COLLECTIONS: 931 - 936 of 936
Overview: The Woodbridge and Backus families of Norwich, Connecticut, engaged in international and coastwise shipping and trade of commodities like iron, rum, molasses, tobacco, and sugar. The Woodbridge and Backus families business records date from 1725 to 1896 and consist of legal and estate papers, financial records, correspondence, and genealogical research.
Overview: The Woodstock Railroad Company records document a short-line railroad running from Woodstock to White River Junction, Vermont that operated from 1875 to 1933.
Scope and Contents: Daybook of the Worcester (Mass.) Cotton Manufactory, documenting investments, dividends, and factory expenses from 1789 to 1791. The volume contains accounts of shareholders in the Manufactory, among them printer Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), merchant Daniel Waldo (1763-1845), and Levi Lincoln (1749-1820; Harvard AB 1772), Massachusetts governor and United States Attorney General under Thomas Jefferson. There are also records of expenditures for supplies and equipment, and hiring tradesmen to...
Overview: The Wright, Brown, Quinby and May records document a firm of patent attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts, from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century, including records and ledgers, journals, cash books and other accounts.
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of typescripts of Wyer Groves Sargent's journals, kept between 1845 and 1900. The journals record Sargent's day to day life as a merchant running a family store in Sargentville, Maine. He traveled extensively to buy and sell goods, but was especially active along the New England coast. His diary mostly focuses on his business, but includes details of births, deaths, weather, and current events. Also included is a short story written by Ruth Kimball Messinger recounting...
Overview: The collection consists of twenty-four portrait photographs of Harvard Business School faculty members taken by noted photographer Yousuf Karsh.