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Portland (Me.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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

C. A. Donnell Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1634

Collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1861-1896, and receipts for company purchases, 1846-1896.

Dates: 1846-1896

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

Clark United Methodist Church (Portland, Me.) Minutes

Identifier: SpC MS 1466-sc
Scope and Contents

A volume containing minutes of meetings from 1932 to 1949 of the church school board, executive committee, vacation bible school, committee on religious education, etc. A list of guests at the homecoming of Sept. 27, 1987 is also included in the volume.

Dates: 1932-1949

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

Richard Eric Harvey Scrapbook

Identifier: SpC MS 1387-sc
Scope and Contents

A scrapbook kept by Richard Harvey from 1937-1942. The volume contains family information, memorabilia, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc., documenting his school days in Portland, his college years, and his entry into the Naval Reserve in 1942.

Dates: 1937-1942

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

Ledger (1883-1892)

Identifier: SpC MS 1087-sc

Ledger of an unidentified business possibly in Portland, Maine. Customers include several wholesale and retail dry goods merchants and clothiers as well as booksellers and stationers, bakers, druggists, etc., most of them in Portland.

Dates: 1883-1892

Carlton E. Littlefield Diaries

Identifier: SpC MS 1426-sc
Scope and Contents

The collection contains seven diaries maintained by Littlefield in 1927 and 1933-1937 while living in Hampden and Portland, Maine, and in Boston. The volumes record his daily activities and pastimes as well as providing some details about mail shipped by railroad during the time period covered. An obituary for Littlefield is also included.

Dates: 1927-1937

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