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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1841-1843 K33

A. and G. A. Kendall and Company account book

Scope and Contents

This is an account book of transactions made from various firms in England, Scotland, Italy, and France with invoices of shipments to the United States. The firm imported dry goods such as broadcloth, silk, satin, velvet, and buttons. The account book was kept by Frederick A. Whitwell, a buyer for the dry goods and woolen importing and jobbing firm of A. & G.A. Kendall & Co. of Boston. The firm was located at 3 and 4 Pearl Street in Boston.


  • Creation: 1841-1843


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in Enlish.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Please contact for more information on access procedures and reproduction services.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

A. & G.A. Kendall and Company was a Boston, Massachusetts based textile and dry goods importing and jobbing firm. The company was a partnership between brothers Abel Kendall, Jr. and George A. Kendall. Frederick Augustus Whitwell served as a clerk between 1841 and 1843.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Otis, 1961.

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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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