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Daniel Lind account book [microfilm]

 Collection — Box: microfilm
Identifier: S2202

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing images of an account book kept by fisherman Daniel Lind, working near Castle Danger, Minnesota on Lake Superior. His daughter Agnes kept his accounts and later used the old account books as scrapbooks. This collection includes one of these books from which the newspaper clippings have been removed.

Entries in the account book cover the year 1917. Sales of fish were solicited through advertisements places in farmers' magazines (including The Farmer, published in St. Paul, Minnesota) and local newspapers in the region. Orders were received in answer to these advertisements. The dates in the left and right columns of the account book probably indicate the date the order was received, and the date it was shipped.

Daniel Lind sold only herring.  The letter “S” may mean salted herring; “K”, round frozen; and “jDr”, dressed fresh frozen.  The letters at the bottom of the entry are the abbreviation of the railroad by which the fish were shipped.  Fish were shipped to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Montana.  The notation “sent back” may indicate the order was cancelled because fish were not received at a specified time, fish were spoiled, or there may have been no fish to fill the order.


  • Creation: 1917


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Lind was a fisherman working from Good Harbor Bay on Lake Superior near Castle Danger, Minnesota. He sold only herring. His daughter was Agnes Lind Thorngren of Beaver Bay, Minnesota. She kept her father's accounts for him.


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Consists of one reel of microfilm containing images of an account book kept by fisherman Daniel Lind, working near Castle Danger, Minnesota on Lake Superior.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Physical Description

1 reel of microfilm


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Guide to the Daniel Lind account book [microfilm]
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526