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Adams family business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1837-1867 A211
Overview:

Business papers of shipping and commission merchant brothers Calvin and William H. Adams of Bangor, Maine and New York City.

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.

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

Crowell and Thurlow Steamship Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1912-1934 C937
Scope and Contents: Ledger, journals, cash books, voucher and check registers. The company incorporated in 1912 in Maine, operated a number of ships successfully (some of them through the Crowell and Thurlow Intercoastal Company) through World War I. An unlucky investment in the Atlantic Coast Company (which Crowell and Thurlow took over in 1923) resulted in the company going into receivership in 1924. Most of the unbound papers relate to the affairs of the receivership under Paul J. Bertelsen, receiver, and...

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 W. Lord business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1821-1873 L866
Scope and Contents: Letters, accounts of ships and account books of a general store kept by Lord in Kennebunkport. The shipping records concern the brig Union, ship Commodore Preble, barque Commodore Morris, and ship Mary Lord. Daniel W. Lord dealt in such commodities as rice, beans, flour, sugar, molasses, rum, coffee, tobacco, hay, salt, brick, shoes, copper, wool, quicksilver, wine, and olives. In addition to the numerous American ports he visited, his ships touched at such European ports as Liverpool,...

Ephraim and James Emerton business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1816-1835 E63
Overview:

Business records relating to the shipping firm of brothers Ephraim and James Emerton of Salem, Massachusetts.

Forbes family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1803-1942 F693
Overview:

Business records of the Forbes family of Milton, Mass., commission merchants engaged in the China trade during the nineteenth century. Records include correspondence, financial material, and business papers relating to the China trade.

George C. Lord and Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1854-1894 L866
Scope and Contents:

Incomplete files of the Boston, Mass. shipping firm George C. Lord and Company. Scattered business records of George Lord, Robert C. Waterston, Edward W. Lord, Charles E. Lord, Robert W. Lord and Charles F. Rogers. Insurance insterests (New England Mutual Insurance), railroad interests (Boston and Maine Railroad) and investment interests (Gallup and Peabody), and a drug business are represented.

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.

Hendee, Tucke, Parker family papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:55 1842-1923 H495
Overview:

Family correspondence and associated business papers of the interrelated Hendee, Tucke and Parker families of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1842-1923.

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.

William Lord business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1822-1869 L866
Scope and Contents:

Daybooks, ledgers, and unbound papers. Some of the latter relate to shipping as well as to the manufacture of cotton goods. Two boxes contain papers relating to the manufacture and sale of twine by R. W. Lord and Company, also of Kennebunk.

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.

Moses Brown papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1750-1845 B879
Overview:

Moses Brown was a Newburyport, Mass. landowner, shipbuilder, and shipping merchant. The collection includes correspondence and business papers for Brown's activities as a sugar, molasses, and rum trader.

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.

S. Griffitts Morgan business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1843-1863 M849
Overview:

Ships' papers, correspondence and financial and legal records pertaining to commission merchant S. Griffitts Morgan of New Bedford, Mass., 1841-1865.

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 E. Oliver business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:251 1809-1865 O48
Scope and Contents:

Records relating to the fishing business, coastwise shipping, and a general store. The material on fishing includes fish books, schooners' outfits, shares books, and unbound papers. On coastwise shipping there are unbound papers for a number of vessels, schooners' outfits, coasting books, and waste books. The general store, Newcastle, N.H., is represented by blotters, day book, and stock books.

Thomas Hunt & Company business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1863-1869 H943
Overview:

Correspondence and business records of Hong Kong, China based ship chandlery and commission merchant Thomas Hunt & Company.

Kennebunkport, Maine fishing licences

Collection Identifier: Mss:251 1817-1862 K34
Scope and Contents:

License bonds issued by the collector of the District of Kennebunkport, Me., to owners of various ships authorizing them "to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries" (1817-1862).

W.G. Sargent Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1843-1920 S245
Scope and Contents: Daybooks, ledgers, cash books, letters, annual statements (1868-1920), and sample bills of a family firm located in Sargentville, Maine (now part of the town of Sedgwick) which engaged in shipping, selling of bait, lime, ice, and granite, as well as general retail and wholesale business. There is also a small segment of papers relating to ships owned by the company. Wyer Groves. Sargent, a sea captain, founded the business in 1843. In 1920 the store was sold to Henry B. Webb of Portland,...