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Original Material

  • Early 1900s genealogy records by Albert Bryant covering the period from Leeds founding to the 1930s.
    • Early Cemetery records
    • Revolutionary War soldiers
    • War of 1812 soldiers
    • Civil War soldiers
  • Cemetery maps and records
    • Plains Cemetery
    • West Leeds
    • River Grove
    • Fairview
    • Cemetery list done by the Carvers in 1979
    • Cemetery list done by Albert Bryant early 1900s
  • Family genealogies and histories
    • Additon
    • Andersen, Robert H.
    • Arno
    • Bryant, Albert
    • Burnham/Newcomb (2005.38)
    • Chesley
    • Dagget
    • Day, Jacob
    • Hosley
    • Howard, Luther L.
    • Lane
    • Ledbetter
    • Merrill
    • Mitchell
    • Robbins
    • Royal, Eli
    • Smith
    • Wing
  • Bishop Shoe Day Book/Ledger, 1840-1850’s
  • Leeds Agricultural Association, minutes, 1926-1950
  • Leeds Grange records donated by Freda Buckley, scattered mainly 1910’s-1920 and 1960’s-1980
  • Tri-Corner Club, account book and ledgers, 1949-68
  • Leeds Bicentennial planning records
  • Postcard collection of Leeds scenes
  • Documents related to building of road from Wales to Keene’s Corner, 1823-1826
  • Fitch/More – McKenny Collection (2005.2)
  • Dr. R. D. Russell Collection, photographs, interview
  • Ernest and Kitty (Carville) Russell Collection (2007-1) photos, diaries, 1919, 1921-26, 1928
  • Henry M. Brewster collection (2004.9) including 1902 diary, earlier extracts, and  scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings of 1880’s consisting mostly of agricultural articles written by him
  • John Young Merrill Collection, photographs, deeds and diaries, 1855-1865
  • Willard J. Fisk, Civil War diary, Jan 30 – Aug 27, 1865

Historical Objects

  • A McCaskeys Account Register from W. Scott Lanes store
  • Civil War swords and Colt pistol, Ames Chicopee US 1864 from Gerald Thompson housed in a custom crafted case of oak cut and cured by Roland Poulin
  • Leeds Post Office sign circa ?
  • Sunshine Society quilt and brooch donated by E. Murphy
  • Notary Public stamp used by Weston Bishop circa ?
  • A large Iraqi national flag and currency from Reggie Poirier

Public Records
(see also records held at Leeds Town Office)

  • Leeds Town Reports 1889 to present (missing 1801-1872, 1896, 1905, 1993, 1996 and 1999)
  • Town tax records from 1863-1930’s some missing
  • Tax List Book 1911-1913, 1935-1942, 1945
  • Valuation and List Book 1912
  • The Town Register: Wayne, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds, Greene, 1905. Compiled by H.E.Mitchell.
  • 1905 and 1912 Leeds Census donated by the John Nutting family
  • Microfilm of Leeds Vital Statistics from 1785-1891, including town meetings from 1801-1806 provided by the Church of Latter Day Saints
  • Vital Statistics from town reports 1920-2004 compiled by Robert Scott

Books

  • Town Histories
    • History of the Town of Leeds by Stinchfield, 1901
    • Leeds bicentennial pictorial, 2001
    • Taken from the Ground Lynn, 1979
    • Greene
    • Turner, three titles
  • The Journey of Faith: The Leeds, Wales, Hartford and the Mision at the Eastward, 1952-1988 by Carl Geores, 1989
  • Souvenir of Greene & Leeds, 1911 by Maine Map and Register, 1911
  • Maine Families in 1790, 5 vols., by Gray, 1988-
  • Maine Register 1891-1928, generally
  • Soldier in our Civil War: a pictorial history of the conflict, 1861-1865, illustrating the valor of the soldier as displaced on the battlefield, 2 vols. edited by Mottelay, 1884-85
  • “Glimpses of America”; a pictorial and descriptive history of our country’s scenic marvels, delineated by pen and camera, by J.W.Buel, 1894
  • Song for Service, for the church, Sunday school and evangelistic services by Rodeheaver and Gabriel, 1915
  • Gospel Hymns No.3 by Sankey, McGranahan and Stebbins, 1878
  • Bible of the Gilmore family, O.O. Howard’s mother
  • Maine’s Visible Black History: the first chronicle of its people by Talbot, 2006
  • Alnobak: a story of indigenous people in Androscoggin County by Lecompte, 2003
  • Androscoggin County, Maine: a pictorial sesquicentennial history, 1854-2004 by Lord and Stires, 2003  (section on Leeds written by Marilyn Burgess)

Photographs
Some of our photographs are available for viewing at the Maine Memory Site.

  • Topcial areas
    • Agriculture
    • Brewster
    • Brick School House, scrapbook, 1931-45 - compiled by Faith Burnham
    • Bridges and ferries
    • Bryant
    • Buckley
    • Burnham/Newcomb
    • Centennial/Bicentennial
    • Churches
    • Clubs and organizations
    • Commercial
    • Coolidge Photos
    • Cornshop
    • Deane
    • DFD Russell Medical Center
    • Eula Carville and students
    • Fish, Charles: deeds and other records
    • Floods
    • Goulds
    • Grange
    • Hollowell, Thomas home and family in oval frame
    • Howard, Luther Loomis
    • Kemp
    • Lavallee, Roland of Winthrop (2000.1) - collection of ~ 2000 photos of Leeds taken during 60s and early 70s, includes negatives
    • Leeds Center
    • Leeds Fair
    • Leeds Houses
    • Logging
    • Merrill
    • Monument, Peace
    • More/ Fitch families
    • North Leeds
    • Railroad
    • Rose
    • Russell family
    • Silas Morse
    • Teachers
    • Town Government
    • Waites family

Maps/Atlases

  • Leeds maps-early plot, 1790, 1858, 1873, 1912
  • Androscoggin County Maine Atlas Sanford and Everts & Co 1873

Newspapers

  • Tightwad Gazette, June 1990 - Nov 1996
  • Androscoggin Post, Dec 21, 1972 - July 19, 1973 (Leeds column "Getting Together" written by Marilyn Burgess)
  • Framed copy of old newspaper clippings of Leeds scenes from the early 1900s provided to Lewiston Sun Journal probably by Hilda Waite correspondent
  • Newspaper clippings from the Lewiston Sun Journal 1975 - present and the Country Courier 1998 - present
  • Topic files include:
    • Abraham Lincoln-Washburn
    • Androscoggin County
    • Androscoggin Kennebec Canal of 1807-1836
    • Blacks in Leeds
    • Boston Post Cane
    • Carroll Morris poetry
    • Education in Leeds
    • Elizabeth Stanton Robinson/Mary Stanton House-artists
    • Founding of Leeds and Stinchfield family
    • Leeds Community Church
    • Leeds Telephone
    • Quakers
    • Railroad
    • Silver Maple
    • Smith-Lovewell genealogy
    • Veterans Monument
    • Veterans
    • Victoria Mansion