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International Paper Company., 12/22/1900-03/10/1908

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 196
Identifier: 69751

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The E. E. Libbey Papers are comprised of 3.0 linear feet of materials, including correspondence, receipts, and order forms documenting business conducted by E. E. Libbey, a dealer in pulpwood, cedar posts, white birch, and hemlock bark in Pittsfield, Maine. These records, spanning the years 1900 to 1912, provide a glimpse into Maine's bustling turn-of-the century timber and pulpwood industries. Libbey bought and sold various types of wood. His correspondents included individuals from all over the state of Maine and parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. He conducted a particularly large amount of business with Boston lumber wholesalers. Perhaps the highlight of the collection is found in receipts and letters between Libbey and prominent pulp and paper companies. Included is a large run of documents from S. D. Warren & Company, which operated a papermill at Cumberland Mills, Maine, and some materials from International Paper Company and the Great Northern Paper Company. Many order memorandums for Libbey's wood shipments on the region's railroads, such as the Maine Central Railroad, the Boston & Maine Railroad, and the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, are preserved. In addition, Libbey's papers relate to transactions he made with other companies, including the Estate of Charles Forster, New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, Skowhegan Pulp Company, and United Box Board and Paper Company, among others.

Sources: Charles E. Clark, "Maine: A Bicentennial History" (1977). Judd, Richard W., et al, "Maine: The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present" (1995).

ABBREVIATIONS: ACS - Autograph Card Signed AD - Autograph Document ADS - Autograph Document Signed AL - Autograph Letter ALS - Autograph Letter Signed DS - Document Signed EEL - E. E. Libbey MSS - Manuscript Signed TC - Typed Card TD - Typed Document TEL - Telegram TL - Typed Letter TLS - Typed Letter Signed


  • 12/22/1900-03/10/1908

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From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

2 TLS and 1 ADS from International Paper Company, which had headquarters in New York City and offices in Augusta and Livermore Falls, Maine, to EEL. One letter dated 12/22/1900 refers to a check sent to EEL by the company and to confusion over EEL's permanent address. Charles E. Oak, Division Superintendent at Augusta, Maine, writes: "most of your letters have been from Pittsfield, consequently considered that your address, although I find a few from Clinton. . . . Please give me your permanent address. . . ." One receipt reports International Paper Company received a shipment of spruce wood from EEL. In another letter, Edwin Riley, Division Superintendent at Livermore Falls, Maine, writes: "Please send all notices of shipments to this office, promptly, as soon as cars are loaded."

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials



OAK, CHARLES E. - CORRESPONDENCE TO LIBBEY, E. E. (1900): Typed Letter Signed

RILEY, EDWIN - CORRESPONDENCE TO LIBBEY, E. E. (1908): Typed Letter Signed

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057