Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company Records
Scope and Contents
The Pacific Wood and Lumber Company Records contains 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.
- Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company (Creator, Organization)
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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.
3.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
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 in northern Nevada. The collection contains records of operation, including titles of real estate and water rights, correspondence between trustees, a time book, account ledgers, articles of incorporation, and agreements with other companies.
Arranged into the following series: 1) Deeds and Land Documents; 2) Correspondence; 3) Time Book; 4) Financial; 5) Record Book
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from an unknown source circa 1965.
- Guide to the Pacific Wood, Lumber and Flume Company Records
- Susan Searcy
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