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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:733 1912-1934 C937

Crowell and Thurlow Steamship Company records

Scope and Contents

Ledger, journals, cash books, voucher and check registers. The company incorporated in 1912 in Maine, operated a number of ships successfully (some of them through the Crowell and Thurlow Intercoastal Company) through World War I. An unlucky investment in the Atlantic Coast Company (which Crowell and Thurlow took over in 1923) resulted in the company going into receivership in 1924. Most of the unbound papers relate to the affairs of the receivership under Paul J. Bertelsen, receiver, and Lee M. Friedman, his attorney.


  • 1912-1934


Conditions Governing Access

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


6 linear feet (36 volumes, 4 cartons)

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lee M. Friedman, January 7, 1935.

Crowell & Thurlow. Crowell & Thurlow Steamship Company Records, 1912-1934
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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