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Call No.: Mss:774 1813-1867 W359
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Title: Wayne and Company records
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.
Daybook of Chesebrough and Weaver, 1827-1828 (*Mss:77 1801-1873), Baker Library Special Collections.
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.
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.