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Textile industry--Massachusetts.

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Boston Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1813-1930
Overview: Records of the first mill in the world to combine all aspects of the manufacture of cotton founded in Waltham, Mass. in 1813.

Dwight Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1832-1927
Scope and Contents: Correspondence (including an extensive series of letters between agents and treasurers), primary account books, production records, sales books, ledgers, journals, cashbooks from the offices in Boston and Chicopee, Mass., a complete set of payrolls, and other manuscripts relating to the manufacture of cotton goods by Dwight Manufacturing Company, Perkins Manufacturing Company, Cabot Manufacturing Company, and Alabama Mills. Includes records of selling agents, James K. Mills and Company and...

Lawrence Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:422 1831-1926 L419
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.

Lowell Machine Shop records

Collection Identifier: Mss:526 1845-1912 LMS
Scope and Contents: Directors' minutes, 1845-1905; dividend books, 1846-1911; incomplete runs of general accounting records. The coverage is more complete for the early years (1845-1850) and for 1912, the year of the merger. Fairly lengthy series include bills rendered, 1864-1912; suppliers, 1864-1912; orders, ca. 1859-1906; work in progress, 1880-1912; and outgoing letters, 1870-1894 and 1899-1907. Includes letters of J. Thomas Stevenson, Robert H. Stevenson, William A. Burke, and H. C. Perham, treasurers; and...

Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1845-1947
Scope and Contents: Records of Naumkeag to 1914, with a few main series to 1945. Minutes, stockholders' records, general ledgers, journals, cash books, trial balances, six-months accounts, production records, outgoing correspondence, but few payroll or sales records. Includes letters of Edmund Smith, David Pingree, Edmund Dwight, Henry D. Sullivan, Frederick Dexter, and N. G. Simonds, treasurers; Josiah Brown, John Kilburn, E. F. Balch, and William P. McMullan, agents; and John Howard Fallon, trustee; and records...

Pearson family business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:446 1684-1799 P361
Scope and Contents: Two account books, dated 1684-1799, kept by members of the Pearson family of Newbury and Rowley, Massachusetts, who operated fulling, grist, and saw mills on the Mill River. Volume one, dated 1681-1711, is a ledger of fulling mill entries of John Pearson, Sr. (1616?-1693), and his sons, John (1644-1723), Jeremiah (1653-1737), and Stephen (1663-1706) showing yards of cloth fulled and payment in cash and in kind. Customers in Newbury, Salisbury, Amesbury, and nearby towns also offered labor, such...

Plymouth Cordage Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:463 1824-1966
Scope and Contents: Accounting records, correspondence, photographs, recordings, printed matter, and historical materials. Much of this material was put in shape and recorded by the company at the time of 150th anniversary in 1949. Bourne Spooner, Caleb Loring, Augustus P. Loring, Francis C. Holmes, Gideon F. Holmes, Ellis W. Brewster, and William Phipps were among those actively connected with the company, and some of their papers may be found in the collection.

Roxbury Carpet Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:461 1837-1923 R
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...

Tremont and Suffolk Mills records

Collection Identifier: Mss:442 1831-1936
Overview: Records of Lowell, Mass. cotton manufacture Tremont & Suffolk Mills.