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Portland (Me.) -- Commerce

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

American Realty Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1111-sc
Abstract Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1917-1920, of the company superintendent in Ashland, Maine, concerning timberland operations, estimates for wood peeled or yarded, transportation of pulpwood to the Oxford Paper Company in Rumford, Maine, and supplies ordered for various lumber camps. Also includes a ledger, 1932-1936, of monthly inventory sheets for equipment in storehouses in Ashland and St. John, Maine, as well as monthly wangan inventories. A few sheets for Washburn, Maine,...
Dates: 1917-1936

Atwoods & Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1130
Scope and Contents The collection contains financial records of the company including daybooks from 1869-1870 and ledgers from 1869-1871 as well as a volume recording company sales information, 1869-1871. Sales were to customers in such places as Paris, South Paris, Harrison, and Bethel, Maine. The collection also includes invoices to Atwoods & Co. for merchandise purchased from 1869-1871. Also found in the collection are programs for commencement exercises at Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine, for 1891, 1895,...
Dates: 1869-1871

George D. Chubbuck Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1255-sc

A daybook kept by George D. Chubbock of Portland, Maine. The first page of the volume states "Geo. D. Chubbock commenced business at Kidder, March 1st, 1865." The volume records purchases made by customers presumably at a general store. Goods purchased include tea, cheese, gingham, locks, ribbon, soap, etc.

Dates: 1865-1866

D. W. Clark Ice Co. Daybooks

Identifier: SpC MS 1166-sc

Volumes list daily financial transactions with the company's customers but do not indicate the amount of ice sold to each customer.

Dates: 1906-1907

Daybook (1926-1933)

Identifier: SpC MS 1256-sc

Daybook of an unidentified optician in Portland, Maine, used to record orders of patients for eyeglasses, etc.

Dates: 1926-1933

Daybook (1938-1939)

Identifier: SpC MS 1332-sc
Scope and Contents

A daybook from an unidentified business, probably an ice dealer in Portland, Maine. The volume records names of customers and peddlers as well as amounts of money received from customers.

Dates: 1938-1939

Harris Company Correspondence

Identifier: SpC MS 1489-sc
Abstract The collection centers around the purchase of candles from John G. Rathborne Ltd. by both the Harris Company and Norton Portland Corp. to give to their clients and business associates. It contains letters to Herman Cohen of Norton Portland written in 1956 and 1957 from many businesses nation-wide thanking him for the gift of Rathborne candles given to the firms at Christmas 1956. Letters to the Harris Company in 1962 were written to thank them for the gift of similar candles depicting Maine...
Dates: 1962

Andrew Hawes Receipts

Identifier: SpC MS 1245-sc

Receipts for goods purchased by Andrew Hawes. Hawes was a resident of Deering, a section of Portland, Maine. Represented are dealers in fancy goods, stationery, and groceries, as well as insurance agents, carpenters, booksellers, etc., all located in Portland. Also included in the collection are a few receipts for Martin Hawes dating from the 1840s.

Dates: 1889

Wm. M. Leighton Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1107-sc

Daybook of a tailor in Portland, Maine, listing names of customers, work done for them, and prices charged. Also includes a menu for a dinner honoring Wm. Leighton held at the Elks home, Portland, on April 14, 1909.

Dates: 1892-1897

Scrapbook (1885-1905)

Identifier: SpC MS 1660-sc
Abstract Scrapbook from an unidentified compiler consisting mainly of clippings about the molasses industry and the sugar trade. Included is information about the crusade against selling impure or adulterated molasses, tariffs on sugar, and legislation governing trade in sugar and molasses. Clippings are from publications such as the New England Grocer, the Boston Herald, the Eastern Argus, etc. Also included is correspondence to George S. Hunt & Co., Portland, Maine, as well as articles about...
Dates: 1885-1905

Eric M. Secord Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1651

Personal papers and business records of Eric M. Secord. Many of the business records document Secord's work as a salesman, 1938-1944, with the Flintkote Company. A folder of papers, 1917-1920, belonging to Frederick A. Secord and concerning his work at Westbrook Clay Products is also included.

Dates: 1917-1946; Majority of material found within 1934-1946