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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1801-1872 B915

Bryant & Sturgis (Boston, Mass.) records

Records of Bryant & Sturgis, a Boston mercantile firm engaged chiefly in the China trade, 1801-1872.

Dates

  • 1801-1872

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

2 linear feet (15 volumes, 1 envelope)

The collection includes waste books, journals, ledgers, and letter books (including one of John Perkins Cushing ). There are statements of account of William Sturgis , 1827-1861 (with gaps); a journal (diary) of Charles H. Hammatt , Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ), 1823-1825; and an exchange reckoner of John Sturgis, 1821.

Historical Note:

Mercantile firm of Boston, Mass. engaged chiefly in the China trade . The partners were John Bryant and William Sturgis.

Existence and Location of Copies

Vol. 10 (Letterbook, 1818-1829) and Vols. 14-15 (C.H. Hammatt Journal, 1823-1825) are available on microfilm (2 reels, 35 mm.) for use in the Special Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order nos. 74-1851 and 95-2715.

Related Materials

Baker Library also holds the John Perkins Cushingbusiness records, 1832-1882 (inclusive) , which contain material related to the Bryant & Sturgis records.

Baker Library holds the John Bryant account books, 1801-1812. This two volume collection contains a ledger and an account book kept by merchant John Bryant before entering into partnership with William Sturgis in Bryant & Sturgis.
Title
Bryant & Sturgis (Boston, Mass.). Bryant & Sturgis (Boston, Mass.) records, 1801-1872 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
EAD ID
bak00113

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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