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Account Book (1806-1840)

Identifier: SpC MS 1335-sc
Scope and Contents Pages from an account book of an unidentified person recording items purchased and work done. The name Alexander P. Thompson of Sebec, Maine, is frequently mentioned in the text, which includes a loan agreement for $1,000 between Thompson and Benjamin Bunker of Blue Hill, Maine, as well as a list of guarantees to Thompson's widow dated 1831. Items purchased include corn, rye, potatoes, apples, cider, etc. Payment is recorded for work such as hauling goods, working on roads, haying, use of...
Dates: 1806-1840

Account Book (1829-1855)

Identifier: SpC MS 1468-sc

An account book of an unidentified person, probably from Westbrook, Maine. The volume details purchases made and work done for and by various individuals. The transactions involve metals such as tin plate, clocks, hardware and general labor. The volume also includes entries outlining money borrowed and loaned.

Dates: 1829-1855

Charles Edwin Allen Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0008

Business and personal letters written to Charles Allen between 1867 and 1911 by friends, business associates, political and labor figures and those interested in local history.

Dates: 1852-1982; Majority of material found within 1867-1911

Nathaniel S. Arey Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1187-sc

A volume used by Nathaniel S. Arey of Hampden, Maine, to record his daily work activities. Arranged by customer name, the volume details such work as use of wagon and oxen or horse, getting logs out, hauling logs or rocks, etc. It also records agricultural products sold, including potatoes, apples, beef, pumpkins, etc.

Dates: 1841-1859

Isaac Austin Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1196-sc

A volume used by Isaac Austin to record information about his work, mostly as a farm laborer, and the use of his horses and oxen. Entries in the volume are headed Windsor, Hartland, Bridgewater, and Lowell, Maine. The book was also used from 1874 to 1878 by N.I. Austin to record his time working on roads, shoveling, hauling shingles, threshing, etc.

Dates: 1826-1878

Joseph Campbell Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1344-sc
Scope and Contents A volume used by various members of the Campbell family of Boothbay, Maine, to records goods sold and work done for various individuals. Entries from various dates are interspersed throughout the volume. The earliest entries date from 1797 and document sales of items such as tea, sugar, rum, and molasses as well as provision of wood, masts and timber. Beginning in the 1830s, most entries record work done, including hauling brick, boards, lime or wood or days spent fishing, planting, plowing...
Dates: 1797-1872

Central Labor Union (Lewiston, Me.) Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1345-sc
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a volume of minutes of meetings of the Central Labor Union from 1924-1930. It also includes a small amount of correspondence dating from 1930 as well as a few certificates of membership in the union. The correspondence includes letters from Arthur R. Gould and Frederick Hale, both United States senators from Maine.

Dates: 1924-1930

Daybook (1798-1848)

Identifier: SpC MS 1284-sc
Abstract Daybook recording purchases by customers from an unidentified business in Standish, Maine, probably a general store and sawmill. Early entries document purchases of salt, molasses, coffee, rum, etc., while those from the early 1800s onward show accounts for sawing boards, plowing, and hauling supplies such as salt and meal. The back of the volume was used to list expenditures in 1865 for labor and construction supplies, partially for construction of a dam, as well as containing a list of...
Dates: 1798-1848

Daybook (1817-1826)

Identifier: SpC MS 1343-sc
Scope and Contents

A volume used to record daily purchases at a general store as well as casual labor done by an unidentified person, possibly from Gardiner, Maine. Both Gardiner and Unity, Maine are mentioned in the text. Goods purchased include rum, molasses, pork, nails, etc. Many of the entries record the sale of various kinds of lumber. The volume also lists wages received for such things as a day's work at a gristmill, conveying a raft to Bath and bringing fish, driving logs, etc.

Dates: 1817-1826

Isaac Dyer Ledger No. 3

Identifier: SpC MS 1170-sc

A ledger recording financial transactions of Isaac Dyer of Baldwin, Maine. He appears to have owned a sawmill there.

Dates: 1830-1854

University Of Maine System. Office Of Human Resources. Employment Agreements

Identifier: UA RG 0002-004-001
Scope and Contents

Copies of University of Maine System employment agreements for both C.O.L.T the Clerical, Office, Laboratory and Technical Unit and U.M.P.S.A. the Professional Staff Association.

Dates: 1981-1999

Rufus Gennings Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1175-sc
Abstract Daybook from Rufus Gennings' general store in Industry, Maine. A note written by Gennings in the front of the volume indicates that he sold the business to J. Wright of Farmington, Maine, sometime after 1848. The first part of the volume, dating from December 12, 1848 to January 1, 1852, records purchases made by customers at the store and prices paid for goods. Items bought include butter, molasses, nails, calico, tobacco, etc. The volume then skips to 1876, when perhaps a new owner began...
Dates: 1848-1876

Edward S. Goodwin Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1244-sc

A volume used by Edward S. Goodwin of South Berwick, Maine, to record days of work done by various individuals as well as records of various goods purchased. Typical work included cutting and hauling wood, use of oxen, breaking roads, etc. Goods included hay, potatoes, corn, etc. Information on the estate of Thomas Goodwin from 1858 is also included.

Dates: 1858-1870

William H. Hall Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1285-sc

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

Henry H. Hamlin Memorandum Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1509-sc

A volume used by Henry H. Hamlin of Livermore Falls, Maine, to record his daily work activities, sales of products, financial matters, etc. Transactions include use of a horse and wagon, sharpening a plow, and sales of beef, ham, corn, apples, etc.

Dates: 1826-1842

J. A. Healy Work Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1371-sc
Scope and Contents

A volume used by J.A. Healy to record the number of hours worked each day per month for various individuals in their districts. The only location mentioned is Lisbon Falls, Maine. No indication of the type of work done is recorded in the volume.

Dates: 1901

Virgil H. and Margaret C. Hill Diaries

Identifier: SpC MS 1303
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1902-1956 (some volumes missing), recording the activities of Virgil Howard Hill and his wife Margaret Cates Murphy Hill. Entries for each day were written by both Hills with most entries made by Margaret. They detail both business, family and personal matters; many entries record prices paid for items or amounts received by the Hills for goods and services. Also indicated on most entries is the number of eggs collected that day.

Dates: 1902-1956

Theodore B. Hobbs Diary

Identifier: SpC MS 1393-sc
Scope and Contents

A daily diary kept by Hobbs in which he recorded the weather, family activities, and the work he did both for himself and for others.

Dates: 1920

William Hopkinson Labor Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1162-sc

Account book kept by William Hopkinson of Gardiner, Maine, 1812-1835, recording farm work and other day labor.

Dates: 1812-1835

International Brotherhood of Paper Makers, Local 410 (Lincoln, Me.) Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0259

Records include contract agreements, correspondence, grievance reports, minutes, etc. of special interest is a series of letters written in 1965 between Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith and Harold Noddin, president of Local 410.

Dates: 1937-1965

Ethel McLean Johnson Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0772-sc
Abstract The papers of a political activist, public servant, and poet from Maine. The 2 microfilm reels (located in the Microforms Department in the Fogler Library - call number Microfilm J631) include the papers which were deposited in the Harvard University Library in Cambridge, Mass. They are largely concerned with labor conditions and laws pertaining to women and children in Massachusetts. Included in the folder in the Special Collections Department are correspondence, biographical material of...
Dates: 1905-1972

Samuel E. Judkins Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1198-sc

An account book used by Judkins to record his business transactions, including sales of his agricultural products as well as work he did for the town of Belgrade and various individuals. Such work included breaking roads, administering estates, assessing property, selling hay and hauling wood. Miscellaneous receipts for Samuel and Belle Judkins as well as a school exercise book from an unidentified person accompany the account book.

Dates: 1853-1886

Peter Kellman Labor Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0271

Materials were collected and compiled by Peter Kellman with regard, primarily, to the strike at the International Paper Mill in Jay, Maine. Other materials include the Simplex Lockout, the Madison Project, and the Millinocket Project.

Dates: 1984-1996

Labor Account Book (1833-1869)

Identifier: SpC MS 1233-sc

A volume used by an unidentified person, possibly Enoch Wood, to record work done for various individuals. Jobs included pruning trees, drilling, hauling wood, and splitting rocks as well as the use of oxen. The volume also records work done for the town of Manchester, Maine, including serving as a selectman, doing valuations, etc. A few invoices for work done are also included in the collection.

Dates: undated

Labor Relations in Maine

Identifier: MF038
Scope and Contents A collection featuring two sets of interviews. The first was conducted from 1969-1973 under the auspices of the Maine State Federated Labor Council. Topics range widely over the spectrum of organized labor issues in Maine, but seem to deal primarily with unions, union organizing, and elections. Interviewees include top ranking union officials as well as lobstermen, longshoremen, bricklayers, quarry workers, textile and paper millworkers, sulfite workers, iron workers, shipbuilders, railroad...
Dates: 1969-1974

Ledger (1832-1840)

Identifier: SpC MS 1290-sc

Ledger used by an unidentified person from Bloomfield (now Skowhegan), Maine, probably a farmer, to record goods sold and types of payments received for them.

Dates: 1832-1840

Ledger (1836-1838)

Identifier: SpC MS 1377-sc
Scope and Contents

Pages from a ledger of an unidentified person listing amounts paid for various kinds of goods and services. Items purchased include potatoes, hay, cider, butter, coffee, tobacco, etc. The names N. Libbey and Samuel Libbey are mentioned frequently; the town of Scarborough (Maine) is the only location mentioned.

Dates: 1836-1838

Norman Wallace Lermond Socialist Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0294
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of articles and publications concerning socialism, labor, the Depression, and capitalism.

Dates: 1933-1944

Israel B. Lunt Financial Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1158-sc

Includes bills for items such as salt, sugar, flour, and sundries sold by Lunt to various customers.

Dates: 1828-1853

Maine AFL-CIO : Charles O'Leary Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0285
Dates: 1904-1993; 1978-1993 (bulk)