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Legal instruments.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Legal documents

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Adams County Police and Miscellaneous County Records

 Collection
Identifier: M85
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection contains various items and documents relating to the various activities of the Adams County Board of Police that were generated between 1840-1842 and 1850-1856. Warrants for payment to Constable Peter Laurence, road and bridge maintenance reports, and sundry license applications make up most of the collection, but there are also documents relating to the county alms house and allegiance oaths by Board of Police members.
Dates: 1836, 1840-42, 1850-1856, 1894

AM08-26, 1854-2008

 Accession
Scope and Contents From the Unprocessed Collection: Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Dates: 1854-2008

AM17-61, circa 1960s-2000s

 Accession
Form of Material Various estate documents, publications, pamphlets, programs and manuscript materials.
Dates: circa 1960s-2000s

AM20-082, April 16, 1860

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material Mississippi Slave Case: “THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, HINDS COUNTY, 2ND DISTRICT, TO ANY JUDGE OF A COURT RECORD, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, MAYOR OR CIEF MAGISTRATE OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA. KNOW YE, THAT WE, REPOSING SPECIAL CONFIDENCE IN YOUR FIDELITY AND CIRCUMSPECTION IN DILIGENTLY EXAMINING GEORGE H. HAZLEHURT, A WITNESS ON BEHALF OF DEFT. IN A CERTAIN SUIT NOW PENDING IN OUR CIRCUIT COURT OF HINDS COUNTY, WHEREIN MRS. M.A. SKIPWITH IS PLAINTIFF AND SOUTHERN RAIL COMPANY IS DEFENDANTDO EMPOWER...
Dates: April 16, 1860

AM21-036, 1839

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material Legal papers from case in Amite County Circuit Court (Liberty, Mississippi) - Stephen Wilkinson vs. Jabez Butler, October 1839.
Dates: 1839

AM21-044, circa 1876

 Accession — Box 6 SAFE
Form of Material 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.
Dates: circa 1876

AM88-12, 1831

 Accession
Form of Material Deposition from slave owner in Wilkinson County, Mississippi and related summons, 1831.
Dates: 1831

American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional Office, Records

 Collection
Identifier: M32
Scope and Contents The collection of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records contains copies of legal papers from civil liberties cases handled in the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU during the late 1960's and 1970. Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the Southern Regional Office, was involved in all these cases.Also included in the Collection is a report of the activities for the first five years (1964-1969) of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU (Box 3, Folder 1) and a copy of Before...
Dates: 1964-1970

Jeff Balfour Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M602
Abstract This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
Dates: 1872-1998

L.N. Dantzler Lumber Company Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM18-46
Form of Material L.N. Dantzler Lumber Company records.
Dates: circa 1840-1965

Fritchman Family Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM91-45
Form of Material Letters, legal and financial documents, and other materials of the Fritchman family of Westmoreland and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. The majority of the materials pertain to David Fritchman, his children and grandchildren.
Dates: 1800s-1920s

Harry R. Godman Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M112
Abstract Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction.
Dates: September 15, 1863-January 29, 1873

Isaac Johnson Affidavit of Slave Ownership

 Collection
Identifier: M431
Abstract A legal document regarding ownership of a female slave in Adams County, Mississippi Territory.
Dates: July 17, 1801

Paul B. Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M191
Abstract This collection has immense research value. In its coverage of Paul B. Johnson's terms as lieutenant governor and governor of Mississippi, it documents one of the most critical periods in the state's history -- the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The State Sovereignty Commission records, along with the Highway Patrol records paint a graphic portrait of efforts to thwart civil rights activities in the state, and to preserve the separation of the races. Additionally, it documents (through...
Dates: circa 1910-1973

J. Brackin Kirkland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M15
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, photographs, genealogical materials relating to Mississippi-born educator in New York and Alabama and with the Boys Clubs of America.
Dates: 1886-1983

Charles A. Marx Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M313
Abstract Correspondence, reports, files, magazines documenting his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and as an attorney.
Dates: 1939-1997

McKeithen Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M657
Abstract This collection contains documents and photographs.
Dates: 1909-2007

Mississippi Territory Legal Document 1816

 Collection
Identifier: M549
Abstract This collection contains a legal document concerning an 1811 dispute between William Robinson and Nathaniel Herbert over Robinson’s property arising from his business ventures. This collection would be of particular interest for researchers studying life in the South in the early nineteenth century.
Dates: 1816

Jessie Morrison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M422
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection span more than a century of activities relating to Jessie Morrison and her family. Most of the materials have been photocopied, due to water and insect damage.
Dates: 1864-1990

William Purdue Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M610
Scope and Contents The collection is one letter from William Purdue granting a judgement in favor of the Adams County Constable.
Dates: January 20, 1841

James A. Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M23
Scope and Contents Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Dates: 1646-to date

SERIES III: FAMILY AND PERSONAL PAPERS (Boxes 27-32)

 Series
Scope and Contents The Family and Personal Papers Series is divided into four subseries: Personal papers, Estate papers, Records of Holly Pine Farm and earlier land acquisitions, and Travel files.Personal PapersThe Personal papers subseries contains a variety of items of both J. Brackin and Eleanor George Kirkland. Perhaps most noteworthy are the speeches and debate notes Kirkland assembled into one notebook, chiefly from his student years at the Southern Industrial Institute and Cornell...
Dates: 1886-1983

Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M502
Abstract The Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection contains a vast array of materials from during and after the [Lorenzi] Sojourner’s time in Holmes County, 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: 1900s; 1940s–1950s; Majority of material found within 1960s–2010s; Undated

Sullivan-Kilrain Fight Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M271
Abstract 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.
Dates: circa 1938-1990

Douglas Tiberiis White Folks Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M378
Abstract Original and printed materials accumulated by White Folks Project volunteer.
Dates: 1964-1965

W.H. Watkins Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M303
Abstract Letter regarding sale of land.
Dates: April 24, 1861

M.E. Wright Claim for Reparations

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM20-073
Form of Material Claim to the U.S. Commissioners of Claims, plus two letters of support, 1871.
Dates: 1871