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Freemont Russell was born on the 13 June 1862 in West Paris, Oxford County, Maine. Freemont graduated from the Maine State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts (now the University of Maine) as a member of the Class of 1885 and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Science at John Hopkins University. He served as professor of Bacteriology & Veterinary Science at the University of Maine from 1889-1932. Freemont married Marcia Etta Sampson in 1890 and had 5 children: Luther, Mary, Sibyl, Ascendath, and Doris all born in Orono 1891-1896. Luther graduated from the University of Maine in 1912 and was the father of Nancy Helen Russell who donated the materials.

Papers of Fremont L. Russell as it related to years spent in Orono while he studied and taught at the University of Maine. The record group includes material regarding Fremont's wife Marcia Etta Sampson and their children, in particular their son Luther Russell, who graduated from UMaine as a member of the Class of 1912.

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Agriculture, Education


Higher Education

Size of Collection

1 half-size box

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

UA RG 0010.066

Student / Alumni Records (University of Maine). Russell Family Papers, 1883-1950