Edwin S. Atwood stable register (1910-1912)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Erin Platte and Meg Hixon, December 2012
Manuscripts Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Edwin S. Atwood stable register
Creator: Edwin S. Atwood & Co.
Inclusive dates: 1910-1912
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
This register contains records for Edwin S. Atwood & Co., a stable that rented horses and vehicles to customers around Northeast Harbor, Maine, in the early 20th century.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

2005. M-4485.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

Edwin S. Atwood Stable Register, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Biography

Edwin S. Atwood was born in Brewer, Maine, in February 1869, the son of Fred R. Atwood and Hattie A. Hathorn. He married Venia T. Rogers, also of Brewer, on June 1, 1893. The couple moved to Mount Desert Island, Maine, before 1900 and had one daughter, Lucy. In Mount Desert Island, Atwood owned the Edwin S. Atwood & Co. livery stable, which rented horses and vehicles. Edwin S. Atwood died after 1940.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This register (500 pages) contains 250 pages of records pertaining to Edwin S. Atwood & Co., a stable that rented horses and vehicles to customers around Northeast Harbor, Maine, in the early 20th century.

Individual entries are written in pre-printed rows and columns, custom-made for Atwood; each entry is a row that spans 2 pages. Records state the driver's name, time of departure, and time of return; the horse's name and type of rented vehicle (e.g. buckboard, run about, cut [cut under], buggy, and surrey); the customer's name and pickup location; the reason for the hire; the price; and any remarks, usually about payment. Some customers paid with checks. The stable rented vehicles for local journeys, such as trips to the Episcopal Church and to the boat dock, as well as longer excursions to places like Ellsworth, a distance of about 25 miles. A few customers were referred to as "transients" or "strangers." The records cover June 11, 1910-October 9, 1910 (pp. 1-92); June 12, 1911-October 9, 1911 (pp. 93-178); and June 4, 1912-September 6, 1912 (pp. 179-250).

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Northeast Harbor (Me.)
  • Stables.
Contributors:
  • Atwood, Edwin S., b. 1869.
Genre Terms:
  • Registers (lists)

Contents List (Request Materials)

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Container / Location Title
 
Edwin S. Atwood stable register [series]
Volume   1 Pages   1-92
 June 11, 1910-October 9, 1910
Pages   93-178  
 June 12, 1911-October 9, 1911
Pages   179-250  
 June 4, 1912-September 6, 1912