Caspar Lumber Company Records

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Guide to the Caspar Lumber Company Records

Collection number: BANC MSS C-G 288

The Bancroft Library





University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Funding for processing provided by the Douhit fund.

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Guide written by Elizabeth Stephens
Date Completed:
April 2005
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Caspar Lumber Company Records,
Date (inclusive): 1905-1956
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 288
Creator: Caspar Lumber Company
Extent: Number of containers: 13 boxes, 5 cartons, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 16 volumes Linear feet: 14.15
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: Contains material related to the timber industry in Mendocino County, California. Included are deeds, mortgages, U. S. Patent Certificates, right of way agreements, land maps, audits, income tax returns, journals, registers, and other material related to Caspar Lumber and it's primary subsidiaries: Redwood Manufacturers Company, and Remco Steamship Company. Also included are agreements and mortgages with the Union Lumber Company.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Caspar Lumber Company Records, BANC MSS C-G 288, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lumbering--California.
Deeds.
Land grants.
Redwood Manufacturers Company.
Remco Steamship Company.
Union Lumber Company.
AR#: 17195169 Forest products industry.
AR#: 67188671 Mendocino County (Calif.)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Casper Lumber Company and Subsidiaries Records were given to The Bancroft Library by C. J. Wood on June 12, 1962.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Caspar Lumber Company and Subsidiaries Records, 1861-1956, contain material related to the timber industry in Mendocino County, California. Included are mortgages, deeds, U. S. Patent Certificates, right of way agreements, land maps, audits, income tax returns, journals, registers, and other material related to Caspar Lumber and its primary subsidiaries, Redwood Manufacturers Company and Remco Steamship Company. Also included are agreements and mortgages with the Union Lumber Company.
Divided into 3 series: Casper Lumber Company, Redwood Manufacturers Company, and Remco Steamship Company.

Container List

 

Series 1: Casper Lumber Company, 1861-1956.

box 1, folder 1

By-laws n.d.

box 1, folder 2-3

Board of Directors, minutes 1880-1902

box 1, folder 4

Incorporation 1902-21

box 1, folder 5

Annual meeting of stockholders 1902

box 1, folder 6

Dividend book 1902-10

box 1, folder 7

Stock 1910-19

box 1, folder 8

Power of attorney 1863-1906

volume 1-6

Purchase Registers 1905-23

volume 7-8

Account Transfer Registers 1905-20

volume 9-13

Cash Books 1905-18

volume 14-16

Sales Registers 1905-44

Oversize box 1

Timber Purchases ledgers 2 volumes 1945-55

 

Affiliates and Related Companies

box 2, folder 1

Casper, South Fork and Eastern Railroad 1903-21

box 2, folder 2-5

Mendocino Lumber Company 1910-38

box 2, folder 6

Noyo Lumber Company 1887-90

box 2, folder 7

Prather Lumber Company, audits 1942-48

box 2, folder 8

Redwood Export Company 1945

box 2, folder 9

Turlock Supply Company, income tax 1937-41

box 3, folder 1-7

Union Lumber Company 1893-1944

Oversize box 1

Sales Ledger 1956

box 3, folder 8

White and Plummer Company 1894-1902

 

Real Estate and Land Files

carton 1, folder 1

Ashley, George, contracts 1914

carton 1, folder 2

County of Mendocino 1902-28

carton 1, folder 3

Drown, Leicester, and Drown 1902

carton 1, folder 4

Hyde, F. A. 1894-1903

carton 1, folder 5

Lyman, Richard M. 1914-15

carton 1, folder 6

Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco 1906-08

carton 1, folder 7

McNab and Hirsch 1902-08

carton 1, folder 8

McNee, John H., contracts 1893

carton 1, folder 9

Perry and Bartlett 1893

carton 1, folder 10

Right of way 1868-1909

carton 1, folder 11

Record of deeds 1902-09

carton 1, folder 12-40

Deeds, mortgages, and related material 1861-88

carton 2, folder 1-27

Deeds, mortgages, and related material 1889-1901

carton 3, folder 1-21

Deeds, mortgages, and related material 1902-40

carton 3, folder 22

Quieting title 1901-05

carton 3, folder 23-34

School Lands 1867-88

carton 4, folder 1-9

School Lands 1989-1907

carton 4, folder 10

Surveys 1861, n.d.

carton 4, folder 11

Estate property 1894-09

carton 4, folder 12 15

Land and Timber book 1913-22

carton 4, folder 16

Assessed land value 1913-24

carton 4, folder 17

Plats n.d.

carton 4, folder 18-19

Property taxes 1895-1914

carton 4, folder 20

Timber cutting data 1914-31

carton 4, folder 21-25

Forest Industries, questionnaires and schedules 1919-32

carton 4, folder 26-28

State of California purchase of Casper Lumber Company 1945-51

carton 5, folder 1-9

Purchase of Casper Lumber Company 1945-51

carton 5, folder 10-11

Land and Timber book 1945-50

Oversize folder 1C

Maps n.d.

carton 5, folder 12

Caspar Lumber Company versus H. B. Smith 1905

carton 5, folder 13

Lawsuits 1907-09

carton 5, folder 14

Injuries and deaths 1903-04

carton 5, folder 15

Orchard house 1912-14

 

Financial Files

carton 5, folder 16-23

Lester, Herrick, and Herrick 1919-47

carton 5, folder 24-32

Taxes and tax returns 1916-30

box 7, folder 1

Excess profits tax returns 1917-21

box 4, folder 1-12

Audits 1904-16

box 5, folder 1-11

Audits 1917-27

box 6, folder 1-4

Audits 1928-32

box 6, folder 5

Amended Accounts 1913-21

box 6, folder 6

Special Reports 1915-24

box 7, folder 2-4

Reports of Examination 1933-38

box 6, folder 7-12

Reports of Examination 1933-49

 

Series 2: Redwood Manufacturers Company, 1893-1949.

box 6, folder 13

Cash Journal 1917-18

box 7, folder 5

Accounts Payable 1905-21

box 9, folder 1

Land valuation 1913-47

box 9, folder 2

Forest Industries, questionnaires 1923

box 8, folder 1-5

Pipe Department

 

Wooden pipe, records 1-4 1893-1901

box 7, folder 6

Journal 3 1913-17

box 7, folder 7

Order book 1933-40

box 9, folder 3-4

Pipe closings, miscellaneous 1917-18

box 9, folder 5-7

Annual Reports 1933-40

box 9, folder 8-9

Audits 1933-49

box 10, folder 1-10

Audits 1910-19

box 11, folder 1-10

Audits 1920-31

 

Series 3: Remco Steamship Company, 1919-1955

box 9, folder 10

Incorporation 1919

box 12, folder 1-4

Vessel Operation Ledger 1925-32

box 13, folder 1-3

Vessel Operation Ledger 1925-32

box 13, folder 4-5

Vessel Operation Ledger 1937-41

box 13, folder 6

Register 1919-21

Oversize box 2

Register 1921-32

Oversize box 3

Account Journal 1933-38

Oversize box 1

Loading Orders Book 1945-55

box 9, folder 11

Audits 1919-32