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James Foster Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1157-sc

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1823-1833

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

1 volume (1 item ; 39 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ledger of James and Charles Foster from 1823 to 1833 listing by customer name various goods sold and transactions entered into with both men.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Me. in November 2006.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the James Foster Ledger
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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