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Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC90
Contained within this collection, organized into five series, are the records of operation, which include titles of real estate and water rights. Series 2 includes correspondence between trustees which covers nearly thirty years. Series 3 contains one time book for employees but only for one year, dating 1875 to 1876. The other series include financial account ledgers and other legal concerns such as the company’s articles of incorporation and agreements with other companies.

Dates

  • 1869-1904

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

Records of operation include titles of real estate and water rights, correspondence between trustees, a time book, account ledgers, articles of incorporation, and agreements with other companies.

Administrative History

The Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company was incorporated in January 1875 for the purpose of cutting timber and manufacturing lumber as well as developing flumes. The company was also involved in the buying, dealing, and selling of real estate and personal property of any description. The founding trustees were John B. Hereford, president and superintendent; James G. Fair, vice president; Timothy B. Stoner, secretary; and John W. Mackey and Henry B. Penoyer, trustees. The company's office was located in Virginia City, Nevada.

In 1875, the company constructed a flume from near Huffacker's Mill, north Lake Tahoe, to the junction of Hunters Creek and the Truckee River, four miles west of Reno. In May 1875 the company agreed to transport timber, lumber and wood for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

In November of 1875, the company name was changed from the Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company of Nevada to the Wood, Lumber and Flume Company of California.

Arrangement

The Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company records are arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Deeds and Land Documents

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Time Book

Series 4: Financial

Series 5: Record Book

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from an unknown source circa 1965.
Title
A Guide to the Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company Records
Status
completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
1996
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)