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C. A. Brown Lumber Company Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-287

Scope and Contents

The C.A. Brown Lumber Company papers include company records pertaining to its business operations. Materials include various agreements for truck leasing, boundary lines, and timber purchasing, as well as invoices and receipts for individual companies, and timber deeds and cutting agreements. Accounting and IRS documents, company and insurance records, policy books, driver daily logs, correspondence, and sales ledgers are also found in the collection. The papers range in date from 1904 to 1984, predominately dating between 1972-1984.


  • Creation: 1904-1984
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1972-1984

Conditions Governing Access

Access to [portions of] this collection has [have] been restricted in accordance with extant statutory restrictions. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives & History ( for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Historical Note

C.A. Brown Lumber Company was incorporated in 1948 in Ivanhoe, NC. The company specialized in wholesale and retail lumber sales through the purchase and lease of land for cutting and harvesting timber. The timber was then transported to the mill and cut for lumber sales. The company did business throughout the southeastern NC area and at the time of dissolution in 1974 owned approximately 4400 acres of land in Duplin, Bladen, Pender and Sampson Counties. All land and equipment was subsequently sold to Federal Paperboard Company.


25 Containers (Contains 23 document boxes and 2 oversize boxes)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Luther Brown on January 17, 2007.

Processing Information

Processing of initial accession completed by Bob Hayes in 2007. Processing of addition completed by Kate Edwards in 2014. Finding aid authored by Bob Hayes, Kate Edwards and Rebecca Baugnon.

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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository