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William W. Layton, William Pitt Fessenden, Civil War, Virginia, Chromolithograph, 7th Regiment (Maine Volunteers), Dred Scott Decision



William W. Layton is an amateur American historian and collector of historical artifacts in Virginia who donated these items in honor of the creation of the Gerald E. Talbot Collection. The Collection consists of 10 original manuscripts, an original lithograph, 2 facsimiles and 14 transcripts and/or photocopies of the manuscripts, regarding Mainers over a period of years in the 19th century, with an emphasis on William Pitt Fessenden and the U.S. Civil War.

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2 ft.



Gifts of William L. Layton in 1995 and 1997 in honor of the Gerald E. Talbot Collection, African American Collection of Maine, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The William W. Layton Collection is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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