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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:1 1804-1881 D536

Dike family business records


Ledgers, daybooks, and bills of a Thompson, Connecticut, farming family.


  • 1804-1881

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


1 linear feet (15 volumes, 1 box)
Collection contains daybooks, ledgers, accounts, and bills for George, Thomas, Polly and Samuel Dike. The bulk of the collection concerns George Dike. Majority of entries are for agricultural labor and products and providing transportation to surrounding towns. Volume 13 records accounts of George Dike with S. Slater and Sons, 1870-1874.

Historical Note:

James Dike of Dudley, Connecticut, moved to Thompson, Connecticut, in 1740, after buying land from his father-in-law, Samuel Narramore. The family stayed in the area for generations, involving themselves in all aspects of the growth of the town. During the 1820s, a number of manufacturing concerns sprung up around the junction of the Quinebaug and French Rivers. During that decade, Thomas and James Dike retained part ownership in a three-story woolen mill, a saw mill, and homes for operatives. By the 1850s, Thompson was a prosperous town with the largest population in Windham (later Pomfret) County.

Physical Location



Gift of Elizabeth A. Dike, 1946.

Processing Information

Processed: 1997
Link to catalog
Dike family. Dike Family Business Records, 1804-1881 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Baker Library

Repository Details

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

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