Wendell family business records, 1703-1865 (inclusive)

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Wendell family
Account books.Insurance policies.Ledgers (account books).Letters.Ships' papers.
Collection Title
Wendell family business records, 1703-1865 (inclusive)
39 linear feet (147 volumes and 24 cartons)|Copies: 1 microfilm reel.
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
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Gerrish family
Badger, John
Brown, John
Fernald, William
Goodwin, Ichabod
Goodwin, William H
Hall, Joel
Langdon, John
Neal, James
Neal, William
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Newhall, Abner
Odiorne, Jotham
Orn, John
Parrott, E. G
Parrott, William F
Peirce, Joshua
Peirce, Nathaniel
Pray, Samuel
Randall, Benjamin P
Randall, John
Randall, Reuben S
Rindge, Daniel
Sherburne, Jonathan
Sloper, Samuel
Smith, George
Smith, Jedediah Strong
Sparhawk, Nathaniel
Stanwood, Isaac H
Stanwood, James Rindge
Trundy, Meshach B
Weaver, Abel
Wendell, Abraham
Wendell, Daniel
Wendell, Jacob
Wendell, John
Wendell, Mark Rogers
Wentworth, Benning
Wentworth, Mark Hunking
Wheeler, Hosea
Barrett family
Dorr family
Langston family
Randall family
Rindge family
Rogers family
Wendell family
Dover Cotton Factory Company.
A. and J. Wendell.
Bass Harbor Store (Mount Desert, Me.)
Daniel Street Market.
Dover Manufacturing Company.
Great Falls Manufacturing Company.
Kennebunk Manufacturing Company.
New York, Harlem and Morissania Railroad.
Portsmouth Whaling Company.
Pray and Badger.
Randall and Wendell.
Williams and Wendell.
Adeline (Schooner)
Almira (Schooner)
America (Ship)
Ann (Brig)
Apollo (Brig)
Atlantic (Brig)
Banner (Schooner)
Blossom (Schooner)
Blossom (Brig)
Brutus (Brig)
Charlotte (Ship)
Dove (Brig)
Elizabeth (Sloop)
Enterprise (Schooner)
Federalist (Schooner)
Four Brothers (Schooner)
Francis (Ship)
Franklin (Brig)
Franklin (Schooner)
Georgia (Ship)
Goodwin (Ship)
Hannah (Brig)
Henry (Brig)
Hiram (Schooner)
Hope (Schooner)
India (Ship)
Jasper (Schooner)
Jefferson (Boat)
John Haven (Ship)
La Grange (Barque)
Lavinia (Brig)
Lucy (Brig)
Macdonough (Schooner)
Martha & Jane (Brig)
Mary (Schooner)
Mary and Susan (Ship)
Otter (Schooner)
Piscataqua (Ship)
Polly (Schooner)
Prince Madoc (Ship)
Solon (Ship)
Strong (Schooner)
George Washington (Schooner : active 1853)
William (Sloop)
William Galley (Ship)
Wonolancet (Ship)
African Americans--Economic conditions
African Americans--New Hampshire--History
Coopers and cooperage--New Hampshire
Lumber trade
Sawmills--New Hampshire
Textile industry
Cider industry--New Hampshire
Cotton manufacture--New Hampshire
Leather industry and trade
Footwear industry--Massachusetts
Shipbuilding--New Hampshire
Coastwise shipping
Retail trade
Slave trade--United States--History
Slave labor--New Hampshire
Slavery--New Hampshire
Businesswomen--New England--History
Women--Economic conditions
General stores--Maine
General stores--New Hampshire
Insurance companies--New Hampshire
Executors and administrators
Mount Desert (Me. : Town)
Boston (Mass.)--History
United States--History
New Hampshire--History
Blandford (Mass.)
Kolkata (India)
Dover (N.H.)
Kittery (Me.)
Portsmouth (N.H.)
Stonington (Conn.)

Content Notes

An extensive collection of account books and unbound papers, largely of Jacob Wendell. Among the individuals and businesses included (with dates covered) are: Joshua Peirce, 1722-1734; Daniel Rindge, 1748-1750; Samuel Sloper, 1733-1802; Jedidiah Smith, 1786-1809; William Fernald estate, 1790-1802; Abner Newhall, 1801-1803; Meshach B.Trundy, 1818-1842; James Neal, 1832-1837; Abel Weaver, 1840-1874; I. Goodwin and S. E. Coues, 1831-1845; Eagle Insurance Company, 1834-1836; Piscataqua Insurance Company, 1840-1841; and William F. Parrott. There are family papers of the Wendell family as well as family papers of the Dorr and Barrett families, exercises in navigation kept by John Orn and Jacob Wendell, and a memoir of the Wendell family. The collection includes logbooks for several ships, and these have been treated in a separate record: Logbooks from the Wendell Collection, 1783-1844. Similarly, records of three insurance companies are described in a separate record: Records of insurance companies from the Wendell Collection, 1831-1845.
  • are available on microfilm (1 reel, 35 mm.) for use in the Historical Collections Reading Room, Baker Library. Order no. 69-0509.

Biographical Notes

The Wendell family of Portsmouth, N.H. engaged in phases of shipping, ship supply, and marine insurance. Jacob Wendell (1788-1865) was in business alone and in partnership with his brother, Abraham (A. and J. Wendell), with Reuben S. Randall (Randall and Wendell), with James Neal, Samuel Pray, John Badger, and others. They carried on, besides shipping, stores at Dover, N.H. and Mount Desert, Me., the Dover Cotton Factory, Great Falls Manufacturing Company, Kennebunk Manufacturing Company, and Portsmouth Whaling Company. Through marriage, and the administration of estates, the Wendells acquired the records of many small businessmen in the Portsmouth area.