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The manuscript collection Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866 comprises approximately 5 linear feet of descriptive reports of the recovery effort in Portland, rosters of financial pledges, and personal letters which accompanied numerous private contributions of money, supplies, and assistance addressed to the office of Mayor Augustus E. Stevens, in Portland. Many of the letters include the writers’ expressions of sympathy for the city’s losses.
Portland, Me., Great Fire, Portland, Me., 1866
Portland Public Library, "Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. Collection Finding Aid." (2014). Relief for the Portland Sufferers : The Great Fire, 1866. 19.