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Alfred K. Ballard Pottery Co. Collection

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Alfred K. Ballard Pottery Co.
Title
Alfred K. Ballard Pottery Co. Collection
ID
mss.290
Dates
1860-1892
Quantity
1 Carton
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Alfred K. Ballard Papers consist of information about the day to day activities of his pottery business. Pottery Invoices and reciepts make up the bulk of the collection.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Alfred K. Ballard Pottery Co. Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1997 

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.

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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 resturant.

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Scope and Content

The Alfred K. Ballard Papers consist of information about the day to day activities of his pottery business. Pottery Invoices and reciepts 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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Invoices
  • Receipts (financial records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Burlington (Vt.)--Manufacturers

Occupation(s)

  • Industrialists

Personal Name(s)

  • Ballard, Haria
  • Farrar, E.L.
  • Ballard, Alfred K., d. 1874.
  • Woodworth, Franklin

Subject(s)

  • Pottery industry--Vermont--Burlington

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