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Henniker Boot and Shoe Company Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-111

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four ledgers documenting the business of the Henniker Boot and Shoe Company of Henniker, New Hampshire. The ledgers detail different aspects of the company's daily operations. One ledger records the number of days worked and shoes produced by individual employees, while a second ledger documents the wages paid to those employees. A third ledger seems to document the factory's daily output, listing date, quantity, and names of items produced. Lastly, a daybook records both the company's sales and expenses. (The daybook also contains entries for an unidentified business in 1893-1894. The transactions suggest that they were made by a wheelwright shop--perhaps that of James Wilkins and Denaiel E. Putney, mentioned in an 1880 history of the town.)

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1873 - 1875

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Administrative History

The Henniker Boot and Shoe Company was founded in Henniker, New Hampshire in 1873. The company, which seems to have specialized in women's shoes, operated for only a short time before falling victim to the economic depression of the 1870s.

Extent

0.8 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

This collection includes ledgers documenting the labor, production, sales and expenses of the Henniker Boot and Shoe Company of Henniker, New Hampshire during the 1870s.

Source of Acquisition

The Henniker Boot and Shoe Company Ledgers were purchased by Special Collections in 1988.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henniker Boot and Shoe Company Ledgers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henniker Boot and Shoe Company Ledgers commenced and was completed in December, 2017.

Title
A Guide to the Henniker Boot and Shoe Company Ledgers, 1873-1875
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2017 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-26: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308