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Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1201-sc

Scope and Contents

Records of the Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company. The first volume, dating from 1841 to 1847, records bills paid by the company for supplies, equipment and services. It contains many entries mentioning Benjamin T. Reed, the company treasurer. The second volume consists of monthly work record sheets for 1846 and 1847 for company employees.

Dates

  • 1841-1847

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

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Historical Note

The Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company was started in 1842 to build a railroad from Portland to South Berwick, Maine. By connecting there with the Eastern or the Boston and Maine Railroad, it provided Portland with a rail link with Boston and points south. The railroad's construction was financed largely by stockholders from Boston, and managers of the Eastern Rail Road were very involved in its early history. In 1846 the company was leased jointly by the Eastern Rail Road and the Boston and Maine. In 1887 the company was purchased by the Boston and Maine Railroad.

Extent

2 Volumes (38-39 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records of the Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company. The first volume, dating from 1841 to 1847, records bills paid by the company for supplies, equipment and services. It contains many entries mentioning Benjamin T. Reed, the company treasurer. The second volume consists of monthly work record sheets for 1846 and 1847 for company employees.

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 Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Rail Road Company Records
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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University of Maine
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