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…

William Dunbar account book, 1776-1793; 1845-1847.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Dunbar, William, 1749-1810.
Collection number: 231-z
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Abstract: William Dunbar was a planter at Baton Rouge and Natchez and a friend of Alexander Ross, Scottish merchant and planter on the southwestern frontier during the American Revolution. The collection includes varied accounts, 1776-1793, Read more…

Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Neal family.
Collection number: 4370
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Abstract: Members of the Neal family and related Fox and Timberlake families, were planters, businessmen, and farmers in Franklin, N.C.; Fayette and Henderson counties, Tenn.; Tuscaloosa, Read more…

Young Allen papers, 1783-1927.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Allen, Young, d. 1835.
Collection number: 4411
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Abstract: Chiefly deeds, estate records, and other financial and legal items, including slave bills of sale, relating to Young Allen of Wake County, N.C., and to members of his family. Read more…

Francis Terry Leak papers, 1839-1865.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Leak, Francis Terry, 1803-1864.
Collection number: 1095
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Abstract: Francis Terry Leak was a cotton planter and businessman of Tippah (now Benton) County, Miss. Manuscript volumes containing entries of various types, most of which are Read more…

Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882 [microfilm manuscript].
Collection number: 2339
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Abstract: Brief daily records, 1857-1861, 1873-1882, of crops, weather, slaves’ work, Read more…

Bullitt family papers, 1785-1960.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…