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Burt and Brabb Lumber Company records, 1890-1939, 1890

Part of Burt and Brabb Lumber Company records, 1890-1939

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kukm1m73w4 Guide to the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company records, 1890-1939 Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler Special Collections 2005 Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: April 2006 Description is in English. Guide to the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company records, 1890-1939 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Beth Eifler Date Completed: April 2006 Encoded by: Beth Eifler Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. Burt and Brabb Lumber Company records, 1890-1939 73W4 Burt and Brabb Lumber Company 10 cubic ft. The materials are in English. Incorporated in Michigan, the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company maintained operations in the small community of Ford in Clark County, Kentucky . In addition to its Clark County properties, the company maintained several booms on the Kentucky River and its tributaries and owned property and timber rights in Madison, Leslie, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Knott, Bell, Clay, and Breathitt Counties. This collection includes minutes of the company's Board of Directors and Stockholders, maps, instructions to a lumber foreman, rate tables, account books, check registers, sharebooks, ledgers, journals, legal papers, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Burt and Brabb Lumber Company records, 1890-1939, 73W4, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Burt, Charles W. Burt, Wellington M. Brabb, Marvil I. Wilson, Samuel M.. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (Ky.) Asher Lumber Company (Ky.) Land tenure -- Kentucky. Lumbering -- Kentucky. Forests and forestry -- Kentucky. Timber -- Kentucky. Business records -- Kentucky -- Floyd County. Lexington (Ky.) -- History. Clark County (Ky.) -- Economic conditions. Kentucky River -- Power utilization. Appalachian Region. This collection is a partial record of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company from 1890-1912. While incorporated in Michigan, the company maintained operations in Ford, Kentucky in Clark County. This small community, located where the Cincinnati-Knoxville division of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad crosses the Kentucky River, had approximately 2,500 inhabitants during this period. The Burt and Brabb Lumber Company operated two saw mills, a planing mill, a box factory, dry kilns, and a yard at the Ford site. In addition to its Clark County properties, the company maintained several booms on the Kentucky River and its tributaries and owned property and timber rights in Madison, Leslie, Harlan, Letcher, Perry, Knott, Bell, Clay, and Breathitt Counties.Formed in 1890 as the Asher Lumber Company, the corporation subsequently changed its name in 1896 to the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company when Marvil I. Brabb and the Wellington R. Burt family assumed control. W.R. Burt, the company's largest stockholder, was at one time a receiver for the Toledo, Ann Arbor, and Northern Michigan Railroad and in 1888 was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the office of governor of Michigan. The company ceased business gradually and liquidated itself around 1906 when it became clear that its timber holdings had become depleted. Much of the company's lumber was marketed in Great Britain. The collection includes minutes of the company's Board of Directors and Stockholders, maps, instructions to a lumber foreman, rate tables, account books, check registers, sharebooks, ledgers, journals, legal papers, correspondence and other miscellaneous materials. The correspondence is chiefly that between Charles W. Burt, the company's general manager, and other stockholders, company officials, and relatives. It treats matters of routine business, finance, foreign transactions, and family affairs. Related MaterialPhotographs from this collection can be found in Audio-Visual Archives (PA73W4). Container List BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PAPERS, 1890-1912 MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS 11Articles of Association of the Asher Lumber Company, 1890 12By-laws of the Asher Lumber Company and Minutes of Directors and Stockholders Meetings, 1890-1906 13Proxies and Minutes pertaining to Annual Stockholders Meetings, 1899-1903 14Proxies and Minutes pertaining to Annual Stockholders Meetings, 1904-1906 15Ice Order Book, 1899-1903Contains misc. production records16Hardwood Manufacturer's booklets, 1892-1911 17Asher Lumber Company - Foreman's instructions and Abstracts of Land Tracts, pt.1, n.d. 18Asher Lumber Company - Foreman's instructions and Abstracts of Land Tracts, pt. 2, n.d. 19Miscellaneous checks, contract, patent, and receipts, 1898-1912 110Notebook, author and date unknown 21Weights and price schedules 22Price and weight tables for shipments to Great Britain ACCOUNT BOOKS, LEDGERS, AND JOURNALS 31Account Book, 1890-1911, marked "suspended" 32Notes and Bills Receivable Book, 1902-1912 33Account book of C. W. Burt, inscribed "original" and dated July 1, 1905Contains 1903-1905 figures34Account book of C. W. Burt, dated January 1, 1911Contains 1908-1911 figures35Account Book, inscribed "C Miscellaneous Book," July 1, 1909-May 1, 1912 41Check Register, December 1907-July 1909 42Return of Annual Net Income, 1910Includes "Explanatory notes showing how costs of goods and gross income were arrived at"43C.W. Burt Transaction Letterbook, August 4, 1904- February 16, 1911 51Index to unidentified volume (1) 52Index to unidentified volume (2)ACCOUNT BOOKS, LEDGERS, AND JOURNALS [WRAPPED VOLUMES] 6Account Book, July 1909-January 19127Check Register, February 1899-December 19028Sharebook of the Asher Lumber Company, September 1, 1892-January 10, 18969Sharebook of the Randall Lumber Company10Ledger A, Asher Lumber Company, 1890-189711Index to Ledger A12Journal No.2, Asher Lumber Company, December 1892-December 189713Journal A, Burt and Brabb Lumber Company, January 1898-December 190214Journal B, Burt and Brabb Lumber Company, January 1903-June 1909LEGAL PAPERS, 1894-1939MISCELLANEOUS151Misc. Legal Papers, Abstracts of Title, and Deeds, 1894-1908, n.d.152John L. Turner, et al. vs. Burt and Brabb Lumber Company, et al., 1904-1906153Correspondence between Samuel Wilson and C. W. Burt Family, 1906-1939154A. B. Cornett Litigation, 1908-1910155Index to Patents in University Composition Book, n.d. [pre-1906]156Index to Patents, July 1906-November 15, 1907161Opinion as to Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Land Titles, n.d. (copy 1)162Opinion as to Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Land Titles, n.d. (copy 2 - includes handwritten notes)163Opinion as to Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Land Titles, n.d. (copy 3 - includes handwritten notes)171Abstracts of Title of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Eastern Kentucky Lands, with handwritten notes, dated March 8, 1906 (copy 1)172Miscellaneous papers removed from copy 1173Abstracts of Title of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Eastern Kentucky Lands, n.d. (copy 2)181Abstracts of Title of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Eastern Kentucky Lands, n.d. (copy 3)182Abstracts of Title of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company's Eastern Kentucky Lands, n.d. (copy 4)SURVEYS, MAPS, AND LAND RECORDS191Survey, January 25, 1889 192Map indicating company holdings, ca. 1890's193Records of Land Grants and Warrants, 1906 CORRESPONDENCE, 1895-1911This series contains the correspondence of Charles W. Burt.GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1895-1911 201Barton-Shreve, 1895-1904202Simpson-Swift, 1897-1904 2031910-1911 [RESTRICTED]The materials in this folder have been restricted due to their poor condition. Photocopies of the materials have been made available for patron use in box 20, folder 4. Patrons must receive permission before looking at the original documents.2041910-1911This folder contains photocopies of the damaged materials in Box 20, Folder 3, as well as other (original) correspondence from this period.CORRESPONDENCE WITH MARVIL I. BRABB, 1895-1900Marvil I. Brabb was a Romeo, Michigan bank executive and President of the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company from 1896-1902. 211July 3, 1895-June 15, 1896 212July 8, 1896-December 10, 1897 213January 21-December 28, 1898 214January 2-December 22, 1899 215January 5 - December 11, 1900 221January 10-December 31, 1901 222January 7, December 30, 1902 CORRESPONDENCE WITH LOUIS C. HAY, 1895-1907Louis C. Hay was Charles W. Burt's brother-in-law and the London Agent for the Burt and Brabb Lumber Company. 231February 27, 1895-December 20, 1897 232January 6- March 31, 1898 233April 5-June 23, 1898 234July 1-Septmber 24, 1898 235October 26-December 31, 1898 236Jan 2-December 31, 1903 241January 20-December 15, 1904 242January 3-December 18, 1905 243January 2, 1906-April 27, 1907 CORRESPONDENCE WITH WELLINGTON R. BURT, 1898-1900Wellington R. Burt was Charles W. Burt's Father. 251January 8-December 31, 1898 252January 2-June 20, 1899 253July 21-December 27, 1899 254January 5-December 10, 1900