American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Duckett writes to an aunt and uncle in New Zealand, sending news of his recent visit to England to see his family. He notes that he left Lawrence during a textile strike and upon his return to the U.S. was offered a new and better job as a machinist in a Lawrence worsted mill by someone he had met on his return voyage from England. He writes briefly of his immigration to the U.S., notes his success in employment and his appreciation of the economic opportunities in the U.S. The letter is accompanied by a photograph of Duckett's home in North Andover; the photograph is labeled: Our street after heavy snowstorm
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Includes two volumes of notes on French drawing, 1921, from the Wood Mill, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and the Jules Desurmont Worsted Company, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Also contains three time books dated December 1924-August 1925, September 1925, and February 1926, from the Jules Desurmont Company. Also includes worsted notes from Desurmont, and a folder of time sheets, job assignments, and drafting notes
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Includes letters, 1852-1853, written by Stevens from Richmond, Virginia to his parents, describing his travels and his observations of society and slavery; incoming correspondence about his work in Virginia; and a letter, 1856, from G.W. Baldwin describing Council Bluffs, Iowa and a confrontation with southerners. Also includes patent papers for improvements in railway lamps, 1854; a self-closing hatchway, 1876; a doorstop, 1868; and a furniture caster, 1871; a pocket memorandum book, 1856; and a diary of his young daughter, Addie, 1865
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Contains a ledger, 1942-1965, listing items such as textiles, clothing and cleaning agents received at the company and the firms from which they were sent, and a ledger, 1942-1964, labeled "Research," with descriptions of tests and experiments in stain removal and the efficacy of various detergents. Also includes forms, 1964-1965, addressed to Maurice Basinow, mostly from the Keever Starch Co., Columbus, Ohio, asking to have various soaps shipped to the company
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Includes a general statement of accounts, 1841, by Charles S. Storrow, treasurer and agent of the company; reports on the state of affairs of the company, 1848-1860; a memorandum for stockholders, 1856; and reports from the committee of the company appointed by the stockholders, 1857, 1858. Also includes a printed report entitled, Report of the Committee to the Stockholders of the Essex Company, June 24, 1856
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Interviews conducted for the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum by Julie A. Christ, a student in history at Boston University. Includes audiotapes and transcriptions of interviews with textile workers from Lawrence, Mass., with information about their working conditions, employer/employee relations and union issues among other things
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Comparisons of wages between foreign and American printeries. Includes a list of wage rates by job, particularly of printers and weavers. Companies mentioned include Cocheco Manufacturing Co., Dover, N.H., and Merrimack Print Works, Lowell, Mass., as well as four unnamed print works in Scotland. Also includes correspondence to H. Saltonstall, Treasurer, Pacific Mills, Boston
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Includes lecture record and sketch book, 1905-1910, on cloth construction and textile designing, with weaving drafts; a design book, 1905-1906, with 29 problems and drafts, some in color; electricity notes, 1906; and a lecture record and sketch book, 1906-1907, on textile design, with drafts in color. Also includes a notebook, 1908, on practical work in the Finishing Dept., with cloth samples (swatches); weaving notes, ca. 1908, with information on Knowles woolen and worsted looms; and a folder of machinery notes about the Monomac Spinning Co., a producer of worsted yarn located in Lawrence, Mass. Included is information about drawing machinery and self-acting mules
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Volumes contain many samples of a variety of printed cottons, as well as some wool samples
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Describes wool manufacturing processes including woolen and worsted spinning, sorting, dusting, carding, combing, etc

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