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J. G. Deering & Son Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1706

Scope and Contents

Includes journals, 1889-1897, 1908-1909; a ledger, 1889-1892; and a weekly time and payroll book, 1888-1891; as well as two scrapbooks, 1918-1921, containing columns from the Commercial Bulletin, Boston, concerning building materials or lumber. Also included is a copy of Hiatt's expert lumber pricer published in 1925.


  • 1888-1921


Restrictions on Access

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

Use Restrictions

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Historical Note

Joseph Godfrey Deering (1816-1892) built a sawmill in 1866 in Biddeford, Maine. In 1869 he purchased land that in the 1890s became the office for the lumber company J.G. Deering & Son. The company was incorporated in 1903. Joseph Deering's son, Frank C. Deering and Frank Deering's son, Joseph G. Deering also joined the business. The company operated sawmills and dealt in finished lumber and other building materials until its sale to Thomas M. Armstrong in 1958. The name was then changed to Deering Lumber, Inc.


8 Volumes

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Includes journals, ledgers, time and payroll books, and scrapbooks. Also included is a copy of Hiatt's expert lumber pricer published in 1925.


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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States