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The collection contains maps, plans, photographs and other materials gathered by Marc Johnson to document logging, lumbering and land use in Maine, especially in areas near the Kennebec River and Moosehead Lake.

The first part of the collection contains a few general files belonging to Mr. Johnson as well as a few records from Hollingsworth & Whitney Company and Scott Paper Company. These are followed by the maps, plans and photographs that make up the bulk of the collection. Most of the maps are blue line print copies of originals with a few original maps also included.

Items are arranged alphabetically by title or by company name. Prominent in the collection are ledgers, aerial photographs and maps from Hollingsworth & Whitney Company, a papermaking firm established in Boston in 1862 and operating paper mills in Gardiner, Winslow and Madison, Maine. Aerial photographs, maps, and plans of boats and machinery from Great Northern Paper Company Division of Forest Engineering also make up a significant portion of the collection as do financial ledgers of the Kennebec Log Driving Company. The remaining maps and plans are from a wide variety of sources.

Publication Date



Science and Technology



Size of Collection

2 record cartons

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 1622

Roberts, Mervin Papers, 1984-2002

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History Commons