Guide to the Preliminary Guide to the E. Howard Clock Company Records
NMAH.AC.0776
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0776
Creators:
E. Howard Clock Co.
Howard, Edward
Dates:
1862-1930
Languages:
English
Collection text is in English.
Physical Description:
6 cubic feet
20 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
This collection consists of business records for E. Howard Clock Company and document watch and clock orders, as well as stockholder and directors' meeting minutes.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Business records of the E. Howard Clock Company, 1862-1930.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The records are arranged into ten series.
Series 1, Stockholders and Directors Meeting Minutes, 1900-1930
Series 2, Watches, 1862-1869
Series 3, Watches (N Size), 1870-1904
Series 4, Watches (J Size), 1891-1904
Series 5, Watches (L Size), 1869-1904
Series 6, Watches (G Size), 1874-1893
Series 7, Clock Orders, 1871-1899
Series 8, Clocks and Watchmans, 1904-1918
Series 9, Tower Clocks, 1888-1905
Series 10, Customer Lists for Clocks

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
E. Howard Clock Company was established in Boston in 1842 by Edward Howard. The business originally limited itself to the building of clocks, but soon expanded to watches, and later to tower and street clocks.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Wendy Shay, archivist, 2011.
Existence and Location of Copies note
Series 7: Clock Orders and Series 10: Customer Lists digitized in 2011. Archival scanning done by The Crowley Company of Frederick, Maryland. The National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania also holds digital copies.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Wendy Shay
Sponsor
Scanning of selected volumes supported by the generous assistance of the National Clock and Watch Museum, Columbia, Pennsylvania.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The collection was donated by Verna Blackwell, October 2008.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation note
E. Howard Clock Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Business records--1860-1930 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu