No Binding. Very Good. 381 letters, 607 pp., dated 11 December 1865 - 16 November 1877, includes several undated, or incomplete letters, the bulk of the letters date from 1867 to 1873, when the company was known as ""Charles Green & Sons."" Also included in collection is a one volume business ledger (60 pp.) of accounts payable and receivable, as well as approximately 911 pieces of business ephemera, which includes postcards, used checks, receipts, pages of accounts, etc., all dating between 1865-1877. Correspondence contains incoming business letters to Charles Green, Son & Co. About three quarters of the letters are written by various customers of the company from around the country, the others are from family. The company's customers were distributed throughout New York State and the Midwest: Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and even up into Minnesota, as well as further south in Kentucky and Virginia, and elsewhere. Many of these customers write multiple letters. Charles Green Son & Co. was one of the largest hop merchants in the country. A number of the customers were brewers and some letters are written on their brewery letterhead. Approximately 90 of the 381 letters were written by Charles C. Green, the nephew of Charles Green, the founder of Charles Green, Son & Co. Of these 90 letters 66 were addressed to the company itself, 14 addressed to his uncle Charles Green, and 6 addressed to his cousin Walter Jerome Green. There are also 3 letters written by Walter Jerome Green to his father Charles Green. Charles Green, Sons & Co., was founded by Charles Green with his two sons Walter Jerome and Charles Germain, Charles C. Green, eventually Charles Green's nephew, was invited into the business and became a member of the company. His letters to his uncle, cousin, and to the company are all business related and deal with customers that Green was working with while based in St. Louis, Missouri, where he had set up a law practice before joining the company. Charles C. Green is seen sending a number of orders back to the company for either longstanding customers, or for new business that he drummed up in his travels. He also acts as the company's attorney, collecting debts, filing lawsuits, securing judgments against the property of debtors, etc. The ephemeral items in this collection include: 1 volume of ""Notes and Bills Receivable"" (24 pp.) in front with ""Notes and Bills Payable"" (36 pp.) at rear, dated 1866-1873, oblong octavo, bound in ¼ leather, marble paper covered boards, spine, spine tips, boards, edges and corners of boards, are all worn, rubbed, and scuffed. 211 used postcards, dated 1872-1875, the bulk dating 1873-1874 (some undated). The postcards are made out to Charles Green, Son & Company, Hubbardsville, NY. Many of the postcards are from banks, notifying Charles Green Sons & Co. that they have received their letter and enclosures (bank notes, deposits, etc.). 272 used checks of Charles Green, Son & Co., dated 1868-1875, made out to various individuals, or companies. 365 transportation/freight receipts of Charles Green, Son & Co., from various New York State railroads for transportation costs of barrels of hops and other items, that were shipped between various locations from Hubbardsville to other places in New York State, Utica, Waterville, Sherburn, and others, as follows: 145 receipts of The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, dated 1870-1875; 64 receipts of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Express, dated 1872-1874; 102 receipts of The New York and Oswego Midland Railroad Company, dated 1872-1873; 39 receipts of the Utica, Chenango & Susquehanna Valley Railroad Company, dated 1872-1873; 15 receipts of New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, dated 1872-1873. 63 pieces of miscellaneous ephemera, some letterhead receipts, couple of telegrams, used envelopes, memorandum notes, oversize financial accounts, etc., dated 1865-1877. Charles Green, Son & Company, Hop Merchants (Inventory #: 030210)
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