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Collection Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, financial and business records for the Hiteman Leather Company, West Winfield, New York, including information on shoe industry trends, industry newsletters and detailed material concerning daily maintenance of a tannery operation. Financial records include invoices, cash receipts, checks and cash payments, daybooks, quarterly financial statements, receipted bills and remittances. Production records include skin lot orders, skins received and processed, processing, color and grade of leather, soak books, dying processes and color formulas. Also includes correspondence and reports on sanitary sewage treatment and water pollution, 1960-1967. Chief correspondents for the company, 1915-1967, are William H. Hiteman, George Hiteman, Ralph Toye, Ralph Pleatman, Gordon Davis and Allen N. Bennett.

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