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Wesley James Ellzey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M568

Scope and Contents

The Collection contains materials relating to Wesley James Ellzey, a school teacher and Justice of the Peace in Pike County, Mississippi, during the late nineteenth century.

Dates

  • 1864-1887

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

Wesley James Ellzey served as a school teacher in Pike County, Mississippi and eventually went on to serve as a Justice of the Peace during the late 1870s and early 1880s. Ellzey was born May 28, 1830, and died May 1, 1918. His parents were Thomas Ellzey and Mary L. Quin. Ellzey’s sister, C. A. Lany, corresponded with him during the mid-1880s from Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Extent

.25 Cubic Feet : MC2/D4

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Wesley James Ellzey Papers contains documents and a ledger pertaining to his activities as a school teacher in Pike County, Mississippi. Ellzey also served as a Justice of the Peace during the late 1870s and early 1880s.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one box and one oversized folder (teaching certificate).

Provenance

Donated by Jimmy and Shirley Wood on May 10, 2007.

Existence and Location of Copies

For Digitized Materials from this collection, see: External Documents link at bottom of page.

Related Materials

AM04-13 Pearl River County, Mississippi: Justice of the Peace Docket, District Four

M205 Forrest County, Mississippi, Criminal Record Book

Sources

Case file

Wesley James Ellzey Papers, M568, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
Title
Wesley James Ellzey Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Collection processed and finding aid written by Emma Semrau
Date
25 September 2019
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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