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Guide to the Northam Colonists/Dover Historical Society Papers, 1856-2003

Collection number: MC 257

Size: 11 boxes (3.66 cu.ft.)

About Northam Colonists/Dover Historical Society

The Northam Colonists are the historical society of Dover, New Hampshire. The name stems from the original name for the town of Dover. The all-volunteer association was organized in 1895 and officially incorporated on September 1, 1900. In the early years, membership was contingent upon proof of descendance from original settlers of Dover, but in 2001 that policy changed in and the society was renamed to the Dover Historical Society so as to reflect the updated and reconfigured purpose of the group. The mission of the Society was to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts, information, and documents that shed light on Dover’s local history, provide interesting and educational services to the local community and the public at large, and advance the aims of the Society. It was disbanned in 2008.

About the Northam Colonists/Dover Historical Society Papers

The Northam Colonists papers are a collection of meetings minutes, documentation, correspondence and scrapbooks. The materials date from 1856 to 2003.

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], Northam Colonists/Dover Historical Society Papers, 1856-2003, MC 257, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation, Dover Historical Society, June 2013

Collection Contents

Box 1
Meetings, 1900-1977 and 1980-1997; Dover Tomorrow – binder of material action as a proposal/constitution for future Dover plans
Box 2
Minutes of meetings, 1965-2003; Minutes books, 1900-1909 and 1911-2003; Dover Heritage Walk Report, post-1980s
Box 3
Correspondence 1951-1962; Green; Constitution; Newsletters; more A-Z Correspondence; Programs
Box 4
Historical papers #1001-1135 (missing: #1085)
Box 5
Historical papers #1136-1260 (two #1213)
Box 6
Historical papers #1261-1390 (missing: #1314)
Box 7
Historical papers #1401-1560 (missing: #1477-1496)
Box 8
Historical papers #1561-1637
Box 9
Miscellaneous historical materials:

Fire Dept./Engine #1 minutes, 1856-1871; Col. Daniel Hall speeches, 1872-1907; notes for Colonist slides; Estate of Beatrice Stigben, 1985-1986; bundle of miscellaneous clippings; small envelopes

Box 10
Descriptive inventory of letters and papers included in this collection
Box 11
Scrapbooks and Genealogies: John B. Stevens scrapbook; scrapbook of articles on Northam Colonists meetings; descendants of Edmund Layne; slides, three printing plates