Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter dated 30 September 1855, to "Dear Cousin," from Bald Hill, Georgia, discussing family news, crops, children, and illnesses and deaths among family and slaves.
Dates: 1855 September 30
Overview Correspondence, ledgers, and other papers of Selma, Alabama, businessmen, George O. Baker, his son, Joseph M. Baker, and their various companies and businesses.
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
Overview The journals of this Luverne, Alabama, farmer.
Abstract A large collection of letters to and from this Baptist clergyman, planter and southern sectionalist, including defenses of the South, Brookes's business transactions, and family matters.
Dates: 1811-1911; Majority of material found within 1825 - 1865
Overview Various materials on the establishment and history of the Alabama Insane Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, later known as Bryce Hospital.
File — Box 4257.001: , Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Parents C. and Louisa Van Duren of Dansville, New York, wrote to children in Franklin, Michigan, about crops and harvest. The weather had been irregular and caused the premature death of the fruit and potatoes, though the wheat harvest was abundant.
Dates: 1845 August 10
File — Box 4267.001: , Folder: 51
Scope and Contents This file contains a letter written by C. Hammel of Collamer, Ohio, to Mr. S. F. Colvin of Fullertown, Ohio. In the letter, Hammel tells Colvin he can have a stove for $4, and "if you want it for that, you can bring me a barrel of cider as soon as you like and a few bushel of sweet apples." Hammel also tells Colvin that the price of cider may soon go up, and that "the boys" wish Colvin to bring Vern Mansfield with him when he comes to visit.
Dates: 1888 October 8
Overview An agreement dated 10 January 1899 and executed in Elmore County, Alabama, between J. W. Adams and John Cannon, indenturing Archie Cannon, a minor, to five months agricultural labor.
Dates: 1899 January 10
File — Box 4257.004: , Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Letter from Charles R. Durkee in Columbus, Ohio, to his mother Mrs. H. A. Durkee of Townshend, Vermont, telling her of a "great Negro riot" in Cincinnati where seven or eight whites and blacks were killed and fifteen or twenty wounded. He also tells her about Ohio's crops, bed bugs, and thieves, as well as what he has been doing while in Ohio. He asks her to send a message along to his father asking for money if he has any to spare.
Dates: 1841 September 7
Overview Letter dated 28 July 1861, from "Clover Bottom" (near Huntsville) to his sister, giving news of crops and weather, and stating his desire to join the army.
Dates: 1861 July 28
Abstract Papers reflecting the activities of a cotton planter in Lee County, Alabama, 1808-1868.
Dates: 1808-1868; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1860
Abstract Letters to an Alabama farmer from 1866 to 1870
Abstract Cultural resources survey of the proposed site of a Bryant Agricultural Corporation soy bean loading facility.
Overview Letter dated 4 October 1864, from W.H.C. Price, Superintendent of the C.S.A. War Department's Nitre and Mining District 10, to P.J. Weaver, requesting his urgent cooperation in the manufacturing of nitre.
Dates: 1864 October 4
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
File — Box 4257.003: , Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Letter from Cyrus Durley of Kennebunkport, Maine, to R. A. Murdock of Roxbury, Massachusetts, about the season's crops and that Murdock almost received a letter bordered in black ribbon rather than purple as lightning struck one of the chicken houses while he was working in it. Also included is a sample of a "1912 Latch String."
Dates: 1912 July 18
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
Abstract A letter testamentary to Edgar G. Dawson, naming him executor of the estate of William Eliza Terrell, June 3, 1867, one to “My darling,” June 4, 1885 written while on a trip to Italy, and the plantation book for “Ravenswood,” January 1869-January 1, 1873.
Abstract A document dated 26 July 1849, recording the gift of one acre of land to the town of Pine Grove in Pike County, Alabama.
Dates: 1849 July 26
Abstract A letter dated 6 May 1848 to Mssrs. Mason and Lawrence, Boston, regarding cotton sales.
Dates: 1848 May 6
File — Box 4267.003: , Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This file contains two year-long diaries of a farmer's activities written in promotional pocket notebooks printed by Planters Exclusive Burley Floor of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Collection — Box 4313.001: 
Scope and Contents Two account ledger books belonging to the Dillard family of Lovingston, Virginia, containing business and farming records, laborers and slaves’ specific activities, labor contracts, worker wages, and personal opinions from the Dillards on their workers and slaves between 1859-1888.The entries pertaining to labor contracts describe the terms of involuntary servitude placed upon African American workers in exchange for food, meals, and housing. Included in these entries are instances...
Dates: 1859 - 1888
Overview Letters and photographs from the governors of the 50 United States providing general information about each state, including each state’s government (number of state senators and representatives), the state flower, bird, and tree, and the population according to the United States Census of 1970
File — Box 4257.005: , Folder: 23
Scope and Contents Letter written by E. T. Raffee in West Branch, Iowa, to her uncle telling him providing information regarding farming as carried on by her father, who had recently moved to Nebraska.
Dates: 1878 March 7
File — Box 4257.005: , Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Letters from Edward Buck of Trowbridge, Michigan, to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Downing of East Dekalb, New York, telling about the harvest and produce prices.
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 Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly among members of this Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, farm family, and an 1876 grade report from Alabama Central Female College.
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 Warranty deed for property in Alabama given by Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Foster to Mrs. Sallie H. Hester
Dates: 1901 February 28
File — Box 4257.005: , Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Letter by Frank Jones in Lima, Ohio, to his son John in Nevada, Iowa, begun on October 29, 1874, and finished in December by John's mother. The letter covers the harvesting of apples and pumpkins, burying cabbages, and the snowy weather. John's mother lightly scolds John for the number of letters she has sent him without any reply. She also updates him on the weather as well as the local goings on.
Dates: 1874 October - December
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 Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Collection — Box 2009001.031: 
Overview This collection consists of seven photographs depicting harvesting in Texas.
Dates: Circa 1930
Collection — Box 2009001.032: 
Abstract This collection consists of 213 photographs depicting scenes from various places, such as cities, farms, tourist attractions, and rivers in Ireland, Scotland, France, and New York.
Dates: Circa 1900
Collection — Box 2009001.033: 
Overview This collection consists of thirteen photographs depicting scenes of harvesting hay, rifle shooting, and landscapes.
Dates: Circa 1940
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
File — Box 4257.015: , Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Letter from J. S. Bozman of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to his uncle, Stepen S. Soresby of Erie, Alabama, discussing a piece of land owned by the family in Plymouth, North Ccarolina, and also the education of his sister and brother.
Dates: 1842 November 2
File — Box 4267.001: , Folder: 36
Scope and Contents This file contains a request from J. T. Rowland in Halsey, Oregon, to Mr. Settlemier in Marion County, Oregon, for more information concerning catalogue orders and pricing for books, trees, and strawberries.
Dates: 1870 October 27
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 A letter dated 5 September 1813, from St. Stephens, Alabama, to his parents, describing the Creek attack on Fort Mims during the Creek War of 1813-1814.
Dates: 1813 September 5
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 A sizeable collection of church correspondence, sermons, and other religious materials, and family correspondence and other personal items of this farmer and Southern Baptist minister in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1841-1892; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1892
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 Contains correspondence, financial materials, and material relating to the Grange, Farmers’ Alliance, Agricultural Relief, and other agricultural organizations of this Choctaw County, Mississippi, farmer who was an agent for the Daniel Pratt Company.
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.
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
File — Box 4257.009: , Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Letter from L. A. Davis of Blaine, Kansas, to her niece Addie, about an accident Mr. Davis suffered while in Denver. She says that he was struck by an electric car that bruised him badly and that he will need a cane for some time as his knee was also injured. Davis also tells Addie about the chores she has as well as what kinds of crops they are growing and how good the harvest is.
Dates: 1905 November 17
File — Box 4257.007: , Folder: 2
Scope and Contents Letter from L. A. Harrison of Kingston Center, Ohio, to Clifton Stark of Mansfield, Ohio, telling about the price of Stark's old family farm and horses he has bred.
Dates: 1891 January 6