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Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company Records

Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company Records

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Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company Records, 1851-1901

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The processing of this collection was funded by a gift from the Pingree family 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:Allegash Dam Company
Title:Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company Records
Dates:1851/1901
Quantity:.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company records contain mostly financial materials from the first few years of the company.
Collection Number:MSS 913

Scope and Content Note

The Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company records contain mostly financial materials from the first few years of the company. Other materials included in this collection are subscription and meeting record books and some correspondence.


Historical Sketch

The Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company was incorporated on June 3, 1851 for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a dam across the Allagash Falls on the Allagah River in township 15 R.11. The purpose of the dam was for driving and transporting logs and timber down the river and past the waterfall. The company charged a fee for logs that passed through the dam—six cents per thousand feet board measure and six cents per ton for all hewn timber. A president, secretary, treasurer, and three directors were chosen yearly.


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.

Coe, Eben Smith, 1814-1899
Pingree, David, 1795-1863
Pingree, David, 1841-1932
Allegash Dam Company (Me.)
Dams
Allagash River (Me.)
Records (Documents)

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

Allegash (Alaguash) Dam Company Records, MSS 913, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Pingree family heirs.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Hilary Streifer, November 2015.


Related Material

David Pingree (1795-1863) Papers, 1810-1939. MSS 901


E. S. Coe Papers, 1844-1906. MSS 924


Pingree Family Scrapbook Collection, 1849-1972. MSS 927


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