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A Guide to the Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company Records, 1834-1992 Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company (Petersburg, Va.), Records, 1834-1992 42633

A Guide to the Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company Records, 1834-1992

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 42633


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
42633
Title
Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company Records, 1834-1992
Physical Description
5 cubic feet (12 boxes) and 5 volumes
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company Records, 1834-1992. Accession 42633. Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Marvin T. Broyhill III, Petersburg, Virginia.


Historical Information

The Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company was founded in 1872 by Esek Steere and E. J. Armstrong, and was located in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1876, Esek Steere and his son Albert Lippett Steere (1872-1931) bought out Armstrong's interest. The company specialized in machinery for the peanut industry, including planters, harvesters, and shellers, and also tobacco industry equipment. The firm also manufactured household products, such as andirons, urns, and firebacks, and also produced bar iron, sheets and plates, and boiler tubes. The company also operated a sawmill, and employed iron and brass founders and machinists. The company ceased to exist in 1972, and the complex was sold to the Godley Land and Cattle Company of North Carolina, but was soon purchased from them by the Historic Petersburg Foundation. The Foundation soon sold it to Frank Peckinpaugh, a retired engineer. The complex was renovated into a living history museum and opened to the public in 1991 by real estate developers Marvin T. Broyhill III and George Pilarinos, but was severely damaged by a tornado that struck Petersburg in August 1993. In 1996, it was sold to the Center for Industrial Preservation.

Scope and Content

Records, 1834-1992, of the Appomattox Iron Works and Supply Company of Petersburg, Virginia, including correspondence, customer orders, receipts, credit reports, price sheets and supply catalogs, account ledgers, weekly time books, day book, and cash ledger. Also included are photocopies of diaries of company founder Esek Steere (1831-1908). The collection also contains files relating to the renovation of the company headquarters into a living history museum in the early 1990's. There is artwork, brochures, clippings, genealogical notes on the Armstrong and Steere families, photographs, proposals and specifications, reports, histories, and information relating to tax credits, grants, and urban enterprise zones.


Contents List

Accounts, 1900.
Box: 1
Folder: 1
Accounts, 1923-1924.
Box: 1
Folder: 2
Appleton Manufacturing Company (Batavia, IL) .
Box: 1
Folder: 3
Appomattox Basin .
Box: 1
Folder: 4
Artwork - Jerry W. Furr, Jr., 1991.
Box: 1
Folder: 5
Bignall and Keeler Manufacturing Company (Edwardsville, IL) .
Box: 1
Folder: 6
Bloomer vs. McQuewan et. als. - Appeal, 1853.
Box: 1
Folder: 7
Blueprint - Electric Starting Woodpeckers (Middletown Machine), 18 February 1913.
Box: 11
Blueprint - Appomattox Iron Works Complex Preliminary Proposal, 11 December 1990.
Box: 4
Folder: 4
Broadside, 10 August 1892.
Box: 11
Brochure .
Box: 1
Folder: 8
Building Profiles - Central Core Area .
Box: 1
Folder: 9
Cash Ledger, August 1910 - November 1913.
Volume: 1
Clippings .
Box: 1
Folder: 10
Continental Machinery Company (Chattanooga, TN) .
Box: 1
Folder: 11
Correspondence, 1914 (T-U-V).
Box: 1
Folder: 12
Correspondence, 1915 (A).
Box: 1
Folder: 13
Correspondence, 1915 (B).
Box: 1
Folder: 14
Correspondence, 1915 (T-U-V).
Box: 1
Folder: 15
Correspondence, 1916 (A).
Box: 1
Folder: 16
Correspondence, 1916 (B).
Box: 1
Folder: 17
Correspondence, 1916 (C).
Box: 1
Folder: 18
Correspondence, 1916 (N-O).
Box: 1
Folder: 19
Correspondence, 1916 (S).
Box: 1
Folder: 20
Correspondence, 1917 (A).
Box: 1
Folder: 21
Correspondence, 1917 (B).
Box: 1
Folder: 22
Correspondence, 1917 (C).
Box: 1
Folder: 23
Correspondence, 1917 (M).
Box: 1
Folder: 24
Correspondence, 1917 (N-O).
Box: 1
Folder: 25
Correspondence, 1917 (P-Q).
Box: 1
Folder: 26
Correspondence, 1917 (R).
Box: 1
Folder: 27
Correspondence, 1917 (S).
Box: 1
Folder: 28
Correspondence, 1917 (T-U-V).
Box: 1
Folder: 29
Correspondence, 1917 (W-X-Y-Z).
Box: 1
Folder: 30
Correspondence, 1918 (A).
Box: 1
Folder: 31
Correspondence, 1918 (B).
Box: 1
Folder: 32
Correspondence, 1918 (C).
Box: 1
Folder: 33
Correspondence, 1918 (R).
Box: 1
Folder: 34
Correspondence, 1918 (T-U-V).
Box: 1
Folder: 35
Correspondence, 1919 (H).
Box: 1
Folder: 36
Correspondence, 1920 (A).
Box: 1
Folder: 37
Correspondence, 1920 (B).
Box: 1
Folder: 38
Correspondence, 1920 (C).
Box: 1
Folder: 39
Correspondence, 1920 (D).
Box: 1
Folder: 40
Correspondence, 1920 (E-F).
Box: 2
Folder: 1
Correspondence, 1920 (G).
Box: 2
Folder: 2
Correspondence, 1920 (H-I-J).
Box: 2
Folder: 3
Correspondence, 1920 (K-L).
Box: 2
Folder: 4
Correspondence, 1920 (M).
Box: 2
Folder: 5
Correspondence, 1920 (N-O).
Box: 2
Folder: 6
Correspondence, 1920 (P-Q).
Box: 2
Folder: 7
Correspondence, 1920 (R).
Box: 2
Folder: 8
Correspondence, 1920 (S).
Box: 2
Folder: 9
Correspondence, 1920 (T-U-V).
Box: 2
Folder: 10
Correspondence, 1920 (W-X-Y-Z).
Box: 2
Folder: 11
Correspondence, 1922 (B).
Box: 2
Folder: 12
Correspondence, 1922 (S).
Box: 2
Folder: 13
Correspondence, 1923 (A).
Box: 2
Folder: 14
Correspondence, 1923 (B).
Box: 2
Folder: 15
Correspondence, 1923 (C).
Box: 2
Folder: 16
Correspondence, 1923 (D).
Box: 2
Folder: 17
Correspondence, 1923 (G).
Box: 2
Folder: 18
Correspondence, 1923 (H-I-J).
Box: 2
Folder: 19
Correspondence, 1923 (R).
Box: 2
Folder: 20
Correspondence, 1924 (A).
Box: 2
Folder: 21
Correspondence, 1924 (B).
Box: 2
Folder: 22
Correspondence, 1924 (C).
Box: 2
Folder: 23
Correspondence, 1924 (D).
Box: 2
Folder: 24
Correspondence, 1924 (E-F).
Box: 2
Folder: 25
Correspondence, 1924 (G).
Box: 2
Folder: 26
Correspondence, 1924 (H-I-J).
Box: 2
Folder: 27
Correspondence, 1924 (K-L).
Box: 2
Folder: 28
Correspondence, 1924 (M).
Box: 2
Folder: 29
Correspondence, 1924 (N-O).
Box: 2
Folder: 30
Correspondence, 1924 (P-Q).
Box: 2
Folder: 31
Correspondence, 1924 (R).
Box: 2
Folder: 32
Correspondence, 1924 (S).
Box: 2
Folder: 33
Correspondence, 1924 (T-U-V).
Box: 2
Folder: 34
Correspondence, 1924 (W-X-Y-Z).
Box: 2
Folder: 35
Correspondence, 1929 (D).
Box: 2
Folder: 36
Customer Accounts Ledger, 1883-1894.
Volume: 2
Customer Accounts Ledger, 1894-1902.
Volume: 3
Customer Accounts Ledger, 1901-1904.
Volume: 4
Day Book (Journal "B"), 12 April 1879 - 3 September 1890.
Volume: 5
Description and Preliminary Financial Anaylsis, 1989.
Box: 2
Folder: 37
Diary of Esek Steere, 1852.
Box: 3
Folder: 1
Diary of Esek Steere, 1864.
Box: 3
Folder: 2
Diary of Esek Steere, 1865.
Box: 3
Folder: 3
Diary of Esek Steere, 1870.
Box: 3
Folder: 4
Diary of Esek Steere, 1874.
Box: 3
Folder: 5
Diary of Esek Steere, 1876.
Box: 3
Folder: 6
Diary of Esek Steere, 1878, 1884.
Box: 3
Folder: 7
Diary of Esek Steere, 1890.
Box: 3
Folder: 8
Diary of Esek Steere, 1893.
Box: 3
Folder: 9
Diary of Esek Steere, 1895 (January 1 - April 15).
Box: 3
Folder: 10
"Early Development of the Steam Engine" by Marvin T. Broyhill, 1991.
Box: 4
Folder: 1
Economic and Social Benefits of the AIW Visitor Complex, 1990.
Box: 4
Folder: 2
Equipment Advertisements .
Box: 4
Folder: 3
Estate of Albert Lippett Steere .
Box: 4
Folder: 4
Estate of Albert Lippett Steere .
Box: 11
Facade Incentive Grants Program .
Box: 4
Folder: 5
Farquhar Machinery (York, PA) .
Box: 4
Folder: 6
Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits .
Box: 4
Folder: 7
Genealogical Notes - Armstrong .
Box: 4
Folder: 8
Genealogical Notes - Steere .
Box: 4
Folder: 9
Historic Petersburg Foundation .
Box: 4
Folder: 10
History .
Box: 4
Folder: 11
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site .
Box: 4
Folder: 12
Introduction to the Appomattox Iron Works, 1989.
Box: 4
Folder: 13
Knight Foundry (Sutter Creek, CA) 1990.
Box: 4
Folder: 14
Mechanics' Magazine,12 April 1834.
Box: 4
Folder: 15
National Recovery Administration, 1935.
Box: 4
Folder: 16
Orders from Customers, July-October 1938 (A-O).
Box: 5
Folder: 1-15
Orders from Customers, July-October 1938 (P-Z).
Box: 6
Folder: 1-6
Petersburg's Commercial Souvenir (copy), 1907?.
Box: 6
Folder: 7
Petersburg Iron Works - Receipt, 1889.
Box: 6
Folder: 8
Petersburg Urban Enterprise Zone Program .
Box: 6
Folder: 9
Photographs .
Box: 9-10
Photograph - Petersburg Street Scene .
Box: 11
Photos and Commentary .
Box: 6
Folder: 10
Postcards .
Box: 6
Folder: 11
Price Sheets, 1955-1956 (A).
Box: 6
Folder: 12
Price Sheets, 1955-1956 (M).
Box: 6
Folder: 13
Price Sheets, 1955-1956 (S).
Box: 6
Folder: 14-15
Price Sheets, 1955-1956 (T-U-V).
Box: 6
Folder: 16
Price Sheets, 1955-1956 (W).
Box: 6
Folder: 17
Progress-Index Article, 15 June 1958.
Box: 6
Folder: 18
Project Plans and Specifications, 1990.
Box: 6
Folder: 19
Projected Income and Expenses, 1990.
Box: 6
Folder: 20
Proposed Development, 1990.
Box: 6
Folder: 21
Receipts, 1938-1939 (A-Z).
Box: 7
Folder: 1-19
Report on Nos. 20-28 West Old Street, 1964, 1990.
Box: 8
Folder: 1
Reports (The Mercantile Agency credit reports), 1912-1918 (A-Z).
Box: 8
Folder: 2-16
Sloss Furnaces (Birmingham, AL) .
Box: 8
Folder: 17
"The Social Effects of the Industrial Revolution" by George Pilarinos, 1992.
Box: 8
Folder: 18
Steam Engine Projects From "The Young Mechanic" .
Box: 8
Folder: 19
Steel and Alexander (Petersburg, Va.) - Receipts, 1896, 1900.
Box: 8
Folder: 20
Tappey and Steel (Petersburg, Va.) - Receipt, 1887.
Box: 8
Folder: 21
Taxes, 1968-1970.
Box: 8
Folder: 22
Titus Iron Works - Pattern Numbering Book .
Box: 8
Folder: 23
Videotape (Beta) - Project Overview Footage, February 1992.
Box: 11
Videotape (Beta) - "Thursday at the Works" - Fat Ammons Band .
Box: 11
Weekly Time Book, 13 May 1932 - 15 March 1935.
Box: 12
Folder: 1
Weekly Time Book, 22 March 1935 - 31 December 1937.
Box: 12
Folder: 2
Weekly Time Book, 7 January 1938 - 15 November 1940.
Box: 12
Folder: 3
Weekly Time Book, 27 November 1940 - 10 September 1943.
Box: 12
Folder: 4