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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:461 1837-1923 R

Roxbury Carpet Company records

Scope and Contents

General accounts, production records, and payrolls. Includes records of the Saxonville Mills and the New England Worsted Company. The majority of factory workers in all of the factories were women. Payroll records show that most mill departments were segregated by gender. For instance, in the New England Worsted Mill in 1841 to 1843, all the workers in the wool room, knitting room, and weaving room were women except for one man in each room, presumably the foreman. In the spinning and fulling rooms all the workers were men. Payroll books for all the mills include signed wage receipts.


  • Creation: 1837-1923


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


15 linear feet (148 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

Carpet manufacturing firm established in 1859. Acquired the woolen mill in Saxonville (part of Framingham), Mass. which had been operated by the New England Worsted Company from 1837 to 1858, and was then operated by Roxbury Carpet Company as Saxonville Mills.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roxbury Carpet Company, 1931.

Roxbury Carpet Company. Roxbury Carpet Company Records, 1837-1923
Baker Library Special Collections Staff
December 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections and Archives, Harvard Business School Repository

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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