Harpswell Historical Society

Incorporated 1979

929 Harpswell Neck Road
Harpswell, Maine  04079

The Harpswell Historical Society is dedicated to the discovery, identification, collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of materials relating to the history of Harpswell and its people.
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Harpswell Neck Library Association

West HARPSWELL, ME., July 27, 1908.

To Whom It May Concern:

On June 30, 1908 an organization was legally formed at West Harpswell to be known as the Harpswell Neck Library Association. Its object is to establish and maintain a public library for the helpfulness and uplifting of its citizens as well as to furnish entertainment of the best sort for permanent residents and summer residents alike. Officers were elected and the Board of Directors sends out this notice and the subjoined appeal.

To establish and maintain this public library it is necessary that gifts of money and books shall be received. Will you not kindly help us, dear friend, in this effort to help our fellow men ? Have you not a few dollars that you would gladly give to further such an enterprise Have you not a few books in your temporary or permanent home that you would willingly donate to help along such a worthy object ? Fifty cents will make you a member of the association.

The treasurer will gladly receipt for any money you may feel inclined to give and the librarian will call and collect any hooks you may be willing to bestow if you will but notify him, or the Association will pay transportation charges upon any considerable packages of books that may be sent from out of town. Hoping that you will give this letter your earnest attention, remembering that a little from each means the success of much, we subscribe ourselves.

  ALEXANDRINE GUIOT, Clerk.
CHARLES K. DURGAN, Treasurer.
DR. GEO. S. LITTLEFIELD, Librarian.
DANIEL R. STOVER,
WINFIELD S. RANDALL
MABEL A. PINKHAM
LYDIA L. RANDALL
Board of Directors

 

 
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