Mighell & Wakefield Smithy, Grain, and Coal Company Records (Waterman), 1851-1943
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Brief Description: The records contained in this collection document the Mighell and Wakefield Company’s financial accounts from the warehouse’s first year of operation, 1872, until 1911, when Wakefield reorganized the business into the Wakefield Grain Company.  A series of eleven bound volumes contains entries made by T.G. Mighell before his partnership with George Wakefield (1851-1872); business ledgers of the Mighell and Wakefield Smithy, Grain, and Coal Company (1875-1890); and records from the Wakefield Grain Company (1908-1943). The latter volumes include records of purchases, sales, loans, orders, and daily grain shipments, and monthly summaries. Also included in the collection is Roy Wakefield’s insurance company register (1897-1939) and a notes and bills receivable journal (1885-1896)
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/022
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/00/1966.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Coal trade
Farm supply industries
Iron industry and trade
Mighell, T. G.
Mighell and Wakefield Smithy, Grain, and Coal Company
Wakefield, George W.
Wakefield Grain Company
Waterman (Ill.)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the materials belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights in the collection are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. Iven Larsen  Mr. Iven Larsen donated the records of the T.G. Mighell and G.W. Wakefield Smithy, Grain, and Coal Company to the Northern Illinois University Archives in January 1966. The Northern Illinois Regional History Center received the collection from the University Archives in May 1978.