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Special Collections: Guide to the Frederick A. Wood Papers

Arranged and described by Brenda Howitson Steeves
Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department
January 2004

Introduction and Summary Information
Collection Title: Frederick A. Wood Papers.
Dates of the Collection: 1872-1885 (inclusive); 1878-1881 (bulk).
Provenance: Unknown.
Collection Number: MS 638.
Box Numbers: 1 (formerly Cage Boxes 68 and 69).
Size and Arrangement: The collection consists of one document box of material.
Conservation Note: The collection has been re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes.
Preferred Citation: Frederick A. Wood Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine.
Restrictions on Access and Use: Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.


The collection contains the business papers of Frederick A. Wood of the village of East Lebanon, Maine. Very little information is available about Mr. Wood, but from materials in the collection it appears that he was in the lumber business, dealing in wood, especially cedar, cut near Caribou and New Sweden, Maine. At some point he seems to have been in business with J.A. Hurd. Several of the letters in the collection mention shipping shingles and cedar. He also seems to have been involved in selling and shipping potatoes and apples.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists primarily of business correspondence, 1878-1881, to Frederick Wood. Most of the correspondence is from J.A. Hurd and concerns their lumbering operations, orders, shipping, etc.  The remainder of the collection contains receipts, 1872-1881, to Wood for various goods received.
Box List
Box 1
01     Miscellaneous business correspondence and receipts, 1878
02     Miscellaneous business correspondence, 1879
03     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, 1878-1879
04     Miscellaneous business correspondence, 1880
05     Chapin Brothers, Boston, correspondence regarding potatoes, 1880
06     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, Jan.-Feb., 1880
07     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, Mar.-May, 1880
08     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, Oct.-Dec., 1880
09     Miscellaneous business correspondence, 1881
10     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, Jan.-Feb., 1881
11     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, Mar.-Apr., 1881
12     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, May-July, 1881
13     Correspondence from J.A. Hurd, undated
14     Miscellaneous correspondence and receipts, undated
15     Business receipts, 1872-1878
16     Business receipts, 1880
17     Business receipts, 1881
18     Bank draft to Rosa H. Brown from Henry Allison, 1885

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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