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Steamboats

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Nehemiah Denton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1602
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

Captain Simon Peter Gray papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0586
Overview Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles and photographs about steamboats collected by this Mobile, Alabama, researcher.
Dates: 1934-1963

Joseph Johnson and Company Steamboat Receipts, 1836-1837

 File — Box 4267.001: [1005680107], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents This file contains a statement and a receipt from Whiteman, Crew and Company of Knoxville, Tennessee, to Joseph Johnston and Company of Madisonville, Tennessee, regarding materials shipped on the steamboat Guide in the Holston River bound for Decatur. The shipped materials included cotton, cotton gin, and bundle cords, and the total bill came to $70.00. The receipt is dated May 14, 1836. The file also contains a receipt dated June 2, 1837, to Joseph Johnson and...
Dates: 1836-1837

Loading Cotton on the Alabama River caption, 1857

 File — Box WSC001, Folder: W0129.01
Scope and Contents This two-page typescript, titled "Loading Cotton on the Alabama River," is the caption of an illustration initially published in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion on November 28, 1857. The caption describes an illustration featuring African-American boatmen using hooks to load cotton bales onto a steamboat. This collection only contains a typescript of the caption; a copy of the illustration is not included.
Dates: 1857

Mears Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4294
Overview Contains diary kept by Virginia Henry Mears while on a journey with her husband from Philadelphia to New Orleans shortly before the Civil War, along with other family materials and photographs.
Dates: 1850-1919

Edward R. Norville diary

 Collection
Identifier: W-0105
Overview Diary of Edward R. Norville, a Mobile, Alabama, river pilot.
Dates: 1873-1891

Reade family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3674
Overview Materials from three generations of the Reade family
Dates: 1917-1982

Steamship log books collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1343
Overview Contains an assortment of steamships log books: "Lord William Bentinck" (Aug. 11, 1832 - Dec. 25, 1833), "Eugenio Perini," Giornale Private (May 1886 - Sept. 1890), "Bogota" (Dec. 1903) a work book for navigating officers of H.M. ships, "Baroque Slains Castle" (Dec. 27, 1836 - May 17, 1837) a journal, and "Baroque British Sovereign" (July 26, 1835 - Aug. 17, 1836) a journal.
Dates: 1830s -1903