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W.G. Sargent Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1843-1920 S245
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,...

Wyer Groves Sargent journals

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1845-1900 S245
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of typescripts of Wyer Groves Sargent's journals, kept between 1845 and 1900. The journals record Sargent's day to day life as a merchant running a family store in Sargentville, Maine. He traveled extensively to buy and sell goods, but was especially active along the New England coast. His diary mostly focuses on his business, but includes details of births, deaths, weather, and current events. Also included is a short story written by Ruth Kimball Messinger...