Baldwin family business papers, 1694-1887 (inclusive), 1787-1865 (bulk)

About this Collection

Creator
Baldwin family.
Type
Estate administration records.Administrative reports.Accounts.Deeds.Financial records.Invoices.Legal documents.Legal instruments.Negotiable instruments.Civil court records.Correspondence.Contracts.Land surveys.
Collection Title
Baldwin family business papers, 1694-1887 (inclusive), 1787-1865 (bulk)
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
34 linear ft. (134 v.,62 boxes)|Copies: 1 microfilm reel.
Repository
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990013476190203941
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Subjects
Baldwin family
Baldwin, Cyrus
Baldwin, Loammi
Baldwin, James Fowle
Baldwin, George Rumford
Archer, Joseph
Harvey, John
Pierce, Josiah
Rumford, Benjamin
Weston, William
More ...
Whitney, Benjamin
Boston and Albany Railroad.
Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation.
Boston and Maine Railroad.
Boston and Worcester Railroad.
Boston Water Works.
Brattleboro Railroad.
Brunswick Canal and Rail-road Company.
Buffalo and Mississippi Railroad.
Calais Railroad.
Enigheten (Brig)
Charlestown Branch Railroad.
Hiram (Brig)
Lowell Railroad.
Massachusetts.
Merrimack Manufacturing Company.
Mystic Valley Railroad.
Orpheus (Schooner)
Philadelphia Water Works.
Proprietors of Baldwin, Maine
Proprietors of the Middlesex Canal.
Providence Railroad.
Quebec Water Works.
Salem Water Works.
Pensacola Navy Yard.
Actions and defenses
African Americans--Crimes against
African American businesspeople--Massachusetts--History
African Americans--New Hampshire--History
Canals
Canals--Design and construction
Criminal justice, Administration of
Day laborers
General stores--Massachusetts
Lumber trade
Sawmills
Retail trade--Massachusetts
Land speculation--New England
Land use--New England
Real estate investment--Maine--History
Indians of North America--Economic conditions
Railroads
Engineering
Taverns (Inns)--Massachusetts
Waterworks--Qu├ębec (Province)
Waterworks--Massachusetts--Salem
Businesswomen--Massachusetts--History
Self-employed women--Massachusetts--History
Docks
Dry docks
Harbors
Local government--Massachusetts
Civil engineering
Privateering
Slavery--Massachusetts--History
Slaveholders--Massachusetts
Taxation--Massachusetts--History
Alexandria Canal (Va.)
Amoskeag Canal
Barnstable and Buzzard's Bay Canal
Bellows Falls Canal
Blodget's Canal
Boston Aqueduct
Boston and Albany Canal
Boston Canal
Boston Dry Dock
Bow Canal
Cape Cod Canal (Mass.)
Charles River Bridge (Mass.)
Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.)
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Cumberland Canal
Falmouth Canal
Gosport Navy Yard
Harrisburg Canal
Hookset Canal
Kennebec Locks and Canal
Lowell Locks and Canal
Massachusetts Canal
Middlesex Canal
New York Dry Dock
Norfolk Navy Yard (Va.)
Norwich Dam
Pawtucket Canal (Mass.)
Shubenacadie Canal (N.S.)
Union Canal (Pa.)
Union Locks and Canal
United States--History

Content Notes

Large collection, predominantly unbound papers, having to do with various engineering projects, i.e., canals, docks, aqueducts, water works, railroads, etc., primarily in New England. The material on the Middlesex Canal is perhaps the most interesting unit of the collection. Other valuable groups of papers are those concerning the Boston Water Works, and the Charlestown and Norfolk Navy Yards. Includes papers of Loammi Baldwin I, Loammi Baldwin II, James F. Baldwin, George R. Baldwin and other family members.

Biographical Notes

Loammi Baldwin (1740-1807) was a Revolutionary War soldier and civil engineer. His three sons Loammi (1780-1838), James Fowle (1782-1862) and George Rumford (1798-1888) were also civil engineers.