Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1879 Sophomore Prize Declamations, Maine State College, Orono Maine

Folded program for 1879 Sophomore Prize Declamations at Maine State College, Orono, Maine.  Outer card stock piece contains inner thin piece.

Maine State College
Sophomore Prize Declamations
Saturday, June 21, 1879
Music by Andrews

Outside of the inner piece, below:

Inside of inner piece, below:

Order of Execises
1. The Black Horse and His Rider, Sheppard.  ROSCOE LORING SMITH, East Orrington
2.  Shamus O'Brien, Le Fanu.  HAROLD MASON PLAISTED, Bangor
3.  Ringan Gilhaze before the Scotch Reels, Galt.  JOHN BARROWS WILSON, Orono
4.  Peaceable Secession Impossible, Webster.  HENRY HARRIS ANDREWS, Montrose, Virginia
5.  Mary Garvin, Whittier.  MAY LILLIAN RING, Orono
6.  How He Saved St. Michaels, Stanbury.  HENRY WILLIAM BROWN, Orono
7. The Diver, From the German of Schiller.  GEORGE HENRY WILSON, Orono
8.  Public Opinion, Phillips.  FRANK SWAN WADE, Athens
9.  For American Independence, Adams.  WALTER ADELBERT WHITE, Greenfield
10.  High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire Ingelow.  CLARA LOUISE BUCK, Stillwater
11.  Supposed Speech of Regulus, Kellogg.  LORIN THOMPSON BOYNTON, Ashland
12.  The Honored Dead, Beecher.  CHARLES LINCOLN MOOR, Hartland.

In honor of the purchase by the State of Maine of 233 miles of endangered railway track in northern Maine, I decided to research Lorin Thompson Boynton of Ashland, Maine.  From online information, hopefully correct:

Lorin Thompson Boynton was born about 1857 in Maine, the son of Joel and Jane Boynton, who were both born in New Brunswick, Canada.  Joel's father was Phyreus Boynton or Boyington, who was born in Massachusetts.  I'm not sure of the correct spelling of his first name or last name, as I didn't find him in any other online reference.   I found a reference for an L. Boynton, in Minnesota in the 1900 Census; he was born about 1856 in Maine.  But I'm not sure if it's our Lorin Thompson Boynton.

If you have any information on Lorin Thompson Boynton or his family, please leave a comment in the comments box or contact me directly. 

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