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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:252 1774-1922

Account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford and Nantucket, Mass.


Multiple collections of account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford and Nantucket, Mass., 1774-1922


  • 1774-1922

Conditions Governing Access

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

Please contact Special Collections Public Services staff for proper citation instructions for materials in this finding aid.


3 linear feet (26 volumes, 1 box)

Historical Note:

This artificial collection of records pertaining to estate, real estate, and private investment management was created as part of a grant project to make collections available via the Harvard Library catalog, HOLLIS. In an effort to make these individual collections more discoverable this guide was created with descriptions taken from Manuscripts in Baker Library (4th ed., 1978) and local finding aids housed in the Special Collections reading room.

Physical Location


Alternative Form Available:

Ship Reindeer and Ship William Wirt are included in the following web resource: Women, Enterprise & Society

Much of the material in this collection is available on microfilm (3 reels, 35mm.) on reels 729 and 731 of the microfilm collection American Whalers and Traders in the Pacific, published by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau of Australian National University, for use in the Historical Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 98-1754, reels 14 and 15.

Processing Information

Processed: August 2014

By: Benjamin Johnson
Link to catalog
Account Books and Other Material Relating to the Whaling Industry Chiefly From New Bedford and Nantucket, Mass., 1774-1922: A Finding Aid
Baker Library

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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