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The Baldwin family papers consist of business records, journals, and some personal correspondence pertaining largely to the affairs of Luke Baldwin (b. 1797) of Bostonand Brookline, and Samuel P. Baldwin of Grafton, Massachusetts. The collection includes an account book ofLuke Baldwin, Jr., Boston, recording shipments of goods, 1827-1832; a letterbook of Luke Baldwin's business correspondence, Boston, 1834-1835; a daybook, with some entries by T.C.B. (Thomas Cushing Baldwin), Boston, 1843; a journal of Luke Baldwin at Brookline, recording his daily activities and weather, 1855-1856; and two farm journals, 1849-1850 and 1850-1851, of Samuel P. Baldwin, Grafton, with a few pages of accounts in the first volume for the Enameled Cloth Factory of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1838-1839. Also, a bankbook recording foreign money held by the Massachusetts Bank in account with the firm of Baldwin & Bass, 1807-1808; and miscellaneous correspondence and notes, 1851-1856, including a letter ofSamuel P. Baldwin to his father, 1851; Luke Baldwin's draft notes for his journal, 1856; and an unfinished letter to his son Cushing, 1856.
The Baldwin family lived in eastern Massachusetts. Luke Baldwin (b. 1797) and his father Luke Baldwin (1769-1832) were Boston merchants.
Controlled Access Terms
- Baldwin family.
- Farm life -- Massachusetts -- Grafton.
- Shipping -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- Boston (Mass.) -- Commerce.
- Brookline (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
- Account books.
Additional Creator Names
- Baldwin, Luke, b. 1797.
- Baldwin, Samuel P.
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Collection.
- Gift of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.