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Mss:734 1814-1943

Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation. Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation Records, 1805-1943: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:734 1814-1943
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation
Title: Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation records
Date(s): 1805-1943
Quantity: 17 linear feet (163 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Records of Boston, Mass. Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation and associated businesses include financial material relating to wharfageand shipping, manifests of cargoes in and out,storage cargoes, freight going out and coming in, dockage charges andthe financial transactions essential in carrying on a substantialbusiness.

Provenance:

Gift of William & Bangs Minot, 1949 and deposited by A.E. Buffum, 1925.

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation Records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

Central Wharf was constructed in Boston in 1816. The structure was demolished in 1966 to make way for the New England Aquarium building.

Series Outline

The collection is arranged in the following series:

Scope and Content Note:

General accounting records and some letter books mainly for the period 1814-1900. Includes accounts of Thomas B. Wales and Company, 1811-1860; Stanton and Nichols, 1811-1863; India Wharf, 1833-1880; Kennebec Steam Navigation Company, 1826-1828; and Merchants Steam Lighter Company, 1897-1901. The accounts include manifests of cargoes in and out, storage accounts, dockage charges and freight.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Docks--Massachusetts--Boston.
Wharves--Massachusetts--Boston.
Shipping.
Transportation.
Account books.
Ledgers.
Bowland and Nichols.
Central Wharf and Wet Dock Corporation.
India Wharf (Boston, Mass.).
Kennebec Steam Navigation Company.
Merchants Steam Lighter Company.
Stanton and Nichols.
Stanton, Nichols and Company.
Stanton, Nichols and Whitney.
Nichols and Whitney.
Stanton, Fiske and Nichols.
Stanton and Spelman.
Thomas B. Wales and Company.
Wales, George W.
Whales, Thomas B.

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