Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
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EXTENT: 1 volume
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is the court transcript of embezzlement of Arthur G. Jones Woolen Mill funds by Arthur G. Jones in 1929. Mr. Jones was president of the company, located in Winchester, VA, USA.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Arthur G. Jones bought the mill in 1925. At that time, 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. Found guilty, Jones served time in prison, as did Krol. The A. J. Woolen Company was bankrupt. A. J. Woolen Company and the Chicago Wool Company reorganized as the Winchester Woolen Company in 1931.
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.
Court case, Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Arthur G. Jones, 1929, transcript, 1 volume (570 leaves with 3 leaves missing), typescript (copy)