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Receipt for goods and services for the schooner, "Friendship"

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1860-sc

Content Description

The collection consists of an invoice, or receipt, for goods and servicess provided to a schooner called the "Friendship." The receipt lists costs of some items, as well as port fees for Boston. There is the name of the Captain of the "Friendship" at the top, whose first name is George. The letter is signed by the Waldoboro customs officer, Joshua Head, and dated September 30, 1802.

Dates

  • Creation: 1802

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restriction on access.

Use Restrictions

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions.

Historical Note

Waldoboro was incorporated in 1773 and developed a reputation as a ship building and port facility from the banks of the Medomak River. Industries would include an iron foundry, an oakum mill, a carding and cloth-dressing mill, a grain mill, sawmills and planing mills, furniture and molding mills, a door, sash and blind factory, and a carriage factory. There were also marble and granite yards and a pottery. But ship building was the principal business, with eight large vessels built in 1880. During the 19th century Maine became famous for its great shipbuilding center. A port of entry, the town features an 1857 custom house designed by Ammi B. Young. (excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldoboro,_Maine ; accessed 9/29/2023)

Extent

1 folder (22 x 16 cm)

Language of Materials

English

Subject

Title
Guide to the Receipt for goods and services for the schooner, "Friendship"
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Author
Peter Altmann
Date
September 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
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

Contact:
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