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Bowen-Jewell & Co. records

Bowen-Jewell & Co. records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bowen-Jewell & Co. records
Creator: Bowen-Jewell & Co. (Jewell, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1873-1908
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2683
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

In 1883 Bowen-Jewell & Co. was a cotton mill located in Jewell (Hancock and Warren counties, Georgia). Previously known as Jewell's Mill and Jewell, Bodfish and Eldridge.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a ledger book of Bowen-Jewell & Co. The ledger lists customers' name, items purchased, and price, from 1873-1875. The collection also includes receipts of items sold to Bowen-Jewell & Co. from 1900-1908, a few business letters addressed to Bowen Jewell & Company, and a wooden receipt holder. Written on the bottom side of the receipt holder: Bowen Jewell & Co., Mayfield, Ga.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bowen-Jewell & Co. records, ms 2683, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Business records.
Manufactures -- Georgia.
Textile industry -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ledger book, 1873-1875
12Receipts, 1900-1908
Receipts from Oconee River Mills, Milledgeville, Georgia; Lee & Bothwell, Wholesale Grocers; Macon Grocery Company, Macon, Georgia; The Dannenberg Company, Macon, Georgia; Lowell Machine Shop, Lowell, Massachusetts; Charlotte Supply Company, Charlotte, North Carolina; Talmadge Bros. & Co., Athens, Georgia; Murphey & Co., Augusta, Georgia; Cumberland Mills, Nashville, Tennessee; Augusta Hardware Company, Augusta, Georgia.
13Business letters, 1908
Business letter from The Cleveland-Akron Bag Company to Bowen Jewell Co.; from Lombard Iron Works and Supply Co. to Bowen, Jewell & Company; to D. A. Jewell, President, Bowen-Jewell Company, from The Liberty National Bank.
14Wooden receipt box, undated