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Author: Hancock Family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Includes personal, business, and foreign correspondence, bills, invoices and receipts, ordinance and gunpowder transactions, legal, insurance and tax documents, contracts and real estate papers, and other records that document the Hancock family's financial interests. Also contains bound volumes including daybooks and waste books, journals, ledgers, letterbooks, invoice and receipt books, and ships' logbooks. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Account books
Daybooks
Ledgers
Letterbooks
Logbooks
Named Person: Thomas Hancock; John Hancock; Ebenezer Hancock; Peter Faneuil; Daniel Henchman; Thomas Goodsby; Charles Apthorp; James Scott; Hancock family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Hancock Family.
OCLC Number: 48623907
Description: 44 linear ft. (27 v., 34 boxes) Copies: 6 microfilm reels.

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Includes personal, business, and foreign correspondence, bills, invoices and receipts, ordinance and gunpowder transactions, legal, insurance and tax documents, contracts and real estate papers, and other records that document the Hancock family's financial interests. Also contains bound volumes including daybooks and waste books, journals, ledgers, letterbooks, invoice and receipt books, and ships' logbooks. The bulk of the collection concerns the business activities of Thomas Hancock, circa 1730 to 1760, and John Hancock, circa 1755 to 1795. Also included are business records concerning Thomas Hancock's father-in-law Daniel Henchman, circa 1720 to 1765, as well as John Hancock's brother Ebenezer, circa 1765-1815, and his nephews Thomas and John, circa 1795-1820. The collection contains a wealth of information on mercantile affairs, politics, and American social, military, and legal history during the colonial and early federal period.

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