peter hutchinson & Company records, 1917-1929

Letterhead, Peter Hutchinson & Company.


EXTENT: .21 linear ft. (1 container)

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGMENT: Four series: I. General, 1917-1929; II. Financial, [1917]-1929; III. Dealings with William Monson; IV. Dealings with Keniston Engineering Company (Boston), 1917-1918. 

Business partnership dealing in cutting and sale of firewood in Concord, Mass.  Formed in fall of 1917 by Prescott Keyes, co-owner with his sisters and with Philip Keyes Walcott of land on which Peter Hutchinson (black hog-killer who died in 1881) had lived.  Keyes hired John J. Dee to manage the company.  In 1918, Stedman Buttrick (1864-1925) bought the land on which stood the company’s wood and arranged with Keyes for the cutting and marketing of the remaining wood.  The transaction was completed in 1926, after Buttrick’s death, by his son Stedman (1901-1969).

Scope and Content: Records (1917-1929) include: correspondence; typed copy of deed (Prescott Keyes to William L. Dee, 1927 Apr. 4); summary financial statements, [1917]-1929; individual accounts, invoices, and receipts, 1918-1921; material (correspondence, time sheets, notes, estimate) relating to woodcutting done by William Monson and others for the company, 1917-1918; material (invoices and correspondence) relating to attempt by Keniston Engineering Company of Boston and by its collection agency Commercial Credit Company (branch office Worcester) to collect payment on a bill submitted to Peter Hutchinson & Company, 1918-1919.

PROCESSED BY: LPW; finding aid prepared 8/27/97.  Prepared for the Internet by Peter K. Steinberg, 01/23/06.


Series I. general, 1917-1929:
Folder 1
Correspondence, documents, land transactions, etc., 1917-1927.

SERIES II. FINANCIAL, [1917]-1929:
Folder 2
Summary statements, [1917]-1929.

Folder 3
Individual accounts, invoices, receipts, 1918-1921.
SERIES III. dealings with william monson, 1917-1918:
Folder 4

Correspondence, time sheets, notes, and estimates relating to woodcutting done by William Monson and others for the company, 1917-1918.

SERIES Iv. dealings with keniston engineering company (Boston), 1918-1919:
Folder 5

Invoices, statements, correspondence (professional and legal) regarding money owed to Keniston Engineering Company; arranged chronologically, 1918-1919.

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