Hampton

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    Warren Brown (1836-1919) of Hampton Falls, NH married Sarah Gertrude Norris (1841-1917) in 1867. Their children were Norris Brown (1868-1869), Harry Benson Brown (1870-1903), Arthur Warren Brown (1873-1960), Gertrude Norris Brown (1878-1896), and…
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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 photographer is anonymous. The album is 7"x10" leather bound and contains 25 pages of black construction paper. It contains photographs taken at Hampton Beach, the New Hampshire Beaches and Rye Beach that are glued to the pages. The locations and…
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    Ruth G. Stimson graduated from UNH in 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She joined the Cooperative Extension as a Home Demonstration Agent-at-Large. Shortly after, she was assigned to the Rockingham County Office where she worked until she retired…
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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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    Free Will Baptist roots can be traced to England as early as 1611. In 1780, under the leadership of Benjamin Randall, Free Will Baptists were established in the northeast at New Durham, New Hampshire. Free Will Baptist churches voluntarily organized…
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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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    Washington Harrison Hobbs (1840-1923), a lifelong resident of Hampton, New Hampshire, maintained a farm and ran a seasonal boarding house on the New Hampshire coast. Two leather-bound manuscript diaries (1872-1873), in which Hobbs describes the weather, his farming activities, and business at his…
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    John W. Warner enlisted in the New Hampshire Battalion of the First Regiment New England Volunteer Cavalry on September 15, 1862. He was captured near Middleburg, VA on June 18, 1863 and taken to Libby Prison in Richmond, VA. After his parole in 1864…
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    The Congregational Church in Hampton, N.H. was established in 1638. The first minister was Rev. Stephen Bachiler. Contains the minutes of a meeting in which the Congregational Church of Hampton, N.H. decided to invite Ebenezer Thayer to settle. Also includes a petition and statement by members of…
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    Nothing more is known of John A. Lane, or of how successful his exploits in the Gold Rush were, beyond this letter. Letter written by John A. Lane from Willow Springs, California, to A. J. Sanborn of Hampton or Seabrook, NH. April 9, 1855 describing conditions in California during the gold rush.
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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…