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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:624 1807-1838 C696

William Colgate and Company records

One ledger for Smith and Colgate (1807-1808) and three ledgers for Colgate and Company (1813-1826). There are accounts for Baptist missions and conventions, 1830-1838, in back of volume two.


  • 1807-1838

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 linear feet (4 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Soap and candlemaking business in New York City founded by William Colgate in 1806. Francis Smith was a partner from 1807 to 1813. In 1928 the firm merged with the Palmolive-Peet Company.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Colgate-Palmolive Peet Co., September 28, 1933.
William Colgate and Company. William Colgate and Company Records, 1807-1838: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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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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