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Eli Sprague, Titcomb Bailey & Company Account for James Dyer

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1729-sc

Scope and Contents

An account of an 18th century mill in the area of Baileysville, Maine for work, goods, and services performed by James Dyer. Many of the entries involve cutting logs into lumber and the sale of various products including salt. All money amounts are in Pounds Sterling.

Dates

  • 1786-1797

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Biographical Note

Eli Sprague was a farmer and lumberman who owned land in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, a grist mill on Denny's Stream, and a sawmill above Milltown on the same river in Charlotte County, New Brunswick. He was one of the first settlers at Sprague's Falls, Maine.

Isaac Titcomb Bailey (or Bayley) was born in 1767 and was an early settler in the Baileyville area along the Schoodic River. He was engaged in sawmill ventures on nearby Denny's Stream during the 1790s with members of the Sprague family.

James Dyer came to Machias in 1783 or 1784 and settled in Calais. He drowned sometime after the birth of his fourth child in 1829. He is mentioned in Annals of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick by I.C. Knowlton, p. 21.

Extent

1 leaf (13 x 40 cm; folded to 13 x 20 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

An account of an 18th century mill in the area of Baileysville, Maine for work, goods, and services performed by James Dyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, Waterville, Maine in 2011.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Eli Sprague, Titcomb Bailey & Company Account for James Dyer
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
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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