234 research outputs found

    History of Androscoggin County, Maine

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    From innumerable sources of information,— many of them broken, fragmentary, and imperfect,— from books, manuscripts, records, and private documents, we have gathered much of value respecting this valley of Androscoggin and its savage and civilized occupancy. In our labors we have endeavored to separate truth from error, fact from fiction, as they come down to us from the half-forgotten days in legend, tradition and the annals of the past

    Columbia at sea: America enters the Pacific, 1787-1793

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    This dissertation evaluates the earliest phase of American engagement in the Pacific Ocean through a close examination of the fur-trading ship Columbia during the years 1787-93. I argue that Columbia established the dominant pattern of American commerce in the Pacific and, in doing so, played a significant role in the integration of disparate shores into a single Pacific World. This study also reconstructs her pioneering, yet understudied voyages in order to challenge a historiographical neglect of the eighteenth-century foundations of American empire in the Pacific. My research unfolds on three scales. First, Columbia reveals a series of interconnected local histories that hinge upon individuals in Boston, on the Northwest Coast of America, and in Canton. Second, her expeditions show how American merchants and sea captains leveraged transnational variations in trade to reorient the United States toward the commerce of the Pacific Ocean. Third, Columbia demonstrates how entrepreneurs of the Early Republic established a global trade circuit integrating the markets of the United States, the Pacific World, and China. This study also stresses the experimental nature of the Columbia expeditions. By reconstructing the financial outcomes of her voyages, I emphasize improvisation and adaptation as vital strategies in the development of a successful enterprise in the ocean hemisphere. Columbia’s success inspired a new generation of investors, imitators, and innovators to pursue similar profits in the Pacific World

    General Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine: A Biographical Record of Alumni and Officers, 1794-1950

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    General Catalogue of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine: A Biographical Record of Alumni and Officers, 1794-1950 (1950) provides a complete and comprehensive biographical record of all of Bowdoin’s students, faculty, and administrative officers from the founding of the College in 1794 through 1950.https://digitalcommons.bowdoin.edu/bowdoin-histories/1007/thumbnail.jp

    Hartford, Maine History

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    Hartford, Maine History by Wilbur A. Libby (1985) Photocopy of author\u27s original typed manuscript placed into a binder and presented to the USM Gorham Library in 1985. A collection of the author\u27s recollections and writings on local history and genealogy, along with copies of maps, photographs, census pages and news items. Contents: 1607 Settlement failed-conquest - England, France & Indians / The Pilgrims and what happened to them / Passengers on Anne Little James & Fortune / Earliest Settlers, 21 in both Towns / Petitions to Mass. for land grant (15) / Samuel Butterfield\u27s first trip to this area / John Thompson\u27s life after coming here in 1621 - William Thompson, Isaac Thompson, Oakes Thompson, Cyrus Thompson, Asa Thompson not of same family / Original distribution of lands / Schools / Cemeteries / Church / First Town Meeting / Veterans Aroostock war to WW 2, Korea and Vietnam / Town Hall and Herse / Early Cabins / Sheep and Cattle / Early Mills / Early Mail / Robinson Libraries / Early Roads / Ferry Boats / Ox Yokes / Brick Yard / Brick House and remodled Tyler Corner Schoolhouse / Laommi Baldwin Apples / Carloads of apples shipped from Hartford / Old Merrill House, Lovey Bryant family / Agricultural products, census 1800-1970, Corn Shop / Newton, Thurlow and McIntire Houses / Old and new Town Halls - Sign over door / Tannery, Shops, Cold Spring Co. Salt box factory / Ancient and Indian names of Towns / Gun, snowshoes & Bear Trap / 25 cent Hunting license, 1897 Hunting Laws / Cutting Ice / Reaper or Cradle - old tools -Ice saw etc. / Rail Road / Stores / Bear Mt. Lookout / Capt. James Libby / Vital Statistics from Town Reports, Births & Marriages / Hartford 1880 census by Moses Alley / Marriages performed by Moses Alley, Justice of Peacehttps://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/me_collection/1119/thumbnail.jp

    History of Chester, New Hampshire, including Auburn : a supplement to the History of old Chester, published in 1869.

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    Cemetery inscriptions : p. 176-246; Includes Biographies : p. 255--274; Genealogies : p. 274--384; indices

    History of the town of Cornish, New Hampshire, with genealogical record, 1763-1910. In two volumes, vol. II- genealogy.

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    Births, marriages and deaths in Cornish recorded in v. 1, p. [347]-368.; v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. Genealogy

    History of Androscoggin County, Maine (Illustrated)

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    History of Androscoggin County, Maine (Illustrated) Editor: Georgia Drew Merrill Copyright, 1891 W.A. Fergusson & Co., Boston, Mass. (Journal Press, Lewiston, Me.) 879 p.: ill., ports.; 26 cmhttps://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/oml_rare_books/1007/thumbnail.jp

    Meredith, N.H. : annals and genealogies.

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    Includes indexes.; Inscribed by the arranger

    El origen de los continentes

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