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This collection contains both the personal papers of Benton Hatch and items from his collection of materials on Maine and New England history. Included are personal papers of Samuel and Joseph Foxcroft from New Gloucester, Maine, and records of the town of Fryeburg, Maine. The collection also contains papers of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm including a diary and photographs taken by her in 1891 and 1892, as well as items from her personal library. Photographs from the library of Lucius L. Hubbard are also included. The collection also contains individual letters, correspondence, photographs, diaries, monographs, and various other types of documents dating mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries and connected with Maine. A few items also relate to Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

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Nature and Geography



Size of Collection

7 boxes (5 linear feet)

Dates of Collection

1696-1960, bulk 1795-1900

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0230

Hatch (Benton L.) Collection, 1696-1960

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History Commons