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  • Subject: Industrialization--Alabama
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    • "Blockade Goods."

    • 1863-05-24
    • Advertisement for hardware and supplies that are usually difficult to get because of blockades.
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Wanted."

    • 1863-12-27
    • Advertisement placed by a man seeking employment in an ironworks: "Has had 23 years experience in the business, and is a refugee from Missouri."
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Wanted to Hire."

    • 1864-12-04
    • Advertisement seeking two hundred "negro mechanics and laborers" to work at the foundry in Selma, Alabama; board, clothing, and medical service will be provided. The ad also asks for fifteen men to work on a steamboat on the Alabama River, and it...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Wanted to Hire, 200 Negro Men."

    • 1864-01-24
    • Advertisement seeking two hundred slave men to work at the Bibb Iron Works; for every ten men hired, "One Woman will be received." Room, board, and clothing will be provided for all workers.
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Moulders Wanted."

    • 1863-12-27
    • Advertisement seeking two molders to work at the Jackson Foundry in Demopolis, Alabama.
    • 2010-01-25
    • Telegram from Frank W. Boykin to George C. Wallace.

    • 1962-06-13
    • Boykin sent this message after Wallace's success in the 1962 gubernatorial primary. In it, he discusses the campaign, describes current industrial projects in the first district, and alludes to difficulties that challenge the state in the near...
    • 2009-09-15
    • Letter from Frank W. Boykin to Riley Boykin Smith.

    • 1962-10-09
    • Frank wrote this letter while in the hospital. He discusses the upcoming "Frank Boykin Day" celebration, education, business, politics, and economic development in Mobile.
    • 2009-09-15
    • Letter from William P. Browne in Mobile, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-01-29
    • In the letter Browne discusses the coal that he can supply to the foundry in Selma, if the Confederate government establishes an armory there. He mentions rising costs, diminishing supplies, and transportation difficulties. He plans to be in...
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from W. M. Byrd in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-02-06
    • In the letter Byrd discusses the possibility of establishing an armory and powder mill in Selma. He has researched the matter and presented his proposal to the Confederate government twice with no success: "The indifference of the government on the...
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from H. H. Erwin in Charlotte, Tennessee, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-12-28
    • In the letter Erwin, a purchasing agent for the Confederacy, explains the difficulties he has encountered while trying to take a load of bacon to Confederate soldiers in Alabama. He also discusses several men who might be available to work at the...
    • 2009-09-30
    • Letter from John Fraser in Montgomery, Alabama, to Horace Ware.

    • 1860-06-07
    • In the letter Fraser comments on the quality of the iron produced by Ware at the Shelby Iron Works: "I hope you will be able to furnish all the iron that is consumed in this market, for in my opinion there is no better to be found in this or any...
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-02-08
    • 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...
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Shelby County, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-02-13
    • 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....
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-02-17
    • 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...
    • 2009-09-30
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-02-10
    • 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.
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-01-20
    • 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...
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-02-06
    • 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...
    • 2009-09-28
    • Letter from J. W. Lapsley in Selma, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1862-01-21
    • 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....
    • 2009-09-28

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