William S. Eddy and Son records
Scope and Contents
The bills for iron and steel in volumes 2-4 show the firms from whom Eddy purchased material to be manufactured into shovels and spades.
The bills for wholesale groceries and provisions show that the firm of N. and W.S. Eddy dealt in these commodities as well as hardware. The orders for shovels and spades came almost entirely from Boston and Providence with a few orders from Bridgewater, Brighton, Fall River, Hancock, New Bedford, and Somerset. Also from Bradford and Woodstock, Vermont, New York City and Chicago.
The firm of W.S. Eddy & and Son shipped shovels and spades to the firm of Newell & Company in Melbourne, Australia during the period 1860-1864. There are letters from this firm, which show that the sales of Eddy shovels went rather slowly.
Conditions Governing Access
Extent3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 volume)
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- William S. Eddy and Son. William S. Eddy and Son Records, 1827-1873: A Finding Aid
- Baker Library Special Collections Staff
- October 2017
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