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Horace Locklin papers

Identifier: fairbanks-010

Scope and Content

Includes a single volume diary and financial records authored by or addressed to Horace Locklin. Individual accession numbers have been assigned to each. The materials are arranged alphabetically. Horace Locklin's diary (Accession 10,264) contains intermittent entries about his activities during the year of 1918. He was first station at Fort Constitution in Portsmouth, N.H. as part of the coastal defense, then transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia, in March, and eventually to Fort Williams, Maine in November. He records that on February 5 the river froze from Fort Constitution to the Kittery shore for the first time in 50 years. In June a relative named Dessie died, and he took her remains to St. Johnsbury where she was buried in a cemetery in East St. Johnsbury. In November he reports that he visited New York City where he found Marguerite waiting and saw her for the first time since she promised to be his wife. Also in November he reports the great excitement and celebration in Portsmouth with the news of the Armistice. His concluding entry on December 31 reads, "Farewell to 1918 with all its joys and sorrows-a year of great changes for me and a momentous year in the history of the world." The remainder of the collection (Accession 10,265) consists almost entirely of papers relating to the estate of his sister Harriet Locklin of Manchester, N.H., who died on June 8, 1926. The papers include correspondence regarding her bequests and financial matters, financial records, an estate inventory, and some miscellaneous documents.


  • 1826-1945

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Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

Biographical Note

Horace Locklin served in the military in the first World War and later as the executor of his sister Harriet's estate. After the war, he apparently settled in Portsmouth, N.H., as he was living there as the proprietor of the Portsmouth Electric Shop in 1926


0.25 Linear Feet (6 folders)


Includes a single volume diary and financial records authored by or addressed to Horace Locklin.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives.

Acquisition Information

The material was given to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in 1981 by Mrs. William (Marguerite) Bemis (Locklin) of Lyndonville, Vt.

Guide to the Horace Locklin papers, 1826-1945 (bulk, 1918-1927)
Processor: Suzanne Gallagher.
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Repository Details

Part of the The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Archives. Repository

1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury Vermont 05819