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At a Glance
Cataloged and arranged.
The collection is representative of the activities of small businessmen in New Gloucester Maine and in the details of local government. Included are account books, business communications, letters, receipts, deeds, mortgates, personal and social correspondence of the Otis Nelson family, and letters of Lilly Nelson.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Otis Nelson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Bancroft (Mrs. Jane Westerfield). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1954. Accession number--M-54.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
June 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Otis Nelson was a businessman in the first quarter of the 19th century in New Gloucester and Minot, Maine. He apparently was in local politics serving for a time as selectman in the town of New Gloucester, and possibly in other capacities.