T. J. Moss Tie Company Records, 1898-1925 (S0655)

21.2 cubic feet, 486 folders, 34 volumes, 2 rolls of film, 2 video cassettes, 1 audio disc

 Finding Aid

The T. J. Moss Tie Company Records contain correspondence, reports, publications, and business ledgers relating to the company’s business functions throughout its tenure as a railroad tie producer. T. J. Moss Tie Company was founded in 1879 by Thomas Jefferson Moss. After spending 15 years in an exploding railroad market, T. J. Moss Tie Company became one of the largest producers of railroad ties in the country, employing around 3000 men with 40 sawmills running on almost 40,000 acres in southeast Missouri.