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Special Collections: Guide to the Hamlin Family Papers

Arranged and described by Brenda Howitson Steeves
Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department
May 2004
 
Introduction and Summary Information
 
Collection Title: Hamlin Family Papers.
Dates of the Collection: 1802-1975 (inclusive); 1850-1911 (bulk).
Provenance: The Hamlin Family Papers came to the Special Collections Department, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine in two major gifts: papers of Hannibal Hamlin, Ellen Hamlin and their descendants were given by Louise Hamlin in 1963-1965; papers of Elijah L. Hamlin and Augustus C. Hamlin were given by Mrs. Jesse Waid in 1965. Additional items have been acquired by gift or purchase.
Collection Number: MS 219.
Box Numbers: 1-32; index boxes 1-13 (formerly Boxes 1-30).
Size and Arrangement: The collection consists of 32 archival storage boxes + 13 boxes of index cards (33 cubic feet).
Conservation Note: The collection has been re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes, and photographs have been housed in polypropylene sleeves.
Preferred Citation: Hamlin Family Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, The University of Maine at Orono.
Restrictions on Access and Use: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
 
Biography
 
The collection contains the personal papers and business records of several generations of the Hamlin family of Maine. It centers on the papers of Hannibal Hamlin and his wife, Ellen Emery Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin’s sons, Charles, Cyrus, Hannibal E., and Frank Hamlin, and Charles Hamlin’s son, Charles E. Hamlin. It also contains papers of Hannibal Hamlin’s brother, Elijah L. Hamlin and Elijah’s son, Augustus C. Hamlin.
 
Hannibal Hamlin was born in 1809 in Paris Hill, Maine, the son of Cyrus and Anna Livermore Hamlin. He was educated at Hebron Academy and studied law in the office of Fessenden & Deblois in Portland. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and began to practice law in Hampden, Maine. A Democrat, he represented Hampden in the Maine legislature from 1836 to 1841 and then in 1847, serving as speaker for three terms. In 1842 he was elected to Congress, serving from 1843 to 1847. In 1848 he was elected to the U.S. Senate to finish the term of John Fairfield, who had died in office. Hamlin was elected in 1851 for a full term, becoming chairman of the Committee on Commerce. Increasingly dissatisfield with the Democratic Party’s policy toward slavery, Hamlin became a Republican in 1856. In that year he was elected governor of Maine; he served only a few weeks as governor, resigning to begin a new term in the Senate. In 1860 he was nominated as Abraham Lincoln’s vice-president, serving throughout Lincoln’s first term in office. He failed to be re-nominated in 1864, returning to Maine and then acting for a short time as collector of the port of Boston. In 1869 he was re-elected to the Senate, serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and remaining there until 1881. At that time he was appointed by President Garfield as minister plenipotentiary to Spain, serving in that post from 1881 to 1882. After that he returned to Bangor, Maine, spending his last years there.
 
Hannibal Hamlin was married twice: first to Sarah Jane Emery of Paris Hill in 1833, and after her death in 1855 to her half-sister, Ellen Vesta Emery, in 1856. He and his first wife had four children: George, Charles, Cyrus and Sarah. He had two children, Hannibal E. and Frank, with his second wife. Hannibal Hamlin died on July 4, 1891. Ellen Hamlin died in 1925.
 
Hannibal Hamlin’s son George was born in 1835 and died in 1844. His second son Charles, whose papers make up a major portion of the collection, was born in 1837 in Hampden. A lawyer, businessman and soldier, Charles Hamlin was in constant contact with his father and managed his affairs in Maine while the elder Hamlin was in Washington. He attended the Hampden, Bethel and Bridgton Academies and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1857. After reading law with his father, he was admitted to the bar in 1858, beginning a practice in Orland, Maine. During the Civil War he served with various Maine regiments, was Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of Major-General Hiram G. Berry, fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, and left the service in 1865 as a Brigadier-General of Volunteers. Following the war, he resumed his law practice in Bangor, served as city solicitor, 1867, as U.S. Register in Bankruptcy, 1868-1878, and as U. S. Commissioner, 1867-1911. He was also Reporter of Decisions of the Maine Supreme Court, 1888-1905; in this position he edited volumes 81 to 98 of the Maine Reports, writing headnotes for many of the cases. Considered an authority on bankruptcy and insolvency law, he was the author of a book on the insolvency laws of Maine. He was the representative from Bangor in the Maine Legislature in 1883 and 1885, serving as speaker in the second term. He was active in the formation of loan and building associations, served as president of Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor, and was a trustee of the Penobscot Savings Bank. He was also president of the Blanchard Slate Mining Company and was part owner, along with Edwin H. Thompson, of the ship “Challenger” of Bath. He chaired the executive committee of the Maine Gettysburg Commission and was instrumental in the publication of its report, Maine at Gettysburg, in 1898. He was also active in the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, which was formed in 1864 to preserve the battleground and to make provision for the commemorative monuments to be erected there.
 
Charles Hamlin married Sarah P. Thompson of Topsham, Maine, in 1880, and they had four children: Charles Eugene, Addison, Cyrus, and Edwin T. Hamlin. Sarah Thompson Hamlin died in 1905, and Charles Hamlin died in 1911.
 
The papers of Hannibal Hamlin’s third son, Cyrus Hamlin, are also found in this collection. Cyrus Hamlin was born in 1839 in Hampden, Maine. He was educated at the Hampden Academy and studied at Waterville College (now Colby College), Waterville, Maine. He was admitted to the bar in 1860 and practiced law for a year in Kittery, Maine. He entered military service in 1862, joining the staff of Gen. John C. Fremont. Cyrus Hamlin was among the first to advocate enlisting African-American troops in the Union Army and was the first appointed from Maine to command a regiment of these troops, the 80th United States Colored Troops. He commanded this regiment in battles in Louisiana and at the fall of Port Hudson. After the war he stayed in Louisiana, practicing law in New Orleans and taking a role in public affairs of the Reconstruction period. He died of yellow fever in New Orleans in 1867.
 
Hannibal Hamlin’s youngest sons, Hannibal E. and Frank Hamlin, are also represented in the collection. Hannibal E. Hamlin was born in Hampden in 1858. He was educated in the Bangor public schools, graduated from Colby College in 1879 and from Boston University Law School in 1882. He was admitted to the bar in 1883 and began practicing law in Ellsworth, Maine, in the firm of Hale & Emery, which became Hale & Hamlin shortly thereafter. Hannibal E. Hamlin was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1893 and 1895, serving as chairman of the Judiciary Committee in 1895. He also served as Judge Advocate General on the staff of Maine Governor Llewellyn Powers, 1897-1904, was in the Maine Senate, 1899-1901, serving as president of the Senate in 1901, was attorney general of Maine, 1905-1908, and president of the Maine Bar Association, 1923-1924. Hannibal E. Hamlin was unmarried and died in 1938.
 
Frank Hamlin was born in Bangor in 1862, the youngest son of Hannibal and Ellen Hamlin. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., of Harvard, class of 1884, and of Boston University Law School in 1888. After graduating from Harvard, he spent a year in the offices of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company in Chicago and returned there after graduating from law school to form the law partnership of Hamlin & Holland. He became active in Republican party politics and was Assistant Corporation Counsel for Chicago, as well as chief attorney for the Sanitary District. Frank Hamlin was unmarried and died in 1922.
 
The collection also contains the papers of Charles Eugene Hamlin, son of Charles and Sarah Hamlin and grandson of Hannibal Hamlin. Charles E. Hamlin was born in Bangor in 1861. He attended the Bangor schools, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and from Harvard in 1884. A talented composer and playwright, he wrote songs, operas and plays which were performed in Bangor and other places to considerable success. He lived in New York, where he worked for the New York Tribune in varying positions, including music and theater critic. He also worked for the New York Press and was managing editor of the State, a newspaper in Albany, New York. He later returned to New York to edit the periodical School, “a weekly devoted to the interests of school teachers.” He was also the author of a biography of his grandfather, The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin, published in 1899.
 
Charles E. Hamlin married Myra Sawyer in 1886, and they had one daughter, Louise Hamlin. Charles E. Hamlin died in 1921.
 
Myra Hamlin, whose small group of papers is contained in the collection, was a writer born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1856, the daughter of Frederick Adolphus and Delia Case Sawyer. The family lived in Charleston, South Carolina both before and after the Civil War, and Frederick Sawyer served in various government positions during Reconstruction. Myra Sawyer married Charles E. Hamlin in 1886 and published her first book, A Politician’s Daughter, in that year. She also wrote a five-volume set of girls’ books, the Nan series, between 1896 and 1908. In 1909 she was the author of a privately-printed book, Eleazer Hamlin and his Descendants: Their Homes. In addition, she worked with her husband at School magazine, reviewed books, and gave lectures on art and literature. She died in New York City in 1927.
 
Louise Hamlin, the daughter of Charles E. and Myra Sawyer Hamlin and the donor of large portions of the collection, was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1886. She grew up in Bangor, attended high school there and later studied at the Pratt Institute Library School in Brooklyn. She worked for a time at the Bangor Public Library and also at the New York Public Library. She spent her summers at Hancock Point and lived in Bangor in later life. Louise Hamlin died in 1980.
 
The collection also contains papers of Elijah Livermore Hamlin and his son Augustus Choate Hamlin. Elijah Hamlin, the eldest brother of Hannibal Hamlin, was born in 1800 in Livermore, Maine. He was a lawyer, businessman and historian. After graduating from Brown University, he studied law and set up a practice in Waterford, Maine and then moved to Columbia, Maine. He settled in Bangor in 1835 and lived there for the rest of his life. Active in politics, he ran for governor of Maine in 1848 and 1849, served in the legislature and was elected mayor of Bangor in 1851 and 1852. He was appointed commissioner of the U.S. Fishery Commission by President Lincoln and served from 1860 to 1866. He was also president of the Bangor Savings Bank and the Penobscot Mutual Insurance Company. Known for his scientific and historical research, he was the discoverer in 1820 of Mt. Mica in Paris, Maine. Elijah Hamlin died in 1872.
 
Augustus Choate Hamlin was born in 1829 in Columbia, Maine, the son of Elijah L. and Eliza Choate Hamlin. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1851 and from Harvard Medical School in 1857. After studying in Europe for two years, he returned to Bangor to practice medicine. In April, 1861, he entered the Civil War as assistant surgeon of the Second Maine, was promoted in 1862 to brigade surgeon, and in 1863 became a medical inspector. He was assigned to the Department of Washington, the Army of the South, and the Department of the Southwest. He was mustered out in December, 1865, and returned to Bangor to resume his practice. He was mayor of Bangor in 1879 and 1880 and served as Surgeon-General of Maine from 1882 to 1886. He made a study of minerals, especially tourmalines, and owned a quarry on Mt. Mica. Augustus Hamlin died in 1905.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
The Hamlin family papers consist primarily of the personal, political and business papers of Hannibal Hamlin, his sons Charles, Cyrus, Hannibal E., and Frank Hamlin, Charles Hamlin’s son, Charles E.Hamlin and his wife, Myra Sawyer Hamlin, and their daughter, Louise Hamlin. The collection also includes papers of Hannibal Hamlin’s brother, Elijah L. Hamlin and his son, Augustus C. Hamlin, as well as photographs, and materials about other family members.
 
The papers of Hannibal Hamlin and his descendants were acquired by Fogler Library in a series of gifts from Louise Hamlin in 1963-1965. A few materials were also purchased as they became available. The papers of Elijah L. Hamlin and Augustus C. Hamlin were acquired as a gift from Mrs. Jesse Waid in 1965. A portion of the collection, mostly the correspondence of Hannibal Hamlin, was microfilmed by Columbia University in the 1960’s; this microfilm is also available at Fogler Library (Microfilm H181). At some point after the collection’s arrival at the Library, a detailed card index to a majority of the correspondence was prepared by Library staff. The index lists each letter alphabetically by surname of sender; a brief synopsis of the content of many letters is also provided. In addition, a chronological index is available for the years 1800 through 1866.
 
The collection is arranged in eleven series: I. Papers of Hannibal Hamlin; II. Papers of Ellen Emery Hamlin; III. Papers of Charles Hamlin; IV. Papers of Cyrus Hamlin;
V. Papers of Hannibal E. and Frank Hamlin; VI. Papers of Charles E. Hamlin;
VII. Papers of Myra Sawyer Hamlin and Louise Hamlin; VIII. Hamlin family photographs; IX. Papers of Elijah L. Hamlin; X. Papers of Augustus Choate Hamlin; and
XI. Ancillary materials. Some of the series have several sub-series.
 
The series outline and description which follows lists the major types of papers to be found in each series and sub-series.
 

Series Outline and Description
 
Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
 
The largest sub-series, correspondence, is a mixture of political and personal and begins with incoming letters, 1840’s-1891. Correspondents include James G. Blaine, Jacob Brinkerhoff, Salmon P. Chase, Neal Dow, William Pitt Fessenden, Preston King, Thomas B. Reed, William H. Seward, and Israel Washburn, Jr. The correspondence also includes many letters from Hamlin’s father-in-law, Stephen Emery, and his son, Charles Hamlin, who was actively involved in his father’s business affairs.
 
The sub-series also includes outgoing correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, 1828-1891. Hamlin kept no copies of his own letters, but in planning a biography of his father in 1886, Charles Hamlin appealed to recipients of his father’s letters to send them to him. The letters included here are those received from that appeal. Considerable correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin can also be found in the papers of Ellen Hamlin, Charles Hamlin and Elijah Hamlin.
 
Sub-series 2: Writings and speeches
 
This sub-series opens with a few articles written by Hannibal Hamlin, followed by his speeches, both manuscript and printed, arranged in chronological order. The speeches were given during his political life in both Maine and Washington. A few speeches of other politicians are also included here.
 
Sub-series 3: Financial and legal records
 
This small sub-series contains a daybook, 1833-1849, documents outlining Hamlin’s financial and property holdings, bills and receipts, and a copy of his will, 1878.
 
Sub-series 4: Political life
 
This very small sub-series contains a few notes and lists compiled by Hamlin, some political flyers, and newspaper clippings.
 
Sub-series 5: Records as Collector of Customs
 
The records included here document Hamlin’s brief tenure as Collector of Customs at the port of Boston, and include his commission, 1865, various papers of those seeking positions in the office, and letters and reminiscences about Hamlin’s resignation from the post.
 
Sub-series 6: Records as Minister to Spain
 
Included in this sub-series are letters of appointment to the post, 1881, Hamlin’s presentation address, calling cards of various dignitaries, and correspondence, 1882.
 
Sub-series 7: Memorabilia
 
This sub-series, a mixture of political and personal, includes various tributes to Hamlin, invitations, membership cards, calling cards, Hamlin’s writing set and a blotter fragment from his desk.
 
Sub-series 8: Books from library of Hannibal Hamlin
 
Many books stamped “Library of Hannibal Hamlin” were included with the collection. They are found in this sub-series, arranged alphabetically by author. Many date from the early part of the 19th century and have a strong religious or political tone.
 
Sub-series 9: Materials relating to the death of Hannibal Hamlin
 
Although Hamlin had been retired from public service for almost ten years, his death in 1891 was the occasion for a great many newspaper articles and resolutions honoring his life. Those materials are gathered in this sub-series.
 
Sub-series 10: Articles and books about Hannibal Hamlin
 
This sub-series contains a few articles and newspaper clippings written about Hamlin during his lifetime. The majority, however, were written after his death, some on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, others on the dedication of his statue in Bangor in 1927. A Bible presented to Bangor Theological Seminary in 1908 by Ellen Hamlin in honor of Hannibal Hamlin is also included here.
 
The Special Collections Department at Fogler Library also holds a Spanish vargueno owned by Hannibal Hamlin and a bronze bust of Hamlin, both items given by his descendants.
 
Series II: Papers of Ellen Emery Hamlin
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
 
This sub-series makes up the largest section of Ellen Hamlin’s papers. For the convenience of the user, letters to her from Hannibal Hamlin, 1856-1891, are presented first. He wrote to her often during his frequent absences from home; the letters talk mostly of personal matters, but also outline Hamlin’s activities and his frequent desire to return to Maine and his family.
 
This section of the collection also contains Ellen Hamlin’s personal correspondence, 1841-1920, most of it from members of the Emery and Hamlin families or from family friends. More than two hundred letters of condolence on the death of Hannibal Hamlin can also be found here. A small section of correspondence from Ellen Hamlin, 1881-1882, is also included.
 
Sub-series 2: Personal and financial records
 
Included here are school papers, diaries, and a date book. Also included are a cashbook and account book, plus receipts, 1881-1882, for items purchased in Paris. Ellen Hamlin’s scrapbook of obituaries of Hannibal Hamlin is also contained in this section.
 
Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
 
Charles Hamlin received letters from his father frequently while the elder Hamlin was away from home. Covering both personal matters and business affairs, this correspondence began while Charles was a student at Bowdoin and continued throughout Hannibal Hamlin’s long political career. These letters, 1853-1889, from father to son are arranged first in this sub-series. They are followed by general correspondence to Charles Hamlin, 1853-1911. Included here are personal letters to Charles while at Bowdoin, letters to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from their son, Charles E. Hamlin while away at college, letters from fellow Civil War veterans, business correspondence, etc. A folder of correspondence to Sarah Hamlin, 1855-1911, mostly from her husband and sons, is also included here. A small amount of Charles Hamlin’s outgoing business correspondence, much of it from 1904, forms part of this sub-series.
 
Sub-series 2: Bowdoin College material
 
Charles Hamlin was a student at Bowdoin from 1853 to 1857. Materials from his study there include bills and receipts for expenses, class notebooks of problems, and lecture notes.  Also included is a scrapbook he maintained which contains photographs and autographs of classmates, programs, and memorabilia.
 
Sub-series 3: Financial records
 
This small sub-series contains account books and ledgers, 1857-1910, insurance papers, bills and receipts, and copies of promissory notes, all relating to Charles Hamlin’s various business ventures.
 
Sub-series 4: Business records
 
Charles Hamlin practiced law in Bangor for most of his life and also served as Reporter of Decisions for many years. The records in this sub-series reflect that involvement as well as some of his business ventures. Included are materials involving the legal affairs of his sister, Sarah Hamlin Batchelder, deeds and receipts for family land holdings in the Dakota Territory, accounts and correspondence relating to Charles Hamlin’s part-ownership of the ship “Challenger,” and correspondence of the Blanchard Slate Mining Company, 1891-1905, of which Charles Hamlin was president and treasurer. Researchers interested in the Blanchard Slate Mining Company should also consult the Stetson Family Papers (MS 480) which contain records for that company as well.
 
Sub-series 5: Miscellaneous personal papers
 
This sub-series contains records of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association and the Maine Gettysburg Commission, including by-laws, reports of committees, correspondence, bills and receipts, drafts of reports to appear in the Commission’s book, reminiscences and accounts of the battle at Gettysburg, and newspaper clippings about the commemoration of the battle.
 
The sub-series also contains copies of speeches given by Charles Hamlin on various occasions, reports and documents, including a company descriptive book and a company clothing register, from his service in the Civil War, scrapbooks he maintained of anecdotes and reminiscences about his father, as well as newspaper clippings at the time of his death in 1891. Two scrapbooks of clippings, 1896-1911, on politics, local history, public affairs, etc., are also included.  The sub-series ends with obituaries and eulogies at the death of Charles Hamlin in 1911, as well as documents about his estate.
 
Series IV: Papers of Cyrus Hamlin
 
This small series consists primarily of documents reflecting Cyrus Hamlin’s service in the Civil War. It includes volunteer descriptive lists, 1861-1863, giving payment and clothing issued to soldiers in various regiments in which Cyrus Hamlin served, general and special orders, payment received, and correspondence, 1864-1865. It also contains a folder of condolences on the death of Hamlin in 1867.
 
Series V: Papers of Hannibal E. Hamlin and Frank Hamlin
 
The papers of Hannibal Hamlin’s youngest sons are arranged in one small series. Of particular interest are letters written to them either separately or together by their father when they were children or young men. Also included are small amounts of general incoming correspondence, much of it from their mother, diplomas and school papers, newspaper clippings about each, and memorabilia.
 
Series VI: Papers of Charles E. Hamlin
 
This series opens with incoming correspondence, 1885-1916, much of which deals with the publication of Charles E. Hamlin’s biography of his grandfather in 1899. The series also contains school papers, a Harvard notebook, and exercises and letters from a correspondence course in playwriting, 1905-1906.
 
Much of the series is made up of chapter drafts and a manuscript copy of the text of the Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin, published by Charles E. Hamlin in 1899. The series also contains draft copies and revisions of various plays and librettos written by Hamlin, including Geraldine, Nicolette, and others. Obituaries, eulogies, and information about the estate of Charles E. Hamlin complete this series.
 
Series VII: Papers of Myra Sawyer Hamlin and Louise Hamlin
 
The papers of Myra Hamlin include an essay she wrote entitled Recollections of my childhood in the 60’s, as well as a journal of a European trip, 1873-1874. Also included is incoming correspondence, 1873-1914, much of it from Charles E. Hamlin, and correspondence of Myra Hamlin to Anna Hayford Peirce, 1896-1925. Some financial documents and newspaper clippings complete this part of the series.
 
The papers of Louise Hamlin include incoming correspondence, 1901-1911, as well as correspondence to Ada Peirce McCormick, 1902-1975. Also included are papers, lectures and exercises from Louise Hamlin’s course of study at the Pratt Institute Library School, 1908-1909.
 
Series VIII: Hamlin family photographs
 
The series begins with photographs and illustrations of Hannibal Hamlin, arranged chronologically, followed by photographs of Hamlin family homes. Also included are photographs of the Hamlin children and grandchildren. A series of cartes de visite of politicians, perhaps belonging to Hannibal Hamlin, and a series portraying actors and musicians, perhaps belonging to Charles E. Hamlin, finishes out the series.
 
Series IX: Papers of Elijah L. Hamlin
 
This series opens with a folder of correspondence, 1844-1866, to Elijah Hamlin from his brother, Hannibal Hamlin. A small section of general correspondence, 1836-1859, as well as various personal account books, 1820-1864, follows. The bulk of the series consists of correspondence and other documents from Elijah Hamlin’s tenure with the U.S. Fishery Commission. Correspondence of Commissioners G.G. Cushman, 1855-1858, and John Hubbard, 1859-1860, is also included. Correspondents include Canadian Commissioners John Hamilton Gray, Joseph Howe and Moses H. Perley, as well as U.S. Surveyor Richard Cutts.
 
Series X: Papers of Augustus Choate Hamlin
 
This series contains correspondence, hospital inspection reports, mortality statistics, orders and circulars from Augustus Hamlin’s work as a surgeon and medical inspector during the Civil War. It includes reports and recommendations on conditions in Union hospitals in Washington, D.C. and Nashville, Tennessee. It also includes medical notes on a variety of subjects and notes from Hamlin’s European medical studies.
 
Series XI: Ancillary materials
 
This series contains scattered documents of various other members of the Hamlin family, as well as items from the Emery family. It also contains correspondence, 1830-1844, between Dixey W. Thompson and his wife, Sarah Purinton Thompson of Topsham, Maine. The Thompsons were the parents of Sarah Thompson Hamlin, Charles Hamlin’s wife. Dixey W. Thompson was a sea captain and the correspondence deals primarily with his sea voyages; also included are family financial accounts and wills. The series ends with miscellaneous material not clearly associated with any one person.
 
 
Box List
 
Please note: All items without a folder number and designated as Oversized are kept in the flat storage area.
 
Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
 
Box 1
 
Folder
 
1 Incoming correspondence, 184-?-June 26, 1850
2 Incoming correspondence, July 1, 1850-Mar. 29, 1852
3 Incoming correspondence, Apr. 19-Dec. 27, 1853
4 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 11, 1854-Dec. 30, 1855
5 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 6-June 30, 1856
6 Incoming correspondence, July 3, 1856-Dec. 20, 1859
7 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 4-June 18, 1860
8 Incoming correspondence, July 9-Dec. 31, 1860
9 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 2-June 23, 1861
10 Incoming correspondence, July 10-Dec. 31, 1861
11 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 1-Dec. 29, 1862
12 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 7-July 31, 1863
13 Incoming correspondence, Aug. 2, 1863-Apr. 29, 1864
14 Incoming correspondence, May 4-Dec. 27, 1864
15 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 5-Aug. 15, 1865
16 Incoming correspondence, Aug. 16-Nov. 30, 1865
17 Incoming correspondence, Dec. 3, 1865-Jan. 27, 1869
18 Incoming correspondence, Feb. 1, 1869-Dec. 28, 1871
19 Incoming correspondence, Jan., 1872-June 15, 1874
20 Incoming correspondence, Sept. 1, 1874-Apr. 29, 1876
21 Incoming correspondence, May 3, 1876-Aug. 24, 1877
22 Incoming correspondence, Sept. 14, 1877-Mar. 27, 1878
23 Incoming correspondence, Apr. 4, 1878-Feb. 10, 1879
24 Incoming correspondence, Feb. 12-Dec. 27, 1879
25 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 5-Dec. 28, 1880
26 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 4-Dec. 24, 1881
27 Incoming correspondence, Jan. 3-June 10, 1882
28 Incoming correspondence, July 12, 1882-July 23, 1884

Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence cont.
 
Box 2
 
Folder
 
1 Incoming correspondence, Oct. 15, 1884-Nov. 29, 1886
2 Incoming correspondence, May 9, 1887-July 30, 1888
3 Incoming correspondence, Aug. 4, 1888-Feb. 5, 1889
4 Incoming correspondence, Mar. 9-June 24, 1889
5 Incoming correspondence, July 1-Dec. 30, 1889
6 Incoming correspondence, Jan., 1890-May 21, 1891
7 Incoming correspondence, undated
8 Envelopes
9 Outgoing correspondence, Dec. 29, 1828-Feb. 23, 1850
10 Outgoing correspondence, Mar. 2, 1850-July 25, 1856
11 Outgoing correspondence, Feb., 1857-Sept. 25, 1862
12 Outgoing correspondence, Oct. 4, 1862-Nov. 28, 1867
13 Outgoing correspondence, Jan. 11, 1868-Dec. 14, 1870
14 Outgoing correspondence, Feb. 11, 1871-Aug. 4, 1875
15 Outgoing correspondence, Jan. 5, 1876-Dec. 28, 1882
16 Outgoing correspondence, Jan. 5, 1883-June 15, 1891
17 Outgoing correspondence, undated
 
Sub-series 2: Writings and speeches
 
Box 3
 
1 Mr. Hamlin’s views on the continental railway, Feb. 1, 1853
2 Reminiscence of Judge Peters, 1887
3 Centennial of Washington’s inauguration, 1889
4 Article on U.S. Senate, undated
5 Poem, undated
6 Document to Mr. President, undated
7 Speech, July 4, 1832
8 Speech, Hampden, July 4, 1836
9 Valedictory speech to Maine House of Representatives, 1839
10 Valedictory speech to Maine House of Representatives, 1840, 1st session
11 Valedictory speech to Maine House of Representatives, 1840, 2nd session
12 Speech on Army appropriation bill, Apr. 15, 1844
13 Speech on Oregon question, Jan. 12, 1846
14 The Compromise Bill, 1848
15 Speech to establish territorial governments in Oregon, July 22, 1848
 
Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 2: Writings and speeches cont.
 
Box 3 cont.
 
Folder
 
16 In defense of rights of American fishermen, 1852
17 North American fisheries, Aug. 5, 1852
18 Speech, Nov., 1855
19 Remarks, June 12, 1856
20 Address of Gov. Hamlin, Jan. 8, 1857
21 Kansas-Lecompton constitution, 1858
22 Defense of American fisheries, May 6, 1858
23 Speech of Hon. Edgar Cowan and others, 1866
24 Speech of Charles Sumner: Equal rights of all, 1866
25 Remarks on Chinese immigration, reprinted from the Congressional Record, 45th Congress, 3rd session, Feb. 14 & 15, 1879
26 Notes from speech on New England, Oct., 1883
27 Speech at Livermore, Maine, Aug. 5, 1885
28 Speech on American Revolution, undated
29 Was there more patriotism in this country in the Revolutionary War, undated
30 Eulogy of Abraham Sanborn, undated
31 Lecture, undated
32 Three speeches, undated
33 Fragmentary speeches, undated
34 Notes for speeches
35 Notes on American flags
36 List of recipients of printed copies of speeches
37 Speech of Hon. George M. Chase, Mar. 26, 1853
38 Speech of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, Oct. 23, 1850
39 Speech of Hon. A. Felch, Feb. 3, 1852
40 Speech of Justin Morrill, Apr. 28, 1879
41 Wm. D. Porter: State sovereignty and the doctrine of coercion, 1860?
42 Henry Wilson: The state of affairs in Kansas, Feb. 18, 1856
43 Henry Wilson: No supplies to subjugate freemen in Kansas, Aug. 27, 1856
 
Sub-series 3: Financial and legal records
 
44 Daybook, 1833-1849
45 Memorandum of bonds, stocks, notes and securities, 1886
46 Bankbooks
47 Estimate of property, 1878
 
Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 3: Financial and legal records cont.
 
Box 3 cont.
 
Folder
 
48 Notes held, 1878-1883
49 Bills and receipts
50 Will, Aug. 23, 1878
 
Sub-series 4: Political life
 
51 Notes from the Journal of the House of Representatives, 1847
52 List of reports distributed, 1879
53 Notes, petitions, etc.
54 Political flyers, 1869, 1877
55 Miscellaneous lists
56 Newspaper clippings
 
Sub-series 5: Records as Collector of Customs
 
57 Commission as Collector, Aug. 31, 1865
58 Recommendation of David T. Bunker, 1861
59 Recommendation of Chester B. Kenfield, 1865
60 Acknowledgement of recommendation
61 Appointment of J.W. Chadbourne
62 Bond to Hannibal Hamlin, 1865
63 Presentation letter accompanying silver service, Oct., 1866
64 Reminiscence of Hamlin’s resignation as Collector
 
Sub-series 6: Records as Minister to Spain
 
65 Letter from James Blaine re appointment, July 15, 1881
66 Appointment as minister, 1881
67 Presentation address to Alfonso XII
68 Calling cards as minister
69 List of ministers plenipotentiary
70 Correspondence, 1882
71-74 Calling cards, A-W
 
Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 7: Memorabilia
 
Box 3 cont.
 
Folder
 
75 Campaign song, 1860
76 A prayer to Congress by a Negro ... 1863
77 Statement, 1864, from S.J. Morse re Hamlin’s military service
78 Tribute to Lincoln by Judge Cutting, Apr., 1865
79 Ticket of admission to Executive Mansion, Apr. 19, 1865
80 Special passport, 1878
81 Resolution from Minnesota House of Representatives, 1889
82 By-laws of Hillside Cemetery Assoc., 1890
83 Invitations, menus, membership cards, etc.
84 Calling cards
85 Notes on literary tastes of Hamlin
86 Resolution from Lincoln-Hamlin campaign club of Chicago
87 Notes on nomination of Hamlin for Vice President
88 Writing sets
89 Blotter fragment from desk
 
Sub-series 8: Books from library of Hannibal Hamlin
 
Box 4
 
1 An account of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Christian knowledge, 1806
2 Joseph Buckminster. A sermon delivered at the interment of ... William
Emerson, 1811
3 William Ellery Channing. A discourse on the evidences of revealed religion, 1828
4 Speech of Mr. Calhoun of South Carolina, 1840
5 Catalogue of the officers and students of New London Academy, Chester County, Pa., 1842
6 The church, a debtor to all the world, 1845
7 Speech of Hon. John F. Collin, 1846
8 Henry Colman. Terms of peace: a sermon, 1834
9 Henry Colman. The times: a discourse, 1837
10 C. Colton. The right of petition [undated]
11 The Congregational visiter [sic], 1845
12 Parsons Cooke. A sermon preached on the occasion of the annual fast, 1828
13 Daniel Dana. A sermon ... for promoting Christian knowledge, 1815
Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 8: Books from library of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Box 4 cont.
 
Folder
 
14 Thomas Davidson. The real Christian distinguished from hypocrites, 1802
15 Description of a view of the city of Jerusalem, 1845
16 Nehemiah Dodge. A sermon preached in the state prison in the city of New-York, 1825
17 Stephen Emery. An address delivered ... before the Union Temperance Society of Oxford County, 1834
18 An evangelical view of the nature and means of regeneration, 1830
19 An exhibition of Unitarianism, 1830
20 John S.J. Gardiner. Life a journey, and man a traveller: a New-Year’s sermon, 1825
Oversized Geographical explorations and surveys west of the 100th meridian: Topographical atlas, 1873, 1874
21 Alexander Viets Griswold. Christ’s warning to the churches: a sermon,1817
22 A.W. Harmon. Columbia mourns for Douglas [undated]
23 Thaddeus Mason Harris. Pray for the news: a sermon, 1816
23a Levi Hedge. Eulogy on the Rev. Joseph McKean, 1818
24 Henry Clay: his regard for law and order ... [undated]
25 Charles Hudson. The doctrine of the immediate happiness of all men at the article of death, 1823
26 Hiram Ketchum. Speech ... in relation to the public schools of the city of New-York, 1841
27 Abner Kneeland. Three sermons, 1826
28 Maine. Alphabetical list ... of the members of the House of Representatives for 1869
29 J. Maltby. Primitive and modern piety: a sermon, 1838
30 John M. Mason. The evangelical ministry exemplified in the Apostle Paul: a sermon, 1822
31 Joseph A. Merrill. A discourse on the doctrine of the Trinity, 1827
32 Message from the President of the United States, 1822
33 James Montgomery. The decency and order of divine worship: a sermon, 1824
34 New Jersey. Report of the Joint Committee ... on the state prison accounts, 1837
35 Andrews Norton. Thoughts on true and false religion, 1823
36 Oration of Colonel Edward D. Baker over the dead body of David C. Broderick, 1889
37 Henry U. Onderdonk. Episcopacy tested by scripture, 1831

Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 8: Books from library of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Box 4 cont.
 
Folder
 
38 John Reed. Sermon preached before the convention of the Congregational ministers in Boston, 1807
39 Remarks on the recent ordination at Beverly, 1824
40 Benjamin Russell. An address delivered before the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanick Association, 1810
41 A short and easy method with deists, 1809
42 Moses Stuart. Two discourses on the atonement, 1824
43 C.J. Tenney. New-England distinguished: a discourse, 1828
44 Things set in a proper light, 1814
45 Samuel H. Turner. Remarks on a late editorial article in the Churchman, 1845
46 Henry Ware. Two letters on the genuineness of the verse, 1 John, v. 7, 1820
47 I. Watts. Advices to children relating to prayer, 1814
48 Leonard Woods. A sermon on the nature and influence of faith, 1826
49 Noah Worcester. A respectful address to the Trinitarian clergy, 1812
50 Samuel Worcester. The messiah of the scriptures: a sermon, 1808
51 Samuel Worcester. The wisdom of God: a sermon, 1809
52 Thomas Worcester. Sermons illustrative of the influence of a life according to the commandments, 1824
 
Sub-series 9: Materials relating to the death of Hannibal Hamlin
 
53 Flowers sent to funeral
54 Resolutions on the death of Hannibal Hamlin, 1891
55-56 Newspaper articles, 1891
 
Sub-series 10: Articles and books about Hannibal Hamlin
 
57 New York Weekly News, 1846: Hon. Hannibal Hamlin
58 Portland Advertiser, 1856: editorial statement supporting Hamlin
59 New York Daily Tribune, 1869: The Maine senatorial contest
60 News clippings re Hamlin’s renomination to the Senate, 1875
61 Articles on death of Ulysses Grant, 1885
62 Hannibal Hamlin: some interesting reminiscences by Horatio King, 1889
63 The late Hannibal Hamlin by Charles E. Hamlin, 1897
64 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1899
65 Portland Sunday Telegram, 1904: Reminiscences and anecdotes

Series I: Papers of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 10: Articles and books about Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Box 4 cont.
 
Folder
 
66 Clippings re centenary observations, 1909
67-68 Clippings re dedication of Hamlin statue, Bangor, 1927
69 Clippings, 1930’s-1960’s
70 Sunday Mirror, 1943: The real forgotten man
71 The Hebronian, 1955: Academy acquires Hannibal Hamlin papers
72 Lewiston Journal, 1959: Paris Hill sesquicentennial will honor ... Hamlin
73 The Jeffersonian, 1959: Hannibal Hamlin
74 Bangor Daily News, 1965: Hannibal Hamlin’s great-grandson in city with original cane
75-76 Reminiscences, undated
77 Senator Hamlin as a poet, undated
78 Two vice-presidents: John C. Breckinridge and Hannibal Hamlin, undated
79 Newspaper clippings, undated
80 Commemorative books issued on 100th anniversary of Hamlin’s birth
81 The Reflector, 1913: Hannibal Hamlin of Maine
82 Dedicatory address of Hon. Ralph O. Brewster at the unveiling of the memorial to Hannibal Hamlin, 1927
83 Acceptance and unveiling of the statue of Hannibal Hamlin ... United States Capitol, 1935
84 Columbia Library Columns, May, 1963: Sarah Hamlin’s letter about the assassination of Lincoln
 
Box 5
 
Bible presented to Bangor Theological Seminary in memory of Hannibal
Hamlin by his wife, 1908
 

Series II: Papers of Ellen Emery Hamlin
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
 
Box 6
 
Folder
 
1 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Oct. 27, 1856-Aug. 3, 1859
2 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Sept. 4, 1859-1862
3 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Jan. 2, 1863-June 10, 1866
4 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, July 8, 1866-Dec. 28, 1870
5 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, 1871-June 21, 1874
6 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Dec. 6, 1874-Apr. 15, 1891
7 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, undated
8 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1841-July 12, 1858
9 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, July 25, 1858-June 1, 1864
10 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, Apr. 15, 1865-1869
11 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1870
12 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1870-1871?
13 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1871
14 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1872
15 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1873
16 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1874
17 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1875-1877
18 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1878-1879
19 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1880-Apr., 1881
20 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, May, 1881-1882
21 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1883-1888
22 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1889-1890
23-24 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, July, 1891
 
Box 7
 
1 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, July, 1891-1893
2 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1894-1902
3 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1903-1917
4 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, 1918-July, 1919
5 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, Oct., 1919-July, 1920
6-7 General correspondence to Ellen Hamlin, undated
8 Envelopes
9 Correspondence from Ellen Hamlin, 1881-1882
 
 
Series II: Papers of Ellen Emery Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 2: Personal and financial records
 
Box 7 cont.
 
Folder
 
10 School papers
11 Diaries, 1869, 1870
12 Diaries, 1871, 1872
 
Box 8
 
1 Date book, 1880-1881
2 Diary, Feb.-May, 1893
3 Daybook, 1894
4 Cashbook, 1891-1895
5 Account book, 1892-1893
6 Personal reminiscences of my life in Spain, 1881
7 El Estandarte, 1881: Un ministro inconmovible
8 Receipts, 1881-1882, Paris
9 Scrapbook of obituaries of Hannibal Hamlin, 1891
10 Passport, 1900
11 Membership card, Athene Club, 1901-1902
 
Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
 
Box 9
 
1 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Oct. 6, 1853-Dec. 29, 1855
2 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Jan. 4, 1856-Apr. 19, 1858
3 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, May 2, 1858-June 26, 1862
4 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, July 6, 1862-July 26, 1866
5 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Feb. 26, 1870-Dec. 29, 1878
6 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, Jan. 6, 1879-Nov. 11, 1889
7 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, undated
8 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Apr. 6-Aug. 27, 1853
9 Cover to scrapbook of correspondence received by Charles Hamlin at Bowdoin, 1853-1857
10 General correspondence at Bowdoin, Oct. 11, 1853-Aug. 29, 1854
11 General correspondence at Bowdoin, Sept. 2, 1854-June 15, 1855
 
 
Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence cont.
 
Box 9 cont.
 
Folder
 
12 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, June 28, 1855-Apr. 15, 1856
13 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, May 1, 1856-Nov. 14, 1860
14 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Feb. 13, 1861-Dec. 31, 1874
15 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan. 2, 1875-Feb. 29, 1876
16 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Mar.-May, 1876
17 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, June-Dec., 1876
18 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-Apr., 1877
19 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, May-Aug. 21, 1877
20 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Sept. 3, 1877-Mar. 28, 1878
21 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Apr.-Sept., 1878
22 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Oct., 1878-May 25, 1879
23 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, June 1, 1879-Dec. 12, 1880
24 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1879
25 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1880
26 Blue nos., 1881 [partial index to correspondence]
27 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-June, 1881
28 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, July-Aug., 1881
29 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Sept.-Nov. 6, 1881
30 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Nov. 7-Dec. 17, 1881
31 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Dec. 18-Dec. 29, 1881
 
Box 10
 
1 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1881
2 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-Feb., 1882
3 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Mar.-Apr., 1882
4 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, May-June, 1882
5 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, July-Sept., 1882
6 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Oct.-Nov., 1882
7 1883 – some red nos. [partial index to correspondence]
8 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Dec., 1882-Feb., 1883
9 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Mar., 1883-Sept. 15, 1883
10 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1882
 
Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 1: Correspondence cont.
 
Box 10 cont.
 
Folder
 
11 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1883
12 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1884
13 Correspondence to Charles and Sarah Hamlin from Charles E. Hamlin, 1885
14 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Sept. 17, 1883-Apr. 27, 1886
15 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, May 4, 1886-Dec. 30, 1890
16 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-Nov. 15, 1891
17 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, July 18, 1892-Dec. 28, 1895
18 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-Aug., 1896
19 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Sept. 24, 1896-Oct. 14, 1897
20 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Apr. 3, 1898-Dec. 10, 1901
21 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, 1902-1903
22 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-Apr. 11, 1904
23 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Apr. 11-May 31, 1904
24 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, June-Oct., 1904
25 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Nov.-Dec., 1904
26 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, Jan.-July, 1905
27 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, June 29, 1907-May 5, 1911
28-29 General correspondence to Charles Hamlin, undated
30 Envelopes
31 Correspondence to Sarah Hamlin, 1855-1911, undated
 
Box 11
 
1 Correspondence from Charles Hamlin, 1862-1899
2 Correspondence from Charles Hamlin, 1888, B.W.P. Co. [Bodwell Water Power?]
3 Correspondence from Charles Hamlin, Jan.-June, 1904
4 Correspondence from Charles Hamlin, July-Dec., 1904
5 Correspondence from Charles Hamlin, undated
 

Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 2: Bowdoin College material
 
Box 11 cont.
 
Folder
 
6 Bills and receipts for expenses at Bowdoin, 1853-1857
7 Notebooks containing examples and problems, 1853, 1856
8 Lecture notes, 1855
Scrapbook Bowdoin College scrapbook, 1846-1857 [located physically in Box 12]
 
Sub-series 3: Financial records
 
9 Account book, 1857-1858
10 Ledger of accounts, 1859-1910
11 Account book of fines and forfeitures, 1865-1867
12 Papers removed from account books, undated
13 Promissory notes, 1866-1872
14 Memorandum, undated
15 Insurance papers and receipts, 1866-1875
16 Miscellaneous bills and receipts, 1865-1907, undated
 
Box 12
 
Scrapbook Bowdoin College scrapbook, 1846-1857
 
Sub-series 4: Business records
 
Box 13
 
1 Business and calling cards
2 Law practice: daybook, 1882-1904
3 Daybook, 1885-1900
4 Law practice: daybook, 1899-1911
5 Law practice: account book, 1899-1900
6 Trial docket, 1885-1909
7 Indexes to docket, undated
7a Appointment as U.S. district judge, 1881
8 Letters and legal notes, 1861-1899
9 Legal correspondence and documents, 1900-1905
10 Legal correspondence as Reporter of Decisions, 1861-1904
11 Law cases, 1871
 
 
Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 4: Business records cont.
 
Box 13 cont.
 
Folder
 
12 Ledger of court cases and arguments used, undated
13 List of cases, Maine Reports
14 Writs and executions, 1889-1905
15 Receipts and legal documents, 1899-1902
16 City of Bangor vs. James S. Rowe et al., 1866-1867
 
Box 14
 
1 Legal papers, Mary Thompson property, 1895-1901
2 Deeds and other legal documents of Sarah Hamlin Batchelder, 1870-1871
3-4 Deeds, receipts, etc., for Western lands, 1872-1904
5 Miscellaneous legal publications, 1869-1897, undated
6-7 Business papers, E.H. Thompson and ship “Challenger,” 1877-1891
8 Blanchard Slate Mining Co. correspondence, 1882, 1891-Sept., 1901
9 Blanchard Slate Mining Co. correspondence, Oct., 1901-Apr., 1902
10 Blanchard Slate Mining Co. correspondence, May-Aug., 1902
11 Blanchard Slate Mining Co. correspondence, Jan.-Sept., 1903
12 Blanchard Slate Mining Co. correspondence, Oct., 1903-1905
13 Blanchard Slate Mining Co. correspondence, undated
14 Account with Bangor & Katahdin Iron Works Railway, 1881-1882
15 Cherryfield Mining Co. prospectus and stock certificate, 1882
 
Sub-series 5: Miscellaneous personal papers
 
Box 15
 
Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association and Maine Gettysburg Commission
 
1 Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association charter and by-laws, 1864
2 Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association: reports of committees, 1882, undated
3 Paper on battle of Gettysburg, 1890, for publication in report of Committee
4 Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association: draft notice to receive designs for Gettysburg monument
5 Reports of New York and Wisconsin Commissions

Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 5: Miscellaneous personal papers cont.
 
Box 15 cont.
 
Folder
 
6-7 Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association correspondence, 1887-1905, undated
8 Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association bills and receipts, 1889
9 Advertisements
10 Programs for monument dedications, 1886, 1889
11 Excursions to Gettysburg, 1887, undated
12 Newspaper clippings re excursions, 1887
13 Newspaper clippings: At Gettysburg, 1888
14 Newspaper clippings: Maine at Gettysburg, 1889
15 Charles Hamlin: Speech re Gettysburg campaign
16 The battle of Gettysburg by Charles Hamlin
17 Accounts of battle of Gettysburg
18 Reminiscences of Gen’l. Berry, Jan. 13, 1896
19 Maine at Gettysburg: typescript chapters
20 Announcements of meetings, encampments, etc., of Civil War groups
21 Pamphlets, poetry, etc. re Civil War
 
Speeches and writings of Charles Hamlin
 
22 Speech at Grant memorial service, Aug. 8, 1885
23 Speech, Pittsfield, May 31, 1886
24 Memorial address, May 30, 1889
25 Speech to Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, May 15, 1897
26 Nomination, Penobscot County sheriff, 1890’s?
27 Essay on state of Maine, undated
28 Speech on Bangor, undated
29 Speech for centennial of Unitarian Church in Bangor, undated
30 Speech on Civil War, undated
31 Address in memory of Prof. Joseph Henry, Smithsonian
 
Memorabilia and other personal material
 
Oversized Company descriptive book, 1861-1865
Oversized Company clothing, K, 1864
32 Appointment papers, War Dept., 1863-1866
33 Report, camp of Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, 1863
 
 
Series III: Papers of Charles Hamlin cont.
 
Sub-series 5: Miscellaneous personal papers cont.
 
Box 15 cont.
 
Folder
 
34 Travel log: A month in Mexico, undated
35 Ledger of signatures of Maine legislators, 1883
36 Scrapbook: obituaries of Hannibal Hamlin, 1891
 
Box 16
 
1 Scrapbook: H. Hamlin, anecdotes and reminiscences, 1891
2 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, Nov. 30, 1896-Dec. 9, 1902
3 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, June 10, 1905-May 18, 1911
 
Box 17
 
1 Address book, 1907
2 Clubs and organizations: membership brochures, etc.
3 Hamlin genealogy
4 Clippings re history of Hampden, Maine
5 Miscellaneous papers
6 Obituaries of Charles Hamlin, May, 1911
7 Eulogies for Charles Hamlin, 1911
8 Booklet: In memoriam, services ... by Penobscot Bar Assoc., Nov., 1911
9 Legal papers, estate of Charles Hamlin, 1913-1915
 
Series IV: Papers of Cyrus Hamlin
 
10-12 Volunteer descriptive lists, 1861-1863
13 General and special orders, 1862-1865
14 Payment receipt, undated
15 Endorsement book, headquarters, 2nd brigade
16 Correspondence, 1864-1865, undated
17 Leave of absence request, 1863
18 Men discharged by War Dept., undated
19 Condolences on death of Cyrus Hamlin, Aug., 1867
20 Biographical information about Cyrus Hamlin, 1887?

Series V: Papers of Hannibal E. Hamlin and Frank Hamlin
 
Hannibal E. Hamlin
 
Box 17 cont.
 
Folder
 
21 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, 1869-1886
22 Correspondence to Hannibal E. Hamlin, 1874-1912, undated
23 Letter from Hannibal E. Hamlin, undated
24 Diplomas, 1875-1879
25 Newspaper clipping: speech of Hannibal E. Hamlin, 1895
26 Newspaper clippings about Hannibal E. Hamlin, 1933, 1937
27 Correspondence to Hannibal E. and Frank from Hannibal Hamlin, 1859, 1870
28 General correspondence to Hannibal E. and Frank, 1868-1882
 
Frank Hamlin
 
29 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, 1869-1890, undated
30 General correspondence, 1869-June, 1877
 
Box 18
 
1 General correspondence, July, 1877-Aug., 1879
2 General correspondence, Dec., 1880-1885
3 General correspondence, undated
4 School papers, 1874-1879, undated
5 Memoranda of loans made by Cannell & McCluer, Chicago, 1894
6 Calling card of Frank Hamlin
7 Memorabilia, programs, etc.
8 Newspaper clippings re Frank Hamlin, 1901, undated
9-11 Poems, calendar
 
Series VI:  Papers of Charles E. Hamlin
 
12 Correspondence, 1875, 1885-Apr., 1898
13 Correspondence, May, 1898-Feb., 1899
14 Correspondence, Mar.-Sept., 1899
15 Correspondence re Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin, 1899
 

Series VI: Papers of Charles E. Hamlin cont.
 
Box 19
 
Folder
 
1 Correspondence, 1900-1905
2 Correspondence, Apr. 2, 1905-Apr. 14, 1916
3 Correspondence, undated
4 Correspondence from Charles E. Hamlin, 1882, 1885, 1898, undated
5 Envelopes
 
6 School papers, 1877, 1881-1882
7 Harvard notebook
8 Correspondence re American School of Playwriting, 1905-1906
9-16 Correspondence course, American School of Playwriting, 1905-1906
 
17 Journal, 1884-1895
18 Bank drafts, Bank of Camp Chocorua, 1887
19 Bills, 1889-1908
 
Material concerning Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin
 
20 Request form for letters of Hannibal Hamlin
21 Newspaper clippings re collecting letters, 1896
22 Reviews of book, 1899
 
Box 20
 
1 Notebooks
2 Notes
3 Draft: Prefatory synopsis
4 Draft: Chapter II notes
5 Draft: Part of Chapter III
6 Draft: Chapter V
7-8 Draft: Chapter VI
9 Draft: Chapter IX
10 Draft: Chapter X
11 Draft and notes, Chapter XII
12 Draft: Chapter XIII
13 Draft: Chapter XIV
14 Draft: Chapter XIX
15 Draft: Hamlin’s 2nd Oregon speech, 1846
16 Manuscript copy: Chapter I-III
17 Manuscript copy: Chapter IV-VII
18 Manuscript copy: Chapter VIII-XII
Series VI: Papers of Charles E. Hamlin cont.
 
Material concerning Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin cont.
 
Box 20 cont.
 
Folder
 
19 Manuscript copy: Chapter XIII-XVI
20 Manuscript copy: Chapter XVII-XXI
21 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXII-XXIV
 
Box 21
 
1 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXV-XXVI
2 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXVII-XXVIII
3 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXIX-XXXII
4 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXXIII-XXXV
5 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXXVI-XXXVII
6 Manuscript copy: Chapter XXXVIII-XL
7 Manuscript copy: Chapter XLI-XLII
8 Letters, notes, memorabilia re plays, 1893-1906
9 Agreement for royalties for “Beyond the Pale,” 1904
10 Script and notes for “Earl of Dunkirk”
11 Script for “Geraldine” by John L. Wooderson and Charles Hamlin, 1904
12 “Geraldine,” Act I and revisions
13 “Geraldine,” Act II and revisions
14 “Geraldine,” Act III and revisions
 
Box 22
 
1 “Geraldine,” Act IV and revisions
2 “Geraldine” playbill and news clippings, 1904
3 Script for “In the Sacred Name of Business”
4-7 “In the Sacred Name of Business,” acts 1-4 and revisions
8 Script for “The Lovers of Provence,” Act III
9 Script for “Nicolette”
10 Libretto for “Nicolette”
11 Playbills and clippings for “Nicolette,” 1902, 1905
12 Script for “A Pair of Rogues,” 1906?
13 Script and notes for “Uncle Jabez”
14 Script and notes for “Why the Earl Went to War”
15 Manuscript for “Lincoln, the Man of Method”
16 Manuscript for “Three Best Books”
17 Manuscript for “The Cause of German Hostilities”
Series VI: Papers of Charles E. Hamlin cont.
 
Box 23
 
Folder
 
1 Miscellaneous manuscripts
2 Musical compositions
Oversized “The State,” Albany, N.Y., July 8, 1895-Sept. 30, 1895
3 History of “The State,” Sept. 28, 1896
4 News clippings re “The State,” 1895
5 News clippings re Charles Hamlin’s plays, 1905, 1918
6 Memorabilia
7 Obituary of Charles E. Hamlin, June 28, 1921
8 Legal papers, estate of Charles E. Hamlin
9 In memoriam of Charles E. Hamlin
 
Series VII: Papers of Myra Sawyer Hamlin and Louise Hamlin
 
Myra Sawyer Hamlin
 
10 Recollections of my childhood in the 60’s
11-13 Journal of European trip, 1873-1874
14 Correspondence, 1873-1875
15 Correspondence, 1884-1886
16 Correspondence, 1887-1908
17 Correspondence, 1911-1914
18 Correspondence, undated
19 Envelopes
20 Correspondence to Anna Hayford Peirce, 1896-1925
21 Correspondence from Myra Hamlin, 1906
22 Bankbook, 1902-1905
23 Cancelled checks, etc., 1906, 1908
24 Calling card
25 News clippings, 1889
 
Louise Hamlin
 
Box 24
 
1-2 Correspondence to Louise Hamlin, 1901-1909, 1911
3 Letter to Louise Hamlin from Margaret Chase Smith, Aug. 31, 1959
4 Correspondence to Louise Hamlin, undated
5-7 Correspondence from Louise Hamlin to Ada Peirce McCormick, 1902-1975
8-12 Library school papers, 1908-1909

Series VIII: Hamlin family photographs
 
Box 25
 
Please note: All oversized items are located in Box 27
 
Folder
 
1 Illustration: Rep. Hamlin aet. 36
2 Illustration: Rep. Hamlin aet. 36 from Eastman-Johnson charcoal drawing
3 Photograph: Hannibal Hamlin, age 39
4-5 Illustration: President and cabinet, engraved and published by J.C. Buttre, N.Y.
6 Illustration: President Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation to Vice-President Hamlin
7 Photograph: H. Hamlin carte de visite by Alex. Gardner, photographer to the Army of the Potomac
8 Photograph: Sen. Hamlin, 1876
Oversized Photograph: Hannibal Hamlin circa 1890 [2 photographs]
9-13 Photographs: Hannibal Hamlin, undated
Oversized Photograph: H. Hamlin at home [Bangor], undated
Oversized Illustrations: Hannibal Hamlin, undated
Oversized Photograph: Main St., Bangor, Me., funeral procession of Hannibal Hamlin, July 8, 1891
Oversized Photograph: Unitarian Church, Bangor, Me., decorated for funeral service of Hannibal Hamlin, July 8, 1891
14 Photograph: Hannibal Hamlin’s funeral procession?
15 Photograph: Hannibal Hamlin memorial service, Paris Hill, Me., 1909?
16 Photograph: Bust of Hannibal Hamlin by Franklin Simmons
17 Photographs: House at Paris Hill, Me.
Oversized Photographs: Model of statue of Hannibal Hamlin
18 Photograph: Office of Hannibal Hamlin in Hampden, Me.
19 Photograph: Interior view of Hamlin home, 15 5th St., Bangor, Me.
20 Photographs: Biographical sketch of Hannibal Hamlin by D.W. Bartlett
Oversized Photograph: Sarah Jane Emery [Hamlin], undated [reproduction of original photograph]
21 Photographs: Ellen Hamlin
Oversized Photograph: Statue of Abraham Lincoln by Vinnie Ream; “For Mrs. Hannibal Hamlin with compliments of the sculptor”
22 Photographs: Children of Hannibal Hamlin
23 Photograph: Hannibal Hamlin’s sons and grandsons, undated
24 Photographs: Charles Hamlin
Oversized Photograph: Charles and Cyrus Hamlin in military uniform
25 Photograph: Sarah Jane Hamlin Batchelder?
26 Photograph: Hannibal E. Hamlin
27 Photograph: Hannibal E. Hamlin’s trip to India

Series VIII: Hamlin family photographs cont.
 
Box 25 cont.
 
Folder
 
28 Photograph: Frank Hamlin
29 Photograph: 38th anniversary of Lincoln-Douglas debate at Galesburg, Ill., Oct. 7, 1896 [Frank Hamlin at podium?]
30 Photograph: Charles E. Hamlin
31 Photograph: Cyrus Hamlin
32 Photograph: Addison Hamlin
33 Photograph: Edwin T. Hamlin
34 Photograph: Myra Sawyer Hamlin
35 Photograph: Louise Hamlin
 
Box 26
 
Oversized Photographs: Hamlin cottage at Hancock Pt.; Hamlin home, Bangor
1 Illustration: Lincoln and personal physician prepare to board train, 1861; drawing by Lloyd Ostendorf
2 Illustration: A. Lincoln, published by J.C. Buttre, N.Y.
3 Illustration: Union commanders ... with compliments of the Travelers
Life & Accident Insurance Co.
4 Photographs and illustrations of politicians, A-F
5 Photographs and illustrations of politicians, H-W
6 Miscellaneous illustrations
7 Miscellaneous photographs, partially identified
Oversized Photograph: Street scene, Bangor, undated
8 Photographs: unidentified
9-11 Photographs of actors and musicians
 
Box 27
 
Oversized photographs and illustrations
 
Box 28
 
1 Negatives and contact sheets for various photographs and illustrations
2 Glass plate negative of unidentified child
3 Glass plate negatives of unidentified room
4 8 mm film of Louise Hamlin’s dog, 1962
 

Series IX: Papers of Elijah L. Hamlin
 
Box 29
 
Folder
 
1 Correspondence from Hannibal Hamlin, 1844-1866, undated
2 General correspondence to Elijah Hamlin, 1836-1859
3 Account book: memoranda of notes, etc., 1820-1830
4 Account book, 1823-1835
5 Account book, [1825-1833]
6 Account book, 1829-1835
7 Account book, 1856-1863
8 Accounts, personal, 1862-1864
9 Financial accounts and notes
10 U.S. Fishery Commission correspondence, 1855-1858, of G.G. Cushman, Commissioner
11 U.S. Fishery Commission correspondence, 1859-1860, of John Hubbard, Commissioner
12 U.S. Fishery Commission: Appointment of Elijah Hamlin as commissioner, 1861
13-16 U.S. Fishery Commission correspondence, 1861-1866, of Elijah Hamlin, Commissioner
 
Box 30
 
1 U.S. Fishery Commission expenditures and vouchers, 1861-1866
2 U.S. Fishery Commission memoranda of unfinished work, undated
3 Poster: Crown lands, salmon and trout fisheries of Lower Canada, 1858
4 Rough notes: Articles to be embodied in a convention of commerce between Great Britain and the United States by W.S. Lindsay, 1860
5 Rough notes: Coasting trade by W.S. Lindsay, 1860
6 “Copies of awards made by the commissioners and umpire under the
Reciprocity Treaty prior to the 1st day of January, 1861”
7 Bangor Historical Society resolution at death of Elijah Hamlin, Jan. 28, 1873
 

Series X: Papers of Augustus Choate Hamlin
 
Box 30 cont.
 
Folder
 
8 Military and general correspondence, Dec., 1862-Dec., 1865
9 Orders general and special, 1860-1865
10 Circular letters, Surgeon General’s office, 1860-1864
11 Circulars, Medical Inspector General’s office, 1863-1864
12 Instructions for medical inspectors of U.S. Army, undated
13 “Regulations for the government of the DeCamp General Hospital ...
at David’s Island, New York harbor,” 1864 [proof sheets]
14 Hospital inspection reports, Mar.-June, 1863
15 Hospital inspection medical reports, June-Dec., 1863
16-21 Hospital inspection reports, 1864-1865
22-24 Hospital statistical reviews, 1864-1865
25 List of quartermaster’s stores, 1861-1865
26 Monthly return of quartermaster’s stores, May-Aug., 1865
27 Return of medical and hospital property, 1864-1865
28 Hospital expenses, undated
29 Miscellaneous papers re military supplies
30 Accounts, receipts and invoices, 1861-1863
31 Invoices, medical and hospital supplies, 1864-1865
32 Receipts for supplies, 1864-1865
33 Hospital mortality records, 1863-1865
34 Medical reports, Jan.-Mar., 1864
35 Medical notes: memoranda for military asylums
36 Medical report re purity of morphine
37 Medical report re army clothing
38 Reports on hospital diets
39 Reports on mobile hospitals
40 Postwar medical needs
41 Report on U.S.M. hospital train no. 1
 
Box 31
 
1 Plans for sanitarium, 1864
2 Military report, undated
3 List of notes, etc.
4 Medical notes: Ambulance
5 Medical notes: Benefits of iron
6 Medical notes: Classement des infirmities ... “
7 Medical notes: Diptheria
8 Medical notes: Faculte de medecine de Paris
9 Medical notes: Hygiene
Series X: Papers of Augustus Choate Hamlin cont.
 
Box 31 cont.
 
Folder
 
10 Medical notes: Inspections
11 Medical notes: Malarious maladies theraputique, etc.
12 Medical notes: Malarious maladies
13 Medical notes: Notes from the war of 1775 medical staff
14 Medical notes: Notes on service sanitaire
15-16 Medical notes: Organization des armies ...
17 Medical notes: Organization du Service Sanitaire
18 Medical notes: Pneumonici
19 Medical notes: Reglement des hospitaux militaires de France
20 Medical notes: Reorganization, Service Sanitaire
21 Medical article: Sanitaria, 1865
22 Medical notes: Sanitary effects of waters
23 Medical notes: Service Sanitaire de l’arme d’Angleterre
24 Medical notes: Service Sanitaire de l’armee Belge
25 Medical notes: Service Sanitaire en general
26 Medical notes: Service veterinaire
27 Medical notes: Tableau des infirmites et des maladies ...
28 Medical notes: Vetement des armies ancien et modern
29 Miscellaneous notes
30 Miscellaneous military forms
31 “The sanitary condition of the army of the United States,” by Edward Jarvis, 1862
32 Miscellaneous medical journals, 1864, 1886
33 Wedding invitation, 1888, of Augustus Hamlin’s daughter Helen
34 Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.: In memoriam, Augustus Choate Hamlin, 1905
 
Series XI: Ancillary materials
 
35 Will of Cyrus Hamlin, 1824
36 Diary of Eliza Hamlin? 1827
37 Will of Eliza B. Hamlin, 1873
38 Notebook of poems and autographs, 1831, Sarah J. Emery
39 Sarah Jane Emery: certification as a teacher, 1833
40 Personal and legal papers of Sarah Hamlin Batchelder, 1872-1875
41 Correspondence of Addison Hamlin, 1877-1911, undated
42 Addison Hamlin: School report, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1877
43 Correspondence of Cyrus Hamlin, 1882-1885, undated
44 Business card of Cyrus Hamlin
 
Series XI: Ancillary materials cont.
 
Box 31 cont.
 
Folder
 
45 Edwin T. Hamlin: Discharge from Maine Volunteer Militia, 1892
46 Booklet: A commemorative discourse on the life and character of Prof. Charles Edward Hamlin ... 1887
47 Book: In memoriam: Rev. Cyrus Hamlin
48 Booklet: Cyrus Hamlin, missionary, statesman, inventor, a life sketch, 1907
49 The dissection riot of 1824 and the Connecticut anatomical law by Hannibal Hamlin. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 1935
50 Hamlin family guest book, 1912-1920
51 Miscellaneous family correspondence
52 Notes on Hamlin family history
53 Notes on Emery genealogy
54 Poems by Stephen Emery
55 Letter of Stephen Emery, 1859
 
Box 32
 
1 Jennette Loring Emery: School compositions, 1840
2 Jennette Loring Emery: Letter to Peter Emery, Nov. 22, 1844
3 Stephen Albert Emery: School compositions, 1850
4 Nellie V. Emery: Document, Paris Hill, undated
5 Ellen Butler: Poems
6 Correspondence to Dixey W. Thompson, 1830-1842, undated
7 General correspondence from Dixey W. Thompson, 1842; miscellaneous Thompson correspondence, undated
8-9 Correspondence from Dixey W. Thompson to Sarah Purinton Thompson, 1831-1844
10 General correspondence to Sarah Purinton Thompson, 1837-1843, undated
11 Thompson family account book, 1844-1855
12 Purinton-Thompson family wills, 1875, 1876
13 Deed for sale of land by trustees of Hampden Academy, 1835
14 Copybook of Sally Stowell, undated
15 Manuscript: The sultan and his household and government, undated
16 Miscellaneous manuscripts
17 Maps and surveys, 1833, undated
18 Programs from events and plays, 1876-1904
19 Newspaper clippings, 1885, undated
20 Miscellaneous printed material
 
 
Series XI: Ancillary materials cont.
 
Box 32 cont.
 
Folder
 
21 Essay on Maine, undated
22 Postcards of scenes of Bolton, Mass.
23 Stereographs: War views, Charleston, S.C.
24 Ledger, Burgess & Miller, 1886
25 Account book, Burgess & Ireland, Mar.-Apr., 1887
26 Account book, Burgess & Ireland, 1887
 
Card Index to Hamlin Family Papers
 
Box 1 A-Coburn
Box 2 Cocke-E
Box 3 F-Hamlin, Charles
Box 4 Hamlin, Charles-Hamlin, Ellen
Box 5 Hamlin, Ellen-Hamlin, Hannibal
Box 6 Hamlin, Hannibal
Box 7 Hamlin, Hannibal-Hyde
Box 8 I-Perham
Box 9 Perkins-Thompson, Dixey
Box 10 Thompson, E.H.-Y; letters of condolence, 1891
Box 11 Chronological arrangement: 1800-1859
Box 12 Chronological arrangement: 1860-1866
Box 13 Miscellaneous material; subject headings and references

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