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Mss:77 1685-1975

Records of General Stores in Massachusetts, 1685-1875 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:77 1685-1975
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Records of general stores in Massachusetts
Date(s): 1685-1875
Quantity: 6 linear feet (53 volumes, 3 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Multiple collections containing records of general stores in Massachusetts, 1685-1875.


Gift and purchase from various sources, 1931-1966

Alternative Form Available:

Mrs. Browning and Reed and Gardner are included in the following web resource: Women, Enterprise & Society.

Preferred Citation:

Please contact the Historical Collections Reference Staff for proper citation instructions for materials in this finding aid.

Historical Note:

This artificial collection of records pertaining to estate, real estate, and private investment management was created as part of a grant project to load as many collections into HOLLIS. In an effort to make these individual collections more discoverable this guide was created with descriptions taken from Manuscripts in Baker Library (4th ed., 1978) and local finding aids housed in the Historical Collections reading room. Each one of the entries listed below is a unique collection.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Retail trade.
General stores--Massachusetts.
General stores--Maine.
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Massachusetts.
Account books.
Burr and Pritchard.
John Osborn and Company.
Osgood and Wright.
Putnam and Perkins.
Putnam and Whitney.
Thomas Aikin and Company.
Walcott and Holden.
Burr, Samuel, 1766-1832.
Edwards, W.H., Mrs.
Aikin, Thomas.
Claflin, John.
Collamore family
Cushing, Fred K.
Cushman, H. C.
Eddy, Morton.
Fisher, David.
Ford, Elisha.
Foster, Hopestill.
Hancock, John.
Hastings, Samuel.
Hearsey, Laban.
Moseley, William.
Osborn, John.
Pope, William.
Pritchard, Moses.
Sewall, Samuel.
Tolman, Robert P.
Tuttle, William.
Underwood, Asa.
Varnum, Joseph B.
Weaver, Joseph.
Wolcott, Edward K.
Wyman family.