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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Added and Updated Last Week – May 5th thru May 11th, 2020

 

Posts

Villages of Scarborough

Scarborough Leader series of articles about the  “Villages of Scarborough.” Articles include:

  1. Pine Point – Clams were core of Pine Point community.
  2. Blue Point – Proud of their ‘Hiller’ heritage.
  3. Dunstan – Dunstan defined community.
  4. North Scarborough – Grange hall was the hub of activity in North Scarborough.
  5. Oak Hill – Oak Hill has seen some changes.
  6. Black Point – Black Point had ‘everything right there.’
  7. Prouts Neck – Prouts Neck history features big hotels.
  8. Spurwink – Farms dominated Spurwink landscape.
  9. Higgins Beach – Residents recall bonds of summer.
  10. Pleasant Hill – Plenty of work and play in Pleasant Hill.

These articles have been compiled and are available as a PDF file in: “The Villages of Scarborough.”

Additionally, all of these articles are available through the efforts of the Scarborough Public Library through “Advantage Preservation.”  The Scarborough Leader issues from 1995 thru 2018 are available through Advantage Preservation.


Education

High School

Class of 1917

Four Corners – June 1917 – Commencement Issue – Volume VI, June, 1917 – No. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Editorials, Literary, Slams, short sections about Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, and Advertising. Arhive.Org Digital Maine.

Class of 1918

Four Corners – June 1918 – Patriotic Number  – Volume VII, June, 1918 – NO. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Editorials, Literary, Slams, short sections about Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, and Advertising. Arhive.Org Digital Maine.

Class of 1919

Four Corners – June 1919 – Victory Issue – Volume VIII – June 1918 – NO. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Editorials, Literary, Slams, short sections about Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, and  . Arhive.Org & Digital Maine.


Main Room

Back of Bookcase 1:

2005 thru 2017 – Scarborough Annual reports for 2005 through 2017 are available from Digital Commons, University of Maine. 

Top of Verticle File Cabinets

Cemetery Book

Cemetery 04 – Eben Libby Farm – Article (Text only)

Lateral File Cabinet 2

Drawer 2 – Address Files

577 Route 1 (Southgate House) Article (PDF) (Text Only)


Links Page

Maine History – Digital Commons at the University of Maine. (Includes 27 issues of the Journal from 2002 to 2016.

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The Villages of Scarborough

During 2011, the Scarborough Leader ran a series of articles about the various “Villages of Scarborough” which began with “Town is Rich in Village History” and was followed by 10 articles regarding various “villages” in Scarborough. These articles included the following:

  1. Pine Point – Clams were core of Pine Point community.
  2. Blue Point – Proud of their ‘Hiller’ heritage.
  3. Dunstan – Dunstan defined community.
  4. North Scarborough – Grange hall was the hub of activity in North Scarborough.
  5. Oak Hill – Oak Hill has seen some changes.
  6. Black Point – Black Point had ‘everything right there.’
  7. Prouts Neck – Prouts Neck history features big hotels.
  8. Spurwink – Farms dominated Spurwink landscape.
  9. Higgins Beach – Residents recall bonds of summer.
  10. Pleasant Hill – Plenty of work and play in Pleasant Hill.

These articles have been compiled and are available as a PDF file in: “The Villages of Scarborough.”

Additionally, all of these articles are available through the efforts of the Scarborough Public Library through “Advantage Preservation.”  The Scarborough Leader issues from 1995 thru 2018 are available through Advantage Preservation.

 

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Added and Updated Last Week – April 28th thru May 4th, 2020

Added and Updated Record Collections at the Scarborough Historical Society – Week of 28 April to 24 May 2020.

File Folders

Clippings – Location TBD

Town Council 1968 to 1973 – 2020.10.02b – Scanned 4/28/2020. OCRed

Education 

Menu Change: The Grammar School Section was broken out of Education and made into its own page.

Grammar School

Oak Hill Grammar School

Clipping 1912-06-22 – Honors at Oak Hill Grammar SchoolOCR

High School

Class of 1915

Four Corners – June, 1915 – Senior Number – Volume III, June 1915 – No. 2 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Editorials, Slams, (Alumni Notes), and Advertising. Archive.Org Digital Maine – 96.54.6.

Class of 1916

Four Corners – June 1916 – Commencement Issue – Volume V, June 1916 – No. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Editorials, Slams, (Alumni Notes), and Advertising. Archive.Org Digital Maine.

Scarboro Annual Reports

 

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New Last Week – April 21st thru April 27th, 2020

Education

Class of 1913

Four Corners – Volume II, March 1913 – No. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Editorials, Slams, Athletics, Alumni, and local advertising. Archive.Org & Digital Maine

Four Corners – [June] 1913 – Graduation Number – Volume II, June 1913 – No. 2 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Editorials, Slams, (Alumni Notes), and Advertising. Archive.Org & Digital Maine95.40.41

Four Corners – December 1913 – Volume II, December 1913 – No. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Athletics, Editorials, (Slams & Alumni Notes), and Advertising. Archive.Org & Digital Maine98.31.2.

Class of 1914

Four Corners – March 1914 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Editorials, Slams, Athletics, Alumni, and local advertising. Archive.Org & Digital Maine96.54.5

Four Corners – [June] 1914 – Graduation Number – Volume II, June 1913 – No. 3 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Editorials, Slams, (Alumni Notes), and Advertising. Archive.Org & Digital Maine95.54.7.

Four Corners – Christmas Number 1914 – Volume III, December 1913 – No. 1 – Scarboro High School “Yearbook.” Includes Literary, Athletics, Editorials, (Slams & Alumni Notes), and Advertising. Archive.Org & Digital Maine.

Bookcase 1 (Back)

Scarborough Town Reports 
Scarboro Annual Report - 1909

1909
Archive.Org

Digital Maine

 

 

1911 
Archive.org
Digital Maine

 

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New Last Week – April 14th thru April 20th, 2020

Blog Posts

Encapsulated Scrapbook – 1884-1979

This is a collection of 42 newspaper articles that were encapsulated into a collection probably during the 1970s at the Society. It consists of articles as early as 1884 and as recent as 1979 with the majority of articles from the early 1900s. The scrapbook was uploaded to Digital Maine.


Education

North Scarborough School

K-3 Students School Photo – 1956Includes Ruth Grant, Teacher, and
Bev Babkirk Rick Wheeler, JerryHillock, Zigfred Myers, Linda Tolman, Darlene Dyer, Suzanne Freeze, Mary Davis, Patsy Mayo, Jackie Sturgen, Linda Wheeler, Judy Kenner, Linda Field, Rodney Babkirk, Mike Griffin, Doug Babkirk, Ron Nelsen, & Dennis Dyer.

Scarborough High School Students

Class of 1912

Four Corners – 1912 – The Scarboro High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine

Class of 1937

Four Corners – 1937 – The Scarboro High School Yearbook – Archive.Org & Digital Maine.

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Encapsulated Scrapbook – 1884-1979

This is a collection of 42 newspaper articles that were encapsulated into a collection probably during the 1970s at the Society. It consists of articles as early as 1884 and as recent as 1979 with the majority of articles from the early 1900s.

The articles include:

  • Scarboro Witchcraft and Haunted Houses – Ghostly Tales That Our Fathers Related With as Much Sincerity as They Did the Battle of Bunker Hill – Aug 8, 1903.
  • Nimrod, The Scarboro Slave – 18 Jul 1903.
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Battle of Dunstan Landing – May 23, 1903.
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Mobbing of Richard King – May 29, 1903.
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Adventures of Charles Pine – June 13, 1903.
  • Uncle Bill Larrabee’s Big Bear Fight – A Wonderful Tug of War in Which Neither Contestant Was Victor.
  • Church Dedicated at Scarboro (First Parish Congregational Church) – July 20, 1893.
  • Some Early Sketches of Cape Elizabeth – Clashing of Claimants Caused Lots of Trouble, Robert Jordan Fled For His Life by the Light of His Burning Home – – Indians Were Hot on the Trail. April 2, 1904.
  • Some Early Sketches of Cape Elizabeth – Interesting Account of the Time When Richmonds Island Was a Prosperous Trading Port – One of the First Tragedies Through Trouble With the Indians.
  • “Old Bab” The Last New England Slave Whose Grave Is in Scarboro.
  • Scarboro Post Office To Change Its Spelling – April 15, 1965.
  • Where Was Maine’s First Road? It was ‘Kennebunk By The Sea.’
  • [Photo] The bull which swam or forded the Spurwink River to bring supplies to Higgins Beach in 1890 – Apr 11, 1967.
  • Once Upon a Time – First Prout’s Neck Hotel – [ca. 1952]
  • New Nursing Home Opens [Pine Point Manor] – Apr 4, 1960.
  • Scarborough Chin Drapery Recalls Those Libby Beards – June, 1958.
  • Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine Named for 17th Century Scarboro Man – June 26, 1979.
  • Big-City Equipment and Volunteer Personnel Protect Scarboro From Fire [Department]
  • This Day is the Centennial Anniversary of Colonel Samuel Marsh of Scarboro – Oct 30, 1904.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part First – Oct 17, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Second – Oct 24, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) – Nov 7, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Seventh – Oct 28, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Ninth – Dec 12, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Tenth – Dec 19, 1900.
  • His Lucky Find – Parker Libby’s Discovery of Robbers’ Booty – Interesting Incident in Connection with Cumberland Bank Robbery – Aug 1, 1903.
  • Sketches of Early History of the Town of Gorham – How Parkers Corners Became Known as Bobadel from Wrecked Spanish Bark – Oct 17, 1903.
  • First to Act – Cumberland County’s Declaration of Independence – Was Issued in Old Falmouth – 1906.
  • Treasurer’s Notice: Non-Resident Taxes in the Town of Scarboro in the County of Cumberland for the Year 1884.
  • The Westbrook Secret – A Skeleton in the Woods Solves a 232-Year Old Mystery – July 27, 1976.
  • The King Family of Scarborough.
  • A Hundred Years Ago – The King and Southgate Families of Scarborough
  • The Grave of Gov. King
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Mobbing of Richard King and Dr. Abathar Alden – 1903.
  • Terrible Tragedy of the Sea Recalled by the Recurrence of the Date—Many Years Ago Another Dreadful Disaster Like This Off Richmond’s Island – Nov 27, 1904.
  • Scarborough Takes a Look at Earlier Days – Apr 10, 1964.
  • Sketches of Gorham History – The Wild Men of Stroudwater, Mysterious Wanderers Who Frightened Early Inhabitants.
  • Scarborough House [Hunnewell House] Built in 1684 Interests Restoration Proponents – Oct 10, 1967.
  • Lafayette’s Visit – Seventy-Five Years Ago When He was last in Portland – Jun 1900.
  • The Farmer At All Souls – Mr. McLaughlin Told Many Tales of His Native Town.
  • Record of Tradition – The Burial Place of Richard King – Feb 6, 1903.
  • One of Scarborough’s Oldest Homes [Doe Home] – Feb 19, 1960.

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