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  • Collection: The Only Game In Town: A Selection from the Fries Textile Plant Records, 1900-1988 (Ms1989-039)
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A handwritten sketch and description of the boundaries and past owners of a parcel of land to be acquired by the Washington Mills Company.
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A handwritten account of a parcel of land being sold to the Washington Mills Company, and a sketch of same.
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A map showing plots of land aquired by the Washington Mills Company to build the Fries Textile Mill and the Town of Fries as of 1901.
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A contract between the mill founders and the Funks, whereby the Washington Mills Company acquired land in Fries, Va.
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A letter about a personnel change within the Fries Textile Mill.
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A letter introducing a new mill employee, sent to the Fries Mill from another mill owned by the Washington Mills Company.
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A letter from the treasurer of the Washignton Mills Company inquiring about several employees wh had quit their jobs in North Carolina in order to…
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A short missive from the president of Wachovia Loan and Trust Company and the founder and president of Washington Mills Company, Col. Francis H.…
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A letter offering jobs and perks to a family in order to convince them to go work at the Fries mill.
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A letter to Dr. Wilmer Hodgson asking him to resign as mill doctor for Fries.
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A letter to a former mill employee accusing him of trying to convince his former coworkers at the mill to quit and join him at his new company.
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The lease for the land and building in Fries for the grocery store, the rent for which was $1 per year.
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A letter to the mill superintendant asking about jobs for men being released from jail.
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A page of an early ledger tracking the Fries Mill's expenditures.
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A letter from Mrs. Patsie Pruitt asking for her job back at the mill. She had moved to Maryland, but wanted to go back to Fries because child labor…
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A letter from Haywood Haynes informing the mill that he and his family would be coming to work at the mill, with information about his family and…
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A letter responding to another company's attempts to collect on an alleged $2 debt.
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A letter asking about a man detained in Atlanta who was possibly wanted for murder in Fries.
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A letter explaining plans to build a new Baptist Church on Main Street in Fries, Va.
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Two facing pages from a mill ledger recording the hours worked by individual employees.
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A letter to responding to a telegram about a man potentially trying to convince mill employees to quit in order to work at another company.
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A document from a electoral judge for the Town of Fries, Va.
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A letter sent by the state confirming that the mill provided all utilities for the town.
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A note sent in by an employee explaining their inability to work for several days.
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A letter from the state of Virginia offering assistance to test Fries residents for hookworm.
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A letter sent to the mayor of Fries asking about moving to town to set up shop as a dentist.
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A letter from a resident of Fries reporting their neighbor to the mill administration for perceived suspicious behavior.
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A letter from a doctor at the University of Virginia who came to Fries to help tend flu victims.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Methodist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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A map showing the water depth of the mill pond for the Fries Textile Plant.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Baptist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee contributions to the Baptist Church in Fries, which they could have deducted from their paychecks.
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A page from a mill ledger recording employee's membership dues for the Fries, Va. Y.M.C.A., seperated by mill department.
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A document granting the Virginia Department of Highways a certain amount of land to build a maintenance road for Highway 94.
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A letter regarding land for a maintenence road for Highway 94.
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A summary of income from the department store in Fries, Va, 1936.
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A summary of participation in activities offered by the Fries YMCA from November 25th- December 20th, 1936.
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A page from a mill ledger tracking maintenance work done on the mill-owned houses in Fries, Va.
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an indemnity bond between the First National Bank of Fries and the Washington Mills Company, to correct an error with their payroll.
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A letter from the principal of the high school informing the mill adminstration that a tank in the Home Economics Cottage had begun to leak.
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A letter from the principal of the high school asking for scrap cloth to clean the school.
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A letter regarding land for a maintenence road for Highway 94.
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A document granting the Virginia Department of Highways a certain amount of land to build a maintenance road for Highway 94.
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A letter from a mechanical engineer at Virginia Tech explaining the required dimensions of a part for the mill.
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A letter allowing the grocery store to build an extension to the building.
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The deed of sale for a plot of land in Fries, Va. Sold by Wiley L. Roop to Washington Mills Company.
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A letter regarding land for a maintenence road for Highway 94.
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A letter from the Werthan Bag Corporation asking the mill to resell their empty bags to help with the war effort.
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A letter from Herbert Neisser, MD, inquiring about a position at the mill.
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