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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:77 1806-1892 W

William Witherle business records

A nearly complete run of account books and ledgers of the general store, 1806-1892. Also included are records of the Castine Brick Company, 1866-1881, in which the Witherles were interested. There is also considerable material on the fishing industry, the outfitting of fishermen, the importation of salt, particularly from Cadiz and Liverpool, and shipping and shipbuilding.

Dates

  • 1790-1913

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

65 linear feet (202 volumes, 23 cartons, 4 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Keeper of a general store in Castine, Me., which Witherle's father and others had operated under the firm names of Hook and Witherle (1806-1808), Witherle and Jarvis (1810-1844), and William Witherle and Company (after 1844).

Physical Location

MANU

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Amy C. Witherle, 1929
Author
Baker Library
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
bak00988

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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