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Mss:77 1791-1827 F971

Fullerton & Henry. Fullerton & Henry records, 1791-1827 (inclusive): A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:77 1791-1827 F971
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Fullerton & Henry
Title: Fullerton & Henry records
Date(s): 1791-1827
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence and financial documents of the partnership of Fullerton & Henry, comprised of the brothers Nathaniel Fullerton (1775-1872) and Thomas S. Fullerton and William Y. Henry, who owned a general store in Weston, Vermont, from approximately 1806 to 1822. There are also records related to Nathaniel Fullerton's business marketing potash and his duties as a tax collector while he was living in Putney, Vermont, and some receipts from his partnership with James Robinson in Springfield, Vermont, in addition to individual accounts of William Y. Henry as a laborer and notary.

Provenance:

Purchase, 1949.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2016
By: Brooke McManus
The collection was previously arranged roughly in chronological order. The papers were processed and a finding aid created in 2016 as part of the Arcadia-funded Colonial North American Project at Harvard University; the original arrangement and folder titles were retained.

Conditions Governing Access:

Appointment necessary to consult collection.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Fullerton & Henry records. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

Fullerton & Henry was a business partnership comprised of brothers Nathaniel Fullerton (1775-1872) and Thomas S. Fullerton, and William Y. Henry, which operated in Weston, Vermont, from approximately 1806 to 1822. They were the proprietors of a general store that sold assorted commodities including potash (plant ashes soaked in a pot), dry goods, tableware, liquor, meat, and household items.
From about 1811 until the 1820s, Nathaniel Fullerton (1775-1872) served as a town selectman and town treasurer, in Chester, Vermont, and his brother, Thomas, also served as a town treasurer. William Henry, who was also a notary and a cobbler, and Nathaniel Fullerton were involved in the founding of the Banks of Bellows Falls in Chester.
Nathaniel Fullerton also marketed potash as a sole proprietor, and maintained a partnership briefly with James Robinson in Springfield, Vermont, circa 1801-1802. He was a tax collector in Putney, Vermont, asssessing distilleries and duties on carriages in the 1790s.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of correspondence and financial documents of the partnership of Fullerton & Henry, comprised of the brothers Nathaniel Fullerton (1775-1872) and Thomas S. Fullerton and William Y. Henry, who owned a general store in Weston, Vermont, from approximately 1806 to 1822. There are also records related to Nathaniel Fullerton's business marketing potash and his duties as a tax collector while he was living in Putney, Vermont, and some receipts from his partnership with James Robinson in Springfield, Vermont, in addition to individual accounts of William Y. Henry as a laborer and notary.
The records include correspondence of Nathaniel Fullerton, dated 1791-1827, which pertain to business matters and sale of potash, and documents related to his tenure as a tax collector for Windsor County, Vermont, including distillers' oaths and entries of carriage duties paid, from 1795 to 1798.
The bulk of the collection consists of the receipts of Fullerton & Henry, as well as Robinson & Fullerton, which reflect payment for unidentified goods or services. The bills and accounts of Fullerton & Henry record charges for commodities sold by their store, including dry goods, liquor, household appliances, tableware, and personal accessories. There are also some individual accounts of William Henry recording his charges as a notary, for general labor and mending shoes, and for the sale of lumber.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Alcohol -- Taxation -- United States.
Commerce -- Vermont -- 18th century.
Commerce -- Vermont -- 19th century.
Dry-goods.
Footwear industry -- Vermont -- 19th century.
General stores -- Vermont -- 19th century.
Groceries.
Grocery trade -- Vermont -- 19th century.
Liquor trade -- Vermont -- 19th century.
Lumber trade -- Vermont -- 19th century.
Merchants.
Notaries.
Potash industry and trade -- Vermont -- 18th century.
Retail trade -- New Hampshire -- 19th century.
Purchasing.
Shoemakers.
Stores, Retail -- Vermont -- 19th century.
Tax assessment -- Vermont -- 18th century.
Correspondence.
Invoices.
Legal instruments.
Oaths.
Receipts (financial records).
Chester (Vt.)
Weston (Vt.)
Putney (Vt.)
Fullerton, Nathaniel, 1775-1872.
Fullerton, Thomas N.
Henry, William Y.
Robinson, James.
Fullerton & Henry.
Robinson & Fullerton.

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