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Salt industry and trade

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Kanawha County Salt Agreement

Collection Number: A&M 2250
Overview An agreement between Kanawha County Salt Manufacturers fixing prices and splitting the market. Parties to the agreement include Andrew Donnally, Lewis F. Donnally, William Donnally, William D. Shrewsberry, Henry H. Wood, John D. Lewis, George H. Warth, Job English, James H. Fry, Henry Chappell, Ira Hurt, Richard A. Hurt, Nathaniel B. Wilson, William C. Brooks, Richard C. Lovell, William McMullen, Lewis Ruffner, James S. Brooks, Franklin Noyes, Samuel A. Miller, E.S. Arnold, William J. Rand,...
Dates: n.d.

Lewis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0551
Overview Personal and business papers of the Lewis family, mainly of John D. (1800-1882), Charles C., Sr. (b.1839), and Charles C., Jr. (b.1865), of Kanawha County. For the period 1825-1875 there are papers of various members of the Ruffner, Dickinson, and Wilson families of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. The business papers relate to farming operations, the purchase and sale of slaves, salt manufacturing and trade, the Old Sweet Springs Company, coal, iron, oil,...
Dates: 1825-1936

Luke Wilcox (1795-1854) Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2015

Diary of Luke Wilcox, a Kanawha County farmer, merchant, salt well and furnace owner and operator, written in memorandum form except for scattered entries giving more information on specific subjects, such as the weather, churches and ministers, farm operation, travel, salt wells and furnaces, slaves, names of personal and business correspondents, coal, and land purchases. There is also an addendum regarding the Wilcox family bible. See "Scope and Contents" for additional information.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1843-1854; 1795-1879

Nathaniel V. Wilson Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 0509

Letters to Wilson at Farmville, Virginia, and Charleston, West Virginia, from members of his family at: the University of Virginia; Lewisburg, West Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Clarksville, Virginia. Includes references to family business affairs, the Ruffner-Donnally salt works at Charleston, purchase of slaves, and medical education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1836 and 1844.

Dates: 1834-1850

Ruffner-Donnally and Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 0069
Scope and Contents

Records of Ruffner-Donnally and Co., Kanawha Saline, W.Va. Includes 4 general merchandise Account books 1833-1877 (in the account book for 1838 are pasted C. N. Coleman and Co. receipts for 1885); 2 quarterly statements of receipts and disposition of salt by the Cincinnati Agency of Ruffner-Donnally and Co. for 1851-1852; 3 letter books 1853-1868. Collection also includes 1 bill of lading book, 1836-1862 and papers on "Kanawha Salines."

Dates: 1833-1885

Twyman and Dickinson Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1911

Letters from the Twyman and Dickinson families concerning family matters and personalities in the salt industry. Other items include a specie circular, several summonses, and payment on demand note.

Dates: 1822-1858

Wilson-Lewis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2135
Overview Papers relating to the Wilson, Lewis, and Ruffner families of Prince Edward County, Virginia, Kanawha County, [West] Virginia, St. Charles County, Missouri, and Fairfield County, Ohio. Correspondence between Nathaniel V. Wilson and Dr. Goodridge Wilson, concerning land purchases, preparation for the settlement of the family, care of livestock, employment of slaves, salt making and marketing, and the market price of salt. Other members of the family migrated to St. Charles County, Missouri,...
Dates: circa 1693-1942 and undated

Woodbridge Mercantile Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 1455
Overview Letter and account books, clipping scrapbooks, and miscellaneous family papers of a pioneer, Ohio Valley, general merchandise firm founded by Dudley Woodbridge, Sr., at Marietta, Ohio, and operating under various names for a period of more than sixty years. The collection also includes the account books of Daniel, Richard, and John Greene, 1808-1844; account books of F.B. Loomis, 1842-1844; a medicinal formulary book; the estate records of John Brody; records of a pension and bounty land...
Dates: 1743-1882