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Title Ebenezer N. Blake records
Dates 1797-1926
Bulk Dates 1868-1889
Author Blake, Ebenezer N., 1817-1891
Extent .424 cubic feet
Arrangement Arranged chronologically.
Collection number BUS-7
Admin/Biographical History Ebenezer N. (E.N.) Blake was born in Farmington, Maine in 1817. In 1839 he moved to North Woburn and was employed by the Moses Cummings leather company. From 1844-1856 Blake was associated with the J.B. Winn tannery, most of the time as partner. In 1856 he formed a partnership with Charles Tidd, founding the first tannery, Tidd and Blake, located on the Woburn Branch railroad at Horn Pond. After Mr. Tidd died in 1864 he took Charles Higbee of Salem, William Cherry and John S. True as partners, forming the firm of Blake Higbee & Co. which continued under that name, with various partners, until 1878 when the firm was dissolved. E. N. Blake and his son Warren N. Blake continued in the leather business under the name of E.N. Blake and Co. until 1886 when he retired. Ebebezer N. Blake passed away on March 12, 1891.
Scope & Content Collection consists of payrolls, correspondence, receipts and business records for the Blake Higbee Company, the E.N. Blake Company and an earlier unidentified tannery. Ephemera including Ebenezer N. Blake's Boston and Lowell Railroad tickets for the Woburn Branch line, a personal invitation and a Lyceum theater ticket.
Source Mrs. Persis B. Blake
Cite as Ebenezer N. Blake Records,
Woburn Public Library, Dr. Thomas J. Glennon Archives, Woburn, MA 01801.
Indexes Online Finding Aid
Subjects Account books
Leather industry
Printed ephemera
Railroad travel
Local Subjects Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation
Woburn Post Office
Added Author E.N. Blake Company
Blake Higbee and Company
Access Access may be limited. Contact library for details.