Boylston family papers, 1688-1979

Boylston family


86 boxes (5 containing 42 vols.), 44 cased vols., 3 oversize cased vols., 12 extra tall cased vols., 5 oversize containers and 1 extra oversize container.
Business and family papers of the Boylston family of Boston and Princeton, Mass. and Bath, Bristol, and London, Eng. Letters, letterbooks, diaries, ledgers, and journals of merchants John (1709-1795), Thomas (1721-1798), Nicholas (1716-1771), and Ward N. Boylston (1749-1827). Subjects include coffee, rum, potash, sugar and whale oil trade, land speculation, the coming of the American Revolution, Mass. loyalists, construction of the family home in Princeton, and European description and travel. Correspondents include John Q. Adams, Asher Benjamin, Eliphalet Fitch, George Folger, Benjamin Hallowell, William Cooper, Harrison Gray, Daniel Leonard, Daniel Lisle, Moses Gill, Charles Bulfinch, Charles Paxton, William Smith, Benjamin Petty, Samuel and William Vaughan, Samuel Sewall, and Jacob Wendell.
Photographs removed to the Boylston family photographs (Photo. Coll. 500.22).
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