Contains materials, 1912-1913, from Bentley's work in England, including his agreement, 1915-1922, with James and William Bastard to manage a branch of their firm in Boston; biographical material about Bentley; trade agreements; topmakers' reports, 1956-1970; and testimony before the Tariff Commission, 1952. Also contains records of the BWTA advisory committee, 1952-1953; annual meeting and executive committee minutes, 1952-1953; incoming correspondence to Bentley as president of BTWA, 1952-1954; and correspondence, 1952-1954, from the office of Clinton M. Hester in Washington, D.C. concerning his efforts on behalf of the BWTA
Printed letter, July 8, 1775, Watertown, Mass., from David Cheever concerning coats needed for use of the Revolutionary army. Address on reverse has been partially cut off, but appears to be addressed " of Gloucester," meaning Gloucester, Mass. Letter explains that 13,000 coats have been proportioned "on all the Towns and Districts in this Colony, excepting Boston and Charleston" and goes on to say a sample of the color and quality has been enclosed [not included with this letter]. Also asks "not less than two Shirts, two pair of Stockings and two pair of Summer Breeches to each Coat, apportioned as the Share of your Town.".
Milnes thanks Wright for all that he taught him about textile milling. He writes that he is managing the Natchez Factory, and that the owner is trying to complete the machinery so that they can work 10 looms. He gives the prices charged for manufacturing linseys and cottons and asks Wright about various techniques used in Lowell. He describes the workers at the factory and notes that only four are white while 21 are Negroes. He also writes of a new weed killer he is going to try with the cotton crop and indicates that he finds cotton looms simple after learning to weave carpets by power
Contains minutes of directors' meetings, 1884-1949; information files on wages and strikes, 1885-1918; a history file, 1903; manufacturing statistics, 1884-1948; and cost books, 1908-1937. Also contains correspondence to Frederick S. Clark as treasurer, 1893-1900, including a group, 1897-1909, with Parker, Wilder & Co., a Boston selling agent; correspondence to Frederick Clark as president, 1909-1913; and to Thomas Talbot Clark, 1926-1938; and outgoing correspondence of Joseph Talbot as superintendent, 1903-1909. Financial records include ledgers, 1884-1931, journals, 1881-1937, and cash books, 1884-1921. Purchasing and sales records include paid bills and receipts, 1856-1938, shipping registers, 1892-1908, advertising materials, 1899-1917, and records of business with Parker, Wilder & Co., 1897-1954. Also contains general payroll records, 1854-1937, wage scales, 1915-1933, and average wages by department, 1914-1917; production records, and information about community activities in ... Read More
Collection consists primarily of records of the cost department of New England Southern Mills, 1913-1926, including reports on manufacturing costs, hours of work, supplies used, cotton waste, carding, twisting, and spinning production, as well as correspondence. The record is most complete for 1926. Also includes a volume of records of directors and stockholders, the act of incorporation, and minutes from 1838-1915 for the Stark Mills, Manchester, N.H.
Includes some correspondence (1925-1930), two diaries of notes, mill customer notes (on cards), statistics re Egyptian cotton (grades, market, prices, shipping, contracts, firms handling, etc.), audit report (1922), two records books (samples sent to spinners (1920-1925), samples received from Alexandria and elsewhere, 1920-1925), etc. Also, miscellaneous information re unrelated business, Viking Manufacturing Co., Boston 1931/32 (notes made by L.S. Jackson)
Includes general correspondence, 1813-1815, 1824-1838; correspondence between treasurer and agent, 1815-1817; a daybook, 1817-1826; and a ledger with detailed entries, 1826-1839. Also contains articles of agreement, March 11, 1813, between Josiah Dean, Raynham, Mass., Ephraim Raymond, Norton, Mass., John Tyler and John Maguire, Boston