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Mss:1 1804-1881 D536

Dike family. Dike Family Business Records, 1804-1881 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:1 1804-1881 D536
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Dike family business records
Date(s): 1804-1881
Quantity: 1 linear feet (15 volumes, 1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Ledgers, daybooks, and bills of a Thompson, Connecticut, farming family.


Gift of Elizabeth A. Dike, 1946.

Processing Information:

Processed: 1997

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Dike FamilyCollection. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

James Dike of Dudley, Connecticut, moved to Thompson, Connecticut, in 1740, after buying land from his father-in-law, Samuel Narramore. The family stayed in the area for generations, involving themselves in all aspects of the growth of the town. During the 1820s, a number of manufacturing concerns sprung up around the junction of the Quinebaug and French Rivers. During that decade, Thomas and James Dike retained part ownership in a three-story woolen mill, a saw mill, and homes for operatives. By the 1850s, Thompson was a prosperous town with the largest population in Windham (later Pomfret) County.

Scope and Content Note:

Collection contains daybooks, ledgers, accounts, and bills for George, Thomas, Polly and Samuel Dike. The bulk of the collection concerns George Dike. Majority of entries are for agricultural labor and products and providing transportation to surrounding towns. Volume 13 records accounts of George Dike with S. Slater and Sons, 1870-1874.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Farms -- Connecticut.
Account books.
Thompson (Conn.)
Dykes family.
Dike, Samuel.
Dike, Polly.
Dike, George.
S. Slater & Sons.