Business and Labor
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 146 Collections and/or Records:
Richard Chanoweth Promissory Note
Overview Photocopy of promissory note in which Richard Chanoweth of Kentucky County acknowledges receipt of a barrel of whiskey and promises to deliver deer skins to Philip Engle as payment.
Dates: 1779 July 12
George Rooks Clayton deeds
Overview Conveyances of land in Montgomery, Alabama, to George Whitman, May 20, 1831, and Charles Crommelin, March 26, 1835.
Dates: 1831, 1835
Clements family papers
Abstract Papers of a Tuscaloosa family whose members included Hardy Clements, Rufus Hargrove Clements, Martha Lavinia Clements, Frank Bugbee Clements, Luther Morgan Clements, and others. The bulk of the papers relate to Frank Bugbee Clements.
Cobb Coal Company records
Overview This collection contains records from an Alabama coal company.
Whitefoord R. Cole papers
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, clippings, and photographs relating to a president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
Coleman and Coleman mercantile records
Overview Two ledgers documenting sales made at the Coleman, Hearst, and Company mercantile, also named Coleman and Coleman, located in Richmond, Alabama, in the 1860s.
Coleman and Company records
Overview Journals, day books, and cash books for Coleman and Company.
Coleman and Duke dry goods receipt book
Abstract A ledger from a dry goods store in Cahaba, Dallas County, Alabama, containing receipts from various firms and individuals for monies received for accounts, shipping by steamer, etc.
John J. Coleman papers
Abstract A collection of tax receipts, bills for drygoods items, indenture contracts, and miscellaneous papers.
Cooper and Binford records
Overview Two account books from 1848 and 1849.
Peter Courtney indenture
Overview Handwritten indenture document, dated 1 January 1704, by which Peter Courtney of Middlesex County, England, leased a property, "Eagle Hollow" or "Parks Suggs," to Samuel Rogers of Cornwall County, England.
Dates: 1704 January 1
L. H. Crumpler records
Overview A collection of records of Crumpler's general store in Sylacauga, Alabama, and of his activities as justice of the peace.
Eyre Damer papers
Overview A scrapbook and accompanying materials relating to the book “With C.H. Ellis Through Central America and Panama: Quarantine Tour of Central America and Panama by Health Authorities as Guests of the United Fruit Company,” compiled and distributed by that firm.
Dates: after 1900
Thomas Dauser papers
Overview Letters, postcards, photos, newsclipping, and passport of this German shoemaker who emigrated to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the 1880s. All material is in German.
Jefferson Davis Papers
Abstract This is a collection of mostly personal correspondence of Jefferson Davis and his family members, in both the United States and Europe. This collection also includes three folders of photographs and other visual materials.
John Davis mortgage
Abstract A mortgage dated 20 June 1835 on slaves made out to Whitman Brane company in Montgomery County, Alabama.
Dates: 1835 June 20
John V. Davis papers
Abstract This collection contains Davis' resume, photographs of plating machines designed by him and Udylite company pamphlets.
Henry DeBardeleben business records
Overview Official meeting minutes, stockholder letters, stock certificates, and legal documents produced by the DeBardeleben Coal Corporation, the Bessemer Land and Improvement Company, and the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company.
Dates: 1886 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1886 - 1905
DeKalb Land and Mining Company minute book
Abstract This collection contains the company's record and minute book for the period 1911-1920.
Jere Clemens Dennis papers
Overview Personal, family, and business papers of a Tallapoosa County attorney, including legal case files as well as Sons of Confederate Veterans, Alabama National Guard, and Masonic materials.
J. W. Dennis journal
Abstract The accounts for a drug store in Carlowville, Dallas County, Alabama, 1867-68, including records of customers' purchases and amounts paid and owed.
Dimon, Fay, and Beers records
Abstract A collection containing business correspondence and receipts of this Mobile, Alabama, partnership which included the city's Chief of Police, C. A. R. Dimon.
J. M. Duncan papers
Abstract A collection of correspondence, financial papers, and artifacts belonging to this Blocton, Alabama, resident.
Early Alabama documents
Overview Documents from the mid nineteenth century, including store and tax receipts, court orders, letters, property appraisals, etc., from Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, mainly pertaining to West Alabama
Eborn and Peteet Families papers
Collection — Box 3154: 
Overview Letters, written by Benjamin F. Eborn between 1884 and 1885 to his sweetheart (later his wife), Corinne Peteet Eborn. There are also other letters to Corinne from various family members, including her father, W.Y. Peteet, mother-in-law, Bettie Eborn, and her sister, Mary P. Jones.
Elliott and Carl Mill time book
Overview A ledger of the Elliott and Carl Mill which records days and hours worked by employees as well as accounts and orders for lumber.
Dates: 1886 - 1891
John K. and William M. Elliott daybooks
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.
Joseph J. Elliott letterbook
Overview A copy book of letters, primarily to his fiance/wife, Maud Hoskinson of Weogufka, Coosa County, Alabama.
Ensley Merchants Association records
Overview Minutes, bank statements, correspondence, news clippings, and other materials of this Birmingham, Alabama, area organization
Edward Eppes notebook
Overview Notebook containing handwritten notes, including billing and account information, property dimensions, worklogs, and sketches of tools, of this Georgia-based civil engineer.
Essex Foundry records
Overview Incorporation papers, by-laws, directors' minutes, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and related records.
Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama, account book
Overview A ledger detailing accounts of a dry goods store in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama between 1922 and 1924.
Ezell Store ledger
Abstract Record book for store located in either Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama, or Mobile, Alabama.
F. H. Petrie letters
Abstract Letters written from Colbert Shoals and Florence, Alabama, to a business partner about digging canals around shoals on the Tennessee River. Petrie discusses sickness, heavy rains, high water, and lack of funding.
Dates: 1831, 1833
Zachariah Fields deed
Overview A conveyance of land in Montgomery, Alabama, dated 3 March 1833, to Jonathan Mayhew and George Whitman.
Dates: 1833 March 2
H. P. and Elisa K. Fleischman Correspondence
Overview Letters of a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, and his family.
The Forgotten United Textile Workers of America Strike: Labor Revolt in Alabama, 1934
Overview Unpublished, bound manuscript about the nationwide United Textile Workers of America strike in 1934.
Ann and Robert Selvidge Foster papers
Overview Primarily receipts and statements but the collection also includes Robert S. Foster’s will and a deed for 1,274 acres of land from the heirs of Robert S. Foster to Edmond L. Prince in 1859 for the sum of $19,110.00. Most of the statements are for the freight, wharfage, drayage, weighing and storage of cotton shipped by steamboats, and are listed for either Mrs. Ann Foster or the Estate of Robert S. Foster. Other receipts are for the purchase of clothing, books and magazine subscriptions.
Mary M. Foster fire insurance policy
Overview A fire insurance policy dated 22 December 1881, taken out by Mary M. Foster of Clayton, Alabama, on her "frame dwelling house part one & half story & part one story, & dining room & kitchen attached, occupied by her. . . . "
Dates: 1881 December 22
Will Franke paper
Overview A paper titled "Jefferson County 1850," written by this Birmingham, Alabama, native at the request of the Birmingham Historical Society and includes a detailed listing of the county's merchants and political leaders circa 1850.
Garner Family scrapbook
Overview A scrapbook of local news and events compiled by Mrs. J. T. Garner of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: after 1892
Louis Gerstman papers
Overview Papers of this Selma, Dallas County, Alabama insurance agent and manager of the Edwards Opera House and the Academy of Music, 1879-1896.
Eddy Lanier King Gilmore papers
Overview Compositions, scrapbooks, correspondence, and clippings of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Eddy Lanier King Gilmore, of Selma, Alabama, and his Russian-born wife, Tamara Kolb-Chernashovaya, a ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet. The bulk of material is from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: circa 1940 - 1967
Samuel S. Goodman hotel ledger
Overview Guest register from 11 July 1889 through 31 January 1890 of this Scottsville, Virginia, hotel.
Green and Hopper deed
Overview A conveyance of land in Montgomery, Alabama, dated 30 August 1832, by Moses Green and Joseph D. Hopper to George Whitman.
Dates: 1832 August 30
David D. Greene papers
Overview This collection consists of correspondence that discusses labor union issues.
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Company documents
Overview Documents dealing with various financial considerations concerning mortgages, bonds, consolidations, etc., between 1912 And 1914
Alex Gunn ledgers
Overview Account and invoice ledgers of Alex Gunn's Thomasville, Clarke County, Alabama store from 1909 to 1914.
Edward Hall letters
Overview Business letters to Addin Lewis in New Haven, Connecticut, from Hall in Mobile, Alabama, 10 March and 15 April 1837 and 17 August 1840.
Dates: 1837, 1840
A. B. Hanson records
Overview Letterbook from 12 March to 15 May 1888, other correspondence and cases, a ledger labeled "pleadings" between 18 July 1888 to 26 February 1891 containing general correspondence and cases, and other miscellaneous material from 1888.