Old Berwick Historical Society archives collection, 1700-[ongoing].


Brock, Simeon. Old Berwick Historical Society archives collection, 1700-[ongoing].

Old Berwick Historical Society archives collection, 1700-[ongoing].

Manuscripts, maps, books, photographs, and other records, of the Counting House, a 160 year old restored factory building, now the repository of Old Berwick Historical Society, South Berwick, Me., reflecting the history of South Berwick and its dual character as an early mill town, dating from 1634 when America's first water-powered machinery was installed by English carpenters, and as a trading center, connected by the region's unique gundalow system to the world's shipping markets. Includes letter (1816) written by Tobias Lear, a member of George Washington's cabinet from Portsmouth, N.H.; ledgers of local merchants; newspapers, published in southwestern Maine and eastern New Hampshire; technical drawings, photographs, and models of gundalows, documenting the Piscataqua Estuary's unusual craft; ships logs (1790-1884); works of Sarah Orne Jewett and novelist Gladys Hasty Carroll; Simeon Brock family papers; two deeds (ca. 1700) transferring Great Works River mill properties to South Berwick's early settlers; Massachusetts court writs (1773-1881), two involving litigants from Arundel and Wells when Maine was still part of Massachusetts; 18th-19th c. carpentry tools, farm implements, guns, and nautical artifacts; and records of the Old Berwick Historical Society.

ca. 1500 items.

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Old Berwick Historical Society (South Berwick, Me.)

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Counting House (South Berwick, Me.)

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Carroll, Gladys Hasty, 1904-1999

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Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816

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Secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, 1816 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595729 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of War, to Capt. J.M. Russell, 1816 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595725 Private secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, Acc't office, to Mr. Wm. B. Bend, Baltimore, 1816 Aug. 9. (U...

Brock, Simeon

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Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

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Sarah Orne Jewett was one of America's foremost regional writers. She produced novels, stories, and sketches, generally concerned with the lives and traditions of women in the rural areas of coastal New England. Her gentle, well-observed, respectful style transcends the limitations of genre and continue to make her work relevant. From the description of Sarah Orne Jewett letter to Loulie, ca. 1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54429003 ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...