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1Title:  Robert Emery papers, 1795-1852 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  28.992.1 
 Creator:  Emery, Robert 
 Abstract:  Robert Emery (1773-1841) of Springfield, Massachusetts attended Harvard for a time, and became a ship captain at age twenty, sailing from the ports of Salem, Boston and Newburyport, Mass. The collection consists primarily of correspondence among family members and several property deeds dating from 1816 to 1843. 
 Subjects:  Emery, Robert, 1773-1841 | Springfield (Mass.) | Correspondence | Deeds 
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2Title:  Wason Manufacturing Company records, 1927-1929 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  85.79 
 Creator:  Wason Manufacturing Company 
 Abstract:  The Wason Manufacturing Company in Springfield, Massachusetts, one of the subsidiaries of the J. G. Brill Co. was established as the New England division for the manufacture of steel dining cars. This collection includes early press announcements for the new facility, investment and employment advertisements, clippings, and a photograph album used as a sales tool. 
 Subjects:  Wason Manufacturing Company | J.G. Brill Company | Diners (Restaurants) | Springfield (Mass.) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Menus 
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