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Special Collections: Guide to the C.E. Thayer & Son Business Records

Summary Information

Collection Title: C.E. Thayer & Son Business Records
Collection Number: MS 494
Dates of Collection:  1853 - 1880’s
Size of Collection: 1 box

Administrative Information

Provenance:  Gift of Peter Weston prior to December 1970 through the efforts of Prof. David Smith.  
Access Restrictions: No restrictions
Preferred Citation: C.E. Thayer & Son Business Records, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information
For Additional Information:
Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Historical/Biographical Information

Clarissa Thayer and her son Hollis Thayer ran a general store in Winterport, Maine between 1853 and the 1880’s. Apparently it was not very successful because they were always in arrears. Hollis was an interesting character; he spent some time in jail. Clarissa’s husband was indicted for murder but was acquitted and convicted of assault and battery and served 9 months (see letter).

Contents

Documents of a general store in Winterport, Maine. Included are receipts, bills, invoices, legal notices, and correspondence. Also includes some personal letters and one about petitioning in the murder/assault case.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre, alphabetically.

Box List

Box [Cage 13]

 

Box [Cage 13] f1 Account Statements - Uncertain Dates 
Box [Cage 13] f2  Account Statements - 1850’s
Box [Cage 13] f3  Account Statements - 1860’s
Box [Cage 13] f4 Account Statements - 1870’s
Box [Cage 13] f5 Advertisements
Box [Cage 13] f6 Bills For Services
Box [Cage 13] f7 Canceled Checks
Box [Cage 13] f8 Correspondence from Creditors (no dates)
Box [Cage 13] f9 Correspondence from Creditors - 1850’s
Box [Cage 13] f10 Correspondence from Creditors - 1860’s
Box [Cage 13] f11 Correspondence from Creditors - 1870’s
Box [Cage 13] f12 Correspondence from Vendors - 1850’s - 1870’s
Box [Cage 13] f13 Credit Requests
Box [Cage 13] f14 Harvard University Catalogue of Students… - 1841-1842
Box [Cage 13] f15 Insurance Papers
Box [Cage 13] f16 Invoices - 1853
Box [Cage 13] f17 Invoices - 1854
Box [Cage 13] f18 Invoices - 1855
Box [Cage 13] f19 Invoices - 1856
Box [Cage 13] f20 Invoices - 1857
Box [Cage 13] f21 Invoices - 1858 - 1859
Box [Cage 13] f22 Invoices - 1860 - 1865
Box [Cage 13] f23 Invoices - 1866
Box [Cage 13] f24 Invoices - 1867
Box [Cage 13] f25 Invoices - 1868
Box [Cage 13] f26 Invoices - 1869
Box [Cage 13] f27 Invoices - 1870
Box [Cage 13] f28 Invoices - 1871
Box [Cage 13] f29 Invoices - 1872
Box [Cage 13] f30 Invoices - 1873
Box [Cage 13] f31 Invoices - 1874
Box [Cage 13] f32 Invoices - 1875
Box [Cage 13] f33 Invoices - 1876
Box [Cage 13] f34 Invoices - 1877
Box [Cage 13] f35 Invoices - 1878
Box [Cage 13] f36 Invoices - 1880’s
Box [Cage 13] f37 Legal Documents
Box [Cage 13] f38 Letters - 1850’s - 1870’s
Box [Cage 13] f39 Miscellaneous Papers
Box [Cage 13] f40 Promissory Notes
Box [Cage 13] f41 Receipts
Box [Cage 13] f42 Receipts - Railroad
Box [Cage 13] f43 Receipts - Steamer
Box [Cage 13] f44 Receipts - Tax
Box [Cage 13] f45 Stocks
Box [Cage 13] f46 Telegram
Box [Cage 13] f47 University of New York Medical Department Annual Announcement of Lectures, 1855-56
Box [Cage 13] f48 Valentine (1860’s?)


Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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