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Agriculture

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:

M. E. Allan letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0063
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

George O. Baker and Joseph M. Baker papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0066
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

Bonney and Bush and Bush and Lobdell collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0186
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.
Dates: 1836-1843

Amelia Boswell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0190
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

James Boykin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0196
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

J. M. Bradshaw Farm Journals

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3693
Overview The journals of this Luverne, Alabama, farmer.
Dates: 1912-1916

Iveson L. Brookes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0214
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

Bryce Hospital Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0225
Overview Various materials on the establishment and history of the Alabama Insane Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, later known as Bryce Hospital.
Dates: 1849-1991

C. and Louisa Van Duren Letter, 1845 August 10

 File — Box 4257.001: [1006214226], 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

C. Hammel Letter, 1888 October 8

 File — Box 4267.001: [1005680107], 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

John Cannon indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0269
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

Charles R. Durkee Letter, 1841 September 7

 File — Box 4257.004: [1006214229], 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

I. M. Clark letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0308
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

Nelson Clayton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0315
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

Thomas H. Clements letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0317
Abstract Letters to an Alabama farmer from 1866 to 1870
Dates: 1866-1870

Ben I. Coblentz survey

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0324
Abstract Cultural resources survey of the proposed site of a Bryant Agricultural Corporation soy bean loading facility.
Dates: 1978

John Cocke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0328
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.
Dates: 1810-1899

Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, District 10 letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0350
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

William Cooper Diaries and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0357
Abstract The collection consists of six diaries for 1864, 1867, 1876, 1882, 1884, and 1887, and a photograph of Cooper, an attorney from Tuscumbia, Alabama. The diaries contain daily entries made by Cooper and, in his absence from home, his wife, and give a great deal of information about the community, his activities, and his family.
Dates: 1864-1887

Peter Courtney indenture

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0363
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

W. G. Croft letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0377
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

Cyrus Durley Letter, 1912 July 18

 File — Box 4257.003: [1006214228], 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

Eyre Damer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0392
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

Edgar G. Dawson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0410
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.
Dates: 1867-1885

Elbert Deains deed

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0416
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

John Horry Dent papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0430
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...
Dates: 1840-1891

Dexter and Abbot letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0434
Abstract A letter dated 6 May 1848 to Mssrs. Mason and Lawrence, Boston, regarding cotton sales.
Dates: 1848 May 6

Diaries of an Unknown Farmer, 1935-1936

 File — Box 4267.003: [1005680106], 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.
Dates: 1935-1936

Floyd R. Dunn papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0459
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
Dates: 1971

E. T. Raffee Letter, 1878 March 7

 File — Box 4257.005: [1006214230], 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

Edward Buck Letters, 1873-1874

 File — Box 4257.005: [1006214230], 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.
Dates: 1873-1874

John K. and William M. Elliott daybooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0482
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.
Dates: 1870-1911

T. J. Farmer family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0504
Overview Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly among members of this Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, farm family, and an 1876 grade report from Alabama Central Female College.
Dates: 1853-1898

Ann and Robert Selvidge Foster papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0531
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.
Dates: 1833-1859

Henry B. Foster deed

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0534
Overview Warranty deed for property in Alabama given by Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Foster to Mrs. Sallie H. Hester
Dates: 1901 February 28

John Collier Foster papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0536
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

Joshua Hill Foster papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0535
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

Frank Jones Letter, 1874 October - December

 File — Box 4257.005: [1006214230], 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

Green and Hopper deed

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0588
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

Bird Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0596
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Dates: 1805-1885

Jesse Griffin letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0597
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

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box 2009001.031: [1006241528]
Identifier: 2009-147
Overview This collection consists of seven photographs depicting harvesting in Texas.
Dates: Circa 1930

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box 2009001.032: [1006241529]
Identifier: 2009-150
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

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box 2009001.033: [1006241530]
Identifier: 2009-151
Overview This collection consists of thirteen photographs depicting scenes of harvesting hay, rifle shooting, and landscapes.
Dates: Circa 1940

John G. Hardin crop lien

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0628
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

Thomas Hubbard Hobbs diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0683
Abstract The collection contains diaries of an Alabama lawyer, planter, and legislator from Athens, Limestone County, Alabama. Included is a three-month diary from 1862, when Hobbs was Captain of Co. F., Ninth Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The diaries also cover his time as a legislator representing Limestone County, Alabama; his support for the railroads; and his work on the family plantation.
Dates: 1840-1862

J. S. Bozman Letter, 1842 November 2

 File — Box 4257.015: [1006214240], 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

J. T. Rowland Letter, 1870 October 27

 File — Box 4267.001: [1005680107], 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

Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0753
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

John F. Johnson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1806
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.
Dates: 1856-1888