Beckwith Card Company Records
Scope and Content
The papers consist of letter press copies of over 400 pieces of business correspondence. Many letters are addressed to recipients in the southern United States and to addresses in Europe, Africa and Australia. A few letters concern job applicants and terms of employment in the factory. The primary correspondents are George B. Curtis, W. Dodman and William Clark, of Street & Clark.
The collection is open and available for research.
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Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The Beckwith Card Company, of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, manufactured a wide variety of cards known as card clothing or hand and stripper cards. In a 7 June 1889 letter, the owner, Charles F. Beckwith, describes their use: “these cards are used where cloth is made by hand, in cotton and wool growing countries. Our goods go South in this country, and the No. 10 Whettercome cotton cards are being sold extensively in the South and West coast of Africa. Also wool cards in Australia.” Also according to Beckwith, at that time there were only two companies making this product, the other was Watson Manufacturing Company.
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Language of Materials
Manufacturer of cards known as card clothing or hand and stripper cards. Located in Stafford Springs, CT.
Collection was purchased in October 1992.
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