Block Shirt Co. Ledgers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains accounting ledgers from the Block Shirt Company in Wilmington, NC from the early to mid-20th century.
- Creation: 1925-1970
- Block, Nathan Ellis, 1903-1986 (Person)
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Biographical and Historical Note
Nathan Ellis Block (1903-1986) came to Wilmington from Baltimore in 1923 with 25 used sewing machines to start a 2nd factory. The Baltimore factory was closed and the whole family (father William, brothers Freddy, Charlie, Joe, David) moved south. Nathan, an inventor of factory equipment and an excellent administrator, ruled the factory and was regarded as the "brains" of the company. His father, William, was the official head of the Block Shirt Co. until the late 1940s when Nathan made son Charles president. Joe was a buyer in NY, but lived in Wilmington, brother David ran the New York office. Fred became president and CEO in 1969, taking his father's role. His son William B. Block was involved with company in NY.
2.98 Linear Feet (Contains 5 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
This collection was donated by Frederick L. and William B. Block.
- Block Shirt Co. Ledgers
- Partially Processed
- Carroll R Jones
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