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Emerson & Stevens Manufacturing Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0165

Scope and Contents

The records include correspondence, receipts, ledgers, check stubs, and shipping records.


  • Creation: 1873-1962


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

Located in Oakland, Maine, on Messalonskee Stream the foundry of the Emerson & Stevens Manufacturing Company made axes and scythes. It was founded in 1870 by Luther D. Emerson, Joseph E. Stevens, W.R. Pinkham and George W. Stevens. Four successive generations of men who had trained in the business under their predecessors ran the company until it ceased production in 1967. At that time Ralph W. Stowell, who revived the company after a disastrous fire in 1923, was the principal owner with the title of treasurer; his son, Ralph Stowell Jr., a Navy dentist, was president; and Harold E. York, a Bowdoin graduate, general manager.


57 ledgers

88 boxes

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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