Business and Labor
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Guest register from 11 July 1889 through 31 January 1890 of this Scottsville, Virginia, hotel.
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
Overview This collection consists of correspondence that discusses labor union issues.
Overview Documents dealing with various financial considerations concerning mortgages, bonds, consolidations, etc., between 1912 And 1914
Overview Account and invoice ledgers of Alex Gunn's Thomasville, Clarke County, Alabama store from 1909 to 1914.
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
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.
Overview Miscellaneous materials including newsletters, an employee handbook, memoranda, sales, publicity and marketing information, and other items.
Overview Copy of a crop lien for $50 against the crop John G. Hardin will harvest on a plantation in Elmore County, Alabama, owned by B.S. Walkley.
Dates: 1875 July 19
Abstract The 1871-1872 letterbook of a firm in Richmond, Dallas County, Alabama.
Dates: 1871 - 1872
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
Abstract This collection consists of an account book created by this Montgomery, Alabama, carpenter, with notes and entries relating primarily to the purchase of construction items such as nails, plaster, boards, etc.
Overview Letter dated 31 March 1796, from Hoskins in Bordeaux, France, to James Swan in America, addressing potential business prospects.
Dates: 1796 March 31
Abstract A paper containing a list of trades and professions in Huntsville, Alabama, and describing the geography of Huntsville and Madison County. Includes original, typewritten copy, and photocopy.
Dates: circa 1809
Overview Ledger from a small general store in Nauvoo, Walker County, Alabama, showing sales and expenses of this family business, 1920-37. The ledger includes notations for jury duty and union dues.
Overview Letters written from Mobile, Alabama, where Faser was working as a sword maker, to his wife in Macon, Mississippi, dealing mainly with personal news and information on the prices of available goods.
Dates: 1861 - 1865
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.
Abstract Papers of an important Dallas County, Alabama, planter family, including correspondence, household and plantation records, materials regarding James Boykin’s cavalry unit during the Civil War, and papers of Boykin's descendants down to the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1833-1967; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1870
Overview Letter written by Caller, dated 2 August 1852, from Gosport, Clarke County, Alabama, to Messrs. Jno. A. Winston &c, commission merchants of Mobile, Alabama, asking for a correction on the account of W. McConnell
Overview Business correspondence, accounts, legal documents, and other materials (including the selling and purchasing of slaves) of this 19th century Marengo County, Alabama, plantation owner.
Overview The collection consists of twenty-three industrial photographs taken around Birmingham, Ensley, Sheffield, Anniston, Bessemer, and Woodward, Alabama in 1889. Photographer from Birmingham, Alabama, John Horgan, Jr. took the photos for Truman H. Aldrich and presented them to him in June 1889.
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...
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W0129.22
Scope and Contents The records in this collection are for a variety of materials being shipped to and from Mobile, Alabama, primarily through John T. Hardier and Company.
Overview Letters from Brown, most of them to his friend and business associate General Ira R. Foster, Quartermaster General of the State of Georgia during the Civil War. Also contains copies of letters between Brown and Georgia politician Howell Cobb, regarding appointing Foster as a special railway postal agent for north Georgia and north Alabama.
Abstract Business accounts of Coosa County cotton factory owner. Many of the customers were from Talladega, Alabama.
Overview Papers of a University of Alabama graduate, Baptist minister, planter, teacher (University of Alabama, 1873-1892) and president of Alabama Central Female College, 1869-1873.
Dates: 1839 - 1904
Overview Miscellaneous labor relations documents
Abstract Letter from unknown writer to his servant Cokeram, instructing to provide provisions for an impending visit by the queen. Undated.
Dates: no date; possibly 1600s
Abstract Subject files, correspondence, reports, and other materials by, to, and about this Alabama senator who served in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1923- 1938 and the U. S. Senate from 1938-1969.
Overview Letter written by Hugh Mallory of Selma, Alabama, on August 15, 1932 to an unidentified person asking for names of others in the recipient's community whom Mallory could contact regarding the use of the highways by busses and trucks being operated for personal profit. Also included is a letter to the State Legistlature requesting that body to regulate such usage.
Abstract Correspondence and other business materials of this Brooklyn, New York, resident with business interests in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from extensive business correspondence, it includes detailed descriptions of Mobile's antebellum social life, and accounts of yellow fever epidemics and fires.
Dates: 1831 - 1844
Abstract This collection consists of one thousand seventy five photographs depicting street scenes in Tuscaloosa, Selma, and other cities in Alabama; portraits of famous people: Will Chambers, Augusta Evans Wilson, Margaret Zehmer Searcy, Roger Lee, Booker T. Washington, Samuel M. Stafford, George C. Wallace, Carl Elliot, Sr., Winton M. Blount, Jefferson Davis, and many others. Also collection consists of numerous images of Alabama rivers steam boats, Joe Sewell and Lou Gehrig in 1933 World Series;...
Dates: 1823 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1945
Abstract Letters and other documents donated by a source in Perry County, Alabama. The collection consists of eight letters to Elias Benson. There is also one summons order included in the Elias Benson series. Another series contains the will of Philip Smith of South Carolina. The Thomas and Mary Jones series contains three statements of debt made to John E. Cook, along with an indenture statement and draft. The final series includes miscellaneous documents including deed certification, court records,...
Dates: 1796 - 1898
Abstract An account ledger for a general store in Fairfield, Alabama, possibly owned by Phil E. Hill
Dates: 1873 - 1874
Overview Prices of domestic produce in Confederate Treasury Notes from 1 January 1861 to 1 January 1865
Overview Bernice Shelly writes from Tracy and Oakland, California, to P.F.C. Elmer E. Rhode, stationed in San Francisco, California, about her work as a waitress and at a factory to aid the war effort. A third letter makes a third-party reference to an encounter with Elmer Rhode written by Fred Kimball of San Francisco, California, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Payne of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Dates: 1942 - 1943
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.
Abstract The Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers span the period from 1797 to 1960 and include both the personal and business papers of Robert Jemison Jr., along with papers of Robert Jemison (grandfather), William Jemison (father), Priscilla Jemison (wife), Cherokee Jemison Hargrove (daughter), and Andrew Coleman Hargrove (son-in-law), and Robert Jemison Jr. (IV) of Birmingham (1878-1973). Included are the records of his grist and lumber mills, plantations, stage line, the Tuskaloosa Plank Road, toll bridges,...
Dates: 1797 - 1973
Overview Material relating to Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery (S.A. & M.) Railway
Dates: after 1888
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...
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W0129.16
Scope and Contents This single page from an undated issue of the Southern Business Guide - Illustrated highlights Columbus Female College in Columbus, Georgia, and the Beymer, Bauman, and Company
Dates: circa 1875
Abstract Records of daily sales in a general store in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, 1837.
Abstract A January 1927 letter by W. C. Strong of Mobile, Alabama, recounting the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert F. Bell, Jr., an employee of the Munson Steam Ship Company docks who died on the job in late 1926.
Overview Contains primarily the incoming correspondence from companies, firms and lawyers with whom Thomas J. Scott and Sons did business. There is also correspondence between the Scotts and some hand copied letters from the Scotts to others. There are also letters from the Scott's church, clubs and lodges as well as requests for appointments to various post offices in Alabama.
Dates: 1885 - 1943
Overview Three early twentieth century ledgers for Tuscaloosa and Pickens county businesses.
Dates: 1908 - 1945
Overview Correspondence from the Toulmin, Hazard and Company commission firm of Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1834 - 1837
Overview Letter from W.K. Ichimmel from South Bend, Indiana, to his unnamed friend. The letter discusses his upcoming trip to Paris and the workers at the shirt factory where he works.
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Abstract This collection consists of three photographs depicting scenes from Wilburn Brothers Company in Texas.
Collection — Box 2009001.025: 
Overview This collection consists of eight photographs depicting oil well workers in Texas.
Collection — Box 2009001.034: 
Abstract This collection consists of four photographs depicting headquarters of the Caribbean Coast Planters Company.