Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85033302
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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
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 A letter dated 6 May 1848 to Mssrs. Mason and Lawrence, Boston, regarding cotton sales.
Dates: 1848 May 6
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.
Collection — Box 1: 
Overview The collection consists of eighty copy photographs. Originals were taken by the Farm Security Administration's photographers of Alabama agriculture and industry during the Depression. Primarily images of white and African American sharecropper families and homes, churches, schools, and farm scenes. Photographs were taken around Moundville, Eutaw, Selma, Scottsboro, Greensboro, and Birmingham, Alabama. Originals are stored at the Library of Congress.
Dates: 1930 - 1942
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.
File — Box 74: , Folder: 36
Identifier: Folder 36
Scope and Contents note Photographs depicting unidentified people and their families and friends.
Dates: 1850 - 1900
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.
Abstract Collection consists of 1708 stereocards depicting scenes from all over the world.
Dates: 1874 - 1950
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.
Overview This collection contains letters of correspondence and bills pertaining to duties and tasks of the business; primarily with the distribution of cotton.
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 Business correspondence, accounts, legal documents, and other materials (including the selling and purchasing of slaves) of this 19th century Marengo County, Alabama, plantation owner.
Abstract Business accounts of Coosa County cotton factory owner. Many of the customers were from Talladega, Alabama.
File — Box 4267.001: , 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...
Overview Letterbook containing the correspondence of Mobile cotton broker Joseph Murrell, dated from June to October 1861.
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
File — Box 4267.004: , 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
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.
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.
Overview Six receipts concerning Andrew Jackson's farm, Melton's Bluff, on the Tennessee River in Alabama.
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.
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.
File — Box 4267.001: , 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
File — Box 4267.001: , 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
Overview Material concerning the business and plantation activities of George (1812-1879) and James Skinner (1801-1883) of Marengo County.
Abstract A letter from Tompkins to his brother, Charles Tompkins, Jr. in King William County, Virginia, discussing family news, personal health, and cotton farming.
Dates: 1842 November 20
Overview Correspondence from the Toulmin, Hazard and Company commission firm of Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1834 - 1837
Collection — Box 2009001.017: 
Abstract This collection consists of five photographs depicting African American's picking cotton in Mississippi.
Collection — Box 2009001.001: 
Abstract This collection consists of eighty-one black and white photographs depicting scenes from Seneca, Westminster, and Charleston, South Carolina. This collection also depicts members of an unidentified family, possibly from South Carolina.
Dates: 1920 - 1929
Overview Letter from Alabama cotton grower to his cousin, a doctor in North Carolina
Dates: 1835 May 18