Neal, D.A. (David Augustus), 1793-1861. David Augustus Neal Business Records, 1818-1877:
A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: Mss:766 1818-1877
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: David Augustus Neal business records
Quantity: 2 linear feet (13 volumes, 1 box)
Language of materials: English
Gift of Edith Rantoul, January 1940.
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Cite as: David Augustus Neal Business Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.
See also the Illinois Central Railroad Company land records, 1846-1898.
Business records of David A. Neal and his son Theodore A. Neal, merchants and financiers
of Salem, Mass. The earlier material relates to foreign marketing and includes journals,
letter books, 1818-1819, 1831-1836, ledgers, and cash books. The later material is
concerned chiefly with the Neals' connections with the Associates of the Illinois
Land Agency, an agency formed to develop land along the Illinois Central Railroad.
These records include journals, letter books, stock books, plans, claims, and sales
of titles. Also included is a typewritten copy of David A. Neal's autobiography.
- Volume 1, Letter book
Date: 1818 April 25-1819 September 5
Scope and Contents: Contains invoices and accounts. Letters from David A. Neal to his father Jonathan
Neal in Salem. Exports to Gibraltar and European ports and return cargoes. W.H. Neal,
a brother was supercargo on the Brig Alexander. David A. Neal was captain of the ship
Stag, voyage between the west coast of Sumatra and Baltimore.
- Volume 2, Journal, Jonathan Neal and Sons, Salem
Date: 1831 January-1834 June
- Volume 3, Journal, Jonathan Neal and Sons, Salem
Date: 1834 July 1-1836 June 30
- Volume 6, Letter book
Date: 1831 January 7-1834 November 19
- Volume 7, Letter book
Date: 1834 November 19-1836 June 30
- Volume 9, Private journal
Date: 1849 January 1-1851 September 6
- Volume 11, Ledger, Illinois Land Agency
Date: 1858 July 1-1863 August 31
- Volume 12, Ledger, Bartlett Wharf accounts
- Volume 13, Cash book, Bartlett's Wharf
Date: 1875 October 25-1877 July 2
- Box 14, Box 85-4051, Reel 1, Typewritten autobiography of David A. Neal