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Kennebec Light and Heat Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0272

Scope and Contents

Financial records and correspondence of a local electric utility in Maine. Included are cashbooks, journals, ledgers, purchase records, and letter books of the Kennebec Light and Heat Company from 1887 to 1911.

Dates

  • 1887-1911

Creator

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 Augusta, Maine, the company was incorporated in 1887 by Chapter 29 of the Private Laws of Maine. Its purpose was to manufacture gas and electricity for supplying light, heat and power to the city of Hallowell, Maine. George F. West, Daniel A. Cony, and W.E. Maxcy were the original corporators. The act also authorized the newly-formed company to purchase the franchise, property, etc., of the Augusta Gas Light Company and the Gardiner Gas Light Company to supply the communities of Augusta, Gardiner, Farmingdale, and Pittston. The company was acquired by Central Maine Power Company in 1911.

Extent

32 ledgers (31-43 cm.)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Guide to the Kennebec Light and Heat Company Records (Central Maine Power Company Collection)
Status
In Progress
Author
Brenda Howitson Steeves
Date
March 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686