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Overview: Records of Boston, Mass. Central Wharf & Wet Dock Corporation and associated businesses include financial material relating to wharfage and shipping, manifests of cargoes in and out,storage cargoes, freight going out and coming in, dockage charges andthe financial transactions essential in carrying on a substantial business.
Scope and Contents: Letter book consisting of handwritten copies of letters sent from the mercantile firm Stanton, Fiske and Nichols from August 3, 1826 to January 26, 1829. The letters primarily detail sales, shipping, and market prices of goods traded by the firm, including tea, gin, coffee, sugar, wine, indigo, brandy, and opium. Also discussed are insurance claims and other business affairs.