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Farwell's Mills Ledger

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.143

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Scope and Contents

Business ledger, 344 pp., recording mainly the payroll for "Labor and Job Work" of Farwell's Mills, Lisbon, Androscoggin County, Maine, from August 1968 to November 1875. The following description was excerpted from the seller's notes: "Detailed breakdown by occupational location or job category, like "Weave room" "warp spinning" or "saw mill and outside." Also documents the full name of each employee, days worked per pay period, daily wages, and amounts due. A large percentage of the employees were women. Entries are signed as verification. Miscellaneous other entries include cost for the construction of specified buildings, repairs, water power, horses furniture, machinery and general expenses - all summarized in monthly recapitulations for the entire period. 1 volume.


  • Creation: 1868-1875


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Custodial History


Guide to Farwell's Mills Ledger
Ute Schechter
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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