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Mss:781 1818-1904 S46

Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.) Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.)records, 1818-1904 (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:781 1818-1904 S46
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.) records
Date(s): 1818-1904 (inclusive)
Quantity: 25 linear feet (247 volumes, 1 carton)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Records of the Suffolk Bank of Boston, Mass., 1818-1904.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Existence and Location of Copies:

Vol. 1 (Shareholders' records, 1818-1864) and Vol. 2 (Shareholders' records, 1865-1902) are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) from Historical Collections, Baker Library. Order no. 98-746.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.) records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

The Suffolk Bank of Boston, Mass., was first incorporated in 1818. At this time the banks in Boston were greatly inconvenienced by the depreciated bills of the country banks. The Suffolk Bank developed the clearing house system whereby those bills were returned to the banks to be redeemed in specie. In 1864 the Suffolk Bank became a national bank. On January 24, 1902, the Suffolk National Bank and the Washington National Bank consolidated and reorganized as the National Suffolk Bank. In September 1903, this corporation liquidated, and the Second National Bank of Boston assumed the assets and liabilities.

Scope and Content Note:

Material includes a complete set of directors' records and stockholders' records for the entire period, as well as innumerable types of account books, record books, and letter books (mostly form letters) primarily for the years 1902-1903.

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Additional Index Terms

Banks and banking -- Massachusetts.
Account books.
Boston (Mass.)
Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.)
Suffolk Bank (Boston, Mass.)
Suffolk National Bank (Boston, Mass.)
Washington National Bank (Boston, Mass.)
Second National Bank of Boston (Mass.)