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Martinon Lumber Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0329

Scope and Contents

The collection contains business records of the Martinon Lumber Company from 1916 to 1926. The first series, executive records, is the largest in the collection and is made up primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Many letters are between the Bangor and New Brunswick offices and are to or from Irving G. Stetson, Frank Hinckley, or Waldo Lowell. Other frequent correspondents include William G. Barker Co., lumber commission merchants in Boston; Walstein R. Chester & Co., wholesale lumber dealers in Boston; Morse & Buffum Co., wholesale lumber dealers in Providence, R.I.; and Chaffee Brothers Co., lumber dealers in Oxford, Mass. The second series, financial records, contains mainly statements and invoices for materials sold by Martinon, as well as a few records of inventories and expense account statements of Waldo Lowell. The purchasing records series includes various invoices to Martinon, 1918-1925, for goods and materials it purchased. The last series, sales records, contains information about lumber orders filled by Martinon. Paperwork with each order number includes a schedule of lumber shipped, outlining board feet in the order; a copy of the order; charges; a bill of lading; and a freight bill.


  • Creation: 1916-1926


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

The Martinon Lumber Company had its main office in Bangor, Maine, with a Canadian office in St. John, New Brunswick. Isaiah K. Stetson served as president, Frank C. Hinckley as vice president, Irving G. Stetson as treasurer, and Waldo P. Lowell as general manager. Lumbering operations were carried on at various places in New Brunswick, including Musquash and Rocky Gulch, as well as in Grand River, Quebec. The company dealt in spruce, pine and hemlock lumber. The company is listed in the Bangor city directories from 1916 to 1926.


10 cubic feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains business records of the Martinon Lumber Company from 1916 to 1926.

Related Materials

The user may also want to consult the Stetson Family Papers (MS 480), which contain records of the Martinon Lumber Company, mostly pre-dating the records in this collection.

Guide to the Martinon Lumber Company Records
Box And Folder List Available
Brenda Howitson Steeves
April 2004
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Finding aid written in English.

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