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Isaac H. Scott was born in Quebec; came to the United States at age 14. Served during the Civil War and was the last surviving member of the crew of the Monitor. He was employed at the Ferry St. U.S. Customs office, Buffalo, N.Y., for 33 years.

From the description of Personnel file of Isaac H. Scott, 1915-1920. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33113607

The establishment of customs districts and ports of entry and appointment of customs officers was approved by U.S. Congress in July 1789 and one month later the "Customs Service" became part of the Dept. of the Treasury. The Division of Customs of the Treasury Dept., was created in 1875; in 1927 this was abolished and Bureau of Customs (also informally referred to as the Customs Service) was established; in 1973 the Bureau of Customs was renamed U.S. Customs Service.

In 1789 the District of Maine (then part of Massachusetts) was divided into ten commercial districts; in 1913 all Maine districts were consolidated as the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Division of Customs (renamed Bureau of Customs in 1927), District of Maine and New Hampshire. The District of Machias was bound by the east by Moose Cove in Cutler and the west by the Hancock County line with the Port of Entry at Machias and Ports of Delivery at Cherryfield and later Milbridge. The District of Penobscot encompassed Frankfort, Sedgwick, and Deer Isle at first and later Blue Hill and Hampden, with the customhouse located at Castine. The name of the Penobscot District was changed to the District of Castine in 1866. The system for the collection of "customs" in the late 18th-early 19th centuries developed as a part of the government's foreign trade policy, providing economic protection for domestic products.

From the description of U.S. Customs Service customhouse records, 1778-1938 (bulk 1805-1917). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71174507

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referencedIn History: Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, 1971-1972 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn Billy Ray Brunson Papers, S126. 1., 1806-1989 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Daily record of moneys received from sources. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Milburn, Ulysses Sumner,. Nathaniel Hawthorne collection, 1652-1951, 1837-1951 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Lanza, Joseph. Correspondence, 1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Port of New Orleans, Louisiana : outward slave manifests, 1812-1860. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Magone and Holbrook (Ogdensburg, N.Y.). Correspondence, 1870-1896. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Palmer, Charles Bennett, 1844-1909. Papers, 1862-1900. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Andrews, Clarence Leroy, 1862-1948. Clarence L. Andrews collection [microform], 1862-1948. Washington Library Network
referencedIn Motte, John Ward, 1872-1928. John Ward Motte protection certificate, 1918. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. American occupation, 1867 Aug. 23-1869 January. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Records of the Assistants to the Directors, 1913-1999 (inclusive), 1927-1943 (bulk) Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Nome log books, 1909-1924, 1943. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. U.S. Customs Service customhouse records, 1778-1938 (bulk 1805-1917). Penobscot Marine Museum
creatorOf Leahy, M. Joseph. Computer-assisted calendar of the Alaska customs district, 1867-1869 : pilot project, 1980. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Ivey, Joseph W. Joseph W. Ivey family papers, 1892-1908. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Register of bonds. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Scott, William Fisher, 1831-1914. Ledger, 1877-1908. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Barney, Hiram. Papers of Hiram Barney, 1772-1924 (bulk 1836-1894). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Angle, A. Bayard (Allie Bayard), 1908-. [Papers] 1897-2003. University of South Florida, USF Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. United States Custom House at Kennebunk, Maine, impost book, 1800-1867. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn White, John Wesley, 1829-1892. Letter, 1869 November 15, Sitka, to William Kapus, Collector of Customs. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Cox, Charles Morris. Correspondence, 1918 June 11-1918 Dec. 19. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Montgomery, Henry Moorhead, 1863-1932. Henry Moorhead Montgomery papers [manuscript], 1888-1927. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934. Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf Stanley, Lewis Gilman, 1869-1957. Lewis G. Stanley special license to navigate Vessell B499, 1918 Dec. 12. Great Cranberry Island Historical Museum
referencedIn Duncan, David. David Duncan papers, 1805-1806. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Harvie family. Papers, 1831-1913. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. James Sullivan Clarkson papers, 1851-1917. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morgan William, 1840-1900. Papers, 1871-1905. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Personnel file of Isaac H. Scott, 1915-1920. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Henry Moorhead Montgomery papers, 1888-1927 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. [Record book] / Custom House, Tampa, Fla. University of South Florida, USF Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Daily record of disbursements. Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Record of importations through the mails. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Shew, William J., 1820-1903. [Charles James [graphic] : Collector of Customs in San Francisco] / [photographed by William Shew]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn William R. Cotter Papers., undated, 1970-1981. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Port of New Orleans, Louisiana : inward slave manifests, 1807, 1821-1860. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Herrera, Rachel Mix, 1893-. Reminiscences, ca. 1961. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Curtis, Newton Martin, 1835-1910. Papers, 1812-1915, 1861-1915 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Schindler, Charles. Photograph collection, 1895-1918. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Richards, L. A. Richards family photograph albums, ca. 1885-1905. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Feinberg Library. Oral history collection, 1966-1974. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Fleming, A. J., 1906-1964. A.J. Fleming collection, 1910-1926. Tobacco Valley Board of History
referencedIn Deane, Ernie. U.S. Customs Office, Memphis [graphic] / Ernie Deane [photographer]. Arkansas History Commission
referencedIn Bentley, William, 1759-1819. William Bentley Papers, 1760-1819. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Record of moneys received and paid. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Charles P. Clinch Letter, 1848 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf U.S. Customs Service. Daily record of balances on accounts. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Collectors of customs : District No. 1, Maine and New Hampshire. Portland Public Library
referencedIn Franklin MacVeagh Papers, 1799-1934, (bulk 1909-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817. U.S. Customs records, circa 1815. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Howell Cobb permit, 1860 Georgia Historical Society
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associatedWith Smith, George Stillman, 1781-1853. person
associatedWith Smith, Stephen, 1739-1806. person
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associatedWith United States. National Archives and Records Service. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Whig Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith White, John Wesley, 1829-1892. person
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Maine
Alaska
Calais (Me.)
Fort Kent (Me.)
Bar Harbor (Me.)
Port Tampa (Fla.)
Washington County (Me.)
Maine
Wrangell (Alaska)
Maine
Bath (Me.)
Florida--Tampa
Louisiana--New Orleans
Mount Desert Ferry (Me.)
Jackman (Me.)
Maine
Southwest Harbor (Me.)
Louisiana--New Orleans
Alaska--Sitka
Maine
Sitka (Alaska)
Belfast (Me.)
Canada
New Hampshire
Maine--Kennebunkport
Louisiana
Nome (Alaska)
United States
Ellsworth (Me.)
Machias (Me.)
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Ships--Cargo
Shipwrecks (Me.)
Slavery
Freight and freightage
Northern fur seal--Law and legislation--History
Customs administration--History
Civil service--Examinations
Salt industry and trade
Hospitals, Naval and marine
International trade
Customs administration--Officials and employees
Shipping
Tea trade
Custom houses
Customs administration
Dried fish
Liquor laws
Slave trade
Smuggling
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