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Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records

Identifier: JHCI-008

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains advertisements, photographs, delivery invoices documenting the business dealings of the Harry Lipsky Company. Also included is a ledger recording detailed accounts of all moves the company undertook, including the names and address of clients, and the cost and contents of the move. Records of "perfect" and "imperfect" jobs were recorded in daily, monthly, and yearly reports.


  • undated, 1910-1936


Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

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Historical Note

Harry Lipsky was born between 1887 and 1888 in Slavita, Russia (modern-day Ukraine) and immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts around 1904. In 1910 he married Dora Rabotnick, with whom he had three children: Jacob "Jack," Sidney Samuel, and Rose.

Also in 1910, Lipsky established his namesake furniture moving enterprise, Harry Lipsky Moving Company, in Lynn, Massachusetts. Lipsky owned and operated the company for 16 years until his death in 1926, after which his sons took over operations. Harry Lipsky Moving Company was sold in 1988. Jack died in 1990, and Sidney died in 2014.


1887 or 1888
Harry Lipsky is born.
Harry Lipsky immigrates to the United States.
Harry Lipsky Company is established.
Harry Lipsky dies.
Harry Lipsky Company is sold.


4 folders


The Harry Lipsky Company was a furniture moving company located in Lynn, Massachusetts founded in 1910 by Harry Lipsky and owned and operated by his sons Jacob "Jack" and Sidney Samuel Lipsky. This collection contains advertisements, delivery invoices, photographs, and a financial ledger tracking all income and expenses of the company.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Jeana Barry, 2019
Guide to the Harry Lipsky Company (Lynn, Mass.) Records, JHCI-008
Jeana Barry
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Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States