James Allen and Charles B. Allen papers, 1788-1869 (bulk 1856-1869).

Creator: Allen, James, fl. 1856-1866.
Collection number: 1697
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Abstract: James Allen was a planter of Warren County, Miss. Charles B. Allen was his son. Personal, family, and business correspondence of James Allen and Charles B. Allen, including European correspondence in the 1850s, mostly from Paris and the Hague, where James was apparently conducting business, and from European schools Charles attended; Civil War letters from Charles while a Confederate soldier in Mississippi and Alabama and from James in Richmond, Mobile, and other places, while he was involved in a variety of enterprises, including salt manufacture; James’s official correspondence as provost marshall of freedmen in Warren County, 1865-1866; and some post- war plantation papers, mainly concerning land transactions and the sale of cotton. Also included is a notebook, 1788-1796, of Garret Rapalje of Alabama, containing accounts, records of Indian words, etc. (incomplete typed transcription of an original manuscript at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History).

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Papers of the family of Colonel James Allen of Warren, Mississippi, Provost Marshal of Freedmen. Includes a notebook containing records of accounts with “Indians and Negroes” (1788- 1796). Microfilm available.