University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the B. W. Swett Papers, 1780-1781, 1816



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Swett, Bert W.
Title: B. W. Swett Papers
Dates: 1780-1781, 1816
Abstract: The B. W. Swett Papers, 1780-1781, 1816, donated by Bert W. Swett of Grand Prairie, Texas, consist of a four financial documents (1780-1781), from the selectmen of Haverhill, Masssachusetts.
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, located north of Boston, was founded in 1640. In the 18th century, a board of elected selectmen executively governed the town, including financial affairs.


Scope and Contents

The B. W. Swett Papers, 1780-1781, 1816, donated by Bert W. Swett of Grand Prairie, Texas, consist of a four financial documents (1780-1781), from the selectmen of Haverhill, Masssachusetts. These documents include two procurements of clothes and shoes to the Continental Army and a printed statement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tax Law for 1816.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Swett, Bert W.
Subjects (Organizations)
Haverhill (Mass.). Selectmen
Places
Massachusetts -- History -- 1775-1865.
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865 -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

B. W. Swett Papers, 1780-1781, 1816, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2N230 Financial papers of the selectmen of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1780-1781
Tax law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1816