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Ames Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0017
Overview The collection contains the business records and personal papers of members of the Ames family of Machias, Maine. It centers on papers of John K. Ames and his sons, Frank and Alfred Ames and also has records of S.W. Pope and Company and the Machias Lumber Company.
Dates: 1849-1961; Majority of material found within 1870-1934

Blunt and Hinman Account Book

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Identifier: SpC MS 0059
Scope and Contents An account book of a lumbering firm with mills along the Penobscot River.
Dates: 1866-1868

Coe Family Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0104
Overview Consist primarily of business records of the brothers Eben S. Coe and Thomas Upham Coe, with a few papers of Thomas's wife, Sada L. Coe.
Dates: 1836-1943; Majority of material found within 1860-1942

Dennysville, Maine Sawmill Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 0274-sc
Overview Three ledgers containing the records of a sawmill in Dennysville, Maine, during the middle of the 19th century. Two of the ledgers are organized by log brands and cover the years 1835 to 1878. The third ledger seems to record the receipt of logs from a log drive. Included are records of who sawed and hauled the logs, by whom they were surveyed and rafted, by whom shipped, destination, and purchaser. Names mentioned frequently are John Kilby, Theosophilus Kilby, Benjamin Foster, John Mayhew, and...
Dates: 1835-1941; Majority of material found within ( 1835-1878)

Isaac Dyer Ledger No. 3

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Identifier: SpC MS 1170-sc
Overview A ledger recording financial transactions of Isaac Dyer of Baldwin, Maine. He appears to have owned a sawmill there.
Dates: 1830-1854

Moses Giddings Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0201
Overview This small collection contains both business and personal papers of Moses Giddings of Bangor, Maine.
Dates: 1846-1938; Majority of material found within 1848-1908

Gilman Family Business Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 1202-sc
Overview The records include cashbooks, 1855-1887, and ledgers, 1854-1866, recording transactions with customers. There are also a daybook and two ledgers, 1873-1878, recording purchases at a general store, perhaps the company store for the sawmills. The collection also contains a labor time book recording names of workers, their duties, number of days worked and amounts paid for each job. Typical duties included working on lath machines, sawing boards, rafting, working on shingle machines, etc. A...
Dates: 1852-1900

William H. Hall Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 1285-sc
Overview A volume used by Wiilian H. Hall to record work done for customers in Belfast and Belmont, Maine. Hall, probably a resident of Belmont, supplied various types of lumber including hemlock, spruce, pine boards, etc., as well as selling goods such as molasses, honey, salt, and flour. He also did plowing, haying, wood cutting, etc. for individuals in both towns.
Dates: 1856-1874

Halls Mills Lumber Company Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 1726
Overview Business records of a sawmill located near Whiting, Maine, along with information about the history of the mill, area homesteads, and the logging industry in Washington County, Maine
Dates: 1855-1975; Majority of material found within 1917-1940

J. F. & A. H. Chase Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 1014-sc
Overview Business records of a manufacturer of lumber and cooperage in East Limington, Maine. Included are 4 account books and approximately 40 bills and letters.
Dates: 1909-1938

Journal (1812-1830)

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Identifier: SpC MS 1147-sc
Overview A volume from an unidentified business, probably a general store, in Surry, Maine. The first part of the volume was used as a daybook to record purchases from the store, 1812-1817. Entries for 1816-1817 are headed Ellsworth (Maine). Merchandise purchased includes gingham, rum, twine, corn, etc. The rest of the volume was used to record transactions from an unidentified logging or lumber business and dates from 1824-1830. Information includes lumber sawed and shipped from Reeds mill and "the...
Dates: 1812-1830

Lane and Usher Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 0287
Scope and Contents Day books of a general store in Bonny Eagle, Maine, and in Hollis, Maine, showing accounts receivable and accounts payable from Aug. 25, 1927-Aug. 22, 1828 and from Sept. 25, 1824-Aug. 1841.
Dates: 1827-1841

Oliver Moulton Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0354
Overview Financial records of Oliver Moulton's sawmills in the area of Pittston, Maine.
Dates: 1857-1887; Majority of material found within 1857-1863

Peirce Family Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0396
Overview Papers of several generations of the Peirce family of Bangor, Maine centered on materials of Waldo Treat Peirce and his son, Mellen Chamberlain Peirce. Also included are papers of Mellen Peirce's father-in-law, William B. Hayford.
Dates: 1812-1940; Majority of material found within 1850-1930

Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 0783
Dates: 1912-1993; Majority of material found within 1960-1990

Penobscot Lumbering Association Records

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Identifier: SpC MS 0398
Overview The Penobscot Lumbering Association records consist primarily of legal, financial, and lumbering records maintained by the Association from the time of its incorporation in 1854 through the early 20th century. The collection is arranged in seven series: Organization and Administration, Financial, Purchasing, Labor, Lumbering Operations, Miscellaneous, and Ancillary Companies.
Dates: 1854-1953; Majority of material found within 1874-1912

Stetson Family Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0480
Overview The Stetson family papers consist primarily of the business and personal papers of George Stetson, his sons Edward and Isaiah Kidder, and Isaiah's son Irving G. Stetson. They reflect the involvement of the Stetsons in the lumbering, slate mining, ice harvesting, and banking businesses in Bangor, Maine, the northern woods of Maine, and in New Brunswick.
Dates: 1846-1952; Majority of material found within 1880-1925

Stillwater Canal Corporation Log Scale Book

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Identifier: SpC MS 0648
Scope and Contents Log scaling book for the Stillwater Canal Corp. Shows how much lumber and for whom it was scaled. Also shows some log brands. This possibly reflects the boom operation in the Stillwater River opposite the present University of Maine.
Dates: 1854-1864

Webber Family Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0619
Overview Ledgers and maps of the timberland business owned by several generations of the Webber family of Bangor, Maine.
Dates: 1895-1976; Majority of material found within 1909-1960

Reuben G. Weed Ledger

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Identifier: SpC MS 0620
Scope and Contents Includes an account book covering household and farming expenses, lumber mill diary, drawings. Covers the period 1855-1866 in Frankfort, Maine.
Dates: 1855-1866