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Guide to the Carr, Carr, Belknap, and Pollard Receipts, 1880-1925

Collection number: MC 93

Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the Carr, Carr, Belknap and Pollard Company

William M. Carr & Company was founded in Bradford, New Hampshire in 1824 by William A. and Daniel Carr, purveyors of general merchandise. William M. Carr & Co. touted a full line of “Dry and fancy goods, groceries, grain, furniture, carpets, curtains, crockery, glass and silverware, wallpaper, boots, shoes and general merchandise.” The company supplied all manner of goods to south central New Hampshire for over one hundred years.

About the Carr, Carr, Belknap and Pollard Receipts

The Carr, Carr, Belknap and Pollard collection is an archive of invoices and receipts directed to William M. Carr & Co. during 45 years that the company served the surrounding areas of Sullivan and Merrimack Counties (1880-1925). There are over 500 documents, nearly all on interesting or colorful corporate letterheads, from turn-of-the-century New England.

This documentary collection details not only what merchandise William Carr & Co. was ordering, but the prices paid for these goods. Also included in this archive are some receipts to and from H.W. Belknap and the Pollard Brothers.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carr, Carr, Belknap and Pollard Receipts, 1880-1925, MC 93, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase, Scott Petersen, Kenilworth, IL, April 1988 (Accession number: 8755)

Collection Contents

Series I: William A. Carr, Bradford, N.H., 1877-1882

Subseries A: Receipts

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Receipts: 1877-1882

Andrews, Barker & Bunton, Boston “Wholesale grocers,” 1881 (4)

Brewster, Basset & Co.,”Bankers,” Boston, 1877-1880 (5)

Cowperthwait & Co., Boston “Boston School Supply Co’s store”, 1882 (1)

D.M. Ferry & Co., “Seedsmen,” Detroit, MI, 1877 (1)

Abram French & Co., Boston, Crockery, china, glassware [letter], 1881 (1)

Hall & Whiting, Boston, Successors to Nichols & Hall, “Publishers, booksellers, stationers,” 1880 (4)

W.W. & C.R. Noyes, “Importers of tropical fruits,” Boston, 1880-1881 (5)

W.C. Strong & Co., Grocer, Brighton, MA, 1881 (1)

Taylor, Thomas and Co., Dry goods,Boston, 1878-1881 (9)

Subseries B: Town Authorizations

Box 1, Folder 18 From J. Albert Peaslee, Selectman, 1877, n.d.

Series II: William M. Carr and Company, General Merchandise, Bradford, N.H. [Successor to William A. Carr, W.A. Carr and Daniel Carr], 1880-1924

Subseries A: Receipts from Carr

Box 1, Folder 2 Bills paid, Jan – Mar 1902

Subseries B: Receipts/Invoices to Carr

Box 1, Folder 2 Receipts/Invoices, 1897-1902

Abbott Grocery Co., “Wholesale Only”, Keene, NH, 1900-1902 (6)

American Bicycle Company, New York, 1901 (4)

John A. Andrews & Co., “Wholesale grocers,” Boston, 18971897 (1)

Blodgett, Ordway & Webber, Dry goods (Merchandise includes item called “Cocheco madders”), Boston, 1900-1902 (6)

Boston & Maine Railroad, Boston, 1901 (1)

Bowker Fertilizer Co., Boston, 1900 (2)

Bradley Fertilizer Co., Boston, 1900-1901 (2)

Box 1, Folder 3 Brown, Durrell & Co., Dry Goods, Boston, 1894-1902
Box 1, Folder 4 Receipts/Invoices, 1897-1902

Mrs. S.E. Buswell, Laundry services, 1897 [?] (2)

Butler Brothers, “Wholesalers of department store goods,” New York, 1897-1902 (5)

J.E. Carleton and Co., “National and woven wire mattresses,” Boston, 1901 (4)

Cheney, Upham & Co., “Fruits and produce,” Boston, 1901 (8)

W.H. Chipman & Co., “Wholesale dealers in carpets, rugs, etc.,” Boston, 1901 (1)

The Clark-Sawyer Co., “Crockery, silver, house, furnishings,” Worcester, MA, 1897 (1)

Charles A. Coe & Co., “Wholesale dealers in rubber boots and shoes,” Boston, 1897 (1)

Coleman, Mead & Co., Clothing, Boston, 1894 (2); [letter] 1892 (1)

Box 1, Folder 5 Receipts/Invoices, 1897-1902

Concord Beef Co., Concord, NH, 1901-1902 (12)

Converse & Pike, Rubber boots and shoes, Boston, 1897 (2)

P. Derby & Co.,”Manufacturers of chairs,” Boston, 1901-1902 (2)

F.W. Dutton, “Dry goods, boots and shoes,” Northfield, VT, 1901 (1)

Dyer, Rice & Co., “Manufacturers and jobbers of hats, caps and furs,” Boston, 1897 (1)

W.L. Goodnow Co., “Boots, shoes, rubbers and men’s furnishing goods,” Keene, NH, 1901 (7)

Gurnsey Bros. & Co., “Manufacturers of crackers & biscuits; jobbers in cigars, Keene, NH, 1901 (1)

Hall & Hadley, Hardware, Bradford, N.H., 1900 (1)

Hecla Compressed Gas Co., Chelsea, MA, 1901 (1)

Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Company, “Furniture, children’s carriages,” Boston, 1901 (1)

Ralph P. Hoagland, “Dealer in chemicals, waxes, shellac and wood alcohol,” Boston, 1901 (5)

Box 1, Folder 6 The Holbrook Grocery Co., Keene, NH, 1896-1902
Box 1, Folder 7 Receipts/Invoices, 1880-1902

Imperial Portrait Co., “Silverware, frames, portraits, clocks, pictures, hat racks,” Chicago, 1897 (1)

Jones McDuffee & Stratton Co., “China, glass, and lamp,” Boston, 1897-1902 (4)

Josselyn & Read Co., Furniture, Manchester, NH, 1901 (1)

Langley, Burr & Co., Dry Goods, Boston, 1901 (4)

Charles Lawrence & Co., “Importers and wholesale dealers in fruit and produce,” Boston, 1894 (2)

Edgar P. Lewis, “Manufacturer of fine confectionery,” Boston, 1901 (1)

Lockwood & Rurken?, Butter, Sullivan?, 1880 (1)

Walter H. Marsh, “Butterick Patterns and Publications, ” Boston, 1902 (1)

H.W. Marshall, “Dealer in groceries, clothing, paints, oils & varnish,” Bradford, NH, 1897 (1)

C.H. Martin & Co., “Wholesale dealers in drugs, medicine, paints, oils, &c.”, Concord, NH, 1897-1898 (3)

S.A. Maxwell & Co., “Wall paper”, New York, 1901 (3)

Wm. F. Mayo & Co., [Successors to Edmunds & Mayo], “Boots, shoes and rubbers,” Boston, 1897 (1)

Minard’s Liniment M’f’g Co., Boston, 1894 (1)

Moore, Smith & Co., “Wholesale hatters,” Boston, 1901 (2)

Box 1, Folder 8 Receipts/Invoices, 1880-1902

Morris Beifeld & Co., “Manufacturers of cloaks and suits,” New York, 1897 (9)

Morrison Bros., Grocers, Boston, 1902 (1)

Moseley & Co., “Wholesale dealers in flour, feed and grain,” Concord, NH, 1897 (1)

W.W. & C.R. Noyes, Importers of tropical fruits, Boston, 1897-1901 (1)

Orpin Brothers, Roll top desks, Boston, 1880 (1)

Palmer, Bachelder & Co., Clocks, bronzes, sterling silverware, jewelry, opera and field glasses, Boston, 1880 (1)

Parker Brothers & Co., Gloves and mittens, Littleton, NH, 1901 (1)

Parker, Holmes & Co., “Wholesale dealers in boots, shoes and rubbers,” Boston, 1894-1901 (16)

Box 1, Folder 9 Receipts/Invoices, 1894-1903

The Perfect Fit Blanket Co., Franklin, MA, 1901 (1)

John H. Pray Sons & Co., Boston, 1894 (1)

William H. Raymond Grocery Company, Boston, 1897 (1)

Revere Sugar Refinery, Boston, 1901 (2)

Shepard, Clark & Co., [Successors to Shepard & Samuel], “Manufacturers and jobbers; brooms, wooden and Willow Ware,” Boston, 1901 (1)

Shepard & Samuel, [Successors to R. Warner and Co.,] “Brooms, wooden and Willow Ware, agents for Indurated Fibre Ware,” Boston, 1901 (1)

Smith & Patterson, “Manufacturing and wholesale jewelers,” Boston, 1885 (1)

Smith, Patterson & Co., Boston, 1897-1902 (5)

Howard W. Spurr & Co., “Wholesale grocers, importers and coffee roasters,” Boston, 1897 (2) plus 1892 advertisement

Standard Oil Company, Hillsboro Bridge, 1897-1903 (21)

Box 1, Folder 10 Receipts/Invoices, 1897-1901

Stratton & Co., “Manufacturers of flour and meal,” Concord, NH, 1897-1902 (2)

Sutton Creamery Co., Sutton, NH, 1901 (1)

Swain, Earle and Co., “Teas, coffee & spices,” Boston, 1901 (1)

E.W. Tewksbury & Co., “Groceries, flour, grain, feed,” Randolph, VT, 1901 (1)

Thompson & Hoague Co., “Hardware and iron,” Concord, NH, 1901 (15)

Walworth M’f’g Co., “Wrought iron pipe and fittings…,” Boston, 1901 (1)

Samuel Ward Company, “Stationers and blank book manufacturers,” Boston, 1897-1902 (5)

Webster, Thomas Co., “Wholesale grocers,” Boston, 1901 (1)

Weeks & Potter Co., “Drugs & druggists’ sundries,” Boston, 1897 (1)

R.H. White Co., Dry goods, Boston, 1901 (2)

W.F. Whitney & Co., “Manufacturers of chairs,” South Ashburnham, MA, 1897 (2)

Box 1, Folder 11 Woodworth & Co., Grocers, Concord, NH, 1894-1902 (29)
Box 1, Folder 13 Receipts/Invoices, 1923

Paid by ?, 1923

Abbott Grocery Co., “Wholesale only,” Keene, N.H., 1923 (6)

Adsit & Rugg, Inc., Wholesalers of furnishings, clothing, saddlery, sole leather and shoe findings,Burlington, VT, 1923 (4)

G.N. Bartemus Co., “Hay, grain, flour, potatoes,” Concord, 1923 (6)

Brown, Durrell Co., Boston, 1923 (14)

Box 1, Folder 14 Receipts/Invoices, 1923-1924

Butler Brothers,Wholesalers of department store goods, New York, 1923 (4)

The Butterick Publishing Co., New York, 1923-1924 (2)

L.J. Carleton Co., “Wholesale only, hosiery, underwear, notions, etc.,” Manchester, NH, 1923 (1)

Chase & Sanborn, Tea and coffee importers, Boston, 1923-1924 (4)

The City Bakery, Claremont, NH, 1923-1924 (5)

Condon’s Market, Newport, 1923-1924 (2)

B.J. Covner, Dry goods, Boston, 1923 (1)

A.C. Demary Co., Grocers, Quincy, MA, 1923 (6)

Dickerman & Company, “Wholesale grocers,” Concord, NH, 1923 (3)

W.L. Douglas Shoe Co., Brockton, MA, 1923 (1)

Box 1, Folder 15 Receipts/Invoices, 1923-1924

Dunham Brothers Co., “Wholesale dealers in boots, shoes & rubbers,” Brattleboro, VT, 1923 (6)

Eagle Fruit Co., Concord, NH, 1923 (2)

Electric Service, 1924 (5)

The Fleischmann Company, Yeast and breads, Concord, NH, 1923 (1)

F.B. Gould, Wood sawing, Bradford NH, 1923 (1)

Gurnsey Bros. & Co., Manufacturers of crackers & biscuits; jobbers in cigars, Keene NH, 1923 (4)

S.A. Hadley, ?, Rent, 1923-1924 (2)

G.B. Houghton & Co., “Wholesale fruit,” Boston, 1924 (1)

Johnson Woolen Mills, Johnson, VT, 1923 (2)

Kennedy & Co. Inc., “Retail dealers in beans, butter, cheese, eggs, tea, and coffee,” Boston, 1923 (1)

Kops Bros. Inc.,”Manufacturers of Nemo and Smart Set Corsets,” New York, 1923 (1)

Box 1, Folder 16 Receipts/Invoices, 1923

Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, Includes “l ton of cracker refuse,” Boston, 1923 (9)

McIntosh Company, “Manufacturers and wholesale dealers in boots, shoes, rubbers,” Springfield, MA 1923 (1)

S. A. Maxwell & Co., Wallpaper, New York, 1923 (5)

Merrimack County Telephone Co., Warner, NH, 1923 (5)

Military Sales Co., “Jobbers and importers in general merchandise,” Philadelphia, 1923 (1)

Neptune Raincoat Co., New York, 1923 (1)

New England Coal and Coke Co., Boston, 1923 (2)

Norris Baking Company, Concord, NH, 1923 (1)

The Norwich Pharmacal Company, Norwich, NY, 1923 (1)

Frank Peaslee, Cream, Bradford, NH, 1924 (2)

Pillsbury Flour Mills Company, Cambridge, 1923 (1)

The Proctor & Gamble Distributing Co., Ivory, Crisco, Boston, 1923 (1)

Box 1, Folder 17 Receipts/Invoices, 1923-1924

W.S. Quinby Company, “Coffee and tea; roasters and importers,” Boston, 1923-1924 (2)

Sharon Creamery Association, Sharon, VT, 1923 (2)

E.R. Sherburne, Inc., “Sugar, flour-feeds,” Boston, 1923 (1)

Standard Oil Company of N.Y., Boston Dept., Hillsboro Bridge, 1924 (1)

Sun Wall Paper Mfg. Co., Reading, PA, 1923 (1)

Thompson & Hoague, Co., Concord, NH, 1923 (5)

Willis & Co., Inc., “New England distibutors of Samoline and Pullman Polish,” Boston, 1923 (1)

Woodworth & Co., Grocers, Concord, NH, 1923-1924 (8)

Subseries C: Correspondence to Carr

Box 1, Folder 12 Correspondence, 1879-1881, n.d.

George F. Bean, Boston [Birth announcement], June 18 [no year] (1)

P.C. Cheney Comp’y, Paper mills, Manchester, NH, Feb 2, 1881 (1)

E.F. Flanders, July 15, 1879 (1)

Utley & Boynton, “Produce commission merchants,” Boston Feb 25, 1881 (1)

Subseries D: Advertisements

Box 1, Folder 12 “Directions for Fur Collectors and Trappers ..”, Eagle Square Mfg. Co., Boston, Oct 9, 1984; J.W. & E.G. Pettigrew, Ludlow, VT

Series III: H.W. Belknap Co., Bradford, NH, 1888-1889

Box 1, Folder 19 Receipts

J.A. & W. Bird & Company, “Importers and dealers in paints, oils,chemicals and dyestuff,” Boston, 1888-1889 (8)

Hill & Langtry, “Importers and jobbers of saddlery, horse clothing, harness leather & c.”, Boston, 1888 (2)

Alden Speare’s Sons & Co., Boston, 1888 (1)

John S. Williams, Boston, 1889 (1)

Series IV: Pollard Brothers, Proctorvile, VT, 1868-1890

Box 1, Folder 20 Receipts

Charles H Allen, Wholesale dealer in meat, Springfield, MA, 1889 (1)

Bogle Brothers, Jewelry and watch repair [Formerly T.F. and M.J. Bogle], White River Junction, VT., 1889-1890 (4)

Henry Callender & Co., “Wholesale grocers,” Boston, 1889-1890 (4)

Fairbanks’ Standard Scales, For weighing hay and potatoes, ?, 1879-1880 (3)

N.G. Gurnsey & Sons, Keene, NH, 1881 (1)

L.G. Hammond, “Dealer in dry goods, groceries, paper hangings,” Ludlow, VT, 1879 (1)

The Howe Improved Scales, Weighing Hay and Coal, Rutland, VT, 1881 (3)

D. C. Pollard, Grocer, n.d., 1881 (2)

Geo. W. Ware & Co., “Dealers in all kinds of furniture, upholstery goods, and hair mattresses, looking glasses,drapery curtains, and window shades,” Boston, 1868 (1)

C.L. Wolcott & Co., Grocer, Ludlow, VT, 1879 (1)