Wendell family business records, 1703-1865 (inclusive)
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- Wendell family
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- 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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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.
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.