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MANUSCRIPTS

Wadsworth B. Neeley
Papers, 1922-1949



Extent: 5 linear ft. (4 cartons)

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Scope and Content:

Consisting of business and personal papers of Columbia, S.C., businessman Wadsworth B. Neeley reflecting his work as a salesman with R.M. Hollingshead Company, a distributor of soap and cleaning supplies headquartered in Camden, N.J.; as manager of City Motor Company, Orangeburg, S.C., a Chrysler/Plymouth/DeSoto dealership; and as owner of Neeley Weatherstripping and Venetian Blind Company. The bulk of the collection relates to City Motor Company and includes correspondence of brothers A.B. and W.D. Bennett, who owned controlling shares in the company; promotional materials distributed by Chrysler/Plymouth/DeSoto Motor Company; car sales inventory records; and credit company \reports. Also present are bills and receipts documenting the working relationship between City Motor Company with Columbia and Charleston automotive dealerships and parts suppliers.

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Container List:


Box 1							  
	
	Personal Papers		                        Folders 1-63
	  Correspondence					
		1922-1932
		1934-1941
	  Financial Records
		Bills, 1929-1930
	Business Papers
		R.M. Hollingshead Company (Camden, N.J.)
			Correspondence
				1926-1929
		City Motor Company (Orangeburg, S.C.)
			Correspondence/Papers
				A.B. Bennett
					1928-1929, n.d.
				W.D. Bennett
					1928-1930
				General
					1926-1931

Box 2					1932, n.d.	 Folders 64-116
				Chrysler/Plymouth/DeSoto Motor Corporation
					1928-1929
				DeSoto Motor Corporation
					1930-1932
					Bulletins/News Releases
						1931-1932 and misc.
				Commercial Credit Company
					1928-1929
					Conditional Sale Agreements, 1929
				Knox-Gaines Motor Company/Oliver 
					Motor Company (Columbia, S.C.)
					1928-1929
				C.D. Franke and Company (Charleston, S.C.), 1929
			Bills
				Outstanding
					1928-1929
					1930-1931
				Paid
					Oliver Motor Company (Columbia, S.C.)
						1928-1929
						January-December 1929
						January-December 1930

Box 3			Receipts					Folders 117-167
				Chrysler Corporation, 1929
				DeSoto/Plymouth Motor Corporation, 1930
				Knox-Gaines Motor Company (Columbia, S.C.)
					1924, 1926-1929
				Jenkins Automotive Supply Company (Columbia, S.C.), 
					1931-1932
					Miscellaneous, 1930-1931
			Car Sales Contracts, 1927-1929	
			Car Sales Inventory Records
				New Cars
					1928-1930, n.d.
				Used Cars
					1929-1930, n.d.
			Financial Statements/Reports/Audits
				November 1927-November 1929
				December 1929-1932, n.d.
		Neeley Weatherstripping and Venetian Blind Company
			Correspondence
				1934-1941, 1947-1949, n.d.

Box 4	Bound Volumes
		Account Book, 1927-1932
		"Regulations Governing Salesmen," 1928
		Invoice Book, 1929-1932
		"Confidential Data Book for Retail Salesmen, Chrysler Corporation"
			January 1929
			September 1929
		"Sales Data: A Handbook of Sales Information for Chevrolet Salesmen," 1930
		Journal, Financial Transactions, 1930-1932
		Receipt Book, 1931-1932
		Checkbook, 1932
		Protex Weatherstrip Manufacturing Company Receipt Book, 1940
		Credit Bank Account Book
		

Administrative Notes


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