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Burnside Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-277

Scope and Contents

Materials of the Burnside family of Lake Burnside, Neshoba County, Mississippi, including: memorandum book, 1886 and undated; family business papers, 1839-1904; letters, 1861-1918, including letter to A.W. Burnside from unnamed brother, Harper's Ferry, Virginia, June 12, 1861; publications, including Confederate Annals (June 1883), Neshoba County Democrat (May 23, 1895) article on double primary, and Southern Cultivator (April 1896); photograph, 1918; and genealogy, undated. Photocopies.


  • 1839 - 1918

Conditions Governing Access



0.33 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in a single manuscript box across five folders. The materials have been organized by item type, then arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was lent to Mississippi State University Libraries by Steven H. Stubbs of Galveston, Texas, in the early 1960s.


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Originals

It is unknown where the originals are as of 2020. In February 1991, the originals were returned to the donor, Steven H. Stubbs.

Related Archival Materials.

Stubbs Collection (MUM00438), Department of Archives and Special Collections, the University of Mississippi.

Stubbs, Steven H., Duty-Honor-Valor: The Story of the Eleventh Mississippi Infantry Regiment (Brandon, MS: Quail Ridge Press, 2000).

Preservation Note

This collection has been photocopied (originals not available) and housed in archival-quality enclosures.

Processing Information

It is unclear who originally accessioned and photocopied this collection, but it can be assumed that James A. Carpenter acted as agent for the repository. This finding aid was written by Carrie P. Mastley, Manuscripts Librarian, in April 2020. The original title for this collection was the B. H. Stubbs Collection. However, given that B. H. Stubbs is a relation of the donor, not the creator, the collection was changed to the Burnside Family Papers to more accurately describe its contents.

Burnside Family papers
It is unclear who originally wrote this finding aid. It was revised and completed by Carrie P. Mastley, Manuscripts Librarian, in April 2020.
June 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts Repository