MANUFACTURING CATEGORY BRYANT BASKET COMPANY
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The time span of the main portion of this collection ranges in years from approximately 1919 to 1970. However, included in the part of the collection which covers the business history when it was owned in partnership with another person and prior to it being called the John T. Bryant Basket Company the years also include 1886‐1906.
Series I Includes all correspondence including letters and postcards which actually had to do with the Bryant Basket Company and their sale of woodenware. It includes price quotes, orders, etc. It also includes general business letters regarding business that was not necessarily related to the basket business. Series II includes correspondence and additional items which were of a personal nature, mostly family letters. Series III includes all photos found in the collection. Series IV includes any news clippings found in the collection. Series V includes all invoices and correspondence that referred to the business prior to its being called the Bryant Basket Company. This also includes a ledger from W. B. Donaldson – 1886 and an order book for John T. Bryant – 1900. Series VI includes books found in the collection which includes basketry books. Series VII includes catalogs from other businesses from which the company might have ordered items to sell.