The George Lawrence Co., was established in Portland, Oregon in 1857. It was a saddlery and harness shop made famous by also producing exquisite leather goods such as handgun holsters, cartridge belts, slings, scabbards, etc. The company evolved into a wholesaler and supplier of auto parts, shoe repair and shoe store supplies, hat blocking equipment, fishing, and hunting supplies. The Company ceased operations in 1985 when family members retired, and the historic 1/4-block, 4-story brick building that George Lawrence built in 1903 in downtown Portland was sold.
Source: William "Bill" Lawrence website: http://home.teleport.com/~bill3rd/
The collection contains company ledgers, cash and credit books, other account and purchasing journals, letterpress copybooks containing correspondence, and product catalogs.
The collection also contains photographs of the George Lawrence company products such as saddles and shoulder bags.
[Identification of item], George Lawrence Company records, Bx 200, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
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