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Guide to the Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company records, 1883-1960

Summary

Founded by David Davis Walker, Frank Ely, and others in 1883, based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company was acquired by Burlington Industries, Inc., in 1955. Minutes of meetings of stockholders and of directors, financial statements, account books, and other legal and administrative documents of a firm that manufactured, converted, and distributed cotton fabrics and hosiery, whose general office was located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00362
Title
Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company records
Date
1883-1960
Creator
Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company (St. Louis, Mo.)
Extent
7 Linear Feet, 45 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Minutes of meetings of stockholders and of directors, financial statements, account books, and other administrative documents of a firm manufacturing, converting, and distributing cotton fabrics, whose general office was located in St. Louis, Mo. Volumes have several identification numbers, the originals of which are marked with parentheses.

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[Identification of item], Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company records, 1883-1960

7 boxes; 15 volumes

The first group of ledgers has been boxed. The other volumes are arranged in rough chronological order, and are marked with the current library numbering sequence, and in parentheses, the original volume numbers.

Factories ledger: Sunbeam, 1934-1955
Box 1
Factories ledger: Paperbox, 1942-1948
Box 1
Factories ledger: Trunk, 1940-1953
Box 1
Factories ledger: Sweater, 1936-1952
Box 2
Factories ledger: Kennett, 1937-1959
Box 2
Factories ledger: Salem, 1944-1958
Box 3
Factories ledger: Paragould, 1937-1959
Box 3
Factories ledger: Hat, 1933-1953
Box 4
Factories ledger: Murphysboro, 1944-1949
Box 4
Factories ledger: Kitty Fisher, 1931-1949
Box 4
Factories ledger: Illmo, 1944-1959
Box 5
Factories ledger: Neckwear, 1939-1954
Box 5
Factories ledger: Lingerie, 1936-1953
Box 6
Factories ledger: Ann Foster, 1942-1953
Box 6
Factories ledger: Quincy, 1943-1959
Box 6
Factories ledger: Ledger, 1906-1920
Box 7
Documents, 1920-1927 and 1956, about federal tax cases (1918 to 1926)
Box 7
Minutes, 1883-1906
Volume 11 (1)
Financial statements, 1884-1906
Volume 11 (1)
Minutes, 1906
Volume 10 (2)
Financial statements, 1906
Volume 10 (2)
Minutes, 1907-1913
Volume 8 (3)
Financial statements, 1907-1913
Volume 8 (3)
Minutes, 1913-1921
Volume 9 (4)
Financial statements, 1913-1920
Volume 9 (4)
Minutes, 1921-1928
Volume 12 (5)
Financial statements, 1921-1927
Volume 12 (5)
Minutes, 1928-1935
Volume 3 (6)
Financial statements, 1927-1934
Volume 3 (6)
Minutes, 1935-1944
Volume 1 (7)
Financial statements, 1935-1943
Volume 1 (7)
Minutes, 1944-1954
Volume 2 (8)
Financial statements, 1943-1953
Volume 2 (8)
Capital assets and depreciation, 1959-1960
Volume 13 (9)
General ledger, 1959-1960
Volume 14 (10)
Transfer ledger, 1938-1953
Volume 15 (11)
Grabur Silk Mill, operating cost ledger, 1940-1944
Volume 4
Grabur Silk Mill, cost ledger, 1944-1948
Volume 5
Grabur Silk Mill, voucher register, 1944-1947
Volume 6
Grabur Silk Mill, voucher register, 1947-1948
Volume 7
 


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Provenance

The Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1966.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, December 2011

Encoded by Matthew Warren, April 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 66-97