TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

George Dorman Manufacturing Agent Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA08.7
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Dorman, George
Title: George Dorman Manufacturing Agent Collection
Dates: 1927-1933
Quantity: 1 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

George I Dorman was born in Dallas in 1897. He graduated from Allen Academy in Bryan, TX and later attended Texas A&M. George Dorman began his career as a manufacturing agent, working as an independent salesman for several companies, one of which was S. Ginsberg Sons, Baltimore, Maryland, makers of Calvert Clothes. Dorman served as the company's agent, handling its accounts throughout Texas. He was finally let go by the company on May 1, 1933 due to disagreements regarding how he was handling the accounts. Dorman later worked as a sales representative for Baltimore Business Forms, acting as their Southwest Manager based in Dallas. He passed away December 26, 1984.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the business papers of George I Dorman regarding his business dealings representing S. Ginsberg Sons Calvert Cloths menswear. The materials are of two basic types, correspondence and communication between Dorman and S. Ginsberg Sons Co. regarding business, and various business forms placed by Texas clothing shops with Dorman. The correspondence ranges from the mundane, verification of orders, to tense correspondence detailing certain shops' inability to pay and possible legal action. The George Dorman Manufacturing Agent papers are a good place to get a snap shot of business during the Great Depression in Texas, as Ginsberg/Dorman struggle to gain new business and get payment for their menswear. Researchers can also use the bills of sale and credit forms to trace the orders placed by various menswear shops in several cities throughout Texas.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Dorman, George

Organizations:

Calvert Cloths
S. Ginsberg Sons

Family Names:

Dorman
Ginsberg

Places:

Baltimore (Maryland)
Dallas (Tex)

Subjects:

Texas - Interstate Trade
Texas - Retail

Occupations:

Manufacturing Agent

Titles:

George Dorman Manufacturing Agent Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA08-7 George Dorman Manufacturing Agent Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Register
2 Correspondence 1930
3 Correspondence 1931
4 Correspondence 1932
5 Correspondence 1933
6 Telegraphs 1930-1933
7 Past-Due Notices, 1927-1928
8 Credit Memos, 1931-1933
9 Bills of Sale - Abilene, TX - Caleb Reed's Men's Shop
10 Bills of Sale - Amarillo, TX - Killough and Davies
11 Bills of Sale - Athens, TX - Perkins Bros.
12 Bills of Sale - Austin, TX - University Toggery
13 Bills of Sale - Ballinger, TX - The Hub
14 Bills of Sale - Beeville, TX - Perkins Bros
15 Bills of Sale - Brady, TX - G.C. Kirk
16 Bills of Sale - Brenham, TX - Abe Klein, Inc.
17 Bills of Sale - Canyon, TX - The Peoples Store
18 Bills of Sale - Cleburne, TX - Guarantee Co.
19 Bills of Sale - Commerce, TX - Perkins Bros.
20 Bills of Sale - Cooper, TX - Perkins Bros.
21 Bills of Sale - Corpus Christi, TX - Perkins Bros.
2 1 Bills of Sale - Crockett, TX - Millar and Berry
2 Bills of Sale - Dallas, TX - George Dorman
3 Bills of Sale - Denison, TX - Perkins Bros.
4 Bills of Sale - Durant, OK - Perkins Bros.
5 Bills of Sale - Fort Worth, TX - Earl Freeze
6 Bills of Sale - Greenville, TX - Perkins Bros.
7 Bills of Sale - Gilmer, TX - Perkins Bros.
8 Bills of Sale - Houston, TX - Court-Norton Co.
9 Bills of Sale - Jefferson, TX - Perkins Bros.
10 Bills of Sale - Kaufman, TX - Perkins Bros.
11 Bills of Sale - Longview, TX - Perkins Bros.
12 Bills of Sale - Marshall, TX - Perkins Bros.
13 Bills of Sale - McKinney, TX - Perkins Bros.
14 Bills of Sale - Paris, TX - Perkins Bros.
15 Bills of Sale - San Angelo - Baker-Hemphill
16 Bills of Sale - San Antonio - Alterman's Man Shop
17 Bills of Sale - San Antonio - Fomby Clothing Co.
18 Bills of Sale - San Antonio - Washer Bros.
19 Bills of Sale - Snyder, TX - Caton Dodson Co.
20 Bills of Sale - Sulfur Springs, TX - Perkins Bros.
21 Bills of Sale - Quanach, TX - Hayden Hunter
22 Bills of Sale - Winnsboro, TX - Perkins Bros.
23 Bills of Sale - Wichita Falls, TX - Perkins-Timberlake
24 Order Forms