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  • loc_gold_000270_000270_000279_000279.pdf

    Letter from H. B. Smith to Oscar Goldsmith to inform him of the death of Ida B. Dallas and Smith's appointment as her sole executor. Smith discusses the next steps of dividing her stocks in the Huntsville Land Company, which is owned by Goldsmith, among her five children. Smith also asks for guidance regarding the sale of her lot at Monte Sano. Oscar Goldsmith's response to Smith's letter is the second document. In it he directs Smith to Lawrence Goldsmith who is authorized to issue the stock and recommends a couple real estate men in Huntsville that would be able to take care of the sale of Dallas's Monte Sano lot.
  • loc_gold_000271_000272.pdf

    Correspondence regarding Ida B. Dallas's missing dividend check on her stocks for Huntsville Land Improvement Co. Goldsmith responds, informing her that no dividends were paid October 1, 1912 due to repairs and painting of the property of the Company, therefore the expenses do not allow for a surplus for dividends.
  • loc_gold_000273_000274.pdf

    A request calling for a general Stock Holders Meeting of the Huntsville Land Company issued by Oscar Goldsmith. The second document contains signatures of Oscar Goldsmith and Solomon Plant with a handwritten note that reads: "Please sign this and have Mr. Plant sign".
  • loc_gold_000277_000278.pdf

    In this letter, H. B. Smith responds to a previous letter from Goldsmith regarding the sell of a lot of land in 1916, two years previous. He also details an offer for the stock he currently holds in the Huntsville Land Company that he will be refusing. The second letter is from Oscar Goldsmith to S. M. Milliken regarding the shares that Mr. Smith wrote about and them receiving multiple bids on the stock. He informs Milliken that Mr. Rison will be taking part in it as well.
  • loc_gold_000280_000282_000288_000291.pdf

    These first two letters, written by Ed to "Papa" Oscar Goldsmith detail paying off land notes to get money for possible "urgent purpose[s]". The second letter discusses a charge Ed put in the ledger and the hope to "improve things" with his business. The next letter is also from Ed. In this letter, Ed discloses information regarding his lack of a permanent place and inquires if he should sell the property on Clinton Street and his car. The final two letters are written by an unknown author, but contain information from Oscar to Ed in reponse to Ed's letters. The letters advise Ed not to sell the house on Clinton Street as it would sell for less than he owes on it at the time, but does advise to sell his car. It also tells of payments made by Oscar at the request of Ed. It discloses details about Ed's financial situation. The second letter regards a dividend Ed received from the Wonderfield Oil Co. along with a note that "Papa" is feeling better.
  • loc_gold_000283_000287.pdf

    A check from Oscar Goldsmith for $259.51 to W. R. Rison Banking Company, signed on the back by R. E. Sessions. The second check is blank on the front with a handwritten note on the back for the following day. The writing is difficult to read but notes something about one dollar for or from Oscar Goldsmith, also signed by R. E. Sessions.
  • loc_gold_000308_000317.pdf

    These letters detail a chronological correspondence between Oscar Goldsmith and John A. Chapman, his agent, regarding negotiations to purchase property on Meridianville Pike from W. H. Halsey. The letters between Chapman and Goldsmith discuss reasonable price offers and "fancy" price Halsey wants for the property. In the end, Halsey writes a letter detailing the final transaction and cost.
  • loc_gold_000318_000321.pdf

    This book details the financial account of Domestic Science Fund, owned by Oscar Goldsmith.
  • loc_gold_000337_000337.pdf

    Oscar Goldsmith informs Harry that he is sending a silver cup for the new baby in Helen's family and, because he does not have their address, is requesting that Harry deliver it for him.
  • loc_gold_000347_000352.pdf

    In this letter, Edgar Weil gives Goldsmith information regarding the sale of his mother's stocks in the Chelten Hills Cemetery Company, as Goldsmith is unable to attend and will need a proxy, and the reasoning behind the call to change the per value of the stock. Weil states that the Company does not earn any return for their stocks and so he is selling the stocks for a low price per share due to the fact that "nobody will ever get a cent for these holdings." The second document is a letter from Oscar requesting a proxy for the meeting, and Harry's response to be Oscar's proxy. The final documents are signed and blank contracts appointing attorneys to vote for the decrease in per value of the capital stocks at the stockholders meeter.
  • loc_gold_000362_000362_000368_000369.pdf

    These letters discuss the appointment of a new treasurer of Dallas Mnfg. Co. to succeed Mr. Rison. Oscar Goldsmith offers himself as an applicant for the position in the first letter. The second letter is Milliken's response to the topic. He states that Mr. Rhett has been selected for some time now while Mr. Rison was still there. Milliken thanks Goldsmith for his willingness to take on more work and hopes he will continue as Assistant Treasurer as he deems it "unwise for a man of your age" to take on additional responsibilities. Goldsmith replies in the final letter expressing happiness at Mr. Rhett's appointment and mentions the already-scheduled Director's Meeting.
  • loc_gold_000363_000364.pdf

    Milliken writes to Oscar Goldsmith in the first letter stating that he hopes to visit the Huntsville mill with Mr. Winchester soon. Goldsmith responds that he would be glad to have them visit.
  • loc_gold_000365_000367_000370_000371.pdf

    Correspondence between G. H. Milliken, W. E. Winchester, and Oscar Goldsmith regarding flowers bought for the funeral of Mr. Rison.
  • loc_gold_000384_000384.pdf

    A letter from Oscar Goldsmith to K. Ward-Smith regarding capital stock of the Dallas Mfg. Co.
  • loc_gold_000385_000395.pdf

    The letters detail information about Dallas Manufacturing Co. stocks being sold. This set of documents also includes a check for the forty shares.
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