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Guide to the Cooper, Hewitt & Co. Letterpress Copybooks
 MS 1130

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cooper, Hewitt & Company (Ringwood, N.J.).
Title: Cooper, Hewitt & Co. letterpress copybooks
Dates: 1848-1905
Abstract: The collection includes 296 letter books containing letterpress copies of outgoing correspondence, primarily concerning the business matters of Cooper, Hewitt & Co. (1848-1905), the firm of Edward Cooper (1824-1905) and Abram Hewitt (1822-1903). The correspondence relates to Cooper and Hewitt’s activities as agents for the Trenton Iron Co. (New Jersey), managing all purchases of ore, coal, and other raw materials, all sales of finished iron, supplies of credit for current operations, daily instructions for operation, maintenance of accounts, sales of railroad rails, blooms, billets, pig iron, flats, rounds, wire for fence and bridges, iron ore, coal, administration problems, their agency for Welsh and European mill output, publicity, developments in equipment and processes, materials for gun barrels during the Civil War, development of the iron and steel industry, etc. Some letters, mostly from the 1870s and later, concern political, philanthropic, and matters other than business.
Quantity: 51.0 Linear feet in 51 record cartons
Location Note: This collection is stored OFFSITE. Researchers wishing to view these materials must submit a request at least five (5) days in advance of the date of their library visit.
Call Phrase: MS 1130