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Samuel Appleton Daybook

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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.

George D. Chubbuck Daybook

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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.

Abner Davis Book No. 1

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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 (1833-1834)

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

Daybook (1843-1847)

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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)

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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)

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

Daybook (1866)

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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)

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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 (1882-1883)

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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)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1421-sc

Daybook (1887-1889)

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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 (1893-1894)

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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 (1896)

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

P. E. Donworth Daybook

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Identifier: SpC MS 1395-sc

E. R. Wingate & Co. Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 1327-sc
Overview Ledger from a general store listing names of customers, goods sold and their prices. Items include tobacco, flour, herring, needles, flannel, etc. The location of the business is not indicated.

F. B. Blanchard & Co. Records

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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.

William Fish Account Book

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Identifier: SpC MS 1149-sc
Overview Listings by date of accounts with various individuals and materials purchased or work done. Goods include bushels of barley or rye, pork, rum, coffee, etc. Work includes plowing, use of horses, mowing, etc.

General Store Ledger (1850-1874)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1232-sc
Overview Ledger of an unidentified general store, possibly in Rumford, Maine. Arranged by customer name, the ledger lists goods sold and prices paid. Goods include beef, flour, potatoes, molasses, apples, etc.

General Store Records (1853-1897)

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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

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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...

Charles F. Gould Daybook No. 4

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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

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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,...

Asa Green Daybooks

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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.

Solyman Heath Papers

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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.

John Hume Account Books

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Identifier: SpC MS 1191-sc
Overview Account books of John Hume of Robbinston, Maine, used to record financial transactions of his business, probably a general store, as well as his services to the town of Robbinston. Goods sold include beef, pork, potatoes, hay, books, writing paper, etc. Hume also recorded work he did for others including haying, pasturing cows, washing and shearing sheep and threshing. His duties for the town of Robbinston included service as selectman and overseer of the poor, as well as use of his horse and...

Robert Jack Daybooks

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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

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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.

Journal (1812-1830)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1147-sc
Overview A volume from an unidentified business, probably a general store, in Surry, Maine. The first part of the volume was used as a daybook to record purchases from the store, 1812-1817. Entries for 1816-1817 are headed Ellsworth (Maine). Merchandise purchased includes gingham, rum, twine, corn, etc. The rest of the volume was used to record transactions from an unidentified logging or lumber business and dates from 1824-1830. Information includes lumber sawed and shipped from Reeds mill and "the...

King & Cundy Ledgers

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Identifier: SpC MS 1139-sc
Overview Ledgers from a general store in Calais, Maine, arranged by name of customer and listing groceries and dry-goods purchased. The store is identified in the ledgers as both King & Cundy and G.D. King & Co.

Ledger (1818-1877)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1084-sc
Overview Ledger from an unidentified person or business possibly in Parsonsfield, Maine. The name Parsons appears on the front cover. The journal lists names of customers, materials and goods purchased or work done, and amounts paid. Items listed are primarily foods (potatoes, cider, lamb, apples, etc.). Types of work listed include use of horse and wagon or oxen, cutting wood, fencing, removing rocks, etc.

Ledger (1836-1838)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1377-sc
Scope and Contents Pages from a ledger of an unidentified person listing amounts paid for various kinds of goods and services. Items purchased include potatoes, hay, cider, butter, coffee, tobacco, etc. The names N. Libbey and Samuel Libbey are mentioned frequently; the town of Scarborough (Maine) is the only location mentioned.

Ledger (1849-1851)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1664-sc
Overview Ledger of an unidentified business, probably a general store in Fairfield, Maine. Entries are arranged by name of customer and are for purchases such as coffee, corn, apples, oats, potatoes, etc.

Ledger (1849-1853)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1696-sc
Overview Ledger from an unidentified general store, possibly in Waterville, Maine.

Ledger (1854-1861)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1205-sc
Overview Ledger from an unidentified business, possibly a general store in Skowhegan, Maine. Arranged by customer name, the volume records sales of items such as eggs, tobacco, tea, fish, sugar and flour. Also found in the collection is an undated journal listing customers and apparently serving as an intermediate volume between a daybook and a final ledger. A single invoice dated 1859 from Robbins & Fogg is also found in the collection. The billhead lists this company, located in Skowhegan, as...

Ledger (1867)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1359-sc
Scope and Contents A ledger used by an unidentified business, probably a general store in Lamoine, Maine. The name Alfred B. Smith appears frequently in the volume. The ledger records the names of customers, items purchased and prices paid for the items. Purchases included tobacco, pork, vinegar, pencils, cotton, boots, etc.

Ledger (1897-1909)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1104-sc
Overview Ledger from an unidentified business, possibly from C.J. Longley's general store in Madison, Maine. Lists customer names, goods purchased and prices paid. Purchases include apples, bananas, cigars, sugar, etc.

Ledger A, No. 1 (1839-1840)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1184-sc
Overview A financial ledger, 1839-1840, of a general store presumably in Limington, Maine.

Ledger No. 1 (1874-1875)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1070-sc
Overview Ledger from an unidentified general store possibly in Lewiston, Maine, listing names of customers, materials and goods purchased, and amounts paid. Items listed are primarily foods (butter, lard, apples, bread, pork, cranberries, etc.) but also include paper, tobacco, oil and dry-goods.

I. W. Marshall Ledgers

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Identifier: SpC MS 1296

Aaron P. McFarland Daybooks

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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.

Memorandum Books (1857-1877)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1261-sc
Overview Memorandum and account books from 1857, 1876 and 1877 by an unknown compiler, probably in the Portland, Maine, area. The volumes record daily purchases and expenditures for groceries, dry-goods, personal expenses, taxes, etc. The volume from 1876 also details expenses of trips between Portland and Philadelphia.

F. G. Purinton Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 1176-sc
Overview A ledger of a general store in Brunswick, Maine. The volume is arranged by customer name and records purchases of goods such as corn, molasses, salt, sugar, raisins, etc.

R. Fickett & Sons Records

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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.

Stephen H. Rice Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 1183-sc
Overview A financial ledger of Stephen H. Rice dating from 1858-1878. Although the location and nature of the business are not recorded, it appears to have been a general store located somewhere in Somerset County, Maine.

Samuel F. Barker Co. Daybook

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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.

Ambrose Scammon Daybook C

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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

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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.

James Smith Business Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 1389-sc

Henry Starboard Account Book

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Identifier: SpC MS 1197-sc
Overview A volume used by Starboard to record purchases made by customers presumably at a general store in Charlotte, Maine. Goods purchased include cotton, buttons, tea, soap, candles, potatoes, etc. Entries are headed both Charlotte and Pembroke, Maine. The volume also records Starboard's work for others, much of which involved making barrels, hoop poles, and tubs. Another part of the volume contains records of Enoch Fisher of Charlotte, Maine, and details his activities as justice of the peace,...

T. W. Allan & Sons Records

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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.

Timothy Johnson & Co. Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 1342-sc

W. M. Staples Ledger C

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Identifier: SpC MS 1397-sc
Scope and Contents Ledger listing purchases of customers at a general store in Bridgton, Maine. Items sold include tobacco, flour, lamb, soap, rice, beans, coffee, etc.

Daniel A. Whittier Daybook

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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.