo ID and a Piscataqua Pioneers membership card.

This collection is housed in the Library Storage Building; access requires 48 hours notice. Please contact the Special Collections staff prior to visiting the library

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box], Piscataqua Pioneers Papers, 1905-1997, MC 231, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated, Society of Piscataqua Pioneers, 1970s-2020s.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is divided into four series: Series 1 & 2 are alphabetical, while Series 3 is sorted by material type and Series 4 is chronological.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Membership Applications

(16 cu. ft.)

This series is open only to members. A member needs to request materials 48 hours in advance and show both a photo ID and a Piscataqua Pioneers membership card.

Box 1
A to BI
Box 1A
BL to BO
Box 2
BR to CARM
Box 2A
CARP to CHA
Box 3
CHE to CO
Box 3A
CR to CU
Box 4
D to FE
Box 4A
FI to FL
Box 5
FO to GO
Box 5A
GRA to GRO
Box 6
GU to HE
Box 6A
HI to HOD
Box 7
HOF to JOH
Box 7A
JON to KEM
Box 8
KEN to LE
Box 8A
LI to LY
Box 9
MA to MEL
Box 9A
MEN to MOO
Box 10
MOR to O
Box 10A
PA to PE
Box 11
PH to RH
Box 11A
RI to ROB
Box 12
ROD to SH
Box 12A
SI to SN
Box 13
SP to SZ
Box 14
TA to WALK
Box 14A
WALL to WIN
Box 15
WIT to Z
Box 16
Misc. membership and family information

Series 2: Piscataqua Pioneer Member created Genealogies

(12 cu. ft.)
Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1Alger, Maurice Albert
Box 17, Folder 2Andrus, Elisha Shepard
Box 17, Folder 3Boggs Newsleter
Box 17, Folder 4Boswell, Buswell, Buzzell
Box 17, Folder 5Brown-Duncan
Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1Chase
Box 18, Folder 2Cleeve, George
Box 18, Folder 3Cole, John
Box 18, Folder 4Connell, Walter
Box 18, Folder 5Eaton
Box 18, Folder 6Edgerly, Edwin
Box 18, Folder 7Edgerly, Thomas
Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1Elliott
Box 19, Folder 2Fall, Katherine Augusta
Box 19, Folder 3Fernald
Box 19, Folder 4Gove
Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1Haley, Thomas
Box 20, Folder 2Hanson Family
Box 20, Folder 3Hanson, John
Box 20, Folder 4Harvey (Harvie)
Box 20, Folder 5Heard, John
Box 20, Folder 6Hill, Valentine
Box 20, Folder 7Hilton
Box 20, Folder 8Hooper, Rev. William
Box 20, Folder 9Hubbard
Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1Kvamme, Vera Joyce Fox
Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1Kvamme, Vera Joyce Fox
Box 22, Folder 2Lamson, Albert
Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1Lamson, Albert A-E
Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1Lamson, Albert E-Y
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1Langley
Box 25, Folder 2Leighton, Rubin
Box 25, Folder 3Moulton, Webster, Batt, Noyes
Box 25, Folder 4Moses, Sweet
Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1Murphy
Box 26, Folder 2Newington, NH Families
Box 26, Folder 3Norris, Moses Leavitt and Lydia Ann Joy Norris
Box 26, Folder 4Nutter, Thomas D
Box 27
Box 27, Folder 1Peavey (Pevey)
Box 27, Folder 2Pickering, Sanborn
Box 27, Folder 3Roberts, Skilling, Merryman
Box 27, Folder 4Rowland, Young
Box 27, Folder 5Ryan, Thomas
Box 27, Folder 6Shepherd, John Mooney
Box 27, Folder 7Shillaber, John T.
Box 27, Folder 8Sleeper
Box 27, Folder 9Trelawney (Trelawny)
Box 27, Folder 10Washington, George (Norwegian Forefathers)
Box 27, Folder 11Washington, George (Royal British Ancestry)
Box 28
Box 28, Folder 1Weeks
Box 29
Box 29, Folder 1Welch, James
Box 29, Folder 2Wentworth
Box 29, Folder 3Wentworth, William
Box 29, Folder 4Woburn
Box 29, Folder 5Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in New London, NH
Box 29, Folder 6Families and Family Associations A thru W

Series 3: Piscataqua Member Created Booklets and Pamphlets

(5 cu. ft.)
Box 30
Box 30, Folder 1Newspaper articles written by William Fennel, 1977 thru 1980
Box 30, Folder 2Newspaper articles written by William H. Mandrey. Three subjects: Famous Women of the Granite State; Men Who made New Hampshire and Memorable Moments in New Hampshire History
Box 31
Box 31, Folder 1Newspaper articles “Home Town History” written by Dr. George Woodbury, 1962 thru 1974
Box 31, Folder 2Newspaper articles “Home Town History” written by R. Warren Pease, 1974 thru 1978
Box 31, Folder 3Newspaper articles “Stories of New Hampshire written by Eva A. Speare, 1970 thru 1972
Box 32
Box 32, Folder 1Transcript of Journal of James Tuttle, Barrington, NH (now Strafford). This Transcript was typed by Mrs. Robert Tuttle of Rochester, whose husband was great-great grandson of James Tuttle
Box 32, Folder 2Pamphlet “Pascataway: De Facto Capitol of New England 1623-1630 (Portsmouth, NH) by Ralph E. Thompson and Matthew R. Thompson for 350th Anniversary of Portsmouth
Box 32, Folder 3Pamphlet “Gosport”
Box 32, Folder 4Towns named Sanborn in America by Herbert L. Sanborn
Box 32, Folder 5Journal of the New Castle Historical Group – 300th Anniversary Issue, Summer 1993
Box 33
Box 33, Folder 1Two notebooks containing newspaper clippings “Views and Reviews of Old Rockingham”
Box 33, Folder 2Copies of Piscataqua Pioneers Register of Members and Ancestors: 1623-1775, 1940, 1981
Box 33, Folder 3Final design for the Piscataqua Pioneers Seal
Box 34
Miscellaneous items including microfilm of membership applications, and CD of Piscataqua Pioneers Selected Biographies of Early Settlers of Northern New England.

Series 4: Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1905-1997

(4 cu. ft.)

This series is open only to members. A member needs to request materials 48 hours in advance and show both a photo ID and a Piscataqua Pioneers membership card.

Box 35
Box 35, Folder 1Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1905
Box 35, Folder 2Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1906
Box 35, Folder 3Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1907
Box 35, Folder 4Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1908
Box 35, Folder 5Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1909
Box 35, Folder 6Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1910
Box 35, Folder 7Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1911
Box 35, Folder 8Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1912
Box 35, Folder 9Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1913
Box 35, Folder 10Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1914
Box 35, Folder 11Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1915
Box 35, Folder 12Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1916
Box 35, Folder 13Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1917
Box 35, Folder 14Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1918
Box 35, Folder 15Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1919
Box 35, Folder 16Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1920
Box 35, Folder 17Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1921
Box 35, Folder 18Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1922
Box 35, Folder 19Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1923
Box 35, Folder 20Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1925
Box 35, Folder 21Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1926
Box 35, Folder 22Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1927
Box 35, Folder 23Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1928
Box 35, Folder 24Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1929
Box 35, Folder 25Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1930
Box 35, Folder 26Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1931
Box 35, Folder 27Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1932
Box 35, Folder 28Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1933
Box 35, Folder 29Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1934
Box 35, Folder 30Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1935
Box 35, Folder 31Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1936
Box 35, Folder 32Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1937
Box 35, Folder 33Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1938
Box 35, Folder 34Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1939
Box 35, Folder 35Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1940
Box 35, Folder 36Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1941
Box 35, Folder 37Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1942
Box 35, Folder 38Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1944
Box 35, Folder 39Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1945
Box 35, Folder 40Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1947
Box 35, Folder 41Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1949
Box 35, Folder 42Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1960
Box 35, Folder 43Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1961
Box 35, Folder 44Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1961
Box 35, Folder 45Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1962
Box 35, Folder 46Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1963
Box 35, Folder 47Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1966
Box 35, Folder 48Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1967
Box 35, Folder 49Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1968
Box 35, Folder 50Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1969
Box 35, Folder 51Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1970
Box 35, Folder 52Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1971
Box 35, Folder 53Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1972
Box 35, Folder 54Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1973
Box 35, Folder 55Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1974
Box 35, Folder 56Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1975
Box 35, Folder 57Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1976
Box 35, Folder 58Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1977
Box 35, Folder 59Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1978
Box 35, Folder 60Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1979
Box 35, Folder 61Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1980
Box 35, Folder 62Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1981
Box 35, Folder 63Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1982
Box 35, Folder 64Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1983
Box 35, Folder 65Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1984
Box 35, Folder 66Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1985
Box 35, Folder 67Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1989
Box 35, Folder 68Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1992
Box 35, Folder 69Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1993
Box 35, Folder 70Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1994
Box 35, Folder 71Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1995
Box 35, Folder 72Society Information and Secretary Minutes, 1997
Box 36
Proceedings of the Society, 1905-1941
Original book of Proceedings of the Society, 1905
Original book of Proceedings of the Society, maintained by Albert H. Lamson,
Proceeding of the Society from origin,
Box 37
Proceedings of the Society, 1926-1940
Box 38
Proceedings of the Society, 1941-1983
Proceedings of the Society, 1941-1954
Proceedings of the Society, 1955-1983
Box 39
Misc. Society Papers
Misc. papers of Proceedings of the Society
Printers proofs of Piscataqua Pioneers Register, 1982