Missoula Lumber Company Records, 1904-1909  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Missoula Lumber Company
Missoula Lumber Company Records
1904-1909 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 577 (collection)
Invoices and related records detailing charges to the Missoula Lumber Company during the years 1904-1909. The Missoula Lumber Company sold a variety of timber and construction products in Missoula, Montana from the late 1880s until 1917.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Missoula Lumber Company was one of many businesses utilizing the vast natural resources of Western Montana to supply wood and construction products for the early urban development of Missoula and its surrounding communities. Founded in the late 1880s, the company served the Missoula region until 1914 when it was renamed the Largey Lumber Company after company president, Patrick A. Largey. The Missoula Lumber Company was favorably located on the corner of Scott Street and Stoddard Street in Missoula’s Northside Neighborhood, an emerging center for warehousing and light industry near the Northern Pacific Railway Yard. Sold and renamed in 1917, Largey Lumber Company became the Missoula White Pine Sash Company, which manufactured wooden window and door components at that location until 1996.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains invoices and related records detailing charges to the Missoula Lumber Company during the years 1904-1909. Included are invoices from an array of early Missoula area businesses and individuals, such as the Missoula Mercantile Company, Big Blackfoot Milling Company, Albee’s Livery, the Florence Hotel, and the Golden Rule. The collection offers a structured inventory of expenses incurred by the company over a five-year period, as well as an excellent collection of stationery from many of early Missoula’s most prominent businesses.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number,] Missoula Lumber Company Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
1/1 January-February 1904
1/2 March-April 1904
1/3 May-June 1904
1/4 July-August 1904
1/5 September 1904
1/6 October 1904
1/7 November-December 1904
1/8 January 1905
1/9 February 1905
1/10 March-April 1905
1/11 May 1905
1/12 June 1905
1/13 July 1905
2/1 August 1905
2/2 September 1905
2/3 October 1905
2/4 November-December 1905
2/5 1906
2/6 February 1907
2/7 March-April 1907
2/8 May-June 1907
2/9 July 1907
2/10 August 1907
2/11 September 1907
2/12 October 1907
2/13 November 1907
2/14 December 1907
2/15 January-March 1908
2/16 April 1908
2/17 May 1908
2/18 June-July 1908
2/19 August-September 1908
2/20 October 1908
2/21 November 1908
2/22 December-January 1908-1909
2/23 Miscellaneous, undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lumber trade--Montana--Missoula
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records--Montana--Missoula