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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:442 1834-1854 M932

Mousam Manufacturing Company records

Scope and Contents

The Mousam Manufacturing Company records consist of by-laws, minutes of stockholders' meetings, a journal and a cash book, 1834-1854.


  • 1834-1854

Conditions Governing Access

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


.5 linear feet (3 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

The Mousam Manufacturing Company was chartered in the state of Maine in 1834, using the river to drive a cotton mill. William Lord purchased the company in 1859 and expanded the number of factories to produce yarn, sashes and blinds, shoes, and leatherboard a synthetic leather derived from cellulose.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Estate of R.W. Lord, Dr. R.L. Finlayson, 1934

Related Materials

For papers related to William Lord, see William Lord business records.

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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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