Max L. Grivno Research Collection
Scope and Contents
Two letters were written during the Antebellum Period. Both contain information on slavery in Mississippi during the 1800s.
- Creation: 1838; 1860
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.
.75 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Two original handwritten letters regarding slavery in Mississippi.
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
Donated by Max L. Grivno
- Max L. Grivno Research Collection
- Shawna Guidry
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
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