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Topical and Specific Company/Position


Series Description

From the Series: Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Shelby Iron Company. This series is divided into four subseries: Topical; Outgoing; Incoming; and General and Miscellaneous. Correspondence with a specific person or regarding a specific topic is placed in the Topical Series. The Outgoing and Incoming subseries follow a chronological arrangement and adhere to the original order of the records as Shelby Iron Company staff kept them. At other times Shelby staff kept both incoming and outgoing correspondence together in the same files; these are the materials in the General Subseries.

This enormous cache of letters relating to the company's day-to-day business--literally tens of thousands of notes and letters--is a prominent part of the collection.


  • circa 1860-circa 1930


From the Collection: 488 Linear Feet (488 linear feet )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266