Bobbin and Shuttle Company ledger
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
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This collection is open for research.
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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