Manning Paper Company

Documenting Change: Industry and Business in Troy and Rensselaer County, NY

Records, ca. 1856-1950

Extent: ca. 6 linear ft.

Historical Note: Manning Paper Company began in 1846 at the Mt. Ida Mill at the Poestenkill Gorge in Troy. Larger mills were established on River Street after the Civil War. The firm existed under various names, including Manning and Peckham and the John A. Manning Paper Company. Some facilities were moved to Green Island in 1912 and to Watervliet in 1918, but the Mt. Ida Mill was in operation until 1962. Manning is now a division of Lydall, Inc.

Scope and Content: Ledgers (1856-1900), journals, trial balances, payrolls (1912-1918), some accounts receivable, production records and run books.

Location: Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway, Foot of Polk St., Troy, NY 12180.