Textile industry—New England.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, directors' records, and records of incorporation, liquidation, production, and annual meetings of a textile factory in Somersworth, N.H. Includes correspondence of John A. Burleigh, clerk at the mill, and letters received by George H. Kuhn, Patrick Tracy Jackson, John T. Morse, John Clark, and Robert Hooper, treasurers.
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.
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.