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Special Collections: Guide to the Norman B. Nash Historical Research Papers

Summary Information

Collection Number: MS 359
Collection Title:
Norman B. Nash historical research papers
Dates of Collection: 1918-1956
Size of Collection: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) + 3 folio folders
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. R.G. Wolfe, the daughter of Norman Nash, given in 1978, through the efforts of Alice R. Stewart

Administrative Information

Arrangement:  Original order maintained.
Access Restrictions: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Use Restrictions: Information on literary rights available from the department.
Preferred Citation: Special Collections Department, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine.
Conservation Note:
Materials transferred to acid free storage containers.

For Additional Information:

Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729 
(207) 581-1686
spc@umit.maine.edu


Historical Note

Norman Nash was born in Bangor, Me. in 1888. He was educated at Harvard, Episcopal Theological Seminary, and Western Theological Seminary. He served in WWI as a Chaplain; from 1916-1939, he was a professor at the Episcopal Theological Seminary. From 1939-1947, he was Rector for St. Paul's School, and from 1947 until his death, he was Bishop of the Massachusetts diocese. He was also an historian.

Scope and Content Note

The Norman B. Nash collection contains historical research on Eastern Maine and New Brunswick. The collection includes manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and illustrations. A number of original documents are photocopied.

Contents

f01    Correspondence, 1933-1951, undated

Items related to sources, historic documents and sites in the Passamaquoddy region, earth works on Treat Island, Colonel Allan Monument

f02    Nash, certificate of military commission, 1918, chaplain with the rank of First Lieutenant

f03    Letter, 1956 and drafted writings that appear to have been written by Frances Porter Washburn

  • Tales of the Old Neighborhood
  • From Ireland They Came
  • Sardines and Sails

f04     Research notecards

f05     Newspaper clippings re: Washington County, Maine

f06    Article from Vineyard Gazzette, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, 1946

f07    Illustrations of individuals

John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Lord Auckland
Lord Auckland and the amiable Miss H_f_x
John J. Audubon
James Austen
James A. Bayard
Jonathan Belcher
Egbert Benson
Bernard, Governor of Massachusetts 1760 to 1769
Sir Francis Burdett
Viscount Castlereagh
Cheverus
Col. Benjamin Church
Henry Clay
William Dummer
Benjamin Franklin
Albert Gallatin
James Gambier
William Wyndham Greenville
Henry IV & Mme. De Cuercheville [?]
Baron Holland (Henry Richard Vassall)
Lady Holland
John Holmes
Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel and Surrey
John Jay
Henry Laurens
Benjamin Lincoln
Philip. King of Mount Hope.
Governor Pownall
Signing of the Treaty of Ghent, 1814, copy of painting with list of names
James Sullivan
Unfinished painting of the Treaty of Peace with England, clipped from New York Herald Tribune,
November 1, 1936
Vera Effigies Gulielmi Comitis de Sterlin Aetatis Suae LVII 

f08    Portraits, maps, illustrations, reproductions, etc.

  • An Encouragement to Colonies by Sir William Alexander – Reprint of cover
    Cenotaph of George Albert and others – Photograph
    Colonel Benjamin Church – Letter to the Governor, Lord Bellomont – May 30, 1700
    Colonel Benjamin Church – Portrait
    Connecticut Archives: Revolutionary War, Series 1, vol. 22, January 1782, Doc. 148-149 – copied Nov. 1938
    Desert Rock Light House – Illustration
    Doorway from Champlain’s house, Brouage, France - Photograph
    Douchet Island Light, St. Croix River, Calais, ME & St. Stephen, N. B. – Postcard
    Eastport and Passamaquoddy (c.1840) – Postcard
    Eastport and Passamaquoddy Bay – Illustration
    Gideon Noble – Letter – January 10, 1782 – typed copy and photocopy of original
    Habitations of St. Croix – Map/Illustration of houses and buildings.
    Icy plains & hills – Photograph – black & white
    Isle of St. Croix – Map of habitations and buildings
    “New France” Territory (Canada), including the “Gulf of Canada”, “New England”, “New Scotland”, and “New Found Land” Territories - Map
    New Found Land – St. Laurence Bay – The Fishing Banks, Acadia, and Part of New Scotland – Map by H. Moll, Geographer
    Pembroke Iron Works – Illustration
    Public Archives of Canada – Letter from F. J. Audet to Professor N. B. Nash
    Public Archives of Canada – Series C – Vol. 684 – pp. 148 to 150 – Reproduction
    Public Archives of Canada – Series C – Vol. 685 – pp. 276 – Reproduction
    The Road and Chelmsford to Maldon & Raleigh in Essex & Gravesend in Kent – Map
    S. Michael, Tobias, and S. Raphael – Portraits
    Tribe of the Passamaquida Indians, letter to – July 18, 1763
    Tribe of the Passamaquida Indians, letter from – June 1763

f09    Journals, monograph, reprints, etc.

  • Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society – vol. XII no. 2
    Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society – vol. XVII no. 1 – October 1955
    Down East Magazine – April 1959
    Francis Legge, Governor of Loyalist Nova Scotia – 1773-1776
    The Grand Man Historian – No. 1 – May 1934
    The Grand Man Historian – No. 2 – August 1934
    Passamaquoddy House – Eastport, ME – Pamphlet – n.d.
    Portland Point – Crossroads of New Brunswick – Historical Studies no. 9 – 1956
    Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut – Committee on Historical Publications – The New England Meeting House – 1933
    Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut – Committee on Historical Publications – The Story of the War with the Pequots Re-told – 1933
    “Thomas Pownall, the Most Interesting of the Provincial Governors – the Friend and Prophet of America and First and Forgotten Patron of American Legal Education” by Albert West – Reprint from Massachusetts Law Quarterly – August 1953
    Three Documents Concerning a Proposal to Establish – Province of Georgia in New England – March 1941
    “The Wreck of the Steamer ‘Portland’” by Thomas Harrison Eames – Reprint – The New England Quarterly, vol. XIII, no. 2 - 1940

Folio folder 1

Black And White, Sketched Maps:

  • Atlantic Ocean and Shores Map
    English Empire of the Continent of America, a Map of
    Isle de Sainte Croix, Map of
    Les Voyages
    New France, Map of
    Colored, Formal Maps:
    Atlantic Shore of New England, Map of
    New Map of Maine
    North America, Lower-Canada, and New Brunswick – with part of New-York, Vermont, and Maine
    Wribbenhall, Map of

Portraits, Illustrations, Sketches, and other documents (not related to maps):

  • Mechios River near the Mills (two prints)
    North Point of Grand Manan Island in the Bay Fundy, bearing ENE distant two leagues
    Reverend John Cotton
    Sketch of Mechios Mills
    View of Campo Bello at the Entrance of Passamaquady Bay

Folio folder 2

Black and White, Sketched Maps:

  • Carte Geographiqve…Ordinaire Povr le Roy en la Marine
    English Empire in America, a New Map of the
    Mer Du Nord
    North American, New and Accurate Map of
    Parte Incognita
    Passamaquoddy & Machias, A Map and Chart of the Bays Harbours Poft Roads and Settlements in
    River Canada, New & Exact Draught of the
    Colored, Formal Maps:
    Charter from King James I. to the Council for New England
    English Empire in America, a New Map of the
    New France, Map of (separated into two parts)
    New France, Map of (still kept in whole)
    North America, Lower Canada, and New Brunswick, with Part of New-York, Vermont, and Maine
    Official Map of the United States of America - 1939
    Parte Incognita

Portraits, Illustrations, Sketches, and other documents (not related to maps):

  • Adoration of the Magi
    Black and White listing of Animals
    Photo of a Ship
    Sketch of Mechios Mills
    View of Campo Bello at the Entrance of Passamaquady Bay

Folio folder 3

Black and White, Sketched Maps:

  • Carte Geographiqve…Ordinaire Povr leRoy en la Marine
    Map of North American Atlantic Shores (?)
    New England and Atlantic Shore, Map of
    North America and Newfoundland, A Map of the English Possessions in
    Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada (separated into two parts)

Colored, Formal Maps:

  • English Empire in the Continent of America, A Map of
    Isle de Sainte Croix
    Les Voyages
    Mer du Nord
    North America, New and Accurate Map of
    Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada
    Pasmaquidy Bay, a Draught of
    Passamaquoddy & Machias, with the large island of Grand Manan
    River Canada, a New and Exact Drought of the

Portraits, Illustrations, Sketches, and other documents (not related to maps):

  • Listing of Animals
    North Point of Grand Manan Island in the Bay Fundy bearing ENE distant two leagues

 

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

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