Maine Bicentennial


Rufus Gilmore



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Hand-tinted, pen and ink map of Bangor dated March 26, 1842 depicting holdings of Benjamin Bussey, a successful and wealthy Massachusetts businessman who owned large plots of land in Bangor, Dixmont, Newburg, Frankfurt, and Augusta, Maine in the late 18th and early 19 centuries. Bussey died on his Roxbury, Massachusetts estate January 13, 1842. Rufus Gilmore was the eldest son of David Gilmore, an early settler of Newburg, Maine and Land Agent for Benjamin Bussey. Map scale: 1:19,800. Map size: 53 x 72 cm.

Map includes the following inscription: "This plan represents the town of Bangor in the County of Penobscot and State of Maine. The lots coloured green were State lands and granted to the settlers. The lots marked "P" were sold by Benjamin Bussey or his agent, and are all paid for. The lots marked "M" are more or less part paid. The ballance secured by a Mortgage. The lots marked "B" colored yellow, [--?--] is now in the Estate of Benjamin Bussey. Protracted on a scale of 100 rods to an inch. March 26, 1842. [signed] Rufus Gilmore. Fred H. Dickey. to R. E. Lord"

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Town of Bangor in the County of Penobscot and State of Maine



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