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Pingree Family Scrapbook Collection

Pingree Family Scrapbook Collection

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PINGREE FAMILY SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION, 1849-1972

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Processing of this collection was funded by the Pingree heirs.





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Pingree family
Title:Pingree Family Scrapbook Collection
Dates:1849/1972
Quantity: 17.5 linear feet (10 boxes, 2 flat files)
Abstract:The sixteen scrapbooks that make up this collection reflect the Pingree family and their associates’ business interests in lumber and timber, particularly in Maine.
Collection Number:MSS 927

Scope and Content Note

The sixteen scrapbooks that make up this collection reflect the Pingree family and their associates’ business interests in lumber and timber, particularly in Maine. While there are non-business related topics in the scrapbooks, the majority of the contents focus on lumber, timber, related legislation, and people in the lumber industry. Non-business related topics include camping, family members’ achievements, weddings, and funerals. It is not known who created the scrapbooks; some of them appear to have been created from newspaper clippings provided by a clipping service. The news clippings are from newspapers, both local and regional, mostly from Maine and Massachusetts. The scrapbook volumes were given numbers (1-16) for identification purposes when they were processed; the number given to the volume does not reflect when it was created, only in what order it was processed. The scrapbooks have been arranged in chronological order.


Due to deterioration of some of the bindings and pages, some of the scrapbooks are extremely fragile to handle. Volume three cannot be opened all of the way because the pages tear away from the binding. Volume ten’s pages are brittle making it difficult to turn pages. Many of the clippings in volume twelve have become loose, so caution must be used when turning pages. Individuals with sensitivity to mold should use caution when viewing volume fifteen.


There were a number of loose materials found in the back of volume three, and these have been removed to a separate folder and flat file. Of particular interest is a memorandum titled “The Russian Pulpwood Situation”, which can be found in the folder. It discusses pulpwood production and the use of convict labor in Russia; this memorandum is labeled not for publication. Volume ten has handwritten notes and comments about articles throughout the scrapbook. Volume thirteen had a number of loose newspaper articles in the front of it; these have been put in a flat file.


Historical Sketch

David Pingree (1795-1863), along with Eben S. Coe (1814-1899) and other partners, invested in multiple corporations in Maine that built dams, booms, and bridges to ease the movement of lumber to markets.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Chandler, James N., 1826-1904
Coe, Ebenezer S., d.1862
Coe, Ebenezer Smith, 1814-1899
Pingree Family
Pingree, David,1795-1863
Allagash Improvement Company
Aroostook Lumber Company
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company
Berlain Mills Company
Great Northern Paper Company
Mt. Washington Railroad
Banks and banking
Camping
Embargo
Forest fires
Land value taxation
Log transportation
Logging
Lumber trade
Lumbering
Pulp mills
Pulpwood industry
Railroads
Stocks--prices
Taxation
Aroostook County (Me.)
Bangor (Me.)
Baxter State Park (Me.)
Katadin Reservation (Me.)
Kennebago Lake (Me.)
Penobscot (Me.: Town)
Rangeley Lakes (Me. and N.H.)
Salem (Mass.)
Scrapbooks

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Pingree Family Scrapbook Collection, MSS 927, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Pingree family heirs.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, August 2015.


Related Material

David Pingree Papers, 1810-1939. MSS 901

East Branch Dam Company Records, 1845-1901. MSS 915

James Wingate Sewall Business Records, 1835-1916. MSS 921

John Winn Papers, 1818, 1845-1881. MSS 925

Piscataquis Land Company Records, 1934-1940. MSS 930

Mount Washington Summit Road Company Records, 1796-1967. MSS 911

Richard and Mary K. Wheatland Family Papers, 1862-1951. MSS 907

Samuel Smith Papers, 1844-1850, 1865. MSS 926


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