Conditions Governing Access
Extent6.25 linear feet (15 boxes)
The Boston Sugar Refinery material consists of correspondence and financial records including accounts, bills and receipts kept between 1835 and 1880. The bulk of the correspondence is addressed to Thomas Lamb who served as treasurer for the company.
Also included in the collection is a small amount of material that does not directly relate to the Boston Sugar Refinery or Dane, Dana & Company. This material is located in box 4 and includes records of the Provident Institute for Savings, Temple Place Savings Bank, Proprietors of Temple Place, Barrett & Hooper and the papers of James Clifford.
Also included in this collection are materials related to the Boston Sugar Refinery, the first refinery in the United States to manufacture granulated sugar. The Boston Sugar Refinery was founded on Lewis Street in East Boston in 1834. The factory was expanded and machinery was upgraded in the 1850s. Thomas Lamb served as treasurer and agent for a period of time in the 1850s.
- Series I. Dane, Dana & Co., 1798-1855
- Series II. Boston Sugar Refinery, 1835-1880
- Series III. Other companies, 1796-1879
By: Benjamin Johnson
- Dane, Dana & Company. Dane, Dana & Company Records, 1796-1880: A Finding Aid
- Baker Library
- EAD ID
Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository
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