V. F. Thomas Co.
P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com





All of the material posted on this website is for the free use of anyone who wishes to use it, with the requirement that no one using this material will ever charge anyone for access to it, either online or in print or in any other form.


LIVING ON THE EDGE
A guide to Tide Pool Animals, Seaweeds, and Seaside plants. For more information or to order, please click here.
ANCESTRAL PLANTS, VOLUME 2
This book by Arthur Haines covers more than 100 species of plants, with at least two color photographs for each species, and has introductory chapters (different from those in volume 1) to provide important information for those interested in foraging, herbal medicine, and wildcrafting. For more information or to place an order, please click here.


BOTANICAL LATIN
BOTANICAL LATIN
Here you will find a botanical Latin glossary (a work in progress) of words used in Latin descriptions and diagnoses of plant species, as well as a list of links to translations of Latin descriptions and diagnoses. -->


NATURAL HISTORY
The former MAINE NATURAL HISTORY PROJECT is now curated by Maine Natural History Observatory.


CULTURAL HISTORY
Cultural history in the sense used on this website is what is commonly called just “history”. Here the adjective “cultural” is used to distinguish the history of humans from “natural history” (see above), the study of non-human organisms.

Note from the manager of this website: Information has come to light that shows that some (and likely much) of what I have been posting is found elsewhere. Therefore, rather than spending more time adding to the pages linked to below, I am setting aside any further work on this project. The hosting package for this website has been renewed until June 2023. My plan is to archive the contents of the site at that time and then to close it.

MAINE CULTURAL HISTORY PROJECT
cemeteries | census records | cottages | genealogy | land grants and deeds | markers, monuments, and memorials | postal history | state history | town histories | town records