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Bobbin and Shuttle Company ledger

Identifier: NCC-0008

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the Durham Bobbin and Shuttle Company Ledger, which contains invoices and statemenets that account for the purchase and sale of various supplies and machinery from 1888 to 1891. The purchases involve materials that supported the mill’s function, such as lumber, oil to lubricate machinery, and tools. Also included are statements regarding tax payments, lawyer fees, and travel expenditures.


  • Creation: 1888 - 1891

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Starting in 1888, The Durham Bobbin and Shuttle Company operated the Durham Bobbin and Shuttle Mill under the majority ownership of Julian Carr and Richard Wright. The mill first supplied wooden parts to other mills, but by 1891 it appears to have been producing textiles. Unsuccessful, the company was sold to Brodie Duke in 1892 for less than the face value of its shares.


1.375 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ken Coulter

Finding Aid for the Bobbin and Shuttle Company Ledger
Cale McCammon
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Cale McCammon

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States