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

Deeds, 1759-1819 Digital

Scope and Contents

Contains original and copies of deeds to property in Ipswich, Hallowell, and Raymond Township, and rights to commonage, to John Heard and others, dated 1759-1819. Included are deeds to an Ipswich distillery business transferred among William Story, Ebenezer Pemberton, Heard, William Dodge, and Royall Tyler and Nathaniel Hatch, a writ of possession related to the estate of James Bowdoin, and deeds of Ipswich land to Heard from Hannah Rogers and Martha Staniford, as well as a deed to a warehouse and one-sixth part of a wharf from Nathaniel Farley. There is also a 1778 deed from Nehemiah Abbot, an Ipswich baker serving in the Continental Army, to John Heard for a tract of land in Ipswich bordering Susannah Stacey's (possibly Swasey's) tavern house; and a deed of a house on Union Street in Boston from upholsterer Moses Grant to Heard in 1794.


  • 1734-1888

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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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