Guide to the Dudley Lumber Company Records, RG 118

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: September 2003

Date Span:

2.5 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
1 legal document box; 2 record center boxes.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
The Dudley Lumber Company, owned by Donna Dudley and Lula 0. Dudley and managed by T. B. Dudley, operated as a sawmill in Tuskegee, Alabama from 1912 to 1932. Colonial Lumber Company, managed by T. E. Griffin, operated in Columbus, Georgia. Colonial Lumber subsidized Dudley Lumber through a series of loans between 1928 and 1929. In December 1929, Dudley Lumber was found to be in default of mortgage payment and ordered to pay Colonial Lumber $12,800.00. Dudley Lumber appealed to the Supreme Court of Alabama on the grounds that Colonial Lumber mismanaged the sale of lumber for Dudley Lumber and did not get the best prices available. Dudley Lumber subsequently filed for bankruptcy.

Scope and Content:
Consists of affidavits (1930-1932); exhibits (1928-1930); arguments (1932); decisions (1931-1932); and testimony transcript (1932) from Donna E. Dudley et al. v. Colonial Lumber. The bulk of the collection includes accounts (1928-1930) and invoices (1928-1930) from the Dudley Lumber Company.

Item list:
Box 1

Box 2 Box 3

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