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Collection contains personal papers of the Turner family of Isle au Haut, Maine. Included is correspondence among family members, primarily letters to John Turner, 1852-1889, from his son Asa and others; and letters to Lucretia Turner, 1850-1889, from daughters Elcy and Mary Abigail, son Asa, and other family members. Also found in the collection are letters to Asa, 1860-1869, including those from friends serving in the Civil War. The collection also contains a photograph album of scenes of Isle au Haut, 1886-1963, many taken by John C. Turner, depicting buildings, people, the harbor, vessels, etc. Postcards of island scenes are also included. Diaries of John Turner, 1867-1886, and financial and legal papers are also present in the collection.
Social Life and Customs, Military and War
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SpC MS 0511
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Turner Family Papers, 1835-1963" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 50.