James Foster Ledger
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Ledger of James and Charles Foster from 1823 to 1833 listing by customer name various goods sold and transactions entered into with both men. Entries include orders for lath, bushels of meal, slabs and wood cut, etc.
- Foster, James (Person)
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James Foster had a lath mill and a gristmill in East Machias, Maine. With his son Charles Foster he also conducted a lumbering business and a shipyard in East Machias. In 1852 Charles Foster together with Captain William C. Talbot, Captain Josiah P. Keller and Andrew J. Pope, all of East Machias, entered into a partnership to establish a lumber business in the Puget Sound region, at what later became Port Gamble, Washington. Known variously as Teekalet Mill Co., Puget Mill Co., and Pope & Talbot Co., the business operated continuously from 1853 until 1995. Charles Foster participated in a limited way in this business and in 1863 his interest in it was bought out by Pope and Talbot.
1 volume (1 item ; 39 cm)
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Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Me. in November 2006.
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- Foster, Charles
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- Lathing -- Maine -- East Machias Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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