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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.

Records of American Steel and Wire Company and its predecessors

Collection Identifier: Mss:596 1822-1936
Scope and Contents: Records of predecessor firms include records, 1868-1899, of the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, Worcester, Mass., comprising about half of the total collection. The material on this company includes stock certificate stubs, stock ledger, directors' records, 1868-1886, bill books, letter books, 1890-1902, miscellaneous volumes and three boxes of folders. There is considerable material on the patent suits of the 1880's and 1890's, and the consolidation of the company into one of the...

Boston and Albany Railroad Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:724 1831-1898 B747
Overview:

The records of the Boston and Albany Railroad Co., its predecessors and branches, circa 1829 to 1916. Includes directors' records, stock records, transportation and engineering records and surveys, financial records, and correspondence.

Brazil Railway Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:724 1914-1920 B827
Overview:

The Brazil Railway Company records include administrative material, financial records, and letters and papers pertaining to the reorganization of the company spearheaded by W. Cameron Forbes, 1914-1920.

Briggs Motor Sales records

Collection Identifier: Mss:5341925-1969 B856
Overview:

Records of an automobile agency in Plymouth, Mass., operated by George R. Briggs, selling Dodge, Nash, Packard, Ajax, and Austin automobiles at various times.

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.

Enoch Cousens business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:77 1838-1913 C867
Scope and Contents: Records and papers of Enoch Cousens and F. H. Cousens, businessmen and public officials in Kennebunkport, Me. The main portion of the collection relates to the general store operated by Enoch Cousens. There are also accounts, 1843-1849, of Enoch Cousens as postmaster; accounts, 1853-1888, as deputy collector of customs; accounts and papers, 1862-1893 and earlier, relating to Kennebunkport town affairs. There are papers, 1857-1909, relating to investments of the two men, and records of the...

Cromford Canal records

Collection Identifier: Mss:731 1813-1843 C945
Scope and Contents:

Bill books showing goods carried, where loaded and landed, weight, miles, rate per ton, and amount. Coal was frequently carried. There are some gaps in the sequence.

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...

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,...

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.

General File Photograph Collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:1415 1860-1975 G326
Overview:

This collection consists of approximately 1,250 photographic prints that depict a wide range of agricultural, industrial, manufacturing, transportation, and other scenes.

George T. McLauthlin Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:5474 1850-1919 M162
Scope and Contents:

Ledgers, journals, cashbooks, shop books, sales records, and miscellany of a firm making various kinds of machinery, especially worm-geared machines for elevators. Also found in the collection are minutes of the Haverhill Brick Company, 1874; of J. C. Hoadley Company, of Lawrence, 1873-1879; and of Keith Wire-Lock Stitch Association and Metallic Seam Company, 1872-1874. There are also accounts of a painter and dealer in paints, 1867.

Guy C. Haynes business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:7211 1816-1831 H424
Scope and Contents:

Daybook of a livery stable (1829-1831) and two daybooks for a grocery store in Charlestown, Massachusetts (1816-1823).

Henry Winslow Corbett papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1865-1880 C789
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of materials created by four separate businesses, all of which Henry Winslow Corbett had an ownership interest in. The four separate businesses represented by the Corbett papers include three merchant businesses and one transportation operation. Materials are similar for all four enterprises and consist of bills, receipts, claims, invoices, and accounts current. There is a small amount of correspondence that relates to financial transactions such as orders...

Hinkley Locomotive Works shop drawings

Collection Identifier: Mss:541 1866-1883 H659
Overview:

This collection contains blueprints and schematic shop drawings of locomotive parts manufactured by the Hinkley Locomotive Works.

John P. Welch legal papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:83 1844-1856 W439
Scope and Contents:

The collection contains two volumes related to John P. Welch's work as a lawyer. Volume 1 contains names, certificates and numbers of shares probably purchased by clients of Welch or of Sohier and Welch, a law firm in Boston, Mass. The shares are for stock in the Fitchburg Railroad, of which Welch was the clerk. Volume 2 is a private letterbook that contains correspondence to Samuel M. Felton, who was the construction engineer of the Fitchburg Railroad, as well as other railroads.

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.

Lehman Brothers records

Collection Identifier: Mss:783 1868-1986 L523
Overview:

The collection contains administrative records of the investment banking firm Lehman Brothers and of Kuhn, Loeb & Company, another firm that merged with Lehman in 1977. Also includes the papers of numerous Lehman Brothers and Kuhn, Loeb & Company executives and their families.

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.

Osgood Bradley Car Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:542 1843-1890 B811
Scope and Contents:

Scattered early records of a firm in Worcester, Mass., which turned from carriage making to railroad cars. Includes a book of orders (1843-1874), record of cash paid (1861-1862), list of patterns, and stock inventory (1865-1890). The firm had already given up carriage making by the time these records start.

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).

Peace Dale Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:446 1742-1919
Overview:

The records of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company, a large textile empire located in Peace Dale, Rhode Island owned and operated by five generations of the Hazard family.

Samuel Morse Felton business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:7 1832-1851 F327
Overview:

The Samuel Felton Morse business records contain papers relating to road building, railroad construction, engineering papers, and family deeds.

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.