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Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange Minute Books

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Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange Minute Books, 1874-1917 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange Minute Books, 1874-1917Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-276

Primary Creator: Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 10/22/1967

Subjects: Businesses, Business records--Virginia, Cotton trade

Forms of Material: Minute books, Minutes (administrative records)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Two 1874-1917 minute books containing the records of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange in Norfolk, Virginia.

Biographical Note

The Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange was organized in 1874 and incorporated on February 17, 1877. The Exchange opened for business on August 3, 1877 at 72 Water Street in Norfolk, Virginia. Its purpose was "to provide and maintain suitable rooms for an Exchange in the city of Norfolk; to adjust controversies between members; to establish just and equitable principles, uniform usages, rules and regulations, and all transactions connected with the trade; to acquire, preserve and disseminate information connected therewith, and generally to promote the interest of the trade, and increase the facilities and the amount of business in the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth."

Later, the Exchange operated from various locations on West Main Street. The Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange made its final home in the Atlantic City portion of Norfolk on Front Street. The business closed in the 1930s due to expansion of the export cotton industry in more western regions of the United States, including Texas, Louisiana, and California.

Subject/Index Terms

Businesses
Business records--Virginia
Cotton trade

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Robert P. Howard and John Summerfield Jenkins, Jr. by donation

Preferred Citation: Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange Minute Books, MSS 0000-276, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed August 23, 2018.


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Item 1: Minute Book, Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange, 1874 September 3 - 1887 July 6Add to your cart.
Item 2: Minute Book, Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange, 1887 August 3 - 1917 September 28Add to your cart.
Includes booklet attached toward the front of the volume titled "Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Cotton Exchange" (1874).


Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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