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Fred Alliston Gilbert Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0202

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the logging industry in Maine and the Great Northern Paper Company. Included are items concerned with harvesting, stumpage, and logging operations, as well as correspondence with Great Northern's President, Garret Schenck.


  • Creation: 1900-1973


Access Restrictions

Kept in Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Fred A. Gilbert began in the logging business with his father in the 1880s. In the 1890's, he went into partnership with McNulty and Stetson. In 1900, he became Vice President of Great Northern Paper Company and chief of the Spruce Wood Division until 1928.


29 linear feet (24 boxes)

Language of Materials



Papers relating to the logging industry in Maine and the Great Northern Paper Company.

Notes on arrangement

A researcher provided the following notes.

The papers are a rich source of information on the Great Northern paper company woods operations in the first quarter of the century. Gilbert's extensive correspondence with Company President Garret Schenck details all aspects of Gilbert's work in the woods as well as his efforts to lobby Augusta in favor of the company.

The various notebooks seem to be the only material in the collection that date from Gilbert's activities prior to his work for Great Northern. They are various memorandum, laborers' time, day and account books from Gilbert's logging partnerships with Stetson and McNulty in the late 1880s and 1890s.

I compiled the following preliminary survey of the contents of each box in an afternoon when I opened and examined each box in turn. My notes are hardly complete but they should provide you with a pretty good sense of the contents of each box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Gilbert, September 1972.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States