Angelina Lumber Company, 1887-1966 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Angelina Lumber Company, 1887-1966Add to your cart.

ID: F/1

Extent: 812.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

This is an unprocessed collection. Portions of it have been re-housed, but not thoroughly enoughed described to be considered processed.

There are 1190 boxes and 619 books & ledgers.

Subjects: Angelina County Lumber Company -- Records and correspondence, Business records -- Texas -- Angelina County, Lumbering -- Texas, East, Lumber trade -- Texas -- Angelina County

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of this major lumbering enterprise were deposited with the Forest History Archives of the Stephen F. Austin State University Library in two groups. The first papers, prior to 1930, came in 1955 and the remainder at after the liquidation of the company in 1966 through the courtesy of Simon Henderson, Jr., and Ernest L. Kurth, Jr. It is one of the largest and most complete collections of company papers to be found in any depository, numbering more than 500,000 items.

Collection Historical Note

Joseph H. Kurth, a native of Germany, came to Angelina County in 1887 where he purchased a small saw mill from Charles Keltys and J. A. Ewing. The next year he formed a partnership with Simon W. Henderson of Corrigan, Texas as the Henderson and Kurth Lumber Company. This, in turn, was incorporated as the Angelina County Lumber Company in 1890, with Kurth, Henderson, Sam Wiener of Shreveport and (somewhat later) Eli Wiener as the principal owners and officers. The company grew despite depressions, fires, and other misfortunes, until by 1912 it was a million dollar operation. From this point the company further expanded and diversified, acquiring related and subsidiary companies and the Angelina and Neches River Railroad. Kurth was an important state figure in Republican politics during the early twentieth century, and was the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1924.

The second generation of the families, Ernest L. Kurth, Joseph H. Kurth, Jr., and Simon W. Henderson, Jr., continued the development and expansion of the company into one of the largest and most successful lumber operations in the Southwest. Ernest Kurth took the lead in the organization of the Southland Paper Mills which pioneered in the production of newsprint from yellow pine fibers. The company and its extensive lands were sold to the Owens-Illinois Corporation in 1966.

In 1977, Southland Paper Mills was acquired by St. Regis Paper Company.

Subject/Index Terms

Angelina County Lumber Company -- Records and correspondence
Business records -- Texas -- Angelina County
Lumbering -- Texas, East
Lumber trade -- Texas -- Angelina County

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials:

Angelina and Neches River Railroad Company. ETRC Business & Organizational Collection. B-20

Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Records. ETRC Business & Organizational Collection. B-55


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: General Correspondence, 1895-1958],
[Series 2: Other Paper Records],
[Series 3: Books & Ledgers],
[All]

Series 2: Other Paper RecordsAdd to your cart.
Box 1-9: Employee Earnings Records, 1938-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Employees Earnings Records, 1938-1940Add to your cart.
Box 10: Income Tax, Annual and Monthly Statements, 1957-1966Add to your cart.

Income tax information, 1960-1966.

Depreciation, 1963-1965.

Annual statement, 1957-1965.

Work papers.

Monthly statements, 1965-1966.

Box 11: Monthly Statements, 1960-1966Add to your cart.

Monthly statements, 1960-1964.

Angelina Lumber Yard monthly statements, 1960-1966.

Liquidating dividends, 1965-66.

Stock certificates.

Stock certificate information.

Stock holders.

Notices to Board of Directors and stockholders and proxies, 1947-1966.

By-laws, etc.

Box 12: 1924Add to your cart.

Corres. and business transactions of Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

Corres. and remittance sheets of Campbell Baking Co.

Business transactions of: A. F. Burkett Contract Boiler Worker, M. Burton & Co, Buffalo Forge, Buxton & Skinner, Buffalo Steam Pump Co., and J. H. Butler

Remittance sheets of Burroughs Adding Machines Co.

Statements and remittances of Butler Brothers and Burke's Drug Store

Corres. and business transactions of James Bute Co., Brown Mfg Co., and W. A. Brookshire Confectionery and Cafe

Statements and correspondence with M.Burn and Company, Wholesale tailors

Corres. and business transactions with Brown Cracker and Candy Co. and Bywaters Dry Goods Co.

Corres. with Calumet Baking Powder Co.

Box 13: 1924Add to your cart.

Records of business transactions with Behannon Brothers, wholesale grain, hay, and mill products

Business transactions and correspondence of M. L. Bath, Co. and A. Baldwin and Co.

Business transactions of George D. Barnard Stationery Co.

Corres. And business transactions of Blanke-Wenneker Candy Co.; Baldwin Locomotive Works; Baldwin and Cargill, Wholesale Fruits and Produce Commission; Blackwell Willandy Book and Stationery Co; Bain - Beard Co, Welder and Machinists.

Statements and remittances of Albot Laboratories and the Auo Company

Corres. and business transactions of Armour and Company

Corres. And statement of W. D. Atkinson.

Corres. And business transaction of Allied Chemical

Comp. and American Lumberman.

Business statements and remittances from Anderson - Yancy Co. and American Injector Co.

Receipt of American Railroad Journal

Business transactions of the American Wood Working Machinery Co., The American Seed Co., Amberg Fill and Index Co., Angelina and Neches River Railroad Co., and the American Steam Pump Co.

Corres. and business transactions of the American Thread Comp.

Receipt of the Angelina Hotel

Corres. And business transactions of the Amalgamated Lace Works

Box 14: 1924Add to your cart.

Corres. and business transactions of Dayton Scale Co.

Business transactions of the Dallas Coffin Co., W. H. Davis, and Dameron Pierson Co.

Corres. and business transactions of the J. Frank Darling Co., Inc.; Claude A. Dame, Florist; Dallas Waste Mills; and Dal - Tex Coffee Co.

Business transactions of Davis Hat Co.; Chuett, Peabody, & Co. Inc; Commerce and Finance; Crosby Steam Gage and Valve Co.; J. B. Nolem; and The Corporation Trust

Corres. and business transactions of J. N. Ener, County Clerk, Sabine County

Business transactions of Cordley & Haynes, W. N. Cook, and Coats and Burchard Co.

Corres. and business transactions of U. O. Colson; W. A. Collmorgen; J. F. Perritte, County Clerk of Nacogdoches; Collins Art Co.; Commercial Journal Co.; and the Collin County Mill & Elevator Co.

Business transactions of Otto Brittain, County Clerk of Angelina County; Chicago Wheel & Mfg. Comp.; City Bottling Works; Clifton Manufacturing Comp.; and Denman Bros. Garage

Corres. and business transactions of Jacob E. Decker & Sons Sales Comp.; Duff Manufacturing ; Desel - Boettcher Co.; Dewey Credit Bureau; De Sota Foundry & Machine Co., Ltd.; and East Texas Insurance Agency Business transactions of G. A. Duerler Mfg. Co., The Dorsey Co., Diamond Mill Co., Dry Kiln Door Carrier Co., and Digestoid Co.

Statements and remittances of Casey - Swasey Cigar Co., Carleton Dry Goods Co., Canedy Otto Mfg. Co., and Carborendum Co.

Box 15: 1924Add to your cart.

Corres. and business transactions of Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co.

Statements and remittances of Equitable Equipment Co.

Corres. and business transactions of Wm. D. Cleveland & Sons, Cleveland Metal Products Co., and David G. Evans Coffee Co.

Statements, receipts, and remittances of Cleveland Whitehall Co.

Corres. and business transactions of Clyde Iron Works

Statements and remittances of Cherokee County Co-Operative Creamery Association

Records of business and time reports of East Texas Laundry

Statements and remittances of Edna Brass Mfg. Co. Corres. and receipts of East Texas Mill Managers' Association

Corres. and business transactions of Epperson's Lumbermen's Underwriting Co. and Electric Specialty Co.

Business transactions of the Edgemont Machine Co.

Receipts, statements, and corres. of Railway Express Paid

Statements and remittances of Electric Vacuum Cleaner Co., Inc., R. A. Engelking, and Edgecumbe-Newham Co., Ltd.

Box 16: 1924Add to your cart.

Corres. And business transactions of The Galveston Dry Goods, Graham-Brown Shoe Co., Jos. Greenspon's Sons Iron & Steel Co., and W. M. Glenn & Co.

Business transactions of O. F. Glenn & Co. and Grezo Lubricating Co.

Statements and receipts of Fred B. Green, D.V.M.

Business transactions of Georgia Car & Locomotive Co., A. Gilbert & Sons Brass Foundry Co., Gillespie, Shield & Co., Fort Dearborn Watch & Clock Co., and Foley and Co.

Statements of Ford Service Station

Corres. and business transactions of Florsheim Shoe Co.

Business transactions of Fisk Tire Co., Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Filler & Stowell Co., and W. M. Finck & Co.

Corres. and business transactions of Marshall Field & Co.

Statements and remittance of D. M. Ferry & Co.

Statements, remittance, and corres. of The Federal Glass & Paint Co., Fergerson-McKinney Mfg. Co., Flaxman Dry Goods Co., and John V. Farwell Co.

Statements from The Eclipse Caps Co. and Enterprise Butchers' Supply Co.

Business transactions and corres. of Eddy & Eddy Mfg. Co.

Box 17: 1924Add to your cart.

Corres., statements, and remittances of Gulf Coast Lumberman, Gulf Grain Co., and Goodsby-Sherman Drug Co.

Statements and remittances of Gulf States Belting & Hose Co. and B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co.

Corres. and business transactions of Gordon, Sewall & Co., Inc. and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Inc.

Invoices, remittances, and corres. with Gulf Refining Company

Box 32Add to your cart.

Income tax records financial statements correspondence with the IRS Re: audits and re-filing for previous years, ca. 1913-1931.

Includes San Augustine County Lumber Co.,Vernon Parish Lumber Co., Angelina County Lumber Co., Angelina and Neches River Railroad Co., and Pawnee Land and Lumber Co.

Box 33Add to your cart.

Income tax records, financial statements charters, transfers of owner-ship for Eastland County Lumber Co., 1927-1932, 1945-1946;

Telford Lumber Co., 1934; Clay Lumber Co., 1929-1934;

Langford Lumber Co, 1935-1936;

Comer Lumber Co., 1934-1935;

Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co., 1932-1933; Angelina County Lumber Co., 1899-1928

Box 34Add to your cart.

Income tax records, financial statements for Angelina County Lumber Co., 1929-1945;

Farmers-Merchants Lumber Co., 1933-1936; Gerner Lumber Co., 1929, 1934;

Texas Fence Co., 1928-1930; Carter-Kelley Lumber Co., 1926-1929;

Texas Oak Flooring Co., 1934; MacMillan Naval Stores Co., 1923-1932.

Also payroll tax, insurance contracts, leases for motor vehicles for independent contractors, 1942-1945

Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Deeds of sale for equipment and timber holdings of S. W. Henderson and J. H. Kurth to the Angelina County Lumber Company, 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Deed of sale for partnership interest in Henderson, Shearer & Miller and Henderson Brick & Construction Company from Theo Miller to S. W. Henderson, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Appraisal of power plant, machinery, etc. of Angelina County Lumber Company with plat of company at Keltys, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Deeds (authenticated copies), 1837, 1853, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1886-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1900-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1902-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1904-1905Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1906-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1906-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1906-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1907-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1909-1910Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1911-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1916-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1918-1921Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Deeds, correspondence, payment receipts, depositions, land abstracts, promissory notes, and other matters relating to land and timber leases and purchases, 1940'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Payments to Mrs. S. W. Henderson for timber cut, 1924-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Field notes for survey of John S. Lacey league in Sabine County, Texas, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deed and correspondence relating to timber of Fern Lake Fishing Club, 1912-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence and contracts with Heid Brothers, El Paso, Texas re oak furnace poles, 1938-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Deeds, correspondence, accounts, tax receipts, and other papers relating to business with Womble Lumber Company, Haskell County, Texas, 1905-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Deeds, correspondence, accounts, tax receipts, and other papers relating to business with Womble Lumber Company, Haskell County, Texas, 1908-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Material relating to timber holdings, 1922Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Contracts, correspondence, account statements and other paper relating to turpentining of timber, 1916-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Agreements with Trout Creek Lumber Company, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Stock (inventory) sheets, 1907-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Consent to the employment of a minor formsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Consent to the employment of a minor forms, 1913-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Consent to the employment of a minor forms, 1920-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Consent of the employment of a minor forms, 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Consent to the employment of a minor forms, 1940-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Insurance, 1909-10, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance pokes, 1948-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance pokes, 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance pokes, 1956-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Purchases, sales, bills, miscellaneous, 1886- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Antitrust suit, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Industrial Accident Board, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Will of Oliver H. Perry, Reno, Nevada, 1903Add to your cart.
Folder 17: J. H. Kurth family personal files, including historical and genealogical materials, 1885- 1981Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shareholders' stock certificates, 1890-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Payroll and account sheets, 1883-1886Add to your cart.

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