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Account books

Identifier: MC008

Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of miscellaneous account books and other business records received from a variety of sources and dating from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. The collection includes account books from small Maine towns (Bristol, Thomaston, and Warren), four books related to the sales and investments of the Bates Street Shirt Company in Lewiston, Maine, and a library association's account book.


  • 1722-1854, 1915-1922, undated

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.


2 Linear Feet

14 Volumes

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Miscellaneous account books from the 18th-early 20th centuries, including records of the Bates Street Shirt Company in Lewiston. Identified volumes were created in various Maine towns.

Organization and Arrangement

The books are in alphabetical order by creator or title.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Bates Street Shirt Company records were found in property purchased by the College. No provenance information is available about other items in the collection.

Accession No.: Various.

Processing Information

Processed by Kat Stefko, 2007; finding aid revised by Pat Webber, 2022.

Guide to the Account books, 1722-1854, 1915-1922, undated
Edited Full Draft
Kat Stefko
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Description is in: English
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America
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