Imperial Tobacco Company Records, 1902-1967

(Manuscript Collection #260)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Imperial Tobacco Company Records
Creator: Imperial Tobacco Company
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Record (1902-1967) consisting of correspondence, tobacco records, financial and business papers, ledger, etc.
Extent: 25.98 Cubic feet, 3000 items , consisting of correspondence, tobacco records, financial and business papers, ledgers, and miscellaneous.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

March 25, 1974, 5 cu. ft. and ca. 120 volumes; Records (1906-1966) of Greenville, N.C., office and scattered records of Farmville, Washington, Williamston, and Robersonville, N.C., branches, including cash journals, payroll and labor records, stemming records, invoices, etc. Gift of the Imperial Tobacco Group, Ltd., Wilson, N.C., Mr. V. E. Brooks, President

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

Imperial Tobacco Company Records (#260), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of the Imperial Tobacco Group, Ltd
  • Gift of Mr. V. E. Brooks

Processing Information

  • Processed by A. Fouts, April 1989

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The Imperial Tobacco Company (est. 1901) with American headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, operates branches throughout the southeastern United States. The home office of the firm is in Great Britain with branches also located in Ireland.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

This collection is mainly concerned with the Greenville, N.C., office of the Eastern North Carolina Branch, although there are limited records included for offices located in Farmville, Washington, Williamston, and Robersonville.

Correspondence in the collection details branch office and inter-office business transactions (1928-1957). Most of the correspondence is between Richmond and Greenville. Records of the office describe the day-to-day transactions of a major tobacco company. Sales by local warehouses to the company, the purchase and shipment of tobacco, handling procedures in the warehouse, and the different grades of tobacco are topics reflected throughout the collection. Other records describe the jobs performed in the warehouses and the kinds of equipment and materials needed to run the operation.

Ledgers detail the financial dealings of the company, the movement and processing of tobacco leaf, equipment used in the operation of the company, and the amounts and kinds of tobacco purchased and sold.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 3#0260.3
Branch Moisture Reports, October 1955-September 1957
Box 6#0260.6
Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1932-1938
Box 7#0260.7
Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1939-1946
  • Box 10#0260.10
    • Folder a-c#0260.10.a-c
      Redried Tobacco Invoices, September-November 1955
    • Folder d#0260.10.d
      Record of Leaf Tobacco Received and Shipped or Delivered, Greenville, 1923-1927
    • Folder e#0260.10.e
      New Belt Purchases Invoices, 1931-1939 (Farmville and Greenville); Old Belt Purchases Invoices, 1938-1939 (Farmville and Greenville); Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1956-1957 (E.N.C., Ga., S.C., and Old Belts)
Box 11#0260.11
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1933-1936
Box 12#0260.12
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1937-1939
Box 13#0260.13
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1940-1943
Box 14#0260.14
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1944-1945, 1947
Box 15#0260.15
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1948-1950
Box 16#0260.16
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1951-1953
Box 17#0260.17
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1954-1955; Sundry Debtor's Journal, 1935-1966
Box 18#0260.18
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, Labor, and Sales, 1935-1936
Box 19#0260.19
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1935-1945 (Greenville)
Box 20#0260.20
Tobacco Cash Book, 1908-1915 (Greenville)
Box 21#0260.21
Tobacco Cash Book, 1915-1920 (Greenville)
Box 22#0260.22
Tobacco Cash Book, 1920-1923 (Greenville)
Box 23#0260.23
Tobacco Cash Book, 1923 (Greenville)
Box 24#0260.24
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1927 (Greenville)
Box 25#0260.25
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Box 26#0260.26
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Box 27#0260.27
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1930-1932 (Greenville)
Box 28#0260.28
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1932-1933 (Greenville)
Box 29#0260.29
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1934-1935 (Greenville)
Box 30#0260.30
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1936 (Greenville)
Box 31#0260.31
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1937-1938 (Greenville)
Box 32#0260.32
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1939-1940 (Greenville)
Box 33#0260.33
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1941-1943 (Greenville)
Box 34#0260.34
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1943-1947 (Greenville)
Box 35#0260.35
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1948-1952 (Greenville)
Box 36#0260.36
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1953-1956 (Greenville)
Box 37#0260.37
Cash and Journal Book, 1911-1914 (Greenville)
Box 38#0260.38
Cash and Journal Book, 1914-1918 (Greenville)
Box 39#0260.39
Cash and Journal Book, 1920-1921 (Greenville)
Box 40#0260.40
Cash and Journal Book, 1922-1923 (Greenville)
Box 41#0260.41
Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1926 (Greenville)
Box 42#0260.42
Cash and Journal Book, 1926-1928 (Greenville)
Box 43#0260.43
Cash and Journal Book, 1928-1931 (Greenville)
Box 44#0260.44
Cash and Journal Book, 1931-1934 (Greenville)
Box 45#0260.45
Cash and Journal Book, 1934-1936 (Greenville)
Box 46#0260.46
Cash and Journal Book, 1936-1938 (Greenville)
Box 47#0260.47
Cash and Journal Book, 1938-1940 (Greenville)
Box 48#0260.48
Cash and Journal Book, 1940-1943 (Greenville)
Box 49#0260.49
Cash and Journal Book, 1943-1946 (Greenville)
Box 50#0260.50
Cash and Journal Book, 1946-1949 (Greenville)
Box 51#0260.51
Cash and Journal Book, 1949-1952 (Greenville)
Box 52#0260.52
Cash and Journal Book, 1952-1954 (Greenville)
Box 53#0260.53
Tobacco Cash Book, 1920-1923 (Farmville)
Box 54#0260.54
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1927 (Farmville)
Box 55#0260.55
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1927-1929 (Farmville)
Box 56#0260.56
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1929 (Farmville)
Box 57#0260.57
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1930-1931 (Farmville)
Box 58#0260.58
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1939 (Farmville)
Box 59#0260.59
Cash and Journal Book, 1920-1923 (Farmville)
Box 60#0260.60
Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1928 (Farmville)
Box 61#0260.61
Cash and Journal Book, 1928-1931 (Farmville)
Box 62#0260.62
Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1940 (Farmville)
Box 63#0260.63
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1931-1934 (Greenville)
Box 64#0260.64
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1935-1940 (Greenville)
Box 65#0260.65
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1946-1952 (Greenville)
Box 66#0260.66
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1952-1954 (Greenville)
Box 67#0260.67
Tobacco Shipments, 1916-1924 (Greenville)
Box 68#0260.68
Tobacco Shipments, 1924 (Greenville)
Box 69#0260.69
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1930-1931 (Greenville)
Box 70#0260.70
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1931-1933 (Greenville)
Box 71#0260.71
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1934 (Greenville)
Box 72#0260.72
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1925-1927 (Greenville)
Box 73#0260.73
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Box 74#0260.74
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1921-1931 (Greenville)
Box 75#0260.75
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1931-1932 (Greenville)
Box 76#0260.76
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1933-1934 (Greenville)
Box 77#0260.77
Tobacco Invoice Journal, December-August 1946 (Greenville)
Box 78#0260.78
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1935-1939 (Farmville)
Box 79#0260.79
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1935-1944 (Williamston)
Box 80#0260.80
Tobacco Received and Miscellaneous Accounts, 1935 (Robersonville)
Box 81#0260.81
Daily Purchase Book, September-December 1909 (Greenville)
Box 82#0260.82
Daily Purchase Book, 1912-1915 (Greenville)
Box 83#0260.83
Daily Purchase Book, 1914 (Greenville)
Box 84#0260.84
Daily Purchase Book, 1918-1920 (Greenville)
Box 85#0260.85
Daily Purchase Book, 1921-1922 (Greenville)
Box 86#0260.86
Daily Purchase Book, 1924-1929 (Greenville)
Box 87#0260.87
Stock Book, 1906-1910 (Greenville)
Box 88#0260.88
Stock Book, 1910-1913 (Greenville)
Box 89#0260.89
Stock Book, 1913-1916 (Greenville)
Box 90#0260.90
Stock Book, 1916-1920 (Greenville)
Box 91#0260.91
Stock Book, 1921-1923 (Greenville)
Box 92#0260.92
Stock Book, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Box 93#0260.93
Stock Book, 1925-1927 (Greenville)
Box 94#0260.94
Stock Book, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Box 95#0260.95
Stock Book, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Box 96#0260.96
Stock Book, 1934-1941 (Greenville)
Box 97#0260.97
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1902-1907
Box 98#0260.98
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1902-1907
Box 99#0260.99
Records of Repair Work, 1950-1955
Box 100#0260.100
Houseful Transfer Records, 1934-1936 (Greenville)
Box 101#0260.101
Houseful Transfer Records, 1936-1938 (Greenville)
Box 102#0260.102
Houseful Transfer Records, 1939-1940 (Greenville)
Box 103#0260.103
Houseful Transfer Records, 1943-1945 (Greenville)
Box 104#0260.104
Houseful Transfer Records, 1945-1946 (Greenville)
Box 105#0260.105
Houseful Transfer Records, 1946-1948 (Greenville)
Box 106#0260.106
Houseful Transfer Records, 1949-1952 (Greenville)
Box 107#0260.107
Houseful Transfer Records, 1952-1953 (Greenville)
Box 108#0260.108
Record of Car Seals, 1931-1937 (Greenville)
Box 109#0260.109
Record of Car Seals, 1937-1942
Box 110#0260.110
Record of Car Seals, 1949-1953
Box 111#0260.111
Subsidiary Voucher Records, 1920-1922
Box 112#0260.112
Stemming Payroll, 1922-1923 (Greenville)
Box 113#0260.113
Stemming Payroll, January 5-26, 1923 (Greenville)
Box 114#0260.114
Stemming Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Box 115#0260.115
Stemming Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Box 116#0260.116
Stemming Payroll, October 3-24, 1924 (Greenville)
Box 117#0260.117
Stemming Payroll, February-November 1924 (Greenville)
Box 118#0260.118
Payroll Book, 1924-1925
Box 119#0260.119
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1921-1924 (Greenville)
Box 120#0260.120
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Box 121#0260.121
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Box 122#0260.122
Payroll Information on Unclaimed Wages, 1929-1936
Box 123#0260.123
Loose Plant Records, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Box 124#0260.124
Subsidiary Loose Plant Records, 1929-1931 (Greenville)
Box 125#0260.125
Stored Tobacco Book, 1930 (Greenville)
Box 126#0260.126
Sundry Debtor's Journal, 1929-1934 (Greenville)
Box 127#0260.127
Cash and Journal Records, 1918-1920
Box 128#0260.128
Regular and Special Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1953-1954 (E.N.C. Leaf)
Box 129#0260.129
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1950-1951; 1952-1953 (E.N.C. Leaf and Grade Shipment and E.N.C. Association Leaf)
Box 130#0260.130
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1948 (E.N.C. Leaf); 1947-1949 (E.N.C. to Dublin Leaf)
Box 131#0260.131
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1947-1948 (Ga. Belt Strip); 1952 (Ga. Belt Association Leaf) and 1948-1954 (Ga. Belt Leaf)
Box 132#0260.132
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1947-1948 (Old Belt Leaf); 1951-1952 (S.C. Belt Leaf)

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