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Oliver Moulton Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0354

Scope and Contents

The collection contains financial records of Oliver Moulton's sawmills. The volumes do not specify which sawmill is included in each individual volume. Volumes give information about lumber sold, surveys done for Moulton, lists of men who worked for him and their wages, items purchased for use in logging camps, and agreements between Moulton and others to cut, haul, and deliver logs from property owned by Moulton.


  • 1857-1887
  • Majority of material found within 1857-1863


Restrictions on Access

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

Use Restrictions

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Biographical Note

The collection consists of four ledgers belonging to Oliver Moulton, a resident of Pittston, Maine, and owner of several sawmills in the area. Sometime after 1853 he bought a sawmill and its privilege in Chelsea, Maine, and also owned a sawmill in Sidney, Maine. In 1864 he built a sawmill on Togus Stream in Randolph, Maine, which was destroyed by fire ten years later. He then built another mill near the original site; this mill was leased and operated by his sons, Henry and Warren Moulton. Notes in one of the ledgers in the collection indicate that he had men working for him in the woods around Augusta and along the Kennebec River. A letterhead found in the collection shows that in 1886 his business in Randolph was a "manufacturer of all kinds of rough and dressed pine and spruce dimension, frames, timber, deck plank, boards, staves, clapboards, laths, shingles, pickets and hard wood of all kinds."


1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials



Financial records of Oliver Moulton's sawmills in the area of Pittston, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Guide to the Oliver Moulton Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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