From Brewer Historical Society

Hanna, David, A History of Brewer, Maine (Brewer Historical Society, 2019): Brewerhistory Book REVISED PDF
Beatham St. Clair, Barbara, The Brewer Public Library in the 1950s: library
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Information: document
Brewer Memory Lane Bus Tour Stops: Brewer-Memory-Lane-Bus-Tour-Stops
Biography of John Brewer: document

Primary Sources

Alien Registrations Collection (1940):
Brewer Register (1986):
Digital Maine Repository:
Eighteenth Annual Meeting and the Fortieth State Meeting of Maine Teachers Held at Bangor, Maine on October Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty:
Hardy, Manly, 1832-1910, “Hardy, Manly, Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1883-05-02).”, AW23 Ward (Henry Augustus) Papers (Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester), Ward Project, accessed August 6th, 2020,
Joshua L. Chamberlain Correspondence:
The Journal of Margaret Oakes:


MacMillan, Thomas R., “A ‘Real Social & Political Revolution’: Nativism, Class Conflict, and Urban Reform in Portland, Maine (1840-1923)”, MA Thesis (University of Maine, 2018):


Hatch, Louis Clinton, Maine: A History, Volume 4 (American Historical Society: 1919):
Porter, Joseph W., The Maine Historical Magazine: Volume 1 (Bangor, Maine: Benjamin A. Burr Company & Printers, 1885):
Porter, Joseph W., The Maine Historical Magazine: Volume 2 (Bangor, Maine: Benjamin A. Burr Company & Printers, 1886):
Porter, Joseph W., The Maine Historical Magazine: Volume 3 (Bangor, Maine: Benjamin A. Burr Company & Printers, 1887):
Porter, Joseph W., The Maine Historical Magazine: Volume 6 (Bangor, Maine: Benjamin A. Burr Company & Printers, 1891):
Robinson, Harriet Augusta, Brewer Genealogy (1903):
Thayer, Mildred N. and Mrs. Edward W. Ames, Brewer, Orrington, Holden, Eddington: History and Families:;view=1up;seq=8
Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the State of Maine (New England Historical Society Publishing Company: 1903):
History of Penobscot County Maine with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches (Cleveland, Ohio: William, Chase, & Co., 1882):


Record of Deaths in WWI:
United States Department of State, A Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth Day of September, 1816; Together with the Names, Force, and Condition of All the Ships and Vessels Belonging to the United States and When and Where Built (Washington D.C.: Jonathan Elliot, 1816):

Legal, Businesses, and Transportation

Adams, George, The Maine Register and Business Directory for the Year 1856: Embracing the State and County Officers and the Titles of Law and Resolves of 1855; Together with the Mercantile, Professional, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Departments, Accurately Compiled and Alphabetically Arranged Under their Respective Headings, With a Variety of Useful Information (Boston, Massachusetts, South Berwick, Maine: George Adams, Edward C. Adams, 1856):
American Investments Classified (New York City, New York: Curtis G. Harraman, 1900):
Bangor Daily News, A Day in the Life: Brewer, BDN Maine Special Section (February 28, 2013),
Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the State of Maine (Boston, Massachusetts, New England Historical Publishing Company, 1903):
Cannon & Co, 1907 Directory of Bangor and Brewer (Bangor, Maine: Cannon & Co., 1907):
Cannon & Co, 1919 Directory of Bangor and Brewer (Bangor, Maine: Cannon & Co., 1919):
Marquis, A.N., Who’s Who in New England, Volume 1 (Chicago, Illinois: A.N. Marquis, 1909):
Penobscot County Registry of Deeds:
Poor’s Manual of Railroads (1884):
Shepley, John, Maine Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, Volume 24 (Hallowell, Maine: Glaziers, Masters, & Smith, 1846):
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, “Brewer Brick Co. v. Inhabitants of Brewer” in the American Law Register, Volume 22 (1851-1891)
US Department of Commerce, Merchant Vessels of the United States, 1930 (Washington D.C.: Washington Printing Office, 1930):
US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Flood Insurance Study: Brewer, Maine (US Department of Housing and Urban Development,1977):
US Department of Transportation, I-395 Extension, Bangor to Brewer: Environmental Impact Statement (US Department of Transportation, 1981):

Brewer Authors

Digital Maine Repository:
Hardy Eckstorm, Fannie, The Penobscot Man (New York: Houghton MIfflin, 1904):
Hardy Eckstorm, Fannie, The Woodpeckers  (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1901):


Oak Hill Cemetery Map A (1941):
Oak Hill Cemetery Map B (1941):
Oak Hill Cemetery Map C (1941):


Digital Maine Repository:
Maine Memory Network:
Penobscot Marine Museum:

Brewer Resources

Brewer Assessing Office:
Brewer Public Library:
Brewer Cemeteries:


Bates College Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Bowdoin College Library Special Collections and Archive
Colby College Special Collections
College of the Atlantic Archives and Special Collections
Maine State Archives
St. Joseph’s College of Maine Library and Archive
University of Maine Fogler Library Special Collections
University of Southern Maine Special Collections

Historical Societies

Maine Historical Society
Bangor Historical Society
Eddington Historical Society
Holden Historical Society
Orrington Historical Society


Brewer Public Safety Museum:
Cole Land and Transportation Museum:
Curran Homestead Village: