Table of Contents
Inventory of the D. L. Hathaway & Son Records
In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Mr. Hathaway, and later, his son, David L. Hathaway, and their descendants were active carpenters and house builders in New Bedford, MA from 1852 until 1960 when their company, D.L. Hathaway & Son, was no longer listed in the business directory.
Scope and Content Note
This is a small collection of business records and collected materials from the building firm of D.L. Hathaway & Son, of New Bedford, MA. The business records consist mostly of ledgers and some financial records. The collected materials are copies of The Scientific American Builders Editions and several other publications related to building.
Arrangement of Collection
Information for Researchers
Access to Collections
Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 121, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 United States Code 552a) governs the use of materials that document private individuals, groups, and corporations.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction if the document does not infringe the privacy rights of an individual, group, or corporation. These specified conditions of authorized use include:
- non-commercial and non-profit study, scholarship, research, or teaching
- criticism or commentary
- as a NBWM archives preservation or security copy for research use
- as a research copy for deposit in another institution
If the researcher later uses a copy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," the researcher is personally liable for copyright, privacy, or publicity infringement and agrees to indemnify the New Bedford Whaling Museum from any legal action as a result of the error. Permission to obtain a photographic, xerographic, digital, or other copy of a document does not indicate permission to publish, exhibit, perform, reproduce, sell, distribute, or prepare derivative works from the document without permission from the copyright holder and from any private individual, group, or corporation shown or otherwise recorded.
Permission to publish, exhibit, perform, reproduce, prepare derivative works from, sell, or otherwise distribute the item must be obtained separately in writing from the holder of the original copyright (or if the creator is dead, from his/her heirs) as well as from any individual(s), groups, or corporations whose name, image, recorded words, or private information (e.g. employment information) may be reproduced in the source material. The holder of the original copyright is not necessarily the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is not legally liable for copyright, privacy, or publicity infringement when materials are wrongfully used after being provided to researchers for "fair use."
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order is judged in violation of copyright or federal or state privacy law. This institution also places restrictions on the use of cameras, photocopiers, and scanners in the research room.
Related Manuscript Collections
Mss 8: Hathaway Family Business Records, 1811-1888
Mss 141: Swift Family Papers, 1811-1957
The Old-Dartmouth Historical Society - New Bedford Whaling Museum acquired materials in this collection as part of Accession 2009.86
Processed by: Jalien Hollister, 2011
Encoded by: Emily Esten, 22 August 2014
Please Consult Research Library for Detailed Description of Collection