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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…

Bullitt family papers, 1785-1960.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bullitt family.
Collection number: 3549
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Abstract: In part, microfilm. The majority of the collection is correspondence. Included are letters to Mildred Ann (Fry) Bullitt at Oxmoor Plantation, Louisville, Ky., from friends and relatives, and a few from Virginia, Missouri, Alabama, Ohio, New Mexico, and Read more…

Roach and Eggleston family papers, 1825-1905 (bulk 1853-1905).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Roach and Eggleston family.
Collection number: 2614
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Abstract: The Roach and Eggleston families lived in Woodville, Wilkinson County, and Vicksburg, Miss. Prominent family members included Elizabeth Gildart Eggleston (d. 1895), a member of the Read more…

Alexander Elliot papers, 1769-1909.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Elliot, Alexander, 1797-1870.
Collection number: 4596
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Abstract: Alexander Elliot, lumberman of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., who also served as a colonel in the militia, was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons, Read more…

John Nevitt diary, 1826-1832.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Nevitt, John, fl. 1803-1832.
Collection number: 543
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Abstract: John Nevitt was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and owner of Clermont Plantation near Natchez in Adams County, Miss. The collection is the diary, 1826-1832, of John Nevitt, recording Read more…

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894.
Collection number: 3862
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Abstract: William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi. The collection is primarily personal Read more…

John Milliken Parker papers, 1902-1938 (bulk 1909-1920).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939.
Collection number: 1184
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Abstract: John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Read more…

Norton, Chilton, and Dameron family papers, 1760-1926, 1995 (bulk 1815-1910).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Norton, Chilton, and Dameron family papers, 1760-1926, 1995 (bulk 1815-1910).
Collection number: 3264
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Abstract: Members of the Norton, Chilton, and Dameron families were planters of Louisiana and Mississippi. The collection includes chiefly letters, 1815-1910, relating to members of the Norton, Chilton, and Dameron families. Read more…

Edwina Burnley memoir, ca. 1925.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Burnley, Edwina.
Collection number: 1816
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Abstract: Memoir written by Edwina Burnley and Bertha Burnley Ricketts, describing their family and their childhood at Somerset plantation, near Hazlehurst in Copiah County, Miss. Their father, Edwin Burnley (b. 1798), moved to Mississippi from Read more…