West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company records, 1884-1974.


West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company records, 1884-1974.

West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company records, 1884-1974.

Correspondence, account books, deeds, contracts, leases, mortgages, records of suits and other legal papers, U.S. Government wartime directives, clippings, maps, statistics, financial records, and miscellaneous papers pertaining to the operation of the company and its previous and subsequent names, including Hinde and Dauch Paper Company; intracompany correspondence relates to departments of the home and branch offices, executive and personnel administration, accounting, finance, insurance, taxation, stock transfers, issues and redemptions, advertising, public relations, industrial and labor relations, operation of mills, research, purchasing, wartime activities, conservation, postwar planning, housing, drought relief, and stream pollution.

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The son of a master paper maker in Aberdeen, Scotland, William Luke, arrived in American in 1852. Together, Luke and his sons John and David developed the first commercially successful method of manufacturing chemical wood pulp in this country. In 1887, under the auspices of the newly established Piedmont Pulp and Paper Company, the Lukes opened a paper mill on the West Virginia- Maryland border along the Potomac River. The company held its first stockholders meeting in Harper's Ferry, West Virg...