Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
M. E. Allan letter
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
Overview Correspondence, ledgers, and other papers of Selma, Alabama, businessmen, George O. Baker, his son, Joseph M. Baker, and their various companies and businesses.
Bonney and Bush and Bush and Lobdell collection
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.
Amelia Boswell letter
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
J. M. Bradshaw Farm Journals
Overview The journals of this Luverne, Alabama, farmer.
Iveson L. Brookes papers
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
Overview Various materials on the establishment and history of the Alabama Insane Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, later known as Bryce Hospital.
John Cannon indenture
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
I. M. Clark letter
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
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
Abstract Letters to an Alabama farmer from 1866 to 1870
Ben I. Coblentz survey
Abstract Cultural resources survey of the proposed site of a Bryant Agricultural Corporation soy bean loading facility.
Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, District 10 letter
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
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
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
Edgar G. Dawson papers
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.
Elbert Deains deed
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
Dexter and Abbot letter
Abstract A letter dated 6 May 1848 to Mssrs. Mason and Lawrence, Boston, regarding cotton sales.
Dates: 1848 May 6
Dillard Family Ledgers
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
Floyd R. Dunn papers
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
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.
T. J. Farmer family papers
Overview Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly among members of this Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, farm family, and an 1876 grade report from Alabama Central Female College.
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.
Henry B. Foster deed
Overview Warranty deed for property in Alabama given by Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Foster to Mrs. Sallie H. Hester
Dates: 1901 February 28
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
Bird Griffin papers
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
John G. Hardin crop lien
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
Hugh Davis Papers
Abstract Extensive correspondence, business records, and receipts of this Marion, Alabama, plantation owner and attorney, and his family.
Dates: 1820 - 1898
James Boykin papers
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
Jesse Griffin letter
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
John Cocke Papers
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.
John Collier Foster papers
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
John Horry Dent papers
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...
John F. Johnson papers
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.
Joshua Hill Foster Papers
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
King family papers
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
La Tigra Cattle Ranch in Argentina Photographic Album
Scope and Contents The collection contains one photographic album from the studio of Samuel Boote of 27 photographs from the 1880s visually documenting the La Tigra cattle ranch located near Olavarría, Argentina. Photographs measure between 6½” x 8½” and 4¾” x 7” and do not include captions.
Dates: circa 1880s
Lynchburg Mule Traders Association Papers
Overview Letter asking for support of a petition to have October 26, 1985, declared "Mule Appreciation Day U.S.A."
Marjorie L. Smith Cotton Slides
Overview This collection contains seventy-one color slides depicting various stages of cotton production, taken by Marjorie L. Smith in and around Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama. Slides also show images of an African American church in Hayneville.
Dates: 1960 - 1965
Henry Leroy McGriff farm journals
Overview Ledgers documenting the farm inventory, taxes, profits and losses, as well as mortgages, title abstracts, and related documents
Melton's Bluff Receipts
Overview Six receipts concerning Andrew Jackson's farm, Melton's Bluff, on the Tennessee River in Alabama.
John Newland and George Wilcox receipt
Abstract This collection consists of a single receipt dated March 6, 1811 and signed by Newland and Wilcox, acknowledging payment of $3 by Hugh Lemasster for taxes owed for 1809 on a farm of 100 acres of second-rate land, 2 tiths, 3 slaves, and 7 horses.
Dates: 1811 March 6
Patrons of Husbandry, Perryville, Alabama, bylaws
Abstract The bylaws of this Perryville, Alabama, Grange organization. The collection also includes several chapters of a manuscript, written in the back of the book.
Photographs of African American Tobacco Farmers
Overview Eighteen photographs depicting African American tobacco farmers near Petersburg, Virginia.
Dates: circa 1920-circa 1960
Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers
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
T. J. Scott and Sons letters
Overview Two letters written by farmers in Hayneville, Alabama, to Montgomery merchants T. J. Scott and Sons. The 1904 letters describe the sale of mules and ask for refunds from the company, which provided defective livestock.
Charles Tait papers
Overview Letter from Tait to his son about the acquisition of land within what would become Alabama
Dates: 1819 January 15
Thomas Hubbard Hobbs diaries
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.
W. G. Croft letter
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
W. H. Allard Letters
Overview Letter from W.H. Allard to his brother concerning the sale and value of marble.and letter to S. H. Allard regarding plows, horses, and land.
Dates: 1857 - 1859