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Guide to the J.T. McKinnon Lumber Company records
MSS.485


Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
J.T. McKinnon Lumber Company records
ID
MSS.485
Date [inclusive]
1900-1940
Extent
0.33 Cubic feet : 1 ms. box
Language
English

Preferred Citation

J. T. McKinnon Lumber Company records, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

John Thomas McKinnon (1863-1947) married Martha Easterling (1872-1942) in 1895. McKinnon owned and operated the J. T. McKinnon Lumber Company, which was based in Clarke County, Mississippi. The company produced dressed flooring, ceiling, finishing, and car and bridge timbers. The McKinnons had five children: Frederick Albertson McKinnon (1895-1962), John Kenneth McKinnon (1897-1963), Mary Almeda McKinnon Barnes (1898-1956), Louise McKinnon (b.1903), and Mattie Laura McKinnon Allerton (1906-1994).

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Scope and Contents

The J. T. McKinnon Lumber Company records concern the operation of a small lumber company, which operated primarily in Clarke, Jasper, and Jones Counties, Mississippi, from 1900 to 1940. The collection includes deeds for lumber and land sales, receipts, contracts, correspondence with other loggers, and land survey sketches.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Deeds, title abstracts, 1900-1940. -Box 1

Series 2. Contracts, survey notes, 1916-1932 and undated. -Box 1

Series 3. Tax receipts, accounts, financial records, 1916-1938. -Box 1

Series 4. Correspondence, 1915-1936. -Box 1

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: June 2010

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on of Mississippi State University 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.

Donor

Mrs. H.E. Sanders, 1991.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alabama and Vicksburg Railway Company (Miss.).
  • Burdette Lumber (Meridian, Miss.).
  • C.L. Gray Lumber (Meridian, Miss.).
  • J.T. McKinnon Lumber Company (Pachuta, Miss.).
  • Laurel Ice and Packing Company (Laurel, Miss.).
  • Merchants and Farmers Bank (Meridian, Miss.).

Family Name(s)

  • McKinnon family.

Genre(s)

  • Deeds of trust.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Beatrice (Miss.)
  • Clarke County (Miss.)
  • Jasper County (Miss.)
  • Jones County (Miss.)
  • Meridian (Miss.)
  • Pachuta (Miss.)

Personal Name(s)

  • McKinnon, John Thomas, 1863-1947.
  • McKinnon, Martha Easterling, 1872-1942.

Subject(s)

  • Bills of sale.
  • Lumber trade--Mississippi--History.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Deeds, title abstracts. 

 Box 1. Folder 1. 1900-1920. 

 Box 1. Folder 2. 1922-1940. 

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 Box 1. Folder 3. Series 2. Contracts, survey notes, 1916-1932 and undated. 

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 Box 1. Folder 4. Series 3. Tax receipts, accounts, financial records, 1916-1938. 

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 Box 1. Folder 5. Series 4. Correspondence, 1915-1936. 

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