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Lumber industry and timber.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Collins Lumber Company Ledger

Collection Number: A&M 2556

This ledger of the Collins Lumber Company runs continuously from July to November, 1905 and intermittently thereafter. The information given in the ledger includes a description of lumber in each shipment, where it was cut and shipped from, who bought it, and the selling price.

Dates: 1905-1908

David H. Sutton, Compiler, Photographs Regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3706
Overview Photographs and research papers regarding Helvetia, West Virginia. Most of the collection consists of photographs. Subjects of the photographs include residents, activities, and locations, the majority of which date from the early twentieth century (1900-1920). There are group portraits of families, school children, and others, including shots of hunters, timber workers, and residents with musical instruments, among others. Special events recorded by the photographs include weddings,...
Dates: ca. 1880-2000; Majority of material found within ca. 1900-1920

Henry Brannon, Lawyer, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3116
Overview Letters and tax papers deal with lawyer-client matters between Weston attorney Henry Brannon and Boston capitalist, Robert H. Waters. Subjects include Waters' suit against Equitable Oil and Mining Co. and purchase of 1,500 acres on Three Lick Run of Oil Creek in Lewis County, taxation of the property, redemption of the property from its sale for delinquent taxes, tenant relations, the sale of timber, illegal cutting of timber, and efforts to sell the land. Brannon also addresses his 1881...
Dates: 1867-1881

Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0013
Scope and Contents Correspondence and business papers of Henry Gassaway Davis (1823-1916), a successful businessman and politician from West Virginia. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1904. The collection largely documents his business and political career, although there are personal papers in the collection as well. His business interests were largely concerned with coal mining, timber, and railroads. Types of documents include letters, reports, account...
Dates: 1799-1919

J. Keller Reid Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2884

A Civil War letter from William J. Delay, Camp Bridgewater, 22 March 1864, to his father asking about a transfer of goods and money. Several turn of the century receipts and an artist sketch book from Franklin, WV. Also photos of logging boom towns and rural scenes at the turn of the century in the Eastern Panhandle, particularly of Laneville, Tucker County and Petersburg, Grant County.

Dates: ca. 1864-1940

James Tenney Letter

Collection Number: A&M 3153
Overview The letter from James Tenney, Jr. to his uncle, John Tenney of Luzerne, NY describes James' journey from upstate New York to Nicholas County, Virginia via Richmond and comments on the attributes of western Virginia. It mentions Kanawha Valley salt production and the lumber industry on the Elk River which supplied materials for boats and barrels used in the salt industry. Tenney also alludes to the New England settlement in present-day Upshur County which his father joined earlier. (a...
Dates: 1825

Ladwig Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3325
Scope and Contents Papers of the Ladwig family. They document the professional and personal lives of medical and teaching professionals in West Virginia in the early twentieth century, includng Dr. Otto Ladwig (1875-1968), his wife Calora Hardway Ladwig (1882-1974), and Margaret and Gertrude Hardway, Calora's sisters. The Ladwigs lived in Harrison and Randolph counties and were active in itinerant logging communities such as Evenwood. There are correspondence, publications, deeds, certificates, and photos...
Dates: 1870-1959

Philip Bagdon, Research Notes regarding Cass, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3070
Overview Notes compiled by Philip Bagdon which were used by Dr. Roy Clarkson to complete his history of the logging town of Cass entitled Beyond Leatherbark: The Cass Saga. Bagdon's notes, composed of maps, tables and quotes from newspapers, correspondence and business records, are arranged chronologically and topically covering subjects important to the history of Cass, the Greenbrier River valley and east central West Virginia. Subjects mentioned are land purchases, timber appraisals, railroads,...
Dates: 1876-1976

Ronald Lewis, Historian, Research Notes Regarding Timber Industry in West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3634

Research notes compiled by West Virginia University history professor Ronald Lewis regarding the timber industry in West Virginia. Includes biographical information and statistical profiles regarding industry leaders and corporations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dates: 1994-1995

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0576
Scope and Contents Manuscript and printed material, and pictures collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. There are also a small number of Mr. West’s personal papers, consisting of letters concerning West Virginia University College of Engineering, Oak Grove Cemetery Association, and the Wesley Methodist Church, all of Morgantown, and business records of the Town Hill Service Station, owned by Mr. West. The...
Dates: 1774; 1780; 1830-1952