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Account books and other material relating to the whaling industry

Collection Identifier: Mss:252 1774-1922
Overview:

Multiple collections of account books and other material relating to the whaling industry chiefly from New Bedford Massachusetts.

Account books and records of shipbuilders, New England and New York

Collection Identifier: Mss:55 1754-1923
Overview:

Account books and records of shipbuilders located in New England and New York, 1754-1923.

Adams Sugar Refinery records

Collection Identifier: Mss:424 1865-1869 A217
Overview:

The Adams of Adams Sugar Refinery was Isaac Adams of Sandwich, N.H. The collection consists of 2 letter books and a journal.

A.L. Avery & Son business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1864-1940 A954
Overview:

Business records of the Charlemont, Massachusetts general store A.L. Avery & Son, owned and operated by five generations of the Avery family.

Barre Cheese Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:4152 1864-1897 B271
Overview:

The Barre Cheese Company was formed in Barre, Massachusetts, in the County of Worchester on February 9, 1864. The collection consists of 23 volumes which document the daily activities of the company and its inception and eventual dissolution.

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.

Boston Edison Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:752 1885-1954
Overview:

Records of the Boston, Mass. electric utility company Boston Edison Company includes financial records, labor record, production records and photographs, 1884-1986.

Boston Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1813-1930
Overview:

Records of the first mill in the world to combine all aspects of the manufacture of cotton founded in Waltham, Mass. in 1813.

Boyd and Hanson records

Collection Identifier: Mss:557 1822-1868 B789
Overview:

Records of a firm of ship riggers in Portland, Maine, 1822-1868

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.

Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation records

Collection Identifier: Mss:734 1814-1943
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.

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.

Dike family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:1 1804-1881 D536
Overview:

Ledgers, daybooks, and bills of a Thompson, Connecticut, farming family.

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.

Harry Chick collection of railroad photographs and ephemera

Collection Identifier: Vis 27
Overview:

The Harry Chick collection of railroad photographs and ephemera contains postcards, photographs, stereographs and ephemera pertaining to locomotives and railroads. The materials were collected by railroad enthusiast Harry Chick.

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 C. Phillips business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1859-1885 P561
Overview:

Business records kept by Boston, Mass. shipping merchant John C. Phillips while he was in the employ of R.C. Mackay & Son and later head of John C. Phillips & Company. Phillips engaged in trade with India, China, South America and the West Indies.

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).

John Law business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:1 1799-1838 L415
Overview:

The John Law records consist of ledgers, daybooks, notebooks, receipt books, and cash books that document the business activities of John Law Sr. and his son, John Law Jr.

Kidder, Peabody & Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:783 1836-1959
Scope and Contents: Kidder, Peabody & Co. records include an incomplete set of John E. and Nathaniel Thayer’s account books. Information contained in the account books include Thayer & Brother activities of investing in a variety of enterprises, mostly New England banks, insurance companies, cotton manufacturing firms, real estate, and railroads. The partnership records of Kidder, Peabody (1865-1931) include some of the partners’ correspondence, confidential letters, and set of clerk records, circulars...