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Mss:8993 1857-1938

Coolidge Family. Coolidge Family Business Records, 1857-1938: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Mss:8993 1857-1938
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Coolidge Family
Title: Coolidge family business records
Date(s): 1857-1938
Quantity: 15.25 linear feet (74 volumes, 1 box)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Records of the growth of investment of T. Jefferson Coolidge over the years, and of his estate (after 1920), and of various trusts. Includes ledgers, cashbooks, trial balances and valuations, and both incoming and outgoing letters. Also letterbooks, 1890-1911, of T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of T. Jefferson Coolidge, 1959, and of William A. Coolidge, 1959 and 1964.

Processing Information:

Processed: January 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Coolidge Family Business Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Biographical / Historical

T. Jefferson Coolidge (1831-1920): Boston merchant, financier and diplomat (Harvard, 1850) was treasurer of various New England textile mills, director of a number of banks, president of a railroad, delegate to international congresses, and minister to France (1892). His son T. Jefferson Coolidge (1863-1912) (Harvard, 1884) established the Old Colony Trust Company in 1890 and was its chief officer until his death. He served on the boards of directors of other banks and of transportation, utility, communications and textile companies.

Scope and Contents

ecords of the growth of investment of T. Jefferson Coolidge over the years, and of his estate (after 1920), and of various trusts. Includes ledgers, cashbooks, trial balances and valuations, and both incoming and outgoing letters. Also letterbooks, 1890-1911, of T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr. and incoming letters relating to Georgia delegates for Taft, 1908.

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