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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:8993 1832-1882 C984

John Perkins Cushing business records


Records of John Perkins Cushing, a merchant of Boston, Massachusetts, principally engaged in the China trade, 1832-1882.


  • Creation: 1832-1882


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


2 linear feet (6 volumes, 1 box)

Merchant of Boston, Massachusetts, principally engaged in the China trade . Accounts of sundry investments include "adventures" in numerous ships, opium accounts, accounts of manufacturing, insurance, railroad and real estate interests, as well as substantial accounts with Bryant & Sturgis . The collection also includes correspondence, 1857-1862, household accounts, and papers relating to his will.

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Related Materials

Baker Library also holds the Bryant & Sturgis (Boston, Mass.) records, 1801-1872 (inclusive) which contain material related to the John Perkins Cushing business records.

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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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