Bush and Lobdell Correspondence
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items in 1860.
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Biographical / Historical
Bush and Lobdell, of Wilmington, Delaware, were the major manufacturers of cast-iron railroad tires, as well as supplying heavy machinery, parts, and tools for gins, textile works, railroads, and agriculture in the 1860s. They differed from their competitors by making a hollow tire, thereby decreasing the dead weight and producing a more even chill. The letters were written by agents in Mobile, Alabama, concerning orders, finance, and politics. Principals in the firm were Charles Bush and George G. Lobdell.
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Language of Materials
Five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items.
S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
- Guide to the Bush and Lobdell Correspondence
- May 2009
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