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ITEM — Multiple Containers Identifier: Mss:766 1754-1898

Town of Ipswich, 1774-1817 Digital

Scope and Contents

Contains papers related to civic and legal service in Ipswich by John Heard, dated 1774-1817, including an appointment by James Pitts and James Bowdoin, executors of James Bowdoin's estate, to take possession of property recovered through a lawsuit; Ipswich town committee records and meeting warrants to consider matters such as granting approval of Dr. John Manning to establish a woolens manufactory and Stephen Lord to open a tailor's shop; and summonses and depositions in cases where he acted as a referee.


  • 1774-1817

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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