Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

George Dorman Manufacturing Agent Collection



Overview of the Collection

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

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.


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.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Dorman, George
Organizations:
S. Ginsberg Sons
Calvert Cloths
Family Names:
Dorman
Ginsberg
Places:
Dallas (Tex)
Baltimore (Maryland)
Subjects:
Texas - Retail
Texas - Interstate Trade
Occupations:
Manufacturing Agent
Titles:
George Dorman Manufacturing Agent Collection

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Register



 
Box Folder
1 2 Correspondence 1930



 
Box Folder
1 3 Correspondence 1931



 
Box Folder
1 4 Correspondence 1932



 
Box Folder
1 5 Correspondence 1933



 
Box Folder
1 6 Telegraphs 1930-1933



 
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1 7 Past-Due Notices, 1927-1928



 
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1 8 Credit Memos, 1931-1933



 
Box Folder
1 9 Bills of Sale - Abilene, TX - Caleb Reed's Men's Shop



 
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1 10 Bills of Sale - Amarillo, TX - Killough and Davies



 
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1 11 Bills of Sale - Athens, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
Box Folder
1 12 Bills of Sale - Austin, TX - University Toggery



 
Box Folder
1 13 Bills of Sale - Ballinger, TX - The Hub



 
Box Folder
1 14 Bills of Sale - Beeville, TX - Perkins Bros



 
Box Folder
1 15 Bills of Sale - Brady, TX - G.C. Kirk



 
Box Folder
1 16 Bills of Sale - Brenham, TX - Abe Klein, Inc.



 
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1 17 Bills of Sale - Canyon, TX - The Peoples Store



 
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1 18 Bills of Sale - Cleburne, TX - Guarantee Co.



 
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1 19 Bills of Sale - Commerce, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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1 20 Bills of Sale - Cooper, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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1 21 Bills of Sale - Corpus Christi, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 1 Bills of Sale - Crockett, TX - Millar and Berry



 
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2 2 Bills of Sale - Dallas, TX - George Dorman



 
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2 3 Bills of Sale - Denison, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 4 Bills of Sale - Durant, OK - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 5 Bills of Sale - Fort Worth, TX - Earl Freeze



 
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2 6 Bills of Sale - Greenville, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 7 Bills of Sale - Gilmer, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 8 Bills of Sale - Houston, TX - Court-Norton Co.



 
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2 9 Bills of Sale - Jefferson, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 10 Bills of Sale - Kaufman, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 11 Bills of Sale - Longview, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 12 Bills of Sale - Marshall, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 13 Bills of Sale - McKinney, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 14 Bills of Sale - Paris, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 15 Bills of Sale - San Angelo - Baker-Hemphill



 
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2 16 Bills of Sale - San Antonio - Alterman's Man Shop



 
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2 17 Bills of Sale - San Antonio - Fomby Clothing Co.



 
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2 18 Bills of Sale - San Antonio - Washer Bros.



 
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2 19 Bills of Sale - Snyder, TX - Caton Dodson Co.



 
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2 20 Bills of Sale - Sulfur Springs, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 21 Bills of Sale - Quanach, TX - Hayden Hunter



 
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2 22 Bills of Sale - Winnsboro, TX - Perkins Bros.



 
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2 23 Bills of Sale - Wichita Falls, TX - Perkins-Timberlake



 
Box Folder
2 24 Order Forms