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Bennett Pottery Company Records

Creator:
Bennett, Edwin, 1818-1908 (potter)  Search this
Edwin Bennett Pottery Company  Search this
Source:
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Former owner:
Ceramics and Glass, Division of (NMAH, SI).  Search this
Names:
Bennett, Edwin Huston  Search this
Bennett, James  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Photographs
Place:
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
1844-1881
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement:
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).
Biographical/Historical note:
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.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Mrs. Portia M. Filbert, 1986, March.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Fires -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Disasters  Search this
Potters  Search this
Ceramics manufacturing  Search this
Artisans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 19th century
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Bennett Pottery Company Records, 1844-1881, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0213
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0213
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