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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:761 1818-1914 S581

Silas Peirce & Company records

Scope and Contents

Account books of a firm of wholesale grocers, Boston, Mass., dealing in liquors, cigars, candy, nuts, spices, sugar and "fancy" groceries. The volumes include ledgers, daybooks, daily cash accounts, invoice books, sales accounts, inventory and bills. The collection is especially complete for the period 1822-1850.

Dates

  • 1822-1914

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

11 linear feet (73 volumes, 11 boxes)

Physical Location

MANU

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kelley, Herbert L., William H. Eckert, Wallace B. Phinney, 1933, 1951, 1957.

Creator

Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
bak00959

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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