Elwell, Edward (1825 - 1890)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born in Portland, Edward H. Elwell was a journalist and writer. Joseph Griffin in The Press of Maine (1872) wrote that in 1848 Elwell and Edwin Plummer started publishing the Northern Pioneer, a weekly literary paper. In the same year Elwell and some other investors then combined the Northern Pioneer with the Transcript. Elwell was also one of the newly created newspaper's editors.

Selected Bibliography

  • Aroostook: With Some Account of the Excursions Thither of the Editors of Maine, in the Years 1858 and 1878, and of the Colony of Swedes, Settled in the Town of New Sweden (1878).In 1858 and in a follow-up trip in 1878 Elwell reported on the observations of a group of newspaper men who had visited Aroostook County to promote people moving there. Elwell makes negative statements about the St. John Valley French settlers.
  • Fraternity Papers (1886), a collection of ten papers he presented at the Portland Fraternity Club
  • The Boys of Thirty-Five, A Story of a Seaport Town (1884) a novel
  • John S.C. Abbott's The History of Maine (1892). second edition five new chapters
  • Portland and Vicinity (1876), an illustrated guide to the Portland area, was re-issued in a facsimile edition by Greater Portland Landmarks in 1975.