Humboldt County Historical Society

Businesses & Companies

From the Barnum House Archive

Business collections may include company records, professional letterhead and historic correspondence, photographs, receipts, journals, cash books, and other documents related to local businesses. These collections are found in the Ledger Room on the second floor of the Barnum House. If you would like more information about one of these collections, please submit a research request.


Alliance Store
1 Box (2007.3010)

American Hotel, Ferndale
1 Box (2005.129)

Arcata Drug Store, including Prescription Slips
6 Boxes, 1 Scrapbook (1990.02, 2018.022)

Arcata & Mad River Railroad (A&MRRR)
1 Box (2014.071.01; YD 5390; 1997.73)

Bair's Resort
1 Box (2012.038)

Bay Hotel
1 Box (2009.023)

Blue Lake Advocate
1 Box (1993.27)

Blue Ox Millworks
1 Box (2013.069)

Bridgeville Store
1 Ledger (2018.022)

Brizard Company Stores & Pack Trail
Requa, Gold Bluffs, Orick, Bald Hills, Martin's Ferry, Witchipec, Orleans, Sommes Bar, Forks of the Salmon, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Bair's Three Cabins, Blue Lake, Korbel, Dow's Prarie, Table Bluff, Port Kenyon, Maple Creek, Bald Mountain, Burnt Ranch, Angel Ranch, Cedar Flat, Big Bar, New River
26 Ledgers, 9 Boxes, 103 Binders (2008.069; 2008.048; 1996.55; 2004.239; 2009.107)

Buhne Company, H.H.
72 Boxes (2009.162; 2000.060)

Burwood Gardens Convalescent Hospital
1 Box (2009.041)

California Redwood Company
6 Boxes (1990.014)

California Barrel Company
1 Box (1998.40)

Capital Dairy
1 Box (2000.097)

Carlotta Lumber Company/Southern Humboldt Lumber Company
1 Box (2014.025)

Chamber of Commerce, Eureka
25 Boxes, 2 Scrapbooks (1990.026)

Cheney, Kelly, and Reid
1 Box

Chicago Bridge & Iron
2 Boxes (2001.165; 2001.238; 2006.174; 2012.005; 2012.033)

Coggeshall Launch Company
1 Box (2000.060)

Comic Relief Magazine
1 Box (2009.3000)

Consolidated Fisheries
2 Boxes (1991.16)

Cox & Son General Merchandising
15 Boxes, 1 Hardware Catalog, 1 Ledger (2006.140; 2007.064; 2018.022)

Credit Association of Humboldt County
1 Ledger (2018.022)

Cullberg-Owned Businesses, Various
1 Box (2014.069)

Daly Brothers Department Store
13 Boxes, 1 Ledger (1996.57; 2018.022)

Dickson & Dickson
8 Boxes, 1 Ledger (1996.57)

Dinsmore Store
1 Ledger (2016.006)

Dolbeer & Carson Lumber Company
4 Boxes, 2 Ledgers (1991.21)

Eel River Creamery
1 Box (2008.6011)

Elk River Mill & Company
1 Box, 1 Binder (1996.02; 2011.025)

Eureka/Alaska Exploration Company
1 Box (1993.35)

Eureka Beauty Shop
1 Box (2005.220)

Eureka Inn
1 Box

Eureka Mall
1 Box (2009.184)

Eureka Mining Company
1 Ledger (2018.022)

Eureka Printing/Jewett Printing
1 Box (YD 1752)

Eureka Redwood
2 Boxes

Eureka Street Railway
1 Box (2013.052)

Everybody's Furniture
1 Box (1991.20)

Excelsior Redwood
1 Box

Exxon
1 Box (2006.190)

Ferndale Hotel
2 Boxes (YD 3492, YD 3491)

Ferrier D.
1 Box (2000.060)

Ferrar Maternity Home
1 Box (2011.096)

Garberville Mercantile
7 Boxes

General Hospital
11 Boxes, 2 Scrapbooks (2008.019)

George R. Georgeson
1 Ledger (2013.002)

German-American Insurance Company
1 Ledger (2014.069)

H.B. Logging Company, Garberville
1 Ledger (1993.29)

Hammond Lumber
2 Boxes (2002.002)

Hanson & Hunter Furniture
1 Box (YD 1413B)

Hansen Grocery
1 Box (2007.008)

Horel & Caskey Medical
1 Box (YD 5918-5921; YD 5923-5924; YD 5926; YD 5928)

Humboldt Auto Exchange
1 Box (2014.069)

Humboldt County Machinery Shop
2 Boxes (2008.146; 2012.130; 2011.007)

Humboldt Land & Title Company
2 Binders (2008.3004)

Humboldt Lumber Manufacturing
1 Box (BK 732)

Humboldt Manufacturing/Northern Humboldt Mercantile
1 Box (2014.069)

Humboldt Oil
2 Binders (2008.3003)

Humboldt Tugboat Company
1 Box (2012.118)

Humboldt Redwood Mills
2 Boxes, 1 Ledger (2018.022)

Humboldt Stevedore Company
4 Boxes, 1 Ledger (2012.118; 2014.5000, 2018.022)

Hutchins Grocery/4th Street Market, Arcata
1 Box (2017.015)

Hydesville Store
1 Box, 1 Ledger/Scrapbook (2018.022)

Hydesville Meat Market
1 Box

Kneeland Post Office
1 Box (2011.128)

Korbel Brothers
1 Box (2009.162)

Lambert & McKeehan Printers
2 Boxes (2007.165)

Lawton Bussman Incorporated
1 Box (2005.141)

Lazio Fish Company
2 Boxes (1991.16)

Little River Redwood Company
1 Box (2008.010)

Little River Steamship Company
1 Box (2001.180)

Louisiana-Pacific
1 Box (2016.035)

M & M Woodworking
2 Boxes (1990.21)

Mahan & Mahan
1 Box, 1 Binder (1996.012; 2000.036; 2008.071)

Marshall & Hodgson Grocers
2 Boxes

Maternity Home, Fortuna
1 Box (1991.18)

Mattole Lumber Company
3 Boxes, 2 Ledgers

Mendenhall Transportation Company
1 Box

Meat Market, Arcata
1 Box (2008.090)

Mercer, John
1 Binder (YD 3494)

Monte Carlo Hotel
1 Box (2009.091)

McCallan, John Insurance
1Box (2000.060)

McDonald, D. C. Company
2 Boxes, 2 Binders

Myrtle Grove Cemetery
1 Box (YD 2542)

Northwestern Pacific Railroad
1 Box (2007.148)

Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Alton Station
1 Box (2010.025)

Ohman Hardware, Eureka
4 Ledgers (2018.022)

Orick Dairy Ranch
1 Box (2013.015)

Overland Hotel, Blocksburg
1 Box (2003.113)

Occidental Shingle
2 Ledgers

Pacific Lumber Company
1 Box (2018.003)

Pacific Redwood Shingle
1 Ledger

Pierce Mortuary
1 Box (2015.030)

Pluke, E.J.
1 Box (2009.118)

Prescription Slips, Various Arcata Druggists
2 Scrapbooks, 1 Box (2018.022, 2000.060)

Red Cap Mining Company
1 Binder

Redwood Export Compnay
1 Box

The Rosery Flower Shop
1 Box (2004.121)

Savings Bank of Humboldt County/Bank of Eureka
16 Ledgers, 1 Box (2018.022)

Shell Service Station
1 Box (2013.98)

Standard Furniture
1 Folder (2007.014)

Star Hotel, Fortuna
1 Guestbook (2018.022)

Star Hotel, Springville
1 Copied Register

Sweasy & Son, Eureka

Thompson General Store
2 Boxes

Tupper & Brown Restaruaunt
1 Box

Vance, John M.
1 Box (2011.038)

Waddington Store
1 Box, 2 Binders (1993.59; 2001.112; 2002.196)

Weck & Vance Pharmacy
1 Box

Wilkinson, C.E.
1 Box

Woods
1 Box