Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
Sixteen black and white photographs taken in Mississippi, all have some identification.
Two stereoviews, Sullivan and Killrain Fight, 1898 and Picking cotton on MS plantation, 189u.
AM20-054, December 14, 1866
Four page letter and transcript from Sid Nesmith (1833-1877) to his mother Mrs. Geo. W. Nesmith (1799-1885) while he was serving as Special Agent of the Treasury Department in Mississippi. Of particular importance is the early written reference to the game of Base Ball. Written in ink, very legible and retains the stamped envelope.
AM21-043, August 1, 1865
An innocuous telegram documenting President Andrew Johnson's deliberations regarding the path Reconstruction would soon take throughout the South.
AM21-044, circa 1876
14-page legal opinion regarding a court case (J.F. Hicks v. G.W. Truehart) regarding a disastrous Mississippi riverboat fire aboard the steamer Mary Belle while at Vicksburg. Undated, written by J. Sneed.
AM21-070, 1895, 1935
Two newspapers containing lynching: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Vol. 69, No. 61 January 10, 1895 - "A Desperate Negro Lynched"; The Macon Telegraph, Vol. 19 No. 182 July 16, 1935 - "Negroes Lynched in Attack Case."
AM21-073, October 10, 1881
Letter written on New Orleans & North-Eastern Railroad, Engineer Department letterhead from Poplarville, Mississippi, by G.B. Nicholson. The envelope is addressed to Mrs. Matilda Nicholson in Covington, Kentucky. The 2-page letter describes Poplarville and his experiences living there.
AM21-078, circa 1950-circa 1990s; circa 2020
Reconstruction Era memoir.
Ray L. Bellande Papers
Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes", "Images Under the Oaks" and “Vintage Village Vues” columns, and related research materials.
M. Blake Letter
Charles C. Bolton Research Collection
This collection consists of Dr. Charles C. Bolton’s research materials for his scholarly works.
Thomas C. Charles and Ellen McRaven Charles Letters
Family letters, genealogy, and history of Clinton, Mississippi.
Choctaw Indian Land Transfer
Certificate transferring title to 320 acres of land originally acquired by a Choctaw Indian Land Grant to five individuals.
Dale Sallis Fleming Papers
This collection contains a comprehensive and objective look at the Civil War in Mississippi. Anyone researching this time period in Mississippi's history would find ample information. Students of history and journalism would benefit from the writings of Mr. Fleming.
Harry R. Godman Letters
Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction.
Max L. Grivno Research Collection
Two original handwritten letters regarding slavery in Mississippi.
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Minute Book
Secretary's record book of Board of Directors minutes.
Jones S. Hamilton Pamphlet
Pamphlet printed by Jones regarding communication from friends during his trial for murder resulting from a duel.
Orville F. Howe Letter
Letter from Howe in response to request of Harper's Weekly for sketches of the War of 1812.
United States....Land Patent-Mississippi, 1841
For 40 acres of land in Covington County, Mississippi.
United States...Land Patents-Alabama, 1837; Mississippi, 1841
Patents for land in Alabama and Mississippi.
P.A. "Gustus" Lotterhos Correspondence
Letters addressed to Lotterhos in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Neil R. McMillen Collection
Mississippi Historical Collection
A collection of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, periodicals, postcards, and letters about Mississippi.
New England Mississippi Land Company, Reports in Congress
Stella B. Newsome Papers
Written for the Newton County (Mississippi) Centennial.
John Leroy "Lee" Robinson Papers
Letters from a Confederate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers.
John Ray Skates / History of the Mississippi Supreme Court Research Collection
Research for his book, A History of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 1817-1948.
Sullivan-Kilrain Fight Collection
This collection should be of interest to students of history, as well as local history buffs. While accounts of the fight differ on minor points such as the color of the fighters' trunks, what they ate for breakfast, and what they drank between rounds, they are in agreement on such major issues as events leading up to the fight, length of the fight, round by round descriptions, and of course, the outcome -- the Great John L. remained heavyweight champion of the world.
W.H. Watkins Letter
Letter regarding sale of land.