Papers, 1887-1963 (bulk 1887-1931).


Papers, 1887-1963 (bulk 1887-1931).

Papers of a newspaperman, school master, politician, and member of the Greenback Party in Maine. Included are a handwritten autobiography, a typescript copy, and handwritten articles by Solon Chase debunking the Church, on the conduct of life, on his candidacy for the governorship, on the decoration at the Grange Hall, and on fruit and potato farms. Included also are typescript copies of those handwritten articles. Included also is a handwritten speech to the Chase-Coll Family Association, Thursday, Sept. 4, 1902 at Salem, Massachusetts. Included also are letters to Solon Chase in 1887 when his house burned down in Chase's Mills. Correspondents are James G. Blaine, William Frye, Eugene Hale, and D.D. Stewart. Included also are letters and articles concerning the presentation in 1929 of Solon Chase's portrait by Ethel Chase-MacColl to the Maine State House. Included are newspaper clippings about Ethel Chase MacColl, clippings of articles by Solon Chase in various newspapers, a photographic portrait of Solon Chase, a photograph of a watercolor of Them Steers by his eldest granddaughter Ella Chase (photograph by Hearn of Portland), and a photocopy of the list of contents of the papers of Solon Chase owned by Ethel Chase and being given by her to the library of the University of Maine at Orono.

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