Coos County, NH

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    Major Judge Ivorey Cobb (1911-1992) was the first minority/African American judge in New Hampshire, serving in the position from 1964-1986. He graduated from Suffolk University in 1962, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in 1965. Cobb served…
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    Asa Barker Cole (15 May 1785 Boxford MA - 13 June 1860 Whitefield NH) was the son of Solomon Cole and Mehitable Barker. He married Lydia Howland in 1830 in Whitefield and made his living as a farmer. The diary (ca. 1840-1850) details planting, equipment, hauling wood, and other typical farm…
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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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    David H. Millstone is a folk dance teacher, caller, and historian from northern New Hampshire, and a prolific author and documentarian on contemporary and historical New England contra and square dance. He maintains the Square Dance History Project at…
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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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    Lt. Col. Nelson Cross (1824-1897) was born in Lancaster, N.H., and lived in Brooklyn New York by 1860. He was married to Mary (Whetten) Cross (1832-1911) and they had one daughter, Amy Cross (1856-1939). Nelson Cross was the half brother of Edward Cross, who commanded the 5th New Hampshire until…
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    Three handwritten menu planning books, possibly from the Spaulding Inn, Whitefield NH. Menus created to feed an affluent client base in the midst of the Great Depression.
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    Walter H. James (1873-1965) married Ida Rachel Butterfield James (1875-1966) in 1899. Together with Ida's sister Lucy Ardena Butterfield (1871-1955) and Walter and Ida's children Ruth and Arthur, they traveled all around the White Mountains and NH/VT hiking, camping, and taking photographs. This…
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    Henry C. Beecher and C. F. Newell, potentially of northern New Hampshire, were at the least close friends and possibly lovers during the 1830s. Nothing more is known about either of them. A 3 page handwritten "Brotherhood Contract" lays out five…
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    The Wilson family of Maine and New Hampshire bought and sold land during the 1850s-1910s, usually in the area of Berlin, Coos County, N.H. Members included: Mary Elizabeth Shaw Wilson (1814-1872), James B. Wilson (1840-?), George Shaw Wilson (1846-?), Julia Wilson (1849-1922), William Melville…
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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, Durham, New Hampshire. The repository collects materials related to the social life, customs, and history of New Hampshire and greater New England. The Estate…
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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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    The UNH Cooperative Extension was founded in 1915. In 1938, as the Cooperative Extension Service approached 25 years since the signing of the Smith-Level Act, a Committe on Extension History was form and a member from each county was assigned the duty of writing a…
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    The diverse records in this collection relate to lumber trade in early 19th century Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, and originate from the Amasa P. Niles Company of Haverhill, MA. They were kept by Ebenezer Carleton (Sr.) (1773-1849) and…
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    Leander G. Randall was born to Leander and Grace Randall in 1906 in Macwahoc, Maine. As a child, he grew up in Gorham, Coos County, New Hampshire, where he worked in a paper mill in his twenties. For a short time between about 1931 and 1935, he lived…
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    In 1861, the United States federal government approved the Morrill Act which set aside land in each state for the founding of public higher education. In 1862, the New Hampshire state legislature accepted the grant of 80,000 acres of public lands on…
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    This series contains the report of the instruction trip through northern New Hampshire taken by the senior forestry students. It includes their daily itenerary, a detailed account of what they saw and did, and photographs.
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    Jeremiah W. Sanborn started at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1876 as farm superintendent. He continued in that position until 1883 when he left for a job in Missouri. This series contains the report of Jeremiah W. Sanborn to the Secretary of the Board of…
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    Charles H. Pettee served the University of New Hampshire in various ways for 62 years. He was instrumental in the move of NHC from Hanover to Durham from 1890-1893. He was also acting president three times: 1891-93, 1912, and 1917. He continued to teach at the University of New Hampshire until 1928…
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    The Whittemore School of Business and Economics of the University of New Hampshire operated two hotels in the White Mountains region in order to give young people job training and skills in the hotel-motel industry. This series contains the program's…
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    Herbert A. Warden was a member of the Class of 1896 of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This series contains a book of mechanical drawings created by Herbert A. Warden. The drawings progress from simple to more complex. Included are surveys of the campus in Hanover,…
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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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    Florence Cole [Heckman] of Dover, N.H. graduated from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1912. In 1909, while still a freshman, she wrote the music to “On to Victory” with words by Professor Richard Whoriskey, the most…
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    The AMC Trail Crew dates to 1919 and is charged with trail and shelter maintenance in the White Mountains. The Association, formed to maintain a sense of community amongst trail crew staff and alumni, was organized in 1952. In 1999, the state of New…
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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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    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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    Martin Woodman Hoyt (1847-1924) was born in Northwood, N.H. He attended both Pittsfield Academy and Dartmouth College. Attending these schools with him was Nathan Robert Goss [1846-1905; Rye, N.H.]. The two became friends and lifelong collaborators in…
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    Norris Cotton (1900-1989), member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, was born in Warren, NH. Cotton became active in state politics in 1923, as member of the NH House of Representatives. He also served as clerk of the NH Senate (1927-1929), Grafton County Solicitor (1933-1939), and…
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    Unidentified merchant. Records a variety of business transactions in northern New Hampshire (purchases and sales, as well as payment from the town of Lebanon of 50 cents for examining school teachers at the academy). Some of the names that appear in the ledger are John Emerson, Moses Fifield,…
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    An unidentified artist. Two notebooks of sketches done in pencil by an unidentified artist. The sketches, some of which are identified, primarily detail scenes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
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    Ida C. Humphrey was born in Dec. 1854. She did not marry or have children. Four page letter written by Ida C. Humphrey from Camp Diamond, Diamond Ponds, Stewartstown, NH to Addie W. Paul of Newfield, N.H. The letter describes Humphrey’s stay at Camp Diamond, including her accommodations and…
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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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    Sixty-four images (28 copy negatives and 36 additional contact prints) copied from the original 4 x 5 glass negatives in the collection of the Whalley Masonic Museum in Portsmouth, N.H.. These include images of North Conway, the Seacoast, including…
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    Edward Cross was born on April 22, 1832 in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. After working for many years in the west as a journalist and editor, he returned to New Hampshire at the outbreak of the Civil War and accepted a commission as colonel…
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    Leon A. Colby (1870-1945) was born on December 18, 1870 in Whitefield, New Hampshire, the son of Charles and Hattie Colby. He worked as a farm hand on his parents’ farm and later inherited the farm when they died. For some time, he worked in the wood…
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    Henry Ives Baldwin (1896-1922) was born in Saranac Lake, New York. After graduating from Yale University in 1919, he acquired his Master’s degree from the Yale Forestry School in 1922, studied at the Swedish Forestry School from 1923-1924, and…