Category Archives: Mississippi

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

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

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

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 Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Everard Green papers, 1848-1876.

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 Continue reading Everard Green papers, 1848-1876.

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

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

Hodding Carter papers, 1950s-2000s.

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 Continue reading Hodding Carter papers, 1950s-2000s.

Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

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 Continue reading Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

Miscellaneous southern business letters, 1747-1929.

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 Continue reading Miscellaneous southern business letters, 1747-1929.