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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Sparks 3

Board of Trade Journal

The volume consists of 300 pages from the manuscripts of George Chalmers, bought in London, 1843. Includes conditions of trade in the colonies, by states; also trade with the coast of Africa.

Dates

  • 1766-1777

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Biographical / Historical

Jared Sparks (Harvard, AB 1815, AM 1818) was an American historian and editor, the McClean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University (1839-1849), and its president (1849-1853).

Physical Location

gen

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Bequest of Jared Sparks; received: 1866 July 2. Under his will, the manuscripts passed to his son, William Eliot Sparks (d. Sept. 1886), with a conditional reversion to Harvard University. However, on 2 July 1866, the Harvard College Library received the manuscripts in advance of the deaths of the legatees.

For the most complete general description of the Sparks collection, see: Justin Winsor, Calendar of the Sparks manuscripts in Harvard College Library, with an appendix showing other manuscripts (Library of Harvard University Bibliographical Contributions, no. 22) (Cambridge: Library of Harvard University, 1889). See also: Catalogue of the library of Jared Sparks: with a list of the historical manuscripts collected by him and now deposited in the library of Harvard University (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1871).

Processing Information

A project was undertaken in 2016 to describe the various titles that comprise the Jared Sparks Collection of American Manuscripts (MS Sparks 1-105) with individual finding aids for each. Similarly, the Jared Sparks Personal Papers (MS Sparks 106-162) have been described in a separate finding aid. Sparks's original organization, in bound volumes has been retained. Prior to this finding aid, access to the collection was through an online index, printed and manuscript lists, and a card index.
Link to catalog
Title
Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Board of Trade Journal, 1766-1777 (MS Sparks 3): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
September 21, 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou02844

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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