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Cyrus Carpenter Yawkey and Aytchmonde Perrin Woodson papers, 1887-1957

Yawkey, Cyrus Carpenter, 1862-1943

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 35.0 c.f. (78 archives boxes and 28 volumes); plus
    • unprocessed additions 1.0 c.f.
    • 173 photographs, and
    • 22 negatives
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • Papers of Yawkey, a Wausau, Wisconsin, lumberman and paper mill executive, and of Woodson, his son-in-law, concerning their various companies and business enterprises. Yawkey's first business, Yawkey and Lee Lumber Company, was succeeded by the Yawkey Lumber Company, and investments in numerous firms in twenty states and two Canadian provinces followed. Yawkey and Woodson were members of the loosely organized "Wausau Group" of investors, who had investments in timber tracts, lumber and paper manufacturing, land and real estate, utilities and power companies, oil and gas exploration firms, newspapers, insurance and finance companies, and mining operations. Most records date from 1920 to 1945.
  • The collection includes correspondence, primarily of a business nature, records of the companies in which Yawkey and Woodson invested or held administrative positions, and material on lands and leases owned, particularly in Wisconsin and Oregon. The companies file includes correspondence and related material, a variety of financial records, maps of property and timber tracts, records of timber and of timber cruises, stock and tax records, assay and production reports, and leases and other legal documents.
  • The processed portion of this collection is described above; there are unprocessed paper and photographic additions.


  • Photographs and unprocessed materials only in Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Madison.
  • Presented by the Yawkey Lumber Company, via John Forester, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1964.
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