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Mss:774 1813-1867 W359

Charles Wayne and Company. Wayne and Company Records, 1813-1867: 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:774 1813-1867 W359
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Wayne and Company records
Date(s): 1813-1867
Quantity: 2 linear feet (6 volumes, 2 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Account books and business papers of a hardware store in Cincinnati, Ohio. There are four boxes of letters and bills, 1813-1867; two daybooks, 1827-1837; and two ledgers, 1828-1837. There are also two account books of J. L. Wayne's furniture store, 1833-1840, also of Cincinnati.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Wayne and Company records were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a gift from Thomas L. Wayne (Gift 4838).

Processing Information:

Processed: March 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Existence and Location of Copies:

Vol. 7 and miscellaneous pages are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35mm.) for use in the Historical Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 69-3201, Reel 1.

Preferred Citation:

Wayne and Company Records. Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

Related Materials

Daybook of Chesebrough and Weaver, 1827-1828 (*Mss:77 1801-1873), Baker Library Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Wayne was a merchant in retail hardware in 19th century Cincinnatti, Ohio. The firm later expanded to include retail furniture sales. His brother Jacob Lynn Wayne worked with him in the 1820s before forming his own furntiture retail and importing business in the 1830s.

Scope and Contents

The Wayne and Company records materials related to operating retail hardware and furniture businesses in 19th century. Business records dating from 1827 to 1840 include day books with prices and ledgers from Charle Wayne's hardware business and Jacob Lynn Wayne's furniture business. Correspondence files dated 1813 to 1867 contain bills and letters related to the retail businesses, as well as personal letters exchanged with family members.

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