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Guide to the Brooks K. Webber Papers, 1841-1941

Collection number: MC 94

Size: 3 boxes (0.99 cu.ft.)

About Brooks K. Webber Papers,

Brooks K. Webber was born in Webster (Boscawen), New Hampshire in 1837. He was educated at Colby Academy in New London and went on to study law in Newport and Woodstock, Vermont. Webber was admitted to the Bar in 1859. He was a veteran of the Civil War, where here served as first Lieutenant for Company 1, 16th Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteers. Upon returning from the war, Webber settled in Hillsborough and worked as an attorney. He was active in town affairs, serving in a number of positions: Representative (1868-69), member of the Constitutional Convention (1876), Super-intendent of Schools and member of the Board of Education, Board of Health, Water Commissioner, and Supervisor of the Checklist. He died in 1903.

About the Brooks K. Webber Papers,

This collection contains several hundred letters and documents from the files of Brooks K. Webber, Hillsborough attorney, spanning the years 1841-1941. The documents primarily regard his legal practice and probate business–the selling and settling of estates. There are, however, some personal letters from Ned and Clara Webber to their father. Furthermore, the collection includes correspondence from individuals with no known connection to Brooks Webber as well as materials collected and written by Justin Henry Shaw, Piscataqua Pioneer and local historian.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brooks K. Webber Papers, 1841-1941, MC 94, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown, Date unknown (Accession number: 882); Ledger purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2005 (Accession number: 2012.15)

Collection Contents

Series I: Cases and Estates

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Abbot, Orrell, 1872-1887
Box 1, Folder 2 Beard, Asa, 1871
Box 1, Folder 3 Blaisdell, Pelatiah, 1841-1858
Box 1, Folder 4 Blanchard, Charles v. John Dodge, 1871-1875
Box 1, Folder 5 Brown, Giles E., 1875-1897
Box 1, Folder 6 Burnham, Abel C., 1862-1899
Box 1, Folder 7 Burnham, Abel C. (Kansas property), 1894-1899
Box 1, Folder 8 Carr, Mason H., 1871-1878
Box 1, Folder 9 Coolidge Family, 1857-1894
Box 1, Folder 10 Coolidge Family, 1870-1871, 1895
Box 1, Folder 11 Fuller, Elisha and Amos, 1834-1859
Box 1, Folder 12 Holmes, Ira, 1881-1896
Box 1, Folder 13 Hoyt Family, 1870-1889
Box 1, Folder 14 Jackson, Noah, 1866-1877
Box 1, Folder 15 Monroe, Elijah, 1871-1879
Box 1, Folder 16 Perry, Hannah v. Russell Noyes, (Danforth estate), 1865-1870
Box 1, Folder 17 Shea, Thomas v. Catherine Shea, (Divorce), 1873
Box 1, Folder 18 Wilkins, James Grovner, 1895-1896
Box 1, Folder 19 Woodward, Thomas P. and George, 1873-1889

Series II: Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 20 Correspondence from Ned Webber (son) to Brooks Webber, 1898-1899
Box 1, Folder 21 Correspondence from Clara S. Webber (daughter) to Brooks K. Webber, 1898-1899

Series III: Files from the Law Office of Briggs, Harnden and Webber

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Various bills and correspondence, 1859-1896
Box 2, Folder 2 Business correspondence to Briggs and Harnden, 1870-1872
Box 2, Folder 3 Business correspondence, 1894-1898
Box 2, Folder 4 Business correspondence, March-May 1898
Box 2, Folder 5 Business correspondence, June-December 1898
Box 2, Folder 6 Business correspondence, 1899

Series IV: Legal Documents

Box 2, Folder 7 1804-1868
Box 2, Folder 8 1865-1875
Box 2, Folder 9 1870-1875
Box 2, Folder 10 1876-1881
Box 2, Folder 11 1882-1897

Series V: Receipts and Accounts

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Ledger, 1879-1894
Box 3, Folder 2 Receipts and Accounts, 1823-1869
Box 3, Folder 3 Receipts and Accounts, 1870-1879
Box 3, Folder 4 Receipts and Accounts, 1880-1897, 1908

Series VI: Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 5 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1840, 1869-1871
Box 3, Folder 6 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1885-1886
Box 3, Folder 7 Charlotte Clark Papers, 1887-1922
Box 3, Folder 8 Hillsborough Land and Water Power and Water Commission, 1873-1879
Box 3, Folder 9 Documents, undated
Box 3, Folder 10 Recipes, undated
Box 3, Folder 11 Printed Materials, 1885-1898

Series VII: Justin Henry Shaw Papers

Box 3, Folder 12 Dennett family, Kittery ME, biographical information by Justin Henry Shaw, 1921-1931
Box 3, Folder 13 Stephen Decatur, biographical information, 1906-1929
Box 3, Folder 14 Map of Lake Winnipesaukee, 1941
Box 3, Folder 15 Seacoast area newspaper clippings, 1909-1942