Maine History

Antiquarian: Pre-1940 References

Abbott, John S. C. (1875). History of Maine: From the earliest discovery of the region by the Northmen until the present time. B. B. Russell, Boston, MA.

Baxter, James Phinney, Ed. (1884). Sir Ferdinando Gorges and his Province of Maine. 3 vols. Hoyt, Fogg, and Donham, Portland, ME. Reprinted in 1890 as The life and letters of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Prince Society Publications, 18 - 20, Boston, MA.  Reprinted in 1967, NY. W.

Baxter, James Phinney, Ed. (1884). Trelawny papers: Edited and illustrated with historical notes and an appendix. Hoyt, Fogg, and Dunham, Portland, ME.

Baxter, James Phinney, Ed. (1889-1916). Documentary history of the state of Maine. 24 vols. The Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME.

Baxter, James Phinney, Ed. (1894). Pioneers of New France in New England. Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY.

Beston, Henry, Ed. (1950). White pine and blue water: A state of Maine reader. City & Country Readers Series. Farrar, Straus and Company, New York, NY. IS.

Bradford, William. (1912) History of Plymouth plantation 1620-1647. Mass. Historical Society, 2 vols, Boston, MA.

Bradford, William. [1952] (1991). Of Plymouth plantation. Ed. by Samuel E. Morison. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY.

Brown, John Marshall. (1876). Coasting voyages in the Gulf of Maine made in the years 1604, 1605 and 1606 by Samuel Champlain. Maine Historical Society Collections 7. Series 1. E. Upton & Son, Bath, ME. pg. 243-266.

Burrage, Champlin, Ed. (1918). John Pory's lost description of Plymouth in the earliest days of the Pilgrim fathers. Boston, MA.

Burrage, Henry S., Ed. (1887). Rosier's relation of Weymouth's voyage to the coast of Maine, 1605. Gorges Society, Portland, ME.

Burrage, Rev. Henry S. (1895). The first mention of Pemaquid in History. Collections of the Maine Historical Society. Second Series, Vol. VI. pg. 53 - 62.

Burrage, Henry S. (1904).  The Plymouth colonists in Maine. Maine Historical Society Collections, 3rd series, vol. 1. Portland, ME.

Burrage, Henry S. (1914). The beginnings of colonial Maine 1602-1658. Marks Printing House for the State of Maine, Portland, ME. X.

Burrage, Henry S. (1923). Gorges and the grant of the Province of Maine, 1622. Printed for the state, Augusta, ME.

Burrage, Henry S. (1926). George Folsom, John A. Poor, and a century of historical research with reference to colonial Maine. Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME.

Chamberlain, Joshua L. (1877). Maine: Her place in history: Address delivered at the centennial exhibition, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1876. Sprague, Owen & Nash, printers to the state, Augusta, ME.

Chase, Edward E. (1926). Maine railroads. A. J. Huston, Portland, ME.

Coe, Harris B., Ed. (1928). Maine: Resources, attractions, and its people. 5 vols. NY, NY.

Coffin, Robert P. Tristram. (1937). Kennebec: Cradle of Americans. Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., NY, NY.

DeCosta, Benjamin F. (1884). Norumbega and its English explorers. In: Winsor, Justin, Ed. Narrative and critical history of America. Vol 3. Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, MA. IS.

DeCosta, B. F. (1890). Ancient Norumbega, or the voyages of Simon Ferdinando and John Walker to the Penobscot River, 1579-1580. Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY. Dermer, Thomas. (1841). Letter describing his passage from Maine to Virginia, A.D. 1619. Collections of the New York Historical Society, 2nd series, 1. pg. 343-354.

Dow, George Francis. (1922). Fort Western on the Kennebec: The story of its construction in 1754 and what has happened there. Gannett, Augusta, ME.

Drake, Samuel Adams. (1891).  The pine-tree coast.  Estes & Lauriat, Boston, MA. IS.

Eaton, Cyrus. (1851). Annals of the town of Warren in Knox County, Maine with the early history of St. Georges, Broadbay and neighboring settlements on the Waldo Patent. Masters, Smith and Co., Hallowell.  Reprinted in 1887 by Masters & Livermore, Hallowell and in 1968.

Elkins, L. Whitney. (1924). The story of Maine: Coastal Maine. The Hillsborough Company, Bangor, ME.

Elwell. (1876). Portland and vicinity. Reprinted by Greater Portland Landmarks, a facsimile of the original and later 1881 enlarged edition with a new forward.

Evens and Peck. (1880). History of York County, Maine. Philadelphia.

Executive Committee of the Maine Commissioners. (1898). Maine at Gettysburg, Report of Maine Commissioners. The Lakeside Press, Portland, ME. IS.

Farnham, Mary Frances, Ed. (1901). The documentary history of the state of Maine, 1603 - 1688. Vol. VII. Portland, ME.

Fillmore, R.B. (1924). Chronicles of Lincoln county. Kennebec Journal Print Shop, Augusta, ME.

Ford, Henry A. (1882). History of Penobscot county.

Gardiner, Robert Hallowell. (1936). Early recollections of Robert Hallowell Gardiner, 1782-1864. White & Horne Company, Hallowell, ME.

Greene, Francis B. (1906). History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Loring, Short and Harmon, Portland, ME. IS.

Giles, John. (1869). Memoir of odd adventures, strange deliverances, etc., in the captivity of John Giles. Boston, MA.

Godfrey, John E. (1876). The Pilgrims at Penobscot. Maine Historical Society Collections. First Series, VII. pg. 25 - 37.

Gorges, F. (1890). Sir Ferdinando Gorges and his province of Maine. In: Publications of the Prince Society. Baxter, James P. Ed., Vol. 2. No. 19. Burt Franklin, NY, NY.

Gorges, Sir Fernando. (1622). A briefe relation of the discovery and plantation of New England: and of sundry accidents therein occurring, from the yeere of our lorde M.DC.VI to this present M.DC.XXII. Council of New England, Records of the council of New England, J. Haviland, sold by W. Bladen. Reprinted in American Antiquarian Society, Preccedings, 1865-1867, pg. 53-181, April 24th, 1867.

Greenleaf, Moses. (1816). A statistical view of the district of Maine : more especially with reference to the value and importance of its interior. Addressed to the consideration of the legislators of Massachusetts. Cummings and Hilliard, Boston, MA.

Hatch, Louis C., Ed. (1919). Maine: A history. 5 vols. American Historical Society, NY, NY.

Hoyt, Edmund S. (1883). Maine state year-book and legislative manual, for the year 1882-83, from April 1, 1882, to April 1, 1883. Hoyt, Fogg & Donham, Portland, ME. IS.

Locke, John L. (1859). Sketches of the history of the town of Camden, Maine. Masters, Smith & Co., Hallowell, ME. IS.

Kingsbury, Henry D. and Deyo, Simeon L., Eds. (1892). Illustrated history of Kennebec County, Maine, 1625-1892. Blake, NY, NY.

Kohl, J.G. (1869).  Vol 1.  History of the discovery of Maine.  In: Collections of the Maine Historical Society:  Second Series:  History of the state of Maine.  Willis, William, Ed.  Bailey and Noyes, Portland, ME. IS.

Lawrence, William. (1935). A life -- Robert Abbe. Bulletin IV, The Robert Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME. (out of print)

Levett, Christopher. [1628] (1988).  A voyage into New England, begun in 1623 and ended in 1624. In Maine in the Age of Discovery: Christopher Levett's Voyage, 1623-1624 and A Guide to Sources, Ed. by Roger Howell, Jr. and Emerson W. Baker, Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME. pg. 33-68.

Maine Historical Society. (1831 - 1916). Collections of the Maine Historical Society. First series, Vols. 1 to 10, 1831-1891; Second series, Vols. 1 to 10, 1890-1899; Third series, Vols. 1 and 2, 1904, 1906; Documentary series, Vols. 1 to 24, 1869-1916.

McKeen, John. (1857). Remarks on the voyage of George Waymouth to the coast of Maine, 1605. Collections of the Maine Historical Society. 5. pg. 309-338.

Popham, Captain George. (1857). Letter to King James I (written from Fort St. George on December 13, 1607). Collections of the Maine Historical Society 5. pg. 359-360.

Prentiss, Elizabeth. (1877). Pemaquid: A story of old times in New England. A.D.F. Randolph & Co., NY, NY.

Pressey, Henry A. (1902). Water powers of the State of Maine. Water Supply Paper No. 69. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

Prince, George. (1860). Rosier's narrative on Waymouth's voyage to the coast of Maine, in 1605, complete with remarks by George Prince showing the river explored to have been Georges River. Sister Maries Press, Bath, ME.

Pring, Martin. (1906). A voyage set out from the citie of Bristol...for the discoverie of the North part of Virginia. In: Burrage, H.S. Early English and French voyages: Chiefly from Hakluyt, 1534 - 1608. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY. Reprinted in 1934 and 1959 by Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Proper, Ida Sedgwick. (1930). Monhegan, the cradle of New England. The Southworth Press, Portland, ME. IS.

Rice, George Wharton. (1938). The Shipping days of Old Boothbay: 1775-1917. The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME. IS.

Robinson, Reuel. (1907). History of Camden and Rockport, Maine. Camden Publishing Company, Camden, ME. IS.

Rowe, William H. (1929). Shipbuilding days in Casco Bay, 1727-1890: Being footnotes to the maritime history of Maine. Yarmouth, ME.  Reprinted in 1966 by Bond Wheelwright Co., Freeport, ME.

Rowe, William Hutchinson. (1937). Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine: 1636-1936. Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Yarmouth, ME. IS.

Sawtelle, William Otis. (1932). Historic trails and waterways of Maine. Maine Development Commission, Augusta, ME.

Sewall, Rufus King. (1859). Ancient dominions of Maine. Elisha Clark and Company, Bath, ME. IS.

Sewall, Rufus King. (1876). Popham's town of Fort St. George. Collections of the Maine Historical Society. Vol. VII. pg. 293 - 322.

Sewall, Rufus King. (1895). Ancient voyages to the western continent: Three phases of history on the coast of Maine. The Knickerbocker Press, NY, NY. IS.

Sewall, Rufus King. (1896). Centennial: Memorial services of  old Alna meeting-house: Alna, Maine, September 11, 1889. Emerson, Steam Printer, Wiscasset, ME. IS. Sewall, Rufus King. (1896). Pemaquid, its genesis, discovery, name and colonial relations to New England. Lincoln County Historical Society, Lincoln County, ME. X.

Shipton, Clifford K. (1937). The New England Frontier. New England Quarterly. 20. pg. 25-36.

Sibley, John Langdon. (1851). A History of the town of Union. Benjamin B. Mussey and Co., Boston, MA. IS.

Spencer, Wilber D. (1930). Pioneers on Maine rivers: With lists to 1651. Lakeside Printing Co., Portland, ME. Reprinted in 1973 by Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore.

Sprague, John Francis. (1906). Sebastian Ralé: A Maine tragedy of the eighteenth century. Heintzemann Press, Boston, MA.

Sprague, John Francis. (1915). Baron de Saint Castin. Smith and Sale, printers, Portland, ME.

Sprague, John Francis. (1917). Sprague's Journal of Maine History, August, September, October 1917. John Francis Sprague, Dover, ME. IS.

Starkey, Glenn Wendell. (1920). Maine, its history, resources and government. Silver, Burdett and Company, NY, NY.

Sullivan, James.  (1795). History of the District of Maine. I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, Boston, MA.  Reprinted in 1970 by Knowlton & McLeary, Farmington, ME, for the Maine State Museum, Augusta, ME. IS.

Sylvester, Herbert M. (1908). Romance of the Maine coast in five vols. I. Romance of Casco Bay. II. Romance of old York. III. Sokoki Trail. IV. Ancient Pemaquid. V. The land of St. Castin. Stanhope Press, Boston. IS. Thayer, Henry O., Ed. (1892). The Sagadahoc Colony comprising the relations of a voyage into New England. Gorges Society, Portland, ME. Reprinted in 1970 by Research Reprints, NY, NY.

Thayer, Henry O. (1895). Beginnings at Pemaquid. Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society. Second series, Vol. VI. pg. 62-84.

Thayer, Henry O. (1906). Ancient Pemaquid. Collections of the Maine Historical Society. Third Series, Vol. II. pg. 374 - 388.

Thornton, J. Wingate. (1857). Ancient Pemaquid, an historical review. Collections of the Maine Historical Society. Vol. V. pg. 139 - 306.

Thurston, David. (1855). A Brief history of Winthrop, 1764 to 1855. Brown Thurston, Portland, ME. IS.

Warren, Fred M. translator. (n.d.). Extracts from the letters of the Jesuit missionary in Maine, Father P. Biard: From Carayon's lettres ined. 1612-1626. Read before the Maine Historical Society, February 26, 1891. pg. 411. X.

Wasson, George S. (1932). Sailing days on the Penobscot: The river and bay as they were in the old days. Marine Research Society, Salem, MA.  Reprinted in 1970 by Macdonald and Jane's, London. IS.

Wells, Walter. (1869). The water power of Maine. Augusta, ME.

Whittemore, Edwin Carey. (1902). The Centennial history of Waterville. Executive Committee of the Centennial Celebration, Waterville, ME. IS.

Wilder, Nat, Jr. (1910). A royal tragedy: When kings and savages ruled. Fireside Publishing Co., NY, NY. IS.

Williamson, William D. (1832). The history of the state of Maine; from its first discovery, A. D. 1602, to the separation, A. D. 1820, inclusive, Volume I and II.  Glazier, Masters & Co., Hallowell, ME. Reprinted by The Cumberland Press, Inc., Freeport, ME. IS(2).

Willis, William. (1831-1833). The history of Portland, from its first settlement: With notices of the neighbouring towns, and of the changes of government in Maine. Two volumes. Printed by Day, Fraser & Co., Portland, ME.

Wood, Richard G. (1935). A history of lumbering in Maine, 1820-1861. University Press [of Maine], Orono, ME. Reprinted on April 10, 1961 in The Maine Bulletin, Maine Studies No. 33. IS.

Woodbury, Charles Levi. (1891). Pemaquid and Monhegan:  Address of Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury of Boston, before the Hyde Park Historical Society, February 26, 1891. Hyde Park Historical Society, MA. X.