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Alfred K. Ballard Pottery Co. Records

 Collection
Identifier: mss-290

Scope and Content

The Alfred K. Ballard Papers consist of information about the day to day activities of his pottery business. Pottery Invoices and receipts make up the bulk of the collection. The dates of the collection span 1860-1892 but most of the papers are from the 1870's.

The collection basically is divided into two parts. The first is business papers of the company and is arranged chronologically. The second part is made up of information about certain individuals: Loan applications, bankruptcy proceedings, and receipts. This is arranged alphabetically.

Dates

  • 1860-1892

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Company History

About the year 1830, E.L. Farrar built a pottery company on the south side of Pearl Street between St. Paul and Church Streets. In 1850 the Ballard Brothers, Orin L., Alfred K., and Haria bought the company. They enlarged the establishment, but in 1867 the company was dissolved. Alfred Ballard ( - 1874) founded a new company which he held until 1874. After his death, the company was sold to Franklin Woodworth. Woodworth continued in the pottery business until 1896. When he sold the company, the pottery became a dye manufactory. At present (December, 1979) the building houses a restaurant.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The Alfred K. Ballard Papers consist of information about the day to day activities of his pottery business. Pottery Invoices and receipts make up the bulk of the collection.

Shelf location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Alfred K. Ballard Pottery Co. Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processor: unknown.
Date
© 1997
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)