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Guide to the Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company Records, 1896-1937 (bulk 1915-1934)

Abstract

Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company founded, 1884 by J. A., J. M., and W. R. Odell, W. H. Branson, and Julian S. Carr. Headquarters in Durham, N.C. Dissolved, 1940.

Letterpress copybooks, invoices, cancelled checks, check stubs, receipt books, and invoices and accounts from Joshua L. Baily and Co., Philadelphia brokers who sold goods for the company. Most of the material represents the years 1915-1934. Includes information on fluctuations in cotton prices, export trade in cotton cloth, types of cloth and machinery, freight rates, salaries, workers' medical care, tenement rents, stockholders, dividends, and distribution of excess profits.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company
Title
Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company records 1896-1937 (bulk 1915-1934)
Language of Material
English
Extent
45.7 Linear Feet, 34,302 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Letterpress copybooks, invoices, cancelled checks, check stubs, receipt books, and invoices and accounts from Joshua L. Baily and Co., Philadelphia brokers who sold goods for the Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Durham, N.C. Most of the material represents the years 1915-1934. Includes information on fluctuations in cotton prices, export trade in cotton cloth, types of cloth and machinery, freight rates, salaries, workers' medical care, tenement rents, stockholders, dividends, and distribution of excess profits.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Monthly Accounts, 1916 Oct.-1921
Box 1
Monthly Accounts, 1922-1925
Box 2
Financial Statement, 1916
Box 3
Monthly Accounts, 1915-1916 Oct.
Box 3
Monthly Accounts, 1926-1928
Box 4
Monthly Accounts, 1929-1931
Box 5
Monthly Accounts, 1932- 1934 Feb.
Box 6
Monthly Accounts, 1934 Mar.-Dec.
Box 7
Invoices, 1932 June, July, Nov., Dec., 1933 July
Box 8
Invoices, 1933 Jan.-June
Box 9
Invoices, 1933 Aug.-Dec.
Box 10
Invoices, 1934 Jan.-Feb.
Box 11
Invoices, 1934 Mar., May
Box 12
Invoices, 1934 June-Aug.
Box 13
Invoices, 1934 Sept.-Dec
Box 14
Employee Records, 1937
Box 15
Check Stubs, 1896-1907
Box 16
Check Stubs, 1906-1918
Box 17
Check Copy Books, 1918-1919
Box 18
Cancelled Checks, 1915-1917
Box 19
Cancelled Checks, 1917-1918
Box 20
Cancelled Checks, 1919-1920
Box 21
Cancelled Checks, 1919-1920
Box 22
Cancelled Checks, 1920-1921
Box 23
Cancelled Checks, 1921-1922
Box 24
Cancelled Checks, 1923-1924
Box 25
Cancelled Checks, 1923-1925
Box 26
Cancelled Checks, 1926-1927
Box 27
Orders, 1921
Box 28
Orders, 1922
Box 29-30
Cancelled Checks, 1925-1927
Box 31
Check Stubs, 1929-1930
Box 32
Orders, 1915-1916
Box 33
Orders, 1925
Box 34-35
Orders, 1926
Box 36
Orders, 1923-1924
Box 37
Orders, 1924
Box 38
Orders, 1925
Box 39
Invoices, 1931 Sept.-Nov.
Box 40
Invoices, 1932 Feb.-Mar.
Box 41
Invoices, 1931 Dec.-1932 Jan.
Box 42
Orders, 1926
Box 43
Orders, 1926
Box 44
Orders, 1933
Box 45
Invoices, 1932 Apr.-May, Sept.
Box 46
Volumes: Receipt Books, 1932-1933 Nov.
Box 47

Financial records in almost one hundred bound volumes, and additional manuscript material (SS-103, SS-104). Please consult with a reference archivist for the locations of these items.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Durham Cotton Manufacturing Company Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1946 to 1959.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, July 2008

Accessions from 1946 to 1959 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.