Joel Parker business records and estate papers
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Also included are a small group of papers documenting the Harvard College years of Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Jr. (A.B. 1890). B. P. Cheney Jr. was the son of Benjamin Pierce Cheney (1815-1895), the founder of the firm that eventually became American Express. A few letters concern Cheney's college years, but most of this group consists of printed forms with manuscript additions. Includes grade reports and comments about his poor academic performance each year. It is not known why these papers are among Joel Parker's papers.
Biographical / Historical
- I. Joel Parker and Parker family business records
- II. Joel Parker estate papers
- III. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Formerly Widener Treasure Room collection 559*.
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.
- Parker, Joel, 1795-1875. Joel Parker business records and estate papers, 1840-1925: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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