The word "Angola" has numerous meanings. Angola products wove, knit and yarns are imported to America.
There are newspaper ads for Angola fabrics. The book TEXTILES IN AMERICA, page 147 "Angola, a word probably derived from angora, is the name of one of these fashionable fabrics."
The merchant’s polyglot manual 1860
Angola Stockings—(a mixture of cotton and Spanish wool).
The Repertory of patent inventions: and other discoveries and improvements. 1862
Specification of the Patent granted to John Thomson Pagan and Thomas Benjamin Willans, of Rochdale, in the County of Lancaster, Flannel Manufacturers, for An Improvement in the Manufacture of Flannel.—Dated February 26, 1861
To all to whom these presents shall come, &c., &c.,--
The object of this invention is to produce a woolen fabric suitable for white and coloured shirts, dressing-gowns, and other like articles which shall be less costly, less liable to shrink, and more durable than the fabrics now used for such purposes. These advantages we obtain by the intermixture of cotton with the wool intended to be converted into yarn for the manufacture of this class of goods. The cotton and wool we weigh out in the required proportions, and after passing them through the willow submit them to a carding or scribbling engine, in passing through which engine the animal and vegetable fibres will become intimately combined and converted into slivers. These slivers we then convert into yarn after the manner usually employed in the spinning of woolen yarn, and the yarn thus obtained we weave into a fabric, which we term for distinction “white Angloa flannel,” and which somewhat resembles in texture the flannel at present manufactured for shirts, dressing-gowns, and such like articles. Upon the fabric thus produced we print any desired patterns by means of impressing roller, and we find that under pressure the fabric will take the printing colours as readily as if there were no cotton present in the fabric. The introduction of cotton besides affording the advantages above enumerated gives a finer appearance to the fabric than can be obtained by the sole use of wool of the same quality as that combined with cotton. The proportion of cotton which we employ will depend upon the quality of fabric required to be manufactured, but in general we have found that the best results may be obtained by the admixture with the wool of from one-third to one-half its weight of cotton.
Having now set forth the nature of our invention of “An improvement in the Manufacture of Flannel,” and explained the manner of carrying the same into effect, we wish it to be understood, that under the above in part recited letters patent, we claim,--
Manufacturing flannel from yarn produced from a mixture of vegetable and animal fibres, as above described.
--In witness, &c.
John Thomson Pagan.
Thomas Benjamin Willans.
Accounts and papers of the House of Commons 1865
Carded Yarn Mills.
A much older branch of industry in Saxony is the spinning carded yarn, so necessary for making cloth, together with the greatly-increasing Vigogne spinning (mixture of cotton and wool), and called in England and Scotland (to which countries much is exported from Saxony) Angola yarn.
Daily Atlas, [Boston Massachusetts] January 2, 1843
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
Cushing & Kemp, Nos. 41 & 43 Water street,
Angola Shirts and Drawers;
The Daily Atlas [Boston, Massachusetts] March 30, 1843
NEW AND FRESH LONDON AND PARIS GOODS.
UNDER SHIRTS and DRAWERS, Silk, Angola, Cotton, and fine Merino.
The Southern Patriot [Charleston, South Carolina] January 10, 1843
LEITCH’S GENERAL OUTFITTING & CLOTHING ESTABLISHMENT, 260 KING ST. (CORNER WENTWORTH.)
Angola, Saxony, Wool and Merino Under Shirts and Drawers.
The Southern Patriot [Charleston, South Carolina] February 4, 1843
BY DICK & HOLMES.
Silk, Worsted, Angola, Thread and Cotton Socks and Stockings,
Macon Weekly Telegraph [Georgia] July 9, 1844
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
GEO. A. KIMBERLY
HATS AND CAPS,
1 doz. Angola Silk Hats.
Philadelphia Inquirer, [PA] July 20, 1861
J.R. Casselberry Will Open, On
15 cases STAPEL GOODS, at
DECIDEDLY WAR PRICES.
1 case Angola Flannels, 20c.
Macon Telegraph, [Georgia] November 27, 1862
Direct Importation from Europe,
Cargo Sale by Catalogue, by
JOHN G. MINOR & CO.,
Fancy Angola Tweed
1 case Fancy Angola Flannel Shirts
Philadelphia Inquirer, [PA], June 9, 1863
Price & Wood, formerly with Warnock.
Angola Flannels, 25c., very cheap.
There are also Angola yarns for hosiery and knitting
Daily Atlas, [Boston Massachusetts] January 2, 1843
BY SAMUEL A. WALKER.
[Office Nos. 23 and 25 Kilby street.]
ladies’ col’d merino and Angola hosiery—men’s Angola and woolen ½ hose
Maine Farmer, October 25, 1866
Miss Helen F. Piper,
Takes this method of informing her friends and the public, that she has returned from Boston with a choice stock of new and fresh worsteds, consisting in part of Zephyrs and Shetland Worsteds, Saxony and Angola Yarns, and all kinds of materials for working, commenced slippers, ladies’ and children’s Hoods, Sacques, Scarfs, Shawls, &c.
Garments manufactured to Order
At the Store of F.A. & C.H Brick.
Augusta, Oct 2, 1866