Cain (Cyril Edward and Annie Gray) papers
MSS. 467. 1785 (1908-1965). 11 cubic feet.
Correspondence, literacy manuscripts, class notes and school records, genealogical and
historical research materials, publications, photographs, and other materials documenting
the education, career, organizational, research and publication activities, and the personal
affairs of Cyril and Annie Cain. Cyril Cain (1883-1969) was a high school teacher,
principal, Mississippi State University faculty member, genealogist, and writer. His wife,
Annie Gray Cain (b. 1889) taught in schools around Mississippi, including the Starkville
Municipal Separate School District, and assisted her husband with his research and writing.
Carpenter (James A.) miscellaneous collection
MSS. 168. 1800-1958. 0.33 cubic feet.
Diary, correspondence, clippings, receipts, photographs, newspapers, postcards, leather
wallet, and writing case. Among the items are Walter Baker's Civil War diary, accounts of
the Civil War, genealogical information, correspondence and other items concerning Katherine
Bracher's trip to England, and letters concerning Mr. Carpenter's search for manuscripts for
the MSU library.
Castles-Stiles family papers
MSS. 534. circa 1800-1998. circa 11 cubic feet.
Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials concerning the Castles and
Stiles families of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Includes papers of entomologist Charles
Francis Stiles (1891-1974), 1911 MSU graduate and his first wife Lottie Altizer Stiles, who
resided in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Collection also includes a few items of his second wife
Gladys Smith, an extension agent. C. F. Stiles papers bulk with letters and cards from
friends, family members and colleagues, concerning his career, his illness and recovery from
tuberculosis, and personal and family matters. Letters, diary, photographs and other
materials document Charles D. Castles (1920-1949), MSU student and Marine Corps 2nd
Lieutenant at his death. Other materials include letters of other family members, Bibles,
photographs, publications, a genealogical notebook concerning the Stiles, McGee, Lawrence,
Edmonds and Carpenter families, and other materials. Some materials relate to the Stiles
family home, a historic home near Sessums in Oktibbeha County, now called The Pillars. See
also the Hightower, Montgomery, Perkins, Castles and Stiles families papers. In process;
portions of collection are not yet usable.
Crigler (Tom White) papers
MSS. 182. 1848-1945 and undated. 0.40 cubic feet.
Papers of Tom White Crigler (1897-1986), Navy veteran and long-time postmaster of Macon,
Mississippi. Includes letters and greeting cards (1848-1895), service records of Troop H,
Second Squadron, Mississippi Cavalry, 1917, 28 World War II letters and cards, 11 World War
II posters, armed forces newspapers and publications.