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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:899 1815-1859 A628

Anthony family papers

Scope and Contents

Contains a receipt book, 1820-1829, of Richard Anthony and Son; bills, deeds, and accounts of James Anthony, his wife Sarah P. Anthony, and their estates; a ledger, with general store accounts, 1815-1849, of George Waterman, which includes accounts of Lewis A. Waterman and Edgar N. Anthony, printers; a cash book, 1851-1855, and bills of Lewis W. Anthony; and legal documents and accounts for the Graystone Mill and Center Manufacturing Company. Women are credited for domestic labor, for making clothing, and for weaving in the account book.

Records of Sarah P. Anthony of Providence, Rhode Island, including her accounts as executrix of her husband's estate (he died in 1836), and a receipt book she used to settle her husband's estate. Receipts show payments to a number of women, but in most cases do not describe what the payments were for. The collection also includes Sarah P. Anthony's grocery accounts and receipts, and estate records dating from after her death in 1845.


  • 1812-1859

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 linear feet (3 volumes, 1 box, 1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Richard Anthony and his son, James, were part owners of the textile mills: Graystone Mill, and Center Manufacturing Company in North Providence, R.I.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Anthony Dexter, 1968.

Anthony Family. Anthony Family Papers, 1815-1859: A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
January 2018
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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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