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Guide to the New Hampshire Governors' Papers, 1826-1923

Collection number: MC 146

Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the New Hampshire Governors’ Papers

The collection contains papers from the administrations of fifteen New Hampshire governors, spanning the years 1826-1923. The papers are administrative in nature and mostly regard the pardoning of prisoners serving time in the New Hampshire state prison. There are also papers from the administrations of Secretaries of State Ali B. Thompson (1877-1890), Edward N. Pearson (1899-1915), Edwin C. Bean (1915-1928), and Enos K. Sawyer (1923-1925); Chief Justices of the Superior Court Robert M. Wallace (1901-1913) and Robert G. Pike (1913-1917), and various accounts, receipts, bills, and pieces of correspondence concerning the building of the state’s new prison facility, opened for use on November 30, 1880.

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], New Hampshire Governors’ Papers, 1826-1923, MC 146, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transfer from the Philip Marston papers, October 17, 1995 (Accession number: 95.032)

Collection Contents

Series I: Governors

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 David L. Morril (1824-7), 1826
Box 1, Folder 2 Samuel Dinsmoor (1831-34), 1834
Box 1, Folder 3 Henry Hubbard (1842-4), 1843
Box 1, Folder 4 Ralph Metcalf (1855-7), 1856
Box 1, Folder 5 Joseph A. Gilmore (1863-5), 1864
Box 1, Folder 6 Frederick Smyth (1865-7), 1865
Box 1, Folder 7 Stearns Onslow (1869-71), 1871
Box 1, Folder 8 Person C. Cheney (1875-7), 1876-7
Box 1, Folder 9 Benjamin F. Prescott (1877-9), 1877-8
Box 1, Folder 10 Natt Head (1879-81), 1879-80
Box 1, Folder 11 Charles H. Bell (1881-3), 1882
Box 1, Folder 12 Samuel W. Hale (1883-5), 1884-5
Box 1, Folder 13 Moody Currier (1885-7), 1885-6
Box 1, Folder 14 Samuel D. Felker (1913-5), 1914
Box 1, Folder 15 Fred H. Brown (1923-5), 1923

Series II: Secretaries of State

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 16 Ali B. Thompson (1877-1890), 1878-1886
Box 1, Folder 17 Edward N. Pearson (1899-1915), 1914-1917
Box 1, Folder 18 Edwin C. Bean (1915-28), 1915
Box 1, Folder 19 Enos K. Sawyer (1923-5), 1923

Series III: Chief Justices of the Superior Courts

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 20 Robert M. Wallace (1901-13), 1903-1911
Box 1, Folder 21 Robert G. Pike (1913-17), 1914

Series IV: Building the New State Prison

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 22 Correspondence, 1879-81
Box 1, Folder 23 Various receipts, accounts, and bills, 1859-89
Box 1, Folder 24 Receipts, State of N.H., Office of the Treasurer, 1878-81
Box 1, Folder 25 Cancelled checks, First National Bank, 1879-80
Box 1, Folder 26 Miscellaneous materials, 1839-1923