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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:442 1845-1947

Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company records

Scope and Contents

Records of Naumkeag to 1914, with a few main series to 1945. Minutes, stockholders' records, general ledgers, journals, cash books, trial balances, six-months accounts, production records, outgoing correspondence, but few payroll or sales records. Includes letters of Edmund Smith, David Pingree, Edmund Dwight, Henry D. Sullivan, Frederick Dexter, and N. G. Simonds, treasurers; Josiah Brown, John Kilburn, E. F. Balch, and William P. McMullan, agents; and John Howard Fallon, trustee; and records of the Danvers Bleachery and Dye Works, Peabody, Mass., which was controlled by Naumkeag.


  • 1845-1947


Conditions Governing Access

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


45 linear feet (346 volumes, 3 cartons, 3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Cotton manufacturing firm of Salem, Mass. Incorporated 1839, began operations in 1845. Produced sheetings under the brand name Pequot. Merged into Indian Head Mills in 1955.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Indian Head Mills, 1955.
Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company. Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company Records, 1845-1947
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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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