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Bigelow, Kennard & Co. records

Collection Identifier: Mss:773 1830-1925
Overview:

Jewelry firm, Boston, Mass., established in 1830, known successively as John Bigelow and Company, Bigelow and Brothers, and Bigelow Brothers and Kennard. Incorporated as Bigelow, Kennard and Company in 1912.

Bryant & Sturgis (Boston, Mass.) records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1811-1872 B915
Scope and Content Note::

The collection includes waste books, journals, ledgers, and letter books (including one of John Perkins Cushing). There are statements of account of William Sturgis, 1827-1861 (with gaps); a journal (diary) of Charles H. Hammatt, Sandwich Islands, Hawaii, 1823-1825.

Business instruments collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1406 1600-1969 B979
Overview:

A collection of seventeenth century to twentieth century business instruments such as accounts receivable, bills, checks, notes, stock certificates, warranties, and samples of business letterhead.

Comstock family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1833-1876
Overview:

Records of a family of American merchants engaged in international trade, 1833-1890

John Perkins Cushing business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:8993 1832-1882 C984
Overview:

Records of John Perkins Cushing, a merchant of Boston, Massachusetts, principally engaged in the China trade, 1832-1882.

Dudley P. Hall business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss: 47 c.1841-1893
Overview:

Records of Lyndon, Vermont lumber business and mill owner Dudley P. Hall, 1841-1914.

George U. Sands business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1866-1879
Overview:

The business records of George U. Sands consist of correspondence, financial material, and diaries while living and working in Hong Kong, 1866-1880.

Harris Charles Fahnestock papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1852-1914 F223
Overview:

Papers of investment banker Harris C. Fahnestock, 1855-1914, including his partnership in Jay Cooke & Co.

Henry W. Peabody & Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1867-1957 P352
Overview:

Ledgers, journals, miscellaneous accounts, and scattered letters, 1867-1957, of the Boston, Mass. based import-export firm founded by Henry W. Peabody.

Jay Cooke & Co. records

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1832-1915 (1861-1905)
Overview:

Select records of the investment banking house Jay Cooke & Co.

John Jacob Astor business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1784-1892
Overview:

Correspondence, account books and other records documenting the business activities of merchant, fur trader, and investor John Jacob Astor (1763-1848).

Lawrence Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:422 1831-1926 L419
Overview:

Cotton manufacturing firm of Lowell, Mass., established in 1831 by proprietors of the other Lowell mills in connection with the Boston merchants Abbott and Amos Lawrence. The collection includes general account books, production records, sales records, payrolls, and letters.

Lyman Mills records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1854-1927 L986
Overview:

Records of Lyman Mills, a Holyoke, Mass., manufacturer of cotton textiles, 1833-1936.

Thatcher Magoun business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1816-1885
Overview:

Records of merchant and shipowner Thatcher Magoun and his son Thatcher Magoun, Jr., of Boston and Medford, Mass., relating to their involvement in international trade and shipping, 1816-1885.

New York Life Insurance and Trust Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:797 1830-1878 N567
Overview:

Select records of New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, chartered in 1830.

Peace Dale Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:446 1742-1919
Overview:

The records of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company, a large textile empire located in Peace Dale, Rhode Island owned and operated by five generations of the Hazard family.

Records of banks of New England and New York

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1803-1915
Overview:

Multiple collections of records of banks in New England and New York, 1803-1915.

Records of Boston merchants engaged in foreign trade

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1739-1887
Overview:

Incuded in this aggregate record are four (4) unique collections related to Boston merchants engaged in foreign trade, 1842-1887.

Records of custom houses, toll collectors, and the U.S. Treasury Department

Collection Identifier: Mss:922 1789-1870
Overview:

Artificial collection containing records of customs houses, toll collectors and the U.S. Treasury Department, 1789-1870.

Records of general stores in Maine

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1776-1873
Overview:

Multiple collections or records of general stores of Maine, 1811-1873.

Records of general stores in New Hampshire and Vermont

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1695-1886
Overview:

Records of general stores in New Hampshire and Vermont, 1824-1886.

Records of merchants engaged in foreign trade

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1772-1920
Overview:

Multiple collections related to merchants engaged in foreign trade, 1821-1920.

Slater family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1793-1926 S631
Overview:

Samuel Slater (1768-1835) and his partners established the first cotton mill in the United States in 1791 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Later, Samuel Slater, his brother, and their children established a series of cotton and woolen mills in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The collection includes general accounting records, production records, and letters representing Slater family interests, mainly in textile manufacturing.

Stetson family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:201 1822-1880
Overview:

The Stetson family of Bangor, Maine, were general merchants, shippers, dealers in lumber, agents for timber land, and bankers.