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Mss:766 1752-1902 T912

Tudor Company. Tudor Company Records, 1752-1897: 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:766 1752-1902 T912
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Tudor Company
Title: Tudor Company records
Date(s): 1752-1897
Quantity: 20 linear feet (31 volumes, 31 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The records of Frederic Tudor's Boston based Tudor Ice Company include financial material relating to the sale of ice.


Ledgers and account books (1860-1902), were gift of Charles H. Taylor. Remainder of collection came from Frederic Tudor and Mrs. Henry D. Tudor.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.
Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification before using this collection.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Tudor Company Records. Baker Library. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

Established in Boston by Frederic Tudor, the Tudor Ice Company, later known as the Tudor Company engaged in exporting ice and other merchandise, and importing tea, camphor, goat and sheepskins, jute, indigo, coffee, and buffalo hides. The company owned ice houses in Calcutta, Madras, Bombay, Galle, Singapore, Jamaica, Havana, New Orleans, and Charleston. It was with these ports that most of the trade was conducted. The last shipment of ice was made by the company in 1886.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

Records include journals, ledgers, cash books, letter books, letters received, and diaries (1805-1822, 1825-1838). There is a memorandum book on Frederic Tudor's Rockwood Estate in Lynn, 1806-1814.

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