Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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."
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.
Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes", "Images Under the Oaks" and “Vintage Village Vues” columns, and related research materials.
This collection consists of Dr. Charles C. Bolton’s research materials for his scholarly works.
Family letters, genealogy, and history of Clinton, Mississippi.
Certificate transferring title to 320 acres of land originally acquired by a Choctaw Indian Land Grant to five individuals.
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.
Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction.
Two original handwritten letters regarding slavery in Mississippi.
Secretary's record book of Board of Directors minutes.
Pamphlet printed by Jones regarding communication from friends during his trial for murder resulting from a duel.
Letter from Howe in response to request of Harper's Weekly for sketches of the War of 1812.
For 40 acres of land in Covington County, Mississippi.
Patents for land in Alabama and Mississippi.
Letters addressed to Lotterhos in Clarksville, Tennessee.
This collection features letters and documents from 1813 to 1850 that relate to the McNeill family and their plantation holdings. The majority of documents refer to the business and family dealings of Malcom McNeill.
A collection of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, periodicals, postcards, and letters about Mississippi.
Written for the Newton County (Mississippi) Centennial.
Letters from a Confederate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers.
Research for his book, A History of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 1817-1948.
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.