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French River Textile Company records

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Title:French River Textile Company records
Date range:1897-1928
Creator:French River Textile Company
Extent:15 linear feet
Abstract:The French River Textile Company was incorporated first in Rhode Island in 1897 by Frank A. Sayles, Alfred M. Coats, John Simson, and James B. Kirkaldy. Although the mill itself was located in Mechanicville, the business seat was in the Slater Trust Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The records reflect manufacturing costs, sales, and finances of a Rhode Island and Connecticut firm manufacturing worsted cloth, silk cloth, cotton cloth, remnants and waste. The mill also sold water-generated electric power to the Putnam Light & Power Company, serving communities in northeast Connecticut.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number:MSS 6 SG 12