Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759

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Army officer, Boston merchant, capitalist, politician, and landowner in Maine.

From the description of Papers, 1631-1824. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972152

Boston merchant and capitalist who was chief proprietor and developer of a controversial patent located between the Muscongus and Penobscot Rivers in Maine.

When opponents to Waldo's settlement projects questioned the validity of his title, he traveled to England in 1738 to defend his claim and engineer the ouster of Gov. Belcher, who Waldo blamed for his troubles.

From the description of Letters : Boston, [Mass.], to John Thomlinson, London, [Eng.], 1738-1742. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40700573

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Waldo family. Papers, 1727-1940s. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Lear, Mary. Lincoln County, Me., land claims, 1625-1812. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Southgate, William Scott, 1831-1899,. William Scott Southgate collection, 1633-1852. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wied-Neuwied (Germany). Records relating to citizens of Wied-Neuwied, Germany, 1757-1834. Library of Congress
creatorOf Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. Papers, 1715-1841. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Atkinson, Theodore, 1697-1779. Letters, 1738-1740. Newberry Library
referencedIn George Erving collection, Erving, George collection, 1796-1816 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Powell, Jeremiah, 1714-1789. Papers, 1723-1806. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lincoln family. Papers, 1667-1937. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Waldo, Samuel, 1762-1798. Samuel Waldo estate papers, 1794-1848. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Great Britain. Privy Council. Colonial boundary disputes collection, 1735-1744. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759. Letters : Boston, [Mass.], to John Thomlinson, London, [Eng.], 1738-1742. Newberry Library
creatorOf Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759. Papers, 1744. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779. Fort Pownall/Frankfort, Me., land papers, 1766-1783. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pollard, Benjamin, 1696-1756. Letters : Boston, [Mass.], to John Thomlinson, London, [Eng.], 1738 Aug. 25-Dec. 20. Newberry Library
creatorOf Louisbourg Expedition. Records, 1744-1758. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Waldo Patent (Me.). Manuscripts related to the Waldo Patent recorded from the Anthony Stoddard and Middlecutt Cook papers by William Hunt, 1772-1784. Maine State Library
creatorOf East, John. Bowdoin, Flucker, Knox, and Waldo papers, 1688-1808. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759. Papers, 1631-1824. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Westbrook, Thomas, d. 1744. [Letter] 1737/8 March 6, Boston [to] Richard Waldron, Portsmouth [N.H.] Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Dow, Sally, 1892-1980. Sally Dow collection, late 19th and 20th century. Penobscot Marine Museum
referencedIn Waldo, Francis, 1728-1784. Francis Waldo papers, 1783-1784. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Massachusetts. Governor (1741-1757 : Shirley). Province of the Massachusetts-Bay William Shirley ... to Joseph Frie ... greeting : by virtue of the power and authority ... to me granted ... : commission, 1746 June 14. Newberry Library
referencedIn Wentworth, Samuel. Samuel Wentworth papers, 1738-1742. Newberry Library
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. William Pepperrell papers, 1664-1782. Massachusetts Historical Society
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associatedWith Anonymous person
associatedWith Atkinson, Theodore, 1697-1779. person
associatedWith Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757. person
associatedWith Burns, William. person
associatedWith Dow, Sally, 1892-1980. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Freeman, Enoch. person
associatedWith Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. person
associatedWith Lincoln family. family
associatedWith Louisbourg Expedition. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Governor (1730-1741 : Belcher) corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Governor (1741-1757 : Shirley) corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Noble, Arthur. person
associatedWith Oulton, John. person
associatedWith Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. person
associatedWith Pollard, Benjamin, 1696-1756. person
associatedWith Powell, Jeremiah, 1714-1789. person
associatedWith Southgate, William Scott, 1831-1899, person
correspondedWith Thomlinson, John person
associatedWith Waldo family. family
associatedWith Waldo, Francis, 1728-1784. person
associatedWith Waldo Patent (Me.) corporateBody
associatedWith Waldo, Samuel, 1723-1770. person
associatedWith Waldo, Samuel, 1762-1798. person
associatedWith Waldo, Sarah Tyng. person
associatedWith Wentworth, Samuel. person
associatedWith Westbrook, Thomas, d. 1744. person
associatedWith Wied-Neuwied (Germany) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Waldo Patent (Me.)
Indians of North America
Manuscripts, American
Real property--History--18th century--Sources
Land settlement
Indians of North America--Wars--1600-1750
Merchants--History--18th century--Sources
Land grants--History--18th century--Sources
Anglo--Spanish War, 1739-1748--Sources
Real property


Birth 1695-08-07

Death 1759-05-23


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