Athens Bobbin Mill account books

Athens Bobbin Mill account books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Athens Bobbin Mill (Athens, Ga.)
Creator: Athens Bobbin Works (Ga.)
Title: Athens Bobbin Mill account books
Dates: 1867-1877, 1887-1891
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (3 volumes housed with minor collections MS 108- MS 111)
Coll. Number: ms108(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

The Athens Bobbin Mill produced bobbins made from local dogwood trees to supply the growing Southern textile industry. The Mill operated from approximately 1867-1920s.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two account books for the Athens Bobbin Mill and its predecessor the Athens Bobbin Works from November, 1867 - December, 1877 and April, 1887 - December, 1891. Volume one contains entries for customer or firm and includes the name, date, items purchased or ordered, and price. Additional entries pertain to wages paid employees and list name, number of days worked, and, in some cases, the amount paid. The first ledger also includes entries for letters received, answered, or sent and include the person's or firm's name, date, and address.

Volume two includes entries recording employees, number of days worked, and taxes, charges for hauling services including name, amount, and size; and orders from customers or firms containing the name, date, items purchased or ordered, and price.


The records are arranged in chronological order, then by customer's or firm's name. The collection is arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Account books
Bobbins (Textile machinery)
Business records.
Textile industry--Georgia.
Wages--Textile workers--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens Bobbin Mill (Athens, Ga.) account books. MS 108(m). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxItem
11Record book, 1867-1877
2Record book, 1877-1891
3Speech delivered before Lodge No. 83 at Crawford, Georgia, June 24, 1869