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Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company Records

Collection ID

SCRC 205

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company Records

Dates
1866-1899

Collection ID
SCRC 205

Creator
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company

Quantity
5 linear feet (10 boxes)          

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company was founded by William H. Forbes and located in Boston, Massachusetts with branches in New York and Chicago, and an agent in London. Their work included lithography, embossing, type and block printing, plate printing, photography, and photolithography.

Description of Collection

Collection contains 20 bound letter and financial file books detailing transactions with clients and other businesses.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991029883289703811

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company Records, SCRC 205, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, August 10, 1983. Volumes in box 10 dated August 17, 1894-November 28, 1894 and April 17, 1895-October 5, 1895 were purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, June 26, 2015.

Processing Information

Collection processed and inventory prepared by Z. O’Neill. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards and 2015 addition included in November 2015 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.     

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company

Subjects:
Lithographers -- Massachusetts
Lithography -- 19th century -- Massachusetts
Lithography -- Printing – Massachusetts

Places:
Boston (Mass.)

Material Types:
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts

Inventory

1          1          Volume: Letters          August 31, 1866-October 1, 1867
1          2          Volume: Letters          August 16, 1868-January 15, 1869
2          1          Volume: Letters          January 18, 1869-March 17, 1870
2          2          Volume: Letters          December 21, 1871-March 13, 1872
3          1          Volume: Letters          February 8, 1872-June 11, 1872
3          2          Volume: Letters          December 16, 1872-June 26. 1873
4          1          Volume: Letters          March 10, 1873-December 5, 1873
4          2          Volume: Letters          November 27, 1874-March 2, 1875
5          1          Volume: Letters          January 29, 1875-April 3, 1875
5          2          Volume: Letters          October 1, 1875-December 20, 1875
6          1          Volume: Orders          February 29, 1876-May 6, 1876
6          2          Volume: Letters          October 24, 1874-March 31, 1876
7          1          Volume: Letters          September 7, 1875-April 29, 1876
7          2          Volume: Orders, Willimatic Linen Company          February 5, 1876-March 13, 1877
8          1          Volume: Letters          December 31, 1877-May 8, 1878
8          2          Volume: Letters          October 1, 1885-December 31, 1885
9          1          Volume: Letters          August 23, 1894-May 8, 1895
9          2          Volume: Receipts          November 30, 1898-May 31, 1899
10          1          Volume: Letters          August 17, 1894-November 28, 1894
10          2          Volume: Letters          April 17, 1895-October 5, 1895