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Finding Aid for the M.W. Boyd Collection (MUM00042)

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Finding Aid for the M.W. Boyd Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: M.W. Boyd Collection
Dates: 1861-1886
Collector: Boyd, M. W. (Montgomery Withers)
Physical Extent: 1 box (.917 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00042
Language of Material: English; Portuguese
Abstract: Civil War & Reconstruction era materials from M.W. Boyd, Surgeon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the University of Mississippi, 1976.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

Civil War era materials have been digitized and made available in the Civil War Archive.

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army -- Surgeons
Boyd, M. W. (Montgomery Withers)
Confederate States of America. Army. Confederate Cavalry Regiment, 20th. Company F


loyalty oaths
military records
receipts (financial records)
business cards

Biographical Note

Montgomery Withers Boyd enlisted in the Confederate Army as a surgeon and became Captain in the 20th Regiment, Company F (Lay's Cavalry).

User Information

Prefered Citation

M.W. Boyd Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The M.W. Boyd Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more Civil War related materials housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil War subject guide.

For more digitally available Civil War materials, see the Civil War Archive.

Container List

1.1 Authorization to Recruit for Lay's Calvary, 5 November 1864
1.2 CSA Purchase Authorization, 10 July 1863
1.3 Furlough to Bring in Deserters, 2 August 1864
1.4 Assignment of Horse, 11 September 1863
1.5 Oath of Allegiance to the United States, 25 May 1865
1.6 Oath of Allegiance to the United States, July 1865
1.7 Appointment as Trustee of the Institute of the Blind, 18 December 1865
1.8 License to Practice Medicine, 3 February 1861
1.9 Invitation to be a surgeon at a duel, 18 July 1866
1.10 Letter from a New Orleans Doctor About a Patient, 1886
1.11 Letter to Dr. Boyd asking him not to migrate to Brazil, 1867
1.12 Letter of Introduction, 20 May 1867
1.13.1 Rent Receipt, 3 June to 8 July 1862
1.13.2 Rent Receipt, 19 March 1884
1.13.3 Rent Receipt, 19 July 1884
1.13.4 Rent Receipt, 10 June 1862
1.13.5 Rent Receipt, 3 June - 8 July 1862 (2 items)
1.14 Portuguese Language Receipts (5 items)
1.15.1 Brazilian Business Card. Alexander DeCardos
1.15.2 Brazilian Business Card. Mr. Smith
1.15.3 Brazilian Business Card. Dr. Boyd
1.15.4 Brazilian Business Card. Dr. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado
1.15.5 Brazilian Business Card. Dr. Jose Cooper Reinhardt
1.16 Miscellaneous (6 items)
1.17 Accounts of Books and Equipment Purchased in New York for Brazil (2 inventories)
1.18 Funeral Announcement, 31 March 1886
1.19 Jackson Collegiate Academy Graduation Exercises
1.20 Map. Jackson, Mississippi: Lotts along Pearl River near intersection of Town Creek
1.21 Broadside. Green's Bank, 17 January 1885