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Guide to the Gennett Lumber Company Records, 1832-1954, bulk 1920-1945

Abstract

Lumber company founded in 1902 by Andrew and Nat Gennett, headquartered in Georgia and South Carolina, later in Asheville, N.C.

Correspondence, contracts, legal documents, and other records of the Gennett Lumber Co., mostly for the years 1920 to 1945. The two Gennett brothers Nat and Andrew, founders of the company, were part of the effort to establish the South's national forest system. Subjects covered by materials in the collection include Civil War reminiscences, life at Nashville and at Tulane and Vanderbilt universities shortly after the war, the lumber business after 1890, economic conditions in the U.S. after 1900, forest conservation, U.S. politics and foreign relations during World War I, and travel in Europe after the war.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Gennett Lumber Company (Asheville, N.C.).
Title
Gennett Lumber Company records 1832-1954, bulk 1920-1945
Language of Material
English
Extent
19 Linear Feet, Approximately 16,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Correspondence, contracts, legal documents, and other records of the Gennett Lumber Co., mostly for the years 1920 to 1945. The two Gennett brothers Nat and Andrew, founders of the company, were part of the effort to establish the South's national forest system. Subjects covered by materials in the collection include Civil War reminiscences, life at Nashville and at Tulane and Vanderbilt universities shortly after the war, the lumber business after 1890, economic conditions in the U.S. after 1900, forest conservation, U.S. politics and foreign relations during World War I, and travel in Europe after the war.

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Contents of the Collection

Contract Files
Box 1
Union County, Georgia contracts
Box 1
Chattahoochee National Forest
Box 1
United States Department of Agriculture
Box 1
North Carolina contracts
Box 1
Contract Files
Box 2
Timber Sales
Box 3
Government Land Exchange
Box 3
Business Correspondence
Box 4
Contract Files
Box 4
Correspondence with the Department of Justice, Northern District of Georgia
Box 4
Contract Files: Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina
Box 5
Contract Files
Box 6-8
Contract Files: Kentucky
Box 9
Contract Files: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Box 10
Contract Files: North Carolina
Box 11
IRS Documents
Box 12
Yearly Earnings
Box 12
Federal Taxes Withheld
Box 12
Abstract of the Lands of N.W. and Andrew Gennett
Box 12
Volumes of Accounts
Box 13
Accounts
Box 14
Contract Files: Clarkesville, GA
Box 15
Partnership Agreement, 1942
Box 15
Business Correspondence
Box 15
Contract Files
Box 16
H. P. Campbell Papers, Mill and Purchase Papers, 1946-1949
Box 16
Timber Sales, 1941-1948
Box 16
Insurance
Box 16
Correspondence, 1927-1952
Box 17
Clippings
Box 17
Timber Sales, 1938-1944
Box 18
Contract Files
Box 19
H. P. Campbell Papers
Box 19
Contract Files
Box 20
H. P. Campbell Papers and Purchase Papers, 1950-1952
Box 20
Contract Files: Georgia and North Carolina
Box 21
Miscellaneous Real Estate
Box 21
Social Security File
Box 21
Asheville Country Club
Box 21
Contract Files: Georgia and North Carolina
Box 22
Government Timber Offerings, 1947-1948
Box 22
Contract Files
Box 23
General Correspondence
Box 23
Contract Files: North Carolina and Pennsylvania
Box 24
Contract Files: North Carolina
Box 25
Business Correspondence
Box 25
Legal Documents
Box 25
Wachovia Bank Papers
Box 25
Contract Files: North Carolina
Box 26
Business Correspondence
Box 26
Investment Registry
Box 26
Contract Files
Box 27
Unpaid Bills
Box 27
Contract Files: North Carlina and Ohio
Box 28
Business Correspondence, 1929-1936
Box 28
Santeetlah Operation
Box 28
Bound Anthologies
Box 29
Ledger, 1942 Aug.-1944 Oct.
Box 30
Invoices: New Bridge, N.C., 1945 May-1947 Dec.
Box 30
Invoices: Hayesville, N.C., 1945 Jan.-1947 Dec.
Box 30
Invoices: Hayesville, N.C., 1943 Sept.-1944 Dec.
Box 31
Invoices: Beattyville, Ky., 1945 Jan-1949 Sept.
Box 31
Invoices: Beattyville, Ky., 1943 Sept. 15-1944 Dec. 16
Box 32

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material

Autobiography of Andrew Gennett IV (Rubenstein Library Microfilm #101-1-1). The autobiography chiefly concerns Gennett's personal experiences and family history.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gennett Lumber Company Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Gennett Lumber Company Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in April 1957.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, June 1957

Encoded by Robert Carlson, April 2009

Accession 56-375 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.