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Halls Mills Lumber Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1726

Scope and Contents

Business and financial records of a sawmill located near Whiting, Maine, along with information about the history of the mill, area homesteads, and the logging industry in Washington County, Maine.

Dates

  • 1855-1975
  • Majority of material found within 1917-1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

Shortly after settling property near Whiting, Maine, in 1811, John Raymond erected a sawmill. A small settlement formed near the mill that was known as Connecticut Mills, named for Raymond's home state. The mill was owned by several people over time, including Peter Hall who owned the property from 1829 until his death in 1867. The community was renamed Halls Mills in 1907, and members of Hall's family, Austin and George B. Hall, operated the facility until 1938. The mill was torn down around 1952.

Extent

2 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Business records of a sawmill located near Whiting, Maine, along with information about the history of the mill, area homesteads, and the logging industry in Washington County, Maine

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Karen Forslund Falb in 2002 with additional donation in 2017.
Title
Guide to the Halls Mills Lumber Company Records
Status
Box And Folder List Available
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