Guide to the Thompson Family Papers, 1703-1924

Collection number: MC 1
Size: 51 boxes (16.83 cu.ft.)

About the Thompson Family

This collection was primarily assembled by Mary P. Thompson (1825- 1894) and her nephew Lucien Thompson (1859-1924), both of whom were Durham historians. Their ancestors included “Judge” Ebenezer Thompson (1737-1802), Revolutionary leader and New Hampshire’s first secretary of state, and Benjamin Thompson (1806-1890), benefactor of New Hampshire College (now the University of New Hampshire).

Detailed biographical information for each individual can be found at the beginning of the relevant series.

About the Thompson Family Papers

This collection consists of manuscript materials dated 1703-1924. In addition to their own correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, and genealogical notes on Durham families, the Thompsons preserved papers of various ancestors. A large amount of contextual material relates to Durham and vicinity; these documents date mainly from the period 1750-1850 and include letters, deeds, property plans, wills, estate inventories, contracts, account books, receipts, rate lists, petitions, appointments, and records and minutes of organizations.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

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 number], Thompson Family Papers, 1703-1924, MC 1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

  • Gifts: multiple acquisitions, May 1975 - September 1989 (Accession numbers: 50, 54, 81, 028, 8354, 8361, 8364, 894)
  • Purchase: Carry Back Books, November 15, 1982 (Accession number: 8225)
  • Transfer: Durham Historical Society, May 7, 1981 (Accession number: 8072)

Also see the Demeritt-Thompson Family Papers (MC 188).

Thompsons represented in the Thompson Family Papers: Family Tree

Collection Arrangement

This collection has been organized into seventeen series. Three of those series (Mary Pickering Thompson, Lucien Thompson, and Photographs) have been further organized in subseries. Oversized items have been separated and are listed as their own series at the end of the collection. A note has been made at the series or subseries level of each separation.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Thompson Family Deeds, 1753-1888

(0.33 cu. ft.)
Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Deeds, 1753-1778
Box 1, Folder 2Deeds, 1780-1784
Box 1, Folder 3Deeds, 1784-1790
Box 1, Folder 4Deeds, 1791-1794
Box 1, Folder 5Deeds, 1794-1796
Box 1, Folder 6Deeds, 1797-1799
Box 1, Folder 7Deeds, 1800-1801
Box 1, Folder 8Deeds, 1802-1805
Box 1, Folder 9Deeds, 1806-1810
Box 1, Folder 10Deeds, 1811-1813
Box 1, Folder 11Deeds, 1814-1818
Box 1, Folder 12Deeds, 1819-1824
Box 1, Folder 13Deeds, 1826-1848
Box 1, Folder 14Deeds, 1849-1865
Box 1, Folder 15Deeds to Benjamin Thompson's (1806-1890) land given to New Hampshire College, 1783-1854
Box 1, Folder 16Deeds, Beech Hill Farm, 1856
Box 1, Folder 17Deeds related to Mary Pickering Thompson's estate, 1860-1888

Series 2: Ebenezer Thompson, 1737-1802

(0.165 cu. ft.)

“Judge” Ebenezer Thompson studied medicine early in life but soon abandoned medical practice for public affairs. At the age of twenty-eight he was elected a Durham selectman, and he also represented Durham in the General Assembly at Portsmouth. He played an active role in the events which led to the American Revolution, being among those who seized the military stores at Fort William and Mary in 1774 and serving as a member of all the Provincial Congresses that met at Exeter.

During the war Thompson was secretary of the State Committee of Safety and a member of the committee to draw up a plan of government and frame a constitution for New Hampshire. After the formation of a state government, he was the first Secretary of State, reappointed for eleven years in succession. The Judge was twice appointed to represent New Hampshire in the Continental Congress but had to decline because of poor health. However, he served as state senator, Justice of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature. In 1796 he accepted the office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Strafford County, which he held until his death in 1802.

The Judge also found time to serve his town as clerk, selectman, assessor of taxes, commissioner, auditor, and member of the school committee. As an expert land surveyor and draughtsman, he settled boundary disputes, and although he was never admitted to the bar, he was frequently consulted for legal advice. According to the History of the Town of Durham, “No native of Durham has held so many public offices nor won more esteem from his fellow citizens.”

The Judge was married to Mary Torr (1740-1807) and had five children, among them “Colonel” Ebenezer and Benjamin “Sr.”

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence, 1783-1790
Box 2, Folder 2Receipts, 1764-1802
Box 2, Folder 3Appointment as Justice of the Peace, 1795
Box 2, Folder 4Wills, 1795-1802
Box 2, Folder 5Inventory of Estate, 1802
Box 2, Folder 6Accounts settled after death, 1802
Box 2, Folder 7Accounts settled after death, 1803
Box 2, Folder 8Accounts settled after death, 1804
Box 2, Folder 9Accounts settled after death, 1805-1807
Box 2, Folder 10Property claims settled after death, 1803-1804
Box 2, Folder 11Removal of Mary Thompson (wife of E.T.), 1807

Series 3: Ebenezer Thompson, 1762-1828

(0.165 cu. ft.)

“Colonel” Ebenezer Thompson, so-called because in 1799 he received the commission of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 25th New Hampshire Regiment, was the eldest son of “Judge” Ebenezer. According to Mary P. Thompson, he was “an enterprising man, and very early in life engaged in home and foreign trade, and in shipbuilding at Durham, in which he was so successful that in the year 1800 he was the largest tax-payer in the town, being already much wealthier than his father. His fortunes were still more improved by his removal in 1803 to Portsmouth, where he acquired considerable real estate, and had ships at sea. A few years later he met with severe reverses through the `embargo,’ and the `great fire’ of 1813, in which he lost $40,000.00 in one night. He was a man of brilliant parts, and might have distinguished himself in political life or at the bar. He was a fluent speaker and used to plead his own cases in court.”

Thompson did serve as Durham’s representative to the N.H. legislature for six years and as a justice of the peace. He married three times and had ten children, including “Captain” Ebenezer and Benjamin (1804-1875) by his second wife, Mary Weeks (1770-1813).

Box 2, Folder 12Correspondence, 1815-1826
Box 2, Folder 13Property deeds, 1789-1799
Box 2, Folder 14Receipts, 1788-1804
Box 2, Folder 15Receipts, 1807-1819
Box 2, Folder 16Receipts, 1820-1826
Box 2, Folder 17Receipts, Undated
Box 2, Folder 18Legal writs, 1788-1799
Box 2, Folder 19Miscellaneous documents, 1793-1822
Box 2, Folder 20March family: Correspondence and accounts, 1782-1808
Box 2, Folder 21Weeks, Brackett and George: Receipts, 1801-1812
Box 2, Folder 22Weeks, Clement: Correspondence, 1789-1811
Box 2, Folder 23Weeks, Clement: Legal documents, 1787-1815
Box 2, Folder 24Weeks, Clement: Receipts, 1790-1801
Box 2, Folder 25Weeks, Clement: Receipts, 1803-1816
Box 2, Folder 26Weeks, Jacob: Correspondence and receipts, 1797-1799
Box 2, Folder 27Weeks, John: Receipts and accounts, 1785-1805
Box 2, Folder 28Weeks, Joshua and Walter: Legal papers, 1784-1792
Box 2, Folder 29Weeks, William: Correspondence, receipts, accounts, and will, 1777-1807
Box 2, Folder 30Miscellaneous documents from Greenland, New Hampshire, 1743-1799
Box 2, Folder 31Miscellaneous documents from Greenland, New Hampshire, 1800-1830

Series 4: Benjamin Thompson, 1765-1838

(0.10 cu. ft.)

Benjamin Thompson, “Sr.”, second son of “judge Ebenezer, was an extensive landowner in Durham and Barrington. He served as justice of the peace and as clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in Strafford County for twenty years. He inherited the Thompson homestead, where he established his eldest son, Ebenezer, “Sr.”, living himself in a Durham Village residence which passed to his second son, Benjamin “Benefactor.” The elder Benjamin’s wife, Mary Pickering (1774-1849), was the daughter of large landowners in Newington.

Box 2, Folder 32Accounts settled after death, 1838-1843
Box 2, Folder 33Correspondence, 1808
Box 2, Folder 34Insurance policies, 1828-1838
Box 2, Folder 35Inventory of estate, 1818-1838
Box 2, Folder 36Leases of land, 1833-1836
Box 2, Folder 37Miscellaneous documents, 1808-1820
Box 2, Folder 38Receipts, 1799-1838
Box 2, Folder 39Wills, 1834
Box 2, Folder 40Writs served by B.T., 1819-1821
Box 2, Folder 41Book of formats for legal documents and accounts of BT after death, 1820-1843

Series 5: Ebenezer Thompson, 1797-1826

(0.10 cu. ft.)

Ebenezer Thompson “Jr.”, son of Ebenezer “Sr.” was educated in the academies of New London, South Berwick, and Andover. For a time he worked with his grandfather, Benjamin “Sr.” as a merchant, and in the early days of the Boston and Maine Railroad he was station agent at South Berwick Junction. Later he lived in Dunkirk, New York, where he was wood agent of the New York and Erie Railroad. Ebenezer “Jr.” returned to Durham in 1854 and was soon appointed justice of the peace and elected chairman of the board of selectmen. He subsequently held several town offices and was a county commissioner. Ebenezer “Jr.” pioneered in growing the Baldwin apple, engaged in the lumber business, and also acted as an insurance agent and bank director.

According to his sister, Mary P. Thompson, Ebenezer,”Jr.” was “a man of keen, active mind and intellectual tastes. He was specially familiar with the early history of the New England colonies, and began to collect materials for the history of Durham. He was shrewd and energetic in business, frugal and laborious in his habits, and carefully solicitous for the welfare of his family.”

Ebenezer “Jr.” married Nancy Greely Carr (1822-1911) and had six children, including Lucien Thompson.

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Account book, 1820-1826
Box 3, Folder 2Appointments (surveyor, tax collector, juror), 1820-1824
Box 3, Folder 3Estate: Inventory and settlement, 1826
Box 3, Folder 4Jane Demerrit Thompson (1794-1869): Copybook from school, undated
Box 3, Folder 5Jane Demerrit Thompson (1794-1869): Correspondence, 1851-1861
Box 3, Folder 6Jane Demerrit Thompson (1794-1869): Manuscript written at Bradford Academy, 1816

Series 6: Ebenezer Thompson, 1798-1853

(0.01 cu. ft.)

"Captain” Ebenezer Thompson, son of “Colonel” Ebenezer, was for many years master of a merchant vessel to foreign ports. About 1834 he purchased the mansion formerly owned by General John Sullivan, where he resided until his death. He was a member of the N.H. legislature in 1845 and 1846 and was active in the Congregational Church. “Captain” Ebenezer was married to his cousin, Ann Mary, daughter of Benjamin Thompson, “Sr.”

Box 3, Folder 7ET's correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869), 1850
Box 3, Folder 8ET's correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869), 1851
Box 3, Folder 9ET's correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869), 1852
Box 3, Folder 10ET's correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869), 1853
Box 3, Folder 11Miscellaneous correspondence, 1821
Box 3, Folder 12Lease of land, 1838
Box 3, Folder 13Miscellaneous, 1821-1824

Series 7: Benjamin Thompson, 1806-1890

(0.5 cu. ft.)

Benjamin Thompson, “Benefactor,” son of Benjamin, “Sr.”, inherited his father’s residence in Durham Village, along with neighboring lands and the so-called “Warner farm,” originally part of the Valentine Hill grant at Oyster River. He taught school for two terms in his youth and then farmed his property, employing several workers. According to Stackpole's History of the Town of Durham, “by strict economy and good management in the course of half a century he increased his property to over $400,000.00.” In 1856 he made his will, leaving practically all his fortune to the state to set up a college of agriculture on his land in Durham.

Account books, 1828-1835 and 1828-1841 are in OVERSIZE BOX 1

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Account book, 1835-1851
Box 4, Folder 2Account book, 1838-1885
Box 4, Folder 3Account book, 1851-1889
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Bills and Receipts, 1836-1887
Box 5, Folder 2Correspondence, 1851-1881
Box 5, Folder 3Financial records (stocks and shares), 1863-1883
Box 5, Folder 4Genealogical notes, undated
Box 5, Folder 5Insurance policies, 1828-1850
Box 5, Folder 6Legal documents, 1835-1856
Box 5, Folder 7Miscellaneous, 1825
Box 5, Folder 8Newspaper clippings in regards to BT's bequest to New Hampshire, 1890-1891
Box 5, Folder 9New Hampshire State Legislature's acceptance of BT's will and codicil, 1891
Box 5, Folder 10Remarks of Rev. S.H. Barnum at the funeral of BT, 1890
Box 5, Folder 11Surveyor's notebook, 1840-1883

Series 8: Ebenezer Thompson, 1821-1869

(0.3 cu. ft.)
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Account books, 1850-1853
Box 6, Folder 2Appointments, 1845-1864
Box 6, Folder 3Correspondence to Nancy Carr, 1842
Box 6, Folder 4Correspondence to Nancy Carr, January 1843 - March 1843
Box 6, Folder 5Correspondence to Nancy Carr, May 1843-July 1843
Box 6, Folder 6Correspondence to Nancy Carr, August 1843 - September 1843
Box 6, Folder 7Correspondence to Nancy Carr, 1850-1851
Box 6, Folder 8Correspondence from family, 1846-1853
Box 6, Folder 9Correspondence from miscellaneous, 1836-1866
Box 6, Folder 10Manuscripts, various compositions, undated
Box 6, Folder 11Miscellaneous, undated
Box 6, Folder 12Political notes and speeches, undated
Box 6, Folder 13Receipts, 1840-1862
Box 6, Folder 14Teaching qualifications, 1836-1842
Box 6, Folder 15Will, 1869
Box 6, Folder 16Nancy G. Carr Thompson: Correspondence with Jackson E. Greeley, 1842
Box 6, Folder 17Nancy G. Carr Thompson: Miscellaneous, 1879 (Also see OVERSIZE BOX 1 for ET's Justice of the Peace commissions, 1855-1867)

Series 9: Other Thompsons, 1772-1884

(0.01 cu. ft.)
Box 6, Folder 18Annie Louise Thompson (1857- ): Account book, 1869-1878
Box 6, Folder 19Benjamin Thompson (1804-1875), Correspondence, 1825-1826
Box 6, Folder 20Benjamin Thompson (1804-1875), Receipts, 1825-1828
Box 6, Folder 21Ella P. Thompson (1847-1882): Correspondence, 1847-1882 (Helen Thompson [Heath], list of Thompson family genealogy after Lucien Thompson in OVERSIZE BOX 1)
Box 6, Folder 22John Thompson (1801-1854): Receipts and accounts, 1854-1855
Box 6, Folder 23William H. Thompson: Correspondence, 1867-1884
Box 6, Folder 24Various Thompsons, 1772-1850

Series 10: Mary Pickering Thompson, 1825-1894

(5 cu. ft.)

Mary Pickering Thompson was born in Durham, the daughter of Ebenezer Thompson, “Sr.” and Jane Demeritt and the great granddaughter of “Judge” Ebenezer Thompson, the Revolutionary War patriot. She received her early education in Durham and in 1845 graduated with honors from Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary. In 1847 she converted to Catholicism, entering the Notre Dame Convent in Cincinnati, Ohio. Subsequently she taught in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Maryland, and made several trips to Europe, returning periodically to Durham.

From 1877 until her death Thompson lived in Durham and engaged in local historical and genealogical studies. She contributed voluminously to Catholic World (see A Looker Back) and published many articles elsewhere on religious and historical subjects. A Memoir of Judge Ebenezer Thompson appeared in 1886 and Landmarks in Ancient Dover in 1888.

In her time Thompson’s library (which she bequeathed to her nephew Lucien, and is now at the University of New Hampshire) was thought the “finest and rarest collection of books and manuscripts” in the state; she herself was considered the “best cultured woman in New Hampshire” (John Scales, Miss Mary Pickering Thompson).

Subseries A: Correspondence

Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1Abbot - Aldrich, 1840-1889
Box 7, Folder 2Adams, Rev. Charles, 1887
Box 7, Folder 3Arnold, E.C., 1871-1872
Box 7, Folder 4Arnold, E.C., 1872-1873
Box 7, Folder 5Atwood, Harriet P., 1845-1849
Box 7, Folder 6Bair, Annie W., 1891
Box 7, Folder 7Batchelder, Charles E., 1892-1893
Box 7, Folder 8Bayley - Benac, 1877-1889
Box 7, Folder 9Blanchard - Butler, 1850-1908
Box 7, Folder 10Casimir - Chatard, 1865-1893
Box 7, Folder 11Coad - Coleman, 1853-1893
Box 7, Folder 12Colt, Esthe P. and H.L., 1887
Box 7, Folder 13Craven - Cushman, 1845-1874
Box 7, Folder 14Davis, B.F., 1869-1891
Box 7, Folder 15Dawson, Henry B., 1887
Box 7, Folder 16Demeritt, Hannah D., 1887
Box 7, Folder 17Demeritt, Jennie M., June 1886 - October 1886
Box 7, Folder 18Demeritt, Jennie M., December 1886 - December 1887
Box 7, Folder 19Demeritt, Jennie M., 1891
Box 7, Folder 20Demeritt, John P., 1886-1887
Box 7, Folder 21Demeritt, Laura - Dimond, 1852-1893
Box 7, Folder 22Dodge - Durin, 1863-1893
Box 7, Folder 23Eastman - Eddy, 1841-1886
Box 7, Folder 24Edgerly - Edwards, 1844-1893
Box 7, Folder 25Farrington - Fields, 1865-1882
Box 7, Folder 26Gabrielle - Greeley, 1874-1886
Box 7, Folder 27Green, Lewis, 1853
Box 7, Folder 28Green, Mary L., 1849
Box 7, Folder 29Green, Nancy H., 1849
Box 7, Folder 30Green, Sarah Ellen, 1849-1853
Box 7, Folder 31Green, Sarah Ellen and Samuel, 1853-1887
Box 7, Folder 32Griffiths, A.W., 1888-1889
Box 7, Folder 33Hackett, Frank W., 1888-1893
Box 7, Folder 34Haines, A.M., 1893
Box 7, Folder 35Hall, Myra and S.D., 1869-1886
Box 7, Folder 36Ham, John R., 1884-1892
Box 7, Folder 37Ham, John R., February 1893
Box 7, Folder 38Hammond, Isaac, 1884-1889
Box 7, Folder 39Hardon - Hardy, 1887-1904
Box 7, Folder 40Haskins, Miriam, 1887
Box 7, Folder 41Healy - Howard, 1853-1891
Box 7, Folder 42Hule, Lucy H., 1840-1878
Box 7, Folder 43Hule, Lucy H., 1882-1887
Box 7, Folder 44Hutchings - Joy, 1869-1898
Box 7, Folder 45Kellogg, Julia, 1875-1877
Box 7, Folder 46Kellogg, Julia, 1878-1879
Box 7, Folder 47Kellogg, Julia, 1880-1886
Box 7, Folder 48Kelsey, Laura, 1884-1885
Box 7, Folder 49Kenny, Marie J., 1855-1856
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1Laborde - Lilley, 1855-1877
Box 8, Folder 2Lilly, Rev. Thomas, 1855-1863
Box 8, Folder 3Locke, Ira S., 1891-1893
Box 8, Folder 4Long - Lyon, 1843-1869
Box 8, Folder 5McClellan, Charles H., 1884-1885
Box 8, Folder 6McClellan, Charles H., 1886
Box 8, Folder 7McCrellis, H.O. and John, 1885-1886
Box 8, Folder 8McKay, William P., 1853
Box 8, Folder 9McNamara - Mathes, 1886-1889
Box 8, Folder 10Maxfield, Asenath J., 1885
Box 8, Folder 11Maxfield, Asenath J., 1886-1887
Box 8, Folder 12Maxfield, Elizabeth and Jane, 1838-1841
Box 8, Folder 13Maxfield, Mary and William, 1885-1887
Box 8, Folder 14Meader - Meyers, 1852-1888
Box 8, Folder 15Miller, Hugh Bolton, 1884-1885
Box 8, Folder 16Moody - Munroe, 1874-1893
Box 8, Folder 17Munsell, Joel, 1892
Box 8, Folder 18Nesmith - Norton, 1882-1893
Box 8, Folder 19Odiorne - Owen, 1885-1886
Box 8, Folder 20Page, M.A. and Sarah, 1841-1892
Box 8, Folder 21Palmer - Philbrick, 1854-1886
Box 8, Folder 22Philbrick, Susan, 1839-1859
Box 8, Folder 23Philbrick, Susan, 1860-1861
Box 8, Folder 24Philbrick, Susan, 1863-1864
Box 8, Folder 25Philbrick, Susan, 1865
Box 8, Folder 26Philbrick, Susan, January 1866 - June 1866
Box 8, Folder 27Philbrick, Susan, July 1866 - December 1866
Box 8, Folder 28Philbrick, Susan, January 1867 - June 1867
Box 8, Folder 29Philbrick, Susan, July 1867 - July 1870
Box 8, Folder 30Philbrick, Susan, 1871-1872
Box 8, Folder 31Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 32Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 33Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 34Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 35Pickering, 1884-1890
Box 8, Folder 36Pinkham, Joseph, April 1886 - June 1886
Box 8, Folder 37Pinkham, Joseph, August 1886
Box 8, Folder 38Pinkham, Joseph, 1889-1893
Box 8, Folder 39Pond, Sophia, 1892
Box 8, Folder 40Rimmer - Roeke, 1853-1890
Box 8, Folder 41Rogers - Ryan, 1848-1853
Box 8, Folder 42Sawyer, 1870-1871
Box 8, Folder 43Sawyer, 1872
Box 8, Folder 44Sawyer, 1873-1878
Box 8, Folder 45Sawyer, Mary Ann (Demeritt), 1844-1860
Box 8, Folder 46Scales - Shaw, 1887-1893
Box 8, Folder 47Simes, 1862-1888
Box 8, Folder 48Simpson, L., 1878-1882
Box 8, Folder 49Sinclair - Sylvester, 1849-1888
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1Taylor, Emma, 1840-1842
Box 9, Folder 2Taylor, Emma, 1843-1844
Box 9, Folder 3Taylor, Mary E., 1841-1843
Box 9, Folder 4Taylor, Mary E., 1844-1849
Box 9, Folder 5Thompson, 1884-1898
Box 9, Folder 6Thompson, George W., 1884-1885
Box 9, Folder 7Thompson, William H., 1884-1885
Box 9, Folder 8Thompson, William H., 1886
Box 9, Folder 9Tibbetts, Charles W., 1891
Box 9, Folder 10Tilton - Tuttle, 1848-1893
Box 9, Folder 11Ulcoq, C.J.R. (Clement Jean Rene), 1881-1887
Box 9, Folder 12Waters - Weeks, 1889-1893
Box 9, Folder 13Wells - Wentworth, 1845-1886
Box 9, Folder 14Werz, Emma, 1877-1878
Box 9, Folder 15Werz, Emma, 1879-1881
Box 9, Folder 16Whitehouse - Wiggins, 1842-1886
Box 9, Folder 17Winsor - Woodman, 1853-1886
Box 9, Folder 18Unidentified, undated
Box 9, Folder 19MPT to her brother, Ebenezer Thompson, 1842-1854
Box 9, Folder 20MPT letters from Europe, 1873
Box 9, Folder 21MPT letters from Europe, 1874
Box 9, Folder 22MPT letters from Europe, 1875
Box 9, Folder 23MPT letters from Europe, 1876
Box 9, Folder 24MPT letters from Europe, 1877-1878
Box 9, Folder 25MPT letters to Lucien Thompson, 1875-1885
Box 9, Folder 26MPT letters to Lucien Thompson, 1886-1887
Box 9, Folder 27MPT letters to various people, 1845-1875
Box 9, Folder 28MPT letters to various people, 1887
Box 9, Folder 29MPT letters to various people, 1888-1890
Box 9, Folder 30MPT letters to various people, 1891-1893
Box 9, Folder 31MPT letters to various people, undated

Subseries B: Personal Papers

Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1Autographs collected by MPT, undated
Box 10, Folder 2Autographs collected by MPT, undated
Box 10, Folder 3"Biography of Sister Mary Ursula (Miss Sarah Chase), undated
Box 10, Folder 4Financial records, undated
Box 10, Folder 5List of books owned by MPT, 1880
Box 10, Folder 6"Notes on Christian Symbols," St. Orenis Priory, 1876
Box 10, Folder 7Notes on deeds and the Thompson homestead, undated
Box 10, Folder 8Notes on religion, undated
Box 10, Folder 9Notes on religion, undated
Box 10, Folder 10Notes on MPT's trip to Europe, undated (Various certificates and official documents petaining to MPT's travels in Europe in OVERSIZE BOX 2)
Box 10, Folder 11Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 12Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 13Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 14Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 15Records and reports from Durham schools about MPT, 1834-1841
Box 10, Folder 16Scrapbooks (2) from MPT's travels in Europe, undated
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1Scrapbook, "Liber Scintillarum.", undated
Box 11, Folder 2Scrapbook, mostly literary notes, 1872
Box 11, Folder 3Scrapbook, mostly literary notes, 1888
Box 11, Folder 4Scrapbook of autographs from Mt. Holyoke, MA, 1844-1846
Box 11, Folder 5Scrapbook of compositions from Mt. Holyoke, MA, 1845
Box 12
Box 12, Folder 1Scrapbook, botanical materials collected in Europe, undated
Box 12, Folder 2Scrapbook, "Odds and Ends.", undated
Box 13
Box 13, Folder 1Scrapbook, religious souvenirs, 1863
Box 13, Folder 2Miscellaneous personal paper, undated
Box 14
Box 14, Folder 1Scrapbook, miscellaneous notes on local history, undated
Box 14, Folder 2Scrapbook, "Old Homesteads" and Historic New Hampshire Mansions, undated
Box 14, Folder 3Notebook, references to NH, MA, and RI town nomenclature, undated
Box 15
Box 15, Folder 1Scrapbook, imformation related to Durham's early history and role in the Revolution, undated
Box 15, Folder 2Scrapbook, information about Portsmouth, New Hampshire, undated
Box 16
Box 16, Folder 1Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history, undated
Box 16, Folder 2Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history, undated
Box 16, Folder 3Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history, undated
Box 16, Folder 4Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history, undated (Scrapbook, etchings, engravings, and prints, mostly scenes from literary works in OVERSIZE BOX 2.)

Subseries C: Geographical and Genealogical Notes

Note: Dover maps, 1889, are in OVERSIZE BOX 2. Plate for the map of Dover in OVERSIZE BOX 3.

Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1"Franklin City," maps, undated (Plate for the map of "Franklin City" in OVERSIZE BOX 3.)
Box 17, Folder 2Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 3Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 4Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 5Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 6Greenland, New Hampshire, maps, undated
Box 17, Folder 7Kittery, Maine, undated
Box 17, Folder 8Lee, New Hampshire, maps, undated
Box 17, Folder 9Madbury, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 10Madbury, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 11Madbury, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 12Madbury, New Hampshire, maps, undated (Newington, New Hampshire map, 1805, moved to OVERSIZE BOX 2.)
Box 17, Folder 13Newmarket, New Hampshire, maps, undated (Nottingham, New Hampshire map, 1806, moved to OVERSIZE BOX 2.)
Box 17, Folder 14Oyster River, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 15Oyster River, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 16Oyster River, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 17Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
Box 17, Folder 18Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
Box 17, Folder 19Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
Box 17, Folder 20Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
  • St. Mary's County, Maryland map, n.d. in OVERSIZE BOX 2.
  • Trinidad, Port of Spain, map, 1845 in OVERSIZE BOX 2.
  • Trinidad, map, n.d. in OVERSIZE BOX 2.
  • Miscellaneous map in OVERSIZE BOX 2.
Box 17, Folder 21Notes on various towns, undated
Box 17, Folder 22Notes on various towns, undated
Box 17, Folder 23Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 24Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 25Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 26Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 27Early settlers of Durham (Follet and Bickford), undated
Box 17, Folder 28Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 29Early settlers of Durham (Chesley), undated
Box 17, Folder 30Early settlers of Durham (Durham soldiers), undated
Box 17, Folder 31Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 32Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 33Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 34Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 35Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 2Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 3Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 4Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 5Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 6Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 7Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 8Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated (McCrillis family genealogical notes in OVERSIZE BOX 2.)
Box 18, Folder 9Notes on Durham town meetings, 1809-1850
Box 18, Folder 10Notes about the meeting house lots and parsonage lands in Durham, undated
Box 18, Folder 11Miscellaneous notes, Durham and vicinity, undated
Box 18, Folder 12Maps of Durham, undated (See also: Durham maps, 1805-1889, also in OVERSIZE BOX 2.)

Subseries D: "A Memoir of Judge Ebenezer Thompson of Durham, NH"

Box 18, Folder 13MPT letters of preparation, April 1884 - May 1884
Box 18, Folder 14MPT letters of preparation, May 1884 - July 1884
Box 18, Folder 15MPT letters of preparation, 1884 September-1885 MarchSeptember 1884 - March 1885
Box 18, Folder 16MPT letters of preparation, January 1886 - April 1886
Box 18, Folder 17MPT letters of preparation, June 1886 - July 1886
Box 18, Folder 18MPT letters of preparation, August 1886 - September 1886
Box 18, Folder 19MPT letters of preparation, October 1886 - December 1886
Box 18, Folder 20MPT letters of preparation, undated
Box 18, Folder 21MPT letters of preparation, undated
Box 18, Folder 22MPT notes for "Memoir," undated
Box 18, Folder 23MPT notes, pp. 15-41, undated
Box 18, Folder 24MPT notes, pp. 42-60, undated
Box 18, Folder 25MPT notes, pp. 61-88, undated
Box 18, Folder 26MPT notes, pp. 89-106, undated
Box 18, Folder 27MPT notes, pp. 107-118, undated
Box 18, Folder 28MPT "Memoir" original manuscript, 1886
Box 18, Folder 29Letters from the printer, Edward A. Jenks, 1886
Box 18, Folder 30"Memoir" proof, pp. 1-16, 1886

Subseries E: Landmarks of Ancient Dover

Box 18
Box 18, Folder 31Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 32Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 33Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 34Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 35Notes, undated
Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 2First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 3First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 4First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 5First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 6First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 7First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 8First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 9First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 10First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 11First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 12First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 13First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 14First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 15First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 16First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 17Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 18Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 19Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 20Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 21Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 2Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 3Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 4Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 5Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 6Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 7Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 8Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 9Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 10Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 11Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 12Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 13Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 14Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 15Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 16Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 17Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 18Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 19Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 20Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 21Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 22Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 23Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 24Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 25Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 26Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 2Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 3Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 4Miscellaneous notes on early settlement of Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 5Miscellaneous notes on roads in Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 6Miscellaneous notes on Dover, notebook, undated

Subseries F: Other Publications

Box 21, Folder 7Notes on Catholics in New Hampshire, undated
Box 21, Folder 8Notes on Catholics in New Hampshire, undated
Box 21, Folder 9Notes on Catholics in New Hampshire, undated
Box 21, Folder 10"The Catholic Church in New Hampshire," Catholic World, November 1890
Box 21, Folder 11Articles from The Young Catholic, 1868-1869
Box 21, Folder 12Articles from The Young Catholic, 1871-1873
Box 21, Folder 13Articles from The Young Catholic, undated
Box 21, Folder 14Articles from Catholic World, 1868-1873 (See also "A Looker Back")
Box 21, Folder 15Index of MPT's articles in Catholic World magazine, undated
Box 21, Folder 16Manuscripts for other articles, undated
Box 21, Folder 17Manuscripts for other articles, undated
Box 21, Folder 18Manuscripts for other articles, undated
Box 21, Folder 19Articles on the taking of Fort William and Mary, undated
Box 21, Folder 20Articles on the taking of Fort William and Mary, undated
Box 21, Folder 21Articles on the taking of Fort William and Mary, undated
Box 21, Folder 22Book notices and book reviews, 1877-1893

Subseries G: Materials About Mary Pickering Thompson

Box 21, Folder 23Notes collected by Lucien Thmopson about MPT, undated
Box 21, Folder 24MPT obituary notices collected by Lucien Thompson, undated
Box 21, Folder 25"Miss Mary Pickering Thompson," John Scales, undated

Series 11: Lucien Thompson, 1859-1924

(4.33 cu. ft.)

Lucien Thompson was born in Durham, the son of Ebenezer Thompson “Jr.” and Nancy Carr. When he was ten, his father died and his mother moved to Manchester, N.H., where LT was educated in the public schools; he was salutatorian of his high school class. In 1878 the family returned to Durham, whereupon LT took charge of the Thompson farm and became active in public affairs. He was a member of the Durham Board of Supervisors, represented the town in the state legislature, served on the State Board of Agriculture, and was a trustee of New Hampshire College (now UNH). In 1887 he married Mary Lizzie Gage; they had four children. (Also see John Scales, Lucien Thompson).

LT maintained a close relationship with his aunt, Mary P. Thompson, and after her death continued her local historical and genealogical researches. He published several articles and co-authored the History of the Town of Durham (1913). In 1913 or 1914 LT moved with his family to Colorado, where he died in 1924.

Subseries A: Correspondence

Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1Adams - Burnham, 1884-1907
Box 22, Folder 2Carter - Chandler, 1887-1906
Box 22, Folder 3Chase - Folsom, 1886-1906
Box 22, Folder 4Gallinger - Harcourt, 1879-1907
Box 22, Folder 5Hayes, 1886-1907
Box 22, Folder 6Herrick - Hill, 1886-1907
Box 22, Folder 7Hodges, George, 1901-1907
Box 22, Folder 8Hubbard - Mason, 1884-1906
Box 22, Folder 9Mathes, 1905-1913
Box 22, Folder 10Mathews - Miller, 1896-1903
Box 22, Folder 11Mooney, Benjamin H., 1898-1901
Box 22, Folder 12Mooney, D.J. - William, 1900-1901
Box 22, Folder 13Moore - Murkland, 1886-1908
Box 22, Folder 14Nute - Nutter, 1886-1908
Box 22, Folder 15Palmer - Pinkherm, 1885-1913
Box 22, Folder 16Pond, Sophia Mooney, 1898-1899
Box 22, Folder 17Pond, Sophia Mooney, 1901
Box 22, Folder 18Pope - Ramsdell, 1894-1900
Box 22, Folder 19Randall - Russell, 1893-1908
Box 22, Folder 20Sanborn - Scales, 1888-1907
Box 22, Folder 21Scott - Stackpole, 1885-1906
Box 22, Folder 22Stearns - Tash, 1887-1913
Box 22, Folder 23Thompson, A.M. - Ellen Stearn, 1897-1901
Box 22, Folder 24Thompson, Mary Lizzie Gage, 1886-1889
Box 22, Folder 25Thompson, Mary Lizzie Gage, 1890-1891
Box 22, Folder 26Thompson, Mary Lizzie Gage, 1892
Box 22, Folder 27Tuttle - Waldron, 1885-1901
Box 22, Folder 28Watson - Welch, 1902-1907
Box 22, Folder 29Wills - Young, 1886-1907
Box 22, Folder 30"Charlie," 1877-1878
Box 22, Folder 31Letters from LT: Bass - Hill, 1884-1913
Box 22, Folder 32Letters from LT: Lewis - Wentworth, 1885-1919
Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1Letters from LT: UNH Library, 1924
Box 23, Folder 2List of Thompson books at UNH, 1914
Box 23, Folder 3List of Thompson books at UNH, 1914
Box 23, Folder 4List of Thompson books at UNH, undated

Subseries B: Sullivan Monument

Box 23, Folder 5Sullivan Monument, from Batterson, J.G. (New England Granite Works), 1891-1894
Box 23, Folder 6Sullivan Monument, from Hayes, Charles C. (Masonic Lodge) and Packer, William T., 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 7Sullivan Monument, from Parsons, Frank N., 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 8Sullivan Monument, from Prescott - Smith, 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 9Sullivan Monument, from Stearns, Ezra, 1894-1896
Box 23, Folder 10Sullivan Monument, from Sullivan, M.W., 1894
Box 23, Folder 11Sullivan Monument, to Ezra Stearns from various people, 1894-1895
Box 23, Folder 12Sullivan Monument, miscellaneous correspondence, 1894
Box 23, Folder 13Sullivan Monument, records of the Durham Town Committee, 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 14Sullivan Monument, records and proposals of the Durham Town Committee, 1894
Box 23, Folder 15Sullivan Monument, commemoration service, November 11, 1894
Box 23, Folder 16Sullivan Monument, newspaper clippings, 1894 (John Sullivan Memorial poster, 1894, see OVERSIZE BOX 9.)

Subseries C: Personal Papers

Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1Appointments, 1886-1906
Box 24, Folder 2Autograph book, 1877-1883
Box 24, Folder 3Business accounts between LT and Jeremiah Langley, March 1, 1887 - September 2, 1892
Box 24, Folder 4Cash book, December 22, 1888 - March 1, 1892
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1Cash book, February 27, 1892 - November 1893
Box 25, Folder 2Cash books, October 10, 1893 - January 6, 1905
  • Certificates from NH Columbian League and Grange, 1893 and 1888, see OVERSIZE BOX 5.
  • Commissions, various posts, 1886-1911, see OVERSIZE BOX 5.
Box 25, Folder 3Legal documents giving power of attorney to Lucien Thompson, 1892-1893 (List of soldiers from Durham in the Civil War, see OVERSIZE BOX 5.)
Box 25, Folder 4Manchester High School graduation, salutatory address, "Work done to last," 1877
Box 25, Folder 5Scrapbook about LT, 1877-1907
Box 25, Folder 6Senatorial papers, 1901-1902 (Wallpaper from the Thompson family home.)
Box 25, Folder 7Miscellaneous materials, undated

Subseries D: Publications

Box 25, Folder 8"Darby Field," Granite Monthly Magazine manuscript, February 1901
Box 25, Folder 9"Col. Hercules Mooney and Nathaniel Thompson of New Hampshire," Granite Monthly Magazine manuscripts and reprints, March 1901
Box 25, Folder 10"Captain Samuel Demerit of the Provincial Period," reprint, undated
Box 25, Folder 11"Captain Samuel Demerit of the Provincial Period," reprint, undated
Box 25, Folder 12"John Sullivan," reprint, undated
Box 25, Folder 13Newspaper articles, 1892-1897
Box 25, Folder 14Newspaper article, Address before Colonial Dames and Society of Colonial Wars, Durham, 1900
Box 25, Folder 15Newspaper articles, 1892-1906

Subseries E: Genealogical Notes

Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1Adams family
Box 26, Folder 2Adams family
Box 26, Folder 3Adams family
Box 26, Folder 4Ambler family
Box 26, Folder 5Atkinson and Butler familie.
Box 26, Folder 6Bennett family
Box 26, Folder 7Bickford family
Box 26, Folder 8Boardman, Bodge, Briard, and Bryant families
Box 26, Folder 9Bunker family
Box 26, Folder 10Burnham, Buss, and Buzzell families
Box 26, Folder 11Carr family
Box 26, Folder 12Champernowne family
Box 26, Folder 13Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 14Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 15Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 16Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 17Claggett, Clement, Clough, Coe, and Coffin families
Box 26, Folder 18Curtis, Dame, Davis, and Dearborn families
Box 26, Folder 19Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 20Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 21Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 22Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 23Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 24Doe, Downs, Drew, and Duda families
Box 26, Folder 25Dudley, Dunn, Eaton, and Eddy families
Box 26, Folder 26Edgerly and Eliot families
Box 26, Folder 27Emerson family
Box 26, Folder 28Emerson family
Box 26, Folder 29Emerson family
Box 27
Box 27, Folder 1Flanders, Follett, and Folsom families
Box 27, Folder 2Footman, Forbes, Frost, and Furber families
Box 27, Folder 3Gage, Giles, Griffiths, and Grover families
Box 27, Folder 4Hale, Hall, Ham, and Hanson families
Box 27, Folder 5Hayes and Herbert families
Box 27, Folder 6Hill family
Box 27, Folder 7Hill family
Box 27, Folder 8Hill family
Box 27, Folder 9Hill family
Box 27, Folder 10Hilton, Hodgdon, Huckins, and Huggins families
Box 27, Folder 11Hull, Hussey, Jay, and Jenkins families
Box 27, Folder 12Jennings, Jones, Joy, and Kelley families
Box 27, Folder 13Kelley family
Box 27, Folder 14Kelley family
Box 27, Folder 15Kelley family
Box 27, Folder 16Kimball, Knight, and Langley families
Box 27, Folder 17Laskey, Layn, Leathers, Libby, and Loverell families
Box 27, Folder 18Lovering, McCrillis, McKeen, and Mason families
Box 27, Folder 19Mathes family
Box 27, Folder 20Mathes family
Box 27, Folder 21Mathes family
Box 27, Folder 22Meader family
Box 27, Folder 23Millett and Mooney families
Box 27, Folder 24Mooney family
Box 27, Folder 25Mooney family
Box 27, Folder 26Mooney family
Box 27, Folder 27Morris and Morrison families
Box 27, Folder 28Nichols, Nute, and Odiorne families
Box 27, Folder 29Otis (with Torrs and Stoughtons) family
Box 27, Folder 30Otis (with Torrs and Stoughtons) family
Box 27, Folder 31Parker, Paul, Peduzzi, Perkins, and Philbrick families
Box 27, Folder 32Pickering family
Box 28
Box 28, Folder 1Pickering family
Box 28, Folder 2Pickering family
Box 28, Folder 3Pike, Pinkham, Pitman, and Pomperey families
Box 28, Folder 4Randall family
Box 28, Folder 5Reyner, Reynolds, Ricker, Roberts, and Rollins families
Box 28, Folder 6Rundlett, Salton, Scammell, Shapleigh, and Shepard families
Box 28, Folder 7Sias (Moore) family
Box 28, Folder 8Sias (Moore) family
Box 28, Folder 9Smart and Smith families
Box 28, Folder 10Smith, Hamilton, Sr.
Box 28, Folder 11Stevenson, Stickney, Sullivan, and Syll families
Box 28, Folder 12Tash, Tasker, Tebbetts, and Thaxter families
Box 28, Folder 13Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, and Tolford families
Box 28, Folder 14Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 15Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 16Thompson family (notes on General Sullivan-Ebenezer Thompson controversy)
Box 28, Folder 17Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 18Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 19Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 20Thompson family (descendants of James Thompson)
  • LT's genealogy on his father's side, see OVERSIZE BOX 5
  • Notebook, Thompson family genealogy, see OVERSIZE BOX 5
  • Record book, Thompson and Kelsey familes genealogy, see OVERSIZE BOX 5
  • Thompson family trees, see OVERSIZE BOX 9
Box 28, Folder 21Torr family
Box 28, Folder 22Torr family
Box 28, Folder 23Torr family
Box 28, Folder 24Tozier, Tuttle, Waldron, Waterhouse, and Watson families
Box 28, Folder 25Weeks, Wells, Westbrook, Whitcher, and Wiggin families
Box 28, Folder 26Wilbur, Willey, Wingate, and Winslow families
Box 29
Box 29, Folder 1Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 2Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 3Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 4Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 5Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 6Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 7Young family
Box 29, Folder 8Miscellaneous notes on births, deaths, and marriages
Box 30
Box 30, Folder 1Notebook, notes of several families
Box 30, Folder 2Notebook, notes of several families

Subseries F: History of the Town of Durham

Box 31
Box 31, Folder 1Notebook of deeds
Box 31, Folder 2Loose material from notebook of deeds
Box 31, Folder 3Notebook of deeds including, Boston and Maine Railroad, Scammel Grange, and New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Box 31, Folder 4Notebook, Durham Academy
Box 31, Folder 5Notebook, noteable people of Durham and vital statistics
Box 31, Folder 6Notebook, miscellaneous
Box 32
Box 32, Folder 1Records of Durham town's decision to produce a town history, 1886
Box 32, Folder 2Notes, military history of Durham, Colonial period, undated
Box 32, Folder 3Notes, military history of Durham, Revolutionary period, undated
Box 32, Folder 4Notes, military history of Durham, Revolutionary period, undated
Box 32, Folder 5Notes, military history of Durham, Revolutionary period, undated
Box 32, Folder 6Notes, military history of Durham, War of 1812, undated
Box 32, Folder 7Notes, military history of Durham, Civil War, undated
Box 32, Folder 8Notes, "Some Old Houses.", undated
Box 32, Folder 9Notes, Vital Statistics/Church Records, undated
Box 32, Folder 10Notes, Durham's connection with Barrington and Canterbury, undated
Box 32, Folder 11Notes, Durham's connection with Dover, undated
Box 32, Folder 12Notes, Durham's connection with Exeter, undated
Box 32, Folder 13Notes, Durham's connection with Hampton and Holderness, undated
Box 32, Folder 14Notes, Durham's connection with Lee and Madbury, undated
Box 32, Folder 15Notes, Durham's connection with New Durham and Rochester, undated
Box 32, Folder 16Notes, miscellaneous, undated
Box 33
Box 33, Folder 1Manuscript and notes, pre-write, undated
Box 33, Folder 2Manuscript and notes, Chapter 1, "Birth and Growth of the Town," pp. 1-30, undated
Box 33, Folder 3Manuscript and notes, Chapter 2, "Early Settlers and Estates," pp. 31-74, undated
Box 33, Folder 4Manuscript and notes, Chapter 3, "Exiles from Scotland," pp. 75-84, undated
Box 33, Folder 5Manuscript and notes, Chapter 4, "Depredations by the Indians," pp. 85-106, undated
Box 33, Folder 6Manuscript and notes, Chapter 5, "Military History," pp.107-168, undated
Box 33, Folder 7Manuscript and notes, Chapter 6, "Sketch of Church History," pp. 169-218, undated
Box 33, Folder 8Manuscript and notes, Chapter 7, "Roads," pp. 219-238, undated
Box 33, Folder 9Manuscript and notes, Chapter 8, "Burial Places," pp. 239-248, undated
Box 33, Folder 10Manuscript and notes, Chapter 9, "Slavery," pp. 249-256, undated
Box 33, Folder 11Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 10, "Education," pp. 257-276, undated
Box 33, Folder 12Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 11, "Lawyers and Law Students," pp. 277-284, undated
Box 33, Folder 13Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 12, "Physicians," pp. 285-290, undated
Box 33, Folder 14Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 13, "Leaders in the Past," pp. 291-314, undated
Box 34
Box 34, Folder 1Manuscript and notes, Chapter 14, "Some Men of the Present," pp. 315-330, undated
Box 34, Folder 2Manuscript and notes, Chapter 15, "Post Office and Postmasters," pp. 331-336, undated
Box 34, Folder 3Manuscript and notes, Chapter 16, "Some Old Houses," pp. 337-360, undated
Box 34, Folder 4Manuscript and notes, Chapter 17, "Lists of Town Officers," pp. 361-370, undated
Box 34, Folder 5Manuscript and notes, Chapter 18, "First Census of the United States, 1790," pp. 371-378, undated
Box 34, Folder 6Advertisements and reviews, undated

Subseries G: Materials About Lucien Thompson

Box 34, Folder 7"Lucien Thompson," Granite Monthly Magazine, April 1901
Box 34, Folder 8Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous, 1889-1897

Series 12: Documents Pertaining to Various Families

(0.66 cu. ft.)
Box 35
Box 35, Folder 1Abbot, Berry, Ballard, Bickford, Bodge, Benjamin Bordman, 1793-1845 (Ambler, John, deed of 1717, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 35, Folder 2Bunker family, 1744-1889 (Bunker, John, deed of 1750, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 35, Folder 3Card and Carney families, 1804-1887
Box 35, Folder 4Chesley family, 1804-1862
Box 35, Folder 5Clark-Coe families, 1826-1828
Box 35, Folder 6Coffin-Cutts families, 1797-1826 (See also: Dam, Sarah, inventory of estate, 1767, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 35, Folder 7Demerrit family, 1765-1856
Box 35, Folder 8Demerrit, Ely, will and account book, 1736-1770
Box 35, Folder 9Demerrit, Samuel, undated (See also: Demerrit, Samuel, deed of 1751, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 35, Folder 10Demerrit, Nathaniel, correspondence, 1771-1819
Box 35, Folder 11Demerrit, Nathaniel, receipts, 1773-1798
Box 35, Folder 12Demerrit, Nathaniel, receipts, 1804-1812
Box 35, Folder 13Demerrit, Nathaniel, receipts, 1812-1823
Box 35, Folder 14Demerrit, Nathaniel, 1778-1805
Box 35, Folder 15Demerrit, Mary, correspondence, 1819-1847
Box 35, Folder 16Demerrit, William, correspondence, 1818-1831
Box 35, Folder 17Demerrit, Susan, correspondence, 1821-1825
Box 35, Folder 18Demerrit, Susan, 1820-1829
Box 35, Folder 19Doe-Emerson families, 1755-1846
Box 35, Folder 20Follett-Footman families, 1743-1799
Box 35, Folder 21Frost-Gerrish families, 1788-1833 (Frost, George, Kings Commission to wage war on France, 1760, see OVERSIZE BOX 9)
Box 35, Folder 22Giles-Hale families, 1808-1810
Box 35, Folder 23Haven, A.W., correspondence, 1839-1845
Box 35, Folder 24Hayes-Hodgdon families, 1760-1856
Box 35, Folder 25Hull-Jones families, 1795-1822
Box 35, Folder 26Kelsey, Moses, diary, 1757
Box 35, Folder 27Kelsey-Laskey families, 1757-1825 (Lapish, Robert, deed of 1798, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 35, Folder 28Layn-Libbey families, 1794-1858
Box 35, Folder 29Livermore-McErerelous families, 1751-1825
Box 35, Folder 30Odel-Porter families, 1783-1806
Box 35, Folder 31Pitman-Sherburne families, 1713-1859
Box 35, Folder 32Simpson, Andrew, 1806-1835
Box 36
Box 36, Folder 1Smith family, 1791-1830
Box 36, Folder 2Smith, Ebenezer, materials relating to his estate, 1831-1844
Box 36, Folder 3Smith, Ebenezer, materials relating to his estate, 1831-1838
Box 36, Folder 4Smith, Ebenezer, materials relating to his estate, 1831-1844
Box 36, Folder 5Smith, Joseph (copy of land division), 1767
Box 36, Folder 6Spinney-Sullivan families, 1774-1801 (Stacy family genealogy [broadside], ca. 1860, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 36, Folder 7Tash-Tibbetts families, 1789-1854
Box 36, Folder 8Tuttle-White families, 1798-1875
Box 36, Folder 9Wentworth-Young families, 1773-1828
Box 36, Folder 10Miscellaneous, undated

Series 13: Durham Town Records

(4.5 boxes)
Box 37
Box 37, Folder 1Accounts for Durham town, 1783-1784
Box 37, Folder 2Act of Incorporation, Durham (copy), 1723
Box 37, Folder 3Board of Education, Durham, 1885-1917
Box 37, Folder 4Board of Health, minutes, 1906
Box 37, Folder 5Bridge at Durham Village, Specifications for abutement and wing walls, 1883
Box 37, Folder 6Bridge: "Piscataqua Bridge," Durham, 1793-1809 (Cavalry enlistment, 1764, see OVERSIZE BOX 7)
Box 37, Folder 7Cemetary: Purchase of land for a cemetary in Durham, 1796
Box 37, Folder 8Christian Church: establishment, members, accounts, 1838-1842
Box 37, Folder 9Congregational Church: anniversary publications, 1899-1913
Box 37, Folder 10Congregational Church: Minister's rate list for the North side of Durham, undated
Box 37, Folder 11Congregational Church: Minister's rate list for Durham, 1783
Box 37, Folder 12Congregational Church: Miscellaneous, undated
Box 37, Folder 13Congregational Church: New meeting house construction, 1848-1849
Box 37, Folder 14Congregational Church: New meeting house, accounts, 1848-1850 (Congregational Church: Plan of the pews, see OVERSIZE BOX 9)
Box 37, Folder 15Congregational Church: Records (copy), 1713-1850
Box 37, Folder 16Congregational Church: Records (copy) of Hugh Adams (1716-1730)and "Reformation" John Adams (1749-1763), 1716-1763
Box 38
Box 38, Folder 1Congregational Church: Records of Curtis Coe, 1800-1805
Box 38, Folder 2Congregational Church: Records of Federal Burt, 1815
Box 38, Folder 3Congregational Church: Records of Robert Page, 1828
Box 38, Folder 4Congregational Church: Records of Alvin Tobey, 1851-1859
Box 38, Folder 5Congregational Church: Sunday School incorporation and enrollment, 1819
Box 38, Folder 6Congregational Church: Sunday School attendance, 1851
Box 38, Folder 7Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1870
Box 38, Folder 8Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1871
Box 38, Folder 9Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1881
Box 38, Folder 10Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1884
Box 38, Folder 11Congregational Church: Sunday School, Accounts and miscellaneous, 1884
Box 38, Folder 12Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1906
Box 38, Folder 13Congregational Church: Accounts and correspondence, 1906
Box 38, Folder 14Congregational Church: Treasurer's reports, 1897-1905
Box 38, Folder 15Congregational Society of Durham (copy), 1814 (Durham Historic Association, Act of Incorporation, 1851, see OVERSIZE BOX 7)
Box 38, Folder 16Durham Manufacturing Company: Inventory and accounts, 1893-1894
Box 38, Folder 17Durham Village Improvement Society: Constitution, by-laws, and provisions, 1894
Box 38, Folder 18"The Election in Durham", March 10, 1868
Box 38, Folder 19First Christian Society in Durham: Constitution and minutes, 1851-1877
Box 38, Folder 20First Christian Society in Durham: Minutes, 1878-1890
Box 39
Box 39, Folder 1Highway lists: Durham, 1783-1824
Box 39, Folder 2Highway lists: Durham, 1837-1843
Box 39, Folder 3Highway list: Durham, 1850
Box 39, Folder 4Highway lists: Durham, 1851-1852
Box 39, Folder 5Highway lists: Durham, 1855-1856 (Inventory: Town of Durham, 1760, see OVERSIZE BOX 7)
Box 39, Folder 6Inventory: South-side of Durham, 1780
Box 39, Folder 7Inventory: South-side of Durham, 1782-1783
Box 39, Folder 8Inventory: Durham town, 1800
Box 39, Folder 9Inventory: Durham town, 1844
Box 39, Folder 10Landing on the Oyster River, Durham, [copy of 1703 deed], 1703
Box 39, Folder 11Library: By-laws for the Durham Public Library, undated
Box 39, Folder 12Library: Consolidation of the Durham libraries, ca. 1904
Box 39, Folder 13Library: Durham Library Association, history, by-laws, and constitution, 1881-1904
Box 39, Folder 14Maps of Durham, miscellaneous, 1796-1848 (Maps of Durham, see OVERSIZE BOX 7)
Box 39, Folder 15Mills: Durham Falls, 1813-1824
Box 39, Folder 16Oyster River Creamery Association: Deeds and by-laws, 1887-1893
Box 39, Folder 17Oyster River Creamery Association: Minutes, 1887-1893
Box 39, Folder 18Perambulation of Durham town line, 1836 (Police Law [broadside], 1823, see OVERSIZE BOX 7)
Box 39, Folder 19Poor relief in Durham, 1816-1826
Box 39, Folder 20R.H. Society: Epistle, 1820
Box 39, Folder 21Rate List: Durham, 1777
Box 39, Folder 22Rate List: Durham, 1778
Box 39, Folder 23Rate List: Durham, 1786
Box 39, Folder 24Rate List: Durham, 1787
Box 39, Folder 25Rate List: Durham, 1788
Box 39, Folder 26Rate List: Durham, 1789-1793
Box 40
Box 40, Folder 1Rate List: Durham, 1794-1799
Box 40, Folder 2Rate List: Durham, 1800
Box 40, Folder 3Rate List: Durham, 1824
Box 40, Folder 4Roads: Construction and alterations, Durham/Dover (copy), 1701-1743
Box 40, Folder 5Roads: Construction and alterations, Durham, 1814-1893
Box 40, Folder 6Schools: Durham Academy, 1841-1856
Box 40, Folder 7Schools: Petition for a women's school in Durham's lower district, 1804
Box 40, Folder 8Ship-Building Accounts: Durham, Andrew Simpson, 1805-1814
Box 40, Folder 9Ship-Building Accounts: Durham, the "General Jackson," and other ships, 1815 (Ship-Building Accounts: Durham, Andrew Simpson, the "General Jackson," 1814-1815, see OVERSIZE BOX 7)
Box 40, Folder 10Temperance: "The Durham Temporance Society," constitution and members, ca. 1830
Box 40, Folder 11Temperance: Law of 1855, undated
Box 40, Folder 12Treasurer: Durham town accounts, 1901-1903
Box 40, Folder 13Warnings Out: Durham, 1778
Box 40, Folder 14Young Women's Missionary Society: Constitution, undated

Series 14: Documents from Towns Other Than Durham

(0.3 cu. ft.)
Box 40, Folder 15Barrington, undated
Box 40, Folder 16Dover: Town inventory, 1742
Box 40, Folder 17Dover: Cocheco River Bridge, 1770-1775 (Dover: Petition for a ferry to Newington, 1858, see OVERSIZE BOX 6.)
Box 40, Folder 18Holderness: Masonic Lodge, 1858
Box 40, Folder 19Indian Stream Republic, 1824-1834
Box 40, Folder 20Kensington: Appointment of John Frost, 1724
Box 40, Folder 21Lee: Congregational Society, 1895-1905
Box 40, Folder 22Madbury: Town inventory, 1758 Town meeting notes, 1808
Box 40, Folder 23Mainsborough (Berlin) and Paulsbourough (Milan): List of Proprietors, 1833
Box 40, Folder 24Millsfield and Errol: List of Proprietors, 1822. Moultonborough: Tax assessment, 1854 (New Durham: Map, 1807, see OVERSIZE BOX 6)
Box 40, Folder 25Newington: Records of Rev. Joseph Adams, 1716-1780
Box 40, Folder 26Somersworth: William Cook's declaration as a Baptist, 1801
Box 40, Folder 27Woodstock: "Total Abstinence Society," 1852

Series 15: New Hampshire State Documents

(0.1 cu. ft.)
Box 41
Box 41, Folder 1New Hampshire:
  • Agreement with Massachusetts over state boundaries, 1719
  • (Commissions of Samuel Demerrit, 1755 and 1765, see OVERSIZE BOX 8)
  • (Charters, "New Holderness", "Burton", and "Chatham," 1761-1767, see OVERSIZE BOX 8)
Box 41, Folder 2New Hampshire: Commission, 1773 (Commission for Justices of the Peace, 1773, see OVERSIZE BOX 8)
Box 41, Folder 3New Hampshire: Commission for Justice of the Peace, 1775 (Commissions for Justices of the Peace, Strafford County, 1776, see OVERSIZE BOX 8)
Box 41, Folder 4New Hampshire: Call to Arms [broadside], 1775
  • New Hampshire: Representatives at the Continental Congress, 1778, see OVERSIZE BOX 8
  • New Hampshire: "Proclamation, declaring the cessation of arms" [broadside], 1783, see OVERSIZE BOX 8
  • New Hampshire: Commission of Nathaniel Demerit to 1st Lieutenant of the 5th Company in the Second Regiment of Militia, 1786, see OVERSIZE BOX 8
Box 41, Folder 5New Hampshire: Documents pertaining to the election of the U.S. President, 1796
  • New Hampshire: "A Proclamation, for a day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer" [broadside], 1824 and 1834, see OVERSIZE BOX 8
  • New Hampshire: Proclamation for Arbor Day, 1901, see OVERSIZE BOX 8
  • New Hampshire: Plan of the County of Strafford, n.d., see OVERSIZE BOX 9
Box 41, Folder 6New Hampshire: Miscellaneous, 1813-1886
Box 41, Folder 7New Hampshire: Engravings of New Hampshire scenes, undated

Series 16: Photographs

(0.33 cu. ft.)

Subseries A: Thompson Family

Box 41, Folder 1Mary P. Thompson (1825-1890) in habit, undated
Box 41, Folder 2Lucien and Mary Lizzie Thompson in CO on mules, postcard, undated
Box 41, Folder 3Lucien and child with turkey, undated
Box 41, Folder 4Lucien with his children: Louise,Ruth, Robert, and Helen, undated
Box 41, Folder 5Lucien and Mary Lizzie with Helen, Robert, and Louise, undated
Box 41, Folder 6Lucien with Wilfred, Aunt Annie, Kathryn, Nellie, and Buford, undated
Box 41, Folder 7Lucien, Robert, Louise, Mary Lizzie, and Ruth, undated
Box 41, Folder 8Lucien and Mary Lizzie with Ruth, Helen, Louise, and Robert, 1912
Box 41, Folder 9Lucien, Forrest Emery, Helen, Jeanette Booth, undated
Box 41, Folder 10Lucien and unidentified others shoveling snow, 1913
Box 41, Folder 11Lucien amd Ruth w/ unidentified others, undated
Box 41, Folder 12Mary Lizzie, June 1931
Box 41, Folder 13Mary Lizzie and the Chicken Yard, undated
Box 41, Folder 14Mary Lizzie, Robert, and Grandmother Lizzie Gage, c. 1917
Box 41, Folder 15Mary Lizzie, Louise, Ruth, and Helen, undated
Box 41, Folder 16Ruth, Forrest Emery, Helen, Jeanette Booth, Helen, undated
Box 41, Folder 17Ruth, Louise and Robert in CO on mules, undated
Box 41, Folder 18Robert, undated (2 photos)
Box 41, Folder 19Ruth, undated (4 photos)
Box 41, Folder 20Ruth and Ralph B. Hull, undated
Box 41, Folder 21Ralph B. Hull, undated
Box 41, Folder 22Ruth and Helen, undated
Box 41, Folder 23Helen, undated (4 photos)
Box 41, Folder 24Helen and Forrest Emery, undated
Box 41, Folder 25Charles Thompson and Helen, undated
Box 41, Folder 26Helen and Robert Thompson Heath, June 1931
Box 41, Folder 27Helen and Louise, 1931
Box 41, Folder 28Louise, undated (5 photos)
Box 41, Folder 29Marjorie Thompson, undated
Box 41, Folder 30George E. Thompson's children: Charles and Margery, undated
Box 41, Folder 31Kathryn Demeritt (cousin), Uncle Forrest Smith, Cousins Stephen and Margaret Demeritt, Ruth, Helen, Harold Kidder, Louise, undated
Box 41, Folder 32Mary Gage, Aden, Aunt Harriet, Forrest Smith, Margaret Demeritt, Uncle Frank, undated

Subseries B: Other People

Box 41, Folder 33Joy, Honorable James F., undated
Box 41, Folder 34Lilly, Reverend Thomas, undated (2 photos)
Box 41, Folder 35Tobey, Reverend Alvan, undated
Box 41, Folder 36Whittemore, Manvel (Class of 1908), undated
Box 41, Folder 37200th Anniversary of the Durham Congregational Church, photograph of the speakers, undated
Box 41, Folder 38Unidentified person on a hay wagon, undated
Box 41, Folder 39Unidentified male, undated
Box 41, Folder 40Unidentified male, undated

Subseries C: Durham Buildings

Box 41, Folder 41Adams, Col. Winborn, inn, undated (for Bunker Garrison, see f. 81.)
Box 41, Folder 42Congregational Church, undated
Box 41, Folder 43Congregational Church (postcard), undated (See also f. 82; for Davis-Smith Garrison, see f. 83.)
Box 41, Folder 44Drew Garrison (postcard), undated
Box 41, Folder 45Frost, Margaret B., house, undated (2 photos)
Box 41, Folder 46Hill, Valentine (?), house, undated
Box 41, Folder 47Joy, Jamey, house, undated
Box 41, Folder 48Mendell, George H., house, undated
Box 41, Folder 49Undated New Hampshire College images:
  • Gamma Theta House (postcard)
  • Hamilton Smith Hall (photo)
  • President's House (postcard)
  • Thompson Hall (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 50School House, Durham Village, undated
Box 41, Folder 51Smith, Hamilton, house, undated
Box 41, Folder 52Smith, John, inn, undated
Box 41, Folder 53Sullivan, General John, house, undated (photo and 2 postcards)
Box 41, Folder 54Sullivan, General John, monument, undated (2 postcards)
Box 41, Folder 55Sullivan, General John, slave house and monument, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 56Sullivan, General John, slavehouse, undated (photo)
Box 41, Folder 57Thompson, Lucien, house, undated (postcards)
Box 41, Folder 58Thompson, Lucien, library in house, undated (2 photos)
Box 41, Folder 59Thompson Farm House, undated (4 photos)
Box 41, Folder 60Thompson Farm House, undated (4 photos)
Box 41, Folder 61Woodman Garrison burning, undated

Subseries D: Durham Scenes

Box 41, Folder 62Comfort Mathes Camp, undated (4 postcards)
Box 41, Folder 63"Disappearing Cove," Little Bay, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 64Durham Village from "old Broth Hill School-house.", undated
Box 41, Folder 65Forest scene, NH College, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 66Great Bay - Smith Park, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 67Nytoboy Farm, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 68Oyster River, head of tide waters, undated (3 photos)
Box 41, Folder 69Packer's Falls Landing, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 70Pettee Block, undated (postcard)
Box 41, Folder 71Shankhassick, undated
Box 41, Folder 72Smith Park, undated (postcard)

Subseries E: Buildings and Scenes from Other Places

Box 41, Folder 73Colorado Scenes (3 photos)
Box 41, Folder 74Dorchester, MA(?), Emery House, undated
Box 41, Folder 75Dover, NH, Dam at Bellamy, undated (postcard)
  • Dover, NH: Andrew Torr House, see f. 84
  • Dover, NH, John F. Torr House, see f. 85
Box 41, Folder 76Notre Dame de Soulac, undated
Box 41, Folder 77Ocean Park, ME, Ainsworth Burpee's Cottage, undated
Box 41, Folder 78Ocean Park, ME, Ainsworth Burpee's Cottage, undated
Box 41, Folder 79Unidentified houses, undated (5 photos) (also see f. 86)

Subseries F: Oversized Photos

Box 41, Folder 80Unidentified Catholic Priest, undated
Box 41, Folder 81Bunker Garrison, undated
Box 41, Folder 82Congregational Church, undated
Box 41, Folder 83Davis-Smith Garrison, undated
Box 41, Folder 84Dover: Andrew Torr House, undated
Box 41, Folder 85Dover: John F. Torr House, undated
Box 41, Folder 86Unidentified house, undated

Series 17: Oversized Materials

(0.33 cu. ft., 1 map drawer)

Subseries A: Thompson Family Deeds and Materials from Various Thompsons

Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1Deed, Samuel Thompson, 1750
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869), Justice of the Peace Commissions, 1855-1867
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3Helen Pickering Thompson [Heath], list of Thompson family genealogy after Lucien Thompson, undated
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4Benjamin Thompson (1806-1890), Account books, 1828-1841

Subseries B: Mary Pickering Thompson

Oversize Box 2
Oversize Box 2, Folder 1Various certificates and official documents regarding her travels in Europe, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 2Passport, 1854
Oversize Box 2, Folder 3Maps of Dover, 1889
Oversize Box 2, Folder 4Maps of Durham, NH, 1805-1889
Oversize Box 2, Folder 5Map of Newington, NH, 1805
Oversize Box 2, Folder 6Map of Nottingham, NH, 1806
Oversize Box 2, Folder 7Map of St. Mary's County, Maryland, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 8Map of Trinidad, Port of Spain, 1845
Oversize Box 2, Folder 9Map of Trinidad, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 10Miscellaneous map, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 11McCrillis family genealogical notes, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 12Scrapbook, etchings, engravings, and prints, mostly scenes from literary works, undated
Oversize Box 3
Oversize Box 3, Folder 1Plate for the map of Franklin City, undated
Oversize Box 3, Folder 2Plate for the map of Packers Falls, undated
Oversize Box 3, Folder 3Plate for the map of Dover, undated

Subseries C: Lucien Thompson

Oversize Box 4
Oversize Box 4, Folder 1LT's genealogical notes on his father's side, undated
Oversize Box 4, Folder 2Notebook, Thompson family genealogy, undated
Oversize Box 4, Folder 3Record book, Thompson and Kelsey families genealogy, undated
Oversize Box 5
Oversize Box 5, Folder 1Certificate from the NH Columbian League, 1893
Oversize Box 5, Folder 2Certificate, "Degree of Flora", Grange, 1888
Oversize Box 5, Folder 3Commission, NH Board of Agriculture, 1888-1890
Oversize Box 5, Folder 4Commission, Justice of the Peace, 1886-1911
Oversize Box 5, Folder 5Commission, Notary Public, 1894-1904
Oversize Box 5, Folder 6Commission, Trustee of NH College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1892-1910
Oversize Box 5, Folder 7A list of soldiers of the town of Durham (Civil War), undated
Oversize Box 5, Folder 8Wallpaper from the Thompson family home, undated

Subseries D: Documents from Various People and Various Towns

Oversize Box 6
Oversize Box 6, Folder 1Ambler, John, deed, 1717
Oversize Box 6, Folder 2Bunker, James, deed, 1750
Oversize Box 6, Folder 3Dam, Sarah, inventory of estate (Ebenezer Thompson, executor), 1767
Oversize Box 6, Folder 4Demerrit, Samuel, deed, 1751
Oversize Box 6, Folder 5Lapish, Robert, deed, 1798
Oversize Box 6, Folder 6Stacy family [broadside], genealogy, ca. 1860
Oversize Box 6, Folder 7Dover, NH petition for a ferry to Newington, NH, 1858
Oversize Box 6, Folder 8New Durham, map, 1807

Subseries E: Durham Town Documents

Oversize Box 7
Oversize Box 7, Folder 1Cavalry enlistment, 1764
Oversize Box 7, Folder 2Durham Historic Association, Act of Incorporation, 1851
Oversize Box 7, Folder 3Inventory: Town of Durham, 1760
Oversize Box 7, Folder 4Map of Durham, Ballard and Dame Pasture, 1808
Oversize Box 7, Folder 5Map of Durham, Ballard and Richardson's Land, 1808
Oversize Box 7, Folder 6Map of Durham, Ichabod Bartlett's Land, 1847
Oversize Box 7, Folder 7Map of Durham, William Laskey's Land, 1814
Oversize Box 7, Folder 8Map of Durham, Spinney's Land, undated
Oversize Box 7, Folder 9Map of Durham, David Wiggin's Pasture, 1808
Oversize Box 7, Folder 10Map of Durham, miscellaneous, undated
Oversize Box 7, Folder 11Police Law, 1823
Oversize Box 7, Folder 12Ship-Building Accounts: Town of Durham, Andrew Simpson, the "General Jackson," 1814-1815

Subseries F: New Hampshire State Documents

Oversize Box 8
Oversize Box 8, Folder 1Printed money,(reproduction, )1740
Oversize Box 8, Folder 2Royal Commission of Samuel Demerrit to be Quarter master of the Troops of Horse, 1755
Oversize Box 8, Folder 3Ibid, 1765
Oversize Box 8, Folder 4Charter of "New Holderness," 1761
Oversize Box 8, Folder 5Charter of "Burton," 1766
Oversize Box 8, Folder 6Charter of "Chatham," 1767
Oversize Box 8, Folder 7Appointment of John Wentworth, George Frost, Otis Baker, and John Plummer, Justices of the Peace, 1773
Oversize Box 8, Folder 8Appointment of George Frost, Otis Baker, John Plummer, and Moses Carr, Justice of the Peace, 1776
Oversize Box 8, Folder 9Appointment of Justices of the Peace of Strafford County, 1776
Oversize Box 8, Folder 10NH State's representation at the Continental Congress, Josiah Bartlett, John Wentworth, William Whipple, and George Frost (copy by Ebenezer Thompson), 1778
Oversize Box 8, Folder 11"A Proclamation, declaring the cessation of arms, as well by sea as by Land, agreed upon between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty; and enjoying observance thereof" [broadside], 1783
Oversize Box 8, Folder 12Commission of Nathaniel Demerit to 1st Lieutenant of the 5th Company in the Second Regiment of NH Militia, 1786
Oversize Box 8, Folder 13"A Proclamation, for a day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer" [broadside], 1824
Oversize Box 8, Folder 14"A Proclamation, for a day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer" [broadside], 1834
Oversize Box 8, Folder 15"Proclamation by the Governor for Arbor Day" [broadside], 1901

Subseries G: Miscellaneous Extra-Large Materials

Oversize Box 9
Oversize Box 9, Item 1Lucien Thompson: John Sullivan Memorial, poster, 1894
Oversize Box 9, Item 2Documents from Various People: King's Commission to George Frost, master of the privateer Enterprize, to wage war on the French, 1760
Oversize Box 9, Item 3Durham Town Documents: Plan of the Pews of the Congregational Church in Durham, undated
Oversize Box 9, Item 4New Hampshire Documents: Plan of the County of Strafford, undated

Subseries H: Oversize Manuscript Materials

Oversize Box 9, Map Drawer 1Lucien Thompson: Thompson family tree, undated
Oversize Box 9, Map Drawer 1Lucien Thompson: Thompson family tree, undated
Collection
Thompson Family farmhouse, n.d.

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