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This small collection contains records that provide insight into all operations of the Sherman Lumber Company. The records are arranged according to the following functions: administrative and organizational, financial, production, sales, and labor.
The company account registers, 1930 and 1932, contain sections giving financial information about customer accounts, information about business expenses of Sherman Lumber itself, and information about types and amounts of wood supplied to Sherman. These are followed by invoices, 1909-1915, for equipment, groceries, hardware, etc., purchased by Sherman. A ledger lists orders to Sherman from F.E. Blodgett Lumber, Suncook, New Hampshire, listed on its letterhead as a shipper of slabs, edgings, baled shavings and dry pine sawdust; and from Edwin H. Buzzell, a wholesale lumber dealer in Boston. General order books, 1926-1935 and 1941-1955, a sales register and a weekly time book complete the collection.
Size of Collection
4 boxes (2.8 cubic feet)
Dates of Collection
1875-1955, bulk 1901-1932
SpC MS 0463
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Sherman Lumber Company Records, 1875-1955" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 70.