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Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Undated Lot Survey Bordering South Line Of Plymouth Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, hand-drawn map in pen and ink on vellum. Map has no recorded title, date or scale. A red bordered adhesive stamp is labeled T.ship 3 in pencil. A faded pencil inscription at the bottom of the map is illegible. Lovely Brook is identified as laying south of the identified "South Line of the Plymouth Township," but a larger river bisecting the land block is unidentified. The creator of the map is not identified but the document is part of the collection belonging to John Gardner.


Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner Jan 9999

Lewys Lake Indian Township, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

A pen and ink on vellum lot plan of Lewys Island in Princeton township. Projections are on a scale of sixteen rods to an inch or 1:3168. Map includes labeled streets and path of the railroad. Lots are numbered. Some lots labeled with the last names or initials of owners.


Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East Half No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. Half No. 5 With The Two Mile Strips North, N.D. Situated In The County Of Washington, State Of Maine, Richard N. Hayden, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, printed map of townships in Washington County, Maine, made from surveys by R. N. Hayden and John Gardner. The map includes 92,160 acres, exclusive of Native American holdings. The map label reads: "Plan of Townships. Nos. 21 & 27 E.D. East half. No. 43 M.D. No. 6 & N. half No. 5 with two mile strips north, N.D. Situated in County of Washington, State of Maine." The map scale is 1:63,360, or one inch to a mile.


Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner Jan 9999

Untitled Washington County Lot Survey On Vellum, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, pencil, pen and ink map of a portion of the eastern border of Washington and Hancock Counties, Maine and include townships No. 5, No. 6, No. 42, No. 43, No. 36, No. 37, No. 30 and No. 31. Pencil notations indicate the location of dams and woods camps. Names included on camps include: J. Hayward and N. Bowker. Many of the landscape features are labeled.


Township Number 15, John Gardner Jan 9999

Township Number 15, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map of Township Number 15 on paper. The map is damaged and incomplete. The map includes Wabash and Scotts Streams. The plots are numbered and include notations regarding acreage. The map includes faint pencil notations. Bodies of water are outlined in blue ink.


Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Township N. 25 East Division Is Bounded As Described On The Several Lines Thereof, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N. 25 East Division is bounded as described on the several lines thereof and lyes [sic] for 23040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396] (Copy) Attest. Rufus Putnam. Lots drawn in Township No 25 East division orig.

Ticket: N143 Lot: N27 Acres: 160 Proprietor: Jonathan Duright of Springfield
Ticket: N675 Lot: N30 Acres: 320 Proprietor: The Heirs of Sylvester Gardner of Boston.


Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Proprietors Of Lots In Township No. 23 Middle Division, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N23. Middle Division, is six miles square bounded north on N29, south on N17, west on N22, east on N24 of the same division contains 23,040 acres, Scale 200 rods to an inch [1:396]. Attest Rufus Putnam (copy).

Township N31 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above, & is six miles square, bounded north on N37, south on N25, west on N30 of the same division, east on N25 & N26 of the east division, contains 23,040 acres.

Township N26 Middle Division is lotted the same as N23 above & is six miles square bounded north on ...


No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

No. 38 Middle Division #53, Washington County, Maine, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Township N.38 Middle Division, six miles square bounded North on unlocated lands of the North Division, South on N.32 and East on N.39 of the Middle Division; West on unlocated lands of the First Division. Contains 23,040 acres. Scale 200 rods to an inch (or 1:396). Attest Rufus Putnam

On the back of the map, there is a list of proprietor names, the number of lots, acres in each lot and "number of the tickets drawn against."


Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine], Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map Township C Range 2 [Washington County, Maine] on vellum. Boundaries are labeled: No. 8 Range 3 Line S. 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; B Range 2 Line S.72° E 6 miles 86 rods; Monticello Line N 18° W 6 miles 28 rods; D Line N 72° W 6 miles 86 rods.

Lots include lot numbers, pencil and ink notations identifying bodies of water and homesteads. Bodies of water are shaded in blue. Other features are color-coded and coded with line patterns but the map lacks an interpretive key.


Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam Jan 9999

Plan Of Township No. 6, East Division And Part Of Township No. 7, East Division In The County Of Washington, Rufus Putnam

Maine Bicentennial

Copy of a Plan of Township No. 6, East Division and Part of Township No. 7, East Division in the County of Washington containing 17,375 acres. The map includes a notation of the parish of St. Stephens, New Brunswick. Faint pencil notations can be seen on some lots. The map includes a compass point indicating magnetic north. The map does not include a scale for measurements.


Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner Jan 9999

Plan Of Lands Set Off To Settlers On The St. John, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Undated, plan "of lands set off to settlers on the St. John River in Township letter L & M R 2nd W E L S by the C---- s------ of Maine & Massachusetts app---- to carry into effect the 4th article of the Treaty of Washington [1842]."

The Treaty of Washington, also known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, resolved border issues between the United States and British North American colonies in the region that became Canada. This treaty resolved the Aroostook War, disputing the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border. The creator of the map is not identified but ...


Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

Blue Hill Academy Lot, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink, hand-drawn map of Blue Hill Academy property containing 12,320 acres. Map includes a survey of tree species and landscape features along one of the property boundaries. The map is faded and includes lightly penciled notes and additions. A red-bordered contact adhesive sticker on the face of the map reads: "T.ship 1." Virso is marked "Tship 24." The map does not include a scale.

Key
b — Burnt land
h — Heath
S — Sedar [sic] swamp
g — hardwood stand
v — Rocky land
l — Ledgy land
m — Meadow land
p — Pine
sp — Spruce
J — hackmatack


A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The South Half Township No. 5 North Division ... County Of Washington, Benjamin Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Hand-drawn pen and ink map on blue paper identified by the caption: "A plan of the South half No. 5 North division on a scale of 160 Rods to an inch [1:11,880], County of Washington." The rectangular map is six lots wide and three lots deep and includes depiction of numbered lots with the acreage noted. Bodies of water are shaded with blue pencil. The lower left corner of the map has been torn away.


Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Jan 9999

Act Of Separation And Boundaries Of Counties Incl. Knox, Maine, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts

Maine Bicentennial

"An act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper, and forming the same into a separate and independent state": p. 1003-1009.

Extracts of laws and resolves relating to the separation of the district of Maine from Massachusetts proper.


A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner Jan 9999

A Plan Of The North Half Of Township No. 5, Washington County, John Gardner

Maine Bicentennial

Pen and ink map drawn on craft paper of "Township No. 5 north half." Map is badly damaged and incomplete. The document was originally drawn in pencil which was later traced over in pen and ink. Lots contain lot numbers and notations regarding acreage. The map is marked with grease spots and foot prints and long-hand calculations.


All Things To All People, Part One, Peter J. Aschenbrenner Dec 2104

All Things To All People, Part One, Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Our Constitutional Logic has identified the fundamental predicate of Government I, which operated, more or less, under Constitution I, the Constutiton of the year One, as a disposable government. See The Standard Model at War, 17 OCL 350. if government asserts, affirmatively, that it is disposable, isn’t it also asserting that it can replicate its systems (= structures political society) at will? OCL builds on its assertion of political society as a three-goaled contrivance. See Why Do Political Societies Exist? 2 OCL 883. Isn’t such a government asserting the primacy of the needs of civil society? By offering to ...


How Do We Know When Political Societies Change?, Peter Aschenbrenner Jan 2104

How Do We Know When Political Societies Change?, Peter Aschenbrenner

Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Predicates, features, attributes and properties of a system are liable to change. How does the change get marked down? For this purpose what facet of a system should command our attention? Any system worth the name, Our Constitutional Logic argues, is aware of its own standing in civil society. OCL considers the issues raised.


Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies In Nineteenth-Century America [Table Of Contents], Jason Berger Jun 2020

Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies In Nineteenth-Century America [Table Of Contents], Jason Berger

Literature

Sociality under the sign of liberalism has seemingly come to an end—or, at least, is in dire crisis. Xenocitizens returns to the antebellum United States in order to intervene in a wide field of responses to our present economic and existential precarity. In this incisive study, Berger challenges a shaken but still standing scholarly tradition based on liberal-humanist perspectives. Through the concept of xenocitizen, a synthesis of the terms “xeno,” which connotes alien or stranger, and “citizen,” which signals a naturalized subject of a state, the book uncovers realities and possibilities that have been foreclosed by dominant paradigms. Xenocitizens ...


The Powerful Presence Of Dams In Appalachian Poetry, Zoe Hester May 2020

The Powerful Presence Of Dams In Appalachian Poetry, Zoe Hester

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Contemporary Appalachian poetry offers a lens through which we can see the immense impact that the Tennessee Valley Authority has had in Appalachia. In this thesis, I explore the powerful presence of dams in Appalachian poetry by analyzing three poems. Jesse Graves’s “The Road into the Lake” centers on personal and familial loss, Jackson Wheeler’s “The TVA Built a Dam” mourns the loss of communities, and Rose McLarney’s “Imminent Domain” focuses on the ecological destruction that has occurred in Appalachia and around the globe as the result of the construction of TVA dams. Ultimately, all three poems ...


Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph Apr 2020

Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Funded by a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant, the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture’s “Mapping Renewal” pilot project focused on creating access to and providing spatial context to archival materials related to racial segregation and urban renewal in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1954-1989. An unplanned interdisciplinary collaboration with the UA Little Rock Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) has proven to be an invaluable partnership. One team member from each department will demonstrate the Mapping Renewal website and discuss how the collaborative process has changed and ...


That Further Shore: A Memoir Of Irish Roots And American Promise [Table Of Contents], John D. Feerick Apr 2020

That Further Shore: A Memoir Of Irish Roots And American Promise [Table Of Contents], John D. Feerick

Biography

A rare and evocative memoir of a respected constitutional scholar, dedicated public servant, political reformer, and facilitator of peace in the land of his ancestors

John D. Feerick’s life has all the elements of a modern Horatio Alger story: the poor boy who achieves success by dint of his hard work. But Feerick brought other elements to that classical American success story: his deep religious faith, his integrity, and his paramount concern for social justice. In his memoir, The Further Shore, Feerick shares his inspiring story, from its humble beginnings born to immigrant parents in the South Bronx, going ...


Righteousness, Reservation, Remembrance: Freedom-Loving Whites, Freedom-Seeking Blacks, And The Societies They Formed In Adams County, Brandon Roos Jan 2020

Righteousness, Reservation, Remembrance: Freedom-Loving Whites, Freedom-Seeking Blacks, And The Societies They Formed In Adams County, Brandon Roos

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

On the border between slave society and free society a collection of ideologies mixed. The residents of Adams County, even before its inception on January 22, 1800, lived in a state of division that swirled and crashed against the omnipresent slavery conundrum. The "New World Renaissance" swept through Adams County in the 1830s bringing schools, public works, businesses, and most culturally significant, new ideas. These ideas would prove to be the fount from which flowed the waters of reform. As the first settlers had made good use of the physical creeks and streams that dotted their pastoral landscape, so too ...


"Moses In Retirement": Andrew Johnson, 1869-1876, Evan Rothera Jan 2020

"Moses In Retirement": Andrew Johnson, 1869-1876, Evan Rothera

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

On March 4, 1869, a tailor from Greeneville, Tennessee, who began his political life as an alderman and then mayor of Greeneville, who served in both houses of the State Legislature and both Houses of Congress, who served as the Governor of Tennessee and later the wartime Governor of Tennessee, who was elected to the vice-presidency of the United States, and, by the bullet of an assassin, made President of the United States, gave his Farewell Address. A few days later, he slunk out of Washington, D.C., and began his long journey home. Henry H. Ingersoll wrote to Johnson ...


'A Beautiful Dream Realized': John S. Rice And The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Of The Battle Of Gettysburg, Brian Matthew Jordan Jan 2020

'A Beautiful Dream Realized': John S. Rice And The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Of The Battle Of Gettysburg, Brian Matthew Jordan

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

"We have real cause for being proud of our past and the heritage it has given us ... We have a rich past ... along with this heritage we have had thrust upon us a deep responsibility," John S. Rice said in 1959. Indeed, it was the same sense of deep responsibility that had motivated him in anticipation of 1938. That year marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the cataclysmic, three-day battle that was waged in the fields and farm lanes surrounding the seat of his native Adams County, Pennsylvania. Rice's cognizance of the importance not only of the Battle of Gettysburg ...


"With Malice Towards None": The Springfield, Illinois Race Riot Of 1908, Andrew Carlson Jan 2020

"With Malice Towards None": The Springfield, Illinois Race Riot Of 1908, Andrew Carlson

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

On Saturday, March 4th, 1865, a tall man with dark, tussled hair and a beard, dressed in a large great coat with top hat removed, stood on the portico of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., addressing the large crowd that had gathered to hear him speak. These civilians crowded near to the balcony, not only to hear the speaker but also to fend off the cold, leftover from the rain of the preceding weeks. After briefly discussing the issues of civil war and slavery, he appealed to the Almighty for assistance and closed with these now familiar lines ...


The Question Of Morality In Relations Between The United States And Huerta's Government, Ashley Towle Jan 2020

The Question Of Morality In Relations Between The United States And Huerta's Government, Ashley Towle

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

The presidency of General Victoriano Huerta was one of the darker times in the history of the Mexican Revolution. Often described as a ruthless dictator, Huerta went to extreme measures to maintain power, even going as far as to assassinate those who opposed his rule. Senator Belisario Dominguez was one of those men who opposed Huerta's right to the presidency, and was assassinated after speaking out against the dictator. The series of events following the senator's murder did not affect just Mexico; the repercussions of Huerta's actions were felt in Europe and the United States. As a ...


Gettysburg Historical Journal 2008 Jan 2020

Gettysburg Historical Journal 2008

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

Complete issue of The Gettysburg Historical Journal 2008.


Book Review: Hewitt, Nancy A. Women's Activism And Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822-1872, Merritt A. Morgan Jan 2020

Book Review: Hewitt, Nancy A. Women's Activism And Social Change: Rochester, New York, 1822-1872, Merritt A. Morgan

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

Scholar Nancy A. Hewitt analyzes the lives of women in antebellum Rochester, New York, focusing how they adapted to a wide variety of changes during a turbulent period in American history.


Forging Insights: Indian Agency Blacksmiths Of The American Frontier, Adam G. Novey Jan 2020

Forging Insights: Indian Agency Blacksmiths Of The American Frontier, Adam G. Novey

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

Following the War of 1812, the United States government sought to more directly deal with the Native tribes in the American interior. The establishment of Indian agency blacksmith shops was one significant component of this endeavor. While it remains a virtually untouched topic in scholarship, the analysis of agency blacksmith services may reveal significant historical insights within topics as diverse as ethnic perception, material culture, frontier government practices, and language dynamics during a time of great upheaval. This case study of the blacksmith shop at the Fort Winnebago sub-agency in pre-state Wisconsin seeks to demonstrate the manner in which these ...


Mercy Otis Warren: Republican Scribe And Defender Of Liberties, Mary Kathryn Mueller Jan 2020

Mercy Otis Warren: Republican Scribe And Defender Of Liberties, Mary Kathryn Mueller

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

An active proponent of republican government, Mercy Otis Warren had a significant role in the revolutionary period. She was a woman who was close to the action, well-acquainted with the central figures, and instrumental in bringing about the monumental changes in America in the late 1700s. Referred to as the “muse of the revolution,”[1] Mercy Otis Warren used her pen to significantly broaden the colonial understanding of a republican form of government and passionately promote it. From a collection of early poems and political satires written in the years preceding the war to her epic history of the revolution ...