A Message from the President

Mark Matteau – Stock Photo

COVID-19 has affected everyone and everything in some way in recent months, including our museum. We have had to cancel a variety of events and programs in response to the necessity for social distancing. We are monitoring the possibility of resuming our regular activities following state, national, and local guidelines and the museum and historical societies community at large.

The work of our museum continues being done by individual members pursuing further research, attending to online and telephone queries, and continuing our presence in outreach via our webpage and Facebook.

The work of digitizing our collections to make these items available to our larger communities continues. Also, work on the schoolhouse continues to be an ongoing project; and to that end, we have formalized a committee to oversee the project to move it forward into the future.

I would like to express my own personal thanks to our dedicated members and friends for their ongoing work and help, including the maintenance of our grounds, building, and collections.

I know we all look forward to the time when we shall be able to resume our programming, outreach, and the reopening of our building and be able to meet and interact in person again with our members, friends, and visitors.

Respectfully,
Mark A. Matteau
President

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Added Week of June 23rd thru 29th, 2020

Library

Businesses

Prouts Neck

I added: Black Point Inn Pamphlet – (ca. 1924-2928) – S.F. Boyd, Mgr.**

I added: The Checkley Pamphlet – (between 1907 and 1919) ($3.00-$5.00 per day)

I added: Jocelyn House – Pamphlet (before 1908) – Frank B. Libby, Proprietor. 
and added: Jocelyn Dinner Menu19 Aug 1900 (Mr. George W. Smith, steward, on cover).

I added: West Point House – 5×7″ Brochure – R. R. Jordan, Proprietor

I added:  The Willows – State of Maine, Publicy Bureau pamphletInside text (Mr.
   and Mrs. H. C. Larrabee Owners and Managers)
and: The Willows5″x7″ one-fold brochure – (Mr. & Mrs. Howard C. Larrabee, Managers and Owners)
and: The Willows5×7″ brochure – Mrs. Howard C. Larrabee [Post 1940].

Organizations

Prouts Neck Association (Prouts Neck)

I added the Prouts Neck Association Pamphlet – April 1960

Education

High Schools

Class of 1939

I added: Four Corners – 1939 – The Scarboro High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine.

Research

Annual Reports Page 

I added the following reports:

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Added Week of June 16th thru 22nd, 2020

Businesses

Hotels, Motels, & Inns

I added Thre  pamphlets for

The Black Point Inn (Prout’s Neck)

Black Point Inn Pamphlet – (ca.) 1929 – Mrs. S.F. Boyd, Mgr.**
Black Point Inn Pamphlet – 1940 – John W. Simpson, Mgr. 
Black Point Inn Brochure & 1988 Schedule of Rates
Black Point Inn Brochure – 2001.

The Checkley (Prout’s Neck)I added three Pamphlets(Circa) 1920 Pamphlet, post 1934 Multifold Pamphlet (Green) and 1936 Pamphlet. (1920 OCR) (1936 OCR)

I added:

Scarborough Beach

The Kirkwood – Brochure – Warren E. Ewing (Mgr.)

Ephemera

Businesses

I added a receipt signed by J.H Leavitt, a dealer in Provisions and Groceries – Scarboro’ Clams by the Barrel or Gallon. – Pine Point, ME – May 27, 1889, to Digital Maine.

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Added week of June 9th thru 15th, 2020

Businesses

Hotels, Motels, & Inns

I added:  Danish Village (U.S. Route 1) – Clipping – 28 August 2015 – “Danish Village arch to be saved.”

Organizations

Methodist Church (West Scarborough)

I added:  Booklet: 150th Anniversary and Rededication – 1802-1952  (Contains church history and images)

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Added week of June 2nd thru 8th, 2020

Businesses

The Jocelyn House (Prout’s Neck) – ca. 1908 Pamphlet (text here)

Main Room

Bookcase – Back

Top Shelf – Annual Reports for Scarborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lateral File Cabinet 1 – Drawer 3 

Drawer 3 – Yearbooks

Class of 1928
Four Corners – 1928 – The Scarboro High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine

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Added and Updated last week – May 26th thru June 1st, 2020

Main Room

Bookcase – Back

Top Shelf – Annual Reports for Scarborough

Scarborough Town Report for 1910 added to Digital Maine and linked to it.

Scarborough Town Report for 1917 uploaded to Archive.org and Digital Maine) and linked to it.

Scarborough Town Report for 1918 uploaded to Archive.org and Digital Maine) and linked to it.

Scarborough Town Report for 1919 uploaded to Archive.org and Digital Maine) and linked to it.

 

 

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Added and Updated Last Week – May 19th thru May 25th, 2020

Research

Annual Reports for Scarborough

Added Scarborough Town Reports for 1877 and 1879 to Archive.Org and to Digital Maine.
Added Scarborough Town Report for 1878 to Archive.Org
(It was already posted to Digital Maine.)

I added the 1880 Town Report to both Archive.Org and to Digital Maine That completes all of the reports from 1876 to 1916 are available through this website. Also, there are several reports available prior to 1876. 

Links

To the Links Page, I added: 

A Walk With Winslow” provides a look at Scarborough, Maine, through the eyes of artist Winslow Homer. It includes a virtual cliff walk, a virtual studio tour, educational resources, and other links.  

Bookcase 1 – Back

Shelf 2 — Military

Books:

Headley, Joel Tyler, (1813-1897). Washington And His Generals – Volume 2. Chicago: Henneberry. Also available online at Hathi Trust for review and download. There appear to be no references to Scarborough, Maine in this book.

“Military Records” 3×5 card boxes. This collection of 3×5 cards indicates facts regarding various Scarborough individuals who had military service. Accession numbers, 89.9.1778a and 89.9.1778b. This collection has been scanned and is available in two parts – A through L and M through Z as downloads. 

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Added and Updated Last Week – May 12th thru May 18th, 2020

Education Page

High School

Class of 1921

Four Corners – 1921 – Volume X – May 1921 – No. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Editorials, Literary, School Notes, Athletics, Jokes, Alumni, Exchanges, and advertising by local businesses. Arhive.Org & Digital Maine.

Class of 1923

Four Corners – 1923 – The Scarboro High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine

Class of 1924

Four Corners – 1924– The Scarboro High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine

 

Annual Reports Added

Posts

Looking Back – A group of 10 articles from the Scarborough Leader published in 2011.

  1. Board for drying freshly spun will – 2011-08-05
  2. Bootjack – 2011-05-20
  3. Bronze Clock – 2011-06-24
  4. Early Vacuum Cleaner – 2011-05-27
  5. Edison Gould Moulded Records (cylindrical record) – 2011-06-10
  6. Looking Back – Granite Mile Markers – 2011-05-06
  7. Looking Back – Ornamental tools – 2011-06-03.jpeg
  8. Looking Back – Ross Road Violin – 2011-04-29
  9. Looking Back – Ship Model “Delia Chapin” – 2011-07-01
  10. Looking Back – Farmer custom-built bog shoes for marsh work by horses and oxen – 2011-04-22

The text of the clippings is available HERE as is a link to the OCRed PDF file.

Surname Files

H – – Holmes

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Looking Back

Besides “The Villages of Scarborough,” in 2011 the Scarborough Leader ran a series of articles titled “Looking Back” about various objects at the Scarborough Historical Society. These articles included the following:

Looking Back

Ross Road Violin

  1. Board for drying freshly spun will – 2011-08-05
  2. Bootjack – 2011-05-20
  3. Bronze Clock – 2011-06-24
  4. Early Vacuum Cleaner – 2011-05-27
  5. Edison Gould Moulded Records (cylindrical record) – 2011-06-10
  6. Looking Back – Granite Mile Markers – 2011-05-06
  7. Looking Back – Ornamental tools – 2011-06-03.jpeg
  8. Looking Back – Ross Road Violin – 2011-04-29
  9. Looking Back – Ship Model “Delia Chapin” – 2011-07-01

These articles have been compiled and are available in a PDF file: “Clippings – Looking Back – 2011

While researching these clippings, I found a 10th article regarding custom-built “bog shoes”  in the April 22, 2011, edition of the Leader. I’ve included it in the “Clippings – Looking Back – 2011” file. 

These articles are also available through the efforts of the Scarborough Public Library through “Advantage Preservation.

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Holmes Surname Folder

As of 13 May 2020

  • 43.1 – Article: “The Identity of Samuel and Joseph Holmes of Scarborough and Machias, Maine: The Importance of Applying Basic Genealogical Methods” by Windred A. Côté, III. The Maine Genealogist, May 1999, Pages 51-60.
  • 4.1 – Article: “The Identity of Samuel and Joseph Holmes of Scarborough and Machias, Maine: The Importance of Applying Basic Genealogical Methods” by Windred A. Côté, III. Generations, The Journal of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Summer 2000, Pages 35-41.
  • 9.1759 – “Holmes Family” – A typed, 1-page document apparently written by S. M. Watson in 1917 and transcribed by Dorothy Shaw Libby, Feb. 15, 1962.
  • 03.7.1 – Letter: June 13, 2002 from Yolande B. Justice Scarborough Town Clerk to Ms. Joan Starkman.
    • Letter: December 3, 2002 from Joan Starkman to Scarborough Historical Society.
    • Letter: February 3, 2003 Mary G Johnson to Ms. Joan Starkman. [response]
  • 03.39.1 – Letter: June 23, 2003 from Mary Johnson to Ms. Joan Starkman.
  • 03.39.2a – Letter: July 9, 2003 – From Joan Starkman to Ms. Johnson.
  • 03.39.2b – Letter: July 21, 2003 from Mary Johnson to Ms. Joan Starkman.
  • 20.11.1a – Letter: Feb 19, 2020 from Joan Starkman to Scarborough Historical Society.
    • Photocopy of letter from S. Marion Watson to Isaac ___, Feb 4, 1882.
    • Photocopy of “Names of persons admitted to Covenant for the privilege of baptism to themselves and children.” [2nd Congregational Church]

Clipping: Maine Sunday Telegram, January 12, 1992, Page 10G – “WHAT’S IN A NAME?” Query 12,628: HOLMES. John Nelson Holmes, son of Joseph and Dorcas Holmes….

Holmes Cross References (AKA “Pink Slip”)

  • Daniel Holmes, See #97.32.5, Invent. of Estate of N. Libby.
  • See History of Machias, pg. 15, Joseph
  • Chris Holmes – 00.571 ‘Acting in Fun’
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