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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:77 1843-1920 S245

W.G. Sargent Company records

Scope and Contents

Daybooks, ledgers, cash books, letters, annual statements (1868-1920), and sample bills of a family firm located in Sargentville, Maine (now part of the town of Sedgwick) which engaged in shipping, selling of bait, lime, ice, and granite, as well as general retail and wholesale business. There is also a small segment of papers relating to ships owned by the company. Wyer Groves. Sargent, a sea captain, founded the business in 1843. In 1920 the store was sold to Henry B. Webb of Portland, Maine.


  • 1834-1927


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


15 linear feet (53 volumes, 2 boxes, 10 cartons)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth F. Sargent, July 1951-June 1952.

Related Materials

See also:. Wyer Groves Sargent journals.


W.G. Sargent & Co. W.G. Sargent & Company Records, 1834-1927
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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