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2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

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 Moshassuck Felt Mills

 Saylesville, R.I.

 Business records, 1888-1897

 Size: .25 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg 20

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

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Moshassuck Felt Company had sales offices in Providence, Chicago and San Francisco. The mill was located at Saylesville, possible in Sayles Bleacheries Plant A. The company manufactured "Graduated Saddle Housing, Saddle Cloths, Gig Pads, Horse Boots, etc." The only clear names associated are those of C. L. Blanding, Superintendent (1888) and A. C. Robbins.

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Scope and content:

            These records apparently were generated by a Moshassuck Felt Mills business office at Saylesville. They deal with stock inventories, bills payable, collections, and include an undated price list. Dates are 1883-1897.

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            Gift of Sayles Finishing Plants 25 December 1971.

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Item 1.                        Inventories                                          Jun, Aug 1868, Feb 1889, n.d.

Item 2.                        Bills Payable                                      Aug 1888 - May 1897

Item 3.                        Correspondence re: Collections          Mar 1883 - May 1889

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Blanding, C.

Business records - Rhode Island - Saylesville.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

Textile industry - Rhode Island - Saylesville.

Wool industry - Rhode Island - Saylesville.

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