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Machias (Me.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

P. E. Donworth Daybook

Identifier: SpC MS 1395-sc
Scope and Contents

A daybook of a general store in Machias, Maine, listing daily purchases such as tea, sugar, oats, linen thread, boots, pillows, etc.

Dates: 1872-1874

Seth E. Gray Account Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1079-sc

Account book of Seth E. Gray and Gray Bros. and Dresser, possibly from Machias, Me. Includes listings of goods sold and work done on an unidentified farm, probably a blueberry farm. Accompanied by another account book from Machias, 1883-1884, listing prices of groceries and dry-goods. Names mentioned in this volume include C.W. Vose, S.W. Pope & Co., S.S. Hall, and J.O. Pope & Co.

Dates: 1883-1884, 1911-1921

Josiah Harris Waste Book B

Identifier: SpC MS 1096-sc

Daily transactions from July 1, 1791 through Dec. 12, 1792, listing names of customers, items purchased and prices paid. Purchases include sugar, molasses, rum, shoes, cotton, oats, etc. An accompanying volume, with 1793 on the cover, lists similar transactions from Aug. 24, 1792 through Dec. 26, 1793.

Dates: 1791-1793

Machias (Me.) Cargo Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1412-sc
Scope and Contents

A volume by an unidentified compiler used to record amounts of lumber shipped from Machias, Maine. Information given includes the names of the vessels used, their destinations, and the amount and type of lumber shipped. The volume also gives an account of lumber sawed at Harwood Mills by Joseph Getchell in 1854-1856.

Dates: 1855-1864

Machias River Project

Identifier: MF033
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twenty interviews totaling approximately thirty-two hours conducted by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1986 with men who worked in the woods and on the river-drives along the Machias River.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Faculty Records. Professor Robinson (Brian S.) Research Journals

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-052
Content Description Research journals of the late Brian Robinson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Climate Change Institute, who died in 2016. Journal 1 includes research on the: Mackowski; Wapanucket; Table Land, Manchester, Morrill Point Mound; Godfrey Cemetery; Loring Site; Sunkhaze Ridge; Penobscot Nation Museum; Lawry collection, Waterville; Table Land, Clyde Berry; Henry Parson's archive, Kennebunk. Some of this research is from Robinson's time spent at Brown University. ...
Dates: 1986-2016

Talbot-Whittier Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0488

Contains papers of various members of the Talbot family, a lumbering and shipping family from East Machias, Maine. Collection also contains business records of various vessels and businesses in Machias and East Machias, Maine.

Dates: 1789-1937; Majority of material found within 1849-1933