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Guide to the Duff Green Papers, 1818-1909 and undated

Abstract

Merchant and manufacturer of Falmouth, Virginia.

Correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, account books, and other business records (chiefly 1822-1875) of Green and his various associates, illustrating activities such as retailing, grain milling and merchandising, and cotton cloth manufacturing. The bulk of the collection is in the form of bound manuscript volumes. Firms represented include the Bellmont and Eagle flour mills, the Falmouth Manufacturing Company, and the Elm Cotton Factory. The papers also reflect the emergence of Fredericksburg, Va., as a business center, and the decline of Falmouth.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Green, Duff, d. ca. 1854.
Title
Duff Green papers 1818-1909 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.6 Linear Feet, 1,855 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes business records of Duff Green (d. ca. 1854), merchant and manufacturer, of his son, McDuff, and of their partners and successors in a business dealing in various types of produce, including wheat, flour, textile products, general merchandise, etc. The firm operated under various names, including Duff Green, Duff Green and Son, the son apparently being William J. Green (d. ca. 1871), Green and Lane, and Green and Scott.

Unbound papers consist principally of business and a few personal letters. Bound volumes comprise records of the Bellemont and Eagle flour mills and other flour mills, and relate to the inspection of flour; cotton factories, generally branches of the Falmouth Manufacturing Company, owned and operated by the Greens, Scotts, and Lanes; a large general mercantile establishment, and dividends accruing to the various partners. There are full accounts of the operation of the Elm Cotton Factory, where Osnaburg, sail duck, bagging, wagon tents, etc. were manufactured as early as 1842. Mercantile ledgers and daybooks show the sale of various types of farm supplies, such as Osnaburg, ground plaster, flour, clover seed, and sundries. Unbound volumes include daybooks; ledgers; account books; records of cotton purchased, wood hauled, cloth shipped, flour sent by boat, and wheat hauled; cashbooks; memoranda; baling books; wool-carding books; time books; records of production, cash sales, wages, and expenses; letter books; invoices; notes and bills; and receiving and delivery books.

The records equally concern flour milling, general merchandise, and textile manufacture. There are also volumes of George J. Lightner and of John M. O'Bannon, who apparently had business connections with Duff Green. The records reflect the gradual emergence of Fredericksburg as a business center and the consequent decline of Falmouth.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Collection includes correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, account books, and other business records. There are many dozens of bound manuscript volumes, chiefly business records, housed separately.

Correspondence, 1825-1845
Box 1
Correspondence, 1846-1909 and undated
Box 2
Bills and Receipts, 1818-1859
Box 3
Bills and Receipts, 1860-1879 and undated
Box 4

Bound manuscript volumes include ledgers, daybooks, account books, and other business records.

Bound manuscript volumes, oversize
Box 5
Bound manuscript volumes, oversize
Box 6
Bound manuscript volume
Volume F:1079
Bound manuscript volume
Volume F:1127
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Volume F:1130
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Volume F:1132
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Volume F:1146
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Volume F:1147
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Volume F:1148
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Volume F:1149
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Volume F:1153
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Volume F:1155
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Volume F:1156
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Volume F:1161
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Volume F:1163
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Volume F:1166
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Volume F:1168
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Volume F:1169
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Volume F:1170
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Volume F:1172
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Volume F:1173
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Volume F:1176
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Volume F:1177
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Volume F:1178
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Volume F:1181
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Volume F:1183
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Volume F:1184
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Volume F:1185
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Volume F:1186
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Volume F:1197
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Volume F:1198
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Volume F:1199
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Volume F:1202
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Volume F:1203
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Volume F:1206
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Volume F:1207
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Volume F:1208
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Volume F:1209
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Volume F:1232
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Volume F:1586
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Volume F:1587
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Volume F:1595
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Volume F:2285
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Volume F:2289
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Volume F:2291
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Volume F:2390
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Volume F:2393
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Volume F:4237
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Volume F:4238
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Volume F:4239
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Volume L:1101
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Volume L:1102
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Volume L:1103
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Volume L:1128
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Volume L:1129
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Volume L:1131
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Volume L:1135
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Volume L:1145
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Volume L:1154
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Volume L:1175
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Volume L:1182
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Volume L:1187
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Volume L:1190
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Volume L:1230
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Volume L:1231
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Volume L:1234
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Volume L:1236
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Volume L:1242
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Volume L:1582
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Volume L:1590
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Volume L:4240
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Volume L:4241
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Volume M:1134
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Volume M:1136
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Volume M:1580
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Volume M:1583
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Volume M:1585
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Volume M:1594
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Volume S:1406

Historical Note

Duff Green (d. ca. 1854) was a merchant and manufacturer of Falmouth, Virginia.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duff Green Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Duff Green Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1972, 1973, and 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 72-53, 8-23-73, 6-13-75.

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.