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.
- Roxbury Carpet Company (Organization)
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Extent15 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Roxbury Carpet Company, 1931.
- Roxbury Carpet Company. Roxbury Carpet Company Records, 1837-1923
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- December 2017
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