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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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(12) Invoices to Gillet & Co. from the following coal dealers, October 1882-May 1883: Seth S. Serat; M.E. Serat; H.R. Loring. Invoices 022701
(2) Invoices and (1) receipt from Simons, Sayles & Company, tea merchants, to Gillet & Company, May-July 1878.Documents022801
(19) Invoices from H.C. Spaulding, lumber, to Gillet & Company, November 1877-March 1883.Invoices022901
(2) Invoices from Star Oil Company to Gillet & Company, May and July 1877.Invoices023001
(3) Invoices from F.A. & W.H. Stowell & Company, hardware, to Gillet & Company, January 1878-October 1884.Invoices023101
(2) Invoices from C.F. Swan & Son, hardware, to Gillet & Company, August 1882 and September 1883.Invoices023201
(1) Invoice and (2) business letters from Temple & Lockwood, tools, to Gillet & Company, June 1880-June 1881.Documents023301
(2) Bills of lading from the Blossburg Coal Co. and Tioga & Elmira State Line Railroad Co. to Gillet & Co., April-August 1880.Document023401
(4) Receipts and (1) invoice from Tuckerman, Mulligan and Company to Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co., May 1876-March 1878.Documents023501
(43) Invoices from A.S. Turner & Son, Coal Dealers, to Gillet & Company, September 1877-May 1883.Invoices023601
Invoice and business letter from the Vitrified Wheel & Emery Company to Gillet & Company, October 1877 and March 1878.Documents030101
(4) Invoices and (1) payment slip from Wallace & Sons, brass & copper parts, to Gillet & Company, 1876-1881.Documents030201
(4) Invoices from M.H. Walker, boots and shoes, to Gillet & Company, July 1880-August 1881.Invoices030301
(22) Invoices from William Ward, coal dealer, to Gillet & Company, June 1877-April 1884.Invoices030401
(3) Invoices from R.M. Watts, printers, to Gillet & Company, October 1879, June 1882 & November 1883.Invoices030501
(3) Product orders from Louis Weddigen & Company to the Elmira Nobles Mfg. Company, January 1881-November 1885.Letters030601
(2) Invoices and (1) payment slip from Wells & Loomis, hardware, to Gillet & Company, February 1879-February 1883.Documents030701
(2) Invoices from C.H. Wheadon & Son, saddler, to Gillet & Company, December 1881 and February 1883.Invoices030801
(16) Invoices for Gillet & Co. from the following coal dealers, July 1876-July 1883: George Worrall; J.L. Worrall.Invoices030901
Business Correspondence between Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./ Gillet & Co., and the following companies, 1873-1885: William Blair & Co. (hardware); Clark, Wilson & Co. (hardware); Cory & Blunt (boxes); DeLaney Forge & Iron Co.; Fairlee Estate; Leonard Brothers (hardware); Ott. Hall & Co. (hardware); F.W. Moss (tools); Second National Bank of Elmira; G.S. Shepard; Simmons Hardware Co.; Joseph A. Tucker, Jr. (hardware); Worthington & Co.; unidentified businesses.Correspondence031001
Miscellaneous documents from the Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./ Gillet & Co. including receipts, bank checks, promisory notes and financial/ administrative records, 1869-1885. Documents031201
(5) Diven Family receipts, 1890-1928: Friend, Metzger & Co; (3) Canadian Lumber; a promissory note between A.Diven and George M. Diven.Receipts031301
(8) Chemung Canal National Bank deposit receipts signed by J. Arnot: (1) June 1867; (7) January & May 1868.Deposit Receipts031401
(3) Junction Canal Company receipts: Rowland & Beadle, hardware, May 1865; R.Watrous, hardware, November 1865; Meeker Co., April 1865.Receipts031402
(7) J. Arnot receipts: Elston & Bennett, lumber, 1865; (2)Spaulding, Haskell & Co, lumer, 1865; Louis Strauss & Co., dry goods, 1865; D.H.Tellokow, 1855; (2) Jarvis & Company, 1858-1865.Receipts031403
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