A. D. Ellis & Son Records

Collection Number: 6493

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
A. D. Ellis & Son Records, 1911-1934
Collection Number:
6493
Creator:
A. D. Ellis & Son
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, records (documents) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records include payroll (From Ellis, Converse & Co.), outgoing correspondence, notebook of orders, weaving drafts & counts, including price lists and costs, and 2 folders of miscellaneous drafts. Correspondents include H. & W.H. Lewis, Laidlaw Co., & Lynx Corp., all of New York City. Includes Navy contracts & government bids, 1917-1934.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

A.D. Ellis & Son, Monson, Mass. Woolen manufacturers. One of several mills belonging to Dwight W. Ellis & established in 1872 to produce fine cassimeres. Around 1875, Arthur D. Ellis became a partner. Over time the mill manufactured broadcloth, billiard cloth, uniform cloth & jerseys. By the late 1930's auto & uniform cloth were its only products. The company closed in 1961.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records include general outgoing correspondence, 1872-1887, 1899-1901; and correspondence concerning sales, etc., 1915-1934. Correspondents include H. & W.H. Lewis, Laidlaw Company, and Lynx Corporation, all of New York City. Collection also includes Navy contracts and government bids, 1917-1934; and payroll ledgers containing rent and board deductions and amounts produced by weavers; these are labelled Ellis, Converse & Co. Also included are weaving drafts and counts, plus price lists and costs, 1910-1916

PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of A.D. Ellis & Son.
PROVENANCE:

American Textile History Museum Collection, gift of A.D. Ellis & Son.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Converse, E. Julius.
Ellis, Arthur D.
Ellis, Dwight W.
A. D. Ellis & Sons
Converse, Ellis & Company.
D.W. Ellis & Sons Woolen Mill (Monson, Mass.)
Laidlaw Company (New York, N.Y.)
Lynx Corporation (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Business records
Contracts
Payrolls
Price lists
Textile industry
Weaving
Woolen and worsted manufacture
Labor records
Weaving drafts
Wool technology -- General

Geographic Subjects:
Monson (Mass.)
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
A. D. Ellis & Son Records #6493. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1915-1918
Box 1 Folder 2 1921-1926
Box 1 Folder 3 1917-1934
Box 1 Folder 4 1917-1934
Box 1 Folder 5 1931-1934
Box 1 Folder 6
Box 1 Folder 7
Box 1 Folder 8
Box 1 Folder 9 1911
Box 1 Folder 10