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Adams, Celia A. Mortimer. Papers. 1835-1854. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Celia A. Mortimer (Mrs. William) Adams, Lebanon, Ohio, consist of typewritten copies of nine letters, including one from M. Mortimer in Rodney, Jefferson County, and three from John Donning in Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, all dated 1835. Processed. (Z/0007.000).
Akin, Allen T. Papers. ca. 1790-1800; 1970-1980; undated. 1 cubic ft.
The genealogical records of Allen T. Akin of Warren County, pertain to the Balfour, Klein, and Oswalt families of Vicksburg. Also included are early Balfour family papers, ca. 1790 to 1800. Unprocessed. (Z/U/83.005).
Albrecht, Andrew C. Manuscript. 1938. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a typewritten carbon copy of the manuscript, "Natchez, Mississippi, and its Aboriginal Inhabitants" by Andrew C. Albrecht. It was prepared for the Statewide Archaeological Project of the Works Progress Administration in 1938 and sponsored by Louisiana State University. Topics include the geographical and topographical aspects of the Natchez area; the earliest inhabitants and Indian sites; excavations at St. Catherine's Creek, Adams County, Mississippi, and Natchez Indian culture. The manuscript focuses on the work of B. L. C. Wailes and Caleb Forshey of Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, and draws on the work of French explorers, and also scholars such as John R. Swanton and Dunbar Rowland. Processed. (Z/0011.000).
Allen, James, and Family. Papers. 1840-1960; undated. 7.66 cubic
The papers are an assortment of correspondence; fiscal and social papers; diaries; cotton and account books; cash and daybooks of family businesses; road maps and logs; photographs; Claiborne County histories; broadsides; printed materials; and scrapbooks belonging to the members of the James Allen family. The Allens came from New Jersey and settled at Nanachehaw Plantation, Warren County, and Port Gibson. James's son, Charles B. Allen, served in the Confederate States of America Army, and the collection contains military and personal papers related to the Civil War, including muster roll lists of the Warren Guards and the Claiborne Guards. Cotton production in Mississippi is a focus of the collection as well; James Bennett Allen of Port Gibson developed a high-quality variety of cotton known as Allen's Long Staple Cotton. There is a photocopy of the J. B. and Leigh B. Allen account ledger (1897-1913) available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1239.000).
Allen, James, Plantation. Journal. 1860-1865. 0.66 cubic ft.; 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The collection consists of the plantation book of James Allen of Nanachehaw Plantation, Warren County, including notations on land, slaves, cotton picking, and family history. Typescript and positive microfilm copies are also available. Processed. (Z/0014.000).
American Cotton Oil Company. Records. 1903-1914. 2.33 cubic ft.
The records consist of correspondence and other documents, both originals and copies, collected as evidence in the case of The State of Mississippi v. The American Cotton Oil Company, et al. Among the papers are correspondence and documents from many Mississippi firms, including the Natchez Oil Company, Natchez; the Newton Oil and Manufacturing Company, Natchez and Newton, Newton County, Mississippi; the Port Gibson Oil Works, Port Gibson; and several Vicksburg-based companies. Processed. (Z/0067.000).
American Legion. World War I Scrapbook. 1917-1924. 0.10 cubic ft.
This photocopy of the scrapbook compiled by the American Legion Herbert J. Remondet Post No. 4, Natchez, uses clippings, illustrations, and memorabilia to document the participation of Natchez-area residents in World War I. Residents were active in the military and the local American Red Cross and Boy Scouts of America. Processed. (Z/1660.000).
Amite and Florida Auxiliary Bible Society. Minutes. 1815-1835. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of the constitution and minutes of the Amite and Florida Auxiliary Bible Society, whose membership was principally drawn from Amite and Wilkinson counties and Spanish West Florida. Processed. (Z/0019.000).
Andrews Family. Papers. 1813-1930. 0.10 cubic ft.
These ten letters from members of the Andrews family of Natchez and Selsertown, Jefferson County, include a last will and testament of Arthur Andrews of Selsertown and a September, 1813, letter describing the Massacre of Fort Mims, Mississippi Territory. Processed. (Z/0876.000).
Anonymous Diary. 1863-1872. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains a typewritten copy of a diary kept by a woman living in Natchez during the Civil War, commenting on battles and life in occupied Natchez and the behavior of the Northern soldiers. Most of the entries cover the period from July 7 to November 15, 1863. Processed. (Z/0869.000).
Archer Family. Papers. 1866-1891. 0.10 cubic ft.
The seven items contained in these papers consist of the personal correspondence of the Archer family of Port Gibson. Processed. (Z/0027.000)
Archer Family. Papers. Accretion. 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
On June 5, 1863, A. B. Archer wrote this letter to his wife Jennie R. Archer at Port Gibson describing the Union attack on Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and the successful Confederate defense. Processed. (Z/0027.001).
Archer-Finlay-Moore Family. Papers. 1828-1967. 5.33 cubic ft.
The papers of the Archer, Finlay, and Moore families of Washington County, Mississippi, include material relevant to the Natchez District. In 1836 James Archer married Mary Ann Hunt, daughter of David Hunt of Natchez. Genealogical materials relating to the Hunt family, an autograph book, and a book of original poetry and translations belonging to James Archer, are present among the personal and professional correspondence, land records, genealogies, and newspaper clippings that document the Archer, Finlay, and Moore families. Processed. (Z/1224.000).
Ash, Harry C. Manuscript. 1961. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a typescript, entitled "A History of the Centreville Methodist Church, 1811-1961," by Harry C. Ash. The history also contains a list of the memorials and pastors at this Wilkinson County, Mississsippi, church from 1811 to 1961. Processed. (Z/0994.000).
Aventine Plantation. Diary. 1857-1860. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The diary of Aventine Plantation, Adams County, owned by Thomas R. Shields, records details of the lives of slaves, crop production, and plantation management. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0175.000).
Ayres Family. Papers. 1809-1992; undated. 5 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm copy of the papers of the Ayres family of Adams County documents both the family's management and renovations of their Adams County plantation, Roseland, and the Ayres's connections with Natchez. The papers include not only a cotton book (1842-1843) plantation journals (1848-1860) and financial accounts relating to Roseland's restoration in the 1950s, but also records of the Natchez physician Andrew Macrery, the original owner of Roseland. The correspondence of Macrery's grandson, John Richardson Ayres, with his wife, Nellie Henderson Ayres, records their relations with the Nutt family of Natchez, while the Ayres's mercantile activities in the city are traced through the records of the Natchez general merchandising firm of Cannon and Ayres, 1837-1845. Also included are drafts and copies of children's stories written by Nellie Henderson Ayres. Processed. (Z/1873.000).
Baker and Moss Company. Records. 1839-1849. 0.10 cubic ft.
Nine items form this collection of business papers and letters concerning the commission and general agency business of Baker and Moss, in Natchez. The successor of the firm of Lambdin and Bennett, the company became Baker and Little in 1844, when William H. Little succeeded E. L. Moss as partner of Edwin B. Baker. Processed. (Z/0322.000).
Baker, T. Otis, and Family. Papers. 1822-1909; undated. 4 cubic ft.
The papers of T. Otis Baker, Natchez lawyer and captain in the Tenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army, consist of research materials for his book, Rolls of the Several Military Organizations which Entered the Service of the Confederate States of America from the City of Natchez and Adams County, Mississippi (Natchez: Natchez Democrat Print, 1890), and of business papers and records concerning his legal clients. Many of these refer to prominent Adams County residents such as Stephen Duncan and Samuel Postlethwaite. There are also records concerning properties and plantations in Adams, Claiborne, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties and in Catahoula, Concordia, and Tensas parishes, as well as properties and firms in Natchez itself. Processed. (Z/0072.000).
Baker, T. Otis., and Family. Papers. 1862-1866. 0.10 cubic ft.
This group of papers of Captain T. Otis Baker of Natchez is composed of twenty-six items, including correspondence; the funeral notice of his wife Sarah Seaman Baker, a roll and list of battles of the Natchez Southrons, Baker's amnesty oath, unidentified photographs, a receipt from the University of Virginia for tuition in 1866, social and miscellaneous papers, and newspaper clippings. Processed. (Z/0734.000).
Baker, T. Otis, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1861-1883. 0.67 cubic ft.
These papers primarily concern the military career of Captain T. Otis Baker of Natchez and include a descriptive roll book of Company B (Natchez Southrons) Tenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment, and the minutes of the meetings of the "Silver Grays," a Natchez military company, 1861-1862. Processed. (Z/0072.001).
Balfour, Emma, and Family. Papers. 1781-1925. 1 cubic ft.
This addition includes the original diary described below, typescripts of family papers, and a facsimile of the July 2, 1863 "Wallpaper Edition" of the Daily Citizen of Vicksburg. There is a photocopy of the diary for patron use. Processed. (Z/0696.001).
Balfour, Emma. Diary Typescript. 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
Emma Balfour was a Vicksburg resident who was married to Dr. W. T. Balfour. This collection consists of a typescript of her diary and a negative photocopy of the typescript, which describes life in Vicksburg from May 16, through June 2, 1863, and the impact of the siege by the Union army. Processed. (Z/0696.000).
Bank of Port Gibson. Records. 1840-1906. 1.66 cubic ft.
The records of the Bank of Port Gibson, including correspondence and an assortment of financial records, were damaged in a fire and, therefore, have been left unarranged. Processed. (Z/1109.000).
Bank of Port Gibson. Records. Accretion. 1838-1852. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm accretion to the Bank of Port Gibson records includes records of stock transferred to the bank from 1838 to 1852 and a discount book dating from 1838 to 1843. Processed. (Z/1109.001).
Bank of the State of Mississippi. Minutes. 1811-1835. 0.33 cubic ft.
In 1809 the Mississippi Territorial Assembly established the Bank of Mississippi in the city of Natchez. In 1818, it was rechartered as the Bank of the State of Mississippi. In 1834, after the Mississippi legislature diverted its support to the Planter's Bank, the Bank of the State of Mississippi ceased operations. The bank had offices not only in Natchez, but in Port Gibson, Woodville, and Vicksburg; the Agricultural Bank of Natchez became its successor. This minute book documents the activities of the board of directors of the Bank of Mississippi and the Bank of the State of Mississippi through records of board meetings, lists of members, and evidence of bank policies. Some entries concern the bank's suspension of specie payments during the War of 1812. Processed. (Z/1853.000).
Bank of the State of Mississippi. Records. 1810-1843. 20 cubic ft.
This accretion to the records of the Bank of the State of Mississippi consists of minutes of stockholders' meetings, stock and dividend ledgers, letter books, cash and account books, customers' liability and payment registers, and other financial records. Among them are records of the Port Gibson (1819-1832), Vicksburg (ca.1830-1833), and Woodville (1819-1832) branch offices. Processed. (Z/0757.000).
Bank of the State of Mississippi. Records. 1810-1844. 36.66 cubic ft.
This accretion of correspondence and financial records of the Bank of the State of Mississippi includes letters to prominent Adams County inhabitants, among them members of the Duncan and Postlethwaite families. Processed. (Z/0094.000).
Bank of the State of Mississippi. Records. 1819-1882; undated. 1 cubic ft.
There are records of both the Bank of the State of Mississippi, and of its successor, the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, within this collection, which includes correspondence, financial accounts, receipts, promissory notes, and stock certificates, as well as a copy of the Bank of Mississippi's charter and an extract from the minutes of the board of directors of the Branch Bank of Discount and Deposit, Port Gibson, for 1819. Processed. (Z/1291.000).
Bank of the State of Mississippi. Records. Accretion. 1821-1824. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of an account book of Gabriel Tichenor, cashier of the Bank of the State of Mississippi, documenting the disbursement of funds to Revolutionary War pensioners from 1821 to 1824.Unprocessed (Z/U/88.063).
Bank of the State of Mississippi. Records. Accretion. 1831. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of a manuscript copy of a petition (fragmentary) extracted from the August 5, 1831, minutes of the board of directors of the Bank of the State of Mississippi, which was addressed to the Mississippi legislature. The petition summarizes various grievances of bank officers and stockholders. (Z/0757.000).
Baptist Church of Christ at Jerusalem. Records. 1812-1889. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm contains a copy of the records of the Baptist Church of Christ at Jerusalem, Amite County. Processed. Z/1043.000).
Barland Family. Papers. 1820s-1890s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains correspondence, essays, financial records, a land deed and plat, and other papers of the Barland family of Claiborne County. (Z/1982.000).
Bayon, Philip. Horticultural Journal. 1940s-1980s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This journal documents the cultivation and propagation of a variety of plants, shrubs, and trees by horticulturist Philip J. Bayon of Natchez. (Z/2024.000).
Bearss, Edwin C. Manuscript. 1957. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains a typed copy of "Natchez and the Civil War," a paper presented by Edwin C. Bearss, historian of Vicksburg National Military Park, at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society at Natchez in February, 1957. Processed. (Z/0335.000).
Bearss, Edwin C. Manuscript. 1960. 0.20 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a photocopy of the typescript of "The Breakup of Johnston's Army" by Edwin C. Bearss, research historian, Vickburg National Military Park, containing a chapter on the occupation of Natchez by General Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom. Processed. (Z/0951.000).
Beaumont, Jefferson. Letter Book. 1833-1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
The letter book of Jefferson Beaumont of Natchez, who succeeded Gabriel Tichenor as cashier of the Bank of the State of Mississippi in 1833, includes copies of letters to Gabriel Tichenor, Stephen Cooke, and L. M. and George W. Sargent, the latter concerning Winthrop Sargent's estate. Processed. (Z/0759.000).
Bell, Robert W., Jr. Papers. 1936-1986. 2 cubic ft.
These papers consist of correspondence, maps, clippings, and speeches documenting the career of Robert W. Bell, Jr., and his work as supervisor of right-of-way acquisitions for the Natchez Trace Parkway project. Mississippi River Parkway Commission materials, publications, and tapes containing Bell's narration of a history of his work on the Natchez Trace project are also included. Processed. (Z/1844.000).
Benoist, Edwin E. Papers. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection is composed of unpublished plays and musical scores by Edwin E. Benoist of Natchez. Processed. (Z/1489.000).
Bethesda Baptist Church. Records. 1896-1926. 0.33 cubic ft.
The photocopies of the documents in the record book of Bethesda Baptist Church, Jefferson County, include lists of members, baptisms, church minutes, and some financial records. Processed. (Z/1084.000).
Bickley, Beulah Vick. Manuscript. 1940. 0.10 cubic ft.
The manuscript of Beulah Vick Bickley of Waterloo, Iowa, consists of a typescript of her poem "The Romance of Vicksburg: An Epic of the South." Processed. (Z/0338.000).
Biedenharn Candy Company. Collection. 1960s-1980s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection includes research files, notes, printed and publicity materials apparently assembled by Kay Kimble, publicity chairman for the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, concerning the Biedenharn Candy Company of Vicksburg, Mississippi and the Coca-Cola Company. It was in Vicksburg that Joseph A. Biedenharn first bottled Coca-Cola in 1894. Unprocessed. (Z/U/96.005).
Binghaman, John. Commission. 1801. 0.10 cubic ft.
A positive photocopy of the commission of John Binghaman as a cavalry lieutenant in the Adams County Militia constitutes this collection. The commission was signed by Territorial Governor Winthrop Sargent and countersigned by Territorial Secretary John Steele. Processed. (Z/1016.000.
Birchett, George K., and T. G. Birchett. Papers. 1832-1874. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers consist of ten items relating to the businesses and careers of Drs. George K. and T. G. Birchett of Vicksburg, with some dating from the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Also included is an account book of Dr. George K. Birchett with entries from 1832 to 1847. Processed. (Z/0339.000).
Birchett, Raymond. Collection. 1775-1949. 4.50 cubic ft.
Raymond Birchett was a Jackson, Mississippi, architect who inherited the items in the collection from his grandmother Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox of Jesuit Bend, Louisiana, and the family of his father Dr. John Alexander Klein Birchett of Vicksburg. The papers, including correspondence, broadsides, printed material, newspapers, and clippings concern the Klein and Birchett families and focus on the Vicksburg Campaign and the aftermath of the Civil War. They include the papers of Elizabeth L. Eggleston of Vicksburg, who worked with Confederate organizations after the war. The Birchett collection also includes a number of newspapers (1775-1949), many collected by Dr. J. A. K. Birchett. Processed. (Z/1790.000).
Bisland-Shields. Family. Papers. 1773-1969; undated. 3 cubic ft.
These papers include a variety of items, such as a diary, correspondence, legal records, literary papers, receipt and account books, clippings, and genealogical records. They concern not only the Bisland and Shields families of Adams County, but the Stelle, Pride, Williams, and other allied families. Family plantations are a central focus of the collection. Correspondence and account books document life on the Louisiana sugar plantation Hope Farm, Terrebonne Parish, in the nineteenth century. An 1847 letter from the Bisland plantation Rokeby, located in Jefferson County, reveals details of the life of a plantation tutor. Much of the twentieth-century correspondence deals with the care and preservation of the plantation Mt. Repose, located on Pine Ridge in Adams County, as do nineteenth-and twentieth-century account books. Insights into education in the 1850s are also provided by the papers: a journal kept by Leonora Bisland documents her school term at Pine Ridge Female High School, Adams County, from 1856 to 1857; and there is an 1859 letter from B. L. C. Wailes concerning Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County. The longest series of letters, from William A. Bisland to Caroline Pride, his future wife, was written during Bisland's service in the Confederate Army, and discusses not only domestic matters, but the military situation of Vicksburg in 1862 to 1863 and the movement of Federal troops in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Processed. (Z/1610.000).
Blennerhassett, Harmon. Papers. 1812-1816. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers consist of two items: a promissary note of Harmon Blennerhassett, dated July 10, 1812, to the estate of Charles F. McCay; and a letter dated November 30, 1816, written from La Cache, Port Gibson, Mississippi Territory, to William Turpin, Washington, Mississippi Territory. Processed. (Z/1071.000).
Boardman, Daniel. Papers. 1814-1823. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Daniel Boardman of New York City consist of five pieces pertaining to land claims in the Mississippi Territory and a dispute with Comfort Sands over Mississippi stock. Processed. (Z/0340.000).
Boatner, L. M. Diary. 1841-1842. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
A typewritten copy of the diary of L. M. Boatner, a farmer of Amite County, constitutes this collection. There is a microfilm copy available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0341.000).
Booth, Roswell Valentine. Journal. 1876-1915. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of microfilm contains a copy of a journal kept by Roswell Valentine Booth, lawyer, Confederate veteran, and mayor of Vicksburg. The journal covers a yellow fever epidemic, World War I in Europe, and the Garfield assassination and obituaries. It also contains poems and speeches made by Booth and an autobiography. Processed. (Z/1594.000).
Bragg, Marion. Manuscript. ca. 1977. 1 cubic ft.
This manuscript version of Marion Bragg's Historic Names and Places on the Lower Mississippi River (Vicksburg, Miss. : Mississippi River Commission, 1977) includes descriptions of various historic Mississippi River sites in the Natchez District. Unprocessed. (Z/U/77.079).
Brandon, Gerard. Manuscript. 1935. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a typescript of the address given by Gerard Brandon on May 14, 1935, on delivering the deed of Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, to the State of Mississippi. The conveyance took place during the dedication of the historical marker commemorating the site of the first constitutional convention in Mississippi in 1817. Processed. (Z/0948.000).
Briggs, Isaac. Letter. 1803. 0.10 cubic ft.
Isaac Briggs was surveyor-general of the Mississippi Territory. This letter, dated October 7, 1803, and written from Washington, Mississippi Territory, is addressed to Gideon Fitz, Monticello, Virginia, and concerns the possiblity of Fitz becoming deputy surveyor. Processed. (Z/1053.000).
Britton, Audley Clarke. Memorandum Book. 1852-1867. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The memorandum book of Audley Clarke Britton, Natchez broker and banker, contains lists of table silver, slaves, and purchases and sales of real estate. A positive microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0732.000).
Britton, Mary M. Scrapbook. ca. 1887-1908. 0.66 cubic ft.
This scrapbook of newsclippings of Mary M. Britton of Natchez contains stories and humorous anecdotes as well as poetry written by Natchez residents. (Z/1901.000).
Brookdale Farm. Records. 1856-1857. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
A typewritten carbon copy and a microfilm copy of the record of Brookdale Farm, Amite County, kept by the Reverend Hamilton McKnight, Baptist pastor of Liberty, Amite County, make up this collection. Processed. (Z/0349.000).
Brown, James. Papers. 1846-1847. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of James Brown of New York include accounts of Atornish and Loch Leven plantations, which were apparently located in Adams County. Processed. (Z/0351.000).
Buck, Charles W. Papers. 1852-1922. 2 cubic ft.
Among these papers are letters, legal records, manuscripts, and images documenting the career and family of Charles W. Buck. A native of Vicksburg, he was a lawyer, a Woodford County, Kentucky, judge, a United States envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Peru and a writer of fiction. Buck's papers contain letters from his parents written at Vicksburg from 1866 to 1875, his diary at Vicksburg for 1873, and a typescript printer's copy of a book manuscript entitled "Uncle Bob," which was set in the Vicksburg area during the Civil War. Processed. (Z/0078.000).
Burnet, Daniel. Papers. 1818-1829. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection of business papers of Daniel Burnet of Port Gibson, is composed of eight items relating to the Nailor plantation that Burnet managed as executor of Francis Nailor's estate. Processed. (Z/0357.000).
Burnet-Lum Family. Papers. ca. 1700s-1900s. 0.33 cubic ft.
The correspondence, legal and genealogical records, and other papers (photocopies) of the Burnet family of Port Gibson and Claiborne County, the Lum family of Vicksburg and Warren County, and various allied families, date from the 1700s to 1900s. (Z/2095.000).
Burruss, Charles. Journal. 1833-1837. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm copy of a journal kept by Charles R. A. Burruss of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, contains his philosophical reflections and analyses of books Burruss had read. Processed. (Z/1593.000).
Butler, Brevoort. Papers. 1890-1926. 0.66 cubic ft.
This collection contains an assortment of letters, day and account books, and memorabilia of Brevoort Butler. Born in Natchez in 1846, he was a collector of Indian artifacts and relics at his Yazoo County, Mississippi, plantation. Photocopies of Butler's archaeological artifact catalog and journal are available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0954.000).
Butler, Zebulon. Letters. 1828-1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection is composed of two letters of the Reverend Zebulon Butler, D.D., founder of the Port Gibson Presbyterian Church and its pastor for thirty-three years. Processed. (Z/1014.000).
Caldwell, John T., Jr., and Family. Papers. 1920s-1980s. 12.25 cubic ft.
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, printed material, newspapers, and other papers of the family of John T. Caldwell, Jr., of Jackson, Mississippi. Included are black-and-white photographs of the free-standing spiral staircase of Auburn, Natchez. Unprocessed. (Z/U/93.013).
Carpenter, Agnes Z., and Family. Papers. 1847; 1910s-1930s. 2 cubic ft.
The correspondence and genealogical records of Agnes Z. Carpenter of Dunleith, Natchez, date from the 1910s to 1930s. Also included is an April 12, 1847, letter from the Reverend John M. Carpenter, Vincentown, New Jersey, to John B. Carpenter, postmaster, Fayette, Jefferson County, concerning the genealogy of the Carpenter family. Unprocessed. (Z/U/76.061).
Carpenter, Harper, and Company. Account Book. 1836-1839. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm reel contains a copy of the account book of Harper Carpenter and Company, cotton factors, money lenders, real estate agents, and general merchandise dealers of Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, from 1836 to 1839. It includes accounts of cotton planters and farmers in the Bayou Pierre, Big Black River, and surrounding areas in Mississippi. Processed. (Z/1156.000).
Cato, John A. Papers. 1862-1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
Letters of Major John A. Cato to his wife, Martha E. Cato, of Union Church, Jefferson County, form the major part of this collection of eleven items. Materials relating to Cato's military service during the Civil War are also included, among them an original Confederate muster roll of Company E, Seventh Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Processed. (Z/0367.000).
Chamberlain, Jeremiah. Letter. 1851. 0.10 cubic ft.
In this two-page letter to his son, John, Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain, Presbyterian minister and president of Oakland College, Claiborne County, outlines a code of personal conduct for righteous living. Processed. (Z/1722.000).
Chamberlain, John Darden. Daybook. 1878-1880. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm copy records accounts of weather, farming, and business matters of John Darden Chamberlain, farmer, school trustee, and member of the Board of Supervisors of Jefferson County. Processed. (Z/1161.000).
Chamberlain, John Darden. Diary. 1878-1880. 0.10 cubic ft.
This diary (photocopy) documents the experiences of John Darden Chamberlain, a Jefferson County farmer from January 25, 1878, to September 16, 1880. Unprocessed. (Z/U/91.046).
Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. Records. 1885-1973. 2.66 cubic ft.
The records of Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, Port Gibson, contain an assortment of correspondence, budgets, bulletins, catalogs, yearbooks, periodicals, histories, sheet music, newspapers, and clippings documenting the history of the academy established in 1879 by the Presbyterian church. Created from the proceeds of the sale of nearby Oakland College to the State of Mississippi and named after Oakland College president Jeremiah Chamberlain and planter David Hunt, the military academy is considered the successor to Oakland College, Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/1650.000).
Chambers, Moreau B. C. Papers. 1924-1942. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers are composed of the correspondence of Moreau B. C. Chambers, field archaeologist and curator for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from 1927 to 1942, supervisor of the Archaeological Laboratory for Colonial Williamsburg, chief historian for the United States Department of State, and university archivist for the Catholic University of America. The correspondence of Chambers and his colleagues centers on excavations in Mississippi, including those at Fatherland, near Natchez. Processed. (Z/1527.000).
Charles-Crutcher-McRaven Family. Papers. 1851-1866. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers consist primarily of original and typescript copies of correspondence of the Charles family of Liberty, Illinois, and the Crutcher and McRaven families of Vicksburg, Warren County, and Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi. Included is a typewritten history of the Crutcher family. Processed. (Z/0693.000.)
Christ Church. Records. 1826-1966. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of microfilm contains copies of the vestry minutes, parish register, and the guild account book of Christ Church, Church Hill, Jefferson County; the guild account book records activities of the women of this Episcopal parish. Processed. (Z/0892.000).
Church Hill. Mercantile Account Book. 1863-1880. 0.10 cubic ft.
This mercantile account book was found in the attic of the home of Dr. Bisland Shields, Church Hill, Jefferson County; the name and location of the place of business are unknown. Processed. (Z/0891.000).
Claiborne, Ferdinand L. Papers. 1800-1813. 0.10 cubic ft. This collection of the papers of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, Natchez merchant and brigadier-general of the militia of the Mississippi Territory, consists of four items: three letters, to Levin Wailes, Governor David Holmes, and Captain Blackburn; and a petition to the secretary of war by officers of the Mississippi Militia for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the army. Processed. (Z/0374.000)
Claiborne, John Francis Hamtramack. Collection. 1707-1881. 6.98 cubic ft.and 11 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
The papers of John Francis Hamtramack Claiborne, Natchez native, lawyer, state representative, and editor of the Mississippi Free Trader, include an important collection of letters, pamphlets, newspapers, and papers he assembled to document his Mississippi as a Province, Territory and State, with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens (Jackson, Miss.: Power & Barksdale, 1880). The extensive collection includes numerous letters by prominent figures of the Natchez area, manuscripts of Sir William Dunbar, a letter book related to the Natchez District, and one concerning the Natchez Fencibles, and miscellaneous documents related to Natchez, Port Gibson, and Oakland College, Claiborne County. There are microfilm copies available for patron use. A published index to the Claiborne Collection is available in James M. White and Franklin L. Riley, "Libraries and Societies," Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, vol. V (Oxford, Miss.: Mississippi Historical Society, 1902), 203-227. Processed. (Z/0239.000).
Claiborne, John Francis Hamtramack. Papers. 1836-1878. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of thirteen pieces, primarily the correspondence of John Francis Hamtramack Claiborne. Correspondents include Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin J. Lessing, and John Van Buren. Processed. (Z/0375.000)
Claiborne, William Charles Cole. Letter. 1801. 0.10 cubic ft.
Written while Claiborne was governor of the Mississippi Territory, this letter commends his brother, Captain Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, to the patronage of General Samuel Smith, United States Congressman from Maryland. (Z/2058.000).
Claiborne, William Charles Cole. Papers. 1804-1813. 0.10 cubic ft.
Two letters of William Charles Cole Claiborne and a license to practice law in Louisiana, issued by Claiborne as governor general of Louisiana, make up this collection. The correspondence includes a letter written by Claiborne to Governor David Holmes of the Mississippi Territory concerning John Winn, a fugitive from justice, and a letter from Claiborne to Major General Thomas Posey of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, advising him of his nomination as United States senator. Processed. (Z/0376.000).
Clark, Charles, and Family. Papers. 1810-1892. 2.33 cubic ft. and 5 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
Charles Clark, governor of Mississippi from 1863 to 1865, resided first in Jefferson County, which he represented in the state legislature from 1838 to 1843, and then in Bolivar County, Mississippi, where he was a planter. This collection contains personal, business, and military papers of Clark, including correspondence; legal notebooks; account, letter, and plantation books; a book of slaves (1849-1850); lawsuit and docket books; and family photographs. A microfilm copy of the collection is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0122.000).
Clark, Charlton M. Papers. 1847-1941. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers of Charlton M. Clark, editor, writer, and president of the Mississippi Society of Washington, D.C., include correspondence, typescripts of "The Indians and the Revolution,"and newsclippings on Indians and the Natchez Trace. Processed. (Z/0031.000).
Clark, Felix G. Papers. 1870s-1900s. 0.10 cubic ft.
The correspondence, financial records, and pension applications of Felix G. Clark of Liberty, Amite County, document his entitlement to a federal pension for military service in the Mexican War. (Z/1960.000).
Cochran, Robert. Papers. 1844-1850. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of the business papers of Robert Cochran of Natchez, including correspondence regarding legal affairs and land sales. Processed. (Z/0379.000).
Coffey, Chesley Sheldon, and Family. Papers. 1840s-1960s. 2 cubic ft.
This collection contains the financial and military records, photographs, and other papers of Chesley Sheldon Coffey, a Fayette, Jefferson County, tradesman, planter, and Mexican War and Confederate captain and the papers of his descendants. Unprocessed. (Z/U/83.019).
Coffey, Chesley Sheldon, and Family. Papers. 1848-1863. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains the correspondence and other papers (photocopies) of Chesley Sheldon Coffey of Fayette, Jefferson County, including a January 27, 1848, letter written to his brother from Buena Vista, Mexico, describing his Mexican War experiences. The remainder of the collection documents Coffey's service as captain of Company D, the Nineteenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment, and the resignation of his command in 1863. Also included is a November 24, 1862, letter to Coffey from L. Q. C. Lamar. Unprocessed. (Z/U/94.030).
Cohn Bros. Records. ca.1893-1913. 0.50 cubic ft.
The records consist of mercantile ledgers and cotton books of the Cohn Brothers of Lorman, Jefferson County, Mississippi, and record transactions from 1893 through 1913. (Z/2170.000).
Collier, James J. Papers. 1846-1851. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of James J. Collier, clerk of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, consist primarily of correspondence from lawyers. Processed. (Z/0382.000).
Commonwealth Drilling and Oil Company. Minutes. 1915-1916. 0.10 cubic ft.
The minutes (photocopy) of the Commonwealth Drilling and Oil Company of Vidalia, Louisiana, date from 1915 to 1916. The company also had a branch office in Natchez. Unprocessed. (Z/U/82.006).
Confederate Memorial Association. Minutes. ca.1887-1924. 0.33 cubic ft.
This volume contains minutes of meetings of the Confederate Memorial Association, Natchez, Mississippi, from 1887 through 1911, as well as correspondence, social papers, newsclippings, copies of addresses, and an undated list of subscribers to the Confederate Monument Fund. The minute book was kept by the family of General William T. Martin of Natchez, Mississippi. (Z/2269.000).
Confederate States Of America. Army. Post Commissary Invoice and Discharge Book. 1862. 0.10 cubic ft.
This photocopy of a Confederate post commissary invoice and discharge book of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, kept by Captain William Lyle, includes information and accounts concerning the post commissary, and a five-page narrative entitled "Natchez Under Yankee Rule," presumably written by Lyle. Processed. (Z/1661.000).
Conner, Louisa Russell. Memoirs. ca. 1905. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains two photocopies of memoirs dictated by Louisa Russell Conner, ca. 1905. Louisa Russell Conner was the daughter of Henry LeGrand Conner and Susan Evalina Baker of Berkeley Plantation on Second Creek, Adams County. Her journal contains descriptions of Berkeley Plantation, and of her experiences during the Civil War at Blakely Plantation, near Vicksburg, which was owned by Benson Heigh Blake, husband of her sister Mary Savage Conner. The memoirs mention several prominent Adams County families including the Metcalfes, who were cousins of the Conners. Louisa Russell Conner's account compliments A Young Girl's Journal, 1839, by Mary Savage Conner, (Redwood, Miss.: Blake Printing Press, 1982). Further information on Berkeley Plantation is contained in the Metcalfe Family Papers, cited below. Processed. (Z/1575.000).
Cook, Minerva Hynes. Diary. 1855-1859. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection consists of a typewritten copy of a diary kept by Minerva Hynes (Mrs. Jared Reese) Cook of Newman's Grove, near Vicksburg. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0387.000).
Council of Federated Organizations. Records. 1964; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The Council of Federated Organizations records are composed of typewritten and handwritten affidavits and depositions by the Council's workers concerning acts of harassment or terrorism perpetrated upon or witnessed by them during voter registration and other civil rights activities of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964. They are accompanied by note card abstracts and notes compiled by the Reverend Ed King, Jackson, Mississippi, and include nine items from Adams County. Photocopies are available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1867.000).
Covington, Leonard, Estate. Records; Ivanhoe Plantation. Records. 1821-1823; 1864. 0.66 cubic ft.
This collection contains financial records attributed to Alexander Covington's administration of the estate of his brother, General Leonard Covington, War of 1812 hero killed at the Battle of Chrysler's Field in 1813. General Covington lived at Propinquity, Adams County, prior to the war. The estate records cover the years 1821 to 1823. Also included are records from Ivanhoe, the Warren County plantation of Susan C. Covington. Ivanhoe was managed for her by B. L. C. Wailes. These records cover the year 1864. Both records are commingled among the two volumes. (Z/1995.000).
Covington, Levin. Diary. 1825-1845. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The diary contains the minutes of the Adams Athenaeum, Washington, Adams County, from 1825 to 1826, as well as the plantation diary of Levin Covington of Adams County, from 1829 to 1845. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0132.000).
Cox, William E. Manuscripts. 1969. 0.33 cubic ft.
The manuscripts consist of two resource study proposals by William E. Cox, historian, Natchez Trace Parkway. One concerns Springfield, a residence built by Thomas M. Green, Jr., in Jefferson County, between 1800 and 1812. The other focuses on Buena Vista Plantation in Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/1012.000).
Crutcher, Philip. Manuscript. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Philip Crutcher of Vicksburg compiled notes on the history of the city from his collection of nineteenth-century Vicksburg newspaper files and lists of prominent Vicksburg citizens. Typed versions of his notes and both typed and manuscript versions of the citizen lists are included in the collection. Processed. (Z/0133.000).
Crutcher-Shannon Family. Papers. 1826-1929. 3 cubic ft.
The correspondence found in the papers of the Crutcher and Shannon families of Vicksburg includes a typed copy of a letter written to Emma Shannon during the siege of Vicksburg in 1863 and Dabney T. Marshall's letters on prison conditions in Mississippi in the 1890s. Statements of the Warren County jail and the Vicksburg Whig office, genealogical information, business and personal account books, social papers, and pamphlets are also included. Processed. (Z/0091.000).
Dahlgren, Charles G. Papers. 1843-1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Charles G. Dahlgren, a Natchez merchant and Confederate brigadier general who built the mansion of Dunleith (formerly Routhland), contain eighteen items of correspondence, tax receipts, bills, and accounts, including one for Dr. Sam W. and Sarah Ann Dorsey. Processed. (Z/0394.000).
Dana, Charles B. Papers. 1857-1870. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of the Reverend Charles B. Dana, Episcopal minister of Natchez and Port Gibson, are composed of ten items, including letters, bills, a baptismal record, a marriage license, and a report to the mayor and selectmen of Natchez on the affairs of the Natchez Institute. Processed. (Z/0395.000)
Daniell, Smith Coffee IV, and Family. Papers. 1798-1970. 12.10 cubic ft.
Smith Coffee Daniell IV, a civil engineer and land surveyor, was born March 11, 1885, at Windsor Plantation, Claiborne County. Educated at Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, the University of Virginia, and Auburn University, he served in World Wars I and II in the Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of major. His family papers include some belonging to early Claiborne County settlers: two 1796 Spanish land grants to Peter Brian Bruin, two 1813 indentures involving William Christie, and some papers of Eden Brashear and Benjamin Hughes. The collection contains genealogical notes on many families of the area, as well as papers documenting Daniell's education, military service, and career. Processed. (Z/1075.000).
Daniell, Smith Coffee IV, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1809-1867. 0.33 cubic ft.
This accretion contains a copy of birth records of blacks at Prospect Hill Place from 1825 to 1867, an original cemetery record of Port Gibson with a typescript copy of the record, and copies of miscellaneous correspondence from 1809 to 1858. Processed. (Z/1075.001).
Daniell, Smith Coffee IV, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1955; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion contains genealogical records of the Daniell family of Windsor Plantation, Claiborne County. Smith Coffee Daniell IV was the last family member born at Windsor, which burned in 1890. Unprocessed. (Z/U/88.061).
Danjean, J. H., and Company, Limited. Records. 1817-1918. 2.33 cubic ft.
J. H. Danjean and Company, Limited, of Port Gibson operated as cotton buyer and dealer in dry goods, groceries, and plantation supplies. Its business records make up this collection. Five account books record transactions from 1865 to 1898, while miscellaneous items include receipts, accounts, deeds of trust, and a letter to Frances Wood of Port Gibson dated May 7, 1817, and signed by J. D. Wood, Natchez. Processed. (Z/0917.000).
Darden Family. Papers. 1820-1899. 1.33 cubic ft.
The papers of the Darden family of Jefferson County, contain correspondence, land grants, business papers, and deeds, some of which relate to properties in Fayette, Jefferson County. Included as well are the diaries of Susan Sillers Darden, wife of Jesse H. Darden, a Jefferson County planter, containing entries for 1851, 1853 to 1861, and 1865 to 1877. Processed. (Z/0082.000).
Davis, Jefferson, and Family. Papers. 1827-1948; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and members of his family span the years 1827 to 1921. Included are letters written by Jefferson Davis and Varina Howell Davis; their children, Jefferson Davis, Jr., Varina Anne (Winnie) Davis, and Margaret Davis Hayes; their son-in-law, Joel Addison Hayes, Jr., and their granddaughter, Varina Howell Davis Hayes Webb. There are also letters written by William Burr Howell and his son Joseph Davis Howell, and Joseph Emory Davis and his wife Eliza Van Benthuysen Davis. (Z/2203.000).
Davis, Jefferson, and Family. Papers. 1848-1901; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
The copies of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis letters that make up this collection include one of a letter written by Davis from Brierfield on September 10, 1889, discussing farm equipment. Processed. (Z/1125.001).
Davis, Jefferson, and Family. Papers. 1851-1889; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived at Rosemont, Wilkinson County; Brierfield, Warren County; and Beauvoir, Harrison County, Mississippi. The papers of Davis and members of his family span the years 1851 to 1889. Included are letters that Jefferson Davis wrote to his wife Varina Howell Davis; his daughter Margaret Davis Hayes; his son-in-law Joel Addison Hayes, Jr.; and his father-in-law William Burr Howell of The Briars, Natchez. There are also a number of letters that Jefferson Davis received from Varina Howell Davis, Jefferson Davis, Jr., and Joseph Emory Davis of Hurricane, Warren County. (Z/2202.000).
Davis, Jefferson, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1833-1884 0.33 cubic ft.
This accretion consists primarily of correspondence of Joseph E. Davis. Letters by Jefferson Davis, Varina Howell Davis, William Burr Howell, and other family members are included, as is a conveyance by Jefferson Davis concerning Locust Grove plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Unprocessed. (Z/U/96.035).
Davis, Jefferson. Letter. 1881. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a two-page thermofax copy of a letter of Jefferson Davis written on August 13, 1881, from Beauvoir, Harrison County, Mississippi, to Misses Genie Morris and Angie Patton, Port Gibson. In the letter he responds to their request that he write a history of the United States. Processed. (Z/0785.003).
Davis, Jefferson. Letter. 1883. 0.10 cubic ft.
This letter was addressed by Jefferson Davis to "Master John Freeman Deavors" on December 8, 1883. Written while Davis was at Brierfield Plantation, Warren County, the letter imparts advice on leading an honorable life. Processed. (Z/0785.008).
Davis, Jefferson. Papers. 1815-1919. 0.10 cubic ft.
Among the nine items in this collection of Jefferson Davis papers is a newsclipping from Pine Ridge, Adams County, dated July 7, 1837, giving a brief history of the Adams Troop of Cavalry during the War of 1812. Processed. (Z/0777.000).
Davis, Jefferson. Papers. 1844-1889. 1 cubic ft.
Original letters and copies of correspondence of Jefferson Davis form this collection. Among the letters are some penned at Brierfield and other Warren County locales. Processed. (Z/0735.000).
DeLonne, Mrs. H. B. Manuscript. 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
This manuscript of eight pages contains Mrs. H. B. DeLonne's reminiscences of Port Gibson in 1863 and of the passage of the Union Army. Processed. (Z/0403.000).
Dickinson, E. Daybook. 1830-1836. 0.33 cubic ft. E.
Dickinson, a tailor of Washington, Adams County, recorded entries in this daybook from 1830 to 1836. Processed. (Z/0128.000).
Dickson, Harris. Papers. 1889-1946; undated. 7 cubic ft.
Harris Dickson was a lawyer, judge, and novelist of Vicksburg, who served as advising editor of the Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration. Correspondence, notes, speeches, manuscripts, biographical material, Federal Writers' Project notes, and newsclippings form this collection of his papers. Also included are journals written in 1889 and 1917. Processed. (Z/0028.000).
Dickson, Harris. Papers. ca. 1889-1943; undated. 1.66 cubic ft.
This collection of Harris Dickson papers contains correspondence, a journal and notebooks, manuscripts, social papers, and photographs. Processed. (Z/0124.000).
Dickson, Harris. Papers. 1939-1942. 3 cubic ft. and 1 reel 16 mm. microfilm.
"Magnolia Sketches" was the title of a series of radio broadcasts prepared and delivered by Harris Dickson, advising editor of the Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration. Delivered over station WJDX, Jackson, the "Sketches" covered famous personalities, anecdotes, and histories of towns and businesses in Mississippi. This collection consists of rough drafts and typescripts of the broadcasts and includes material on Natchez, Vicksburg, and the Natchez Trace. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0852.000).
Dickson, Harris. Papers. Accretion. ca. 1889-1930; undated. 1.66 cubic ft.
This collection of Harris Dickson papers consists of photographs; manuscripts; social papers; and scrapbooks, including some about his European travels and about blacks. Processed. (Z/0028.001).
Dixon, Harriette Shields. Scrapbooks. 1930s-1940s. 0.66 cubic ft.
The two scrapbooks kept by Harriette Shields Dixon of Natchez pertain to the Natchez Garden Club and the Natchez Pilgrimage. (Z/1903.000).
Dixon, Robert Smith. Papers. 1833; 1854. 0.10 cubic ft.
Robert Smith Dixon of Scotland emigrated to Canada, where he was apprenticed to gilder Alexander Hamilton of Toronto, Ontario, in 1833. By 1849 Dixon had moved to Natchez, where he was co-founder of the Dixon and Houghton firm and built the Dixon Building. Two photocopies form this collection: one of Dixon's indenture to Hamilton, and one of his United States naturalization records, signed at Natchez in 1854. Processed. (Z/1645.000).
Dixon and Houghton. Daybooks. 1858-1876. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
On this reel of positive microfilm is a copy of the daybooks of the paint and wallpaper firm of Dixon and Houghton, Natchez. The firm offered services in painting, wallpapering, glazing, glass-cutting, lettering, finishing, varnishing, gilding, and picture-framing. The daybooks record the nature of material or services provided, with the customer name and date of order or purchase. Processed. (Z/1663.000).
Dockery, Octavia. Manuscript. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains the unpublished short story "Held by the Enemy," set near Champion Hill, Mississippi, in 1863. The story is signed by Octavia Dockery. Processed. (Z/0731.000).
Dockery, Octavia. Papers. 1882-1942. 0.10 cubic ft.
In this collection are the papers of Octavia Dockery of Natchez, daughter of Confederate General Thomas P. Dockery and guardian of Richard Dana, who resided at the Natchez mansion of Glenwood (Goat Castle). She and Dana were accused of the murder of their neighbor, Jennie Surget Merril, in 1932 in the Goat Castle case. The papers include correspondence, invitations, broadsides, and a copy of a Supreme Court opinion involving Glenwood. Processed. (Z/0405.000).
Downs, Lettie. Papers. 1859-1976. 0.10 cubic ft.
A journal and notebook of Letitia Frances Booker Vick Downs, daughter of John Wesley and Letitia Frances Booker Vick, and granddaughter of Newitt Vick, for whom Vicksburg was named, form this collection. The journal contains entries written at the family plantation at Anguilla, Sharkey County, Mississippi, and describes the lifestyle of the Vick family before, during, and after the siege of Vicksburg. There are some references to properties and events in Vicksburg. It also contains miscellaneous notes, lists, and recipes. The notebook, compiled in 1859, includes poems and a letter. A typescript of the journal and notebook, with a table of contents and materials on the Vick family, is also part of the collection. Processed. (Z/1497.000).
Drake, Benjamin M., and Family. Papers. 1805-1914. 3 cubic ft.
The papers center around Benjamin Michael Drake, a Methodist minister who rode circuit in the Natchez and Washington area and was president of Elizabeth Female Academy, Washington, Adams County. He founded Centenary College at Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, in 1839, and was its president after its move to Jackson, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The Drake and family papers include copies, abstracts, and originals of correspondence. Among the correspondence are original letters of Benjamin Drake and his wife Susan Priscilla Hawkins Magruder, daughter of Captain James T. Magruder of Mount Ararat Plantation, Jefferson County; an undated letter of Ferdinand L. Claiborne; and correspondence with prominent religious leaders. An incomplete letter of 1858 describes early Methodism in the Mississippi Territory. Present in the collection are family financial papers and a lecture given by Benjamin Drake at Jefferson College in 1830. Papers, correspondence, and annual reports (1824-1832) of the Mississippi Conference Society, Auxiliary to the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Benjamin Drake's treasurer's account book (1836-1843) are also included. Processed. (Z/0995.000).
Drake Family. Papers. ca. 1800s-1900s. 6.00 cubic ft.
Correspondence, papers and records of various members of the Winbourne Magruder Drake family of Church Hill, Jefferson County, Mississippi. (Z/1360.000).
Drake-Satterfield Family. Papers. 1812-1950. 11.66 cubic ft.
Personal letters, business papers, and newsclippings of the Drake, Satterfield, Archer, and Turpin families form this collection. The correspondence is primarily that of Elijah Steele Drake. A native of Jefferson County, he was a lawyer of Port Gibson and founder of Phoenix Academy at Fayette, Jefferson County. Many papers concern Centenary College, which Elijah's father Benjamin M. Drake founded, and the Methodist Church of Port Gibson. Processed. (Z/0096.000).
Drake-Satterfield Family. Papers. 1870-1894. 1.66 cubic ft.
This collection consists primarily of correspondence relating to members of the Drake family but also includes newsclippings, sheet music, and a Chamberlain Hunt Academy diploma of Milling Marion Satterfield dated 1889. The Drake family had holdings in Jefferson County, where the Reverend Benjamin Drake bought a portion of his father-in-law James T. Magruder's Mount Ararat Plantation and called it Magnolia Springs; and in Port Gibson, where Drake's son Elijah Steele Drake bought a home called Roseland or Drake Hill. Elijah's daughter Laura Stevenson Drake married Port Gibson lawyer Milling Marion Satterfield, and Elijah's son Henry W. Drake became manager of the Port Gibson Oil Works and vice-president of the Mississippi Southern Bank of Port Gibson. Processed. (Z/1288.000).
Drake-Satterfield Family. Papers. Accretion. 1800s-1900s. 7 cubic ft.
This accretion contains correspondence; financial , genealogical, and legal records; photographs; and other papers of the Drake and Satterfield families of Port Gibson and Claiborne County. Unprocessed. (Z/U/72.061).
Drake-Satterfield Family. Papers. Accretion. 1882-1902. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion to the Drake-Satterfield family papers consists of five items: four letters to various Drake family members and one receipt for the funeral of the Reverend J. P. [James Perry] Drake. Among the letters is one from J. P. Drake discussing his daughter's employment as a teacher in Liberty, Amite County. Processed. (Z/0096.004).
Drake-Satterfield Family. Papers. Accretion. 1891. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion to the Drake-Satterfield Papers consists of an autograph book given to Laura Stevenson Drake at Christmas, 1891, containing autographs of relatives and friends in Port Gibson, and Monteagle, Tennessee. Processed. (Z/0096.002).
Drake, Winbourne Magruder. Papers. 1819; 1901-1966. 25.66 cubic ft.
Winbourne Magruder Drake, born at Magnolia Springs, Jefferson County, in 1874, was active in the cotton trade. His activities included a term as secretary of the Mississippi Compress Association and membership in the New York Cotton Exchange. After Drake's retirement in 1927, he became active in farming and cattle raising; he was one of the earliest promoters of the Aberdeen Angus cattle in Mississippi. From 1950 to 1956 he served as president of the board of trustees of Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County. His papers contain personal and business correspondence; social and financial papers; letter, account, and cattle books; reports on cotton production; blueprints; maps; photographs; and printed materials. Among the papers is an 1819 deed for land near Washington. Reports and minutes of Jefferson Military College board meetings from 1950 to 1956, and consolidated trial balance sheets of the Trustees of Jefferson College and Jefferson Military College from 1951-1957 are included, as are materials concerning the Natchez Black and Bridle Club from 1935 to 1941. Processed. (Z/1360.000).
DuBuisson, C. J. Papers. 1862-1866; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
Among the papers of Confederate soldier C. J. DuBuisson is a biographical sketch of his father, Charles L. DuBuisson, a professor and president of Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, a lawyer of Natchez; judge of the Probate Court of Adams County, president of the board of visitors of the Natchez Institute, and owner of Sonora Plantation, Yazoo County, Mississippi. Also included is Judge DuBuisson's address, undated, to the students and friends of the Natchez Institute. (Z/2048.000).
Dunbar, William, and Family. Papers. 1700s-1900s. 1 cubic ft.
This collection contains correspondence, a diary, photographs, scrapbooks, legal and genealogical records, printed material, newspaper clippings, and other papers of various members of the William Dunbar family of Natchez. (Z/2147.000).
Dunbar, William. Papers. 1776-1818; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
William Dunbar was an astronomer, scientist, and planter of cotton and indigo. He resided at the plantation, the Forest, near Natchez. Within this collection are letter books, correspondence, and copies of correspondence, including letters of Dunbar and Thomas Jefferson. Journals record transactions on his plantation and explorations of the Red River. His papers also contain observations on geological topics and meteorological data. Processed. (Z/0114.000).
Dunbar, William. Papers, Accretion. 1789-1842. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers consist of the correspondence of William Dunbar and his family and an unpublished memoir of Dunbar attributed to Samuel Postlethwaite. The correspondence deals primarily with the management of Dunbar plantations near Natchez and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Processed. (Z/0114.001).
Duncan, Stephen, Jr. Papers. 1858; 1860. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains a December 12, 1858, inventory of stores and supplies required for an unidentified plantation administered by Stephen Duncan, Jr., of Natchez, and a February 5, 1860, memoir regarding the issuance of clothes to slaves on an unidentified plantation administered by Stephen Duncan, Jr. (Z/1980.000).
Duncan, Stephen. Notebook. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This logic notebook belonged to the planter Stephen Duncan, who resided in Natchez from 1808 to 1863 and owned the mansion Auburn. Microfiche and a photocopy are available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0266.000).
Dunn, Matthew A., and Family. Papers. 1859-1865. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers are composed principally of the correspondence of Matthew Andrew Dunn, farmer of Amite County, with his wife Virginia Leonora Perkins Dunn, written during his service in the Confederate Army, Company K, Thirty-third Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Letters to Virginia Dunn from 1864 to 1865 are included as well, as are miscellaneous items, among them an 1859 Amite County land deed. Processed. (Z/1792.000).
East, Charles E. Collection. 1860s-1980s. 1 cubic ft.
This collection was created or collected by Charles E. East, a native of Shelby, Mississippi, author of Where the Music Was: Fifteen Stories by Charles East (New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, Inc., 1965), and former director of the Louisiana State University Press (1970-1975). Included are correspondence, literary manuscripts, subject files, and photographs, some of which are from Natchez. (Z/2072.000).
East Fork Baptist Church. Records. 1830-1946. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm contains copies of the minutes of the meetings of the East Fork Baptist Church, which was organized in Amite County, in 1810. Processed. (Z/1372.000).
East Fork Baptist Church. Records. Accretion. 1946-1979. 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This accretion contains microfilm copies of the records of the East Fork Baptist Church, Amite County, through 1979. Processed. (Z/1372.001).
Ebenezer Baptist Church. Records. 1806-1975. 0.66 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Photocopies and a microfilm copy of the records of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, organized in 1806 and located in Amite County, form this collection. The records consist primarily of the minutes of church conferences. Processed. (Z/1371.000).
Elias, Charles H. Papers. 1933-1986; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Correspondence, photographs, maps, printed materials, and newsclippings form the papers of Charles H. Elias, of Little Rock, Arkansas, who was a researcher for the United States De Soto Expedition Commission. The papers pertain to his efforts to locate the exact route of Hernando de Soto through the southeastern United States, and to his work with the commission. Copies of Natchez Trace bulletins from 1940 to 1941 and newsclippings concerning the Natchez Trace Parkway are also included. Processed. (Z/1854.000).
Ellett-Jefferies Family. Papers. 1842-1892. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection of fourteen pieces consists primarily of letters and copies of letters of the Ellett and Jefferies families of Claiborne County. There are some originals and copies of financial papers as well, among them a copy of an 1849 bill of sale for slaves from James Snodgrass to Evan S. Jefferies. Processed. (Z/0410.000).
Ellis, Powhatan. Papers. 1814-1832; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Powhatan Ellis, Natchez lawyer, United States senator, and minister plenipotentiary to Mexico, consist of six items. Among these are an August 28, 1814, report made by Ellis when lieutenant and provost guard, a plan for the organization of land districts in Mississippi, copies of bills pertaining to Mississippi lands acquired from the Choctaws, and two letters. One of these letters (1832), to the secretary of the navy, recommends Anthony W. Hutchins for a warrant as midshipman. Processed. (Z/0412.000).
Elms, The. Papers. 1800s-1900s. ca. 75 cubic ft.
This collection was accumulated by successive owners and occupants of The Elms, Natchez, for more than a century. It contains a diverse array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century correspondence, photographs, advertising material, ephemera, and newspapers. The collection represents a time capsule of Natchez social history. (Z/1879.000).
Emery, Chandler C. Papers. 1886-1947. 1.66 cubic ft.
Dr. Chandler C. Emery of Jackson, Mississippi, had interests in the organization of many companies in the South, including the Adams County Farms Company, Jeannette,and the Poplar Grove Stock Farm, Adams County. This collection contains his business papers and includes both business and personal correspondence. Processed. (Z/0053.000).
Esty, John H. Papers. 1822-1873. 0.10 cubic ft.
John H. Esty was a plantation agent, lawyer, and politician in Claiborne County, who held offices as justice of the peace, county clerk, and sheriff. This collection contains four letters written by Esty to his family members, in which Esty discusses the yellow fever epidemic in Port Gibson and mentions his impending management of three Claiborne County plantations. A letter concerning Esty family genealogy is also included. Processed. (Z/1859.000).
Eustis, Horatio. Letters. 1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
Two letters from lawyer Horatio Eustis, owner of Somerset Plantation near Natchez, to his father, General A. Eustis, form this collection. One letter contains a description of the tornado that hit Natchez May 7, 1840. Processed. (Z/0413.000).
Everett, Frank E., Jr. Manuscript. 1970. 0.33 cubic ft.
This document is a photocopy of a typewritten manuscript entitled "The House Jeff Built" by Frank E. Everett, Jr., a Vicksburg lawyer. The subject of the manuscript is Jefferson Davis's plantation home, Brierfield, on Davis Island, Warren County. Processed. (Z/1011.000).
Everett, Frank E., Jr. Papers. Accretion. ca. 1908-1993. 5 cubic ft.
The papers of lawyer and historian Frank E. Everett, Jr., of Vicksburg, include correspondence regarding his historical interests and publications; research materials and manuscripts, especially concerning Jefferson Davis, the plantation, Brierfield, and the First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg; and photographs, including some of Vicksburg. Unprocessed. (Z/U/94.020).
Everett, Frank E., Jr. Papers. Accretion. 1950s-1980s. 1 cubic ft.
This accretion contains a manuscript version of Frank E. Everett, Jr.'s Brierfield: Plantation Home of Jefferson Davis, (Hattiesburg, Miss. : University and College Press of Mississippi, 1971); a view of Brierfield published in the September 15, 1866, issue of Harper's Weekly; and copies of speeches delivered by Everett covering a variety of topics. Unprocessed. (Z/U/90.035).
Farrar, Daniel S., Jr., and Family. Papers. 1700s-1900s. 5 cubic ft.
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, legal and genealogical records, printed material, and other papers of the family of Captain Daniel S. Farrar, Jr., a planter of Fayette, Jefferson County, who served in the First Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company B, during the Spanish-American War. A significant portion of the collection concerns Farrar's involvement with the Descendants of the Jersey Settlers of Adams County. Of additional interest is a family tree of the Farrar and allied families.(Z/2159.000).
Farrar, Daniel S., Jr. and Family. Papers. 1869-1958. ca. 0.99 cubic ft.
This collection assembled by Daniel S. Farrar, Jr., contains his correspondence, deeds of conveyance, an 1896 statement of cotton purchased, and papers relating to Farrar's military service. Among the papers is a 1900 roster of Company G, Thirty-fourth Regiment, Mississippi National Guard, Gloster, Amite County; a photocopy of an 1885 diary belonging to Farrar's father; family photographs; material concerning family genealogy; and minutes and programs of reunions of the Descendants of the Jersey Settlers, Kingston Church, Adams County, from 1947 to 1958. Processed. (Z/1433.000).
Ferriday-Bennett Family. Papers. 1845-1855; n.d. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of correspondence and other papers of various members of the Ferriday and Bennett families of Natchez and New Orleans. (Z/2067.000).
Ferris, Eugene B., and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1800s-1900s. 2 cubic ft.
Among the papers of the Eugene B. Ferris family of Vicksburg are photocopies of correspondence, personal narratives, agricultural experiment station reports, and genealogical records as well as papers of related families. Unprocessed. (Z/U/96.001).
Ferris, Eugene B., and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1895-1928. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion to the papers of Eugene B. Ferris and family, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, includes an 1895 diploma from the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Mississippi (Mississippi State University), a 1917 commission signed by the Assistant Secretary of War appointing Ferris to the board of the Southern District of the State of Mississippi, and a 1928 passport. Unprocessed. (Z/U/97.005).
Finn, Donald F. X. Manuscript. 1980. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a typewritten monograph entitled "Painted Floorcloths at Melrose." Accompanied by a bibliography on painted floorcloths and a list of manufacturers, the monograph was written in 1980 by Donald F. X. Finn. He was formerly the curator of Melrose, the Natchez mansion that was the home of the McMurran, Kelly, and Callon families. Processed. (Z/1711.000).
First Natchez Bank. Records. 1902. 0.10 cubic ft.
There are three records of the First Natchez Bank, Natchez, in this collection, including two account statements and a check. Processed. (Z/1380.000).
First Presbyterian Church of Natchez. Records. 1816-1902. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of microfilm is a copy of the record book of the First Presbyterian Church, Natchez, listing admissions to communion, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Processed. (Z/0771.000).
First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson. Records. 1828-1953. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The records of the First Presbyterian Church, founded in Port Gibson in 1807, appear on this reel of microfilm. They include registers of deacons, elders, communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Processed. (Z/1338.000).
First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg. Records. 1826-1967; undated. 3 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
The microfilmed records of the First Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg, include minutes of church meetings and the board of deacons, financial reports and business records, church histories and background material, an organizational chart, and church programs. Contained as well is a roll of pastors, elders, deacons, trustees, communicants, baptized children or infants, and a register of marriages and deaths dating from 1826 to 1933. Processed. (Z/1492.000).
Fonsylvania Plantation. Diary. 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
This diary was kept by Alfred Quine, overseer of Fonsylvania Plantation, the Warren County property of Mrs. B. L. C. Wailes. Processed. (Z/0422.000).
Foote, Helen E. Diaries. 1883-1888. 0.66 cubic ft.
The diaries of Helen E. Foote of Hinds County, Mississippi, contain entries made during her schooling at the Port Gibson Female College. Processed. (Z/0195.000).
Forbes, Alden Spooner. Account Book. 1856-1857. 0.66 cubic ft.
This book records the 1856 to 1857 accounts of Alden Spooner Forbes, who operated a general store in Port Gibson until September 11, 1860, when he moved to his Claiborne County plantation Tanglewood. Processed. (Z/0752.001).
Forbes, Alden Spooner. Diary. 1859-1866. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection contains the typescript and microfilm copies of the diary of Alden Spooner Forbes of Claiborne County. Among the entries are a list of "war prices of articles of necessity, 1863" and a "list of property taken by Yankees." Processed. (Z/0752.000).
Forbes, Alden Spooner. Diary/Abstract. 1852-1874. 0.10 cubic ft.
A handwritten abstract of a diary dating from 1866 to 1874, of Alden Spooner Forbes, a planter of Port Gibson, forms this collection. At the front of the diary abstract is a handwritten copy of the minutes of the Christian Church of Port Gibson, containing entries for 1852, 1853, and 1865. Processed. (Z/1374.000).
Ford, Edwin William. Ministerial Record. 1880s-1920s. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a bound record of sermons and funerals preached and baptisms and marriages performed by the Reverend Edwin William Ford, a Presbyterian minister who occasionally ministered in the Natchez area. (Z/2152.000).
Foster, James. Letters. 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
Within this collection are three letters written by or concerning Confederate private John S. Foster, who served in Company A, Jeff Davis Legion. He was the son of Dr. James Foster of Natchez. Processed. (Z/0426.000).
Fowler, Dix. Diaries. 1966-1985. 1.33 cubic ft.
This series of diaries was kept by Dix Fowler, a historic preservation contractor of Natchez, from 1966 to 1985. (Z/2166.000).
Fox, Tryphena Holder. Papers. 1826-1885; undated. 2.0 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, became the tutor of the adopted daughter of George Messenger of Baconham Plantation, Warren County, and later married Dr. David Raymond Fox. Her husband, from Woodburne Plantation, Warren County, became a physician and planter at the plantation Hygiene, Jesuit Bend, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Tryphena Blanche Holder Fox's papers consist of original and typescript copies of Fox family correspondence and a typescript copy of Tryphena Fox's diary kept between 1861 and 1867. Fox's correspondence with her mother describes life at the three plantations; economic conditions and slavery; and her husband's medical practice. The letters and diary also record her experiences in Louisiana and Mississippi during the Civil War that forced her family to evacuate temporarily to Vicksburg and then northeast Mississippi. A microfilm copy available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1708.000).
Freeland, Thomas. Papers. 1788-1903. 0.10 cubic ft.
These papers focus primarily on the business transactions of Thomas Freeland of Rodney, Jefferson County, containing letters, account sheets, and an 1853 New Orleans cotton price list. The papers also include a copy of an 1822 land grant. There are originals and copies of papers referring to Freeland's activities during Reconstruction, including a copy of his commission as a justice of the peace in Claiborne County in 1875; and two letters from the Reconstruction governor of Louisiana, Henry Clay Warmoth, written in 1871 and referring to a horse taken by Warmoth during the 1863 Vicksburg campaign. Processed. (Z/0794.000).
French, Samuel G. Papers. 1844-1904. 1.33 cubic ft.
The papers of Confederate Major General Samuel G. French, resident of Warren County from 1856 to 1861, pertain to his personal and business affairs, and Confederate military history and veterans. Processed. (Z/0112.000).
Gage, James Alexander, and Family. Papers. 1890-1920. 2 cubic ft.
James Alexander Gage settled in Port Gibson in 1838, where he opened a furniture store and became mayor. One of his sons, Robert Douglas Gage, was president and principal stockholder of the Bank of Port Gibson. His son and grandson, in turn, served as bank presidents. The Gage family finances are the principal focus of the correspondence in this collection; and they are further documented by fiscal papers, including tax receipts, financial record books, and bank books. The papers also contain a cotton book; real property records, including five land grants to Lemuel Pitcher signed by Martin Van Buren in 1840; a library fines book; and a folk-dance book. Processed. (Z/1229.000).
Gage, James Alexander, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1949-1981. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion to the Gage family papers documents the activities of two Robert D. Gages, both bankers. One served as president of the Commercial Bank of Chester, South Carolina; and the other, his great-uncle, served as president of the Port Gibson Bank. The papers contain twenty-five items, principally correspondence relating to banking and family matters. They also provide brief genealogical material on the two branches of the Gage family. (Z/1229.001).
Gaines, R. M. Letter. 1838. 0.10 cubic ft.
This November 15, 1838, letter from Mississippi Attorney General R. M. Gaines to P. D. Vroom, former governor of New Jersey, concerns politics in Mississippi and makes reference to J. F. H. Claiborne and James F. Trotter. A photocopy of the letter is also included in the collection. Processed. (Z/1488.000).
Galloway Family. Papers. ca. 1810s-1960s. ca. 35 cubic ft.
The papers of the family of Bishop Charles Betts Galloway contain considerable material on the history of Methodism in Mississippi, including papers of Charles Kimball Marshall, Methodist pastor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi; and of other early ministers such as Samuel Sellers, Miles Harper, and Benjamin M. Drake. There is also material on Elizabeth Female Academy, Washington, Adams County, and an essay on Methodism in the Mississippi District written ca. 1822 which comments on slavery and the development of black churches. Access to portions of this collection is restricted. Unprocessed. (Z/U/81.063).
Gandy, Thomas H. Album. 1870s-1910s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This album contains black-and-white prints of exterior views and group portraits from Jefferson College and Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County, dating from the 1870s to 1910s. The original negatives are in the collection of Dr. Thomas H. Gandy of Natchez, Mississippi. Unprocessed. (PI/1986.0014).
Garland, Robert. Letter. 1827. 0.10 cubic ft.
This October 10, 1827, letter was written by Robert Garland, Vicksburg, to Isaac Caldwell, [s.l.], challenging him to a duel. The letter was delivered to Caldwell by Garland's second, Major Perkins. (Z/2211.000).
Gibson Family. Papers. ca. 1800-1900. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains school notebooks and textbooks and carte-de-visite, tintype, cabinet-card, and postcard photographs of various members of the Gibson family of Vicksburg and Warren County, in the nineteenth century. Of interest is a mathematics notebook that also contains Gibson family genealogical records. (Z/1969.000).
Gibson House. Register. 1860-1862. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm is a copy of the register of Gibson House, which was located in Port Gibson. John G. Hastings was its proprietor. The register includes a copy of a May 1, 1862, roll of the Claiborne Guards, Company K, Twelfth Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Processed. (Z/1002.000).
Gill, William Lampton. Papers. ca. 1960-1980. 20 cubic ft.
The architectural drawings, correspondence, and photographs of William Lampton Gill, a Jackson, Mississippi, architect, document the restoration of the east and west wings of Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, and various other Natchez and Adams County properties of architectural or historic significance. Unprocessed. (Z/U/84.002).
Gill-Price Family. Papers. 1860-1981; undated. 3 cubic ft.
The Gill family lived in Amite County, in the early 1800s. Included in the papers are records of William A. Gill, a merchant and banker who lived in Greensburg, Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana, during the Civil War; started mercantile businesses in both Louisiana and Mississippi; and founded a coeducational school, the Gillsburg Collegiate Institute, in Amite County, in 1882, which he supervised. His daughter Mary Ida Gill taught there and married James H. Price, assistant director of the school and later associate justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. There is a photograph of the 1885-1886 faculty of the Gillsburg Collegiate Institute among the papers. Processed. (Z/1758.000).
Girault Family. Papers. 1810-1820; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains letters (photocopies) written by F. S. Girault, New Orleans, to his sister, Ann Mary Girault, at Madame Florian's Seminary, New Orleans, and at Bellevue, near Natchez, from 1810 to 1815. (Z/2238.000).
Grafton, Cornelius W. Papers. 1868-1929. 2.33 cubic ft.
The papers are composed of the sermons, speeches and notes of Cornelius Washington Grafton, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Union Church, Jefferson County. Grafton, a native of Madison County, Mississippi, was pastor of Union Church from 1873 to 1934; served as moderator of the Synod of Mississippi in 1896; and was moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, United States, in 1916. Included among the papers are works on the history of the Presbyterian Church and on the Church in Mississippi. Processed. (Z/0689.000).
Greenleaf, Matilda Beaumont. Letters. 1822; 1824. 0.10 cubic ft.
Two letters written by Matilda Beaumont Greenleaf form this collection. One written in 1822 from Natchez to her sister concerns family matters; the second, written in 1824 after her marriage to Daniel Greenleaf, describes her new home in Port Gibson and some of the town. Processed. (Z/1146.000).
Griffith, B. W., and Rondo A. Westbrook. Papers. 1800-1944; undated. 1.33 cubic ft.
B. W. Griffith of Hinds County, Mississippi, served as president of the First National Bank of Vicksburg from 1893 to 1928. His correspondence, dating from 1891 to 1924, speeches, and a "statement to the people of Mississippi" are included among these papers, which also contain considerable material of Griffith's son-in-law Rondo A. Westbrook and of families allied to the Griffiths, such as the Whitfields and Griffings. Processed. (Z/1287.000).
Griffith, B. W., and Rondo A. Westbrook. Papers. Accretion. 1857-1963; undated. 4.33 cubic ft.
There is further material relating to B. W. Griffith in this accretion to his family's papers, including a letter book, diplomas, essays, speeches, and social and genealogical papers. (Z/1287.001).
Grinnan, Daniel. Letter. 1884. 0.10 cubic ft.
This May 4, 1884, letter written by Daniel Grinnan, a teacher at the Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, Port Gibson, describes his plans for the next year. Processed. (Z/1130.000).
Guyton, Pearl Vivian. Manuscript. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a mimeographed copy of the undated manuscript of The History of Mississippi from Indian Times to the Present Day (Syracuse, N.Y.: Iroquois Publishing Company, Inc., 1935) by Pearl Vivian Guyton, chair of the History Department, Natchez High School, Natchez. Processed. (Z/0201.000).
Gwin, William McKendree. Papers. 1856-1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
Letters and legal documents relating to a controversy over some 64,000 acres of land in Texas provide the basis for the papers of William McKendree Gwin of Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi. Among the parties interested in the dispute were Greenwood LeFlore, William J. Minor, the heirs of James C. Wilkins, and Levin R. Marshall. The correspondence includes letters written in 1863 from Gwin to LeFlore at Carrollton, Carroll County, and to Marshall at Natchez. Processed. (Z/0443.000).
Hagaman, Abraham. Memoir. 1873. 0.20 cubic ft.
Abraham Hagaman, tutor of the children of Francis Surget from 1829 to 1830, held pastorates in Adams County and in East and West Feliciana parishes. Married to Louisa Dunbar Collins of Adams County, Hagaman purchased properties in Louisiana, at first near Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, and subsequently in Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, becoming a businessman and planter. Forced to evacuate during the Civil War, he continued his ministry in St. Louis, Missouri, where he died in 1885. This manuscript copy of his memoir documents his education in New Jersey, his career in Louisiana and Mississippi, and his views on slavery and secession. The memoir also contains a genealogy of the Hagaman and Beekman families. A photocopy of the memoir is included for patron use. Processed. (Z/1857.000).
Haley, David W., and Family. Papers. 1814-1936. 0.33 cubic ft.
Correspondence to and from J. F. H. Claiborne of Adams County forms a portion of the papers of David W. Haley of Madison County, Mississippi, who served as surveyor of Indian lands, held the contract for the removal of the Choctaw Indians after the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, and was a state senator from 1836 to 1840. Processed. (Z/0446.000).
Hamilton, Charles D., and Family. Papers. 1858-1870. 0.66 cubic ft.
Financial, legal, and personal correspondence form the papers of Charles D. Hamilton and of his wife Lizzie of Grand Gulf, Claiborne County. Many of the papers focus on Hamilton's activities as a planter and on plantations in Louisiana. They include letters on legal affairs from E. D. Farrar of Vicksburg, and J. B. Thrasher of Port Gibson. Processed. (Z/0098.000).
Harrell, William O. Papers. 1800s-1900s. 0.66 cubic ft.
Contained among these papers is the license to practice law in the state of Mississippi issued to Port Gibson lawyer Elijah Steele Drake by Circuit Judge J. M. Smiley of Jefferson County on October 2, 1866. (Z/2144.000).
Hawkins, Henry G. Papers. 1842-1935; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The Reverend Henry G. Hawkins of Natchez served as historian for the Mississippi Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was on the committee selected to erect a monument at Washington, Adams County, to commemorate the state's establishment. This collection includes a church conference record of Pearl River Charge, Jackson District, Mississippi Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, from 1899 to 1903. Processed. (Z/1096.000).
Hays, Sue Brown. Manuscript. 1946. 0.33 cubic ft.
This manuscript is the typewritten printer's copy of Sue Brown Hays's Natchez mystery novel, Go Down, Death (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946). Processed. (Z/0214.000).
Hazard, R. G. Papers. 1837-1846. 0.10 cubic ft.
Eleven items of business correspondence form this collection of the papers of R. G. Hazard, a merchant of Peacedale, Rhode Island. The correspondence contains orders for slaves' clothing from planters and commission merchants of Raymond, Hinds County; Panola County; and Natchez. Processed. (Z/0453.000).
Hazlip, W. J. Papers. 1881-1910. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection of W. J. Hazlip's papers is composed of ten items relating to Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County. Included are receipts issued to him for payments of loans from the college, an account of his heirs' repayment of a loan, and a 1905 commencement invitation. Processed. (Z/1190.000).
Headley, Katy McCaleb. Manuscript. 1973. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of negative microfilm contains a copy of the manuscript by Katy McCaleb Headley of Port Gibson on the history of Claiborne County entitled "Claiborne County, Mississippi, The Promised Land." Access restricted. Processed. (Z/0657.000).
Henderson, John. Papers. 1834-1850. 0.10 cubic ft.
Six items, consisting of business papers of United States senator John Henderson of Woodville, form this collection. Processed. (Z/0456.000).
Henry, Henrietta Mitchell. Papers. 1917-1957. 4 cubic ft.
Henrietta Mitchell Henry, the wife of Robert H. Henry, was the first Democratic national committeewoman from Mississippi and was prominent in both Jackson and Natchez social and political circles. Her papers contain an assortment of correspondence, genealogical data, newsclippings, pamphlets, and photographs, including a number of portraits. Processed. (Z/0097.000).
Hester, William, and Family. Papers. 1756-1923. 0.33 cubic ft.
The letters, slave documents, land records, wills, financial records, and tax receipts of William Hester document his planting and business activities in Hinds and Wilkinson counties from the 1830s to 1870s. (Z/2002.000).
Hill, James. Plantation Journal. 1851-1855. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of microfilm is a copy of the daily record of weather, planting, and work performed by the slaves on the Forest Home Plantation. The plantation was probably located near Jackson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Many of the entries were made by James Hill, apparently the master of the plantation, who maintained a close working relationship with the slaves. Social news and business transactions are also recorded. Processed. (Z/1284.000).
Hilsabeck, C. L. Collection. 1812; 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains photocopies of a letter dated April 23, 1812, from Jordan Johnson, Natchez, Mississippi Territory, to his brother, Josiah Johnson, Jeffersonville, Indiana Territory, discussing economic conditions in Natchez, and a parole, dated July 6, 1863, of municipal employee James W. Roby of Vicksburg. Unprocessed. (Z/U/80.023).
Hofheimer, Daniel. Papers. 1848-1866; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Business accounts, primarily itemized statements to customers for goods purchased of Daniel Hofheimer, a merchant of Union Church, Jefferson County, form these papers. Processed. (Z/1039.000).
Hogg-Young Family. Papers. 1830s-1850s. 0.33 cubic ft.
The correspondence (original and typescript) of various members of the Hogg and Young families of Natchez and Port Gibson, documents the social history of these communities from the 1830s to 1850s. They also contain references to the activities of the Bingaman, Gwin, Postlethwaite, Routh, Sessions, Shields, and Wilkins families of Natchez. ( Z/2019.000: Gage-Hogg-Young Family Papers).
Holmes, David. Papers. 1796-1825. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of David Holmes, governor of Mississippi as both a territory and a state, and United States senator, consist of twenty-one pieces, among which are letters, certificates, and commissions pertaining to the appointment of court officials in Adams, Amite, Franklin, Warren, and Wilkinson counties. Processed. (Z/0458.000).
Hoopes Family. Papers. 1842-1868; 1961. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers consist of photocopies and transcripts of Hoopes family correspondence, principally that of Edward Hoopes of Port Gibson and his wife Elizabeth. Among their correspondence are letters from Edward describing his service with the Confederate Army. A genealogical sketch of the Hoopes family is also included. Processed. (Z/1570.000).
Howard, Nathan G. Papers. 1820-1839; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
Nathan G. Howard was a lawyer who practiced in Warrenton and Vicksburg, Warren County, as well as in Rankin County and Jackson, Mississippi. His papers include both legal papers and letters; among the correspondents is John A. Quitman of Natchez. Processed. (Z/0110.000).
Howard Society of Port Gibson. Records. 1878-1886. 0.33 cubic ft.
The Howard Society of Port Gibson was organized August 12, 1878,for the purpose of aiding victims and enforcing police regulations in the event of a yellow fever epidemic. The society's records include a minute book, a cash book, and miscellaneous correspondence. Processed. (Z/1094.000).
Howell, William Burr, and Family. Papers. 1836-1885; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers consist of the correspondence of members of the William Burr Howell family of Natchez, including Varina Howell (Mrs. Jefferson Davis) and her immediate family. The correspondence covers a variety of topics, ranging from family news and travels to the Civil War, and includes letters concerning Varina's education and finances. There are several letters addressed to or from the Jefferson Davis plantation, Brierfield, Warren County. An April 24, 1857, letter written by Davis at Brierfield concerns flooding at the plantation and discusses a slave who had visited the Howell household. Letters from Joseph Davis Howell include one dated September 25, 1846, providing an account of the Battle of Monterey, Mexico, and an 1858 letter discussing a duel. Processed. (Z/0790.000).
Howorth, Lucy Somerville. Papers. 1934. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Lucy Somerville Howorth of Cleveland, Mississippi, include letters, copies of letters and resolutions, and newsclippings concerning the Natchez Trace Highway, which were generated during her term as director of the Natchez Trace Highway Association. Processed. (Z/0797.000).
Hudson, Lucy. Funeral Notice. 1859. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of one item, a funeral notice for Lucy Hudson, dated June 28, 1859. Apparently a resident of the Natchez area, Lucy Hudson was the daughter of H. B. Cozzens. Unprocessed. (Z/U/97.025).
Hughes, Henry. Papers. 1837-1859; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers of Henry Hughes of Port Gibson, noted for his social theories in defense of slavery, are composed of a diary and typewritten copies of it, lectures, a scrapbook of clippings relating to Hughes, a receipt, and correspondence. The diary covers the period 1848-1853. Among the lectures is an undated "Address Delivered Before the Young Ladies of Port Gibson Academy, Hebe or Hygenic Worship" and a history of Oakland College, Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/0143.000).
Hughes, Mary Bertron. Papers. 1849-1864. 0.10 cubic ft.
Seven items of family correspondence form the papers of Mary Bertron Young Hughes. The correspondence concerns primarily her schooling, that of her sister, and travel with her family to New York. References are made to family and friends at Rodney, Jefferson County, and Port Gibson. There are also two 1864 letters from William [Hughes] written during his service in the Confederate Army, which contain family and war news and mention army activity around Port Gibson. Processed. (Z/1512.000).
Hughes, William, and Family. Papers. 1793-1917; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The letters and business papers of William Hughes of Port Gibson, whose parents, Benjamin and Nancy Brashears Hughes, settled in Claiborne County in 1824, form the basis of this collection; but papers of families allied to Hughes and his wife, Mary Bertron, are present as well. There are, for example, letters to William Lindsay from David Hunt (1816) and Thomas H. Williams (1817) and thirteen items of Joseph K. Green, including land maps, records, and wills. Processed. (Z/0060.000).
Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb. Papers. 1808-1887; undated. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, planter, brigadier general in the Confederate Army, and governor of Mississippi, was born at Hermitage Plantation, Claiborne County. He worked in his youth in Port Gibson and in the 1830s lived on a property near the Big Black River in Claiborne County. Following his term as governor during Reconstruction (1865-1868), Humphreys worked as an insurance agent in both Jackson and Vicksburg. This microfilm copy of the Humphreys papers includes military records and Civil War maps, a petition, and correspondence related to Humphreys's Confederate military service. There is also gubernatorial and personal correspondence. The latter focuses on issues concerning the families of Humphreys and his second wife Mildred Hickman Maury after the Civil War. Access restricted. Processed. (Z/1832.000).
Humphreys, Benjamin Grubb. Papers. 1820s-1940s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains the correspondence, general and special orders, a roster, a scrapbook, a poem, a postcard, printed material, clippings, and other papers of Confederate brigadier general and Mississippi governor Benjamin Grubb Humphreys and his family from the 1820s to 1940s. Included is a March 21, 1864, letter to Humphreys from his father-in-law James H. Maury of Port Gibson. The scrapbook also includes various materials pertaining to the Humphreys and Maury families who settled in Claiborne County. (Z/2032.000).
Humphreys Family. Papers. 1860-1937; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of photocopies of papers concerning the Humphreys family of Claiborne County, whose members included Governor Benjamin G. Humphreys. The papers include family correspondence, the genealogy of the Humphreys and Hamilton families, and letters from the Episcopal minister Charles B. Dana to Mrs. Lizzie Hamilton. Processed. (Z/1099.000).
Humphreys, George Wilson, and Family. Papers. 1823-1913; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers are an assortment of letters, indentures, petitions, notes, receipts, land descriptions, and business papers relating to the family of George Wilson Humphreys of Claiborne County. The papers focus primarily on the planting interests of the Humphreys family in Claiborne and Bolivar counties. Also present in the collection are bills and receipts from various steamboats. Processed. (Z/0029.000).
Hunt, Abijah, and David Hunt. Papers. 1797-1840; undated. 0.67 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Abijah Hunt established the first cotton gin in Jefferson County; his nephew and successor, David, was a major planter and the owner of mercantile businesses at Natchez; Port Gibson, and near Rodney, Jefferson County. The Hunt papers include correspondence, receipts, an account book, and an inventory of notes due. A microfilm copy of the papers is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0230.000).
Hunt, David. Letter. 1831. 0.10 cubic ft.
This February 25, 1831, letter (photocopy) was written by David Hunt [s.l.] to John Linton [s.l.]. Hunt was an important merchant and planter of the Natchez District. (Z/2271.000).
Huston, Felix. Papers. 1831-1845. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of twelve letters written to Felix Huston, a Kentucky native who moved to Natchez where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. In 1836 he led an army of five hundred men, which he had raised and equipped, to Texas, where he became a major general of the Texas Army. A supporter of the annexation of Texas, he died in Washington, Adams County, in 1857. Processed. (Z/1217.000).
Hutchins, Anthony. Manuscript. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a typewritten manuscript draft, "The Hutchins Family: Extracts from Manuscripts by John Hutchins." The draft is based primarily on the memoir by John Hutchins contained in the J. Odlin Hutchins manuscript cited below, which describes life in the Natchez District in the late eighteenth century. Processed. (Z/1376.000).
Hutchins Family. Papers. 1787-1813. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of five items (a memorandum and four depositions) pertaining to the dispute among members of the families of Anthony and Thomas Hutchins over a claim to 1,000 arpents (approximately 846 acres) of land in the Natchez District originally granted by the Spanish to Anthony Hutchins in 1788. (Z/1975.000).
Hutchins, J. Odlin. Manuscript. 1879. 0.33 cubic ft.
In 1879 J. Odlin Hutchins wrote this manuscript entitled "Reminiscences in the Life [sic] of Anthony and John Hutchins." It is based on a narrative by his father John Hutchins, describing frontier life in the Natchez District during his youth and the experiences of his own father Colonel Anthony Hutchins, one of the early planters on St. Catherine's Creek and Second Creek, Adams County. To this account J. Odlin Hutchins added genealogical information on the Hutchins family. Processed. (Z/1757.000).
Hyland-Sharkey Family. Papers. 1830s-1930s. 0.33 cubic ft.
Among the papers of the Hyland and Sharkey families of Warren County are a deed of William Vick conveying property in Vicksburg to William L. Sharkey on May 23, 1836, and a manuscript copy of an executive order of President Andrew Johnson establishing three internal revenue collection districts in Mississippi on June 2, 1865. (Z/2234.000: Sharkey (William Lewis) and Family Papers).
Irvine, Mary Ann. Papers. 1883; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains the memoirs (fragmentary) of Mary Ann Irvine of Natchez, a typescript of her memoirs, and a genealogical record of the Irvine family. The collection contains a small but significant amount of descriptive information about persons, places, and events in Natchez prior to, during, and after the Civil War. Mary Ann Irvine was the daughter of Walter G. and Sarah Catherine Weeks Irvine and the granddaughter of architect and builder Levi Weeks of Natchez. She lived at The Briars in Natchez for many years. (Z/2220.000).
Jacobs, Annie E. Manuscript. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a bound photocopy of a typewritten manuscript entitled "The Master of Doro Plantation -- An Epic of the Old South," by Annie E. Clark Jacobs, the daughter of congressman Charles Clark, who was governor of Mississippi during the Civil War. Jacobs's manuscript is a memoir of her own life, both at her father's home, Doro Plantation, Bolivar County, and in Natchez. The memoir contains material on domestic and plantation life, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in Mississippi. Processed. (Z/1086.000).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. 1803-1936; undated. 11 cubic ft.
Jefferson College, located in Washington, Adams County, was chartered by the General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory on May 13, 1802. In 1829 Jefferson Military College was formed as an addition to the College; Jefferson College was closed in 1964. The papers in this collection are an assortment of correspondence, receipts, records of land sales, resolutions, financial papers, journals and minutes of the Board of Trustees account books, and library and student records. They were organized by the College in two files: correspondence (1805-1927) arranged alphabetically; and archives (1804-1936) arranged chronologically. Among the letters and receipts in the collection are materials concerning members of several notable Adams County families; for example, Ferdinand L. and J. F. H. Claiborne, Stephen Duncan, John A. Quitman, and B. L. C. Wailes are among the correspondents. Processed. (Z/0059.000).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1830s-1970s. 1 cubic ft.
Within this accretion are scattered correspondence, photographs, engravings, architectural drawings, broadsides, poems, programs, invitations, autograph books, report cards, newspapers, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, sheet music, diplomas, certificates, books, and magazines associated with Jefferson College and Jefferson Military College from the 1830s to 1970s. Unprocessed. (Z/U/77.002).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1842-1857. 0.33 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of the minute book of the board of trustees of Jefferson College from 1842 to 1857. Unprocessed. (Z/U/94.001).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1870s-1950s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This accretion contains deeds and other legal records and insurance policies pertaining to Jefferson College and Jefferson Military College from the 1890s to 1950s. Also included is an imprint of the Reverend Joseph B. Stratton's address to the trustees, faculty, and students of Jefferson College on July 23, 1875. Unprocessed. (Z/U/85.022).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1874; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
In this accretion to the Jefferson College records are photocopies of a subscription list for an 1874 commencement ball. Processed. (Z/0059.003).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1899. 0.10 cubic ft.
An August 31, 1899, form letter signed by J. S. Raymond, superintendent, Jefferson Military College, and addressed to F. L. Riley forms this accretion. The letter stresses the advantages of attending the military college. Unprocessed. (Z/U/88.062).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1900s-1940s. 3 cubic ft.
This accretion comprises minutes, correspondence, and financial and legal records of Jefferson Military College. Unprocessed. (Z/U/90.034).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1900-1965; undated. 32 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of records of Jefferson Military College from 1900 to 1965, including general correspondence, early college records, Board of Trustees records, fiscal records, correspondence, accounts, and papers concerning students, speeches and catalogs, and lists of contributors and students. Processed. (Z/0059.001).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1910s-1930s. 0.33 cubic ft.
A register of cadets enrolled at Jefferson Military College from the 1910s to 1930s forms this accretion. Unprocessed. (Z/U/95.008).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1920s-1950s. 0.10 cubic ft.
Within this accretion to the college records are programs and newspaper clippings associated with various activities and events at Jefferson Military College from the 1920s to 1950s. Unprocessed. (Z/U/75.096).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1948. 0.10 cubic ft.
An August 3, 1948, letter written by Luke Martial Boudreaux, Jr., Erath, Louisiana, to Jefferson Military College alumni requesting donations to the school forms this accretion. Unprocessed. (Z/U/92.026)
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. 1950-1964. 0.66 cubic ft.
Within this accretion are Jefferson College records from 1950 to 1964, including annuals of the college, a student enrollment ledger, and an invitation to the 1964 graduation exercises. Processed. (Z/0059.004).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This is a single item accretion, consisting of a blank laundry list form from the Excelsior Steam Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Natchez, used by Jefferson Military College. Processed. (Z/0059.002).
Jefferson College/Jefferson Military College. Records. Accretion. Undated. 1.75 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of a composite photograph (undated) of eight Jefferson Military College cadets by Natchez photographer Henry C. Norman. Unprocessed. (Z/U/94.041).
Jeffrey, John, and Company. Journal. 1854-1859. 0.10 cubic ft.
This journal contains records of John Jeffrey and Company, Vicksburg, which operated the local gas works. Processed. (Z/0473.000).
Jenkins, John Carmichael, and Family. Papers. ca. 1792-1889. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
On this microfilm reel are copies of the papers of John Carmichael Jenkins, physician and planter, who practiced experimental agriculture. Married to Annis Field Dunbar, he had plantations in Wilkinson County and in West Feliciana Parish, but resided after 1840 at Elgin Plantation in Adams County. His papers consist of family and business correspondence, including letters written from Natchez and Woodville, financial papers, maps and plats, printed material, and a considerable number of legal papers. Processed. (Z/1574.000).
Johnson, William. Papers. 1811-1859; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Within this collection are the correspondence and business papers of William Johnson, a lawyer, planter, tax collector, clerk of the Superior Court of Law and Equity, and justice of the peace in Wilkinson County, and resident of Woodville and Pinckneyville, Wilkinson County. The correspondence contains letters to Johnson from family members, including Henry Johnson, United States senator, representative, and governor of Louisiana; letters from Adams and Wilkinson County correspondents; and letters and accounts of cotton factors. Other items in the Johnson papers include Samuel L. Winston's 1818 commission as registrar of the Land Office West of the Pearl River signed by James Monroe; and February 1, 1826, receipts for tuition payments for dancing lessons given by John James Audubon at Woodville. Processed. (Z/0058.000).
Jones, Archibald K., and Family. Papers. 1860-1910; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers center around Archibald K. Jones, of Port Gibson, and his family. Jones served in the Confederate Army, Claiborne Guards, Company K, Twelfth Mississippi Infantry Regiment, and thereafter became chancery clerk of Claiborne County, residing at the antebellum home Collina. The Jones family papers also include the papers of his brother Meredith D. Jones, a physician in the United States Navy, and the correspondence and papers of Samuel C. Green. Processed. (Z/1235.000).
Jones, Benjamin F. Papers. 1830-1850. 0.10 cubic ft.
The seven items that form the papers of the Reverend Benjamin F. Jones of Jefferson County include his commission as justice of the peace and bills of sale for slaves. Processed. (Z/0476.000).
Jones-Smith Plantation. Journal. 1872-1898. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
On this microfilm reel is a copy of the plantation journal of the Jones-Smith plantation, Jefferson County, which was kept principally by W. B. Jones from 1872 to 1879 and his brother,J. H. Jones from 1879 to 1882. The journal entries by W. B. Jones cover a variety of topics: family news and social activities, weather, crops, politics and the unsettled conditions during Reconstruction, yellow fever, the coming of the railroad, and the founding of the Mississippi State Grange. From 1897 to 1898, entries were made by the next owner of the plantation, B. H. Smith, son-in-law of Dr. Bisland Shields, recording contracts with tenants on various plantations in Jefferson County. Processed. (Z/0890.000).
Kearney, John K. Diplomas. 1850s. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of two parchment diplomas of John K. Kearney from Centenary College, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, dating from the 1850s. Unprocessed. (Z/U/95.035).
Kennedy, J. Whitner. Manuscript. 1963. 0.33 cubic ft.
This manuscript, written at Natchez in 1963 by the Reverend J. Whitner Kennedy, is entitled "The Life of the Reverend Benjamin Chase, as Recorded in His Own Hand, in a Two Volume Diary." Chase, born in Litchfield, New Hampshire, in 1789, was licensed to "preach the Gospel" at a meeting of the Presbytery in Jefferson County in 1820. Chase's diary, recording the events of his life from 1863 to 1865, is the basis for Kennedy's manuscript, which includes Chase's account of the effects of the Civil War on Natchez. Processed. (Z/1560.000).
Knut, Sargeant Prentiss. Telegram. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This telegram (undated) of Sargent Prentiss Knut, Central City, Kentucky, to S. V. Stratton, Natchez, requests Stratton's assistance in detaining "John" until Knut could arrive in Natchez. (Z/2284.000).
Lambdin, Samuel H. Papers. 1851; 1866-1868; 1870; ca. 1873. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains scattered papers of Samuel H. Lambdin, a Natchez businessman, planter, and president of the Planter's Bank, who built the Italianate-style mansion Edgewood shortly before the Civil War. (Z/2001.000).
Lattimore, William, and James Lea. Papers. 1791-1823. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection of fourteen items contains correspondence of William Lattimore and James Lea (Lee) of Natchez. Among the papers are letters concerning land claims, land grants, and a map of a 1791 Western District of North Carolina land grant to James Lea. Letters and land grants concerning the Roddy family are also included. Processed. (Z/0788.000).
Lattimore, William. Papers. 1809-1816. 0.10 cubic ft.
Dr. William Lattimore, physician, resided in Natchez and later in Wilkinson and Amite counties. He served as a representative from the Mississippi Territory to the United States Congress and as a member of the Mississippi constitutional convention in 1817. There are five letters in this collection of his papers, including three letters from Lattimore to Major James Lea and one from John Rhea, United States congressman from Tennessee. Processed. (Z/0486.000).
Lattimore, William. Papers. Accretion. 1817. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of one item, a letter of Lewis Condid (?), Morris Town, New Jersey, introducing a young physician, Dr. Phoenix, to Dr. William Lattimore, then in the Natchez area. Processed. (Z/0486.001).
Lea Family. Papers. 1861-1864; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection includes letters and photocopies of typescripts of letters written by Confederate soldier George S. Lea of Amite County, who was killed in battle at Franklin, Tennessee, on November 30, 1864. Also included are letters (photocopies of typescripts) written by other Lea family members during the Civil War. (Z/2237.000)
Leathers, Thomas P., Jr. Scrapbook. 1864-1960. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm is a copy of the scrapbook of steamboat captain and owner Thomas P. Leathers, whose boats included the Princess series and the Natchez, which raced against the Robert E. Lee in 1870. The scrapbook contains clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs. While some material relates to the Leathers family and there is a photograph of a Dr. Lyle of Natchez, most of the material focuses on steamboats and their captains. Articles included concern women steamboat captains, building projects on the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers; the cotton trade, New Orleans and Louisiana politics, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Processed. (Z/1662.000).
Leverich, Charles P. Papers. 1833-1854; undated. 1.33 cubic ft.
The papers consist of correspondence written to Charles P. Leverich, a New York merchant and cotton factor. The letters are either written by residents of the Natchez vicinity, or concern their business affairs. The many correspondents include E. B. Baker, Stephen Duncan, W. Newton Mercer, A. J. Postlethwaite, and Francis Surget. Processed. (Z/0056.000).
Leverich, Charles P. Papers. Accretion. 1845; 1849. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion contains a September 27, 1845, letter written by William J. Minor, Concord, Natchez, to Charles P. Leverich, New York City, discussing, among other things, the will of the late Dr. Samuel Gustine; and a July 21, 1849, letter written by G. W. H. Johnson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Charles P. Leverich of New York City, discussing various business matters. (Z/2213.000).
Lewis, Seth, and Family. Memoirs. 1847; undated. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection documents the experiences of the Judge Seth Lewis family through the memoirs of Lewis, chief justice of the Mississippi Territory from 1800 to 1803, and attorney-general of the Natchez District from 1807 to 1808; the unfinished memoirs of his daughter Amelia Thomson; and a partial copy of the memoirs of his granddaughter Amelia Thomson Watts. For complete copies of the latter's memoirs, see Amelia Watts's Papers, listed below. Processed. (Z/0900.000).
Limerick, J. A. Manuscript. 1901. 0.10 cubic ft.
This manuscript consists of a cover letter and a six-page history of the town of Rodney, Jefferson County, and of neighboring Oakland College, Claiborne County, written by J. A. Limerick of Rodney at the request of Professor J. M. White of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Mississippi Historical Commission. Processed. (Z/1140.000).
Little, Peter, and Alonzo Mercer Griffin. Papers. 1787-1921. 0.33 cubic ft.
Peter Little brought the first steam engine to Natchez in the early 1800s, operated a sawmill, was a planter and financier, and built Rosalie. Alonzo Mercer Griffin, nephew of Peter Little, was administrator of his estate and postmaster at Natchez. These papers are an assortment of business records, lease agreements, family letters, financial statements, promissory notes, land records, and genealogical information relating to the Little and Griffin families. There are two survey maps by William Vousdan, surveyor-general of Spanish Natchez, included in the collection. Processed. (Z/0987.000).
Lowry, Mrs. J. C. Manuscript. 1959. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains a photocopy of a typewritten manuscript entitled "History and Stories of Old Centreville," compiled by Mrs. J. C. Lowry. Centreville is located in Wilkinson County. Processed. (Z/1019.000).
Lowry, Robert. Papers. 1866-1908. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Robert Lowry, lawyer, Confederate general, and governor of Mississippi, include letters from J. F. H. Claiborne, B. G. Humphreys, and other prominent Mississippians. Processed. (Z/0694.000).
Lowry, Robert and Joseph McAfee Jayne, Jr., Family. Papers. 1861-1948; undated. 1.98 cubic ft.
This collection of papers of Governor Robert Lowry and of the family of his son-in-law, Joseph McAffee Jayne, Jr., includes a letter from B. G. Humphreys and a postcard from J. F. H. Claiborne. (Z/0694.001).
Macrery, Andrew, and Family. Papers. 1803-1861. 0.10 cubic ft.
Dr. Andrew Macrery was a physician in Natchez and the owner of Roseland Plantation in Adams County. His papers include letters of appointment and introduction, an 1861 statement of school expenses to Audley Britton, guardian of Henry and Wallace Macrery, and miscellaneous papers. Processed. (Z/0522.000).
Magee's Creek Baptist Association. Minutes. 1887-1940. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm is a copy of the published minutes of the Magee's Creek Baptist Association of Mississippi, including obituaries and statistical tables. Formed in 1880, the Association was composed of churches from Tangipahoa and Washington parishes, Louisiana, and from Amite, Marion, Pike, and Walthall counties, Mississippi. Processed. (Z/1585.000).
Magruder, James Trueman. Journal. 1796-1818. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
James Trueman Magruder was both the owner and captain of merchant ships and a Jefferson County planter. This journal contains a ship's log and plantation book, documents which record accounts of the voyages of Magruder's ship The Potowmac Chief and describe farming operations, routine tasks, and social activities at his Mount Ararat Plantation near Church Hill, Jefferson County. Processed. (Z/0889.000).
Magruder, James Trueman. Papers. 1780-1831. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers of James Trueman Magruder include a letter from his brother Leonard A. Magruder and a manuscript by Alexander Leonard Covington Magruder, his son, advocating the prohibition of the importation of slaves for sale. The principal items of the collection, however, are two ship's logs tracing Magruder's voyages to Europe and the West Indies from 1785 to 1800 and a cotton book (1818-1830) for his Jefferson County plantation. A microfiche copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0692.000).
Mansion House. Daybook. 1837-1838. 0.66 cubic ft.
The daybook of the Mansion House, Natchez, includes notes on the estate of Elijah Bell, apparently the owner of the Mansion House. Processed. (Z/0300.000).
Marschalk, Andrew. Papers. 1795-1825; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
Nine items form the papers of Andrew Marschalk, who was assigned to Natchez by congressman James Wilkinson in 1799 to print the laws of the newly created Mississippi Territory and became the first public printer in Mississippi in 1818. Correspondence, a promissory note and protest for its payment, a page of forms for advertisements, and two bills for printing, including one to Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, are included. Processed. (Z/0523.000).
Marshall, Charles Kimball. Papers. 1834-1891; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers contain correspondence, sermon notes, a notebook, and an autobiographical sketch of Dr. Charles Kimball Marshall, Methodist minister of Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and other towns in Mississippi and Louisiana. The collection includes letters from Marshall and his daughter Annie DeMoss to Bishop Charles Betts Galloway and a notebook kept by Marshall during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Processed. (Z/1092.000).
Martin, Anne Shannon. Diary. 1863-1864. 0.33 cubic ft.
The diary of Anne Shannon Martin of Vicksburg contains entries for 1864 and account entries for 1863. The Crutcher-Shannon family papers contain her correspondence. Processed. (Z/1355.000).
Martin, Jonathan McCaleb. Papers. 1878. 0.10 cubic ft.
Five letters to John McCaleb Martin form this collection. Martin, a lawyer of Port Gibson, served terms in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate. The letters principally relate to legal and political matters or concerns of the Mississippi legislature. Processed. (Z/1581.000).
Martyn, Michael. Letter. 1774. 0.10 cubic ft.
Written by Captain Michael Martyn to Rufus Putnam, August 17, 1774, when Martyn was living on the Amite River in Louisiana, this letter discusses the geographical conditions of the area, the disposition of Martyn's lands, the opening of new lands in Mississippi, and an expedition sponsored by General Lyman on the Big Black River in Mississippi. Processed. (Z/0966.000).
Mason, Samuel. Trial Records. 1803; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The official record of Samuel Mason's 1803 trial for robbery, with a translation, forms this collection. Mason was a highwayman who operated on the Mississippi River and in the Natchez area. This trial was conducted by the military authorities of the Spanish government in New Madrid, and recorded in French. Processed. (Z/0273.000).
Maury, James H. Papers. 1837-1866. 0.10 cubic ft.
Seven items, primarily correspondence, form this collection of papers of James H. Maury of Port Gibson , Mississippi state representative and senator. Processed. (Z/0733.000).
Mayes-Dimitry-Stuart Family. Papers. 1840-1948; undated. 5.33 cubic ft.
Among the papers of the family of Oscar J. E. Stuart of Summit, Pike County, there are two items (1880) by J. F. H. Claiborne of Natchez and typewritten reminiscences of Florence Bowmar Carson concerning Vicksburg. Processed. (Z/0069.000).
McAlister, William. Journal. 1842-1845. 0.66 cubic ft.
This journal records accounts of William McAlister, a merchant of Natchez. Processed. (Z/0280.000).
McArn, Duncan, and Family. Papers. 1834-1953. 3.66 cubic ft.
Originally from North Carolina, Duncan McArn first taught school in Franklin County, Mississippi, and then, around 1835, moved to Union Church, Jefferson County, where his family operated a cotton plantation with business outlets in Natchez, Rodney, Jefferson County, and New Orleans. Among the family papers are personal and business correspondence, receipts, invoices and accounts, and miscellaneous items, including a hymnal, pocketbook, prayer book, and examples of Confederate stationery. Processed. (Z/1487.000).
McArn, Duncan, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1890s-1950s. 0.66 cubic ft.
This accretion contains diaries kept by various members of the Duncan McArn family of Union Church and Jefferson County and a variety of sewing patterns, needlework catalogs, and other printed material. (Z/2141.000)
McCain, Harry. Papers. 1904-1908. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers contain the correspondence and social papers of Harry McCain, then a student at Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County. The correspondence consists of letters to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watt McCain of Lexington, Holmes County. Processed. (Z/1523.000).
McCardle, William H. Papers. 1863-1893; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers of William H. McCardle, soldier, newspaper editor, and author of Vicksburg, consist of correspondence and manuscript material used for writing Robert Lowry and William H. McCardle's A History of Mississippi, from the Discovery of the Great River by Hernando DeSoto, Including the Earliest Settlement Made by the French, under Iberville, to the Death of Jefferson Davis (Jackson: R. H. Henry and Company, 1891), and include C. P. Wilson's "Wilkinson County: A Lecture." Processed. (Z/0101.000).
McCay, Robert C. Account Books. 1856-1891. 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
On these reels of negative microfilm is a copy of the mercantile account books of Robert Cothran McCay of Rocky Springs, Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/1021.000).
McComas Family. Manuscript. 1959. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a typescript manuscript with handwritten annotations of "A Natchez Seance, or the Return of a Rebel Mother," a pageant based on the life of Anna McComas, wife of General Josiah H. McComas, by Neva Fortenberry (Mrs. Kirby) Thompson. Included in the manuscript are McComas family photographs and a photocopy of a letter written by Anna McComas on June 18, 1850. Processed. (Z/0505.000).
McCormick, Daniel Washington. Diary. 1866-1880. 0.33 cubic ft.
Daniel Washington McCormick was a farmer near Union Church, Jefferson County. This diary (photocopy) records daily farming activities, the weather, the health of family members, and the activities of Union Church area residents. The diary also contains financial and crop records. Processed. (Z/1746.000).
McDonald, Jesse DeKalb. Scrapbook. 1947-1948. 0.33 cubic ft.
This scrapbook records events and grades and contains news articles and photographs relating to Jesse DeKalb McDonald, later adjutant to the staff of Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County, during his attendance at the college from 1947 to 1948. Processed. (Z/1346.000).
McGehee Family. Papers. 1854-1874. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers consist of photocopies of letters and the original plantation journal of the McGehee family of Wilkinson County. The letters are primarily family correspondence; the plantation journal was kept by the overseer of Western View, A. J. Vance, and records cotton crop production and routine tasks for the year 1859, with one page of expenses noted for 1866. The location of Western View remains uncertain; the plantation was probably situated either near Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, or in Wilkinson County. Processed. (Z/0899.000).
McHenry, James. Letter. 1798. 0.10 cubic ft.
This March 31, 1798, letter from James McHenry, Secretary of War, to David Henley requests that Henley send dispatches to Natchez and Walnut Hills, Warren County, announcing the passage of the bill for establishing a government for the Mississippi Territory. Processed. (Z/0508.000).
Mcintosh, Alexander. Journal. 1772-1774. 0.25 cubic ft.
This journal kept by merchant and landowner Alexander McIntosh contains entries from March, 1772, through November, 1774, concerning his trading establishment at Pointe Coupee, British West Florida. The journal includes customers' names, their status as creditors or debtors, and lists the goods or services provided them, giving information on early settlers of British West Florida and the Natchez District. A portion of the journal is missing. (Z/1883.000).
McNeill, John P. Estate. Records. 1820s-1850s. 0.66 cubic ft.
This collection contains financial and legal records concerning the administration of the estate of John P. McNeill of Natchez. Alvarez Fisk served as executor of the McNeill estate. (Z/2264.000).
McNutt, Alexander G. Plantation. Records. 1835-1845. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
These eight items, business papers of Alexander G. McNutt, a planter of Warren County, concern his financial difficulties in operating his plantation and his purchase of slaves from George Rust of Virginia in 1835. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0517.000).
McPherson, Samuel Davidson. Papers. 1807; 1855; 1857-1860. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection includes letters written by Samuel Davidson McPherson, a faculty member of both Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, and Oakland College, Claiborne County. (Z/2248.000).
McRae, J. H. Letter Book. 1848-1855. 0.10 cubic ft.
The manuscript letter book of J. H. McRae, found in the old McRae Bank building in Vicksburg, contains letters from 1848 to 1855. Processed. (Z/0518.000).
Meredith, Thomas Jefferson. Letter. 1849. 0.10 cubic ft.
This March 9, 1849, letter, written by Thomas Jefferson Meredith, near Little Rock, Arkansas, to George H. Kimbrough at Wahalak, Kemper County, Mississippi, describes Meredith's journey from Kemper County to Jackson and Vicksburg and up the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. The organization and provisioning of a wagon train bound for San Francisco are also described. Processed. (Z/1717.000).
Metcalfe Family. Papers. 1847-1893; undated. 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm reel contains a copy of the plantation records and accounts of the Metcalfe family of Adams County, describing family activities, management, and crop production, on the Adams County plantations of Bourbon, The Grove, Woodland, and York. Included as well is a book for the Adams County plantation Berkeley. An account book of James Wistar Metcalfe not only records personal expenses, but expenses for Beau Pres and Ingleside plantations in Adams County; Desert Plantation in Wilkinson County, and Ackland Plantation in Catahoula Parish. The account and plantation books serve to document plantation life in Mississipp, and the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the state. Processed. (Z/1874.000).
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Vicksburg District. Kingston-Washington Circuit. Minutes. 1861-1882. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection consists of a negative microfilm copy of two minute books of the Quarterly Conference for the Kingston-Washington Circuit (Adams County), Vicksburg District, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, covering sessions from 1861-1882. Processed. (Z/0933.000).
Miller, Emily Van Dorn. Papers. 1866-1907. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Mrs. Emily Van Dorn Miller consist of twelve pieces: a genealogical record, and correspondence to her concerning her brother, Major General Earl Van Dorn of Port Gibson, and his assassination in 1863. The correspondence includes originals and copies; there are original letters of Fitzhugh Lee and Franklin L. Riley and a copy of one letter from Jefferson Davis. Processed. (Z/0527.000).
Miller, Katherine Grafton. Scrapbook. 1930-1965. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
On this reel of positive microfilm is a copy of the scrapbook kept by Katherine Grafton (Mrs. J. Balfour) Miller, tracing the history of the Natchez Pilgrimage, which she first organized in 1931. The scrapbook also includes photographs, histories, and information on the Pilgrimage houses. Processed. (Z/1183.000).
Miller, W. J. Notebook. ca. 1907. 0.10 cubic ft.
The political campaign notebook of W. J. Miller of Panola County, Mississippi, a candidate for state insurance commissioner in 1907, contains lists of public officials and political contacts in beats, wards, and precincts of various counties, including Adams County. (Z/1947.000/F).
Minor Family. Papers. ca. 1811-1941; undated. 3 cubic ft.
This collection of papers of the Minor family of Adams County contains correspondence, literary papers, newsclippings, and photographs relating to Catherine Surget Minor and Jeanne Minor McDowell, and the financial and legal papers of Duncan Minor. It also includes two items of correspondence and a photograph of John Minor and three miscellaneous items relating to Stephen Minor. Access to portions of this collection is restricted. Processing in progress. (Z/1876.000).
Miscellaneous Manuscripts. Collection. ca. 1787-1966; undated. 1.33 cubic ft.
The miscellaneous manuscripts collection consists primarily of correspondence, with some speeches, business, and legal documents. The collection is formed of one- or two- item donations, several of which concern residents of the Grand Gulf, Natchez, Port Gibson, or Woodville areas, or planters and businesses in Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Wilkinson, and Warren counties. An alphabetical listing of the manuscripts by sender (or recipient if sender is unknown), author, or assignee is available. Processed. (Z/1600.000).
Miscellaneous Manuscripts. Collection. Accretion. 1833. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion contains a cotton-exchange warrant payable to John H. Sims of Woodville. (Z/2218.000: Sims (John H.) cotton-exchange warrant).
Monette, John W. Papers. 1845-1851; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers of Dr. John Wesley Monette consist of letters and two poems he composed. The letters were written from Washington, Adams County, and Islington Plantation, Madison Parish. Many are directed to firms of cotton factors in New Orleans; thirteen, addressed to Harper and Brothers, New York, concern Monette's History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi, by the Three Great European Powers, Spain, France, and Great Britain, and the Subsequent Occupation, Settlement, and Extension of Civil Government by the United States, until the Year 1846, (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846). Processed. (Z/0055.000).
Montgomery, A. T. Diary. 1908. 0.33 cubic ft.
The diary of A. T. Montgomery of Belmont Plantation, Claiborne County, contains journal entries from January to September 1908 and notes concerning the plantation for 1891. Processed. (Z/0292.000).
Montgomery, Jefferson Darden. Diploma. 1851. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains a parchment baccalaureate diploma of Jefferson Darden Montgomery, Oakland College, Claiborne County. Unprocessed. (Z/U/79.087).
Montgomery, Joseph A., and Family. Papers. 1808-1849. 0.10 cubic ft.
The correspondence of the Montgomery, Smylie, and Bolls families of Amite, Claiborne, and Wilkinson counties, who were prominent in the Presbyterian Church, includes two letters from Oakland College, Claiborne County, written by James Montgomery. Processed. (Z/0537.000).
Montgomery, Louise. Manuscript. 1971. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a photocopy of Mrs. Louise Montgomery's English translation of Les Natchez by Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand, and correspondence concerning the manuscript and its possible publication. Les Natchez concerns the activities of the French in Mississippi, particularly at Fort Rosalie. Processed. (Z/1179.000).
Montgomery, L. W. Account Book. 1827-1829. 0.33 cubic ft.
Originally a cash book belonging to L. W. Montgomery, of Belmont Plantation, Claiborne County, the book was later used as a scrapbook, causing many pages of detailed accounts to be pasted over. Processed. (Z/0293.000).
Moore, Jefferis H. Journal. 1809-1818. 0.10 cubic ft.
and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm. The journal of Jefferis H. Moore covers a variety of topics: court cases recorded by Moore while living in Westchester County, Pennsylvania; a daily record of his journey from Westchester County to Port Gibson in 1809; the military draft held in Port Gibson in 1813; a list of his correspondents; and a receipt for goods. The description of his journey to Port Gibson mentions the other travelers accompanying him and describes the conditions of weather and health during the course of the journey. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1424.000).
Moore, Samuel Blanch. Letters. 1863. 0.10 cubic ft.
The three letters in this collection were written by Samuel Blanch Moore, a farmer from Liberty, Amite County, to his wife Mary. They describe his Confederate military service as a sergeant in the Seventh Mississippi Infantry Regiment in Tennessee and his reflections on the fall of Vicksburg. Processed. (Z/1800.000).
Morris, Marbury. Papers. 1840-1841. 0.33 cubic ft.
The reports and statements (photocopies) issued by the New Orleans cotton factor Reynolds, Byrne, and Company account for cotton sales of Marbury Morris, a Wilkinson County planter. (Z/2005.000).
Morse, William Eugene. Manuscript. 1970. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains a typewritten manuscript of William Eugene Morse concerning Jefferson Davis's Warren County residence. It is entitled "The Fight of Jefferson Davis for His Home 'Brierfield.'" Morse was a prominent lawyer, serving as attorney for the City of Jackson, vice president of the Mississippi State Bar Association, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The work was presented as an address delivered at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society in March 1970. Processed. (Z/0991.000).
Morse, William Eugene. Manuscript. 1973. 0.10 cubic ft.
This manuscript, entitled "Livingston -- the Town that Saved Natchez," by William Eugene Morse, contains historical information on the Natchez Trace; Livingston, Madison County; and Natchez. Processed. (Z/0991.002).
Morse, William Eugene. Manuscript. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This is a typewritten manuscript entitled "Brierfield, the Home of Jefferson Davis," by William Eugene Morse. Processed. (Z/0991.001).
Morse, William Eugene. Papers. 1933-1975; undated. 3 cubic ft.
The papers of William Eugene Morse include a 1971 printed copy of the master plan for site development of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Natchez, which is administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Processed. (Z/1435.000).
Murphree-Ford Family. Papers. 1920s-1940s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection includes a typewritten manuscript of Mississippi Lieutenant Governor and Governor Dennis Murphree, entitled "Brierfield--Home of Jefferson Davis" and a black-and-white photograph of a portion of the front gallery of Brierfield taken shortly before it burned in 1931. (Z/1964.000).
Murray, Judith Sargent. Papers. 1765-1818; undated. 3.0 cubic ft.
Judith Sargent Murray of Gloucester, Massachusetts, sister of Winthrop Sargent, first governor of the Mississippi Territory, was the second wife of the Reverend John Murray, a Universalist minister. An early American feminist writer, she was noted for her three-volume compilation of essays and plays entitled The Gleaner (1798). Her papers consist of essays, poems, and twenty letter books containing copies of her outgoing correspondence from 1765 to 1818. Murray's letters to Winthrop Sargent at his Natchez residence, Gloucester, illuminate his service as governor in the Mississippi Territory and the life of his family there. She discusses his activities as a planter, his marriage to Mary McIntosh Williams, and the education of their children and of Adam Lewis Bingaman and William Surget, sons of Natchez-area planters. Murray's correspondence mentions many Natchez-area personalities, as well as the marriage of her daughter, Julia Maria Murray, to Adam Lewis Bingaman. After their marriage, Murray corresponded with them at the Bingaman plantation, Fatherland, Adams County, before joining them in Mississippi, ca. 1818; she died at Oak Point Plantation, near Natchez, in 1820. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1827.000).
Musgrove, Maggie Williams. Papers. 1852-1938; undated. 0.99 cubic ft.
Maggie Williams Musgrove was one of the founders of the Irwin Russell Memorial Association, Port Gibson, and a writer for the Works Progress Administration Claiborne County history. Contained in this collection are correspondence related to the Memorial, handwritten copies of Russell's works, and notes and typescripts of material for the history of Claiborne County and Port Gibson. For further material on Russell and the Memorial, see collections cited below. Processed. (Z/1114.000).
Natchez Garden Club. Records. 1929-1982; undated. 9.66 cubic ft. and 10 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
The records of the Natchez Garden Club include bylaws and resolutions, minutes and annual reports, correspondence, legal and financial records, publicity materials, membership records, plans, and philately. They document the history of the club.(first organized in 1927 as a women's civic improvement organization), its numerous activities, and its influence on the community of Natchez. While the central focus of the records is the development of the Natchez Pilgrimage and the economic impact generated by the tourism it promotes, the records also trace the club's role in other arenas. These include the sponsorship of youth groups, the Natchez Trace Parkway project, and historic preservation activities in the Natchez area, particularly the restoration of the House on Ellicott Hill. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1818.000).
Natchez Garden Club. Records. Accretion. 1976-1991. 1 cubic ft.
This accretion contains correspondence, plans and elevations, reports, and other records documenting the partial restoration of the 1841 William Johnson House by the Preservation Society of Ellicott Hill, a non-profit affiliate of the Natchez Garden Club, after the property was acquired from descendants of William Johnson in 1976. The William Johnson House was acquired by the National Park Service in 1991 as a component of the Natchez National Historical Park. William Johnson was a successful free black entrepreneur of Natchez who kept a detailed diary of his activities from 1835 until he was murdered in 1851. Johnson's diary was first published by the Louisiana State University Press in 1951. Unprocessed. (Z/U/91.043).
Natchez Historical Society. Collection. 1800s-1960s. 4.40 cubic ft.
The papers and records collected by the Natchez Historical Society, Natchez, primarily from Natchez-area sources, include autographs of Confederate generals, lithographs, photographs, sketches, maps, postcards, contracts, deeds, records of Natchez-area businesses and societies, newspapers, family Bibles, and scrapbooks. (Z/2227.000).
Natchez Mercantile Daybook. 1839-1842. 0.33 cubic ft.
This account book of an unidentified merchant of Natchez records the prices of items purchased. Processed. (Z/1024.000).
Natchez Pilgrimage. Collection. 1930s-1980s. 1 cubic ft.
This collection includes brochures, programs, and magazine and newspaper articles pertaining to the Natchez Pilgrimage from the 1930s to 1980s. Also included are copies of minutes, correspondence, petitions, and resolutions pertaining to the schism that developed in the Natchez Garden Club and which eventually led to the formation of the rival Pilgrimage Garden Club. (Z/2241.000).
Natchez Private Wire Company. Letterpress Copybook. 1904-1905. 0.33 cubic ft.
The letterpress copybook of the Natchez Private Wire Company, a Natchez firm, contains a record of cotton-trading information dispatched by telegraph. Unprocessed. (Z/U/88.049).
Natchez Steam Boat Company. Stock Certificate Book. 1815-1820. 0.33 cubic ft.
This book contains stubs and stock certificate forms of the Natchez Steam Boat Company, Natchez. Processed. (Z/0296.000).
New Providence Baptist Church. Records. 1838-1878. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The New Providence Baptist Church, Amite County, was organized in 1805 and destroyed in 1930. This positive microfilm copy of the minutes of the church conferences also contains membership rolls. Processed. (Z/1729.000).
Norman, Earl M., and Family. Papers. 1918-1951. 1.33 cubic ft.
These papers contain family letters, business correspondence, photographs, and seven studio registers of Earl Norman, son of master photographer H. C. Norman, who came to Natchez in 1870. Principally, the collection consists of private papers documenting family hardship and sickness during years of the Depression, with scattered business papers concerning the Norman Studios in Natchez. There are also assessments of the Knights of Pythias, in postcard form. Processed. (Z/0985.000).
Nutt Family. Collection. 1810-1937; undated. 0.66 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The papers of the Nutt family of Adams County are an assortment of correspondence, legal and financial documents, slave lists, social papers, newspapers, and printed material. Correspondence files exist for several family members, including Haller, Julia, John, Sargeant Prentiss, and Dr. Rush Nutt. Dr. Rush Nutt's file contains slave lists, bills of sale for slaves, an appraisal and inventory of his estate, and his will. Haller Nutt's papers include accounts and correspondence from overseers at his plantations, Evergreen and Winter Quarters, in Louisiana. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1519.000.).
Nutt Family. Papers. 1833-1911; undated. 2.33 cubic ft.
The primary component of this collection of Nutt family papers is correspondence, principally that of Sargeant Prentiss Knut. The son of Haller and Julia Nutt, Sargeant Prentiss spent the major part of his legal career in Washington, D.C., corresponding with his family in the Natchez area. His correspondence with family members, particularly with his mother, Julia, reveals details of nineteenth-century domestic life and discusses the management of the family's Natchez estate, Longwood, and other Mississippi and Louisiana plantations. A major topic of the letters is the claim of the Haller Nutt Estate against the federal government for reparations due for losses and damages to family holdings suffered at the hands of the Union Army during the Civil War. Sargeant Prentiss Knut's correspondence with his mother also mentions notable personalities and events of the Natchez area and contains genealogical information on the Routh, Ker, and Williams families. The papers also include an 1833 letter to Haller Nutt from his father, Dr. Rush Nutt, discussing Dr. Nutt's European travels, Haller Nutt's studies, and the harvest at Laurel Hill, the Rush Nutt plantation in Jefferson County. Processed. (Z/1817.000).
Nutt, Haller. Letter. 1845. 0.10 cubic ft.
This June 28, 1845, letter written by Haller Nutt, Rodney, Jefferson County, to the Braintree Manufacturing Company, Braintree, Massachusetts, concerns cotton gins and his equipment order. Processed. (Z/1065.000).
Nutt, Rush. Diary. 1805; 1935. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection is made up of a typescript copy of a portion of a diary kept by Dr. Rush Nutt, covering his tour through the western part of the United States in 1805 and containing material concerning the Natchez Trace. A 1935 memorandum from Ruth E. Butler, preparer of the typescript, is also included. Processed. (Z/1474.000).
Oakland College. Records. 1829-1914; undated. 2 cubic ft.
The records contain correspondence, minutes, lectures, speeches, and poems, financial papers, photographs, catalogs, magazines, and periodicals, newsclippings, and a trip diary, relating to Oakland College, Claiborne County. Oakland College was established by the Presbyterian Church in 1830, and chartered by the State of Mississippi in 1831. Sold to the State in 1871, it became the site of the present Alcorn State University. The records include the papers of Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain, who was president of Oakland College. Processed. (Z/1649.000).
Order of the Sisters of Mercy. Records. 1879-1887; 1961. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm reel contains a copy of papers of the Order of the Sisters of Mercy, formed in Vicksburg, on October 12, 1860. The papers consist of a typewritten account of the Order's activities in Vicksburg during the yellow fever epidemic of 1879, by Mother M. Anglea Fedou; an anonymous diary (1883-1886) that includes an 1887 letter from the Bishop of Natchez to the rector of the American College, Rome, Italy; a typescript history of the Order; and a thesis by Sister M. Ethelbert De Muth, R. S. M., entitled "Thy Mercies Will I Sing," dated 1961. Processed. (Z/1408.000).
Pardee, J. E. Letters. 1851-1853. 0.10 cubic ft.
The seven pieces forming this collection are letters written by J. E. Pardee, at Natchez, to his cousins in New Haven, Connecticut, concerning their carriage business in Natchez. Processed. (Z/0554.000).
Passmore, Joseph C. Letters. 1842. 0.10 cubic ft.
These two letters from Natchez and Vicksburg, written by Joseph C. Passmore, a lawyer and member of the Northern Episcopal Church, describe the conditions he encountered in Mississippi while on a banking mission. (Z/0552.000).
Payne, Albert Bowdre. Papers. 1899-1906. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection concerns Albert Bowdre Payne's attendance at Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County, from 1899 to 1900. It includes not only family correspondence but programs, sketches, and booklets concerning Jefferson Military College. Processed. (Z/1184.000).
Peck, Charles C. Papers. 1838-1841. 0.10 cubic ft.
These fourteen business papers of Charles C. Peck of Natchez concern financial matters. Processed. (Z/0556.000).
Phelps, Dawson A. Manuscript. 1966. 0.33 cubic ft.
This copy of a study of colonial Natchez, entitled "Natchez: A History," was written by Dr. Dawson A. Phelps, historian, Natchez Trace Parkway. Processed. (Z/0863.000).
Phelps, Dawson A. Manuscript. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This copy of Research Project No. 104, Natchez Trace Parkway, by Dr. Dawson A. Phelps, entitled "Rocky Springs," presents a history of the Claiborne County community and contains material on the Natchez Trace. Processed. (Z/0898.000).
Phelps, Dawson A. Papers. ca.1937-1982. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers of Mississippi historian Dawson A. Phelps contain correspondence, biographical and genealogical materials concerning Phelps and his family, memorabilia, and publications. The collection also includes research materials and copies of articles either authored by or sent to Phelps. Research interests of Phelps reflected in the collection include Meriwether Lewis, colonial Natchez, the Natchez Trace, and the Vaudreuil expedition. Unprocessed. (Z/U/97.046).
Phillips Family. Papers. 1850s-1920s. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains scattered financial and legal records of various members of the Phillips family of Claiborne County. (Z/2229.000).
Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church. Records. 1807-1966. 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
These two reels of negative microfilm contain copies of session books and a Board of Trustees minute book of the Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church of Washington, Adams County. Organized in 1807 as the Washington Presbyterian Church, it became Salem Church and then, in 1827, Pine Ridge Church. Processed. (Z/0962.000).
Poitevent Family. Papers. 1848-1976; undated. 18.5 cubic ft.
The papers of the Poitevent family include those of Schuyler Poitevent, Sr., who lived in Mexico and then at Ocean Springs, Jackson County. His papers include correspondence and two notebooks concerning his extensive collection of Indian artifacts and stories he authored concerning the Natchez Indians and early Mississippi. Processed. (Z/1751.000).
Poitevent Family. Papers. Accretion. 1891-1933. 0.33 cubic ft.
This accretion contains three notebooks and loose notes of Schuyler Poitevent, Sr., concerning archaeological artifacts found at numerous sites in Mississippi and includes lists of the artifacts with information on their provenance. Processed. (Z/1751.001).
Port Gibson Female College. Records. 1813-1908. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The Port Gibson Female College had its origins in the purchase of land in 1829 by the trustees of Clinton Academy; in 1854, the property was sold to the Port Gibson Collegiate Academy and then deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1869. Named the Port Gibson Female College in 1881, it remained in existence until 1928. This collection includes an 1813 letter from William Turpin of Washington, Mississippi Territory; articles of agreement and association between the owners of the academy in 1843; a minute book of the Board of Trustees of the College from 1844 to 1908; and lists of graduates from 1855 to 1892. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1331.000).
Port Gibson Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Methodist Ladies Cooperative Association. Minutes. 1871-1911. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm reel contains copies of a history of the Methodist Ladies Cooperative Association of the Port Gibson Methodist Episcopal Church, Claiborne County, written by Kate Archer Drake in 1942; two minute books of the association, covering 1871 to 1911; and the cradle roll of the Sunday school, which was organized in 1903. Processed. (Z/0827.000).
Port Gibson Presbyterian Church. Records. 1826. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Within this collection are a photocopy and microfilm copy of the manuscript list of subscribers to the cost of erecting the Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson in 1826. Processed. (Z/0968.000).
Port Gibson Presbyterian Church. Records. 1826. 0.10 cubic ft.
This is the original list, referred to in the preceding collection, containing the names of individuals who pledged funds for the construction of the Port Gibson Presbyterian Church, Port Gibson, on January 9, 1826. (Z/0968.000).
Posey, Carnot, and Family. Papers. 1840-1863; undated. 0.67 cubic ft.
This collection is composed of copies of nine letters of the family of Carnot Posey. Born in Wilkinson County, in 1818, Carnot Posey served in the Mexican War and formed the "Wilkinson Rifles," part of the Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army. The letters include his correspondence; that of his first wife, Mary Collins, of Adams County; and correspondence to his second wife, Jane White, of Wilkinson County. Processed. (Z/1449.000).
Postlethwaite Family. Papers. 1836-1932; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers consist of personal and business correspondence and legal and financial records of the Postlethwaite family of Natchez. Alexander James Postlethwaite moved to Natchez in 1834 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and operated a dry goods company, as documented by his business correspondence. The personal correspondence includes two 1849 letters describing a voyage up the Mississippi River on the steamboat Magnolia and an undated letter concerning a yellow fever epidemic in Natchez. Processed. (Z/1849.000).
Postlethwaite, Mary, and Family. Papers. 1860s-1970s. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains the correspondence, financial and genealogical records, and other papers of Mary Postlethwaite and her family of Natchez. Of interest are a January 24, 1865 letter written by Confederate soldier Samuel Gustine, prisoner of war, Camp Chase, Ohio, to his cousin, A. J. Postlethwaite, Natchez, and a typewritten manuscript entitled "How and Why the Adams Light Artillery Was Organized," by A. J. Postlethwaite. (Z/2175.000/S).
Power, John Logan, and Family. Papers. 1800-1958. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
John Logan Power served in the Confederate States of America Army, as superintendent of army records with the rank of Colonel; helped establish the newspaper Mississippi Standard; and was elected Secretary of State of Mississippi in 1895 and 1899. Among the copies of his papers on microfilm are a February 23, 1817, Adams County, Mississippi, marriage record and an August 5, 1800, account settlement to William Wells, jailer, Adams County. Processed. (Z/1401.000).
Power, John Logan, and Family. Papers. 1858-1948. 9.0 cubic ft.
These papers, an assortment of correspondence, scrapbooks, newsclippings, writings, and speeches of John Logan Power, include letters of J. F. H. Claiborne of Natchez and material on the Civil War and the Vicksburg campaign. Processed. (Z/0100.000).
Power, John Logan, and Family. Papers. 1862-1878. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
On this reel of positive microfilm are copies of the diary and newsclippings kept by John Logan Power during his military service in the Confederate States of America Army. They principally cover the siege of Vicksburg. The microfilm also contains copies of fifty letters written by Power when editor of the Weekly Clarion, Jackson, to his wife at Union Church, Jefferson County, and three broadsides published by him describing the progress of a yellow fever epidemic. Processed. (Z/0708.000).
Prentiss, Seargent Smith. Papers. 1842-1845. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection of seven items of correspondence and business papers of United States congressman and Natchez lawyer Seargent Smith Prentiss, includes four letters to General Felix Huston. Processed. (Z/0572.000).
Preston Family. Papers. 1780s-1960s. 10 cubic ft.
This collection includes correspondence, photographs, and other papers of the family of J. R. Preston, who served as State Superintendent of Education from 1886 to 1896. Preston also served as president of Belhaven College in Jackson and Stanton College in Natchez. J. R. Preston's daughter, Frances Preston Mills, was the editor of volumes one and two of The History of the Descendants of the Jersey Settlers of Adams County, Mississippi, (Jackson, Miss.: Hederman Brothers, 1981). Unprocessed. (Z/U/92.040).
Priestley, Margaret. Letters. 1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of photocopies of two letters written in January 1840. The first, from William Dunbar, Natchez, assures Margaret Priestley that he has not received the annuities about which she had written him. The second, written by Margaret Priestley at St. James' Parish, Louisiana, informs her nephew, who had supposedly forwarded the annuities to Dunbar, of this fact. Processed. (Z/1383.000).
Progressive Club. Minutes. 1896-1898. 0.10 cubic ft.
This volume contains the minutes and membership rolls of the Progressive Club of Natchez from 1896 through 1898. (Z/2197.000).
Protection Insurance Company. Records. 1834-1835. 0.10 cubic ft.
The records document the transfer of stock and powers of attorney and the appointment of proxies in the Protection Insurance Company, Natchez, and include a notice regarding a stockholders' meeting in 1834, signed by Secretary J. Beaumont. Processed. (Z/0576.000).
Pullen-Carson Family. Papers. 1841-1960. 3.66 cubic ft.
Papers of the families of both William H. Pullen, Jr., a resident of Jackson and owner of the insurance agency Nugent and Pullen; and of his wife Catherine Carson of Natchez, form this collection. The papers include family correspondence, a Carson and Shields letter book (1872-1875), two account journals of James Carson of Natchez (1841-1862), and papers relating to the Carson family interest in the Dixiana Stud Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Processed. (Z/1431.000).
Pullen-Carson Family. Papers. 1916-1919. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection is composed of the correspondence of Catherine Carson Pullen of Natchez, and her husband William H. Pullen, Jr. A letter to Catherine from her father, Thomas James Carson, dated August 16, 1919, is also included. Processed. (Z/1465.000).
Quitman, John A., and Family. Papers. 1812-1860; undated. 3.30 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
John Anthony Quitman of Natchez was a lawyer and planter who served in several political offices, including those of United States congressman and governor of Mississippi. His papers include correspondence relating to state and national politics,and business and legal papers. Military papers and an order book document his command of the Second Brigade of the First Field Division of Volunteers and his service in the Mexican War. A plantation account book records daily entries regarding ferry runs; supply and livestock inventories; slave lists; sales of wood; and the general management of his Adams County plantation, Springfield. A microfilm copy of the Springfield Plantation Account Book (1841-1853) is included for patron use. Processed. (Z/0066.000).
Quitman, John A., and Family. Papers. 1820-1931; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers are an assortment of family letters,newsclippings,photographs and prints,fragments of typescripts and manuscripts,and genealogical data. The correspondence is primarily that of Frederick Henry Quitman but there are several letters from J. F. H. Claiborne mentioning the "Know Nothing" Party in Mississippi. Some letters and clippings discuss the invasion of Cuba, and there is also material on the Mexican War. The genealogical information concerns not only the Quitman but the Turner, Goffe, Lovell, McNealus, and Aylette families. Processed. (Z/0913.000).
Quitman, John A., and Family. Papers. 1847-1853. 0.10 cubic ft.
Three letters written by John A. Quitman to his son, Frederick Henry Quitman, and a scrapbook, compose this set of Quitman papers. The letters discuss the Mexican War, Frederick Henry Quitman's education at Princeton, family news, and the yellow fever epidemic of 1853. The scrapbook contains newsclippings on such topics as the Know Nothing Party, the Southern Rights Union, Henry S. Foote, and the Democracy of Mississippi platform. Processed. (Z/0156.000).
Quitman, John A. and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1822-1884. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm reel contains copies of correspondence, financial documents, and miscellaneous papers, relating primarily to Frederick Henry Quitman, son of John A. and Eliza Quitman. Correspondence from Eliza Quitman discusses affairs in Natchez and work on the Quitman residence, Monmouth. The papers include household inventories and property maps. Processed. (Z/0066.001).
Quitman, John A., and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1848. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion to the Quitman papers consists of an 1848 letter of John A. Quitman to W. L. Marcy, Secretary of War, concerning military affairs in the Mexican War. Processed. (Z/0156.001).
Rainwater, Percy Lee. Papers. ca. 1828-1961; undated. 1.66 cubic ft.
The papers of Percy Lee Rainwater, head of the history department of the University of Mississippi, Oxford, contain correspondence, typescript copies of historical documents used for his research, and drafts and copies of his typewritten manuscripts. These last include works on the territorial growth of Mississippi; on Elizabeth Female Academy, Washington, Adams County; and on Horace Smith Fulkerson of Vicksburg, author of Random Recollections of Early Days in Mississippi (Vicksburg, Miss.: Vicksburg Printing and Publishing Company, 1885). There is material relevant to Natchez, Vicksburg, and Warren County among the research materials assembled by Rainwater. A few items of correspondence concern Adams County and secession; one of Rainwater's major works was Mississippi, Storm Center of Secession, 1856-1861, (Baton Rouge, La.: O. Claitor, 1938). Processed. (Z/0052.000).
Rapalji, George. Notebook. 1788-1797. 0.10 cubic ft.
This notebook of George Rapalji, who lived near Natchez, contains accounts, notes, and a brief Choctaw vocabulary. A typescript copy is also available. Processed. (Z/0580.000).
Rather, Hugh H. Papers. 1894-1902, undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Hugh H. Rather, of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, was a cadet at Jefferson Military College, Washington, Adams County, from 1898 to 1902. His papers contain correspondence, a report card, printed material including an 1898-1899 Jefferson Military College catalog, and photographs of the college cadets, ca. 1898 to 1902. Processed. (Z/1707.000).
Reagan, Samuel C. Mercantile Ledger. 1859-1862. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm copy of an indexed ledger records the accounts of Samuel C. Reagan, apparently a merchant of Vicksburg. It includes accounts for advertising; bills payable and receivable; cash, expense, and interest; cotton; insurance; merchandise; moveables; and profit and loss; as well as personal accounts for clients in Louisiana and Mississippi. Processed. (Z/1691.000).
Red Lick School. Account Book. ca.1836-1863. 0.33 cubic ft.
This book records accounts and decisions of the Board of Trustees of Red Lick School, Jefferson County, Mississippi, from about 1836 to 1863. (Z/2157.000).
Reed, Thomas Buck. Letter. 1823. 0.10 cubic ft.
This letter by Thomas Buck Reed, a Kentucky native who moved to Natchez and became city clerk, state attorney general, and United States senator, was written to Stephen H. Strong at Liberty, Amite County, concerning the case of Samuel W. Foreman in the Orphans Court of Adams County. Processed. (Z/1192.000).
Regan, Charles K. Papers. 1890-1898; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Charles K. Regan was a delegate from Claiborne County to the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890 who served as secretary of the Committee on Education and of the Committee on Elective Franchise, Apportionment, and Elections. His papers focus primarily on the Convention, containing unbound minutes of both committees for 1890; the minute book of the Committee on Elective Franchise, Apportionment, and Elections for the same year; an autograph book of members of the convention; and printed materials relating to the convention, including "To the Democracy of Claiborne County," by Charles Regan. Processed. (Z/0038.000).
Reynolds, Elizabeth P. Papers. 1970s-1980s. 2 cubic ft.
This collection contains photographs, negatives, notes, printed material, and other records documenting the artistic career of nineteenth-century portrait painter Thomas Cantwell Healy who lived at Lucknow Plantation in Claiborne County. Healy was the subject of Elizabeth P. Reynolds's thesis research while she was a student in the Cooperstown Graduate Programs of the State University of New York at Oneonta. A copy of Reynolds's master's degree thesis entitled "Beginning to Live Upon Canvas: A Catalogue of the Known Works of Thomas Cantwell Healy" is also included. The Mississippi Museum of Art mounted an exhibition of Healy's portraits in 1980. A copy of the exhibit catalog, entitled To Live Upon Canvas: The Portrait Art of Thomas Cantwell Healy (Jackson, Miss.: Jackson Printing Company, 1980), is also included. (Z/2096.000)
Reynolds, Elizabeth P. Papers. Accretion. 1970s-1980s. 1 cubic ft.
This accretion contains correspondence, photographs, slides, printed material, and other records documenting the artistic career of nineteenth-century portrait painter Thomas Cantwell Healy, who lived at Lucknow Plantation in Claiborne County. (Z/2096.000).
Rice, James Calhoun. Papers. 1939-1971; undated. 1 cubic ft.
James Calhoun Rice, a native of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, earned his doctorate of medicine at Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, and established his practice at Natchez. In 1925 he was co-founder, with Drs. Charles and John Chamberlain, of the Chamberlain-Rice Hospital, which later became Natchez General Hospital. A leading specialist in radiology in Mississippi, he served in the Mississippi State Senate and was awarded the Citizenship Trophy from the City of Natchez and Adams County in 1939. These papers contain personal and professional correspondence, including letters of reference; correspondence and materials concerning Lake St. John, Concordia Parish; letters to the editor of the Natchez Democrat; speeches; a scrapbook; and biographical material. Processed. (Z/1370.000).
Rice, James Calhoun. Papers. Accretion. 1926-1960; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
This accretion to the previous collection contains many of the same kinds of materials: correspondence; letters to the editor of the Natchez Democrat; a copy of a speech; papers on the restoration of Lake St. John, Louisiana; a photograph; a mineral rights lease; and newsclippings. In addition, there are acts and bills of the Mississippi legislature and a printed report of Charles De Witt Colby on the treatment of asthma. Processed. (Z/1370.001).
Riddell, Katherine C., and Family. Papers. 1800s-1980s; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection includes family papers and genealogical records assembled by Katherine C. Riddell of Jackson, pertaining to various members of the Wailes and allied families, many of whom settled in the Natchez District in the early nineteenth century. Unprocessed. (Z/U/89.002).
Riley, Franklin L. Papers. 1898-1902. 0.10 cubic ft.
The miscellaneous correspondence of Franklin L. Riley, secretary of the Mississippi Historical Society, includes a letter from Mahala P. H. Roach, containing a sketch of the early history of Woodville. Processed. (Z/0583.000).
Roach, Mrs. Letter. 1897. 0.10 cubic ft.
This letter written by Mrs. Roach, from Vicksburg, to her son contains descriptions of Varina Howell Davis and of Joseph Davis's plantation, Hurricane, Warren County. Processed. (Z/1194.000).
Robacher, John J. Papers. 1862-1894; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers of John J. Robacher contains correspondence with his family and associates discussing life in Vicksburg, where Robacher was a resident during and shortly after the Civil War, and his attempts to start a grocery store. There are also military and social papers relating to Robacher's residence in Vicksburg. Processed. (Z/1766.000).
Robinson, Alfred B., and Family. Papers. 1884. 1.33 cubic ft.
This addition to the Nancy McDougall Robinson papers contains deeds of conveyance filed for her husband, A.lfred Bassett Robinson, and family photographs. Processed. (Z/1308.001).
Robinson, Nancy McDougall. Papers. 1832-1873; undated. 0.66 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Nancy McDougall Robinson, born in 1808 in Hamilton, Canada, moved with her family to Claiborne County, where she married Alfred Bassett Robinson. In 1832 she began keeping diaries containing observations on life, friends, and events in early Mississippi. In addition to her diaries, the collection includes correspondence, slave lists and accounts (1861-1862), birth and death records, recipes, photographs, payment receipts, and photocopied genealogical material. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. Processed. (Z/1308.000).
Rodney Presbyterian Church. Records. 1852-1919. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
In this microfilm copy of the record book of the Rodney Presbyterian Church, Jefferson County, are included historical, sessional, and statistical sections. Processed. (Z/0828.000).
Rodney, Thomas. Papers. 1785-1945. 0.10 cubic ft.
Thomas Rodney was a lawyer, politician, land commissioner, and judge who resided in Jefferson County, Mississippi Territory. The papers consist of a diary describing Rodney's journey through the country around Natchez in September 1804 and mentioning early Natchez settlers such as Ferdinand L. Claiborne; a letter to Dr. William Lattimore, territorial representative in the United States Congress, concerning land claims; and a holographic will dated September 1785. A typescript copy of the diary is included. Processed. (Z/0587.000).
Rodney, Thomas. Papers. 1771-1806. 0.10 cubic ft.
These papers consist of letters and a book of poems of Thomas Rodney. Most of the letters were written by Rodney under the pen name Hermes and deal with early American politics, including a letter "To the Government and People of Great Brittain [sic]" concerning American rights in the disputes with Britain leading to the War of 1812. Processed. (Z/0798.000).
Roseland Plantation. Records. 1829-1881. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm copy of records belonging to the Ayres family contains a cotton book (1853-1859) from their property, Roseland Plantation, Adams County and account, receipt, invoice books, and day journals from the firms of Cannon and Nichols and Cannon and Ayres of Natchez. Processed. (Z/1413.000).
Roseland Plantation. Records. Accretion. 1801-1861; undated. 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This accretion consists of microfilm copies of correspondence, legal documents, and financial papers of the Ayres family, including an invoice book of the Natchez firms Cannon and Nichols and Cannon and Ayres. There is also material concerning the related families, the Hendersons and Macrerys. Correspondence, a mortgage deed, and accounts and receipts of Natchez physician Dr. Andrew Macrery, father-in-law of Robert Martin Ayres, and owner of Roseland Plantation, figure in the collection. Processed. (Z/1413.001).
Ross, Elizabeth Magruder. Letters. 1854-1872. 0.10 cubic ft.
The transcripts and photocopies of the letters of Elizabeth Magruder Ross of Claiborne County are rich in information concerning Windsor Plantation, which belonged to the Daniell family of Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/1480.000).
Ross, Isaac and Family. Papers. Accretion. ca. 1831-1844. 0.10 cubic ft.
Financial and legal documents of the Ross and Wade families form this collection, several of which concern the estate of Isaac Ross. Among these are an 1840 statement of sums owed by his estate relating to the plantation of Prospect Hill, and an 1844 petition made by Isaac Ross Wade to Robert Duncan, judge of the probate court of Jefferson County, Mississippi, concerning the settlement of the estate. (Z/1956.000).
Ross, Isaac and Isaac Ross Wade Family. Papers. 1835-1861. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
These papers include photocopies of the will of Captain Isaac Ross of Prospect Hill Plantation, Jefferson County; correspondence of Isaac Ross Wade and his wife, including letters written by freed slaves who were resettled in Liberia; and lists of slave births at Prospect Hill Plantation. A microfilm copy is available for patron use. There is further material on the slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and on Liberia in the Isaac Ross Wade Papers described below. Processed. (Z/1000.000).
Routh-Williams-Smith Family. Papers. 1790s-1960s. 3.75 cubic ft.
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, legal and financial records, handwritten and typewritten manuscripts, plats and diagrams, genealogies, and clippings relating to the Routh, Williams, and Smith families of Natchez and Saragossa Plantation, Adams County. (Z/2172.000).
Rowland, Eron Opha Moore. Papers. undated. 1 cubic ft.
This collection of manuscripts and papers concerning the research of Eron Opha Moore (Mrs. Dunbar) Rowland includes a typewritten printer's copy of her manuscript, Life, Letters and Papers of William Dunbar of Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, and Natchez, Mississippi: Pioneer Scientist of the Southern United States (Jackson: Press of the Mississippi Historical Society, 1930). Processed. (Z/0153.000).
Royal Route Company. Records. 1903-1940. 1 cubic ft.
The Royal Route Company was a steamboat, barge, ferry, and towing business of Vidalia, Concordia Parish, chartered in 1903. These business records document daily work and tonnage and include blueprints of ferry boats. Among the records are those of Prince and Wilds, the partnership which controlled the Royal Route Company, and the Natchez and Vidalia Ferry. Court records include those of the legal proceedings of S. B. McNeely against the cities of Vidalia and Natchez, seeking a license to operate a ferry between the two points. Processed. (Z/0986.000).
Runnels, Hiram G., and Benjamin Leonard Covington Wailes. Letters. 1837. 0.10 cubic ft.
A March 15, 1837, letter from Hiram G. Runnels, Benton, Yazoo County, to B. L. C. Wailes, Washington, Adams County, and a March 21, 1837, reply from Wailes to Runnels concerning Jefferson College finances. (Z/2063.000: Runnels (H.G.)-Wailes (B.L.C.) Letters).
Russell, Irwin. Manuscript. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of an original manuscript and copy of "Christmas-Night in the Quarters" by Irwin Russell, a poet of Port Gibson. Processed. (Z/0744.000).
Russell, Irwin, Memorial. Records. 1973. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of copies of original papers in the Irwin Russell Memorial, Harriette Person Memorial Library, Port Gibson. The papers contain materials on Russell's family and career, including an 1878 letter from Russell giving instructions for yellow fever treatment, and a letter and two brochures from Port Gibson Collegiate Academy. Processed. (Z/1193.000).
Ryker, Mrs. Darrell W. Collection. 1974. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of typescripts of lectures given in Natchez during the summer of 1974 that were introduced by Mrs. Darrell W. Ryker. The lectures concern the archaeology and history of Natchez, the early press, planter and slave relations, architecture, and the history of Wilkinson County. Participants in the series included Melvin Kellogg Bruss, Ernesto Caldeira, Bruce Davis, Warren Koon, Ron Miller, Gene Cox, William T. Blaine, R. Stuart Nitzell, Dr. Thomas Gandy, Dr. Robert Brent, and Dr. William Scarborough. Processed. (Z/1457.000).
Sager, Sarah Knox Harris, and Family. Papers. 1793-1921; undated. 2 cubic ft.
The papers of Sarah Knox Harris Sager of Port Gibson contain business and personal correspondence, a diary (1905-1908), financial records, scrapbooks, recipe and memorandum books, and material relating to her family. The latter includes not only genealogical data, but account books of her mother, Jennie Vertner Sevier Harris, and a medical notebook of Dr. George Washington Sevier. Also in the collection are a deed made out to Adam Meek by the state of North Carolina in 1793, Confederate States of America currency and stamps, poems, drawings, and a sketch book. Processed. (Z/1230.000).
St. Alban's Episcopal Church Records. 1857-1920. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm copy of the register of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Warren County, contains a history of the church; correspondence; lists of parishioners, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, and burials; and photographs of church members. Processed. (Z/1440.000).
St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Records. 1823-1968; undated. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection contains a positive microfilm copy of two registers of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Woodville, with lists of communicants, baptisms, burials and marriages. There is also a folder of photocopies, including a list of rectors, a diagram of church property, newspaper articles, and materials on the history of St. Paul's. Processed. (Z/0992.000).
Salvo and Berdon Candy Company. Records. 1884-1950. 23 cubic ft.
Within this collection are the correspondence; business papers; ledgers; journals; day, time, order, and cash books; and promotional material of the Salvo and Berdon Candy Company of Natchez. Organized in 1883, it specialized in the manufacture, wholesale, and retail sale of confectionery and mineral water to clients, particularly in southwestern Mississippi and east central Louisiana. Natale Salvo, a native of Sicily, arrived in Natchez in 1875. Married to Louise Leonora Berdon, daughter of August Berdon, he was president of the Concord Brick Company and the Salvo Cigar Factory and treasurer of the Natchez Steam Laundry, of which W. H. Berdon was president. His son, Emile William Salvo, was general manager of the Excelsior Laundry Company of Natchez; there are a few items in the papers concerning the two laundries, as well as a soft drink company, which the candy company apparently operated. Processed. (Z/0930.000).
Sanders, Albert G. Papers. 1926-1932. 0.66 cubic ft.
The papers of Albert Godfrey Sanders are composed of correspondence, memoranda, and copies of French documents that Sanders accumulated while translating documents published in the three-volume Dunbar Rowland and Albert Godfrey Sanders Mississippi Provincial Archives: French Dominion, 1701-1743, (Jackson: Press of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1927-1932). Among the material is a bound, typewritten copy in French of the "Journal of Travel of Sieur Regis du Roullet among the Choctaws and Chickasaws, 1729." Processed. (Z/0045.000).
Sargent Family. Album. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This album contains photographs of portraits and photographs of various Sargent and allied family members of Gloucester and Boston, Massachusetts; Natchez, Mississippi; and elsewhere. It includes images of Winthrop Sargent, John Murray, Judith Sargent Murray, Adam Lewis Bingaman, Julia Maria Murray Bingaman, Epes Sargent, Lucius Manlius Sargent, John Singer Sargent, and many others. Also included are images of the residences of various Sargent family members; Sargent family coats-of-arms; and Sargent family genealogical charts. An undated letter written by Winthrop Sargent of Haverford, Pennsylvania, pasted in the front of the album indicates that he assembled the album and that it was intended for presentation to Miss Compton. Unprocessed. (Z/U/91.029).
Sargent, Winthrop. Letter. 1783. 0.10 cubic ft.
Winthrop Sargent, first territorial governor of Mississippi, retired to his Natchez mansion, Gloucester, in 1801. This collection consists of an original letter, with a typescript copy, written by Sargent on August 31, 1783, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The letter is a social one, extending thanks for kindness and offering to do personal errands in Philadelphia for Jacob Reed, former member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina and colonel during the Revolutionary War. Processed. (Z/1858.000).
Sargent, Winthrop. Will. 1822. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a copy of the August 6, 1822, will of Winthrop Sargent. Processed. (Z/0601.000).
Satterfield, Ellen Steele. Journal. 1923. 0.10 cubic ft.
This journal by Ellen Steele Satterfield of Port Gibson records stories she heard as a child. Among her recollections are those of Windsor Plantation, Claiborne County, and those relating to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Processed. (Z/0602.001).
Schwartz and Stewart Company. Records. 1869-1944. 1.33 cubic ft.
Among the records of Schwartz and Stewart Company, Natchez, are business ledgers, financial papers, and correspondence, including that of R. P. Stewart and an 1869-1874 letter book. The hardware store's records contain material relevant to the study of the social and economic history of Natchez: a street plan of Natchez's Main Street; a July 3, 1933 ledger listing social institutions in Mississippi; pictures of the Natchez Drug Store fire of March, 1908, a list of employees killed in it, and their funeral arrangements; and material from the Mississippi Board of Public Welfare, 1932-1934. regarding payments made to unemployed persons in Natchez. Processed. (Z/1273.000).
Schwartz and Stewart Company. Records. Accretion. 1870-1931; undated. 3 cubic ft.
This addition to the Company papers contains business papers and books, including letter books, journals, account and price list ledgers, and invoice books. Processed. (Z/1273.001).
Schwartz Mercantile Ledger. 1859-1874. 0.33 cubic ft.
This ledger from the Schwartz general merchandise store, Woodville, contains accounts from 1859 to 1874. (Z/1989.000: Schwartz (Jacob) Mercantile Ledger).
Scott, Abram M. Will. 1833. 0.10 cubic ft.
This certified copy of the last will and testament of Governor Abram M. Scott, of Wilkinson County, names Gerard C. Brandon of Wilkinson County as executor and was executed in the probate clerk's office in Wilkinson County, September 6, 1838. Processed. (Z/1015.000).
Scott, J. W. T. Manuscripts. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of two manuscripts: "Theatricals in Natchez, Mississippi, between 1817-1841/1842," and "Vicksburg Ante-Bellum Theatricals," compiled ca. 1908 by J. W. T. Scott, son of James M. Scott, a Vicksburg and Natchez theatrical manager. Processed. (Z/0190.000).
Selser, George. Papers. 1789-1817. 0.10 cubic ft.
The fifteen items in the George Selser papers concern land ownership and include papers pertaining to a property dispute between Selser and John Griffing, as well as plats of land in the Natchez area owned by Selser. Processed. (Z/0606.000).
Sessions, J. F. Papers. 1862-1891; n.d.
This collection contains the correspondence and military papers of Franklin County native J. F. Sessions, who served first in Company K of the Seventh Mississippi Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army and later as commandant of the Post of Woodville. Processed. (Z/0608.000).
Sharkey, William L. Papers. 1841-1865. 0.10 cubic ft.
William L. Sharkey moved to Warren County in 1803 and was a law partner with John I. Guion in Vicksburg. The public offices Sharkey held include member of the Mississippi legislature, chief justice of the High Court of Errors and Appeals of Mississippi, chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, U.S. consul to Havana, and provisional governor of Mississippi in 1865. The five papers in this collection concern his stay in Havana, his oath of amnesty, and his appointment as provisional governor -- the proclamation signed by Andrew Johnson is included. Processed. (Z/0697.000).
Shields, Joseph Dunbar. Manuscript. 1876. 0.10 cubic ft.
Joseph Dunbar Shields, the son of William Bayard Shields, was born at the Jefferson County plantation Rokeby, practiced law at Natchez, and became an author and newspaper contributor. This manuscript is entitled "A Historical Sketch of Adams County, Mississippi, delivered at the Centennial Anniversary of American Independence by Joseph D. Shields at the request of the Natchez Light Infantry." Processed. (Z/0967.000).
Shields, Sarah. Manuscript. 1967. 1 reel 16 mm. microfilm.
On this reel of positive microfilm is a copy of a research paper written by Sarah Shields, entitled "John Bisland, an original member of the Mississippi Cotton Aristocracy." Bisland, a native of Scotland, developed an extensive cotton plantation from his 1782 Spanish land grant in the Natchez District. Processed. (Z/0969.000).
Shields, Thomas H. Papers. 1937-1951. 0.10 cubic ft.
Thomas H. Shields was born at Rokeby Plantation, Jefferson County, and served in the Spanish-American war as captain of Company A, First Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He also acted as secretary for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. The twenty-three items composing his papers principally concern his work with the church and with Spanish-American War veterans and include a history of the Harry C. Marshall Auxiliary to the United Spanish War Veterans compiled by Mrs. Thomas H. Shields. Processed. (Z/0612.000).
Shugart, Henry Frederick. Diary. 1835-1866. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm contains a copy of the diary of Henry Frederick Shugart. Originally from Glade Springs, Virginia, he worked as a plantation overseer for the Wooster family of Warren County, from the late 1830s to the early 1840s, and as a farmer in Dallas County, Arkansas, from the early 1840s to the 1860s. The diary also contains an anonymous physician's accounts from 1835 to 1837. Processed. (Z/1704.000).
Slavery Collection. Accretion. 1805-1859. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of twenty-one items relating to slavery in Mississippi. Principally composed of estate inventories, the collection includes sale notices, bills, and receipts concerning slaves. Among the inventories is one for 1858 from the estate of Dugald McMillan, Amite County. Processed. (Z/1405.001).
Smith, Archibald. Papers. 1850-1917; 1957. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of microfilm contains copies of papers principally relating to Archibald Smith of Jefferson County. These include a ledger of Archibald and Angus Washington Smith for Shadyside Plantation (1850-1868; 1915-1917). Among the miscellaneous material in the collection is an 1868 list of Buie family births and deaths. Processed. (Z/1461.000).
Smith, Franklin. Diary. 1846-1847; 1855. 0.33 cubic ft.
This diary of Captain Franklin Smith of Canton, Madison County, assistant quartermaster in the United States Volunteers in the Mexican War, contains his descriptions of the war in Mexico, tracing his 1846 journey from Canton, through Vicksburg and Natchez, to Camargo, Mexico. Processed. (Z/0618.000).
Smith, George, and James McKenzie. Papers. 1845-1911. 0.10 cubic ft.
Among the photocopies of four items that form the papers of Union soldiers George Smith and James McKenzie is the copy of a letter from George Smith to his sister, Hatt, describing the battles of Grand Gulf and Port Gibson, and mentioning a visit to the plantation of Windsor, Claiborne County, on May 6, 1863. Processed. (Z/1454.000).
Smith, Mary Friederike Quitman Ogden. Papers. 1901-1903; 1909; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains letters written by Mary Friederike Quitman Ogden Smith, daughter of Mexican War general and Mississippi governor John Anthony Quitman of Monmouth, Natchez, to her second husband, Austin Williams Smith of Natchez, from 1901 to 1909. The Smiths lived in New York City after their marriage. Typescripts of her letters are also included. (Z/2056.000).
Smith, Philander. Papers. 1809-1816. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers consist of two letters from Philander Smith, merchant of Natchez and Federalist Party member of the Mississippi legislature to his brother in Massachusetts, discussing politics and business in territorial Natchez. Processed. (Z/0621.000).
Snodgrass, John, and Family. Papers. 1814-1877; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
These papers are an assortment of letters, business papers, and account books of Claiborne County planter John Snodgrass and his family. Among the account books are a time book and notebook for Lynwood Plantation, and John Snodgrass's account book with the firm Broughton and Allison, in Rodney, Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/0624.000).
Snodgrass, John, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1803-1836. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion includes a Sept. 5, 1803, letter from David Snodgrass, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to William Snodgrass, Greenville, Jefferson County, Mississippi Territory; a record of cotton sales by Bogart V. Hoopes for John Snodgrass, dated February 14, 1836; and an 1830 land survey for John Briscoe. (Z/0624.001).
Snodgrass, John, and Family. Papers. Accretion. 1841. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion consists of an assignment of a mortgage deed by John Snodgrass to John Watt, filed by John Alexander, chancery clerk of Wilkinson County. Processed. (Z/0624.002).
Southwestern Land Company. Minutes. 1893-1898. 0.33 cubic ft.
The Southwestern Land Company minute book records the proceedings of a few meetings of the charter members and directors of the company, which was located in Port Gibson. In the first meeting Elijah Steele Drake was elected president. Processed. (Z/0312.000).
Spencer, Horatio Nelson. Letter. 1870. 0.10 cubic ft.
This April 9, 1870, letter was written by Horatio Nelson Spencer, Almont Plantation, Claiborne County, to "Marshall," [s.l.]. (Z/2190.000).
Spencer, Horatio Nelson. Papers. 1828-1912; undated. 0.66 cubic ft.
Horatio Nelson Spencer moved to Port Gibson in 1828, where he built the residence Holyrood for his brother, Israel. An elder in the Port Gibson Presbyterian Church, Spencer helped organize and served as first president of both the Bank of Port Gibson and of the Grand Gulf and Port Gibson Railroad. Journals and a cotton book document Spencer's management of the plantation, Almont, and his interests in other plantations; they contain lists of slaves and records of crop production. A daybook and miscellaneous papers complete the Spencer collection. Among the latter are land plats of Almont and photographs of Spencer's grave monument, the Claiborne County Courthouse, Holyrood, and the Port Gibson Presbyterian Church. Processed. (Z/0196.000).
Spencer, Horatio Nelson. Papers. Accretion. 1838; 1876; 1940; 1943; 1970; 1976-1977; 1984; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion contains two letters written by Horatio Nelson Spencer of Port Gibson and miscellaneous correspondence and genealogical records pertaining to Spencer and his family. Unprocessed. (Z/U/89.031).
Sprague, Frances. Scrapbook. 1881-1887. 0.33 cubic ft.
This scrapbook of Frances Sprague of Natchez, mother-in-law of Judge Josiah Winchester of Natchez, includes clippings on the Natchez Fencibles and prominent personalities. Processed. (Z/0285.000).
Sprole, H. Scrapbook. 1889-1905. 0.33 cubic ft.
Dr. H. Sprole, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Vicksburg, compiled this scrapbook. Processed. (Z/1357.000).
Stanton, Elizabeth Brandon. Papers. ca. 1917; 1925. 0.10 cubic ft.
Elizabeth Brandon Stanton of Windy Hill Manor, Natchez, was the author of "Fata Morgana" (Crowley, La.: Signal publishing Co., 1917). Her papers consist of three items: a typescript copy of a letter, a broadside concerning the book, and a letter from Stanton giving genealogical data on the Caldwell, Pierce, and Brandon families. Processed. (Z/0835.000).
Stanton, Robert L. Papers. 1842-1884. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers consist of ten items of correspondence of Robert Livingston Stanton, Presbyterian minister and president of Oakland College, Claiborne County, from 1851 to 1854. Processed. (Z/0625.000).
Stanwood, Isaac H. Papers. 1849; 1851-1855; 1860. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection includes the correspondence of Isaac H. Stanwood, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who was a partner in the mercantile firm Stanwood and Buckley, of Woodville, and a friend and business associate of planter James L. Trask of Wilkinson County. The majority of Stanwood's letters were written to his parents in Portsmouth, and they recount his experiences in the Woodville area and provide commentary on such contemporary political issues as sectionalism, secession, and temperance. (Z/2109.000).
Steele, Elijah. Papers. 1835-1841; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
The Reverend Elijah Steele was a Methodist minister who was assigned first to the Amite Circuit and served in missions or churches at Port Gibson and Grand Gulf, Claiborne County; Washington, Adams County and Woodville, Wilkinson County. There are eighteen items of correspondence of Elijah Steele in this collection, which was extracted from the papers of Benjamin M. Drake. Among his correspondents are Henry Hampton and R. R. Bridges; Mary A. Steele; and William Winans. Processed. (Z/1219.000).
Stewart, Charles D. Letters. 1862. 0.10 cubic ft.
Included in this collection are letters written by Charles D. Stewart to his future wife, Selah Kate Ray, of Natchez, and a song entitled "Dixie," composed in Natchez. Processed. (Z/1276.000).
Stewart Family. Papers. ca.1891-1957. 2.00 cubic ft.
In this collection are a 1918 army equipment ledger; the charter of the Natchez and Vicksburg Packet Company; brochures and newsclippings concerning Natchez, Mississippi, and the Pilgrimage; and financial records concerning several mercantile families and firms. These include papers of B. C. Geisenberger, E. J. Hodge and the Natchez Drug Company, the Dewees family store, and the Schwartz and Stewart Hardware store. (Z/2183.000).
Stewart, Jane Hyde West. Manuscripts. 1964-1965. 0.33 cubic ft.
The copies of three typewritten manuscripts by Jane Hyde West Stewart concern Jefferson County topics. The manuscripts are entitled "Fayette Female Academy," "Gardening in Jefferson County, Mississippi, from Territorial Days to Today," and "A History of Old Greenville." (Z/2235.000).
Stewart, Robert Percy. Papers. ca. 1917-1918. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, orders, manuals, regulations, reports, rosters, ordnance and quartermaster records, and lesson notes of Natchez native Captain Robert Percy Stewart, Fifth Company, Second Infantry Battalion, United States Army, who was stationed at the Infantry Central Officers Training School, Camp Pike, Arkansas, during World War I. (Z/2236.000: Stewart Family World War I Papers).
Stockett-Terrell Family. Papers. 1824; 1828; 1841. 0.66 cubic ft.
This collection contains a deed of Richard and Lucretia Terrell conveying property in Natchez to Benjamin Farrar in September of 1824; a deed of William and Frances A. Dillahunty conveying property in Wilkinson County to Joseph Johnson Stockett on August 9, 1828; and a deed of Elizabeth Stockett conveying property in Wilkinson County to Isaac Johnson Stockett on January 14, 1841. Unprocessed. (Z/U/78.047).
Sturdivant, Laura Drake Satterfield Harrell. Papers. ca. 1913-1979. ca. 25 cubic ft.
This collection includes correspondence, research and subject files, genealogical records, speeches, photographs, printed material, clippings, and other papers of Laura Drake Satterfield Harrell Sturdivant, daughter of Milling Marion and Laura Drake Satterfield of Port Gibson. Sturdivant was an editor at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History at the time of her retirement in 1975. Her papers contain various files relating to the history of the Natchez District. (Z/0096.003: Drake-Satterfield Collection).
Surget Family. Papers. ca. 1795-1867; undated. 6 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This microfilm copy of the papers of the Surget family of Adams County contains a wealth of material on the property and financial transactions of these major planters of the Natchez area. In addition to legal papers relating to the many holdings of the Surget family in Mississippi and Louisiana, there are plantation and overseers' account books and papers relating to the purchase of slaves or hire of plantation workers. There is also a considerable amount of correspondence among the papers, particularly of Francis and Eustace Surget, and of Stephen Duncan. Broadsides, newspapers, and other printed material are included in the collection as well. Processed. (Z/1496.000).
Surget-McKittrick-MacNeil Family. Papers. ca. 1811-1980. ca. 21 cubic ft.
The papers of the Surget, McKittrick, and MacNeil families of Natchez and Adams County also contain material on members of related families, including the Bingamans, Boyds, McRaes, and Stantons. Correspondence and financial papers principally form the collection, which contains an assortment of legal, genealogical, and social papers, and includes photographs, newsclippings, and printed material. The papers focus on the activities of James Surget, Jr., and his wife, Charlotte Catherine Boyd Surget; their daughter Charlotte Linton Surget and her husband David Lawrence McKittrick; and their daughter Grace McKittrick MacNeil. There are numerous financial records concerning the Adams County plantations owned by these families, including Aventine, Cherry Grove, Elms Court, Fatherland, Linwood, Montebello, and Palatine. These records include plantation and tenant accounts, livestock journals, and records on horse breeding and racing. Processing in progress. (Z/1795.000).
Swesy, Richard. Land Grant. 1785. 0.10 cubic ft.
This November 16, 1785 Spanish land grant from Joseph Forresten to Richard Swesy for land near Natchez is accompanied by an English transcription. Processed. (Z/1462.000).
Tatum, Howell. Journal. 1814-1815. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a bound typewritten copy of "Major H. Tatum's Journal While Acting Topographical Engineer (1814) to General Jackson, Commanding 7th Military District." While the War of 1812 journal focuses on locales and events concerning Pensacola, Mobile, and the Battle of New Orleans, it also contains references to the military career of Thomas Hinds of Greenville, Jefferson County. Processed. (Z/0305.000).
Taylor, Lewis L. Papers. 1836-1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
Among the miscellaneous business papers of Jackson merchant Lewis L. Taylor is a receipt from Abram Womack for slaves who had been mortgaged to Adam Lewis Bingaman of Adams County. Processed. (Z/0636.000).
Timberlake, Alcinda. Papers. 1911. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers consist of two items: an original manuscript of Eliza Ann Lanier's recollections of conditions in Warren County during the Civil War, and a typescript copy annotated by her granddaughter, Alcinda Timberlake. Processed. (Z/0648.000).
Tobey, Seth. Account Book. 1804-1808. 0.33 cubic ft.
This account book of ship captain Seth Tobey not only records cargo receipts and disbursements to crews aboard the ships President and Juno, but includes two letters from Mississippi state treasurer Samuel C. Wooldridge to Edward Turner of Natchez, both dated February 1825. Processed. (Z/0737.000).
Trask-Ventress Family. Papers. 1791-1921. 13 reels of 35 mm. microfilm.
The families of Major James L. Trask and James Alexander Ventress had land holdings in Wilkinson County, where their plantation home, La Grange, was located, and in Concordia Parish. This collection of microfilm copies of their papers consists of correspondence, and fiscal and legal documents such as land grants, deeds, and indentures. The papers focus on the production, sale, and transportation of cotton and the management of the Trask and Ventress holdings. Bills of sale and slave lists document slavery on the plantations, and there are materials relating to the Civil War. A number of the papers were generated from the following areas: Natchez and Washington, Adams County; Fort Adams and Woodville, Wilkinson County; Grand Cut-Off, Concordia Parish, and Pointe Coupee Parish. For related material, see the James Alexander Ventress Papers (Z/1813.000). Processed. (Z/0607.000).
Trask-Ventress Family. Papers. Accretion. 1879-1887. 3 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This accretion to the Trask-Ventress family papers consists of microfilm copies of three letter books. These contain business papers of the Ventress Brothers, a family association that farmed the Wilkinson County plantation lands and was formed by the sons of James A. Ventress: Lawrence T., James A., Jr., and William P. S. Ventress. Processed. (Z/0607.001).
Trigg-Bodley-Hurst Family. Papers. 1700s-1900s. 0.33 cubic ft.
Among this primarily Greenville and Washington County, Mississippi-related collection is a photocopy of a March 9, 1848, letter written by C. S. Church of Vicksburg to "Lou" relating news of family and friends. (Z/1972.000: Trigg Family Papers).
Trimble, M. W. Memoir. ca. 1860. 0.10 cubic ft.
This memoir, written about 1860, is entitled "Personal Recollections of M. W. Trimble of Jefferson County, Miss." (Z/2189.000).
Trinity Episcopal Church. Records. 1822-1890. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
The microfilm copy of the records of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Natchez, contains vestry minutes, a parish register, and miscellaneous papers. Processed. (Z/0715.000).
Turner, Edward. Papers. 1813-1826. 0.10 cubic ft.
Edward Turner of Natchez was a judge and member of the Mississippi legislature and the 1817 constitutional convention. Eleven items of his business letters and papers form this collection. Processed. (Z/0652.000).
Ullman, M. M., and Company. Records. 1890s-1950s. 13.66 cubic ft.
This collection contains the financial records of M. M. Ullman and Company, formerly a Natchez clothing store. Unprocessed. (Z/U/89.035).
Union Church Meteorological Scrapbook. 1880s-1900s. 0.10 cubic ft.
This scrapbook contains meteorological records primarily for the Union Church, Jefferson County, area from the 1880s to 1900s. (Z/1905.000: Meterological Scrapbook. Union Church, Miss).
Union Church Presbyterian Church. Records. 1835-1951. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm is a copy of the minutes of the Union Church Presbyterian Church, Jefferson County, which was organized in 1817. Included are lists of members, deacons, elders, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Processed. (Z/1630.000).
Union Church Presbyterian Church. Records. Accretion. 1817-1849. 0.10 cubic ft.
This accretion of minutes (photocopies) of the Union Church Presbyterian Church, Jefferson County, dates from 1817 to 1849. Included are birth, baptismal, marriage, and death records of church members. Baptismal records of black church members are also included. Unprocessed. (Z/U/82.023).
Ventress, James Alexander, and Family. Papers. 1804-1923; undated. 3.75 cubic ft.
Correspondence, diaries, essays, land records, photographs, printed materials, and photocopied genealogical records form this collection of personal papers of James Alexander Ventress, which complements the business records found in the Trask-Ventress Family Papers (Z/0607.000). Planter, scientist, lawyer, and legislator, Ventress served in both the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate, helped to found the University of Mississippi, and resided at La Grange Plantation, Wilkinson County. These papers contain material on Ventress's scientific interests, European studies, and political activities. Correspondence includes incoming letters to both Ventress and his son, James Alexander Ventress II, whose diaries and school essays are among the papers. Deeds, maps, plats, and legal papers pertaining to the Ventress holdings in Louisiana are also included. Processed. (Z/1813.000).
Vernon-McGehee Family. Papers. 1797-1967; undated. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection, donated by the McGehee family of Natchez, consists primarily of the papers of the allied Vernon family of Natchez. Within the collection are original, microfilm, and photocopies of correspondence, social papers, and genealogical materials. The correspondence consists principally of letters from William Rousseau Cox Vernon to his wife, Rowena Crane Vernon, who was a teacher at Elizabeth Female Academy, Washington, Adams County, before her marriage. Two letters, one from William Vernon and one from Mary McGuire Bard, describe the Natchez tornado of May 7, 1840, and its effects. Processed. (Z/0885.000).
Vesuvius, Steamboat. Account Book. 1821-1823. 0.10 cubic ft.
This book records accounts of the steamboat, Vesuvius, owned by the Natchez Steam Boat Company. Processed. (Z/0758.000).
Veterans of Foreign Wars. World War I Honor Roll. 1917-1918. 0.33 cubic ft.
This negative copy of the manuscript by T. K. Stapleton, department service officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, lists by counties Mississippians who were killed in action or died of wounds received in World War I during 1917 and 1918. The list includes the name of Robert C. Winn of Adams County. Processed. (Z/314.000).
Vick-Phelps Family. Papers. 1810-1906. 0.33 cubic ft.
These papers, including correspondence and wills, concern the families of Burwell Vick and his sons, Henry W. and Gray J. Vick, and that of Dr. A. J. Phelps of Nitta Yuma Plantation, located on Deer Creek, Washington County. The papers contain an 1810 Mississippi Territory indenture; lists of slaves mortgaged or for sale, dating from 1834 to 1849; and papers relating to land transfers in Madison, Sharkey, Warren, Washington, and Yazoo counties. Processed. (Z/0030.000).
Vicksburg Mercantile Ledger. 1857-1860. 0.33 cubic ft.
This ledger is from an unidentified general merchandise store located in Vicksburg. The accounts date from 1857 to 1860. (Z/1921.000).
Wade, Battaille Harrison, and Family. Papers. 1867-1951. 5 cubic ft.
Battaille Harrison Wade of Prospect Hill, Jefferson County, was the son of Isaac Ross Wade. He served in the Mississippi Senate; on the Boards of Trustees of Chamberlain Hunt Academy, Red Lick Consolidated School, and Jefferson County High School; and on the Board of Supervisors of Jefferson County. His papers are an assortment of family letters, business correspondence and records, and land records. Plantation account books form a major part of the collection, which includes daily cotton market quotations from Julius Weis and Company, New Orleans, for the period 1893 to 1903. There is also an indexed compilation of Jefferson County cemeteries for whites and blacks, listing those buried in each cemetery. Processed. (Z/0982.000).
Wade, Isaac Ross. Papers. 1845-1855; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
These sixteen letters to Isaac Ross Wade from his attorneys, H. T. Ellett and John Ker, concern the litigation involving the estate of Wade's grandfather, Captain Isaac Ross, of which Wade was the executor. The twelve-year legal battle with the heirs of the estate concerned the provisions in Ross's will for freeing the slaves on his Jefferson County plantation, Prospect Hill, and transporting them to Liberia. These letters document the progress of the litigation and the administration of Ross's estate after the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the will's validity. Processed. (Z/1772.000).
Wade, Robert. Manuscript. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
Robert Wade of Tillman, Claiborne County, compiled this list of soldiers buried in some Claiborne and Jefferson County cemeteries. Processed. (Z/1353.000).
Wade, Walter. Plantation Diaries. 1834-1854. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Dr. Walter Wade was a practicing physician and owner of Rosswood Plantation, Jefferson County. Typewritten and microfilm copies of his plantation diaries form this collection. The two diaries kept by Wade document his activities as both planter and doctor. Some entries pertain to the management of the plantation, the slaves, and production of cotton. Others concern his patients and practice; the first volume records patient accounts and notes rates of charges for professional services adopted by the physicians and surgeons of Port Gibson on January 1, 1840. Processed. (Z/0270.000).
Wailes, Benjamin Leonard Covington. Diaries. 1852-1862. 1.0 cubic ft. and 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm, and 36 microfiche jackets.
Benjamin Leonard Covington Wailes was a scientist and planter. A Georgia native, he moved to the Mississippi Territory in 1807. Educated at Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County (of which he became a trustee), Wailes served as registrar of the land office at Washington. Owner of the residence Meadvilla, in Washington, he also managed two family plantations in Warren County. Assistant professor of agriculture and geological sciences at the University of Mississippi, he did extensive field work across Mississippi and authored the Report on the Agriculture and Geology of Mississippi (Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1854). This collection consists of a typescript copy of thirty-six volumes of Wailes's diaries, containing his observations on the geology, history, and natural history of the state. There is a microfilm copy of the diary typescripts; a microfiche copy of the diary typescripts is available for patron use. Eight of the original diaries of B. L. C. Wailes are included in the Benjamin Leonard Covington Wailes Papers (Z/0076.000). Processed. (Z/076.001).
Wailes, Benjamin Leonard Covington. Diary Typescripts Index. Undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains a photocopy of the typewritten index to the transcripts of the thirty-six original diaries of B. L. C. Wailes, prepared by Nellie Wailes Brandon, his granddaugter. She was born at the Wailes plantation Meadvilla, Washington, Adams County, and lived at the Wailes plantation Fonsylvania, Warren County, and in Natchez, where she was an active member of the Natchez Garden Club and the Natchez Historical Society. Processed. (Z/1862.000).
Wailes, Benjamin Leonard Covington. Letter Book. 1850-1855. 0.33 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection consists of typescript and microfilm copies of the original letter book of B. L. C. Wailes, which contains the correspondence and reports written by Wailes relating to the Mississippi Geological Survey from 1850 to 1854 and Wailes's expense account with the University of Mississippi, covering the period July 8, 1854 to January 1, 1855. Processed. (Z/0076.002).
Wailes, Benjamin Leonard Covington. Manuscript. 1861. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a typewritten copy of Benjamin Leonard Covington's manuscript entitled "Memoir of Leonard Covington, Brigadier General, U. S. Army," written while Wailes was president of the Mississippi Historical Society. Processed. (Z/0181.000).
Wailes, Benjamin Leonard Covington. Papers. 1762-1859; undated. 1.66 cubic ft.
Within the papers of Benjamin Leonard Covington Wailes are an extensive collection of incoming and outgoing correspondence, legal papers, a sermon (1762), and Wailes's inaugural speech as president of the Mississippi Historical Society in 1859. A considerable amount of the material in the papers documents Wailes's career as a natural historian and geologist. There are originals of eight volumes of his "diaries" or "field notes" for 1852 and 1854; there are typescripts of these diaries in the B. L. C. Wailes Diaries (Z/0076.001). Also included are another diary (1829-1830), historical and natural history notes, notes on aboriginal monuments and remains, and references to individuals and locations he considered of significance for the geological survey of the state. Photocopies of the eight volumes of "diaries" or "field notes" are available for patron use. Processed. (Z/0076.000).
Wailes-Covington Family. Papers. 1797-1858; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The correspondence and papers of the Wailes and Covington families of Washington, Adams County, consist principally of letters from Brigadier General Leonard Covington to his brother, Alexander, discussing affairs in the Maryland legislature and United States Congress. There is also correspondence of Dr. James Blake, Major Joseph Kean, Dr. Daniel Rawlings, Levin Wailes, and Captain James T. Magruder. Processed. (Z/0959.000).
Wailes, C. S. Collection. 1814; 1829; 1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
This collection contains four indentures from Adams County, the most significant of which pertains to the estate of Ferdinand L. Claiborne. Unprocessed. (Z/U/90.029).
Wailes, Levin. Papers. 1802-1843. 0.33 cubic ft.
Levin Wailes, who had worked as a land surveyor in Georgia, came to Washington, Mississippi Territory, in 1807. He surveyed the northern boundary of the Choctaw lands ceded by the Treaty of Mount Dexter in 1805 and was registrar of the federal land office at Opelousas, St. Landry's Parish, Louisiana from 1810 to 1822, when he returned to the Natchez District to become surveyor-general of the public lands south of Tennessee. The papers of Levin Wailes consist of a typescript of an account book, and a surveyor's record book, which document his survey of the United States-Choctaw Nation boundary in 1809 and the reactions of the Indians and Choctaw Chief Pushmataha. The account book also contains an incomplete version of an 1802 letter from W. C. C. Claiborne to James Wilkinson and field notes of land surveys from 1826 to 1841, surrounding Natchez and Washington, Adams County. Processed. (Z/1824.000).
Walker, Robert J. Papers. 1821-1869. 0.10 cubic ft.
Originals, typescripts, and copies of the correspondence of Robert J. Walker, United States senator from Mississippi, United States Secretary of the Treasury, and governor of the Kansas Territory, form these papers. They include letters from a number of prominent Mississippians, some of them written from Natchez, Vicksburg, and Warren County. Processed. (Z/0659.000).
Walker, Samuel R. Poetry Manuscripts. ca. 1835-1840. 0.10 cubic ft.
This volume contains poetry manuscripts of Samuel R. Walker of Natchez. (Z/2196.000/S).
Walker, Zachariah. Papers. 1815-1834. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Zachariah Walker of Woodville consist primarily of correspondence and accounts of his New Orleans cotton factors. They number twenty pieces and contain considerable information regarding the cotton market. Processed. (Z/0661.000).
Walthall, William T. Papers. 1855-1932. 3.66 cubic ft.
William T. Walthall of Vicksburg was a Confederate soldier, journalist, collaborator with Jefferson Davis in the preparation of The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881), and United States consul in Demerara, British Guiana. He retired to Vicksburg. His papers contain articles, newsclippings, broadsides, miscellaneous papers, and considerable correspondence. Among the correspondents were officials and officers of the Confederate States of America, clergy of the Episcopal Church, and Jefferson Davis and his publishers. Processed. (Z/0037.000).
Walthall, William T. Papers. 1803-1955. 12.33 cubic ft.
This collection of papers documents the activities of various members of William T. Walthall's family. Many papers concern William T. Walthall himself: there are ten volumes of his records of correspondence, correspondence with Jefferson Davis and editors, and forty-eight diaries. Processed. (Z/0083.000).
Ware, Nathaniel A. Papers. 1821-1823. 0.10 cubic ft.
Nathaniel A. Ware, a resident of Natchez, was acting governor of the Mississippi Territory from 1815 to 1816. The fourteen items in these papers include legal and financial documents, among them bills for household goods in Vicksburg. Processed. (Z/0665.000).
Warren County Mercantile Ledger. 1859-1862. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This collection consists of a positive microfilm copy of an account book of an unidentified business, apparently located in Warren County. Processed. (Z/1137.000).
Warren, John B. Manuscript. 1838. 0.10 cubic ft.
This manuscript is a typewritten carbon copy of "A Discourse on Domestic Missions, Delivered at Vicksburg, October 24, 1838, before the Synod of Mississippi and Louisiana by the Rev. John B. Warren of Louisiana," a Congregationalist minister educated at Harvard. Processed. (Z/1100.000).
Watts, Amelia. Papers. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft. and 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
Amelia Watts's papers consist of a typewritten copy of "A Summer on a Louisiana Cotton Plantation in 1832," which depicts various episodes of her life, including a summer at the plantation of her grandfather, Judge Seth Lewis, near Opelousas, St. Landry's Parish, and her experiences during the Civil War. An account of Watts's visit to the Ventress plantation near Woodville, contains a detailed description of the house. See also the Seth Lewis Family Memoirs (Z/0900.000). Processed. (Z/0666.000).
Weaver, Gustine Courson. Manuscript. Undated. 0.50 cubic ft.
The manuscript is a typescript of "Life's Nexus and Plexus; or 'Lad,'" by Mrs. Gustine Nancy Courson Weaver, concerning the Gustine family of Natchez. Natchez and Adams County locales and families, such as the Dunbars, figure prominently in the text and accompanying photographs. Processed. (Z/0766.000).
Weeks, Levi W., and Family. Letters. 1808-1812. 0.10 cubic ft.
Originals and photocopies of three items of correspondence of Natchez architect Levi Weeks form this collection. Two of the letters are from his father and brother; in the third, written to Epaphras Hoyt on September 27, 1812, Weeks describes in detail life in Natchez, and the residence, Auburn, which he was building for Lyman Harding. Processed. (Z/1081.000).
Welles, Edward R. Diary. 1854-1856. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection contains a typed copy of the diary of Edward R. Welles, describing his trip from Waterloo, New York, to Vicksburg and his experiences during the two years in which he was in charge of a select school for girls in Vicksburg. Processed. (Z/0179.000).
Welty, Eudora. Collection. ca. 1909- ; undated. ca. 43 cubic ft.
This extensive collection includes the original manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, printer's galleys, or published versions of works by Eudora Welty, set in Natchez or along the Natchez Trace, such as "A Worn Path," "A Fairy Tale of the Natchez Trace," and "The Robber Bridegroom." Among the photographs in the Welty Collection are a number taken in the Natchez or Natchez Trace area, including some of the historic homes in Natchez. For a full description of the material available in the Welty collection see the published guide by Suzanne Marrs, The Welty Collection: A Guide to the Eudora Welty Manuscripts and Documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1988). Access is by permission of the curator only. Processing in progress. (Z/0301.000).
Wetherill, Thomas M., and Family. Papers. 1853-1930; undated. 1 cubic ft.
Thomas M. Wetherill, resident of Laurel Hill, West Feliciana Parish, and Woodville, married Sarah Smith, granddaughter of Judge Coatsworth Pinckney Smith of Wilkinson County. The papers of Wetherill's family contain letters from C. P. (Worth) Wetherill to his father, Thomas M. Wetherill, at Woodville; financial accounts; and journals of Thomas M. Wetherill and Julia Wetherill Baker. Born in Woodville, she was a writer and was married to Marion A. Baker of New Orleans. He operated the Times-Democrat, which became the Times-Picayune; Julia Baker was its Sunday editor. Processed. (Z/1032.000).
White Family. Papers. 1837-1928; undated. 0.33 cubic ft.
The papers of the White family of Lawrence County include an Amite County marriage license dated October 10, 1837. Processed. (Z/1208.000).
Whitehurst, Mary. Papers. 1875-1889; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
The papers of Mary Whitehurst of Washington, Adams County, consist of twelve items of personal correspondence. Processed. (Z/0671.000).
Whitehurst, William N. Papers. 1845-1889; undated. 1.33 cubic ft.
William N. Whitehurst was Receiver of Public Moneys and Disbursing Agent for the United States, and later the State of Mississippi, at Washington, Adams County; he also became registrar of the land office at Washington and justice of the peace of Adams County. His papers, many of which pertain to the business of the land office at Washington, consist of business and personal correspondence and financial papers. There are letters from several notable correspondents including T. Otis Baker, Ferdinand L. Claiborne, John A. Quitman, and Levin Wailes. Processed. (Z/0015.000).
Wilson, Margaret. Diary. 1835-1837. 0.33 cubic ft.
This collection consists of a typewritten copy of the diary of Margaret Wilson, which was written during part of her service as governess on Selma Plantation, Washington, Adams County, from 1834 to 1848. Margaret Wilson later ran an academy in Washington. Processed. (Z/0180.000).
Winans, William. Sermon. 1832. 0.10 cubic ft.
This sermon was delivered at Washington, Adams County, on March 11, 1832, by the Reverend William Winans on the occasion of the death of General Samuel L. Winston. Winans, a leader in Mississippi Methodism and owner of the Wilkinson County plantation Rural Retreat, was a trustee of Centenary College, Brandon Springs, Rankin County, and of Elizabeth Female Academy, Washington, Adams County. Processed. (Z/0701.001).
Winchester, George. Letter. 1869. 0.10 cubic ft.
This letter, dated May 13, 1869, from "George" at the "Lycee Imperial de Tours," to his mother, Mrs. M. Winchester, care of Judge Winchester, Natchez, discusses news from home and his studies and activities in France. Processed. (Z/1033.000).
Winchester, Henry K., Estate. Records. 1894-1898. 0.10 cubic ft.
These legal papers and correspondence concern the administration of the estate of Henry K. Winchester of Santa Barbara, California, who died in February 1895, and its administration on behalf of the Mississippi heirs, including the Winchester family of Natchez, by Fred Clark of Rosedale. Processed. (Z/0679.000).
Winter, Gabriel. Manuscript. Undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
The manuscript entitled "Gabriel Winter's Notes of Claims in the State of Louisiana" contains descriptions of land in Louisiana across from Natchez, including properties belonging to several Natchez planters. Processed. (Z/0680.000).
Winter, William. Speeches. 1961-1977. 0.10 cubic ft.
Among the speeches in this collection are ones delivered by William Winter to the Claiborne County Historical Society on March 14, 1961, and at the dedication ceremonies of Historic Jefferson College, Washington, Adams County, on July 17, 1977. Processed. (Z/0935.002).
Woodville Methodist Church. Records. 1836-1894; 1924. 0.10 cubic ft.
The records of the Woodville Methodist Church, Wilkinson County, consist of photocopies of the membership register of Woodville Station, Mississippi Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; copies of a certificate of membership; and of two items concerning the centennial celebration of the church dated 1924. Processed. (Z/0993.000).
Yokena Presbyterian Church. Records. 1884-1972. 1 reel 35 mm. microfilm.
This reel of positive microfilm of the records of the Yokena Presbyterian Church, Warren County, contains copies of the minutes of church meetings; a church register with lists of pastors, elders, deacons, communicants and non-communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; programs; and newsclippings. Processed. (Z/1528.000).
Young, Thomas. Papers. 1843-1889; undated. 0.10 cubic ft.
The correspondence and papers of Dr. Thomas Young of Elmwood, Sunflower County, frequently mention his daughter Ettie, who attended the Port Gibson Collegiate Academy for Young Ladies, Claiborne County. Processed. (Z/1203.000).
Zion Hill Baptist Church. Minutes. 1811-1979. 2 reels 35 mm. microfilm.
This positive microfilm copy of the minutes of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Zion Hill, Amite County, covers meetings from 1811 to 1868 and 1881 to 1979. The minutes of this church, organized in 1811, include membership lists, occasional accounts, programs of church events, lists of church officers, and deaths. Processed. (Z/1674.000).