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Correspondence, undated Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 29Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains a letter from librarian Charles A. Cutter (1837-1903) regarding printing costs, and a letter in an unknown hand about a Mr. Paine.

Dana-Palmer House and unidentified building, undated Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 6, folder 9Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Undated negative photograph of the Dana-Palmer House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the site of the Harvard College Observatory from 1840 to 1847, and a black and white print from an illustration of an unknown house.

Daybook 1, 1848-1852, 1848-1852 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 15, volume 1Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains daily charges for sale and shipment, cleaning, and repair of timepieces and other instruments by William Bond & Son, and records of business and administrative activities, such as hiring and firing employees, contracting for security guards, and printing stationery. An entry from August 16, 1849, records the return of Richard F. Bond from Liverpool with the first chronometers that would be used in the United States Coast Survey. An entry dated January 7, 1851, includes details of...

Daybook 2, 1852-1857, 1852-1857 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 15, volume 2Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains daily charges for sale and shipment, cleaning, and repair of timepieces and other articles by William Bond & Son, from 1852 to 1857. Also includes records of business and administrative activities, such as imports of parts and instruments, purchase of insurance and an iron safe, rent payment, participation of Richard F. Bond in the United States Coast Survey, and expenses related to temporary relocation while the firm renovated a new storefront on Congress Street in the spring of...

Daybook 3, 1857-1903, 1857-1903 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 15, volume 3Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains daily charges for sale, cleaning, and repair of timepieces and other services of William Bond & Son for clients including Vassar College, the United States Naval Academy, and the Cunard Steamship Co., from 1857 to 1903. Also records wages and start dates of employees. There are also entries documenting the company's involvement with Abraham Jackson, who loaned the firm money and held mortgages on Bond-owned houses, and his eventual arrest, in 1875-1876; the company's bankruptcy in...

Daybook, 1833-1835, 1833-1835 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 4, folder 2Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains charges of timepieces made by William Bond & Son and occasional entries on business matters. One entry in 1833 includes meteorological observations.

Deeds and legal documents, 1820-1837, 1820-1837 Digital

Item — unspecified: Filed in portfolio folder 1Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains deeds of land purchased by William Cranch Bond in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and Burton, New Hampshire, dated from 1820 to 1837; a document from Thomas Bird granting power of attorney to Elijah Tolman in 1831; and a deed for land purchased by Thomas Bond in Newfield, Maine, in 1835.

Diary, 1855-1863, 1855-1863 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 5, folder 11Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Leather diary kept by J. Morton Clinch in 1855-1856 detailing the weather, political and social news, his personal activities and those of his family and neighbors, and his professional work. Entries also record election results, neighbors' births and deaths, church services, attendance to the theater, and events like a lecture by freed slave Anthony Burns (1834-1862) on May 26, 1855, and the funeral of politician Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855) on August 22, 1855. Also includes some illustrations...

Diplomas and certificates, 1818-1891, 1818-1891 Digital

Item — unspecified: Filed in portfolio folder 3Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains an honorary diploma from Harvard College, and certificates of membership from societies for William Cranch Bond, including the Massachusetts Colonization Society, the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, and the Bunker Hill Monument Association, dated 1818-1857. There are also several copies of a certificate in French addressed to William C. Bond in 1891.

Documents regarding ownership and assets of William Bond & Son, 1853-1873, 1853-1873 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 8Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains a partnership agreement signed by William Cranch Bond, Joseph C. Bond, and Richard F. Bond, stock receipts and profit sharing agreements, and balance sheets of William Bond & Son, and the firm's building lease, dated 1853-1873. There are also documents related to ownership stakes in the firm after the death of William C. Bond and Richard F. Bond, including a statement in 1866 by Richard's wife Sally A.C. Bond that she intended to "take his place" in William Bond & Son, and a...