A. & A. Lawrence Records

Collection Number: 6490

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
A. & A. Lawrence Records, 1835
Collection Number:
6490
Creator:
A. & A. Lawrence
Quantity:
0 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Two ledgers, 1862-1868, containing accounts with dry-goods merchants and jobbers.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

A Boston selling agent (dry-goods commission merchant) for New England mills, A. & A. Lawrence was founded as a partnership in 1814 by the two Lawrence brothers, Amos (the elder) and Abbott. The firm first engaged in the sale of foreign goods but after 1816 dealt with selling domestic cotton and woolen goods on commission. In the 1830's it began to invest heavily in Lowell mills such as the Tremont & Suffolk, the Lawrence, and the Boott Mill, and helped to found the Massachusetts Cotton Mills. In due course, the Lawrences held stock in most of the major mills of New England and were the exclusive selling agents for those in which they held large interests. They also acted as purchasing agents for raw cotton. Not to be confused with Lawrence & Co., also selling agents of Boston and founded by Amos Adams Lawrence, a son of Amos Lawrence.
PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of John Lawrence.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Aiken, John
Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886
A. & A. Lawrence & Co.
American Textile History Museum
Carded Woolen Manufacturers' Association.
Tremont Mills.

Subjects:
Business records
Commission merchants
Dry-goods
Manufacturers' agents
Tariff on wool
Selling agents.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
A. & A. Lawrence Records #6490. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1921
housed in 7025m, box 9
Box 1 Folder 2 1835
housed in 7025m, box 9