COLLECTIONS: 7881 - 7890 of 7909
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: Papers of Universalist minister Charles Woodhouse, including sermons, correspondence, and a discourse, lecture, poem, and photograph. The papers span 1836-1869.
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...
FOUND IN: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteCollection Identifier: MC 420; T-249
Overview: Audiocassettes, transcripts, field notes, etc., generated by Fran Leeper Buss as part of her oral history project, Work and Family: Low Income and Minority Women Talk about Their Lives.
Overview: Letters from World War I French soldiers called "godsons," sent to their wartime "godmother," Mary M. (Mrs. René) Engel of Paris.
FOUND IN: Harvard University ArchivesCollection Identifier: HUY 185
Overview: Posters created by the United States Committee on Public Information Division of Pictorial Publicity were a major tool used primarily by the government for the widespread dissemination of information during World War I. The collection consists of 46 prints of 23 unique posters of varying sizes, dating from 1917 to 1919, which encourage citizens to buy and invest in Liberty loans.
FOUND IN: Peabody Museum ArchivesCollection Identifier: 998-2