Records of Whitney, Cushing & Company (Coll. 168)


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Overview of the Records

History of Whitney, Cushing & Company (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Whitney, Cushing & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Title: Records of Whitney, Cushing & Company
Dates: 1870-1897
Extent: 7 volumes
Abstract: The collection consists of seven business record books. Included are one volume containing invoices of cargo shipped and accounts of cargo sold, and several cash and sales journals recording cash paid and received during this period.
Identification: Coll. 168

History of Whitney, Cushing & Company (Boston, Mass.)

Whitney, Cushing & Company was a Boston shipping firm headed by James E. Whitney and Lawrence B. Cushing. By the 1880s the partnership had ended and Whitney continued in business on his own. The record book indicates the firm carried on a large and active trade between Boston and Culcutta, India.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Cushing, Lawrence B.
Whitney, James E.

Places:

Boston (Mass.)--Commerce--India--Calcutta
Calcutta (India)--Commerce--Massachusetts--Boston

Subjects:

International trade
Shipping--Massachusetts--Boston

Document Types:

Invoices

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 168, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Volumes; 1870-1897
Volume
1 Cargo Account Book: invoices of cargo shipped and accounts of cargos sold; 1870 Sep-1876 Jul
2 "Journal C"; 1872 Nov-1876 Sep
3 "Journal"; 1874 Apr-1877 Nov
4 "Sales & Cash, B" cash paid and received; sales accounts by vessel; 1877 Dec-1882 Dec; 1877 Dec-1881 Dec
5 "Cash & Sales," cash paid and received; sales accounts by vessel; 1883 Jan-1886 Apr
6 "Cash & Sales, E," cash paid and received; sales accounts by vessel; 1889 Sep-1893 Jul; 1891 Dec-1893 Jul
7 "Cash & Sales, F," cash paid and received; sales accounts by vessel; 1893 Aug-1897 Aug

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