1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Arlington Hay and Grain Company

 Cranston, R.I.

 Business records, 1887-1889

 Size: 5.5 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg 5

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

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Arlington Hay and Grain Company's office and warehouse were located in the village of Arlington, near Cranston, while the mailing address was in Providence. The company were "retail and wholesale dealers in coal, wood, hay, straw, grain, lime, and cement and makers of choice meal." The meal was ground in their own grist mill, apparently also in Cranston. Business was conducted under the supervision of the agent, Anthony Corcoran. Arlington "H. & G. Co." is not listed earlier than the 1886 city directory for Providence, not later than the 1891 edition. Because the records came with the records of the Sayles Finishing Plants a connection is presumed, but it is not apparent in the records what that connection may have been.

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Scope and content:

            These business records relate to purchase and wholesale and retail sale of coal, wood, hay, straw and grain, lime and cement and meal, in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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            This collection was a gift of Sayles Finishing Plants on 25 December 1971.

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Processing note:

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Item 1.                        Journal                                    Aug 1888 - Jan 1889 

Item 2.                        Ledger                                    Mar 1887 - Sep 1887 

Item 3.                        Ledger                                    Sep 1887 - Feb 1888 

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Building materials.

Business records - Rhode Island - Cranston.

Coal trade - Rhode Island - Cranston.

Corcoran, Anthony.

Flour industry - Rhode Island - Cranston.

Feed insustry - Rhode Island - Cranston.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

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