Finding aid for the Falkner Family Collection

MUM00125

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00125/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Faulkner family
Title
Falkner Family Collection
ID
MUM00125
Date [inclusive]
1887-1902
General Physical Description note
3 boxes (1.251 linear feet)
Abstract:
Collection of Colonel W.C. Falkner's railroad records at the turn of the twentieth-century.

Prefered Citation

Falkner Family Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Colonel W.C. Falkner, great-grandfather to William Faulkner, was born 6 July 1826 in Knox County, Tennessee. He arrived in Mississippi at Seventeen and settled in Ripley, where he married Holland Pearce, who died shortly after.

After serving in the Mexican War and the Civil War, where he formed the Magnolia Rifles Company as part of the Second Mississippi Infantry and attained the rank of Colonel.

During Reconstruction, Falkner formed the Ship Island, Ripley, and Kentucky Railroad Company. He was shot 5 November 1889 by R.J. Thurmond, a former business parter, and died the following day.

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Citation:

Hagood, Taylor. MWP: William Clark Falkner (1826-1889). http://www.olemiss.edu/mwp/dir/falkner_william_clark/index.html. June 2003. accessed 19 May 2009.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection of Colonel W.C. Falkner's railroad records at the turn of the twentieth-century

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Falkner Family Collection is 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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 19 May 2009.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For a description of the William Faulkner archival collections housed at the University of Mississippi, please view our William Faulkner Subject Guide

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company
  • Kansas City, Memphis, and Birmingham Railroad Company
  • Southern Express Company

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • receipts (financial records)
  • telegrams

Subject(s)

  • Railroad companies -- United States
  • Railroads

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

1.1 Inventory of the collection as received 

General note

Collection no longer organized according to original inventory; however, this original inventory is more detailed.

1.2 Western Union Telegrams, 1889 

1.3 Western Union Telegrams, 1890 

1.4 Western Union Telegrams, 1899 

1.5 Western Union Telegrams, 1902 

1.6 Western Union Telegrams, Undated 

1.7 Western Union Night Messages, 1890-1902 

1.8 Alabama, Mississippi & Tennessee Company Message, 1890 

1.9 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Telegraph Message, Undated 

1.10 Records of Business Transactions Adams Express Company, Ohio, 1899-1900 

1.11 Records of Business Transactions with Clyde Steamship Company, New York, 1899 

1.12 Records of Business Transactions with Gulf & Chicago Railroad Company, 1898-1900 

1.13 Records of Business Transactions with H.J. Franks & Company, Tailors, 1899 

1.14 Records of Business Transactions with Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1899-1900 

1.15 Flyer for Kansas City Railroad International Conference Epworth League, 1895 

1.16 Kansas City Railroad Excursion Ticket, 1891 

1.17 Kansas City Railroad Agent's Stub, 1890s 

1.18 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1891 

1.19 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.20 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.21 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.22 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.23 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.24 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.25 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.26 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.27 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.28 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.29 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902 

1.30 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Freight Bills, 1897-1898 

1.31 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Cotton Bills, 1899 

1.32 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, 1896 

1.33 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, April-June 1898 

1.34 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, July-September 1898 

1.35 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, October-December 1898 

1.36 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Receipts, 1887 

1.37 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Fort Scott, Memphis Railroad Company, 1898-1899 

1.38 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Fort Scott, Memphis Railroad Company, January-March 1900 

1.39 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Fort Scott, Memphis Railroad Company, April-June 1900 

1.40 Business Correspondence with Kentucky & Columbia Cotton Presses, 1897 

1.41 Louisiana Lottery Company Ticket, 1894 

1.42 Louisiana & Nashville Railroad Company, 1898-1900 

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Box 2 

2.1 Business Correspondence with Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company, 1900 

2.2 Business Correspondence with New Albany Compress Company, 1899 

2.3 Postcard to Southern Express Night Agent, 28 January 1900 

2.4 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, March 1899 

2.5 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, April 1899 

2.6 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, May 1899 

2.7 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, June 1899 

2.8 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, July 1899 

2.9 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, September 1899 

2.10 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, October 1899 

2.11 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, December 1899 

2.12 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, January 1900 

2.13 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, February 1900 

2.14 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, March 1900 

2.15 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, November 1900 

2.16 Business Correspondence with Southern Railway Company, 1899 

2.17 Business Correspondence with Strauss Brothers Wholesale Tailors, 1900 

2.18 Business Correspondence with W.A. Whittington, Dry Goods Dealer, 1899 

2.19 Correspondence Regarding Claim Number 110298 

2.20 Correspondence from Assistant General Freight Agent's Office, 1899 

2.21 Regular Round Trip Tickets, Agent's Stubs, 1891 

2.22 Miscellaneous Correspondence 

2.23 Miscellaneous 

2.24 E.K. Voorhees Correspondence with R.N. Dalton, 1899 

General note

Regarding Cotton Rates

2.25 Business Correspondence with American Express Company, 1899-1900 

2.26 Correspondence with Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad, 

General note

Regarding Claim Number 049942

2.27 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, 1898-1899 

2.28 Business Correspondence with Georgia Railroad; South Carolina and Georgia Railroad, 1898-1900 

2.29 Correspondence with J.L. Henderson, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 1899 

General note

Regarding Claim against Southern Express Company

2.30 Business Correspondence with Meletta & Stoddart, New Orleans, 1897 

2.31 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad, 1897 

2.32 Cotton Inspection Reports, New Orleans, 1897 

2.33 Xerox Copies of Correspondence in Falkner Collection 

2.34 Photocopy of Telegram on Shooting of Colonel Falkner, Undated 

2.35 Miscellaneous Correspondence 

2.36 Business Correspondence with Dixie Tailoring Company, 1890 

2.37 Business Correspondence with Adams Express Company, Ohio, 1899 

2.38 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, December 1899 

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Box 3 

3.1 Metal Tags from Mobile & Ohio Railroad and M.S.&B. Railroad 

3.2 Inventory and Xerox Article on Colonel Falkner, Undated 

3.3 Correspondence, 1900 

General note

Regarding A.A. Graham Claim against gulf & Chicago Railroad

3.4 Southern Railway Company Way-Bill, 1899 

3.5 Southern Express Company Ledger Sheets 

3.6 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Way-Bills, 1897 

3.7 Gulf & Chicago Railroad Way Bills, 1890-1899 

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