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Athens Bobbin Mill account books

Athens Bobbin Mill account books

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Bobbin Mill account books
Creator: Athens Bobbin Mill (Athens, Ga.)
Creator: Athens Bobbin Works (Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1867-1877, 1887-1891
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 3 volumes
Collection Number: ms108
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Athens Bobbin Mill produced bobbins made from local dogwood trees to supply the growing Southern textile industry. The Mill operated from approximately 1867-1920s.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two account books for the Athens Bobbin Mill and its predecessor the Athens Bobbin Works from November 1867 to December 1877 and April 1887 to December 1891. Volume one contains entries for customer or firm and includes the name, date, items purchased or ordered, and price. Additional entries pertain to wages paid employees and list name, number of days worked, and, in some cases, the amount paid. The first ledger also includes entries for letters received, answered, or sent and include the person's or firm's name, date, and address.

Volume two includes entries recording employees, number of days worked, and taxes, charges for hauling services including name, amount, and size; and orders from customers or firms containing the name, date, items purchased or ordered, and price.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged in chronological order, then by customer's or firm's name.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens Bobbin Mill (Athens, Ga.) account books, ms108, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Bobbins (Textile machinery)
Business records.
Manufactures -- Georgia.
Textile industry -- Georgia.
Wages -- Textile workers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Record book, 1867-1877
12Record book, 1877-1891
13Speech delivered before Lodge No. 83 at Crawford, Georgia, 1869 June 24