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The collection contains records of five companies involved in the sardine industry in Lubec, Maine. Records of the Columbian Packing Company date from 1896-1926 and include petty cash account books, daybooks, ledgers, bank account ledgers and check registers as well as a sales book from 1916-1919. Records of the Columbian Canning Company, 1907-1930, include copies of incoming telegrams, ledgers, daily cash and charge records, a fish account book, a sales book, and payroll records. Records of the American Can Company include payroll records from 1905-1909. Also found in the collection is a check register dated 1924 for the Johnson's Bay Canning Company, and a few records from the Lubec and Eastport branches of Booth Fisheries Sardine Co.
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SpC MS 1338
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Lubec Sardine Industry Business Records, 1896-1991" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 5.