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Belfast (Me.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Belfast, Maine Town Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1248
Scope and Contents A collection of town records of Belfast, Maine, consisting primarily of bills submitted to the town for payment by the town treasurer. The bills date from 1842 to 1921 but are mostly from 1872-1877. The collection also contains various blank forms, some for use by the town, as well as miscellaneous documents unrelated to the town, and a manuscript copy of a journal entitled The Evening Visitor, that was written in Belfast and supported the temperance cause.
Dates: 1842-1921

Timothy Chase Invoices

Identifier: SpC MS 1100-sc
Abstract Invoices to Chase primarily from the firm of John B. Jones, later Jones, Lows & Ball, of Boston, Mass. The firm's letterhead lists it as "Importers of clocks, watches, jewelry; plated, Japan and Britannia ware; fine cutlery; watch materials; bronze, gilt, military and fancy goods and manufacturers of rich silver plate and fine jewelry."
Dates: 1827-1848

Charles R. Coombs Account Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1287-sc
Abstract An account book used by Charles Coombs of Belfast, Maine, in his taxidermy business. The volume records cash on hand as well as serving as a daybook to document work done for customers and charges for that work. The firm name Coombs & Harris also appears in the volume. The account book is accompanied by a volume entitled "Beech Wood Cottage visitors book, 1881," used by Charles Coombs' father, Robert H. Coombs, to record visitors to the cottage from 1881 to 1887. The volume was also used as...
Dates: 1890-1934

Farmer's Pocket Ledger (1956-1958)

Identifier: SpC MS 1372-sc
Scope and Contents A printed volume meant to be used to keep a daily record of farming operations and including descriptions of various pieces of machinery from the John Deere Company. The volume was given compliments of Hall Hardware Co., Belfast, Maine. The volume has a few entries from 1956 and 1958 from an unidentified person recording gasoline purchases and maintenance for an unidentified vehicle or piece of machinery.
Dates: 1956-1958

William H. Hall Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1285-sc
Abstract 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

Highway Surveyor's Book : Belfast, Maine

Identifier: SpC MS 1075-sc
Abstract Account book containing records of taxes assessed and paid for labor and materials on highways in Belfast, Me. to Warren H. Paul, one of the surveyors of highways in Belfast. Includes a list of residents deficient in paying their tax.
Dates: 1883