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Mss:77 1827-1849 B366

Joel Beaman and Son. Joel Beaman and Son Records, 1827-1849 (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:77 1827-1849 B366
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Joel Beaman and Son records
Date(s): 1827-1849
Quantity: 1 linear feet (12 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Account books of Joel Beaman and Son, a general store in West Poultney, Vermont, and also of a stagecoach line running to Albany, Rutland, and other towns, 1827-1849.


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Joel Beaman and Son Collection. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

Joel Beaman was an inn keeper in West Poultney, Vermont, in 1828. In addition, he sold general merchandise from the same location, as well as arranging for stage coach travel from his inn to Albany, Whitehall, Rutland and other towns. During the 1830s, he continued making arrangements for stage coach transportation as well as starting a woolen mill in Hampton prior to 1838. Joel Beaman died in 1848 and his son, John D. Beaman, carried on his father's various business interests under the name "J. Beaman & Son". Eventually the son gave up store keeping to practice law.

Scope and Content Note:

The records of Joel Beaman and Son consist of twelve volumes of day books, journals, ledgers, invoice books and an expense book for some of Joel Beaman's many business ventures. The collection dates from 1827 to 1849.

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