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Henry W. Peabody & Company



Henry W. Peabody & Co. was in the general import-export business until 1890. At that time it turned over the general business to the New York Office and concentrated henceforth on hemp. An Agent, Arthur Peirce, represented them in Merida (Yucatan?) from 1890.

Henry W. Peabody was born in Salem, Mass. on August 22, 1838. In 1856 he entered the counting house of Messrs. William & Hall, China and Indian merchants located on Central Wharf in Boston. In 1859 he assumed a clerkship with Samuel Stevens who was engaged in the Australian trade, making partner in 1862. He retired in 1866 and set up a special partnership in his own name in February, 1867. Henry's brother, Alfred S. Peabody was the special partner of the Peabody firm and supplied its original $25,000 capital. Henry died December 7, 1908.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Henry W. Peabody & Co. papers, 1867-1957

File — Box MSS VF 27: [Barcode: HB9TVI], Folder: 11Identifier: Mss:766 1694-1960 File
Scope and Contents:

Henry W. Peabody & Company papers include bills of lading, shipping manifests, correspondence, and accounts related to the shipment of goods and freight, 1867-1957.

Henry W. Peabody & Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1867-1957 P352

Ledgers, journals, miscellaneous accounts, and scattered letters, 1867-1957, of the Boston, Mass. based import-export firm founded by Henry W. Peabody.

Oils-copra, 1910-1923

File — Box MSS VF 3: [Barcode: HB9TUT], Folder: 6Identifier: Mss:432 1829-1887, Mss:428
Scope and Contents:

This folder contains documents related to oil, specifically copra. Included are sale documents and contracts for the sale of copa on the account of or by Henry W. Peabody & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts to the Pacific Oil & Lead Works, El Dorado Oil Works, and through M.S. Kattenhorn of New York.