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    Bennett Pottery Company Records, 1844-1881.
     
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    Creator: 
    Bennett, Edwin (potter), 1818-1908 (collector, author).
    Title: 
    Bennett Pottery Company Records, 1844-1881.
    Phy. Description: 
    4 cubic feet: 6 boxes.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Bennett was the founder of the Edwin Bennett Pottery Company, Baltimore, Maryland which operated 1846-1936. Among the first wares produced were those for utilitarian purposes (e.g., mugs and plates). Bennett also experimented with clay bodies and glazes. Along with the company's subsidiaries, Edwin Bennett Company became one of the largest suppliers in the United States of hotel kitchen and tableware, chemical containers, public restroom fixtures, and roofing tiles.
    Scope and Content: 
    Early Bennett family histories, Edwin Bennett's autobiography, correspondence, 1914-1981, Bennett Pottery Company records, photographs, notebooks of clay and glaze formulae and other miscellaneous items, 1844-1981.
    Includes 3 photographs related to the Baltimore fire, 1903-1905.
    Organization: 
    Divided into 8 series: (1) Biographical, (2) Correspondence, (3) Bennett Pottery Co., (4) Catalogs, advertisements, stationary, etc., (5) Photographs, (6) Notebooks of formulae and receipts, (7)Printed Material, (8) Ledgers of the Seven Clay Co. (a subsidiary of Bennett Pottery Company).
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Division of Ceramics and Glass, 5/19/1986.
    Finding aids: 
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    Cite as: 
    Bennett Pottery Company Records, 1844-1881, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Fires -- Maryland -- Baltimore.
    Disasters
    Artisans
    Pottery
    Ceramics manufacturing
    Potters
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Baltimore (Md.)
    Subject-Name: 
    Bennett, James
    Bennett, Edwin Huston
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs -- 1900-1950.
    Business records -- 19th century.
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Co-Creator: 
    Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI) (collector).
    Edwin Bennett Pottery Company, author.
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0213Add Copy to MyList

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