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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:442 1822-1869 L866

William Lord business records

Scope and Contents

Daybooks, ledgers, and unbound papers. Some of the latter relate to shipping as well as to the manufacture of cotton goods. Two boxes contain papers relating to the manufacture and sale of twine by R. W. Lord and Company, also of Kennebunk.


  • 1822-1869


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


2.5 linear feet (6 volumes, 4 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

William Lord, born in 1799, was a merchant of Kennebunk, Maine, who engaged for a time in the manufacture of cotton cloth and later was engaged in shipping. Lord died in 1873.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. R.L. Finlayson, Mrs. Augusts M. Lord, and R.W. Lord Estate, 1931 and 1934.

Related Materials

For records related to the Mousam Manufacturing Company, which Lord was president of, see: Mousam Manufacturing Company records.
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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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