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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:8995 1825, 1840, 1859-1871 G224

William H. Gardiner records

Scope and Contents

Account books documenting expenses related to Gardiner's household and travel within the United States and Europe. Also includes folder of bills for purchases by William Nye and Mary Davis while living in France and two letters addressed to William Nye Davis. More detailed description of materials are provided at the folder level.


  • 1825-1871


Language of Materials

Collection is predominantly in English; materials in French are identified at the folder level.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information on access procedures and reproduction services.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

William H. (Howard) Gardiner (1797-1882) was a Boston lawyer who travelled quite extensively throughout Europe. His daughter Mary C. Gardiner (1829-1863) was married to William Nye Davis (1831- ). The couple left the United States in 1861 and by 1862 had settled in France.

Some details in the biographical note are from the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sister Geraldine Mary, circa 1959.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2021 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff

Processing Information

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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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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