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Textile Industry Bibliography

 
Primary Textual Sources
Primary Manuscript Sources
Secondary Sources

 

Primary Textual Sources

Alfred Jenks & Son. Illustrated Catalogue of Machines Built by Alfred Jenks & Son, Manufacturers of Every Variety of Cotton and Wool Carding, Spinning, and Weaving Machinery, in All Its Departments. Bridesburg, Pa.: Alfred Jenks & Son, [1853].

The American Advertising Directory for Manufacturers and Dealers in American Goods, for the Year 1832. New York: Jocelyn, Darling & Co., 1832.

Atkinson, Edward. Cotton and Cotton Manufactures in the United States. Boston: Franklin Press, 1880.

Bagnall, William R. The Textile Industries of the United States: Including Sketches and Notices of Cotton, Woolen, Silk, and Linen Manufacturers in the Colonial Period. Cambridge, Mass.: Riverside Press, 1893.

Baird, Robert H. The American Cotton Spinner, and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical Treatise on Cotton Spinning. Philadelphia: H. C. Baird, 1869.

Batchelder, Samuel. Introduction and Early Progress of the Cotton Manufacture in the United States. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1863.

Bishop, J. Leander. A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860... : Comprising Annals of the Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures and Useful Arts, with a Notice of the Important Inventions, Tariffs, and the Results of Each Decennial Census. 3d ed., rev. & enl. Philadelphia: E. Young, 1868.

Brown Brothers & Co. Brown Brothers & Co., Successors to Butler, Brown & Co., Manufacturers of Shaw's U. S. Standard Ring Travelers, Belt Hooks, Wire Goods, Etc., and Dealers in Supplies for Cotton, Woolen, Silk, Jute & Flax Mills. Providence, R.I.: Brown Brothers & Co., c1881.

Dockham's American Report and Directory of the Textile Manufacture and Dry Goods Trade. Boston: C. A. Dockham. & Co., 1870-1924.

Draper, William F. The Development of Spindles: A Paper by Gen. William F. Draper, Read at a Meeting of the New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, April 29, 1891. [N.p., 1891].

E. Jenckes Manufacturing Co. Illustrated Price List: E. Jenckes Mfg. Co., Sole Manufacturers of Hicks' U. S. Standard Ring Travelers, Manufacturers' Supplies of Every Description. Pawtucket, R.I.: E. Jenckes Mfg. Co., [1883].

Geldard, James. Hand-Book on Cotton Manufacture; Or, A Guide to Machine-Building, Spinning and Weaving, with Practical Examples, All Needful Calculations, and Many Useful and Important Tables. New York: J. Wiley & Son, 1867.

Gilman, Albert H. Important Improvements in Cotton Machinery. Biddeford, [Maine]: Printed at the Journal Office, 1866.

---------------. Important Improvements in Cotton Machinery. Biddeford, [Maine]: Printed at the Union and Journal Office, 1867.

Hyde, James. The Science of Cotton Spinning Practically Arranged and Simplified. New ed. rev. & cor. Manchester, England: J. Heywood, [1878?].

Lowell Machine Shop. The Lowell Machine Shop, Lowell, Mass.: Builders of Cotton Machinery of Every Description. Lowell, Mass.: Stone, Bacheller & Livingston, 1882.

Marsden, Richard. Cotton Spinning: Its Development, Principles, and Practice. Technological Hand-Books, no. 4. London: G. Bell, 1884.

Mason Machine Works. The Mason Machine Works, Taunton Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Inventors and Builders of Cotton Machinery. Taunton, Mass.: The Company, 1898.

Merrill, Gilbert R. American Cotton Handbook: A Practical Reference Book for the Entire Cotton Industry. New York: American Cotton Handbook Co., [c1941].

Montgomery, James. A Practical Detail of the Cotton Manufacture of the United States of America; and the State of the Cotton Manufacture of that Country Contrasted and Compared with that of Great Britain; with Comparative Estimates of the Cost of Manufacturing in Both Countries. Glasgow: J. Niven, 1840.

New-England and Mercantile Union Business Directory. New York: Pratt, 1849. Available in the Kress Collection of Business and Economics.

Rees, Abraham. The Cyclopedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. Vol. 2. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1820. Available in the Kress Collection of Business and Economics.

Saco-Lowell Shops. Textile Machinery: Cotton Mill Equipment. 2d ed. Boston: Saco-Lowell Shops, 1923.

Scott, Robert. The Practical Cotton Spinner, and Manufacturer: The Managers', Overlookers' and Mechanics' Companion. Corr. and enl. Philadelphia: H. C. Baird, 1851.

Snell, Daniel W. The Manager's Assistant: Being a Condensed Treatise on the Cotton Manufacture, with Suitable Explanations, &c., to which are Added, Various Calculations, Tables, Comparisons, &c. of Service to the Manufacturer and General Reader. Hartford, Conn.: Chase, Tiffany & Co., 1850.

Textile Texts for Cotton Manufacturers: Including Special Articles on Carding, Spinning, Spooling, Warping, Dyeing, Reeling, Twisting and Weaving, Also General History, Mathematical Tables, and a Description of the Patented Cotton Machinery Introduced and Sold by Draper Company. Hopedale, Mass.: Draper, 1917.

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Documents Relative to the Manufactures in the United States, Collected and Transmitted to the House of Representatives, in Compliance with a Resolution of Jan. 19, 1832. Vol. 1. Washington, [D.C.]: D. Green, 1833. Available in the Kress Collection of Business and Economics.

Van Slyck, J. D. Representatives of New England: Manufacturers. 2 vols. Boston: Van Slyck and Co., 1879.

Webber, Samuel. Manual of Power for Machines, Shafts, and Belts, with the History of Cotton Manufacture in the United States. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1879.

Zipser, Julius. Textile Raw Materials and Their Conversion Into Yarns (The Study of the Raw Materials and the Technology of the Spinning Process): A Text-Book for Textile, Trade and Higher Technical Schools, As Also for Self-Instruction, Based Upon the Ordinary Syllabus and Curriculum of the Imperial and Royal Austrian Weaving Schools. London: Scott, Greenwood and Co., 1901.

 

Primary Manuscript Sources

Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, Records, 1831-1936, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Boott Cotton Mills, Account Book, 1898-1916, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Boston Manufacturing Company, Records, 1813-1930, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

D. Mackintosh and Sons Company, Records, 1872-1963, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Dwight Manufacturing Company, Records, 1832-1927, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Great Falls Manufacturing Company, Records, 1823-1933, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Hamilton Manufacturing Company, Records, 1825-1917, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Ipswich Mills, Records, 1832-1929, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Kilburn, Lincoln Machine Company, Records, 1835-1929, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Lancaster Mills, Records, 1844-1931, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Lawrence and Company, Records, 1843-1920, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Lawrence Manufacturing Company, Records, 1831-1955, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Lowell Machine Shop, Records, 1845-1912, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Lowell Manufacturing Company, Records, 1828-1899, Part of Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Records, 1828-1953, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Lyman Mills, Records, 1833-1936, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Merrimack Manufacturing Company, Records, 1821-1957, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Nashua Manufacturing Company, Records, 1824-1932, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company, Records, 1845-1947, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Northbridge Cotton Manufacturing Company, 1822-1848, Part of Business Records of Various New England and New York Textile Firms, 1710-1938, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Parkhill Manufacturing Company, Records, 1879-1928, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Pepperell Manufacturing Company, Records, 1741-1932, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Proprietors of the Locks and Canals on Merrimack River, Records, 1792-1947, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

R.G. Dun & Company, Credit Ledgers, 1840-1895, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Saco-Lowell Shops, Records, 1855-1960, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Slater Family, Business Records, 1793-1926, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Taunton Manufacturing Company, Records, 1823-1844, Part of Business Records of Various New England and New York Textile Firms, 1710-1938, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Tremont and Suffolk Mills, Records, 1831-1936, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

Whitin Machine Works, Records, 1843-1933, Baker Library, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.

 

Secondary Sources

Clark, Charles H. "John Thorp: Inventor of Ring Spinning." Paper presented at the semi-annual meeting of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, Providence, R.I., April 25-26, 1928. Available in Baker Library, Pamphlet Folder RFBS Z99, no. 5.

Copeland, Melvin Thomas. The Cotton Manufacturing Industry of the United States. Harvard Economic Studies, vol. 8. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1923.

Geo. R. Lawrence Co. Pacific Mills, Lawrence, Mass., Dover, N.H., Columbia, S.C... Are the Largest Manufacturers in the World of Cotton Goods. Lawrence, Mass.: Pacific Mills, 1924.

Gibb, George Sweet. The Saco-Lowell Shops: Textile Machinery Building in New England, 1813-1949. Harvard Studies in Business History, vol. 16. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1950.

Hindle, Brooke and Steven Lubar. Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986.

Jeremy, David J. Technology and Power in the Early American Cotton Industry: James Montgomery, the Second Edition of His "Cotton Manufacture" (1840), and the 'Justitia' Controversy About Relative Power Costs. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 189. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1990.

Knowlton, Evelyn Hope Puffer. Pepperell's Progress: History of a Cotton Textile Company, 1844-1945. Harvard Studies in Business History, vol. 13. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1948.

Lozier, John William. Taunton and Mason: Cotton Machinery and Locomotive Manufacture in Taunton, Massachusetts, 1811-1861. [Columbus]: Ohio State University, 1978.

Lubar, Steven D. "Corporate and Urban Contexts of Textile Technology in Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts: A Study of the Social Nature of Technological Knowledge." Ph.D. thesis, University of Chicago, 1983.

McGouldrick, Paul F. New England Textiles in the Nineteenth Century: Profits and Investment. Harvard Economic Studies, vol. 131. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Meserve, Harry Chamberlain. Lowell: An Industrial Dream Come True. Boston: The National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, 1923.

Navin, Thomas R. The Whitin Machine Works Since 1831: A Textile Machinery Company in an Industrial Village. Harvard Studies in Business History, vol.15. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1950.

Peake, Robert John. Cotton: From the Raw Material to the Finished Product. 4th ed. London: Sir I. Pitman, 1934.

Sabel, Charles F. "How to Keep Mature Industries Innovative." Technology Review 90 (April 1987): 27-35.

Sandberg, Lars G. "American Rings and English Mules: The Role of Economic Rationality." Quarterly Journal of Economics 83, no. 1 (1969): 25-43.*

Saxonhouse, Gary and Gavin Wright. "Rings and Mules Around the World: A Comparative Study in Technological Choice." Research in Economic History Supplement 3 (1984): 271-300.

Textile Texts for Cotton Manufacturers. Hopedale, Mass.: Draper, 1917.

Wade, A. S. Cotton Spinning. Pitman's Common Commodities and Industries Series. London: Sir I. Pitman & Sons, Ltd., [1921].

Walton, Perry. The Story of Textiles: A Bird's-Eye View of the History of the Beginning and the Growth of the Industry by which Mankind is Clothed. Boston: Walton Advertising and Printing, [c1925].

Ware, Caroline Farrar. The Early New England Cotton Manufacture: A Study in Industrial Beginnings. Hart, Schaffner & Marx Prize Essays, no. 48. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931.

Woodbury, C. J. H. Bibliography of the Cotton Manufacture. Waltham, Mass.: Press of E. L. Barry, 1909-10.

 

* Available at another Harvard University Library, check HOLLIS.

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