Archive for the ‘Mississippi’ Category

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

April 16, 2013 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

James T. Harrison papers, 1770-1896.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Harrison, James T. (James Thomas), 1811-1879.
Collection number: 2441
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Abstract: James T. Harrison, of Columbus, Miss., was a lawyer and member of the Confederate Congress. Other Harrison family members represented include his father, Read more…

Frank F. Steel letters, 1859-1861.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Steel, Frank F., fl. 1859-1861.
Collection number: 688-z
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Abstract: Frank F. Steel of Ohio was apparently employed as a tutor or contract worker of some sort on a plantation in Mississippi and in Lexington, Ky. The collection includes letters from Steel Read more…

Everard Green papers, 1848-1876.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Baker, Everard Green, b. 1826.
Collection number: 41
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Abstract: The collection includes personal diaries and plantation journal of Baker of Jefferson, Panola, and Hinds counties, Miss., containing references to farming, household matters, neighborhood affairs, philosophical ideas, and Read more…

Bullock and Hamilton family papers, 1757-1971 (bulk 1828-1868).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bullock and Hamilton family.
Collection number: 101
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Abstract: Bullock, Hamilton, Coleman, Tarry, and Watkins families of Granville (now Vance) County, N.C., Mecklenburg County, Va., and Lowndes County, Miss. Bullock family material consists of correspondence regarding finances, household Read more…

Hodding Carter papers, 1950s-2000s.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…