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M. J. Carnahan Company records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2001_041-UA
There is no other information about the M.J. Carnahan Company in the collection, but a source, The History of Martin County, by Harry Q. Holt published in 1953, states that M.J. Carnahan began as a sawmill in 1881 under the management of Lewis C. Brooks and Magnus J. Carnahan. It was incorporated as Carnahan Manufacturing Company in 1904. Fred R. Brooks (son of Lewis) became president of the company upon his father’s retirement in 1923 and served in that capacity until the company re-incorporated in 1963.

The collection of routine business correspondence provides insight into mundane commercial discourse and sales, ordering and purchasing procedures. Several undated Belknap “Blue Grass” brand shoulder patches for uniforms are included and date from a later time.

Dates

  • 1905-1913

Creator

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Biographical / Historical

There is no other information about the M.J. Carnahan Company in the collection, but a source, The History of Martin County, by Harry Q. Holt published in 1953, states that M.J. Carnahan began as a sawmill in 1881 under the management of Lewis C. Brooks and Magnus J. Carnahan. It was incorporated as Carnahan Manufacturing Company in 1904. Fred R. Brooks (son of Lewis) became president of the company upon his father’s retirement in 1923 and served in that capacity until the company re-incorporated in 1963.

Creator

Title
M. J. Carnahan Company Records
Status
completed

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

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