The Winterthur Library

The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator: Nathaniel Lord, d. ca. 1820

Title: Bills

Dates: 1805-1844

Call No.: Col. 513

Acc. No.: 78x158.1-.38

Quantity: 38 items

Location: 34 K 4

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

Captain Nathaniel Lord owned a mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine, during the first half of the nineteenth century. He died ca. 1820. Daniel Lord was apparently the executor of his estate.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

This collection contains bills accrued by Captain Nathaniel Lord and Daniel Lord between 1805-1844. The majority were for repairs made to a mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine. Items and services noted include lumber, shingles, white lead, clapboards, nails, screws, putty, glass, rosin, fish oil, linseed oil, spikes, and painting. One bill is for tablespoons.

 

ORGANIZATION

In chronological order.

 

 

PROVENANCE

Purchased from Craig W. Ross.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

Topics:

Dwellings - Maintenance and repair - Maine.

Building materials.

Lumber - Prices - 19th century.

Carpentry.

Bills.

Invoices (Acknowledgments).

 

Additional author:

Lord, Daniel.

 

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

 

Location: 34 K 4

 

All accession numbers begin with 78x158.

 

.1 Receipted bill, Alfred Wells to Capt. Nathaniel Lord for "l Sett table Spoons," Boston, [Massachusetts,] November 14, 1805.

 

.2 Receipted bill, Timothy Vezer(?) to Capt. Nathaniel Lord for joists, boards, and shipping shingles, Kennebunk, [Maine], December 20, 1805.

 

.3 Bill, Samuel Davis to Capt. Nathaniel Lord for glass, putty, window frame and

work, n.p., December 25, 1805-June 28, 1806.

 

.4 Receipt, Ebenezer Kimball to Danl. W. Lord for rocks and sundry work on the mansion house on account of the Estate of Nath値 Lord, Kennebunkport, July 16, 1822.

 

.5 Receipted bill, Sam値. Twombly to Estate of Nath値 Lord for hinges, scrapers for house, making lightning rod, and other iron work, n.p., 1822-1823.

 

.6 Receipted bill, Ebenezer Kimball to Dan'l W. Lord for rocks and work, [Kennebunkport], August 31, 1824.

 

.7 Receipted bill, Edward White to Estate of Nath値 Lord for surveying timber and boards, planks, n.p., August-October 1824.

 

.8 Receipted bill, Edmund Hill to Estate of Nath値 Lord for painting, n.p., work done October 12, 1824; bill paid March 16, 1825.

 

.9 Receipted bill, Simon Nowell to Daniel W. Lord, charged to estate of N. Lord, for clapboards and plank, n.p., September-November 1824.

 

.10 Receipted bill, Stephen Perkins to Daniel W. Lord for estate of N. Lord, for "two pillars 10 ft. long," n.p., April 18, November 2, 1824.

 

.11 Receipted bill, Ebenezer & Barak Kimball to Estate of Nathaniel Lord for "fitting rocks & the rocks for the door Steps," Payment received from Daniel W. Lord. [Kennebunkport, Maine], November 10(?), 1824.

 

.12 Receipted bill, Samuel Davis to Daniel W. Lord for "31 Days work on your house," Kennebunkport, [Maine], January 4, 1825.

 

.13 Receipted bill, Charles Hayes to Daniel W. Lord for shingles, Kennebunkport, [Maine], May 13, 1825.

 

.14 Receipted bill, Simon Nowell to Daniel W. Lord for plank, spar, shingles, board, timber, and sheet lead, n.p., May-June 1825.

 

.15 Receipted bill, Isaac Pelham to Daniel W. Lord for the estate, for boards and plank, Kennebunk [Maine], June 22, 1825.

 

.16 Receipted bill, Nath値 Webb to Estate of Nath値 Lord for unspecified work, Kennebunkport, [Maine], August 1825, paid November 22, 1826.

 

.17 Receipted bill, Ivory Jefferds to Estate of Nath値 Lord for paint supplies, glass, etc., Kennebunkport, [Maine], May 29-October 9,1826.

 

.18 Receipted bill, John Littlefield to Estate of Nath値 Lord for unspecified work, December 30, 1826.

 

.19 Receipted bill, Joshua Nason to Estate of N. Lord for 737 feet of timber, Kennebunkport [Maine], April 21, 1827.

 

.20 Receipted bill, Ivory, Jefferds to Estate of Nath値 Lord for nails, paint, oil, 1 stock lock, Kennebunkport [Maine], July-December 1827.

 

.21 "Invoice of Merchandise Shipped by Tobias Lord on board Sloop Mary bound for Kennebunkport for acct. & Risk of Mr. Daniel W. Lord," Boston, [Massachusetts], November 20, 1827. For panes of glass to be charged to estate.

 

.22 Receipted bill, John Littlefield to Estate of Nath値 Lord for "setting glass," n.p., July-November1827.

 

.23 Receipted bill, Oliver Hodson to Estate of Nath値 Lord for sundry repairs on mansion house, December 23, 1828.

 

.24 Receipted bill, William Jefferds to Estate of Nath値 Lord for panes of glass and sheet lead, Kennebunkport, [Maine], February 16, 1829.

 

.25 Receipted bill, Sam値 Twombly to Estate of N. Lord for "mending lock & Key for Green House, mending hinges, making strainers," etc., Kennebunkport, [Maine], December 31, 1829.

 

.26 Receipted bill, Oliver Hodson to estate of N. Lord, for boards and work, Kennebunkport, [Maine], May-August 1829.

 

.27 Receipted bill, Samuel Adams to Estate of Nath値 Lord, for shingling, boards, and work on ice house, Kennebunkport, [Maine], August 6, 1829.

 

.28 Bill, William Jefferds to Estate of Nath値 Lord for sheet lead, paint supplies, cut brads, screws, "Wro't Tacks," etc., Kennebunkport, [Maine], May19-June 5, 1829.

 

.29 Receipted bill, John Littlefield to Estate of N. Lord for 56 ft. joist," putty, and work, Kennebunkport, [Maine], May-August 1829.

 

.30 Bill, Samuel Davis to Estate of N. Lord for work, Kennebunkport, [Maine], October 22, 1829.

 

.31 Receipted bill, John Miller, Jr., Collector, to Heirs of N. Lord for taxes, Kennebunkport, [Maine], November 28, 1829.

 

.32 Receipted bill, William Jefferds to Estate of N. Lord for hardware and paint for Mansion House, Kennebunkport [Maine], April 13, 1831-April 17, 1832.

 

.33 Bill, N. Dana & Co. to Daniel W. Lord, Esq., for "German Lead" and oil, Boston,

[Massachusetts], October 10, 1834.

 

.34 Bill, Nath値 Dana & Co. to D. W. Lord, Esq., for linseed oil, etc., Boston, [Massachusetts], October 18-22, 1834. With note addressed to 釘rother Love which includes some personal news as well as information about the linseed oil.

 

.35 Receipted bill, Jno. Littlefield to Daniel W. Lord for 途epairing blind for meeting house, work on house, labor, Kennebunkport, [Maine,] April 14, 1834-June(?) 11, 1835.

 

.36 Receipted bill, Sam値. Lewis to 溺ansion House for painting house, lime, n.p., July 14, 1835

 

.37 receipted bill, D.W. Lord & Br. to Estate of N. Lord, [Kennebunkport, Maine,] 1828-1829. For nails, shingles, lime, taxes, timber, brushes, sheet iron, spar, linseed oil, labor, rent of oxen, cedar posts, setting glass, bills from other men, gutters, etc. Some credits also listed. With note on outside: 釘ills estate of Nath値 Lord from 1816 to 1841.

 

.38 Account of travel expenses from Baltimore to Washington by railway and carriage, n.p., April 22, 1844. Part of a page from an account or ledger book. On back: note of payment sent to Robert Smith, Jr., by George Lord.