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Guide to the Cannon Mills Records, 1836-1983

Collection Overview

The Cannon Mills Records, a textile manufacturer, span the years 1836-1983, although the bulk occurs during 1887-1983. Files and account books concern the operations of Cannon Manufacturing Company and its successor in 1928, Cannon Mills, its subsidiary and associated textile mills, related business interests, and community involvement. The records include correspondence, volumes, memoranda, statistical compilations, reports, printed material, and financial and legal documents.

In 1898 Cannon Manufacturing Company switched to towel manufacturing, and in later years the product line expanded into blankets. In 1971 sales exceeded $305 million, and the company dominated over 50% of the country's towel business and over 20% of the sheet business.

Important topics include the textile industry, economic conditions related to the textile industry, textile marketing and sales, state and national textile industry associations and public and governmental relations; textile industry consolidation; textile equipment and manufacturers; textile production and costs; an antebellum textile mill; and the Cannon, Patterson, Swink, Odell, Barringer, Johnston, Murdoch, and other families who were owners and managers of one or more of the textile mills.

Topics and materials related to personnel are millworkers (both men and women), child labor (both girls and boys), employee retirement plans, the Textile Workers Union of America, time books, employee injuries, company mercantile stores, and mill houses and villages.

Other business activities involved building construction, architects, and contractors; investment in securities and commodities; advertising; taxation; stock and stockholders (both men and women); corporate directors; insurance; bankruptcy and bad debts; cotton brokers; cotton buying and the cotton market; dividends; banks and banking; mill superintendents' records; real estate; lawsuits, one involving racial discrimination; and estate settlements.

Community relations are evident in records relating to churches, schools, the Y.M.C.A., Freemasons, philanthropy to local organizations, and secondary boarding schools in North Carolina and the inception of agricultural training for boys and home economics for girls. The city of Kannapolis, N.C., in which the main offices of Cannon were located, was a particular focus of company interest.

There are record series for the nine companies that were consolidated in 1928 to form Cannon Mills: Cannon Manufacturing Company, Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Barringer Manufacturing Company, Franklin Cotton Mills, Gibson Manufacturing Company, Kesler Manufacturing Company, Patterson Manufacturing Company, Norcott Mills Company, and Hobarton Manufacturing Company. These mills were all in the western Piedmont of North Carolina.

A number of other mills, owned by or associated with the Cannons or Cannon Mills, had a separate existence in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. Those mills, represented in this collection by series, include Central Mills, Central, S.C.; Bloomfield Manufacturing Co., Statesville, N.C.; Brown Manufacturing Co., Concord, N.C.; Roberta Manufacturing Co., Cabarrus County, N.C.; Imperial Cotton Mills, Eatonton, Georgia; Social Circle Cotton Mills, Walton County, Georgia, Swink Manufacturing Company, Rowan County, N.C.; Travora Textiles, Graham and Haw River, N.C.; Windemere Knitting Mills, Albemarle, N.C.; and Wiscassett Mills, Albemarle, N.C. Other mills, not represented here by series, were related to the Cannon group, and information about them occasionally appears in the collection. These firms include: Amazon Cotton Mills, Thomasville, N.C.; Durham Hosiery Mills; Efird Manufacturing Co., Albemarle, N.C.; Tuscarora Cotton Mill, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; Buck Creek Cotton Mills, Siluria, Ala.; and Paola Cotton Mills, Statesville, N.C.

Basic information about these textile mills can be found in the annual volumes of Davidson's Textile Blue Book. The size and products of many of the factories varied over the years.

The huge Cannon corporation also had related business interests and community involvements that are represented by organizations and record series in this collection. They include: Cannon Mills, Inc., the selling agency in New York City; Cannon of West Coast, Inc.; L. T. Barringer and Co., a cotton brokerage firm in Memphis, Tennessee; the Brown-Roberta Foundation, a community philanthropy; J. A. Skipwith and Co., cotton brokers at Concord, N.C.; Klumac Cotton Mills, Salisbury, N.C.; P. M. Morris Real Estate Company, Concord, N.C.; Rowan County Farm Life School; and the Trading and Commission Company, a selling agency and holding company.

The series in this collection represent executives, offices, a department, subsidiary companies, affiliated companies, and related businesses and organizations. The general arrangement of the 47 series is: reference information; members of the Cannon family; executive offices; executives; a department; and numerous companies, businesses, and organizations, these arranged mostly alphabetically.

The surviving files and volumes represent only a small percentage of the original archives. Some parts of the company have considerable papers in this collection, but no series is anywhere near complete. Some series are quite small. Record survival was random, but many important and useful files and account books are available.

Information about particular topics, companies, and individuals is often scattered in a number of series in this collection, and the container list serves as a guide to many of them. It should be remembered that company activities may be reflected by bookkeeping entries in the account books whether or not relevant files are available. Because of the interlocking relationships of the various companies, information about one firm may not be exclusive to its own series.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cannon Mills records 1836-1983
Creator
Cannon Mills
Extent
160 Linear feet, Approximately 63,000 items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Reference material including histories, historical articles, biographical sketches of the Cannons, and data on some of the textile mills.

Histories and Historical Articles
Box 1
Historical Data and Views
Box 1
Biographical material
Box 1
Company Information from Davison's Textile Blue Book
Box 1
Company Information from Moody's Manual of Investments
Box 1

Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, reports, and volumes centering upon the founder of Cannon Mills. Important files relating to mill operations concern the early years of Buck Creek Cotton Mills at Siluria, Ala., and Cannon's management of Paola Cotton Mills at Statesville, N.C. There is considerable financial data and some correspondence for the New York office. A record book contains early production, cost, labor and other statistics. Overseer Joseph D. Bacon's reminiscences provide a vignette of J. W. Cannon's early years in management. T. C. Thompson, a builder and contractor, was associated with Cannon in Buck Creek Cotton Mills.

Information about J. W. Cannon's finances and personal investments is extensive. It includes his dealing with H. Hentz and Co., J. S. Bache and Co., and the Farmers' Loan and Trust Co. of New York City. Trading in securities and commodities was considerable. There is also some record of other ventures such as real estate and oil production.

Papers relating to Cannon and his family include wills, estate records, and financial documents and accounts. Files for the settlement of the estate of Mrs. Cannon's uncle, Aaron J. Bost, are extensive, and securities investments are itemized.

List of Stockholders, ca. 1919-1920
Box 2
Reminiscences of James W. Cannon and Origin and Development of Cannon Manufacturing Co. by Overseer Joseph D. Bacon, 1937
Box 2
1911, 1916-1917,
Box 2
1918-1920
Box 2
1921, 1930, and undated
Box 2
Audit Report for 1920, Oct. 1-1921, March 31
Box 2
Biographical Sketch for National Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1922
Box 2
Tributes at Death, 1921-1922
Box 2
Will and Estate, 1921-1922
Box 2
Will, 1914
Box 2
Investment in the William R. Hande System Woman's Posture and Figure Mold Association, 1927-1928
Box 2
Trust Agreement with Cabarrus Bank and Trust Co, 1934
Box 2
Will and Codicils, 1923-1926
Box 2
Account Book for Real Estate, 1897-1924, Including Records, 1896-1909, for Other Real Estate, Medical Receipts, etc., for J. W. Cannon
Box 2
Financial Papers, 1898-1923
Box 2
Cannon and Company, York, S.C., Account, 1913-1914
Box 2
Cannon Family Genealogy
Box 2
Financial Statement, 1910, July-Dec.
Box 2
Financial Statements, 1913, Jan-June, (Including Philadelphia Office)
Box 2
Financial Statements, 1913, July- 1913, Dec. (Including Philadelphia Office)
(3 folders)
Box 3
Financial Statements, 1915-1919
Box 3
Outside Yarn and Cloth Commissions, 1913-1914
Box 3
1915-1917 (2 vols.)
Box 3
Chemical National Bank, New York City, 1919
Box 3
Child Labor Legislation, ca. 1916
Box 3
Coal Report, 1918
Box 3
Contract File, 1914-1922
(2 folders)
Box 3
1888-1915
Box 3
1916: C, M, P, W
(4 folders)
Box 3
1917: C, M
(2 folders)
Box 3
1917: P, S, W
(2 folders)
Box 4
1918: C, M, P, W
(4 folders)
Box 4
1919: C, M, P, W
(4 folders)
Box 4
1919-1921 and undated
Box 4
Will, 1916
Box 4
Appraisal, 1919
Box 4
Cashbook, 1919-1921
Box 4
Cashbook for Stocks and Bonds, 1920-1921
Box 4
Correspondence, 1918-1921 and undated
Box 4
Final Account and Settlement, 1921
Box 5
Financial Papers and Memoranda, 1918-1922 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 5
Ledger, 1920-1921
Box 5
Ledger of Farm Sales, 1920-1921
Box 5
Ledger of Stock Sales, 1920-1921, and Related Correspondence, 1919-1921
Box 5
Taxes, 1920-1922
Box 5
Financial Statement, 1916, and List of Stockholders, 1919
Box 5
Estate of James William Cannon, 1922
Box 5
Farmers' Loan and Trust Company, New York City, 1917, July-Dec.
Box 5
1918, Jan.-1919, Sept.
(7 folders)
Box 6
1919, Oct.-1920, Jan. 1920; 1921, Jan.; and undated
Box 6
Accounts, 1917-1921
Box 6
1900-1921 and undated
Box 6
1907-1909
Box 7
1910-1915
Box 7
1916, Jan..-Dec., 1916
(4 folders)
Box 7
1917, Jan.-1917, Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 7
1918, Jan.-Nov., 1918, 1919-1921, and undated
(2 folders)
Box 7
Investment Memoranda, 1913-1914
Box 8
Investment Record Book and Memoranda, 1899-1908
Box 8
Investment Record Book and Income Memoranda, 1908- 1917 (bulk, 1913-1914)
Box 8
Investment Record Book, 1917-1919
Box 8
1916
Box 8
1917, Jan.-Dec.
Box 8
1918
Box 8
1919-1921
Box 8
Legal Papers: Miscellaneous, 1892-1911
Box 8
Life Insurance, 1908
Box 8
Life Insurance Policies, 1887-1904, and Stock with H. Hentz and Co., 1907
Box 8
Memorandum Book, ca. 1920-1921
Box 9
1911-1912
Box 9
1913, May-1913, Oct.
(2 folders)
Box 9
1913-1914 and undated
Box 9
Ledger, 1912-1914
Box 9
1916
Box 9
1917, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 9
1918, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 9
1919
Box 9
Notes Payable, 1900-1906
Box 9
Office Fixtures and Furniture, ca. 1918
Box 10
Oil Industry Development, 1919-1920
Box 10
Correspondence, 1915, June-1918 Apr.
(4 folders)
Box 10
Invoices, 1915-1916
Box 10
Post and Flagg Account for Investments of Mary Ella Cannon, 1921
Box 10
Record Book of Financial Statements and Production, Cost, Labor, and Other Statistics for Mills in Cannon System, 1888-1903 (bulk, 1901-1903)
Box 10
Schafer Bros., Wall St., New York: Investment Accounts, 1915-1916
Box 10
Southern Power Company, 1907
Box 10
Sept., 1908
Box 10
Oct., 1908
Box 10
Nov., 1908-1909 and undated
Box 10
Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School, Concord, N.C., 1922
Box 11
Taxes, 1913-1918
Box 11
Tiffany and Co., 1919-1920
Box 11
Tuscarora Cotton Mills, 1908 and undated
Box 11

Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, reports, and volumes relating to C. A. Cannon, the company's manager from 1921 to 1971. There are notable files for the advertising agencies of Young and Rubicam, N. W. Ayer and Son, and the Market Research Corporation of America. External public relations and industry concerns were expressed through such organizations as the American Cotton Manufacturers Association, American Cotton Manufacturers Institute, National Cotton Council, Textile Committee on Public Relations, and the Committee for a National Trade Policy. Lawsuits between Cannon and the Collector of Internal Revenue and the estate of William A. Stribling, a cotton buying and receiving agent, caused the compilation of considerable information and financial statistics about Cannon Mills and some of its subsidiary and related mills. There are also records from the antebellum Concord Steam Manufacturing Co.; the Odell Manufacturing Co.; Charles Cannon's investments and cash transactions; the securities investments of James W. Cannon and Mary Ella (Bost) Cannon; the estate of Thomas T. Smith, a former secretary of Cannon Manufacturing; the consolidation of 1928; and a lodge of Freemasons at Concord, N.C.

1941-1944
(4 folders)
Box 11
1945
Box 12
1946
Box 12
1946: Information to Submit to Schools, etc.
Box 12
1947
Box 12
1948
Box 12
1949
Box 12
1949: N. W. Ayer and Son
Box 12
1949: Young and Rubicam
Box 12
1950: Cannon Consumer Education Program
Box 12
1950: N. W. Ayer and Son
Box 13
1950: Young and Rubicam
Box 13
1951
Box 13
1954
Box 13
1955
Box 13
1955: Market Research Corporation of America Report
Box 13
1956: Market Research Corporation of America Reports, Jan.-April
Box 13
1956: Market Research Corporation of American Reports, May-Nov.
Box 13
1957: Market Research Corporation of America Reports
Box 13
Allice Manufacturing Company, Easley, S.C., 1955
Box 14
Dr. Jules Backman, 1944-1946
Box 14
1953
Box 14
1956
(2 folders)
Box 14
Special Cotton Policy Committee, 1958- 1964
(3 folders)
Box 14
Special Cotton Policy Committee, 1971 and undated
Box 15
1917-1923
Box 15
Crompton and Knowles Loom Works, 1917-1918
Box 15
Dormitories, 1918-1924
Box 15
Record of Invoices, 1919-1921
Box 15
Schedule of Amortized Property by Ernst and Ernst, 1920
Box 15
Annual Banquet Menu, 1925
Box 15
Cannon, Laura (Mrs. Charles E. Lambeth), undated
Box 15
Cannon, William Coltrane, 1953
Box 15
Committee for a National Trade Policy, 1953
Box 15
Minutes,
Box 15
1836-1861 (Typescript)
Box 15
Agreement of Consolidation
Box 15
Audit Reports, 1927, by Haskins and Sells
Box 16
Barringer Manufacturing Company, Special Meeting of Stockholders, July 5, 1928
Box 16
Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Redemption of Preferred Stock
Box 16
Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5,
Box 16
Cannon Manufacturing Co., Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5,
Box 16
Cannon Manufacturing Co., Stockholder Proxies, 1928, July 5, A-Y (6 folders) B
Box 16
Cannon Mills Co., Exchange of Stock of Nine Mills for Its Stock
Box 16
Cannon Mills Co., Redemption of Preferred Stock
Box 16
Deposit Agreement, Purchase Contract, and Related Correspondence
Box 16
Financial Statements, Letters and Printed Material 1927-1928
Box 16
Gibson Manufacturing Co., Redemption of Preferred Stock
Box 16
Gibson Manufacturing Co., Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5
Box 16
Hobarton Manufacturing Co., Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5
Box 16
Kesler Manufacturing Co., Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5
Box 16
Norcott Mills Co., Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5
Box 17
Notices in Newspapers
Box 17
Notices to Stockholders
Box 17
Patterson Manufacturing Co., Special Meeting of Stockholders, 1928, July 5
Box 17
Purchase and Sale of Fractional Shares of Stock
Box 17
Receipts for Stock of Cannon Manufacturing Co. and Authorization for Dividend Payments, 1928, Nos. 2-293
Box 17
Receipts for Stock of Cannon Manufacturing Co. and Authorization for Dividend Payments, 1928, Nos. 300-651
Box 17
Stock Dividend and Exchange of Stock of Cabarrus Cotton Mills and Norcott Mills
Box 17
Stock of Mrs. Adelaide Cannon Blair (Mrs. David H. Blair), J. Barnette Douglass, Adelaide C. Douglass, David H. Blair, Jr.
Box 17
Stock of Mrs. Ashlyn L. Cannon (Mrs. J. Ross Cannon), J. W. Cannon, III, and Ashlyn L. Cannon
Box 17
Stock of Charles A. Cannon
Box 17
Stock of Charles A. Cannon, Fractions Bought and Sold, 1928, June-1929, May
(5 folders)
Box 17
Stock of Charles A. Cannon, Shares Bought from Safe
Box 18
Deposit and Trust Co.
Box 18
Stock of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Cannon
Box 18
Stock of J. Ross Cannon
Box 18
Stock of Mrs. Mary E. Cannon
Box 18
Stock of Mrs. Ruth C. Cannon
Box 18
Stockholders' Lists for the Nine Mills at Cease of Business, 5 P.M., 1928, June 20
Box 18
Stockholders' Original Lists for the Nine Mills at Close of Business, 1928, June 30
Box 18
Correspondence (Including Financial Papers), 1918- 1926, 1930
Box 18
March, 1938
Box 18
March, 1938 (G. A. Batte, Secretary to C. A. Cannon)
Box 18
1946-1967 and undated
Box 18
Electric Power, 1923-1926
Box 18
Employment Inquiry, 1920
Box 18
Statement of Plaintiffs, 1925
Box 18
Answer of Defendant, 1926
Box 18
Petition and Exhibit B
Box 18
Complete Report Investigation of James W. Cannon, Jack E. Buckley, Special Accountant
Box 18
Exhibits R and AA-DD List and Exhibit AA
Box 18
Exhibits BB, CC, and DD
Box 18
Figures for Consideration in Any Negotiations
Box 19
Franklin Cotton Mills' Accounts with H. Hentz and Co., New York, 1916-1918
(3 folders)
Box 19
Franklin Cotton Mills' Accounts with J. S. Bache and Co., New York, 1917-1918
Box 19
Information on Franklin Cotton Mills, 1916-1927, Furnished to Walter G. Mitchell, Special Accountant, 1927
Box 19
List of Correspondence and Reports
Box 19
List of Records and Papers
Box 19
Memoranda
Box 19
Memoranda and Auditors' Report Papers Returned by Cansler and Cansler, Attorneys at Law, 1929
(2 folders)
Box 19
Report of Walter G. Mitchell, Special Accountant, 1927
Box 19
Stock of Mrs. M. E. Cannon
Box 19
Estate of Ella Lowe Smith
Box 19
1917-1940 (bulk 1930s)
(6 folders)
Box 20
Volumes
Box 20
Goldman Sachs and Co., 1956
Box 20
Halifax Cotton Mills, South Boston, Va., 1923-1924
Box 20
Index to Inactive Subject Files Filed in WarehouseYear Ending Dec. 31, 1941
Box 20
Family Policies, 1943
Box 20
Jordan, Senator B. Everett: 1960, 1970-1971, (Photocopies from Jordan Papers)
Box 20
1933-1934
Box 21
1936
Box 21
Labor Troubles at Concord, undated (1900-1920s)
Box 21
Lever Brothers, 1953
Box 21
Life Magazine, 1954
Box 21
1918-1933
Box 21
1934
Box 21
Repurchase Agreement with R. L. Burrage, 1934-1944
Box 21
Letter, 1923, and Audit Report and Balance Sheet for 1922
Box 21
Men of Achievement, Inc., 1952
Box 21
Military Service Exemption, 1917
Box 21
Monument Mills, Inc., New York, 1954
Box 21
1953
Box 21
Projected Foreign Trade Program, 1955
Box 21
Projected Production and Marketing Program, 1955
Box 21
Projected Sales Promotion Program, 1955
Box 21
News Clippings, 1932 and undated
Box 22
Niblock, F. C., Loan, 1931-1945
Box 22
Financial Statement, 1916, July-Dec.
Box 22
Minutes, 1879-1899 (Typescript)
Box 22
Minutes, 1899-1902, with Data, 1890-1897, on New England Mills Appended (Typescript)
Box 22
1921, A-Y
(4 folders)
Box 22
Pope, J. B., Loan Papers, 1927-1941
Box 22
Elevator at Cannon Residence, 1955
Box 22
Spindle-Hours Operated at Cannon Mills, 1954
Box 23
Spindle-Hours and Loom-Hours Operated at Amazon, Central, Imperial, Social Circle, and Wiscassett Mills, 1954
Box 23
Stock Sales and Purchases, 1920
Box 23
Stock Transfers: James H. Dooley, 1924
Box 23
Stocks of Wiscassett Mills, Cannon Mills, etc., 1925-1947
Box 23
Memorandum of Agreement between William A. Stribling, Cotton Buying and Receiving Agent at Atlanta, and M. L. Cannon, 1925, May 29 1928-1930
(3 folders)
Box 23
Cabarrus Cotton Mills, 1925-1927
(2 folders)
Box 23
Durham Hosiery Mills, 1925-1929
Box 24
Imperial Cotton Mills, 1926-1930
(2 folders)
Box 24
Surplus and Depreciation, 1926
Box 24
Federal Tax Litigation, 1928
Box 24
1950
Box 24
Companies Not Responding, 1952
Box 24
Companies Not Participating, 1952
Box 24
Companies Paying Dues, 1952 (Folders 1-2)
Box 24
Companies Paying Dues, 1952 (Folders 3- 4)
Box 25
Companies Possibly Participating, 1952
Box 25
Correspondence, 1951, Feb.-Nov.
(5 folders)
Box 25
Correspondence, 1951, Dec.-1953, Jan.
(13 folders)
Box 26
Financial Reports, 1951-1952
Box 27
Fall Meeting, 1952, Oct. 21
Box 27
Information, 1951
(2 folders)
Box 27
Meetings, 1948-1950
Box 27
Meetings, 1951, March-Dec.,
(4 folders)
Box 27
Membership Lists, 1951-1953
Box 27
Reports, 1951-1953
Box 27
Subscribers, 1951-1952
Box 28
Subscription Cards, 1951
(2 folders)
Box 28
Subscription Letters, 1950-1951
Box 28
Subscription Letters, 1952, Feb.-June 19
(2 folders)
Box 28
Subscriptions, 1951, June 20-1951, Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 29
Valdese, N.C., Water and Sewer Bonds, 1932
Box 29
Weaving Loom-Hours Operated, 1954
Box 29
Weekly Order Reports, 1954
Box 29
Received, 1933-1938 (bulk, 1933-1937); Interest
Box 29
Received, 1933-1938 (bulk, 1933-1937); Cash
Box 29
Receipts and Disbursements, 1921, Dec.-1932, Dec.
Box 29
Ledger Prepared in 1928 for Estates of James William Cannon as Security Record of Securities Investments, 1913-1920, of James William Cannon and Mary Ella Bost Cannon
Volume 2

Primarily legal and financial papers of this son and heir of James W. Cannon and Mary Ella (Bost) Cannon including financial correspondence of Mrs. E. T. Cannon. This series contains copies of wills, court documents, and financial reports and letters from the trustees of James W. Cannon's estate, and including information relating to the estate that is not available elsewhere in the collection. Other topics include taxes, a suit against Appalachian Hall, an institution at Asheville specializing in the treatment of nervous disorders, and Davidson Cotton Mills, a Cannon family enterprise.

Bank Statements, 1947-1948
Box 30
Correspondence, 1947
Box 30
Correspondence of Mrs. Eugene T. Cannon, 1946-1954
(4 folders)
Box 30
Letter, 1936, and Certificate of Incorporation and Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, 1923-1938
Box 30
Will, 1921
Box 30
Court Documents, 1923-1941
(2 folders)
Box 30
Financial Reports of Trustees, 1926-1945
(4 folders)
Box 30
Trust Accounts and Papers with City Bank Farmers Trust Company, 1938-1944
Box 30
Accounts, 1939
Box 31
Will, 1923-1937
Box 31
Court Documents, 1938-1945
Box 31
Trust Papers with City Bank Farmers Trust Company, 1923-1938
Box 31
Eugene T. Cannon vs. Appalachian Hall, Inc., etc., 1942-1943, 1948
Box 31
Taxes, 1937-1944
(4 folders)
Box 31

Insurance agency ledger recording accounts with mills in the Cannon group, other textile mills, non-textile businesses, James W. Cannon, and T. W. Smith.

Information Folder
Box 31
Martin Luther Cannon's Insurance Agency Ledger, 1907-1918
Box 31
Lists of Companies
Box 32
Aileen Mills--The Burg Company
Box 32
Wm. Caine Co.--Crystal Laundry
Box 33
Dawson-Thornton Dry Goods Co.--J. Gladstone Co.
Box 34
Goeke Co.--James A. Hern & Son
Box 35
Hibben Hollweg & Co.--Mayer & Osterman
Box 36
Miscellaneous--Oriole Dry Goods Co.
Box 37
Pacific Embroidery Co.--Russell Manufacturing Co.
Box 38
Schulte-United, Inc.,--Textile Mills Co.
Box 39
E. H. Thompson Co.--Walter L. Yost
Box 40
1926-1928
Box 41
1924-1929
Box 41
Brown-Harry Co., General Contractors on Various Projects, 1926-1927
Box 41
Cannon Manufacturing Co., etc., vs. County of Cabarrus, etc, 1922
Box 41
Census of Manufactures, 1923, 1925
Box 41
Coddle Creek Pipe Line, 1926-1927
Box 41
Commission File, 1917-1922
Box 41
Computation Rules, undated
Box 41
Consolidation of Cannon Manufacturing Co., Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Barringer Manufacturing Co., Franklin Cotton Mills, Gibson Manufacturing Co., Kesler Manufacturing Co., Patterson Manufacturing Co., Norcott Mills Co., and Hobarton Manufacturing Co. into Cannon Mills Company, 1928
(2 folders)
Box 41
Consolidation of Cannon Manufacturing Co., Cabarrus Cotton Mills,..into Cannon Mills Company, 1928 (Continued, 3 folders)
Box 42
Correspondence, 1933, June 3
Box 42
Curtin and Brockie, Fire Insurance, Philadelphia, Pa., 1931-1932
Box 42
Dividend, 1928, Oct. 1, Stock Transferred after Sept.18
Box 42
Dividends, 1928-1929
Box 42
Dividends Accrued, 1928
(2 folders)
Box 42
Dividends on Common Stock, 1928
Box 42
1912-1925
(3 folders)
Box 43
1926-1935, 1953, 1974-1975, and undated
Box 43
Composite, 1909-1918
Box 43
General Files, 1927-1929
(3 folders)
Box 43
General Files, 1930-1933
(4 folders)
Box 44
Financial Statements, Inventories, and Sales Information, 1919-1935 (bulk, 1920s)
Box 44
Financial Statements and Sales and Sheeting Billings, 1933-1941
Box 44
Fire Claims, 1934-1935
(4 folders)
Box 45
Fire Claims and Insurance, 1919-1922
(4 folders)
Box 45
Fire Claims and Insurance, 1923-1927
(5 folders)
Box 46
1922-1923
(3 folders)
Box 46
1923, June-1924, Feb.
Box 47
Time Books, 1922
Box 47
1921, 1924, 1926, Jan.-May, 1927
Box 47
1927, June-Dec.
Box 47
1928, Jan.-Feb.
Box 47
1928, March
Box 47
1928, April-Aug., 1929-1930, undated
Box 47
General File, 1923
Box 47
General File, 1924-1926
(3 folders)
Box 48
Insurance, 1919
Box 48
Inventory, Taxes, etc., 1916
Box 48
Inventory, 1918-1919
(2 folders)
Box 48
Inventory, 1920-1925
(6 folders)
Box 49
Goods in Process, 1925, Dec.
Box 49
1925
Box 50
1926
Box 50
Central High School Construction and Equipment, including Louis H. Ashbury, Architect, Charlotte, N.C.
Box 50
1924-1925
(3 folders)
Box 50
Cashbook, 1924-1925
Box 50
Ledger, 1924-1925
Box 50
Including Frank B. Simpson, Raleigh Architect,
Box 50
1926-1927
Box 50
Public School Building Construction and Equipment, 1920-1921
(7 folders)
Box 51
YMCA Construction, M. E. Boyer, Jr., Architect, 1924-1928 (Folder 1)
Box 51
YMCA Construction, M. E. Boyer, Jr., Architect, 1924-1928 (Folders 2-3)
Box 52
YMCA Trial Balances, 1929-1938
(3 folders)
Box 52
Kerr Bleachery and Finishing Works, 1925-1926
Box 52
Land and Buildings Purchased, 1927-1930
Box 52
Mercantile Rents, Dec., 1936
Box 52
Mill House Insurance and Costs at Kannapolis, 1920- 1927
Box 52
Mill House Removal, 1926
Box 52
Mill House Rental Cards, 1922-1928 and undated
Box 52
Mill Houses, 1929-1932
Box 52
Mill No. 3 Construction and Equipment, 1925
Box 52
Mill No. 3 Remodeling, 1926-1927
Box 52
Mill No. 6 Addition Insurance and Costs, 1925
Box 52
Mill No. 7, Kannapolis, Construction, 1925-1927
Box 53
New Machinery, 1924-1925
Box 53
Property and Building Additions, 1923-1928
Box 53
Southern Power Company, 1919-1927
(2 folders)
Box 53
Cabarrus Cotton Mills Stock Retired, 1928
Box 53
Cabarrus Cotton Mills Preferred Stock Exchanged for Cannon Mills Stock, 1928-1929
Box 53
Cannon Manufacturing Co. Stock Deposited for Cannon Mills, 1928
Box 54
Common Stock Certificates Issued, 1928, July
Box 54
Gibson Manufacturing Co. Preferred Stock, 1928
Box 54
Preferred Stock Certificates, 1928
Box 54
Preferred Stock for Redemption, 1928
Box 54
Preferred Stock Retired, 1928
Box 54
Stock Shares, Receipts, and Dividend Payments, 1928
Box 54
Stock Transfers, 1922-1925
Box 54
Stock Transfers, 1925-1928
(3 folders)
Box 55
Stock Transfers and Dividends, 1928
Box 55
Stock Transfers, Receipts, and Dividend Payments, 1928, July
Box 55
Taxes, 1912-1921
(6 folders)
Box 56
Taxes, 1921-1935
(7 folders)
Box 57

Taxes, 1936-1941

(6 folders)
Brief to Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1923, Dec. 11, Concerning Taxes for 1911-1920
Box 58
Excise, 1941
Box 58
Income, 1909-1928
(3 folders)
Box 58
Local Tax Receipts, 1904-1914
Box 58
North Carolina, 1917-1928
(3 folders)
Box 59
Patterson Manufacturing Co., 1927
Box 59
Property, 1917-1928
(6 folders)
Box 59
York, S.C., Plant's South Carolina Taxes, 1923-1928
(2 folders)
Box 59
Trial Balances, 1926-1935
(5 folders)
Box 60
Warehouse J Addition, Brown-Harry Co., General Contractors, 1925-1927
Box 60
Yarn Billings, 1928
Box 60

Files during tenures of successive secretaries J. W. Cannon, Jr., G. B. Lewis, T. T. Smith, Jr., F. J. Haywood, Hearne Swink, J. H. Cannon, and B. T. Beck, concerning mostly the corporation's charter, stock and stockholders. Arranged alphabetically.

Charter and By-Laws, 1887-1888, and Letter and List of Officers, 1916
Box 60
1922
Box 60
Correspondence
Box 60
Proxies for Sept. 28
Box 60
Proxies for Nov. 14, A-Y
(2 folders)
Box 60
Transfer Letters, A-Y
(5 folders)
Box 61
1938, March
Box 61
Certificates of Cannon Mills Company, 1928-1934 (bulk, 1928)
Box 62
Certificates of Cannon Mills Company, 1928-1934 (bulk, 1928)
Box 62
Estates, B-Y
(3 folders)
Box 63
Notice to Bearers of Scrip Certificates for Fractional Shares, 1973
Box 63
Notices of Annual Meetings, 1923, 1961-1972
Box 63

Files include annual reports; cloth samples; correspondence; economic stabilization; electric power meter reading cards for rental buildings and houses (includes names of workers); President Don S. Holt and his speeches; merino yarn; the retirement plan; the union election in 1974 lost by the Textile Workers Union of America (communications to and from employees included); the W. T. Grant Company; an investigation of corporate slush funds; a suit involving racial discrimination; and civic projects. Arranged alphabetically.

Audit Committee, 1978-1980
Box 63
Committee for Good Government, 1975-1980
Box 63
Economic Research and Information Activity, 1974
Box 63
Annual Reports to the Stockholders, 1928-1975
(5 folders)
Box 63
Ballots, 1976
Box 63
Banks' Annual Reports, 1971 (Folder 1)
Box 63
Banks' Annual Reports, 1971 (Folder 2)
Box 64
Brown Manufacturing Company, Concord, N.C., 1956- 1963
(2 folders)
Box 64
Boiler Plant, 1949-1951
Box 64
Preliminary Cost Estimates, 1949
Box 64
Cabarrus County United Way Campaign, 1972-1979
(4 folders)
Box 64
Building Rentals in New York City: 1953, Sept.-1954, April
Box 65
Building Rentals in New York City: 1954, May-Oct.
Box 65
Preliminary Exhibition Outline, 1972
Box 65
Advertising, 1969-1970
Box 65
1931-1938 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 66
1953 and undated: Styles G40-G55
Box 66
1953 and undated: styles G65-G90 or G91
Box 66
1953 and undated: styles 130-200, Travora, and Muslins
Box 66
Correspondence, 1953-1960
(6 folders)
Box 66
1961-1962 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 67
All Plants, 1964, 1966
Box 67
Business, 1965-1969
(5 folders)
Box 67
Chronological Record, 1963
Box 67
Personal, 1963-1969
(4 folders)
Box 68
Cotton, Inc., 1974
Box 68
Audit Report, 1928, Sept. 29
Box 68
Debit Memoranda for Employees, Plant No. 1, No. 11 Ledger, 1936, Jan.-Feb.
Box 68
Directors' Meeting, 1974, Oct. 25
Box 68
American Textile Manufacturers Institute Economic Stabilization Committee, 1971
Box 68
American Textile Manufacturers Institute Economic Stabilization Committee Meeting, 1971, Sept. 20
Box 68
American Textile Manufacturers Institute Economic Stabilization Committee Meeting, 1972, July 25
Box 68
Cotton-Korean War, 1951 and 1971
Box 68
Price Control-Korean War Presidential Authority, 1950 and 1971
Box 68
Presidential Delegation of Authority, Textile Control, 1951 and 1971
Box 68
Electric Power Meter Reading Cards for Rental Buildings and Houses Including Names and Addresses of Renters, 1932
Box 68
1933-1935
(3 folders)
Box 69
1942
(3 folders)
Box 69
1946
(3 folders)
Box 70
Elon College, 1972
Box 70
Employees, 1923: Names, Employment, Affiliations, etc.
Box 70
Environmental Protection Agency, 1975
Box 70
Fluoridation, 1976
Box 70
Harden, John, Associates, 1975 (Proposed History of Cannon Mills)
Box 70
Haskins and Sells, Certified Public Accountants, Charlotte, N.C., 1959-1973
Box 70
Historical Notes on Personnel and Facilities, 1930s
Box 70
Article in the Concord Tribune, 1972, April 23
Box 70
Phi Psi Man of the Year, North Carolina State University, 1973
Box 70
Retirement Letters and Notices, 1974-1975
Box 70
Speeches, 1971-1972
Box 70
Speeches, 1973-1974 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 71
Vita
Box 71
Inaoka Kogyo Ltd., Japan, 1974-1979
Box 71
Internal Revenue Service Investigations of Corporate Slush Funds, 1976-1977
Box 71
Ledger Accounts Classification
Box 71
Letters to Cannon People, 1975-1979
Box 71
1975
Box 71
Social Circle Cotton Mill, 1975
Box 71
1969-1976
Box 71
Dressmaker Fabrics, Inc., 1974-1978
Box 71
Merino Yarn, 1943-1947
(5 folders)
Box 72
1952-1954
Box 73
Analyses, 1944-1947
Box 73
Contracts, 1944-1946
Box 73
Information, 1944-1947
Box 73
Laboratory Tests, 1951-1952
(2 folders)
Box 73
Reports, 1944-1947
Box 73
Reports, 1951-1952
(2 folders)
Box 73
Specifications, 1951-1953
Box 73
Natural Gas, 1975-1976
Box 74
North Carolina Citizens Association, 1974
Box 74
North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association, 1975
Box 74
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1975
Box 74
Office of Federal Contract Compliance (Equal Opportunity in Employment), 1968
Box 74
No. 6W. Service Record, World War II, 1940-1947
Box 74
Paymaster's Record of Employees Living in Company Houses, 1939-1969
Box 74
Private Code Books, 1920s and 1930s
Box 74
Production Report, Plant No. 1, Mill No. 1, 1936, Dec. 23
Box 74
Quotes, Sayings, etc.
Box 75
Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1975 (H.R. 9082)
Box 75
Recommendations for Looms, 1964
Box 75
Account Book, 1947-1954
Box 75
Administrative Manual, 1940s
Box 75
Audits of Accounts of the Trust Fund for the Retirement Income Plan for Cannon Mills Co., Its Subsidiaries, and Associated Companies, 1948-1964 (16 vols.)
Box 75
Pension Plan Proposed by C. P. Dawson Co., Pension Planning, New York City, 1943
Box 76
Pension Plans at Other Companies, 1945-1951 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 76
Preliminary Reports on Employee Benefit Plans by Johnson and Higgins, New York, 1947
Box 76
Trust Agreement, 1947
Box 76
Valuation Reports on Retirement Plan by Johnson and Higgins, 1947-1948
Box 76
Valuation Reports on Retirement Plan by Johnson and Higgins, 1949-1950
Box 76
Valuation Reports on Retirement Plan by Johnson and Higgins, 1951-1963
(7 folders)
Box 77
Rocky River Regional Water Utility System Committee, 1973-1977
Box 77
Sales and Production Reports, 1931-1945
Box 77
Sheet and Pillow Case Price Lists, 1933
Box 77
Sheet Sample Booklets, 1927 (Folder 1)
Box 77
Sheet Sample Booklets, 1927 (Folder 2)
Box 78
Sheeting and Miscellaneous Orders Shipped, 1927-1930, A-W
(5 folders)
Box 78
Social Circle Cotton Mill Tender Offer, 1978
Box 78
South Cicero Terminal, Cicero, Illinois, Bemis Lester,
Box 78
Architectural Drawings for Shop Building and Scale House, 1952
Box 78
Paving and Fencing, 1951-1953
Box 78
Photographs
Box 78
1972-1979
(2 folders)
Box 79
Daisy Crawford (Retaliation for Protesting Against Racial Discrimination), 1969-1976
Box 79
Spinners' and Carders' Daily Reports, 1933, Aug.-Sept.
Box 79
Tender Offer Bill, North Carolina General Assembly, 1977
Box 79
Tribune Interview, 1972, April 12 (Changes That Have Taken Place in Textiles in Last Few Years)
Box 79
Build Independent Unions under New Deal Legislation, 1942
Box 80
Letters from Concerned Persons Concerning Union Vote, 1974-1975 (bulk, 1974)
(2 folders)
Box 80
Letters from Employees Concerning Union Vote, 1974
(2 folders)
Box 80
Letters Written to Cannon People, 1976
Box 80
Letters Written to Employees Concerning Union, 1974
Box 80
National Labor Relations Board, 1974-1975
Box 80
Textile Workers Union of America and Pauline Freeman, 1974
Box 80
Textile Workers Union of America, 1975-1976
Box 80
Textile Workers Union of America: Cartoons Against
Box 80
Textile Workers Union of America Suit, 1974
Box 81
Union Matters, 1974-1976
Box 81
1978
(2 folders)
Box 81
W. T. Grant Company, 1979
Box 82
Wage and Tax Tables, 1951, Nov. 1
Box 82
LIFO Inventories and Taxes, 1975
Box 82
Wool Top, 1951-1952
Box 82

Chiefly correspondence and files for organizations that dealt with state and national issues of interest to business. National Cotton Council of American material includes correspondence, memoranda, and kits containing speeches for use on radio and elsewhere about national agricultural, economic, labor, and medical issues. Officials represented in this series include Charles A. Cannon, president; Hearne Swink, secretary and vice president; G. A. Batte, Jr., secretary to Mr. Cannon; Joe C. Ridenhour; and T. C. Haywood. Arranged alphabetically.

Invoices, Cannon Mills, Inc., New York
Box 82
M Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 82
N Miscellaneous
(3 folders)
Box 82
Correspondence
Box 83
Memoranda
Box 83
Printed Material
(2 folders)
Box 83
Brannon Plan
Box 83
Deficit Financing
Box 83
Fair Employment Practices Commission
Box 83
Socialized Medicine
Box 83
Taft-Hartley Act
Box 83
Newspaper Clipping
(2 folders)
Box 83
North Carolina (State of)
Box 84
North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association
Box 84
North Carolina Fair Tax Association
Box 84
North Carolina Industrial Council
Box 84
North Carolina Traffic League
Box 84
O Miscellaneous
Box 84
P Miscellaneous
Box 84
Penney, J.C., Co.
Box 84
Q Miscellaneous
Box 84
R Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 85
Requests for Employment, etc.
(2 folders)
Box 85
S Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 85
S Miscellaneous (Folder 3)
Box 86
Saco-Lowell Shops
Box 86
Social Circle Cotton Mills
Box 86
Southern Sheet and Supply Company
Box 86
Standard and Poor's Corporation
Box 86

These files are considerably more complete than those in the series for 1950. Larger files include: miscellaneous correspondence; several mills in the Cannon group, especially Central and Wiscassett; state and national industry organizations; Ewing-Thomas Corp. of Chester, Pa., and the U.S. government (New York Quartermaster Procurement Agency). many important writers and topics appear in the extensive miscellaneous correspondence files. Cannon, Swink, Ridenhour, Batte, and Haywood continue to be principals in the correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.

C Miscellaneous
(4 folders)
Box 86
Central Mills, Central, S.C.: Jan.-Dec.
Box 86
Bank Balances, Jan.-Dec.
Box 87
Weekly Reports, Jan.-Sept.
Box 87
Company Transactions
Box 87
Columbus Coated Fabrics, Columbus, Ohio: Jan.-Dec.
Box 87
Cotton Manufacturers Association of Georgia
(3 folders)
Box 87
D Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 87
Demand Readings
(3 folders)
Box 88
E Miscellaneous
Box 88
Contracts
Box 88
Correspondence
Box 88
Purchase Orders
Box 88
Reports, Price Lists, etc.
Box 88
F Miscellaneous
Box 89
G Miscellaneous
Box 89
H Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 89
I Miscellaneous
Box 89
Imperial Cotton Mills
Box 89
J Miscellaneous
Box 89
K Miscellaneous
Box 89
L Miscellaneous
Box 89
M Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 90
(Duke Family and Lake James)
Box 90
Montgomery Ward
Box 90
Moody's Investors Service
Box 90
N Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 90
Correspondence
Box 90
Reports and Publications
Box 91
Newspaper Clippings
(3 folders)
Box 91
North Carolina (State of)
Box 91
North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association
Box 91
North Carolina Traffic League
Box 91
O Miscellaneous
Box 92
Penney, J. C., Co.
Box 92
P Miscellaneous
Box 92
Q Miscellaneous
Box 92
R Miscellaneous
Box 92
Requests from Employees
Box 92
S Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 92
Sept.-Dec.
Box 93
Social Circle Cotton Mills
Box 93
South Carolina Textile Manufacturers' Association
Box 93
T Miscellaneous
Box 93
Traffic Department Representing American Cotton Manufacturers Institute, etc.
Box 93
U Miscellaneous
Box 93
United States Chamber of Commerce
Box 93
United States Department of Commerce
Box 93
United States Government Miscellaneous: Jan.-June
Box 93
United States Government Miscellaneous, July-Dec.
Box 94
Invoices, 5.5 oz Oxford
Box 94
Invoices, 6.5 Oxford
Box 94
Invoices, 5 oz. poplin
Box 94
Invoices, 9 oz. sateen
Box 94
Yarn File (Buying of Yarn for Contracts)
Box 94
United States Government Reports on Sheeting, Oxford, Sateen, etc.
Box 94
United States Navy Department
Box 94
Jan.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 95
V Miscellaneous
Box 95
W. Miscellaneous
Box 95
W. T. Grant Co.
Box 95
General
Box 95
Production Reports
Box 96
Stock
Box 96
Weekly Cash and Stock Reports
Box 96
Yarn File
Box 96
Y Miscellaneous
Box 96
Young Men's Christian Association: Local
Box 96

Primarily files for officials, departments, and plants within the company, including extensive sales reports from several regions in the country. Arranged alphabetically.

Correspondence, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 96
Correspondence, Jan.-Feb.
Box 96
Correspondence, March-Dec.
(9 folders)
Box 97
Correspondence, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 98
Jan.-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 98
Commercial Warehouse, Paterson, N.J., June-Nov.
Box 98
Connor, Claude (Southwest Region Sales and Quota Performance)
Box 98
Cotton Department, 1960-1969
(2 folders)
Box 98
Cotton Department, 1969-1970
(4 folders)
Box 99
Dallas Warehouse
Box 99
Gold, Comann D. (Southern Region Sales Quotas)
Box 99
Grey Goods Department Reports, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 99
Hardoon, Daphne E.
Box 100
Correspondence, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 100
Hornaday, Harold (Vice President)
Box 100
Jenkins, Louis W. (Vice President)
Box 100
Jolly, James R. (New York Office)
Box 100
Labas, Sara (New York Office)
Box 100
Levering, H. Brune (New York Office)
Box 100
MacLaughlin, W. F. (Sales Quota Analyses)
Box 100
Mann, W. H. (Including Sales and Sales Quota Reports)
Box 100
Phases (?) for Each Month
Box 100
Central Region Sales Quotas
Box 100
Miller, S. F. (Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Secretary)
Box 101
Pellman, Anne (Publicity Clippings)
Box 101
Personnel Department
Box 101
Plant 2
Box 101
Plant 3
Box 101
Plant 5
Box 101
1961, March- 1970, Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 101
Summary of Bedspreads
Box 101
Plant 8
Box 101
Plant 10
Box 101
Plant 12
Box 101
Plant 14
Box 101
Plant 16
Box 101
Purchasing Department
Box 101
Purchasing Department Monthly Reports
Box 101
Quinn, W. L. (Towel Loom Scheduling, etc.)
Box 101
Recommendations for Buildings and Equipment
Box 102
Ridenhour, Joe C. (Vice President)
Box 102
Safety Department: 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 102
Saunders, J. W. (Eastern Region Sales Quotas)
Box 102
Spence, Elmer L. (Vice President)
Box 102
Swiggett, R. C. (Central Region Sales Reports)
Box 102
Swink, Hearne
Box 102
Toumey, Hugh J. (Sales)
Box 102
Traffic Department
Box 102
Wilson, F. L. (Plant Running Schedules, etc.; Director of Manufacturing)
Box 102

Primarily files A-M including correspondence with officials, sales data, business with textile mills and related companies, and national and state industry organizations. Officials represented include President Cannon and Vice Presidents Batte, J. H. Cannon, and Harold P. Hornaday. Arranged alphabetically.

A Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 103
Jan.-Dec.
Box 103
Bank Balances
Box 103
Synthetic Fiber Reports
Box 103
Bulletins
Box 103
Correspondence
Box 104
Form Letters
Box 104
Market Division
Box 104
Miscellaneous Data
Box 104
Public Relations Pointers
Box 104
America's Textile Reporter
Box 104
Applications for Employment
Box 104
Jan.-Aug.
Box 104
B Miscellaneous, Sept.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 105
Bankers Trust Company, New York City
Box 105
Barringer, L. T., and Company, Cotton, Memphis, Tenn.
Box 105
Correspondence, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 105
C Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 106
Cabarrus Bank and Trust Company
Box 106
Correspondence, January-April
(4 folders)
Box 107
Correspondence, Jan.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 107
Correspondence, Jan.-March
Box 107
Cannon Homemaking Service and Consumer Service, April-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 108
Cannon Mills Miscellaneous
Box 108
Castle, Thomas H. (Advertising, New York Office)
Box 108
Churches
Box 108
Cincinnati Warehouse
Box 108
Columbus Coated Fabrics
Box 109
Commercial Warehouse
Box 109
Concord Chamber of Commerce
Box 109
Connor, Claude (Southwest Region Sales Quotas)
Box 109
D Miscellaneous
Box 109
Dallas Warehouse
Box 109
Du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Box 109
Duke Power Company
Box 109
E Miscellaneous
Box 109
Ervin, Senator Sam J.
Box 109
F Miscellaneous
Box 109
First National City Bank of New York
Box 110
G Miscellaneous
Box 110
Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association
Box 110
Gold, Comann D. (Southern Region Sales Quotas)
Box 110
H Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 110
Haedka, C., and Co., New York City
Box 111
Harris, Upham and Co. (Securities and Commodities)
Box 111
Hentz, H., and Co. (Securities and Commodities, New York City)
Box 111
Holt, Don S., Jan.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 111
Hornaday, Harold P. (Vice President): Correspondence, Nov.-Dec.
Box 111
I Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 111
Bank Balances
Box 111
Jolly, James R. (New York Office)
Box 111
Labas, Sara (Fashion Merchandising Coordinator)
Box 111
Levering, H. Brune (Bedspread Bulletin)
Box 111
MacLaughlin, W. F. (Sales Quota Analysis)
Box 112
Mann, W. H. (Sales Quotas)
Box 112
Meehan, E. P. (Mid-Central Region Sales Quotas)
Box 112
Royal Robes, Inc., 1969, 1971
Box 112
Saunders, J. W. (Eastern Region Sales Quotas)
Box 112
South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association
Box 112
Swiggett, R. C. (Central Regional Sales Reports)
Box 112
Toumey, H. J. (New York Office)
Box 112

Includes files A-C and L-Z that are somewhat more extensive than the records for 1950, 1952, 1970, and 1971. Concerns various aspects of production and sales, Wiscassett Mills, dealings with state and national industry and governmental organizations, especially the American Textile Manufacturers Institute and the North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association. Numerous officials are represented in the correspondence including President and Chairman Hornaday, Vice Chairman and Treasurer Batte, Vice Presidents Adams, Jenkins, and Spence, Secretary Beck, Don S. Holt, Joe C. Ridenhour, and others. Arranged alphabetically.

A-A1 Miscellaneous
Box 113
AM Miscellaneous
Box 113
An-Az Miscellaneous (Including advertising report from N. W. Ayer)
Box 113
Adams, Andrew W. (Executive Vice President)
Box 113
Advertising
Box 113
Amazon Cotton Mills
Box 113
Background Materials, Area Meetings
Box 113
Board of Directors' Meetings, Feb. and April
Box 113
Board of Directors' Meeting, Nov.
Box 113
Budget, Finance, and Policy Committee
Box 113
Bulletins
Box 113
Correspondence, Jan.-March
Box 113
Correspondence, April-Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 114
Directory
Box 114
Energy Policy Committee
Box 114
Market Division
Box 114
Public Relations Pointers
Box 114
Safety and Health Committee
Box 114
Textile Hi-Lights
Box 115
Textile Trends
Box 115
Argo, Ken R.
Box 115
B-Be Miscellaneous
Box 115
Bi-Bo Miscellaneous
Box 115
Br-Bu Miscellaneous
Box 115
Babson, David L., and Co., Investment Counsel
Box 115
Bank Balances
Box 115
Bankers Trust Company
Box 115
Barringer, L. T., and Co., Cotton, Memphis, Tenn., Jan.- Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 116
Bedspread Sales for Five Years, Jan.-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 116
Jan.-Dec.
Box 117
Spreadsheets
Box 117
C-Ce Miscellaneous
Box 117
Ch-Cl Miscellaneous
Box 117
Co-Cu Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 117
Cabarrus Bank and Trust Co.
Box 117
Cannon Mills Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 117
Cannon News
Box 118
Celanese Fibers Marketing Company
Box 118
Chemical Laboratory
Box 118
Clemson University
Box 118
Comparative Cost Statements
Box 118
Concord Chamber of Commerce
Box 118
Conference Board, New York
Box 118
Jan.-June
Box 118
July-Dec. and Jan. 3, 1980
Box 118
Adams, Andrew W. (Executive Vice President)
Box 118
Argo, Ken R., Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 118
Batte, George A. (Treasurer and Vice Chairman)
Box 119
Beck, Billy T. (Secretary)
Box 119
Hornaday, Harold P. (President and Chairman)
Box 119
Jones, Branson
Box 119
Patterson, John
Box 119
Cotton, Inc.
Box 119
Cotton Department
Box 119
Fiberfill
Box 119
Grey Goods Department
Box 119
Holt, Don S.
Box 119
Inventories
Box 119
Jenkins, L. W. (Vice President)
Box 119
Jones, Branson
Box 119
L Miscellaneous
Box 119
Loom Hours Operated, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 119
Loom Production Reports
Box 119
Mc Miscellaneous
Box 120
M-Me Miscellaneous
Box 120
Mi-Mz Miscellaneous
Box 120
Jan.-Dec.
Box 120
Cash Reports
Box 120
Medical Department
Box 120
Mill Bookings (Sales Summaries)
Box 120
Mississippi Agricultural and Industrial Board
Box 120
Na Miscellaneous
Box 120
Ne-Nu Miscellaneous
Box 121
National Cotton Council
Box 121
National Knitwear Manufacturing Association
Box 121
National Right to Work Committee
Box 121
Newman, H. H., III
Box 121
Newspaper Articles
Box 121
North Carolina (State)
Box 121
North Carolina Citizens Association
Box 121
Jan.-April
Box 121
North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association, May- Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 122
North Carolina Universities
Box 122
O Miscellaneous
Box 122
Order and Data Processing Department
Box 122
P Miscellaneous
Box 122
Patterson, John
Box 123
Penney, J. C., Company
Box 123
Personnel Department
Box 123
Plant Locations
Box 123
Decorative Fabric and Yarn Report
Box 123
Plants 3-5, 7-12, 14, 16-19
Box 123
Pritchard, Carlton S., Jr., Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 123
Public Relations Department
Box 123
Purchase Orders
Box 123
April-May
Box 123
Monthly Reports, Jan.-May
Box 123
Monthly Reports, June-Dec.
Box 123
Q Miscellaneous
Box 123
Quinn, W. L.
Box 123
Ra-Re Miscellaneous
Box 124
Rh-Ry Miscellaneous
Box 124
Returns and Allowances
Box 124
Ridenhour, Joe C.
Box 124
S-Sc Miscellaneous
Box 124
Sc-Si Miscellaneous
Box 124
Sk-Sp Miscellaneous
Box 124
St-Sy Miscellaneous
Box 124
Safety Department, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 124
Sheet Sales, Jan.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 125
Social Circle Cotton Mill
Box 125
South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 125
Spence, E. L. (Senior Vice President), Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 125
Spindle Hours Operated, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 126
Spindle Hours Operated Outside Plants, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 126
Stock Quotations, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 126
Summary of Sales Department, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 126
T Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 127
Tabulating Reports
Box 127
Terry and Huck Production Reports
Box 127
Towel Production
Box 127
Towel Sales for Five Years, Feb.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 127
Traffic Department
Box 127
Training Department
Box 127
U Miscellaneous
Box 128
U.S. Department of Commerce
Box 128
U.S. Government, Jan.-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 128
U.S. News and World Report: Subscriptions
Box 128
United Way
Box 128
V Miscellaneous
Box 128
W Miscellaneous
Box 129
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company
Box 129
Weekly Order Reports
Box 129
Weekly Report of Employees Needed, Employed, and Terminated
Box 129
Whaley-Eaton Service's American Letter: Sample with Routing Slip
Box 129
Bank Balances
Box 129
Billings Reports
Box 129
Cotton Consumed
Box 129
Cotton Position
Box 129
Daily Yarn Reports
Box 129
Dyed Yarn Shipments
Box 130
Pinsonic Log Summaries
Box 130
Pinsonic Production and Shipments
Box 130
Purchases of Fiberfill
Box 130
Roll Stock Inventories
Box 130
Weekly Operating Reports
Box 130
XYZ Miscellaneous
Box 130
YMCA
Box 130

Chiefly minutes of the Board of Directors' Audit Committee and Hornaday's expense reports and speeches. During this period he served as vice president, president, and chairman of the Board of Directors. Arranged alphabetically.

Information Folder
Box 130
Audit Committee Minutes, 1978-1982
Box 130
Expense Reports, 1971-1980
(2 folders)
Box 130
Speeches, 1973-1980
(3 folders)
Box 131

Files of this long-time official concerning advertising, ceiling prices, and the Laboratory Department. Includes some correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.

1954
Box 131
Invoices Paid: 1953–1954
Box 131
1944, 1949
Box 131
1950
Box 131
1951
Box 131
1953
Box 131
1956
Box 131
Laboratory Department, 1954, Jan.-April
(2 folders)
Box 131
Laboratory Department, 1954, May-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 132

Correspondence and statistical compilations relating to labor, production, and marketing. Swink was vice president and secretary of the company.

Correspondence principally among Charles A. Cannon, other officials of the company, and the Cotton Department concerning government regulation and the supply, marketing, acquisition, and utilization of cotton. Also cotton invoices for Franklin Cotton Mills, bills and lading, and account books. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Bills of Lading, 1938, Jan.-Feb.
Box 132
Bills of Lading, 1938, March
Box 133
1918, 1929-1930
Box 133
1938, Aug.-Dec.
Box 133
1939-1963
(11 folders)
Box 133
1964-1970
(6 folders)
Box 134
1916, July-Sept.-1917, Sept.
(4 folders)
Box 134
1917, Oct.-1918 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 135
Ledger, 1916-1924
Volume 3
Ledger, 1923-1924
Volume 4
Cashbook, 1928, Jan.-1932, Dec.
Volume 5

Files and account books of the mother company and of the consolidated corporation beginning in 1928 including the factories at both Concord and Kannapolis (operating 30,000 and 125,000 spindles, respectively, in 1916). Includes minute books; stock records; files recording how the company implemented the state's early child labor laws (both boys and girls); superintendent's records; time books mostly from the Weave Room, Plant No. 1, arranged by the names of overseers and other supervisory personnel; financial statements and inventories; registers of employee injuries; geographical distribution of orders and billings; ledgers; journals; trial balances; cashbooks; bank ledgers; and miscellaneous files and account book for purchases, production, sales, construction, employees, and equipment. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Agreement of 1917 with Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Wiscassett Mills, J. W. Cannon, etc., Cancelled, 1920
Box 135
Blair, David Hunt, 1923
Box 135
1902-1903, Feb.
Box 135
1903, March-1904
Box 135
Census of Manufacturers, 1919, 1921
Box 135
Checkbook Stubs for National Park Bank of New York, 1923-1928
Box 135
Chemistry Laboratory Blueprints, 1950-1951, Bemis Lester, Architect, Kannapolis, N.C.
Oversize Cabinet OC:IV.8
1917-1932 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 135
Age and Grade Certification, 1919-1928 and undated
Box 136
Certificates, 1917-1936
(4 folders)
Box 136
Contracts, 1901-1906 and undated
Box 137
1907, 1909, 1917, 1921-1926 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 137
Cotton Purchases Invoices, 1906-1907
Box 137
Cotton Receipts Book, 1931-1932
Box 137
Cotton Sheetings Purchase, 1906, April 6,
Box 137
1915-1916
(2 folders)
Box 137
Cotton Summaries, 1921-1922
Box 137
Specifications for Looms and Parts, 1922- 1925 (4 vols.)
Box 137
Specifications for Looms and Parts, 1926 and undated (8 vols.)
Box 138
Distribution of Expenses, 1921
Box 138
Employee Accident Expense, 1931-1934
Box 138
Employee Charges, Authorizations, etc., 1902-1904 and undated
Box 138
Factory Insurance Association: 1909, Feb.-1910
(2 folders)
Box 138
Granger Foundry and Machine Co., 1901-1902
Box 138
1921-1922
Box 138
Barringer Manufacturing Co., 1921-1922
Box 138
Franklin Cotton Mills, 1921-1922
Box 138
York, S.C., Plant, 1922
Box 138
Specifications for Looms and Parts, 1915- 1939 (19 vols.)
Box 139
Invoice Letterpress Book, 1907, March-1908, Aug.
Box 140
Invoice Letterpress Book, 1909, Oct.-1912, Jan.
Box 141
Memorandum of Shipments, 1902-1903
Box 142
Mill No. 6 Construction, T. C. Thompson and Bros., 1920-1921
(6 folders)
Box 142
Miscellaneous Financial Papers, 1920-1922
Box 142
Letter, 1928 Concerning Minute Book, 1887-
Box 143
Cannon Manufacturing Company, Minute Book, 1908- 1918
Box 143
Cannon Manufacturing Company, Minute Book, 1919- 1928
Box 143
Cannon Mills Company, Minute Book, 1928-1949
Box 144
Cannon Mills Company, Minute Book, 1950-1971
Box 144
Cannon Mills Company, Minute Book, 1972-1976, June
Box 145
Cannon Mills Company, Minute Book, 1976, July-Sept.
Box 145
1915-1921
Box 146
Payroll, 1927, June 4
Box 146
1903-1904
(2 folders)
Box 146
Mill Workers Over 16 and Under 16 Years of Age, 1920
Box 146
1926-1929: A-C
Box 146
1923-1930: D-H
Box 146
1923-1930: K-P
Box 146
1926-1930: R-W
Box 146
1903-1913 and n.d
(6 folders)
Box 146
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-235, 1888-1899
Box 147
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 236-473, 1899-1908
Box 147
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 474-717, 1908-1911
Box 148
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 718-959, 1911-1916
Box 148
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 960-998, 1916-1917
Box 148
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 999-1241, 1917-1918
Box 149
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1242-1461, 1918-1922
Box 149
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-250, 1922
Box 150
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 251-500, 1922
Box 150
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 501-750, 1922
Box 151
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 751-1000, 1922-1924
Box 151
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1001-1250, 1924-1926
Box 152
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1251-1394, 1926-1928
Box 152
Index
Box 153
Stock Subscriptions to New Issue, 1918
(2 folders)
Box 153
Stock Transfers, 1888-1915
Box 153
Stockholder Lists, 1915, 1918, 1919 or 1920, undated
Box 153
1922, Jan.
Box 153
1924, Jan.
Box 153
1928, Jan. 26
Box 153
Stockholders' Report, 1927
Box 153
Listing of Stockholders Who Received $500 or More in Dividends during 1932
Oversize Box OV3
1912-1914
(2 folders)
Box 154
Superintendent's Letterpress Book, 1900, March-1901, June (Also includes accident reports, 1903, and earlier)
Box 154
Superintendent's Daily Reports, 1901, March-Nov. (Includes letter, 1902, inventory, 1901, Aug. 1 and occasional accident reports)
Box 154
1911-1919
(5 folders)
Box 154
Bleachery, 1915
Box 154
Bleachery, 1916
Box 154
State and Local, 1920-1921
Box 154
Telephone Numbers, ca. 1921
Box 154
Trial Balance, 1921, Dec. 31
Box 154
Mill No. 1, Weave Room (Dates are at ends of pay periods):
Box 155
Carl W. Barnard, 1934, Dec. 29-1939, Jan. 19
(2 vols.)
Box 155
Carl W. Barnard and H. C. Trull, 1936, March 7- June 27
Box 155
J. L. Beaver, 1915, Sept. 18-1920, Feb. 28
(3 vols.)
Box 155
J. E. Benson, 1925, Aug. 8-1934, Feb. 10
(9 vols.)
Box 155
H. C. Clawson, 1923, May 5-1927, Jan. 8
(7 vols.)
Box 155
Mill No. 1, Weave Room (Dates are at ends of pay periods):
Box 156
R. L. Cloninger, 1925, Dec. 26-1935, April 6
(10 vols.)
Box 156
R. L. Cloninger and G. M. Misenheimer, 1935, July 13-Sept. 21
Box 156
R. L. Hicks and M. H. Sides, 1919, Dec. 20-1920, Aug. 14
Box 156
R. L. Hicks, 1920, Aug. 28-1922, May 6
(3 vols.)
Box 156
J. W. Lentz, 1931, Aug. 29-1939, Feb. 2
(4 vols.)
Box 156
J. W. Lentz and F. G. Sloop, 1935, April 20-July 13
Box 156
J. W. Lentz and F. G. Sloop, 1935, July 27-1938, Sept. 17
(8 vols.)
Box 157
J. W. Lentz and P. D. Wiseman, 1929, Feb. 16- Nov. 23
Box 157
H. L. Lifford, 1923, June 2-1938, May 28
(9 vols.)
Box 158
W. L. Link, 1926, Dec. 25-1927, April 30
Box 158
Sank McCoy, 1922, May 20-1925, July 25
(7 vols.)
Box 158
L. W. Maulden, 1938, Oct. 1-1939, Jan. 5
Box 158
E. R. Morris and J. M. Howard, 1936, July 11-Oct. 17
Box 158
G. G. Odell, 1938, Nov. 26-1939, Jan. 19
Box 158
W. L. Paul, 1915. Nov. 13-1919, Nov. 22
(4 vols.)
Box 159
J. F. Perry, 1927, Feb. 19-1928, Feb. 18
(2 vols.)
Box 159
F. G. Sloop, 1933, July 1-1939, Jan. 19
(4 vols.)
Box 159
E. M. Spry, 1936, Sept. 19-1938, Sept. 17
(2 vols.)
Box 159
J. A. Talbert, 1918, Dec. 21-1921, Oct. 22
(6 vols.)
Box 159
J. A. Talbert, 1921, Nov. 5-1926, Sept. 4
(6 vols.)
Box 160
H. C. Trull, 1928, July 21-1937, Nov. 13
(7 vols.)
Box 160
H. C. Trull, Name Book, undated (Employees' names, addresses, places of origin, ages, political affiliation, etc.)
Box 160
F. C. Wagoner, 1926, March 20-Aug. 8
Box 161
Leck Willett, 1920, March 13-1923, May 19
(6 vols.)
Box 161
Time Book and Style Book for Looms, ca. 1915-1916
Box 161
Employee Name Book, 1927-1929 (Names, ages, addresses, places of origin, etc.)
Box 161
Mill No. 2, Cloth Room, N.S. Anderson, 1928, April 14-1929, July 20
Box 161
Mill No. 6, Cloth Room, N.S. Anderson, 1928, April 14, 1930, March 1
Box 161
Mill No. 1, Slasher, W.G. Pennell and F. L. Rumple, 1937, Oct. 29-1939, Jan. 19
Box 161
Slasher Department Time Sheet, 1936, Dec. 26
Box 161
Mill No. 7, Weave Room, 1927, Feb. 5-March 5
Box 161
Miscellaneous Sheets and Covers, 1920s-1930s
Box 161
1920-Jan., 1921
(5 vols.)
Box 162
1922
(5 vols.)
Box 162
1923
(9 vols.)
Box 162
1924-Jan., 1925
(10 vols.)
Box 162
1925
(9 vols.)
Box 162
1926-Jan., 1927
(13 vols.)
Box 162
1927
(10 vols.)
Box 162
1928
(4 vols.)
Box 162
Time Sheets, Mills 1 and 3, 1913, Nov. 29
Oversize Cabinet OC:IV:8
Ledger No. 4, 1903-1904
Volume 6
Private Journal, 1913, April-1920, Aug.
Volume 7
General Ledger, 1909-1920
Box 162
Subsidiary Ledger, 1916-1923
Volume 8
Journal No. 7, 1903, Aug.-1908, April
Volumes 9
Journal No. 8, 1908, April-1910, Dec.
Volume 10
Journal No. 9, 1911, Jan.-1914, Feb.
Volume 11
Journal No. 1, 1935, July-1935, Dec.
Volume 12
Journal No. 2, 1936, Jan.-1946, Dec.
Volume 13
Trial Balance Book for Private Ledger, 1916, Jan.-1919, July
Volume 14
Trial Balance Book for Private Ledger, 1919, Aug.-1922, Sept.
Volume 15
Financial Statements and Inventories, 1888-1911
Volume 16
Cashbook No. 1, 1903, May-1905 Feb.
Volume 17
Cashbook No. 2, 1905, March-1906, Oct.
Volume 18
Cashbook No. 3, 1906, Nov.-1908, April
Volume 19
Cashbook No. 4, 1908, April-1909, July
Volume 20
Cashbook No. 5, 1909, July-1910, Dec.
Volume 21
Petty Cash Book, 1919, May-1925, April
Volume 22
Petty Cash Book, 1925, May-1936, Dec.
Volume 23
Cash Receipts Book (Including Payroll Returns), 1914, March-Dec.
Volume 24
Cash Receipts Book (Including Payroll Returns), 1914, Nov.-1926, Dec.
Volume 25
Bank Ledger B, 1899, June-1903, Jan.
Volume 26
Bank Ledger C, 1903, Feb.-1909, Jan.
Volume 27
Bank Ledger No. 5, 1931, May-1935, Dec.
Volume 28
Bank Ledger No. 6, 1936, Jan.-1941, June
Volume 29
Bank Ledger No. 7, 1941, July-1946, Sept.
Volume 30
Accounts Receivable Register, 1903, July-Oct.
Volume 31
Statements of Overdue Bills and Balances as of July 7, 1928, for the Accounts Receivable Ledger as Sent in from the Various Plants at the Time of the Consolidation
Volume 32
Suspense or Doubtful Account Ledger, 1911-1929, for Cannon Manufacturing Co., Cannon Mills, Cannon and Co., Amazon Cotton Mills, Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Efird Manufacturing Co., Gibson Manufacturing Co., Patterson Manufacturing Co., Tuscarora Cotton Mill, and Wiscassett Mills
Volume 33
Purchases Journal, 1906, Aug.-1907, Aug.
Volume 34
Purchases Journal No. 2, 1919, June-1922, Oct.
Volume 35
Cotton Purchases Record, 1910, Dec.-1915, Dec.
Volume 36
Cotton Purchases Record, 1915, Dec.1920, Nov.
Volume 37
Cotton Purchases Ledger, 1923-1929 (Including Personal Injury Voucher Record, 1928-1929)
Volume 38
Cotton Purchases Ledger, 1926-1931
Volume 39
Payroll Distributions, 1911-1921
Volume 40
Payroll Returned, 1906, Sept.-1912, April
Volume 41
Payroll Returned, 1912, April-1913, Nov.
Volume 42
Payroll Money Not Delivered, 1913-1937
Volume 43
Payroll Check Record for Kannapolis, 1928-1929, and Cotton and Cottonseed Meal Purchases, 1930-1936
Volume 44
Register of Employee Injuries, 1932-1936, Including Also Amazon Cotton Mills and Wiscassett Mills
Volume 45
Register of Employee Injuries, 1936-1940, Including Also Amazon Cotton Mills, Tuscarora Cotton Mill, and Wiscassett Mills
Volume 46
Register of Employee Injuries, 1940-1941, Including Also Amazon Cotton Mills, Tuscarora Cotton Mill, and Wiscassett Mills
Volume 47
Register of Employee Injuries, 1942-1944, Including Also Amazon Cotton Mills, Wiscassett Mills, and Central Mills
Volume 48
Record of Looms and Cuts, 1900, May-1916, May
Volume 49
Record of Waste, Rags, Mots, Sweeps, String, Slasher, Strips, Warp, etc., Mills 1-3, 1914, July-1916, April
Volume 50
Account of Goods Shipped to Cannon Mills, New York, 1909-1924, and to Cannon Manufacturing Co., San Francisco, 1910-1915
Volume 51
Freight Claims Register, 1923, Jan.-1941, Jan.
Volume 52
Shipping Invoices, 1938, July-Dec.
Volume 53
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1941, with Comparison Years 1940 and 1939
Volume 54
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1942, with Comparison Years 1941 and 1940
Volume 55
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1943, with Comparison Years 1942 and 1941
Volume 56
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1944, with Comparison Years 1943 and 1942
Volume 57
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1945, with Comparison Years 1944 and 1943
Volume 58
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1946, with Comparison Years 1945 and 1944
Volume 59
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1947, with Comparison Years 1946 and 1945
Volume 60
Geographical Distribution of Orders to Customers for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1948, with Comparison Years 1947 and 1946
Volume 61
Geographical Distribution of Billings (Shipments by Customers) for Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1953, with Comparison Years 1952 and 1951
Volume 62
Geographical Distribution of Billings (Shipments by Customers) for the Twelve Months Ended Dec., 31, 1954, with Comparison Years 1953 and 1952
Volume 63
Geographical Distribution of Orders Booked for Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1954, with Comparison Years 1953 and 1952
Volume 64
Geographical Distribution of Billings Credited for Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1955, with Comparison Years 1954 and 1953
Volume 65
Geographical Distribution of Orders Booked for Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1955, with Comparison Years 1954 and 1953
Volume 66
Geographical Distribution of Billings (Shipments by Customers) Credited for the Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1956, with Comparison Years 1955 and 1954
Volume 67
Geographical Distribution of Orders Booked for the Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31, 1956, with Comparison Years 1955 and 1954
Volume 68
Stock Ledger, 1896-1915
Volume 69
Stock Ledger, 1915-1920
Volume 70
Index
Box 153
Stock Ledger, 1920-1928
Volume 71
Stock Ledger, 1938-1956
Volume 72
Stock Register for Shares Cancelled and for New Shares Issued, 1922 (Including: Journal Entries, pp. 50-52, for Cannon Manufacturing Co.'s, purchase of Cannon and Co., York, S.C., from J. W. Cannon and J. F. Cannon; and cotton seed sales, 1910-191?, pp. 263-268
Volume 73
Register of Stock Certificates of Mills Consolidated into Cannon Mills Company Surrendered, 1928-1930
Volume 74
Cannon Stock Issued in Exchange for Stock of Constituent Companies, 1928, Oct. 15-1929, March 2
Volume 75
Receipt Book for Stock of Mills Consolidated as Cannon Mills Company Received from Cabarrus Savings Bank, 1928-1929, 1934
Volume 76
Receipt Book for Stock Certificates of Mills Consolidated as Cannon Mills and Orders from Cabarrus Savings Bank to National City Bank for Replacement Shares in Cannon Mills, 1928-1929, 1934
Volume 77
Receipt Book for Temporary Certificates of Stock and Scrip Certificates for Fractional Shares Received from Cabarrus Savings Bank, 1928- 1929, 1934
Volume 78
Receipt Book for Temporary Certificates of Stock and Scrip Certificates Received from Cabarrus Savings Bank, 1928-1930, 1934
Volume 79
Receipt Book for Fractional Shares of Stock Received from Cabarrus Savings Bank, 1928-1929
Volume 80
Common Stock Register No. 5, Nos. 4866-5406 and 13320- 14742, 1960, Jan. 4-Dec. 30
Volume 81
Common Stock Register No. 6, Nos. 5407-5801 and 14743- 15650, 1961, Jan. 3-June 14
Volume 82
Common Stock Register No. 7, Nos. 5802-6329 and 15651- 16614, 1961, June 15-Dec. 29
Volume 83
Common Stock Register No. 8, Beginning Nos. 6330 and 16615
Volume 84
Sales Order Book, 1914-1927
Volume 85
Cotton Reports, 1916, June-1928, Sept.
Volume 86
Mary Ella Hall, Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1956, July 1-1957, July 31
Volume 87

Primarily minutes of meetings of the stockholders and the directors of Cannon's selling agency in New York City after its incorporation in 1920. There are also scattered financial papers. Earlier files relating to the New York office are available elsewhere in the collection. Arranged alphabetically.

Information Folder
Box 163
Financial Statements, 1920
Box 163
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1920-1928
Box 163
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1928-1944
Box 163
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1945-1951
Box 163
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1951-1957
Box 164
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1958-1961
Box 164
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1962-1966
Box 164
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1967-1974
Box 165
Private Code Book, 1934
Box 165
1934, March-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 165

Scattered financial and production records and account books of the factory and also accounts of the company's general store that include business with millworkers. Purchased by the Cannons and operated as Cannon and Company until 1916 when the plant became a division of Cannon Manufacturing Company. The plant manufactured towels and had 14,676 spindles in 1927. It was part of Central Mills, ca. 1945-1957. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically. 166 Cannon of West Coast, Inc., Series, 1976. Minutes of the Board of Directors concerning Cannon Mills' retirement plan and trust fund. The function of this corporation remains unclear.

Cannon and Company, Financial Statements, 1916
Box 165
Cannon and Company, Weekly Reports, 1916, Nov.-Dec.
Box 165
Local, 1944
Box 165
York Cotton Mills Stove, Journal, 1903, Jan.-March
Volume 88
York Cotton Mills Stove, Merchandise Invoices Book, 1900- 1903
Volume 89
Cannon and Company, Journal, 1913, March-1918, Sept. (Became Cannon Manufacturing Company, York Division, Nov. 1, 1916)
Volume 90
Purchases Journal, 1949, May-Dec.
Box 165
Drum Accounts, 1948-1951
Box 165
Bagging and Ties, 1950-1953
Box 165
Weave Sweeps Destroyed, 1950-1952
Box 165
Property Tax, 1945-1953
Box 165
List of Machinery, 1949-1952 (Items dating 1913- 1952)
Box 165
Minute Book II of Board of Directors, 1976
Box 166

Minutes of meetings of stockholders and directors and miscellaneous insurance and stock purchase records of this wholly owned subsidiary in Central, S.C. Cannon Mills purchased the factory in 1935 and operated it until dissolution in 1957. The factory produced print cloths and had 25,680 spindles in 1936. The plant at York, S.C., continued to function. Arranged alphabetically.

Insurance, 1930-1931
Box 166
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1935-1957
Box 166
Stock Purchases, 1935, 1943
Box 166

Charter and bylaws, minute books, gold bonds, stock ledgers, stock certificate books, and scattered correspondence, financial statements, stock holder proxies, and historical and biographical information. James W. Cannon and the Rev. Paul Barringer, each a one- third owner, established the mill in 1907. It became Cannon Mills Plant No. 11 in 1928. In 1927 the factory had 13,964 spindles that produced yarn, beams, balls, tubes, and skeins. Arranged alphabetically.

Information Folder
Box 166
Bylaws, 1919
Box 166
Charter, 1907
Box 166
Charter Amended, 1912
Box 166
Correspondence, 1909-1928 and undated Financial Statements, 1918-1927
Box 166
Nos. 1-60
(3 folders)
Box 167
Minutes of Meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1919-1928
Box 167
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1907-1918
Box 167
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1918-1928
Box 167
Miscellaneous Legal and Financial Papers, 1920 and undated
Box 168
Stock Certificate Book, No. 1-132, 1909-1926
Box 168
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 132-260, 1920-1928
Box 168
Stock Ledger, 1907-1910 (bulk, 1907-1909)
Box 169
Stock Ledger, 1909-1928
Box 169
Stockholder List, 1919
Box 169
Stockholder Proxies, 1926, July
Box 169
Stockholder Proxies, 1927, July
Box 169

Minutes of the meetings of the stockholders and directors and scattered correspondence and financial statements of a major cotton brokerage house at Memphis, Tennessee, doing both domestic and foreign business. Lewis T. Barringer of the North Carolina Barringer family founded the firm. It merged into Cannon Mills in 1983. Arranged alphabetically.

Information Folder
Box 169
Correspondence, 1940-1941
Box 169
Correspondence, 1945-1953, Including Minutes of Some Directors' Meetings
Box 169
Financial Statements, 1932-1933
Box 169
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1933-1955
Box 169
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1956-1972
Box 170
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1973-1979
Box 170
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1979-1983
Box 170

Ledgers, invoice book, and miscellaneous financial records of this cotton mill at Statesville, N.C., established in 1903 and owned by Cannon Mills during ca. 1928-1935. In 1930 the mill had 6,944 spindles and produced combed peeler, ball warps, and cones. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Information Series
Box 171
North Carolina, 1919-1921
Box 171
Trial Balance, 1920
Box 171
Yarn Sales, 1928, Jan.-1930, Nov.
(6 folders)
Box 171
Ledger, 1919-1922
Volume 92
Ledger, 1922-1926
Volume 93
Invoice and Record Book No. 1, 1928-1930
Volume 94

Stock records of this textile mill at Concord, N.C., founded in 1905, operated for many years by the Johnston family, and owned by Cannon Mills from 1956 until closure in ca. 1970-1971. The factory had 15,216 spindles producing outings, shirtings, and interlinings in 1953. Arranged alphabetically.

Preferred Stock Certificate No. 200
Box OV1
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 601-799, 1949-1963
Box OV1
Stock Purchases, March, 1956
(2 folders)
Box OV1

Chiefly bank records of this organization at Concord, N.C., that contributed funds, usually less than $500, to schools, social groups, health organizations, charities, and especially to churches. Related to the Johnston textile interests until the Cannons assumed control in the 1950s. Arranged alphabetically.

Information Folder
Box 171
Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks, 1953-1960
(2 folders)
Box 171
Checkbook, 1947-1959
Box 171
Correspondence, Aug, 1959
Box 171
Minutes, Feb. 15, 1960
Box 171

Stock certificate book and minute books of the stockholders and directors of this hosiery yearn manufacturer in Cabarrus County. The Cannons acquired control from the Johnston family in 1956 and operated the mill until its liquidation in 1978. Never a large mill, Roberta had 6,054 spindles in both 1929 and 1950. Arranged alphabetically.

Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1932-1972, Including Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws and Directors' Minutes, 1910
Box 172
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1973-1978
Box 172
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-52, 1915-1963
Box 172

Extensive but incomplete account books including stock records, ledgers, journals, trial balances, financial statements, bank ledgers, cash records, notes payable and receivable, and miscellaneous volumes and files concerning the charter, employees, and finances. The Cannons were among the founders of the company. There were plants at Kannapolis and Concord that became Cannon Mills' Plants No. 4 and No. 5 respectively in 1928. The Concord factory produced sheeting with 28,016 spindles in 1927, and the facility at Kannapolis had 80,000 spindles making combed yarns, sheetings, and fabrics. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Bankruptcy Forms, 1922
Box 173
Census of Manufactures, 1919
Box 173
Documents Relating to Its Adoption and Amendment, 1893-1922
Box 173
Correspondence, 1928
Box 173
Cotton Purchase Invoices, 1906-1907
Box 173
Depreciation, 1926
Box 173
Specifications for Loom and Parts, 1902
Box 173
Financial Statement, 1921, July 1
Box 173
History, 1893
Box 173
Mill House Insurance, ca. 1915
Box 173
Mill Houses Rent, 1924-1926
Box 173
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1893-1908, Including Stock Ledger, 1893-1905
Box 173
Stock Transfers, Stockholder Lists, and Memoranda, 1893-1907 and undated, Found Inside the Volume
Box 173
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1909-1918
Box 173
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1919-1928
Box 174
Notes Payable and Receivable, 1902-1928 (Volume also contains Imperial Cotton Mills Notes Payable and Receivable, 1909-1928)
Box 174
Unclaimed Wages, 1924, Aug.-1929, Feb.
(5 folders)
Box 174
Payroll Book, July, 1914-Jan., 1922
Box 175
Payroll Book, Jan., 1922-Aug., 1924
Box 175
Preferred Stock Certificate Books (See below)
Box 175
Preferred Stock Ledger, 1919-1923
Box 175
Southern Railway Company, 1901
Box 175
Stock Certificate Books (See below)
Box 175
Stock Ledger, 1908-1914
Box 175
Stock Ledger, 1914-1922
Box 175
Stock Purchases, 1906
Box 175
Stockholders, 1908-1909, 1919-1924
Box 175
State and Local, 1921
Box 175
Time Book, Night Carding and Spinning, 1897, Sept.- 1989, Oct.
Box 175
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 261-496, 1906-1914
Box 176
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 497-743, 1914-1918
Box 176
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 744-1003, 1919-1920
Box 177
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1004-1245, 1920-1922
Box 177
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1246-1499, 1922-1927
Box 178
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1501-1525, 1927-1928
Box 178
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-250, 1919-1920
Box 179
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 251-445, 1920-1921
Box 180
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 446-689, 1921-1925
Box 181
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 690-741, 1926-1928
Box 182
Stock Ledger, 1908-1914
Box 175
Stock Ledger, 1914-1922
Box 175
Stock Ledger, 1922-1928
Volume 95
Preferred Stock Ledger, 1919-1923
Box 175
Preferred Stock Ledger, 1923-1928
Volume 96
Ledger No. 2, 1902-1909
Volume 97
Current Ledger No. 3, 1910-1920
Volume 98
Transfer Ledger No. 3, 1910-1920
Volume 99
General Ledger No. 1, 1926-1928
Volume 100
Journal No. 1, 1893, Jan.-1897, July
Volume 101
Journal No. 2, 1897, Aug.1901, April
Volume 102
Journal No. 3, 1901, Feb.-1903, Sept. [bulk, 1901, April, 1903, Sept., Sept.]
Volume 103
Journal No. 4, 1903, Oct.-1912, March
Volume 104
Journal, 1914, July-1922, Aug.
Volume 105
Journal, 1922, Sept.-1925, Aug.
Volume 106
Journal, 1925, Sept.-1926, June
Volume 107
Journal No. 1, 1926, July-1928, July
Volume 108
Trial Balance Book, 1918, April-1927, June (Volume also includes Imperial Cotton Mills, Trial Balances, 1918, April-1927, Dec.
Volume 109
Trial Balance Book, 1927, July-1928, July
Volume 110
Trial Balance Book for Income and Expense Accounts at Kannapolis and Concord Plants, 1927. Jan.-1928, May
Volume 111
Financial Statements and Inventories, 1894-1919
Volume 112
Bank Ledger No. 2, 1904, April-1909, June
Volume 113
Bank Ledger No. 3, 1909, July-1914, July
Volume 114
Bank Ledger No. 4, 1914, Aug.-1918, Aug.
Volume 115
Bank Ledger No. 5, 1918, Sept.-1921, Feb.
Volume 116
Bank Ledger No. 6, 1921, March-1923, June
Volume 117
Bank Ledger No. 7, 1923, June-1925, June
Volume 118
Bank Ledger No. 8, 1925, July-Aug.
Volume 119
Bank Ledger No. 1, 1926, Sept.-1928, July
Volume 120
Cashbook No. 2, 1903, July-1909, Dec.
Volume 121
Cashbook No. 3, 1901, Jan.-1914, June
Volume 122
Cashbook No. 1, 1914, July-1918, Nov.
Volume 123
Cashbook No. 2, 1918, Dec.-1922, Aug.
Volume 124
Cashbook No. 3, 1922, Sept.-1925, Aug.
Volume 125
Cash Receipts Journal, 1925, Sept.-1926, June
Volume 126
Cash Receipts Book, 1926, July 2-1928, July 7
Volume 127
Cash Disbursements Journal, 1925, Sept.-1926, June
Volume 128
Cash Disbursements Journal, 1926, July-1927, Dec.
Volume 129
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 1, 1928, Jan.-Aug.
Volume 130
Notes Payable and Receivable, 1902-1928 (Volume also includes Imperial Cotton Mills, Notes Payable and Receivable, 1909-1928)
Box 174
Cotton Purchases Register, 1926, April-1927, June
Volume 131
Depreciation Schedule, 1909-1927
Volume 132
Shipping Book, 1923
Volume 133

Minute books of stockholders and directors and considerable financial information and scattered records for payroll, production, sales, tenants, consolidation with Cannon Mills, and construction. The account books are ledgers, journals, and cashbooks. James W. Cannon and his sons founded the mill in 1906. The factory, operator of 25,500 spindles in 1927 producing warp yarns, became Cannon Mills' Plant No. 9 in 1928. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Appraisal, 1926
Box 183
Audit Reports, 1921, 1923
Box 183
Bankruptcy Forms, 1922
Box 183
Census of Manufactures, 1925
Box 183
Construction by T. C. Thompson & Bros., 1913
Box 183
Correspondence, 1918-1922
Box 183
Cotton Purchases, 1906, 1915, July-1916, Dec.
(5 folders)
Box 183
Deeds, 1928
Box 183
Financial Statements, 1906, 1917-1920, 1922-1926
(4 folders)
Box 184
General File, 1926-1927
Box 184
Journal Entries and Supporting Papers, 1925-1927
(2 folders)
Box 184
Mill House Tenant Evictions, 1921
Box 184
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1918-1919, Including Additional Financial Statements, 1920-1926
Box 184
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1919-1928
Box 185
Payroll, 1919
Box 185
Promissory Notes and Cancelled Checks, 1920-1926
Box 185
Purchase by Cannon Manufacturing Company, 1926-1927
Box 185
Sales Invoices, 1927
Box 185
Stock Certificate Book, 1918-1928
Box 185
Superintendent's Reports, 1922-1925
Box 185
Federal, 1919-1926
Box 186
Local, 1920-1925
Box 186
North Carolina, 1919-1927
Box 186
State and Local, 1920-1921
Box 186
Trial Balances, 1918-1926 and undated
(3 oversize folders)
Box 239
Westford Methodist Church, 1925
Box 186
Yarn Production and Sales, 1919-1920
Box 186
Ledger No. 1, 1906-1908
Volume 134
Transfer Ledger, 1908-1920
Volume 135
Ledger No. 2, 1910-1918
Volume 136
Ledger, 1918-1925 (bulk 1918-1924)
Volume 137
Ledger, 1927-1928
Volume 138
Loose-Leaf Ledger, 1927-1928
Volume 139
Journal, 1906-1908
Volume 140
Journal, 1908-1922
Volume 141
Journal, 1910-1918 (Selected entries only)
Volume 142
Journal, 1922-1928
Volume 143
Journal, 1928, April-July
Volume 144
Trial Balance Book, 1918, April-1919, May
Volume 145
Cashbook, 1906, Sept.-1908, Dec.
Volume 146
Cashbook, 1908, Oct.-1917, Nov.
Volume 147
Cashbook, 1917, Dec.-1925, Jan.
Volume 148
Cashbook, 1925, Jan.-1928, July
Volume 149

Chiefly minute books of the stockholders and directors, stock certificate books, and stock ledger of this mill founded at Concord, N.C., in 1899. The Cannons and the Southern Power Company were early minority stockholders. The factory became Cannon Mills' Plant No. 6 in 1928. Gibson had 31,396 spindles in 1927 that manufactured colored yarns, fancy ginghams, dress goods, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Cotton Purchase Invoices, 1906-1907
Box 186
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1899-1908, Including Register of Stock Certificates, 1900-1904
Box 186
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1908-1920
Box 186
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1920-1928
Box 186
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-250, 1900-1902
Box 187
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 251-497, 1902-1906
Box 187
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 498-748, 1906-1914
Box 188
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 749-1000, 1915-1922
Box 188
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1001-1250, 1922
Box 189
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1251-1409, 1922-1928
Box 189
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-200, 1904-1917
Box 190
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 201-229, 1917-1928
Box 191
Stock Ledger, 1900-1928
Box 192
Stockholder Lists, 1919
Box 192
State and Local, 1920-1921
Box 192

Minutes of meetings of stockholders and directors and stock records of this textile mill established at Concord, N.C., in 1923 by Charles A. Cannon and others. In 1925 the factory had 112 narrow looms, employed 100 persons and produced fine ginghams and fancy dress goods. Hobarton was consolidated in 1928 with Gibson Manufacturing Company to become Cannon Mills' Plant No. 6. Arranged alphabetically.

Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1923-1928
Box 192
Stock Certificate Book, 1923-1924
Box 193
Stock Certificate Book, 1924-1928
Box 193
Stock Ledger, 1923-1928
Box 193

Extensive, but incomplete, account books including ledgers; journals; trial balances; balances of income, expense, and accounts receivable accounts; bank ledgers; and cash records. Several files contain minutes and legal, financial, and stockholder information. Imperial, established by James W. Cannon in 1909 at Eatonton, Georgia, was not part of the consolidation in 1928 and continued as an affiliate of Cannon Mills until closure in 1976. The factory had 16,208 spindles producing sheetings in 1971. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Information Folder
Box 194
Appraisal, 1926
Box 194
Bankruptcy Forms, 1922
Box 194
By-Laws, 1909
Box 194
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1957-1976
Box 194
Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, 1918, 1926-1927
Box 194
Petition to Incorporate, 1909
Box 194
Stockholder List, 1919 or 1920
Box 194
Current Ledger No. 1, 1909-1920
Volume 150
Transfer Ledger No. 1, 1909-1919
Volume 151
General Ledger, 1970-1971
Volume 152
General Journal, 1909, July-1921, June
Volume 153
General Journal, 1921, July-1934, Dec.
Volume 154
General Journal, 1935, Jan.-1941, Nov.
Volume 155
General Journal, 1941, Dec.-1945, Nov.
Volume 156
General Journal, 1945, Dec.-1954, Jan.
Volume 157
General Journal, 1954, Feb.-1962, June
Volume 158
General Journal, 1962, July-1970, Oct.
Volume 159
Trial Balance Book, 1918, April-1927, Dec. (In volume with Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Trial Balance Book, 1918, April-1927, June)
Volume 109
Trial Balance Book, 1928, Jan.-1960, Nov.
Volume 160
Balances of Income, Manufacturing Expense, Administrative and General Expense, and Accounts Receivable Accounts, 1929, Jan.-1947, Nov.
Volume 161
Balances of Income, Manufacturing Expense, Administrative and General Expense, and Accounts Receivable Accounts, 1947, Dec.-1960, Nov.
Volume 162
Bank Ledger No. 1, 1909, May-1916, May
Volume 163
Bank Ledger No. 2, 1916, June-1920, Oct.
Volume 164
Bank Ledger No. 3, 1920, Oct.-1924, Jan.
Volume 165
Bank Ledger No. 4, 1924, Feb.-1926, July
Volume 166
Bank Ledger No. 5, 1926, July-1932, Feb. (Includes Social Circle Cotton Mills' Bank Ledger, 1931-1932)
Volume 167
Bank Ledger No. 1, 1932, March-1944, May
Volume 168
Bank Ledger No. 2, 1944, June -1957, April
Volume 169
Bank Ledger No. 5, 1966, July -1971, May
Volume 170
Cashbook No. 1, 1909, May-1916, Feb.
Volume 171
Cashbook No. 2, 1916, Feb.-1920, April
Volume 172
Cashbook No. 3, 1920, April-1923, June
Volume 173
Cashbook No. 4, 1923, July-1927, June
Volume 174
Cash Receipts Journal No. 1, 1927, July-1952, Sept.
Volume 175
Cash Receipts Journal No. 2, 1952. Oct.-1958, Dec.
Volume 176
Cash Receipts Journal No. 3, 1959, Jan.-1964, Nov.
Volume 177
Cash Receipts Journal No. 4, 1964, Dec.-1971, Jan.
Volume 178
Cash Receipts Journal No. 5, 1971, Feb.-April
Volume 179
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 1, 1927, July-1930, July
Volume 180
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 2, 1930, Aug-1934, Nov.
Volume 181
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 3, 1934, Dec.-1938, Nov.
Volume 182
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 4, 1938, Dec.-1942, Sept.
Volume 183
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 5, 1942, Oct.-1946, June
Volume 184
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 6, 1946, July-1950, Jan.
Volume 185
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 7, 1950, Feb.-1953, Aug.
Volume 186
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 8, 1953, Sept.-1956, Dec.
Volume 187
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 9, 1957, Jan.-1960, June
Volume 188
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 10, 1960, July-1963, Nov.
Volume 189
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 11, 1963, Dec.-1967, Nov.
Volume 190
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 12, 1967, Dec.-1971, April
Volume 191
Notes Payable and Receivable, 1909-1928 (Included in Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Notes Payable and Receivable, 1902-1928)
Box 174

Order ledger and journal (including invoice register for yarn) for this firm of cotton brokers at Concord, N.C. Skipwith served as buying and receiving agent for Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Patterson Manufacturing Co., Cannon Manufacturing Co., Kesler Manufacturing Co., Wiscassett Mills, Gibson Manufacturing Co., Tuscarora Cotton Mill, Durham Hosiery Mill, Franklin Cotton Mill, Imperial Cotton Mill, Buck Creek Cotton Mills, and Amazon Cotton Mills. Volumes shelved numerically.

Journal, 1907, Oct.-1911, Aug. (Including Invoice Register for Yarn, 1916, Jan.- 1919, Aug. possibly for another company)
Volume 192
Order Ledger, 1908, Sept.-1912, Sept.
Volume 193

Stockholder records, charter and bylaws, minutes, scattered correspondence and financial papers of this textile mill founded at Salisbury, N.C., in 1895. Rare and unusual access to the operations of a textile factory is provided by the diary of Superintendent John C. Mason who managed Kesler. The Cannons and the Rev. Francis Johnstone Murdoch became stockholders and executives. In 1925 the mill had 27,456 spindles and produced sheetings. During the consolidation of 1928 Kesler became Cannon Mills' Plant No. 7. Arranged alphabetically.

Annual Reports, 1919-1927
Box 195
By-Laws, 1918 and undated
Box 195
Cannon, Charles A., 1921-1925
Box 195
Cannon, James W., 1918
Box 195
Cannon Mills, New York City, Selling Agent, 1918
Box 195
Charter, 1895
Box 195
Charter Amended, 1922
Box 195
Correspondence, 1920-1927
Box 195
Cotton Purchase Invoices, 1906
Box 195
Diary, Jan. 1, 1908-April 1, 1911, of John C. Mason, Superintendent (82 p.)
Box 195
Diary, , 1908, Jan. 1-1911, April 1, of John C. Mason, Superintendent: Notes about and Extracts from the Diary
Box 195
Diary, 1908, Jan. 1-1911, April 1, of John C. Mason, Superintendent: Specifications, Calculations, and Billheads with Vignette of Mill Found within Diary
Box 195
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1895-1916
Box 195
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1916-1928
Box 196
Minutes and Papers Related to Meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1922-1928, undated
Box 196
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-600, 1896-1921
Box 197
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 601-666, 1921-1922
Box 198
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 667-857, 1922-1928
Box 199
Stock Subscribers, 1895 and 1919
Box 199
Stockholder Proxies, 1921
Box 199
Income, 1915
Box 199
Stock Ledger, 1896-1928
Volume 194

Customer files, lawsuits, correspondence, financial statements, sales invoices, and weekly production and sales reports of this factory at Salisbury, N.C., that produced damask and rayon bedspreads. Klumac sold its goods through Cannon Mills in New York City, and Cannon also assisted with finishing work in North Carolina. Klumac had economic difficulties in the mid-1930s, went into receivership, and did not operate for several years. Cannon sued Klumac in 1934. The records document the Cannon-Klumac relationship and its difficulties. Arranged alphabetically.

Butler Bros., 1934
Box 200
Cannon Mills vs. Klumac Cotton Mills, 1929-1936
Box 200
1934, Jan.-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 200
Ely and Walker Dry Goods Co., 1934
Box 200
Financial Data and Related Correspondence, 1922-1934
Box 200
1933-1934 Sales Account, 1934
Box 200
Franklin Textile Corporation, 1934
Box 200
Golding Brothers, 1934
Box 200
Holbrook, Roy L., Plant No. 1 (Sales Invoices and Correspondence for Klumac), 1935, Feb.-April
Box 200
Laniado and Ancona, 1934
Box 200
Montgomery Ward and Co., 1934
Box 200
National Dollar Stores, 1934
Box 200
Penn Dry Goods, Co., 1934
Box 200
Receivership, 1934
Box 200
Requisitions, 1934
Box 200
Sales Invoices, 1934, Jan.-Feb.
Box 200
Sales Invoices, 1935, Jan.-June
Box 201
Sears Roebuck and Co., 1934
Box 201
Southern Textile Co., 1934
Box 201
Spiegel May Stern, 1934
Box 201
Walter Field and Co., 1934
Box 201
Weekly Production and Sales Reports, 1934
Box 201

Minutes, stock certificate books, and stock ledger of this textile mill established at Concord, N.C., in 1915. C. W. Johnston managed the company for many years until the Cannons acquired control in the 1920s. The factory had 12,096 spindles and produced singled ply ball and chain yarns in 1927. It became Cannon Mills' Plant No. 10 in the consolidation of 1928.

Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1915-1922
Box 201
Minutes of Stockholders and Directors, 1922-1928
Box 201
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-200, 1916-1922
Box 201
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 201-259, 1922-1928
Box 202
Preferred Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-44, 1915-1926
Box 202
Stock Ledger, 1916-1928
Box 202

Minutes, correspondence, financial papers, cashbooks, and rent books by this firm at Concord, N.C., owned and managed in part by J. W. Cannon and other officers of Cannon Mills. Rentals and management of buildings for businesses, including the St. Cloud Hotel at Concord, are prominent in the records. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Correspondence, 1910
Box 202
Correspondence and Financial Papers, 1915-1920
(2 folders)
Box 202
Correspondence and Financial Papers, 1945-1950
Box 203
Employee Income Tax Withholding Certificates, 1943-1952
Box 203
Financial Statements, 1910-1921
(6 folders)
Box 203
Index to Vouchers, 1914-1932
Box 203
Minutes, 1910-1921
Box 204
Monthly Settlements with John M. Cook, 1907-1931 (Rentals) and Cash Accounts for W. L. and W. W. Morris, 1923-1932, Morris Bros., 1917-1932, and White and Morris, 1927-1932
Box 204
Cashbook, 1938-1949
Volume 195
Rent Book, 1941-1952
Volume 196
Rent Statement Book, 1922-1928
Volume 197
Rent Statement Book, 1941-1953
Volume 198
St. Cloud Hotel: Cashbook, 1911, Aug.-Oct.
Volume 199

Files include minutes, financial statements, inventories of goods and assets, stock records, sales, superintendent's reports, invoices, and records of the company store and an insurance agency. Account books include ledgers, financial statements and inventories, stockholder records, statements of costs and superintendent's reports, cashbooks, early time books, production statistics, cotton records, and sales. patterson was one of the earlier components of the Cannon textile empire. James W. Cannon and J. Frank Patterson established the factory at China Grove, Rowan Co., N.C., in 1893. The mill, operator of 11,056 spindles producing sheeting and yarns, became Cannon Mills Plant No. 8 in the consolidation of 1928. Records of the Patterson Store Company, a general store, contain the names and accounts of many millworkers. Extensive invoices and checkbook stubs provide a rare sample of the nuts and bolts operation of a textile mill during its early years as well as filling some bookkeeping gaps. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Audit Report, 1907
Box 204
By-Laws, 1918
Box 204
Cannon Mills, New York City, Selling Agent, 1918
Box 204
Charter, 1893
Box 204
Charter Amendment and Proxies, 1906
Box 204
Charter Amendment, 1915
Box 204
Charter Amendment and Proxies, 1922
Box 204
Checkbook Stubs (See Boxes 227-229)
Box 204
Cloth in Warehouses, April 4, 1914
Box 204
Corliss Engine by C. and G. Cooper Co., 1896
Box 204
Correspondence: 1893, C-Z 1894, O-Z 1902, Jan.-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 204
1905 1906, Jan.-Aug.
(8 folders)
Box 205
1906, Sept.-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 206
1918-1926 and undated
Box 206
Letterpress Book, May, 1899-Sept., 1900
Box 206
Cotton Purchase Invoices, 1906
Box 206
D. K. Ferguson Patent Display or Exhibiting Boxes, 1903-1904
Box 206
Model E Looms, 1905-1907
Box 206
Specification for Loom and Parts, 1925
Box 206
Financial Papers, 1899-1908
Box 206
Financial Statements and Inventories, 1900, May 1-1908, Oct. 31 and Inventories of Land and Equipment, 1893-1926
(Vol.)
Box 206
1918-1927, F-Z
(3 folders)
Box 207
Aetna Insurance Co., 1918-1927
Box 207
Insurance Applications and Information, 1919-1922
Box 207
Insurance Inspectors' Requirements and Recommendations, 1902-1904, Including Blueprint of Mill, 1902
Oversize Box OV3
1899, May 26-1900, May 27 (Includes occasional letters)
Box 207
1900, Feb. 27-1901, May 8
Box 208
1901, May 11-1902, Dec. 9
Box 208
1910, April 4-1911, March 9
Box 209
Invoice Letterpress Book, May, 1904-Sept., 1906
Box 209
1893, A-C 1894, A-C
(2 folders)
Box 209
1894, D-Z
(3 folders)
Box 210
1894, A-Z, Mounted
(3 folders)
Box 210
1895-1896, A-Y
(5 folders)
Box 211
1897, A-S
(3 folders)
Box 211
1897, T-Y
(2 folders)
Box 212
1898, A-C, E-H
Box 212
1899, A-H
(4 folders)
Box 212
1899, I-Z
(4 folders)
Box 213
1900, A-C
(3 folders)
Box 213
1900, D-G
Box 214
1900, H-L
Box 214
1900, M-P
Box 214
1900, R-S
Box 214
1900, T-Y
Box 214
1901, A-W
Box 214
1902, A-B
Box 214
1902, C
Box 214
1902, D-H
Box 214
1902, K-M
Box 214
1902, N-P
Box 214
1902, R-S
Box 214
1902, T
Box 214
1902, V-Z
Box 215
1903, A-Z
(7 folders)
Box 215
1904, A-C
(2 folders)
Box 215
1904, C-Y
(5 folders)
Box 216
1905, A-W
(7 folders)
Box 217
1906, A-Y
(5 folders)
Box 217
1907, A-B
Box 218
1907, C
(7 folders)
Box 218
1907, D-W
(4 folders)
Box 219
1908, C-W
(6 folders)
Box 219
1909, A-Z
(10 folders)
Box 220
1910, A-H
(6 folders)
Box 221
1910, K-W
(5 folders)
Box 222
1911
Box 222
1914
Box 222
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1893-1917, Including Stock Ledger, 1894-1897
Box 223
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1918-1928
Box 223
Order Book, 1907-1908
Box 223
Sales Invoice Letterpress Book, 1902, Dec.-1904, Feb.
Box 223
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1-294, 1894-1905
Box 224
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 295-598, 1905-1915
Box 224
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 599-873, 1915-1921
Box 225
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 874-1171, 1921-1925
Box 226
Stock Certificate Book, Nos. 1172-1218, 1925-1928
Box 226
1921
Box 227
1922
Box 227
Stock Certificates Lost, 1906 and 1915
Box 227
Stock Ledger, 1915-1921
Box 227
Stock Transfers, 1906-1907
Box 227
Stockholder Lists, 1912, 1915, 1919-1920
Box 227
Superintendent's Reports, 1906, 1913-1914
Box 227
1894, Feb.-1896, Nov.
Box 227
1895, May-1898, Nov.
Box 227
1898, Nov.-1901, May
Box 227
1906, May-1908, May
Box 227
1912, May-1915, June
Box 227
1915, June-1918, July
Box 227
June, 1923-Jan., 1925
Box 228
1906, March-Sept.
Box 228
1906, Sept.-Dec.
Box 228
1908, Oct.-1909, Jan.
Box 228
1915, Jan.-March
Box 228
1915, March-June
Box 228
1915, June-Oct.
Box 228
1915, Oct.-Nov.
Box 228
1915, Nov.-Dec.
Box 228
1915, Dec.-1916, Feb.
Box 228
1916, Feb.-May
Box 228
1926, May-Oct.
Box 228
1916, Oct.
Box 228
1916, Oct.-Nov.
Box 228
1916, Nov.-Dec.
Box 228
1916, Dec.-1917, March
Box 228
1918, Feb.-June
Box 228
1918, June-Sept.
Box 228
1918, Sept.-Oct.
Box 228
1918, Oct.-Nov.
Box 228
1918, Nov.-1919, Feb.
Box 228
1920, March-Oct.
Box 228
1920, Oct.-1921, April
Box 228
1897, April-1898, Aug.
Box 229
1899, March-Aug.
Box 229
1900, Oct-1901, April
Box 229
1901, July-1903, Dec.
Box 229
1902, Nov.-1903, March
Box 229
1903, Sept.-1904, April
Box 229
1905, March-1906, Feb.
Box 229
1907, Nov.-1908, July
Box 229
1915, April-Nov.
Box 229
1915, Nov.-1916, Sept.
Box 229
1920, July-1921, June
Box 229
1922, May-1923, March
Box 229
1923, March-1924, Jan.
Box 229
Paterson Store Company
Box 229
Audit Report, 1907
Box 230
Country Ledger No. 3, 1898, March-Dec.
Box 230
Ledger No. 4, 1898, March-Dec.
Box 230
Ledger No. 6, 1901-1903 (A small number of pages from index and accounts only)
Box 231
Country Ledger No. 7, 1903-1908 (bulk, 1903-1907)
Box 231
Checkbook Stubs: 1901, April-Oct. 1906, Nov.-1907, April
Box 231
Ledger No. 1, 1893-1899, Including Stockholder Ledger Accounts, 1893- 1915
Volume 200
Ledger No. 2, 1899-1905
Volume 201
Financial Statements and Inventories, 1909, April 30,- 1922, Dec. 31, and Inventories of Equipment Built or Acquired, 1880-1953
Volume 202
Statement Book (Costs and Superintendent's Reports), 1900, Jan.-1901, April
Volume 203
Statement Book (Costs and Superintendent's Reports), 1902, Sept.-1903, Dec.
Volume 204
Cashbook No. 1, 1893, May-1897, June
Volume 205
Cashbook No. 3, 1899, July-1900, Oct.
Volume 206
Cashbook, 1907, Feb.-1908, Nov.
Volume 207
Cashbook, 1909, March-1920, Nov.
Volume 208
Stockholder Ledger, 1915-1928
Volume 209
Stockholder Ledger (Closed Out Accounts), 1915-1928
Volume 210
Biweekly Reports for Kannapolis Plant, 1909, May-1915, July
Volume 211
Time Book, 1894, Aug.-1899, Feb. (Includes Map of Mill Village and Names of Residents)
Volume 212
Time Book, 1899, Feb. 25-Dec. 30, Biweekly Production Statistics, 1912, Jan.-1915, July and Personnel, Wage, and Hour Statistics, 1912-1920
Volume 213
Cotton Record Book, 1903-1909
Volume 214
Cotton Record Book, 1918-1928
Volume 215
Order Book No. 2 (Sales), 1902-1906
Volume 216
Shipping Invoices, 1947, July-Dec.
Volume 217

Correspondence, financial papers, and construction and equipment records, and also some material relating to students, trustees, and state requirements. Officers of Patterson Manufacturing Co. were associated with this school, an early public high school and boarding school designed to teach agriculture and domestic science as well as academic subjects to boys and girls. Includes information on other farm life schools in the state. Charlotte architect Charles C. Hook designed at least two buildings. Arranged alphabetically.

Information Folder
Box 232
Checkbook Stubs, 1914, March-1915, Jan. and 1915, Oct.-1916, June
Box 232
Contracts, Specifications, etc., 1914-1919
Box 232
Correspondence: 1913-1922
(4 folders)
Box 232
Farm Shop Equipment for North Carolina Schools of Vocational Agriculture (Minimum Requirements), undated
Box 232
Financial Statements, 1914-1921
Box 232
Holbrooks and Bradshaw, Building Construction, Time Sheets and Invoices, 1914-1915
Box 232
1914, C-S
Box 232
1915, A-C
Box 232
1915, D-W and Misc.
(3 folders)
Box 233
1916, B-S
Box 233
1919, A-Y
(3 folders)
Box 233
1920, A-W
Box 233
1921, A-W
Box 234
1922, A-Y
Box 234
Labor Time Sheets and Receipts, 1913-1922
Box 234
Miscellaneous Legal and Financial Papers, 1914-1921
Box 234
S. E. Brown, General Contractor and Builder: Payroll Time Sheets for Workers, 1919-1920
Box 234
Student Lists, ca. 1919-1921, Enrollment Statistics, 1915, and List of Farm Life Schools in N.C., ca. 1914-1915
Box 234
Trustees Minutes, 1919, March 25
Box 234

Chiefly minute books, ledgers, general journals, trial balances, bank ledgers, cash receipts journals, cash disbursements journals, sheeting shipments, credit memorandums, and accounts receivable cashbook of this textile mill established at Social Circle, Walton Co., Ga., in 1913. Cannon interests had acquired the mill by 1915, and they operated it until merger with Cannon Mills and liquidation in 1983. There were 15,264 spindles producing wide sheetings in 1957. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Information Folder
Box 234
Correspondence, undated
Box 234
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1930-1956
Box 234
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1957-1978
Box 234
Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1979-1983
Box 235
Current Ledger No. 1, 1913-1930 (bulk 1920s-1930)
Volume 218
Control Book No. 3, 1926, Oct-1930, Dec.
Volume 219
Income, Manufacturing, and General and Administrative Expenses Accounts Ledgers, 1931-1945, and Depreciation Schedule, 1926-1934
Volume 220
General Journal, 1935, Jan.-1942, May
Volume 221
General Journal, 1942, June-1946, Aug.
Volume 222
General Journal, 1946, Sept.-1954, Nov.
Volume 223
General Journal, 1954, Dec.-1962, July
Volume 224
General Journal, 1962, Aug.-1970, Sept.
Volume 225
General Journal, 1970, Oct.-1971, March
Volume 226
Trial Balance Book, Manufacturing Expense, Administrative and General Expense, Income, and Accounts Receivable Others Accounts, 1931, Jan.-1948, Nov.
Volume 227
Trial Balance Book of Manufacturing Expense, Administrative and General Expense, Income, and Accounts Receivable Others Accounts, 1948, Dec.- 1960, Nov.
Volume 228
Bank Ledger, 1931, Jan.-1932, March (Included in Imperial Cotton Mills Bank Ledger No. 5, 1926-1932)
Volume 167
Bank Ledger No. 1, 1932, March-1944, April
Volume 229
Bank Ledger No. 2, 1944, May-1957, March
Volume 230
Bank Ledger No. 5, 1967, Jan.-1971, May
Volume 231
Cash Receipts Journal, 1939, Dec.-1945, Nov.
Volume 232
Cash Receipts Journal, 1945, Dec.-1957, Nov.
Volume 233
Cash Receipts Journal, 1957, Dec.-1963, Nov.
Volume 234
Cash Receipts Journal, 1963, Dec.-1970, Feb.
Volume 235
Cash Receipts Journal, 1970, March-1971, April
Volume 236
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 1, 1931, Jan.-1934, April
Volume 237
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 2, 1934, May-1937, May
Volume 238
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 3, 1937, June-1940, Sept.
Volume 239
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 4, 1940, Oct.-1943, May
Volume 240
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 5, 1943, June-1946, May
Volume 241
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 6, 1946, June-1949, June
Volume 242
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 7, 1949, July-1952, Nov.
Volume 243
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 8, 1952, Dec.-1955, Nov.
Volume 244
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 9, 1955, Dec.-1959, Jan.
Volume 245
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 10, 1959, Feb.-1962, April
Volume 246
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 11, 1962, May-1966, Aug.
Volume 247
Cash Disbursements Journal No. 12, 1966, Sept.- 1971, April
Volume 248
Sheeting Shipments, 1928-1934
Volume 249
Credit Menorandums, 1932-1956
Volume 250
Accounts Receivable Cashbook, 1932, Sept.-1939, Nov.
Volume 251

Account books, clippings, cotton contracts, correspondence, financial papers, legal papers, and payroll and tax lists concern the management of the property, farm lands, and buildings in Rowan Co., N.C., of this textile mill incorporated in 1923 by William Joshua Swink and Charles A. Cannon but never built. Swink Manufacturing was dissolved in 1931, and the partnership of Cannon and Swink took over its assets. Checkbook stubs record laborers' wages as well as other financial matters. Files arranged alphabetically and volumes shelved numerically.

Information Folder
Box 235
Cannon and Swink, Account Book, 1935-1947
Box 235
Cannon and Swink, Checkbook Stubs, 1934, June-1947, Jan.
Box 235
1899, Nov.-1934, May 1923, April-1929, July
Box 235
1936, Jan.-1939, Aug.
Box 235
1939, Jan.-June
Box 235
1939, July-Aug.
Box 235
Clippings, 1923
Box 236
Cotton Option-Benefit or Benefit Contracts, 1925, 1933
Box 236
1901-1927
Box 236
1928-1933, 1939
Box 236
1923-1932
Box 236
1923-1925(?) and undated (All from same box)
Box 236
1925-1934 and undated
(7 folders)
Box 236
1897-1939 and undated
Box 236
Mill Village Planning, 1923
Box 237
Payroll, 1914-1927 and undated
Box 237
Financial Papers, 1938 and undated
Box 237
Taxes, 1923-1932
Box 237
Swink, William Joshua: Personal Ledger, 1910-1939 (bulk, 1929-1939)
Volume 252
Swink Manufacturing Company, Ledger, 1923-1934
Volume 253
Swink Manufacturing Company, Cashbook and Journal, 1923-1935, Including Trial Balances, 1927-1934
Volume 254

Chiefly financial and legal papers of this selling agency and holding company that the Cannons incorporated in 1916, operated mostly in 1916-1917, and continued until liquidation in 1942. Files arranged alphabetically and volume shelved numerically.

Information Folder
Box 237
Bank Statements, 1933-1942
(3 folders)
Box 237
Cashbook, 1916-1934
Box 237
Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1916
Box 237
Checkbook, 1916-1942
Box 237
Correspondence and Financial Papers, 1916-1942
Box 237
Taxes, 1916-1941
(3 folders)
Box 238
Stock Certificate Book, 1916
Volume 225

Minute book of stockholders and directors of this company that operated plants at Graham and Haw River, N.C. The Cannons were associated with this mill after its incorporation in 1949, owned it by the 1960s, and operated it until liquidation in 1967. In 1962 Plant No. 1 at Graham had 3,456 spindles, and Plant No. 2 at Haw River had 9,476 spindles. The company manufactured glove flannels and suitings.

Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1961-1967
Box 238

Chiefly the minute book of the stockholders and directors and the bylaws of this hosiery factory established at Albemarle, N.C., in 1899 by James W. Cannon and others. The company became part of Wiscassett Mills at Albemarle in 1903.

Minute Book of Stockholders and Directors, 1899-1903
Box 238
By-Laws, 1901, and Invoice, 1899
Box 238

Charter, bylaws, and scattered information about finances, stock, and managers of this textile mill founded at Albemarle, N.C., in 1898 by J. W. Cannon and David F. Cannon. The factory had 92,208 spindles in 1957 that produced combed single and ply knitting and weaving years. It was still operating in 1988. Arranged alphabetically.

Albemarle Merchants Association Resolutions, ca. 1922
Box 238
Charter and By-Laws, 1898
Box 238
Financial Statements, 1909-1921
Box 238
Groves, J.A., Treasurer, 1923
Box 238
Stock Certificate Correpondence, 1955, Jan.-Dec.
Box 238
Correspondence and List, 1920
Box 238

Seven account books that have not yet been identified with a particular company record bank accounts, sales, and employee wages and hours. Volumes shelved numerically.

Bank Ledger, 1911-1913
Volume 256
Cloth Room Order Register, 1909, July-1911, June
Volume 257
Cloth Room Order Register, 1911, July-1913, April
Volume 258
Cloth Room Order Register, 1913, April-1914, May
Volume 259
Order Book, 1895, July-1927, Feb.
Box OV2
Sales Order Book, 1907-1913
Volume 260
Time Book, 1925, Feb.-1926, Feb.
Volume 261

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1836-1861Cannon family associated with Concord Steam Manufacturing Co., Concord, N.C.
1852James William Cannon born in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
1886J. W. Cannon elected director of Odell Manufacturing Co., Concord, N.C.
1868J. W. Cannon joined mercantile firm of Cannon, Fetzer, and Wadsworth, Concord, N.C.
1887J. W. Cannon founded Concord Manufacturing Co.
1892Charles Albert Cannon born, Concord, N.C.
1893Cabarrus Cotton Mills founded at Concord, N.C., by J. W. Cannon and others.
1893Patterson Manufacturing Co. founded at China Grove, Rowan Co., N.C., by J. Frank Patterson, J. W. Cannon, and others.
1895Kesler Manufacturing Co. founded at Salisbury, N.C.
1898Cannon production shifted from cloth to towels.
1898Wiscassett Mills Company founded at Albemarle, Stanly County, N.C., by J. W. Cannon and D. F. Cannon.
1899Windemere Knitting Mills established at Albemarle, Stanly County, N.C.
1899Gibson Manufacturing Co. founded at Concord, N.C., by Cannons and others.
1903Bloomfield Manufacturing Co. founded in 1903 at Statesville, N.C.
1903Windemere Knitting Mills became part of Wiscassett Mills Co.
1906Franklin Cotton Mills established at Concord, N.C., by members of the Cannon family.
1907Barringer Manufacturing Company founded.
1908Cannon Manufacturing Company began production at Kannapolis, N.C.
1909Imperial Cotton Mills founded at Eatonton, Georgia, by J. W. Cannon.
1911Buck Creek Cotton Mills founded at Siluria, Ala.
1913York Cotton Mills, York, S.C., purchased.
1915Norcott Mills Co. established at Concord, N.C., with the Cannons and the Southern Power Co. among the early stockholders.
ca. 1915Social Circle Cotton Mill Co., Walton County, Georgia, acquired by the Cannons.
1921J. W. Cannon died. Charles Albert Cannon became company president.
1923Hobarton Manufacturing Co. founded at Concord, N.C., by Charles A. Cannon and others.
1923Swink Manufacturing Co., Rowan Co., N.C., incorporated.
1928Cannon Mills formed from consolidation of Cannon Manufacturing Co., Cabarrus Cotton Mills, Barringer Manufacturing Co., Franklin Cotton mills, Gibson Manufacturing Co., Kesler Manufacturing Co., Patterson Manufacturing Co., Norcott Mills., and Hobarton Manufacturing Co.
ca. 1928Bloomfield Manufacturing Co., Statesville, N.C., acquired by Cannon Mills.
1931Swink Manufacturing Company dissolved and assets taken over by Cannon and Swink.
1935Issaqueena Mill, Central, S.C., purchased and became Central Mills.
1935Bloomfield Manufacturing Co. sold to J. W. Abernethy.
ca. 1944-1945Plant at York, S.C., combined with Central Mills.
1947Brown-Roberta Foundation established at Concord, N.C.
1949Travora Textiles at Graham and Haw River, N.C., incorporated.
1956Brown Manufacturing Co., Concord, N.C., acquired by Cannon Mills.
1956Roberta Manufacturing Co., Cabarrus County, N.C., acquired.
1957Central Mills closed.
1967Travora Textiles at Graham and Haw River, N.C., liquidated.
ca 1970-1971Brown Manufacturing Co., Concord, N.C., closed.
1971Charles Albert Cannon died.
1971Don S. Holt became president.
1974Harold P. Hornaday became president.
1976Imperial Cotton Mills at Eatonton, Georgia closed.
1978Roberta Manufacturing Co. liquidated.
1979Otto G. Stolz became president.
1982David H. Murdock, purchased Cannon Mills.
1983Social Circle Cotton Mill Co., Walton County, Georgia, liquidated.
1985-1986Fieldcrest, Inc. purchased bath and bedding operations of Cannon Mills, and Fieldcrest-Cannon was established.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cannon Mills Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

Processed by David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Staff

Encoded by Gabriela A. Montoya

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Processing Note: The pre-processing arrangement of these surviving records was also random. The company had stored parts of their earlier records in various places, and either the major part of its archives had never been stored or else had been discarded. Thus, retention, storage, and retrieval for this collection were all random. The result was a jigsaw puzzle that had to be both designed and assembled during processing.

The provenance of the files was greatly disturbed, and the structure and location of many files in the company's offices is unclear. Effort has been made to assign files to series appropriate to the office or constituent company to which they belonged, but, in many cases, filing represents a processing decision rather than known provenance.

The executive office files are a particular case of mixed provenance. The five series for 1950, 1952, 1970, 1971, and 1979 remain in their original arrangement, but where they were kept in the company's main office is not clear. Correspondence of major executives is in these files, but letters for the same individuals are also in other series. The Executive Office Files Series, 1923-1980, is largely a repository of records for which reconstitution of provenance required undue time and effort. The term "Executive Office Files" was adopted in order to indicate that these files usually represent the higher levels of the managerial structure.

Each series contains one or the other or both of two form divisions: Boxed Files and Volumes; and Volumes Shelved in Numerical Sequence. The Boxed Files and Volumes are mostly files, but some volumes are included, usually for better preservation. The Volumes Shelved in Numerical Sequence are mostly account books, many of them too large for housing in boxes.

Printed publications removed from the collection are partial files of "Cotton's Week," "Kiplinger Agricultural Letter," "Kiplinger Tax Letter," "Kiplinger Washington Letter," Whaley- Eaton Services "American Letter" and "Foreign Letter," "Textile Hi-Lights," "Textile Trends," Babson's "Weekly Staff Letter," "Gallagher President's Report," "The Corporate Shareholder," and the "Seidman News Bulletin."