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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:597 1828-1931

Reed & Barton records

Scope and Contents

Daybooks, journals, ledgers, cashbooks, accounts, trial balances, notes and bills receivable, inventories, time books, payrolls, 12 boxes of unbound papers, including a brief typewritten history of the company, and inventories of the New York, San Francisco and Chicago offices, 1902-1918. In addition there are some 200 illustrated catalogs and 17 scrapbooks.


  • 1828-1931


Conditions Governing Access

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


128 linear feet (512 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Silversmiths, Taunton, Massachusetts. The firm's history can be traced back to Babbitt & Crossman (1824-1829) which was succeeded by Crossman, West & Leonard. One year later this firm was succeeded by the Taunton Britannia Manufacturing Co. In 1837 this firm became Leonard, Reed & Barton, and this was succeeded in 1840 by Reed & Barton.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Reed & Barton, 1940.

Related Materials

See Reed & Barton additional records.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2020 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff


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Repository Details

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

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives 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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