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SUB-SERIES Identifier: Mss:766 1754-1898

Subseries A. John Heard 1st (1744-1834), 1734-1888

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the papers of John Heard 1st (1744-1834) of Ipswich, Mass. Included are family histories, financial papers, day books, ledgers, shipping records, correspondence and miscellaneous papers and books. Also included are papers relating to the town of Ipswich and Essex County. John Heard was the father of Augustine Heard I and George Washington Heard.


  • 1734-1888

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials may be stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.

Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use microfilm copies of papers when available. Please contact reference staff at for more information regarding this collection and use of microfilm.


400 linear feet (800 volumes, 272 boxes, 102 cartons)

Physical Location


Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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