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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:252 1774-1922

Account books and other material relating to the whaling industry

Overview

Multiple collections of account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford Massachusetts.

Dates

  • 1855-1922 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Extent

1.5 linear feet (6 volumes)
5 collection (consists of 5 distinct collections)

Historical Note:

This artificial collection of records pertaining to the whaling industry 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

MANU

Processing Information

Processed: August 2014

By: Benjamin Johnson
Processing Information Title devised by archivist. Original title: Account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford and Nantucket, Mass
Link to catalog
Author
Baker Library
EAD ID
bak00249

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.

Contact:
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