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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:77 1845-1923 M138

McCrillis family business records

Overview

Account books, including a complete series of daybooks, an almost complete series of ledgers, cash books, supply and stock records of a family in Dexter, Maine., which operated a store, engaged in the wholesale feed business, and shipped produce, especially potatoes

Dates

  • 1845-1946

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

19.5 linear feet (93 volumes, 1 box)
Account books, including a complete series of daybooks, an almost complete series of ledgers, cash books, supply and stock records of a family in Dexter, Maine, which operated a store, engaged in the wholesale feed business, and shipped produce, especially potatoes. Chiefly the records of Pulaski McCrillis and Charles Pulaski McCrillis. The store records cease with its closing in 1923, but a record of personal expenses continues to 1946.

Biographical / Historical

The store was opened May 12, 1846 by Pulaski McCrillis. George Hamilton was partner for a period but sold his interest in the store probably in 1870 to Charles Pulaski McCrillis, the son of Pulaski McCrillis. Charles Pulaski (C.P.) McCrillis (1847-1923) inherited his father's interest in the store and operated it as a sole proprietorship until his death. Mrs. Emma Etta McCrillis (1849-1928) inherited the store from her husband, C.P., in March 1923 and the family ran the business until December 1923 when it was sold. The personal expense accounts from 1923 on are those of Miss Genieve Frazier McCrillis (1877-1948), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.P. McCrillis.

Physical Location

MANU

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Clayton C. Bayard, 1951.

Processing Information

Processed: August 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
Title
McCrillis Family Business Records, 1845-1946: A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
bak00592

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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