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Collection Title: Hoffman (Dr. Gilbert H.) Papers and Research Collection

Collection Number: M272

Dates: ca. 1870-1992

Volume: 3.6 cubic feet

Provenance: Donated in October and December 1993, by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman, the creator, collector, and compiler of the materials.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

Dr. Gilbert Hay Hoffman, Jr. was born June 26, 1932 to Mary Cain Hawkins and Gilbert Hay Hoffman, Sr. in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Hoffman was a native of Vaiden, Mississippi which her family helped to settle in the 1830s. Mr. Gilbert Hoffman, Sr. was the only son of Frederick Ludwig Hoffman and Ella George Hay. Frederick emigrated from Germany in 1884 and moved from job to job in such places as Cleveland, OH; St. Louis, MO; New Orleans, LA and then to the state of Georgia where he met and married Ella. Frederick became a noted statistician with the Prudential Insurance Company (where he developed actuarial methods for the insurance industry) and later the Biomedical Research Foundation. He was involved in the work of numerous national and world health organizations and helped to establish the American Cancer Society.

Gilbert Hoffman, Sr. died in 1935 and the family relocated to the Jackson, Mississippi area in 1937. Gilbert, Jr. developed a strong interest in airplanes and became the Mississippi Model Airplane Champion in 1948 and represented the state at the national championships in Kansas. After graduating from high school, he attended Mississippi State University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1954. While there he was involved in a sailplane research project. Thereafter he attended Johns Hopkins University on an academic scholarship. He worked in Texas and California for several aeronautics firms and attended Stanford University where he received a Master's degree in engineering mechanics in 1962. Hoffman continued working for the aeronautical industry in the field of fluid mechanics, then returned to Stanford University where he received a doctoral degree in 1970. After teaching for a year at the University of Southwest Louisiana, he accepted a job with McDonald Douglas Corporation in St. Louis. In 1976 he joined the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University where he also served on the graduate faculty and helped to establish the computational fluid dynamics program. He retired from the Applied Research Laboratory in 1992.

Hoffman and his wife Kalani returned to Mississippi in 1992 and chose to live in Hattiesburg after surveying the advantages of five communities in the State. They purchased the home of former United States House of Representatives Doorkeeper, William M. "Fishbait" Miller, and Hoffman now has the time to pursue his lifelong interest in the lumber industry and logging railroads. In 1992, after years of intensive research, he published Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf, a history of sawmill operations and logging railroads in Southwest Mississippi. Hoffman is currently working on a similar history of Forrest and Lamar counties.

Scope and Content:

The Gilbert H. Hoffman Papers and Research Collection contains the research notes and photographs which Hoffman compiled and collected for the book, Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf, a history of sawmill operations and logging railroads in Southwest Mississippi during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition, it contains hundreds of other photographs, both positive and negative images, of other railroads and logging operations principally in Mississippi, but also from other locations in the South and throughout the United States. These photographs date primarily from the late nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century.
The collection is organized into nine series, which generally reflect the organization imposed by Dr. Hoffman. The principal organizational criteria of this collection is the size and format of the material. The first of these series contains more than two boxes of research files compiled by Hoffman in preparation for his book, and therefore focuses on the geographic area of Southwest Mississippi. These files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the lumber company or railroad. Most of the lumber companies had their own railroad for the purpose of hauling timber from the country-side to the mills. In some cases, there were various successor companies and other affiliations over the life of a particular operation. These files contain research notes, photographs, correspondence with former employees and other interested parties, copies of legal documents, newspaper and journal articles, and other related information.

Series two contains more than one hundred and fifty, four inch by five inch negatives of railroad locomotives, logging operations, saw mills, and the individuals associated with them. They are arranged alphabetically by the name of the company. Most, if not all, of these images depict Mississippi railroad and lumbering operations of the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. As with the following seven series of photographs, an accompanying box and folder list contains information about the approximate date of the image, individuals shown, details concerning the scene, and if the image is that of a locomotive, more detailed information about the type. Origin of the image is also frequently noted.

Series three follows the same pattern of arrangement and description as the previous series for larger five inch by seven inch negatives. Only sixteen images in twelve folders are a part of this group.

Series four contains six, eight inch by 10 inch negatives, relating to the Keystone Lumber and Improvement Company as well as the Norwood and Butterfield Company. Both located in southwest Mississippi.

Series five contains the largest number of images in the collection, more than two hundred and forty. These postcard size black and white prints measure approximately 3 1/2" by 5 1/2" and were produced with 122 size film. Like the other photographic series, these are arranged in folders, alphabetically by the name of the company. Most of these images depict locomotives. While the majority of them are for Mississippi or Louisiana companies, a large number of photographs are for the locomotives of widely scattered companies from throughout the United States.

Series six contains nearly one hundred and fifty postcard size negatives which measure approximately 3 1/2" by 5 1/2" and were produced with 122 size film. They are arranged in folders, alphabetically by the name of the company and are primarily images of locomotives. The majority of the negatives are for Mississippi companies, with more than forty depicting Mississippi Central Railroad locomotives. However, there are some images from companies located in Louisiana, Missouri, and other states.

Series seven consists of both prints and negatives from 116 size film which has a finished print size of approximately 2 3/4" by 4 1/2". These seventeen images are arranged and described in the same manner as the other series and with the exception of two images are all for Mississippi companies.

Series eight contains more than thirty large black and white prints (6" x 10") of Mississippi Central Railroad locomotives. Most of these photographs are copies of prints or negatives that are housed and listed in previous series of this collection which contain photographic formats of other sizes and types.

It is the practice of the archives to designate each unique photographic image with a unique number. Duplicate copies of an image bear the same number regardless of the size or format. This two part numbering system begins with the images contained in series two, four inch by five inch negatives. The first part of each number is the Hoffman manuscript collection number, M272. The second part of each number is a sequential whole number beginning with the number one assigned to the first image contained in series two (M272-1) and ending with the last unique image in the collection, M272-620. These numbers are usually the last entry in each folder description contained in the box and folder list. In most cases, duplicate images are cross referenced in the box and folder list.

Since most of the photographs contained in series one, research files, are duplicates of images contained in series two through eight, the numbering sequence was begun with series two, four inch by five inch negatives. However, thirty-six images (numbers M272-590 through M272-620, M272-158 through M272-160, M272-323,and M272-521) contained in the research files are unique images,and therefore these photograhs and numbers are located only in series one. In addition, for those images located in the research files that were used in the book, Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf, the page on which they appeared is noted on the photograph sleeve.

Series nine, the final body of material in the collection, contains maps of railroad lines and sawmill operations in southwest Mississippi that were used to illustrate Hoffman's book. The page on which the map appeared in the book is noted in the box and folder list. The collection does not include all the maps that appeared in the book.

This collection would be of interest to researchers concerned with lumbering and sawmill operations in Mississippi during the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries. In addition, it contains a wealth of information and photographic images concerning railroads and railroad locomotives, both in Mississippi and throughout the country.

Series:

  1. Research Files (Boxes 1-3)
  2. 4" x 5" Negatives (Boxes 3-4)
  3. 5" x 7" Negatives (Box 5)
  4. 8" x 10" Negatives (Box 5)
  5. Postcard Size Prints (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") (Boxes 5-6)
  6. Postcard Size Negatives (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") (Boxes 6-8)
  7. Prints & Negatives from 116 Size Film (2 3/4" x 4 1/2") (Box 8)
  8. Large Prints (6" x 10") (Box 8)9) Maps (Box 8 and Map Case)

Related Collections:

Goodyear Yellow Pine Company Photographs, M 134

Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Minute Book, M 284

Railroad Collection, M 169

Ingram-Day Lumber Company Photographs, M 291

Newman (J.J.) Lumber Company Records, M 286

Weston Lumber Company Photographs, M 293

Photograph Log: Available.

Box and Folder List: Available online.

Books:

Copies of Gilbert Hoffman's books are available in the Cook, McCain, and Cox Libraries:

Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf: A History of the Sawmills and Logging Railroads of Southwest Mississippi (Oxford: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi, 1992), call number TF24.M7 H64 1992 (McCain).

Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods: A History of the Sawmills and Logging Railroads of Forrest and Lamar Counties, Mississippi (Hattiesburg, Miss.: Longleaf Press, 1998), call number HD9767.U6 M7 1998 Vol.1 (Cook, McCain, and Cox).


Accession Number: AM02-28

Provenance: Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman

Volume: 1 item

Dates: ca. early 1900s

Form of Material:

One 40" x 6" black and white panoramic photograph of the Homochitto Lumber Company, located along the Mississippi Central Railway in Bude, Mississippi (Franklin County), taken by Robb & Company, photographers. The photo, dubbed "Modern Yellow Pine Plant", shows the lumber mill, the railroad depot, and a couple of commercial buildings.



Accession Number:
AM02-29

Provenance: Rev. David Price

Volume: 1 item

Dates: February 16, 1925

Form of Material:

One 40" x 7" black and white panoramic photograph of the Virgin Pine Lumber Company in Piave, Mississippi (Greene County). The photograph was taken by C. A. McDuff of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Accession Number: AM02-46

Provenance: Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman

Volume: 7 folders

Dates: undated

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Research materials used in the revision of Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman's book, Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf.


Accession Number: AM02-68

Provenance: Dr. Gilbert Hoffman

Volume: 1 item

Dates: ca. 1998

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Twelve inch by nineteen inch original watercolor by Tony Howe, portraying a Tatum Lumber Company locomotive pulling a long line of cars loaded with logs. The image was reproduced for the cover of Dr. Gil Hoffman's book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods.


Accession Number: AM03-29

Provenance: Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman

Volume: 1.5 cu. ft.

Dates: ca. 1993 - 1998

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Research materials generated by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman for his book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 1 (1998). Also included are a collection of interviews for chapters 4 - 7 of Vol. 2. Please see the attached list for further details.

AM03-29
Box and Folder List

Box 1  
Folder 1 Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 1, by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman (1998)
Folder 2 Research Materials for Chapter 1: "The J. J. Newman Lumber Company"
Folder 3 Research Materials for Chapter 1: "The J. J. Newman Lumber Company"
Folder 4 Research Materials for Chapter 1: "The J. J. Newman Lumber Company"- Interviews
Folder 5 Research Materials for Chapter 1: "The J. J. Newman Lumber Company"- Interviews
Folder 6 Research Materials for Chapter 1: "The J. J. Newman Lumber Company"- Notes from Ledgers
Folder 7 Research Materials for Chapter 1: "The J. J. Newman Lumber Company"- Notes from Ledgers
Folder 8

Research Materials for Chapter 2: "The Tatum Lumber Company"

   

Box 2

 
Folder 1 Research Materials for Chapter 2: "The Tatum Lumber Company"- Interviews
Folder 2 Research Materials for Chapter 2: "The Tatum Lumber Company"- News Articles
Folder 3 Research Materials for Chapter 2: "The Tatum Lumber Company"- Notes from Ledgers
Folder 4 Research Materials for Chapter 2: "The Tatum Lumber Company"- Notes from Ledgers/Biographical Information
Folder 5 Research Materials for Chapter 3: "The Mills at Lumberton" - Interviews
Folder 6 Research Materials for Chapter 3: "The Mills at Lumberton" - News Articles
Folder 7 Research Materials for Chapter 3: "The Mills at Lumberton" - News Articles
Folder 8

Research Materials for Chapter 3: "The Mills at Lumberton" - Notes from Interviews and Other Sources

   
Box 3  
Folder 1 Research Materials for Vols. 1 & 2: Interviews for Chapters 1 - 7 (on Compact Disk)
Folder 2 Research Materials for Vol. 2, Chapter 4: Interviews (Typescripts)
Folder 3 Research Materials for Vol. 2, Chapter 5: Interviews (Typescripts)
Folder 4 Research Materials for Vol. 2, Chapter 6: Interviews (Typescripts)
Folder 5 Research Materials for Vol. 2, Chapter 7: Interviews (Typescripts)
   
Box 4 (Audio Tapes of Interviews for Vols 1 & 2)
Aultman, Bruce (7/28/93) 1 tape
Baxter, Dr. James (8/2/94) 1 tape
Brown, Chester O. (3/7/94) 1 tape
Brown, Hezy (4/20/95 & 5/19/95) 2 tapes
Clark, Mrs. William L. (9/16/94) 1 tape
Clinton, Edward A. (9/19/94) 1 tape
Clinton, Ernest (8/02/93) 1 tape
Cole, Hugh (8/25/93) 1 tape
Coney, O. E., Jr. (3/14/95) 1 tape
Cross, Lillian (7/13/94) 1 tape
Daughdrill, "Boots" (5/4/95) 1 tape
Easterling, Josephine (11/9/94) 1 tape
Ezell, Lola Mae (5/16/95) 1 tape
Garner, Ruth Bailey (11/21/94) 1 tape
Gates, Pete (11/30/93) 1 tape
Goff, Hilda (3/25/96) 1 tape
Goss, Martha Ferguson (2/21/95) 1 tape
Green, Evelyn (4/18/95) 1 tape
Grimsley, John V. (8/12/94) 1 tape
Gunn, Wallace (9/30/94) 1 tape
Hand, James III, & Sister (6/1/94) 1 tape
Hathorn, Maxcy (5/24/94) 1 tape
Hinton, Brooks (8/30/94) 1 tape

Holland, Cecil & Rachel Saulters (11/9/93) 1 tape

 
Box 5
Jordan, Bill (9/1/93) 1 tape
Jordan, Zeke (8/31/94) 1 tape
Ladner, Delmas (3/9/95) 1 tape
Lott, Mrs. Byron (1/26/94) 1 tape
Lott, Mrs. Ollie (2/24/94) 1 tape
Major, Louis L. (2/23/94) 1 tape
McRaney, Currie S. (9/14/94) 1 tape
McRaney, Ouida (12/5/94) 1 tape
Merrill, Clarence, Jr. (4/26/95) 1 tape
Morgan, Virgie R. (9/13/94) 1 tape
Muscio, Frankie (5/13/95) 1 tape
Reddock, Reggie (11/9/93) 1 tape
Scott, Gerald (6/13/96) 1 tape
Slay, Dr. James D. (3/11/94) 1 tape
Speights, Irene (3/20/95) 1 tape
Spottswood, Horace T. (6/21/94) 1 tape
Steadman, Evelyn (9/6/94) 1 tape
Stewart, Marion Gandy (11/15/94) 1 tape
Tatum, Franklin (6/1/95) 1 tape
Tatum, Dr. Fred (10/25/95) 1 tape
Vance, Mary Louise Hinton (12/04/93) 1 tape
Waggoner, Polly (7/13/95) 1 tape

Wilson, Alton (3/3/94) 1 tape


Accession Number: AM03-30

Provenance: Digitization Lab, via Dr. Toby Graham

Volume: 1 Compact Disk

Dates: ca. early 1900s - 1947

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. MC 11 Digital image of the Homochitto Lumber Company in Bude, MS, ca. early 1900s (AM02-28)
  2. MC 2 Digital image of the M. W. Stringer Grand Lodge (African American) Prince Hall Affiliation, Hattiesburg, MS, Dec. 1947 (The original panoramic photograph belongs to Ms. Lillie McLaurin)
  3. MC 7 Digital image of the Virgin Pine Lumber Company in Piave, MS, Feb. 16, 1925 (AM02-29)
  4. MC 9 Same as MC 7.

Accession Number: AM03-36

Provenance: Dr. Gilbert Hoffman

Volume: .45 cu. ft.

Dates: ca. 1990s

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Research materials for Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 2, chapters 4 - 7. Also included is a collection of interviews regarding the book.


Accession Number: AM03-37

Provenance: Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman

Volume: 1.35 cu. ft.

Dates: ca. early 1900s - 1998

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Research materials for Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 1. A container list is attached.

AM03-37
Hoffman (Dr. Gilbert H.) Papers and Research Collection
Container List
BOX 1

 

 
Chapter 1: "J.J. Newman Lumber Company
   
  Correspondence
  Charters
  Frank W. Williams
  Logging
  New Jersey Companies
  Scranton Lumber Companies
  Mississippi Central R.R.: Pascagoula Extension (3 folders)
  Trackage Over B & HS
  Sumrall
  Marion Stewart: Interview (11/15/94)
  GM & N Contracts
  Biographies
  MS. Sup. Ct. Cases
  Mississippi Central R.R - J.J. Newman Lbr. Co. Agreement
  J.J. Newman Lumber Co.
  Misc.
  Fenwick L. Peck
  Newman Employee Lists
  Newman Lumber Co. Employees
  Hattiesburg
 

Sanborn Maps

   

Chapter 2: Tatum Lumber Company

   
  Mr. Joe Tatum
  William Colmer Letters
  Tatum Family
  Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern R.R.
  Tatum Lumber Co.
  Correspondence, Timber Land
 

Letters to Logging Supt. (1917-1922)

   
BOX 2  
  10-Hour Law (1912)
  Railroad Mileage (1909-10)
  Mill Production & Costs (1916)
  Re-Foresting Cut-Over Lands (1912)
  Blodgett Timber Contract (1915)
  Mill Facts
  Shay No. 5 - Purchase & Problems
  Southern Xing
  Letters to Logging Supt. (1930-1939)
  W.S.F. Tatum: Hattiesburg Mayor Race (1922)
  G.M. & N. Incident (1-4-1924)
 

Engine No. 4 - Conv. to Coal

  Rented Engines (1924)
  Engine No. 6 - Purchase
  Shay No. 3 - New Cab (1923)
  Engine No. 4 - New Cab
  Death of Dr. Fridge
  Train Orders
  Plant Inspection (1923)
  Camp & RR Inventories 91923-25)
  Timber & Sawmill Statistics (1927-38)
 

Job Application Letters

  Engine No. 6 - Useage
  Log Train Correspondence (1924-1930)
  Layout of Old Camp
  Layout of New Camp
  Camp Inventory (1929)
  GM&N RR - Contracts & Letters (1923-29)
  Notice of Plant Closing (1938)
  Census of Manufacturers
 

Scrapping of RR & Equip. (1941-42)

   

BOX 3

 
   
  Tatum Lumber Co. Letterhead
  Layout of Bonhomie
  1923 Utopian
   

BOX 3 (cont.)

 
   
Chapter 3: Mills at Lumberton
   
  Lumberton Library
  Herbert A. Camp
  John Hammond Hinton
  Henry C. Yawn
  Lumberton
  Camp & Hinton & Related Companies
  Camp & Hinton Bros. - Timber
  J.J. White - Timber
  Camp & Hinton Co. - Timber
  Camp & Hinton Company/Wells Lumber Company
  Alexander Stephen Hinton
  A.S. Hinton & Co. - Timber
  R.W. Hinton Co. - Timber
  Robert Wood Hinton
  Hinton Bros. Lbr. Co. - Timber
  Hinton Brothers Lumber Co.
  J.C. Pearson Lumber Company
  W.B. Leeke Co. - Timber
  Edw. Hines Yellow Pine Tr.: MS. Sup. Ct. Cases
  Mississippi Southern R.R.
  Edward Hines Y.P.T. - Timber
  Pettibone Family
  Edward Hines Lbr. Co.
  Edward Hines Western Pine Co.: Company History
  Edward Hines Yellow Pine Trustees
  Richter, Douglas

Accession Number: AM04-20

Provenance: Hoffman, Gilbert H.

Given By: Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman

Volume: .9 cu. ft.

Dates: ca. late 1800s - 2001

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Research materials for Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman's book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 2. This accession consists primarily of photocopies of original documents and notes taken by Dr. Hoffman. A box and folder list is attached.

Box and Folder List

Box 1
Chapter 4
 
H. A. Earns & Co.; L. M. Wesson
R. B. Gunn - Eastabuchie
R. B. Gunn - Moselle
R. B. Gunn
R. B. Gunn Lumber Co.
Yarbrough Lumber Co; Louis Werner Sawmill Co.
Taylor & Graw
John Sommerville Turner
McInnis Lumber Co.
D. E. McInnis; McInnis Lumber Co.
McInnis Family
McInnis Family
McInnis Lumber Co.: Chancery Docket No. 863
F. L. Kelly
S. B. & C. W. Rich - Forrest County
Charles W. Rich
Charles W. Rich
C. W. Rich
Chicago Lumber & Coal Co.
John T. Arnold
J. J. Haney Co.; Arnold & Thompson
Coulson-Watkins Lumber Co.; Haney Brothers
Hawkins & Company
Hawkins & Company: Newman Contracts
Smith & Garrison
Weems Manufacturing Co.
Hand & Caraway, J. W. Caraway
William H. Magee
Progress Lumber Co.
Hand & Jordan - Marion County
Forrest Lumber Co.
Reminiscences of Evelyn Hand Kennedy
Purvis Tornado
James Hand - Nortac - Nortac Manufacturing Co.
Frank Breland vs Nortac Mfg. Co. - Pearl River County, Docket No. 1846
Romie E. Smith vs. Nortac Mfg. Co. - Pearl River County Docket No. 1940
James Hand - Egremont, MS
James Hand - Egremont
C. L. Spotswood
Horace Shepard
 
Box 2
Chapter 4 (continued)
Spottswood & Kennedy Families
James Hand - Genealogy
Hand-Jordan Co.
Nortac Manufacturing. Co.
Bay Creek Lumber Company
Bay Creek Lumber Co.
Meadows Lumber Co.; Pole Stock Lumber Co.
Helena Lumber Co.; Pole Stock Lumber Co.
 
Chapter 5
Bowie Lumber Co.
A. Hudson - Forrest County
Brookhaven Lumber & Mfg. Co.
Dreyfus Family
Griffith vs. Brookhaven Lbr. & Mfg. Co. - Forrest County, April 1923 Term
Hattiesburg Saw Mill Co.
Hattiesburg Saw Mill Co.
Sellers vs. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Co. - Forrest County, Jan. 1924 Term
Enon Lumber Co.
Draughn Lumber Co.
Parker & Wilder; Steadman Letters
Parker & Wilder; J. W. Wilder
Tony Howe
Mulford Parker
J. F. Wilder
Creek Lumber Co.
Steadman & Wentworth
Carter-Nall Lumber Co.
Steadman & Wentworth - Bassfield Mill
Steadman, Wentworth & Peeler - Siver Creek, Miss.
Greenwood & Holmes Lumber Co.; J. W. Griffin
Steadman & Wentworth - Griffin Mill
Steadman & Wentworth - Bankruptcy #197
W. C. Griffin
 
Chapter 6
Phillips & Wentworth; Wentworth Lumber Co.
Love Lumber Co.
Love Lumber Co.
Poplarville Lumber Co.
Holleman-Kennedy Lumber Co.
Red Creek Lumber Co.
Red Creek Lumber Co.
Baxterville
Baxterville, MS - Maps
George W. Covington
Coney Lumber Co.
Coney Lumber Co.

Accession Number: AM06-17

Dates: ca. 1909 - 2002

Volume: .3 cu. ft.

Provenance: Materials in this accession were given by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman.

Form of Material:

Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman’s research files for volume 2 of his book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods. Materials consist primarily of photocopied documents, but also includes several original items. A list is attached hereto.

AM06-17
Hoffman (Dr. Gilbert H.) Papers and Research Collection
Container List

Folder 1 Mississippi Central: Clyde-Reed Revision
Folder 2 Mississippi Central: Epley Revision
Folder 3 Lamar Lumber Company/Helen White Lumber Company
Folder 4 Clyde Lumber Company
Folder 5 Lamar Hardwood Company
Folder 6 Major-Sowers Sawmill Company: Mississippi Central Contracts
Folder 7 Major-Sowers Sawmill Company: Epley
Folder 8 Tallahala Lumber Company
Folder 9 Mississippi Central: Tallahala Branch
Folder 10 William Jackson Sowers
Folder 11 Major-Sowers Sawmill Company: Tallahala
Folder 12 Major-Sowers Sawmill Company
Folder 13 A. Hudson: Deeds
Folder 14 Hudson and Company
Folder 15 Major-Sowers
Folder 16 A. Hudson: Bynum Lumber Company
Folder 17 A. Hudson: Mortgages
Folder 18 Hartzog and Longino
Folder 19 Hartzog and Longino
Folder 20 Thomas Carruth
Folder 21 J. P. Carter, et al: Lamar Trading Company
Folder 22 Hartzog Lumber Company: Thomas Carruth
Folder 23 Thomas Carruth

Accession Number: AM06-18

Dates: Compiled circa 2004

Volume: 1 item

Provenance: Materials in this accession were given by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman.

Form of Material:

One compact disk containing lumber-related newspaper articles from the early 1900s forward. Files on the disk are in Word Perfect.


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