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Allen A. Wilkinson Lumber Company Christmas card

 Collection — Folder: S2651
Identifier: S2651

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a Christmas card postmarked December 20, 1924 and sent by the Allen A. Wilkinson Lumber Company of Indianapolis to the G. F. Osterhage Lumber Company of Freelandville, Indiana. The card and envelope each contain the company's logo.


  • 1924 December


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

The Greer Lumber Company was established in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1889 by S. Robert Greer. Allen A. Wilkinson, Greer’s brother-in-law, became a partner and the company name was changed to Greer-Wilkinson Lumber Company in 1892. Wilkinson later acquired the controlling interest in the company and the name was changed to the Allen A. Wilkinson Lumber Company in 1917. By the 1920s it was one of the largest lumber companies in Indiana, with 36 branches and several mills around the state.


"A.A. Wilkinson, Ill 1 Week, Dies." Indianapolis Star (IN), May 27, 1929.

"Greer-Wilkinson Lumber Co." Indianapolis News (IN), December 6, 1899.

"Greer-Wilkinson to be Allen A. Wilkinson Co." Daily Clintonian (Clinton, Ind.), January 19, 1917.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains one card and envelope.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/07/26 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/07/26 by Laura Eliason.
Allen A. Wilkinson Lumber Company Christmas card
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.