Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

884 WFCHS

Inventory created by Archives Staff 01/1989. Last revised 01/2022.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

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EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

DATE: 1929

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection contains the transcript of the court case that took place when Mr. Jones faced embezzlement charges in 1929. Mr. Jones was then president of the Woolen Mill Company, located in Winchester, Virginia.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Arthur G. Jones bought the Winchester Woolen Mill in 1925 and renamed it the Arthur Jones Woolen Company. At the time, the Chicago Wool Company owned half the stock. In 1929, Jones and the treasurer of the company, Max Krol, were indicted for taking over $4,000 from mill funds for private use. Both Jones and Krol were found guilty and served time in prison. The Arthur Jones Woolen Company went bankrupt as a result. The court ordered its sale at public auction in May 1931, where it was purchased by a group of local businessmen who reorganized it as the Winchester Woolen Company.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Johnston, Wilbur S. Weaving a Common Thread, a History of the Woolen Industry in the Top of the Shenandoah Valley. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1990.

CITE AS: Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill Collection, 884 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Court case, Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Arthur G. Jones, 1929, transcript, 1 volume (570 leaves with 3 leaves missing), typescript (copy)

News articles – unnumbered, print (photocopy)

Report of the Stockholders Protective Committee of the Arthur T. Jones Woolen Mills Corporation, June 1929, printed, 16 pages