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Max L. Grivno Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M507

Scope and Contents

Two letters were written during the Antebellum Period. Both contain information on slavery in Mississippi during the 1800s.

Dates

  • 1838; 1860

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 first letter was written to A.B. Saunders, an attorney in Jackson, from J. and Abigial Maxwells on March 19, 1938. The letter was mailed from Monticello, Mississippi in Lawrence County.

The second letter was written to Rainy [sic] from slave trader John M. Hooker on July 10, 1860. The letter was mailed from Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County.

Additions to the collection consist of illustrations of former slaves during the Civil War and Progressive (post-Reconstruction) eras.

Extent

1 Folder (2 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Two original handwritten letters regarding slavery in Mississippi.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Provenance

Donated by Max L. Grivno

Related Materials

Stevens (M. James) Mississippi and Gulf Coast Research Collection

M8 Thompson (Ray M.) Papers

Creator

Source

Title
Max L. Grivno Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Shawna Guidry
Date
07/10/2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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