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Lumbering -- Maine

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Alonzo Keaton, Sr. and Edith (Jandreau) Keaton, interviewed by Helen K. Atchison

 Series
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
Dates: 1959-2008

Ames Family Papers

 Collection
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

Blunt and Hinman Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0059
Scope and Contents An account book of a lumbering firm with mills along the Penobscot River.
Dates: 1866-1868

Bussell Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0080
Abstract Papers and business records of Alfred W. Bussell of Argyle, Maine and John B. Bussell of Old Town, Maine.
Dates: 1856-1912; Majority of material found within 1883-1904

Coe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0104
Abstract Consist primarily of business records of the brothers Eben S. Coe and Thomas Upham Coe, with a few papers of Thomas's wife, Sada L. Coe.
Dates: 1836-1943; Majority of material found within 1860-1942

Irving Conner Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1893-1907

Daybook (1817-1826)

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1817-1826

Deering Lumber Company Project

 Collection
Identifier: MF016
Scope and Contents Collection consists of fourteen interviews with employees of the Deering Lumber Company.
Dates: 1980-1989

Dell Turner/John T. Meader Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF131
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.
Dates: 1980-1982

Dennysville, Maine Sawmill Records

 Collection
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)

Eli Sprague, Titcomb Bailey & Company Account for James Dyer

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1786-1797

Moses Giddings Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0201
Abstract This small collection contains both business and personal papers of Moses Giddings of Bangor, Maine.
Dates: 1846-1938; Majority of material found within 1848-1908

Halls Mills Lumber Company Records

 Collection
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

Richard Vose Hayden Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1821-1867

J. F. & A. H. Chase Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1014-sc
Abstract Business records of a manufacturer of lumber and cooperage in East Limington, Maine. Included are 4 account books and approximately 40 bills and letters.
Dates: 1909-1938

Journal (1812-1830)

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1812-1830

Lane and Usher Records

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1827-1841

Leighton Jackson, George Erswell Sr., and George Erswell Jr., interviewed by Elisabeth Erswell

 Series
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
Dates: 1959-2008

Lumberman's Life Series

 Collection
Identifier: MF012
Scope and Contents Interviews that focus on lumbering, woods work, and river drives that are not associated with specific projects.
Dates: 1969-1990

Lynn Franklin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF081
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.
Dates: 1971-1983

Martinon Lumber Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0329
Abstract The collection contains business records of the Martinon Lumber Company from 1916 to 1926.
Dates: 1916-1926

William H. McCrillis Papers

 Collection
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

Oliver Moulton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0354
Abstract Financial records of Oliver Moulton's sawmills in the area of Pittston, Maine.
Dates: 1857-1887; Majority of material found within 1857-1863

Norman Soucie Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF108
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs depicting woods work and woods life in the region of Allagash and Saint John, Maine, between 1900 and 1930.
Dates: 1974

Peirce Family Papers

 Collection
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

Penobscot Chemical Fibre Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0783
Dates: 1912-1993; Majority of material found within 1960-1990

Penobscot Development Company and Penobscot Development Limited Records

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1920-1946

Penobscot Lumbering Association Records

 Collection
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

Shaw Family Business Records

 Collection
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

Stetson Family Papers

 Collection
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