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 Lorraine Manufacturing Company of New York

 New York, New York

 Business records, 1898-1949

 Size: 1 ft

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg 18A

 Processed by: Herold E. Kemble, Jr., September 1977

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            In 1896 the Lorraine Manufacturing Company parent firm was incorporated in the State of Rhode Island, followed in December by the incorporation of the company in New York for the purpose of "...soliciting...orders for the manufacture of goods produced and manufactured at the mills of the Corporation in Rhode Island and Connecticut." Offices were located in Leonard Street in Manhattan. The Lorraine Manufacturing Company of New York also acted as sales agent for mills not within the Sayles corporate structure - notably the Willimantic Cotton Mills. Corporation.


Rhode Island Historical Society, Manuscript Collection. Inventories of MSS 6, Sayles Finishing Plants Collection, Sub-Group 18, 18B.

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Scope and content:

            These are the records of a company organized for the sole purpose of soliciting sales of cotton and woolen textiles manufactured in mills located elsewhere. Holdings include journals (1924-1932); statistical reporting (1898-1902); sales and cash records (1924-1949).

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Gift of Sayles Finishing Plants, December 25, 1971.

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Item 1.            Book A                                                           Oct 1924 - Oct 1927

Item 2.            Book B                                                           Jan 1928 - May 1932

Statistical Reporting

Item 3.                                                                                    1898 - 1902

Cash Disbursements

Item 4.                                                                                    Nov 1924 - May 1932


Item 5.                                                                                    1949

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Business records - Rhode Island - Pawtucket.

Business records - New York - New York.

Lorraine Manufacturing Company.

Textile industry - New York - New York.

Textile industry - Rhode Island - Pawtucket.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

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