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William J. Tobey Daily Diaries

Identifier: SpC MS 1268

Scope and Contents

Diaries kept by William J. Tobey of Waterville, Maine, for the years 1882 to 1922 and 1929 to 1935. Tobey recorded daily events, the weather, principal occupations of the day, sales and purchases, cash received and paid out, and bills receivable and payable. From various entries it appears that Tobey may have been a farmer. One of the volumes was also used by Tobey's daughter, Mary E. Tobey, to record transactions for a general jobbing business that she started in Waterville in 1916. Later entries indicate that she also started a general hardware business in Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • Creation: 1882-1935

Restrictions on Access

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

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7 Volumes (31-35 cm)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Stacy Timmer Heriot, Rockport, Me. in April 2002.

General Note

Printed volumes completed in ms.

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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