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Box Factory Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3483

These ledgers record each sale made by a box fabricator to a variety of businesses and individuals. The information recorded for each transaction includes items sold, prices, and payments made. The older of these two ledgers records sales of such items as stove pipe crates, double banana cases, organ boxes, saddle boxes, egg cases, and stencils. A random sampling of customers includes Nashville Tobacco Works, Phillips and Buttorf Manufacturing Company, Southern Soda Works, Nashville Saddlery Company, Cassetty Oil Company, Methodist Publishing House, and Nashville Woolen Mills.

The newer ledger lists sales of things like harness boxes, double B cases, egg cases, cedar coffin boxes, bed slats, and tobacco boxes for Red Ant (twist), Mans Pride (smoking), and Royal Brazil (smoking). A random sampling of customers includes Phillps Friddle Company, American Snuff Company, Brittain Tobacco Works, Phillips Buttorff, Louisville Soap Company, Nashville Saddlery Company, and George A Karsch.

Dates

  • 1895 September 6-1896 August 11, 1906 February 1-1908 May 8

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

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

These ledgers record each sale made by a box fabricator to a variety of businesses and individuals. The information recorded for each transaction includes items sold, prices, and payments made.

Biographical/Historical Note

There is no definitive identification in these ledgers, but one has J B R & Co written inside the front cover. Many of the customers were in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two boxes.

Acquisition Note

These ledgers are the property of the Special Collections Library.

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