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Eagle and Phenix Mills Collection (MC 13)

 

Scope and Content

This collection mostly consists of records of the Eagle and Phenix Mills of Columbus, Georgia.  The records include minutes, audits, legal papers, correspondence, payroll records, accounting information, real estate records, tax information and blueprints.   In addition there are some records of the Columbus Textile Manufacturers and the Eagle and Phenix [Social] Club.

Dates: 1847-1970, bulk dates 1880s-1950s                                                                    3 boxes, 117 bound volumes, 76 architectural plans and drawings (36 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Eagle and Phenix Mills Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Eagle & Phenix Mills Collection
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Note to Researchers:

See also:

G. Gunby Jordan Collection (MC 12)

Wallace P. Culpepper Collection (MC 54)

Provenance

The material in Box 1 and 2 below were donated by the W. C. Bradley Company.  Some other materials were initially donated to the Columbus Museum and subsequently transferred to the CSU archives.  The remainder of the collection was donated to the archives in 1995 by the Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc., after that company purchased the Eagle & Phenix Mills.

Box and Folder List

Box 1

  • Item 1 -- Eagle & Phenix Club. Minutes. 1899-1903
  • Item 2 -- Eagle and Phenix Mills. Board of Directors. Minutes -- 1898-1905
  • Item 3 -- Eagle and Phenix Mills. Board of Directors. Minutes -- 1905-1913
  • Item 4 -- Columbus Textile Manufacturer. Minutes. 1915-1929

Box 2

  • Item 1 -- Eagle & Phenix Mills. Board of Directors and Stockholders. Minutes. 1914-1922.
  • Item 2 -- Eagle & Phenix Mills. Board of Directors and Stockholders. Minutes. 1922-1943

Folder 1 -- Statistical Information. 1933

Folder 2 -- Correspondence. 1912-1935

Bound or wrapped items

Catalog 1 Loose Leaf Ledger, 1913

Catalog 2 Bank Statements, 1936-1947

Catalog 3 Bank Accounts, 1935

Catalog 4 Bank Accounts, 1930-193

Catalog 7 Cash Book, 1900-1905, 2 logs

Catalog 8 Large General Ledger, 1916-1923

Catalog 9 Large General Ledger, 1923-1927

Catalog 10 Large General Ledger, 1928-1930

Catalog 11 Cash Journal, 1952

Catalog 12 Cash Journal, 1951-1952

Catalog 13 Cash Journal, 1947-1951

Catalog 14 Cash Journal, 1953

Catalog 15 Controlling Box Log, 1913-1916

Catalog 16 Voucher Journal, 1913-1916

Catalog 17 Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1884-1893

Catalog 18 Inventory Book, 1935-1936

Catalog 19 Insurance Info., Dressing Room, etc., 1919-1920

Catalog 20 Machinery, Real Estate, Stock Book, 1870-1892

Catalog 21 Cash Journal, 1935-1946

Catalog 22 Directory of Companies, 1911-1929

Catalog 23 Account Book of Sundries, 1895-1925

Catalog 24 Cost Department Log, 1917-1924

Catalog 25 Record of Stockholder Meetings, 1945

Catalog 26 Blue Prints, 1934-1948, 17 blueprints

Catalog 27 Blue Prints, 1899-1940, 8 blueprints

Catalog 28 List of Salaries Book, 1937-1939

Catalog 29 Cash Book, 1918-1919

Catalog 30 Cash Book, 1913-1916

Catalog 31 Closing Entries Log, 1935-1941

Catalog 32 Capital Stock Book, 1899-1936

Catalog 33 Trial Balance, 1898

Catalog 34 Trial Balance, 1899

Catalog 35 Survey of Insurance Log, 1936, has snapshots inside

Catalog 36 Ledger Book, 1947-1952

Catalog 37 Standard Journal, 1947-1952

Catalog 38 Summary of Sales, 1939-1940

Catalog 39 Rent Book, 1910-1917

Catalog 40 List of Properties, 1899-1933

Catalog 41 Dividends, 1899-1909

Catalog 42 Timesheet Log, 1968-1970

Catalog 43 Hamburger Cotton Mill Log, 1920

Catalog 44 Invoice Log, 1939-1941

Catalog 45 Journal Entry Log, 1953

Catalog 46 Snapshot Pictures, 1913 and up

Catalog 47 Collection of Newspaper Clippings, 1947

Catalog 48 Daily Cotton Movement Ledgers, 1904-1930, 10 logs

Catalog 49 Journals, 1940-1954, 7 books

Catalog 50 Daybook, 1938-1940, 1 book

Catalog 51 Checkbooks, 1912-1940, 3 books

Catalog 52 Cash Account Journal, 1902-1918

Catalog 53 Invoice Books, 1904, 2 books

Catalog 54 Property Book, 1907-1934

Catalog 55 Power Reduced & Required Log, 1905

Catalog 56 Account Book, 1905-1912

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1900-1907

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1924-1942

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1926-1942

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1898-1899

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1907-1916

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1916-1924

Catalog 57 Stock Certificates, 1899

Catalog 57 Shares Book on Girard Cotton Mill, 1900-1904

Catalog 57 Shares Book on Eagle and Phenix mills, 1898

Catalog 58 Appraisal of Eagle Mill Logs, 1909-1910, 9 books

Catalog 59 W.C. Bradley Returned Vouchers, 1903-1904

Catalog 60 Bills of Lading, 1978-1979, 3 books

Catalog 61 Plant Owned Goods, 1978-1979, 2 logs

Catalog 61 Finished Goods Log, 1978-1979

Catalog 62 Annual General Inventory Books, 1905-1934, 30 books

Catalog 63 Contracts and Insurance Polices, 1943-1945

Catalog 64 Sale of Property Documents, 1939

Catalog 64 Purchase Order/ Sales Contract, 1937

Catalog 64 Report from Architect, 1931

Catalog 64 Daily Sales Log, 1927-1928

Catalog 64 Summary of Depreciation Tables, 1904

Catalog 64 Papers Against Fed. Gov't., Proc. Taxes, 1933-1936

Catalog 64 Trademarks, 1900-1949

Catalog 64 State of Property, 1940

Catalog 64 Papers on Re-Sale of Physical Assets, 1947

Catalog 64 Charter Amendment, 1918

Catalog 64 Final reports and Documents, 1900-1920

Catalog 65 Financial Brochures on Mill, 1900-1941

Catalog 65 Dallas Expense Report, 1939

Catalog 65 Atlanta Expense Report, 1939

Catalog 65 Baltimore Expense Report, 1939

Catalog 65 Chicago Expense Report, 1939

Catalog 65 Philadelphia Expense Report, 1939

Catalog 65 St. Louis Expense Report, 1939

Catalog 65 Commission Report to Mr. Lee Perisol

Catalog 65 Inventories of Goods and Unfinished Goods, 1947-1948

Catalog 65 A File of Letters (Machine Information), 1900-1910

Catalog 66 Canceled Checks, Check Stubs, Payroll Stubs, etc., 1920-1953

Catalog 67 Income Tax Data, 1932-1934

Catalog 67 Income Tax Data, 1936

Catalog 67 Condensed Balance Sheet, 1937

Catalog 67 Trial Balance, 1931

Catalog 67 Comparative Sales Reports , 1930-1938

Catalog 67 Commercial Factors Papers, 1942

Catalog 67 Receipted Statements, 1935

Catalog 67 Receipts and Record of Receipts, 1940

Catalog 67 Balance Sheets, 1870-1932

Catalog 68 State of Alabama Tax Return, 1938-1941

Catalog 68 Monthly Profit and Loss Sheet, 1935-1936

Catalog 68 New York Stock Papers, 1931-1935

Catalog 68 Tax Papers, 1936

Catalog 68 Book of Stock Inventory, 1936

Catalog 68 Working Papers to Process Taxes, 1931-1936

Catalog 68 Bonus Paid Papers, 1944

Catalog 68 Statistical Information, 1827-1934

Catalog 68 Financial Statements, 1916-1930

Catalog 68 Daily Sales Memoranda, 1919-1922

Catalog 68 Daily Sales sheets from W.C. Bradley, 1919-1922

Catalog 68 Two Monthly Profit and Loss Statements, 1936-1938

Catalog 68 Tax Claims Papers, 1933-1936

Catalog 69 Statement of Operations, 1921-1953, 217 folders

Catalog 70 Audit Reports, 1910-1941, 159 folders

Catalog 71 Selling Expense Books, 1939-1949, 2 logs

Catalog 72 Journal Entry Log, 1934-1947

Catalog 73 Office Savings Book, 1944-1960

Catalog 74 Small Black box of Legal Documents, 1870s+

Catalog 75 Large Black box of Legal Documents, 1870s+

Catalog 76 Record Book, 1940-1942

Catalog 77 Notebook of Tax Notes, 1929-1932

Catalog 78 Bill for Injunction Log, 1898

Catalog 79 Log of Financial Statistics, 1947

Catalog 80 Federal government Tax reg. Manual, 1937

Catalog 81 Payroll Log, 1949

Catalog 82 Power Economics for Bradley Interest, 1939, 2 book reports

Catalog 83 Directory of Employees, 1937-1949, 2 logs

Blueprints Catalog 26 and 27

Folder 1: Plan of the Eagle & Phenix Dam and retaining walls, undated, multiple holdings

Folder 2: Eagle & Phenix upper Phenix City, Alabama tenant houses showing sanitary sewer system, 1930, 2 copies

Folder 3: Profile of Tail Race of Eagle & Phenix, 1897

Folder 4: Arrangement of the four (4) 54 inch Hercules Turbines for the #1 and #2 Eagle & Phenix Mills, 1899

Folder 5: Details of Wheels at the #3 Mill, 1899

Folder 6: Changes in the Power House, 1920

Folder 7: Power and lighting conduit plans in the New Power House, 1919

Folder 8: New Power House detail, 1919

Folder 9: Changes in the present power house, 1919

Folder 10: Steel Details in the new power house, 1919

Folder 11: Plot plan showing trail race, 1931, 2 copies

Folder 12: Drawing of five letter files in Mr. Willis' office

Folder 13: Drawing of counters by Huff's office

Folder 14: Drawing of the Lowell Warehouse, 1935

Folder 15: Electrical installation plan for the Eagle & Phenix Lower Plan, 1949

Folder 16: Floor Plans of the Eagle & Phenix #2 Mill, 1934. Including:

  • Dressing Room
  • Spinning Room
  • Upper Weave Room
  • Speeder Annex and Little Card Room

Folder 17: Drawing of Ground Plan of Eagle & Phenix Mills, 1922, labeled 300A & 300B Confidential

Folder 18: Drawing of Ground Plan of Eagle & Phenix Mills located in Girard, Alabama, undated, possible 1922

Folder 19: Map showing property of the Eagle and Phenix Mills and streets adjacent therein, undated, 2 copies

Folder 20: Floor plan of waste carding spinning room, 1934

Folder 21: Floor plan of color waste room, 1934

Folder 22: Floor plan of the #6 weave room, 1934

Folder 23: Floor plan of the indigo and beam dye room, 1934

Folder 24: Floor plan of the #7 little speeder room, 1934

Folder 25: Floor plan of the new cotton bus, 1934

Folder 26: Floor plan of the bale breaker room, 1934

Folder 27: Floor plan of the Garnet room, 1934

Folder 28: Floor plan of the opener and bin room, 1934

Folder 29: Floor plan of the picker room, 1934

Folder 30: Arrangement of the water power in #1 and #3 Eagle & Phenix Mills, 1899

Folder 31: Details of the cloth conveyor, 1947

Folder 32: Proposed cloth truck for the new conveyor, 1943

Folder 33: Proposed Green's patent fuel economizer, 1943

Folder 34: New floor bridge to the wheelhouse, 1943

Folder 35: Cloth conveyor for the #3 weave room to the grey room 1943

Folder 36: Details of shelving of the basement vault

Folder 37: Plans and sections of new passageway for mill #5 to the finish plant, 1943

Folder 38: Details of the culvert between the raw water intake and finish plant, 1943

Folder 39: Plot plan of the culvert between the raw water intake and finish plant, 1943

Folder 40: Proposed office layout of Eagle & Phenix Mills, designed by J. Biggers, 1941, multiple copies

Folder 41: Proposed basement layout of Eagle & Phenix Mills, designed by J. Biggers, 1941, multiple copies

Folder 42: Proposed office layout of W.C. Bradley, designed by J. Biggers, 1941, multiple copies

Folder 43: Eagle & Phenix Mills warehouse plans

Folder 44: Sketch of the nap raising machine attached to the rear of a Gessener Napper, 1923, Palmer Mill

Folder 45: Floor plan of the #3 Eagle & Phenix Mill , Dressing room, Spinning and Annex room,

Card and Speed Annex room, Upper Annex weave room and sample weaver, Upper and lower weave rooms, 1934

Folder 46: Eagle & Phenix electrical wiring plans, 1932

Folder 47: Piers for the generator bearings for the new power house, 1919

Folder 48: Steel motor support for the new power house, 1919

Folder 49: Power house, 1914

Folder 50: Power house motor installation revised, 1913

Folder 51: Motor installation annex at #3 Eagle & Phenix Mill

Folder 52: Detail and mounting of relay box and auto starter, 1913

Folder 53: Present location of wheel shafts and generators

Folder 54: Wheelhouse, 1913

Folder 55: Detail of the cast and wrought iron used in new powerhouse

Folder 56: Steel used in the new powerhouse

Folder 57: Window details of the new powerhouse

Folder 58: Door details of the new powerhouse

Folder 59: Cornice, conductor head and framing of the new powerhouse

Folder 60: Wiring plans for the new powerhouse

Folder 61: Wiring diagram for the new powerhouse

Folder 62: Motor installation and spinning room shafting at mill #1, 1913

Folder 63: Wiring plans for power at mill #2

Folder 64: Shafting, clutches and motors at mill #3

Folder 65: Motor installations at mill #2

Folder 66: Wiring plans for power for #1,2, and picker house, machine shop, and #3 finishing building

Folder 67: Motor installations for #3 picker building, finishing and wool room

Folder 68: Motor installations for the #2 mill, undated, 2 copies

Folder 69: Motor installation for the annex and fifth floor of the #3 mill, undated

Folder 70: Plans of cable support for the Eagle & Phenix Mills, undated

Folder 71: Plans of the circuits between the electrical equipment of mill, undated

Folder 72: Arrangement of knife switches in the #2 wheelhouse

Folder 73: Map of Columbus, GA, 1931

Folder 74: Eagle and Phenix Mills architectural plan, 20 pages, 1904

Folder 75: 16 copies of pencil/charcoal drawing of W.C. Bradley, undated

Folder 76: Drawing of original wood dams of 1847, 1856, and 1868