Ebenezer Storer letters and papers, 1761-1829

About this Collection

Creator
Storer, Ebenezer , 1730-1807
Type
Correspondence.Estate administration records.
Collection Title
Ebenezer Storer letters and papers, 1761-1829
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
.25 linear feet.
Repository
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/99153752469803941
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Subjects
Storer, Ebenezer
Merchants--Massachusetts--Boston
Decedents' estates--Massachusetts
Scientific apparatus and instruments--Private collections
Boston (Mass.)

Content Notes

Contains letters, personal papers, and estate records of Boston merchant Ebenezer Storer, dated 1761-1829. Included is a 1761 letter to his sister about the death of their father, and an 1802 letter to his children about religion. There is also a handwritten copy of Mr. Jones’ Catalogue featuring equipment like a telescope and helioscope, memorandum of the cost or value of Storer’s collection of scientific instruments in 1802 including a planetarium, cometarium, globes, magnifying glasses, and “an electrical machine,” and a list of apparatus to sell. Papers dated after his death in 1807 are primarily related to controversy surrounding his estate, as well as the Storer family’s history.

Biographical Notes

Boston merchant Ebenezer Storer, Jr. (1730-1807; Harvard AB 1747) was treasurer of Harvard College from 1777 to 1807.