Select... The first letter notes that they are "drawing on [Goldsmith]" for $2,250.00 for 25 shares as they could only get 25 shares according to the handwritten note at the botton. Plater also asks if Goldsmith is in the market for more stock. The second and third letter details fifty available shares of Dallas Mnfg. Co. stock at $87.50 per share and confirms Goldsmith's purchase of said shares. A bill for six rolls of roofing for $9.30 to Oscar Goldsmith with the Huntville Land Co. 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. A collection of letters from G. H. Milliken to Oscar Goldsmith regarding various business related topics including stockholders and directors meetings, certificates for shares of Pacolet stock for Judge Walker, the confirmation that Judge Walker's check was received and the stock certificate was mailed, and potential buyers of Huntsville Land Co's. Dallas stock. 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". A detailed breakdown of loans and payments for E. B. Carter in business with I. Schiffman. A handwritten note that says: 1922 [sic] to T. T. Terry 96.00. A letter from Oscar Goldsmith to K. Ward-Smith regarding capital stock of the Dallas Mfg. Co. A monthly monetary tally for Hunstville Shoe Co. written on S. Schiffman & Co. 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". Addressed to "Madam", this letter details a clearance sale on all boys' clothing as it is needing to be cleared out to make room for other merchandise. Agreement for the installation of galvanized roofing on a cotton shed occupied and rented by Gilbert Bros. from I. Schiffman and Co. at the request of Bettie Schiffman. Bettie's name appears on documents after July 1910 due to the death of her husband, Isaac. Company secretary, Harry A. Newman, writes to the stockholders informing them of a special meeting where stockholders will be asked to authorize changes in per value to the capital stock. Correspondence between G. H. Milliken, W. E. Winchester, and Oscar Goldsmith regarding flowers bought for the funeral of Mr. Rison. 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. Correspondence, receipts, and checks from a transaction of cotton between the Weil Brothers and I. Schiffman & Company, Inc. The final three documents detail a re-weight of the 778 bales of cotton two months later, leading to a reduced price by $5,149.13. Detailed condensed financial statement for Pacolet Manufacturing Company located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Documents include three years of balance sheets for the Printz-Biederman Company and the accompanying letters with further information. 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. Form denoting taxes due to Office of Tax Collector of Garland County for Ella Davis. From the business records of I. Schiffman and Company. In the first letter, Lawrence B. Goldsmith of I. Schiffman and Co. inquires about selling cotton through the Alabama Farm Bureau Cotton Association. In his reply, Northington asserts that "we will be glad to handle any cotton for you that was grown on your farm and make the government advance up to 15.64� Middling basis." From the business records of I. Schiffman and Company. The application for membership was completed by Lawrence B. Goldsmith, a member of the I. Schiffman & Co. firm. The front of the pamphlet notes that this copy is a duplicate. From the business records of I. Schiffman and Company. The certificate was issued to I. Schiffman & Co. on March 19, 1930. From the business records of I. Schiffman and Company. The letters contain lists of farmers whose cotton I. Schiffman & Co. is marketing through the Alabama Farm Bureau Cotton Association. The materials include notes from each farmer instructing the Association to hold their cotton in the "regular annual pool [...] subject to lien on same held by I. Schiffman & Company." Each letter indicates the value of the cotton. From the business records of I. Schiffman and Company. The materials include letters and instructions for handling and delivering the 1930-31 cotton crop to the Alabama Farm Bureau Cotton Association. The instructions describe the different pools available for marketing cotton and lists warehouses throughout Alabama to be used for storing cotton. The last item, a letter from N. S. Stewart, discusses low cotton prices since 1926 and lists advantages of marketing cotton through the Association. Grade marks as specified for Planters Warehouse & Storage Company in Huntsville, Alabama. Handwritten note: Anderson Clayton Grades. H. B. Smith requesting Oscar Goldsmith to pay the taxes due by Mrs. Trevani B. Dallas on her lot at Monte Sano again as he did the previous year. Smith offers if Goldsmith does this, he will refund the amount paid. 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. 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. In the telegram A. J. Abrahams acknowledges that S. Schiffman will cover a $300 bill. It ends with a promise to explain the circumstances in a letter that will follow. In the handwritten letter to S. Schiffman, A. J. Abrahams details the circumstances surrounding the need for S. Schiffman to cover the bill and thanks him for his kindness. In these letters, R. D. McKinney tells S. Schiffman that he will have to take all McKinney's stocks as his landlord has taken all his cotton stock to pay his rent before McKinney could pay S. Schiffman. In the second letter, McKinney asks S. Schiffman to send him two dollars to finish paying off the cotton pickers. The final letter is a request for meat and coffee on credit. 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. 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. Itemized worksheets of reweights of cotton for I. Schiffman & Company. The final two documents are receipts for reweights for West Huntsville Land Co. and Dixie Warehouse & Storage Co. 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. Lease agreement for three years of property of Bettie Schiffman for a total of $62.50 per month. This agreement is an extension of Gilbert Bros. previous land lease from Isaac Schiffman. Isaac died in 1910 and the rental property being transferred to Bettie was written up in a new agreement under her name. 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. Letter to Ike Schiffman regarding money and interest. Written on Stein Brothers Bankers letterhead. Lewis Douglass writes to J. P. Fuller authorizing I. Schiffman to take control of his land. Loan contract for $225.00 for mules, horses, a cow, and equipment, borrowed by Thomas Wilson from Isaac Schiffman. 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. 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. 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. Newson writes to Milliken about a party who wants to purchase Dallas Mfg. Co. stock though the dividends are low. The second letter details the purchase price the party is willing to pay and if Milliken knows anyone with 100 to 300 shares for sale. 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. Personal letters to Ike Schiffman from Ben Stromberg written on Stromberg, Kraus and Co. letterhead. The letters contain various business related topics and personal health information. Among the letters are telegrams acknowledging bills received and other business information. R. E. Smith, as city attorney, writes to inform Oscar Goldsmith of an unpaid balance for improvements on Jefferson Street. He requests Goldsmith to call the office of the Clerk of the City of Huntsville to settle the claim. 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. Receipt from $85.32 for S. Schiffman & Co. from R. D. McKinney. Receipt of check tendered as a cash advance from Judge Cain for six bales of cotton at 15.64 cents per pound, signed by Judge Cain, and the dray receipt from Planters Warehouse & Storage Co. from Judge Cain for the six bales of cotton. The final document is a draft receipt showing the 6 bales of cotton from the annual pool for Judge Cain. Receipt of payment of $29.00 from Samuel Strauss for land taxes in Kossuth County, Iowa. Signed bythe treasurer, S. S. Rist. Receipt of payment of $8.50 from E. H. S. signed by Walter Gurley. Receipts detailing the purchase of paint by Oscar Goldsmith and and itemized receipt and list. Rental agreement for a sewing machine, rented from John Williams by a Mr. Sammons. The back notes that it was paid for in part by S. Schiffman & Co. S. D. Brewster writes to Oscar Goldsmith in response to a previous letter in which Goldsmith sent earning statements for the Dallas Mnfg. Co. He details how the profit was lower than he had hoped and wish the treasurer, Mr. Rison, who had been sick and just returned from Minnesota, well. Telegram to A. L. Rison from Jones-Baugh Cotton Company confirming the sale of one thousand bales of cotton. 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" The front of this handwritten note is written by Charly M. Taylor, allotting R. R. Lakin 50 acres of land. The back of the note is written by R. R. Lakin agreeing to the terms of the transaction that he will cultivate the land and deliver "one half of said crop to the said Charly Taylor." The letter details Ella's selling of her place in Hot Spring, Arkansas. The letters detail information about Dallas Manufacturing Co. stocks being sold. This set of documents also includes a check for the forty shares. These documents contain reciepts, correspondence, and payment of the purchase of horse equipment and "1 pair horses" by I. Schiffman. These documents detail a lawsuit brought against Tom Toney by Mitchell & Mitchell Automobile Repairing. The first IOU details Tom Toney's debt to I. Schiffman & Co. for a Dodge car for $60. Following the check is a bill for repairs on the Dodge totalling $28.25. Tom Toney's car was seized upon discovery it was being used to "convey spiritous or vinous liquor contrary to law", resulting in a lawsuit brought by the State of Alabama. The statement is Mitchell & Mitchell claiming that Toney never paid his auto repair bill for the lawsuit. The back of the final letter has a handwritten note that reads: "No. 683 State vs. Toney. Claim of Mitchell & Mitchell. Filed June 11/19 F. S. Cabaniss Reg." 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. 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. 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. 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. This book details the financial account of Domestic Science Fund, owned by Oscar Goldsmith. This document contains a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with the "unlawful detainer suit" filed by Lawrence Goldsmith against H. Oliver. This documents details the sale of property of Lewis Douglass to I. Schiffman and Co. and the accompaning prices. The sold property includes horses, mules, and donkeys. This handwritten note provides information on the death and burial place of Henry Goldsmith, Oscar's older brother, who was born in 1840. The note reads: "Henry Goldsmith - was a member of Co D - 4 [sic] Infantry - died in Huntsville Ala. Jany 6/17, was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery Marker No. 295 was placed on his grave - He was a member of Egbert J. Jones Camp. This is a copy of a Huntsville newspaper advertisement for Lawrence Village. This advertisement detailed where Lawrence Village was and promoted the rapidly expanding community built by Huntsville Land Co. The text at the end of the advertisement states "For further information concerning Lawrence, apply to Oscar Goldsmith, Pres. Huntsville Land Co." Lawrence was the name of Oscar Goldsmith's son. This is a photograph of Oscar Goldsmith. This is the class and weight report for the Alabama Farm Bureau Cotton Association based on the 1929-1930 cotton season. 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. This letter includes responses to Rison's wire and the return wire. It also includes information on cotton buyers and local weather conditions. The sender did not sign the letter, but it is most likely Oscar Goldsmith. 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." This letter requests that Oscar Goldsmith, president of the Huntsville Land Company, sends copies of the company's earning statements so K. Ward-Smith can obtain a bid on shares of stock for sale. This personal letter to Oscar Goldsmith from his cousin, Mo, mentions the health of Mo and his hopes to be better soon. He writes that he has requested a meeting for the case of the Huntsville Land Co. with Mr. Plant. Mo closes be informing Oscar that Addie (his wife) is not well. 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. This receipt totalling $31.56 has no indication of its origin. This rental agreement details the terms on which Gilbert Bros. rented land from Isaac Shiffman for a monthly rent of $62.50. Three letters from Bea to Ike Schiffman. Written on Stromberg, Kraus & Co. letterhead from Louisville, Kentucky. The letters detail business struggles had by Bea and responses to various business suggestions Schiffman offered. Bea also requests futher advice regarding the business. Strombery, Kraus & Co. are manufacturers of trunks and traveling bags. The first letter ends with Bea disclosing that his wife is sick. The second letter mentions bank failures and worries throughout the banking industry and other businesses. A financial panic started in 1893, resulting in a depression that would last through 1898. These letters reflect these fears as they are written at the start of the panic. Two receipts detailing the sale of horses, wagons, and harnesses to I. Schiffman & Co. for $80.00 and $85.00. 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. 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. Various documents regarding the bankruptcy of Textile Hardwood Manufacturing Company. The company first filed for bankruptcy in August of 1932. These documents are in chronological order of the bankruptcy case including a petition for bankruptcy debt discharge, the Deed of Trust, a newspaper clipping formally announcing the company bankrupt and its upcoming sale, and the letter announcing the meeting of creditors. Various documents regarding the financial state of Textile Hardwood Manufacturing Company from 1931 to 1935, after which the company filed for bankruptcy. The final three documents are from 1942, after bankrupcty was filed, settling final debts and fees due to I. Schiffman & Company. Various documents regarding transactions of different amounts paid by J. W. Erwin and W. V. Styles to S. Schiffman & Co. throughout the year 1899. The final document is a loan form for mules for $409.65. Various loan contracts for livestock and equipment between I. Schiffman and customers including Moses Johnson, J. C. Todd, Gus Williams, Tom and B. F. Wyley, Henry Rice, and I. K. Carter. Various loan contracts, bills, and receipts for purchases made by Bill Bragg and Percy Bragg from I. Schiffman and Co. in 1906. The final document is a receipt for livestock and equipment in 1907. Various receipts for cotton from multiple companies and farms including Sulphur Spring, Weil farm, Tibbs farm, Morris farm, Cobb farm, and Pierce farm. Various receipts for the purchase of seed from I. Schiffman from multiple farms. These receipts show the weight of the purchase as weighed by N. Eddins. 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. W. E. Rinkley tells S. Schiffman that he has already paid the man who built a hen house and garden. He also tells Schiffman that he has reached out to Mr. Landers regarding his taxes and asks Schiffman to reach out and see what is happening there as Landers has not replied to Rinkley.
Select... Abrahams, A. J. Alabama Farm Bureau Cotton Association Allen, Milton Allen, Morgan Almon, Ed. B. Bennett, J. G. Bragg, Percy Bragg, William Brewster, S. D. Brock, Frank Burns & Blake Horse Goods Cabaniss, F. S. Cain, Judge Chapman, John A. City Scales Connally, J. B. Dallas Manufacturing Company Dallas, Ida B. Davis, Ella Dixie Warehouse & Storage Company Douglass, Lewis Eddins, N. Erwin, J. W. Erwin, L. O. Fish, W. B. Gilbert Bros. Goldsmith-Grosser Co. Goldsmith, Laurence Goldsmith, Lawrence B. Goldsmith, Oscar Griffin, Malvern U. Grosser, Oscar Goldsmith Gurley, Walter Halsey, W. H. Haynes, R. A. Hotchkin & Co. Hotchkin and & Co. Huntsville Land Company Huntsville Shoe Company I. Schiffman & Co. I. Schiffman and Company J. E. Gilbert & Co. Jones-Baugh Cotton Company Kenney, J. L. Lakin, R. R. Lanier, M. H. Leatherman, George P. Mays, H. T. McIver, R. S. McKinney, R. D. McNeel, John D. Milliken, G. H. Mitchell & Mitchell Automobile Repairing Murphy, Jere. Newman, Harry A. Newson, A. W. Northington, Allen Patterson & Carmichael, Livery, Feed and Sale Stable Patterson, Susan Plant, Solomon Planters Warehouse & Storage Company Plater, Thomas Pollak, Arnold Printz, Alexander. Reed, C. O. Rinkley, W. E. Rist, S. S. Sammons, D. B. Schiffman, Bettie. Schiffman, Isaac Sessions, R. E. Smith, H. B. Smith, R. E. Stein Brokers Bankers Stromberg, Ben Styles, W. V. Taylor, Charly Tennessee Valley Bank Textile Hardwood Manufacturing Company Toney, Thomas Ward-Smith, K. Weil Brothers Weil, Edgar West Huntsville Land Company White, Victor Williams, Frank Wilson, Thomas Winchester, W. E.