Meneely Bell Company (Troy, N.Y.)
Account Books, 1870-1929

SC12681

Quantity: 15 boxes (12 cubic feet)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift: Meneely Bell Company, Troy, N.Y., May 1953
Processed By: Manuscripts and Special Collections, 1953

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Historical Note:

In 1870 Clinton H. Meneely and George H. Kimberly formed a partnership in bell manufacturing in Troy, N.Y. The firm was known as Meneely and Kimberly. In 1880 the company was reorganized as a stock company under the name of the Clinton H. Meneely Company. The company was later organized as the Meneely Bell Company and existed in Troy until the mid-twentieth century.

Scope and Content Note:

These records consist chiefly of ledgers, journals, and cash books detailing financial transactions of the firm. Journals and day-books provide a chronological record of receipts and expenditure whereas the ledgers record the same information by account. All entries record the date, the nature of the transaction such as items purchased or items sold, and amount.

Related Resources:

This repository also includes the records of Meneely & Company, Watervliet (West Troy), New York (SC13434).

Container List:


Box Vol. Company Item Dates
1 1 Meneely and Kimberly Cash Book June 1870-September 1876
1 2 Meneely and Kimberly Cash Book June 1870-October 1877
2 3 Meneely and Kimberly Cash Book November 1877-February 1880
1 4 C.H.M. Bell Company Cash Book A 1880-1886
1 5 C.H.M. Bell Company Cash Book B 1884-1890
2 6 C.H.M. Bell Company Cash Book C January 1890-September 1893
3 7 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book A August 1894-September 1898
3 8 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book B September 1898-December 1901
4 9 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book A January 1902-September 1905
4 10 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book B September 1905-May 1909
5 11 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book C May 1909-April 1913
5 12 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book D April 1913-August 1917
6 13 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book E 1917-1921
6 14 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book F February 1922-April 1925
7 15 Meneely Bell Company Cash Book G April 1926-December 1928
7 16 C.H.M. Bell Company Journal B September 1886-July 1892
7 17 Meneely Bell Company Journal A August 1894-September 1900
8 18 Meneely Bell Company Journal B September 1900-November 191?
8 19 Meneely Bell Company Journal A January 1902-September 1906
9 20 Meneely Bell Company Journal B September 1906-November 1911
9 21 Meneely Bell Company Journal C November 1911-March 1913
10 22 Meneely Bell Company Journal D April 1913-August 1919
10 23 Meneely Bell Company Journal E August 1919-March 1925
11 24 Meneely Bell Company Journal F April 1925-December 1928
11 25 Meneely and Kimberly Ledger January 1871-January 1876
12 26 Meneely and Kimberly Ledger November 1878-January 1880
12 27 C.H.M. Bell Company Ledger A January 1880-January 1884
13 28 C.H.M. Bell Company Ledger B January 1884-January 1890
13 29 C.H.M. Bell Company Ledger C January 1890-June 1894
13 30 Meneely Bell Company Ledger A August 1894-October 1898
14 31 Meneely Bell Company Ledger B November 1898-January 1902
14 32 Meneely Bell Company Ledger 1902-1906
15 33 Meneely Bell Company Transfer Ledger A 1907-1926
15 34 Meneely Bell Company Transfer Ledger C 1913-1929 (MISSING, April 24, 2006)
Last Updated: September 27, 2013