Hillsborough County, NH

  • Beatrice Trum Hunter (1918-2017) was a natural foods writer and early advocate of unprocessed diets. Like her mother-in-law Lotte Jacobi, she was also a photographer, and specialized in ice crystals and other natural textures. This collection contains…
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    Elizabeth Jewett (1822-1908) was the daughter of Ahimaaz Jewett and Eliza Scott of Peterborough NH. She married first Samuel C. Clement (d. 1846) in 1845, and second William B. Hale of Savannah Georgia and Upton, MA. Elizabeth was a school teacher, highly literate and a world traveler. The…
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    Leonard M. Kimball (Hillsboro New Hampshire, 1805-1855) was one of two children of Samuel Huntington Kimball (1788-1844) and Hannah Parker (1750-1825). The L.M. Kimball Daybook is dated 1855-1867 and predominantly deals with Kimball's activities…
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    James Edward Vose (1836-1887) was a school teacher and justice of the peace born in Antrim, New Hampshire. His parents were Edward Luke Vose (1806-1868) and Aurelia Wilson (1813-1889). He married first his teaching assistant Mary Neville (1847-1875) of Antrim and second Lois Elizabeth Stickney…
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    The Sally Towle Hersey Church Application is a one page handwritten document requesting formal admission to the Congregational Church at Epsom, N.H. It consists of Sally (Towle) Hersey's story of conversion at a revival given by a Rev. Mr. Curtis, her…
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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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    The predominant members of the Green family included Josephine Ada Gerrish Green (grandmother, Thornton Ferry NH, 1846-1929), Thomas W. Greenleaf (grandson, Los Angeles CA, 1894-1988), and his brother Richard Greenleaf (grandson, Westfield Mass., 1898-1969). Both brothers are living and working…
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    James McQueston (1794-1853) was the father of Jonathan Young McQueston (1821-1901), both of Manchester, N.H. The McQueston Family Papers consist of two land deeds for tracts purchased by James McQueston in 1818 and 1828, a receipt for a tooth extraction for his son Jonathan, three Manchester tax…
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    The Cunningham family of Peterboro N.H. and Rockville Ill. was an important early settler family in both towns, migrating west by wagon in 1860 with the Mandville family. The two families later intermarried. Each family contained numerous…
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    George Frank C. Andrews was born in New Boston, NH in 1844, son of Issachar Andrews and Elizabeth L. Lull. He enlisted on September 17, 1862 at age 18. He served in Company G of the 16th New Hampshire regiment until his discharge on August 20, 1863. He died at home in New Boston two weeks later on…
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    James Underwood and John Underwood were both of Nashua, New Hampshire. John Underwood is listed in the Nashua city directory for 1856 as being a "yeoman." The book includes, from front to back, accounts from 1754 to 1755, warrants and justice writs…
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    The Concord Railroad ran between Concord and Manchester, and was founded in 1835. In 1889/1890 it merged with the Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad and became the Concord & Montreal Railroad. Later this was absorbed into the Boston &…
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    Frances "Fanny" Maria Richardson was born in June 1844 in Cheshire Co., NH, daughter of Coloniel Cyrus Richardson and Celia Dresser. She married George Eli Hunt on 24 November 1868 in Greenfield, where she appears to have lived from at least 1856 on.…
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    George Plummber Hadley II (1846-1934) was a farmer and surveyor from Goffstown, Hillsborough County, NH. Hadley's notebook contains detailed surveys of Goffstown, including distances, maps, local landmarks, names, and more.
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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 Hillsborough Methodist Church was founded in 1839, and continues today as the United Methodist Church of Hillsborough. In 1875 the building was moved to its present location on Hennicker St. Activities included worship, outreach, and community care. The minutes for the Quarterly Conference…
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    The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization founded in Illinois in 1866 for veterans of the Union Army and their family members. The GAR ceased operations in 1956. This collection consists of three volumes: one from the Louis Bell Post…
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    The Osborne Family of Weare, NH were farmers, teachers, and members of Weare Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Three generations are represented: Samuel Osborne Sr. (1789-1858), Lindley H. Osborne (1833-1920), and Charles…
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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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    Robert Comer McQuillen (1923-2014) was a distinguished New England contra and square dance musician whose highly influential career spanned nearly 65 years and all of North America and Western Europe. This collection consists of materials relating to and…
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    Eliza Ann Dutton was born on August 6, 1850 in Milford, New Hampshire, and died 1927. This is a diary of her activites during 1868, her 18th year.
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    Thomas Leonard Livermore (1844-1918) was born in Galena, Illinois and grew up in Milford, New Hampshire. During the Civil War he was a member of the 1st NH Volunteers, 5th NEw Hampshire, and 18th New Hampshire, and fought at Gettysburg. After the war…
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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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    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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    Thomas Wilson Thorndike (1797-1888) was born in Concord, N.H. and married Ruth Dow in 1823. He was a carriage maker, first of Concord, then, as of 1839, a manufacturer of Weare, N.H. He died in Weare in 1888. A 18 pp. manuscript in two parts (14pp. and 4pp.), mostly written in 1884, outlines his…
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    George Austin Wason inherited the family estate of four hundred and seventy-five acres and devoted his life to the pursuit of agriculture. He specialized in raising thoroughbred Devon cattle. He lived on the family farm until 1885, when he moved to Nashua, where he died June 21, 1906, aged 71, but…
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    The provenance of this collection is unknown. 87 mid-20th century postcards from across New Hampshire.
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    Robert Otis Clement (1917-1993) was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1938. He joined the infantry of the United States Army in 1942. He served in the intelligence section of the 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry, 34th Division, and received a Purple…
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    Maurice E. Bowes (b. 1923) was born in Greenfield, N.H. He enlisted in January 1943 and served with distinction in World War II as a first engineer and top turret gunner on a B24 bomber, being awarded a Purple Heart, two oak leaf clusters and an air…
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    William Loeb III (1905-1981) was born on December 26, 1905. He purchased controlling interest in the Manchester Union Leader (New Hampshire) in 1949. Professionally Loeb was known as a provocative, conservative newspaper editor. New Hampshire’s…
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    The High School Underground Newspaper Collection includes the first ten issues of what was initially called The Concord Union Leader (from January-December 1969, issues 1-6), and then The Bane (issues 7-10, February-May 1970) produced by students at Concord High School, St. Paul’s, and Bishop Brady…
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    The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939. It waged a decades-long campaign to organize J.P. Stevens and other Southern textile…
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    The Monadnock Folklore Society was founded in 1980 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1982. The original purpose was to increase the visibility of folk dance and music events in southern New Hampshire, provide new venues for performers,…
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    Poet and novelist who lived in Nelson NH and York ME. Buried in Nelson. Eleven letters, 1939-1942 (4 handwritten, 7 typed), ten of them to Elisabeth Mary Swift and one to her sister Agnes Swift, both elderly students of poetry whom Sarton taught privately, and eighteen poems (including “Elegy,” “…
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    Poet and novelist who lived in Nelson NH and York ME. Buried in Nelson. Fifteen letters written by May Sarton, poet and novelist, between 1940 and 1977 to various people. Correspondents are: Llewellyn Jones, Agnes Swift, Alice Thorp, and Anne Longfellow Thorp. Two color photographs of Anne are also…
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    Poet and novelist who lived in Nelson NH and York ME. Buried in Nelson. Letters and poems written by May Sarton
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    Derby Department Store of Peterborough, New Hampshire, was one of the many businesses across the nation affected by the regulations of the Office of Price Administration. The collection is largely made up of business records and invoices.
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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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    Joe Peidle is a professor of Scientific Instrument Making at Harvard University. He is also an avid photographer, with interests in a variety of subjects, and has his own darkroom. These photographs of contra dancing cover New England Folk Festival…
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    Born 1835 in Milford, NH. He accepted a position in the Treasury Department in 1865 and in July 1874 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, being the first man to rise to the position after serving only a clerkship. From 1877 to 1880 he served as the department's funding agent,…
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    The first resurrected New Hampshire Folk Festival – an event with that name had previously been held from 1946-1964 – was held at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker on August 15, 1976. The New Hamsphire folk community felt that it was time that serious…
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    Members of the Sterns Family of Epping NH included: Rev. Josiah Stearns (1732-1788), wife Sarah (Ruggles) Stearns (1731-1808), their son Rev. Samuel Stearns (1770-1834), Jonathan Stearns of Andover, MA, and Ebenezer S. Stearns. Also included is…
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    First Unitarian Church of Manchester's first place of worship was a small wooden chapel built in 1841 on the corner of Hanover and Chestnut Streets by the Second Methodist Episcopal society. In 1843 the society purchased a chapel and moved it to the…
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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…