Item #5786 [Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]. Joshua Chamberlain, Joseph Whitcomb Porter.
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]
[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]

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[Sammelband assembled by Maine Historian Joseph Whitcomb Porter.]

Augusta, Maine, and other locales, 1852–1889. 11 pamphlets bound into 8vo volume (8.75” x 6.5”), three quarters black leather, mottled paper over boards, gilt spine-title reading “Historical Maine.” 2 pp. manuscript letter tipped-in, 3 pp. ms. letter letter laid in. Illustrated bookplate of Joseph Whitcomb Porter on front paste-down. Ownership inscription of Portland, Maine antiquarian bookseller and collector Francis O’Brien on flyleaf. CONDITION: Very good, rubbed.

A sammelband of eleven pamphlets owned and compiled by Maine historian Joseph W. Porter, including his own work, Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy (1877), and a range of Maine historical works, in addition to two letters written to Porter concerning Maine history and genealogy.

Born in Milton, Mass., Joseph Whitcomb Porter (1824–1901) was a historian and genealogist recognized for his important contributions to the knowledge of the early settlement of eastern Maine. After moving to Burlington, Maine in 1862, Porter became heavily involved in the lumber industry of the Northern Penobscot region. In 1863, he was appointed aide-de-camp, with the rank of colonel, to Governor Abner Coburn, and in 1864 he was made messenger of Maine’s electoral vote. He represented Bangor in the Maine House of Representatives (1864, 1865, 1868, 1872, 1876) and was a senator from Penobscot from 1886 to 1887. In 1869 and 1870, he was a member of the governor's council, and he served as president of the Republican State Convention in 1872. In 1881 Porter moved to Bangor. During the 1880s, he was appointed chairman of the board of prison and jail inspectors multiple times, and between 1885 and 1893 he published the Bangor Historical Magazine, which featured much of his own work. The two letters to Porter included here concern Maine genealogy, Porter’s Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy, and Bridgton, Maine.

CONTENTS:

Chamberlain, Joshua. Maine: Her Place in History. Address Delivered at the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1876, and in Convention of the Legislature of Maine, February 6, 1877. With a Communication from the Governor, and the Report of the Centennial Commission. Augusta: Sprague, Owen & Nash, printers to the state, 1877. 8vo, 129 pp., folding map.

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Cram, Marshall. An Address, delivered…at the dedication of the Town House in Bridgton, January 8, 1852. With an Appendix. Portland, ME: Brown Thurston, printer, 1852. 8vo, 44 pp.

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[Smith, William Bartlett.] Memorial of the Centennial Anniversary of the Settlement of Machias. Machias, Maine: Printed by C. O. Furbush, 1863. 8vo, 179, [1] pp.

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Porter, Joseph Whitcomb. Memoir of Col. Jonathan Eddy, of Eddington, ME: With Some Account of the Eddy Family, and of the Early Settlers on Penobscot River. Augusta: Sprague, Owen & Nash, printers, 1877. 8vo, 72, [1] pp.

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[True, Nathaniel T.] Report of the Centennial Celebration at Bethel, August 26, 1874. Portland, ME: Printed by B. Thurston & Co., 1874. 8vo, 78 pp.

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[Thurston, Stephen]. Centennial. Congregational Church, Bluehill, Maine. Bangor, ME: Printed by Samuel S. Smith & Son, 1874. 8vo, 34, [1] pp., includes poem by August Stephens.

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Shailer, William, H. A Historical Discourse, Delivered in Winthrop, June 16, 1874, Before the Maine Baptist Missionary Convention by Wm. H. Shailer, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Portland. Portland, ME: B. Thurston & Company, 1874. 8vo, pp. 68 pp.

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Parker, Thomas. History of Farmington, Maine, From its Settlement to the year 1846. Second Edition. Farmington, ME: J. S. Swift, publisher, 1875. 8vo, 120 pp.

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[Lord, Thomas Newman.] Centennial of the Congregational Church in Winthrop, Maine, September 4, 1876. Portland, ME: B. Thurston & Co., printers, 1876. 8vo, 24 pp.

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Corliss, Augustus W., editor. Old Times: A Magazine Devoted to the Preservation and publication of Documents relating to the early History of North Yarmouth, Maine… Vol. 1. No. 2. Yarmouth, ME: 1 March 1877. 8vo, [5], 36-64 pp.

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Vinton, John Adams. Thomas Gyles and his Neighbors, 1669–1689: Or the Settlement of the Lower Kennebec. Boston: David Clapp & Son, printers, 1867. 8vo, 13, [1] pp.

REFERENCES: Nearly, E. B. Joseph Whitcomb Porter at findagrave.com

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