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George A. Smythe Papers

Identifier: MSS-66

Scope and Contents

These papers mostly concern George A. Smythe, an Englishman who obtained U.S. citizenship in 1859 and settled in Jackson; and correspondence (1892-1943) of Ella V. Hipple and other family members.

Includes deeds, tax receipts, and other business and legal papers (1839-1938) of George A. Smythe, Arthur W. Smythe, and Ella V. (Smythe) Hipple; ledger (1836-1865) of the firm Daly and McKee, Jackson, Miss.; other items many dealing with the antebellum, Civil War, and reconstruction periods in Jackson, Mississippi.


  • 1836 - 1943


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0.014 Cubic Feet (: 1 microfilm reel of 192 items)

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Series 1. 1836-1865. Ledger from firm of Daly and McKee, Jackson, Miss. Nov. 21, 1839. Writ of fieri facias from Circuit Court of Hinds Co.

Series 2. Oct. 1, 1847. Deed. Sam’l Mays and wife to Melinda Baine. Property in Hinds Co. Jan. 15, 1851. Power of attorney. March 10, 1852. Deed to Hinds Co. property. Mar. 16, 1852. Deed. Powhattan Ellis to Isaac Shewalter. Property in Hinds Co. Feb. 14, 1853. Deed. P. Ellis to I. Shewalter. Property in Hinds Co. June 16, 1859. Certificate of Citizenship of George A. Smythe. From Circuit Court Hinds Co., 1st District. Oct. 21, 1859. Memorandum of agreement. Jesse Mabry to Geo. A. Smythe. Mar. 22, 1860. Bond for title by Jesse Mabry to Geo. Smythe. Property in Hinds Co. May 11, 1862. Minutes of proceedings, Christian Church, Jackson, Miss. Mar. 16, 1863. Letter. Geo. Smythe, Jackson, Miss., to Gov. John J. Pettus. Aug. 1863. Deed of land from Col. Jesse Mabry to Geo. A. Smythe. Nov. 19, 1863. Receipt signed by Smythe for payment for land. June 22, 1864. Certification of exemption from military duty (Geo. Smythe). Feb. 20, 1865. Bill of sale. E. Vanzantd to Smythe. June 3, 1867. Certificate issued to Smythe of his eligibility to vote. Nov. 27, 1867. License issued to Smythe to practice law in Hinds Co. Feb. 4, 1869. Deed to Hinds Co. property acquired by payment of back taxes by Smythe. Dec. 1872. Same. Mar. 1, 1873. George Smythe’s appointment as commissioner for Southern District of Miss. Signed by R.A. Hill. Oct. 21, 1873. Deed. State of Miss. to George Smythe for payment of back taxes. Apr. 25, 1875. Deed in trust from Geo. A. Smythe to D.H. Barrows. Apr. 25, 1875. Same. Jan. 12, 1880. Promissory note signed by Smythe. Jan. 15, 1880. Deed in trust. Smythe to Barrows. Mar. 5, 1880. Smythe’s appointment to office of trustee of Institute for Blind. Signed by J.M. Stone. Mar. 5, 1880. Document re above. Feb. 28, 1881. Bill of sale for cemetery lot in Jackson, Miss. Sept. 22, 1883. Deed of trust. Sept. 22, 1883. Promissory Note. Sept. 20, 1892. Trust Deed. Mrs. Ella V. Hipple to Jules A. Blanc. Feb. 14, 1901. Trust Deed. Mrs. Ella V. Hipple to Joachim R. Saussy, Jr. Dec. 26, 1901. Will of Arthur W. Smythe. March 1905. Will of Arthur W. Smythe. Dec. 1, 1905. Receipt. Feb. 1909. Bond. Ella V. Hipple to Georgia State Building and Loan Association. May 1909. Land Deed of Trust. Promissory note signed by Mrs. Hipple. July 29, 1920. Deed of Trust from Mrs. Hipple to Mrs. Ida S. Todd.

Series 3. 1892-1943, Scattered Correspondence (18). Sept. 15, 1892. John Hamon Kennard, New Orleans, La., to Judge J. T. Wharton, Jackson, Miss. Sept. 27, 1892. Same to same. Oct. 4, 1892. Same to same. Nov. 29, 1897. New South Building and Loan Assn., New Orleans, La., to Judge J.T. Wharton, Jackson, Miss. Oct. 23, 1925. ? to “My dear Miss Teby.” Mar. 20, 1934. Bro Faulconer to Mrs. Ella V. Hipple. Aug. 9, 1934. One of “your girls” – Garnett, Lexington, Kentucky, to “Dearest Mrs. Hipple”. July 9, 1935. Brother Faulconer to “Dear Sister Hipple.” Aug. 25, 1936. Same to same. Feb. 19, 1937. Lilliam Hucker, New York City, New York, to Mrs. Hipple. Oct. 31, 1943. W. van Tets, Private Secretary of H.R.H. Princess Juliana, Miami, Florida, to Mrs. E. Galceran, Jackson, Miss. Nd. Bro. Faulconer to Sister Hipple. Nd. Same to same. Nd. Same to same. Nd. Olga to “Hippie” dearest. Nd. Bro Faulconer to Mrs. Hipple. Nd. Lamar Lodge, No. 30, Domain of Mississippi, to State of Miss., County of Hinds.

Series 4. 1867-1908. Scattered Tax receipts and related items (63). 1857-1939. Scattered Receipts, promissory notes, cancelled checks, etc. (35). 1875-1938. Scattered Statements of account (15). Nd. Miscellany: Name cards, certificates, insurance policies and other (21).


Collection loaned for microfilming by L. E. Nelson of Jackson, Mississippi.

Processing Record

Processed by MSB, 3/18/1971.


George A. Smythe Papers
June 2012
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