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Gardiner Mill Company records

Identifier: Bx 183

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1868-1923


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

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.


20 linear feet (17 containers and 130 volumes)

Language of Materials



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.


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

Guide to the Gardiner Mill Company records
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Finding aid prepared by Vida Germano
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA