West Point Rice Mill Company records
West Point Rice Mill Company records include correspondence and legal documents (wills, bonds, and certificates) concerning transfers of stock related to estates and to the decrease of capital stock. Letterpress copybook (1917-1923) contains letters primarily concerning the accounts of individuals and corporations. Other records include a stock daybook (1888-1913) and stock ledger (1887-1924), stock certificates (1888-1913), receipts (1921-1925), checkbooks (1912-1921), checks, check stubs, and canceled checks (primarily for dividends and liquidation checks), cash books (1912-1925), general ledgers (1909-1925), and balance sheets (1920-1921).
- West Point Rice Mill Company (Charleston, S.C.) (Organization)
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Materials in English
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The largest antebellum rice mill in South Carolina, the West Point Rice Mill was built on the Ashley River (at the west end of Calhoun Street) in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1839 by Jonathan Lucas, III (d. 1853). The main factory was housed in a four-story brick building. The mill complex had workers' quarters, a cooperage, wharves, a rough rice storehouse, a carpenter's shop, a small flour mill, and a blacksmith shop. In 1926 the mill ceased operations.
1.0 linear feet (4 slim document boxes, 3 volumes)
Collection consists of the records of the West Point Rice Mill Company, Charleston, South Carolina, from 1885 to 1925. Records include correspondence and legal documents concerning transfers of stock related to estates and to the decrease of capital stock, a letterpress copybook containing letters primarily concerning the accounts of individuals and corporations, daybooks, ledgers, and cashbooks. Also included are checks, check stubs, canceled checks for dividends and liquidation, and balance sheets.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Source and date of initial acquisition unknown.
Processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown.
- Rice -- Milling -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- West Point Rice Mill Company (Charleston, S.C.) -- Records and correspondence
- balance sheets
- checks (bank checks)
- estate records
- ledgers (account books)
- legal documents
- letterpress copybooks
- receipts (financial records)
- Inventory of the West Point Rice Mill Company Records, 1885-1925
- Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
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