Guide to the O.R. (Oscar Reed) Carver and Company Records, 1904

Summary Information

Title: O.R. (Oscar Reed) Carver and Company Records, 1904
Collection: AC.652
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This is a letter from O.R.Carver and Company, Builders of High Grade Farm Wagons in Morristown, Tennessee, dated December 31, 1904 to Curtis & Farthing, Butler, Tennessee, concerning future wagon orders.

Creator: O.R. (Oscar Reed) Carver and Company.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ferguson & Company had a very close relationship with the Carver Wagon Works of Morristown, Tennessee. This company had been started by Oscar Reed Carver. The Carver wagon was considered one of the finest crafted farm wagons of the time. Most of the wood for the wagons was shipped to Morristown via rail from Ferguson. Then some of the finished wagons were sent back to Rockville to be sold by Ferguson. The growth of the gasoline powered vehicles and the Great Depression combined to result in the end of the company.

Scope and Contents

This collection consist of a single handwritten letter on letterhead of Office of O.R. Carver and Company, Builders of High Grade Farm Wagons, Morristown, Tennessee, dated December 31, 1904. The letter is to Curtis & Farthing of Butler, Tennessee, encouraging an order for wagons soon, signed O.R. Carver and Co.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bartleby's Books in 2004. Accession number AC.2004.030

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.652: O.R. (Oscar Reed) Carver and Company, Morristown, Tennessee Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Container List

Records, 1904 ACSC_Box 20, Folder 8