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Forbes family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1803-1942 F693
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.

J. Howard Nichols papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1856-1905
Overview:

Personal and professional papers of China trader and textile manufacturing firm treasurer J. Howard Nichols, 1856-1905.

Albert M. Knight papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1863-1872 K69
Scope and Content Note:: The Albert M. Knight papers consist of letters written by Albert to his fiancée Abigail Jane Knight, “Jennie,” from 1863 to 1872, and includes one letter written in 1872 from Abigail to Albert (Folder 12). From 1863 to 1865 Albert lived in the Boston area and the letters describe his daily activities, his health, his spiritual beliefs as a member of the New Church congregation, working for his father, textiles and fashion, and current events such as his being drafted (and exempted) for the...

William Appleton and Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1840-1889
Overview:

The business records of Boston, Massachusetts shipping merchant William Appleton and Company and successor firm Samuel Hooper and Company, 1813-1889.

William Shepard Wetmore papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1821-1846 W541
Overview:

Personal and business correspondence, passport, and daguerreotype of China trade merchant, William Shepard Wetmore, 1821-1846.