Merrimack County, NH

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    Matthew Harvey Watson (2 June 1891 Sutton NH - 7 March 1970 Taftsville VT) was the son of James Harvey Watson (1847-1899) and Emma Wheeler (1857-1942). He married Addie Mae Rogers (ca. 1897 Vermont - ?) in 1915; they had two children. The two volumes of Watson's diary cover the years 1922-1925 when…
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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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    Selina H. Bean (1828-1860) was the second child of Phinehas Bean (1784-1870) and Susannah S. Bean (1796-1872). She was born near Concord, N.H., and lived in Fisherville (now part of Penacook). Her siblings were Joshua S. Bean (1827-) and Sophronia E.…
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    Sally Brown (1794-3 July 1840 Epsom) married farmer Alphonzo J. Burham (1800-1881) at the Epsom Congregational Church on April 24 1828. The names of their parents are unknown. In late November or early October 1839 she appears to have had a stroke or other medical event which caused her to collapse…
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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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    Mary Louise Phillips (29 September 1885 Concord NH - 20 June 1971 Franklin NH) was the daughter of Harry Phillips and Mary Tonkin. She married Harold Moses Eastman (1892-1971) in 1916 in Lynn, Mass. Two diaries covering the year of 1902, when Phillips was 16 and living in Concord, N.H. Topics…
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    Alvah W. Sulloway (1915-2006) was a lawyer whose career focused on ensuring freedom of information and freedom of access to governmental proceedings for Mainers. In his personal time he collected thousands of early 20th century sheet music…
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    The probable author of this diary was farmer Maximillian Jewett Webber (1808-1873) of Boscawen, N.H. He married Clarissa J. Sweat/Swett (1811-1882) in 1831; their son was born in 1839. This assumption relies on the number of family members in the diary and the farm's proximity to that of Farnum […
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    Charles C. Marshall (1844 Sutton NH-1927 Boscawen NH) was the son of William H. Marshall (1811-1877) and Mary Gould Hart (1817-1903). He was the third of nine children. He enlisted as a Private in Company H of the 1st Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteer Calvery on 29 July 1864 and was mustered…
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    Nettie Ardell Davis (1867-1913) of New London NH was the daughter of Edmond Davis (1825-1901) and Emeline C. Young (1834-1971). She married Arthur Walter Holmes (1864-1946) in 1894. Their four children were Shirley Edward (1898-1971), Marjorie Emeline…
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    William Fuller Fisk (1876-after 1941) was an entomologist who worked for the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts during the 1890s, later going on to work for the Georgia State Entomologist and USDA and heading the Gypsy Moth…
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    Elenore Freedman (b. 1926) has been called the "dean" of educational reform and advocacy in New Hampshire. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Radcliffe College in 1947 and began her career with the formation of a chapter of the League of Women…
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    Lysander H. Carroll was born in Croydon, NH on October 8, 1835. He was educated in the public schools, earned his own living from youth. In 1895 he moved to Concord and in 1879 was appointed by President Hayes, postmaster of the city, serving two terms and inaugurating the free mail delivery system…
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    Harrison D. Robertson (ca. 1807 Hopkinton-9 June 1862 Warner) was a postmaster as well as "wood + lumber denter" according to the 1860 Census. His personal estate was valued at $30,000 at that time with extensive real estate holdings; most of the…
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    Alvah W. Sulloway (1915-2006) was a lawyer whose career focused on ensuring freedom of information and freedom of access to governmental proceedings for Mainers. In his personal time he collected thousands of early 20th century sheet music…
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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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    Fred Hall was born on Sept. 22, 1920 in Franklin, NH. He graduated from UNH in 1941. He was inducted into the Army three days after Pearl Harbor and continued to the war’s end in 1945. Fred Hall Jr. papers and materials pertaining to his military, professional and…
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    Nehemiah George Ordway (1828-1907) was born in Warner, NH. He went on to become a Republican Legislator in NH 1875-1880, Merrimack County sheriff, US Post Office General Agent for New England, and the 7th Governor of Dakota Territory. Ordway's 1858-…
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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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    Diaries and papers from farmer John Asher Brown (1820-1910) and his son Alvah Leroy Brown (1842-1924) of Loudon, Merrimack County, N.H. Detailed accounts of 43 years of a family's life, including farming practices, accounting, family deaths, visits,…
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    Jacob H. Gallinger (1837-1918) was a physician, United States Senator, member of the N.H. Legislature, N.H. Surgeon General, and heavily involved in the Republican Party at the state and national level. This photo album depicts the Gallinger family's…
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    Boscawen is a small town in Merrimack County, NH, incorporated in 1760. The population in 1870 was 1,637. A single ca. 2"x3" notebook details road taxes for Highway District No. 5, dated 1868. It was kept by J.H. Flanders, whose name appears on the…
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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 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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    Solon Burpee Sargent (New London NH 1861- Franklin NH 19??) was a granite/cutter and carver. After working in various odd jobs as a laborer and stone cutter, he settled down in Franklin/Tilton NH around 1894 and became both a dealer and a carver of…
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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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    New Hampshire was chosen as the theme for the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., during which cultural, political, economic, and indiustrial traditions of all kinds were highlighted for festival visitors. The festival was repeated…
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    Jane Kenyon (1947-1995) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1972 she married Donald Hall, whom she had met while a student at the University of Michigan. In 1975, the couple moved to Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire. Here they lived and worked…
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    Eleanor Wells wrote poetry and articles that she submitted for publication in various magazines. The Eleanor Wells Nudd papers contain correspondence and manuscripts.
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    Bob Bennett was a teacher and caller of New England style squares who lived in Concord, NH, and later in York, ME. He attended the Folkways School in Peterborough NH with Ralph Page and Gene Gowing in the summer of 1949. The collection consists of…
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    John Bucknam (of Medford, Massachusetts) and Susan Ann Warren (of Concord, New Hampshire) married in the spring of 1830 in Massachusetts. They had 3 sons, of whom 2 survived. In the fall of 1838, Susan and sons Warren and George moved – without John…
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    Jack (Jean-Louis Lebris de) Kerouac (1922-1969), American novelist and memoirist, was born and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a leading writer of the Beat Generation, and his second novel "On the Road" (1957) was the defacto manifesto of the movement. The…
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    Member of the Stark family of Suncook and Pembroke, N.H. Descendant of Revolutionary War Major-General John Stark. Expense accounts from India for a six month period and a sample of raw silk.
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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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    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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    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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    Carlton and Margaret (1928-2011) Bradford owned and operated the Kearsarge Bookshelf and Bradford Hallmark in New London, NH for 27 years. They began corresponding with Donald Hall when hosting a poetry reading for him in their store. Margaret died in…
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    The Drake-Aldrich Family Papers are from Frank James Drake (Pittsfield NH 1842-1891) and family, as well as Frank’s brother, Nathaniel Seavey Drake (1851-1936) and his family. Charles Spaulding Adrich married Frank's daughter Helen ca. 1898, and their…
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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 Dowst family lived in Allenstown, near Manchester, New Hampshire. They included various generations of men named Henry Dowst (beginning in 1784) and Frank Dowst (-1905). Contents of this collection were kept by the men of the family. The…
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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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    W. Albert Rill (1910-1996)served in the United States Navy as a communications officer during the Second World War. He saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the course of his military career. The W. Albert Rill World War II papers is mostly comprised…
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    Cora Watson Lewis was born in Concord, N.H. on November 26, 1858. At age 20, on the death of her mother, she joined her father in Washington, D.C., where he was doing work for former N.H. Governor N.G. Ordway, and took up teaching primary school in the house of the family she boarded with. After…
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    Rebecca Peabody was a widow with six young children who lived in Franklin, N.H. Letter to Mr. Horace Chase, Judge of Probates, Hopkinton NH, May 1, 1848 in which Rebecca details her desperate plight. Her husband, who has recently left her - though…
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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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    A Hopkinton, New Hampshire farmer originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts, Brown was a Quaker horticulturalist. He moved to Hopkinton before the Revolution and became a successful farmer who gave special attention to his fruit stock. He had extensive apple orchards as well as plum and peach trees.…
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    Donald Hall was born in 1928 in Hamden, Connecticut, and attended Phillips Exeter, Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford Universities. He taught for 19 years at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving in 1975 to the family farm on Eagle Pond in…