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Guide to the Scovill Manufacturing Company Invoice Books
1875-1877, 1879-1881
 MS 549

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 17, 2022
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Scope and Contents

The collection holds 6 volumes of invoices paid by Scovill Manufacturing Company. Though the invoices are not explicit, it seems most likely that these invoices relate to Scovill's store in New York City where photographic supplies such as those invoiced were sold. The invoices are from manufacturers of photograph supplies (paper, glass plates, cards, etc.), picture frames, cases, hardware items (such as thimbles), druggists/chemists, and other suppliers. The suppliers are predominantly from New York City. Among the many companies represented are A.M. Collins, Son, & Co.; E & H.T. Anthony & Co.; Lewis Pattberg & Bros.; Brown & Brothers; and Phenix Plate Co. There are about 12,600 invoices in the volumes. There are a small number of Scovill-generated invoices in the 1879 and 1880 volumes, which show the company's letterhead and imagery; these seem to be directed to Scovill's New York store for payment of expenses incurred by the Waterbury operation on New York's behalf.

Arrangement

The volumes and their contents are in chronological order.