Feds fund preservation of historical city bank records
By Charis Anderson Originally published on 11/12/2009 at SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Whaling Museum has been awarded a federal grant to catalog and preserve more than 1,800 books and ledgers spanning a century of financial activity at the Merchants Bank.
The $147,500 grant was announced Wednesday at a new conference held at the whaling museum’s research library on Purchase Street and attended by Rep. Barney Frank and other elected officials.
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