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Mss:1 1760-1785 S799

Stearns, Samuel. Samuel Stearns Daybook, 1760-1785 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:1 1760-1785 S799
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Samuel Stearns
Title: Samuel Stearns daybook
Date(s): 1760-1785
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Collection consists of a 112-page daybook belonging to Samuel Stearns, a farmer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, detailing financial transactions from 1760 to 1785.

Provenance:

Purchase, 1996

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Samuel Stearns Daybook. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Biographical Note:

Samuel Stearns resided in or near Cambridge, Massachusetts, circa 1760 to 1785. He sold a variety of agricultural products as well as timber and cider to residents in Boston, Waltham, Roxbury, Lexington, Concord, Cambridge and Watertown. Students at Harvard College frequently purchased cider from Samuel Stearns' mill.
Samuel Stearns married Mary Biglo Ware on May 15, 1760 and had thirteen children.

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