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Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0131

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a cCorporate letterbook, 1882-1906, and cloth samples of "Bell checks" and "Bell stripes" manufactured by the Bell Factory, Huntsville, Alabama, after the Civil War.

Dates

  • 1882-1906

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical/Historical note

The Bell Factory was the oldest textile mill in Alabama. The factory was founded in 1819 and was located northeast of Huntsville. The mill burned down in 1841, but it was rebuilt and continued to operate until 1885.

Bell Factory. (n.d.). Retrieved November 26, 2012 from the HMPCL Digital Archives: http://digitalarchives.hmcpl.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15431coll1/id/392

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (3 items, 3 pieces)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Corporate letterbook, 1882-1906, and cloth samples of "Bell checks" and "Bell stripes" manufactured by the Bell Factory, Huntsville, Alabama, after the Civil War.

Provenance

Swatches gift of James Bragg, 1956. Letterbook purchased from Bert Neville, 1964

General

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Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012

Creator

Title
Guide to the Bell Factory letterbook and cloth samples
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500