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Stiles Family Business Papers

Identifier: MSS-70

Scope and Contents

The Stiles Family Business Papers are a collection of family correspondence, receipts, tax receipts, and other financial documents related to the Stiles family. The collection dates back to the Civil War, starting in 1862 through 1946. The collections includes: family correspondence from the year 1863-1920; receipts from purchases and housing-related checks spanning 1862-1901; state and federal tax receipts from 1869-1890; check stubs and notes of tax-related payments from 1871-1879; and miscellaneous financial documents from 1920-1946.


  • 1862-1946

Biographical / Historical

The Stiles family is part of an old Oktibbeha county family line consisting of other families through marriage including Hightower, Montgomery, Perkins, and Castles.


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Custodial History

These papers were given by Mr. Styles's mother to the late Dr. Armin Von Seutter (of Starkville). Mrs. Von Seutter (now Mrs. Lancaster) is giving them to the library.

Related Materials

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are included in the Mississippi University Libraries Digital Collections. Items labeled ASERL are items that are included in the digital collection. Please note that the physical ID number assigned to these items in the digital collection do not necessarily correspond with the objects' physical locations as this collection has been reprocessed since its initial digitization.

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed in March 1988 by Ann Wells. It was refoldered by Brett Barnhill in November 2019.

Stiles Family Business Papers
Carrie P. Mastley and Brett Barnhill
20 November 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts Repository