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Introduction

This article is linked to Source:Maine Historical Magazine (Porter, Joseph W) and contains further information and links to individual volumes of this publication. Contents of volumes 4-6 and 7-9 can be found in the articles Contents of the Maine Historical Magazine (1885-1894) Part 2 and Contents of the Maine Historical Magazine (1885-1894) Part 3 respectively.

Joseph W Porter published this magazine from 1885 to 1894. Vol 1 - 6 were titled the Bangor Historical Magazine; volumes 7-9 were titled the Maine Historical Magazine. Each volume in the table of contents is linked to an available online edition of the volume (at Google Books). Note that there is a gap in publication from July-Dec of 1892, when the publication shifted to a January-December annual cycle.

Contents

Vol 1 (July 1885-June 1886)

Vol 1, No 1 (July 1885)

  • East Maine Conference Seminary: 1
  • Early Settlement of Bangor: 2
  • The Municipal History of Bangor: 4
  • Post Office, Bangor, Maine: 8
  • The Carr Family: 9
  • Early Post Offices in Eastern Maine: 12
  • The Billings Family: 13
  • Copy of a Petition of the Inhabitants of New Worcester: 14
  • Sketch Relating to the Bangor House: 16
  • Miscellany: 16

Vol 1, No 2 (August 1885)

  • Early History of Orrington and Brewer: 17
  • The Wholesale Boot and Shoe Trade: 21
  • A Register of the Names of the Members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in Orrington Circuit, AD 1819: 22
  • Holyoke Family: 27
  • Ancient Land Grants East of Penobscot River: 29
  • Publishments (Orrington, Me): 32

Vol 1, No 3 (Sep 1885)

  • Ancient Land Grants East of Penobscot River: 33
  • Marriages on Bangor Records: 39
  • Oliver Leonard: 41
  • General David Cobb: 43
  • An Open Letter to the Proprietors of the Boston Journal: 45
  • Deposition of Paul Revere: 46
  • Deaths from Grave-Stones in Castine Cemetery: 47
  • Bangor: 48
  • Book Notices: 48

Vol 1, No 4 (Oct 1885)

  • A Sketch of No. 10, Now Edmunds, Washington County, Maine: 49
  • Alexander Campbell: 52
  • James Campbell: 53
  • Settlement of Orland: 54
  • Marriages by Col. Jona. Eddy of Eddington: 56
  • Castine and Penobscot Names, Etc.: 57
  • A Porter Family: 59
  • William Surname:Elwell: 61
  • Relating to Bangor: 62
  • Deposition of John Phillips (1688) 1748 [regarding John Parker of Arrowsic]: 63
  • Col Shead, first postmaster at Eastport: 63
  • The British in the War of 1812: 64
  • Ancient Deeds of Land at Damariscotta and Sheepscot: 64

Vol 1, No 5 (Nov 1885)

Vol 1, No. 6 (Dec 1885)

Vol 1, No. 7 (Jan 1886)

Vol 1, No. 8 (Feb 1886)

Vol 1, No. 9 (Mar 1886)

  • The First Congregational Church and Ministers on the Penobscot River: 139
  • Dr. William Crawford of Fort Pownal now Fort Point, Penobscot Bay: 144
  • Sullivan, Maine: 146
  • Sketches of Bluehill from the Journal of Rev. Jonathan Fisher, Minister of the Church in Bluehill from 1796 to 1837: 148
  • Brooks Family, Orrington: 154
  • Marriages on Bangor Records by Rev. Harvey Loomis: 158
  • Obituary, Quincy Reed: 158

Vol 1, No. 10 (Apr 1886)

Vol 1, No. 11 (May 1886)

  • Mount Desert Island: 179
  • The Maine Central Railroad Company and its System: 192
  • Deer Island Papers - Petition of Inhabitants, 1762: 195
  • Publishments on Bangor Records: 198
  • Surveyor of Eastern Lands: 198

Vol 1, No. 12 (June 1886)

Vol 2 (July 1886 - June 1887)

Vol 2, No. 1 (July 1886)

Vol 2, No. 2 (Aug 1886)

Vol 2, No. 3 (Sep 1886)

Vol 2, No. 4 (Oct 1886)

Vol 2, No. 5 (Nov 1886)

  • Major Robert Treat of Bangor: 85
  • Thomas Goldthwait: 87
  • Machias Inscriptions - New Cemetery: 89
  • Treaty with the Passamaquoddy Indians, 1794: 91
  • Treaty Made by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians, June 29, 1818: 93
  • Treaty Made with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians, August 17, 1820: 95
  • Treaty Made with the Penobscot Tribe of Indians, August 17, 1820: 96
  • Report of Commissioners Appointed to Purchase the Lands Belonging to the Penobscot Tribe of Indians, 1833: 98
  • Bond Given by the Commissioners to the Penobscot Tribe of Indians, June 1833: 99
  • Reminiscences of Penobscot River: 100
  • Marriages Solemnized in Belfast, 1799 to 1809 by James Nesmith, Jux Pacis: 102
  • Petition of Inhabitants of Deer Isle and Sedgwick, for Aid in 1775: 103
  • Major Robert Treat [cont. from p. 86]: 104

Vol 2, No. 6 (Dec 1886)

Vol 2, No. 7 (Jan 1887)

  • Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent of Sullivan Maine and Family: 125
  • Town of Machias, Incorporated June 23, 1784: 132
  • Levi Carter's Receipt from John Blake: 132
  • Hon. John Godfrey of Bangor: 133
  • Ancient Norumbega: 134
  • Brastow Family [of] Wrentham, Mass., Orrington and Brewer: 135
  • The First Marriage on Penobscot River: 137
  • Deaths in Bangor: 138
  • Letter from Edward Winslow of New Brunswick, 1797: 140
    • Note:Edward Winslow is a descendant of the Governor of the same name, and a Loyalist who moved to New Brunswick at the time of the Revolutionary War.
  • Roger Buck: 142
    • Note: Roger Buck is a son of William Buck, and immigrated to New England in 1635
  • Crosby Note: 143
  • Rev. Benjamin Huntoon: 144
  • Letter from Gen. W H Sumner (to Gen. John Blake): 144
  • Frees Family of Orono: 144

Vol 2, No. 8 (Feb 1887)

  • The State House, Augusta: 145
  • Inscriptions from Monuments and Gravestones in Eastport Cemetery: 150
  • Doctor and Deacon Elisha Skinner of Orrington, Now Brewer: 156
  • Letter from Charles Hammond Concerning a Privateer - 1813 (to General Blake: 157
  • Petition from Inhabitants of Muscongus and Medumcook 1767 to the General Court: 158
  • Samuel Thomas of North Fox Islands, now North Haven: 158
  • Licensed Inn Holders in Ellsworth, 1812: 158
  • List of Settlers in Certain Plantations in Waldo County in 1804 as reported by Robert Houston of Belfast to General Henry Knox: 159
  • Col and Dr. Phineas Nevers, the Second Physician in Bangor: 161
  • Cabel C Billings of Bangor: 164

Vol 2, No. 9 (Mar 1887)

Vol 2, No. 10 (Apr 1887)

  • Journal of a Voyage to the Island of Mount Desart [sic, read Mount Desert], 1762, by Sir Francis Bernard, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay: 185
  • Benedict Arnold on the Eastern Frontier: 188
  • Town of Vinalhaven Incorporated June 25, 1789: 190
  • Doctor Hosea Rich of Bangor: 191
  • Hamlin Family (the family of Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin of Maine: 192
  • Patriotism: 194
  • Marriages in Belfast from 1774 to 1814 Inclusive: 195
  • Novel Marriage Procedure in 1772 [from Friendship Town Records]: 202
  • Letter from the Committee of Safety in Penobscot, 1814: 203
  • Col John Allan of Passamaquoddy: 204
  • Taxation for Faculty (in Saco): 204
  • Genealogy [quote by William Stoughton, 1668]: 204

Vol 2, No. 11 (May 1887)

  • The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth [sic, read Weymouth] to the Coast of Maine in 1605: 205
  • Petitions to the General Court of Mass. 1789 from what was incorporated into the Town of Prospect, Feb 24, 1794: 209
  • Petitions relating to the Incorporation of Brewer, 1811-12: 211
  • Incorporation of Brewer, Feb 22, 1812: 213
  • Diary of Hon. Francis Carr of Bangor, Member of Congress 1812-13: 214
  • Petition from Inhabitants of Long Island: 216
  • Deaths in Bangor: 217
  • Petition of the Inhabitants of [[Mount Desart [sic, read Mount Desert], 1768: 218
  • The Town of Buckstown, Bucksport, incorporated June 27, 1792: 219
  • Fourth of July in Bangor, 1805: 219
  • Hon. Samuel Thatcher and Family of Warren and Bangor: 220
  • French Settlements in Maine 1688: 221
  • Corrections and Additions: 222
  • Bangor Historical Society: 223
  • Book Notices: 224
  • Brown Family, Concord, Mass - Bangor, Me.: 224
    • Note: discusses descendants of Molly Howe, who married Reuben Brown.

Vol 2, No. 12 (Jun 1887)

  • The First European Settlement in New England (St. Croix Island): 225
  • The Voyage of Samuel De Champlain on the Coast of Maine, from the Saint Croix to the Penobscot in the Month of September, 1604: 229
  • Honorable Isaac Parker of Castine, Penobscot: 234
  • Inscriptions from Grave Stones in Old Burying Ground in Wiscasset, Me: 235
  • Letter from Silas Lee of Wiscasset, M.C. from Maine, 1797-1800: 237
  • Rev. William Mason of Castine: 238
  • The Incorporation of Towns in Penobscot County: 239
  • Penobscot County: 241
  • Petition of John Brewer of Orrington, 1792: 242
  • Deaths in Bangor [cont. from p. 218]: 243

Vol 3 (July 1887 - Jun 1888)

Vol 3, No. 1 (July 1887)

Vol 3, No. 2 (Aug 1887)

  • Burnt Coat or Swan's Island and other Islands Contiguous Thereto: 21
  • Inscriptions from Grave Stones in Lowell Burying Ground, Wiscasset: 26
  • British Officers on the Penobscot in 1814: 27
  • Joshua Hathaway of Passadumkeag: 28
  • Samuel Webb and Family of Weymouth, Mass, Windham and Deer Isle: 29
  • The Name of Castine from Gov. Sullivan's History of the Penobscot Indians, 1804: 35
  • Capt. Daniel Sullivan of Sullivan: 36
  • Inscriptions from Grave-Stones in the Old Burying Ground at Ellsworth: 38
  • Captain Daniel Sullivan of Sullivan - His Company, 1777: 39
  • Description of No. 2 First Range North of Waldo Patent now Newburg: 40
  • Inscriptions from Grave-Stones in Belfast Cemetery: 40

Vol 3, No. 3 (Sep 1887)

Vol 3, No 4 (Oct 1887)

Vol 3, No. 5 (Nov 1887)

Vol 3, No. 6 (Dec 1887)

  • The First Congregational Church and Society in Bangor, Me.: 101
  • Petition from Inhabitants of Magabagwaduce, now Penobscot and Castine, to Governor Francis Bernard, 1763: 104
  • Smuggling in Maine in 1813: 105
  • Soldiers at Wiscasset and Vicinity, 1757: 109
  • The Penobscot Bank at Buckstown: 110
  • Marriages in Belfast, 1814-1830, Inclusive [cont. from Vol 2, p. 202]: 111
  • Hathorn Family of Bangor: 116
    • Note that this family (of Marlborough, Mass.) is said to be related to the Salem Hawthornes
  • Petition from What is now Jonesport, 1807: 118
  • Letter from General Knox to General David Cobb of Gouldsborough, 1796: 119
  • Silas Lee of Wiscasset, Maine: 119
  • Buildings at Majorbigwaduce, now Castine, in 1784: 120
  • Fine and Punishment for Profane Swearing [1842]: 120

Vol 3, No. 7 (Jan 1888)

  • Pownalborough and Lincoln County: 121
  • An Account of the First Settlement of What is now Ellsworth- Union River: 125
  • Petition from Plantation No. 7 on Union River now Ellsworth, for Incorporation, 1798: 127
  • Hon. Allen Gilman, First Mayor of Bangor: 128
  • First Methodist Society in Bangor: 129
  • Marriages in Belfast, 1814-1830, Inclusive [cont. from Vol 3, p. 116]: 130
  • Jacob Bussell, the First White Settler in Bangor, 1769: 136
  • A List of the Incorporated Colleges and Academies in Maine prior to 1836: 137
  • Representatives to General Court from what is now Hancock County, Prior to 1820: 138
  • William Boyd of Bangor vs. Dr. Oliver Mann and Hudson Bishop of Castine, 1792: 139
  • Daniel P Upton of Eastport, 1800: 139
  • Warren Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of East Machias, 1778: 140
  • Protest against a new Shire Town in Hancock County, 1800: 140

Vol 3, No. 8 (Feb 1888)

  • The Island of Monhegan: 141
  • An Account of the First Congregational Church and Parish in the Town of Penobscot, Maine: 145
  • Expenditures by the State of Maine: 1820-1834, for Postage, Stationery, State Prison, Militia and Printing: 149
  • Petition from Frankfort, Me., 1807, for Military Company: 150
  • Col. Samuel Dutton and Family and Samuel E Dutton and Family: 151
  • Deaths in Harrington, Maine copied from Grave Stones: 152
  • Admissions to Congregational Church in Brewer: 153
  • Representatives to General Court prior to 1820 from what is now Waldo County: 155
  • Early Settlers in Eastern Maine and N. B. [New Brunswick]: 155
  • Warrant for Town Meeting at Machias to Choose a Register of Deeds in 1785: 156
  • Deaths in Columbia Falls, Me. copied from Grave Stones: 156
  • Estates Administered Upon in Hancock County Prior to 1800: 157
  • Petition from Blue Hill to his Excellency Caleb Strong, Esquire: 158
  • List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Castine, April 22, 1802: 159
  • Islands in Blue Hill Bay: 159
  • Petition for Taking Toll on Kenduskeag Bridge, 1802 [in Bangor]: 160
  • Oliver Homes [See earlier story on "Arrest and Trial of Joseph Inman"]: 160

Vol 3, No. 9 (Mar 1888)

  • The First Naval Battle of the Revolution at Machias, Maine, June 11, 1775: 161
  • Smuggling on the Penobscot, 1814 [in Hampden, Me.]: 167
  • Orono in the War of 1812: 168
  • Residences of Early Settlers and Prominent Citizens of Bangor: 169
  • An Incident of the War of 1812 [the Sloop Harvard and Capt. Lewis Elwell]: 174
  • A Nova Scotia University Founded from Duties Levied at Castine, 1814-15: 175
  • Intentions of Marriage Recorded in the Records of the Town of Orono from 1806 to 1817: 177
  • Marriages from Justice Book of Caleb B Hall Esq., Buckstown: 178
  • Act of Incorporation of Eastport, 1798: 179
  • Historical Items and Corrections [Dr Hosea Rich; James Boyzell; War of 1812]: 180

Vol 3, No. 10 (Apr 1888)

  • Capt. Thomas Campbell and Family of Orrington (Brewer) and Collateral Families of Bradley, Wilkins, Bridgham and Bean: 181
  • Hon. Simeon Stetson of Hampden: 184
  • Chief Justice Isaac Parker: 186
  • Petition for a New County in Maine, 1752 [[[Place:Lincoln, Maine, United States|Lincoln County]]]: 187
  • Sketches of the Representatives to the Court of Massachusetts from Blue Hill, Me, Prior to 1820: 191
  • Intentions of Marriage on Bangor Records [cont. from Vol 2 p 63]: 194
  • Inscriptions from Grave Stones in the Old Cemetery at Lubec: 196
  • Doctor Kendall Kitteredge of Mount Desert and his Family: 198
  • Captain John Harlow of Bangor and Family: 199
  • The Wooden Columns in the State House at Boston: 200
  • Letter from Eastport, 1814: 200

Vol 3, No. 11 (May 1888)

  • Smuggling in Maine During the War of 1812: 201
  • General John Balkam of Robbinston, Me: 203
  • Presbyterianism in Maine Prior to 1780: 205
  • Division of Islands Owned by Maine and Massachusetts, 1822: 207
  • Rev. James Lyon of Machias: 209
  • A Political Letter of 1813: 211
  • Resolve of the General Court on the Petition of John Bernard Relating to Mount Desert, 1783: 212
  • The Streets of Bangor: 213
  • Letter from Castine Relating to its History, 1814 and Prior: 216
  • John Dickinson of Machias: 219
  • Unrecorded Deeds of Land in Ellsworth: 219
  • Maddox Family Record: 220
  • Representatives to the General Court of Mass. from Washington County prior to 1820: 220

Vol 3, No. 12 (June 1888)

  • Morris O'Brien and Family of Scarborough and Machias: 221
  • Lawyers Admitted to Practice in Courts of Penobscot County: 228
  • Letter from Hon Stephen Jones of Machias to Gen Rufus Putnam of Marietta, Ohio: 230
  • Early Settlements on Penobscot River: 231
  • Names of Persons Found on the Account Book of Donald Ross at Union River, now Ellsworth, 1793: 232
  • Residences of Early Settlers and Prominent Citizens of Bangor [cont. from p. 174]: 233
  • John Bennock and Family of Orono, Maine: 236
  • Deaths in Bangor [cont. from p. 18]: 238

Note

Contents of volumes 4, 5 and 6 can be found at Contents of the Maine Historical Magazine (1885-1894) Part 2. Contents of volumes 7, 8 and 9 can be found at Contents of the Maine Historical Magazine (1885-1894) Part 3.

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