Naval stores is the name applied to the products obtained chiefly
by distilling the oleoresin or gum which exudes from living pines
when the wood is wounded. The turpentine and rosin thus obtained
The writer wishes to express her appreciation of the many courtesies extended to her
at the places visited in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, and particularly to the fol-
lowing for assistance given in obtaining specimens and information on methods and
The Bogalusa Turpentine Co., especially to Messrs. Adams, Kemp, A. T. Lewis, C C.
Harding, and N. T. Dorsey ; Mr. J. P. Fraim, of the Fernwood Lumber Co., Fernwood,
Miss. ; Mr. J. F. Payne, Gulfport, Miss. ; Mr. J. A. Taylor, of the Gillican-Chipley Co.,
the Union Naval Stores Co., the Imperial Naval Stores Co., Poitevent & Favre, all of
New Orleans, La.; the Consolidated Naval Stores Co., of Jacksonville, Fla., especially Mr.
McGarvey Cline; Mr. G. A. Clark, of Daytona ; Mr. D. N. Corbett, of Orlando; Mr. A.
Sessoms; and Mr. W. A. Sessoms, of Bonifay, Fla. Assistance was also generously given
by the organization of the Florida National Forest, especially Capt. I. F. Eldredge,
Supervisor L. L. Bishop, Deputy Supervisor E. R. McKee; also by Mr. Johnson and Mr.
W. N. Hartgrove, of Garniers, Fla.; by Mr. Austin Cary, of the Washington office of the
Forest Service; and by Mr. R. L. Pettigrew, Dr. A. W. Schorger, and Mr. H. F. Wiess, all
formerly of the Forest Products Laboratory staff.
Helpful criticisms and suggestions were also given by Dr. C. H. Herty, editor of the
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, and by Prof. C. E. Allen and Prof. J. B.
Overton, of the department of botany of the University of Wisconsin, as well as by mem-
bers of the staff of the Forest Products Laboratory.