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African Americans -- Mississippi -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Ames and Hogan families papers

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

Alfred Benjamin Butts papers

Identifier: MSS-163
Scope and Contents

Agreement with freedmen, Sept. 14, 1865, concerning work on the Caldwell Plantation, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi; 2 bonds issued by Oktibbeha County "in payment of stock of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company," 1 note concerning interest paid, 1892; and 1 typescript of A.B. Butts work, " Civil Service in American Cities".

Dates: 1865 - 1892

Allen Eugene Cox Papers

Identifier: MSS.45
Scope and Contents The collection is organized into eight series which represent the original accession received between 1967 and 1970 and the subsequent seven additions received between 1971 and 1996. The numbering of the boxes in the first series includes a roman numeral to denote the original box numbering of this series. The organization of the folders within the series—mostly alphabetical—and the folder titles are substantially those of Mr. Cox. Folders have been divided where the contents were excessive....
Dates: 1880 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1987

Dean Colvard Presidential Papers

Identifier: A1979-39
Dates: 1960 - 1966

William Alfred Dockery Family Papers

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

Mrs. Henry Duke II Watson and Mrs. Charles Wallace Papers

Identifier: MSS-342
Scope and Content

Family papers concerning the Watson and Wallace families of Strong, Mississippi. Includes: account books of the Strong Community Store, 1900s, 1911-1912 and an account book, 1875-1875 and 1900-1901; pamphlets about Grassland Farms, which was operated by Henry Duke Watson. He raised Rhode Island red chickens and showed them all over the world.

Dates: 1874 - 1974

Waverley Mansion Collection

Identifier: MSS-325
Scope and Content

Papers and photographs concerning the antebellum plantation Waverley, which was built in Clay County, Mississippi, in the 1850s by George Hampton Young.

Dates: 1836 - 1982