Nashua Manufacturing Company records
The Nashua Manufacturing Company records span the years 1834 to 1932 and document the operation of a cotton textile manufacturer in Nashua, New Hampshire. The collection is notable for a long run of wage receipts from 1828 to 1881, including those for women factory workers. It also contains other, more fragmentary, employment records, including payrolls and time books.
- Nashua Manufacturing Company (Organization)
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Extent23 linear feet (189 volumes, 15 boxes, 3 cartons)
The Nashua Manufacturing Company records contains ear arly reports and letters, a long run of wage receipts (1828-1881), and much unbound material for later years of the company. Includes directors' records for the Indian Head factories (1825-1830) and for the Jackson Company (1830-1916). Treasurers' letters include those of Joseph H. Adams (1825), George Searle (1826), Thomas Searle (1826), James K. Mills (1832), and letters to Frederick Amory (1908 and later). Agents' letters include those of Ira Gay (1824), A. Benjamin (1824), George Searle (1832), and Robert Reed (1835).
The collection is notable for a long run of wage receipts from 1828 to 1881, including those for women factory workers. It also contains other, more fragmentary, employment records, including payrolls and time books.
Biographical / Historical
The Nashua Manufacturing Company was a cotton textile manufacturer in Nashua, New Hampshire, chartered in 1823. Over the next century, it acquired several other textile manufacturers, including Jackson Company, Indian Head Mills, and Tremont and Suffolk Mills. Acquired by Textron, Inc., in 1945, the Nashua Mills closed in 1948.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Nashua Manufacturing Company records were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a donation from Textron, Inc. in 1949.
Processed: January 2020 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
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