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Samuel Appleton Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1324-sc
Overview A daybook from the general store of Samuel Appleton in Waterville, Maine. The volume records names of customers, their purchases and the prices paid. Items purchased include crackers, coffee, stockings, flannel, Irish linen, brandy, etc.

Blacksmith's Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1108-sc
Overview Daybook of an unidentified blacksmith in Lovell, Maine, listing names of customers, work done and amount paid for each job.

Etienne H. Bourque Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1168-sc
Overview Daybook of the owner of a general jobbing business in Waterville, Maine. The volume records financial transactions with suppliers from September to November, 1923.

William Brooks Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 0074A
Overview Daybooks of a shoemaker in Woodstock, Maine.

William Brownell Journal and Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1151-sc
Overview Volume listing sales to individuals in Berwick, Maine primarily of brandy, rum, and gin with some entries also for tobacco, tea, cigars, etc.

Daniel Bucknam Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1007
Overview The collection contains two daybooks of Daniel Bucknam, Jr., a resident of Sutton, Massachusetts and Minot, Maine, in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The daybooks primarily reflect Bucknam's business life as a farmer and also record activities of his sons, Calvin and Shepherd Bucknam.

Bucknam Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1038-sc
Overview Papers of residents of Columbia Falls, Maine, and records of a temperance society in Columbia Falls. Twenty-three pages of one of the notebooks are records of the Howard Association for the Promotion of Temperance in Columbia Falls for the years 1834 to 1840. The remainder of the notebook and the second notebook were used as daybooks for farm records of expenses and money received.

Bushelling Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1072-sc
Overview Daybook, or bushelling book, of an unidentified tailor or seamstress. Entries are for mending, pressing or altering garments and give names of customers and amounts charged. Also includes a cash book, 1909-1913, and an inventory book, 1905-1909, listing types and amounts of fabrics on hand and their cost.

Central Maine Power Company Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 1008
Overview Records from 40 small electric companies established in Maine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The companies subsequently were acquired by Central Maine Power Company between 1910 and 1965.

D. K. Chase Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1082-sc
Overview Account book from Calais, Maine, possibly of Daniel Kimball Chase. Book has entries for business transactions and for items purchased, 1849-1862. A second volume continues the entries through 1864; the second volume also has unidentified entries for financial notes held and other financial information, 1878-1909.

George D. Chubbuck Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1255-sc
Overview A daybook kept by George D. Chubbock of Portland, Maine. The first page of the volume states "Geo. D. Chubbock commenced business at Kidder, March 1st, 1865." The volume records purchases made by customers presumably at a general store. Goods purchased include tea, cheese, gingham, locks, ribbon, soap, etc.

Coe Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0104
Overview Consist primarily of business records of the brothers Eben S. Coe and Thomas Upham Coe, with a few papers of Thomas's wife, Sada L. Coe.

Llewellyn E. Crommett Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1003-sc
Overview Daybook of a resident of Waterville, Maine. Accounts are listed by date from 1872 to February 1874.

Croswell Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0782
Overview Business records of the Croswell family, long-time owners of a general store in Farmington, Maine.

D. W. Clark Ice Co. Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1166-sc
Overview Volumes list daily financial transactions with the company's customers but do not indicate the amount of ice sold to each customer.

S. Dakins Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1755-sc
Scope and Contents Daybook, circa 1834-circa 1843, of S. Dakins (possibly Sherilah?) of Orono, Maine. One side of volume begins with what appear to be art history notes with brief biographical sketches of Van Dyck, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, etc. Other side of volume contains expense accounts.

Abner Davis Book No. 1

Identifier: SpC MS 1193-sc
Overview Daybook kept by Abner Davis in 1830 and 1831 recording purchases presumably at his general store in Stow, Maine. The volume gives names of customers, their purchases and prices paid for both groceries and dry-goods. Items bought include broadcloth, silk, tea, gin, yarn, eggs, etc.

Daybook (1798-1848)

Identifier: SpC MS 1284-sc
Overview Daybook recording purchases by customers from an unidentified business in Standish, Maine, probably a general store and sawmill. Early entries document purchases of salt, molasses, coffee, rum, etc., while those from the early 1800s onward show accounts for sawing boards, plowing, and hauling supplies such as salt and meal. The back of the volume was used to list expenditures in 1865 for labor and construction supplies, partially for construction of a dam, as well as containing a list of deaths...

Daybook (1812-1847)

Identifier: SpC MS 1299-sc
Overview Daybook of an unidentified farmer from Frankfort, Maine. The name Andrew Tyler is mentioned in the volume. The volume records work done for various individuals as well as goods sold. Entries list activities such as cutting and hauling wood, making cider, and shearing sheep, as well as the sale of corn, potatoes, beef, etc.

Daybook (1817-1826)

Identifier: SpC MS 1343-sc
Scope and Contents A volume used to record daily purchases at a general store as well as casual labor done by an unidentified person, possibly from Gardiner, Maine. Both Gardiner and Unity, Maine are mentioned in the text. Goods purchased include rum, molasses, pork, nails, etc. Many of the entries record the sale of various kinds of lumber. The volume also lists wages received for such things as a day's work at a gristmill, conveying a raft to Bath and bringing fish, driving logs, etc.

Daybook (1833-1834)

Identifier: SpC MS 1164-sc
Overview Daybook from an unidentified business in Thomaston, Maine, probably a general store.

Daybook (1839-1845)

Identifier: SpC MS 0918-sc
Overview A daybook of a man in Lovell, Maine, from 1839 to 1845.

Daybook (1843-1847)

Identifier: SpC MS 1511-sc
Overview Daybook of an unidentified business in Orono, Maine, probably a general store. The entries list daily purchases of customers and the amount paid for each item. Purchases include coffee, tobacco, sugar, hair tonic, currants, etc.

Daybook (1843-1848)

Identifier: SpC MS 1269-sc
Overview A daybook from an unidentified general store in Baldwin, Maine. Entries from 1843 to 1847 are identified as being from Baldwin; those from 1848 are headed Sebago. The volume records names of customers, their purchases, and prices paid. Goods purchased include tea, molasses, pork, candles, fish, flannel, tobacco, etc.

Daybook (1855-1856)

Identifier: SpC MS 1154-sc
Overview Volume from an unidentified business, probably a general store, in Houlton, Maine.

Daybook (1859-1878)

Identifier: SpC MS 1099-sc
Overview Daybook from Hebron, Maine, possibly belonging to Joseph G. Merrill, and recording sales of patent medicines such as humor doctor, white pine compound, pain easer, and cedar plaster. The second part of the volume lists sales of dry goods and general merchandise.

Daybook (1866)

Identifier: SpC MS 1167-sc
Overview Daybook from an unidentified business in North Berwick, Maine, probably a general store. A few pages of the volume have newspaper clippings pasted in and unattached clippings were also received with the volume; most clippings concern recipes or household hints.

Daybook (1874-1876)

Identifier: SpC MS 1508-sc
Overview Daybook, 1874-1876, of an unidentified general store in York, Maine. The volume records purchases made by customers including flour, eggs, cloth, butter, tea, tobacco, etc.

Daybook (1876-1881)

Identifier: SpC MS 1718
Overview A daybook by an unknown compiler listing financial transactions including payments for labor performed, ice charters, pilotage of various vessels, and groceries and dry goods sold.

Daybook (1882-1883)

Identifier: SpC MS 1316-sc
Overview Daybook of an unidentified business, probably a general store. No indication of the location of the business is given. The volume records names of customers, their purchases, and prices paid. Goods sold include soap, matches, lamb, butter, beans, sugar, etc.

Daybook (1886-1888)

Identifier: SpC MS 1421-sc
Scope and Contents A daybook of a general store, presumably in West Buxton, Maine. Purchases included potatoes, cabbage, fish, matches, buttons, silk, etc. An invoice from Graham & Co., West Buxton, dealers in dry goods, groceries and hardware, accompanies the volume.

Daybook (1887-1889)

Identifier: SpC MS 1295-sc
Overview A daybook from an unidentified general store in Brookton, Maine, used to record names of customers, their purchases, and prices paid. Items purchased include vanilla, raisins, flannel, cod, shovels, pocket knives, etc.

Daybook (1887-1893)

Identifier: SpC MS 1209-sc
Overview Daybook recording purchases at an unidentified dry-goods and clothing store in Bingham, Maine. Goods sold include pants, buttons, sheeting, thread, boots, shoes, etc.

Daybook (1893-1894)

Identifier: SpC MS 1483-sc
Overview A daybook of an unidentified business in Saco, Maine, probably a general store. The volume lists customers for each day, their purchases, amounts paid, and the total amount of money earned each day. Items listed include eggs, mustard, lard, oats, corn, etc.

Daybook (1893-1916)

Identifier: SpC MS 1302-sc
Overview Daybook kept by an unidentified farmer listing expenses and purchases. No location is specified in the volume. Entries are listed under headings such as farm, cows, sheep, hogs, hens, etc. Accounts for various individuals who seem to have worked for the farmer are also given.

Daybook (1896)

Identifier: SpC MS 1140-sc
Overview Volume listing daily purchases of groceries and dry-goods from an unidentified general store in Maine.

Daybook (1910-1912)

Identifier: SpC MS 1088-sc
Overview Daily transactions of an unidentified watch repair business, possibly in Maine. Watches repaired include Hampden, Waltham, Elgin, Illinois and Seth Thomas among others. The firm name Russell & Kenrick (also spelled Kendrick) is mentioned in the volume. Volume includes an alphabetical list of customers. A newspaper clipping with a picture entitled "The late Albert S. Kilgore" is pasted to the last page of the volume.

Daybook (1926-1933)

Identifier: SpC MS 1256-sc
Overview Daybook of an unidentified optician in Portland, Maine, used to record orders of patients for eyeglasses, etc.

Daybook (1938-1939)

Identifier: SpC MS 1332-sc
Scope and Contents A daybook from an unidentified business, probably an ice dealer in Portland, Maine. The volume records names of customers and peddlers as well as amounts of money received from customers.

Daybook A (1864-1868)

Identifier: SpC MS 1161-sc
Overview Daybook, 1864-1868, of an unidentified merchant in Orland, Maine.

James E. Devine Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 0958-sc
Overview A daybook of a pharmacist in Augusta, Maine. Included are daily sales from 1873 to 1885 and a list of inventory on April 3, 1875 (40 p.)

P. E. Donworth Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1395-sc
Scope and Contents A daybook of a general store in Machias, Maine, listing daily purchases such as tea, sugar, oats, linen thread, boots, pillows, etc.

E. Plummer and Sons Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0413
Overview The collection consists of four unidentified volumes. By their dates, it is assumed that they mostly concern the firm of E. Plummer and Sons, incorporated in 1901.

Albert S. Eells Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0161
Overview The collection contains records from Albert Eells's grocery business in Camden, Maine and his shipyard in Rockport, Maine.

F. B. Blanchard & Co. Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1194-sc
Overview Includes a daybook and corresponding ledger with index for a general store in Waterville, Maine. Goods purchased include sugar, candles, cider, flannel, tobacco, pork, apples, etc.

Farmer's Daybook (1850-1866)

Identifier: SpC MS 0979-sc
Overview A daybook of a farmer who probably lived in Dixfield, Maine.

General Store Records (1853-1897)

Identifier: SpC MS 1326-sc
Overview Financial records of an unidentified business in Ashland, Maine, probably a general store. Included is a ledger dating from 1853-1863, arranged by customer name and listing purchases, and two daybooks dating from 1888-1897, listing daily purchases.

Rufus Gennings Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1175-sc
Overview Daybook from Rufus Gennings' general store in Industry, Maine. A note written by Gennings in the front of the volume indicates that he sold the business to J. Wright of Farmington, Maine, sometime after 1848. The first part of the volume, dating from December 12, 1848 to January 1, 1852, records purchases made by customers at the store and prices paid for goods. Items bought include butter, molasses, nails, calico, tobacco, etc. The volume then skips to 1876, when perhaps a new owner began...

Fred Alliston Gilbert Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0202
Overview Papers relating to the logging industry in Maine and the Great Northern Paper Company.

Charles F. Gould Daybook No. 4

Identifier: SpC MS 1506-sc
Overview Daybook recording purchases at a general store apparently owned by Charles F. Gould in Biddeford, Maine. The volume records purchases by customers of items such as wood, lime, tobacco, tea, pepper, etc.

Graham & Goodhue Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1110-sc
Overview Daybooks of a Bangor, Maine business, probably a general store. Volume 1, dating from 1833-1834, records sales of goods such as calico, silk, nails, molasses, books, etc. The volume was also used in the 1850s to record expenses entailed for keeping sheep and other work in Greenfield, N.H. Volume 2 continues the sales records of Graham & Goodhue from 1835 to 1836. This volume was also used by an unidentified person or business to record income from rents and various legal services,...

Grain Merchant's Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1076-sc
Overview Daybook of an unidentified grain merchant recording sales of corn, beans, bran, etc. An entry in the volume lists the merchant's son as Stuart Wood Hodgdon.

Asa Green Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1103-sc
Overview Daybooks of an unidentified business in Orono, Maine, possibly a general store, listing names of customers, their purchases and prices paid. Items purchased include shoes, pork, coffee, nails, calico, etc.

Halls Mills Lumber Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1726
Overview Business records of a sawmill located near Whiting, Maine, along with information about the history of the mill, area homesteads, and the logging industry in Washington County, Maine

Josiah Harris Waste Book B

Identifier: SpC MS 1096-sc
Overview Daily transactions from July 1, 1791 through Dec. 12, 1792, listing names of customers, items purchased and prices paid. Purchases include sugar, molasses, rum, shoes, cotton, oats, etc. An accompanying volume, with 1793 on the cover, lists similar transactions from Aug. 24, 1792 through Dec. 26, 1793.

Charles H. Haskell Daybook No. 3

Identifier: SpC MS 1143-sc
Overview Daybook recording deliveries of goods on the Norway, Yarmouth and Spears, Maine routes.

Richard Vose Hayden Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0233
Overview The collection consists of diaries kept by Richard V. Hayden from 1821 through 1867. The diaries give very detailed information about Hayden's daily life, including the weather, his varied work activities, and local and national events.

Solyman Heath Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1156-sc
Overview Contains two volumes dating from 1832-1855 used by Heath in his law practice to record money received from individuals. In some cases the reasons for the payments are given. The items were often paid for by barter, including with days of farm labor or work in the woods.

W. Higgins Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 0243

G. A. Hodgdon Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 0953-sc
Overview A daybook of a store in Farmington, Maine. The entries cover the years 1909 to 1920.

J. P. Hooper Financial Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0968-sc
Overview Financial records of a tailor in Bucksport, Maine. Included are an account book from 1847 to 1871 and two daybooks from 1864 Jan. to 1867 Nov. 27 and 1869 Dec. 1 to 1879 Oct. 9 with invoices from 1886.

Andrew Hussey Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1150-sc
Overview Volume listing daily transactions of Andrew Hussey of Berwick, Maine. Includes names of customers, goods purchased or work performed, and prices.

Robert Jack Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1155-sc
Overview Volume records the sale of goods such as lumber, tobacco, cheese, rum, shingles, vinegar and gin. Accompanied by a second volume listing individual names, perhaps meant to index the ledger that would have been used with this daybook.

Josiah Hume & Co. Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1200-sc
Overview Financial records of a business in Calais, Maine, presumably a general store. One volume, dated 1829-1832 and entitled Ledger B, records sales of goods such as shoes, apples, mackerel, butter, oil, rum, flannel, etc. The second volume, a daybook from 1835-1837, records daily transactions of the store. The volumes are accompanied by miscellaneous invoices, 1830-1832.

Kennebec Farmers and City Telephone Company Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1171-sc
Overview Daybook of a company located in Waterville, Maine. The volume lists daily expenditures of the company, beginning with those paid to company manager Frank L. Ames and others for setting up and incorporating the company and continuing with listings for amounts paid to other employees and charges to customers for telephone installations and repairs.

Lane and Usher Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0287

John Lane Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 0288

Wm. M. Leighton Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1107-sc
Overview Daybook of a tailor in Portland, Maine, listing names of customers, work done for them, and prices charged. Also includes a menu for a dinner honoring Wm. Leighton held at the Elks home, Portland, on April 14, 1909.

Maine Consolidated Power Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0310
Overview The financial records of an electric utility in Maine.

Aaron P. McFarland Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1113-sc
Overview Daybooks from an unidentified business belonging to Aaron P. McFarland in Montville, Maine, probably a general store. Volumes list names of customers, items purchased and amounts paid. Typical listings include tea, candles, thread, calico, eggs, etc.

C. A. Merrill Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1185-sc
Overview Daybook recording financial transactions of C.A. Merrill of Auburn, Maine. Merrill appears to have been a farmer.

David Norcross Daybook for Lucinda Spaulding

Identifier: SpC MS 1469-sc
Overview A daybook of an unidentified person providing information on the financial affairs of Lucinda Spaulding, probably a resident of New Vineyard, Maine. The book mentions that David Norcross took charge of Mrs. Spaulding's affairs as a trustee. Expenses include money spent for board, nursing, medicine, etc.

Order Book (1920)

Identifier: SpC MS 1089-sc
Overview Daybook from an unidentified business in North Waterboro, Maine, probably a general store. Lists names of customers with purchases and their costs. Items purchased include soap, tea, ribbon, sugar, mustard, etc.

James Shepherd Pike Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0409
Scope and Contents The papers of a journalist, diplomat and author from Calais, Maine. Including correspondence, diaries, notebooks, account books, manuscripts, and some family material. Correspondents include Salmon P. Chase, Charles Anderson Dana, G.G. Fogg, and Horace Greeley.

R. Fickett & Sons Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1128-sc
Overview Collection includes a daybook, 1854-1856, and three ledgers, 1851-1878, detailing customers and goods sold to them. A fifth volume, 1861-1897, records amount paid for labor done for taking care of and supplying vessels, hauling timber, selling wood, etc.

Ring Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0436

Business records of Edmund T. Ring and scrapbooks documenting the career of his son, Edgar E. Ring, both of Orono, Maine. Edmund appears to have operated a grocery store there and also operated a sawmill under the firm name E.T. Ring and Son.

S. S. Herrick and Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0240
Overview Financial records of S.S. Herrick and Company, including daybooks of the grocery business 1896-1899 and 1908-1939 listing customer names, purchases and prices paid; and ledgers, 1892-1930s.

Samuel F. Barker Co. Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1265-sc
Overview Daybook of a general store in Calais, Maine. The volume records purchases made by customers including candles, cotton, needles, tea, pork, shoes, calico, etc.

James Scamman Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1025-sc
Overview Daybook of a liquor retailer in Buxton, Maine. A few of the pages have newspaper clippings pasted on them.

Ambrose Scammon Daybook C

Identifier: SpC MS 1537-sc
Overview Volume used by Ambrose Scammon of Franklin, Maine, to record purchases of groceries and dry-goods from an unidentified business, probably a general store.

J. B. Sherman Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1235-sc
Overview Daybooks recording purchases of customers from a general store in Scarborough, Maine. Goods purchased include crackers, salt, sugar, butter, pork, eggs, etc.

Somerset Railroad Construction and Equipment Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1536-sc
Overview A volume used to record information for 1868-1883 about amounts paid for labor, material, engineering, printing, etc. used in road building, surveying, grading, tunneling and other tasks for the Somerset Railroad. Some treasurer's balance sheets are also included.

Staples Bros. Financial Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0914-sc
Overview Financial records of a sawmill in Turner, Maine.

Ezekiel Stoddard Stagecoach Reservations Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1272-sc
Overview Daybook used by Zeke Stoddard to record seat reservations for his stage line in Pembroke, Maine.

T. W. Allan & Sons Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1208-sc
Overview Financial records of a general store in Dennysville, Maine, owned by Theophilus W. Allan and his sons. Volumes include two daybooks, dated 1869 and 1894-1895, as well as two ledgers dated 1889-1902 and 1901-1912. The store sold groceries, dry-goods, hardware, etc.

T. Wyman & Son Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1204-sc
Overview Records of a general store in Sebec, Maine, owned by Thoedore Wyman and his son, Theodore H. Wyman. Included are three ledgers dating from the 1830s to 1883. The earliest ledger appears to record transactions of a business called Jewett & Wyman. The ledgers include names of customers but do not record specific purchases made by each customer. Also found in the collection is a daybook dating from 1871-1873 which details the purchase of items such as lard, sugar, molasses, oil, etc. A small...

Herbert E. Tracy Boat Shop Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0506
Overview The collection contains financial records of a boat shop and dock owned by Herbert E. Tracy in Winter Harbor, Maine. The collection contains five volumes of records. Tracy records expenses for services he provided to boats in his yard, including repairs, refittings, berth rentals, towing charges, wharf accounts, and sales of all kinds of nautical supplies. One of the volumes, listed as a memo book, contains town financial records for Winter Harbor for 1896, as well as a list of names and...

True and Sweetser Day Book

Identifier: SpC MS 0509

Wakefield Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0609
Overview Business records of Orick (O.H.) Wakefield and his son, Ralph J. Wakefield. The Wakefields were residents of Lowell, Maine.

William C. Walker Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1192-sc
Overview Records include a financial ledger kept by William C. Walker between 1829 and 1843, recording his work as a cobbler in Stow, Maine. The ledger is accompanied by a daybook from 1831; this volume has "William C. Walker book no. 2" written inside the front cover.

Watch Repairer's Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 0986-sc
Overview A daybook of a watch repairer in Maine.

Perley M. Webster Financial Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1474-sc
Overview A daybook maintained by Perley Webster from September 1941 to January 1945. The volume records Webster's purchases as well as amounts he earned selling dairy products. It also contains lists of amounts spent on gasoline, oil and repairs as well as groceries. Miscellaneous receipts, notes, etc., accompany the daybook.

Daniel A. Whittier Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1277-sc
Overview Daybook of a business, presumably a general store, belonging to Daniel A. and Reuben Whittier of Palermo, Maine. The volume records daily sales to customers and gives customer names, purchases and costs. Items sold include liquor, glass, canvas, buttons, shoes, molasses, etc.

Japheth Winn Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1203-sc
Overview Records of a blacksmith in Clinton, Maine. Collection includes two daybooks, dating from 1826-1829 and 1832-1839, that record work done for customers and the costs. Also includes a ledger dating from 1832 that records financial transactions by customer name.