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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:733 1854-1894 L866

George C. Lord and Company records

Scope and Contents

Incomplete files of the Boston, Mass. shipping firm George C. Lord and Company. Scattered business records of George Lord, Robert C. Waterston, Edward W. Lord, Charles E. Lord, Robert W. Lord and Charles F. Rogers. Insurance insterests (New England Mutual Insurance), railroad interests (Boston and Maine Railroad) and investment interests (Gallup and Peabody), and a drug business are represented.


  • 1854-1894


Conditions Governing Access

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


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Shipping firm, Boston, Mass. George Clement Lord (1823-1893) originally of Kennebunk, Me. headed the firm. Lord moved to Boston in 1843 and formed the company with is brother Charles Lord. Lord was also president of the New England Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance Company and director and president of the Boston and Maine Railroad.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of Charles E. Lord, 1952.

George C. Lord and Company. George C. Lord and Company Records, 1854-1894: A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
December 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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