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Guide to the Bush Brothers & Co. Records, RG 67


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2003

Date Span:
1843-1845

Size:
0.1 cubic feet; 31 items; 1 file folder.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Consists of financial records concerning cotton sales and shipments and other transactions primarily between W. A. Scott, a commission merchant from Mobile, Alabama, and Bush Brothers & Company of Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama. Includes receipts (1843-1845) for cotton shipped on the Tombigbee River from Pickensville to Mobile; sheets from a daybook ledger (1840) of merchandise sold.

Scope and Content:
Bush Brother & Company are believed to have been operated by John W. Bush (1817- ) and Albert P. Bush (1820- ) of Pickensville, Alabama from the late 1830s to just prior to the American Civil War. Albert and John arrived in Pickens County from Georgia about 1835, where they began a mercantile business which remained in business until after the war. Albert moved to Mobile, Alabama following the war. John is not listed in the National Census in Alabama after 1860.


Item list:
Box 1

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