Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana,Subject Categories: Lumber Trade and Industry

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Lumber
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
1790-1965
bulk 1840-1945
Languages:
English
Collection is in English. Two items are in German.
Physical Description:
4.58 Cubic feet
consisting of 10 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Materials in this category document the commercial lumber trade of both raw and finished material by producers, dealers, and wholesalers. The application of lumber in residential and commercial building is well-represented, as well as other uses such as infrastructure use in railroad ties, telephones, and marine building.
Documents include receipts and invoices, correspondence, a lumber account book, advertisements, association documents, business cards, caricature, images, import/ export documents, legal documents, patents, preservation, price lists, product samples, publications, shipping and receiving documents, and trade literature.
No extensive runs or complete records exist for any single company, brand, and no particular depth is present for any singular subtopic though some publications may provide general and historical overviews of a person, company, or facet of industry.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Lumber Industry and Trade is arranged in three subseries.
  • Business Records and Marketing Material
  • Genre
  • Subject

Administration
Processing Information
In 2016, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund, the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History implemented the use of minimal level processing standards to increase information about and facilitate access to more of our collections.
For this subject, minimal processing included arrangement to the folder level, based on prior processing and preservation action, with retention of the pre-existing arrangement when possible, if applicable. Otherwise, an order was imposed by the Processing Archivist. Some materials were consolidated to eliminate excess bulk but items within folders were not arranged further. The guide may or may not include a more refined list of folder contents. Nonarchival housing was replaced for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed.
Minimal level processing and machine-readable finding aid completed by Nicole Blechynden, 2016 November.
Author
Nicole Blechynden
Sponsor
Funding for partial processing of the collection was supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lumber Trade and Industry is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.

Partial List of Company Names
Partial List of Company Names
Alcott, C.W. & Son Lumber Dealers, New York
Allen, Gillingham & Company, Lumber Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allen & Knight Lumber Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allston
American Hard Wood Manufacturing Association
American Hoist and Derrick Company, Saint Paul, Minnesota
American Lumber & Manufacturing Company
American Tie & Timber Company Incorporated
American Vulcanizing Wood & Lumber Company
American Wood Carbolizing Company , New York
Anderson & Ailing
Archibald Lumber & Tie Company
Arlington Lumber Company , Condon, Oregon
Armsby, Morse & Company , Lumber Dealers, Millbury, MA
Arnold, Folsom & Company , Commission Lumber Dealers, Albany, New York
Atlantic Lumber Company, Buffalo, NY
Atwater, W.H.
Atwood & Company, J.B.
Auger & Son, Quebec
Ayers, Dr. A.B.,
Backus & Brother, Lumber Manufacturers & Whole Dealers, Detroit, MI
Barlett Brothers Mfg. Company, Roby's Corner, NH
Barnes, Lawrence Lumber Company , Burlington, Vermont
Baxter, G.S. & Company, Lumber Manufacturers and Shipping, Jacksonville, Florida
Baxter, George S.
Bearden, R.B., St. Louis, MO
Beecher & Sillimand, Albann, NH
Bell brothers Timber Dealers, NY
Bender, Wendell
Bennet & Company , Wholesale Lumber
Bennet, Ray H. Lumber Company, North Tonawanda, NY
Bennet & Dimon, Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in Lumber, Niles Valley, PA
Bigler & Son's Saw Mills, Timber and Lumber Dealers, New York, NY
Bingham, Herbert S., Wholesale Lumber, Scranton, PA
Binkley & Nielson Timber Company, Niagara Falls, NY
Birch, S.M., Wholesale Lumber Merchant
Blakeslee, Charles L. Lumber Mfg. Co., Albany, NY
C.L. Blakeslee & Son Mfg. Co., Albany, New York
Blakeslee Lumber Co., Albany, NY
Bliss, J.A., Mfg. & Dealer in Lumber, Tonawanda, NY
Boyd, Herbert A., Huntington, West Va.
Brown, Bowman & Bledsoe, Lumber, Baltimore, MD
Buell, Guy I., Spring Hope, NC
Burgoyne, C.R., Pensacola, Florida
Burton, B.P., Wholesale Lumber Commission Merchant, Philadelphia, PA
Butler, J.H. & Brother Inc., Yonkers, NY
Cameron & Hawn, General Lumber Dealers, Albany, New York
Carolina Lumber Mfg. Co., Greenville, SC
Carr Lumber Company, Pisgah Forest, NC
Cate, L.G., Manufacturer of Lumber, Jacksonville, Florida
Chicago Car Lumber Co., Manufacturers and Wholesalers of Lumber, Chicago, IL
Chicago House Wrecking Co. (Harris Brothers Co.), Chicago, IL
Clark & Smith Saw Mill, Boston, MA
Clifford, S.L., Lumber Manufacturers, North Haverhill, N.H.
Clark & Sumner, Wholesale Lumber Merchants, Albany, New York
Consolidated Lumber Co., Savannah, Georgia
Converse, A. Place Lumber Company, Manufacturers, Wholesale, and Retail Dealers in Lumber, Dover, NH
Coolbaugh, C.C. & Son Co., Philadelphia, PA
Cornplanter Lumber Company, The, Buffalo, New York
Crane, W.B. and Co., Hardwood Lumber, Timber, and ties, Chicago, IL
Crane, Dr. H.A., Lumber & Timber Dealer
Curtis Moldings and Trim, Clinton, Iowa
Cutter, H. & Co., Mahogany & Fancy Wood Dealers
Cutting, Frank A., Hemlock Bark Dealer, Boston, MA
Cypress Lumber Co., The, Boston, MA
Dalton & Kibber, Dealers in All Kinds of Lumber, Albany, NY
Dart & Brothers, Rough and Dressed Lumber, Buffalo, NY
Deacon, H.R., Wholesale and Retail Lumber Yard, Philadelphia, PA
Deep River Lumber Corporation, Norfolk, VA
Deering, Rufus & Co., Lumber Dealers, Portland, Oregon
Deimel, H.A. Lumber Dealer, Herkimer, NY
Demeritt & Burnham, Wood and Lumber Dealers
Dexter & Noble, Manufacturers of Lumber, Elk Rapids, MI
Dickinson Bros., Ridgway, Pa
Dodd, C.H., DeRidder, LA
Dodge & Bliss Company, Manufacturers and Dealers in Lumber, Jersey City, NJ
Douglass, John & Sons, Wholesale Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Douglass, Saxe & Co., Wholesale Lumber Commission, Albany, NY
Downer & Kellogg, Dr., Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber, Utica, NY
Duker, Otto & Co., Steam Planning Mills & Lumber Yards
Dunham, Greene & Co., Commission Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Eagle Square Manufacturing Co., South Shaftsbury, Vermont
Earle, T. & O.K., Building and Finishing Lumber, Worchester, MA
Easton, C.P., Wholesale dealer in Lumber, Albany, NY
Eccleston Lumber Co. Manufacturers, New York, NY
Elias, G. & Bros., Timber and Lumber, Buffalo, NY
Eschenbach, John N., Lumber Company, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Este, Charles, Lumber Merchant, Philadelphia, PA
Etter, Siple & Carmany's, Steam Saw Mills, Dauphin, PA
Fee, Frank F., Dermott, Arkansas
Fogg, Ezra D., Lumber Commission Merchant, Providence, RI
Forest Lumber Co., Pittsburgh ~ Philadelphia, PA
Gage, Dr. C. & J.C., Manufacturers and Dealers in Wood and Lumber, Fisherville, NH
Ganahl, John J. Lumber Co., St. Louis, MO
Garret and Edward Green, New York
Garrison, S.B., Steam Mill and Lumber Yard, Camden, NJ
Gaskill, J.W. & Sons, Lumber commission Merchants, Philadelphia, PA
Gibsons' Albany Steam Planning and Saw Mills, Albany, New York
Gratwick, William H. & Co., Wholesale Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Grayson & Cain, All Kinds Hardwood Lumber, Washington, DC
Green, Charles S., Manufacturers of Hemlock and Hard Wood Lumber, Roaring Branch, PA
Grieme, H.C. Co., Lumber Brick and Building Material, Amsterdam, NY
Griffin Lumber Company, Wholesale Lumber and Retail, Sandy Hill, NY
Hallam Lumber Company, Wholesale Georgia Long Leaf Pine, Macon, Georgia
Hamm, C.H. & Co., Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of Long and Short Lumber, Boston, MA
Hanna, C.W. & Co., Dover, Kentucky
Harbert, Russell & Co., Lumber Merchants, Philadelphia, PA
Harriman, Abel H. and Co., Manufacturers of Hogshead Shooks, Bridgton, Maine
Harrisburg Car Company's Saw Mill and Lumber Yards, Harrisburg, PA
Harrington, F.C., Dealer in Lumber, Philadelphia, PA
Harrod & Fernald, Boston, MA
Hartmann-Sanders Co., Chicago & New York
Hartough, P.C. & Co., Timber Dealers, New York, NY
Hawley, F.B., Albany, New York
Hawley, F.B., Albany, New York
Hawley, H.Q. & Co., Dr., Albany, New York
Headlam, Wm. & Sons, Albany, New York
Heinemann, B. Lumber Co., Wausau, Wisconsin
Henry & Carter, Commission Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Higbie, Douglas & co., Commission Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Hiram Hill, Hard wood Lumber Dealer, Providence, RI
Hines, Edward Lumber Co., Chicago, IL
Hoagland, George A., Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Omaha, NE
Houtz, D.K. & Co., Wholesale and Retail Lumber Merchants, Philadelphia, PA
Hughes Bros. & Co., Pine Lumber & Shingles, Lapeen, MI
Hunsicker, Henry A., Lumber Merchant, Philadelphia, PA
Hunter, Dexter, Lumber Merchant, Albany, NY
Hunter, Gilbert & Son, Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Hutton & Bourbonnais Co., Manufacturers of Lumber, Hickory, NC
Hutton, William, Dr., Lumber Dealer, Rondent, NY
Insuliter, The, Minneapolis, Minnesota
International Lumber and Development, Philadelphia, PA
Kraetzer-Cured Lumber Co., Moorehead, Mississippi
Kramer, H. & Bro., Lumber, Shingles, Flooring, Maria Stein, Ohio
Jones, R.T. Lumber Co., North Tonawanda, NY
Jackson, J.C. & Co., Lumber and Timber, Lockport, NY
Janney, Samuel S., Lumber Merchant, Philadelphia, PA
Johnson & Sons, Lumber Commission Merchants, Baltimore, MD
Jones, R.T. Lumber Co., North Tonawanda, NY
Joslin, John H., Eastern and Western Lumber, Providence, RI
Lesh & Matthews, Warsaw, Indiana
Levering, W.A. Lumber Commission Merchant, Philadelphia, PA
Lieberman, Loveman & O'Brien, Manufacturers of Rough and Dressed Lumber, Nashville, Tennessee
Lloyd, William m. & Co., Lumber dealers, Philadelphia, PA
Long Bell Lumber Co., Kansas City, MO
Loud's, H.M. Sons Co., North Tonawanda, NY
Loyal Lovejoy & Co., Lumber Dealers, Boston, MA
Lumber-Trade-Journal, New Orleans, LA
Lumbermen's Rail and Equipment Bureau, Chicago, IL
Luther, T.C., Forest Products and Wholesalers
Lyons Lumber Company, Lyons, Iowa
Marquette-Bailey lumber Company, Lumber Manufacturers, Lock Haven, PA
Maule & Brothers, Dr., Lumber Merchants, Philadelphia, PA
Maule & Donohue, Dr., Lumber Dealers, Philadelphia, PA
McClave Brothers, Lumber Dealers, New York, NY
McClave, E.W. & Co., Dealers in Yellow Pine, New York, NY
McCullough & bro., Dealers in Lumber, Coal and Lime, Hills Landing
McKee, W.I. Lumber Co., Manufacturers and Wholesalers, Quincy, IL
McLean, John S., New York, NY
Mead, Dunham & Co., Commission Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Menzies, William Timber Dealer, New York
Menzies, Viele & MAther, New York
Merchants Mutual Building Material Assn., New York
Millard Lumber Co., New York
Millard's, W. Sons Wholesale Lumber Dealers, New Hamburgh, NY
Millener, J.H. & Co., Manufacturer & Dealer of Building Timber, Tonawanda, NY
Modoc Lumber Co., Chiloqin, Oregon
Montgomery & Co. Lumber Manufacuters, Grand Rapids, MI
Moore, David Com. Lumber Merchants & Co., Newburgh, NY
Moore & McClung Retail and Wholesale Dealers, Newburgh, NY
Moore, R.H. & Zimmerman Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Morse and Company Wholesale and Manufacturers, Bangor, Maine
Morse, Wm. B. & Co., Pine and Hemlock Lumber, Rochester, NY
Morton, Black & Bro., Coal and Lumber Merchants, Chester Dock, PA
Mueller, Charles of Lumber, Lath, Davenport, Iowa
Munson, J.L. Lumber Dealer, Chapinville, NY
New England Baled Shavings Co., Albany, NY
Niedermeyer-Martin Lumber Co., Portland, Oregon
Northwestern Compo-Board Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
Park & Nelson Wholesale and Manufacturing, Redwing, Minn.
Patterson, J.E. & Co. Lumber dealers, Pittston, PA
Pease Co., The, Cincinnati, Ohio
Peckham, Wolf & Co., Wholesale and Retail Manufacturers, Schenectady, NY
Potter, James A. Retail Dealer, Providence, RI
Rathbun, Joshua & Co., Albany, NY
Reeves, Ward S. Lumber Dealer, Astoria, LA City
Remsdells & Co., Lumber Dealers, Savannah, NY
Riley, Thomas R., Dr., Lumber dealer, Washington, D.C.
Ruggles White Pine Co., Inc., Boston, MA
Salisbury & Co., Commision Wholesale Merchants, Albany, New York
Scott, Alexander & Son, Lumber Dealer, Concordville, PA
Shepard, Dave & Co. Whalesale Lumber Dealers, Burlington, Vermont
Shryock, Thom Wholesale Lumber, Baltimore, MD
Simons & Griswold Lumber retail & Wholesale Dealers, Albany, NY
Skillings, D.N. & Co., Lumber Dealers, Boston, MA
Skillings, Whitney Bros. & Barnes, Boston, MA & Albany, NY
Slocum, H.W., Lumber Retail Dealer, Providence, RI
Slocum, J.L. , Lumber Dealers, Providence, RI
Snoqualmie Falls, Lumber Co., Snoqualmie Falls, Washington
Southern Cyress, Jacksonville, Fla.
Steam Saw Mills, Winsted, Wisconsin
Stetson & Pope Timber Dealers, Boston, MA
Stetson & Post Lumber Co., Seattle, WA
Streight, A.D. Wholesale Dealer and Manufacturers of Lumber, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sullivan, C.F. Pacific Coast Lumber, Buffalo, NY
Sumner & Hascy , Commission Lumber Merchant, Albany, NY
Taylor & Mendenhall
Taylor, William Lumber Dealers, Troy, NY
Taylor & Crate Lumber Dealers, Buffalo, NY
Titcomb, F.W. Wholesale Manufacturer, Houlton, Maine
Thomas & Hyatt Commission Lumber Merchants, Albany, NY
Thompson, Benj. & Co., Wholesale Dealers, Charlestown
Thomson, L. & Co., Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Timber Engineering Company
Timber Structure Inc.
Towner, B.A. & Son, Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Upson Company
Towner, J.O. & Co., Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Trask & Clark Wholesale Dealers, Woonsocket
Tucker & Kelly , Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Turck, William Wholesale & Retail Lumber Co.
Uhler, Peter Timber Manufacturer, Easton, PA
United States Gypsum Company
United States Plywood Co.
Vandemark, S. & Sons
Vanderbilt & Hopkins, Dealers and Manufacturers of Lumber
Vanderbeek & Sons
Vandenburg, H.L. & Co.
Valley Tie & Timber Co.
Veneer Assn.
Virginia Tie & Lumber Co., Virginia
Vose, Rodney, Lumber Merchant & Forwarder
Ward, J.C. & Son
West Coast Lumberman's Assn., Seattle, Washington
Weyerhaeuser Forest Products
White, John T. & Son, Philadelphia, PA
White, Loveland, & Co.
Whitney, Baxter D. & Son, Inc., Wichendon, MA
White Pine
Whitney, C.D. Jr. & Co., Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Williams, C.P. & Co., Wholesale Lumber Dealers, Albany, NY
Williams, J.J. & F.H., Lumber Merchants, Philadelphia, PA
Williams, R.D. & J.J. , Lumber Merchants, Philadelphia, PA
Williamsport & Philade Lumber Co., Philadelphia, PA
Williamstown and Redfield, Railroad & Forest Co.
Wisconsin Valley Lumbermen's Association
Wood, Joshua Lumber Co., New York
Wood Preserving Co., New York
Yellow Pine Commission Lumber De3alers, Brooklyn, NY
Yellow Pine Manufacturers' Association, St. Louis, MO
Young, A., & P.B. Wholesalers and Retail Dealers, Hiram, Maine
Young, B.E. & Co. Lumber Dealers, Annandale, NJ
Youngs & Corley Lumber Dealers & Box Makers, New York
Zellerbach Corp.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Lumber Trade and Industry, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

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