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Series 1
Correspondence, 1826-1964
Boxes 1-227

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the business correspondence of the Harrold Brothers and its predecessors. The series is arranged chronologically and has been broken down into five subseries: Subseries 1.1, 1826-1857, contains the correspondence of the Harrolds before they joined forces with the Johnsons. Subseries 1.2, 1858 January - 1867 May, documents the business activities of the first business venture between the Johnsons and the Harrolds, H.R. Johnson and Co. Subseries 1.3, 1867 June -1886 catalogues the business after it changed its name to Harrold, Johnson and Co. in 1867. Subseries 1.4, 1887-1907, is the largest subseries, and chronicles the business after its second name change to Johnson and Harrold. Subseries 1.5, 1908-1964, documents the business after its last name change to Harrold Bros. Interspersed throughout the series is personal correspondence of various members of the Harrold family.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five subseries: (1.1) Pre-business, (1.2) H.R. Johnson and Co., (1.3) Harrold, Johnson and Co., (1.4) Johnson and Harrold, and (1.5) Harrold Brothers.

Description of Subseries