Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85047270
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The business and personal papers of John G. Allen (1810- 1891) and his son Charles Edward (1860-1943), planters of Marengo County, Alabama, including Civil War letters, tenant farmer contracts, mortgages and indentures, bills and receipts, personal letters, insurance policies, and miscellaneous items relating to the family.
Abstract Letters to the machinery manufactures Booney and Bush, and Bush and Lobdell, both of Wilmington, Delaware, concerning machinery, cotton gins, and business conditions in Alabama, 1836-1843.
Abstract Letter dated 13 August 1847, from Boswell of El Dorado, Arkansas, to her cousin, Elizabeth A. Boswell of Pike County, Alabama, discussing the health of family members, crops, and weather.
Dates: 1847 August 13
Abstract Letters to an Alabama farmer from 1866 to 1870
File — Box 4257.004: , Folder: 30
Scope and Contents Letter from David Criswell of Kickapoo City, Kansas, to Joel Lynn of Hartford, Indiana, describing the weather and commodity prices in Kansas, and asking for $50 that Lynn owes him.
Dates: 1862 February 17
Abstract A letter from David Criswell, farmer, to Joel Lynn of Hartford, Indiana, February 17, 1862.
Overview Photocopies of the daybooks of John K. Elliott and his son, William M. Elliott, of the Payneville, Sumter County, Alabama area, spanning the years from 1870 through 1911.
Collection — Box 1: 
Overview The collection consists of eighty copy photographs. Originals were taken by the Farm Security Administration's photographers of Alabama agriculture and industry during the Depression. Primarily images of white and African American sharecropper families and homes, churches, schools, and farm scenes. Photographs were taken around Moundville, Eutaw, Selma, Scottsboro, Greensboro, and Birmingham, Alabama. Originals are stored at the Library of Congress.
Dates: 1930 - 1942
File — Box 73: , Folder: 35
Identifier: Folder 35
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people, farm scene, and family portraits.
Dates: 1850 - 1900
File — Box 77: , Folder: 52
Identifier: Folder 52
Scope and Contents note Photographs are depicting framers, outdoor scenes, teachers, and other unidentified places.
Dates: 1850 - 1900
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Abstract Collection consists of 1708 stereocards depicting scenes from all over the world.
Dates: 1874 - 1950
Overview There are four typescript documents in the folder also: (1) Commodore John Herbert Dent, U.S. Navy, 1782–1823; (2) Charles I. Graves in Egypt (1875–1878); (3) Cape Guardafui by Lt. Col. Graves (the proceedings of the meeting of October 1880); and (4) Report of Lt. Col. Graves, 4th July 1878.The Plantation Book (or Farm Journal v.1) was written by John Horry Dent from January 1840 through December 1842 to record actual expenditures and incomes from his estate and to provide...
Abstract A collection containing meeting minutes of this Russell County, Alabama farmers' organizatipn, 1890-92, including the attendance roll and information on crop production and exhibitions.
Dates: 1890 - 1892
Overview Ledgers documenting the farm inventory, taxes, profits and losses, as well as mortgages, title abstracts, and related documents
Overview Letter from W. G. Croft, dated 18 November (circa 1835) from Canebreak, Union Town, Alabama, to his brother, Randall Croft, at Beaufort, South Carolina, discussing cotton crop yields in the area.
Dates: circa 1835
Collection — Box 2009001.017: 
Abstract This collection consists of five photographs depicting African American's picking cotton in Mississippi.
File — Box 4257.015: , Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letter from Wade Hampton to John Bynum advising Bynum that he will not be able to meet with him as originally planned because of unexpected visitors. He indicates that he will also be engaged in attending a trial, but that as soon as it was completed he should be able to meet with Bynum.
Dates: 1814 June 18