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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:766 1818-1877

David Augustus Neal business records

Scope and Contents

Business records of David A. Neal and his son Theodore A. Neal, merchants and financiers of Salem, Mass. The earlier material relates to foreign marketing and includes journals, letter books, 1818-1819, 1831-1836, ledgers, and cash books. The later material is concerned chiefly with the Neals' connections with the Associates of the Illinois Land Agency, an agency formed to develop land along the Illinois Central Railroad. These records include journals, letter books, stock books, plans, claims, and sales of titles. Also included is a typewritten copy of David A. Neal's autobiography.


  • Creation: 1818-1877


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact for more information.


2 linear feet (13 volumes, 1 box)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edith Rantoul, January 1940.

Related Materials

See also the Illinois Central Railroad Company land records, 1846-1898.

Neal, D.A. (David Augustus), 1793-1861. David Augustus Neal Business Records, 1818-1877
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
November 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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