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Mss:641 1851-1893 E59

Ensign, Sidney Ariel. Sidney Ariel Ensign Business Records, 1851-1895: 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:641 1851-1893 E59
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Ensign, Sidney Ariel, 1817-1893
Title: Sidney Ariel Ensign business records
Date(s): 1851-1895
Quantity: 1 linear feet (5 volumes)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Charles S. Ensign Jr., 1938.

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: Sidney Ariel Ensign Business Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Related Materials

See also the G.P. Grant and S.A. Ensign business records, 1843-1857.

Biographical / Historical

Sidney Ariel Ensign of Hartford, Conn. was involved in the retail shoe business and later in the real estate business. He was connected with Giles P. Grant in the shoe business as Grant and Ensign. He bought out Grant and eventually sold the business to a Mr. Fairnan and devoted himself to the real estate business.

Scope and Contents

Ledger, journals and a cash book of a real estate business owned and operated by Sidney Ariel Ensign on Hartford, Connecticut. Earlier, Mr. Ensign had been involved in the retail shoe business and there is an inventory. There is a one volume inventory kept from 1851-1895 and later from 1885-1895 used as a scrap book for real estate memoranda. The records, 1858-1893 contains entries for boots and shoes, merchandise and sundries for customers in Connecticut and Massachusetts up to 1863. After 1863 the record books contain entries for real estate transactions including rents collected. The firm owned real estate in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York.

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