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Allen-Lane Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1853-1941
Scope and Contents:

A remarkably complete collection of the records of Allen-Lane and of the individual mills controlled by Allen-Lane. There are administrative records, general accounts, purchase and receiving records, sales and shipping records, letters, and unbound papers. Some of the personal papers of Jonathan A. Lane and Benjamin C. Lane are included; the latter was active in the United Improvement Association, and some of its records are in the collection.

Bank of the United States (1791-1811). Boston Branch (Boston, Mass.) records

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1792-1794 U58
Overview:

Two volumes of financial records, dated 1792-1794, of the Boston branch of the first Bank of the United States (1791-1811.)

Benjamin Newton business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1843-1864
Overview:

The business records of China trader Captain Benjamin Newton includes financial records and correspondence detailing his business dealings, 1836-1864.

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.

Blue Hill Street Railway Company business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:725 1898-1920 B658
Overview:

The Blue Hill Street Railway Company business records document the operation of an electric railway line connecting Boston with the outlying towns of Milton, Canton and Stoughton.

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.

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.

Daniel T. Lothrop papers

Collection Identifier: Mss: 766 1810-1871 L882
Overview:

Shipping and family papers of Captain Daniel T. Lothrop.

Elizur Wright business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:797 1845-1916 W947
Overview:

Correspondence and papers of Elizur Wright relating to insurance matters, 1845-1885, and a smaller group of papers of his son, Walter C. Wright, consulting actuary, 1884-1916.

George W. Hunter and Company papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1869-1878 H945
Scope and Contents:

Papers, mainly incoming letters and miscellaneous ship documents, of a firm of shipping agents of Boston. The firm was previously known as Hunter, Ryder and Crawley. They had a number of customers in Nova Scotia. There are no bound volumes, and there are gaps in the series of letters.

Greenleaf and Hubbard business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1850-1860 G814
Overview:

Records of a cotton commission firm of New Orleans, mainly correspondence with treasurers of New England cotton mills.

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.

Herman L. Dillingham papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:881 1912-1915 D578
Overview:

The Herman L. Dillingham papers consist of scrapbooks and photograph albums collected by Dillingham, while traveling through South America during his tenure as the assistant secretary to the Boston Chamber of Commerce.

James Hunnewell business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1823-1869 H
Scope and Contents: Correspondence, account books, and other papers of a Boston merchant engaged in trade in Hawaii and other Pacific islands. Although the bulk of the collection relates to James Hunnewell, there are business papers of James F. Hunnewell, Charles Brewer, and Henry A. Peirce. There are letters from a number of missionaries, including a few native ones. There are extensive ship papers and a dozen logbooks; ships represented by the most material include the Eliza Warwick, John Gilpin, Polynesia,...

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.

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.

William Badger Lawrence papers relating to the proposed takeover of the Boston and Maine Railroad by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company

Collection Identifier: Mss:724 1907-1915 B747a
Overview:

Collection consists of the papers of William B. Lawrence, clerk of the Boston & Maine Railroad, regarding the aborted merger of the Boston and Maine Railroad with the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company, 1907-1915.

Loring family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1834-1925 L873
Overview:

Letter books, accounts of investments, and business records of Elisha T. Loring, his estate, and records of family business interests in Loring Brothers & Company.

Lyman Mills records

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

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

New England Bond and Mortgage Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:784 1922-1933 N544
Overview:

Financial records of New England Bond and Mortgage Company of Boston, Massachusetts, 1922 to 1933.

Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad

Collection Identifier: Mss:724 1861-1969 U58
Overview:

Papers relating to both the Ames family and their involvement in the Union Pacific Railroad, 1861-1969. The material was gathered by Charles E. Ames in writing his book, "Pioneering the Union Pacific" (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969).

Phelps and Rand records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1800-1825 P538
Scope and Contents:

Waste books, journals, ledgers, cash books, invoices, sales, and letters of a firm of commission merchants of Boston, Mass.

Records of Boston merchants engaged in foreign trade

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1739-1887
Overview:

Incuded in this aggregate record are eleven (11) unique collections related to Boston merchants engaged in foreign trade, 1818-1887.

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.