Category Archives: Family Collections

Douglass Family Papers (MS 14)

Abstract: Lloyd Douglass (1912-1984) worked as an apprentice in the Metallurgy Laboratory at the Saco-Lowell Shops in Biddeford in the years leading up to WWII. This collection is particularly good at showing the tightly controlled business practices employed by SLS … Continue reading

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George Thacher papers (MS 1)

The Thacher collection consists of a folio album containing an account between George Thacher and his nephew, Silas Lee; one photograph of George Thacher’s portrait, painted by Henry Williams; and eighteen pieces of correspondence. The correspondence includes a letter written … Continue reading

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Wilfrid Landry papers (MS 79)

Abstract: Scrapbook kept by Hon. Wilfrid A. Landry, mostly documenting his political activities during his years as mayor of Biddeford (1937-1940). Contains clippings, photographs, and other ephemera. Also contains family material, including greeting cards from his children and family pictures. … Continue reading

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Elijah Smith Papers (MS 4)

Abstract: These are the personal and business records of Elijah Smith. They include records of the Free Will Baptist Church of Saco, Maine, along with Smith’s own diaries and daybooks. Biography: Elijah Smith  (1800-1886) was a deacon and founder of the Free Will … Continue reading

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Remich Family Papers (MS 3)

Abstract: These are the papers of James K. Remich and his son Daniel Remich. They include a biographical sketch of Daniel Remich, lectures/speeches, and their legal documents. Biography: James K. Remich founded The Weekly Visitor, a newspaper in Kennebunk in 1809. … Continue reading

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Flood-Thomas Collection (MS 71)

Abstract: Memorabilia and records of the Flood and Thomas families in Biddeford, Maine from 1908 until 1962. Earliest records are guest registers and memorabilia of the family restaurant, Flood’s Shore Dinners, which was run out of the family home (The … Continue reading

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