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Adams County Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: M547

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one broadside prepared by the Committee of Law and Order in Adams County, Mississippi.

Dates

  • Undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

The article details the alleged murder of Paul Johnson, an Illinois native who purchased the Selma Plantation in Natchez and moved to Mississippi along with his parents and brother. Ed Carter, the accused murderer, allegedly shot Johnson. The broadside is undated.

Extent

1 Item (1 folder) : 302A.B1.A2

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Adams County Broadside collection contains one article titled “Paul Johnson Murdered!”, which recounts the alleged murder of Paul Johnson—owner of Selma Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi—by Ed Carter, one of Johnson’s African American tenants. This collection would be particularly important for researchers studying Southern plantations, sharecropping, and interracial relationships in the South in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Arrangement

This small collection consists of one folder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Unknown; Transferred from Mississippiana Vertical File.

Sources

Adams County Broadside, M547, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
Title
Adams County Broadside
Status
Completed
Author
Collection processed and finding aid written by Jonathan Puckett
Date
08 May 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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