Deerfield

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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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    Eric (Rickey) Holt (1944-2017) was a contra dancer and caller, as well as a lover of music. He first learned about contra dance while living in Burlington, and went on to become a well known local caller in the Seacoast NH area. He was especially involved in the Deerfield and Newfields dances. This…
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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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    Marianne Taylor (1930-2008) was a dance leader and caller from New England. She taught English, Scottish, Contra, and International Folk styles, and was heavily involved in dance organizations such as the Folk Arts Center of New England (co-founder),…
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    Rice Rowell Whittier (1817–1897) was a deeply religious Free Baptist Elder, subscription agent, and missionary from Deerfield Centre, New Hampshire. During the years covered in the diaries Whittier lived in Greenwood, Illinois, 1862–1870, New Orleans…
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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 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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    Resident of Deerfield, N.H 1839 bankbook of John M. Hoit of Deerfield, N.H., which documents his deposits and withdrawals. The account book also contains four printed pages that explain the design and rules of the New Hampshire Savings Bank in Concord, N.H.
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    Anonymous physician from Deerfield, Candia and environs, N.H A very detailed ledger, itemizing each visit made and what was prescribed. Most of the accounts were with families living in Candia and Deerfield, but there were also some in the towns of…
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    Edmund Toppan (1777-1849), son of Colonel Christopher Toppan of Portsmouth, graduated from Harvard College in 1796. He practiced law in Deerfield, N.H. before moving to Hampton, N.H. In addition to his legal work, Toppan served as a New Hampshire state representative for fourteen years and as…
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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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    Robert Simpson, a Deerfield, NH native, lived from 1764-1844. In ca. 1818 he moved west to the area of Rutland, Ohio, where he lived until his death. A letter written Jan. 7, 1818 by Robert Simpson, a Deerfield, NH native to his brother, John Simpson, a long-time resident of Nottingham, NH. It…