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Albert and Thomas Smith papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1773-1814 S642
Overview: Brothers Albert Smith (1763-1823) and Thomas Smith (born 1775) were merchants and shipmasters in Hanover, Massachusetts. The Albert and Thomas Smith papers, dated 1773-1814, consist of shipping records, legal documents, mainly related to Albert Smith's service as a justice of the peace, and personal and professional correspondence.

Frost family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1727-1884 F939
Overview: The Frost family were merchants and keepers of a general store in Durham, New Hampshire. The Frost family business records include daybooks, ledgers, correspondence, ships' papers, bills, and accounts, dated 1727-1884.

Hale family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:774 1773-1886
Overview: The Hale family of Dover, New Hampshire, engaged in retail trade, shipbuilding, and farming in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Hale family business records, dated 1787-1886, primarily contain ledgers, journals and daybooks, cash books, and letter books of Dover, New Hampshire, merchant William Hale, Jr., and the partnership of his father and uncle, Samuel & William Hale.

Hancock family papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1712-1854 H234
Overview: The Hancock family of Boston included wealthy colonial merchant Thomas Hancock (1703-1764) and his nephew John Hancock (1737-1793), president of the Second Continental Congress, governor of Massachusetts, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. This collection, dated 1664-1854, contains business and personal correspondence, financial records, and legal papers of Thomas Hancock, John Hancock, and other relatives and associates, including Ebenezer Hancock (1741-1819; Harvard AB 1760), his...

Israel Thorndike business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1778-1899
Overview: Israel Thorndike was a shipping merchant in Beverly and Boston, Massachusetts, who engaged in trade in the West Indies, the East Indies, Europe, and Mediterranean ports. The Israel Thorndike business records, dated 1740-1899, consist of correspondence, invoices, accounts, legal papers, and spoliation claims related to Thorndike's shipping ventures and partnerships, as well as family correspondence and household accounts. The collection also includes records of the Boston Sugar Refinery,...

Thomas Coffin Amory papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1797-1802 A524
Overview: Thomas Coffin Amory, merchant and store owner, was born in 1767 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Coffin) Amory. The Thomas Coffin Amory papers consist of a letter book, and copies of correspondence removed from a letter book, from Amory to other merchants, ship captains, agents, and associates, most likely in the hand of a clerk, dated 1797 to 1802. Letters relate to foreign trade, import, and consignment of assorted commodities and goods like New England rum, molasses,...

Wendell family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1722-1865
Overview: The Wendell family of Portsmouth, New Hampshire engaged in shipping, ship supply, and marine insurance. The Wendell family business records primarily consist of account books and papers of Jacob Wendell (1788-1865).