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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:83 1797-1826 E93

Aaron Everett account book

Account book of estate administrator Aaron Everett (1748-1824), of Foxborough, Massachusetts, primarily recording credits and debits for legal services from 1795 to 1817. The first part of the ledger consists of accounts of Wrentham, Massachusetts, day laborer John Fairbanks, Jr., dated 1788-1795, and settlement by Aaron Everett of outstanding debts owed to Fairbanks' estate after his death in 1795. The remainder of the volume contains Everett's charges for writing wills and administering estates for Polly Fisk, William Clark, Spencer Tolman, Jedidiah Morse, and Everett family members; several entries reflect money and objects he planned to leave his children. Everett accepted notes and payment-in-kind for his services. There is also a list of birth and death dates of his family members; and writing, correspondence, and several accounts of his son, Daniel Everett, also an estate administrator, dated from 1824 to 1833.

Dates

  • 1788-1833

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Aaron Everett (1748-1824) served as a town selectman and clerk, and justice of the peace, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. His services included administration of decedents' estates. Aaron Everett also obtained the rank of sergeant during the American Revolutionary War.

Physical Location

MANU

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Richard W. Hale.

Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.

Processing Information

Processed: January 2019 By: Brooke McManus
Link to catalog
Title
Everett, Aaron, 1748-1824. Aaron Everett Account Book, 1788-1833 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
bak00722

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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