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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the J. A. Montgomery business records W.0068

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

November 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-31T17:04-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

J. A. Montgomery business records

Unit ID:

W.0068

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1889-1898

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Correspondence, time book, and ledger of Birmingham, Alabama, industrialist J. A. Montgomery.

creator

Montgomery, J. A.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

J. A. Montgomery business records, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

J. A. Montgomery was a turn-of-the-century industrialist and businessman in Birmingham, Alabama.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Related Archival Materials note

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection holds several other collections pertaining to Alabama and Southern railroads in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Please see staff for assistance.

General note

Title on phase box spine: Papers of J. A. Montgomery on the Mary Lee Mine and the Birmingham, Powderly and Bessemer Railroad Company - Birmingham, 1891

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, time book, and ledger of Birmingham, Alabama, industrialist J. A. Montgomery. The correspondence includes railroad passes written and issued by Montgomery and letters written to him, from 1891 to 1898. The time book lists the names of employees and pay rates from November 1889 to February 1890; however, it is unclear if the records are from the Mary Lee Mine or the Birmingham, Powderly, and Bessemer Railroad Company. The ledger records the earnings of the Birmingham, Powderly, and Bessemer Railroad Company, documenting sales in 1890.

Source(s)

Birmingham, Powderly, and Bessemer Railroad Company. (local)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Business records (lcsh)

Coal mines and mining (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Ledgers (account books) (aat)

Railroads--Alabama (lcsh)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

Correspondence, 1891-1898 Box W0068.01 Folder 1

Time Book, 1889-1890 Item 2 Box W0068.01

Ledger, Birmingham Powderly and Bessemer Railroad Company, 1890 Item 3 Box W0068.01