Abstract: The Library’s Miscellaneous collection – Small manuscripts includes a variety of materials relating to the history of Biddeford and environs, from colonial times to the modern era. The collection is a “catch-all” for the numerous single item and very small collections, which while important and informative, do not warrant their own singular collection. These materials include a large portion of the Library’s 18th century holdings, and are a rich source of local and regional historical material.
History: Many of the items in this collection were formerly numbered individually in the “Doc #” scheme that was partially implemented by volunteers in the 1980’s. A reference copy of this scheme has been retained in the “Legacy” tab of the Finding Aids working binder for reference. When known, the “Doc #” is entered into the “Old Number” field in the PastPerfect Catalog item record for each item/unit.