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Finding Aid for the Lyda Russell Caughman Collection (MUM00068)

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Finding Aid for the Lyda Russell Caughman Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00068/
Title: Lyda Russell Caughman Collection
Dates: 1922-1987
Collector: Caughman, Lyda Russell, 1897-1988
Physical Extent: 7 boxes (2.71 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00068
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection of correspondence, photographs and documents related to Lyda Russell Caughman, Carl Caughman & their children. The Caughmans worked as Lutheran missionaries in India during the 1920s.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Collection originally donated by Barbara Steadman, April 1993.

Accretions donated by Jean Burnham Morgenthaler, Jo Burnham Bowers & Dale Burnham Storey.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 2010.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Caughman, Lyda Russell, 1897-1988 -- Correspondence
Caughman, Carl, 1894-1973 -- Correspondence
Missionaries -- India
Lutheran Church -- Missions
India -- Social conditions -- 20th century


Formats

correspondence
photographs
manuscripts (document genre)


Biographical Note

Lyda Russell Caughman was born 26 July 1897 in Daniel, Smith County, Mississippi. She was the eighth living child of Victor Hugo and Susan Laura Jones Russell. In 1922, Lyda married Carl Caughman of Burns, Mississippi. Carl Caughman was a graduate of Lutheran Southern Seminary. Immediately after their marriage, Carl and Lyda left for a seven year stay in India as Lutheran missionaries.


Scope and Content Note

The first half of this collection is principally composed of letters and journal entries from this early period in their marriage and is primarily in Lyda's voice. She served with her husband as a missionary in India between 1922-1929. Of particular note in Lyda's correspondence are her frank observations on her surroundings and adaptation to Indian culture. There is a small addition of correspondence from the 1940's with their daughters at Newberry College, SC and from Lyda to Carl while he recuperated from a nervous breakdown. Finally, there is a considerable body of correspondance written by Carl Caughmen to Lyda, his mother and his daughters. And a very small selection of family papers from other members of the family.


User Information

Prefered Citation

Lyda Russell Caughman Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to Collection Photographs (CPb18f40-50) for preservation.


Container List

Correspondence, 1922
1.1.1 Clipping, photograph of charka and weaver, advertisements indicate a Calcutta journal or newspaper, Undated
1.1.2 ANS. modern list of "People" and "Places", presumably a listing of people and places mentioned in the letters, Undated
1.1.3 ACS. Lyda to "My Dearest Papa", September 1922
1.1.4 ALS. Lyda to "My Dearest Papa," Washington - envelope, 10 September 1922 (5p.)
1.1.5 ANS. Appears to be a journal record of several days, describes the trip to Washington, 5 October 1922 (8p.)
1.1.6 ALS. Lyda to "Papa," R.M.S Berengeria, 10 December 1922 (4p.)
1.1.7 ALS. P&O.S.N.Co. S.S. Lyda to "Papa"- envelope, November 1922 (2p.)
1.1.8 ALS. P&O.S.N. Co. S.S. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice, 6 November 1922 (4p.)
1.1.9 ALS. P&O.S.N. Co. S.S. Lyda to Papa, 11 November 1922 (4p.)
1.1.10 ALS. P. & O. S.N.Co. S. S. (Bombay). Lyda to Papa, describes her arrival in India, 19 November 1922 (4p.)
1.1.11 ALS. Guntur. Lyda to "My dear folks", 22 November 1922 (4p.)
1.1.12 ALS. Rajahmundry. Lyda to "Dear Mrs. Alice" - envelope, 30 November 1922 (4p.)
1.1.13 ALS. Parvatipuram. Lyda to Miss Alice and Sister Mattye, 4 December 1922 (4p.)
1.1.14 ALS. Jeypore (Vizaq) Madras Presidency (henceforth abbreviated as Jey or Mad Pres) Lyda to "Papa and Miss Alice." - envelope, 31 December 1922 (3p.)
Correspondence, Undated-April 1923
1.2.1 AN. Modern listing of dates and pertinent details, Undated
1.2.2 ALS. Jey. Mad Pres. Lyda to "Papa and Miss Alice”, 7 January 1923 (4p.)
1.2.3 ALS. Jey. Mad Pres. Lyda to Papa, 13 January 1923 (6p.)
1.2.4 ALS. Jey. Mad Pres. Carl Caughman to Mr. Russell - envelope, 20 January 1923 (2p.)
1.2.5 ALS. Jey. Mad Pres. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice. envelope, 24 January 1923 (8p.)
1.2.6 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice envelope, 2 February 1923 (2p.)
1.2.7 ALS. Jey. Mad Pres. Carl to Mr. Russell, 12 February 1923 (2p.)
1.2.8 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice, 28 February 1923 (4p.)
1.2.9 ALS. Jey. Carl to Mr. & Mrs. Russell - envelope, 11 March 1923 (6p.)
1.2.10 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 18 March 1923 (4p.)
1.2.11 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 24 March 1923 (4p.)
1.2.12 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa - envelope, 1 April 1923 (4p.)
1.2.13 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice, 8 April 1923 (5p.)
1.2.14 ALS. Rajahmundry. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 18 April 1923 (4p.)
1.2.15 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 24 April 1923 (6p.)
Correspondence, May-December 1923
1.3.1 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 1 May 1923 (4p.)
1.3.2 ALS. Kotagiri, Nilgiris. Lyda to Miss Alice - enclosed , 20 May 1923 (7p.)
1.3.3 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 29 May 1923 (4p.)
1.3.4 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 3 June 1923 (10p.)
1.3.5 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa - envelope, 20 June 1923 (6p.)
1.3.6 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 27 June 1923 (4p.)
1.3.7 ALS. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 11 July 1923 (4p.)
1.3.8 ALS. Raj. Carl to Mr. Russell and family – envelope, 8 August 1923 (4p.)
1.3.9 ALS. Raj. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 12 August 1923 (4pp)
1.3.10 ALS Raj. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa, 22 August 1923 (3p.)
1.3.11 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa - envelope attached modern note of context, 10 October 1923 (5p.)
1.3.12 ALS. Luthergiri. Lyda to Papa. – envelope, 11 October 1923 (5p.)
1.3.13 ALS. Raj. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 17 October 1923 (2p.)
1.3.14 ALS. Raj. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 21 October 1923 (6p.)
1.3.15 ALS. Jey. Lyda to "Daddy" - envelope, 1 November 1923 (4p.)
1.3.16 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 3 December 1923 (4p.)
1.3.17 ALS. Jey. Lyda to Papa – envelope, December 15 1923 (6p.)
Correspondence, 1924
1.4.1 Undated AN. Modern note listing dates and pertinent details, Undated
1.4.2 ALS. Kotapad, Vizagapatam District. Lyda to family - envelope, 11 January 1924 (8p.)
1.4.3 ALS. Kotapad. Carl to "My Dear Little Neglected Mother.", 13 January 1924 (4p.)
1.4.4 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to family – envelope, 31 January 1924 (4p.)
1.4.5 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to family – envelope, 8 February 1924 (3p.)
1.4.6 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 5 March 1924 (8p.)
1.4.7 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 19 March 1924 (5p.)
1.4.8 ALS. Kotapad. Carl to Mr. Russell – envelope, 29 March 1924 (4p.)
1.4.9 ALS. Kotapad. Carl to Fred Russell – envelope, 22 March 1924 (12p.)
1.4.10 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 28 April 1924 (8p.)
1.4.11 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 6 July 1924 (5p.)
1.4.12 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa, 17 July 1924 (2p.)
1.4.13 ALS. Kotapad. Carl to Mr. Russell – envelope, 19 July 24 (8p.)
1.4.14 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 17 August 1924 (4p.)
1.4.15 a ALS. Raj. Carl to Mr. Russell, 30 October 1924 (6p.)
1.4.15 b Attached ALS to “Dear Ole Granddaddy”, (4 p.)
1.4.16 ALS. Raj. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 6 January 1924 (3p.)
1.4.17 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice – envelope, 30 November 1924 (6p.)
1.4.18 ACS. Jey. New Year's card to Mr. V.H. Russell – envelope, 24 December 1924
Correspondence, 1925
1.5.1 1-8-24 (crossed and 25 inserted). ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa - envelope, 8 January 1925 (6p.)
1.5.2 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 1 March 1925 (4p.)
1.5.3 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 19 March 1925 (4p.)
1.5.4 ALS. Waltair. Lyda to Home Folks – envelope, 17 April 1925 (4p.)
1.5.5 ALS. Kotagiri "Christianburg" Nilgiris. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 2 May 1925 (2p.)
1.5.6 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 12 May 1925 (3p.)
1.5.7 ALS. Tolagiri. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 26 May 1925 (2p.)
1.5.8 ALS. Kotagiri. Carl to Mr. Russell – envelope, 7 June 1925 (6p.)
1.5.9 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 18 June 1925 (3p.)
1.5.10 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice - envelope, 5 July 1925 (3p.)
1.5.11 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa - envelope, 6 September 1925 (6p.)
1.5.12 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa - envelope, 20 September 1925 (2p.)
1.5.13 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 7 October 1925 (3p.)
1.5.14 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice. - envelope, 13 October 1925 (4p.)
1.5.15 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice, 18 November 1925 (6p.)
1.5.16 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 28 November 1925 (3p.)
1.5.17 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Daddy – envelope, 5 December 1925 (3p.)
1.5.18 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice, 26 December 1925 (3p.)
Correspondence, 1926
1.6.1 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 13 January 1926 (5p.)
1.6.2 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 24 January 1926 (4p.)
1.6.3 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 31 January 1926 (2p.)
1.6.4 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 7 February 1926 (4p.)
1.6.5 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa, 17 February 1926 (4p.)
1.6.6 ALS. Kotapad. Carl to Mr. Russell – envelope, 19 February 1926 (7p.)
1.6.7 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 25 February 1926 (4p.)
1.6.8 ALS. Jeypore. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 26 February 1926 (6p.)
1.6.9 ANS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 12 March 1926 (2p.)
1.6.10 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Papa and Miss Alice, 18 March 1926 (5p.)
1.6.11 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 26 March 1926 (4p.)
1.6.12 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 9 April 1926 (4p.)
1.6.13 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice with, 7 May 1926 (4p.)
1.6.14 ALS. Kotapad. Carl to Mr. Russell – envelope, 9 May 1926 (4p.)
1.6.15 ALS. Doliambo. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 31 May 1926 (6p.)
1.6.16 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 4 July 1926 (6p.)
1.6.17 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 29 July 1926 (10p.)
1.6.18 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 10 August 1926 (7p.)
1.6.19 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 28 August 1926 (4p.)
1.6.20 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 19 September 1926 (4p.)
1.6.21 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 26 September 1926 (5p.)
1.6.22 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 5 November 1926 (4p.)
1.6.23 ALS. Kotapad. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 13 November 1926 (4p.)
1.6.24 ALS. Peddapuram, Godavari District. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 29 December 1926 (2p.)
Correspondence, 1927
2.1.1 ALS. Peddapuram, Godavari Dist. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 16 January 1927 (3p.)
2.1.2 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 16 January 1927 (6p.)
2.1.3 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Papa and Miss Alice – envelope, 9 February 1927 (2p.)
2.1.4 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 20 February 1927 (4p.)
2.1.5 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 3 March 1927 (4p.)
2.1.6 ALS. (page 4 torn and repaired with tape). Peddapurum. Carl to "Dear Friends, 14 March 1927 (4p.)
2.1.7 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 16 March 1927 (2p.)
2.1.8 ALS. Kotagiri "Christiansberg" Lyda to Papa – envelope, 19 April 1927 (4p.)
2.1.9 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 23 May 1927 (4p.)
2.1.10 ALS. N. Harpster, Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 31 May 1927 (3p.)
2.1.11 ALS. N. Harpster, Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 25 July 1927 (4p.)
2.1.12 ALS. N. Harpster, Kotagiri. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 5 August 1927
2.1.13 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 12 September 1927 (5p.)
2.1.14 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 12 September 1927 (5p.)
2.1.15 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 8 October 1927 (4p.)
2.1.16 ALS. Peddapur(sic). Lyda to Papa – envelope, 27 October 1927 (4p.)
2.1.17 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 31 December 1927 (2p.)
Correspondence, Undated-1928
2.2.1 envelope, Undated "Lyda's Letters to Pauline", Undated
2.2.2 envelope, indistinct cancellation, C. Caughman to Mrs. G. J. Taylor, Jr.(Pauline), Undated
2.2.3 ALS. fragment, signed Lyda, Undated (2pp.)
2.2.4 ALS. Kotagiri. Lyda to Pauline and George, 12 July 1925 (4pp.)
2.2.5 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Pauline, 9 January 1927 (6pp.)
2.2.6 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Pauline, 24 February 1927 (4pp.)
2.2.7 ALS. Peddapur(sic). Lyda to Pauline with attached AN. regarding content of above letter, undated, 28 August 1927 (4pp.)
2.2.8 ALS. Sattenpalle, Guntur Dist. Lyda to Roma and Emma. envelope, 7 September 1928 (8pp.)
2.2.9 ALS. Sattenpalle. Lyda to Dear Sisters, 8 November 1928 (4pp.)
2.2.10 ALS. Sattenpalle. Lyda to Pauline, 7 December 1928 (8pp.)
2.2.11 ALS. Sattenpalle. Lyda to Roma. Plans for their furlough, 15 December 1928 (8pp.)
Correspondence, Undated-1927
2.3.1 envelope, "Lyda's letters to her sisters", Undated
2.3.2 Mrs. Carl Caughman to Mrs. Geo J. Taylor (Pauline), 3 June 1927
2.3.3 AL. fragment, Undated (4pp.)
2.3.4 ALS. Kotagiri "Christiansberg" Lyda to "Dear Sisters”, 20 March 1926 (10pp.)
2.3.5 ALS. (torn) Kotapad. Lyda to "My Dear Sisters" annotated by "Roma, 12 September 1926 (4pp.)
2.3.6 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to "Sisters, 6 March 1927 (8pp.)
2.3.7 ALS. Peddapurum. Lyda to Roma, 9 March 1927 (3pp.)
Correspondence, 1928
2.4.1 ALS. Sattenapalle, Gunter Dist. (Satt) Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 23 January 1928 (2pp.)
2.4.2 ALS. Satt. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 18 February 1928 (2pp.)
2.4.3 ALS. Breidahlick, Kodaikanal. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 19 June 1928 (3pp.)
2.4.4 ALS. Carl to his mother, 3 July 1928 (4pp.)
2.4.5 ALS. Kodaikanal. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 19 July 1928 (4pp.)
2.4.6 ALS. Guntur. Lyda to Papa – envelope, 26 September 1928 (4pp.)
2.4.7 ALS. Sattenpalle. Lyda to Papa, 30 October 1928 (4pp.)
2.4.8 ALS. Satt. Lyda to Miss Alice and Papa – envelope, 8 November 1918 (4pp.)
2.4.9 AL. Satt. Lyda to "My Dear Folks" – envelope, 28 November 1928 (9pp.)
Correspondence, 1929
2.5.1 ALS. Tokyo, Japan. Carl to Mr. Russell, 20 November 1929 (3p.)
2.5.2 ALS. Tokyo. Lyda to Papa. – envelope, 20 November 1929 (2p.)
"Dear Papa" Typed Manuscript
2.6 TM. 1985. "Dear Papa" compiled by Barbara Steadman. Transcriptions and descriptions and information concerning the Caughmans' time in India. Unnumbered1985
Correspondence, 1930-1939
2.7.1 ALS. Starkville. Lyda to Papa. annotated "about 1930 - before S.C. – after Baltimore, Undated (3pp.)
2.7.2 a. ALS. Carl to Lyda Thursday morning with, 25 June 1931 (4pp.)
2.7.2 b. ALS. Carl to "My Dearest Precious Girl" Friday morning - envelope, 25 June 1931 (8pp.)
2.7.3 ALS. Rock Hill, SC. Carl to Lyda. Tenth Anniversary letter - envelope, 12 May 1932 (2pp.)
2.7.4 ALS. Cameron, SC. Carl to Lyda - envelope, 30 December 1933 (2pp.)
2.7.5 TLS. Prosperity, SC. Carl to his mother, 8 May 1936` (1pp.)
2.7.6 ALS. Prosperity, SC. Lyda to "Folks, 4 September 1936 (2pp.)
2.7.7 ALS. Blue Ridge, NC. Carl to Lyda, 26 July 1938 (2pp.)
2.7.8 TLS. Cameron, SC. Carl to his mother , 11 May 1939 (1pp.)
AM. Modern holographic transcriptions of Lyda Caughmans
Journal Entries (28 items)
3.1.1 11 October 1922
3.1.2 13 October 1922
3.1.3 October 1922
3.1.4 November 1922
3.1.5 1 January 1928
3.1.6 January 1928
3.1.7 3 January 1928
3.1.8 April 1928
3.1.9 1 May 1928
3.1.10 June 1928
3.1.11 1 July 1928
3.1.12 26 July 1928
3.1.13 3 August 1928
3.1.14 25 September 1928
3.1.15 27 October 1928
3.1.16 December 1928
Correspondence, Undated
3.2.1 ALS. Emma to Lyda, Carl and children. "Happy New Year", Undated (3pp.)
3.2.2 ALS. Freddie to Dear Papa, Undated (2pp.)
Correspondence, 1941
Note: These letters were written to Barbara and Kathryn Sue Caughman during the Fall of 1941. The Caughman sisters were students at Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina. Lyda and Carl were living in Cameron, South Carolina. Few of the letters are dated, some have postmarks on the envelopes.
3.3.1 ALS. Lyda to "Dear Girls" envelope, Undated (2pp.)
3.3.2 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 11 September 1941 (4pp.)
3.3.3 ALS. Lyda to KS and B, 13 September 1941 (4pp.)
3.3.4 ALS. Lyda to KS and B - envelope, 22 September 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.5 ALS. Lyda to Barbara - envelope, 18 September 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.6 ALS. Lyda to Girls, 16 September 1941 (4pp.)
3.3.7 ALS. Lyda to KS and B, 25 September 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.8 ALS. Lyda to B and KS - envelope, 28 September 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.9 ALS. Lyda to KS and B - envelope, postmark indistinct, Undated (4pp.)
3.3.10 ALS. Lyda to "babies" - envelope, 1 October 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.11 TLS. Carl to Girls - envelope, 2 October 1941 (1pp.)
3.3.12 ALS. Carl to Girls - envelope, 16 October 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.13 ALS. Lyda to KS and B, Undated (2pp.)
3.3.14 ALS. Lyda to "babies" - envelope, 12 September 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.15 TLS. Carl to Sue and Baba, 19 September 1941 (1pp.)
3.3.16 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 10 October 1941 (4pp.)
3.3.17 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 14 October 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.18 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 18 October 1941 (4pp.)
3.3.19 ALS. Carl to Barbara, Undated (2pp.)
3.3.20 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, no postmark, Undated (2pp.)
3.3.21 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 28 October 1941 (4pp.)
3.3.22 ALS. Lyda to Barbara - envelope, 2 November 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.23 ALS. Carl Caughman, Jr. to K. Sue and Barbara, Undated (2pp.)
3.3.24 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope (torn), November 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.25 ALS. Lyda to KS and B - envelope, 12 November 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.26 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 14 November 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.27 ALS. Lyda to Barbara - envelope, 18 November 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.28 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 28 November 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.29 ALS. Carl to Girls - envelope, 1 December 1941 (2pp.)
3.3.30 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, 4 December 1941 (2pp.)
Correspondence, 1942
3.4.1 ALS. Carl to Girls – envelope, 24 January 1942 (1pp.)
3.4.2 ALS. Lyda to Miss Lester, attached to letter to Barbara Caughman – envelope, 13 February 1942 (2pp.)
3.4.3 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, Undated (8pp.)
3.4.4 ALS. Lyda to Girls, Undated (2pp.)
3.4.5 ALS. Lyda to Girls, Undated (4pp.)
3.4.6 ALS. Lyda to Miss Lester, 20 January 1942 (1pp.)
3.4.7 ALS. Lyda to KS and B - envelope, postmarked, 10 January 1942 (2pp.)
3.4.8 ALS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, 23 January 1942
3.4.9 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, 24 January 1942
3.4.10 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, January 1942
3.4.11 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, 21 January 1942
3.4.12 ALS. Lyda to KS and B – envelope, 31 January 1942
3.4.13 ALS. Lyda to B and KS - envelope, postmarked, 5 February 1942
3.4.14 ALS. Carl to Girls with, Undated
3.4.15 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, 6 February 1942
3.4.16 ALS. Lyda to Barbara with , 19 February 1942
3.4.17 AN. Carl to Girls. envelope, postmarked, January 1942
3.4.18 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, March 3 1942
3.4.19 ALS. Carl to Girls - envelope, postmarked, 5 March 1942
3.4.20 ALS. Lyda to KS and B - envelope, postmarked, 16 March 1942
3.4.21 ALS. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, 19 March 1942
3.4.22 ALS. Opelika, AL. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, 22 March 1942
3.4.23 ACS. Magee, MS. Lyda to Girls, postmarked, 25 March 1942
3.4.24 ACS. Sanatorium, MS. Lyda to Girls, postmarked, 26 March 1942
3.4.25 ALS. Cameron, SC. Lyda to Girls - envelope, postmarked, 19 March 1942
3.4.26 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 11 April 1942
3.4.27 ALS. Carl to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 17 April 1942
3.4.28 ALS. Lyda to Barbara – envelope, postmarked, 23 April 1942
3.4.29 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 27 April 1942
3.4.30 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 9 May 1942
3.4.31 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 11 May 1942
3.4.32 TLS. Carl to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 14 May 1942
3.4.33 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 19 May 1942
3.4.34 ALS. Lyda to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 2/ May 1942
3.4.35 ALS. Carl to Girls – envelope, postmarked, 28 May 1942
3.4.36 ALS. Lyda to Girls, Undated
3.4.37 AL. Lyda to "Babs" – envelope, no postmark, Friday 5th
Correspondence, Undated-1949
3.5.1 TLS. Cameron. Carl to Lyda, Undated (1pp.)
3.5.2 ALS. with typed postscript. Cameron. Carl to Lyda, Undated (2pp.)
3.5.3 TLS. with holograph postscript. Cameron. Carl to Lyda – envelope, postmarked, 9 January 1940 (1pp.)
3.5.4 TLS. with holograph postscript. Cameron. Carl to Lyda – envelope, postmarked, 10 January 1940 (1pp.)
3.5.5 ALS. Cameron. Carl to Lyda – envelope, postmarked, 11 January 1940 (2pp.)
3.5.6 ALS. Cameron – envelope, postmarked, January 1940 (2pp.)
3.5.7 ACS. Carl to Lyda – envelope with 1941 written in right hand corner, 1941
3.5.8 TLS. Carl to Lyda. with enclosed Undated AN. – envelope, no postmark, Undated (2pp.)
3.5.9 ALS. Carl to Lyda (anniversary letter?) – envelope, no postmark, 27 September 1941 (4pp.)
3.5.10 ALS. Camp Nawakwa, Biglerville, PA. Carl to Lyda, 9 July 1942 (4pp.)
3.5.11 ALS. Columbia, SC. Carl to Lyda – envelope, postmarked 2-11-43, 11 February 1943 (4pp.)
3.5.12 ALS. with ALS. Philadelphia. Carl to Lyda – envelope, postmarked 6-20-44, 20 June 1944 (4pp.)
3.5.13 TLS. with holograph postscript. Columbia, SC. Carl to his mother, 29 May 1947 (1pp.)
3.5.14 TLS. Columbia, SC. Carl to Lyda. an anniversary letter, "My beloved bride of 26 years" probably September 1948, Undated (1948?) (2pp.)
3.5.15 ALS. Orangeburg, SC. Carl to his mother, 3 December 1949 (6pp.)
Correspondence, 1943
3.6.1 TLS. Lyda to Carl, May 1943 (1pp)
3.6.2 TLS. Lyda to Carl, May 1943 (1pp)
3.6.3 ALS. Lyda to Carl, Spring 1943 (2pp)
3.6.4 ALS. Lyda to Carl, May 1943 (2pp)
3.6.5 ALS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, Magee, MS, 18 May 1943 (2pp)
3.6.6 ALS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, Cameron, SC, 21 May 1943 (2pp)
3.6.7 ALS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, 24 May 1943 (2pp)
3.6.8 TLS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, 24 May 1943 (1pp)
3.6.9 TLS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, 28 May 1943 (1pp)
3.6.10 TLS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, 30 May 1943 (1pp)
3.6.11 TLS. Lyda to Carl, Undated (1pp)
3.6.12 TLS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, Undated (1pp)
3.6.13 TLS. Lyda to Carl – envelope, postmarked, 6 June 1943 (2pp)
3.6.14 TLS. Lyda to Carl, June 1943 (2pp)
3.6.15 TLS, 7 June 1943 (2pp)
Correspondence, Undated-1921
Note: These letters and papers are part of the 94-02 accretion to the Lyda Caughman collection. They are primarily Carl Caughman's letters and notes.
4.1.1 ALS. Carl Caughman, a student at Newberry College in Newberry, SC to his family, Undated (10pp.)
4.1.2 ALS. Carl to his mother at Thanksgiving, Undated (4pp.)
4.1.3 ALS. Carl to his mother - In this letter he is pleading for understanding regarding his vocation as a missionary, Undated (4pp.)
4.1.4 ALS. Carl to his mother, Undated (2pp.)
4.1.5 TLS. Columbia. Carl to his mother, 8 May 1921 (1pp.)
Correspondence, 1950-1959
4.2.1 TLS. (Sunday) Orangeburg, SC. Carl to his mother, 22 April (1pp.)
4.2.2 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 10 June 1950 (1pp.)
4.2.3 ALS. Carl to his mother, 12 September 1950 (4pp.)
4.2.4 TLS. Carl to his mother, 15 November 1950 (1pp.)
4.2.5 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 27 December 1950 (1pp.)
4.2.6 ALS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 26 September 1953 (2pp.)
4.2.7 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother. , 15 August 1954 (1pp.)
4.2.8 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 21 March 1956 (1pp.)
4.2.9 ALS. Carl to his mother, 30 November 1956 (2pp.)
4.2.10 TLS. Holographic note regarding Philiphine(sic) lily seeds. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 19 February 1957
4.2.11 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 24 September 1957 (1pp.)
4.2.12 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 28 January 1958 (1pp.)
4.2.13 ALS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 1 October 1957 (2pp.)
4.2.14 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 23 December 1957 (1pp.)
4.2.15 ALS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 24 September 1958 (2pp.)
4.2.16 TLS. Cameron. Carl to his mother, 6 January 1958 (1pp.)
4.2.17 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 7 February 1959 (1pp.)
4.2.18 TLS. Carl to his mother, 18 June 1959 (1pp.)
4.2.19 TLS. Carl to his mother, 7 December 1959 (1pp.)
4.2.20 TLS. Mimeograph Christmas letter with holograph personal note. Lyda and Carl to Carl's mother, December 1959
Correspondence, 1960-1966
4.3.1 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 12 April 1960 (1pp.)
4.3.2 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 25 April 1960 (1pp.)
4.3.3 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 1 June 1960 (1pp.)
4.3.4 TLS. Carl to his mother, 1 August 1960 (1pp.)
4.3.5 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 13 August 1960 (1pp.)
4.3.6 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 14 September 1960 (1pp.)
4.3.7 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, 11 January 1961 (1pp.)
4.3.8 ALS. Carl to his mother, 11 October 1961 (2pp.)
4.3.9 TLS. Carl to his mother, 1 May 1962 (1pp.)
4.3.10 ALS. Carl to "Era", 16 July 1962 (1pp.)
4.3.11 TLS. Carl to "Dear Folks", 12 November 1965 (2pp.)
4.3.12 TLS. with holograph postscript. Cameron, SC. Carl to "All in Magee", 19 May 1966
Correspondence, Undated
4.4.1 ALS. Carl to Lyda, Undated (4pp.)
4.4.2 ALS. Carl to his mother, Undated (2pp.)
4.4.3 ALS. Carl to his mother, 13 April (2pp.)
4.4.4 TLS. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.5 ALS. Carl to his mother, Undated (2pp.)
4.4.6 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.7 ALS. on Barringer Hotel stationary, Augusta, GA. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.8 ALS. Blue Ridge, NC. Carl to Lyda, Undated (4pp.)
4.4.9 ALS. Orangeburg. Carl to "The Family", Undated (2pp.)
4.4.10 TLS. Columbia, SC. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.11 ALS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, Undated (2pp.)
4.4.12 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.13 ALS. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.14 ALS. Columbia. Carl to his mother, Undated (2pp.)
4.4.15 ALS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, Undated (2pp.)
4.4.16 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother and family, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.17 TLS. Orangeburg. Carl to his mother, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.18 ANS. Orangeburg. Carl to Lyda, Undated (1pp.)
4.4.19 ALS. Prince George Hotel, NYC. Carl to Lyda, Undated (2pp.)
4.4.20 ALS. (on the verso of a religious broadside). Carl to Lyda. (while she was in MS, nursing her father), Undated (1pp.)
4.4.21 AN. fragment. Carl to Lyda. (while she was away nursing her father), Undated
Poetry
Note: These four items are in Carl's handwriting
4.5.1 AM. fragment of poem on one side, fragment of essay on verso, Undated (2pp.)
4.5.2 AM. poem, "Father", and holograph note on verso of first page, Undated (3pp.)
4.5.3 AM. poem, "Mother", Undated (2pp.)
4.5.4 AM. fragment. [from content - to Lyda], Undated (1pp.)
Correspondence, Undated
4.6 ALS. Lyda to "Papa and Miss Alice" while at school, Undated (4pp.)
Correspondence, Undated-1987
4.7.1 ALS. Roma (sister of Lyda Russell) to Lyda. Regarding their father's poor health, Undated (4pp.)
4.7.2 ALS. Roma to Lyda, Undated (8pp.)
4.7.3 TLS. Barbara to "Dearest Mama and Daddy", Undated
4.7.4 TLS. Canal Zone. Ralph to Daddy, Undated (1pp.)
4.7.5 ALS. Waynesboro, GA. Mary Blease to "My Dear Friends", 8 January 1940 (2pp.)
4.7.6 ALS. Cameron, SC. Bessie Rast to Lyda. envelope, postmarked, 13 January 1940 (1pp.)
4.7.7 ALS. Cameron, SC. Carl Russell to "Dear Sisters' envelope, postmark illegible, 1 October 1941 (2pp.)
4.7.8 TLS. Charleston, SC. C.P. Summerall, President of The Citadel to Carl, 29 March 1943 (1pp.)
4.7.9 ALS. Newberry College. Barbara to Lyda and Carl. envelope, postmarked, 23 September 1943 (2pp.)
4.7.10 TLS. Fort Lauderdale. Marilyn Harbaugh to Carl. envelope. postmarked, 12 April 1962 (2pp.)
4.7.11 ALS. Gulfport, MS. Becky Rhinehart to Barbara Caughman Steadman, 10 September 1987 (2pp.)
Folder 4.8 Clippings
Folder 4.9 Photos
Documents and Miscellaneous
4.10.1 Students Handbook of Newberry College. 1917 - 18 (crossed and annotated 1918-19) from Carl's days at Newberry College, South Carolina. Many holographic notations and notes tipped in, 1917-1918
4.10.2 Passport. No. 174 United States. Caughman family, 22 July 1929
4.10.3 TLS. Curtis C. Jordan, American Consul in Madras, India to Carl regarding the birth certificates for his children, born in India, 10 October 1941
4.10.4 Honorable Discharge of Carl Broadfoot Caughman from the U.S. Army , 12 October 1918
4.10.5 Photostatic copy of Honorable Discharge (2 items), 12 October 1918
Letters from Herschel Muckelrath
Note: These letters are part of a modern correspondence described by the donor as "Letters from Herschel Muckelrath, cousin who grew up with Carl. He is 98 years old."
4.11.1 ALS. Waynesboro, MS. Herschel to Barbara Caughman Steadman, Undated (5pp.)
4.11.2 ALS. Waynesboro. Herschel to Barbara, 21 November 1986 (3pp.)
4.11.3 ALS. Waynesboro. Herschel to Barbara – envelope, postmarked, 10 March 1987 (4pp.)
4.11.4 ALS. Waynesboro. Herschel to Barbara – envelope, postmarked, 2 August 1987 (4pp.)
4.11.5 ALS. Waynesboro. Herschel to Barbara – envelope, postmarked, 21 August 1987 (2pp.)
4.11.6 ALS. Waynesboro. Herschel to Barbara – envelope, postmarked, 1 February 1991 (3pp.)
Miscellaneous Manuscript Items (not correspondence)
4.12.1 ALS. Fragment [part of a speech on India and missionary work.], Undated (1pp.)
4.12.2 TLS. mimeograph letter from Carl to "Dear fellow-pastor, Undated (1pp.)
4.12.3 TLS. Carbon speech by Carl to the South Carolina State Luther League Convention, Undated (3pp.)
4.12.4 ALS. Photocopy. Biography of Carl Caughman, written by Ora Caughman Lott, 1970’s (8pp.)
4.12.5 TLS. Photocopy. "Burns High School History” history of Burns, MS high school. By Mrs. Ruby Stennett Roberts, 1985 (2pp.)
Correspondence, 1876
5.1 ALS. Parties unknown. Concerning a debt of $9.80, 22 June 1876 (1pp.)
Victor H. Russell Letters
5.2.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 19 April 1912 (2pp.)
5.2.2 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 3 March 1913 (4pp.)
5.2.3 ALS. To Roma, Undated (4pp.)
5.2.4 ALS. To Roma, 7 October 1913 (4pp.)
5.2.5 ALS. To Timon and Roma, 19 September 1913 (4pp.)
5.2.6 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 29 January 1914 (2pp.)
5.2.7 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 9 November 1916 (3pp.)
5.2.8 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 15 March 1917 (6pp.)
Victor H. Russell Letters
5.3.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 11 October 1918 (4pp.)
5.3.2 ALS. To Little Grandchildren – envelope, 16 January 1919 (5pp.)
5.3.3 ALS. Congratulations on Roma's baby boy. To Roma – envelope, 11 September 1922 (2pp.)
5.3.4 ALS. To Timon & Roma, 11 June 1925 (2pp.)
5.3.5 ALS. To Jean – envelope, 21 September 1936 (2pp.)
5.3.6 ALS. To Jean – envelope, 15 January 1937 (1pp.)
Susan J. Russell Letters
5.4.1 ALS. To Roma, 19 August 1911 (2pp.)
5.4.2 ALS. To Vic – envelope, 15 May 1911 (3pp.)
5.4.3 ALS. To Roma, 27 July 1911 (3pp.)
Minnie Pearl Russell Letters
5.5.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 9 September 1909 (4pp.)
5.5.2 ALS. To father – envelope, 9 January 1918 (3pp.)
5.5.3 ALS. To Roma, 21 October 1918 (4pp.)
Roma Russell Letters
5.6.1 ALS. 1st pg. missing. To Father, February 1913 (4pp.)
5.6.2 ALS. To father – envelope, 18 June 1913 (5pp.)
5.6.3 ALS. To father – envelope,, 17 January 1917 (5pp.)
5.6.4 ALS. To father – envelope, 24 February 1920 (5pp.)
5.6.5 ALS. To father – envelope, 17 January 1922 (4pp.)
Love Letters Between Roma and Timon J. Burnham
5.7.1 ALS. To Timon. – envelope, post-marked, 26 February 1907 (8pp.)
5.7.2 ALS. To Timon. – envelope, post-marked, 6 March 1907 (4pp.)
5.7.3 ALS. To Timon. – envelope, post-marked, 7 October 1907 (6pp.)
5.7.4 ALS. To Timon. – envelope, post-marked, 21 October 1907 (3pp.)
Love Letters Between Roma and Timon
5.8.1 ALS. To Timon – envelope, post-marked, 4 February 1908 (6pp.)
5.8.2 ALS. To Timon – envelope, post-marked, 23 March 1908 (6pp.)
5.8.3 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 16 June 1909 (1pp.)
5.8.4 ALS. To Timon – envelope, 2 July 1909 (3pp.)
5.8.5 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked, 15 July 1909 (3pp.)
5.8.6 ALS. To Timon – envelope, post-marked, 23 July 1909 (5pp.)
5.8.7 ALS. To Timon – envelope, post-marked, 26 July 1909 (2pp.)
5.8.8 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked , 26 July 1909 (5pp.)
Emma Russell Letters
5.9.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked, 10 November 1908 (4pp.)
5.9.2 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 22 May 1910 (4pp.)
5.9.3 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked, 15 September 1910 (4pp.)
5.9.4 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked, 21 April 1914 (3pp.)
5.9.5 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked, 4 May 1915 (3pp.)
5.9.6 ALS. To father – envelope, post-marked, 1 December 1915 (5pp.)
5.9.7 ALS. To Roma, Undated (2pp.)
Flave Russell Letters
5.10 ALS. To Roma. Envelope, 22 February 1934 (7pp.)
Pauline Russell Letters
5.11.1 ALS. To Vic and Roma – envelope, post-marked 3-18-13, 18 March 1913 (7pp.)
5.11.2 ALS. To father. Expenses at Industrial Institute and College in Columbus – envelope, post-marked, 28 September 1913 (6pp.)
5.11.3 ALS. To Roma, 19 April 1914 (7pp.)
5.11.4 ALS. To father – envelope post-marked Nov. 1916, November 1916 (3pp.)
5.11.5 TLS. To father – envelope, 9 May 1919 (1pp.)
5.11.6 ALS. To father – envelope, 15 October 1922 (8pp.)
Lyda Russell Caughman Letters From India
5.12.1 ALS. To father – envelope,, 22 January 1922 (5pp.)
5.12.2 ALS. To Roma and Timon, 9 December 1922 (5pp.)
5.12.3 ALS. To Papa and Miss Alice, 17 December 1922 (6pp.)
5.12.4 ALS. To Papa and Miss Alice – also includes clippings from The Foreign Missionary, 24 December 1922 (4pp.)
Lyda Russell Caughman Letters From India
5.13.1 ALS. To Roma, Timon, & Kiddies - envelope, 8 September 1923 (6pp.)
5.13.2 ALS. To Dear Big Sisters, 25 December 1923 (10pp.)
5.13.3 ALS. To Vic (nephew) - envelope, 8 March 1924 (8pp.)
Lyda Russell Caughman Letters From India
5.14.1 ALS. To Roma - envelope, 18 May 1926 (6pp.)
5.14.2 ALS. To Roma - envelope, 9 May 1927 (4pp.)
5.14.3 ALS. To Jean - envelope, 25 March 1929 (4pp.)
5.14.4 ALS. To father - envelope, 13 May 1929 (4pp.)
Edith Russell Letters
5.15.1 ALS. To Roma, 22 May 1910 (2pp.)
5.15.2 ALS. To Timon, 22 May 1910 (2pp.)
5.15.3 ALS. To father – envelope, 25 January 1917 (3pp.)
5.15.4 ALS. To father – envelope, 17 October 1917 (6pp.)
5.15.5 ALS. To father – envelope, dated as Jan/Feb. 1918, 1918 (6pp.)
Edith Russell Letters
5.16.1 ALS. To father, 25 February 1929 (5pp.)
5.16.2 ALS. To father - envelope, 27 February 1920 (3pp.)
5.16.3 ALS. To father - envelope, 8 October 1920 (4pp.)
Correspondence, Undated
6.1 ALS. (photocopy) from Jean Burnham Morgenthaler explaining that the letters in this section were not included in "A Lot of Love From...", Undated (1pp.)
Correspondence, 1878
6.2 ALS. (copy) Invitation from Victor H. Russell to future wife, Susan Laura Jones to accompany him to a precession in Cato the following Sunday, 7 October 1878 (1pp.)
Victor H. Russell letters
6.3.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 4 September 1911 (4pp.)
6.3.2 ALS. To Lyda – envelope, 8 June 1913 (4pp.)
Victor H. Russell letters
6.4.1 ALS. To Grover Cleveland Russell – envelope, 28 April 1920 (2pp.)
6.4.2 ALS. To Annie (Cleveland's Wife) – envelope, post-marked, 8 May 1920 (2pp.)
6.4.3 ALS. To Viva (Flave's Wife), 29 May 1924 (5pp.)
Victor H. Russell letters
6.5.1 ALS. To Flave & family, 9 January 1925 (4pp.)
6.5.2 ALS. To Viva, 5 March 1925 (11pp.)
6.5.3 ALS. To "Little Flavia and Edith" – envelope, 13 May 1925 (4pp.)
6.5.4 ALS. To Flave, 16 March 1926 (7pp.)
6.5.5 ALS. To Flave, 24 January 1926 (6pp.)
6.5.6 ALS. To Viva, 8 June 1926 (5pp.)
Victor H. Russell letters
6.6.1 ALS. To Flavia & Edith, 11 October 1929 (5pp.)
6.6.2 ALS. To Viva, 29 May 1932 (3pp.)
6.6.3 ALS. To Viva, 16 September 1932 (4pp.)
6.6.4 ALS. To Flave, Viva, and children, 29 December 1933 (1pp.)
6.6.5 ALS. (postcard) To Flave and Viva December, 1939
Susan Jones Russell letters
6.7.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, post-marked, 23 August 1909 (3pp.)
6.7.2 ALS. To Roma, 27 May 1911 (5pp.)
Jennie Russell (aunt to the Russell children) letters
6.8.1 ALS. To "Flave my dear boy and family", 26 December 1932 (3pp.)
6.8.2 ALS. To Flave, 9 September 1940 (3pp.)
6.8.3 ALS. To Flave & Family, 22 May 1941 (2pp.)
6.8.4 TL. Biographical sketch possibly done by someone at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 17 April 1935-1941 (3pp.)
Fred Russell letters
6.9.1 ALS. To mother and father, 7 January 1899 (4pp.)
6.9.2 ALS. To Cleveland, 4 February 1899 (6pp.)
6.9.3 ALS. To father, 18 February 1899 (4pp.)
6.9.4 ALS. To mother, 25 February 1899 (4pp.)
6.9.5 ALS. To father, 4 March 1899 (4pp.)
6.9.6 ALS. To father, 24 December 1900 (4pp.)
6.9.7 ALS. To Roma, 15 July 1910 (2pp.)
6.9.8 TLS. To Timon and Roma, 18 January 1940 (1pp.)
6.9.9 TLS. To Roma - envelope, 27 May 1943 (1pp.)
Correspondence, 1912
6.10 Telegram. George Nobles informing Timon of George Nobles' baby's death, 21 October 1912
Grover Cleveland Russell letters
6.11.1 ALS. (postcard) To Roma, postmarked, 27 October 1901
6.11.2 ALS. To Miss Annie – envelope, 21 May 1915
6.11.3 ALS. To Miss Annie – envelope, postmarked 1915
6.11.4 ALS. To Miss Annie – envelope, postmarked October 1915
6.11.5 ALS. To Miss Annie – envelope, postmarked 1915
6.11.6 ALS. To Miss Annie – envelope, postmarked 9 October 1915
6.11.7 ALS. To Miss Annie – envelope, postmarked 1915
6.11.8 ALS. To father, 14 January 1917
Love letters between Roma Russell and Timon Burnham
6.12.1 ALS. To Timon – envelope, postmarked 1 December 1906 (10pp.)
6.12.2 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 24 October 1907 (8pp.)
6.12.3 ALS. To Timon – envelope, postmarked 9 March 1908 (7pp.)
6.12.4 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 29 April 1909 (3pp.)
6.12.5 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 23 June 1909 (4pp.)
6.12.6 ALS. To Timon – envelope, postmarked 29 June 1909 (3pp.)
6.12.7 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 27 June 1909 (5pp.)
Roma Russell letters
6.13.1 ALS. To father – envelope, 12 October 1916 (4pp.)
6.13.2 ALS. To father – envelope, 10 November 1916 (2pp.)
6.13.3 ALS. To father, 20 November 1917 (4pp.)
Virgil Watson (son of Alice Watson, step-brother to Russell children) Letters
6.14 ALS. To Timon and Roma, from France - envelope, 7 September 1918 (6pp.)
Rachel Martin, (Roma's friend), Letters
6.15.1 ALS. To Roma, Undated (5pp.)
6.15.2 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 12 March1908 (6pp.)
6.15.3 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 23 February 1910 (9pp.)
6.15.4 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 5 February 1913 (3pp.)
6.15.5 ALS. To Roma – envelope, postmarked 23 March 1914 (3pp.)
6.15.6 TD. Graduation program for I.I. & C., 24-28 May 1917
6.15.7 TD. Graduation invitation for I.I. & C. with Class of 1917's roll – envelope, postmarked 10 May 1917
Flave Russell letters
6.16.1 ALS. To father – envelope, postmarked 22 April 1911 (5pp.)
6.16.2 L. To mother, 9 November 1911 (4pp.)
6.16.3 L. To father – envelope, 15 October 1914 (4pp.)
6.16.4 ALS. To father – envelope, 22 November 1914 (7pp.)
6.16.5 ALS. To father – envelope, 4 February 1915 (3pp.)
6.16.6 ALS. To father – envelope, 5 October 1915 (3pp.)
6.16.7 ALS. To Cleveland – envelope, 21 November 1915 (4pp.)
6.16.8 ALS. To father – envelope, 17 January 1916 (2pp.)
6.16.9 ALS. To Father – envelope, 25 March 1916 (1pp.)
6.16.10 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 27 April 1916 (3pp.)
6.16.11 ALS. (photocopy) To Flave from Chester Smith with photograph (photocopy) of Chester Smith, 13 October 1913 (1pp.)
Flave Russell letters
6.17.1 ALS. To father – envelope, August 1916 (5pp.)
6.17.2 ALS. To father – envelope, 15 October 1916 (4pp.)
6.17.3 ALS. To father – envelope, 20 December 1916 (2pp.)
6.17.4 ALS. To father – envelope, 31 December 1916 (3pp.)
6.17.5 ALS. To father, 6 February 1917 (1pp.)
6.17.6 ALS. To Fred Russell – envelope, 2 September 1917 (4pp.)
Flave Russell letters – includes military service in California and France, 1917-1918
6.18.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 22 October 1917 (4pp.)
6.18.2 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 22 April 1918 (3pp.)
6.18.3 ALS. To Roma. Includes clipping about actress Ruth St. Denis performing in "Orpheus”, 27 July 1918 (5pp.)
6.18.4 ALS. To father, 15 August 1918 (8pp.)
6.18.5 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 27 October 1918 (8pp.)
6.18.6 ALS. To Mary Sue Burnham (niece) – envelope and three postcards from France, 7 November 1918 (2pp.)
6.18.7 ALS. To father – envelope, 17 November 1918 (8pp.)
6.18.8 ALS. To father – envelope, 22 May 1921 (2pp.)
Flave Russell's "Christmas Story"
6.19 ALS. To Mary George and Mildred, 27 December 1918 (34pp.)
Jim Watson (Flave's step-brother)
6.20 TLS. To Flave, 23 October 1919 (1pp.)
Pauline Russell letters
6.21.1 ALS. To Roma – envelope, 19 January 1940 (2pp.)
6.21.2 ALS. To Lyda – envelope, 2 April 1917
Lyda Russell Letters
6.22.1 ALS. To father – envelope, 8 November 1915 (4pp.)
6.22.2 ALS. To Cleveland, Miss Annie, and family, 20 January 1917 (3pp.)
6.22.3 ALS. To Miss Alice and Pa – envelope, Undated (4pp.)
6.22.4 ALS. To father – envelope, 23 January 1917 (3pp.)
6.22.5 ALS. To father – envelope, 3 October 1917 (5pp.)
Lyda Russell letters (from India) – a map of Madras, India is included in this collection--Map #246 THIS ONE IS CONFUSING
6.23.1 ALS. To father, 2 August 1923 (3pp.)
6.23.2 ALS. To Viva and Flave, 4 December 1924 (2pp.)
6.23.3 ALS. To Viva and Flave from Lyda's husband, Carl Caughman, 4 December 1924 (8pp.)
6.23.4 ALS. To Edith, 1 November 1925 (6pp.)
6.23.5 ALS. To Viva and Flave, 17 February 1926 (15pp.)
6.23.6 ALS. To Russell Burnham (nephew), Undated (2pp.)
6.23.7 Article from Lutheran Woman's Work, "Snapshots of Indian Workers, February 1923 (3pp.)
6.23.8 Article from Lutheran Woman's Work, "Christian Indians Outside of the Christian Church", February 1923 (2pp.)
6.23.9 Article from Lutheran Woman's Work, "Refined Gold, The Conversion of the Dancing Girl, Bangaramma, February 1923 (6pp.)
6.23.10 Article from Lutheran Woman's Work, "Are Christian Converts in India Willing to Suffer for Their Faith?", February 1923 (2pp.)
6.23.11 Article from The Foreign Missionary, "Narasimhaswami, God of Korukonda, Undated (2pp.)
6.23.12 Article from The Foreign Missionary, "Sravanam-Hindu Feast of Purification", Undated (3pp.)
6.23.13 Article from The Foreign Missionary, "Cows in India are Honored but Abused", Undated (5pp.)
6.23.14 Article from The Foreign Missionary, "Automobiling in and Around Rajahmundry", Undated (5pp.)
6.23.15 Article from The Foreign Missionary, "India- The Land of Contrasts, Undated (2pp.)
6.23.16 Article from The Foreign Missionary, "English as She is Spoke' in India, Undated (4pp.)
6.23.17 Photograph from a magazine, "Yes, we have no bananas to-day!" off Indians with baskets on their heads, Undated
6.23.18 Photograph from a magazine, "Fashions and Fashioned" Lyda wrote on it "The dress of a tribe of aboriginal Indians, Undated
Edith Russell letters
6.24.1 ALS. To father – envelope, 28 September 1916 (4pp.)
6.24.2 ALS. To father – envelope, 27 November 1916 (1pp.)
6.24.3 ALS. To father – envelope, 3 February 1918 (5pp.)
6.24.4 ALS. To father – envelope, 5 July 1920 (3pp.)
6.24.5 ALS. To father, 1920 (3pp.)
Paul Newell (Edith's Husband) letters
6.25.1 TLS. To Edith (niece), 2 March 1973 (1pp.)
6.25.2 TLS. To Edith (niece), 2 January 1979 (1pp.)
6.25.3 TLS. To Mary George and Bert, 28 December 1979 (1pp.)
6.25.4 TLS. To Edith (niece), December 1980 (1pp.)
6.25.5 TLS. To Edith (niece), 31 January 1980 (1pp.)
6.25.6 Death notice of Paul F. Newell in the Jackson Daily News, 4 March 1981
Ralph Russell Letters
6.26.1 L. To mother, Undated
6.26.2 ALS. To father – envelope, 18 September 1916 (2pp.)
6.26.3 ALS. To father – envelope, 22 November 1916 (3pp.)
6.26.4 ALS. To father – envelope, Spanish flu in Rankin Co, Ms, 12 October 1918 (4pp.)
6.26.5 ALS. To father, 17 March 1919 (2pp.)
6.26.6 ALS. To Ralph from Flave, 24 February 1919 (3pp.)
6.26.7 ALS. To father, includes his schedule and book costs at Mississippi A&M, 5 December 1919 (3pp.)
6.26.8 ALS. (postcard) To father from Ft. Monroe, Va, July 1927
6.26.9 ALS. (postcard) To father from Ft. Monroe, Va, Undated
6.26.10 ALS. To father, 6 April 1930 (2pp.)
6.26.11 ALS. To father – envelope, 9 April 1930 (2pp.)
6.26.12 TLS. To father – envelope, 23 June 1930 (2pp.)
6.26.13 TLS. To Roma, 31 January 1940 (1pp.)
Jean Burnham Morgenthaler's Writings
Note: All items are bound copies of handwritten pages
7.1 Descendants of Victor Hugo Russell and Susan Laura Jones (Family tree)
7.2 The Chinaberry Tree and Other Stories about Life in Mississippi in the Twenties and Thirties and early Forties
7.3 A Pinch of Salt (cookbook)