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Empire State Chemical Company collection Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MSS 016.002
Level of Description
Series
Language
English

Dates

  • 1910-1943 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.0525 Linear Feet (Whole)
    One legal folder plus two architectural plans and one photograph, 19 inches by 15 inches, in a folder measuring 48 inches x 36 inches.

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Mostly correspondence pertaining to the Athens-based Empire State Chemical Company.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Drennan Neiswander

  • Physical Description

    Fair to poor

  • Preferred Citation

    Empire State Chemical Company collection, Heritage Room, The Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    E. R. Hodgson, a Confederate veteran known as “Prince,” founded the Empire State Chemical Company in the 1890s with his 11 brothers and one sister. The company lasted until 1950s. The site of its manufacturing facility is currently occupied, at least in part, by a granite quarry, near the Athens Ben Epps Airport.

  • Scope and Contents

    Much of the collection consists of 28 letters to Empire State, from Thomas Foundries, the Kent Mill Company, the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, the Sturtevant Mill Company, the Babcock and Wilcox Company, and the Combustion Engineering Company. Also included are two issues of the Kent Mill Company's Bulletin newsletter, an issue of the Southern Cultivator and Dixie Farmer (81.22, November 15, 1923), a clipping of unknown provenance, a receipt, an Empire State Chemical publication entitled Seed Time and Harvest, a print-out and two loose extra pages from said publication, and an Empire State Chemical calendar/ notebook. The oversize folder contains two architectural plans and one 19-by-15-inches photograph of Empire State's manufacturing facility.

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    2
  • Type
    Graphic Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Case
    Container 1 Indicator
    5, OSD 21
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    57

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