This collection consists of correspondence and business papers of the Gideon-Anderson Lumber
& Mercantile Company concerning the lumber trade in southeastern Missouri and northeastern
Arkansas. Based in Gideon, Missouri, the company operated primarily in Dunklin, New Madrid,
and Pemiscot counties in Missouri. The collection includes papers from two subsidiary operations,
the Gideon Cooperage Company and the Gideon & North Island Railroad Company.