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Early business papers of Hook and Witherle [later known as Witherle and Jarvis, 1810-1844; William Witherle and Company, 1844-1855; and Witherle and Company, 1855-1875], a general store in Castine, Me. that supplied local fishermen and residents. Papers include records of sales of fishing equipment, such as fish hooks, twine, and cod and mackerel lines, and general supplies. Also documents fish sold on consignment, including codfish and herring. [From Series I of the Witherle Collection, Penobscot Marine Museum. Note: Oversized documents necessitated scanning of some pages in two parts.]


Gift of Miss Amy Witherle, [1959].

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