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Collection Title: Howe (Tony) Railroad Map Collection

Accession Number: AM03-4

Dates: ca. 1999 - 2002

Volume: 43 items

Given By: Tony Howe

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. Thirty-eight logging railroad maps drawn by Mr. Tony Howe. The maps portray railroad operations, timber holdings and other aspects of lumber companies that proliferated in South Mississippi during the latter years of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Drawn on 8.5" x 11" paper, the maps are color-coded, and a map key is included.
  2. Two railroad maps for Forrest and Lamar Counties in southeast Mississippi.
  3. Layout drawings of the John Kamper Sawmill (Hattiesburg, MS, 1895); Hattiesburg Sawmill Company (1925); and Brookhaven Lumber & Manufacturing Company (Hattiesburg, MS, 1915).

List of Logging Railroad Maps
AM03-4

  1. J. T. Arnold, Curran, MS (1900-1903)
  2. Arnold, Espy & Co. (1902-1905) & A. G. Little Lumber Co. (1905-1909)
  3. Bowie Lumber Co. (1905-1909)
  4. Brookhaven Lumber & Manufacturing Co.
  5. Bynum Lumber Co. (Bynum & Coral)
  6. Bynum Lumber Co.; Hartzog-Longino Lumber; Carruth Lumber Co.; Carruth Bros. Lumber Co.
  7. Chicago Lumber & Coal, Richburg, MS (1903-1910)
  8. Coney Lumber Co. (1913-1918)
  9. Creek Lumber Co., Rosine, MS (1903-1911)
  10. Enon Lumber Co. (1900-1909)
  11. Ferguson Lumber Co. (1918-1921)
  12. Griffin Lumber Co., Inez, MS
  13. R. B. Gunn, Eastabuchie, MS
  14. James Hand, Egremont, MS (1921-1926)
  15. Hand-Jordan Lumber Co. (1912-1916); Bay Creek Lumber Co. (1916-1919)
  16. Hand & Caraway (1901-1903); J. W. Caraway (1903)
  17. J. J. Haney (1899-1905); Arnold & Thomson (1905); J. H. Thomson (1905-1906); Hawkins & Co. (1906-1907); Lamar Lumber Co. (1907-1910)
  18. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Co. (Haven Spur)
  19. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Co. (Ralston Spur)
  20. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Co. (Epps Line)
  21. R. W. Hinton & Co.; A. S. Hinton & Co.; Hinton Bros. Lumber Co.
  22. John Kamper, Hattiesburg Mill (1890-1893)
  23. Lamar Lumber Co. (1909-1921); Helen White Lumber Co. (1921-1927)
  24. Love Lumber Co. (1917-1924)
  25. Major-Sowers Saw Mill Co., Epley, MS (1909-1922)
  26. Major-Sowers Saw Mill Co., Tallahala, MS
  27. McInnis Lumber Co.
  28. D. E. McInnis, West Hattiesburg Mill (1901-1905)
  29. J. J. Newman Lumber Co. (Logging railroads in Southern Perry County)
  30. J. J. Newman Lumber Co. (Railroads in East Forrest and West Perry Counties)
  31. Nortac Manufacturing Co., Nortac, MS (1917-1922)
  32. Nortac Manufacturing Co., Barth, MS
  33. Parker & Wilder (1898-1901); J. F. Wilder (1901-1910)
  34. Phillips & Wentworth; Wentworth Lumber Co. (1917-1922)
  35. Red Creek Lumber Co. (1916-1924)
  36. C. W. Rich, Richburg, MS (1884-1897)
  37. Tallahala Lumber Co. (Mississippi Central, Tallahala Branch: Hattiesburg-Tallahala)
  38. Yarbrough Lumber Co. (1903-1904); Petal Lumber Co. (1904-1907)

Accession Number: AM15-71                               

Given By: Dr. Gilbert Hoffman  

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

Date of Receipt: June 23, 2015 

Extent: 32 items          

Inclusive Dates: circa 1884 - 1927       

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Thirty-two logging railroad maps drawn by Mr. Tony Howe and used in Dr. Gilbert Hoffman’s book Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 2. The maps portray railroad operations, timber holdings and other aspects of lumber companies that proliferated in South Mississippi during the latter years of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The maps are drawn on 8.5” x 11” paper and are color coded with handwritten notes. They are:

  1. R.B. Gunn, Eastabuchie, Mississippi
  2. Yarbrough Lumber Company (1903-1904); Petal Lumber Company (1904-1907)
  3. D.E. McInnis, West Hattiesburg Mill (1901-1905)
  4. McInnis Lumber Company
  5. John Kamper, Hattiesburg Mill (1890-1893)
  6. C.W. Rich, Richburg, Mississippi (1884-1897)
  7. J.T. Arnold, Curran, Mississippi (1900-1903)
  8. J.J. Haney (1899-1905); Arnold & Thomson (1905); J.H. Thomson (1905-1906); Hawkins & Co. (1906-1907); Lamar Lumber Company (1907-1910)
  9. J.J. Haney (1899-1905); Arnold & Thomson (1905); J.H. Thomson (1905-1906); Hawkins & Co. (1906-1907); Lamar Lumber Company (1907-1910) – second copy
  10. Hand & Caraway (1901-1903); J.W. Caraway (1903)
  11. Hand-Jordan Lumber Company (1912-1916); Bay Creek Lumber Company (1916-1919)
  12. Nortac Manufacturing Company, Nortac, Mississippi (1917-1922)
  13. Nortac Manufacturing Company, Barth, Mississippi
  14. James Hand, Egremont (1921-1926)
  15. Bowie Lumber Company (1905-1909)
  16. Brookhaven Lumber & Manufacturing Company
  17. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Company, Ralston Spur
  18. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Company, Haven Spur
  19. Hattiesburg Saw Mill Company, Epps Line
  20. Enon Lumber Company (1900-1909)
  21. Parker & Wilder (1898-1901); J.F. Wilder (1901-1910)
  22. Creek Lumber Company, Rosine, Mississippi (1903-1911)
  23. Griffin Lumber Company, Inez, Mississippi
  24. Griffin Lumber Company, Inez, Mississippi – second copy, different font
  25. Phillips & Wentworth, Wentworth Lumber Company (1917-1922)
  26. Phillips & Wentworth, Wentworth Lumber Company (1917-1922) – second copy, different size
  27. Red Creek Lumber Company (1916-1924)
  28. Coney Lumber Company (1913-1918)
  29. Arnold, Espy & Company (1902-1905); A.G. Little Lumber Company (1905-1909)
  30. Lamar Lumber Company (1909-1921); Helen White Lumber Company (1921-1927)
  31. Major-Sowers Saw Mill Company, Tallahala, Mississippi
  32. R.W. Hinton & Company; A.S. Hinton & Company; Hinton Brothers Lumber Company; Logging Railroads East of Lumberton

 


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