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Akerman and Company records

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Folder 1 Account book of Thomas B. Rawson
Contents Note: Rawson records wages earned while an apprentice at Akerman's. [32] p.; 17 cm. Flexible calf-covered wrappers. Rawson began work as an apprentice on Feb. 6, 1854 at $2.00 per week and rose to become a partner in 1864. Entries mostly in ink, some pencil, in a clear, legible hand.

1854-1865
Folder 1 Indenture between Charles Akerman and Thomas B. Rawson
Contents Note: Establishes a business partnership between the two men as bookbinders. The name of the firm was Akerman and Company, the terms of the partnership was for seven years. 3 p.; 31 cm.

1864 August 31
Folder 1 Letter to Thomas Rawson from Charles Akerman
Contents Note: Providence, Rhode Island. 2 p.; 21 cm. To Thomas Rawson from Charles Akerman, who is pleased to continue the partnership and lists generous financial terms. On letterhead of Akerman & Company, 5 Washington Building, Blank Book & Pattern Card Manufactory.

1871 August 16
Folder 1 Indenture between Charles Akerman and Thomas B. Rawson
Contents Note: Providence, Rhode Island. 3 p.; 35 cm. Indenture renewing their partnership.

1871 September 1
Folder 1 Statement of assets and debts
Contents Note: 1 leaf; 34 cm. List includes sales, purchases, expenses (salaries, tools, marbling, ruling, gilding, printing), assets and debts.

1879 May 1 - 1880 May 1
Folder 1 An Act to Incorporate the Akerman Company
Contents Note: 1 leaf; 36 cm. State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. General Assembly. The General Assembly incorporated the company “. . .for the purpose of manufacturing stationery, paper, and all kinds of stationers’ and bookbinders’ supplies and the general conduct of the printing business…” The document lists Thomas B. Rawson and George T. Paine as the principals in the business.

1880 May
Folder 1 Statement of Akerman Company
Contents Note: 1 leaf; 35 cm. List of assets and debts.

1884 June 30
Folder 1 The Rawson Family Coat of Arms
Contents Note: 3 p.; 22 cm. An explanation of the history and description of the Rawson coat of arms. The last paragraph suggests that Rawson intended to print his family crest. With contemporary envelope marked “Coat of Arms.”

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