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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:68 1841-1941 B

Boston Evening Transcript records

Scope and Contents

Account books and unbound papers, largely for the period 1867-1941. Included are records of directors' meetings (1879-1937), stockholders' accounts, journals, general ledgers, advertising ledgers, cashbooks, circulation accounts, accounts receivable, notes and bills, time books, payrolls (incomplete), bills and invoices, and tax records. There are also nine volumes and a case of unbound materials relating to H. W. Dutton and Sons, publishers of the Transcript, and two cases of records of radio station WBET. Also includes a collection of letters and information received by the Transcript concerning the status and history of existing firms in New England which were one hundred years old or more in 1930.


  • 1841-1941

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


118.5 linear feet (360 volumes, 19 cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Daily evening newspaper, Boston, Mass. Established 1830. Ceased publication in 1941. Long regarded as the essential newspaper for the "proper Bostonian."

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Boston Transcript, 1941.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2020 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
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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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