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Retail trade -- 19th century.

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Enoch Cousens business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1838-1913 C867
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...

Henry Winslow Corbett papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1865-1880 C789
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of materials created by four separate businesses, all of which Henry Winslow Corbett had an ownership interest in. The four separate businesses represented by the Corbett papers include three merchant businesses and one transportation operation. Materials are similar for all four enterprises and consist of bills, receipts, claims, invoices, and accounts current. There is a small amount of correspondence that relates to financial transactions such as orders...

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...