H. C. Coles Milling Company Records, 1838-1899
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Brief Description:

H. C. Coles Milling Company Records, Chester, Illinois, including day books (1839-1880), wheat and flour records (1854-1886), ledger books (1851-1882), journals (1838-1886), bills of lading (1871-1887), cash books (1841-1887), blotter books (1853-1867), storage records (1882-1892), foreign collections (1872-1876).  The volumes show prices of goods, cash accounts, payments for work, storage, and foreign collections.  A cash book (1866-1899) includes a memorandum of wheat bought each year since the mill started August 1858 - December 1888, "showing number of bushels, cost and average price paid each year."  The Company began in 1837, but no records survive from that year.

Records show shipment of mill products on the Mississippi River.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 9/50/3
Created by: Coles, H. C.
Volume: 12.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/69
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0950003.pdf
Arrangement: By type of record and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural Prices
Milling Association
Mississippi River
Wheat
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]