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Title Goodwin papers.
Dates 1750-1884
Creator Goodwin family
Extent 1 box (2.5") and 1 framed broadside
ID Number MS024
Admin/Biographical History The Goodwin family was one of the very early families of Biddeford, and included ships captains, tax collectors, justices of the peace, and notaries public. The Goodwins, in addition to Biddeford, were found in Kittery, Pepperellboro (Saco), Berwick and Boston. The collection as recorded in the 1980's was significantly larger and included correspondence, personal papers and business and legal documents produced mainly by Capt. Thomas Goodwin, Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin, and Thomas Jefferson Goodwin. Prior to 2007, a large portion of this collection was dispersed, gifted or sold -- no documentation exists as to the nature of disposition. What remains, however small, is still an incredibly rich snapshot of pre-textile industry Biddeford and Saco.
Scope & Content Papers of the Goodwin family of Biddeford, Maine, which included a ship captain, a merchant, a tax collector, a justice of the peace, a sailor and a notary public. The contents include business and personal records, correspondence, legal documents, drawings, poems, and clippings.
Source FIC-various-unknown
Credit line Legacy Collections
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Local Subjects Biddeford
Biddeford businesses