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Cotton

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0064
Overview The business and personal papers of John G. Allen (1810- 1891) and his son Charles Edward (1860-1943), planters of Marengo County, Alabama, including Civil War letters, tenant farmer contracts, mortgages and indentures, bills and receipts, personal letters, insurance policies, and miscellaneous items relating to the family.
Dates: 1848-1906

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

C. L. Clawson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4135
Overview Letter with family news and talk of growing cotton in Alabama versus in South Carolina, as well as some genealogical information.
Dates: 1850 August 5

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

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

Wade Hall Collection of Stereocards

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-004
Abstract Collection consists of 1708 stereocards depicting scenes from all over the world.
Dates: 1874 - 1950

James Hogan papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0687
Overview This collection contains letters of correspondence and bills pertaining to duties and tasks of the business; primarily with the distribution of cotton.
Dates: Unknown

Joseph H. Bradford Accounts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0199
Abstract Business accounts of Coosa County cotton factory owner. Many of the customers were from Talladega, Alabama.
Dates: 1836-1841

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

Letter from Alston, Finlay, and Company, 1827 November

 File — Box 4267.004: [1005680415], oversize-folder: 1
Scope and Contents This file contains a letter from Liverpool written by a representative of Alston, Finlay, and Company to Mazyck and Bell in Charleston. The letter discusses cotton and tobacco sales, and is written on the same paper as the company's list of "Prices Current of American Produce."
Dates: 1827 November

Loading Cotton on the Alabama River caption, 1857

 File — Box WSC001: [1006241611], 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

Henry Major Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4217
Overview Collection mostly consists of incoming business correspondence written to Henry Major from various business associates in the United Kingdom and America. Henry Major was a New York merchant around the years 1802-1836. The correspondence allows a look into the mercantile world of overseas trading of cotton and other goods, prices, and other related issues.
Dates: 1816-1841

Ferdinand Masendorff financial notebook

 Collection
Identifier: W-0039
Overview Financial notebook includes lists of prices and shipping rates for items such as cotton, sugar, coffee and corn, as well as lists of currency exchange rates, United States cotton production rates, and Mobile cotton brokers.
Dates: 1849-1861

Emmett N. McCall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0943
Abstract Financial records and ledgers of McCall's Dixonville Racket Store, a general store in the Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama, area. Also includes correspondence, Mormon church records, mortgage deeds, and cotton acreage allotments.
Dates: 1874-1944

Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4289
Overview This collection contains a diary and scrapbook kept by Ernestine Jones in 1951 when she went on a national tour as winner of the "Spirit of Cotton" competition held by the Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee, an annual African American festival in Memphis, Tennessee. It also contains four program books from the festival for the years 1951, 1952, 1954, and 1955.
Dates: 1951-1955

Mobile, Alabama, business correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: W-0098
Overview Letters, dated between 1821 and 1838, describing business conditions in Mobile, Alabama, written by Mobile lawyers to northern merchants Enoch Silsby and William R. Bowers, updating them on the status of legal cases they had filed in Mobile and updates on the sale and production of cotton.
Dates: 1821-1838

Joseph Murrell letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: W-0084
Overview Letterbook containing the correspondence of Mobile cotton broker Joseph Murrell, dated from June to October 1861.
Dates: 1861

Russell Simpson Letter, 1860 November 10

 File — Box 4267.001: [1005680107], Folder: 29
Scope and Contents This file contains a fragment of a letter written by Russell Simpson about the sale of cotton. It is postmarked from Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1860 November 10

Samuel Holt Letter, 1854 April 20

 File — Box 4267.001: [1005680107], Folder: 22
Scope and Contents This file contains one letter from Samuel Holt in Marengo County, Alabama, to Mr. August Winston, in Mobile, Alabama, concerning the shipment of the five bags of cotton Winston ordered. The outside of the letter is addressed to John A. Winston and Company, Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1854 April 20

George and James Skinner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1280
Overview Material concerning the business and plantation activities of George (1812-1879) and James Skinner (1801-1883) of Marengo County.
Dates: 1829-1950

Toulmin, Hazard, and Company Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1416
Overview Correspondence from the Toulmin, Hazard and Company commission firm of Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1834 - 1837