Wednesday, May 21, 2008


courtesy of the Elizabeth Valentine Meade Collection

In the years after 1882 Marchant continued his firm control over the multitude of operations at the mill. His associates willingly permitted him to carry the burden of the company on his shoulders. At the same time, he expanded his business and social activities. As public school trustee, vestryman, member of the county pension board, president of a local knitting mill, vice-president of the Peoples National Bank, and head of the Woolen Mills, Marchant influenced a wide range of community affairs. But above all he could be most proud of the success and reputation of his own particular creation, the Charlottesville Woolen Mills.--Harry Poindexter



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