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John Q. Adams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M48
Scope and Contents Thirteen letters written in May, June, and July 1862 by John Q. Adams to his wife Sarah ("Kate") from military campsites at Shiloh, Tenn., and in northern Mississippi, specifically the areas of Pope, Farmington, Corinth, Booneville and Big Springs. The letters contain information concerning family matters and letters Adams received from and wrote to other people. Throughout the letters he gives information about the life of a soldier, quotes prices in a local store, writes about foraging for...
Dates: May 11, 1862-July 20, 1862

Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

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Identifier: M194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Garrett Smith Ainsworth's memorandum book (diary), October 2, 1860-Dec. 31, 1861; diary, Jan. 1, 1862-April 28, 1863; and pocket diary, Aug. 24, 1862-April 27, 1863. They mainly recount his experiences while a private in Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, United States Army. Included are details of conditions in camp, particularly accidents and illness among the troops, especially the malaria from which Ainsworth suffered. He discusses day-to-day...
Dates: 1860-1863

Nelson H. Bailey Letters

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Identifier: M75
Abstract

Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.

Dates: 1862

David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M565
Abstract

The David Batzka Civil Rights Collection contains papers from before, during, and after Batzka’s time in Clarksdale, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.

Dates: circa 1963-1965; 1984, 1989, 1993-1995

Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters

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Identifier: M42
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 69 letters, dated from February 2, 1862 to June 28, 1864, from Granville W. Belcher to his wife, Mary Caroline Belcher. Ten (10) letters, dated from January 13/18, 1862 to August 26, 1864, between Mary Caroline; her brother, Washington Dickinson; her nephew, William H. Dickinson; Granville; and Granville's brother Charles Belcher make up the remainder of the collection. Granville and Washinton served in the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment, William was...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

George Alfred Bell Letters

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Identifier: M543
Abstract The George Alfred Bell Letters include five letters written by George Alfred Bell to his future wife, Alice Rebecca McCulloch. All of the letters are addressed to McCulloch at 1610 or 1116 So. Boats Street, Marion, Indiana, and they are descriptive of his trips and meetings to acquire timber in the south as well as of their relationship. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the lumber trade in Mississippi and/or the South and courtship in the early twentieth...
Dates: 1909

Cherry Burns Collection

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Identifier: M597
Abstract

Materials from Cherry Burns’ world travels.

Dates: 1926- circa 2005

Andrew and Mary E. Burwell Letters

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Identifier: M100
Abstract

Original and photocopies of letters predominately between Mary E. and Andrew Burwell. A handful of letters are to Andrew’s family. Also in the collection are a photocopy of a lock of hair and poems.

Dates: September 1864-July 1865; Undated

Eugene V. Cameron/USS Biloxi Collection

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Identifier: M480
Abstract

Eugene V. Cameron served aboard the U.S.S. Biloxi during his tenure in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The U.S.S. Biloxi was commissioned in 1943 and served in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was decommissioned in 1946.

Dates: circa 1944-1998

Dr. Joseph H. Clements Papers

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Identifier: M428
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to Dr. Clements' service in the U. S. Army during World War II. Of particular interest is a copy of Clements' handwritten history of the U.S. Army 254th Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. There is also a series of newsletters of the 107th Engineer Association entitled, "The Bull Sheet." In addition, the collection includes a spiral-bound booklet titled, "War Experiences from the Hearts...
Dates: 1942-2002

P.H. Craven Letters

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Identifier: M254
Form of Material Photocopies and transcripts of letters written by P.H. Craven to his mother. The letters written between April 20, 1861 and August 14, 1862 discuss Craven's service with the 19th Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, in such locales as Harper's Ferry, Culpepper Court House, Richmond, Fairfax Court House, and camps near Mechanicsville, Yorktown, and the Chickahominy River. Other letters, dated 1859 and 1865, were written from Franklin, Virginia.The original letters are in...
Dates: 1859-1865

Rufus R. Dawes Letters

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Identifier: M30
Abstract

Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg.

Dates: 1893

Thomas E. Dearman Hattiesburg History Collection

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Identifier: M253
Abstract

This collection contains Hattiesburg/Petal history materials.

Dates: 1907-1990

Hugh Carroll Dickson Civil War Letters

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Identifier: M256
Abstract

Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1861-1864

Lionel Dyck, Jr. 103d Military Collection

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Identifier: M662
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to Lionel Dyck, Jr.

Dates: 1932-2004

Hugh Boyle Ewing Letter

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Identifier: M105
Scope and Contents

This is a letter written by Brigadier General Hugh Boyle Ewing of the Union Army, encamped outside of Jackson, Mississippi on July 14, 1863. In writing to his wife he recounts the shelling of Jackson, the discovery of some papers belonging to Jefferson Davis, the murder of a Federal officer by the 3rd Texas Calvary, and the capture of the 3rd Texas Calvary by General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Dates: July 14, 1863

Leslie A. Falk African American History Research Collection

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Identifier: M391
Abstract

Materials regarding the Underground Railroad and other aspects of African American history collected by Dr. Falk, the first Medical Committee for Human Rights Field Secretary in Mississippi.

Dates: 1842-1999

Claude E. Fike World War II Diary

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Identifier: M275
Abstract

Diary, ship's log, memoirs, correspondence, memorabilia concerning his service in the U.S. Navy with the Seventh Fleet near New Guinea.

Dates: June 1941-August 1993

Harry R. Godman Letters

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Identifier: M112
Abstract

Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction.

Dates: September 15, 1863-January 29, 1873

Gore Civil War History Collection

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Identifier: M20
Abstract

History of Confederate Company "D", 15th Mississippi Infantry.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1961-1890s

Alexander and Joseph Thomas Greer Papers

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Identifier: M192
Abstract

Service records and family documents of two Union soldiers from Pennsylvania.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1862-1865; 1873-1877

N.V. Hannegan Camp Shelby Letters

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Identifier: M559
Abstract

The N. V. Hannegan Camp Shelby Letters Collection is comprised of twenty-five letters written between Corporal Norbert Hannegan and his sister, May Hannegan, while he was stationed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi in 1943. One letter is written by Cpl. Hannegan’s aunt, Sister Ann Vincent of Nazareth, Kentucky. This collection is of interest to researchers studying World War II, Mississippi History, and religion.

Dates: 1943

William H. and Hattie L. Hardy Papers

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Identifier: M182
Abstract

Family correspondence, scrapbook, other of Mississippi railroad entrepreneur, politician, judge, and founder of Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Gulfport, Mississippi.

Dates: 1873-1929

J. D. Harwell Letters

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Identifier: M71
Scope and Contents The three letters in this collection, written February 22, March 28, and April 26, 1923, were sent to Mr. J.E. Boos of Albany, New York. They describe Harwell's experiences during the siege of Vicksburg in 1863 and his unit's action during the Atlanta campaign of 1864. Harwell writes of congenial relationships between Northerners and Southerners both during and after the war and mentions two reunions of Confederate veterans which he attended, one in Louisville, Kentucky, date unknown, and...
Dates: Majority of material found in February 22, March 28, and April 26, 1923

Hattiesburg Lions Club Records

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Identifier: M273
Scope and Contents

This Collection consists of 2 boxes of historical records on the Hattiesburg Lions Club, dating from its Charter on February 28, 1928 to 1993.

Dates: 1928-1993

John Wesley Hollensed Letters

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Identifier: M34
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 22 letters. Originals, copies, and transcriptions are included. The letters were written between March 21, 1860, and November 6, 1864, by John Wesley Hollensed to his wife, Nancy King Hollensed, in Brookhaven, Mississippi. John's letters regularly express his love and devotion to his wife and children. He pleads for letters from home and seems desperate for news of family and friends. Hollensed speaks of his health and his desire to come home on...
Dates: 1960-1864

Jim Kates Papers

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Identifier: M390
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of materials pertaining to the book, "Letters From Mississippi", which was first published in 1965, and republished in 2002. The book contains letters written by Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteers in 1964 about their experiences in that important segment of the Civil Rights Movement.

Dates: 1963-2001

Levi Lewis Letters

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Identifier: M212
Scope and Contents This collection consists of typescripts of forty-two letters and photocopies of a photograph of Levi Lewis, four pieces of Civil War stationary, two express company receipts, and a poem. Of the letters, thirty-three are from Levi Lewis to his family, namely his parents, Robert and Mary Lewis, his married sister, Lydia Rugar, and his younger brothers, Robert T. and Car. These letters are dated from August 31, 1861, to March 13, 1863. There are also six letters written by Martin Ruoff, a...
Dates: August 31, 1861-March 22, 1863

P.A. "Gustus" Lotterhos Correspondence

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Identifier: M304
Abstract

Letters addressed to Lotterhos in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Dates: October 28, 1897-February 8, 1901

Rabbi Charles Mantinband Papers

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Identifier: M327
Abstract

Writings, correspondence, photographs, and condolence letters on the death of this outspoken proponent of Civil Rights and Rabbi at Temple B'Nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: 1931-1997

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