Gardiner Mill Company records , 1868-1923

Overview of the Collection

Gardiner Mill Company (Gardiner, Or.)
Gardiner Mill Company records
1868-1923 (inclusive)
20 linear feet, (17 containers and 130 volumes)
Collection Number
Bx 183
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.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

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Subject Terms

  • Company stores--Oregon--Gardiner--Records and correspondence
  • Lumber trade--Oregon--Gardiner--Records and correspondence