Business and Labor
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Six catalogs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Three are clothing catalogs, one is a plant catalog, one is an automobile supply catalog, and one is a biography/silverware catalog.
Overview Central Iron and Coal photographic collection consist of images depicting different aspects of coal and iron production, from mining to building a furnace and transporting the material by train, as well as workers' houses, offices, and stores. Some of the photographs have locations identified as Bibbville and Vance, Alabama.
Dates: 1901 - 1903
Overview Charter and organizational information of the Tallassee Branch of the Central Plank Road Company
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
Overview Conveyances of land in Montgomery, Alabama, to George Whitman, May 20, 1831, and Charles Crommelin, March 26, 1835.
Dates: 1831, 1835
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.
Overview This collection contains records from an Alabama coal company.
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, clippings, and photographs relating to a president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
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.
Overview Journals, day books, and cash books for Coleman and Company.
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.
Abstract A collection of tax receipts, bills for drygoods items, indenture contracts, and miscellaneous papers.
Overview Two account books from 1848 and 1849.
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
Overview A collection of records of Crumpler's general store in Sylacauga, Alabama, and of his activities as justice of the peace.
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
Overview Letters, postcards, photos, newsclipping, and passport of this German shoemaker who emigrated to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the 1880s. All material is in German.
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.
Abstract A mortgage dated 20 June 1835 on slaves made out to Whitman Brane company in Montgomery County, Alabama.
Dates: 1835 June 20
Abstract This collection contains Davis' resume, photographs of plating machines designed by him and Udylite company pamphlets.
Abstract This collection contains the company's record and minute book for the period 1911-1920.
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.
Abstract The accounts for a drug store in Carlowville, Dallas County, Alabama, 1867-68, including records of customers' purchases and amounts paid and owed.
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.
Abstract A collection of correspondence, financial papers, and artifacts belonging to this Blocton, Alabama, resident.
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
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.
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
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.
Overview A copy book of letters, primarily to his fiance/wife, Maud Hoskinson of Weogufka, Coosa County, Alabama.
Overview Minutes, bank statements, correspondence, news clippings, and other materials of this Birmingham, Alabama, area organization
Overview Notebook containing handwritten notes, including billing and account information, property dimensions, worklogs, and sketches of tools, of this Georgia-based civil engineer.
Overview Incorporation papers, by-laws, directors' minutes, minutes of stockholders' meetings, and related records.
Overview A ledger detailing accounts of a dry goods store in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama between 1922 and 1924.
Abstract Record book for store located in either Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama, or Mobile, Alabama.
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
Overview Financial notebook includes lists of prices and shipping rates for items such as cotton, sugar, coffee and corn, as well as lists of currency exchange rates, United States cotton production rates, and Mobile cotton brokers.
Overview A conveyance of land in Montgomery, Alabama, dated 3 March 1833, to Jonathan Mayhew and George Whitman.
Dates: 1833 March 2
Overview Letters of a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, and his family.
Overview Unpublished, bound manuscript about the nationwide United Textile Workers of America strike in 1934.
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.
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
Overview This collection consists chiefly of photographs relating to the railroads, trolleys, and railroad stations throughout Alabama.
Dates: 1912 - 1974
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.
Overview This collection consists of 176 photographs depicting road construction in Alabama.
Dates: 1940 - 1959
Overview A scrapbook of local news and events compiled by Mrs. J. T. Garner of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: after 1892
Overview Ledger documenting the expenses of Russell County, Alabama, planter George H. Thompson.
Dates: 1855 - 1874
Overview Correspondence, ledgers, and other papers of Selma, Alabama, businessmen, George O. Baker, his son, Joseph M. Baker, and their various companies and businesses.
Dates: 1886 - 1898
Overview Papers of this Selma, Dallas County, Alabama insurance agent and manager of the Edwards Opera House and the Academy of Music, 1879-1896.
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