Pottstown Iron Company records
Held at: Pottstown Historical Society [Contact Us]568 High Street, Pottstown, PA, 19464
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Pottstown Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The Pottstown Iron Company was incorporated in 1866 and by the mid 1890s employed over 2,000 workers. The company, which was located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, had large rolling mills, a blast furnace, nail factory, and steel works.
"Creditors Want a Receiver." New York Times, January 31, 1893. Accessed April 27, 2012. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F5061EFE3B5F1A738DDDA80B94D9405B8385F0D3.
This collection is comprised of financial records and correspondence of the Pottstown Iron Company The financial records consist of a large number of bills paid, stock certificates and dividends; and a small number of various account, bank, tax, and insurance records. There are several volumes in the collection: stock register, 1899-1905; financial ledger, 1901-1919; and stock receipts, 1867-1875. There is also a large amount of correspondence, both outgoing and incoming.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Pottstown Historical Society directly for more information.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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