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Export Leaf Tobacco Co. (Greenville, NC) Payroll Sheets, 20 November 1914

In 1914, the Export Leaf Tobacco Company opened a purchasing office and processing plant in Greenville. The company bought scrap and common tobacco and employed workers to re-dry it, pack it in hogsheads, and prepare it for shipment to China. These pay records for the week ending November 20, 1914, list the workers engaged in various tasks and document the wages they earned. In order, the occupations are: fireman, cooper, cooper helper, "mch man," feeders, hand off, stick carrier, packers, line out, weighing, stenciling, transfer, sweepers, watchman, hangers, truck packers, sweepers, scrap pickers, toilet attendant, storage house, receiving, sale hands, loaders, and office & foremen.

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Image of Sheet One Export Leaf Tobacco Company's payroll for the week ending November 20, 1914.
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Citation: Export Leaf Tobacco Co. (Greenville, NC) Payroll Sheets, November 20, 1914, Export Leaf Tobacco Company Records.
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:Export Leaf Tobacco Company Records, #254   Display Collection Guide

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