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Mss:100 1856-1872 S741

Spear, Charles. Charles Spear Business Records, 1856-1895 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:100 1856-1872 S741
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Charles Spear
Title: Charles Spear business records
Date(s): 1856-1895
Quantity: 1 linear feet (5 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Personal and professional finance records kept by Charles Spear of Quincy and Dorchester, Massachusetts, from 1856-1895.

Provenance:

Gift of Alice J. Spear, ca. 1931. Volume 1A: Gift of Gretchen Hasz, 2013.

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Charles Spear Collection. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Charles Spear was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, about 1835 and lived in that town until after 1863. According to family lore, Spear worked for the Adams family while living in Quincy. A great-uncle, Daniel Spear, was deacon in the Stone Church in Quincy Square. Spear Street and Spear farm were named after family members.
Before 1868, Charles Spear moved to Dorchester, Massachusetts, and was superintendent of streets there as well as taking charge of the poor farm. While living in Dorchester, he and his wife lived on Dorchester Avenue.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of five volumes of records kept by Charles Spear from 1856-1895 and one box of documents. These relate to both personal and professional finances.

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