Ashur Adams family correspondence, 1800-1869; bulk: 1852-1855.


Ashur Adams family correspondence, 1800-1869; bulk: 1852-1855.

Collection consists primarily of letters sent by Ashur Adams of Boston and Roxbury, Mass. to his daughter Frances "Franny" Caroline Adams (later Chamberlain), 1852-55, while she was living with relatives in Maine; letters received by Ashur from his son George, 1838-51; and letters sent to Francis from various relatives following the death of her mother in 1854. Also includes papers of Gov. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and family of Bangor, Me., including a letter sent by his mother, Sarah Barstow Chamberlain to her sister, ca. 1800, accounts and receipts, 1825-27, a medical report written by his father, Joshua Chamberlain, 1833; and a few documents from Joshua's tenure as Gov. of Maine, 1869.

1 narrow box.

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Maine. Governor (1867-1871 : Chamberlain) (corporateBody)

Adams family, of Roxbury (Boston, Mass.) (family)

Adams, George, 1940-1992 (person)

Chamberlain, Frances Adams, 1825-1905 (person)

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...

Adams, Ashur. (person)

Chamberlain, Sarah (person)

Chamberlain family. (family)