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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:772 1747-1757 P953

Thomas Prime ledger

Ledger kept by Rowley, Massachusetts, merchant Thomas Prime from 1747 to 1757, recording credits and debits related to his business selling cider, brandy, and sugar to customers including the Rowley town selectmen. He also sometimes hired out his horse. Several loose accounts are tipped in to the volume.


  • 1747-1757

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.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Liquor merchant active in Rowley, Massachusetts, between the 1740s and 1750s. Thomas Prime sold rum, cider, brandy, and sugar, and occasionally hired out his horse.

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Digitization Funding

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

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Processed: January 2019 By: Brooke McManus
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Prime, Thomas. Thomas Prime Ledger, 1747-1757 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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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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