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Bartholomew Alpress & Company Records

Identifier: 2007-0072

Scope and Content Note

The Bartholomew Alpress & Company Records consist of account books and ledgers from the period of 1835 to 1846. The records contain ledgers documenting the company's accounts, both payable and receivable, and include an array of clients. Of the many clients listed in the account books are some of Bristol's numerous clockmakers, to include Boardman & Wells, Elisha Brewster, Terry & Andrews, and Seth Thomas. The mill produced many products, including (as documented by the records) laths, mahogany logs, planks, posts, rafters, sled runners, steeds, stone boats, and other timber products.


  • undated, 1835-1846


The collection is open and available for research.

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The Bartholomew Alpress & Company was a saw mill owned by George W. Bartholomew and A. F. Alpress in Bristol, Connecticut. The mill was founded during the 1830s by Bartholomew and his brother-in-law Alpress, and they produced milled products for many of Bristol's carpenters and clockmakers.


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Record books of the Bartholomew Alpress & Company of Bristol, Connecticut. The saw mill supplied its products to many of the town's carpenters and cabinet makers, as well as to a large number of clockmakers. The records consist of two of the company's financial ledgers and account books from the years 1835 to 1846.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were acquired by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 2007.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to Connecticut businesses. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Bartholomew Alpress & Company Records
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2012 August
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