Theophilus Parsons records
Scope and Contents
Household and personal bills and receipts for Harvard University Professor Parsons and his family, who resided in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Types of bills include groceries and provisions, grains, livery, freight, lumber, furniture, jewelry and watch repairs, plumbing, rent and subscriptions. Also includes two bank books from the Charles River National Bank.
Two women appear among the receipts: Sophronia Hamblin and Mrs. Thomas Dooner. In 1877, Hamblin sold milk, eggs, potatoes, chicken, fish, peas, beans, corn, and beets to Mrs. Parsons, probably from her house or store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dooner sold milk and cream to Mrs. Parsons in 1878 and 1879.
- Parsons, Theophilus (Person)
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Materials entirely in English.
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Extent1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Theophilus Parsons (1797-1882). Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (1848-1870), resided in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge
Some details in the biographical note are from public records found through Ancestry Library Edition.
Processed: September 2021 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
To enhance discoverability, this collection was removed from an artificial collection of records pertaining to household management account books in September 2021.
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