Imperial Tobacco Company Records, 1902-1967

Manuscript Collection #260

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Imperial Tobacco Company Records
    Creator: Imperial Tobacco Company
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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

    Acquisition Information

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

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by A. Fouts, April 1989

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    Correspondence, 1928-1957
    General Instructions, 1957-1960
    Accident Reports, 1957-1958
    Travel and Living Allowances, March-October 1957
    Insurance, 1955-1957
    Engineering Department, 1956-1958
    Personnel, 1955-1957
    Supervisor, 1957
    Auditing Department, 1955-1958
    Supply Department, 1957-1958
    Labor Cost Report Material, 1956-1962
    Fuel Oil, 1957
  • Box 2
     
    Tax Documents, 1937-1953
    Supply Requisitions and Inventory, 1951-1956
    Internal Audit, 1948-1958
    Miscellaneous, 1947-1957
    Branch Moisture Reports, July-September, 1955
Branch Moisture Reports, October 1955-September 1957
  • Box 4
     
    Branch Moisture Reports, July-October 1957
    Hogshead Material, 1957
    Punches and Embossers, 1946-1955
    Tobacco Products, 1948
    Tobacco Belt Invoices, Receipts, etc., 1957
    Tobacco Invoices, July-October 1957
  • Box 5
     
    Tobacco Invoices, 1953, 1957
    Green Tobacco Invoices and Truck Rate Sheets, 1957
    Miscellaneous Invoices, 1941-1958
    Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1928-1931
Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1932-1938
Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1939-1946
  • Box 8
     
    Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1947-1949
    Temporary Employee Records, 1937-1948
    Warehouse Irregularities Forms, 1952-1953, 1955-1957
  • Box 9
     
    Shipped Tobacco Received Forms, 1954-1957, 1960-1967 (E.N.C., Ga., S.C. Belts)
    Redried Tobacco Invoices, July-August 1955
  • Box 10
     
    Redried Tobacco Invoices, September-November 1955
    Record of Leaf Tobacco Received and Shipped or Delivered, Greenville, 1923-1927
    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)
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1933-1936
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1937-1939
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1940-1943
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1944-1945, 1947
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1948-1950
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1951-1953
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1954-1955; Sundry Debtor's Journal, 1935-1966
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, Labor, and Sales, 1935-1936
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1935-1945 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1908-1915 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1915-1920 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1920-1923 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1923 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1927 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1930-1932 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1932-1933 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1934-1935 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1936 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1937-1938 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1939-1940 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1941-1943 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1943-1947 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1948-1952 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1953-1956 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1911-1914 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1914-1918 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1920-1921 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1922-1923 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1926 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1926-1928 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1928-1931 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1931-1934 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1934-1936 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1936-1938 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1938-1940 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1940-1943 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1943-1946 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1946-1949 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1949-1952 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1952-1954 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1920-1923 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1927 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1927-1929 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1929 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1930-1931 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1939 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1920-1923 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1928 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1928-1931 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1940 (Farmville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1931-1934 (Greenville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1935-1940 (Greenville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1946-1952 (Greenville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1952-1954 (Greenville)
Tobacco Shipments, 1916-1924 (Greenville)
Tobacco Shipments, 1924 (Greenville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1930-1931 (Greenville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1931-1933 (Greenville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1934 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1925-1927 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1921-1931 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1931-1932 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1933-1934 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, December-August 1946 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1935-1939 (Farmville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1935-1944 (Williamston)
Tobacco Received and Miscellaneous Accounts, 1935 (Robersonville)
Daily Purchase Book, September-December 1909 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1912-1915 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1914 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1918-1920 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1921-1922 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1924-1929 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1906-1910 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1910-1913 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1913-1916 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1916-1920 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1921-1923 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1925-1927 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1934-1941 (Greenville)
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1902-1907
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1902-1907
Records of Repair Work, 1950-1955
Houseful Transfer Records, 1934-1936 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1936-1938 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1939-1940 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1943-1945 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1945-1946 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1946-1948 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1949-1952 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1952-1953 (Greenville)
Record of Car Seals, 1931-1937 (Greenville)
Record of Car Seals, 1937-1942
Record of Car Seals, 1949-1953
Subsidiary Voucher Records, 1920-1922
Stemming Payroll, 1922-1923 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, January 5-26, 1923 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, October 3-24, 1924 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, February-November 1924 (Greenville)
Payroll Book, 1924-1925
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1921-1924 (Greenville)
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Payroll Information on Unclaimed Wages, 1929-1936
Loose Plant Records, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Subsidiary Loose Plant Records, 1929-1931 (Greenville)
Stored Tobacco Book, 1930 (Greenville)
Sundry Debtor's Journal, 1929-1934 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Records, 1918-1920
Regular and Special Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1953-1954 (E.N.C. Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1950-1951; 1952-1953 (E.N.C. Leaf and Grade Shipment and E.N.C. Association Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1948 (E.N.C. Leaf); 1947-1949 (E.N.C. to Dublin Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1947-1948 (Ga. Belt Strip); 1952 (Ga. Belt Association Leaf) and 1948-1954 (Ga. Belt Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1947-1948 (Old Belt Leaf); 1951-1952 (S.C. Belt Leaf)

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    Correspondence, 1928-1957
    General Instructions, 1957-1960
    Accident Reports, 1957-1958
    Travel and Living Allowances, March-October 1957
    Insurance, 1955-1957
    Engineering Department, 1956-1958
    Personnel, 1955-1957
    Supervisor, 1957
    Auditing Department, 1955-1958
    Supply Department, 1957-1958
    Labor Cost Report Material, 1956-1962
    Fuel Oil, 1957
  • Box 2
     
    Tax Documents, 1937-1953
    Supply Requisitions and Inventory, 1951-1956
    Internal Audit, 1948-1958
    Miscellaneous, 1947-1957
    Branch Moisture Reports, July-September, 1955
Branch Moisture Reports, October 1955-September 1957
  • Box 4
     
    Branch Moisture Reports, July-October 1957
    Hogshead Material, 1957
    Punches and Embossers, 1946-1955
    Tobacco Products, 1948
    Tobacco Belt Invoices, Receipts, etc., 1957
    Tobacco Invoices, July-October 1957
  • Box 5
     
    Tobacco Invoices, 1953, 1957
    Green Tobacco Invoices and Truck Rate Sheets, 1957
    Miscellaneous Invoices, 1941-1958
    Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1928-1931
Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1932-1938
Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1939-1946
  • Box 8
     
    Leaf Tobacco Dealer/Delivery Ledgers, 1947-1949
    Temporary Employee Records, 1937-1948
    Warehouse Irregularities Forms, 1952-1953, 1955-1957
  • Box 9
     
    Shipped Tobacco Received Forms, 1954-1957, 1960-1967 (E.N.C., Ga., S.C. Belts)
    Redried Tobacco Invoices, July-August 1955
  • Box 10
     
    Redried Tobacco Invoices, September-November 1955
    Record of Leaf Tobacco Received and Shipped or Delivered, Greenville, 1923-1927
    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)
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1933-1936
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1937-1939
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1940-1943
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1944-1945, 1947
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1948-1950
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1951-1953
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, and Labor, 1954-1955; Sundry Debtor's Journal, 1935-1966
Loose Plant Records: Analyses of Expenses, Stock, Labor, and Sales, 1935-1936
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1935-1945 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1908-1915 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1915-1920 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1920-1923 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1923 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1927 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1930-1932 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1932-1933 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1934-1935 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1936 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1937-1938 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1939-1940 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1941-1943 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1943-1947 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1948-1952 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1953-1956 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1911-1914 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1914-1918 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1920-1921 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1922-1923 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1926 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1926-1928 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1928-1931 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1931-1934 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1934-1936 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1936-1938 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1938-1940 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1940-1943 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1943-1946 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1946-1949 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1949-1952 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1952-1954 (Greenville)
Tobacco Cash Book, 1920-1923 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1927 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1927-1929 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1929 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1930-1931 (Farmville)
Tobacco Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1939 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1920-1923 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1923-1928 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1928-1931 (Farmville)
Cash and Journal Book, 1935-1940 (Farmville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1931-1934 (Greenville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1935-1940 (Greenville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1946-1952 (Greenville)
Record of Prized Tobacco Held, 1952-1954 (Greenville)
Tobacco Shipments, 1916-1924 (Greenville)
Tobacco Shipments, 1924 (Greenville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1930-1931 (Greenville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1931-1933 (Greenville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1934 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1925-1927 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1921-1931 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1931-1932 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1933-1934 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, December-August 1946 (Greenville)
Tobacco Invoice Journal, 1935-1939 (Farmville)
Shipped Tobacco Received Records, 1935-1944 (Williamston)
Tobacco Received and Miscellaneous Accounts, 1935 (Robersonville)
Daily Purchase Book, September-December 1909 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1912-1915 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1914 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1918-1920 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1921-1922 (Greenville)
Daily Purchase Book, 1924-1929 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1906-1910 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1910-1913 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1913-1916 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1916-1920 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1921-1923 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1925-1927 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1927-1929 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Stock Book, 1934-1941 (Greenville)
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1902-1907
Miscellaneous Accounts, 1902-1907
Records of Repair Work, 1950-1955
Houseful Transfer Records, 1934-1936 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1936-1938 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1939-1940 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1943-1945 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1945-1946 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1946-1948 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1949-1952 (Greenville)
Houseful Transfer Records, 1952-1953 (Greenville)
Record of Car Seals, 1931-1937 (Greenville)
Record of Car Seals, 1937-1942
Record of Car Seals, 1949-1953
Subsidiary Voucher Records, 1920-1922
Stemming Payroll, 1922-1923 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, January 5-26, 1923 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, October 3-24, 1924 (Greenville)
Stemming Payroll, February-November 1924 (Greenville)
Payroll Book, 1924-1925
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1921-1924 (Greenville)
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Miscellaneous Payroll, 1923-1924 (Greenville)
Payroll Information on Unclaimed Wages, 1929-1936
Loose Plant Records, 1929-1930 (Greenville)
Subsidiary Loose Plant Records, 1929-1931 (Greenville)
Stored Tobacco Book, 1930 (Greenville)
Sundry Debtor's Journal, 1929-1934 (Greenville)
Cash and Journal Records, 1918-1920
Regular and Special Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1953-1954 (E.N.C. Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1950-1951; 1952-1953 (E.N.C. Leaf and Grade Shipment and E.N.C. Association Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1948 (E.N.C. Leaf); 1947-1949 (E.N.C. to Dublin Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1947-1948 (Ga. Belt Strip); 1952 (Ga. Belt Association Leaf) and 1948-1954 (Ga. Belt Leaf)
Tobacco Records and Summaries, 1947-1948 (Old Belt Leaf); 1951-1952 (S.C. Belt Leaf)


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