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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Nobles Manufacturing Company price list, 1871.Document010101
Booklet - Catalogue and Revised Price List for Gillet & Co, Successors to the Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Company, 1879.Booklet010102
List of tools and prices from Gillet & Company,successor to Elmira Nobles Mfg. Company, March 1880.Document010103
Misc. invoices, statements and receipts sent to Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./Gillet & Co., 1876-1885, from the following businesses: John Bartholomew (druggist); Peter Briggs (soap); H.B. Berry; Bundy Brothers (grocer); J. & Riley Carr; Chemung Hollow Ware Works; Cohoes Rolling Mill; Louis Dejonge & Co; P.J. Egan (steam dyeing); Gerity & Morrell (druggists); Gilsey House (hotel); Graves & Russell (printers); Graves & Stiles (printers); Greene, Tweed & Co. (manufacturing); Hallock, Cary & Co. (clothiers); Harrison & Kellogg (furnaces); T. Hawley & Co. (hardware); S.B. Hubble (furniture); The Husbandman Association (farmers’ grange); Kearney & Foot (files); Mrs. H.L. Kies (binder); M.E. Lawrence (wine & cigars); Loghry & Co. (coal); Loomis & Chubbuck (coal); John W. Lyon & Co. (publishers); Malleable Iron Fittings Co.; J.J. Mayott (roofing); Samuel Merwin (tube cleaner); S.X. Metzger & Son (grocer); Moller & Schuman.Invoices010201
Misc. invoices, statements and receipts sent to Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./Gillet & Co., 1876-1885, from the following businesses: Nathan & Dreyfus; National Iron and Steel Publishing Co.; New York State Reformatory; Niagara Fire Insurance Co.; George W. Palmer (contractor); D.F. Pickering; J.T Pope; Thomas J. Pope & Brother; James M. Rae (butter); J.M. Robinson & Sons (furniture); James M. Sly (insurance); J.W. Stickney & Co. (varnish); Strauss & Samuels (dry goods); Charles Swan & Son (insurance); E.A. Swan (carpenter); John Thorn (coal); Miles Trout; E.B. Turner (coal); S.D. Wadhams (druggist); E.T. Walker (lumber); Jas. R.H. Walker (plumber); Weaver, Worrall & Co. (coal); Wellsburg Tannery; W.F. Wentz (coal).Invoices010301
(2) Business letters from Adams & Chute, hardware dealers, to Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co., December 1873-January 1874.Letters010401
(2) Invoices from A.W. Ayers of Elmira, tombs & grave stones, 1882.Invoices010501
(3) invoices from Baeder, Adamson & Company, emery paper manufacturers, 1881-1883.Invoices010601
(2) Invoices from Baldwin & Potter and E.G. Baldwin, Insurance Agents, 1882.Invoices010701
(180) invoices, product orders and billing statements from Barker, Dounce, Rose & Co., hardware, May 1876-July 1883.Documents010801
(59) Invoices from Charles B. Bovier, paper and cigar box manufacturer, January 1876-December 1879.Invoices011001
(5) invoices from Irving D. Booth Company, hardware, to Gillet & Company, April 1879-July 1883.Invoices011001
(2) Business letters from L. Brandeis & Company, commission merchants, March 20 & 31, 1880.Letters011101
(26) Invoices to Gillet & Company from the following hides and leather dealers, May 1876-August 1883: A.B. Bullard & Son; Bullard, Farwll & Co.; Bullard and Farwell; A.B. Bullard.Invoices011201
(6) invoices from George B. Cannon, coal dealer, to Gillet & Company, November 1877-April 1878.Invoices011301
(3) Invoices from Clapp & Co., flour dealers, to Gillet & Co., 1882.Invoices011401
(2) invoices and letter from Clipper Chilled Plow Co., farm equipment, to Gillet & Company, 1882-1883.Documents011501
(14) Invoices from T.E.H. Cook & Company, plumbing, to Gillet & Company, June 1879-August 1883.Invoices011601
(2) invoices from R.M. Cosey, merchant tailor, 1870. Invoices011701
(2) invoices from S. Cross, coal dealer, January-March 1883Invoices011801
(6) Invoices from David Decker, manufacturer of union crop leather & backs, Wellsburg, May 1882-November 1883.Invoices011901
(5) Invoices from the Wellsburg Tannery to Gillet & Co., January 1882-November 1883. Invoices011902
(6) Invoices from F.N. Dounce, coal dealer, November 1879-February 1882.Invoices012001
(63) invoices from William J. Dounce & Company, dealers in coal and pig iron, to Gillet & Company, June 1878-December 1883.Invoices012101
(4) Business letters from William J. Dounce & Company to Gillet & Company, March 1880-February 1884.Letters012102
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