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West Point Rice Mill Company records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0051

Collection Overview

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).

Dates

  • 1885-1925

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

1.0 linear feet (4 slim document boxes, 3 volumes)

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Source and date of initial acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown.

Title
Inventory of the West Point Rice Mill Company Records, 1885-1925
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2016
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424
(843) 953-8016
(843) 953-6319 (Fax)