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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the T. J. Scott and Sons letters W.0130

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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

January 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-16T16:40-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

T. J. Scott and Sons letters

Unit ID:

W.0130

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1904

Abstract:

Two letters written by farmers in Hayneville, Alabama, to Montgomery merchants T. J. Scott and Sons. The 1904 letters describe the sale of mules and ask for refunds from the company, which provided defective livestock.

Location:

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

creator

T. J. Scott and Sons.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

T. J. Scott and Sons letters, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013

General note

Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

T. J. Scott and Sons was a real estate firm in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery city directories published in 1905 and 1906 list Thomas J. Scott and sons Charles H. Scott and G. Gaston Scott as the company's proprietors, and notes that company offices were located on Dexter Avenue.

Related Archival Materials note

Southern Alabama Emigration and Development Company letters, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Thomas J. Scott and Sons records, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains two letters written by Hayneville, Alabama, farmers to Montgomery merchants T. J. Scott and Sons related to livestock sales.

The earliest letter, unsigned, is dated February 28, 1904, and reports on the condition of mules recently sold by the company, noting that one mule is injured and unfit for work and would be returned to the company. The one-page letter also includes price estimates for the female and male mule.

The second letter, dated April 3, 1904, is written by Hayneville farmer D. Brewier, who reports the death of a mule sold by the company. Brewier describes his examination of the mule, and provides a valuation of his livestock purchases for the year, noting that of the $4,000 worth of livestock he had purchased, the mule provided by the company was the only animal that had died. Brewier's letter is also notable because it briefly describes his relationship with the tenant farmer that had been using the mule.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Agriculture--Alabama (lcsh)

Farming and Agriculture (localbroad)

Lowndes County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Merchants (lcsh)

Montgomery (Ala.) (lcsh)

Letters Box WSC001 Folder W0130.01