Tar River Oil Company Records, 1892-1903, undated

Manuscript Collection #603

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Tar River Oil Company Records
    Creator: Tar River Oil Company
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Records (1892-1903, undated) including correspondence, accounts, expense lists, repairing the engines, and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 324 items , consisting of accounts and a few miscellaneous items.
  • Description

    The bulk of this collection consists of accounts of purchases by and for the Tar River Oil Company and the two steamers, including the purchase, weighing, and sale of cottonseed and cottonseed oil. Factory supplies purchased include barrels for transportation on the railroad, hardware, oil mill machinery, and building supplies. Records for the provision and repair of the steamers include the purchases of coal and food for use on the steamers, and records of labor in terms of outfitting, repairing the engine, hauling, etc. Especially interesting is the TARBORO captain's report for its operation in September 1902, including time and pay for the crew, information regarding damage done to the schooner L. F. STOWE by the TARBORO, an expense list, and a request for an advance in pay.

    For related material see the Henry Clark Bridgers, Jr., Papers (#558).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The Tar River Oil Company, with mills at Shiloh in Edgecombe County, N.C., manufactured crude and refined cottonseed oils and operated two steamers, the SHILOH and the TARBORO.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 26, 1990, ca. 300 items; Financial records (1900-1903) of Tarboro, NC, cottonseed company, including accounts for steamers TARBORO and SHILOH. Gift of Mr. Bill Dean, J.S. Dean Estate, 1200 Panola Street, Tarboro, NC.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Bill Dean

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Tar River Oil Company Records (#603), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by C. Crews, February 1991

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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