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  • spc_schu_662_676.pdf

    This booklet, "Sammelbuch der Bescheinigung über die Endzahlen aus der Aufrechnung der Versicherungskarten für August Schulze," documents Schulze's government health insurance while he was employed in Germany from 1930 through 1944. Each page serves as an insurance card for each year of employment. Page seven marks Schulze's first insurance record as an employee at Peenemünde.
  • spc_mraz_072_093.pdf

    This booklet, a Meldungsbuch, is a record of Mrazek's enrollment at Deutsche Technische Hochschule Brünn (German Technical University in Brünn, Czechoslovakia, now Brno, Czech Republic), where he received an MS in Engineering in 1934. The booklet identifies his courses and professors and includes a photograph of Mrazek.
  • loc_merr_001_138.pdf

    The Joe Bradley School served children who lived in the Merrimack Mill village in Huntsville, Alabama. The yearbook includes photos of the mill and its officers.
  • loc_hutc_000033_000033.pdf

    On back: "Margaret, Billy, and Eleanor Hutchens, on a piano bench in the den, or library, of the Newman house on Locust."
  • loc_hutc_000070_000071.pdf

    This invoice outlines the items purchased by William Thomas Hutchens, interest on the items, principal, and total balance. The invoice runs from 1926 to 1933. The back includes various handwritten items.
  • loc_hutc_000077_000084.pdf

    These handwritten documents contain the plans and proposal for a new street that would be known as West Arm Street. The documents also include illustrations of the proposed street layout and dimensions.
  • loc_hutc_000101_000105.pdf

    This document contains an illustration of the proposed new street and a written proposal of its location and purpose.
  • loc_hutc_000133_000135.pdf

    Willmore writes that he had lived with grandmother Casey who left a will and mortgaged property to him. He states that he will "make it right with you" if Hutchens investigates and helps him get his estate left to him.
  • loc_hutc_000183_000184.pdf

    This official agreement states that Laura M. Powell will pay 6.5 percent interest instead of 8 on her note of June 14, 1920, to be due on December 14, 1929. Written on The First National Bank in Huntsville, Alabama letterhead.
  • loc_hutc_000191_000192.pdf

    Brandon, contractor and builder, writes to Hutchens about a petition to be signed by the people in the neighborhood that will allow a water pipe to stretch to the end of Conley Street. The letter includes an illustration of the proposal.
  • loc_hutc_000193_000203.pdf

    This envelope contained various receipts and handwritten calculations and notes pertaining to the building and assessment of the new street proposed by William Thomas Hutchens. Receipts include totals for paving the streets of Monroe and West Clinton, and the assessment notices of the completed streets.
  • loc_gold_000159_000166.pdf

    These three letters detail I. Schiffman & Co.'s claim to $500 from the mortgage of Tom Toney on the automobile that was originally sold to him but later seized in 1919 for transporting untaxpaid liquor (see "Lawsuit against Tom Toney"). However, while the claim was approved by a Mr. McNeel, the refund was refused by the commissioner at Washington. R.E. Smith, representing I. Schiffman & Co., writes to McNeel, Danforth, and O'Rear Advisors and Consultants in hopes of reopening the claim again. McNeel, Danforth, and O'Rear advise Smith that reopening the claim would do no good. In the end, the prohibition commissioner, R. A. Haynes permanently closes the claim and I. Schiffman & Co. does not receive the $500 claim.
  • loc_gold_000167_000167.pdf

    A handwritten note that says: 1922 [sic] to T. T. Terry 96.00.
  • loc_gold_000168_000175.pdf

    Various documents detailing land rented by Frank Williams, payments owed, and rental information including the promissory note promises the payment of $600 to Nelson Acklin for land rented by Frank Williams with signatures of Nelson Acklin and [sic] Schiffman on the back, an inquiry from Laurence Goldsmith regarding the character of Frank Williams as a renter and the bank's business intentions with him, a handwritten note detailing the amounts owed by Frank Williams that were mentioned in the letter from Goldsmith, a response to Goldsmith's inquiry from J. G. Bennett, a note stating the transfer of the rent note to the landlord, I. Schiffman & Co., and the release of Albert Clay's crop, a letter from Frank Williams to Laurence Goldsmith requesting help as he cannot work the land himself due to his wife's illness, and a letter from I. Schiffman & Co. after the transfer of the rented land to the company.
  • loc_gold_000176_000204_000211_000221.pdf

    Various chattel mortgage contracts and paperwork, seed receipts, checks, payments, and debts pertaining to Frank Williams and the rented land he worked. These documents include multiple handwritten notes.
  • loc_gold_000205_000210.pdf

    The first documents are a correspondence between C. O. Reed and I. Schiffman & Co. regarding the payment of $147.51 for the "mortgages transferred to" I. Schiffman & Co.. The final letters are between Lawrence Goldsmith and Frank Williams regarding the payment of a blacksmith bill and a cow. Within all the letters is communication regarding the confusion surrounding the payment of Frank William's taxes. The middle letter is from A. S. [O'Fordges?] stating that he did in fact pay the taxes. Lawrence Goldsmith's final letter, however, notes that by March 13, the taxes still had not been paid. Handwritten note on the final letter reads: Written note: "Total-Taxes-1921: 33.60, Re Paid By Rison: 27.64, Paid-By-us & CHS to Frank a/c: 5.96"
  • 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_000292_000292.pdf

    Receipt for Oscar Goldsmith's payment of five dollars to Leo N. Levi Memorial Hospital. The hospital is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is a mental health facility and, at this time, a nursing school that existed until 1952.
  • loc_gold_000293_000293.pdf

    Receipt of payment of $8.50 from E. H. S. signed by Walter Gurley.
  • loc_gold_000295_000295.pdf

    A copy of a story written by Arnold Pollak titled "Tales of the Old Times: When the Train Stalled." This article recounts a time when Pollak's train was stalled in Texas and, being told it would be two more more hours before it started moving again, he engaged in trading fish and wanted to trade the samples for a new cigar jobber. When the train started moving before he was done, Pollak started running but unable to catch the train, Pollak's friend Oscar Goldsmith pulled the rope to stop the train. Handwritten note reads: "Copy from the Tobacco Leaf N. Y. of May 29/26".
  • loc_gold_000296_000297.pdf

    This letter details Oscar's cousin Mo's deepest sympathies for the loss of Betty, Oscar's wife, who died on November 30, 1928. Oscar would live another 9 years.
  • loc_gold_000298_000299.pdf

    The letter details Ella's selling of her place in Hot Spring, Arkansas.
  • loc_gold_000301_000303.pdf

    This personal letter to Oscar Goldsmith from his grandson, also named Oscar, details the removal of young Oscar's tonsils and his gaining eight and a half pounds. He also writes of his first refrigerator sale and his hopes to sell more, though he is "no salesman". He conveys some information from his mom and thanks him for making her trip to New York possible. Finally, young Oscar thanks Papa Oscar for paying his tonsil removal bill, and promises that he can take care of his dentist bill.
  • loc_gold_000306_000307.pdf

    Jeannette thanks her uncle, Oscar Goldsmith, for letting them stay with them and getting to know the family. She details the difficult travels home and her plans to visit her father's family in Marietta.
  • loc_gold_000322_000323.pdf

    This letter is probably to Oscar Goldsmith and his wife, or whoever maintained correspondence with Ed while Oscar was sick. Ed expresses his apologies for Oscar's condition and states that it was "ideal Spring days" in Chattanooga. After closing the letter, Ed writes on the back: "Please pay the enclosed insurance premium also as I am afraid to pay it and run short of cash."
  • loc_gold_000324_000328.pdf

    Mrs. Owens writes to Ella Davis regarding a lost tax receipt for 1920, requesting that she send the receipt again as the books do not show payment of taxes for the year. Ella Davis replies with the receipt, asking that they take care not to lose it and return it to her promptly.
  • loc_gold_000329_000331.pdf

    H. T. Mays requests Ella Davis to send her the information and lowest selling price of the property next to hers owned by Ella in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
  • loc_gold_000332_000334.pdf

    Ella Davis writes to Betty Goldsmith, Oscar's wife, regarding her move to Hot Springs, Arkansas. She details the cost to move her things and asked Betty to have Mr. Goldsmith send her a check as she is now broke after paying the moving costs. She also writes about declining an offer on the property she is selling because the potential buyer refused to pay interest.
  • loc_gold_000335_000336.pdf

    Victor White writes to Oscar Goldsmith apologizing for replying to his last letter over a month late. He informs Goldsmith that he is working in town and is hopeful to see him in New York.
  • loc_gold_000338_000338.pdf

    M. H. Lanier writes to Mrs. Grosser about Miss Nora Davis and her actions that appalled Mrs. Grosser regarding "certain work that was done at the cemetery." He suggests that Mrs. Grosser chose to have little to do with Nora Davis as he has chosen to do and Nora will leave her alone.
  • loc_gold_000340_000345.pdf

    Documents include three years of balance sheets for the Printz-Biederman Company and the accompanying letters with further information.
  • 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_000372_000373.pdf

    Receipts detailing the purchase of paint by Oscar Goldsmith and and itemized receipt and list.
  • loc_gold_000399_000399.pdf

    Hotchkin & Co. sent this telegram to Oscar Goldsmith in response to Goldsmith's bid. They states that they cannot do anything for the bid but will sell forty shares.
  • img_00523.pdf

    Front: Central Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Ala.
  • img_00581.pdf

    Front: City School, Huntsville, Ala.
  • r01a03-02.pdf
  • r01a03-01.pdf
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