Skip to main content

Bush and Lobdell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0049

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.

Dates

  • 1860

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

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.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items.

Provenance

unknown

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Bush and Lobdell Correspondence
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500