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S. S. Herrick and Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0240

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of financial records of S.S. Herrick and Company. It includes daybooks of the grocery business, 1896-1899, and 1908 through 1939, listing customer names, purchases and prices paid; and ledgers, 1892-1930s, with financial information arranged by customer name.


  • Creation: 1892-1939
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1900-1939


Restrictions on Access

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

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Historical Note

The collection contains records from S.S. Herrick and Company, a retail grocery store in Brewer, Maine. The business was started by Sewall Herrick in 1879. Sewall's son, Winslow Herrick, later took over the business and the name was changed to S.S. Herrick and Sons. Jeanette Wiswell bought the business around 1965 and operated it until it closed in 1971.


11.5 linear feet (54 ledgers ; 40-60 cm)

Language of Materials



Financial records of S.S. Herrick and Company, including daybooks of the grocery business 1896-1899 and 1908-1939 listing customer names, purchases and prices paid; and ledgers, 1892-1930s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The S.S. Herrick records were given to the Special Collections Department, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine by Mr. and Mrs. Winslow Herrick.

Guide to the S. S. Herrick and Company Records
Box And Folder List Available
September 2004
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