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Descriptive Summary

Historical 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 Natchez Children’s Home Records, 1816-1951, 1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Natchez Children's Home (Natchez, Miss.)
Title: Natchez Children’s Home Records
Dates: 1816-1951, 1990
Abstract: Minutes, account books, registers, reports, lists, scrapbook, printed material, and other items comprise the Natchez Children’s Home Records, 1816-1945, 1990, documenting the Natchez Children's Home, Mississippi orphanage.
Accession No.: 2011-186; 2012-141
OCLC No.: 27662397
Extent: 3 ft. ¼ in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Female Charitable Society of Natchez, Mississippi, was formed in 1816 by 74 women through donations and subscriptions “to give instruction to poor children” with any surplus to be “applied to the relief of orphan children and poor widows.” Their Natchez Academy opened with 10 children, a teacher, and a matron for the orphans boarding with local families. In 1823, a building to house the orphans was finished and later came to be called the Protestant Orphan Asylum of Natchez. Later still, the name was changed to Natchez Children's Home.

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Scope and Contents

Minutes, account books, registers, reports, lists, scrapbook, printed material, correspondence, and other items comprise the Natchez Children’s Home Records, 1816-1945, 1990, documenting the Natchez Children's Home, Mississippi orphanage. Included is information about the officers, donors, children, and the community. Additionally, 1895 letters from Sallie E. Bell of Tupelo, Mississippi concern an orphan child named Annie Lee Bess.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Female Charitable Society (Natchez, Miss.) -- Archives.
Natchez Children's Home (Natchez, Miss.) -- Archives.
Protestant Orphan Asylum of Natchez (Miss.) -- Archives.
Subjects
Children -- Social conditions -- Mississippi.
Orphanages -- Mississippi.
Poor children--Education -- Mississippi.
Women in charitable work -- Mississippi.
Places
Adams County (Miss.) -- Social conditions.
Mississippi -- Social conditions.
Natchez (Miss.) -- Social conditions.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Natchez Children’s Home Records, 1816-1951, 1990, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, July 2011 and Ryder Kouba, June 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3B33 Records book, 1816-1822
Minutes book, 1835-1840
Accounts book, 1838-1860
Children's records book, 1850-1894
Treasurers' reports book, 1860-1871
Minutes and children's records book, 1867-1880
Accounts book, 1871-1892
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3B34 Minutes books:
1880-1883
1881-1883
Accounts book, 1893-1899
Accounts book, 1894-1899
Records book, 1894-1901
Minutes and children's records book, 1884-1906, 1940
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3B35 Accounts book, 1906-1915
Minutes book, 1912-1917
Minutes book, 1917-1922
Minutes book, 1923-1928
Book of donors, ca. 1927, with lists of children residents, 1850-1928
Accounts book, 1924-1934
Minutes book, 1928-1934
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3B36 Minutes book, 1928-1938
Accounts book, 1935-1936
Minutes book, 1938-1944
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3B37 Minutes book, 1944-1945
Loose materials, 1886-1945 and undated
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2.325/V61 Register of children, 1894-1919
Accounts book, 1894-1908
Scrapbook, 1921-1924
Letters from Sallie E. Bell, 1895
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2.325/D36b Accounts book, 1926-1927
Oversize loose material, 1926-1927, 1936
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3S49.1 Photograph, 1990
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3F438 Directory book and materials, 1981
Financial records, 1942, 1950-1951
Correspondence from churches, 1981-1982
Correspondence, various records, ca. 1930s
Photographs and newspaper clippings
Correspondence and printed materials, 1898-1940
Correspondence and financial records, 1950

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