David Pingree (1795-1863), Lumber Baron

 

"Building a snow road" Oxbow Flats, Maine March 10, 1931, unknown photographer

The recently processed collection of David Pingree Papers includes documents relating to his involvement in the land and lumber business as well as the shipping papers mentioned in the recently published blog, David Pingree, Shipping Merchant.  The collection is central to the study of many important subjects in early American history, notably major developments in American commerce. The papers of the logging operations and land holdings provide economic and social historical information on New England and Maine lumbering.

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