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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Silas Peirce & Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1818-1914 S581
Scope and Contents:

Account books of a firm of wholesale grocers, Boston, Mass., dealing in liquors, cigars, candy, nuts, spices, sugar and "fancy" groceries. The volumes include ledgers, daybooks, daily cash accounts, invoice books, sales accounts, inventory and bills. The collection is especially complete for the period 1822-1850.

Thatcher Magoun business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1816-1885
Overview:

Records of merchant and shipowner Thatcher Magoun and his son Thatcher Magoun, Jr., of Boston and Medford, Mass., relating to their involvement in international trade and shipping, 1816-1885.

Thomas Wigglesworth business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1806-1847 W656
Scope and Contents:

Successor to Sawyer and Wigglesworth, dealing in importing, exporting, handling of bills of exchange and insurance and a general commission business based in Boston, Massachusetts, 1806-1847. Included are blotters, letter books, distribution record, and invoice record.

Wilder and Estabrook records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1852-1879
Overview:

Records of Wilder and Estabrook of Boston, Mass., a firm that imported and sold tobacco and cigars from Cuba and also manufactured cigars domestically, 1852-1879. Also includes personal papers of Charles W. Wilder relating to other business ventures.

William Appleton and Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1840-1889
Overview:

The business records of Boston, Massachusetts shipping merchant William Appleton and Company and successor firm Samuel Hooper and Company, 1813-1889.