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Melatiah Bourn papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:733 1728-1803 B775
Scope and Content: Collection consists of accounts, bills, receipts, orders, notes, account of sales, bills of exchange, letters, memoranda, and ships' papers for Boston merchants Melatiah Bourn, Samuel Sturgis, and Nathaniel Holmes. Intertwined both professionally and personally, the three merchants contributed to the growth of domestic trade during the colonial period. Bulk of collection concerns Melatiah Bourn with a small amount of material for his father, Silvanus, and son, also named Silvanus, as well as...