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 French River Inn

Mechanicsville, Connecticut


 Records, 1913-1923

 Size: .5 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg12a

 Processed by: Harold E. Kemble, Jr., August 1977

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The French River Inn was a boarding house located in the town of Thompson, Mechanicsville, Connecticut. It was operated as an adjunct to the French River Textile Company mill and the Sayles Farm, all owned by Frank A. Sayles. The inn served as a temporary quarters for transient mechanics and tradesman having business at the mill, for the general public, and possibly for some of the mill workers. Food served at the inn was purchased from the Sayles Farm. The French River Inn was sold in April, 1923.


Rhode Island Historical Society, Manuscript Collections, MSS6, Sayles Finishing Plants, Sub-Groups 3, 12, and 12B.

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Scope and content:

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Sayles Finishing Plants, gift, 25 December 1971.

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Processing note:

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Cash Books

Item 1.            Includes journal                      Jul 1913 - Jun 1918 

Item 2.                                                            May 1917 - Apr 1920 

Item 3.                                                            Jan 1920 - Jul 1923 


Item 4.                                                            Jul 1913 - Dec 1919 

Item 5.            General Ledger                       Jan 1920 - Dec 1923 

Journal Vouchers

Item 6.                                                            Jul 1918 - Dec 1923 


Item 7.                                                            April 1923

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Business records - Connecticut - Mechanicsville.

French River Textile Company. Mechanicsville Branch.

Lodging-houses - Connecticut - Mechanicsville.

Sayles Farm.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

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