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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:442 1821-1946 M572

Merrimack Manufacturing Company records

Minutes, treasurer's reports, journals, ledgers, and other papers. Includes auditor's reports (1939-1944) and legal papers (1838-1880) of the Locks and Canals Co.

Dates

  • 1821-1957

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials may be stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

22.75 linear feet (71 volumes, 18 boxes, 1 carton)

Minutes, treasurer's reports, journals, ledgers, and other papers. Includes auditor's reports (1939-1944) and legal papers (1838-1880) of the Locks and Canals Co. Also includes a small collection of 71 photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Cotton manufacturing firm, Lowell, Mass. Established in 1822. First headed by Kirk Boott. One of the biggest manufacturers of corduroys and velveteens in the U.S. Ceased operations in 1958.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Merrimack Manufacturing Company (through John Richardson), 1956, 1963, 1966.

Existence and Location of Copies

All missing volumes listed are available on microfilm. Please refer to the inventory for the appropriate reel number.

Processing Information

Processed: April 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Processing Information During the processing of the collection, several volumes were identified as missing. Missing volumes are Ledger entries, 1937-1943 (31B); Balance Sheet, 1944-1946 (37); Cash Disbursements, 1942-1953 (38A); Salaries, 1947-1952 (51A); Personnel Sheets, 1952-1954 (51B); Payroll Register, 1952-1954 (51C); Report on depreciation in machinery (60B3-9); and Production, 1940-1942 (66A).
Link to catalog
Title
Merrimack Manufacturing Company. Merrimack Manufacturing Company Records, 1821-1957: A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
bak00471

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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