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The collection contains records of William Engel's timberlands business and of the firm of Lowell & Engel. The records are mainly from the logging and lumbering operations carried on by Lowell & Engel in the years after William Engel's death in 1909.

The major part of the collection contains bills and receipts to Engel's companies. Those from 1902-1908 are primarily bills for insurance, taxes, etc., on Engel's many land holdings. The bills and receipts from 1909 on are from the logging and lumbering side of the business and focus on supplies and equipment needed for the various logging camps.

The remainder of the papers contains information about the company's logging operations, including permits and agreements, 1904-1908; stumpage and survey reports, 1902-1911; and tallies of lumber surveyed and rafted, 1910-1911. A small amount of sales information is included in the collection, as well as accounts of Lowell & Engel payroll, 1911-1912, and payroll vouchers, 1913-1914.

A folder of obituaries and Bangor city directory listings for William Engel is included at the end of the collection for the convenience of the user.

Publication Date



Business and Industry, Forestry



Size of Collection

17 boxes (17 cubic feet)

Dates of Collection

1902-1914, bulk 1904-1912

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0168

Engel (William) Papers, 1902-1914

Included in

History Commons