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Scope and Contents: Blotters, daybooks or journals, ledger, cash books, account books, letter book, of a firm in Busksport, Maine dealing in ship supplies. The firm was known as E. Barnard and Company until the death of Enoch Barnard in 1863, after which Ambrose White carried on the business. There are records of shares the firm had in fishing voyages. The business began as a general store carrying some ship supplies and gradually evolved into a business dealing principally in ship supplies.
Scope and Contents: Letters, accounts of ships and account books of a general store kept by Lord in Kennebunkport. The shipping records concern the brig Union, ship Commodore Preble, barque Commodore Morris, and ship Mary Lord. Daniel W. Lord dealt in such commodities as rice, beans, flour, sugar, molasses, rum, coffee, tobacco, hay, salt, brick, shoes, copper, wool, quicksilver, wine, and olives. In addition to the numerous American ports he visited, his ships touched at such European ports as Liverpool, Antwerp,...
Scope and Contents: Records and papers of Enoch Cousens and F. H. Cousens, businessmen and public officials in Kennebunkport, Me. The main portion of the collection relates to the general store operated by Enoch Cousens. There are also accounts, 1843-1849, of Enoch Cousens as postmaster; accounts, 1853-1888, as deputy collector of customs; accounts and papers, 1862-1893 and earlier, relating to Kennebunkport town affairs. There are papers, 1857-1909, relating to investments of the two men, and records of the...
Scope and Contents: Daybooks, ledgers, and unbound papers. Some of the latter relate to shipping as well as to the manufacture of cotton goods. Two boxes contain papers relating to the manufacture and sale of twine by R. W. Lord and Company, also of Kennebunk.
Overview: Account books, including a complete series of daybooks, an almost complete series of ledgers, cash books, supply and stock records of a family in Dexter, Maine., which operated a store, engaged in the wholesale feed business, and shipped produce, especially potatoes
Overview: Multiple collections or records of general stores of Maine, 1776-1873.
Overview: Multiple collections containing records of general stores in Massachusetts, 1685-1875.
Overview: The Stetson family of Bangor, Maine, were general merchants, shippers, dealers in lumber, agents for timber land, and bankers.
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.
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...