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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:725 1898-1920 B658

Blue Hill Street Railway Company business records

Overview

The Blue Hill Street Railway Company business records document the operation of an electric railway line connecting Boston with the outlying towns of Milton, Canton and Stoughton.

Dates

  • 1898-1920

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

23.75 linear feet (27 boxes, 10 cartons, 2 volumes)
The collection consists of director’s and stockholders’ records, ledgers, financial reports, operating reports, annual reports, payroll information, scrapbooks and a letter book.

Biographical / Historical

The Blue Hill Street Railway Company was organized in 1899 by the Stone and Webster Company of Boston. The company operated an electric railway line connecting Boston with the outlying towns of Milton, Canton and Stoughton. Financed and managed by Stone and Webster, the line operated for some years but was never a financial success. The company was forced into receivership in 1919, and the property of the firm was sold for junk. A fire in 1909 destroyed much of the company’s property. Relatively few records prior to 1909 survive.

Physical Location

MANU

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Blue Hill Street Railway Company, 1925.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2017 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Blue Hill Street Railway Company. Blue Hill Street Railway Company Business Records, 1898-1920: A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
bak00352

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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