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The collection contains records of the Eliot Farmers' Union, a store in Eliot, Maine, owned and operated by John W. Staples. The store seems to have been in existence from 1915 to 1946 and sold grain, flour, and groceries. Very little information is available about John Staples; a town census taken in 1904 lists a John W. Staples as a farmer in Eliot.
Size of Collection
9 boxes (9 cubic feet)
Dates of Collection
1915-1946, bulk 1916-1936
SpC MS 0162
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Eliot Farmers' Union Records, 1915-1946" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 151.