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Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection

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This collection contains photographs, negatives, maps, slides, and manuscripts produced by the scientists and support staff at the Harrison Experimental Forest Station from 1924-1993. In addition, numerous photographs are also included from the Genetics Lab in Gulfport, Mississippi, which served as the operational center for the Southern Institute of Forest Genetics from 1960 - 1992. Other significant contents include photographs from the aftermath of both Hurricanes Camille and Frederick, as well as numerous scenes from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, mostly from the 1970's and 1980's.

Customs form for the Confederate States of America recording the shipment of whiskey via the Mississippi Central Railroad to J. P. Atkinson at Holly Springs, Mississippi, dated 13 May 1861.

This collection contains slides and papers from Rev. Dr. Iain Whyte’s time in Greenville and Jackson as a Mississippi Freedom Summer Project volunteer in 1964.

This collection consists of one United States Land Patent dated February 23, 1821, containing a title to 160 acres of land in Washington County in the present state of Alabama for Bookajah Smith.

This collection consists of advertisements for tourist destinations throughout the United States, with the vast majority located in the American South.

One original letter, dated December 29, 1822, from Senator David Holmes of Mississippi to the Secretary of the Navy.

This collection consists of photographs and newspaper clippings relating to the Methodist Hospital of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and its School of Nursing. The collection also includes photographs, certificates, and other materials pertaining to the nursing career of Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Garraway Conn.

This collection consists of forty-five photographs taken by New Orleans Photographer John N. Teunisson between the years 1918 and 1920 showing the operations and facilities of the Rosa Lumber Company of Picayune, Mississippi, which became a part of the Goodyear Yellow Pine Company.

The Alexander Melvorne Jackson papers contain correspondence and records pertaining to a wide variety of subjects. These include family concerns, Mississippi politics, the Mexican War, the New Mexico Territory, the Arizona Campaign of the Civil War and Texas Politics.

This collection consists of correspondences, research notes, pamphlets, and concerning the ACLU, the NAACP, and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

This collection consists of documents relating to Albert F. Gordon's participation, and subsequent arrest, in the Freedom Ride Civil Rights protest. Materials pertaining to Gordon's profession as a teacher and his travels are also included.

The J.D. Harwell Letters collection consists of three letters written February 22, March 28, and April 26, 1923, which were sent to Mr. J.E. Boos of Albany, New York describing Harwell's experiences during the siege of Vicksburg in 1863 and his unit's action during the Atlanta campaign of 1864.

The papers of J. Brackin Kirkland consist chiefly of correspondence, office memoranda, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, and photos, divided almost equally between personal and professional papers. Inclusive dates of the collection are 1886 to 1983; however, the great bulk of the material falls between 1918 and 1976.

The Maxcy Gregg Requisition collection consists of a requisition from Colonel Maxcy Gregg of the 1st Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers to Colonel Edward Manigault, Chief of Ordnance Department, written from headquarters on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor on February 8, 1861, requesting 40,000 musket cartridges and 40,000 percussion caps for his regiment.

The Alexander G. McNutt Letters collection contains three original, signed letters from Alexander G. McNutt, former Governor of Mississippi, concerning Kentucky and political appointments.

The Ridgely C. Powers Letter collection consists of a letter dated May 16, 1873, written by Mississippi Governor Ridgely Powers to U. S. Attorney General George H. Williams, suggesting Robert J. Alcorn for the post of U. S. Marshal for Mississippi in the event that his earlier nominee, General E. J. Castillo, failed to receive the post.

This collection consists of a letter dated May 21, 1862, from Lieutenant A. J. Locke to Mrs. Jennie A. Dansuns. Locke, Provost Marshall in Grenada, Mississippi, informs Mrs. Dansuns that according to General Ruggles she is free to travel behind Confederate military lines.

The John Letcher Proclamation collection consists of a proclamation to the people of Virginia, dated February 7, 1860, announcing Governor Letcher's appointment of "Joseph C. Lawrence of the City of New York, as a commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia to the State of New York."

This collection consists of general letters and correspondence, daily reports, minutes, applications, articles, booklets, and photographs concerning the Ed Hamlettt White Folks Project, including a 45-minute videotaped interview with the sister of a WFP volunteer.

This collection consists of materials that document Terri Shaw's involvement with the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Louis Edward (L.E.) Faulkner was a prominent business and civic leader of Hattiesburg, Mississippi for more than four decades. This collection is comprised of 28 cubic feet of files maintained by Louis Edward Faulkner between approximately 1925 and 1960.

This collection contains two acts of the English Parliament which were passed in 1653.

This collection consists of a printed copy of General Orders No. 25 issued by the Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office in Washington, D.C., on February 26, 1870, by command of General Sherman, concerning senators and representatives from Mississippi being admitted to Congress, attaching officers and troops within Mississippi, by presidential order, to the Department of the Cumberland, and directing the Fourth Military District commander to complete the records of the District and send them to the Adjutant General of the Army.

The Henry Stuart Foote Letter and Autograph collection consists of a letter written August 20, 1853, by Foote in response to George H. Morrow's request for information about the relationship between Lynn Boyd and Henry Clay, who had just died, and a short biographical sketch of Foote with his signature, apparently clipped from another document, affixed to the top of the page.

This collection consists of two documents issued at the command of or in the hand of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard in Charleston, South Carolina, written December 1862 and July 1863, concerning officer assignments and information gathering.

The John Kitson Letters collection consists of four letters written between February 1826 and March 1837 concerning legal matters and Kitson's profession.

The Okinawa World War II Photographs collection consists of fourteen aerial photographs of the Okinawa capital, Naha, which portray effects of preliminary bombing by American aircraft during World War II.

The John Cabell Breckinridge Dispatch collection consists of a dispatch from Brigadier General John C. Breckinridge to Colonel H. P. Brewster in Corinth, Mississippi, in response to his request for information on Union troop movements in northeast Mississippi, and warning about a potential attack on the railroad at Glen Dale (Glen), Mississippi, about two weeks before the battle at Shiloh, Tennessee, during the American Civil War.

This collection consist of pamphlets, collected by Dr. William D. McCain from 1955 to 1975, concerning communism, civil rights, desegregation, and other race-related matters. Also included are several books, reports and speeches, one broadside, and an audio cassette and a typescript of a speech.

This collection consists of a report of the Committee on Public Lands (dated December 1, 1818) recommending that the Choctaw Indians be forced to live and hunt on the east bank of the Mississippi River until the Choctaws capitulated to the wishes of the U.S. government and exchanged ownership of the east bank for the west bank.

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