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Hodges Brothers Lumber Company Records

Creator: Hodges Brothers (Firm)

Date: 1888-1951

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Manuscripts Collection 59 (1888-1938)
MS 28-MS 31 (Ledgers and day books, 1888-1904)
MS 375 (Ledgers, selected volumes, 1929-1935)

Unit ID: 40059

Abstract: The records of the Hodges Brothers Lumber Company include unbound records, 1893-1917, and letterpress volumes, 1903-1906; ledges and day books, 1888-1904; cash books, 1889-1892; a historical sketch of the firm; and a published pamphlet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company. Also included is a Warren Land and Lumber Company cash book, dated May through December of 1894. The collection also includes records from Frank Hodges's service as mayor of Olathe and correspondence of George H. Hodges while he was a state senator.

Space Required/Quantity: 40.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Hodges Brothers Lumber Company Records

Administrative History

Administrative History: The Hodges Brothers Lumber Company began in 1888 when George H. Hodges purchase the Charles Pettigrew Lumber Yard. Frank Hodges joined as a partner about two years later. The company was based in Olathe, Kansas. In addition to his lumber business, George Hodges later became the nineteenth governor of Kansas, serving between 1913-1915. George Hodges died in 1947 while Frank Hodges died in 1962.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Records and papers, 1893-1938 (boxes 1-8) -- bound volumes (box 9) -- business papers and Mayor Frank Hodges official correspondence, 1899-1902 (box 10) -- business receipts, 1903 Sept.-1904 Feb. (box 11) -- business correspondence, receipts, and invoices, 1905-1923 (boxes 12-19) -- Senator George Hodges official correspondence, 1905-1911 (boxes 20-21) -- George Hodges correspondence, 1917-1920 (boxes 22-24) -- correspondence and invoices (letter press books) ; deposit books, 1894-1913 (boxes 25-36) -- business correspondence and receipts (filing cabinet), 1912 (boxes 37-45) -- business correspondence, invoices and receipts, 1916 (boxes 46-49) -- business correspondence, invoices and receipts (letter press books), 1905-1909 (boxes 50-51) -- letter press books, invoices and receipts ; loose papers, 1913-1914 (box 52) -- oversize


Locator Contents
003-13-05-01 to 003-14-04-03  Manuscripts Collection 59 
014-01-02-02  1923: stock report; 1903-1904: ledger; 1941-1950: ledger 
017-04-04-01 to 017-05-05-01  c. 1894-1951: insurance registers, invoice registers, estimate books, journals, account ledgers 
901-25-00-00  c. 1912: Maps and engineering drawings, including Shawnee Mission 


  • MS 28: Ledgers and day books
  • MS 29: Ledgers and day books
  • MS 30: Ledgers and day books
  • MS 31: Ledgers and day books
  • MS 375: Ledgers, selected volumes 1929-1935

Index Terms


    Hodges Brothers (Firm) -- Archives
    Hodges Brothers (Firm) -- History
    Warren Land & Lumber Co. -- Archives
    Hodges, Frank, 1863-1962
    Hodges, George H. (George Hartshorn), 1866-1947
    Account books -- Kansas -- Olathe
    Building materials industry -- Kansas -- Olathe
    Business records -- Kansas -- Olathe
    Lumber trade -- Kansas -- Olathe
    Lumber-yards -- Kansas -- Olathe

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