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AM21-051, circa 1902-1917

 Accession — Box: 6 SAFE

Form of Material

Five lumber tokens, termed “brozine,” which were good for merchandise at the Easterling company store in Ora, Mississippi (Covington Co.). Usually, other merchants would allow 90% of the face value when used in stores elsewhere in town.

Dates

  • circa 1902-1917

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Biographical / Historical

On June 5, 1901, the May-Easterling Lumber Company, composed of Felix A. May and E. H. Easterling, purchased the timber holdings of C. J. Gray, at Ora, Covington County for $30,480.

In March 1902 Felix May and other small stockholders sold their stock to F. C. A. Denkmann and associates, of Rock Island, Illinois. E. H. Easterling, president of the May-Easterling Lumber Company, remained with the company. The company was reorganized as the Easterling Lumber Company, with sales office at Rock Island. The assets were transferred to the Easterling Lumber Company on May 5, 1902, for $75,000 cash.

On June 5, 1917, the mill property was sold to the Tallahala Lumber Company, of Ellisville, Jones County.

Extent

5 Items

Language of Materials

From the Unprocessed Collection: English

Provenance

Purchased with Culpepper funds

Date of Receipt: February 12, 2021

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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