Whitins of Whitinsville
Additions to the Whitin & Sons Papers, 1844-1863.
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Paul Whitin & Sons ran a cotton mill in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. AAS already has a significant collection of material attributed to this firm, including bill heads, receipts, and correspondence relating to the business. Last year’s Adopt-A-Book featured diaries written by Mrs. Whitin, offering a personal glance at the Whitins. This year, yet another new batch of items has been being added to the collection. This time around, they are back to business. This recent acquisition of about 4 folders worth of material includes business correspondence and receipts from multiple paper warehouses and manufacturers, including J.H. Merry of nearby Millbury, (“Dealer in cotton waste and all kinds of paper stock”), and Exchange Street Cash Paper Warehouse of Boston, and T. & G. Campbell of North Wrentham, Massachusetts. It iswonderful to see a collection such as this continue to grow, and exciting to think about what else might still be out there!