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Finding Aid for the Fant Collection (MUM00126)

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Finding Aid for the Fant Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00126/
Title: Fant Collection
Dates: 1848-1936
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00126
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains a diary, letters, a bill of sale for slaves, photographs, and other documents created by and related to members of the Anderson, Fant, and McNeill families, probably of Marshall County, Miss.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Unknown

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

Anderson, John
Fant, L.T.
McNeill, M.J.
Slavery -- Mississippi -- Marshall County
Marshall County (Miss.) -- History


Formats

correspondence
diaries
bills of sale
indentures
photographs


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a diary, letters, a bill of sale for slaves, photographs, and other documents created by and related to members of the Anderson, Fant, and McNeill families, probably of Marshall County, Miss.


User Information

Preferred Citation

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

Access Restrictions

The Fant Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Container List

Folder 1.3 John Anderson Diary, March 1851–February 1852
Folder 1.4 Letter to Sarah Joe Thornton from M.J. McNeill, 2 July 1848
Folder 1.5 Letter to "My Dearest Wife" from John Anderson, 1 June 1858
Folder 1.6 Letter to "My Dearest Wife" from John Anderson, November 1856
Folder 1.7 Letter to "My Dearest Wife" from J.M. Anderson, 4 May 1859
Folder 1.8 Letter to "Dear Brother" (John Anderson) from C.W. Anderson, 23 July 1883
Folder 1.9 Letter to "Uncle Billy" (W.M. Anderson) from "Lucy" (L.T. Fant), 16 August 1936
Folder 1.10 Letter to "Uncle Will" from "Lucy," 6 September 1936
Folder 1.11 Bill of sale for 23 slaves, 1855
Folder 1.12 Bill of sale for land in Marshall County, Miss., 1857
Folder 1.13 Indenture, Marshall County, Miss., 27 May 1857
Folder 1.14 Indenture, Marshall County, Miss., 18 November 1869
Folder 1.15 Newspaper clippings, undated
Scope: Obituaries, wedding announcements, etc. concerning the Fant family
Folder 1.16 Miscellaneous genealogical information, undated
Unfoldered Photographs and a broken photo album
Scope: Includes photographs of Marcus E. Taylor, J.L. Dodd, J.W. Thompson, Charles McKenzie, W.T. Ross, A.E. Kilpatrick, T.B. Hargrove, Harris A. Gant, Cornelius Miller, John B, Tunstall, A.H. Whitfield, S.M. Jones, J.H. Barr, R.H. Jones, W.F. Bradshaw, four unidentified men, and two unidentified women

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