CARY, Shepard, 1805-1866


Guide to Research Collections

Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: 1829-1857, 0.25 cubic foot.
Chiefly correspondence of Shepard Cary with Bion Bradbury, Anson Gancello Chandler, John Hodgdon, Gorham Parks, Timothy Pilsbury, Edward G. Rawson, Collin Whitaker, and others, about political affairs, but also some regarding lumbering and other matters. Includes cancelled checks and 12 letters to Collin Whitaker, Cary’s business partner.

Papers: 1832-1895, 1 linear foot.
Mostly correspondence from business partner Collin Whitaker and others to Shepard Cary about lumbering in Aroostook County, Me., and political letters from Samuel Cony, John W. Dana, John Hodgdon, Leonard Jarvis, Lot M. Morrill, Barnabas Palmer, Benjamin Wiggin, and others, pertaining to political activities and events during the period 1845-1862. Also includes bills and receipts, deeds, leases, memoranda, etc.