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Guide to the Thompson Family Papers, 1703-1924

Collection number: MC 1

Size: 51 boxes
(16.83 cu.ft.)


About the Thompson Family Papers

This collection consists of manuscript materials, 1703-1924, collected by two Durham,
NH historians, Mary P. Thompson (1825- 1894) and her nephew, Lucien Thompson
(1859-1924). In addition to their own correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, and
genealogical notes on Durham families, the Thompsons preserved papers of their
ancestors, the two most prominent being “Judge” Ebenezer Thompson (1737-1802),
Revolutionary leader and New Hampshire’s first secretary of state, and Benjamin
Thompson (1806-1890), benefactor of New Hampshire College (now the University of New
Hampshire). Mary P. and Lucien also collected documents relating to Durham and
vicinity; these documents date mainly from the period 1750-1850 and include letters,
deeds, property plans, wills, estate inventories, contracts, account books,
receipts, rate lists, petitions, appointments, and records and minutes of
organizations.


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], Thompson Family Papers, 1703-1924, MC 1, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH,
USA.

Acquisitions Information

Gifts: multiple acquisitions, May 1975 – September 1989 (Accession numbers: 50, 54,
81, 028, 8354, 8361, 8364, 894)

Purchase: Carry Back Books, November 15, 1982 (Accession number: 8225)

Transfer: Durham Historical Society, May 7, 1981 (Accession number: 8072)


Related Material

Also see the Demeritt-Thompson Family Papers (MC 188).

Thompsons represented in the Thompson Family Papers: Family Tree


Collection Arrangement

This collection has been organized into seventeen series. Three of those series
(Mary Pickering Thompson, Lucien Thompson, and Photographs) have been further
organized in subseries. Oversized items have been separated and are listed as their
own series at the end of the collection. A note has been made at the series or
subseries level of each separation. Biographical data can be found at the beginning
of relevant series.


Collection Contents


Series I: Thompson Family Deeds, 1753-1888

(1 box)

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Deeds, 1753-1778
Box 1, Folder 2 Deeds, 1780-1784
Box 1, Folder 3 Deeds, 1784-1790
Box 1, Folder 4 Deeds, 1791-1794
Box 1, Folder 5 Deeds, 1794-1796
Box 1, Folder 6 Deeds, 1797-1799
Box 1, Folder 7 Deeds, 1800-1801
Box 1, Folder 8 Deeds, 1802-1805
Box 1, Folder 9 Deeds, 1806-1810
Box 1, Folder 10 Deeds, 1811-1813
Box 1, Folder 11 Deeds, 1814-1818
Box 1, Folder 12 Deeds, 1819-1824
Box 1, Folder 13 Deeds, 1826-1848
Box 1, Folder 14 Deeds, 1849-1865
Box 1, Folder 15 Deeds to Benjamin Thompson’s (1806-1890) land given to New
Hampshire College, 1783-1854
Box 1, Folder 16 Deeds, Beech Hill Farm, 1856
Box 1, Folder 17 Deeds related to Mary Pickering Thompson’s estate, 1860-1888


Series II: Ebenezer Thompson, 1737-1802

(11 folders)

“Judge” Ebenezer Thompson studied medicine early in life but soon abandoned
medical practice for public affairs. At the age of twenty-eight he was
elected a Durham selectman, and he also represented Durham in the General
Assembly at Portsmouth. He played an active role in the events which led to
the American Revolution, being among those who seized the military stores at
Fort William and Mary in 1774 and serving as a member of all the Provincial
Congresses that met at Exeter.

During the war the Judge was secretary of the State Committee of Safety and a
member of the committee to draw up a plan of government and frame a
constitution for New Hampshire. After the formation of a state government,
he was the first Secretary of State, reappointed for eleven years in
succession. The Judge was twice appointed to represent New Hampshire in the
Continental Congress but had to decline because of poor health. However, he
served as state senator, Justice of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and
Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature. In 1796 he accepted the office
of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Strafford County, which he held
until his death in 1802.

The Judge also found time to serve his town as clerk, selectman, assessor of
taxes, commissioner, auditor, and member of the school committee. As an
expert land surveyor and draughtsman, he settled boundary disputes, and
although he was never admitted to the bar, he was frequently consulted for
legal advice. According to the History of the Town of Durham, “No native of
Durham has held so many public offices nor won more esteem from his fellow
citizens.”

The Judge was married to Mary Torr (1740-1807) and had five children, among
them “Colonel” Ebenezer and Benjamin “Sr.”

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Correspondence, 1783-1790
Box 2, Folder 2 Receipts, 1764-1802
Box 2, Folder 3 Appointment as Justice of the Peace, 1795
Box 2, Folder 4 Wills, 1795-1802
Box 2, Folder 5 Inventory of Estate, 1802
Box 2, Folder 6 Accounts settled after death, 1802
Box 2, Folder 7 Accounts settled after death, 1803
Box 2, Folder 8 Accounts settled after death, 1804
Box 2, Folder 9 Accounts settled after death, 1805-1807
Box 2, Folder 10 Property claims settled after death, 1803-1804
Box 2, Folder 11 Removal of Mary Thompson (wife of E.T.), 1807


Series III: Ebenezer Thompson, 1762-1828

(19 folders)

“Colonel” Ebenezer Thompson, so-called because in 1799 he received the
commission of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 25th New Hampshire Regiment, was the
eldest son of “Judge” Ebenezer. According to MPT, he was “an enterprising
man, and very early in life engaged in home and foreign trade, and in
shipbuilding at Durham, in which he was so successful that in the year 1800
he was the largest tax-payer in the town, being already much wealthier than
his father. His fortunes were still more improved by his removal in 1803 to
Portsmouth, where he acquired considerable real estate, and had ships at
sea. A few years later he met with severe reverses through the `embargo,’
and the `great fire’ of 1813, in which he lost $40,000.00 in one night. He
was a man of brilliant parts, and might have distinguished himself in
political life or at the bar. He was a fluent speaker and used to plead his
own cases in court.”

“Colonel” did serve as Durham’s representative to the N.H. legislature for
six years and as a justice of the peace. He married three times and had ten
children, including “Captain” Ebenezer and Benjamin (1804-1875) by his
second wife, Mary Weeks (1770-1813).

Box 2, Folder 12 Correspondence, 1815-1826
Box 2, Folder 13 Property deeds, 1789-1799
Box 2, Folder 14 Receipts, 1788-1804
Box 2, Folder 15 Receipts, 1807-1819
Box 2, Folder 16 Receipts, 1820-1826
Box 2, Folder 17 ReceiptsUndated
Box 2, Folder 18 Legal writs, 1788-1799
Box 2, Folder 19 Miscellaneous documents, 1793-1822
Box 2, Folder 20 March family: Correspondence and accounts, 1782-1808
Box 2, Folder 21 Weeks, Brackett and George: Receipts, 1801-1812
Box 2, Folder 22 Weeks, Clement: Correspondence, 1789-1811
Box 2, Folder 23 Weeks, Clement: Legal documents, 1787-1815
Box 2, Folder 24 Weeks, Clement: Receipts, 1790-1801
Box 2, Folder 25 Weeks, Clement: Receipts, 1803-1816
Box 2, Folder 26 Weeks, Jacob: Correspondence and receipts, 1797-1799
Box 2, Folder 27 Weeks, John: Receipts and accounts, 1785-1805
Box 2, Folder 28 Weeks, Joshua and Walter: Legal papers, 1784-1792
Box 2, Folder 29 Weeks, William: Correspondence, receipts, accounts, and will,
1777-1807
Box 2, Folder 30 Miscellaneous documents from Greenland, New Hampshire, 1743-1799
Box 2, Folder 31 Miscellaneous documents from Greenland, New Hampshire, 1800-1830


Series IV: Benjamin Thompson, 1765-1838

(9 folders)

Benjamin Thompson, “Benefactor,” son of Benjamin, “Sr.”, inherited his
father’s residence in Durham Village, along with neighboring lands and the
so-called “Warner farm,” originally part of the Valentine Hill grant at
Oyster River. He taught school for two terms in his youth and then farmed
his property, employing several workers. According to the History of the Town of
Durham
, “by strict economy and good management in the
course of half a century he increased his property to over $400,000.00.” In
1856 he made his will, leaving practically all his fortune to the state to
set up a college of agricultu

Box 2, Folder 32 Accounts settled after death, 1838-1843
Box 2, Folder 33 Correspondence, 1808
Box 2, Folder 34 Insurance policies, 1828-1838
Box 2, Folder 35 Inventory of estate, 1818-1838
Box 2, Folder 36 Leases of land, 1833-1836
Box 2, Folder 37 Miscellaneous documents, 1808-1820
Box 2, Folder 38 Receipts, 1799-1838
Box 2, Folder 39 Wills, 1834
Box 2, Folder 40 Writs served by B.T., 1819-1821
Box 2, Folder 41 Book of formats for legal documents and accounts of BT after
death, 1820-1843


Series V: Ebenezer Thompson, 1797-1826

(6 folders)

Ebenezer Thompson, “Jr.,” son of Ebenezer, “Sr.” was educated in the
academies of New London, South Berwick, and Andover. For a time he worked
with his grandfather, Benjamin, “Sr.” as a merchant, and in the early days
of the Boston and Maine Railroad he was station agent at South Berwick
Junction. Later he lived in Dunkirk, New York, where he was wood agent of
the New York and Erie Railroad. Ebenezer, “Jr.” returned to Durham in 1854
and was soon appointed justice of the peace and elected chairman of the
board of selectmen. He subsequently held several town offices and was a
county commissioner. Ebenezer, “Jr.” pioneered in growing the Baldwin apple,
engaged in the lumber business, and also acted as an insurance agent and
bank director.

According to his sister, MPT, Ebenezer,”Jr.” was “a man of keen, active mind
and intellectual tastes. He was specially familiar with the early history of
the New England colonies, and began to collect materials for the history of
Durham. He was shrewd and energetic in business, frugal and laborious in his
habits, and carefully solicitous for the welfare of his family.”

Ebenezer, “Jr.” married Nancy G. Carr (d.1911) and had six children,
including Lucien Thompson.

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Account book, 1820-1826
Box 3, Folder 2 Appointments (surveyor, tax collector, juror), 1820-1824
Box 3, Folder 3 Estate: Inventory and settlement, 1826
Box 3, Folder 4 Jane Demerrit Thompson (1794-1869): Copybook from school, undated
Box 3, Folder 5 Jane Demerrit Thompson (1794-1869): Correspondence, 1851-1861
Box 3, Folder 6 Jane Demerrit Thompson (1794-1869): Manuscript written at
Bradford Academy, 1816


Series VI: Ebenezer Thompson, 1798-1853

(6 folders)

“Captain” Ebenezer Thompson, son of “Colonel” Ebenezer, was for many years
master of a merchant vessel to foreign ports. About 1834 he purchased the
mansion formerly owned by General John Sullivan, where he resided until his
death. He was a member of the N.H. legislature in 1845 and 1846 and was
active in the Congregational Church. “Captain” Ebenezer was married to his
cousin, Ann Mary, daughter of Benjamin Thompson, “Sr.”

Box 3, Folder 7 ET’s correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869),
1850
Box 3, Folder 8 ET’s correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869),
1851
Box 3, Folder 9 ET’s correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869),
1852
Box 3, Folder 10 ET’s correspondence to his nephew, Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869),
1853
Box 3, Folder 11 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1821
Box 3, Folder 12 Lease of land, 1838
Box 3, Folder 13 Miscellaneous, 1821-1824


Series VII: Benjamin Thompson, 1806-1890

(2 boxes)

Benjamin Thompson, “Benefactor,” son of Benjamin, “Sr.”, inherited his
father’s residence in Durham Village, along with neighboring lands and the
so-called “Warner farm,” originally part of the Valentine Hill grant at
Oyster River. He taught school for two terms in his youth and then farmed
his property, employing several workers. According to the History of the Town of
Durham
, “by strict economy and good management in the
course of half a century he increased his property to over $400,000.00.” In
1856 he made his will, leaving practically all his fortune to the state to
set up a college of agriculture.

Account books, 1828-1835 and 1828-1841 are in OVSZ BOX 1

Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1 Account book, 1835-1851
Box 4, Folder 2 Account book, 1838-1885
Box 4, Folder 3 Account book, 1851-1889
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1 Bills and Receipts, 1836-1887
Box 5, Folder 2 Correspondence, 1851-1881
Box 5, Folder 3 Financial records (stocks and shares), 1863-1883
Box 5, Folder 4 Genealogical notes, undated
Box 5, Folder 5 Insurance policies, 1828-1850
Box 5, Folder 6 Legal documents, 1835-1856
Box 5, Folder 7 Miscellaneous, 1825
Box 5, Folder 8 Newspaper clippings in regards to BT’s bequest to New Hampshire,
1890-1891
Box 5, Folder 9 New Hampshire State Legislature’s acceptance of BT’s will and
codicil, 1891
Box 5, Folder 10 Remarks of Rev. S.H. Barnum at the funeral of BT, 1890
Box 5, Folder 11 Surveyor’s notebook, 1840-1883


Series VIII: Ebenezer Thompson, 1821-1869

(17 folders)

Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1 Account books, 1850-1853
Box 6, Folder 2 Appointments, 1845-1864
Box 6, Folder 3 Correspondence to Nancy Carr, 1842
Box 6, Folder 4 Correspondence to Nancy Carr, January 1843 – March
1843
Box 6, Folder 5 Correspondence to Nancy Carr, May 1843-July 1843
Box 6, Folder 6 Correspondence to Nancy Carr, August 1843 – September
1843
Box 6, Folder 7 Correspondence to Nancy Carr, 1850-1851
Box 6, Folder 8 Correspondence from family, 1846-1853
Box 6, Folder 9 Correspondence from miscellaneous, 1836-1866
Box 6, Folder 10 Manuscripts, various compositions, undated
Box 6, Folder 11 Miscellaneous, undated
Box 6, Folder 12 Political notes and speeches, undated
Box 6, Folder 13 Receipts, 1840-1862
Box 6, Folder 14 Teaching qualifications, 1836-1842
Box 6, Folder 15 Will, 1869
Box 6, Folder 16 Nancy G. Carr Thompson: Correspondence with Jackson E. Greeley,
1842
Box 6, Folder 17 Nancy G. Carr Thompson: Miscellaneous, 1879

Also see OVSZ BOX 1 for ET’s Justice of the Peace commissions,
1855-1867


Series IX: Other Thompsons

(7 folders)

Box 6, Folder 18 Annie Louise Thompson (1857- ): Account book, 1869-1878
Box 6, Folder 19 Benjamin Thompson (1804-1875), Correspondence, 1825-1826
Box 6, Folder 20 Benjamin Thompson (1804-1875), Receipts, 1825-1828
Box 6, Folder 21 Ella P. Thompson (1847-1882): Correspondence, 1847-1882

Helen Thompson [Heath], list of Thompson family genealogy after Lucien
Thompson in OVSZ BOX 1

Box 6, Folder 22 John Thompson (1801-1854): Receipts and accounts, 1854-1855
Box 6, Folder 23 William H. Thompson: Correspondence, 1867-1884
Box 6, Folder 24 Various Thompsons, 1772-1850


Series X: Mary Pickering Thompson, 1825-1894

(15 boxes)

Mary Pickering Thompson was born in Durham, the daughter of Ebenezer
Thompson, “Sr.” and Jane Demeritt and the great grand- daughter of “Judge”
Ebenezer Thompson, the Revolutionary war patriot. She received her early
education in Durham and in 1845 graduated with honors from Mt. Holyoke
Female Seminary. In 1847 she converted to Catholicism, entering the Notre
Dame Convent in Cincinnati, Ohio. Subsequently she taught in Ohio, Kentucky,
Texas, and Maryland, and made several trips to Europe, returning
periodically to Durham.

From 1877 until her death MPT lived in Durham and engaged in local historical
and genealogical studies. She contributed voluminously to Catholic World (see A Looker Back) and
published many articles elsewhere on religious and historical subjects.
A Memoir of Judge Ebenezer Thompson appeared in
1886 and Landmarks in Ancient Dover in 1888.

In her time MPT’s library (which she bequeathed to her nephew Lucien, and is
now at the University of New Hampshire) was thought the “finest and rarest
collection of books and manuscripts” in the state; she herself was
considered the “best cultured woman in New Hampshire” (John Scales, Miss Mary Pickering
Thompson
).


Subseries A: Correspondence

Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1 Abbot – Aldrich, 1840-1889
Box 7, Folder 2 Adams, Rev. Charles, 1887
Box 7, Folder 3 Arnold, E.C., 1871-1872
Box 7, Folder 4 Arnold, E.C., 1872-1873
Box 7, Folder 5 Atwood, Harriet P., 1845-1849
Box 7, Folder 6 Bair, Annie W., 1891
Box 7, Folder 7 Batchelder, Charles E., 1892-1893
Box 7, Folder 8 Bayley – Benac, 1877-1889
Box 7, Folder 9 Blanchard – Butler, 1850-1908
Box 7, Folder 10 Casimir – Chatard, 1865-1893
Box 7, Folder 11 Coad – Coleman, 1853-1893
Box 7, Folder 12 Colt, Esthe P. and H.L., 1887
Box 7, Folder 13 Craven – Cushman, 1845-1874
Box 7, Folder 14 Davis, B.F., 1869-1891
Box 7, Folder 15 Dawson, Henry B., 1887
Box 7, Folder 16 Demeritt, Hannah D., 1887
Box 7, Folder 17 Demeritt, Jennie M., June 1886 – October
1886
Box 7, Folder 18 Demeritt, Jennie M., December 1886 – December 1887
Box 7, Folder 19 Demeritt, Jennie M., 1891
Box 7, Folder 20 Demeritt, John P., 1886-1887
Box 7, Folder 21 Demeritt, Laura – Dimond, 1852-1893
Box 7, Folder 22 Dodge – Durin, 1863-1893
Box 7, Folder 23 Eastman – Eddy, 1841-1886
Box 7, Folder 24 Edgerly – Edwards, 1844-1893
Box 7, Folder 25 Farrington – Fields, 1865-1882
Box 7, Folder 26 Gabrielle – Greeley, 1874-1886
Box 7, Folder 27 Green, Lewis, 1853
Box 7, Folder 28 Green, Mary L., 1849
Box 7, Folder 29 Green, Nancy H., 1849
Box 7, Folder 30 Green, Sarah Ellen, 1849-1853
Box 7, Folder 31 Green, Sarah Ellen and Samuel, 1853-1887
Box 7, Folder 32 Griffiths, A.W., 1888-1889
Box 7, Folder 33 Hackett, Frank W., 1888-1893
Box 7, Folder 34 Haines, A.M., 1893
Box 7, Folder 35 Hall, Myra and S.D., 1869-1886
Box 7, Folder 36 Ham, John R., 1884-1892
Box 7, Folder 37 Ham, John R., February 1893
Box 7, Folder 38 Hammond, Isaac, 1884-1889
Box 7, Folder 39 Hardon – Hardy, 1887-1904
Box 7, Folder 40 Haskins, Miriam, 1887
Box 7, Folder 41 Healy – Howard, 1853-1891
Box 7, Folder 42 Hule, Lucy H., 1840-1878
Box 7, Folder 43 Hule, Lucy H., 1882-1887
Box 7, Folder 44 Hutchings – Joy, 1869-1898
Box 7, Folder 45 Kellogg, Julia, 1875-1877
Box 7, Folder 46 Kellogg, Julia, 1878-1879
Box 7, Folder 47 Kellogg, Julia, 1880-1886
Box 7, Folder 48 Kelsey, Laura, 1884-1885
Box 7, Folder 49 Kenny, Marie J., 1855-1856
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1 Laborde – Lilley, 1855-1877
Box 8, Folder 2 Lilly, Rev. Thomas, 1855-1863
Box 8, Folder 3 Locke, Ira S., 1891-1893
Box 8, Folder 4 Long – Lyon, 1843-1869
Box 8, Folder 5 McClellan, Charles H., 1884-1885
Box 8, Folder 6 McClellan, Charles H., 1886
Box 8, Folder 7 McCrellis, H.O. and John, 1885-1886
Box 8, Folder 8 McKay, William P., 1853
Box 8, Folder 9 McNamara – Mathes, 1886-1889
Box 8, Folder 10 Maxfield, Asenath J., 1885
Box 8, Folder 11 Maxfield, Asenath J., 1886-1887
Box 8, Folder 12 Maxfield, Elizabeth and Jane, 1838-1841
Box 8, Folder 13 Maxfield, Mary and William, 1885-1887
Box 8, Folder 14 Meader – Meyers, 1852-1888
Box 8, Folder 15 Miller, Hugh Bolton, 1884-1885
Box 8, Folder 16 Moody – Munroe, 1874-1893
Box 8, Folder 17 Munsell, Joel, 1892
Box 8, Folder 18 Nesmith – Norton, 1882-1893
Box 8, Folder 19 Odiorne – Owen, 1885-1886
Box 8, Folder 20 Page, M.A. and Sarah, 1841-1892
Box 8, Folder 21 Palmer – Philbrick, 1854-1886
Box 8, Folder 22 Philbrick, Susan, 1839-1859
Box 8, Folder 23 Philbrick, Susan, 1860-1861
Box 8, Folder 24 Philbrick, Susan, 1863-1864
Box 8, Folder 25 Philbrick, Susan, 1865
Box 8, Folder 26 Philbrick, Susan, January 1866 – June
1866
Box 8, Folder 27 Philbrick, Susan, July 1866 – December
1866
Box 8, Folder 28 Philbrick, Susan, January 1867 – June
1867
Box 8, Folder 29 Philbrick, Susan, July 1867 – July 1870
Box 8, Folder 30 Philbrick, Susan, 1871-1872
Box 8, Folder 31 Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 32 Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 33 Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 34 Philbrick, Susan, undated
Box 8, Folder 35 Pickering, 1884-1890
Box 8, Folder 36 Pinkham, Joseph, April 1886 – June
1886
Box 8, Folder 37 Pinkham, Joseph, August 1886
Box 8, Folder 38 Pinkham, Joseph, 1889-1893
Box 8, Folder 39 Pond, Sophia, 1892
Box 8, Folder 40 Rimmer – Roeke, 1853-1890
Box 8, Folder 41 Rogers – Ryan, 1848-1853
Box 8, Folder 42 Sawyer, 1870-1871
Box 8, Folder 43 Sawyer, 1872
Box 8, Folder 44 Sawyer, 1873-1878
Box 8, Folder 45 Sawyer, Mary Ann (Demeritt), 1844-1860
Box 8, Folder 46 Scales – Shaw, 1887-1893
Box 8, Folder 47 Simes, 1862-1888
Box 8, Folder 48 Simpson, L., 1878-1882
Box 8, Folder 49 Sinclair – Sylvester, 1849-1888
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1 Taylor, Emma, 1840-1842
Box 9, Folder 2 Taylor, Emma, 1843-1844
Box 9, Folder 3 Taylor, Mary E., 1841-1843
Box 9, Folder 4 Taylor, Mary E., 1844-1849
Box 9, Folder 5 Thompson, 1884-1898
Box 9, Folder 6 Thompson, George W., 1884-1885
Box 9, Folder 7 Thompson, William H., 1884-1885
Box 9, Folder 8 Thompson, William H., 1886
Box 9, Folder 9 Tibbetts, Charles W., 1891
Box 9, Folder 10 Tilton – Tuttle, 1848-1893
Box 9, Folder 11 Ulcoq, C.J.R. (Clement Jean Rene), 1881-1887
Box 9, Folder 12 Waters – Weeks, 1889-1893
Box 9, Folder 13 Wells – Wentworth, 1845-1886
Box 9, Folder 14 Werz, Emma, 1877-1878
Box 9, Folder 15 Werz, Emma, 1879-1881
Box 9, Folder 16 Whitehouse – Wiggins, 1842-1886
Box 9, Folder 17 Winsor – Woodman, 1853-1886
Box 9, Folder 18 Unidentified, undated
Box 9, Folder 19 MPT to her brother, Ebenezer Thompson, 1842-1854
Box 9, Folder 20 MPT letters from Europe, 1873
Box 9, Folder 21 MPT letters from Europe, 1874
Box 9, Folder 22 MPT letters from Europe, 1875
Box 9, Folder 23 MPT letters from Europe, 1876
Box 9, Folder 24 MPT letters from Europe, 1877-1878
Box 9, Folder 25 MPT letters to Lucien Thompson, 1875-1885
Box 9, Folder 26 MPT letters to Lucien Thompson, 1886-1887
Box 9, Folder 27 MPT letters to various people, 1845-1875
Box 9, Folder 28 MPT letters to various people, 1887
Box 9, Folder 29 MPT letters to various people, 1888-1890
Box 9, Folder 30 MPT letters to various people, 1891-1893
Box 9, Folder 31 MPT letters to various people, undated


Subseries B: Personal Papers

Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1 Autographs collected by MPT, undated
Box 10, Folder 2 Autographs collected by MPT, undated
Box 10, Folder 3 “Biography of Sister Mary Ursula (Miss Sarah Chase),
undated
Box 10, Folder 4 Financial records, undated
Box 10, Folder 5 List of books owned by MPT, 1880
Box 10, Folder 6 “Notes on Christian Symbols,” St. Orenis Priory, 1876
Box 10, Folder 7 Notes on deeds and the Thompson homestead, undated
Box 10, Folder 8 Notes on religion, undated
Box 10, Folder 9 Notes on religion, undated
Box 10, Folder 10 Notes on MPT’s trip to Europe, undated

Various certificates and official documents petaining to MPT’s
travels in Europe in OVSZ BOX 2

Box 10, Folder 11 Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 12 Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 13 Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 14 Printed materials collected by MPT while abroad, undated
Box 10, Folder 15 Records and reports from Durham schools about MPT, 1834-1841
Box 10, Folder 16 Scrapbooks (2) from MPT’s travels in Europe, undated
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1 Scrapbook, “Liber Scintillarum.”, undated
Box 11, Folder 2 Scrapbook, mostly literary notes, 1872
Box 11, Folder 3 Scrapbook, mostly literary notes, 1888
Box 11, Folder 4 Scrapbook of autographs from Mt. Holyoke, MA, 1844-1846
Box 11, Folder 5 Scrapbook of compositions from Mt. Holyoke, MA, 1845
Box 12
Box 12, Folder 1 Scrapbook, botanical materials collected in Europe, undated
Box 12, Folder 2 Scrapbook, “Odds and Ends.”, undated
Box 13
Box 13, Folder 1 Scrapbook, religious souvenirs, 1863
Box 13, Folder 2 Miscellaneous personal paper, undated
Box 14
Box 14, Folder 1 Scrapbook, miscellaneous notes on local history, undated
Box 14, Folder 2 Scrapbook, “Old Homesteads” and Historic New Hampshire
Mansions, undated
Box 14, Folder 3 Notebook, references to NH, MA, and RI town nomenclature,
undated
Box 15
Box 15, Folder 1 Scrapbook, imformation related to Durham’s early history and
role in the Revolution, undated
Box 15, Folder 2 Scrapbook, information about Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
undated
Box 16
Box 16, Folder 1 Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history,
undated
Box 16, Folder 2 Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history,
undated
Box 16, Folder 3 Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history,
undated
Box 16, Folder 4 Scrapbook, miscellaneous clippings on local history,
undated

Scrapbook, etchings, engravings, and prints, mostly scenes from
literary works in OVSZ BOX 2.


Subseries C: Geographical and Genealogical Notes

Dover maps, 1889, in OVSZ BOX 2.

Plate for the map of Dover in OVSZ BOX 3.

Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1 “Franklin City,” maps, undated

Plate for the map of “Franklin City” in OVSZ BOX 3.

Box 17, Folder 2 Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 3 Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 4 Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 5 Greenland, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 6 Greenland, New Hampshire, maps, undated
Box 17, Folder 7 Kittery, Maine, undated
Box 17, Folder 8 Lee, New Hampshire, maps, undated
Box 17, Folder 9 Madbury, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 10 Madbury, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 11 Madbury, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 12 Madbury, New Hampshire, maps, undated

Newington, New Hampshire map, 1805, in OVSZ BOX 2.

Box 17, Folder 13 Newmarket, New Hampshire, maps, undated

Nottingham, New Hampshire map, 1806, in OVSZ BOX 2.

Box 17, Folder 14 Oyster River, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 15 Oyster River, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 16 Oyster River, New Hampshire, undated
Box 17, Folder 17 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
Box 17, Folder 18 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
Box 17, Folder 19 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated
Box 17, Folder 20 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and vicinity, undated

St. Mary’s County, Maryland map, n.d. in OVSZ BOX 2.

Trinidad, Port of Spain, map, 1845 in OVSZ BOX 2.

Trinidad, map, n.d. in OVSZ BOX 2.

Miscellaneous map in OVSZ BOX 2.

Box 17, Folder 21 Notes on various towns, undated
Box 17, Folder 22 Notes on various towns, undated
Box 17, Folder 23 Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 24 Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 25 Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 26 Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 27 Early settlers of Durham (Follet and Bickford), undated
Box 17, Folder 28 Early settlers of Durham, undated
Box 17, Folder 29 Early settlers of Durham (Chesley), undated
Box 17, Folder 30 Early settlers of Durham (Durham soldiers), undated
Box 17, Folder 31 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 32 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 33 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 34 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 17, Folder 35 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 2 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 3 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 4 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 5 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 6 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 7 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated
Box 18, Folder 8 Early settlers of Durham and Lee, undated

McCrillis family genealogical notes in OVSZ BOX 2.

Box 18, Folder 9 Notes on Durham town meetings, 1809-1850
Box 18, Folder 10 Notes about the meeting house lots and parsonage lands in
Durham, undated
Box 18, Folder 11 Miscellaneous notes, Durham and vicinity, undated
Box 18, Folder 12 Maps of Durham, undated

Durham maps, 1805-1889, also in OVSZ BOX 2.


Subseries D: “A Memoir of Judge Ebenezer Thompson of Durham, NH”

Box 18, Folder 13 MPT letters of preparation, April 1884 – May
1884
Box 18, Folder 14 MPT letters of preparation, May 1884 – July
1884
Box 18, Folder 15 MPT letters of preparation, 1884 September-1885
MarchSeptember 1884 – March 1885
Box 18, Folder 16 MPT letters of preparation, January 1886 – April
1886
Box 18, Folder 17 MPT letters of preparation, June 1886 – July
1886
Box 18, Folder 18 MPT letters of preparation, August 1886 – September
1886
Box 18, Folder 19 MPT letters of preparation, October 1886 – December
1886
Box 18, Folder 20 MPT letters of preparation, undated
Box 18, Folder 21 MPT letters of preparation, undated
Box 18, Folder 22 MPT notes for “Memoir,” undated
Box 18, Folder 23 MPT notes, pp. 15-41, undated
Box 18, Folder 24 MPT notes, pp. 42-60, undated
Box 18, Folder 25 MPT notes, pp. 61-88, undated
Box 18, Folder 26 MPT notes, pp. 89-106, undated
Box 18, Folder 27 MPT notes, pp. 107-118, undated
Box 18, Folder 28 MPT “Memoir” original manuscript, 1886
Box 18, Folder 29 Letters from the printer, Edward A. Jenks, 1886
Box 18, Folder 30 “Memoir” proof, pp. 1-16, 1886


Subseries E: Landmarks of Ancient
Dover

Box 18, Folder 31 Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 32 Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 33 Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 34 Notes, undated
Box 18, Folder 35 Notes, undated
Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 2 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 3 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 4 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 5 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 6 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 7 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 8 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 9 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 10 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 11 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 12 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 13 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 14 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 15 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 16 First edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 17 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 18 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 19 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 20 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 19, Folder 21 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 2 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 3 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 4 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 5 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 6 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 7 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 8 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 9 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 10 Revised edition, manuscript and notes, undated
Box 20, Folder 11 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 12 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 13 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 14 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 15 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 16 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 17 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 18 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 19 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 20 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 21 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 22 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 23 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 24 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 25 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 20, Folder 26 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 2 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 3 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 4 Miscellaneous notes on early settlement of Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 5 Miscellaneous notes on roads in Dover, undated
Box 21, Folder 6 Miscellaneous notes on Dover, notebook, undated


Subseries F: Other Publications

Box 21, Folder 7 Notes on Catholics in New Hampshire, undated
Box 21, Folder 8 Notes on Catholics in New Hampshire, undated
Box 21, Folder 9 Notes on Catholics in New Hampshire, undated
Box 21, Folder 10 “The Catholic Church in New Hampshire,” Catholic World,
November
1890
Box 21, Folder 11 Articles from The Young
Catholic
, 1868-1869
Box 21, Folder 12 Articles from The Young
Catholic
, 1871-1873
Box 21, Folder 13 Articles from The Young Catholic,
undated
Box 21, Folder 14 Articles from Catholic World,
1868-1873

(see A Looker Back)

Box 21, Folder 15 Index of MPT’s articles in Catholic World magazine, undated
Box 21, Folder 16 Manuscripts for other articles, undated
Box 21, Folder 17 Manuscripts for other articles, undated
Box 21, Folder 18 Manuscripts for other articles, undated
Box 21, Folder 19 Articles on the taking of Fort William and Mary, undated
Box 21, Folder 20 Articles on the taking of Fort William and Mary, undated
Box 21, Folder 21 Articles on the taking of Fort William and Mary, undated
Box 21, Folder 22 Book notices and book reviews, 1877-1893


Subseries G: Materials About Mary Pickering Thompson

Box 21, Folder 23 Notes collected by Lucien Thmopson about MPT, undated
Box 21, Folder 24 MPT obituary notices collected by Lucien Thompson, undated
Box 21, Folder 25 “Miss Mary Pickering Thompson,” John Scales, undated


Series XI: Lucien Thompson, 1859-1924

(13 boxes)

Lucien Thompson was born in Durham, the son of Ebenezer Thompson “Jr.” and
Nancy Carr. When he was ten, his father died and his mother moved to
Manchester, N.H., where LT was educated in the public schools; he was
salutatorian of his high school class. In 1878 the family returned to
Durham, whereupon LT took charge of the Thompson farm and became active in
public affairs. He was a member of the Durham Board of Supervisors,
represented the town in the state legislature, served on the State Board of
Agriculture, and was a trustee of New Hampshire College (now UNH). In 1887
he married Mary Lizzie Gage; they had four children. (Also see John Scales,
Lucien
Thompson
).

LT maintained a close relationship with his aunt, Mary P. Thompson, and after
her death continued her local historical and genealogical researches. He
published several articles and co-authored the History of the Town of Durham (1913). In 1913 or
1914 LT moved with his family to Colorado, where he died in 1924.


Subseries A: Correspondence

Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1 Adams – Burnham, 1884-1907
Box 22, Folder 2 Carter – Chandler, 1887-1906
Box 22, Folder 3 Chase – Folsom, 1886-1906
Box 22, Folder 4 Gallinger – Harcourt, 1879-1907
Box 22, Folder 5 Hayes, 1886-1907
Box 22, Folder 6 Herrick – Hill, 1886-1907
Box 22, Folder 7 Hodges, George, 1901-1907
Box 22, Folder 8 Hubbard – Mason, 1884-1906
Box 22, Folder 9 Mathes, 1905-1913
Box 22, Folder 10 Mathews – Miller, 1896-1903
Box 22, Folder 11 Mooney, Benjamin H., 1898-1901
Box 22, Folder 12 Mooney, D.J. – William, 1900-1901
Box 22, Folder 13 Moore – Murkland, 1886-1908
Box 22, Folder 14 Nute – Nutter, 1886-1908
Box 22, Folder 15 Palmer – Pinkherm, 1885-1913
Box 22, Folder 16 Pond, Sophia Mooney, 1898-1899
Box 22, Folder 17 Pond, Sophia Mooney, 1901
Box 22, Folder 18 Pope – Ramsdell, 1894-1900
Box 22, Folder 19 Randall – Russell, 1893-1908
Box 22, Folder 20 Sanborn – Scales, 1888-1907
Box 22, Folder 21 Scott – Stackpole, 1885-1906
Box 22, Folder 22 Stearns – Tash, 1887-1913
Box 22, Folder 23 Thompson, A.M. – Ellen Stearn, 1897-1901
Box 22, Folder 24 Thompson, Mary Lizzie Gage, 1886-1889
Box 22, Folder 25 Thompson, Mary Lizzie Gage, 1890-1891
Box 22, Folder 26 Thompson, Mary Lizzie Gage, 1892
Box 22, Folder 27 Tuttle – Waldron, 1885-1901
Box 22, Folder 28 Watson – Welch, 1902-1907
Box 22, Folder 29 Wills – Young, 1886-1907
Box 22, Folder 30 “Charlie,” 1877-1878
Box 22, Folder 31 Letters from LT: Bass – Hill, 1884-1913
Box 22, Folder 32 Letters from LT: Lewis – Wentworth, 1885-1919
Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1 Letters from LT: UNH Library, 1924
Box 23, Folder 2 List of Thompson books at UNH, 1914
Box 23, Folder 3 List of Thompson books at UNH, 1914
Box 23, Folder 4 List of Thompson books at UNH, undated


Subseries B: Sullivan Monument

Box 23, Folder 5 Sullivan Monument, from Batterson, J.G. (New England Granite
Works), 1891-1894
Box 23, Folder 6 Sullivan Monument, from Hayes, Charles C. (Masonic Lodge) and
Packer, William T., 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 7 Sullivan Monument, from Parsons, Frank N., 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 8 Sullivan Monument, from Prescott – Smith, 1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 9 Sullivan Monument, from Stearns, Ezra, 1894-1896
Box 23, Folder 10 Sullivan Monument, from Sullivan, M.W., 1894
Box 23, Folder 11 Sullivan Monument, to Ezra Stearns from various people,
1894-1895
Box 23, Folder 12 Sullivan Monument, miscellaneous correspondence, 1894
Box 23, Folder 13 Sullivan Monument, records of the Durham Town Committee,
1893-1894
Box 23, Folder 14 Sullivan Monument, records and proposals of the Durham Town
Committee, 1894
Box 23, Folder 15 Sullivan Monument, commemoration service, November 11,
1894
Box 23, Folder 16 Sullivan Monument, newspaper clippings, 1894

John Sullivan Memorial poster, 1894, see OVSZ BOX 9.


Subseries C: Personal Papers

Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1 Appointments, 1886-1906
Box 24, Folder 2 Autograph book, 1877-1883
Box 24, Folder 3 Business accounts between LT and Jeremiah Langley, March 1,
1887 – September 2, 1892
Box 24, Folder 4 Cash book, December 22, 1888 – March 1,
1892
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1 Cash book, February 27, 1892 – November
1893
Box 25, Folder 2 Cash books, October 10, 1893 – January 6,
1905

Certificates from NH Columbian League and Grange, 1893 and 1888, see
OVSZ BOX 5.

Commissions, various posts, 1886-1911, see OVSZ BOX 5.

Box 25, Folder 3 Legal documents giving power of attorney to Lucien Thompson,
1892-1893

List of soldiers from Durham in the Civil War, see OVSZ BOX 5.

Box 25, Folder 4 Manchester High School graduation, salutatory address, “Work
done to last,” 1877
Box 25, Folder 5 Scrapbook about LT, 1877-1907
Box 25, Folder 6 Senatorial papers, 1901-1902

Wallpaper from the Thompson family home.

Box 25, Folder 7 Miscellaneous materials, undated


Subseries D: Publications

Box 25, Folder 8 “Darby Field,” Granite Monthly Magazine manuscript, February
1901
Box 25, Folder 9 “Col. Hercules Mooney and Nathaniel Thompson of New
Hampshire,” Granite Monthly Magazine manuscripts and reprints,
March
1901
Box 25, Folder 10 “Captain Samuel Demerit of the Provincial Period,” reprint,
undated
Box 25, Folder 11 “Captain Samuel Demerit of the Provincial Period,” reprint,
undated
Box 25, Folder 12 “John Sullivan,” reprint, undated
Box 25, Folder 13 Newspaper articles, 1892-1897
Box 25, Folder 14 Newspaper article, Address before Colonial Dames and Society
of Colonial Wars, Durham, 1900
Box 25, Folder 15 Newspaper articles, 1892-1906


Subseries E: Genealogical Notes

Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1 Adams family
Box 26, Folder 2 Adams family
Box 26, Folder 3 Adams family
Box 26, Folder 4 Ambler family
Box 26, Folder 5 Atkinson and Butler familie.
Box 26, Folder 6 Bennett family
Box 26, Folder 7 Bickford family
Box 26, Folder 8 Boardman, Bodge, Briard, and Bryant families
Box 26, Folder 9 Bunker family
Box 26, Folder 10 Burnham, Buss, and Buzzell families
Box 26, Folder 11 Carr family
Box 26, Folder 12 Champernowne family
Box 26, Folder 13 Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 14 Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 15 Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 16 Chesley family
Box 26, Folder 17 Claggett, Clement, Clough, Coe, and Coffin
families
Box 26, Folder 18 Curtis, Dame, Davis, and Dearborn families
Box 26, Folder 19 Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 20 Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 21 Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 22 Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 23 Demerrit family
Box 26, Folder 24 Doe, Downs, Drew, and Duda families
Box 26, Folder 25 Dudley, Dunn, Eaton, and Eddy families
Box 26, Folder 26 Edgerly and Eliot families
Box 26, Folder 27 Emerson family
Box 26, Folder 28 Emerson family
Box 26, Folder 29 Emerson family
Box 27
Box 27, Folder 1 Flanders, Follett, and Folsom families
Box 27, Folder 2 Footman, Forbes, Frost, and Furber families
Box 27, Folder 3 Gage, Giles, Griffiths, and Grover families
Box 27, Folder 4 Hale, Hall, Ham, and Hanson families
Box 27, Folder 5 Hayes and Herbert families
Box 27, Folder 6 Hill family
Box 27, Folder 7 Hill family
Box 27, Folder 8 Hill family
Box 27, Folder 9 Hill family
Box 27, Folder 10 Hilton, Hodgdon, Huckins, and Huggins families
Box 27, Folder 11 Hull, Hussey, Jay, and Jenkins families
Box 27, Folder 12 Jennings, Jones, Joy, and Kelley families
Box 27, Folder 13 Kelley family
Box 27, Folder 14 Kelley family
Box 27, Folder 15 Kelley family
Box 27, Folder 16 Kimball, Knight, and Langley families
Box 27, Folder 17 Laskey, Layn, Leathers, Libby, and Loverell
families
Box 27, Folder 18 Lovering, McCrillis, McKeen, and Mason families
Box 27, Folder 19 Mathes family
Box 27, Folder 20 Mathes family
Box 27, Folder 21 Mathes family
Box 27, Folder 22 Meader family
Box 27, Folder 23 Millett and Mooney families
Box 27, Folder 24 Mooney family
Box 27, Folder 25 Mooney family
Box 27, Folder 26 Mooney family
Box 27, Folder 27 Morris and Morrison families
Box 27, Folder 28 Nichols, Nute, and Odiorne families
Box 27, Folder 29 Otis (with Torrs and Stoughtons) family
Box 27, Folder 30 Otis (with Torrs and Stoughtons) family
Box 27, Folder 31 Parker, Paul, Peduzzi, Perkins, and Philbrick
families
Box 27, Folder 32 Pickering family
Box 28
Box 28, Folder 1 Pickering family
Box 28, Folder 2 Pickering family
Box 28, Folder 3 Pike, Pinkham, Pitman, and Pomperey families
Box 28, Folder 4 Randall family
Box 28, Folder 5 Reyner, Reynolds, Ricker, Roberts, and Rollins
families
Box 28, Folder 6 Rundlett, Salton, Scammell, Shapleigh, and Shepard
families
Box 28, Folder 7 Sias (Moore) family
Box 28, Folder 8 Sias (Moore) family
Box 28, Folder 9 Smart and Smith families
Box 28, Folder 10 Smith, Hamilton, Sr.
Box 28, Folder 11 Stevenson, Stickney, Sullivan, and Syll families
Box 28, Folder 12 Tash, Tasker, Tebbetts, and Thaxter families
Box 28, Folder 13 Thayer, Thomas, Thompson, and Tolford families
Box 28, Folder 14 Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 15 Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 16 Thompson family (notes on General Sullivan-Ebenezer Thompson
controversy)
Box 28, Folder 17 Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 18 Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 19 Thompson family
Box 28, Folder 20 Thompson family (descendants of James Thompson)

LT’s genealogy on his father’s side, see OVSZ BOX 5

Notebook, Thompson family genealogy, see OVSZ BOX 5

Record book, Thompson and Kelsey familes genealogy, see OVSZ BOX
5

Thompson family trees, see OVSZ BOX 9

Box 28, Folder 21 Torr family
Box 28, Folder 22 Torr family
Box 28, Folder 23 Torr family
Box 28, Folder 24 Tozier, Tuttle, Waldron, Waterhouse, and Watson
families
Box 28, Folder 25 Weeks, Wells, Westbrook, Whitcher, and Wiggin
families
Box 28, Folder 26 Wilbur, Willey, Wingate, and Winslow families
Box 29
Box 29, Folder 1 Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 2 Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 3 Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 4 Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 5 Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 6 Woodman family
Box 29, Folder 7 Young family
Box 29, Folder 8 Miscellaneous notes on births, deaths, and
marriages
Box 30
Box 30, Folder 1 Notebook, notes of several families
Box 30, Folder 2 Notebook, notes of several families


Subseries F: History of the Town of Durham

Box 31
Box 31, Folder 1 Notebook of deeds
Box 31, Folder 2 Loose material from notebook of deeds
Box 31, Folder 3 Notebook of deeds including, Boston and Maine Railroad,
Scammel Grange, and New Hampshire College of Agriculture and
Mechanic Arts
Box 31, Folder 4 Notebook, Durham Academy
Box 31, Folder 5 Notebook, noteable people of Durham and vital
statistics
Box 31, Folder 6 Notebook, miscellaneous
Box 32
Box 32, Folder 1 Records of Durham town’s decision to produce a town history,
1886
Box 32, Folder 2 Notes, military history of Durham, Colonial period, undated
Box 32, Folder 3 Notes, military history of Durham, Revolutionary period,
undated
Box 32, Folder 4 Notes, military history of Durham, Revolutionary period,
undated
Box 32, Folder 5 Notes, military history of Durham, Revolutionary period,
undated
Box 32, Folder 6 Notes, military history of Durham, War of 1812, undated
Box 32, Folder 7 Notes, military history of Durham, Civil War, undated
Box 32, Folder 8 Notes, “Some Old Houses.”, undated
Box 32, Folder 9 Notes, Vital Statistics/Church Records, undated
Box 32, Folder 10 Notes, Durham’s connection with Barrington and Canterbury,
undated
Box 32, Folder 11 Notes, Durham’s connection with Dover, undated
Box 32, Folder 12 Notes, Durham’s connection with Exeter, undated
Box 32, Folder 13 Notes, Durham’s connection with Hampton and Holderness,
undated
Box 32, Folder 14 Notes, Durham’s connection with Lee and Madbury, undated
Box 32, Folder 15 Notes, Durham’s connection with New Durham and Rochester,
undated
Box 32, Folder 16 Notes, miscellaneous, undated
Box 33
Box 33, Folder 1 Manuscript and notes, pre-write, undated
Box 33, Folder 2 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 1, “Birth and Growth of the
Town,” pp. 1-30, undated
Box 33, Folder 3 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 2, “Early Settlers and
Estates,” pp. 31-74, undated
Box 33, Folder 4 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 3, “Exiles from Scotland,” pp.
75-84, undated
Box 33, Folder 5 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 4, “Depredations by the
Indians,” pp. 85-106, undated
Box 33, Folder 6 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 5, “Military History,”
pp.107-168, undated
Box 33, Folder 7 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 6, “Sketch of Church History,”
pp. 169-218, undated
Box 33, Folder 8 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 7, “Roads,” pp. 219-238,
undated
Box 33, Folder 9 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 8, “Burial Places,” pp.
239-248, undated
Box 33, Folder 10 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 9, “Slavery,” pp. 249-256,
undated
Box 33, Folder 11 Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 10, “Education,” pp. 257-276,
undated
Box 33, Folder 12 Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 11, “Lawyers and Law
Students,” pp. 277-284, undated
Box 33, Folder 13 Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 12, “Physicians,” pp. 285-290,
undated
Box 33, Folder 14 Manuscripts and notes, Chapter 13, “Leaders in the Past,” pp.
291-314, undated
Box 34
Box 34, Folder 1 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 14, “Some Men of the Present,”
pp. 315-330, undated
Box 34, Folder 2 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 15, “Post Office and
Postmasters,” pp. 331-336, undated
Box 34, Folder 3 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 16, “Some Old Houses,” pp.
337-360, undated
Box 34, Folder 4 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 17, “Lists of Town Officers,”
pp. 361-370, undated
Box 34, Folder 5 Manuscript and notes, Chapter 18, “First Census of the United
States, 1790,” pp. 371-378, undated
Box 34, Folder 6 Advertisements and reviews, undated


Subseries G: Materials About Lucien Thompson

Box 34, Folder 7 “Lucien Thompson,” Granite Monthly Magazine, April
1901
Box 34, Folder 8 Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous, 1889-1897


Series XII: Documents Pertaining to Various Families

(2 boxes)

Box 35
Box 35, Folder 1 Abbot, Berry, Ballard, Bickford, Bodge, Benjamin Bordman,
1793-1845

Ambler, John, deed of 1717, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 35, Folder 2 Bunker family, 1744-1889

Bunker, John, deed of 1750, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 35, Folder 3 Card and Carney families, 1804-1887
Box 35, Folder 4 Chesley family, 1804-1862
Box 35, Folder 5 Clark-Coe families, 1826-1828
Box 35, Folder 6 Coffin-Cutts families, 1797-1826

Dam, Sarah, inventory of estate, 1767, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 35, Folder 7 Demerrit family, 1765-1856
Box 35, Folder 8 Demerrit, Ely, will and account book, 1736-1770
Box 35, Folder 9 Demerrit, Samuel, undated

Demerrit, Samuel, deed of 1751, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 35, Folder 10 Demerrit, Nathaniel, correspondence, 1771-1819
Box 35, Folder 11 Demerrit, Nathaniel, receipts, 1773-1798
Box 35, Folder 12 Demerrit, Nathaniel, receipts, 1804-1812
Box 35, Folder 13 Demerrit, Nathaniel, receipts, 1812-1823
Box 35, Folder 14 Demerrit, Nathaniel, 1778-1805
Box 35, Folder 15 Demerrit, Mary, correspondence, 1819-1847
Box 35, Folder 16 Demerrit, William, correspondence, 1818-1831
Box 35, Folder 17 Demerrit, Susan, correspondence, 1821-1825
Box 35, Folder 18 Demerrit, Susan, 1820-1829
Box 35, Folder 19 Doe-Emerson families, 1755-1846
Box 35, Folder 20 Follett-Footman families, 1743-1799
Box 35, Folder 21 Frost-Gerrish families, 1788-1833

Frost, George, Kings Commission to wage war on France, 1760, see OVSZ BOX
9

Box 35, Folder 22 Giles-Hale families, 1808-1810
Box 35, Folder 23 Haven, A.W., correspondence, 1839-1845
Box 35, Folder 24 Hayes-Hodgdon families, 1760-1856
Box 35, Folder 25 Hull-Jones families, 1795-1822
Box 35, Folder 26 Kelsey, Moses, diary, 1757
Box 35, Folder 27 Kelsey-Laskey families, 1757-1825

Lapish, Robert, deed of 1798, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 35, Folder 28 Layn-Libbey families, 1794-1858
Box 35, Folder 29 Livermore-McErerelous families, 1751-1825
Box 35, Folder 30 Odel-Porter families, 1783-1806
Box 35, Folder 31 Pitman-Sherburne families, 1713-1859
Box 35, Folder 32 Simpson, Andrew, 1806-1835
Box 36
Box 36, Folder 1 Smith family, 1791-1830
Box 36, Folder 2 Smith, Ebenezer, materials relating to his estate, 1831-1844
Box 36, Folder 3 Smith, Ebenezer, materials relating to his estate, 1831-1838
Box 36, Folder 4 Smith, Ebenezer, materials relating to his estate, 1831-1844
Box 36, Folder 5 Smith, Joseph (copy of land division), 1767
Box 36, Folder 6 Spinney-Sullivan families, 1774-1801

Stacy family genealogy [broadside], ca. 1860, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 36, Folder 7 Tash-Tibbetts families, 1789-1854
Box 36, Folder 8 Tuttle-White families, 1798-1875
Box 36, Folder 9 Wentworth-Young families, 1773-1828
Box 36, Folder 10 Miscellaneous, undated


Series XIII: Durham Town Records

(4.5 boxes)

Box 37
Box 37, Folder 1 Accounts for Durham town, 1783-1784
Box 37, Folder 2 Act of Incorporation, Durham (copy), 1723
Box 37, Folder 3 Board of Education, Durham, 1885-1917
Box 37, Folder 4 Board of Health, minutes, 1906
Box 37, Folder 5 Bridge at Durham Village, Specifications for abutement and wing
walls, 1883
Box 37, Folder 6 Bridge: “Piscataqua Bridge,” Durham, 1793-1809

Cavalry enlistment, 1764, see OVSZ BOX 7

Box 37, Folder 7 Cemetary: Purchase of land for a cemetary in Durham, 1796
Box 37, Folder 8 Christian Church: establishment, members, accounts, 1838-1842
Box 37, Folder 9 Congregational Church: anniversary publications, 1899-1913
Box 37, Folder 10 Congregational Church: Minister’s rate list for the North side of
Durham, undated
Box 37, Folder 11 Congregational Church: Minister’s rate list for Durham, 1783
Box 37, Folder 12 Congregational Church: Miscellaneous, undated
Box 37, Folder 13 Congregational Church: New meeting house construction, 1848-1849
Box 37, Folder 14 Congregational Church: New meeting house, accounts, 1848-1850

Congregational Church: Plan of the pews, see OVSZ BOX 9

Box 37, Folder 15 Congregational Church: Records (copy), 1713-1850
Box 37, Folder 16 Congregational Church: Records (copy) of Hugh Adams
(1716-1730)and “Reformation” John Adams (1749-1763), 1716-1763
Box 38
Box 38, Folder 1 Congregational Church: Records of Curtis Coe, 1800-1805
Box 38, Folder 2 Congregational Church: Records of Federal Burt, 1815
Box 38, Folder 3 Congregational Church: Records of Robert Page, 1828
Box 38, Folder 4 Congregational Church: Records of Alvin Tobey, 1851-1859
Box 38, Folder 5 Congregational Church: Sunday School incorporation and
enrollment, 1819
Box 38, Folder 6 Congregational Church: Sunday School attendance, 1851
Box 38, Folder 7 Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1870
Box 38, Folder 8 Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1871
Box 38, Folder 9 Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1881
Box 38, Folder 10 Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1884
Box 38, Folder 11 Congregational Church: Sunday School, Accounts and miscellaneous,
1884
Box 38, Folder 12 Congregational Church: Sunday School record, 1906
Box 38, Folder 13 Congregational Church: Accounts and correspondence, 1906
Box 38, Folder 14 Congregational Church: Treasurer’s reports, 1897-1905
Box 38, Folder 15 Congregational Society of Durham (copy), 1814

Durham Historic Association, Act of Incorporation, 1851, see OVSZ BOX
7

Box 38, Folder 16 Durham Manufacturing Company: Inventory and accounts, 1893-1894
Box 38, Folder 17 Durham Village Improvement Society: Constitution, by-laws, and
provisions, 1894
Box 38, Folder 18 “The Election in Durham”, March 10, 1868
Box 38, Folder 19 First Christian Society in Durham: Constitution and minutes,
1851-1877
Box 38, Folder 20 First Christian Society in Durham: Minutes, 1878-1890
Box 39
Box 39, Folder 1 Highway lists: Durham, 1783-1824
Box 39, Folder 2 Highway lists: Durham, 1837-1843
Box 39, Folder 3 Highway list: Durham, 1850
Box 39, Folder 4 Highway lists: Durham, 1851-1852
Box 39, Folder 5 Highway lists: Durham, 1855-1856

Inventory: Town of Durham, 1760, see OVSZ BOX 7

Box 39, Folder 6 Inventory: South-side of Durham, 1780
Box 39, Folder 7 Inventory: South-side of Durham, 1782-1783
Box 39, Folder 8 Inventory: Durham town, 1800
Box 39, Folder 9 Inventory: Durham town, 1844
Box 39, Folder 10 Landing on the Oyster River, Durham, [copy of 1703 deed],
1703
Box 39, Folder 11 Library: By-laws for the Durham Public Library, undated
Box 39, Folder 12 Library: Consolidation of the Durham libraries, ca. 1904
Box 39, Folder 13 Library: Durham Library Association, history, by-laws, and
constitution, 1881-1904
Box 39, Folder 14 Maps of Durham, miscellaneous, 1796-1848

Maps of Durham, see OVSZ BOX 7

Box 39, Folder 15 Mills: Durham Falls, 1813-1824
Box 39, Folder 16 Oyster River Creamery Association: Deeds and by-laws, 1887-1893
Box 39, Folder 17 Oyster River Creamery Association: Minutes, 1887-1893
Box 39, Folder 18 Perambulation of Durham town line, 1836

Police Law [broadside], 1823, see OVSZ BOX 7

Box 39, Folder 19 Poor relief in Durham, 1816-1826
Box 39, Folder 20 R.H. Society: Epistle, 1820
Box 39, Folder 21 Rate List: Durham, 1777
Box 39, Folder 22 Rate List: Durham, 1778
Box 39, Folder 23 Rate List: Durham, 1786
Box 39, Folder 24 Rate List: Durham, 1787
Box 39, Folder 25 Rate List: Durham, 1788
Box 39, Folder 26 Rate List: Durham, 1789-1793
Box 40
Box 40, Folder 1 Rate List: Durham, 1794-1799
Box 40, Folder 2 Rate List: Durham, 1800
Box 40, Folder 3 Rate List: Durham, 1824
Box 40, Folder 4 Roads: Construction and alterations, Durham/Dover (copy),
1701-1743
Box 40, Folder 5 Roads: Construction and alterations, Durham, 1814-1893
Box 40, Folder 6 Schools: Durham Academy, 1841-1856
Box 40, Folder 7 Schools: Petition for a women’s school in Durham’s lower
district, 1804
Box 40, Folder 8 Ship-Building Accounts: Durham, Andrew Simpson, 1805-1814
Box 40, Folder 9 Ship-Building Accounts: Durham, the “General Jackson,” and other
ships, 1815

Ship-Building Accounts: Durham, Andrew Simpson, the “General Jackson,”
1814-1815, see OVSZ BOX 7

Box 40, Folder 10 Temperance: “The Durham Temporance Society,” constitution and
members, ca.
1830
Box 40, Folder 11 Temperance: Law of 1855, undated
Box 40, Folder 12 Treasurer: Durham town accounts, 1901-1903
Box 40, Folder 13 Warnings Out: Durham, 1778
Box 40, Folder 14 Young Women’s Missionary Society: Constitution, undated


Series XIV: Documents from Towns Other Than Durham

(12 folders)

Box 40, Folder 15 Barrington, undated
Box 40, Folder 16 Dover: Town inventory, 1742
Box 40, Folder 17 Dover: Cocheco River Bridge, 1770-1775

Dover: Petition for a ferry to Newington, 1858, see OVSZ BOX 6.

Box 40, Folder 18 Holderness: Masonic Lodge, 1858
Box 40, Folder 19 Indian Stream Republic, 1824-1834
Box 40, Folder 20 Kensington: Appointment of John Frost, 1724
Box 40, Folder 21 Lee: Congregational Society, 1895-1905
Box 40, Folder 22 Madbury: Town inventory, 1758 Town meeting notes, 1808
Box 40, Folder 23 Mainsborough (Berlin) and Paulsbourough (Milan): List of
Proprietors, 1833
Box 40, Folder 24 Millsfield and Errol: List of Proprietors, 1822. Moultonborough:
Tax assessment, 1854

New Durham: Map, 1807, see OVSZ BOX 6

Box 40, Folder 25 Newington: Records of Rev. Joseph Adams, 1716-1780
Box 40, Folder 26 Somersworth: William Cook’s declaration as a Baptist, 1801
Box 40, Folder 27 Woodstock: “Total Abstinence Society,” 1852


Series XV: New Hampshire State Documents

(7 folders)

Box 41
Box 41, Folder 1 New Hampshire: Agreement with Massachusetts over state
boundaries, 1719

New Hampshire: Commissions of Samuel Demerrit, 1755 and 1765, see OVSZ
BOX 8

New Hampshire: Charters, “New Holderness”, “Burton”, and “Chatham,”
1761-1767, see OVSZ BOX 8

Box 41, Folder 2 New Hampshire: Commission, 1773

New Hampshire: Commission for Justices of the Peace, 1773, see OVSZ BOX
8

Box 41, Folder 3 New Hampshire: Commission for Justice of the Peace, 1775

New Hampshire: Commissions for Justices of the Peace, Strafford County,
1776, see OVSZ BOX 8

Box 41, Folder 4 New Hampshire: Call to Arms [broadside], 1775

New Hampshire: Representatives at the Continental Congress, 1778, see
OVSZ BOX 8

New Hampshire: “Proclamation, declaring the cessation of arms”
[broadside], 1783, see OVSZ BOX 8

New Hampshire: Commission of Nathaniel Demerit to 1st Lieutenant of the
5th Company in the Second Regiment of Militia, 1786, see OVSZ BOX 8

Box 41, Folder 5 New Hampshire: Documents pertaining to the election of the U.S.
President, 1796

New Hampshire: “A Proclamation, for a day of Public Humiliation, Fasting
and Prayer” [broadside], 1824 and 1834, see OVSZ BOX 8

New Hampshire: Proclamation for Arbor Day, 1901, see OVSZ BOX 8

New Hampshire: Plan of the County of Strafford, n.d., see OVSZ BOX 9

Box 41, Folder 6 New Hampshire: Miscellaneous, 1813-1886
Box 41, Folder 7 New Hampshire: Engravings of New Hampshire scenes, undated


Series XVI: Photographs

(1 box)


Subseries A: Thompson Family

Box 41, Envelope 1 Mary P. Thompson (1825-1890) in habit, undated
Box 41, Envelope 2 Lucien and Mary Lizzie Thompson in CO on mules, postcard,
undated
Box 41, Envelope 3 Lucien and child with turkey, undated
Box 41, Envelope 4 Lucien with his children: Louise,Ruth, Robert, and Helen,
undated
Box 41, Envelope 5 Lucien and Mary Lizzie with Helen, Robert, and Louise,
undated
Box 41, Envelope 6 Lucien with Wilfred, Aunt Annie, Kathryn, Nellie, and Buford,
undated
Box 41, Envelope 7 Lucien, Robert, Louise, Mary Lizzie, and Ruth, undated
Box 41, Envelope 8 Lucien and Mary Lizzie with Ruth, Helen, Louise, and Robert,
1912
Box 41, Envelope 9 Lucien, Forrest Emery, Helen, Jeanette Booth, undated
Box 41, Envelope 10 Lucien and unidentified others shoveling snow, 1913
Box 41, Envelope 11 Lucien amd Ruth w/ unidentified others, undated
Box 41, Envelope 12 Mary Lizzie, June
1931
Box 41, Envelope 13 Mary Lizzie and the Chicken Yard, undated
Box 41, Envelope 14 Mary Lizzie, Robert, and Grandmother Lizzie Gage, c. 1917
Box 41, Envelope 15 Mary Lizzie, Louise, Ruth, and Helen, undated
Box 41, Envelope 16 Ruth, Forrest Emery, Helen, Jeanette Booth, Helen, undated
Box 41, Envelope 17 Ruth, Louise and Robert in CO on mules, undated
Box 41, Envelope 18 Robert, undated
(2 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 19 Ruth, undated
(4 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 20 Ruth and Ralph B. Hull, undated
Box 41, Envelope 21 Ralph B. Hull, undated
Box 41, Envelope 22 Ruth and Helen, undated
Box 41, Envelope 23 Helen, undated
(4 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 24 Helen and Forrest Emery, undated
Box 41, Envelope 25 Charles Thompson and Helen, undated
Box 41, Envelope 26 Helen and Robert Thompson Heath, June 1931
Box 41, Envelope 27 Helen and Louise, 1931
Box 41, Envelope 28 Louise, undated
(5 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 29 Marjorie Thompson, undated
Box 41, Envelope 30 George E. Thompson’s children: Charles and Margery, undated
Box 41, Envelope 31 Kathryn Demeritt (cousin), Uncle Forrest Smith, Cousins
Stephen and Margaret Demeritt, Ruth, Helen, Harold Kidder, Louise,
undated
Box 41, Envelope 32 Mary Gage, Aden, Aunt Harriet, Forrest Smith, Margaret
Demeritt, Uncle Frank, undated


Subseries B: Other People

Box 41, Envelope 33 Joy, Honorable James F., undated
Box 41, Envelope 34 Lilly, Reverend Thomas, undated
(2 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 35 Tobey, Reverend Alvan, undated
Box 41, Envelope 36 Whittemore, Manvel (Class of 1908), undated
Box 41, Envelope 37 200th Anniversary of the Durham Congregational Church,
photograph of the speakers, undated
Box 41, Envelope 38 Unidentified person on a hay wagon, undated
Box 41, Envelope 39 Unidentified male, undated
Box 41, Envelope 40 Unidentified male, undated


Subseries C: Durham Buildings

Box 41, Envelope 41 Adams, Col. Winborn, inn, undated

Bunker Garrison, see e. 81.

Box 41, Envelope 42 Congregational Church, undated
Box 41, Envelope 43 Congregational Church (postcard), undated

also see e. 82.

Davis-Smith Garrison, see e. 83.

Box 41, Envelope 44 Drew Garrison (postcard), undated
Box 41, Envelope 45 Frost, Margaret B., house, undated
(2 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 46 Hill, Valentine (?), house, undated
Box 41, Envelope 47 Joy, Jamey, house, undated
Box 41, Envelope 48 Mendell, George H., house, undated
Box 41, Envelope 49 New Hampshire College: undated

Gamma Theta House (postcard)

Hamilton Smith Hall (photo)

President’s House (postcard)

Thompson Hall (postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 50 School House, Durham Village, undated
Box 41, Envelope 51 Smith, Hamilton, house, undated
Box 41, Envelope 52 Smith, John, inn, undated
Box 41, Envelope 53 Sullivan, General John, house, undated
(photo and 2 postcards)

Box 41, Envelope 54 Sullivan, General John, monument, undated
(2 postcards)

Box 41, Envelope 55 Sullivan, General John, slave house and monument, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 56 Sullivan, General John, slavehouse, undated
(photo)

Box 41, Envelope 57 Thompson, Lucien, house, undated
(postcards)

Box 41, Envelope 58 Thompson, Lucien, library in house, undated
(2 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 59 Thompson Farm House, undated
(4 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 60 Thompson Farm House, undated
(4 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 61 Woodman Garrison burning, undated


Subseries D: Durham Scenes

Box 41, Envelope 62 Comfort Mathes Camp, undated
(4 postcards)

Box 41, Envelope 63 “Disappearing Cove,” Little Bay, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 64 Durham Village from “old Broth Hill School-house.”, undated
Box 41, Envelope 65 Forest scene, NH College, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 66 Great Bay – Smith Park, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 67 Nytoboy Farm, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 68 Oyster River, head of tide waters, undated
(3 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 69 Packer’s Falls Landing, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 70 Pettee Block, undated
(postcard)

Box 41, Envelope 71 Shankhassick, undated
Box 41, Envelope 72 Smith Park, undated
(postcard)


Subseries E: Buildings and Scenes from Other Places

Box 41, Envelope 73 Colorado Scenes
(3 photos)

Box 41, Envelope 74 Dorchester, MA(?), Emery House, undated
Box 41, Envelope 75 Dover, NH, Dam at Bellamy, undated
(postcard)

Dover, NH: Andrew Torr House, see e. 84

Dover, NH, John F. Torr House, see e. 85

Box 41, Envelope 76 Notre Dame de Soulac, undated
Box 41, Envelope 77 Ocean Park, ME, Ainsworth Burpee’s Cottage, undated
Box 41, Envelope 78 Ocean Park, ME, Ainsworth Burpee’s Cottage, undated
Box 41, Envelope 79 Unidentified houses, undated
(5 photos)

also see e. 86


Subseries F: Oversized Photos

Box 41, Envelope 80 Unidentified Catholic Priest, undated
Box 41, Envelope 81 Bunker Garrison, undated
Box 41, Envelope 82 Congregational Church, undated
Box 41, Envelope 83 Davis-Smith Garrison, undated
Box 41, Envelope 84 Dover: Andrew Torr House, undated
Box 41, Envelope 85 Dover: John F. Torr House, undated
Box 41, Envelope 86 Unidentified house, undated


Series XVII: Oversized Materials

(9 boxes, 1 map drawer)


Subseries A: Thompson Family Deeds and Materials from Various
Thompsons

Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1 Deed, Samuel Thompson, 1750
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2 Ebenezer Thompson (1821-1869), Justice of the Peace
Commissions, 1855-1867
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3 Helen Pickering Thompson [Heath], list of Thompson family
genealogy after Lucien Thompson, undated
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4 Benjamin Thompson (1806-1890), Account books, 1828-1841


Subseries B: Mary Pickering Thompson

Oversize Box 2
Oversize Box 2, Folder 1 Various certificates and official documents regarding her
travels in Europe, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 2 Passport, 1854
Oversize Box 2, Folder 3 Maps of Dover, 1889
Oversize Box 2, Folder 4 Maps of Durham, NH, 1805-1889
Oversize Box 2, Folder 5 Map of Newington, NH, 1805
Oversize Box 2, Folder 6 Map of Nottingham, NH, 1806
Oversize Box 2, Folder 7 Map of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 8 Map of Trinidad, Port of Spain, 1845
Oversize Box 2, Folder 9 Map of Trinidad, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 10 Miscellaneous map, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 11 McCrillis family genealogical notes, undated
Oversize Box 2, Folder 12 Scrapbook, etchings, engravings, and prints, mostly scenes
from literary works, undated
Oversize Box 3
Oversize Box 3, Folder 1 Plate for the map of Franklin City, undated
Oversize Box 3, Folder 2 Plate for the map of Packers Falls, undated
Oversize Box 3, Folder 3 Plate for the map of Dover, undated


Subseries C: Lucien Thompson

Oversize Box 4
Oversize Box 4, Folder 1 LT’s genealogical notes on his father’s side, undated
Oversize Box 4, Folder 2 Notebook, Thompson family genealogy, undated
Oversize Box 4, Folder 3 Record book, Thompson and Kelsey families genealogy,
undated
Oversize Box 5
Oversize Box 5, Folder 1 Certificate from the NH Columbian League, 1893
Oversize Box 5, Folder 2 Certificate, “Degree of Flora”, Grange, 1888
Oversize Box 5, Folder 3 Commission, NH Board of Agriculture, 1888-1890
Oversize Box 5, Folder 4 Commission, Justice of the Peace, 1886-1911
Oversize Box 5, Folder 5 Commission, Notary Public, 1894-1904
Oversize Box 5, Folder 6 Commission, Trustee of NH College of Agriculture and Mechanic
Arts, 1892-1910
Oversize Box 5, Folder 7 A list of soldiers of the town of Durham (Civil War),
undated
Oversize Box 5, Folder 8 Wallpaper from the Thompson family home, undated


Subseries D: Documents from Various People and Various Towns

Oversize Box 6
Oversize Box 6, Folder 1 Ambler, John, deed, 1717
Oversize Box 6, Folder 2 Bunker, James, deed, 1750
Oversize Box 6, Folder 3 Dam, Sarah, inventory of estate (Ebenezer Thompson,
executor), 1767
Oversize Box 6, Folder 4 Demerrit, Samuel, deed, 1751
Oversize Box 6, Folder 5 Lapish, Robert, deed, 1798
Oversize Box 6, Folder 6 Stacy family [broadside], genealogy, ca. 1860
Oversize Box 6, Folder 7 Dover, NH petition for a ferry to Newington, NH, 1858
Oversize Box 6, Folder 8 New Durham, map, 1807


Subseries E: Durham Town Documents

Oversize Box 7
Oversize Box 7, Folder 1 Cavalry enlistment, 1764
Oversize Box 7, Folder 2 Durham Historic Association, Act of Incorporation, 1851
Oversize Box 7, Folder 3 Inventory: Town of Durham, 1760
Oversize Box 7, Folder 4 Map of Durham, Ballard and Dame Pasture, 1808
Oversize Box 7, Folder 5 Map of Durham, Ballard and Richardson’s Land, 1808
Oversize Box 7, Folder 6 Map of Durham, Ichabod Bartlett’s Land, 1847
Oversize Box 7, Folder 7 Map of Durham, William Laskey’s Land, 1814
Oversize Box 7, Folder 8 Map of Durham, Spinney’s Land, undated
Oversize Box 7, Folder 9 Map of Durham, David Wiggin’s Pasture, 1808
Oversize Box 7, Folder 10 Map of Durham, miscellaneous, undated
Oversize Box 7, Folder 11 Police Law, 1823
Oversize Box 7, Folder 12 Ship-Building Accounts: Town of Durham, Andrew Simpson, the
“General Jackson,” 1814-1815


Subseries F: New Hampshire State Documents

Oversize Box 8
Oversize Box 8, Folder 1 Printed money,(reproduction, )1740
Oversize Box 8, Folder 2 Royal Commission of Samuel Demerrit to be Quarter master of
the Troops of Horse, 1755
Oversize Box 8, Folder 3 Ibid, 1765
Oversize Box 8, Folder 4 Charter of “New Holderness,” 1761
Oversize Box 8, Folder 5 Charter of “Burton,” 1766
Oversize Box 8, Folder 6 Charter of “Chatham,” 1767
Oversize Box 8, Folder 7 Appointment of John Wentworth, George Frost, Otis Baker, and
John Plummer, Justices of the Peace, 1773
Oversize Box 8, Folder 8 Appointment of George Frost, Otis Baker, John Plummer, and
Moses Carr, Justice of the Peace, 1776
Oversize Box 8, Folder 9 Appointment of Justices of the Peace of Strafford County,
1776
Oversize Box 8, Folder 10 NH State’s representation at the Continental Congress, Josiah
Bartlett, John Wentworth, William Whipple, and George Frost (copy by
Ebenezer Thompson), 1778
Oversize Box 8, Folder 11 “A Proclamation, declaring the cessation of arms, as well by
sea as by Land, agreed upon between the United States of America and
His Britannic Majesty; and enjoying observance thereof” [broadside],
1783
Oversize Box 8, Folder 12 Commission of Nathaniel Demerit to 1st Lieutenant of the 5th
Company in the Second Regiment of NH Militia, 1786
Oversize Box 8, Folder 13 “A Proclamation, for a day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and
Prayer” [broadside], 1824
Oversize Box 8, Folder 14 “A Proclamation, for a day of Fasting, Humiliation and
Prayer” [broadside], 1834
Oversize Box 8, Folder 15 “Proclamation by the Governor for Arbor Day” [broadside],
1901


Subseries G: Miscellaneous Extra-Large Materials

Oversize Box 9
Oversize Box 9, Item 1 Lucien Thompson: John Sullivan Memorial, poster, 1894
Oversize Box 9, Item 2 Documents from Various People: King’s Commission to George
Frost, master of the privateer Enterprize, to wage war on the
French, 1760
Oversize Box 9, Item 3 Durham Town Documents: Plan of the Pews of the Congregational
Church in Durham, undated
Oversize Box 9, Item 4 New Hampshire Documents: Plan of the County of Strafford,
undated


Subseries H: Oversize Manuscript Materials

Oversize Box 9, Map Drawer 1 Lucien Thompson: Thompson family tree, undated
Oversize Box 9, Map Drawer 1 Lucien Thompson: Thompson family tree, undated

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