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  • Item Title: Lapsley
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    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 January 20
    • In the letter Lapsley discusses the foundry in Selma that might be purchased by the Confederate government; he mentions the property, buildings, equipment, and cost. He also describes the iron that could be easily supplied from Shelby County: "From...
    • Q14918 - Q14921
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 January 21
    • In the letter Lapsley mentions a European gun maker in Selma ("one of the most skillful gun makers I doubt not, in the Confederate states"), who would be willing to oversee an armory if the Confederate government were to establish one in the city....
    • Q14890 - Q14893
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 6
    • In the letter Lapsley discusses the plans of several businessmen (including himself) to purchase and upgrade the Shelby Iron Works. Before investing in the company, the men want a guarantee that the Confederate government will buy iron for at least...
    • Q14894 - Q14901
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 8
    • In the letter Lapsley discusses possible coal supplies to the foundry in Selma, if the Confederate government establishes an armory there. In particular he mentions the estimates given by William P. Browne, who plans to discuss the matter with...
    • Q14910 - Q14915
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 10
    • In the letter Lapsley discusses the foundry in Selma that might be purchased by the Confederate government; he mentions that Francis Strother Lyon, an Alabama representative in the Confederate Congress, approves of the plan.
    • Q14930
    • Letter and telegram from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 11-12
    • In the letter, written February 11, 1862, Lapsley discusses the supply of coal, saltpeter, and sulphur available to the Confederate government if it decides to establish an armory in Selma, Alabama. He ends by expressing the need for more weapons:...
    • Q14926 - Q14929, Q14931
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Shelby County, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 13
    • In the letter Lapsley discusses specimens of irons and ores that are being sent to McRae, who will consider them for the manufacture of arms and equipment. He also describes the supply of iron ore on the property of the Shelby Iron Company: "Mr....
    • Q15437 - Q15439
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862 February 17
    • In the letter Lapsley discusses the availability of iron for work on the Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad ("I apprehend some difficulty now in procuring iron to complete the road"), and he mentions specimens of iron that are being sent to...
    • Q15443 - Q15444, Q15446 - Q15447

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