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Rumford Chemical Works records



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Statements for the Providence Store


Stocks and Annuities

Wilson's Ring Shop

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Rumford Chemical Works records, 1861-1947

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Title: Rumford Chemical Works records, 1861-1947Add to your cart.

Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into five series of alphabetical files with chronological arrangement within.


Business and patent records of the Rumford Chemical Works, H.M. Anthony Company and Wilson Ring Company in Providence, Rhode Island.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection (MC 77) consists of organizational documents, correspondence, minutes, stockholders' records, trademarks, agreements, contracts, leases, deeds, accounts and other financial records, purchasing and receiving records, inventories, production and employee records, analysis and experiment books, sales and shipping records, legal materials concerning patent and trademark litigations, scrapbooks, press releases, company history, and other records. Includes records of H.M. Anthony Company, New York, N.Y., agent for Rumford grocery products (1872-1930); Wilson Ring Company and estate papers of company founder George F. Wilson including papers Newton D. Arnold, and other trustees; and letter copybooks of N.D. Arnold, treasurer and general manager. Persons represented include Charles A. Catlin, Albert E. Marshall, Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford Cornelius Sweetland, Ellery Holbrook Wilson, and members of the Arnold, Horsford, and Wilson families.

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Related Materials:

Rumford Chemical Company Records, Library of Congress

Rumford Chemical Company Records, Rhode Island Historical Society

Preferred Citation: Rumford Chemical Works records MC77. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: General],
[Series II: Statements for the Providence Store],
[Series III: Patents],
[Series IV: Stocks and Annuities],
[Series V: Wilson's Ring Shop],

Series I: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: H. M. Anthony Papers, 1872-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Post Office Leases, 1910-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Rumford Chemical Company Deeds, 1861-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Rumford Chemical Company Deeds, 1900-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Rumford Chemical Company Formulas, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 6: Rumford Chemical Company Formulas, undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 7: Rumford Chemical Company Legal Conferences, 1880-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous Receipts and Statements, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous, 1929, 1938-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Eighty Years of Baking Powder History, 1859-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: George Wilson's Estate, 1883Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Address Book for Suppliers, 1884-Add to your cart.
Item 2: Cost of power to Mills, 1894-1896Add to your cart.
Item 3: George F. Wilson & Co. Daybook, 1855-1857Add to your cart.
Item 4: Newton D. Arnold trustee for Wilson/Rumford Accounts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Accounts of Mills & Employees, 1880-1883Add to your cart.
Item 6: Letter press book - N.D. Arnold, trustee, 1880-1883Add to your cart.
bound volume
Item 7: Sample Book, 1890-1895Add to your cart.
cuts of labeling, giveaways, etc.
Item 8: Sample Book, 1905-1906Add to your cart.
labels, signs, ads, letterhead, recipe books, promotions
Item 9: Sample Book, 1925-1929Add to your cart.
labels, forms, promotions, etc.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: General],
[Series II: Statements for the Providence Store],
[Series III: Patents],
[Series IV: Stocks and Annuities],
[Series V: Wilson's Ring Shop],

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