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Descriptive Summary

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 Mississippi Papers, 1807-1951



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mississippi
Title: Mississippi, Papers
Dates: 1807-1951
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, bonds, election returns, deeds, certificates, a scrapbook, photographs, and engravings, the Mississippi Papers, 1807-1951, chronicle the history of the state.
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, bonds, election returns, deeds, certificates, a scrapbook, photographs, and engravings, the Mississippi Papers, 1807-1951, chronicle the history of the state. Photostat election returns document the outcome of the 1860 and 1889 elections in counties throughout Mississippi. Various government-issued documents, particularly bonds, discuss legal proceedings in the state in the 19th century. Correspondence largely consists of reports from elected officials in Washington, D. C. and the state governor as well as commissions for the officials. Additionally, the scrapbook consists of newspaper articles about Mississippi and an academic article regarding Mississippians’ attitudes towards the annexation of Texas. Photographs and engravings depict notable Mississippians of the 19th century.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress -- History
Subjects
Elections -- Mississippi -- 19th century -- Sources
Places
Mississippi -- Archives
Mississippi -- History
Washington (D. C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mississippi Papers, 1807-1951, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F43 Correspondence
Commissions
Bonds
Deeds
Application
Certification
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3L351 Scrapbook
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3T213 Photographs
Adelbert Ames
R. C. Powers
Engravings
Edward G. Walthall
James Z. George
H. S. Foote
Jacob Thompson
James Lusk Alcorn
Adelbert Ames
Blanche Bruce

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