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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:781 1818-1904 S46

Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.) records


Records of the Suffolk Bank of Boston, Mass., 1818-1904.


  • Creation: 1818-1904 (inclusive)


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials may be stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


25 linear feet (247 volumes, 1 carton)

Material includes a complete set of directors' records and stockholders' records for the entire period, as well as innumerable types of account books, record books, and letter books (mostly form letters) primarily for the years 1902-1903.

Historical Note:

The Suffolk Bank of Boston, Mass., was first incorporated in 1818. At this time the banks in Boston were greatly inconvenienced by the depreciated bills of the country banks. The Suffolk Bank developed the clearing house system whereby those bills were returned to the banks to be redeemed in specie. In 1864 the Suffolk Bank became a national bank. On January 24, 1902, the Suffolk National Bank and the Washington National Bank consolidated and reorganized as the National Suffolk Bank. In September 1903, this corporation liquidated, and the Second National Bank of Boston assumed the assets and liabilities.

Physical Location


Existence and Location of Copies

Vol. 1 (Shareholders' records, 1818-1864) and Vol. 2 (Shareholders' records, 1865-1902) are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) from Historical Collections, Baker Library. Order no. 98-746.



Suffolk Bank. Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.) Records, 1818-1904 (inclusive)
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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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