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J. J. Sullivan Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 1375-sc

Scope and Contents

The collection contains both incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence of J.J. Sullivan from 1928-1930. Most of the correspondence concerns his activities advising various paper companies on procuring types of pulp and rag to be used in the mills or deciding which types of machines were best for their operations. Some of the letters concern an experimental paper drying machine developed by Proctor & Schwartz and in use at the Brown Co. in Berlin, N.H. Also included in the collection are letters concerning family matters, especially letters from Sullivan's son, Phil, who was working at the Lee Paper Co. in Vicksburg, Michigan. The collection also contains several drafts of a speech about a new method of resizing and drying paper given by Sullivan at an unidentified convention.


  • Creation: 1928-1930


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Biographical Note

John J. Sullivan of Bangor, Maine, appears to have worked as a consultant or advisor in the papermaking industry. He was associated with Proctor & Schwartz, Inc. of Philadelphia and traveled widely to paper companies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, especially the Brown Company of Berlin, N.H.


2 Folders

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Dana McKinney, East Machias, Maine in May 2004.


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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