Author Archives: Don Taylor

MUSEUM OPEN – Masks Optional

MUSEUM OPEN – Masks Optional The current COVID Community Risk Level is LOW for both Cumberland and York Counties. 

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70.14.17j1 – Letter – re The Meeting House 2nd Parish

Tilton Letter 70.14.17j1 – Re: The Meeting House 2nd Parish (20 pages). Also available: The Original Typewritten Transcript The Original Handwritten Letter Text The Meeting House 2nd Parish in Scarboro, was a large building . I know not it’s dimensions … Continue reading

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89.9.1979 – Letter from N. & M. Tilton to their children – 19 July 1846

Besides Tilton, the following surnames are mentioned: Burnham, Storer, Hatch, Finney, Perkam, Strickland, Smith, Wiggin, & Chase.  There is an interesting story about Sidney Burnham, with an ax, being arrested. This OCR text version has not been reviewed or edited … Continue reading

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Updates May 2022

I created a new page:  Cemetery Information and added a map of Dunstan Cemetery – Map and a map of Scarborough Memorial Cemetery – Map Library – Middle Room Collections I added – 81.53 – Otho Baker Collection includes ephemera … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Thank You Flaherty’s & Joyce! A special thank you to Flaherty’s for their thoughtful donation of the lovely flowers for the Museum window boxes this year. Also, our thanks to Joyce Alden for the beautiful impatiens for the watering trough. … Continue reading

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Ship-Building in Scarborough

Did You Know…. Ship-Building in Scarborough             By Don Taylor, Historian Did you know ships were built in Scarborough during the latter part of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century; Many were small, but in the … Continue reading

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Updates April 2022

Links Page I added a new subcategory – Newspapers and added a link to: Scarborough papers via Scarborough Public Library, Advantage Preservation – (1970 to 2020).  Places Page I created a subpage: Historical Markers in Scarborough (Photo Gallery) Research Annual Reports – … Continue reading

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M.F. Tilton letter to C. T. Libby, Esq. 11 Jul 1889 – 70.14.17.k

Click to access a 1970s typed transcription. Unformatted Transcription Text Below Bangor, July 11, 1889 C. T. Libby Esq. Dear Sir- I have unrolled a pal impest of more than eighty yrs. accumulation and given you of its contents a … Continue reading

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Transcription: Misc. Vital Records – 95.30.16 – 00.661

Document Image Transcription: 263 Marriage of Thomas Mc Kenny and Lucy Plummer Jan 1 1774 Jernsalle Hunnewell and Mary Larraby was married the 28th day of Decemr 1775 Joseph Robert and Anna Fog were married the 8th day of Feby. … Continue reading

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70.14.17r – Typed transcription of a letter from N & M Tilton to their children 15 Dec 1845

Surname File – Tilton The original handwritten letter is misfiled/mislocated.  This is an OCRed version of a 1970’s typed copy of the letter. Below is a plain text copy of the letter. 15 Dec. 1845 Dear children; We have been … Continue reading

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