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Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Creator: Pruitt, Otis N. (Otis Noel), 1891-1967.
Shanks, Calvin, 1926-1981.
Collection number: 5463
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Abstract: Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks photographed life in Columbus, Miss., between the 1920s and 1980s. Pruitt, born in Mississippi in 1891, became interested in photography while photographing his children. He moved to Columbus to work in Henry Hoffmeister’s photography studio, also attending the Illinois School of Photography early in his career. In or around 1920, Pruitt bought Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

Hodding Carter papers, 1950s-2000s.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Carter, Hodding.
Collection number: 5314
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Abstract: Hodding Carter III was born in New Orleans, La., on 7 April 1935 to journalist and publisher Hodding Carter II and Betty Werlein. He grew up in Greenville, Miss., and graduated from Princeton University in 1957. Carter served in the United States Marine Corps after college Read more…

Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Henry, Gustavus A. (Gustavus Adolphus), 1804-1880.
Collection number: 1431
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Abstract: Gustavus A. Henry (1804-1880) of Clarksville, Tenn., was a Whig politician, lawyer, and owner of plantations in Hinds County, Miss., and Desha County, Ark. Henry’s family included Read more…

Miscellaneous southern business letters, 1747-1929.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miscellaneous southern business letters.
Collection number: 3739
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Abstract: Chiefly unconnected letters, 1833-1858, relating to business and trade conducted in the South. Letters are to and from various merchants, agents, planters, lawyers, clerks, ship Read more…

Thompson family papers, 1809-1924.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Thompson family.
Collection number: 1460
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Abstract: Thompson family members included Jospeh B. Thompson (d. 1849), who left Alabama to grow cotton in Louisiana; his uncle, Lawrence Thompson (d. ca. 1864), who grew cotton round Read more…

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ballard, Rice C. (Rice Carter), d. 1860.
Collection number: 4850
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Abstract: Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had Read more…

Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Delta and Providence cooperative farms.
Collection number: 3474
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Abstract: Delta Cooperative Farm, started in 1936 in the community of Hillhouse (later called Rochdale) in Bolivar County, Miss., and Providence Cooperative Farm, started in 1939 near Cruger in Holmes County, Miss., were attempts by Cooperative Read more…

J. F. H. Claiborne papers, 1797-1884.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Claiborne, J. F. H. (John Francis Hamtramck), 1809-1884.
Collection number: 151
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Abstract: J. F. H. Claiborne was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, editor, planter, and historian of Mississippi and Louisiana. The collection has papers containing relatively few items pertaining to Read more…

William H. Holcombe diary and autobiography, 1855 and 1892.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Holcombe, William H. (William Henry), 1825-1893.
Collection number: 1113
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Abstract: Homeopathic physician in Natchez, Miss. Autobiography and diary of William Henry Holcombe. The autobiography, written in 1892, covers Holcombe’s ancestry and his childhood in Read more…