COLLECTIONS: 1 - 5 of 5
Scope and Contents: Records relating to the production of ginghams, cheviots, normandies, zephyrs, Tiffany flannels, and other cotton goods. This is an incomplete collection, strong on the later years of the Company, and on engineering aspects. The Lancaster Mills succeeded to the property of the Clinton Company, Clinton, Mass., and also controlled Sawyer's Mills in Boylston, Mass. and the Winnsboro Mills. The directors' records extend from 1844 to 1918, but there are few letters. The material includes general...
Overview: Cotton manufacturing firm of Lowell, Mass., established in 1831 by proprietors of the other Lowell mills in connection with the Boston merchants Abbott and Amos Lawrence. The collection includes general account books, production records, sales records, payrolls, and letters.
Overview: Records of Lyman Mills, a Holyoke, Mass., manufacturer of cotton textiles, 1833-1936.
Scope and Contents: Incomplete records of a family woolen firm in Dover, New Hampshire, which began as F. A. and J. Sawyer, became Sawyer's Mills, Sawyer Woolen Mills, and Sawyer Woolen Company. There are daybooks, cash books, production and sales records, and unbound papers, the last-mentioned for the 1894-1900 period. F. A. and J. Sawyer were selling agents. The business was taken over by the American Woolen Company in 1899.
Overview: Samuel Slater (1768-1835) and his partners established the first cotton mill in the United States in 1791 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Later, Samuel Slater, his brother, and their children established a series of cotton and woolen mills in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The collection includes general accounting records, production records, and letters representing Slater family interests, mainly in textile manufacturing.