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Rogersville Marble Quarry Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1404

This ledger houses records of the marble that a quarry in Rogersville, Tennessee sold to various companies around the United States. The individuals and organizations that the quarry did business with include George J. Saffer (New York), Mess. Davidson and Son (Milwaukee), William H. Evans and Son, Burlington Manufacturing Company, Joseph Foster and Son, Pickel Marble and Granate (sic) Company (St. Louis), Beherr McDonald (Covington, Ky.), M. Dempsey (Norfolk), Finney and Devanny (New York), C. Maxwell (New York), Bowtur Forrsyst Company, Sherwood Morgan Company, Mess. Lautz and Company (Buffalo), Chas E. Hall and Company (Boston), James McDonough, Samuel Bailie and Son, Sherman and Flavin, and Blatz and Krebs. The ledger also includes three pages for Cash Accounts and one page for Bills Payable.

Dates

  • 1886 February-1887 June

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This ledger houses records of the marble that a quarry in Rogersville, Tennessee sold to various companies around the United States.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marble has been quarried from the Holston Formation near Rogersville, Tennessee since 1838. Tennessee marble is actually limestone and has been used in buildings across the country.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this ledger in July of 1987.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480