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The records consist primarily of correspondence and legal documents of the company, 1878-1882. The correspondence is mainly between Charles Stetson, a Bangor attorney and one of the directors of the company, and William L. Putnam, a Portland attorney prominent as counsel for various railroads. It concerns difficulties encountered in the finances of the company and concentrates on several suits against it, especially those brought by John Greenough, Foster Edwards and Lysander Stone, and Marcus P. Norton. Correspondence with the Boston law firm of Warren & Brandeis involving these cases is also found in the collection.
Also present in the collection are summaries of land holdings and copies of deeds for the company's wood and property which were deeded to major landowners such as Ebenezer S. Coe, David Pingree, William H. McCrillis, and Thomas Egery. A small group of documents concerning the financial state of the company, 1882-1883, ends the collection.
Business and Industry
Size of Collection
1 box (0.5 cubic feet)
Dates of Collection
1868-1893, bulk 1881-1882
SpC MS 0776
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "European and North American Railway Company Records, 1868-1893" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 21.