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Duncan Howlett was born in 1906 in Newton, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard, receiving an LLB degree in 1931. After practicing law for two years, he returned to Harvard in 1933 to study religion, receiving an STB degree in 1936. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1936 and served in churches in Salem, New Bedford, and Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to Center Lovell, Maine, and began to manage the forestland adjacent to his home. Interested in good forestry management and realizing the challenge this presented, in 1971 he enrolled in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine at Orono. He also became deeply involved in various forestry and conservation organizations, serving on the boards of directors of the American Forestry Association, the Forest History Society, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine. In 1975, he was one of the founders and first president of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine. He died on May 19, 2003 at 97 years of age.

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Size of Collection

1968-1998, 1974-1988 (bulk)

Dates of Collection

9 boxes

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0254

Howlett (Duncan) Papers, 1968-1998

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