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Mss: 47 1872 (1867)-1908

Turners Falls Lumber Company. Turners Falls Lumber Company Records, 1872-1908: 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: 47 1872 (1867)-1908
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Turner Falls Lumber Company records
Date(s): 1872-1908
Quantity: 7 linear feet (18 volumes, 8 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Financial records, administrative material, letter books and photographs of the Massachusetts logging company Turner Falls Lumber Company, 1872-1908.


Gift of Samuel Comstock, 1944

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: Turners Falls Lumber Company Records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Related Materials

See also the Comstock family business records for related information on the Comstock family's shipping business.

Historical Note:

The Turners Falls Lumber Company of Turners Falls, Massachusetts, was the oldest lumber concern in New England. The firm's first drive of spruce logs down the rivers of New England occurred in 1869. William Ogilive Comstock served as treasurer of the lumber company from 1872. His two sons William Ogilive Comstock Jr. and Thomas Lamb Comstock were also working for the firm. Thomas became employed by the lumber company after graduating from Amherst College in 1883 and became director and treasurer in 1887.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

The Turners Falls Lumber Company records include administrative material, financial records and letter books pertaining to the firms business operations and lumber holdings in New Hampshire and Vermont. The financial records include account books, ledgers and actual log accounts. There is also material related to the lumber company's subsidiary, the New England Fibre Company. Also included are thirty-nine black and white images of mill buildings, company structures, dams and the Connecticut River.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Lumber trade--Massachusetts.
Logging--New Hampshire.
Account books.
Turner Falls (Mass.)
Comstock, Thomas Lamb, b. 1861
Comstock, William Ogilive, 1815-1883.
Comstock, William Ogilive, 1858-1931.
Heath, Scott L.
Scales, John Stapleton.
Comstock family.
Turners Falls Lumber Company.
Turner Falls Company.
New England Fibre Company.