Papers, 1827-1931


Papers, 1827-1931

Correspondence and family papers of the Chamberlain and Adams families of Maine, including soldier, educator, and politician Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his wife Frances Adams Chamberlain.

1+1/2 file boxes, 3 folio+ folders

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Bowdoin College (corporateBody)

Allen, Grace Chamberlain, 1856-1937. (person)

Allen, Horace Gwynn (person)

Adams, George E. (George Everett), 1840-1917 (person)

Chicago, Illinois, lawyer; Illinois congressman, 1883-1891; state senator, 1880-1883. From the description of Letter : Chicago [Ill.], to Ben[jamin] Perley Poore, Washington, D.C., 1883 Oct. 26. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26484703 ...

Keene, Luther (person)

Chamberlain family (family)

Sarah Ann (Folsom) Adams (person)

Eleanor Allen (person)

Wyllys (family)

Horace G. Allen (person)


Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, soldier, educator, and politician, was born on September 8, 1828, in Brewer, Maine, the first child of Sarah Dupee (Brastow) Chamberlain and Joshua Chamberlain, Jr. His brothers Horace, John and Thomas were born in 1834, 1838, and 1841, and his sister Sarah in 1836 (see #43). Ancestors on both the Chamberlain and the Brastow sides of the family had emigrated to America in the 17th century. JLC was educated at the local school, briefly attended a military...

Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914 (person)

Chamberlain was born in Brewer, Maine, the son of Sarah Dupee (née Brastow) and Joshua Chamberlain, on September 8, 1828. Chamberlain was of English ancestry and could trace his family line back to twelfth-century England, during the reign of King Stephen. Chamberlain's great-grandfather Ebenezer, was a New Hampshire soldier in the French and Indian War, and the American Revolutionary War. Chamberlain's grandfather Joshua, was a ship builder, and colonel during the War of 1812, before moving his...

George Wyllys Adams (person)

Beckwith, Elizabeth (person)

Eliza Beckwith appears to have been a student in 1860 at an unidentified normal college (a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers) in an English-speaking country, most likely Great Britain, Canada, or the United States. From the description of Eliza Beckwith commonplace book, 1860. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 670632446 ...

Allen, Eleanor Wyllys (person)

Ashur Adams (person)

Charlotte Amelia, 1817-1855 (person)

Folsom, Deborah G. Keene, Annie (Chamberlain) (person)

Adams family (family)

Chamberlain, Frances Adams, 1825-1905 (person)

Merrill Stephen Allen (person)

Clark, Mary P. Farrington, Sarah (Chamberlain), 1836- (person)

Abbott, Jennie M. Adams (person)