Invoice dated 19 September 1876 from the Princeton Woolen Mills in Princeton, Maine, to Messrs S. W. Pope in "Machias", Maine.
The reverse features the name Leonard Peabody (1821-1886), a New Hampshire native, who built The Princeton Woolen Mills in 1863.
Leonard's parents, Stephen Peabody, Jr., (1773-1851) and Nancy Leonard (Smith) Peabody (1785-1856) had moved to Bucksport, Maine by 1810; moved briefly to New Hampshire, where Leonard was born; and then moved permanently to Bucksport.
In 1852, Leonard Peabody married Mary Hill Todd, daughter of the influential William Todd, Jr. (1803-1873) and Clarissa (Hill) Todd (1806-1861).
S. W. Pope was a lumbering firm that had started out as William Pope & Sons, founded by William Pope (1787-1864); then became S. W. Pope, presumably for Samuel Warren Pope (1815-1862); and, finally, J. O. Pope & Company, presumably for James Otis Pope (1822-1893). Samuel Warren Pope married Betsey Jones Talbot, from another influential lumbering family in the area.
Read about the Pope family in A History of the Dorchester Pope Family, 1634-1888, With Sketches of Other Popes in England and America, and Notes Upon Several Intermarrying Families, published in 1888 by Charles Henry Pope.
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