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Overview: Account books and records of shipbuilders located in New England and New York, 1754-1923.
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.
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.
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.
Overview: Records of Boston, Mass. Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation and associated businesses include financial material relating to wharfageand 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 substantialbusiness.
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.
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 Lee...
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, Antwerp,...
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...
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.