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Slavery -- Mississippi.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Burnside Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-154
Scope and Contents

Four receipts: Receipt for Wm. Burnside’s taxes on two enslaved persons for 1841, paid by T.J. Burnside; John Ward sells to Jane Burnside a 17 year old named Henry, 1845; R. B. Vernon sells to William A. Burnside a 9-10 year old boy named Gabrel, 1845; Note from William Robertson for monies due to James G. Burnside or bearer, 1850.

Dates: 1841 - 1850

Dr. Thomas Young Collection

Identifier: MSS-308
Dates: 1818 - 1918

Nelson and Jake Elliot Statement

Identifier: MSS-192
Scope and Contents

Two former enslaved persons describe Mrs. Elizabeth Elliot's life during the Revolution and afterward. They also describe her treatment of these enslaved individuals. Concerns the Carolinas and Alabama. Typed copy.

Dates: 1916

Lenoir Plantation records

Identifier: MSS-585
Scope and Contents The Lenoir Plantation records contain the personal and business records of the extended Lenoir family in Mississippi and Texas. There is a small amount of correspondence with family and friends, including some Civil War letters, along with other personal material. The largest proportion of the collection materials is concerned with the family’s business activities including financial correspondence, accounts and invoices, deeds, legal materials, and other documents pertaining to the land...
Dates: 1792 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1930

Lowndes County (Mississippi) Courthouse Records

Identifier: MSS-72
Scope and Contents

Court and Franklin Academy records microfilmed from the Lowndes County Courthouse.

Dates: 1821 - 1929

Hugh R. Miller Papers

Identifier: MSS-35
Scope and Contents

A small quantity of letters written to Judge Hugh R. Miller of Pontotoc, Mississippi, on a variety of topics, mostly about matters of real estate or probate. Notable pieces include two very long letters from a widow named Eliza Merritt detailing the harassment of herself, her family and her enslaved persons by a man named Green Merritt (possibly one of her in-laws) and his enslaved persons.

Dates: 1834 - 1879

Mrs. Mary C. Rambo Papers

Identifier: MSS-256
Scope and Contents

Bill of sale for enslaved persons, 1 Civil War letter, permit for supplies and statement of purchases, 2 letters from Texas, 1 contract for share-cropping, letters concerning a War of 1812 pension which was cancelled because of sympathy with the Confederacy. Chiefly Tennessee.

Dates: 1843 - 1866

Isaac Smith Letters

Identifier: MSS-271
Scope and Contents

Twenty-seven letters, three other papers, one small autograph book, chiefly about family, farming, enslaved persons in Carroll, Holmes, and Lawrence Counties in Mississippi and Alexandria, Louisiana.

Dates: 1821 - 1893

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...
Dates: 1862-1946

West Point, Mississippi, Miscellaneous Papers

Identifier: MSS-296
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers about West Point, Mississippi, collected in WPA days by Mrs. Ed Joiner. Contents: An account of Grierson's Raid; also interviews with ex-enslaved persons.

Dates: undated