New Bedford Cordage Company Correspondence (Coll. 75)


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Overview of the Records

History of the New Bedford Cordage Company

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: New Bedford Cordage Company
Title: New Bedford Cordage Company Correspondence
Dates: 1860-1896
Extent: 7 vol.
Abstract: Letterpress books, copybooks, and account book containing business correspondence and financial records of the New Bedford Cordage Company, Massachusetts.
Identification: Coll. 75

History of the New Bedford Cordage Company

The New Bedford Cordage Company was founded in 1842. It manufactured whale line and other marine cordage. In 1964, the company merged into Phillips Petroleum Co.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Subjects:

Cordage industry--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Rope trade--Massachusetts--New Bedford
Ships--Equipment and supplies
Whaling--Massachusetts--New Bedford

Document Types:

Account books
Letterpress copies

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 75, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Volumes; Daybook; 1865-1896
Volume
1 Letterpress copybook, L. A. Plummer, treasurer; 1860 Sep 27-1863 May 23
2 Letterpress copybook, L. A. Plummer, treasurer; 1864 May 16-1865 Aug 11
3 Letterpress copybook, L. A. Plummer, treasurer; 1869 Sep 10-1876 Jun 18
4 Letterpress copybook, S. W. Benjamin, Ass't. treasurer and J. W. Macomber, agent; 1883 Oct 9-1883(?) May 6
5 Letterpress copybook, W. J. Jenney; 1891 Feb 25-1891 May 21
6 Letterpress copybook, J. W. Macomber, treasurer; 1896 Aug 14-Dec 31
7 Account book; 1865 April 26 - 1866 August 31

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