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Special Collections: Guide to the Dingley Family Papers

Collection title: Dingley Family Papers
Collection number: MS 141
Dates of collection: 1855-1916
Size of collection: 1 box


Frank Lambert Dingley (1840-1918) was editor of the Lewiston Journal. Nelson Dingley (1832-1899) was Governor of Maine 1874-1876. The family is from Marshfield, Mass. and Durham, Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, diaries, (1855-59), speeches, and scrapbooks of Frank Lambert Dingley (1840-1918), editor of the Lewiston Journal, biography and other papers relating to Nelson Dingley (1832-1899), Governor of Maine, and other family members. Also contains histories of Durham, Me., and Marshfield, Mass; and genealogical material on the Bassett, Dingley, Jordan, Proctor, and Tilden families.

Contents of Boxes

Box 322

f 1 Squirrel Island Squid: clippings from the newspaper relating to folklore of the region. Includes poems.

f 2 Stackpole, (?). History of Durham. (Me.). Typed excerpts - River Road and Dingleys in Durham area. (Lewiston, Auburn).

f 3 Family letters, 1916. 33 items. Includes description of troops and camps (Mexican War) and genealogy of Lord family.

f 4 Dingley genealogy and history. Includes Bassett. Tilden, Jordan, Proctor genealogies and settlement of Maine, along with early family history. 50p. plus 91 items.

f 5 Dingley, Nelson, Jr. Life of the Hon. Nelson Dingley, Jr. 70 p. Typed, carbon copy. Includes clipping on Anne Sexton.

f 6 Dingley, Frank L. Youth and family history. News clips included. Typed copy.

f 7 Dingley, Frank. Marshfield, Mass., 1900 and ancestral home with family history. 9p.3 copies typed. Includes pages 421-444 on Marshfield and its historic houses.

f 8 Dingley, Frank L. Letters. Includes several from Sprague of Sprague's Journal of Maine History. 33 items.

f 9 Dingley, Frank. Internationalism and publicity. Two essays published together: Economic internationalism (1901) and The newspaper as cause and effect, (1903). loose copies. 26 p. and 14 p.

f 10 Diaries (1855, 1858) and scrapbook circa 1860. 3 items.

f 11 Newspaper clippings. Subjects and sources vary.

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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