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Finding Aid for the Falkner Family Collection (MUM00125)

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Finding Aid for the Falkner Family Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00125/
Title: Falkner Family Collection
Dates: 1887-1902
Collector: Faulkner family
Physical Extent: 3 boxes (1.251 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00125
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection of Colonel W.C. Falkner's railroad records at the turn of the twentieth-century.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Railroads
Railroad companies -- United States
Kansas City, Memphis, and Birmingham Railroad Company
Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Memphis Railroad Company
Southern Express Company


Formats

telegrams
correspondence
receipts (financial records)


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.

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.


Scope and Content Note

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


User Information

Prefered Citation

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

Access Restrictions

The Falkner Family Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

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


Container List

Folder 1.1 Inventory of the collection as received
Note: Collection no longer organized according to original inventory; however, this original inventory is more detailed.
Folder 1.2 Western Union Telegrams, 1889
Folder 1.3 Western Union Telegrams, 1890
Folder 1.4 Western Union Telegrams, 1899
Folder 1.5 Western Union Telegrams, 1902
Folder 1.6 Western Union Telegrams, Undated
Folder 1.7 Western Union Night Messages, 1890-1902
Folder 1.8 Alabama, Mississippi & Tennessee Company Message, 1890
Folder 1.9 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Telegraph Message, Undated
Folder 1.10 Records of Business Transactions Adams Express Company, Ohio, 1899-1900
Folder 1.11 Records of Business Transactions with Clyde Steamship Company, New York, 1899
Folder 1.12 Records of Business Transactions with Gulf & Chicago Railroad Company, 1898-1900
Folder 1.13 Records of Business Transactions with H.J. Franks & Company, Tailors, 1899
Folder 1.14 Records of Business Transactions with Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1899-1900
Folder 1.15 Flyer for Kansas City Railroad International Conference Epworth League, 1895
Folder 1.16 Kansas City Railroad Excursion Ticket, 1891
Folder 1.17 Kansas City Railroad Agent's Stub, 1890s
Folder 1.18 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1891
Folder 1.19 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.20 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.21 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.22 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.23 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.24 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.25 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.26 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.27 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.28 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.29 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Train Orders, 1902
Folder 1.30 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Freight Bills, 1897-1898
Folder 1.31 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Cotton Bills, 1899
Folder 1.32 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, 1896
Folder 1.33 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, April-June 1898
Folder 1.34 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, July-September 1898
Folder 1.35 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Claims, October-December 1898
Folder 1.36 Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Receipts, 1887
Folder 1.37 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Fort Scott, Memphis Railroad Company, 1898-1899
Folder 1.38 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Fort Scott, Memphis Railroad Company, January-March 1900
Folder 1.39 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Fort Scott, Memphis Railroad Company, April-June 1900
Folder 1.40 Business Correspondence with Kentucky & Columbia Cotton Presses, 1897
Folder 1.41 Louisiana Lottery Company Ticket, 1894
Folder 1.42 Louisiana & Nashville Railroad Company, 1898-1900
Folder 2.1 Business Correspondence with Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company, 1900
Folder 2.2 Business Correspondence with New Albany Compress Company, 1899
Folder 2.3 Postcard to Southern Express Night Agent, 28 January 1900
Folder 2.4 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, March 1899
Folder 2.5 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, April 1899
Folder 2.6 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, May 1899
Folder 2.7 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, June 1899
Folder 2.8 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, July 1899
Folder 2.9 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, September 1899
Folder 2.10 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, October 1899
Folder 2.11 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, December 1899
Folder 2.12 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, January 1900
Folder 2.13 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, February 1900
Folder 2.14 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, March 1900
Folder 2.15 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, November 1900
Folder 2.16 Business Correspondence with Southern Railway Company, 1899
Folder 2.17 Business Correspondence with Strauss Brothers Wholesale Tailors, 1900
Folder 2.18 Business Correspondence with W.A. Whittington, Dry Goods Dealer, 1899
Folder 2.19 Correspondence Regarding Claim Number 110298
Folder 2.20 Correspondence from Assistant General Freight Agent's Office, 1899
Folder 2.21 Regular Round Trip Tickets, Agent's Stubs, 1891
Folder 2.22 Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 2.23 Miscellaneous
Folder 2.24 E.K. Voorhees Correspondence with R.N. Dalton, 1899
Note: Regarding Cotton Rates
Folder 2.25 Business Correspondence with American Express Company, 1899-1900
Folder 2.26 Correspondence with Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad,
Note: Regarding Claim Number 049942
Folder 2.27 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, 1898-1899
Folder 2.28 Business Correspondence with Georgia Railroad; South Carolina and Georgia Railroad, 1898-1900
Folder 2.29 Correspondence with J.L. Henderson, Pontotoc, Mississippi, 1899
Note: Regarding Claim against Southern Express Company
Folder 2.30 Business Correspondence with Meletta & Stoddart, New Orleans, 1897
Folder 2.31 Business Correspondence with Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad, 1897
Folder 2.32 Cotton Inspection Reports, New Orleans, 1897
Folder 2.33 Xerox Copies of Correspondence in Falkner Collection
Folder 2.34 Photocopy of Telegram on Shooting of Colonel Falkner, Undated
Folder 2.35 Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 2.36 Business Correspondence with Dixie Tailoring Company, 1890
Folder 2.37 Business Correspondence with Adams Express Company, Ohio, 1899
Folder 2.38 Business Correspondence with Southern Express Company, December 1899
Folder 3.1 Metal Tags from Mobile & Ohio Railroad and M.S.&B. Railroad
Folder 3.2 Inventory and Xerox Article on Colonel Falkner, Undated
Folder 3.3 Correspondence, 1900
Note: Regarding A.A. Graham Claim against gulf & Chicago Railroad
Folder 3.4 Southern Railway Company Way-Bill, 1899
Folder 3.5 Southern Express Company Ledger Sheets
Folder 3.6 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad Way-Bills, 1897
Folder 3.7 Gulf & Chicago Railroad Way Bills, 1890-1899

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