Document Type

Book

Publisher

Biographical Review Publishing Company

Publication Date

1898

Publisher location

Boston, MA

Abstract/ Summary

THe present volume of the BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, the XXIX. of our "Atlantic Series," is the fifth devoted to the Pine Tree State. It covers a wide field, comprising the border counties of Aroostook and Washington, Hancock of the southern coast, central Piscataquis, and far-reaching Somerset. With upward of four hundred and seventy names in the index, denoting that number of biographical sketches of prominent workers in various fields of useful activity, factors of progress and worthy of remembrance, this book may be considered, without undue assumption on our part, we trust, fairly representative of the industrial, the professional, and the public life of its locality in the closing years of the nineteenth century. Mindful of the growing interest in questions of descent and kinship, we have afforded space, where desired, for the addition of genealogical to biographical lore, giving to personal details, in a number of cases, perhaps the majority, a setting in an epitome of family history. At the same time these pages bear witness that we have not forgotten that the special province of biography is to show the worth and importance of the individual in society, to emphasize the power of personality.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1898. Biographical review: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine. Boston: Biographical Review.

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