Ebenezer Storer letters and papers, 1761-1829
About this Collection
- Storer, Ebenezer , 1730-1807
- Collection Title
- Ebenezer Storer letters and papers, 1761-1829
- .25 linear feet.
- Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
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.
Boston merchant Ebenezer Storer, Jr. (1730-1807; Harvard AB 1747) was treasurer of Harvard College from 1777 to 1807.