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Cotton textile industry--United States--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Account Ledger of Richard Warner Jones and Henry A. Wise

Identifier: SC 01416
Scope and Contents

Accounts of textile and fabric goods sold by the merchants, Richard Warner Jones and Henry A. Wise from 1816-1817. Mary fanntleroy Jones is also listed in the ledger. Locations of recordings include Murfreesboro, NC, Petersburg, VA, and Norfolk, VA.

Dates: 1816-1818

Harvey Chase Letters

Identifier: SC 00223
Scope and Contents

Two letters to Harvey Chase of C & W Manufacturing [Troy Cotton and Wool Manufactory] in Fall River, Massachusetts from William Cornell of Newport, Rhode Island and Sibley Morrison of Augusta, Georgia about purchasing cotton and prices of cotton. 1832 and 1833.

Dates: 1832 November 5, 1833 October 20

Farwell's Mills Ledger

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.143
Scope and Contents Business ledger, 344 pp., recording mainly the payroll for "Labor and Job Work" of Farwell's Mills, Lisbon, Androscoggin County, Maine, from August 1968 to November 1875. The following description was excerpted from the seller's notes: "Detailed breakdown by occupational location or job category, like "Weave room" "warp spinning" or "saw mill and outside." Also documents the full name of each employee, days worked per pay period, daily wages, and amounts due. A large percentage of the...
Dates: 1868-1875

Petersham Cotton Manufacturing Company Daybook, 1815-1816

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.144
Scope and Contents Detailed daybook, 1 volume (168 pp.) of the Petersham Cotton Manufacturing Company, Petersham, Massachusetts, 1815-1816. Entries document work performed, output, sales, repairs, names of employees and compensation received. The following description was provided by the seller: "Also recorded are credits and other entries that tie the company and its workers to other businesses in this small mill town...Miscellaneous entries include credits and debits for foodstuffs, grains, cider, teas,...
Dates: 1815-1816