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Collection TitleCL 10 Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./ Gillet & Co.CreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:April 2009
Terms:Business; Business communication; Elmira (N.Y.); Manufactures
Historical:Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company-The Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company was founded in 1874 and located at 601 Baldwin Street.  The company manufactured augers, axes, drill bits and other carpentry tools.  From 1874 until 1877, the company was run by a series of businessmen until it was bought out by Treasurer Solomon L. Gillet and his partner Robert T. Turner.  The two changed the name to Gillet & Co.  The company went out of business in 1886.
Scope:The Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company/ Gillet & Co. Collection contains receipts from vendors, 1876-1885; bank deposit receipts, 1865-1868; personal receipts for various individuals, 1865-1942; and business correspondence with C.E. Jennings & Co. including requisitions and letters of payment, 1877-1885.
Extent3 linear feet
Date Span1865-1942
AbstractThis collection contains administrative documents from the Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co. and its successor Gillet & Co.

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(87) Invoices from J. Langdon & Company, coal dealers, to Gillet & Company, November 1877-March 1882.Invoices020201
(14) Invoices from the LaFrance Fire Engine Company to Gillet & Company, September 1878-November 1883.Invoices020301
(127) Invoices from S.H. Laney, tinware, to Gillet & Company, August 1882-April 1884.Invoices020401
(7) Invoices from the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company to Gillet & Company, June 1877-January 1885.Invoices020501
(3) Invoices from E.P. Lewis, flour & feed, for Gillet & Co., 1879-1881.Invoices020601
(3) Invoices from the McIntyre Coal Company to Gillet & Company, May 1880-June 1882.Invoices020701
(2) Invoices from Miners' Oil Company to Gillet & Company, June 1881 and December 1882.Invoices020801
(2) Invoices from H.J. Mosher, meats, to Gillet & Company, November 1877 and January 1881.Invoices020901
(3) invoices and (1) receitp from Naylor & Company, steel, to Gillet & Company, April 1876-May 1879.Receipt021001
(9) Invoices from N.Y. Belting and Packing Company to Gillet and Company, August 1876-June 1883.Invoices021101
(10) shipping bills and (1) letter from the New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad Company to Gillet Company, November 1879-April 1884.Documentss021201
(2) receipts from the New York and Pennsylvania Telephone and Telegraph Company to Gillet & Company, February and August 1883.Receipts021301
(2) invoices and (2) receipts from the Northern Central Railway Company for Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./ Gillet & Company, August 1877-August 1883.Documents021401
(4) Invoices from Henry M. Partridge, lumber, to Gillet & Company, December 1878-November 1881.Invoices021501
(1) bill of lading and (2) price lists from Pennsylvania Coal Company to Gillet & Company, April-November 1878.Documents021601
(21) Invoices sent to Gillet & Co. from the following druggists, October 1877-October 1882: Perry & Company; Theo. B. Perry.Invoices021701
(12) Invoices from Perry & Scott, insurance & real estate agents, to Gillet & Company & C.L. Hathaway, October 1879-November 1883.Invoices021801
(6) Invoices and (1) receipt from W.H. Peters, coal dealers, to Gillet & Co., February-December 1883.Docuemnts021901
(2) Invoices from Plowman & Wyckoff, hardware, to Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company, April & May 1877.Invoices022001
(33) Invoices, (9) product orders and (1) letter from Pratt & Company, hardware, to Gillet & Company, November 1877-April 1885.Documents022101
(4) invoices from Preswick, Morse & Company, stationer, to Gillet & Company, April 1877-June 1882.Invoices022201
(2) Invoices from Grove P. Rawson, florist, to Gillet & Company, July 1883.Invoices022301
(31) Invoices from Reid & Cooper, founders, to Gillet & Co., July 1876-June 1883.Invoices 022401
(2) Invoices from H.B. Rhymer, manufacturer of files & rasps, to Gillet & Company, June 1878 and July 1879.Invoices022501
(2) Invoices from H.H. Sayles & Company, grocers, to Gillet and Company, November 1881 and August 1883.Invoices022601
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