Guide to the Gardiner Mill Company Records
1868-1923

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gardiner Mill Company (Gardiner, Or.)
Title: Gardiner Mill Company records
Dates: 1868-1923 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 20.0 linear feet (17 containers, 130 volumes)
Collection Number: Bx 183
Summary: The Gardiner Mill Company Store in Gardiner, Oregon sold manufactured goods and foodstuffs on the Oregon coast. The collection consists of business records, including correspondence and account records.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Because of its location on the coast, the Gardiner Mill Company Store in Gardiner, Oregon was able to stock many manufactured goods or foodstuffs that people were not able to get at home. It was considered a main retail and trade center for the area.

Content Description

This collection includes business records of the Gardiner Mill Co., Gardiner Mill Store and the A. M. Simpson & Company. Most of the information is in original volumes. Also included is a large section of correspondence from the company’s later years.

Volumes 1-19 are journals, 1864-1881, including Gardiner Mill accounts and accounts of A. M. Simpson & Co. with the Gardiner Mill Store. Volumes 20-27 are Gardiner Mill Store ledgers, 1866-1880. Volumes 28-35 are Gardiner Mill Store accounts receivable, 1873-1883. Volumes 35-37 are Gardiner Mill Company accounts receivable, 1876-1878. Volume 38 is a Gardiner Mill Company ledger, 1879-1883. Volumes 39-63 are Gardiner Mill Company Store daybooks, 1876-1884. Volumes 64-128 are Gardiner Mill Company Store daybooks and journals, 1890-1906. Volumes 129-130 are Gardiner Mill Company Market blotter, 1899-1901. The Gardiner Mill Company general correspondence, 1907-1923, is filed in 17 boxes.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Gardiner Mill Company records, Bx 183, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Journals; Ledgers; Daybooks; Daybooks/Journals; Gardiner Mill Market Blotter; Correspondence.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Journals
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Volume
1 January 12, 1864–July 2, 1866
2 July 5 1866–April 25, 1868
3 May 25, 1868–September 1869
4 Undated
5 June 29, 1870-August 4, 1871
6 August 5, 1871–April 10, 1872
7 April 11, 1872–November 30, 1872
8 December 1, 1872–September 9, 1873
9 September 10, 1873–March 26, 1874
10 March 27, 1874–June 9, 1874
11 June 9, 1874 – October 10, 1874
12 October 10, 1874–December 9, 1874
13 December 9, 1874–February 3, 1875
14 February 4, 1875–June 12, 1875
15 June 12, 1875–October 10, 1875
16 October 11, 1875–September 15, 1876
17 September 16, 1876–December 11, 1877
18 December 12, 1877–March 28, 1879
19 March 29, 1879–December 31, 1884

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Ledgers
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Volume
20 A 1866-1868
21 B 1869–1974
22 C 1871-1872
23 D 1872–1874
24 E 1874–1875
25 F 1875
26 G 1876
27 H 1879-1881
28 1873-1875
29 1875–1876
30 1877
31 1878-1879
32 1880-1881
33 1881–1882
34 1880–1881
35 1882–1883
36 1876–1878
37 1877–1878
38 1879-1883

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Daybooks
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Volume
39 March 3, 1876–July 15, 1876
40 July 18, 1876–November 27, 1876
41 November 27, 1876–June 19, 1877
42 June 19, 1877–December 10, 1877
43 December 15, 1877–March 18, 1878
44 March 18, 1878–September 20, 1878
45 September 21, 1878–May 5, 1879
46 May 6, 1879 – November 28, 1879
47 November 28, 1879–June 7, 1880
48 June 7, 1880 – November 27, 1880
49 November 29, 1879–May 21, 1881
50 May 23, 1881–September 15, 1881
51 September 15, 1881-December 16, 1881
52 December 16, 1881–March 29, 1882
53 March 29, 1882–May 29, 1882
54 May 29, 1882–August 22, 1882
55 August 22, 1882–November 17, 1882
56 November 17, 1882–February 26, 1883
57 February 27, 1883–May 29, 1883
58 May 20, 1883–August 9, 1883
59 August 9, 1883–October 12, 1883
60 October 13, 1883–December 24, 1883
61 December 24, 1883–March 14, 1884
62 March 14, 1884–June 23, 1884
63 June 24, 1884–October 17, 1884

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Daybooks/Journals
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Volume
64 December 23, 1890–March 2, 1891
65 March 2, 1891–May 6, 1891
66 May 7, 1891–July 8, 1891
67 July 8, 1891–August 21, 1891
68 August 21, 1891–October 3, 1891
69 October 5, 1891-November 16, 1891
70 November 16, 1891–January 1, 1892
71 January 2, 1891–February 24, 1891
72 February 25, 1892–May 2, 1892
73 May 2, 1892–June 22, 1892
74 June 23, 1892–August 17, 1892
75 August 18, 1892–October 15, 1892
76 September 27, 1892–December 10, 1892
77 December 12, 1892–February 11, 1893
78 February 11, 1893–April 24, 1893
79 April 24, 1893–June 26, 1893
80 June 26, 1893–September 8, 1893
81 September 8, 1893–November 20, 1893
82 November 21, 1893–January 26, 1894
83 January 27, 1894–April 4, 1894
84 April 4, 1894–June 13, 1894
85 June 13, 1894–August 14, 1894
86 August 15, 1894–October 17, 1894
87 October 16, 1894-December 17, 1894
88 December 18, 1894–February 21, 1895
89 February 22, 1895–April 18, 1895
90 April 22, 1895–June 10, 1895
91 June 11, 1895–August 17, 1895
92 August 17, 1895–October 18, 1895
93 October 18, 1895–December 21, 1895
94 December 22, 1895-March 1, 1896
95 March 1, 1896–May 7, 1896
96 May 8, 1896–July 11, 1896
97 July 11, 1896–September 22, 1896
98 September 23, 1896-November 30, 1896
99 December 1, 1896-February 12, 1897
100 February 12, 1897-May 6, 1897
101 April 1897-May 1897 August 1897-September 1897
102 June 1897-July 1897
103 October 1897-December 1897
104 January 1897-March 1897
105 April 1898-June 1898
106 July 1898-September 1898
107 October 1898-December 1898
108 January 1899-March 1899
109 April 1899-June 1899
110 July 1899-September 1899
111 October 1899-December 1899
112 January 1900-April 1900
113 May 1900-August 1900
114 September 1900-December 1900
115 January 1901-April 1901
116 May 1901-August 1901
117 September 1901-December 1901
118 January 1902-April 1902
119 May 1902-July 1902
120 August 1902-October 1902
121 November 1902-February 1903
122 March 1903-May 1903
123 June 1903-September 1903
124 October 1903-January 1904
125 February 1904-May 1904
126 June 1904-August 1904
127 September 1904-November 1904
128 December 1904-February 1905

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Gardiner Mill Market Blotter
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Volume
129 1899
130 1900-1901

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 A-K 1907-1908
2 L-Z 1907-1908
3 1909
4 A-I 1910-1913
5 J-Y 1910-1913
6 1914
7 A-M July 1913-January 1915
8 A-G 1916
9 H-R 1916
10 S 1916
11 T-Z 1916
12 A-S 1917
13 T-Z 1917
14 1918
15 A-E 1919-1923
16 F-P 1919-1923
17 Q-Z 1919-1923

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Gardiner Mill Company (Gardiner, Or.)--Records and correspondence
  • Gardiner Mill Store (Gardiner, Or.)--Records and correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Company stores--Oregon--Gardiner--Records and correspondence
  • Lumber trade--Oregon--Gardiner--Records and correspondence

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