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Burnham & Morrill Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0079

Scope and Contents

Financial records of a food canning company in Portland, Maine.


  • Creation: 1892-1966


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Historical Note

Burnham & Morrill Co., a widely known Portland, Maine landmark, was a canning business. In 1867 George Burnham, who previously had been a partner in the canning firm of Rumery & Burnham, started his own business and was joined by John E. Burnham and Charles Morrill. For nearly 50 years the company was owned by the Burnham family, but in 1910 George B. Morrill, Sr. bought out the Burnham's interest and soon after, B&M moved from 13 Franklin Street, Portland to its site on Casco Bay. In 1965 the address of the B&M plant was redesigned as "One Bean Pot Circle." In 1965 the Wm. Underwood Company acquired B&M.


254 ledgers (18-52 cm.)

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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