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Collection Number: 04488

Collection Title: Pickett Cotton Mill Records, 1899-1933

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Size 15.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10000 items)
Abstract Pickett Cotton Mill was organized in High Point, N.C., in 1910. F. M. Pickett, majority stockholder and long-time High Point tobacco manufacturer, served as secretary-treasurer. Robert H. Walker served as president and auditor of the company. Along with Pickett, investors included J. B. Duke and R. J. Reynolds. The mill produced broad print cloths and other cotton goods. Records documenting the day-to-day activities of the business offices of the mill. Both expenses (for supplies, wages, machinery, insurance, etc.) and products are detailed in the company's routine correspondence, contracts, account ledgers, invoices, and other office files. A few volumes appear that predate the establishment of Pickett Cotton Mill; these probably relate to an earlier business of Pickett's, possibly involving tobacco.
Creator Pickett Cotton Mill (High Point, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Pickett Cotton Mill Records #4488, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the High Point (North Carolina) Historical Society in July 1987. Received by the High Point Historical Society in December 1985 from Pickett Cotton Mills, Inc., through J. H. Mellichampe.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Pickett Cotton Mill was organized in High Point, N.C., in 1910. F. M. Pickett, majority stockholder and long-time High Point tobacco manufacturer, served as secretary-treasurer. Robert H. Walker served as president and auditor of the company. Along with Pickett, investors included J. B. Duke and R. J. Reynolds. The mill produced broad print cloths and other cotton goods.

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Records documenting the day-to-day activities of the business offices of the mill. Both expenses (for supplies, wages, machinery, insurance, etc.) and products are detailed in the company's routine correspondence, contracts, account ledgers, invoices, and other office files. A few volumes appear that predate the establishment of Pickett Cotton Mill; these probably relate to an earlier business of Pickett's, possibly involving tobacco.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Office Files, 1910-1932.

About 10,000 items.

Arrangement: by type.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932.

About 5000 items.

Routine business correspondence. Correspondence relates to machinery, supplies, and other purchases of the mill; to the sale of the mill's textile products; to other dealings with suppliers and customers; and to other activities of the mill.

Folder 1

1910-1912 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 1

Folder 2-8

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

1910-1913 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 2-8

Folder 9-15

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

1910-1916 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 9-15

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

1911 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 16-17

Folder 18-19

Folder 18

Folder 19

1911-1912 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 18-19

Folder 20-28

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

1911-1913 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 20-28

Folder 29-36

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

1911-1914 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 29-36

Folder 37

1912-1916 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 37

Folder 38-43

Folder 38

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

1915-1918 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 38-43

Folder 44-48

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

Folder 48

1916-1918 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 44-48

Folder 49-66

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

1918 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 49-66

Folder 67

1918-1919 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 67

Folder 68-93

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

1919 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 68-93

Folder 94

1919-1920 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 94

Folder 95-105

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

1920 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 95-105

Folder 106

1920-1932 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 106

Folder 107-112

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

1921 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 107-112

Folder 113

1927-1928 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 113

Folder 114

1928 #04488, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1910-1932." Folder 114

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Contracts, 1918-1922.

About 1500 items.

Contracts with suppliers of machinery, textile and office supplies, fuel, and with other suppliers.

Folder 115-148

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Folder 143

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Contracts, 1918-1922 #04488, Subseries: "1.2. Contracts, 1918-1922." Folder 115-148

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920.

About 3500 items.

Invoices documenting material purchased by the mill, including machinery, cotton, fuel, dyes, and other supplies.

Folder 149-155

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

1915-1916 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 149-155

Folder 156-159

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

Folder 159

1916 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 156-159

Folder 160-162

Folder 160

Folder 161

Folder 162

1916-1917 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 160-162

Folder 163-173

Folder 163

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

1917 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 163-173

Folder 174-182

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

1918 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 174-182

Folder 183-189

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Folder 189

1919 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 183-189

Folder 190-198

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

1920 #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 190-198

Folder 199-205

Folder 199

Folder 200

Folder 201

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

various dates #04488, Subseries: "1.3. Invoices, 1915-1920." Folder 199-205

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. Other Office Files, 1915-1925.

About 100 items.

Receipts, correspondence relating to insurance policies, orders for material, and other office files. A sample of the approximately 500 routine receipts received with the collection has been preserved.

Folder 206-210

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Insurance material #04488, Subseries: "1.4. Other Office Files, 1915-1925." Folder 206-210

Folder 211

Orders #04488, Subseries: "1.4. Other Office Files, 1915-1925." Folder 211

Folder 212

Receipts #04488, Subseries: "1.4. Other Office Files, 1915-1925." Folder 212

Folder 213-214

Folder 213

Folder 214

Other items #04488, Subseries: "1.4. Other Office Files, 1915-1925." Folder 213-214

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43 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Volumes recording such financial information as wages paid, accounts payable, profit and loss, and other financial information. Several volumes are labelled as day books or cash ledgers, but these volumes appear to have served the same purposes. Several volumes appear that predate the founding of the Pickett Cotton Mill; it is unclear to what company these relate.

The following is a list of volumes, with the earliest date appearing in each. Oversized volumes are designated with the prefix "S-".

Volume S-1

January 1899 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-1

Volume 2

August 1899 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 2

Volume 3

1900 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 3

Volume 4

1902 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 4

Volume 5

June 1903 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 5

Volume S-6

December 1903 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-6

Volume S-7

1911 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-7

Volume 8

1913 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 8

Volume 9

February 1914 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 9

Volume 10

May 1914 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 10

Volume 11

October 1914 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 11

Volume 12

April 1915 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 12

Volume 13

October 1915 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 13

Volume 14

March 1916 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 14

Volume 15

August 1916 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 15

Volume 16

December 1916 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 16

Volume 17

May 1917 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." 17

Volume S-18

October 1917 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-18

Volume S-19

October 1918 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-19

Volume S-20

October 1919 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-20

Volume S-21A

April 1920 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-21A

Volume S-21B

November 1920 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-21B

Volume S-22

January 1922 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-22

Volume S-23

June 1923 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-23

Volume S-24

June 1924 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-24

Volume S-25

May 1925 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-25

Volume S-26

March 1926 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-26

Volume S-27

January 1927 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-27

Volume S-28

October 1927 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-28

Volume S-29

June 1928 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-29

Volume S-30

February 1929 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-30

Volume S-31

September 1929 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-31

Volume S-32

April 1930 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-32

Volume S-33

October 1930 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-33

Volume S-34

August 1931 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-34

Volume S-35

July 1932 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-35

Volume S-36

August 1933 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-36

Volume S-37

October 1934 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-37

Volume S-38

May 1936 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-38

Volume S-39

May 1937 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-39

Volume S-40

May 1938 #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-40

Volume S-41

Undated #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-41

Volume S-42

Undated #04488, Series: "2. Account Books, 1899-1933." S-42

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Processed by: Mark Beasley, August 1987

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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