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Overview: Brothers Albert Smith (1763-1823) and Thomas Smith (born 1775) were merchants and shipmasters in Hanover, Massachusetts. The Albert and Thomas Smith papers, dated 1773-1814, consist of shipping records, legal documents, mainly related to Albert Smith's service as a justice of the peace, and personal and professional correspondence.
Overview: The Albert M. Knight papers are letters written by an American businessman in China to his fiancée, 1863-1872.
Scope and Contents: Receipt book kept by Boston merchant and shipowner Alexander Hill, primarily recording payments for freighting flour and iron from Philadelphia and Baltimore and purchase of wholesale flour in Boston, dated 1757-1775. The volume also contains receipts for commodities like hemp, pepper, paint, and oil, and for personal expenses like milk, shoes, and medical attendance by Dr. John Perkins. Among the other signatures are cooper Joshua Pico, and merchants Joseph Barrell (1739-1804), Fortesque...
Scope and Contents: A single volume ship's log kept during the Alexander's voyage dating October 26, 1820 to November 23, 1822. The daily entries record the ship's latitude and longitude, the direction of the wind, sails used, the ship's navigational course, and weather. Notable events such as the passing of other ships, passengers taken aboard, trade conducted, and deaths of crew members are also recorded. The first page of the log book features a note by Captain Philip Dumaresq of Boston that states that he...
Scope and Contents: Account book kept by Alexander Smith (1766-1843), and his son, Alexander Smith, Jr., of West Springfield, Massachusetts. The entries for Alexander Smith the elder date from 1795 to 1834 and pertain to sale of crops he grew, including beans and rye, and day labor he provided to neighbors, including carting produce. The entries for Alexander Smith, Jr., date from 1834 to 1844 and include records of the sale of apples, oats, corn, and other agricultural products, in addition to shoes he crafted or...
Overview: The Alfred Church Lane collection consists mainly of legal instruments, including wills, indentures, and receipts, the bulk of which are related to the Lane family and Rickmansworth, England
Overview: The collection includes papers of Professor Alfred D. Chandler documenting his research, teaching, and other professional activities.
Overview: Records of real estate dealer, of Arlington, Massachusettes.
Scope and Contents: Letter book of Allen Brown during the two years he operated as a commission merchant in Savannah, Georgia. Brown's letters date from November 14, 1809, shortly after his arrival in Savannah, to June 8, 1811. The letters document the difficulties Brown encountered in conducting business. Brown's main products were cotton and cotton textiles, but he also traded a variety of other goods. The letter book also includes loose letters dating from the 1820s concerning Brown's career as a pastor.
Scope and Contents: A remarkably complete collection of the records of Allen-Lane and of the individual mills controlled by Allen-Lane. There are administrative records, general accounts, purchase and receiving records, sales and shipping records, letters, and unbound papers. Some of the personal papers of Jonathan A. Lane and Benjamin C. Lane are included; the latter was active in the United Improvement Association, and some of its records are in the collection.