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Guide to the Bert Neville collection of steamboat documents MSS.1342

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by S.M. Braden

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

March 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T14:56-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Bert Neville collection of steamboat documents

Unit ID:

MSS.1342

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.8 Linear feet .8 linear foot

Dates:

1820-1945

Abstract:

A collection of bills of lading and receipts for freight costs, passage, storage, and other documents, relating to steamboat lines, mostly within Alabama, plus some receipts from stagecoaches, warehouse and storage companies, and railroads.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains bills of lading, receipts for freight costs, receipts for passage, advertisements, freight lists, receipts for storage, and accounts of sales. Most of the documents pertain to shipping lines within, Alabama including Montgomery to Mobile, Selma to Montgomery, Mobile to Selma, Mobile to Demopolis, and the Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers. It also includes a few documents concerning the route from New Orleans to Mobile, and Columbus and Aberdeen, Mississippi, plus receipts from stagecoaches, warehouse and storage companies, and railroads. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the steamboat and is divided into five notebooks.

Preferred Citation:

Bert Neville collection of steamboat documents, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Bert Neville, 1968

Box 104 Folder 3

Receipt to C. Dean for freight on Steamer Lucy E. Castrell, August 17, 1881 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31341

Receipt to G.W. Barney for passage on Steamer Marengo, November 25, 1859 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31342

Box 104 Folder 4

Receipt to B.J. Harrison for freight on Steamer Reindeer, February 13, 1872 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/49499

Receipt to C.S.D. for freight on Steamer Robert E. Lee, May 8, 1875 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/49500

Receipt to Mrs. Pool for passage on Steamer St. Charles, December 20, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/49501

Receipt to H.S. Williamson for passage on Steamer St. Nicholas, March 22, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/49502

Receipt to Mary Gulley for passage on Steamer Virginia, July 2, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/49503

Box 105 Folder 1

Receipt to J.G. Allison for freight on Steamer Admiral, March 10, 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31350

Receipt to C. Raoul for freight on Steamer Barry, October 26, 1834 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31351

Receipt to A.J. Peterson for freight on Steamer Carrier, March 30, 1894 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31352

Receipt to A.J. Peterson for freight on Steamer Clara, May 4, 1869 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31353

Receipt to J.S. Kellog & Co. for freight on Steamer Commerce, January 22, 1836 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31354

Receipt to I.B. McMillay for freight on Steamer Coosa Belle, May 29, 1856 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31355

Receipt to John Gendrat for freight on Steamer Elizabeth, January 27, 1827 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31356

Receipt to Mistress Capt. John Lock for freight on Steamer C.W. Dorramen, December 25, 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31357

Box 105 Folder 2

Receipt to H.I. Bussy for freight on Steamboat Fashion, February 20, 1855 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31343

Receipt to H.W. Farley for freight on Steamer Favonte, December 5, 1840 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31344

Receipt to Purvis, Anderson, and Crawford for freight on Steamer Fox, July 15, 1836 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31345

Receipt to John Gendrat for freight on Steamboat General Brown, February 19, 1827 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31346

Receipt to H.W. Farley for freight on Steamboat Hercules, January 1, 1844 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31347

Receipt to Mrs. Hill for freight and child passenger on Steamer Island City, February 23, 1858 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31348

Receipt to W.M. Smith for passage on Steamer Jewess, May 17, 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31349