Tar River Oil Company Records, 1892-1903, undated

Manuscript Collection #603

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Title: Tar River Oil Company Records
Creator: Tar River Oil Company
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Bill Dean

Processing Information

  • Processed by C. Crews, February 1991

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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

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.

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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).

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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