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Guide to the Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records MSS.0145

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
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archives@ua.edu

May 2009

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November 2012
Collection Title:

Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records

Unit ID:

MSS.0145

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

12.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1886-1982

Abstract:

This collection contains much of the business correspondence and records of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company, including lists of stock holders, minutes of meetings, maps of mine sites, and correspondence with government entities.

creator

Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company . (1886-1981)

Scope and Contents note

These records include minutes of stockholder meetings (1890-1936), early accounting books, ledgers, and office files from the 1930s to the 1960s containing correspondence and negotiations with other industries (e.g., railroad, timber, banking, and insurance) and dealings with governmental agencies. The collection also contains company files on lawsuits, records of legal documents (stock sales and share certificates, deeds, and right of way agreements), and over 150 maps (1887-1978) of the company's land-holding and coal mining interests.

Preferred Citation:

Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1993

Biographical/Historical note

Seven businessmen founded the Bessemer Land and Improvement Company in July 1886 (the company was incorporated in January 1887) as a land speculation venture in the mineral-rich valley of central Alabama. Starting with the initial acquisition of 4040 acres of land, the company recognized the importance of attracting viable industries to the area to employ the residents of Bessemer. It provided incentives to businesses (either cash gifts, grants, loans or a combination of these means) to locate on its lands. The company also engaged in the acquisition of other companies to keep them in Bessemer or to relocate them there.

Under the direction of its first president, Henry F. DeBardelben, the company directly entered into the mining and iron industries in 1895. The move into coal mining and iron production was a natural choice after the failure of the company to attract a major steel producer to Bessemer. After all, DeBardelben had selected the name Bessemer to honor the inventor and to underscore the importance of steel in this town. The founders had agreed to the site for their new city based on the land's fortuitous location between the ores of Red Mountain, the rich coal veins of the surrounding area, and the vast limestone resources of the Jones Valley, and the initial investors had discussed the idea of diversification at the first meeting in Charleston in March 1886. To reflect the new missions of the company, it was renamed in 1903 as the Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company.

The company and the city enjoyed strong growth during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By 1916, Bessemer was the fourth largest city in Alabama, and new mine purchases in Alabama and Tennessee expanded the coal yield. However, the Depression and the decline in the coal market after World War II brought sharp profit declines. The company also faced increasing competition from other local mines and iron manufacturers in the area. After the war, the company lessened its dependence on coal fortunes and returned to its initial charter as a land and development company. It focused on the growth of the Bessemer Mortgage and Securities Company and started work on new subdivisions in the area.

After years of declining returns, the company disbanded in 1981, but Bessemer remains a living legacy of the initial stockholders of the land company.

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Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama Business and Industry (Local)

Banks and banking (lcsh)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Business records (aat)

Central Alabama (Local)

Coal mines and mining (lcsh)

Commercial correspondence (aat)

Deeds (aat)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Iron industry and trade--Alabama--Jefferson County (lcsh)

Jefferson County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Ledgers (account books) (aat)

Legal documents (aat)

Maps (aat)

Minutes (aat)

Photographs (aat)

Railroads--Alabama--Records and correspondence (lcsh)

Tax records (aat)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

|v Records and correspondence (lcsh)

MINUTES OF STOCKHOLDER MEETINGS AND SOME GENERAL FILES SERIES I:

Components in Detail

Annual Reports, 1902 and 1904 Box 4791 Folder 1

Minutes - Excript, 1890 Box 4791 Folder 2

Minutes, July 1913 Box 4791 Folder 3

Minutes, January 1923 - January 1936 Box 4791 Folder 4

Cane Creek Coal Co. - Minutes and Correspondence Box 4791 Folder 5

Nashville Bridge Co. - Minutes Box 4791 Folder 6

North River Coal Co. - Minutes Box 4791 Folder 7

Upper Cahaba Coal Co. - Minutes Box 4791 Folder 8

Wind Rock Coal and Coke - Minutes Box 4791 Folder 9

Broadmoor Box 4791 Folder 10

Certificate of Compliance with Sections of the Workmen's Compensation Act Box 4791 Folder 11

Deeds Box 4791 Folder 12

Drill Hole Description Book 1-14 Box 4791 Folder 13

Estate of L.F. Whitten Box 4791 Folder 14

Finances Box 4791 Folder 15

Highland Homes Incorporated Box 4791 Folder 16

Lands that interest J.C. Sheperd & J.A. Brown Box 4791 Folder 17

Mutual Benefit Insurance Box 4791 Folder 18

Mutual Benefit Insurance Box 4791 Folder 19

Newspaper Articles (Misc) - Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4791 Folder 20

Original Land held by the Bessemer Land Improvement Co. Box 4791 Folder 21

Walker Percy - General Correspondence Box 4791 Folder 22

Property Returned for Taxes by Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4791 Folder 23

Railroads Box 4791 Folder 24

Sectioning of Lands Held by Company Box 4791 Folder 25

Company Tax Returns Box 4791 Folder 26

Valley River Canal Association Box 4791 Folder 27

GENERAL FILES, A-Z SERIES II:

Components in Detail

1950 - 1958 Box 4792 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. John A. Acker b. Herbert Etheridge, Atty (regarding Mr. I.D. Albright) c. American Bank & Trust Co. d. Mrs. Aldridge e. Mr. Joshua Oden (Alabama Mineral Land Co.) f. Kaul Lumber Co. - Hugh Kaul (Alabama Forest Products Association) g. Alabama Fuel & Iron Co. h. Bennie F. Drake (Re: Walter Nicholson vs. American Life Ins.)American Life Insurance Co.

A.E.C. Analysis Box 4792 Folder 2

Scope and Contents note

a. Atomic Energy Commission a.k.a. A.E.C. b. Re: contract between A.E.C. & Windrock Mines to supply coal for the Union Carbide Nuclear Co. Includes analysis, contracts, & correspondence c. Union Carbide Nuclear Co

Alabama Mineral Land Co. Box 4792 Folder 3

Alabama Mineral Land Co. Box 4792 Folder 4

Alabama Power - Ala. Mineral Lands Box 4792 Folder 5

Alabama Power Co. Box 4792 Folder 6

Alabama Water Company Box 4792 Folder 7

Applied Management Controls Co. Box 4792 Folder 8

Scope and Contents note

a. Quigly Co., Inc.

Ashland Oil Refining Co. Box 4792 Folder 9

Association of American Railways Box 4792 Folder 10

B, 1889-1964 Box 4792 Folder 11

Scope and Contents note

a. Birmingham News b. Baldwin County Electric Membership Corp. c. Bennett Brothers Inc. d. Mr. Houston Beaumont (Tenn. Consolidated Coal Co.) e. Billups Petroleum Co. f. Mr. W.B. Bennett (Engineer-Land Surveyor) g. Mr. A.A. Bryan h. Bethea Co. Inc. i. Mr. Lee Bains j. J.W. Barfield k. Charles Brown l. Harold A. Bowron m. Berney Perry and Co. n. Bank of Sulligent o. Mrs. Irma Baer p. Bessemer Water Works q. Bessemer Land Improvement Co.

J. Ralph Barron (Dadeville, AL) - Lumber Box 4792 Folder 12

Bessemer Business Sites Box 4792 Folder 13

Scope and Contents note

a. Alliance Machine Co. b. Appleton Electric Co. c. Re: sites (land) companies they were interested in using

Bessemer General Hospital Box 4792 Folder 14

Bessemer Mine Equipment Rebuilding Co. Box 4792 Folder 15

Bessemer Mortgage & Securities Inc., Box 4792 Folder 16

Bessemer Mortgage & Securities Company Meetings, etc. Box 4792 Folder 17

4 VA Houses - No. Bessemer Rd. Box 4792 Folder 18

Bessemer Plan Box 4792 Folder 18

Scope and Contents note

a. Owned by Bessemer Mortgage and Securities

Bessemer Plan Box 4792 Folder 19

Bessemer Water Service Box 4792 Folder 20

Bessemer - History Box 4792 Folder 21

Bi (1) Box 4792 Folder 22

Scope and Contents note

a. The Birmingham News b. Billups Western Petroleum Co. c. Birmingham Southern Railroad Co. d. Mr. T.E. Batson, Agent (Birmingham Southern R.R.) e. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company f. Brighton Development Co. g. H.P. Lipscomb, Lipscomb and Lipscomb(Jap Bryant's heirs to Addle Ruth Bryant) h. Mrs. Jap Bryant i. Mr. Willie Bryant j. Mr. Edward H. Saunders(Charles Brown, Charlie Brown & Ruby M. Brown) k. Birmingham Federal Savings & Loan Assn. l. Floyd E. Benton m. Mr. Lloyd Bowers n. SFC Arthur Belvins o. Mr. Charles Blair (Black Diamond Coal Co.) p. Black Diamond Coal Mining Co.) q. Birmingham Trust National Bank r. Mr. William Bonner s. Bibb Lumber Co. t. Burr, McKamy, More & Tate u. Bond Brothers Incorporated v. Mr. Lee Bradley, Jr.-Bradley, Baldwin, All and White w. Mr. B.L. Boyd-Albert Holman Lumber Co

Bi (2) Box 4792 Folder 23

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. H. L. Badham, Jr. b. H.P. Cottingham-Forrest Ranger c. Judge of Probate, Bibb County (A.B. and Mary A. Griffin) d. Mr. Arthur N. Beck, Chief Engineer and Director, Bureau of Sanitation e. Ala. Mining Institute (Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.) f. Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.(Cahaba Field & Steam Coal Tampa Electric Company) g. Black Diamond Coal & Mining co. h. Board of Education, Bibb County i. W.A. Bisso-New Orleans Coal & Bisso Towboat Co.

Bibb Mining Co. (New Name: Kellerman Mining) Box 4792 Folder 24

Birmingham Electric Company Box 4792 Folder 25

Birmingham Slag Company Box 4792 Folder 26

Birmingham Water Works Company Box 4792 Folder 27

Booth Leasing Corp. - Equipment Lease Financing Box 4792 Folder 28

Boothe Leasing Corp. Box 4792 Folder 29

Boothe Leasing Corporation - Insurance Correspondence Box 4792 Folder 30

Boothton Coal Mining Company Box 4792 Folder 31

Bradley Real Estate & Insurance Company Box 4792 Folder 32

Brilliant Coal Company Box 4792 Folder 33

Broadmoor Development Company Box 4792 Folder 34

Broadmoor Manors Box 4792 Folder 35

Richard Hail Brown Box 4792 Folder 36

C (1) Box 4792 Folder 37

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. S. Fleetwood Carnley b. Coyle & Co. c. Clinchfield Coal Corp. d. William H. Crump & Co. Cotton e. Mr. W.H. Clardy f. Moved materials from this file to Oil Treating Process

C (2) Box 4792 Folder 38

Scope and Contents note

a. Mrs. W.E. Cheatham, 90 Pearson Realty 1.Huey, Stone & Patton 2. Velma Cheatham/W.E. Cheatham vs. B.C.I & L. b. Mrs. Tommye Charles c. City Federal savings and Loan Association d. Mr. H.S. Carroll e. The Jemison Companies (Re: Chipman Chemical Co.) f. Mr. Rudy L. Cahela g. Mr. John T. Capps h. Tolbert D. Carrol (Bankruptcy notice i. Cahn Bros. & Ryder, Inc. j. Forrest A. Christian

Jelks H. Cabaniss Box 4792 Folder 39

Co (1) Box 4792 Folder 40

Scope and Contents note

a. Mrs. O.D. Cox b. Mr. W.E. Craig c. J.J. Collier d. Knox Coshatt (Donahoo Realty Co.) e. Collateral Mortgage Co

Co (2) Box 4792 Folder 41

Scope and Contents note

a. Coyle and Co. b. Cooke-Wilson Electric Supply Co. c. Consolidation Coal Co. d. Mr. Howard W. Smith, Chairman, Special Committee to Investigate the National Labor Relations Board C.I.O. Contracts e. Bessie Mae Cook

Coal Leases Box 4792 Folder 42

Collections - Past Due Accounts Box 4792 Folder 43

Jefferson County - Commissioners Box 4792 Folder 44

Contract Termination Notices Box 4792 Folder 45

Coosa River Newsprint Box 4792 Folder 46

Coosa River Newsprint (Belle Ellen Exchange) Box 4792 Folder 47

D Miscellaneous Box 4792 Folder 48

Scope and Contents note

a. Mrs. Lucy J. Durr b. Dunson Electric Co. c. Mr. Charles G. Dawson d. Mr. Ganus Duncan e. Mr. O.G. Daniel f. Davis Coal Co. (Purchase Order) g. Davis and Marsh Attorneys At Law h. Mr. W.H. Harper Justice of the Peace (Pierce Dennis alias C.P. Daniels) i. T.L. Davis j. Mr. F.L. Davis k. Mr. Bradford Daniel l. City Federal Savings and Loan Assoc. (Re: Demby Loan) m. A.R. Dearborn & Co. n. Mr. W.W. Deason o. Mr. Rogers Dewey p. Dr. L.S. Denby q. Mr. J.W. Dailey r. Mr. J.M. Underwood, Atty. (Re: Duncan Case) s. Demopolis Ice & Coal Co. t. Durr Drug Company u. Dixie Metal Products Inc.

Dadeville Lumber Co., Inc. Box 4792 Folder 49

Daniel Brothers Box 4792 Folder 50

E.B. Daniels Box 4792 Folder 51

Davis Coal Co Box 4792 Folder 52

Davis & Marsh, Attys. Box 4792 Folder 53

DeBardeleben Coal and Iron Co. Box 4792 Folder 54

Delaware Corp. Trust Box 4792 Folder 55

Diamond Construction Co. Box 4792 Folder 56

Dixie Heating & Roofing Co. Box 4792 Folder 57

Dorchester Lumber Co. Box 4792 Folder 58

E (1) Box 4792 Folder 59

Scope and Contents note

a. Employers Life Ins. Co. b. Exchange Bank c. Mr. Herbert Etheridge d. Mr. R.D. Russell, Vice-Pres., Exchange Bank at Five Points e. Mrs. Irene Edge f. Essman Brothers g. Mr. L.D. Echols h. Mr. Charles J. Ebert (Hartford Five Ins. Co.) i. The English Assoc. of American Bond & Share Holders, Ltd.

E (2) Box 4792 Folder 60

Scope and Contents note

a. Electrical Materials Co. b. Escambia Farms School c. Ensley Coal & Coke Co. d. Edgewood Park Land Co. e. R.E. Evans

E.I. DuPont deNemours & Co. Box 4792 Folder 61

Edward Moore Realty Co. Box 4792 Folder 62

Engineers-Work Done By Box 4792 Folder 63

Equal Employment Opportunity Report Box 4792 Folder 64

Equipment (General) Box 4792 Folder 65

F (1) Box 4793 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

a. Farmer and Thompson Industrial Traffic Managers b. Flowers Coal Co. c. Flota Mercante Del Estado d. Fillette, Green & Co. e. Mr. F.W.K. Hartshorne (The Floridin Co.)

F (2) Box 4793 Folder 2

Scope and Contents note

a. Nelson O. Fuller b. Fairyland Golf Club c. Mr. Embert Coates First Federal Savings & Loan d. First Federal Savings & Loan Association e. Freuhauf Trailer Co. f. Mrs. Odis M. Fulmer g. Mr. A.L. Lomax (Re: Johnnie Fellows) h. Ford-Myatt & Ebaugh i. Farmer & Thompson j. Mr. Johnny Fellows k. Federal Housing Administration l. Federal Reserve Bank m. Alice C. Folker n. First American National Bank (a.k.a. American Bank) o. First National Bank at Orlando p. First National Bank of Tuskaloosa

F.H.A. (Federal Housing Administration) Box 4793 Folder 3

F.H.A. Glenview Box 4793 Folder 4

Scope and Contents note

Contains Blue Prints

F.H.A. Loans Box 4793 Folder 5

Finances/Taxes Box 4793 Folder 6

Finley Encroachment Box 4793 Folder 7

The First National Bank at Bessemer Box 4793 Folder 8

The First National Bank Birmingham Box 4793 Folder 9

Federal National Mortgage Association Box 4793 Folder 10

Scope and Contents note

Includes audit for 1951 Bessemer Mortgage & Securities, Inc.

Franklin Coal Co. Box 4793 Folder 11

Scope and Contents note

Frisco Lines, 1945

G (1) Box 4793 Folder 12

Scope and Contents note

a. Grider Coal Sales Agency, Inc. b. General Coal Co. c. Guaranty Savings & Loan Assoc. d. J. McKee Gould, Jr., American National Ins. Co. e. Mr. David Grantham, Jr. f. Gillespy, Dominick & Fletcher g. Mr. A.J. Garner h. Mrs. Coy B. Garven i. W.R. Vance (Ben Gordon, Jr.) j. Ben Gordon, Jr. k. Brooks Glassmixon l. Glens Falls Indemnity Co. m. Frances Gordon n. Mr. George H. Graham o. Dora Greenland p. Guaranty Trust Co. of New York q. Goodwyn and Ross, Attorneys

Garber, Cooke & Co. Box 4793 Folder 13

Geo. M. Coale Lumber Co. Box 4793 Folder 14

Graver Tank & Mfg. Co. Box 4793 Folder 15

Gulf Shores, AL Lot #7 Contract Letters Box 4793 Folder 16

Gulf Shores Cottage - Insurance Releases Box 4793 Folder 17

Gulf Shores Lots Box 4793 Folder 18

H Miscellaneous Box 4793 Folder 19

Scope and Contents note

a. Undell & Winnie Hicks b. F. Bozeman Daniel (Re: James & Annie Mae Hayes) c. Mr. Robert Hawkins d. Mr. Clyde Hicks e. Mr. J.M. Hagerty f. H.T. Hackney Co. g. Finance Service, Inc. h. David McCarty (Re: Gus Head & Bettie Head) i. Mr. Clifford L. Harrison j. Chas. E. Hawkins, Jr. k. Mr. Strodder J. Hogue 1. Hayes Machinery Co. m. Hicks Construction Co. n. Mr. Joe G. Hereford, Jr. o. Mrs. L.B. Howton p. Mrs. Mary Harris q. Mr. P.P. Henderson - Hayes Air Craft r. Mr. Chester Hoster, Deputy Game Warden

Hayworth Eng. Box 4793 Folder 20

Clyde Hicks Box 4793 Folder 21

John H. Higgins LMBR, consultant Box 4793 Folder 22

History - Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4793 Folder 23

Ho Box 4793 Folder 24

Scope and Contents note

a. Hueytown Incorporation Boundaries b. Mr. B.K. Huffman c. Mr. Strodder J. Hogue d. Kingman C. Shelburne (Sales Contracts to Henry T. Hudson & Margie Hudson) e. C.W. Hooper Agency f. Home Federal Savings & Loan Association g. Mr. Chester A. Hoster h. Mr. Homer E. Hoyt i. Mr. D.A. Helmich, Highway Engineer, County Commission, Birmingham AL j. Mrs. W.L. Howard k. Hodo-Weaver Companies l. Mr. I.D. Hodges m. Mr. W.F. Horton n. Houston Horton o. Mr. J.A. Holcomb (First National Bank Ensley) p. Edgar Horn, Jr. q. Mr. M.L. Howell r. Rev. John H. Buchanan s. Mr. C. J. Howell t. Mr. Glenn M. Hyche u. City of Homewood v. S. Hobbes w. Mr. C.E. Holley x. Mrs. Holmes y. Dr. J.R. Horn, Jr. z. Ellis Houston aa. Mr. D.T. Holland bb. Mr. S.W. Holladay, Jr. cc. Assie and Carlenia Hill dd. Home Federal Savings and Loan Association ee. Mr. T.L. Hyche ff. Home Owners Loan Corporation gg. Mr. J.T. Holland hh. Mae C. Houston (Mrs. J.B. Houston) ii. D. & Eva Hodges jj. Mr. James D. Howse kk. Mr. Howe Price, Editor Home Publishing Co

Holmes - Darst Coal Corporation Box 4793 Folder 25

House Complaint Files Box 4793 Folder 26

Huey, Welsh & Stone Box 4793 Folder 27

Hunting Club Box 4793 Folder 28

I - J Miscellaneous Box 4793 Folder 29

Scope and Contents note

a. Jeffery Manufacturing Co. b. Jefferson Federal Savings & Loan Association c. Jefferson County Health Dept. d. Mr. L.H. Jones e. Mr. S.O. Junkins f. Mrs. Cook-Bessemer-Hueytown Clinic (Benjamin Hardy Johnson, Jr.) g. Dr. B.H. Johnson h. Linzy Jones

Improvement Letters Box 4793 Folder 30

Ins. - Lumber Mill Box 4793 Folder 31

Jemison Seibels, Inc. Box 4793 Folder 32

Dr. B.H. Johnson Box 4793 Folder 33

Joy Mfg. "Cutter" & Shuttle Cars Box 4793 Folder 34

K.P. Kimbrough Box 4793 Folder 35

L Miscellaneous Box 4793 Folder 36

Scope and Contents note

a. Ling & Bains b. John E. Tightley c. Mr. Herbert Lawler (Edward-Lawler Shell Homes Co.) d. Legal Aid Society of Birmingham e. Lipscomb, Brobston, Jones & Brobston f. Lipscomb & Lipscomb g. Mrs. Sherron D. Lies h. H.S. Land - National Life & Accident Inc. Co. i. Mr. Janes F. Liddell j. Lawrence Ledlow k. Memo (Re: Mr. Lillich) l. L & N Railroad Co. m. Lowry Premier Corp. n. Lamont Corp. o. Mr. Sterling S. Lanier, Jr., Pres - Norton Coal Corp. p. Mr. J.W. Letson q. Mr. Loyd E. Laminack r. Mr. James C. Lee - Buffalo Rock Co. s. Dept. of Labor, Division of Workmen's Comp. t. Lloyds Bank (Colonial & Foreign) Nominees Limited u. Mrs. Willard Whitten Lanier v. Lucillie A. Loveman

L & N Railroad Controversy Bessemer Box 4793 Folder 37

Francis B. Latady & Co. Box 4793 Folder 38

Lawrence, Robert C. Box 4793 Folder 39

Lehigh Valley Industries Box 4793 Folder 40

F.P. Locke Box 4793 Folder 41

Lumber-Birds Information Box 4793 Folder 42

Lumber File Box 4793 Folder 43

Lumber Machinery Box 4793 Folder 44

Lumber Reports to H.L. Badham, Jr. Box 4793 Folder 45

M (1) Box 4793 Folder 46

Scope and Contents note

a. Molton, Allen & Williams b. Leader, Tenenbaum, Perrine & Swedlaw ( MarshallMontgomery) c. John A. Merritt & Co. d. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beans e. Malone Freight Lines, Inc. f. Andrew A. Manning g. Milner & Browne h. J.W. Moore i. Matthews Electric Supply Co. j. The Milner Company

M (2) Box 4793 Folder 47

Scope and Contents note

a. Lander Minix b. Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. c. Frank Marsh d. Mr. Eddie Marshall e. Beddow, Gwin & Embry (Janey Catherine Milam & Walter Burton Milam) f. Guaranty Savings & Loan Association (Lewis D.Markham) g. Gilbert F. Meadows h. Martin, Turner & McWhorter i. First National Bank of Birmingham j. H.S. Land

Miscellaneous "Mc" Box 4793 Folder 48

Scope and Contents note

a. McPhillips Manufacturing Co., Inc. b. Fred McDougal Construction Co. c. McEniry, McEniry, & McEniry d. Fred McGowan (Pre-Employment Exam) e. McGowen & McGowen f. Mr. Elmore McAdory - Dillard Realty Co. g. Standard Diamond Tool Corp. (Re: V.C. McNamee) h. Mr. Bruce McEachin i. H.M. McNutt

McGee, Dr. W.E. Belwin Box 4793 Folder 49

Mercantile Metal & Ore Corp. Box 4793 Folder 50

Mecham, William and Cecil Box 4793 Folder 51

Memos Office Box 4793 Folder 52

Merrick Coal Co. Joy Loader Box 4793 Folder 53

Moore Dry Kiln Co. Box 4793 Folder 54

Moore, R.G. (West Blocton, AL) Box 4793 Folder 55

Nashville Bridge Company Box 4793 Folder 56

National Bituminous Coal Commission Certificate of Membership Box 4793 Folder 57

Newspaper Articles Box 4793 Folder 58

Office Memorandums Box 4793 Folder 59

Office of Price Stabilization Box 4793 Folder 60

Oil Treating Coal Box 4793 Folder 61

S.W. Olifer, Attorney (Dadeville, AL( Box 4793 Folder 62

P - Q Box 4793 Folder 63

Scope and Contents note

a. R.L. Patton b. Provident Mutual Life Ins. Co. c. Mr. M.C. Plummer d. Mr. Roger A. Patterson e. Mrs. Victor Piazza f. Town of Pleasant Grove g. Pleasant Grove Gas Co. h. Mr. H.M. Park i. Pitney-Bowes, Inc. j. Mr. James E. Parker k. Pullman-Standard Car Mfg. Co.

Parden Realty Company Box 4793 Folder 64

Park National Bank - Knoxville Tennessee Box 4793 Folder 65

Percy, Benners & Burr Box 4793 Folder 66

Percy, Rosamond & Mellen - Insurance Box 4793 Folder 67

Personal Box 4793 Folder 68

Planters Mortgage Company Box 4793 Folder 69

Pre-Fabricated Homes Box 4793 Folder 70

Property Available and Maps Box 4793 Folder 71

Proxies (1) Box 4793 Folder 72

Scope and Contents note

a. also contains minutes, itineraries and stockholdermeetings announcements b. Includes Newspaper Clippings for Bessemer Mortgage & Securities and Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.

Proxies (2) Box 4793 Folder 73

Scope and Contents note

a. also contains minutes, itineraries and stockholdermeetings announcements b. Includes Newspaper Clippings for Bessemer Mortgage & Securities and Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.

Prudential Insurance Co. of America Box 4793 Folder 74

Prudential Insurance Co. of America Group Mfg. Insurance Proposal Box 4793 Folder 75

Prudential Insurance Co. (Long Term Financing) Box 4793 Folder 76

R Box 4793 Folder 77

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. Hunter H. Roberts b. Carl Ross - Ross, Ross, & Ross c. William Rodgers d. Ross, Ross, & Ross e. Mr. Carl Ross, Jr. -Ross, Ross, & Ross f. Mr. George Ross -Ross, Ross, & Ross g. Jimmie Richardson h. Mr. J.A. Roberts i. Mrs. Mary H. Rhea j. Goodwyn & Ross - G.H. Goodwyn k. Ray-Ser Dying Company l. Royal Trust Co. m. Scott Roberts

Realty Mortgage Co. Box 4793 Folder 78

David Roberts, Jr. Chairman of the Board of Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4793 Folder 79

Robins on Mt. Co. Box 4793 Folder 80

S Box 4794 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

a. H. Boyd Sewell b. Mr. William I. Byrd -Mulling & Byrd Re: Spivey note c. Mr. Sam W. Oliver (Atty.) Re: Spivey note (Joe T. Spivey & Will D. Spivey) d. Harold J. Schwab, Executor Re: Estate of Jonas Schwab e. Sheppard Building Supply Co. f. Salmon & Co., Inc. g. Mrs. E.M. Sellers (Ann Owen) h. Mr. Cecil Sewell i. Miss Alvis Schenk j. Shelby County Abstract Co. -Jack T. Atchinson k. Mr. E.C. Shaw l. Veteran's Administration Re: Eugene C. Shaw m. Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association n. Spencer J. Scot o. Gadsden Smith, Jr. p. Sterne, Agee & Leach q. Southern Electric Generation Co. r. Nelson Smith, Architect-Specification s. Mr. H.G. Stevenson t. Mr. Walter Smith

Safety & Medical Box 4794 Folder 2

Scope and Contents note

a. Federal Mine Safety Code for Bituminous Coal & Lignite Mines, 1942-1949 b. State of Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Division of safety and Inspection - Mines & Quarries, 1942, 1949 c. Medical Survey of the Bituminous - Coal Industry, 1947

Sales Tax Box 4794 Folder 3

Scope and Contents note

a. Includes Bessemer, State of Alabama, Hueytown, Jefferson County b. Includes Lodgings Tax

Sanford Day & Boothe Leasing Corporation Invoice & Equipment Repairs Box 4794 Folder 4

Sanford Day Iron Works (Car Rentals, etc.) Box 4794 Folder 5

Sanford Day - Drop Bottom Cars Box 4794 Folder 6

Si Box 4794 Folder 7

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. E.C. Sienecht - Wind Rock Coal & Coke b. Southern Car & Manufacturing Co. c. Strachan Shipping Company d. Southern Railway System - R.T. McClain Ass. V.P. e. St. Joseph's Abbey f. Louis D. Simonds, Jr.

E.I. Sidwell Box 4794 Folder 8

Sloss, A. Page Box 4794 Folder 9

Royalty Reports - Smith Walker Heirs Box 4794 Folder 10

Southern Railway Co. & Birmingham Southern Box 4794 Folder 11

Spain, Gillon, Grooms & Young (also known as Spain, Gillon & Young) Box 4794 Folder 12

Stockholder Meeting Announcements Box 4794 Folder 13

Stocks. T-V (1). Box 4794 Folder 14

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. G.G. Tait b. Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co. c. United Mercantile Agencies d. Texas Co. e. United States Pipe & Foundry Co. -J.V. Davis f. Mr. D.A. Thomas -a.k.a. Darius Thomas g. Talladega Cotton Factory h. Mitchell Thomas i. C.C. Ving (Loose Materials) j. Vestavia country Club (Loose Materials)

T - V (1) Box 4794 Folder 15

Scope and Contents note

a. Tennessee Coal & Iron

T - V (2) Box 4794 Folder 16

Scope and Contents note

a. Thomas G. Gayle (Atty.) b. Mr. H.J. Tillia -Tillia Better Homes, Inc. c. F.B. Tom Brello

Talladega City Merrit Timber Tract Box 4794 Folder 17

Taylor & Son - Taylor Lease-Tuscaloosa County Box 4794 Folder 18

Tax & Ing. Accruals Box 4794 Folder 19

Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co. Box 4794 Folder 20

Tennessee Land Company Box 4794 Folder 21

Tennessee Land & Mining Co., Buffalo Mountain Box 4794 Folder 22

Tennessee Processing Comapny, File #1 Box 4794 Folder 23

Tennessee Processing Co. File #2 Box 4794 Folder 24

Scope and Contents note

Big 5-1-1963

Tennessee Processing Co. File #3 Box 4794 Folder 25

Tennessee Processing Co. Tonnage Reports Box 4794 Folder 26

Thomas Broadus & Company Box 4794 Folder 27

Scope and Contents note

a. Regards Windrock Workmen's Comp. Ins. b. Includes Payroll Information on the Windrock Mines

Timber Lands - Dadeville J.D. East, etc. Box 4794 Folder 28

Timber Lands - Dadeville & Others Box 4794 Folder 29

Timber Lands - Honnycutt Box 4794 Folder 30

Title Abstracts - General Box 4794 Folder 31

Transportation Tax - Hauling Box 4794 Folder 32

Travelers Life Ins. Co. Box 4794 Folder 33

U Miscellaneous Box 4794 Folder 34

Scope and Contents note

a. United States Pipe & Foundry Company b. United Fruit Co. (Loose Materials)

United Mercantile Agency (Demopolis Ice & Coal Co. Account) Box 4794 Folder 35

United Mine Workers - Welfare & Retirement Fund Box 4794 Folder 36

U.S. Government Box 4794 Folder 37

Scope and Contents note

a. Regards government control of Belle Ellen Mines World War II

United States Government Birmingham Post Office Box 4794 Folder 38

U.S. Government - Collector of Internal Revenue Box 4794 Folder 39

W (1) Box 4794 Folder 40

Scope and Contents note

a. Mrs. Henry M. Wagner b. Mr. Fernandez (Mrs. H.M. Wagner) c. Mr. Richard P. Whitaker d. Robert Watts and Mattie Watts e. Washington Place (Brochure/Poster) f. Mr. Vernon A. Wallace, Jr. g. Mr. Weaver 0. Wyatt h. Mr. Bruce J. Weaver i. Mrs. Elfrida A. Wagner j. Mr. W.M. Walker k. Warrior-Tombigbee Association 1. Henry Wren m. Mr. John 0. Williams, Jr. n. Woodward Iron Co. o. Mr. Byron Welch - East Alabama Lumber Co. p. Mr. & Mrs. W.G. Ward q. Mr. Fred E. Waters, Jr. - Central Fuel Corp. r. Tenzie Weils s. Mr. Jack Warden t. Mr. Noel E. Wynne u. Weyerhaeuser Sales Co. v. N.R. Whitfield - First National Bank Colorado Springs, Co. w. Wall Street Journal x. Chris Watkins, Jr. y. Mr. Dan Watson z. Col. T.E. Whitson aa. Mr. John Watkins bb. Mr. Norman D. Weaver cc. Miss Marger Purdy, State Probation Officer Re: Chris Watkins dd. D.L. Webster

W (2) Box 4794 Folder 41

Scope and Contents note

a. W.W. Wherton b. Ed Walthall c. Woods Coal Co. d. Henry & Rose Weatherly e. Paul A. Wright

Mr. T.A. Weller, General Land Agent Box 4794 Folder 42

Wi (1) Box 4794 Folder 43

Scope and Contents note

a. Chester S. Wilson b. Mr. F.M. Wilkins c. Mr. F.S. Wilkins d. Memo to C.P. Hilty from H.L. Badham, Jr. Re: Mr. Wilkins e. Mr. F.E. Wilkins

Wi (2) Box 4794 Folder 44

Scope and Contents note

a. Woodward Iron Co. b. Mr. V.C. Wood

Wiggins Estate Inc. *Timberlands Box 4794 Folder 45

Woodward - Timber Deed, Sec. 18, Tp. 17, Range 4W Box 4794 Folder 46

XYZ Box 4794 Folder 47

Scope and Contents note

a. Frank M. Young, Atty. b. The Young & Vann Supply Co.

Mr. Frank M. Young (Atty.) Box 4794 Folder 48

BELLE ELLEN OPERATIONS SERIES III:

Components in Detail

A Box 4795 Folder 1

Scope and Contents note

a. American Re-Insurance Company

Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Co. - Analyses - Belle Ellen Coals Box 4795 Folder 2

Belle Ellen Analyses- hayworth Eng. Box 4795 Folder 3

Belle Ellen Analyses by L&N R.R. Co. Box 4795 Folder 4

B Box 4795 Folder 5

Scope and Contents note

a. Diamond Coal Mining Co. b. William Quillin, Belle Ellen c. Bituminous Coal Research Inc. d. Thomas Broadus e. Bay City Fuel Co. f. V.C. Badham

Belle Ellen Mine Box 4795 Folder 6

Circular Letters Box 4795 Folder 7

Coal-Mine Equipment Sales Co. Box 4795 Folder 8

Collector of Internal revenue Producers Tax Return - Belle Ellen Box 4795 Folder 9

DeBardeleben Coal Company Box 4795 Folder 10

Belle Ellen - Demurrage Charge on Coal Held at Mines Box 4795 Folder 11

Finley and Champion Piper Ala. - Belle Ellen Box 4795 Folder 12

H Box 4795 Folder 13

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. Gene Hicks a.k.a. Eugene Hicks b. Mr. Bob Hassinger-Transall Incorporated c. Hardie-Tynes Manufacturing Co. d. Holmes-Darst Coal Corp.-Statement

Hardie-Tynes Manufacturing Company Box 4795 Folder 14

Hercules Powder Company Box 4795 Folder 15

Hicks Brothers, Eugene, Carl, and Howard - Belle Ellen Box 4795 Folder 16

I - J Box 4795 Folder 17

Scope and Contents note

a. Mr. Robert Jones, Ala. Mineral Land Co. b. Jemison-Seibels, Inc. c. Johnson Cleaning and Tailoring Co. d. J.L. Johnson e. Chas. H. Jenkins Coal Co.

K Box 4795 Folder 18

Scope and Contents note

a. Chester B. Koontz-C.H. Sprague and Son Co. b. Mr. J.D. Kelley, Jr.

L Box 4795 Folder 19

Scope and Contents note

a. Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co. b. Mr. Charlie Lillich c. A. Lopes d. La-Del Conveyor and Manufacturing Co. e. Mr. D.W. Litton f. Mr. Russel D. Lanier-Moro-Warrior Coal and Coke g. Little Cahaba Coal Company h. Paul Lanier-Walter Bledsoe and Co.

Belle Ellen - Leases Box 4795 Folder 20

Loyds Brasileiro Box 4795 Folder 21

Scope and Contents note

a. Lloyd Brasil Line

Louisville and Nashville R.R. Contract - Belle Ellen Box 4795 Folder 22

M Box 4795 Folder 23

Scope and Contents note

a. Mill and Textile Supply Co., Inc. b. Matthews Electric Supply Co. c. Mine Safety Appliances Co. d. Mr. Harold McDermott-New Castle Coal Co. e. L. Muinos Bermudez Carbon Mineral y Coke

Belle Ellen Mercantile Equipment Box 4795 Folder 24

John A. Merritt & Company Box 4795 Folder 25

Belle Ellen Mine Box 4795 Folder 26

Belle Ellen - Mine Repairs Box 4795 Folder 27

Mitchell Bros. - Belle Ellen Box 4795 Folder 28

M.E. Moore Box 4795 Folder 29

N - O Box 4795 Folder 30

Scope and Contents note

a. M.J.W. Orcutt-Crandall Engineering Co. b. Naval Research Laboratory

National Bituminous Coal Commission Box 4795 Folder 31

Scope and Contents note

Cost Sheets - Belle Ellen Mine

P - Q Box 4795 Folder 32

Scope and Contents note

a. Post Welding Supply Co. b. George Peter-Southern Coal & Coke Co. c. Piper Coal-Little Cahaba Coal Co.

R Box 4795 Folder 33

Scope and Contents note

a. Roden Coal Co. b. Mr. E.(Eugene) D. Reynolds-southern Coal & Coke c. M.T. Reed Construction Co.-R.E. Starr d. Randall Fuel Co. e. Republic Steel Corporation

Reports of Shipments and Deliveries - Belle Ellen Box 4795 Folder 34

W.M. Russell - Re Game Preserve - Bibb County Box 4795 Folder 35

S Box 4795 Folder 36

Scope and Contents note

a. Southern Car and Manufacturing Co. b. Southern Appalachian Coal Operators' Association c. Mr. Paul L. Styles

Lester Shadrick - West Blocton Box 4795 Folder 37

Solid Fuels Administrator for War Harold L. Ickes Box 4795 Folder 38

Southern Railway Co. - Contracts Badam or Masena Spur Box 4795 Folder 39

Southern Railway Co. - Contracts - Correspondence for Belle Ellen Mine Box 4795 Folder 40

Southern Testing Laboratories Box 4795 Folder 41

State of Alabama - Tonnage Reports Box 4795 Folder 42

Belle Ellen - Re: U.M. of A. William Mitch, President Box 4795 Folder 43

Belle Ellen - Workmen's Compensation Box 4795 Folder 44

WIND ROCK MINE SERIES IV:

Components in Detail

Accidents - Compensation Box 4796 Folder 1

Wind Rock Analysis Box 4796 Folder 2

Wind Rock Coal & Coke Co. - Analyses Box 4796 Folder 3

Atomic Energy Commission - Awards & Correspondence Box 4796 Folder 4

H.L. Badham, Jr. - Wind Rock Box 4796 Folder 5

Scope and Contents note

a. Contains Analysis of Wind Rock Mine expenses b. Letter by son to wife, 1955

Blue Diamond Co. Gordon Bonnyman, President Box 4796 Folder 6

Coal Washer - Wind Rock Box 4796 Folder 7

Re: Compensation - Thomas R. Broadus Box 4796 Folder 8

Compensation - Wind Rock Box 4796 Folder 9

Windrock Interchange Freight Rates - L & N South Box 4796 Folder 10

H. - W.F. Haydon Box 4796 Folder 11

W.F. Haydon Box 4796 Folder 12

W.F. Haydon - General Correspondence Box 4796 Folder 13

Haydon - Mine Operations Box 4796 Folder 14

Haydon - Mine Operations Box 4796 Folder 15

W.F. Haydon - Operations & Miscellaneous Box 4796 Folder 16

W.F. Haydon - Miscellaneous Box 4796 Folder 17

Wind Rock Coal & Coke Company - Adm. Hilty Box 4796 Folder 18

Labor - Wind Rock Box 4796 Folder 19

L & N Contracts - Wind Rock Mine Box 4796 Folder 20

Wind Rock Lease Box 4796 Folder 21

Wind Rock Mine Inspection - U.S. Department Box 4796 Folder 22

Wind Rock Monthly Summary Box 4796 Folder 23

#1 Pee Wee Seam Box 4796 Folder 24

#2 Pee Wee Seam Box 4796 Folder 25

Scope and Contents note

a. Includes Photos

W.R. Penalties Box 4796 Folder 26

Randall Fuel Company Box 4796 Folder 27

T.V.A. Contracts Box 4797 Folder 1

T.V.A. Cont. 17/TV -8642-A Box 4797 Folder 2

T.V.A. 56P - 7090 - T.V = 4/3/56 Box 4797 Folder 3

T.V.A. Cont. #56P - 20979 - T2 8,OOO TPW Box 4797 Folder 4

T.V.A. Order #58P - 23923 - T13 2,OOO TPW Box 4797 Folder 5

T.V.A. Contract 58P - 95262 - T2 Box 4797 Folder 6

T.V.A. Cont. #58P - 23923 - T32 (Auger) Box 4797 Folder 7

T.V.A. Correspondence - Re: All Contracts Box 4797 Folder 8

T.V.A. Apot Orders, Contracts Box 4797 Folder 9

Washer Box 4797 Folder 10

T.V.A. (Misc.) Box 4797 Folder 11

DEED BOOKS AND LEDGERS SERIES V:

Components in Detail

Coal Leases Box 4798 Folder 1

Coal Sales - Wind Rock Box 4798 Folder 2

Deed Book 5 - Bessemer Land Company Box 4798 Folder 3

Deed Book 6 - Bessemer Land Company Box 4798 Folder 4

Deeds Box 4798 Folder 5

Dixie Metal - Product's Company Minutes Box 4798 Folder 6

Hilty's Coal Book Box 4798 Folder 7

Land Department Ledger Box 4798 Folder 8

Ledger (Individuals) Box 4798 Folder 9

Ledger Box 4798 Folder 10

Payable Accounts Box 4798 Folder 11

ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE GOVERNMENT & LAW CASES ALPHABETICAL ACCORDING TO KEYWORD OR SUB-HEADING SERIES VI:

Components in Detail

State of Alabama: Audit Reports Box 4799 Folder 1

State of Alabama Department of Conservation, Division of Forestry Box 4799 Folder 2

State of Alabama - Department of Revenue Box 4799 Folder 3

State of Alabama - Division of Safety Inspection Box 4799 Folder 4

Scope and Contents note

a. Also contains Department of Industrial Relations, a sub-branch b. Unemployment Compensation Agency

Alabama State of (Industrial Relations) Box 4799 Folder 5

Scope and Contents note

a. Contains information on a game reserve outside Talladega & Clay Counties b. Highway Department c. Real Estate Commission

State of Alabama - Mine Inspector's Reports Box 4799 Folder 6

State of Alabama - Miscellaneous Box 4799 Folder 7

Scope and Contents note

a. Department of Industrial Relations (Inspection Report) b. Department of Labor (United Mine Workers of America, District #20) c. District Corp. Permits d. Unemployment Compensation e. Sales Tax License Receipts f. Workmen's Compensation g. Bids on Coal h. Board of Administration, Montgomery

State of Alabama - Sales Tax Returns Box 4799 Folder 8

Scope and Contents note

a. Lodgings Tax Returns b. Department of Revenue Correspondence

Bessemer - City of Box 4799 Folder 9

Birmingham, City of Box 4799 Folder 10

Guffey Act Box 4799 Folder 11

Scope and Contents note

a. aka The Bituminous Coal Conservation Act of 1935

City of Homewood Box 4799 Folder 12

Scope and Contents note

a. Includes newspaper clippings

Jefferson County - Board of Education Box 4799 Folder 13

Board of Equalization - Jefferson County Box 4799 Folder 14

Jefferson County - Engineering Department Box 4799 Folder 15

City of Mountain Brook - Sales Tax Box 4799 Folder 16

Taxes - Jefferson County Alabama Box 4799 Folder 17

Taxes - Bibb, Shelby & Tuscaloosa, Talladega City, includes other counties Box 4799 Folder 18

Tax Receipts - Shelby, Bibb, Baldwin, Tuscaloosa County Box 4799 Folder 19

Scope and Contents note

a. Also includes Tax assessments

Bess Coal, Iron & Land Co. Qualification - State of Tennessee Box 4799 Folder 20

U.S. Government - Department of Finance & Taxation State of Tennessee Box 4799 Folder 21

State of Tennessee - Department of Insurance and Banking (Currey Sanders) Box 4799 Folder 22

State of Tennessee - Taxes Box 4799 Folder 23

State of Tennessee - Workmen's Compensation Division Box 4799 Folder 24

U.S. Wage & Salary Stabilization Policy - Department of Labor Box 4799 Folder 25

J.B. Brown vs. Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. & C.B. Tuggle vs. Bess. Coal, Iron & Land Co. Mr. Frank Young Atty. Box 4799 Folder 26

Stanley M. Coshatt vs. Bessmemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4799 Folder 27

James B. Grimmer vs. Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4799 Folder 28

Milford W. Higginbotham vs. Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co., Frank M Young, Atty. Box 4799 Folder 29

Land Damage Cases - Washer Refuse J.M. Underwood, Atty. Box 4799 Folder 30

Dick Lawley vs. Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Case No. 488, Bibb County, Alabama Box 4799 Folder 31

Arthur Letson vs. Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co., Frank M. Young, Atty. Box 4799 Folder 32

New Mexico Lands Box 4799 Folder 33

Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Company vs. Power Equipment Company, Att. F.M. Young Box 4799 Folder 34

Atmos Bartley Pride vs. Wind Rock Coal & Coke Company, Att: F.M. Young Box 4799 Folder 35

Smith, Jesse vs. Bessemer Iron, Coal & Land Company Box 4799 Folder 36

Smith-Walker - suit for Division Box 4799 Folder 37

LEGAL DOCUMENTS SERIES VII:

Components in Detail

Deed of the Bessemer Land & Improvement Co. to Bessemer Water Works Co. Box 4800 Folder 1

Leases - Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4800 Folder 2

Mercantile Trust & Deposit Co. of Baltimore Box 4800 Folder 3

North River Coal Co. - Sales Agreements and Land Box 4800 Folder 4

Oil, Gas & Mineral Leases Box 4800 Folder 5

Right of Way Agreements Box 4800 Folder 6

Sales Agreements Box 4800 Folder 7

Southern Railway and Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. - Track Agreements Box 4800 Folder 8

Timber Deeds and Sales Agreements Box 4800 Folder 9

Title Abstracts #1 Box 4800 Folder 10

Title Abstracts #2 Box 4800 Folder 11

Title Abstracts #3 Box 4800 Folder 12

Title Abstracts #4 Box 4800 Folder 13

Title Abstracts #5 Box 4800 Folder 14

Title Abstracts #6 Box 4800 Folder 15

Title Abstracts #7 Box 4800 Folder 16

Title Abstracts #8 Box 4800 Folder 17

PHOTOGRAPHS SERIES VIII:

Components in Detail

Tourists Courts Report Box 4802 Folder 1

Aerial Views of Bessemer, Jonesboro, & 1-1-24 & 25-47 Box 4802 Folder 2

Scope and Contents note

a. Box 10F3 Broadmoor to Lakewood - good downtown section

Artwork Box 4802 Folder 3

Scope and Contents note

a. Bessemer Alabama & Environments b. Aerial View of Broadmoor site c. Includes negatives d. Map of plans e. 5 Points in North Highlands Bessemer taken about 1932 f. Includes design for future brochure

Aerial Photos of Bessemer Box 4802 Folder 4

Aerial photos Box 4802 Folder 5

Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 4802 Folder 6

Scope and Contents note

a. Photo of Building b. Design for future brochure

Super Highway - Broadmoor 1-134-156, 157-178, 179-183 Box 4802 Folder 7

Highway Photographs - Bessemer, Alabama Box 4802 Folder 8

BESSEMER LAND AND IMPROVEMENT CO.-FINANCIAL LEDGERS SERIES IX:

Components in Detail

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Cashbook H Box 4808

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Belle Ellen Division - Cashbook I Box 4809

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Cashbook Box 4810

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Cashbook E Box 4811

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Journal No. 1 - Land Department Box 4812

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Ledger 1 Box 4813

Scope and Contents note

Ledger No. 1 B.E. Division (Index)

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Stock Ledger Box 4814

BESSEMER LAND AND IMPROVEMENT CO.—REAL ESTATE LEDGERS SERIES X:

Components in Detail

Bessemer Land and Improvement Co. - Deed Book No. 1 Box 4815

Original Block Book (undated) Box 5871

BESSEMER COAL, IRON & LAND CO.— FINANCIAL LEDGERS SERIES XI:

Components in Detail

Stock Certificates Box 4816

Stock Certificates Box 4838

Journal 2 Box 4817

Scope and Contents note

a. Includes Belle Ellen, Payroll, Mine Expenses, Individual Accounts, Bills Receivable, etc.

Ledger 2 Box 5733

Scope and Contents note

a. Index to Ledger No. 2

Ledger 3 Box 4818

Scope and Contents note

a. Index to Ledger No. 3

Ledger Box 4819

Cashbook I Box 4821

Cashbook J Box 4820

Voucher Record Box 4822

Common Stock Transfers Box 4823

Account Ledger Box 4824

BESSEMER COAL, IRON & LAND CO.— SALES LEDGERS SERIES XII:

Components in Detail

Lease Sales Record 1 Box 4825

Contract Sales Record Box 4826

Lease Sales Contracts Box 4827

Coal Sales Ledger Box 4829

Distributaion Journal 3 Box 4830

Distribution Journal 4 Box 4831

BESSEMER COAL, IRON & LAND CO.— REAL ESTATE LEDGERS SERIES XIII:

Components in Detail

Map Book with Deed No. Box 4832

Scope and Contents

a. Maps plotting pieces of land by street and Bessemer b. There are some subdivisions by area including Shady Park, Bessemer Gardens, Broadmoor Estates, North Highlands, etc.

Abstract of Title in Tuscaloosa and Fayette Co, Alabama Vol. 2 Box 4833

Scrapbook of Company Maps of Landholdings and Photographs of Businessmen Box 5082

Property Maps of Jefferson County (undated) and Bessemer Box 5083

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (1 of 15) Box 4998

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (2 of 15) Box 4999

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (3 of 15) Box 5000

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (4 of 15) Box 5001

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (5 of 15) Box 5002

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (6 of 15) Box 5003

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (7 of 15) Box 5004

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (8 of 15) Box 5005

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (9 of 15) Box 5006

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (10 of 15) Box 5007

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (11 of 15) Box 5008

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (12 of 15) Box 5009

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (13 of 15) Box 5010

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (14 of 15) Box 5011

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (15 of 15) Box 5012

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (1 of 2) Box 5736

Unsorted land deeds and notarized items, circa 1950 (2 of 2) Box 5737

BESSEMER MORTGAGE AND SECURITIES CO SERIES XIII:

Components in Detail

General Ledger Box 4834

Custodial Acct. FNMA Box 4835

DIXIE METAL PRODUCT CO.. DIXIE METAL PRODUCT CO..

Components in Detail

Dixie Metal Product Co. Inc. - Sales Book Box 4836

Dixie Metal Product Company, Inc. - Cashbook Box 4837

MAPS & ADVERTISEMENTS SERIES XV:

Components in Detail

Drawing, Lot 1, Block 26 Box 4801 Folder 1

Atlas of the World - Map of Alabama Box 4801 Folder 2

Map of the City of Old Stephens as it Appeared A.D. 1842 Box 4801 Folder 3

Scope and Contents note

6 identical copies

Map of the Town of Cahawra in 1819 Box 4801 Folder 4

A Map of Part of the Alabama and Florida Shewing the Route of the Proposed Columbus & Pensacola Railroad Box 4801 Folder 5

Scope and Contents note

2 identical copies

Sketch of Little Tallassie or the Hickory Ground Box 4801 Folder 6

Scope and Contents note

Coosa-Tallapoosa River Junction

Battle of Tenapiska Box 4801 Folder 7

Alabama-Coosa River Box 4801 Folder 8

Map of the Town of Cahawba, Alabama, Dallas County Box 4801 Folder 9

Land Cessions from the Southern Indians before Removal Box 4801 Folder 10

Plan of Fort Gadsden Box 4801 Folder 11

Birmingham Ledger, "Alabama Waterways Maps Showing Navigation and Hydroelectric Potentialities" Box 4801 Folder 13

Scope and Contents note

in 4 pieces

West Lake Highlands Box 4801 Folder 14

Scope and Contents note

2 maps and a corner wedge

Map of Colonial Hills, Morrow Sector Box 4801 Folder 15

Map of Shades Valley Gardens Box 4801 Folder 16

Rock House Land Co. Box 4801 Folder 17

Map of Warwick Terrace Box 4801 Folder 18

Abingdon Estates & Reconstruction to Use for Abingdon Estates Box 4801 Folder 19

Mayfair - Alabama Title & Trust Co., Land Titles Box 4801 Folder 20

Map of Hollywood - Showing W.J. Edwards Lot & Doughty Lot Box 4801 Folder 21

Pinecrest with lot numbers and prices Box 4801 Folder 22

Survey in Section 14, T. 20, R. 5W Box 4801 Folder 23

Scope and Contents note

note: Drawing 148

Section 12, Township 18 South, Range 3 West Box 4801 Folder 24

Scope and Contents note

note: Drawing 79

Lands owned by Dr. Frank Prince Box 4801 Folder 25

Metropolitan Birmingham - Southwestern Area Street Map Box 4801 Folder 26

Wind Rock Coal & Coke Box 4801 Folder 27

King Cotton Shortening advertisement Box 4801 Folder 28

Section 2, Township 19S, Range 4 West Box 5739 Folder 1

Section 3, Township 19 S, Range 4 West (in accordance with plat of 1908) Box 5739 Folder 2

[S.S.S. & I. Lots with Prices] Box 5739 Folder 3

S.S.S. & I. Co. Property in SE 1/4 Section 1-19-4; Add. to Reg. Sec. Plat Box 5739 Folder 4

Site No. 1 Box 5739 Folder 5

Reconnaissance Map Alabama Gadsden Quadrangle Box 5739 Folder 6

Reconnaissance Map Alabama Cullman Sheet, 1924 reprint Box 5739 Folder 7

Alabama Gadsden Quadrangle, reprint of 1903, 1936 Box 5739 Folder 8

Topography Alabama Birmingham Quadrangle Box 5739 Folder 9

Birmingham, Bessemer, and Environs Box 5739 Folder 10

Birmingham, Bessemer, and Environs Box 5739 Folder 11

Color Coded Map of Valley Creek & Drainage System of Jones Valley Box 5739 Folder 12

Map of Valley Creek & Drainage System of Jones Valley Box 5739 Folder 13

[Jefferson County Lock Map] Box 5739 Folder 14

Proposed Spur Track 8th Avenue Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala. Box 5739 Folder 15

A.B. & A.R.R. Sketch Showing Proposed Spur Tracks Box 5739 Folder 16

[Coal Co. & Other Business Holdings around Cordova and Jasper] Box 5739 Folder 17

Alabama- US Dept. of the Interior Index to Topographic Maps and Geologic Folios Box 5739 Folder 18

Pratt Coal in Sec. 31 T.16.S R4W Box 5739 Folder 19

Black Creek Outcrop in Sections 25-26-34-35 & 36, Township 14S, Range 5West Box 5739 Folder 20

Geologic Atlas of the United States - Gadsden Folio Box 5739 Folder 21

Whitson's Map of Bessemer, Alabama and Vicinity, Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Box 5739 Folder 22

Whitson's Map of Bessemer, Alabama & Vicinity Box 5739 Folder 23

Section 31, TP18S, R4West Box 5739 Folder 24

Sketch Showin [sic] Location of Roads South of Bessemer Township 19 Box 5739 Folder 25

Map Showing Land Bought from the City of Bessemer by the Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Box 5739 Folder 26

Block 156 Box 5739 Folder 27

[Sec. 156] Notarized: April 20, 1926 Box 5739 Folder 28

Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Resurvey of a Part of Broadmoor Estates Box 5739 Folder 29

Resurvey of Block 862 Box 5739 Folder 30

Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.'s Roberts Town Furnace Addition to Bessemer Box 5739 Folder 31

Map of Second Addition to Bessemer in Sections 4 & 5, T.19. R4W Box 5739 Folder 32

American Trust & Savings Bank Crow Acreage at Roebuck Springs Box 5739 Folder 33

Alabama Department of Archives and History Showing Points of Interest Reached by Alabama State Highway System Box 5739 Folder 34

New Encyclopedic Atlas & Gazetteer Map of Alabama Box 5739 Folder 35

Length of Crop Growing Season Indicated by Black Line [Map of Alabama] Box 5739 Folder 36

Railroad & County Map of Alabama Box 5739 Folder 37

Bird's Eye View of the City of Montgomery Box 5739 Folder 38

Bessemer, Alabama Expansion Box 5739 Folder 39

Birmingham, Bessemer & Environs - Showing the Proposed Water Channel to Bessemer Box 5739 Folder 40

Birmingham, Bessemer & Environs Box 5739 Folder 41

Birmingham Age-Herald "Completion of Last Lock on Warrior River Practically Puts Birmingham District on the Gulf of Mexico" Box 5739 Folder 42

[Bessemer Sections 32 & 33] Box 5739 Folder 43

Alabama Railroads in April 1861, Original 1912, reprint January 6, 1961 Box 5739 Folder 44

Selma, Alabama Box 5739 Folder 45

City Zoning Map of Selma, Alabama Box 5739 Folder 46

Montgomery Journal "Chamber of Commerce: What It Has Done and What It Is Planning to Do," Box 5739 Folder 47

Section of Russell County, Alabama T16N, R30E Box 5739 Folder 48

Revised Map of Hollywood Inc. Box 5739 Folder 49

Map Showing the Property of Mountain Brook County Club & Adjoining Property Box 5739 Folder 50

[Section of Map with Belview Heights, Martin's Add., First Add'n to Belview Heights] Box 5739 Folder 51

Windsor Highlands [Real Estate Sales Map] Box 5739 Folder 52

[Pine Ridge Road Estates with Lot Prices & Surrounding Area] Box 5739 Folder 53

Tanner's Universal Atlas - "A New Map of Alabama with Its Roads and Distances, 1841 Box 5739 Folder 54

Mountain Brook Estates with Names of Lot Owners (undated) Box 5739 Folder 55

Bessemer, Alabama Subdivision Block G1 Box 5739 Folder 56

B.C.I.L. Co.'s Subdivision of Hickory Grove, Sec. 31, Tp19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 57

B.C.I.L. Co.'s Resurvey of Block 76 Bessemer North Highlands Box 5739 Folder 58

Fire Brick Co. Property Box 5739 Folder 59

Bessemer Coal, Iron &Land Co.'s Survey of a Part of Block 251 Box 5739 Folder 60

Manufacturing Site Box 5739 Folder 61

Manufacturing Site Box 5739 Folder 62

[Section 2A] Box 5739 Folder 63

NW1/4 Section4, Township 19, Range 4W Box 5739 Folder 64

[Blocks 530-533A, 589-592, 598-600A] Box 5739 Folder 65

Drawing 43/53 Box 5739 Folder 66

Survey of Blocks 42 & 42A Bessemer, North Highlands Box 5739 Folder 67

Survey of Blocks 617 & 618 in Sec. 8, TP19S, R.4W Box 5739 Folder 68

Survey of Block 759 in NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 NW1/4 of NE1/4 S8, T19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 69

Map of Block 27 Survey of Highlands, Situated in the SE1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec.6-19-4W Box 5739 Folder 70

Survey of Lots A-B & 1-12, Block 459 Box 5739 Folder 71

2nd Resurvey of a Part of Broadmoor Estates Box 5739 Folder 72

16th Addition to Bessemer, Alabama - Being a Part of the East Half of South East Quarter, S8, Tp19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 73

Sketch of N1/2 of NE1/2 of Section 18-T19S-R4W Box 5739 Folder 74

10th Addition to Bessemer in Sections 4 &5, T19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 75

Section 8, Township 22S, Range 4W Box 5739 Folder 76

Section 10, Township 22S, Range 4W Box 5739 Folder 77

Section 9, Township 22S, Range 4W Box 5739 Folder 78

Section 4, Township 22S, Range 4W Box 5739 Folder 79

Survey of Blocks 358, 371 In Bessemer, Alabama Box 5739 Folder 80

Corrected Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Survey of Blocks 496, 497, 498 West Lake Highlands Box 5739 Folder 81

Resurvey of Block 12, Bessemer Gardens Box 5739 Folder 82

Second Resurvey of Broadmoor Estates (Proposed) Box 5739 Folder 83

Map of East Half of Blocks 612-613 Box 5739 Folder 84

Survey of SW1/2 Block 687, Blocks 688, 689, 690, 790 &710 in Sec.8, TP19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 85

Survey of Blocks 138-139-140 & 158 Box 5739 Folder 86

Survey of Block 46, North Highlands Box 5739 Folder 87

Survey in SE1/4 Sec 5 & NE1/4 Sec 8, Township19S, Range 4W Box 5739 Folder 88

Butler & Gale's 1st Addition to Bessemer in the NW1/4 of NE1/4, Section 21, Twp.19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 89

Survey of Lots 10-19, Block 856A Box 5739 Folder 90

Survey of Block 635 Box 5739 Folder 91

Map of Blocks No. 392-396, 399-402, 457-464 Box 5739 Folder 92

Survey of Block No. 76, Bessemer North Highlands Box 5739 Folder 93

Map of Carver Place Box 5739 Folder 94

Map of Blocks 138-140, 157-158 Box 5739 Folder 95

Resurvey of Blocks 303, 353, 376 Box 5739 Folder 96

Map Showing Lands of Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co., in their Relation to Edgewood Development Box 5739 Folder 97

Survey of Blocks 783 & 825 Being Part of S1/2 Sec. 5, T.19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 98

Map of Blocks Nos. 843, 851-853, 856-859, 861, 862, 862A In Sec. 5-19-4 Box 5739 Folder 99

Map of Blocks 333-337, 319-324, 272, 273, 266, 267 Being a Subdivision of N1/2 Sec.3, 19-4W Box 5739 Folder 100

Map of Blocks 73 & 74 Bessemer North Highlands Box 5739 Folder 101

West Highlands Park Addition to Bessemer, Alabama, 6-19-4 Box 5739 Folder 102

[Lands in Sections 12 & 13 TP18S, R3W] Box 5739 Folder 103

[Sections 7, 8, 17 & 18] Box 5739 Folder 104

[Corner Sections 2, 3, 10 & 11, TP19S, R4W] Box 5739 Folder 105

Exhibit Showing Lands Owned by Bessemer Water Works in Sec.9, Township 19 South, Range 4 West Box 5739 Folder 106

Corrected Map of Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.'s 3rd Addition to West Lake Highlands Box 5739 Folder 107

Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.'s Subdivision in NE1/4 of Sec.4, Township 19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 108

Map of Fourth Addition to Bessemer in NW1/4, Sec. 5, T19, R4W Box 5739 Folder 109

Map of Fourth Addition to Bessemer in NW1/4, Sec. 5, T19, R4W Box 5739 Folder 110

Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.'s 11th add. to Bessemer in Section 9- TP19S, R4W Box 5739 Folder 111

Campaign Poster for Franklin N. Julian for office of Railroad Commissioner Box 5739 Folder 112

Wind Rock Coal & Coke Co. - Dean Mine - Worked Out Area Box 5739 Folder 113

Eastern Portion of Tennessee River Basin Box 5739 Folder 114

Different Coal Lands - Tracing Box 5739 Folder 115

LARGE MAPS & POSTERS SERIES XVI:

Components in Detail

Maps

Scope and Contents

Map of Watts Bur Reservoir, 1939 Wind Rock Coal & Coke Co. Pee Wee Seam, 1942 State of Alabama - Existing Land Use Map, 1975 Washer Damaged Farms - Wind Rock, TN Wind Rock Coal & Coke Mine, Map of Mine No. 1

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Scope and Contents note

Carver Place note: Drawing 151 Property of Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. in Section 9, Township 19S, R4W, January 1909 note: Drawing 59 Map No. 3 - Flow of Water, Springs, and Creeks, 1943 Map No. 4 - Flow of Springs & Creeks, 1943 (2 pieces, includes sketch book) Coal Outcrops & Geographic Map Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Blueprints for Home Foundations Coal Map Depths Maps (2 pieces)

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Scope and Contents note

West Lake & Environ, February 15, 1915 Property Map of Bessemer Coal, Iron &Land Co. Showing the Location of Drain Pipes & Water Ways, March 6, 1926 note: Drawing 102 First Addition to Loveless Park note: Drawing 131 Loveless Park, June 1927 note: Drawing 130 Township 24N, Range 9E/10E (Scottsville) Survey of Broadmoor Estates, September 1936 & January 1938 note: Drawing 133 Land Survey, January 1938 note: Drawing 134 Subdivision of Land- Section 14, T. 20, R. 5W, May 1945 note: Drawing 138 Fourth Addition to the West Lake Highlands, Blocks 359, 360, 369, 370, 372, 373A, April 1945 note Drawing 137

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Scope and Contents note

Blount Spring Addition Situated in NE of NE Sec. 7, T13S, R2W, July 1906 Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co. Block 437, 438, 482, 483, 484 & 506 Also Street and Avenue Intersections, October 1914 Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co's 14th Add. to Bessemer in Section 8, P19S, R4W, September 29, 1914 West Lakeland Co.'s West Lake Tract - Showing Relation to the Property of B.C.I.& L. Co. in Sections 8-9-16 & 17, Tp 19S, R4W, April 20, 1915 Southern Railway Property Map of Bessemer, Jefferson County, 1907 Southern Railway Property Map of Bessemer Jefferson County, Alabama, 1908 [Bessemer Map?] - blueprint NW Corner of SW1/4 of NW1/4 Sec. 9 TP 19S, R4W. Mountain Brook Estates with Names of Lot Owners, March 1929

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Scope and Contents note

Property Map - Pratt Fuel Corp. Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.'s Property - Westwood, signed April 29, 1939; note: Drawing 135 Property of Bessemer Land & Improvement Co. in Section 10, Township 19, Range 4 W, East of Barkley Avenue, April 8, 1903 note: Drawing 55 Property of Bessemer Land & Improvement Co. in Sections 2 & 3, Township 19, Range 4 W, East of Alabama Great Southern R.R., December 19, 1903 note: Drawing 54 Map of Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.'s Addition to Rosedale, December 1924 Booker Heights - Third Addition, 1927

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Scope and Contents note

Photograph of Bessemer/Birmingham businessmen Bessemer, Alabama, c1910 note: three copies each marked differently Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company - Showing US Cast Iron Pipe & Foundry Company's Property, January 1914 Bessemer - North Highlands Survey 1957 Bessemer- Map Showing Recorded & Unrecorded Property, August 1907 Table Showing Location, Character & Product of Alabama Coal Mines & Coke Works for Calendar Year 1899 City of Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, 19?7 note: Showing Right of way of Southern Railway [Carver Place]". . . From Records Maps" note: Beginning of title unreadable, map is undated R.L. Polk & Co.'s Map of Greater Birmingham [Real Estate Map], October 1909 [Coal Fields] Birmingham Area - [Sketch of Proposed Reservoir] Map Showing Property Owned by Pratt Fuel Corp., January 1930 Pratt Fuel Corp. & General Plan of Washery Conveyors & Track at Bottom Slope, Samoset Mine, Dora, Alabama, February 22, 1927

Maps

Scope and Contents note

City of Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama and Adjoining Property Map of Mountain Brook, Jefferson County July 28, 1943 [Hyde Park Area], July 1926 note: A.B.&A Railroad & Birmingham Canal Real Property Map, Jefferson County, Alabama Pocket Map of Street Intersections of Bessemer, 1914 Map of Bessemer, Alabama - Capital $1,700,000 [Lot Map], September 1907 Map of Warrior Coal Field, May 1921 Map to Accompany Coal Property Valuation by C.B. Davis Plat Showing Lands Owned by Pratt Fuel Corp. South of & Adjacent to Southern RY., May 5, 1930