Grafton County, NH

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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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    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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    The “Plymouth Press” was a community newspaper published with a typewriter and mimeograph machine) once a week by the Plymouth Press Publishing Co. This collection contains one year’s worth of “Plymouth Press”, beginning with vol. 1, No I, May 16, 1942…
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    This book was kept by Mary Merrill (Weeks) Cleasby (1815, Warren NH - 12 May 1886, Wentworth NH). Other prominent family names in the text include Merrill (her mother’s surname at birth) and Kezer (her sister Hannah’s married name). Cleasby’s single…
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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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    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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    Glenn F. Pease (1906-1989) of Orford, NH, was a square dance caller in the New England singing squares tradition. He called dances in Orford, Warren, Piermont, and surrounding locations. He is particularly remembered for starting the Wentworth NH…
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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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    Frederick Solomon was born in Berlin, Germany in 1899, fled the Nazis to England, and emigrated to the United States in 1955. He died in 1980. He was a German Expressionist artist and a rabbi. The collection consists of correspondence, essays,…
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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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    Brothers Frank Everett Steele and Roger Steele were Seventh Day Adventists from the rural farming community of Campton, New Hampshire. Both served as medics in WWII, despite their pacifist convictions. Frank Everett was mostly employed in Texas as a…
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    Bridgewater is a New Hampshire town in Grafton County. The population in 1810 was 1,104 but had dropped to 727 by 1820. By 1840 it had gradually grown to 747. Bridgewater, N.H. selectmen’s records showing records of school business, taxes, etc. for the years 1812-1844.
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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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    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 Pages and Southards were old families in Haverhill, New Hampshire. John Page (1787-1865) was one of Haverhill’s most honored and respected citizens, serving as town clerk, selectman (fourteen times), representative to the General Court (three…
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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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    Frank Dow Merrill was born on December 4, 1903. He joined the army and fought in World War II. Merrill died in 1955 while serving as New Hampshire Highway Commissioner. The Frank Dow Merrill collection primarily contains Merrill’s letters, military papers, and maps.
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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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    John Lyon was an Elder of the North Family at the Enfield Shaker Community, in Enfield N.H. Sermon written by Elder John Lyon of the Enfield, N.H. Shakers. The sermon, titled “The Apocalypse Explained,” is a commentary on the Book of Revelations from the New Testament of the Bible.
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    Shaker of Enfield, N.H., musician, and poet. Composer of the popular Shaker song "Millenial Praise". Music book kept by James Russell of Enfield, N.H. The first 56 pages of the book contain a 12 section lesson on the principles of music. Pages 58-145 contain hymns and poems Russell wrote for the…
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    Grafton is a New Hampshire town in Grafton County. A list that documents the taxes owed to the town of Grafton, N.H. by non-resident land owners for the year 1816.
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    Shaker Ministry of Canterbury, N. H. Three-page letter to John Beck of Enfield, N.H. January 22, 1836, containing a wealth of information about evolving dietary practices among Believers and the perceived benefits resulting from them. It also notes the decreased use of alcohol and, especially among…
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    New Hampshire town Bristol, New Hampshire post office directory listing names of residents presumably renting post office boxes.
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    Joseph “Squire” Sawyer (1785-1858) was a farmer who lived in Piermont, New Hampshire. He had seven children with his wife Mary, six girls and one boy. In the town history of Piermont, 1764-1947, he was noted as a "substantial and influential citizen." The account book has entries from November 6,…
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    Agent for the Boston and Maine Railroad at Pike Station, Alton, New Hampshire. The letter press books track John L. Davis’s correspondence from December 1899 to August of 1907. In 1901, he and his wife moved from Haverhill, New Hampshire to Alton, New Hampshire and he began work as the Alton…
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    Harlan Fiske Stone, lawyer, professor, Attorney General of the United States, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was born in Chesterfield, NH in 1872. He was admitted to the bar in 1898, taught law at Columbia University, and later served as Dean of the University’s School of Law from 1910 to…
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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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    D. W. Allen was a Dover, New Hampshire dentist. 1842 broadside advertising the visit of Dover, N.H.-based dentist D.W. Allen to Wentworth, N.H. in 1842. The broadside describes services offered by Dr. Allen, as well as providing the prices for some of his more routine operations.
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    Winston Churchill (1871-1947) was an American novelist who moved to Canaan, New Hampshire in 1899. Churchill's early novels were historical but his later works were set in contemporary America. He often sought to include his political ideas into his novels. Churchill wrote in the naturalist style…
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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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    Irving E. White (1894-1966) of Canaan, New Hampshire, entered boot camp at Camp Upton, New York in September of 1918 and was transferred to France in December of that same year, where he remained until June of 1919. The Irving E. White Collection…
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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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    James Burns Wallace (1813-1853) was born in Salem, N.H. He eventually settled in Canaan, N.H., where he worked as a printer, merchant, teacher, and soldier. He described himself as a “reformist, an abolitionist, a pure Radical.” George Kimball (1787-…
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    Samuel Swasey (1804-1887) was a New Hampshire politician of the 1840’s, associated with the radical or “locofoco” wing of the Democratic party. He served as Haverhill’s town selectman and moderator and worked ten years as register of probate for Grafton County. Swasey represented Haverhill in the…
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    William J. Barrus (b.1835), Ira Marshall Barrus (1837-1868), and John W. Barrus (b.1840), all of Richmond, NH, served in Massachusetts regiments during the Civil War. Their companies were: Company D, 36th Massachusetts Infantry; Company I, 2nd…