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Agriculture -- Mississippi -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Ames and Hogan families papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2
Scope and Contents The Ames and Hogan families papers document the history of the family from 1816-1910. The papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, speeches and essays, business receipts, an autograph album, and other items. Among the business receipts are those relating to Hogan’s business with James Nealley, documenting their trips from Ditto’s Landing to New Orleans, along with their cargo and business partners.
Dates: 1816 - 1910

Baskin Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-22
Scope and Contents The Baskin family papers are organized into four series: Correspondence, Financial and Legal Records, Miscellaneous, and Visual Materials. Correspondence includes letters between Baskin family and friends from 1869 to 1948, with the bulk dating from 1896 to 1940. Financial and Legal Records, 1869-1948 and undated, include bills, tax records, and deeds of trust. The Miscellaneous series consists of published and ephemeral materials collected by the family,...
Dates: 1869 - 1948

William Alfred Dockery Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-507
Scope and Contents The William Alfred Dockery family papers document the establishment and management of William Alfred Dockery’s cotton plantation in the town named after him: Dockery, Mississippi. Most of the collection consists of family correspondence from 1887 to 1906 and undated, particularly between Dockery and his wife, Hughla Rice Dockery. There is a great deal of content about the business of managing a large farm. The letters also contain numerous references (many disparaging) to Dockery’s...
Dates: 1881 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1887 - 1906

Dr. William B. Watkins ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-336
Scope and Contents Daily account ledgers of Dr. Watkins of Big Springs, Mississippi, formerly in Chickasaw County and now in Clay County, including one daily medical account ledger, 1872-1873. Patients include African-Americans, whom Watkins indicates with “Freedman” beside their names. Two additional ledgers, ca. 1880s-1890s and 1930s, contain medical and farm accounts of Caucasians and African-Americans. Also included are loose materials from the ledgers: two letters (1906 and undated) and gin receipts for...
Dates: 1872 - 1937