Guide to the Clinch Valley Blanket Mills Records, 1936

Summary Information

Title: Clinch Valley Blanket Mills Records, 1936
Collection: AC.535
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is made up of a typed letter to Mrs. R.L. Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia along with a brochure of coverlet patterns and wool exchange terms offered by Clinch Valley Blanket Mills of Cedar Bluff, Virginia. Letter is dated January 24, 1936, and the wool exchange terms were effective 1935 until further notice. There is also the envelope.

Creator: Clinch Valley Blanket Mills

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Eugene Goodwin followed in the weaving trade learned from his English father, James, who came to the United States about 1837. Charles Eugene, called C. E., ran mills for absentee owners or leased weaving sheds in Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. In the late 1880s, Goodwin moved to Cedar Bluff, Virginia from West Virginia to run the Scott Bros. Klondyke Cotton and Woolen Mill. The Cedar Bluff Woolen Mill, a carding wool business, was also located in Cedar Bluff.

Over a twenty-five year period, Goodwin either leased or managed two mills in Cedar Bluff, the Cedar Bluff Woolen Mill, owned by the McGuire family, and the Klondyke Cotton and Woolen Mill, founded by Thomas Scott and later purchased by members of the McGuire family. Goodwin finally purchased both mill buildings about 1916. When the smaller mill burned in 1924, Goodwin moved all his equipment to the larger facility up the river and expanded his operation.

Scope and Contents

In this collection are a letter to Mrs. R.L. Robertson, telling her that Clinch Valley cannot do the work she outlined in her letter and recommending Blue Stone Materous Company of Bluefield for the job. Also the envelope with stamp dated January 24, 1936.

Clinch Valley Blanket Mills proprietors also sent her a brochure of Colonial Coverlets and a wool exchange terms paper for 1935 which includes prices of wool blankets and flannel.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish on May 25, 2000. Accession number is AC.2001.043.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.535: Clinch Valley Blanket Mills Records, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Records, 1936 ACSC_Box 16.2