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Finding Aid for the Samuel Agnew Diary Photocopies (MUM00005)

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Finding Aid for the Samuel Agnew Diary Photocopies



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00005/
Title: Samuel Agnew Diary Photocopies
Dates: 1851-1902
Collector: Agnew, Samuel A., b. 1833
Physical Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00005
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Samuel Agnew, an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, teacher, and farmer, lived in Tippah and Lee Counties, Miss. The collection contains photocopies of Agnew's diary from 1851-1902.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Copied by and received from staff of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Agnew, Samuel A., b. 1833
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (1802-1822) -- Clergy
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (1802-1822) -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century
Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.) -- Mississippi
Presbyterian Church -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century
Agriculture -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Mississippi
Lee County (Miss.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Memphis (Tenn.) -- Description and travel
Mississippi State Grange
Mississippi -- Description and travel
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Mississippi -- Politics and government
Mississippi -- Race relations
Tippah County (Miss.) -- Social life and customs


Formats

diaries


Biographical Note

Agnew grew up and attended college and seminary in Due West, S.C. In 1852 he moved to Mississippi, and thereafter lived in the northeastern part of the state, chiefly in Tippah and Lee counties, where he was an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, teacher, farmer, and prominent local citizen.

(Taken from the Southern Historical Collection finding aid)


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a detailed diary of Agnew's thoughts, experiences, and activities; neighborhood news; public events, particularly as they affected the locality; relations with slaves and free blacks; the Civil War, during which he was in the area of operations of both armies; Reconstruction, which was tumultuous in his vicinity; the Ku Klux Klan; local and regional church affairs; farming and leadership in the local Grange; major natural events; frequent travels to Memphis and to other parts of Mississippi; and many other aspects of personal and public life that came within his view. There are occasional gaps in the diary before 1873 and after 1883.

(Taken from the Southern Historical Collection finding aid)


User Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Agnew Diary Photocopies, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Samuel Agnew Diary Photocopies are open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

The original materials from which this collection was photocopied are housed in the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A description of the collection can be found at http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/a/Agnew,Samuel_A.html.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Container List

Box 1 Diary, 1 March 1851-1 March 1861
Box 2 Diary, October 1852-January 1853; April-October 1854; October 1861-April 1862
Box 3 Diary, 1 July-31 December 1864
Box 4 Diary, 1865
Box 5 Diary, 1866; 1 January-25 October 1867
Box 6 Diary, 26 August 1867-31 December 1868
Box 7 Diary, 1869-1870
Box 8 Diary, 1871
Box 9 Diary, 1872-1873
Box 10 Diary, 1874-1875
Box 11 Diary, 1876
Box 12 Diary, 1877
Box 13 Diary, 1878-1879
Box 14 Diary, 1880-1881
Box 15 Diary, 1882-1883
Box 16 Diary, 1884-1885
Box 17 Diary, 1886-1887
Box 18 Diary, 1888-1889
Box 19 Diary, 1890-1891
Box 20 Diary, 1892
Box 21 Diary, 1893-1895
Box 22 Diary, 1896-1898
Box 23 Diary, 1899-1902