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Barrell & Company account books

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1770-1803 B271
Scope and Contents: Collection consists of seven volumes dated 1770-1803 recording business transactions of Boston, Massachusetts, importer Joseph Barrell (1739-1804) and his son Joseph Barrell, Jr. (1765-1801), who succeeded his father in business, in a partnership with John Box Hoskins (1768-1824?) in 1794. Barrell & Hoskins continued to operate after the death of the younger Barrell in 1801, and volumes contain both accounts for the company and personal accounts for the Barrell family. Volume one is a...