Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946

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Historian, of Brewer, Me.

From the description of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm correspondence, 1941-1943. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978327

Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, naturalist, historian, folklorist, and writer, was born on June 18, 1865, in Brewer, Maine. She attended Bangor High School, Abbott Academy in Andover, Mass., and graduated from Smith College in 1888. In 1893 she married Rev. Jacob A. Eckstorm of Chicago and they had two children: Katharine Hardy Eckstorm, who died in 1901, and Paul Eckstorm, who died in 1943. The Eckstorms lived in Oregon for a short time and then moved to Providence, R.I., staying there until Jacob Eckstorm's death in 1899. In 1900 she returned to Brewer with her two children and lived there for the rest of her life. Her interests included Indians and their crafts and language, birds, Maine ballads and folklore and she wrote extensively about these subjects. She died on December 31, 1946.

Manly Hardy was born on November 11, 1832, in Hampden, Maine, the only child of Jonathan Titcomb Hardy and Catherine Sears Atwood Hardy. The family moved to Brewer, Maine, when Manly was four, and he remained there for the rest of his life. He became a fur buyer and dealer, maintaining one of the most extensive fur businesses in Maine. He also spent much time in the woods of Maine, acquiring great knowledge of woods lore and spending time with other men familiar with the wilderness. In 1861 he was the assistant naturalist on the Maine State Scientific Survey. He began to mount birds and assembled a collection of some 3,300 U.S. birds. He also wrote extensively about the Maine woods, Indians, and mammals. He married Emmeline Freeman Wheeler on December 24, 1862. They had six children: Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, Catherine Atwood Hardy Bates, Annie Eliza Hardy Eckstorm, Manly Willis Hardy, who lived less than two years, and twins Charlotte W. Hardy and Walter M. Hardy. Manly Hardy died on December 9, 1910.

Jonathan Titcomb Hardy, the father of Manly Hardy and the grandfather of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, was born in Pelham, New Hampshire, in 1803 and came to Maine in 1811, living in Hampden until 1835. Then the Hardy family moved to Brewer where Jonathan Hardy was a businessman involved in shipping, lumbering, timberlands and the fur trade. He died in 1864.

Walter M. Hardy, artist, writer, apple grower and son of Manly Hardy, was born in Brewer on February 9, 1877. He graduated from Bangor High School in 1896 and spent a year at the University of Maine before transferring to the Art Students League in New York City. After completing courses there he also studied in Paris, England, and Italy. He was interested in birds and other wildlife and after his return to the U.S. did illustrations of birds and animals for various publications. He also illustrated some of the articles written by his father. In 1911 he bought a farm in Holden, Maine, where he planted a large apple orchard. He raised and sold apples there until his death on September 17, 1933.

From the description of Papers, 1865-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 556194462

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946. Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers ; n.d. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950. [Wabanaki Indians : material from collections at the American Philosophical Society] Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Hempstead, Alfred Geer,. Oral history interview, 1977 Aug. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
creatorOf Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946. Papers, 1865-1946. Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946. [Papers, 1730-1947]. Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Hardy, Manly, 1832-1910. [Correspondence], 1877-1910. Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946,. Interview, 1979. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
creatorOf Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941,. George Lyman Kittredge additional papers on American songs and ballads, 1905-1937. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn George Lyman Kittredge additional papers on American songs and ballads, 1905-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Speck, Frank Gouldsmith. Frank Gouldsmith Speck Papers. 1903-1950. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. Letters of Ida M. Tarbell [manuscript] 1898-1909. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hatch, Benton L. (Benton Le Roy), 1913-1988. Collection 1696-1960. Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Philbrook, Rufus B., 1832-1887. The letters of Rufus B. Philbrook to Manly Hardy, compiled by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, ca. 1945. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Moellentin, Dan. Research on the Joshua Chamberlain house in Brewer, Maine, ca. 1818-2007. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. S. Weir Mitchell letter to Miss Eckstorm, ca. 1905. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Ring, Elizabeth, 1902-1997. Papers of Elizabeth Ring, 1787-1996. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wing, George Curtis, 1878-1951. Coos and its meaning, 1933. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Henry, Mellinger Edward, 1873-1946. Papers, 1910-1944. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946. Fannie Hardy Eckstorm correspondence, 1941-1943. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Gerry, Wyman P., 1904-1988,. Oral history interview, 1983. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
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associatedWith Duckert, Audrey R. person
associatedWith Gerry, Wyman P., 1904-1988, person
associatedWith Hanley, Miles L., person
associatedWith Hardy, Charlotte W. person
associatedWith Hardy, Jonathan Titcomb. person
associatedWith Hardy, Manly, 1832-1910. person
associatedWith Hardy, Walter M., 1877-1933. person
associatedWith Hatch, Benton L. (Benton Le Roy), 1913-1988. person
associatedWith Hempstead, Alfred Geer, person
associatedWith Henry, Mellinger Edward, 1873-1946. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kittredge, George Lyman, 1860-1941, person
associatedWith Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914. person
correspondedWith Moellentin, Dan. person
correspondedWith Moody, Robert Earle, 1901-1983 person
associatedWith Philbrook, Rufus B., 1832-1887. person
correspondedWith Ring, Elizabeth, 1902-1997. person
associatedWith Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950 person
associatedWith Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. person
correspondedWith Wing, George Curtis, 1878-1951. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maine--Brewer
New England
America
Pemaquid (Me.)
Maine
Maine
Brewer (Me.)
Subject
Logging
English--Colonization
Indians of North America
English language--Dialects
Folklore
Naturalists
Portuguese--Colonization
Loggers
Natural history
Indians of North America--Music
Ethnology
Indians of North America--Folklore
Names, geographical
Folk songs
Folklorists' writings
Native Americans
Lumbering
Indians of North America--Languages
Fur trade
Authors
Women folklorists
Ballads, English
Occupation
Historians--Maine--Brewer
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Birth 1865-06-18

Death 1946

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