Hammond Fire Brick Company Papers A&M.2166

Hammond Fire Brick Company Papers A&M.2166


West Virginia and Regional History Center

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P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu

Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center

West Virginia and Regional History Center
Hammond Fire Brick Company Papers1900-1931
5.7 Linear Feet Summary: 5 ft. 6 1/2 in. (13 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 ledger, 1 1/2 in.)
Hammond Fire Brick Company
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
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Preferred Citation

A&M 2166, Hammond Fire Brick Company Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.

Scope and Contents

Unedited, unselected, and uncensored correspondence and business record of the now defunct Hammond Fire Brick Company of Hammond (Marion County), West Virginia. Includes correspondence for the years 1900-1931; shipping records indicating the type of brick, to whom sent, quantity sent, railroad, and the date for the years 1907-1913; freight bills from various railroads for the years 1906 to 1909 and 1921 to 1923; bills and orders, 1900 to 1931; one large payroll book with line entries for each worker listing days and hours worked with deductions for store, coal, etc., one unrelated account book for a store at Lancaster, Pa., for the years1803 to 1811; cancelled check files for 1906,1908,1921,1924 and 1928; and three sample bricks produced by the company.

Correspondents include many W. Va., Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland businesses, some defunct, including coal operators and government institutions, lumber companies, contractors, glass makers, towns and cities. For a more complete listing, see processing notes.

Subjects discussed in the correspondence include prices and descriptions of brick, inventory reports, awards, role of small businessmen in World War I, Republican party politics, complaints, comments on effects of depression, early street paving problems, data on fire clay, financial matters, relations with larger corporations, such as Consolidation Coal, and small firms all over the Appalachia.

Related Material

2083, 2166

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Appalachian Region
  • Consolidation Coal Company
  • Hammond Fire Brick Company
  • Hammond, W.Va.
  • Lancaster (Pa.)
  • Marion County (W. Va.)
  • World War, 1914-1918

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Appalachian Region
  • Hammond, W.Va.
  • Lancaster (Pa.)
  • Marion County (W. Va.)