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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:1 1794-1833 C771

Aaron Cook daybook

Scope and Contents

Daybook kept by Harvard, Massachusetts, farmer Aaron Cook (1767-1845), recording charges for agricultural products he sold, and labor he performed including yardwork and bricklaying. Entries appear to be kept in terms of pounds, shillings and pence up until 1821 when the entries reflect dollars and cents.


  • 1794-1834

Conditions Governing Access

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


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Aaron Cook, son of Ephraim Cook, was born January 1767 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Like his father, Aaron was a farmer, and he raised oats and hay on his farms in Harvard and Leominster, Massachusetts. In addition to selling agricultural produce, his services included farm labor, carpentry, and bricklaying. For a short time in the 1820s, he maintained a general store. Aaron Cook died in Leominster on October 20, 1845.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2019 By: Brooke McManus
Link to catalog
Cook, Aaron, 1767-1845. Aaron Cook Daybook, 1794-1834: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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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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