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A Bill to Establish the Mount Desert National Park, Volume 1, 1918

A Bill to Establish the Mount Desert National Park, Volume 2, 1918

Acadia National Park Sawtelle Archives Finding Aid

Baxter, James Phinney, Documentary History of the State of Maine

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6 – Piracy and stolen ketch 1675, 1677

Volume 7 – Grants. Cadillac Grant, 1688 p. 382

Volume 8 – Grants. Cadillac Grant Ratified 1689, DeGregoire Grant, 1787, Division of land 1822

Volume 9 – Wigwams in the fall, 1722, p. 471

Volume 10 – Search for deserters (?), 1723, p. 159. Meeting Indians, 1725 corresp. w/ Dummer, Search for Indians, 100 pds for indian scalps, 1725, p 280. 1729, “the indians shall be obliged to quit that country.” P. 449

Volume 11 – Military correspondence, 1740

Volume 12 – French occupants and men of war, 1751 p 136

Volume 13 – 1755 extensive correspondence mentioning Mount Desert. 1757, Expedition to kill enemy Indians p. 76. Petition for land on MD, 1760. Petition for a township, 1761. Justification of English claim to land betw Penobscot and St. Croix, p. 298. Bernard encourages settlement 1762, p. 310.

Volume 14 – Land and resources in 1771, p. 141. British ships near MD in 1775, p. 442.

Volume 15 – Mount Desert in the Revolution

Volume 16 – Mount Desert in the Revolution

Volume 17 – Penobscot expedition. MD resists English

Volume 18 – William Whiticher prisoner of war, late an inhabitant of MD, p. 301. Price of lumber, p. 464.

Volume 19 – 1781 letters and petitions. Inhabitants of MD take oath of allegiance, p. 110.

Volume 20 – Petition that court be located at Pownalborough, not Machias, many early settlers sign, p. 331. Privateer raid in 1782, pp 446-458

Volume 21 – 1786 Gregoire claim.

Volume 22 – 1788 taxation

Volume 23

Volume 24 – 1754, French building a fort on MD hills, p. 10. Re: Indians and MD Settlement 1763. Request for assistance 1775.

 

Dodge, E.H., Mount Desert Island and the Cranberry Isles, 1871

Dorr, George Bucknam, The Sieur de Monts national monument and its historical associations (1917)

Dorr, George Bucknam, Sieur de Monts commission. De Monts and Acadia, an appreciation (1917)

Dorr, George Bucknam, Ed., The Sieur de Monts national monument as commemorating Acadia and early French influences of race and settlement in the United States (1917)

Drake, Samuel Adams, The Border Wars of New England, 1897

DeCosta, Benjamin F., The Hand-Book of Mount Desert, 1878

Eliot, Charles W.,  The Right Development of Mount Desert, 1904

Eliot II, Charles, The Future of Mount Desert Island: A Report to the Plan Committee of Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association, 1928

Eliot, Samuel A., The Romance of Mount Desert1899

The Jesuit Relations

Volume 1, Acadia: 1610-1613

Volume 2, Acadia: 1612-1614

Volume 3, Acadia: 1611-1616

Volume 4, Acadia and Quebec: 1616-1629

Lapham, William B. Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island, 1886

Lawton, Jordan, and Maddox, Eds. The Island of Mount Desert Register with the Cranberry Isles1909-1910

LesCarbot, Marc, History of New France, 1618

Maine: An Encyclopedia

Martin, Clara Barnes, Mount Desert on the Coast of Maine, 1877

National Park Service, Sieur de Monts National Monument, Addresses Upon its Opening1916

Parkman, Francis, Pioneers of France in the New World. 1865

Volume 1, 1865

Volume 2, 1865 (via Archive.org)

Volume 2, 1865 (via Google Books)

The Probate records of Lincoln County, Maine,.1760 to 1800 : Maine Genealogical Society (1884- ) : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Rand, Edward L. and Redfield, John H., Flora of Mount Desert Island, Maine, 1894

A Record of the Church of Christ in the Town of Mount Desert, Mount Desert, 1792 – 1883

Sprague’s Journal of Maine History

Volume 1, 1913

Volume 2, 1914

Volume 3, 1915

Volume 4, 1916

Volume 5, 1917

Volume 6, 1918

Volume 7, 1919 Aroostook War Volunteers. Revolutionary Pensioners

Volume 8, 1920

Volume 9, 1921

Volume 10, 1922

Volume 11, 1923

Street, George, Mount Desert: A History  

Thornton, Mrs. Seth, Traditions and Records of Southwest Harbor and Somesville, 1938

Town of Bar Harbor/Eden Early Records

Who’s Who in Newport and Bar Harbor, 1917