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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.
Overview: Two volumes of financial records, dated 1792-1794, of the Boston branch of the first Bank of the United States (1791-1811.)
Overview: The business records of China trader Captain Benjamin Newton includes financial records and correspondence detailing his business dealings, 1836-1864.
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.
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.
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.
Overview: Records of a family of American merchants engaged in international trade, 1833-1890
Overview: Shipping and family papers of Captain Daniel T. Lothrop.
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.
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.