Arranged and described by Brenda Howitson Steeves
Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department
Introduction and Summary Information
Collection Title: Frederick A. Wood Papers.
Dates of the Collection: 1872-1885 (inclusive); 1878-1881 (bulk).
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.
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
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