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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jacob F. Baum Papers, 1854-1898



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Baum, Jacob F.
Title: Jacob F. Baum Papers
Dates: 1854-1898
Abstract: Collection documents the personal and business affairs of Baum, a Vicksburg, Mississippi businessman, and his family. Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.
Accession No.: AR 85-311
Extent: 4 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Baum married Ellen Chambers, the daughter of Dr. Rowland Chambers and Eleanor Miles Chambers, and served as alderman in Vicksburg during the early 1870's.

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Scope and Contents

Collection documents the personal and business affairs of Baum, a Vicksburg, Mississippi businessman, and his family. Correspondence includes two letters discussing "scalawags" and "Yankee cupidity" during the Reconstruction era; letters from Baum's relatives in Huron, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois, describing local farming conditions (1866-1874); and correspondence from several of Baum's children attending out-of-town schools (1874-1878). The financial records document Baum's business interests including his fruit enterprise (1871-1874) as well as daily household expenditures. Also included are recipes for home medical remedies. Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Baum, Jacob F.--Archives.
Baum, Ellen Chambers.
Baum, Frederick.
Heimburger, Sophia.
Hirsch, George.
Houghton, Laurence S.
Fruit-culture--Mississippi.
Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Reconstruction--Mississippi.
Stores, Retail--Mississippi--Vicksburg--Letterheads.
Stores, Retail--Minnesota--St. Paul--Letterheads.
Huron (Ohio)--History--19th century--Sources.
Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--19th century--Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jacob F. Baum Papers, 1854-1898, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E550 Papers, 1854-1898

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