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Mss:733 1816-1885

Magoun, Thatcher, 1775-1856. Thatcher Magoun business records, 1816-1885 (inclusive) : A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:733 1816-1885
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Magoun, Thatcher, 1775-1856.
Title: Thatcher Magoun business records
Date(s): 1816-1885
Quantity: 6 linear feet (40 volumes, 11 cases, 2 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Records of merchant and shipowner Thatcher Magoun and his son Thatcher Magoun, Jr., of Boston and Medford, Mass., relating to their involvement in international trade and shipping, 1816-1885.

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Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Thatcher Magoun business records. Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School.

Related Materials

The Mystic Seaport Collections and Research Center in Mystic, Connecticut, also holds a collection of Thatcher Magoun records.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

Papers of Thatcher Magoun , Sr., and Thatcher Magoun, Jr. , merchants of Boston and Medford, Mass., relating to trade in many parts of the world. Includes correspondence, journals, waste books, ledgers, invoice books, and ships' books. The Magouns sent their ships to ports in Europe, South America , West Indies , Chincha Islands , India , Singapore , Honolulu , Manila, San Francisco , and southern ports in the United States. The commodity most extensively dealt in was guano , which they procured from the Chincha Islands and shipped to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Havre, and Great Britain.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Shipping -- Massachusetts.
Medford (Mass.)
Boston (Mass.) -- Commerce.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Commerce.
West Indies.
South America.
Netherlands -- Commerce.
Great Britain -- Commerce.
Honolulu (Hawaii)
Singapore -- Commerce.
Le Havre (France) -- Commerce.
India -- Commerce.
Manila (Philippines) -- Commerce.
Chincha islands.
Account books
Letterpress copybooks.
Ship's papers.
Magoun, Thatcher, 1775-1856.
Magoun, Thatcher.
Allen, George.
Baker, Otis.
Baxter, Alexander.
Bicknell, G. F.
Bisbee, William S.
Bourne, S. B.
Bradford, Zadock.
Callender, Joseph.
Candage, R. G. F. (Rufus George Frederick), 1826-1912.
Childs, A. C.
Clark, R. I.
Collins, Edward.
Dreyer, John.
Dunbar, A. H.
Eastman, Daniel.
Eltvelt, James.
Fairfield, William F.
Freeman, Benjamin.
Glover, Stephen.
Green, B. G.
Herman, Rufus.
Howes, Ebenezer.
Howes, Laban.
Jones, George G.
Leach, Samuel K.
Lester, William.
Lothrop, Asa.
McLaughlin, Daniel, 1823-1896.
Mitchell, George.
Moore, Joseph.
Nugent, Richard.
Peterson, William.
Pousland, William.
Sears, Cyrus.
Small, James M.
Smith, J. G. O.
Symmes, William.
Thayer, Isaac.
Thomas, Briggs.
Titcomb, Zebulon.
Wadsworth, Alexander.
Welch, Francis W.
Wilber, U. S.
Williams, William S.
Winsor, Alexander.
Winsor, Charles F
Winsor, Daniel L.
Winsor, Edward.
Winsor, Gershom.
Winsor, Isaac.
Baring Brothers & Co. Ltd.
Howland and Aspinwall.
Russell and Sturgis.
Thatcher Magoun and Son.
Tremont Nail Company.
Union Insurance Company (Bangor, Me.)
Amazon (Ship)
Archimedes (Ship)
Brookline (Ship)
Cabot (Ship)
Courser (Ship)
Craton (Ship)
Deucalion (Ship)
Electric Spark (Ship)
Falcon (Ship)
Greenwich (Ship)
Henry M. Clark (Schooner)
Herald of the Morning (Ship)
Jacob Perkins (Ship)
Jane (Ship)
Jones (Brig)
Lucia Field (Bark)
Lygonia (Ship)
Manlius (Ship)
Medford (Ship)
Mogul (Ship)
Orleans (Brig)
Pharsalia (Ship)
Prairie (Brig)
Pravic (Ship)
Roman (Brig)
Swallow (Ship)
Talma (Ship)
Thatcher Magoun (Ship)
Timoleon (Ship)
Witchcraft (Ship)