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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…

Anne Cameron Collins papers, 1849-1909.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Collins, Anne Cameron, 1842-1915.
Collection number: 3838
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Abstract: Anne Cameron Collins, daughter of Paul Carrington Cameron (1808-1891) and Anne (Ruffin) Cameron (d. 1897), of Hillsborough, N.C.; wife of George Pumpelly Collins (1835-1903), Read more…

Robert Philip Howell memoirs, 1854-1872.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Howell, Robert Philip, 1840-1916.
Collection number: 1959-z
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Abstract: Memoirs of Howell of Goldsboro, N.C., relating to his education at Trinity College, Randolph County, N.C. (later Duke University), and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Read more…

Brownrigg family papers, 1736-1986.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Brownrigg family.
Collection number: 2226
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Abstract: Brownrigg family of Wicklow County, Ireland; Chowan, Pasquotank, and Hertford counties, N.C.; and Mississippi. Included are Richard Brownrigg (d. 1771) of Ireland; brothers John and Thomas Brownrigg; Thomas’s wife, Ruth; their son, Read more…

Charles Whitmore plantation journal, 1834-1864.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Whitmore, Charles, b. 1789.
Collection number: 2406
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Abstract: Plantation journal of Whitmore, near Natchez, Miss., with slave and crop records and Read more…

Mary E. Bateman diary, 1856.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bateman, Mary E.
Collection number: 47-z
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Abstract: Mary E. Bateman lived at Argyle Plantation near Greenville, Washington County, Miss., with her cousin, Margaret Tiedeman Campbell. Her sister was Lavinia Bateman Ball; Lavinia’s husband was Dr. Spencer Ball. Diary of Bateman kept Read more…

Gale and Polk family papers, 1815-1895 (bulk 1815-1865).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gale and Polk family.
Collection number: 266
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Abstract: Gale and Polk families of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Chiefly personal correspondence of members of the related Gale and Polk families. Included are ante-bellum Read more…

William Cooper diaries, 1862; 1865; 1872; 1886.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Cooper, William, b. 1802.
Collection number: 1195-z
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Abstract: William Cooper was a planter of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., and Magnolia Plantation, Coahoma County, Miss. He travelled frequently between his home at Tuscumbia, Ala., Read more…

Hughes family papers, 1790-1910 (bulk 1820-1898).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hughes family.
Collection number: 2779
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Abstract: Principal member of the Hughes family of Edgefield, S.C., are Dr. John Hughes (d. 1835) and his son, John H. Hughes (d. 1871), who were both cotton planters; John Hughes’s sister, Read more…