Exeter

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    Roy Tebbetts/Tibbitts Foss (30 May 1875 Gonic NH - 7 March 1914 Exeter NH) was the son of Samuel Drew Foss (1845-1916) and Emma S. (Foss) Foss (1853-1907). He married Harriet Josephine Hattie Fernald (1882-1972)in 1907. Their children were Mary Emma (…
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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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    Joseph Furnald (or Fernald) was an Exeter merchant and gundalow operator, born at Newfields on October 30, 1779 and died at Exeter (?) October 18, 1846. He worked shipping goods from Exeter to Portsmouth NH and back. The three ledgers document Furnald…
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    The Choate Manufacturing Company of South New Market (now in Exeter) N.H. was incorporated in 1862, and manufactured parts for steam engines. In 1867 the company went bankrupt due to a failure to pay by the American Safety Steam Engine Co., and after reorganization emerged as the Exeter Machine…
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    Levi Chapman Tuttle was born on August 3, 1835 in Nottingham, New Hampshire and died in 1914. He enlisted in the 13th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers Infantry, Company F on August 26, 1862. He saw fighting at Fredericksburg and fifteen other battles…
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    Jean Pedrick Kefferstan (1922-2006),was born in Salem, Massachusetts. She was a poet, co-founder of the Alice James Poetry Cooperative (later Alice James Books), and founder of Skimmilk Farm summer poetry workshops in Brentwood, NH. Pedrick published…
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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 was primarily assembled by Mary P. Thompson (1825- 1894) and her nephew Lucien Thompson (1859-1924), Durham historians. Their prominent ancestors included “Judge” Ebenezer Thompson (1737-1802), and Benjamin Thompson (1806-1890). This…
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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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    In April 1861, George Naylor Julian enlisted as a private in the Second Battery (Nims) of Massachusetts Light Artillery, later becomming Captain of a newly-formed company of the 13th Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers in 1862. The company fought at…
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    Author, economist, political activist and theorist. Ralph Borsodi (1888-1977) was a major figure in community living and homesteading movements in the United States during the Great Depression. He was responsible for creating the School for Living in…
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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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    Exeter is one of the earliest towns in Rockingham County, NH. Two Exeter, NH deeds, one of which details land sold by the Trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy to Jedidiah Lakeman (1792), while the other documents property sold by Samuel Rust to James Rundlett (1796).
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    Benjamin Abbot (1762-1849) headmaster of Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, N.H.) Three page letter written by Benjamin Abbot to his brother, the Reverend Abiel Abbot. In the letter Benjamin Abbot disagrees with his brother’s opposition to capital punishment.
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    John Sullivan (1740-1795) was a Revolutionary War general, Statesman, and President of New Hampshire 1786-1789. A one page letter dated May 4, 1790 to Nicholas Gilman, [Exeter, N.H.?] in which John Sullivan, governor of New Hampshire, supports the assumption of state debts by the federal government…
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    Eunice Fowler was a single woman and spinster of Kingston, N.H Deposition of Eunice Fowler taken Nov. 26, 1777 by Josiah Bartlett. Fowler stated that Edward Brown, yeoman of Exeter, N.H., “by wheedlings and promises of great kindness” had “carnal knowledge of her body whereby she is now pregnant…
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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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    Henry Augustus Shute (1856-1943) was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (1875) and Harvard University (1879). He was born and lived in Exeter, New Hampshire, where he worked as a lawyer and a judge of the municipal court. In 1902 his publication of…