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Salem (Mass.) Early Business Collection

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 13 Nov 2015

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Salem (Mass.) Early Business Collection consists of one folder of manuscript correspondence, receipts, and accounting entries pertaining to commercial activity in Salem, Massachusetts. Some relates to Richard Derby (1712-1783), leading New England shipowner and merchant during the late 18th century.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Derby, Richard, 1712-1783.


Merchants -- Massachusetts.
Shipping -- Massachusetts.


Salem (Mass.) -- Commerce.
Salem (Mass.) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Salem (Mass.) Early Business Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Stephen Resnick, 2015.

Table of Contents

Business records