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Mss:591 1827-1873 E21

William S. Eddy and Son. William S. Eddy and Son Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:591 1827-1873 E21
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: William S. Eddy and Son records
Date(s): 1827-1873
Quantity: 3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 volume)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Philip E. Eddy, 1940.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research. Materials are stored offsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

William S. Eddy and Son Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Biographical / Historical

A firm in East Middleboro, Mass, which sold hardware and general store products. They also bought iron and steel to make shovels and spades, which they sold mainly in Boston and Providence. In 1860-1864 they shipped shovels to the firm of Newell and Company, Melbourne, Australia. The firm was first known as N. and W. S. Eddy, later as W. S. Eddy, and then as W. S. Eddy and Son.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one account book, a ledger with an index covering the period 1851-1873. The ledger can be used to determine the names of firms with whom Eddy did business, the commodities dealth in, and commodities taken as credit.
The bills for iron and steel in volumes 2-4 show the firms from whom Eddy purchased material to be manufactured into shovels and spades.
The bills for wholesale groceries and provisions show that the firm of N. and W.S. Eddy dealt in these commodities as well as hardware. The orders for shovels and spades came almost entirely from Boston and Providence with a few orders from Bridgewater, Brighton, Fall River, Hancock, New Bedford, and Somerset. Also from Bradford and Woodstock, Vermont, New York City and Chicago.
The firm of W.S. Eddy & and Son shipped shovels and spades to the firm of Newell & Company in Melbourne, Australia during the period 1860-1864. There are letters from this firm, which show that the sales of Eddy shovels went rather slowly.

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