Guide to the Dalkena Lumber Company Records 1906-1944
Cage 616

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Dalkena Lumber Company
Title
Dalkena Lumber Company Records
ID
Cage 616
Date [inclusive]
1906-1944
Extent
7.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Includes correspondence, banking records, sales receipts from the company store and real estate records, mostly from land and timber sales in northeast Washington.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 616, Dalkena Lumber Company Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Dalkena Lumber Company was formed in December 1908 as a corporation in the state of Washington. It harvested timber in northeast Washington's Stevens and Pend Oreille counties and manufactured lumber at its mill for the next 30 years. The company's predecessor, the D & K Mill Company, had built a lumber mill and associated structures ten miles northwest of Newport, along the Clark Fork River, a townsite took the name "Dalkena," after the surnames of the D & K Mill Company's founders, Dalton and Kennedy.

In 1908, a group of investors headed by James G. Wallace and John G. Ballord, partners in the Wallace-Ballord Lumber Company of Minneapolis, purchased the D & K Mill Company from Hugh Kennedy, one of its founders. The Wallace-Ballord Lumber Company had interests in the region and maintained local offices in Seattle and Spokane. Wallace, Ballord, and Kennedy became principal stock holders in the new Dalkena Lumber Company, with relatives and others included as minority investors.

Relatively little is known of the day-to-day operations of the Dalkena Lumber Company from the 1910s to the 1930s. The town of Dalkena did grow to become a community of perhaps nearly one hundred, with the company's general store the hub of activity for townspeople and local homesteaders

The Dalkena Lumber Company's mill complex burned down in 1936 or 1937. It was never rebuilt. The company store was spared and continued to serve the local community for several years.

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Arrangement note

The Dalkena Lumber Company Records are arranged in three series to reflect the nature of the collection. Correspondence and related miscellaneous documents span the entire period of the collections, from incorporation papers in 1908 to routine correspondence between principal investors and company secretaries from the 1920s to loading tickets from the mid-1930s. The second series comprises banking records from the 1930s and company store sales receipts from the 1940s. The banking series is the most comprehensive in the entire collection. It includes promissory notes with three banks and several individuals for the years 1912 to 1935 and cancelled checks from payroll and expense accounts from 1934 to 1938. The third series is company real estate records. It consists mostly of documents pertaining to land and timber sales in northeast Washington. These files remain in their original heavy pocket envelope folders. They often contain title abstracts, routine correspondence, timber cruiser's reports, and maps.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1994

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Dalkena Lumber Company Records were acquired from William Miller, Newport, Washington, in 1987. They were accessioned as MS87-30.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Dalkena Lumber Company--Records and correspondence
  • Dalkena Lumber Company. --Archives
  • Farmers State Bank of Newport
  • First National Bank in Minneapolis
  • Old National Bank and Union Trust Co. of Spokane, Washington

Subject(s)

  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • Logging
  • Logging -- Washington (State)--History
  • Lumber trade -- Washington (State)--Records and correspondence
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents 

Box Folder

Corporation Papers 1908 

1 1

Corporation Papers 1909 

1 2

Corporation Papers 1910 

1 3

Corporation Papers 1911 

1 4

Corporation Papers 1913 

1 5

Corporation Papers 1914 

1 6

Correspondence, Miscellaneous 

1 7

Miscellaneous 

1 8

Insurance 

1 9

Land Department Northern Pacific Railway Co. 

1 10

Northern Pacific Railway Co., Deeds 

1 11

Directions for Operating Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Company Combination Lock "Victor," 1908 

1 12

Loading Tickets 1936 

1 13

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Series 2. Banking Records 1917-1938 1944 

Box Folder

Promissory Notes, First National Bank in Minneapolis 1923-1931 

2 14

Promissory Note Payment Receipts, First National Bank in Minneapolis 1923-1932 

2 15

Promissory Notes, First National Bank in Minneapolis, Nos. A-1 to A-68 (1931-1935) and Nos. A-1 to A-2 (1935-1936) 

2 16

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. 793 to 866 (1923-1928) 

2 17

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. A-1 to A-78 (1923-1929) 

2 18

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. AA-1 to AA-8 (1926-1927) 

2 19

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. AA-6 to AA-20 (1927-1929) 

2 20

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. B-100 to B-113 (1928-1929) 

2 21

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. A-1 to A-96 (1929-1931) 

2 22

Promissory Notes, Old National Bank of Spokane, Nos. B-1 to B-106 (1924-1929) 

2 23

Promissory Notes, Security State Bank of Newport 1922-1931 

2 24

Promissory Notes, Security State Bank of Newport, No. S-1 to S-9 1931-1933 

2 25

Promissory Notes, Yates-American Machine Co. and Security State Bank of Newport 1931-1933 

2 26

Promissory Notes, Farmers State Bank of Newport 1935 

2 27

Promissory Notes, Marie A. Ballord 1917-1930 

2 28

Promissory Notes, Thomas F. Wallace 1917-1927 

2 29

Promissory Notes, Margaret B. Shaw, Nos. 653-682, inc. 1919-1927 

2 30

Promissory Notes, W. R. Shaw Lumber Co. 1920-1927 

2 31

Promissory Notes, Elizabeth S. Lynds 1923-1928 

2 32

Promissory Notes, John G. Ballord 1923-1935 

2 33

Promissory Notes, James G. Wallace 1923-1935 

2 34

Promissory Notes and Trade Acceptance Notes, Kaniksu Mercantile Company 1926-1930 

2 35

Promissory Notes, Mabel S. Withy 1927 

2 36

Promissory Notes, Louis F. Shaw 1927 

2 37

Promissory Notes, Wallace-Ballord Lumber Co. 1923-1927 

2 38

Promissory Notes, Humbird Lumber Co. 1932 

2 39

Promissory Notes, Martin General Agency 1932 

2 40

Promissory Notes, Washington Machinery and Supply Co., Nos. 2749-2759 1935 

2 41

Monthly Account Statements, Farmers State Bank of Newport 1935-1938 

2 42

Deposit Slip Book, Farmers State Bank of Newport 1937 

2 43

Monthly Account Statements, First National Bank in Minneapolis 1936-1938 

2 44
Box

Cancelled Checks, No. A., First National Bank in Minneapolis 1936-1938 

3

Cancelled Checks, No. B., Farmers State Bank of Newport (Nos. 164-2550, inc.), payroll checks 1934-1936 

3

Cancelled Checks, No. B., cont., Farmers State Bank of Newport (Nos. 2551-3647, inc.), payroll checks 1936-1938 

4

Cancelled Checks, No. C., Farmers State Bank of Newport (Nos. 5782-6600, inc.) 1934-1935 

4

Cancelled Checks, No. C., continued, Farmers State Bank of Newport (Nos. 6601-8000, inc.) 1935-1936 

5

Service Charge Receipts, Farmers State Bank of Newport 1934-1935 

5

Company Store Sales Receipts 1944 

5

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Series 3. Real Estate Records 

Box

Land and Timber Sale Transactions Documents, Pocket Folders 1906-1923 

6

Miscellaneous Title Abstracts and Deeds, etc. 

7

Miscellaneous Maps 

8

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