Lumbering -- Maine
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract 2873 Alonzo Keaton, Sr. and Edith (Jandreau) Keaton, interviewed by Helen K. Atchison, circa 1971-1972. The Keatons, of Caribou, Maine, discuss life in a lumber camp; the ferry across the St. John River; the establishment of a customs office; lumbering; Christmas in the woods; log drives; an alcohol plant in Caribou; hunting; and the Realty mill. Text: 1 pp. brief index. Recording: mfc_na2873_c0084_01, mfc_na2873_c0084_02 53 minutes
Identifier: SpC MS 0017
Abstract The collection contains the business records and personal papers of members of the Ames family of Machias, Maine. It centers on papers of John K. Ames and his sons, Frank and Alfred Ames and also has records of S.W. Pope and Company and the Machias Lumber Company.
Dates: 1849-1961; Majority of material found within 1870-1934
Identifier: SpC MS 0059
Identifier: SpC MS 0080
Identifier: SpC MS 0104
Identifier: SpC MS 1069-sc
Abstract Papers include Conner's daily diaries from 1904-1905 noting his work, the weather, and family activities. Entries were made from Brooksville, North Brooksville, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Also included is a workman's time book kept by Conner from 1893-1907, giving hours worked and wages paid for a variety of jobs including work on granite and "to work fitting wood." Places mentioned include Black Island, Brooksville, Bar Harbor, and Stonington. Companies and individuals listed are Brown McAllister...
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.
Scope and Contents A series of interviews conducted by John T. Meader with and about his grandfather, Dell Turner. Topics covered in the interviews include Dell's life, woods cooking, lumber camps, farming, and fishing stories.
Identifier: SpC MS 0274-sc
Abstract Three ledgers containing the records of a sawmill in Dennysville, Maine, during the middle of the 19th century. Two of the ledgers are organized by log brands and cover the years 1835 to 1878. The third ledger seems to record the receipt of logs from a log drive. Included are records of who sawed and hauled the logs, by whom they were surveyed and rafted, by whom shipped, destination, and purchaser. Names mentioned frequently are John Kilby, Theosophilus Kilby, Benjamin Foster, John Mayhew, and...
Dates: 1835-1941; Majority of material found within ( 1835-1878)
Identifier: SpC MS 1729-sc
Abstract An account of an 18th century mill in the area of Baileysville, Maine for work, goods, and services performed by James Dyer.
Identifier: SpC MS 0201
Identifier: SpC MS 1726
Abstract Business records of a sawmill located near Whiting, Maine, along with information about the history of the mill, area homesteads, and the logging industry in Washington County, Maine
Dates: 1855-1975; Majority of material found within 1917-1940
Identifier: SpC MS 0233
Abstract The collection consists of diaries kept by Richard V. Hayden from 1821 through 1867. The diaries give very detailed information about Hayden's daily life, including the weather, his varied work activities, and local and national events.
Identifier: SpC MS 1014-sc
Identifier: SpC MS 1147-sc
Abstract A volume from an unidentified business, probably a general store, in Surry, Maine. The first part of the volume was used as a daybook to record purchases from the store, 1812-1817. Entries for 1816-1817 are headed Ellsworth (Maine). Merchandise purchased includes gingham, rum, twine, corn, etc. The rest of the volume was used to record transactions from an unidentified logging or lumber business and dates from 1824-1830. Information includes lumber sawed and shipped from Reeds mill and "the...
Identifier: SpC MS 0287
Scope and Contents Day books of a general store in Bonny Eagle, Maine, and in Hollis, Maine, showing accounts receivable and accounts payable from Aug. 25, 1927-Aug. 22, 1828 and from Sept. 25, 1824-Aug. 1841.
Abstract 0122 Leighton Jackson, George Erswell Sr., and George Erswell Jr., interviewed by Elizabeth Erswell for CP 180, fall 1964, Brunswick, Maine. Jackson and the Erswells talk about tall tales; jokes; stories about hunting, fishing, and working in the lumber woods. Text: 11 pp. catalog. Recording: T 0227, PM 0022 1 hour
Scope and Contents A collection of 73 separate accessions containing interviews with Mainers on a wide range of topics relating to life and work in the state of Maine, conducted 1972-1983 by Lynn Franklin, a journalist who specialized in cultural stories, occupational lore, life histories, and human interest stories. Of special interest are Franklin's interviews relating to lobstering, woods work, guides and canoe building, boats and boat building, and rural education.
Identifier: SpC MS 0329
Identifier: SpC MS 0332
Abstract The William McCrillis papers deal primarily with his activities as an owner of large amounts of timberland in northern Maine. The collection also includes materials of his sister, Harriet Griswold and of members of her family.
Dates: 1830-1982; Majority of material found within 1840-1912
Identifier: SpC MS 0354
Identifier: SpC MS 0396
Abstract Papers of several generations of the Peirce family of Bangor, Maine centered on materials of Waldo Treat Peirce and his son, Mellen Chamberlain Peirce. Also included are papers of Mellen Peirce's father-in-law, William B. Hayford.
Dates: 1812-1940; Majority of material found within 1850-1930
Identifier: SpC MS 0783
Identifier: SpC MS 0792-sc
Abstract The records of logging and lumbering companies operating in Maine and in Nova Scotia, Canada. Included are copies of correspondence concerning logging and lumbering in Nova Scotia dating from Nov. 26, 1926 to Nov. 5, 1930 and June 16, 1942 to Oct. 3, 1946. Most of the letters are between L. J. Freedman in Great Works, Maine and John A. Sharpe in Bass River, Nova Scotia. Included also are reports on the boom logs owned by the Penobscot Development Company in 1920 and 1921. Included also are...
Identifier: SpC MS 0398
Abstract The Penobscot Lumbering Association records consist primarily of legal, financial, and lumbering records maintained by the Association from the time of its incorporation in 1854 through the early 20th century. The collection is arranged in seven series: Organization and Administration, Financial, Purchasing, Labor, Lumbering Operations, Miscellaneous, and Ancillary Companies.
Dates: 1854-1953; Majority of material found within 1874-1912
Identifier: SpC MS 1061-sc
Abstract The collection includes bills and receipts from 1849-1871 of both Albert Shaw & Co. and Daniel Shaw & Co. Some are for operations on the Roach River in 1853-1854 and 1855-1857. The collection also contains incoming business correspondence to Milton G. Shaw from 1854-1857 and bills, etc. to the estate of Albert Shaw, 1868-1870.
Dates: 1848-1871; Majority of material found within 1848-1857
Identifier: SpC MS 0480
Abstract The Stetson family papers consist primarily of the business and personal papers of George Stetson, his sons Edward and Isaiah Kidder, and Isaiah's son Irving G. Stetson. They reflect the involvement of the Stetsons in the lumbering, slate mining, ice harvesting, and banking businesses in Bangor, Maine, the northern woods of Maine, and in New Brunswick.
Dates: 1846-1952; Majority of material found within 1880-1925