xt7m3775tv2p https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7m3775tv2p/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7m3775tv2p/data/53M18.dao.xml Grahamton Manufacturing Company (Ky.) 18321917 27.89 Cubic feet 8 record cartons and 9 transfer cases collections 53m18 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Grahamton Manufacturing Company records Cotton manufacture--Kentucky--Grahamton. Flour mills--Kentucky--Grahamton. Invoices Mills and mill-work. Textile industry--Kentucky--Grahamton. Wool industry--Kentucky--Grahamton. Grahamton Manufacturing Company records text Grahamton Manufacturing Company records 1832 2017 true xt7m3775tv2p collection false kukm1m53m18 Grahamton Manufacturing Company records Grahamton Manufacturing Company records  53M18 Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by: Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-06-07 16:51:59 -0400 . Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 April 5 Arrangement and description updated by Haley Potter and Sarah Mackenzie Wade. 
   
     
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       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Grahamton Manufacturing Company records 
     
       Grahamton Manufacturing Company (Ky.) 
     
     53M18 
     
       27.89 Cubic feet 
       8 record cartons and 9 transfer cases 
     
     1832-1917, undated 
     The Grahamton Manufacturing Company records (dated 1832-1917, undated; 27.89 Cubic feet, 8 record cartons and 9 transfer cases) primarily comprise daybooks, account books, and invoice books that document the business operations of the nineteenth century Meade County, Kentucky textile mill. 
     The collection is stored off-site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Arrangement note 
 Collection is arranged into 6 series by subject and format: Account books and ledgers, Correspondence, Inventories and stock records, Thomas Anderson and Company, W. George Anderson and Company, and Archibald M. Robinson and Company.    
   
     Biographical/Historical note 
 The Grahamton Manufacturing Company began in 1829 when Robert Graham and a Mr. Snead established a steam-powered textile mill in Louisville, Kentucky. Thomas Anderson joined the partners in 1835, and the group incorporated as the Robert Graham & Company. The company purchased a water-powered grain mill in Meade County, Kentucky on a site that the partners named Grahamton. When the firm relocated to Meade County in 1837, Snead disengaged from the group, and the firm was renamed Graham, Anderson & Company. Graham resigned in the late 1840s, and the firm was renamed the Grahamton Manufacturing Company, owned and operated by Thomas Anderson and his sons, W. George and Orville. W. George Anderson assumed managerial duties from his father and directed the mill for many years before the role was passed to Archibald M. Robinson, who became a shareholder in 1868 and operated the business until his death in 1904. The mill was ultimately purchased by Hunt, Bridgeford and Company and sold two years later to the McCord Company. Pusey, William Allen,  Grahamton and the Early Textile Mills of Kentucky,   The Filson Club History Quarterly  5, no. 3, (1931): 123-135.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 53m18 : [identification of item], Grahamton Manufacturing Company records, 1832-1917, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Related Materials 
 73m4, Anderson family papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Grahamton Manufacturing Company records (dated 1832-1917, undated; 27.89 Cubic feet, 8 record cartons and 9 transfer cases) primarily comprise daybooks, account books, and invoice books that document the business operations of the nineteenth century Meade County, Kentucky textile mill. The collection also includes invoices, receipts, bills of lading and inventories that account for the company's wool and cotton production, and correspondence with the company's managers, Thomas Anderson, his son W. George Anderson, and Archibald M. Robinson.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Cotton manufacture--Kentucky--Grahamton. 
     Flour mills--Kentucky--Grahamton. 
     Invoices 
     Account books. 
     Meade County (Ky.)--History. 
     Mills and mill-work. 
     Textile industry--Kentucky--Grahamton. 
     Wool industry--Kentucky--Grahamton. 
     Anderson, Thomas 
     Anderson, W. George 
     Grahamton Manufacturing Company (Ky.) 
     Robinson, Archibald M. 
   
   Account books and ledgers Series I. 1841-1917 Scope and Contents Comprises account books and ledgers that document Grahamton Manufacturing Company's financial transactions, including daybooks of daily operations, invoice books of goods and services purchased by the company, receipts and bills of lading, and cash books of sales. Arranged alphabetically by format and thereunder chronologically. Account books and assorted financials Subseries A. 1845-1905, undated Account book 1867 July 1-1867 December 2 53M18-12 1 Balance sheet 1883 November-1905 June 53M18-01 1 Deposit book undated 53M18-08 9 Deposit book undated 53M18-15 1 Pay book 1867 January 5-1871 May 27 53M18-05 3 Promissory notes 1884-1890 53M18-08 25 Receipt book 1845-1846 53M18-08 26 Unlabeled index [of accounts?] undated 53M18-08 27 Bills of Lading Subseries B. 1869-1876 1869 March 4-1870 April 4 53M18-01 2 1870 April 8-1871 April 19 53M18-01 3 1871 April 20-1872 March 17 53M18-01 4 1874 October 29-1875 June 4 53M18-01 5 1875 May 13-1876 July 30 53M18-01 6 Cash books Subseries C. 1849-1901 1849 October-1856 May 53M18-01 7 1862-1872 53M18-01 8 Robinson and Willet's cash book 1865 July 6-1868 September 1 53M18-01 9 1873 January-1879 July 53M18-02 1 1889 January-1901 September 53M18-02 2 Daily cash books Subseries D. 1866-1870 General Includes materials related to the daily spendings of the company, as well as any transactions and sales. 1866 January 1-1866 October 9 53M18-02 3 1866 January-1866 November 53M18-02 4 1866 October 10-1867 July 30 53M18-02 5 1866 November 27-1867 November 23 53M18-02 6 1867 July 31-1868 June 30 53M18-02 7 1867 November 25-1868 August 22 53M18-02 8 1868 August 24-1869 July 16 53M18-02 9 1869 July 19-1870 March 7 53M18-02 10 Daybooks Subseries E. 1847-1905 General Includes materials related to the daily process of running the company, such as spendings, job positions, and production. 1847 January 1-1861 July 1 53M18-09 1 1848 August 29-1849 March 1 53M18-09 2 1848 August 29-December 20 53M18-09 3 1848 December 21-1849 June 4 53M18-09 4 1849 March 14-June 23 53M18-09 5 1849 June 5-1849 August 8 53M18-02 11 1849 July 26-1849 December 15 53M18-09 6 1849 December-1850 July 20 53M18-09 7 1850 July 20-1850 October 28 53M18-09 8 1850 October 20-1851 August 25 53M18-09 9 1851 March -1852 January 22 53M18-09 10 1852 January 23-1853 July 19 53M18-02 12 1852 July 21-1853 February 24 53M18-02 13 1851 August 26-1852 July 31 53M18-09 11 1854 July 10-1854 November 3 53M18-09 12 1853 November 2-1855 February 15 53M18-03 1 1855 April 4-1855 July 19 53M18-09 13 1855 July 20-1856 March 5 53M18-09 14 1855 August 9-1856 March 17 53M18-09 15 1856 October 17-1857 May 27 53M18-03 2 1857 January 21-1857 October 6 53M18-03 3 1857 May 29-1857 December 15 53M18-03 4 1860 February 21-1860 August 16 53M18-03 5 1861 April 17-1864 April 15 53M18-03 6 1861 November 12-1863 October 9 53M18-03 7 1863 October 10-1865 September 1 53M18-03 8 1869 March 22-1870 July 30 53M18-03 9 1871 October 20-1872 December 27 53M18-03 10 1888 July 3-1895 August 18 53m18-04 1 1895 August 20-1905 June 12 53M18-10 1 Factory ledgers Subseries F. 1841-1867 General Includes economic transactions with and for the factory. No. 1 1841 December-1842 December 53M18-11 1 No. 4 1844 March 11-1844 October 19 53M18-11 2 No. 6 1845 July 1-1846 March 28 53M18-11 3 No. 7 1846 March 21-October 21 53M18-11 4 No. 2 1847 September 20-1848 October 13 53M18-11 5 No. 3 1848 October 9-1849 May 5 53M18-11 6 No. 2 1850-1852 53M18-11 7 No. 6 1860 October 6-1867 March 53M18-11 8 Grist Mill accounts Subseries G. 1837-1868 1846 April-1848 December 53M18-13 1 1860 July 2-1868 November 30 53M18-13 2 Cotton Factory commission book 1837-1841 53M18-14 1 Invoice books Subseries H. 1839-1904 General Includes list of goods and services sold to the company. 1839-1844 53M18-10 2 1847 July 1-1855 December 31 53M18-15 2 1868 February 19-1869 November 26 53M18-12 2 Robinson and Company 1869 February 24-1871 April 21 53m18-04 2 1869 December 4-1871 March 25 53m18-04 3 1871 March 29-1874 February 28 53M18-13 3 1875 May 1-1878 February 53M18-13 4 1878 February 2-1881 January 29 53M18-14 2 1881 September 21-1884 September 30 53M18-14 3 1887 August 27-1889 March 12 53M18-15 3 1889 March 27-1891 September 3 53M18-15 4 1891 September 9-1893 May 10 53M18-15 5 1893 May 27-1895 July 1 53M18-16 1 1895 July 1-1897 December 24 53M18-16 2 1900 January 19-1902 February 15 53M18-17 1 1902 January 20-1904 September 30 53M18-17 2 Journals Subseries I. 1847-1917 General Includes materials related to the daily functions of the company. Journal and sales book 1847-1850, 1914-1917 53M18-10 3 No. 02 1861 August-1872 February 53M18-10 4 Journal B 1872 March-1883 October 53M18-10 5 1884-1905 53M18-10 6 Ledgers Subseries J. 1845-1901 General Includes economic transactions within the company. 1845-1854 53m18-04 4 1861-1876 53M18-12 3 1862 January 31-1869 March 2 53m18-04 5 1868 July 1-1870 November 19 53m18-04 6 1869-1889 53M18-05 1 1870 August 1-1871 October 18 53M18-05 2 1884-1901 53M18-12 4 Petty ledgers Subseries K. 1847-1867 1847 January 1-1847 September 20 53M18-15 6 1849-1851 53M18-10 7 1851-1854 53M18-11 9 1858-1867 53M18-12 5 Time books Subseries L. 1847-1903 General Includes time records of all workers within the company. 1847 January 16-1852 March 6 53M18-05 4 1871 June 3-1872 June 8 53M18-05 5 1872 June 15-1873 June 28 53M18-05 6 1873 July 5-1874 July 11 53M18-05 7 1874 July 18-1875 July 3 53M18-05 8 1875 July 10-1876 May 24 53M18-05 9 1877 June 9-1878 June 8 53M18-05 10 1878 June 15-1879 June 14 53M18-05 11 1879 June 21-1880 July 10 53M18-05 12 1880 July 15-1881 July 16 53M18-06 1 1881 July 23-1882 July 22 53M18-06 2 1882 April-1903 August 53M18-13 5 1883 August 11-1884 August 15 53M18-06 3 1884 August 23-1886 June 5 53M18-06 4 1886 June 12-1887 June 11 53M18-06 5 1887 June 18-1888 June 23 53M18-06 6 1889 July 6-1890 July 6 53M18-06 7 1890 July 15-1891 July 11 53M18-06 8 1892 July 9-1893 October 7 53M18-06 9 1893 October 21-1895 July 20 53M18-06 10 1895 July 27-1897 January 2 53M18-06 11 1898 July 9-1903 July 11 53M18-06 12 circa 1900 53M18-06 13 Correspondence Series II. 1870-1896, undated Scope and Contents Comprises assorted Grahamton correspondence and lists. Also includes correspondence with Grahamton superintendent P. Z. Aylsworth and the will of Orville Anderson. Circular letters and prices 1870-1872 53M18-08 20 Letterpress copybook 1887 January 14-1888 November 20 53M18-08 21 Notes and lists 1893-1896 53M18-08 22 Orville Anderson will undated 53M18-08 23 P. Z. Aylsworth, superintendent 1871-1876 53M18-08 22 Inventories and stock records Series III. 1832-1905, undated Scope and Contents Comprises inventories and records of Grahamton stock and goods stored and shipped. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Inventory and assorted accounts 1832-1844 53M18-16 3 Inventory and invoice book 1845 January 1-1847 July 4 53M18-14 4 Inventory of sundries undated 53M18-06 14 Record book, goods stored and shipped 1895-1903 53M18-06 15 Record and postal account book 1900 December 1-1905 September 30 53M18-14 5 Sales, yarns, etc. 1837-1845 53M18-14 6 Stock book 1869 53M18-06 16 Stock list on hand 1893-1904 53M18-07 1 Storage and shipments at and from Tip Top Station 1885 January 1-1895 December 1 53M18-07 2 Yarns, Osnaburgs, Jeans, and Linseys 1859 February 3-1871 January 24 53M18-07 3 Thomas Anderson and Company Series IV. 1834-1876 Scope and Contents Comprises Grahamton business correspondence, agreements, and financial documents specific to Grahamton owner and manager Thomas Anderson. Accounts 1872-1873 53M18-07 4 Agreements and deeds 1834-1854 53M18-07 5 Bills and receipts 1848-1872 53M18-07 6 Orders and sales 1851-1876 53M18-07 7 Letters received 1871-1874 53M18-07 8 Letters received 1875-1876 53M18-07 9 W. George Anderson and Company Series V. 1846-1878, undated Scope and Contents Comprises Grahamton Manufacturing business correspondence and financial documents produced during the company's management by W. George Anderson. Correspondence consists primarily of letters written by Anderson to Archibald M. Robinson and incoming letters received by the company. Financial documents consist of receipts, quotes, bills, and statements. Correspondence Subseries A. 1852-1878, undated Letters sent 1852, 1870-1874 53M18-07 10 To Archibald M. Robinson 1870-1871 53M18-07 11 To Archibald M. Robinson 1872-1874 53M18-07 12 To Archibald M. Robinson 1875 53M18-07 13 To Archibald M. Robinson 1876-1878 53M18-07 14 Archibald M. Robinson and W. George Anderson 1870-1876 53M18-01 32 Letters received 1870-1871 53M18-07 15 Letters received 1872 June-July 53M18-07 16 Letters received 1872 August-December 53M18-07 17 Letters received 1873 January-February 53M18-07 18 Letters received 1874 53M18-07 19 Letters received 1875 January-April 53M18-07 20 Letters received 1875 May-December 53M18-07 21 Letters received 1876 53M18-07 22 Postcards received 1875, undated 53M18-07 23 Financial Subseries B. 1846-1875 Accounts 1871-1872 53M18-07 24 Accounts with Orville Anderson 1846-1874 53M18-07 25 Bills 1871-1874 53M18-07 26 Bills 1870-1874 53M18-08 1 Budget, sales 1871-1876 53M18-08 2 Freight bills 1871-1876 53M18-08 3 Inventory 1871-1872 53M18-08 4 Quotes 1871-1872 53M18-08 5 Receipts 1872 January-October 53M18-08 6 Receipts 1872 November-1873 March 53M18-08 7 Receipts 1873 April-July 53M18-08 8 Receipts 1874 April-August 53M18-08 9 Receipts 1874 August 53M18-08 10 Receipts 1874 September-October 53M18-08 11 Receipts 1874 October-November 53M18-08 12 Receipts 1874 December-1875 January 53M18-08 13 Statements 1871-1875 53M18-08 14 Archibald M. Robinson and Company Series VI. 1870-1890 Scope and Contents Comprises Grahamton Manufacturing correspondence and financial documents produced during the company's management by Archibald M. Robinson, with correspondence to Robinson from his son William B. Robinson, business correspondence, purchase orders, and financial statements. Letters from William B. Robinson 1890 53M18-08 15 Letters received 1870-1876 53M18-08 16 Letters sent 1874 53M18-08 17 Orders 1871-1876 53M18-08 18 Statements 1872 53M18-08 19