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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1866-1879

George U. Sands business records


The business records of George U. Sands consist of correspondence, financial material, and diaries while living and working in Hong Kong, 1866-1880.


  • Creation: 1866-1880

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


2 linear feet (16 volumes, 2 boxes)

The business records of George U. Sands consist of account books, letter books, diaries, financial material related to Sands' management of the Patent Slip and Dock Company, the Novelty Iron Works, and the Hong Kong, Canton and Macao Steamboat Company. Sands lived in Hong Kong and died there in 1878.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Series I. Business records, 1866-1880
  2. Series II. Personal papers, 1866-1878

Physical Location



Purchase, May 1959

Processing Information

Processed: November 2011

By: Benjamin Johnson

Sands, George U., d. 1878. George U. Sands Business Records, 1866-1880: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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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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