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The Publications of General Augustus Whittemore Corliss

General Augustus Whittemore Corliss was born in North Yarmouth*, Cumberland County, Maine on March 25, 1837. Although he had a career as an officer of the United States Army, he also was the publisher of "Old Times...of North Yarmouth, Maine....," a very significant genealogical and historical quarterly magazine of his home town. "Old Times...." was published from 1877 to 1884.

A hard cover facsimile edition of only 750 copies of all thirty-two issues of "Old Times...." was published by New Hampshire Publishing in 1977. We occasionally acquire copies for resale as listed below.

We also sell the new CD-ROM (Acrobat© Reader) version listed below.

In his history of North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine, William Hutchinson Rowe has written a couple of pages about the military career of Augustus Corliss.

In her book "Vanished Arizona" Martha Summerhayes includes comments about Captain Corliss as commander of C Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, her husband's company during these years.

* Note: The Foreside and Falls areas of North Yarmouth became Yarmouth, Maine in 1849.


Title Authors Year Price
A Genealogical Record of the Corliss Family of America. Including
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss. Assisted by Mrs. Betsy Ayer and Mrs. Margaret H. Webster, of Haverhill, Mass."
1875, Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 2001 with hard cover. $89.00.
"Old Times:...of North Yarmouth, Maine....Vol. 2. No. 4." Pages 247 - 284.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed.; William Mitchell Sargent; Edward Russell; Samuel Dorrance Seabury; & Dr. N. T. True.
Oct. 1, 1878**. $99.00.
"Contents. Mitchell Family; List of Burials, 1833 to 1868; History of North Yarmouth; North Yarmouth Light Infantry Company; North Yarmouth Academy; North Yarmouth; Notes & Queries."
Generally continuations or continued portions of serialized articles.
** "Preface. The absence of the undersigned with his company, as a part of the force engaged in the Bannack War in Oregon during June, July and August, has delayed the issue of this number of 'Old Times' about six weeks. Although such delay was fore-shadowed in a former Preface, a few subscribers have seen fit to complain of the matter. To prevent this in the future, no yearly subscriptions will be received, and no responsibility assumed by me to deliver a copy to anyone, although the magazine will be issued, as I have said before, as long as I find material for it. There will be at least eight more numbers issued, as fast as my duties as an officer in the Army will permit.
The delay mentioned above, has also prevented the completion of the Index; and it is now decided to postpone its publication until the last number of the magazine.
A. W. Corliss, Capt. 8th U. S. Infantry. Nov. 14, 1878."
"Old Times:...of North Yarmouth, Maine....Vol. 4. No. 4." Pages 563 - 606.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed.; Dr. Charles E. Banks; Miss Mary G. Prince; William Mitchell Sargent; & Dr. N. T. True.
Oct. 1, 1880. $99.00.
"Contents. The Prince Family; The Royall Family; Division of Cumberland from North Yarmouth; The Merrill Road, Pownal, Maine; Proprietors' Records, North Yarmouth, Maine; Pot-Pourri; Notes & Queries."
Generally continuation or continued portions of serialized articles.
Four "Old Times" Booklets in One:
"Book No. 3420"
from the Personal Library
of "Captain A. W. Corliss"
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Doctor Charles E. Banks, and William Mitchell Sargent.
"Dec. 23, 1880." $349.00.
Contents. "Captain Walter Gendall, of North Yarmouth, Maine. A Biographical Sketch;" "The Mitchell Family of North Yarmouth, Maine;" "The Weare Family, of Hampton, New Hampshire, and North Yarmouth, Maine;" and "History of the Seventh Squadron Rhode Island Cavalry." Including etching of Major Corliss. Four complete booklets.
"The Humphrey Family of Yarmouth And North Yarmouth, Maine. Includes newspaper clipping of corrections.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
"By Capt. James J. Humphrey.
"Old Times Office.
Yarmouth, Maine.
1881."
$49.50.
"The Soule Family of North Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine. SOLD. "By Dr. Charles E. Banks. "'Old Times' Office,
Yarmouth, Maine.
1882
."
$69.50, SOLD.
"Old Times:...of North Yarmouth, Maine....Vol. 6. No. 1." Pages 789 - 832.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed.; Miss Mary G. Prince; Dr. Charles E. Banks; William Mitchell Sargent; Rev. Joseph Stockbridge, U. S. Navy; Capt. James J. Humphrey; & Rev. Amasa Loring.
Jan. 1, 1882. $99.00.
"Contents. The Prince Family; Early Conveyances of Land, North Yarmouth; Yarmouth Corner, 1850; Record of Baptisms, First Church, North Yarmouth; The Stockbridge Family; Baptist Church Papers; The Soule Family; Proprietors' Records, North Yarmouth; Burning of Falmouth; Rev. George Whitefield; William Parsons, M. D.; Capt. James Parker; Memoranda."
Generally continuation or continued portions of serialized articles.
Page 792 includes the following member of the PRINCE family:
"....228 Elizabeth Oakes ; b. Aug. 12, 1806 ; m. Mar. 6, 1823, Seba Smith, ('Major Jack Downing,') who was b. at Turner, Me., ______ __. 1792, grad. at Bowdoin College, 1818, and d. at Patchogue, Long Island, New York, 1868. Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith entered, early in life, upon a literary career, and has taken a foremost rank among American women of genius, not only as a writer of prose, but as a poetess. Bertha and Lily ; The Lost Angel ; Western Captive ; The Newsboy ; Sagamore of Saco ; Woman and her Needs ; Beauty and Dress , are among her numerous prose works. The following are well-known poems : The Acorn ; Destiny ; Roman Tribute ; Jacob Leisler ; The Sinless Child...."
Mrs. Smith contributed several articles to various issues of "Old Times."
Books by Elizabeth Oakes Smith offered for sale.
"Old Times:...of North Yarmouth, Maine....Vol. 6. No. 3." Pages 875 - 912.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed.; Rev. Amasa Loring; & Capt. James J. Humphrey.
July 1, 1882. $99.00..
"Contents. The Loring Family; The Humphrey Family; Record of Baptisms, First Church, North Yarmouth; Genealogical Notes; Memoranda."
Generally continuation or continued portions of serialized articles.
"Old Times:...of North Yarmouth, Maine....Vol. 6. No. 4." Pages 913 - 958.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed.; Marshall N. Rich; Rev. Amasa Loring; N. T. True, M. D.; & Charles E. Banks, M. D.
Oct. 1, 1882. $99.00.
"Contents. The Ring Family; The Loring Family; Colonel Samuel True; Doctor John Angier Hyde; Record of Baptisms, First Church, North Yarmouth; Yarmouth Corner, 1850; Memoranda."
Generally continuation or continued portions of serialized articles.
"Old Times:...of North Yarmouth, Maine....Vol. 8. No. 1." Pages 1105 - 1133.
Donated to Yarmouth Historical Society.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed.; Rev. Amasa Loring; & Dr. N. T. True, M. D.
Jan. 1, 1884. $99.00.
"Contents. North Yarmouth Necrology, 1736 to 1762; Reminiscenses of Bethiah Clough; Record of Baptisms, First Church, North Yarmouth, 1833 - 1849; The Gray Family; The Old Elm Tree; The Bucknam Family; Genealogical Notes; North Yarmouth Academy, 1831 - 1833; Yarmouth Corner, 1850."
Generally continuations or continued portions of serialized articles.
"Old Times
of North Yarmouth, Maine
1877 -- 1884"
All 32 quarterlies.
Augustus W. Corliss, Ed. 1977 Facsimile edition of 750 copies, New Hampshire Publishing Company $355.00.
"Old Times
North Yarmouth, Maine
1877 -- 1884"
All 32 quarterlies.
Augustus W. Corliss Picton Press 2003
CD--ROM,
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$39.50
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"Old Times:

A MAGAZINE
DEVOTED TO THE PRESERVATION AND PUBLICATION OF DOC-
UMENTS RELATING TO THE EARLY HISTORY

-- OF --

NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE.

INCLUDING, AS FAR AS
POSSIBLE, ANY INCIDENTS WORTHY OF RECORD
RELATIVE TO THE TOWNS OF

HARPSWELL, FREEPORT, POWNAL, CUMBERLAND
AND YARMOUTH.

ALL OFFSHOOTS OF THE OLD TOWN.
ALSO
GENEALOGICAL RECORDS OF THE PRINCIPAL FAMILIES AND BIOGRAPHI-
CAL SKETCHES OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED RESI-
DENTS OF THE TOWN

AUGUSTUS W. CORLISS,

YARMOUTH, MAINE."
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