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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:733 1821-1873 L866

Daniel W. Lord business records

Scope and Contents

Letters, accounts of ships and account books of a general store kept by Lord in Kennebunkport. The shipping records concern the brig Union, ship Commodore Preble, barque Commodore Morris, and ship Mary Lord. Daniel W. Lord dealt in such commodities as rice, beans, flour, sugar, molasses, rum, coffee, tobacco, hay, salt, brick, shoes, copper, wool, quicksilver, wine, and olives. In addition to the numerous American ports he visited, his ships touched at such European ports as Liverpool, Antwerp, Hamburg, Havre, and Cadiz.


  • 1821-1873


Conditions Governing Access

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


6 linear feet (4 boxes, 9 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Ship builder, ship-owner and merchant of Kennebunkport, Maine. Daniel Lord died in Malden, Mass. in 1880.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Patterson Lord.
Daniel W. Lord & Co. Daniel W. Lord Business Records, 1821-1873
Baker Library
May 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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