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At a Glance
Papers, including both personal and business communications. The bulk of the latter are from his term as Sheriff.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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); John Waite papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Sea captain, merchant. Waite, born in Newbury, Mass., commanded one of the transports in General James Wolfe's expedition against Quebec in 1759. He was later a member of the Provincial Congress, 1776, and in the same year was appointed Sheriff of Cumberland County, Maine, which office he held until 1809. He was a Colonel of the First Regiment.