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                                                                   Bank of North America stock certificates, 1860 [Bank of North America Records]

HSP's extensive business-related holdings document three centuries of business activity, primarily in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region. In addition to the manuscript collections outlined below, HSP also has many business-related publications, including company and government reports, circulars, catalogs, guides, timetables, and legal records. (For a more detailed discussion of manuscript holdings, see Cynthia J. Little, “Business History Holdings at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania,” Business History Review 70 (Spring 1996): 91-107. Click here to view this article on