A.G. Wineman & Sons Records, and Wineman, Williams, Guice, and Stockwell et al family
MSS. 690. 1802-2012. 56 cubic ft.
These papers include genealogical notes, correspondence, topographical maps, highway maps,
surveys, photographs, aerial photographs, tax receipts, land appraisals, family trees,
clippings, and land deeds.
MSS. 30. 1838-1925. 2.66 cubic feet.
Correspondence (1861-1906) and legal papers (1838-1917) of the Martin and Bates law firm,
relating to civil cases in Chickasaw and Calhoun Counties, Mississippi, 11 volumes
(1851-1908) of court dockets from Chickasaw and Pontotoc Counties, Mississippi, account book
(1903), printed material, and Bates family genealogical material. Includes 40 letters
(1877-1901) from Georgia Supreme Court Justice, William A. Little, pertaining to sale or
rental of his Chickasaw County property. Persons represented include Thomas Nelson Martin
(1807-1886), senior partner, newspaper editor, and Mississippi State senator, and William
Stowt Bates (1830-1928), junior partner, probate judge of Pontotoc County, and Confederate
Boswell and Stephens family papers
Financial documents and correspondence including land bonds, indenture contracts, tax
account books, teaching certificates, and a book of musical notations, along with a small
assortment of artifacts, including a pillbox filled with teeth, two small coin purses, and a
Chickasaw County (Mississippi) Board of Police minutes
MSS. 437. 1863-1865. 1 reel microfilm.
Records of the Chickasaw County Board of Police concern road construction and other county
Chickasaw County (Mississippi) tax records
MSS. 438. 1848-1870. 1 reel microfilm.
Personal and real property rolls, land rolls, for Chickasaw County, Palo Alto, and Houston,
Cobb (Joseph B.) estate papers
MSS. 377. 1858-1861. 0.08 cubic feet.
Photocopies from the Lowndes County Courthouse of the estate papers of Joseph B. Cobb,
humorist and author of Mississippi Scenes. Among the topics are a rebellion on one of Cobb's
plantations and the hiring of dogs to catch run-away Cobb slaves. Cobb was a Unionist and a
Concerned Citizens Against the Landfill (CCALL) records
MSS. 584. 1992-1998. 5 cubic feet.
Collection of legal, research and other materials documenting the efforts of a group of
citizens who took legal action against the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill in eastern
Oktibbeha County and western Clay County, Mississippi. Gift of Ellen Bryant and Ruth Camp.
MSS. 184. 1829-1921. 3.33 cubic feet.
Ledgers, primarily concerning Adams and Warren Counties. Among the subjects are Adams
County Notarial Records (1836-1882); Warren County Delinquent Personal Taxes(1876-1878);
official list of men passing through Vicksburg (1863-1865); the minutes of Cayuga Academy in
Hinds County (1837-1879); the minutes of the Prohibition Club in Raymond (1876-1881). Also
includes fragments of songbooks.
Forbes (Bettye) collection
MSS. 725. 1787-1943. 1
This collection contains a series of publications, The Delineator (a 19th century women's
sheet music dating 1889-1943 and two 18th century Italian law books.
Frank (Frederick R.) papers
MSS. 683. 1967-1983. 5.32
Business papers including contracts, drawings, architectural plans and billing records.
Gulf & Chicago Railway Company
MSS. 795. 1909. 0.02
Italian legal record book
MSS. 769. 1785-1816. 0.23
Handwritten Italian Legal Record book.
Leake County (Mississippi) Justice of the Peace records
MSS. 220. 1896-1902. 0.12 cubic feet.
Records of Justice of the Peace W. P. White of Leake County, Mississippi, including
receipts, correspondence regarding debts, summons and advertising materials.
Lowndes County (Miss.) Courthouse Records
MSS. 72. 1821-1929. 5 reels microfilm.
Court records microfilmed from the Lowndes County Court house. Poll books, 1876-1902;
record of slaves brought into Lowndes County, 1837-1845; Record of apprentices, bonds,
Mantee, Mississippi [Court] docket
MSS. 532. 1900-1916, 1925-1926. 0.24 cubic feet.
Mantee, Mississippi, court docket in ledger format contains cases of the Village of Mantee
vs. various defendants, 1900-1912, 1925-1926, and Mississippi cases, 1906-1916. In the
ledger was found a memorandum certifying the election of S.F. Gullett to the office of
Mayor, 1906. Ledger also contains a drawing of a structure with measurements and materials
costs. Original and photocopy. Photocopy also available at office of Municipal Judge,
Meyer (J. H.) contract
MSS. 717. 1915. 0.02 cubic ft.
Nelson (L. E.) collection
MSS. 66. 1836-1943. 1 reel microfilm.
Collection of L. E. Nelson, clergyman and lawyer of Jackson, Mississippi. Includes deeds,
tax receipts, and other business and legal papers (1839-1938) of George A. Smythe, Arthur W.
Smythe, and Ella V. (Smythe) Hipple; ledger (1836-1865) of the firm Daly and McKee, Jackson;
other items many dealing with the antebellum, Civil War, and reconstruction period in
Jackson. These papers mostly concern George A. Smythe, an Englishman who obtained U.S.
citizenship in 1859 and settled in Jackson; and correspondence (1892-1943) of Ella V. Hipple
and other family members.
North Mississippi Probate and Chancery Court Records Collection
MSS. 352. 1836-1971 (Bulk dates: 1836-1911). 0.66 cubic
Probate and Chancery Court records, tax receipts, estate expense reports, and other legal
documents, most from Itawamba County, 1836-1911, as well as miscellaneous other material
dating from 1911-1971. Pontotoc, Calhoun, and Tishomingo counties are also represented, and
there is some material concerning Limestone County, Alabama. Finally, there is one photocopy
of Civil War letter from Thomas Whitesides to James Bullard, 4/27/1861. Donated by Randy
Partial Emmitt Till trial transcript
MSS. 802. 1955.
Fully legible copy of the typescript transcript of the second half of the trial for the
Emmitt Till. This material was collected by Bryan Maxwell Newman, who obtained the copy
after the trial concluded in 1955. Mr. Newman was employed near Greenwood, Mississippi where
trial took place.
Pontotoc County (Mississippi) land roll
MSS. 409. 1889. 1 reel microfilm.
Rollins (Bertie Shaw) papers
MSS. 15. 1821-1957. 5 cubic feet.
Papers of the William M. Shaw family of Darracott, Monroe County, Mississippi, collected by
Bertie Shaw Rollins, of Aberdeen, Mississippi, author, historian, and granddaughter of Shaw.
Family correspondence (1848-1905) relating to life in Monroe County and to Confederate
campaigns; Shaw genealogical papers; legal and business papers (1882-1900) including
receipts, accounts, notes, deeds, drafts, and statements; articles and illustrations by Jack
Knox of the Nashville Banner; clippings and papers concerning Monroe County, five
scrapbooks of clippings on local and family history; articles and documents by Mrs. Rollins;
copies of wills and marriage records, Monroe County (1823-1852); tract book of original
entries, Columbus, Mississippi (1824-48); register (1865) of contracts by planters and
freedmen; Monroe County church records (1819-1905); Monroe County court minutes (1821); and
a list of Monroe County landowners (1821-60). Gift of Mrs. Rollins, 1956, 1958.
Ross (Holt Edgar) papers
MSS. 43. 1916-1966. 1 cubic foot.
Lawyer and representative for labor unions, of Mississippi and New Orleans. Correspondence,
articles, poems and speeches by Ross (1897-1968), newspaper clippings, photos, and other
papers, chiefly relating to Ross' efforts in behalf of the International Longshoremen's
Association, International Hod Carriers', Building, and Common Laborers' Union, American
Federation of Labor, and Congress of Industrial Organizations, together with material on
Ross' trip to the Trade Union Congress, Blackpool, Britain, 1944, and a trip to Puerto Rico
to review labor problems. Correspondents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Alfred A. Force,
Robert S. Green, William Green, Joseph V. Moreschi, Vincent Moreale, Frank Morrison, and
Harry S. Truman. In part, transcripts (typewritten).
Starkville Pride collection
MSS. 794. 2018. .03 cubic
Newspaper clippings, legal correspondence, pins and brochures.
Taunton (Louis) collection
MSS. 666. 1835-1916. 4 cubic feet.
Collection includes ledgers of Winston County, Mississippi, records, including Circuit
Court records, (1835-1899), Judgment Roll (1857-1879), Prescription Sale of Alcohol Records
(1915-1916). Also included is one Choctaw County judgment roll, 1849-1856. Louis Taunton was
a Winston County historian and author; he retrieved the ledgers from discard piles and
designated them for donation to the MSU Libraries.
Tippah County (Mississippi) legal papers
MSS. 102. 1866-1868. 0.02 cubic feet.
Contains indictment, summons, order for transcript.
Winston County (Mississippi) records
MSS. 133. 1838-1907. 0.04 cubic feet.
Circuit Court minutes, 1838-1841; "Enumeration of Confederate Soldiers and Widows," 1907,
which lists name, state of enlistments, company, regiment, age, year of enlistment, and
category (soldier, widow, servant). Photocopies.
Young (Thomas) collection
MSS. 308. 1818-1918. 0.33
Numerous business and private correspondence related to the Young family, including court
for land sales and purchases, payment receipts and deeds. Of special interest is a loan
from the Confederate States of America in 1861 for the sum of $100 in coupon form.