U.S. v. American Naval Stores Company scrapbook and letter
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U.S. v. American Naval Stores Company scrapbook and letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: U.S. v. American Naval Stores Company scrapbook and letter
Dates: 1909-1914
Extent: (1 folder) 0.1 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0005
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Naval Stores Company was a West Virginia corporation with its main office located in Savannah, Georgia. It bought, sold, shipped, and exported turpentine products from Southern states to other locations, both national and international.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings documenting the naval stores trust case, United States v. American Naval Stores Company. The American Naval Stores Company was charged with attempting to monopolize interstate trade in the naval stores industry. It covers the trial, early decisions and convictions, and eventual vindication of the defendants by the U.S. Supreme Court. Also included in the collection is a letter, dated March 22, 1913, to J.F. Cooper Myers and signed by the employees of the company, expressing concern and loyalty to the company.

Index Terms

American Naval Stores Company.
Antitrust investigations.
Antitrust law.
Letters (correspondence)
Naval stores industry.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], U.S. v. American Naval Stores Company scrapbook and letter, MS 5, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of R.L. Schley, 1956


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.