Samuel Abbot Collection
Mss 761 1754-1819 A129
The papers of an eighteenth-century merchant and Overseer of the Poor in Boston, Massachusetts, include letters from women requesting aid, accounts of payments to teachers, and records of female domestic laborers in his employ.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bollingham Collection
Mss 83 1697-1795 (Oversized Vertical File)
An indenture documenting the lease of land in Boston in 1697.
Boston Town Records--Records of the Overseer of the Poor
Vertical file, Mss 1404
Records of Boston's Overseer of the Poor made between 1702 and 1704.
Boston and Newport Merchants Correspondence
Mss 732 1732-1790 B797
Includes a letter from Jane Curtis, an eighteenth-century Boston, Massachusetts, merchant.
Melatiah Bourn Collection
Mss 732 1732-1790 B797
Contains receipts dated 1750 from three female merchants in Boston, Massachusetts.
Nathaniel Chamberlin Collection
Mss 871 1743-1775 C443
Records the textile production of an eighteenth-century blacksmith's wives and daughters.
Forbes Family Collection
Mss 766 1803-1920 F693
Contains letters to and from various female members of the Forbes family, including letters written from Boston before and during the American Revolution, and nineteenth-century letters written in Rio de Janeiro and Canton, China. The collection also includes the 1838 marriage contract between Sarah Perkins and Henry R. Cleveland.
Gardner Family Collection
Mss 899 1780-1934 G226
The records of the Gardner family of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, dating from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century, contain legal papers relating to issues of dower and inheritance, trust accounts, and guardianship accounts. The collection also includes a woman's diary written on a trip to Europe in 1849 and silhouettes of women of the family.
Hall Family Collection
Mss 899 1765-1840 H175
Deeds, receipts, accounts, and legal papers of the Hall family of Medford, Massachusetts, from 1765 to 1840.
Mss 761 1728-1854 H234
Includes letters, receipts, and accounts documenting transactions with various female merchants in eighteenth-century Boston, Massachusetts, as well as mid-eighteenth century letters written by Mary Hancock Perkins to her son while he was a student at Harvard.
Caleb Lincoln Collection
Mss 100 1791-1803 L737
Mentions two young girls working in a paper mill.
Joshua Mellen Collection
Mss 871 1798-1802 M525
Records payments to domestic laborers.
Reed and Gardner Collection
Mss 77 1782-1791 B323
Comprises the papers of Mary Reed, widow and executrix for the estate of Isaac Reed.
Mary Smith Collection
Mss 83 1699 (Oversized Vertical File)
Transfer of land in Watertown, Massachusetts, from Mary Smith to her son Daniel in 1699.
Ebenezer Storer & Son Collection
Mss 761 1761-1788 (1829) S884
Will and estate papers of Ebenezer Storer.
Worcester Cotton Manufactory Collection
Mss 442 1789-1791 W922
Records of an eighteenth-century New England textile mill.