Business Reports and Documents. Documents include correspondence between investors and James Lobell, including investment reports from A.W. Benkert & Company, Investment Securities (January 18, 1947, January 26, 1948), statements on the Cavalier Company (1929), and reports on the present prices of Cavalier Polishes (December 29, 1955). Other items within this collection include: a booklet titled, What Cheer Neetop, Patent designs and information, a Cavalier shoe polish box, Photographs of women working in a shoe polish factory, a model for shoe polishes, James Lobell, and staff members (undated).
Business Correspondence, 1915-1929. Includes hand drawings on brush designs by James Lobell (January 27, 1919), a letter on increasing the consumption of shoe polish to the Shoe Polish Manufacturers Association of America (December 13, 1921), and a returned check in compliance with a loan from James Lobell to Everett & Barron Company (March 13, 1922).
Business Correspondence, 1930-1949. Letters include correspondence between the Allied Kid Company (December 23, 1941), the Department of Education in Baltimore, Maryland (August 24, 1942), and the National Association of Manufacturers (December 20, 1949).
Business Correspondence, 1952-1964. Includes correspondence with the Roscoe-Griffin Shoe Company from Raleigh, North Carolina, who were the first buyers of Cavalier Shoe Polish (June 13, 1964) and includes a photograph of the company from 1921 in Rocky Mount, NC. Also includes letters to employee William Hoehn on the future of the company (March 22, 1954).
Personal Correspondence, 1912-1919. Includes a letter on Temperance from Helen E. Metz (May 26, 1913), a company stamped postcard from Everett & Barron Co. (September 22, 1914), a congratulations letter on James Lobell and Lillian Vincentz engagement (March 25, 1914), a letter with attached tickets from the John E. Mayer General Insurance and Steamship Ticket Agency for a trip to Bermuda (August 26, 1915), and a postcard to the New Jersey Senator on a mid-recess social reunion from F.S. Platts (July 11, 1913).
Personal Correspondence, 1920-1929. Includes multiple letters from Lobell's wife, Dottie (January 5, 1920, February 17, 1920, January 2, 1921, January 20, 1921), an anniversary card with illustrations (1926), a note on the Cavalier Company from Patrick Aloyois O'Flanagan, a Colonel of the Military of Jamaica and husband to the lord mayor of Jamaica’s daughter (1928).
Personal Correspondence, 1930-1963, undated. Includes a colored illustrated postcard of a three-pronged cabbage palm in Daytona Beach, Florida, a telegram on the death of Placido D. LaValle (June 5, 1952), and a small letter from Everett & Barron Co. on Lobell's investments (undated).
Meetings and Invitations. Includes documents from the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America on becoming a National Councilor in the Chamber of Shoe Polish Manufacturers Association of America (March 20, 1923, April 21, 1923, an invitation to William Hahn and Company's fiftieth anniversary dinner (1926), a magazine on the Committees in charge of Foreign Trade Convention with a picture of James Lobell (1929), a Luncheon invitation from the Mayor of Baltimore (October 19, 1929), a telegram from Julius H. Barnes on behalf of President Herbert Hoover on a conference of leading business men (November 29, 1929), and a dinner menu from the annual dinner of Baltimore Export Managers' Club and newspaper clippings with Lobell's photo (June 16, 1930, June 19, 1930).
Coast Guard. Includes commanding officers citations for James Lobell (September 30, 1945, January 26, 1945), a membership certificate (July 31, 1942), a certification of having passed the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary entrance examination (February 2, 1945), a letter and photograph of James Lobells personal vessel, Cavalier being returned back to its owner after being used by the Coast Guard during the Second World War (September 17, 1945, undated), a decorated Security Shield of Honor award (May 18, 1945), and an inspection of Cavalier (July 1, 1948).
Salesmen Lectures. Includes correspondence and documents on James Lobell's lectures on shoe salesmanship. Includes a letter from the Baltimore Department of Education with an attached pamphlet on Distributive Services With the War Effort (December 2, 1943), a letter from the Board of Education of the City of St. Louis (January 16, 1941, January 21, 1941), a plain postcard and letter from the State Board For Vocational Education from Denver, Colorado (January 8, 1942, January 14, 1942), an invitation from the Brown Shoe Company to present at the annual Brown Plan Convention (October 22, 1941), an illustrated shoe advertisement for a class on A Modern Course in Shoe Salesmanship (October 6), and typed speeches on How To Improve Your Selling (undated) and Explanation of the Cavalier Idea and Plan (undated).
Misc, Photographs, National Chamber of Commerce documents. Includes five photos of Cavalier employees on a picnic (undated), a photo of James Lobell (undated), ten photos of employees and family members (undated), five color photos of James V. Lobell, Chris Weigland, John Weigland, Nish Haddock, and Anne Douglas Lobell (Greenville, NC 1975), a biography of James Lobell's life and career, several checks including one with details on a particularly bad employee, a photo card from William Butterworth featuring the President's office, (1928), a members letter of identification for the Chamber of Congress (May 25, 1936), a membership card to the American Chemical Society (1929), James Lobell's Cuban passport, a personal analysis examination, and an address by William H. Taft on the League of Nations (March 11, 1919).
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