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Bureau County Coal Company Account Book

Identifier: SC 01277

Scope and Contents

Account book, 1921-1922 of the Bureau County Coal Company, not Inc., of Sheffield, Illinois.  Dialy entries record employees' names, pay and productivity for tasks such as mining, slack, entry coal, room coal, day work, entry driving, room turning and top expense.

The following information was provided by the seller: "Individual names being paid include Boswell, Hand and Son, King, Johnson, Shaw, Soderlund, Higgenfatten, and others.  Towns near Sheffield include Geneseo, Princeton, Buda, Wyanet, Mineral, Neponset, Kewanee, Tiskilwa, Annawan, New Bedford, Hooppole, Atkinson and Hennepin."


  • 1921-1929

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Historical Note:

The Bureau County Coal Company, not Inc., was located in Sheffield, Illinois.

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Accessioned and minimally described in January 2010 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.
Guide to the Bureau County Coal Company Account Book
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository