COLLECTIONS: 1 - 6 of 6
Overview: Business papers of shipping and commission merchant brothers Calvin and William H. Adams of Bangor, Maine and New York City.
Scope and Contents: Ledger, journals, cash books, voucher and check registers. The company incorporated in 1912 in Maine, operated a number of ships successfully (some of them through the Crowell and Thurlow Intercoastal Company) through World War I. An unlucky investment in the Atlantic Coast Company (which Crowell and Thurlow took over in 1923) resulted in the company going into receivership in 1924. Most of the unbound papers relate to the affairs of the receivership under Paul J. Bertelsen, receiver, and Lee...
Overview: Moses Brown was a Newburyport, Mass. landowner, shipbuilder, and shipping merchant. The collection includes correspondence and business papers for Brown's activities as a sugar, molasses, and rum trader.
Scope and Contents: Records relating to the fishing business, coastwise shipping, and a general store. The material on fishing includes fish books, schooners' outfits, shares books, and unbound papers. On coastwise shipping there are unbound papers for a number of vessels, schooners' outfits, coasting books, and waste books. The general store, Newcastle, N.H., is represented by blotters, day book, and stock books.
Scope and Contents: License bonds issued by the collector of the District of Kennebunkport, Me., to owners of various ships authorizing them "to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries" (1817-1862).
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 recounting...