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Iron industry and trade -- Alabama -- History -- 19th Century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

James Bowron papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0193
Abstract A substantial collection of papers and materials relating to James Bowron, one of the nineteenth century iron and mining pioneers in the Deep South. It includes Bowron's 1632-page, unpublished autobiography, as well as his daily journals, letters, and pictures.
Dates: 1861-1928

Brierfield Ironworks records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0212
Overview Financial and legal documents of the Brierfield Ironworks along with some correspondence and printed materials, dating from 1866 to 1882. The materials are divided into two main groups: (A) those materials generated during Josiah Gorgas' control of the ironworks (1866-1869), and (B) those materials generated during Thomas S. Alvis' control of the operations (1869-1873).
Dates: 1864-1897; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1882

Robert H. McKenzie dissertation, correspondence, and notes

 Collection
Identifier: W-0072
Overview Copy of Robert H. McKenzie's dissertation, "A History of the Shelby Iron Company, 1865-1881," and a small collection of correspondence and research notes related to the dissertation.
Dates: 1971

Shelby Iron Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1261
Abstract Contains records of the Shelby Iron Company from 1862 to 1930, including correspondence, directors' minutes, stockholder records, manufacturing records (charcoal reports, stable reports, mining, time books, payrolls by department), commissary records, grist mill toll books, furnace record books, and many other records. It also includes records of a subsidiary, Shelby Manufacturing and Improvement Company, 1890-1923. The virtually complete set of manufacturing records also parallels the birth...
Dates: 1862-1930

Shelby Iron Company correspondence during the Civil War

 Collection
Identifier: W-0071
Overview Correspondence, contracts, and receipts related to the production of iron at the Shelby Iron Works from 1863-1865.
Dates: 1863-1865