Everts & Peck
The present volume is the first published History of York County, Maine. Although materials have existed for such a publication, they have not been found in any special or general collection, and the labor of collecting them chiefly from original sources, and of arranging them in a harmonious and consecutive narrative of events extending through a period of more than two hundred and fifty years, has been by no means a light or trivial task. How well or ill the labor has been performed is now left to the judgment of the intelligent reader. Doubtless some errors have crept into the work in spite of our utmost care and vigilance, but we trust that none are of so grave a character as to impair the general accuracy and value of the history. With regard to the plan of the work, it is only necessary to say that it has been arranged with reference to the most economical use of space, with a general and local department. The general history, embracing that which is common to the county at large, has been placed in a department by itself in the forepart of the book; this has been followed by separate histories of the cities, towns, and villages of the county, interspersed with numerous biographies, portraits and other illustrations, and the v hole carefully indexed to facilitate reference.
Clayton, W. W., "History of York County, Maine: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers" (1880). Maine History Documents. 26.
History of York County, Maine with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. 1880. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck.
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