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Memorandum Books (1876-1903)

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1301-sc

Scope and Contents

Memorandum books from an unidentified farmer in East Dover, Maine, dating from 1876 to 1903. The farm that is documented grew corn, hay, oats, and apples; raised sheep and cows; and tapped maple trees for syrup. The books include records of financial transactions, planting and harvesting, and diary entries outlining daily activities. Some books also contain records of sheep raised and wool sold, property valuations, taxes paid, etc., covering a range of years. One volume includes detailed notes on a meeting of the East Dover Grange in 1885 in which a member was expelled.

Dates

  • 1876-1903

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Extent

5 Volumes (13-14 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Memorandum books from an unidentified farmer in East Dover, Maine, dating from 1876 to 1903. The farm that is documented grew corn, hay, oats, and apples; raised sheep and cows; and tapped maple trees for syrup. The books include records of financial transactions, planting and harvesting, and diary entries outlining daily activities. Some books also contain records of sheep raised and wool sold, property valuations, taxes paid, etc., covering a range of years. One volume includes detailed notes on a meeting of the East Dover Grange in 1885 in which a member was expelled.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Gary Downs, Dover-Foxcroft, Me. in November 2006.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

Title
Guide to the Memorandum Books (1876-1903)
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:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686