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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:7 1832-1851 F327

Samuel Morse Felton business records


The Samuel Felton Morse business records contain papers relating to road building, railroad construction, engineering papers, and family deeds.


  • Creation: 1766-1875
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1832-1851


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


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Small notebooks and unbound papers relating to road building, experiments at the Mill Dam and City Mills, Boston, construction work on Worcester and Providence, Vermont Central, and Fitchburg Railroads, proposals for grading Bunker Hill Monument; there are also plans of wharves, family deeds, and miscellaneous engineering papers. Items not specifically connected with Felton relate to the Boston and Roxbury Water Supply Company, Taylor's Falls Bridge, Nashua, N.H. (Loammi Baldwin et al vs. David Ames, Jr.), and S. F. Johnson, surveyor on the Worcester and Providence railroads.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Morse Felton was a civil engineer of Boston, Mass., and railroad executive. He graduated from Harvard in 1834 and was employed as an engineer for Loammi Baldwin, Jr. and took over his business after Baldwin's death in 1838. He also served a superintendent of construction for the Fitchburg Railroad in 1843. Later served as president of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad from 1851-1864.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Samuel Morse Felton business records were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a donation from Edgar C. Felton, 1926.

Felton, S. M. (Samuel Morse), 1809-1889. Samuel Morse Felton Business Records, 1766-1875 (inclusive), 1832-1851 (bulk)
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
August 2017
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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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