Sullivan County, NH

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    Springfield, Sullivan County, N.H. was settled in 1769 as Protectworth and incorporated as Springfield in 1794. Prior to 1827 it was part of Cheshire County. The population in 1840 was 1,252 and had shrunk to 540 by 1890. This small collection of correspondence covers many aspects of public and…
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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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    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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    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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    The UNH Cooperative Extension was founded in 1915. In 1938, as the Cooperative Extension Service approached 25 years since the signing of the Smith-Level Act, a Committe on Extension History was form and a member from each county was assigned the duty of writing a…
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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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    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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    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 Perkins Family resided in Unity, New Hampshire. The principal figure of the family papers is Amos Perkins (1790-1885). He was a farmer by occupation but also worked as Secretary and President of Unity Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He also served…
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    The first training school for nurses in New Hampshire was opened at the New Hampshire State Hospital in 1888. The forerunner of the American Nurses Association was formed in 1896 and that of the National League for Nursing in 1893. On May 28, 1906, at…
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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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    American dramatist and poet who settled in Cornish, NH. Three letters written by Percy MacKaye. In the first letter MacKaye congratulates Stuart Pratt Sherman on one of his books and mentions his travels. The second letter, addressed to Jamie, asks for assistance with problems concerning access to…
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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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    Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873) was born and educated in New Hampshire and went on to become Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury, and a founder of the Republican Party. A two page letter (1862) from the Treasury Dept. [Washington, D.C.] to Major-General Henry…
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    N.H. printer and poet. Three page letter from Bela Chapin, Claremont, N.H. to George Wadleigh in which Chapin, the compiler of The Poets of New Hampshire, inquires about the life histories of several N.H. poets. He asks Wadleigh about Jeremy Belknap’s hymns, mentions his contact with Thomas Bailey…
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    Native of Acworth N.H. born in 1815, son of Eliphalet Bailey, Universalist minister of Belfast, Me. Letter written on June 12, 1869 by Giles Bailey to C.R. Williams. Bailey states that his address presented for the centennial of Acworth was printed and made available in J.L. Merrill’s History of…
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    Cook was an ironsmith, soap and vinegar maker of Alstead, N.H. Cook's ledger was kept from 1818-1825. It includes a variety of business records; in addition to the above-mentioned ventures, Cook sold cider and grain, cut lumber, butchered meat, cobbled shoes, and kept livestock.
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    Doctor from Claremont, N.H. Born 22 Jan. 1774; died 9 Feb. 1848 at Claremont. Approximately 5000 entries documenting services performed, their dates, and the amounts charged. For the most part, Dr. Jarvis makes house visits to mothers and their children, dispensing rudimentary medicines or…
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    Farmer in Langdon, N.H. aged 92 when he died. He married Fidelia Valena Holmes in September 1888. Their only child, Carl Ward Russell, died in infancy at age 2 months in 1896. The 394 manuscript ledger provides a detailed accounting of expenses and…
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    Frederick Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), the son of Stephen Parrish, was born in 1870 and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1892-1894. In 1898, he purchased “The Oaks”, an estate in Plainfield, NH and became a member of the flourishing artist community in nearby Cornish, N.H.…
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    Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, author and editor, was born in Newport, N.H. in 1788. She married in 1813, and when her husband died suddenly in 1822, she began writing to make a living. Her stories and poems attracted a large audience, and in 1828 she…
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    United States President Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1921 Two page letter written Oct. 22, 1915 by President Woodrow Wilson to Winston Churchill, New Hampshire writer, in which Wilson thanks Churchill for all his “generous courtesies” in connection with the leasing of a house in Cornish, N.H.
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    Luther Locke (1820-1892) was a dentist and physician who had been trained at Harvard Medical School. He also served as a Union Army surgeon in the American Civil War. This collection is mostly comprised of papers from his Civil War service.
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    Edward Fifield was born January 22, 1748 in Kingston NH and died at age 83 on August 19, 1831 in Plainfield NH. He married Dorothy Sleeper circa 1768. He lived in Salisbury NH and then at Meriden. Edward operated a tavern in Plainfield, which son…
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    Daniel C. Currier (1841-1905) was born in Springfield, NH, later moving to Grantham, NH where his father Hiram and Daniel were sawyers. On August 8, 1862, at the age of 21, Currier enlisted and became a Corporal in I Company of the 14th Regiment of…