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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:596 1845-1918

Records of Parker Mills and Tremont Nail Company

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, journals, ledgers, cashbooks, production records, payrolls, timebooks, and bills, 1845-1886, of Parker Mills; and some records, 1886-1918, of Tremont Nail Company, successor to the firm; together with some records of Bridgewater Iron Company, Bridgewater, Mass.; and records, 1851-1855, of C. C. Sprague, also engaged in nail manufacturing.


  • 1845-1918

Conditions Governing Access

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


13 linear feet (79 volumes, 4 cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Manufacturer of nails and similar hardware, Wareham, Mass. Established in 1819. In 1882 Parker Mills were taken over by the Bridgewater Iron Company which failed in 1886. The mills were then acquired by the Tremont Nail Company of Wareham.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Tremont Nail Company, March 1975
Records of Parker Mills and Tremont Nail Company, 1845-1918: A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
November 2017
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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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