Salt industry and trade
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1906
Overview Various subjects discussed include Indian attacks, turnpikes and taverns, the first telegraph system, natural gas illumination, Civil War manufacture of saltpeter, schools and economy in post-Civil War Charleston, salt and chemical industries, carrier pigeons, steamboats on the Kanawha River, and the coming of the railroad to Charleston. Persons mentioned include M.F. Maury, Jr., J.P. Hale, and J.Q. Dickinson.
Collection Number: A&M.0894
Collection Number: A&M.1192
Scope and Contents The papers of the President of Giles, Fayette and Kanawha Turnpike, charted in 1837, consist of land grants, deeds, and indentures; legal papers; turnpike correspondence, stock, books, contracts, and reports to the Board of Public Works, the Virginia Legislature, and stockholders. Some of the correspondence deals with the Washington Temperance Society, church activities in the Kanawha Valley, the salt industry along the Kanawha Salines, the James River and Kanawha Turnpike Company,...
Collection Number: A&M.1089
Scope and Contents These are the land and mercantile papers of Felix Hansford, a large land owner along the banks of Pain[t] Creek and the Great Kanawha River, near the town of Clifton in [Kanawha] County. The collection is primarily account statements, receipts and buisness notes.There are a few land surveys, entries and deeds dating back to the 1790. Some of the papers shed light on the Hansford's activities as a falt boat builder, sawmill and grist mill operator, and justice of the peace. A few letters and...
Collection Number: A&M.1535
Collection Number: A&M.2082
Overview Papers of oil and gas driller and producer in Tyler County and other places. The collection consists of three diaries, 1 January 1894 through 31 December 1896; a typescript; and clippings. The diaries contain daily comment on wells drilled, including hours worked, depth of well, difficulties encountered, geologic strata, number of barrels of oil produced per hour or pressure of gas flow. Diaries include personal affairs, wages received and paid, oil sold, rent on leased property, oil market...
Dates: 1894-1896, 1966
Collection Number: A&M.4402
Scope and Contents Typed document titled "The Salt Making Industry of Clay County, Kentucky." This paper was presented by John F. Smith to the Filson Club, a precursor of the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, KY, on April 4, 1927.
Dates: 4 April 1927
Collection Number: A&M.2272
Overview Miscellaneous papers concerning the history of the Kanawha Valley salt industry, including correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs which pertain to the Dickinson Salt Works and Malden, West Virginia. There are a list of salt works on the Kanawha River, clippings on the destruction of the Dickinson Salt Works by fire, and a historical sketch of the Kanawha Valley salt industry.
Collection Number: A&M.0145
Overview Court case papers, 1779-1933, and county record books, 1806-1927. The bound volumes include private account and minute books of the Coal River and Kanawha Mining and Manufacturing Company (1852-1858) the Winifrede Mining and Manufacturing Company, (1850-1858), the steamboat CROCKETT (1836); a sawmill (1879); and general merchandise and salt accounts, 1822-1823, 1864-1865. A name and subject index to the case papers and a checklist of the bound volumes are available.
Collection Number: A&M.2151