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Charles Lanman Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1425-sc
Overview Correspondence, printed questionnaires, photographs, etc. providing biographical information about politicians from Maine for inclusion in Lanman's Dictionary of the United States Congress. His Dictionary was published in various editions between 1859 and 1869.

Charles C. Larrabee Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1266-sc
Overview A ledger dating from 1883 to 1889 kept by a physician in Springfield, Maine. The volume lists names of patients, services provided by Dr. Larrabee, and payments received. Although most payments were in cash, some were made in goods such as oats, hay, butter, etc.

Donald Richard Larrabee Journalistic Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0289
Overview The papers are related to articles and columns written by Donald Richard Larrabee, a Washington correspondent.

"Late Wisconsin Deglaciation of the Munsungan-Chase Lake Basin, Northern Maine, in Reference to Earliest Human Occupation"

Identifier: SpC MS 1758-sc
Scope and Contents Article co-authored by Harold Borns and Daniel Belknap, unpublished.

Lawrence Family Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1262-sc
Overview A volume used to record financial information about various members of the Lawrence family of Calais, Maine. Names mentioned in the volume include Samuel Lawrence, his son Millard D. Lawrence, Millard's wife Clara A. Lawrence, and Leonard A. Lawrence, a student at the University of Maine in 1903. The volume includes listings for cash and stocks, as well as information about the house and stable account, groceries and provisions, clothing, and rent received for houses at Calais and Eastport,...

Lawrence Family Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 0730-sc
Overview Correspondence of the Lawrence family of Sorrento, Sullivan, and Castine, Maine.

Lawyer's Docket (1876-1887)

Identifier: SpC MS 1283-sc
Overview A volume used to record information about cases, 1876-1887, of an unidentified lawyer possibly in Rockland, Maine. Each entry in the volume identifies names of parties, cause of action, court, officer, fees, and judgment. Cases were heard in Knox and Lincoln Counties in Maine. An index to parties is included.

League of Women Voters of Maine Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0291
Overview Records, 1913-2008, of the League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine's branch of the national nonpartisan political organization. Includes organizational election records, board meeting minutes, annual meeting records, voters guides, school guides as well as the records collected by a representative of the League of Women Voters of Maine while attending and observing public meetings of local municipal organizations.

Austin M. Leavens Diary

Identifier: SpC MS 1271-sc
Overview A diary kept by Leavens while a student at Mount Hermon School for Boys in Northfield, Mass. The diary records activities during a summer that he and fellow student Walter C. Simpson of Greensboro, Vermont, spent as cooking ware salesmen in various Maine towns. Writing in a humorous manner, Leavens outlines their daily activities, what they sold, and how they traveled to such communities as Brunswick, Augusta, Hallowell, Waterville, Oakland, Madison, Gardiner, and Randolph, Maine.

Ralph Leavitt Sportsman's Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0292
Overview The Leavitt papers contain mostly materials used in the columns that he wrote for the "Bangor Daily News" concerning hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports. Included are correspondence, articles, news releases, clippings, and photographs.

Lecture on Colburn Family

Identifier: SpC MS 1218-sc
Overview Text of a lecture delivered by Sally Cope Jacobs on March 16, 2006, as part of the celebration of the bicentennial of Orono, Maine. Includes illustrations that accompanied the lecture and a CD-ROM of the text and illustrations.

Ledger (1814-1819)

Identifier: SpC MS 0384

Ledger (1818-1877)

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 (1832-1840)

Identifier: SpC MS 1290-sc
Overview Ledger used by an unidentified person from Bloomfield (now Skowhegan), Maine, probably a farmer, to record goods sold and types of payments received for them.

Ledger (1836-1838)

Identifier: SpC MS 1377-sc

Ledger (1841-1845)

Identifier: SpC MS 1109-sc
Overview Ledger from an unidentified business in Ellsworth, Maine, possibly a general store. The name Henry B. Stockbridge is written on the first page.

Ledger (1849-1851)

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)

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

Ledger (1854-1861)

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 (1858-1881)

Identifier: SpC MS 0223

Ledger (1863-1864)

Identifier: SpC MS 1325-sc
Overview Ledger of an unidentified business in Calais, Maine, possibly a general store. Arranged by customer name, the volume lists purchases and amounts due. Most entries identify items purchased only as merchandise or sundries.

Ledger (1866-1886)

Identifier: SpC MS 1532-sc
Overview A ledger from an unidentified compiler, probably an agent for the United States Internal Revenue Service in Portland, Maine, giving information about tobacco and liquor sales and taxes in the state. Part of the volume records by firm name the amounts of tobacco held, rates and amounts of tax, amounts purchased or exported, and amounts held at warehouses from 1866-1867. An additional section records the number, amount and cost of tobacco stamps purchased by various firms, 1869. Also represented...

Ledger (1867)

Identifier: SpC MS 1359-sc

Ledger (1870-1871)

Identifier: SpC MS 1419-sc

Ledger (1870-1875)

Identifier: SpC MS 1409-sc
Scope and Contents Ledger used by an unidentified surveyor or engineer presumably in Lewiston, Maine, to record work such as surveying lots, writing descriptions of land, providing plans for a bridge, etc. Customers include the city of Lewiston, the Sandy River Valley Railway, and the Lewiston-Auburn Water Power Co., as well as private individuals.

Ledger (1871-1874)

Identifier: SpC MS 1178-sc
Overview A financial ledger of an unidentified business in West Rockport, Maine, that sold clothing, dry-goods, notions and fabrics.

Ledger (1876-1891)

Identifier: SpC MS 1507-sc
Overview A ledger, 1876-1891, of an unidentified merchant probably in Wiscasset, Maine. The volume records items sold to customers including lime, coal, cement, hair, etc. Sales were made both to individuals and to various schooners and other vessels. A later entry in the volume records visitors to an open house held August 11, 1937, at 12 High Street, presumably in Wiscasset.

Ledger (1883-1892)

Identifier: SpC MS 1087-sc
Overview Ledger of an unidentified business possibly in Portland, Maine. Customers include several wholesale and retail dry goods merchants and clothiers as well as booksellers and stationers, bakers, druggists, etc., most of them in Portland.

Ledger (1897-1899)

Identifier: SpC MS 1407-sc
Scope and Contents A ledger from an unidentified business listing purchases of such items as meal, salt, oyster shells, cornstarch, etc., to customers located mostly in towns in central and southern Massachusetts.

Ledger (1897-1909)

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 (1905)

Identifier: SpC MS 1695-sc
Overview Ledger of an unidentified business, probably in Maine, that dealt with various companies involved in shoe manufacturing.

Ledger (1919-1921)

Identifier: SpC MS 1010-sc
Overview Ledger of a store in northern Maine.

Ledger A, No. 1 (1839-1840)

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

Ledger No. 1 (1874-1875)

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.

Ledger (undated)

Identifier: SpC MS 0006
Scope and Contents Ledger with entries listed by name. First entry is Allan, T. W. Also in the list are entries for T.W. Allan & Sons and other people with the last name of Allan. There are numerical references following the names, but it is unknown to what the numbers refer.

Ledger (undated)

Identifier: SpC MS 0022
Scope and Contents Ledger with entries listed by name. First entry is Archer, Henry G. Also on first page is entry for Allan, Theophilus W. Names are followed by numerical references, but it is unknown to what they refer.

Dorothy Hanington LeGrow Scrapbook

Identifier: SpC MS 1689
Overview A scrapbook compiled by Dorothy Hanington while a student at the University of Maine.

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.

Arthur W. Leonard Receipts

Identifier: SpC MS 0741-sc
Overview Receipts of a farmer in Maine. Included are receipts for state, county and town taxes paid by A.W. Leonard from the town of Thorndike, Maine (1912-1953) and receipts from Peter Harmon & Son. Included also is a receipt for payment in full for a Pontiac and 2 receipts to Herbert Leonard for books and athletic fees at Maine Central Institute and for watch repair from Dieudonné Fortin in Waterville, Maine.

Letter (April 20, 1865)

Identifier: SpC MS 1678-sc
Overview Letter, April 20, 1865, from Rockland, Maine, by an unidentified woman writing to her son.

Letter (May 30, 1863)

Identifier: SpC MS 1716-sc
Overview Addressed "Dear parents" and signed "Lewis," the letter describes camp life, Lewis' duties, interactions with other troops, and his opinions about the Vicksburg campaign.

Letter to Gordon Lear

Identifier: SpC MS 1574-sc
Overview A letter written to Gordon Lear from an unidentified crew member of the ship "State of Maine," complaining of treatment of crew by officers, lack of food and ice, and sale of provisions instead of furnishing them to the crew. Lear was one of the owners of the ship.

Gomer Lewis Budget Travel Guides Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0742-sc
Overview Papers and letters relating to research for travel guides for senior citizens. Included are the letters Gomer Lewis received in doing research for his guides, newspaper clippings, reviews of his guides, and advertising material for the guides from Hammond Inc.

Hernaldo F. Libby Diary

Identifier: SpC MS 0942-sc
Overview Diary of a resident of Gardiner, Maine.

Philip N. Libby Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0743-sc
Overview Letters from a soldier during World War I to his family. Included also are a newspaper clipping about Philip Libby being wounded in France, a letter from the Regimental Commander praising the work of the First Gas Regiment, and a letter written while he was working with the Donnacona Paper Company in Canada in 1921.

Scott L. Libby Diary

Identifier: SpC MS 0963-sc
Overview A diary of a student residing at the Pine Tree Stock Farm in Gardiner, Maine.

Scott L. Libby Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 0978-sc
Overview A collection of letters addressed to Scott from his Aunt Nell and from his father who were both living in Gardiner, Maine.

"Life in the Woods for a Fortnight" Journal

Identifier: SpC MS 1673-sc
Overview Journal of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch recording a trip he took from Aug. 9 to Aug. 25, 1856, from Bangor, Maine, to Moosehead Lake, then down the West Branch of the Penobscot River to Mount Katahdin. Accompanying Bowditch were John W. Browne, a lawyer; Bowditch's son, Nathaniel Bowditch; and his nephews E. Francis Bowditch, Henry Bowditch and Charles P. Bowditch. A letter, June 14, 1856, to Henry Bowditch from James C. White, accompanying the journal, describes the journey and its arrangements in...

“Life of the Maine Lobsterman” project

Identifier: MF037
Scope and Contents The bulk of the nineteen accessions (33 hours) in this collection consists of interviews by David Taylor conducted during the summer of 1974 focused on Maine lobster fishermen. Accessions NA0726, NA0727, and NA0747 - NA0750 have been added to the collection since they are on the same topic and were done around the same time. Also included in the MF037 folder: Correspondence, clippings, articles, and surveys relating to the Life of the Maine Lobsterman Project.Restricted accessions:...

Collection on Edward John Limes

Identifier: SpC MS 1722-sc
Overview Photographs and news clippings related to the escape of University of Maine students Edward John Limes from a fire at Hannibal Hall February 13, 1944.

Limington, Maine Overseers of the Poor Pauper Notices

Identifier: SpC MS 1267-sc
Overview A volume used by the Overseers of the Poor in Limington, Maine, to notify overseers in surrounding towns of amounts due for support given to their citizens by the town of Limington.

Lincoln County, Maine Documents

Identifier: SpC MS 0773-sc
Overview A collection of documents from the County Clerk of Lincoln County, Maine. Most of the documents were issued in 1808 requesting the various towns in the county to appoint members of the town to serve as jurors in Wiscasset. The towns included Wiscasset, Bristol, Litchfield, Boothbay, Camden, Union, Lewiston, Bowdoinham, Bowdoin, Lisbon, Thomaston, Edgecomb, and Bath. Included also are court judgments from 1818 and 1880 and one which has no date and a court summons from 1811.

Lincoln County (Maine) Justice of the Peace Docket

Identifier: SpC MS 1669-sc
Overview A docket kept by an unidentified justice of the peace probably serving in Lincoln County, Maine. The towns of Topsham, Warren and Wiscasset, Maine, are mentioned in the text. Brief entries on cases give names of plaintiff and defendant, date of trial, decision in the case and fines assessed.

Lincoln County Union Sunday School Association Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0983-sc
Overview Records of a Sunday school association in Lincoln County, Maine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lincoln Foster Co. Letter Book

Identifier:  SpC MS 0746-sc
Overview A letter book of a lumber dealer in Bangor, Maine. The letters from July 18, 1836 to January 16, 1840 are from Lincoln Foster & Co. From March 12, 1841 to August 3, 1842 the letters are from Foster & Gilman. The letters concern the shipping of lumber and payment for the shipments.

Lion Locomotive Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 1461
Overview Contains correspondence about the locomotive, its history and its transfer from place to place. Many letters are to and from W.J. Sweetser, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, and H.D. Watson, head of the mechanical engineering department. Other letters are from Louis Ibbotson, librarian at the university, John R. Lyman, chair of the mechanical engineering department in the 1970s, and university presidents Arthur Hauck and Howard Neville. The collection also contains...

Little City Bangor Collection

Identifier: MF211
Scope and Contents Interviews conducted by then MA history student Sarah K. Martin with Louis Rolnick, Dorrice Trickey Wetzler, and Suzanne “Sue” Hodgins Mock on their experiences growing up in the Little City neighborhood in Bangor, Maine.

Clarence C. Little Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0300
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscripts of writings, reprints of publications, periodicals, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Little's career as a biologist and educator, his family, his second wife, Beatrice Johnson Little, Jackson Memorial Laboratory which he directed, cancer research, tobacco industry, genetics, college and universities.

Carlton E. Littlefield Diaries

Identifier: SpC MS 1426-sc

Edwin F. Littlefield Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0301
Overview Business and personal papers of Edwin F. Littlefield, a ship captain from Winterport, Maine. Very little biographical information is available about Littlefield, but it appears that he was a ship owner, captain and agent between 1854 and 1897, the year of his death.

William T. Livermore Diary

Identifier: SpC MS 1394-sc

Log Marks Used on the Penobscot River Drives

Identifier: SpC MS 1042-sc
Overview A list of log marks used on the Penobscot River drives in Maine. Included are names of owners of the log marks, date the marks were used, and reproductions of the log marks.

Log of the Brig Tamworth

Identifier: SpC MS 0751-sc
Overview Pages from ship's logbook kept by master of the Brig Tamworth, running between Boston and Gibraltar; probably written by James Hamor. Contains navigational information, weather observations, and comments regarding rations.

Log of the Steamer Governor Dingley

Identifier: SpC MS 0752-sc
Overview Logbook of the Steamer Governor Dingley from July 24, 1905 to March 28, 1906. The Dingley made the run from Boston to Portland and back. It made the Boston to Winterport run from Dec. 30, 1905 to Jan. 6, 1906.

Log of the Valiant

Identifier: SpC MS 1500-sc
Overview A humorous account kept by J.S. Bradford of a sailing trip made by a group of friends in 1905. Arriving in Boston after traveling by boat from somewhere south of Long Island, N.Y., the group went by train to Portsmouth, N.H., where they boarded the sailing ship Valiant. They then sailed to Bar Harbor, Maine and back; the log recounts their activities both on the vessel as well as while visiting friends ashore.

Log Survey Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1478-sc
Overview A volume from an unidentified compiler listing log surveying activities from 1869 to 1883. Many of the surveys took place in towns in western York and Oxford Counties, Maine. Entries give the names of the people requesting the surveys, the types of trees, and the number of feet of boards, planks, etc. A few pages at the beginning of the volume contain minutes of meetings in 1867 of the Denmark Degree Temple No. 34, a fraternal organization in Denmark, Maine.

Logbook (1816)

Identifier: SpC MS 0851-sc
Overview Logbook of voyages from Woahoo [Oahu, Hawaii?] towards Norfolk Sound [Norfolk Island?], from Norfolk Sound to Woahoo, and from Woahoo to Canton, China during 1816. Vessel unknown. Author unknown.

Logging in Northern Maine Photographs

Identifier: SpC MS 1567-sc
Overview Album containing photographs by an unidentified photographer of logging operations in various places in Maine. Images show logging roads and camps, Lombard log haulers, skidways, a tramway at Chamberlain Lake, Shin Pond, and Telos and Webster Dams. Also depicted are railroad stations, Mt. Katahdin, St. Croix Stream and views of the Eastern Manufacturing Company in South Brewer, Maine.

Logging Operations in Maine Photographs

Identifier: SpC MS 1720-sc
Overview Photographs taken by an unidentified photographer of logging operations in various areas of Maine.

Lombard Steam Log Hauler Articles

Identifier: SpC MS 1577-sc
Overview Photocopies of articles about the Lombard steam log hauler from various publications dating from 1970-1986. The articles were collected by Frank A. Peltier, Houlton, Maine.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1719-sc
Overview Letters written by Longfellow between 1847 and 1880. The collection also contains an autograph of Longfellow; a photograph of him taken by James Wallace Black, a Boston photographer; three illustrations of Longfellow from unidentified publications; and copies of several poems.

Samuel Longfellow Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1675-sc
Overview Three letters written by Samuel Longfellow. The collection also contains a copy of "Song for the senior class of 1839" written by Samuel Longfellow while attending Harvard College.

Lord Family Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 1676-sc
Overview A collection of letters primarily to Nathaniel Lord of Kennebunk, Maine, from merchants and ships' captains writing from the Caribbean and from ports on the eastern coast of the United States.

Ralph H. Lord Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1035-sc
Overview Account book of a resident of Bucksport, Maine. Included are records of work done for W.T. Trevor, Armour Company, J.E. Witham and Company, Armour Fertilizer Company, F.M. Mooney, W.R. Moorehead, Dr. Crawford, and Dr. Snow. Included are records for work "paid out on place."

Lovejoy and McLeod Families Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0923-sc
Overview The papers of the Lovejoy and McLeod families of Old Town and Stillwater, Maine.

Merton R. Lovett Letters

Identifier: SpC MS 1427

Rachel L. Lowe Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0778
Overview This small collection consists almost entirely of correspondence written to Rachel Lowe, 1917-1959, from various collectors and experts in the study and identification of mosses.

George A. and Frederick H. Lowell Financial Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0916-sc
Overview A collection of financial papers of a father and son living in Calais, Maine.

Sylanus P. Lowell Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1367-sc

Lubec Sardine Industry Business Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1338
Overview The collection contains records of five companies involved in the sardine industry in Lubec, Maine: the Columbian Packing Company, the Columbian Canning Company, the American Can Company, the Johnson’s Bay Canning Company, and the Lubec and Eastport branches of the Booth Fisheries Corp.

Lumber Mill Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1756-sc
Scope and Contents Records, 1861-1869, of lumber mill operator in Carmel, Maine. Contains accounts including type of wood received as well as board feet produced. Name on back cover, James Garland, may indicate him as the owner/operator of the saw mill. Also includes several tax collector receipts, 1898-1902.

Lumber Shipments Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1059-sc
Overview A ledger recording lumber shipments. Entries record lumber sold by Eastern Mfg. Co., Wm. Engel & Co., and Sterns Lumber Co. There are no entries for Sargent Lbr Co. Entries include date, raft, kind of lumber, by whom sold, purchaser, vessel, and remarks.

Israel B. Lunt Financial Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1158-sc
Overview Includes bills for items such as salt, sugar, flour, and sundries sold by Lunt to various customers.

Clement Ames Lyon Scrapbook

Identifier: SpC MS 1416-sc

William T. Mace Commonplace Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1186-sc
Overview A volume used by William T. Mace of Readfield, Maine, to write copies of essays on subjects such as clouds, newspapers, and spring, as well as various aspects of United States history. Later parts of the volume contain memoranda from 1886-1892 describing daily activities on a farm and recording sales of cattle, 1889-1892.

Machias (Me.) Cargo Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1412-sc

Machias River Project

Identifier: MF033
Scope and Contents This collection consists of twenty interviews totaling approximately thirty-two hours conducted by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1986 with men who worked in the woods and on the river-drives along the Machias River.

Maude MacKenzie Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1428
Overview The collection contains the personal papers of Maude Yeaton MacKenzie and includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and memorabilia. The materials contain information about her family; the town of Farmington, Maine; and her activities in the many clubs of which she was a member.

Madawaska Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1054-sc
Overview Records of a company located in Bangor, Maine, involved in the logging industry in the 1920s and 1930s. The records include white forms which are scale reports listing various logging contractors, specie, and quantity cut in Township 11 Range 13 in the Umsaskis and Priestly districts from Dec. 1927 to March 1928. The yellow forms list the names of individuals working for the Madawaska Company paid from its Clayton Lake office and indicate the distribution of work performed in various sources of...