Belknap County, NH

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    The Stevens family of Meredith, New Hampshire consisted of Ebenezer Stevens (1810-1901), his first Therina P. Osgood (1811-1845) and their three children, and his second wife Cassandra Swansey (1818-1901) and their daughter Alice Swansey Stevens (1849…
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    The NH and Durham Vertical Files were collected over ca. 30 years and contain materials accumulated mostly by subject rather than creator. The New Hampshire and Durham vertical files contain historical information and publications covering a very wide…
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    The Teen Assessment Project (TAP) is a multifaceted, community-based research and education program designed to help youth by helping parents, schools, youth-serving agencies and community leaders better support youth development. This collection contains the…
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    The Page family was a relatively well-off family from Gilmanton Ironworks, NH. Members consisted of Moses Page (1791-1862) and his son John Sherburne Page (1825-1891). Others included Moses's wife Dorothy Sanborn (1790-1872), John Page's wife Sarah T…
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    Norman Stevens is a retired librarian, library historian, and has collected and researched extensively on various folklore and folklife topics. He is a member of the University of New Hampshire’s Class of 1954. This collection consists of history,…
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    The Milne Special Collections and Archives is located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The repository collects materials related the history and culture of New Hampshire and greater New England. The collection contains financial…
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    Solon Burpee Sargent (New London NH 1861- Franklin NH 19??) was a granite/cutter and carver. After working in various odd jobs as a laborer and stone cutter, he settled down in Franklin/Tilton NH around 1894 and became both a dealer and a carver of…
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    Milne Special Collections is located at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA. The New Hampshire Diary Collection consists of approximately 40 diaries from men and women writing between 1856-1951. Predomenant subjects include farming,…
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    John B. Swasey was born in Meredith, New Hampshire in 1782. He married Alice Ladd of Windham, New Hampshire in 1809. The couple had five children and lived in Meredith. Swasey owned and ran a store from which he sold goods like foodstuffs, kettles and…
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    The Engineering Experiment Station was formed by the Board of Trustees in 1929, as a non-teaching division of the College of Technology. It wasn't until 1932 that the station began operation. It was established to provide professional engineering and…
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    The provenance of this collection is unknown. 87 mid-20th century postcards from across New Hampshire.
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    The Robert Frost Youth Poet Program was begun in 1997 to provide New Hampshire fourth grade students in public and private schools the opportunity to express their feelings about New Hampshire in a poem in the hope that it will increase appreciation…
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    Anna Maria Greeley Clarke (1811-1883) was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire to Stephen L. and Anna Norton Greeley. In 1834, she married William Cogswell Clarke, a lawyer from Manchester. He and Anna had four children: Stephen Greeley, Anna Norton,…
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    The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests was formed in Concord, N.H. in February 1901 "...to preserve the forests of New Hampshire, to protect its scenery, to encourage the building of good roads, and to cooperate in other measures of…
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    [bioghist abstract] The collection consists of class projects undertaken by participants in American Folklife courses taught in the English Department, primarily by Professor Burt Feintuch. The projects take the form of investigations of local persons…
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    The Works Projects Administration (WPA) was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program in 1935. The Historical Records Survey of New Hampshire, established in 1936, was one of its public works projects. The University of New Hampshire assumed…
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    The Historic American Buildings Survey of New Hampshire was one of the WPA’s many projects that compiled information of historical significance. Carried out between 1933 and 1939, it was supervised by Professor Eric T. Huddleston, Chairman of the…
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    The Works Project Administration (WPA) was created under President F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program in 1935. Designed to provide relief for the Nation’s unemployed, the WPA provided jobs on public work projects. The photographers on the Federal Art…
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    The Isaiah Piper family lived in Factory Village (Belmont), New Hampshire from 1836. Isaiah’s first wife Elisabeth died in 1864 aged 35 years leaving two children, Ahira Barney (born 1856) and Elmer Isaiah (born 1861). His second wife, Sarah Emeline…
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    In 1962 Thomas J. McIntyre (1915-1992) became the first Democratic Senator from New Hampshire in thirty years. He was continuously re-elected to the Senate until his defeat in the 1978 elections. In 1940 McIntyre was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar…
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    This collection consists of assorted eighteenth, nineteenth, and some twentieth-century New Hampshire newspapers, mostly from Dover, Exeter, and Portsmouth. These are rarely complete runs, and often only individual issues. Also included in the…
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    The photographer(s) are anonymous. The collection consists of glass lantern slides mostly from the period 1900-1920. Most of the 331 images are of forestry and lumbering activities in Northern New Hampshire.
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    The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association was organized on April 10, 1976. It was incorporated as a voluntary association with the New Hampshire Secretary of State on April 12, 1977. The Association’s mission is “to discover, restore, maintain, map…
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    Henry Brewer Quinby was Governor of New Hampshire from 1909-1910. Henry Cole Quinby, Henry Brewer’s son, was born in Lakeport, New Hampshire, on July 9, 1872. The Quinby papers are a small but varied collection of personal and public memorabilia –…
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    John W. F. Locke was born on October 13, 1838 in Barnstead, New Hampshire to Eliphalet and Sally Locke. When the Civil War began he was unable to join the New Hampshire Volunteers because he suffered from asthma. According to his diary entries, he…
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    Charles E. Jewett, a 23 year-old resident of Gilford, N.H., joined the 2nd N.H. Regiment on April 20, 1861. He re-enlisted for three years on May 22, 1861. Jewett, a private, was killed at the 2nd Battle of Manassas on August 29, 1862. Primarily…
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    The Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire, Inc., was formed at a meeting held on September 19, 1950, in Wakefield with 13 local historical societies represented. Incorporated in October 1951, with 24 Charter Members, the non-profit…
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    Ida M. Hatch was born in Gilford, N.H. in 1856 and for a number of years taught school there. She married Robert C. Morrill, a farmer, also of Gilford, on August 30, 1879. She gave birth to a daughter in January 1893 in her 37th year. Seven diaries for the years 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1882, 1886…
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    Artist unknown A survey of 114 bird species taken for the year 1911, primarily in the Middletown, Connecticut area, but also including Tilton, New Hampshire and a few places in between. Records temperature and wind direction and a few other details. Also records the dates when first and last seen…
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    1760-1848. Smith was a merchant, Meredith and New Hampton, N.H. He was the son of Robert Smith and Abigail Cass, and married Elizabeth Betsey Marston ca. 1785. The ledger documents business transactions made at the Meredith store between 1822 and 1825. It appears that Smith ran a general store…
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    City Treasurer, Laconia, N.H. and Manager, Laconia National Bank. A daily accounting of local political business, as well as details about the weather and Dinsmoor’s private life.
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    Smith Family resided in Center Harbor, Belknap County, New Hampshire A collection of 3 ledgers from the Smith family of Center Harbor, New Hampshire. Ledger 1 has the name of David B. Smith on the inside cover. There are 310 pages that appear to be employment records of local women in the…
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    Marietta was born in Sanbornton, N.H. Sept. 22, 1849 and was the daughter of Joseph and Sally Lougee. She married John Henry Brown on June 10, 1872 and lived in Bristol, N.H. He became a prominent Republican politician, was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896, and served as a…
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    Minutes of the directors and officers of the failed Mt. Belknap Railroad Corporation comprise 26 pages of the volume. They pertain to the corporations financial matters, the election of officials, and the proceedings of annual meetings. There is no evidence that the railroad was ever built.
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    John Adams Harper, born in Deerfield, N.H. on November 7, 1779, became postmaster of Sanbornton, N.H. at age twenty-one, then practised law in Meredith Bridge (later Laconia). He served in the New Hampshire legislature and, in 1811, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He died in 1816…
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    Joseph Woodman Sanborn was born on March 10, 1801 in New Hampton, N.H. and died on Aug. 9, 1868 in Bridgewater, MA. He resided for some time at Benicia, California where his sons died. He was a cordwainer in 1850, resided at "Sanborn's Corner" in a house that stood at the N.E. corner of Hancock and…
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    William Badger (1823 or 1826-1897) was born in Gilmanton, NH, son of William Badger and Hannah Pearson (Cogswell) Badger. He mustered in Company D, of the Fourth Infantry Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers on Sept. 18, 1861 as a captain. He was…
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    The 4th NH was organized in Manchester on Sept. 18, 1861. Length of service was four years. Order of exercises: for the celebration of the 86th anniversary of American independence at St. Augustine, Fla., 1862 July 4. Humorous broadside listing the 4th New Hampshire Regiment’s July 4th activities.…
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    The Special Collections Department received these photos as a gift from the Bailey Howe Library at the University of Vermont. Additional photos were transferred from UNH’s Media Services. The collection consists of 242 copy negatives and 106 prints of…
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    Edwin Jay Roberts was born in Gilford, New Hampshire on February 2, 1885. He graduated from New Hampshire College in 1902 and attended Yale University for graduate work on rare earths, receiving his PhD in 1911. Roberts married his hometown sweetheart…
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    The Bickford family lived in Laconia, New Hampshire. Karl H. and Helen (Denny) Bickford had four children: Arlene P. (born 1922), Karl H., Jr. (b. Nov. 23, 1923 in Sandwich, NH), Thelma, and Betty (birthdates unknown). Arlene married Sgt. Richard K.…