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Ambrose White records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1854-1886 W582
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.

Silas Peirce & Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1818-1914 S581
Scope and Contents: Account books of a firm of wholesale grocers, Boston, Mass., dealing in liquors, cigars, candy, nuts, spices, sugar and "fancy" groceries. The volumes include ledgers, daybooks, daily cash accounts, invoice books, sales accounts, inventory and bills. The collection is especially complete for the period 1822-1850.

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, Maine.

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 recounting...