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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:251 1809-1865 O48

Thomas E. Oliver business records

Scope and Contents

Records relating to the fishing business, coastwise shipping, and a general store. The material on fishing includes fish books, schooners' outfits, shares books, and unbound papers. On coastwise shipping there are unbound papers for a number of vessels, schooners' outfits, coasting books, and waste books. The general store, Newcastle, N.H., is represented by blotters, day book, and stock books.


  • 1795-1865


Conditions Governing Access

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


10 linear feet (33 volumes, 6 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Thomas E. Oliver was a merchant and ship captain from Newcastle, New Hampshire. He established the fis yard in Newcastle, and was engaged in trading and freighting of commodities from Boston and Portsmouth, NH to southern ports.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

Oliver, Thomas E., 1779-1868. Thomas E. Oliver Business Records, 1795-1865: A Finding Aid
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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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