Chisolm's Rice Mill records
Chisolm's Rice Mill records include letterpress copybooks (1890-1894, with a plan view of the rice store and wharfs, and monthly records of amounts paid and due at the mill), cash books (1897-1908), balance books (1873-1911), general ledgers (1889-1908), and vouchers and receipts (with index, 1889-1912) for companies and individuals for goods and services.
- Chisolm's Rice Mill (Charleston, S.C.) (Organization)
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Charleston, South Carolina, rice mill company located at the west end of Tradd Street. Chisolm's Rice Mill was founded by A. W. or George Chisolm during the late 1820s and later became the property of R. T. Chisolm and Sons. By 1850 the mill employed 80 workers and annually pounded 20,000 barrels of rice. In January, 1859, the main plant and most of the adjoining buildings were destroyed in a fire. A new four-story brick structure was immediately built. The Chisolms erected several other buildings including a cooperage, a gas plant, and a storehouse. It required 150 workers to operate the new factory. The mill ceased operations after it was severely damaged by a hurricane in 1911.
0.75 linear feet (3 slim document boxes, 1 volume)
Collection consists of the records of Chisolm's Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina, from 1873 to 1925. Records include letterpress copybooks containing monthly records of amounts paid and due at the mill, cash books, balance books, general ledgers, and vouchers and receipts for companies and individuals for goods and services.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Source and date of initial acquisition unknown.
Processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown.
- Inventory of the Chisolm's Rice Mill Records, 1873-1912
- Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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