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Jasper Hutchings Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1780

Content Description

Collection includes files and correspondence created by and relating to Jasper Hutchings and his work for the Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company. Also included are stockholder lists, financial records, and dockets. Other related files and correspondence pertain to the Chemical Fibre Association, Corwine Law Offices, and related documents about Thomas Stewart and his nomination as trustee of all the property of the Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company.


  • 1864-1902


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

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Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher.

Biographical Note

Jasper Hutchings was a lawyer from Brewer, ME. He was born in the Penobscot County area in 1835. Hutchings went to Williams College, however he enlisted in the army to fight in the Civil War before graduation and served for a several years. He became Lieutenant-Colonel of the 83rd Regiment United States Infantry. After serving in the military, he began practing law in northern Maine's Aroostook County around the year 1861. He appears to have worked for the Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company from the years 1869 though around 1900.

Historical Note

Lincoln Pulp and Paper Company, under the control of the Mattanawcook Mill Company, was organized on August 11, 1882, with its charter approved on February 21, 1883. Pulp mill construction was completed that year, and a paper machine, which was actually a crude pulp dryer, was installed. Business continued until 1888 when, that year, operations were suspended. The mill remained idle until 1893 when purchased by N.M. Jones, James B. Mullen, and others, who made extensive repairs, erected some new buildings, installed four small digesters, and engaged in the manufacture of sulfite pulp under the name of Katahdin Pulp and Paper Company. Various improvements were made during the next twenty years, and in October 1914, the mill was purchased by Eastern Manufacturing Company of Brewer, Maine. Operations continued under the name of Katahdin Division of the Eastern Manufacturing Company. At that time the mill employed approximately 250 people. Over the next fifty years new machinery was added and buildings constructed. In 1964, tissue production began, ushering in a new and profitable enterprise for the mill. Six years earlier, in 1958, Eastern Manufacturing merged with Standard Packaging Corporation, becoming Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp Division, Standard Packaging Corporation. This relationship lasted ten years until March 8, 1968, when Eastern Division’s Lincoln and Brewer mills closed.... On June 24, 1968, Lincoln, in less than three weeks, had raised its needed share of $350,000 to secure financing. In August that same year, Standard Packaging transferred ownership to the Premoid Corporation (now Preco), which renamed the mill Lincoln Pulp and Paper. Since that time, Lincoln Pulp and Paper has continued to modernize and is the only integrated producer of deep-dyed tissue in the world. Currently, Lincoln Pulp and Paper employs approximately 525 people (; accessed 9/28/2018).


0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Jasper Hutchings Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Elizabeth Russell
September 2018
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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