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Finding Aid for the Featherston Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00181/
Title: Featherston Collection
Dates: 1824-1952 (bulk 1850s-1891)
Collector: Featherston family
Physical Extent: 13 Hollinger boxes & 3 oversized boxes
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00181
Location: A-9 & G-10
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection consists of legal documents, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, ephemera, currency, and miscellaneous documents related to the Featherston family, primarily Confederate Brigadier General Winfield Scott Featherston. Featherston represented Mississippi in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1847 and 1850. During the Civil War, he rose to the rank of brigadier general. After the conflict, Featherston remained active in politics serving in the Mississippi legislature and the 1890 state constitutional convention.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Daniel Featherston Hering donated the Featherston Collection to the University of Mississippi in 1991.

Processing Information

Leigh McWhite arranged the collection and created a container list in the 1990s. In 2009, she revised the finding aid to include bibliographic notes, and Jason Kovari completed EAD encoding.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Featherston, Winfield Scott, -- 1819-1891
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Secession -- Southern States
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Mississippi
Politicians -- Mississippi
Lawyers -- Mississippi
Mississippi -- History -- 19th century
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United Confederate Veterans


Formats

correspondence
broadsheet (format)
pamphlets
clippings (information artifacts)
scrapbooks
financial records
money
scrip
newspapers
poster stamps


Biographical Note

Born on 8 August 1820 in Rutherford County, Tennessee, Winfield Scott Featherston was the youngest of seven children reared on a farm by Charles and Lucy Featherston. While attending a high school in Columbus, Georgia in 1836, he joined a volunteer company to subdue a rebellion of Creek Indians in that state. A year later, Featherston returned to Tennessee to continue his education at a school under Samuel P. Black. After a brief stint working in his brother's mercantile store in Memphis, he studied law and received admittance to the bar in Houston, Mississippi in 1840.

Featherston had a successful law practice and also supported Democratic political campaigns with public speeches. In 1847, the party nominated him for his district's congressional seat against a Whig opponent, Mexican War veteran Colonel A.K. McClung. Successful, Featherston repeated his victory in 1849 against Whig candidate Judge William L. Harris of Columbus but failed to receive a majority against Union candidate John A. Wilcox of Aberdeen in 1851.The former congressman returned to law although he appeared on the 1852 Pierce electoral ticket. Local Democrats proposed to nominate him again for the House of Representatives in 1853, but Featherston declined. He moved to Holly Springs in 1857.

In December 1860, Mississippi sent Commissioner Featherston to confer with Kentucky authorities on the possibility of that state's secession. He later raised a company of volunteers that became the Seventeenth Mississippi regiment. After service on the battlefields of Virginia, Featherston received a promotion from colonel to brigadier general on 4 March 1862 for his gallantry in the battle of Leesburg. In January 1863, he and his Mississippi brigade transferred to the defense at Vicksburg. After participating in the battle at Champion Hill and engagements around Jackson, Featherston found his brigade cut off from Vicksburg by General Grant's siege. He joined General Joseph E. Johnston in the campaign to Atlanta and later served with General Hood in Tennessee. Featherston commanded the rear guard for Hood's retreat from Nashville.

After the war, Featherston resumed his law practice in Holly Springs and won a seat in the state legislature in 1875 where he helped to lead the attack on the Republican administration of Governor Adelbert Ames. Prevailed upon again in 1880 to serve in the state legislature, Featherston chaired the judicial committee which created a new Mississippi legal code. For six years, he was a state circuit court judge. A candidate for governor in 1889, he failed to receive the Democratic nomination. In 1890, he served as a delegate at the state constitutional convention.

Featherston married Mary Holt Harris of Columbus, the daughter of Thomas W. Harris, in 1848. Widowed after only a few months, he wed Lizzie McEwen of Holly Springs (and daughter of Colonel A.C. McEwen) in June 1858. Before she died in 1878, they produced eight children. At the time of Featherston's death on 28 May 1891, he was the grand commander of the United Confederate Veterans of Mississippi.


Scope and Content Note

Box 1 contains legal and financial documents dating from 1824 to 1889. Many of the financial records relate to the McEwan family of Featherston's second wife, Lizzie McEwen. Several of the legal documents evolve from Featherston's law practice Featherston & Harris. The correspondence of the law firm appears in Box 2 and dates from 1848 to 1887.

Box 3 holds Civil War correspondence from 1862 through 1864 and almost exclusively relates to Featherston's military service. Civil War reports of battles and rosters of Featherston's brigade appear in Box 4. Many postdate the war.

The Featherston correspondence in Box 5 is from 1860 through 1952. Many of the letters concern politics as well as Confederate veterans and their activities. A group of correspondence from 1899-1900 are related to the divorce of Corinne Connell Featherston and Dudley McEwen Featherston. Box 6 contains the personal correspondence of Thomas M. Harris which dates from 1865 through 1872. Most of the letters are from his brother S.H. Harris and describe the financial misfortunes of the family's estate after the Civil War.

Box 7 holds speeches and notes related to Featherston's involvement in politics and Confederate commemoration activities. It also includes four small scrapbooks of clippings and handwritten notations created by Featherston on politics, particularly the elections of 1875, 1880, and 1888. The political pamphlets and publications in Box 8 date from 1872 to 1887. Box 9 possesses a miscellaneous assortment of documents and correspondence from 1850 to 1890.

The currency and scrip in Box 10 date from 1861 through 1864 and include Confederate bills as well as state, bank, private, and railroad scrip. Box 11 holds stamps. Box 12 consists of newspaper clippings, and Box 13 holds a Civil War ledger of Featherston's brigade for 1863-1864, as well as the steel plate for General Featherston's illustration in Goodspeed's Memoirs of Mississippi.

Boxes 14 through 16 hold Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee newspapers from 1867 through 1898. Box 16 also contains a number of political broadsides and newspaper supplements.


User Information

Prefered Citation

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

Access Restrictions

The Featherston Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Related Sources on W.S. Featherston in Other Repositories:

Duke University Library: James L. Fleming Papers.

Louisiana State University: Thomas Railey Markham Papers.

Mississippi Department of Archives & History: records related to Featherston appear in various Civil War collections.

Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Featherston Letter.

University of Chicago: Letter to John Young Mason.

University of Southern Mississippi: Featherston Letter.


Separated Material

The following publications were removed from the Featherston Collection and placed in Special Collections catalogued holdings:

In the High Court of Errors and Appeals of Mississippi, October Term, 1866: J.D. Hill vs. John H. Boylan et als.: appeal from the Chancery Court of Yazoo County. 1866. Call Number: KFM6761.5 P7 A52 1866.

Charter and Ordinances of the City of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Holly Springs, MS: N.G. Gill & Co., Star Office, 1870. Call Number: JS916 H64 A4 1870.

Mr. Greeley's Record on the Question of Amnesty and Reconstruction, from the Hour of Gen. Lee's Surrender. New York: The Tribune, 1872. Call Number: E668 G74 1872.

Issues of the Canvass, 1871. Jackson, MS: The Clarion, 1871. Call Number: F341 I88 1871.

Georgia Department of Education. The Sources and State of the School Fund. Georgia Department of Education, 1872. Call Number: LA261 G46 1872.

Speech of Elias C. Boudinot of the Cherokee Nation, Delivered Before the House Committee on Territories, March 5, 1872, on the Question of a Territorial Government for the Indian Territory, in Reply to the Second Argument of the Indian Delegations in Opposition to Such Proposed Government. Washington DC: M'Gill & Witherow, 1872. Call Number: F697 B75s 1872.

Speech of Hon. O.R. Singleton, Delivered at Carthage, Miss., on the 3d day of September, 1877, before a Mass Meeting of the Citizens of Leake and Adjoining Counties. 1877. Call Number: F341 S55 1877.

Misrule in the Southern States: Speech of Hon. L.Q.C. Lamar of Mississippi on the Louisiana Contested Election in the U.S. House of Representatives, June 8, 1874. Washington, DC: John H. Cunningham, 1874. Call Number: KFL421.82 S3 L3 1874.

Issues of the Canvass./Campaign Document ---- No. 23. Jackson, MS: Power & Barksdale, [1875]. Call Number: F341 I88 1875.

Democratic-Conservative Executive Committee. Campaign Document Number 1. Jackson, MS: Clarion Steam Printing Establishment, 1875. Call Number: F341 D45 1875 no. 1.

Democratic-Conservative Executive Committee. Campaign Document: No. 2. Jackson, MS: Clarion Steam Printing, 1875. Call Number: F341 D45 1875 no. 2.

State Executive Committee of the Democratic-Conservative Party of Mississippi. No. 1./Issues of the Canvass, of 1876. Jackson, MS: 1876. Call Number: F341 D45 1876 no. 1.

State Executive Committee of the Democratic-Conservative Party of Mississippi. No. 2./Issues of the Canvass, of 1876. Jackson, MS: 1876. Call Number: F341 D45 1876 no. 2.

The Mississippi Election: Speech of Hon. O.R. Singleton, of Mississippi, in the House of Representatives, August 14, 1876. Washington. DC: 1876. Call Number: JK2246 M7 S5 1876.

Counting the Electoral Votes: Speech of Hon. Otho R. Singleton of Mississippi in the House of Representatives, January 25, 1877. Washington, DC: 1877. Call Number: JK2246 M7 S5 1877.

There is a Faith Due to the People, as well as to the Holders of Public Securities: Speech of Hon. Thomas Ewing on the Bill to Repeal the Third Section of the Resumption Law, November 22, 1877. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1877. Call Number: HG527 E9 1877.

The Civil Record of Major-General Winfield S. Hancock, During his Administration in Lousiana and Texas. 1880. Call Number: E467.1 H2 C5 1880.

An Address to the People of Mississippi: Let the Advocates of a "Full vote, free ballot and a fair count," Read and Reflect. [Jackson, MS: 1881]. Call Number: JK4690 A33 1881.

The Race Problem in Politics: Speech of the Hon. E.C. Walthall, of Mississippi, in the Senate of the United States, August 27, 1888. Washington, DC: 1888. Call Number: JK1929 M7 W3.

Thomas Walton vs. N.R. Sledge (Original Bill)/N.R. Sledge vs. Thomas Walton (Cross Bill)/Opinion of Special Chancellor, General W.S. Featherston. Independent South Book and Job Office, [1867]. Call Number: KFM6712 F43 1867.

Ex Parte, Edward M. Yerger: Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus, in Supreme Court: Argument on Constitutionality of the "Reconstruction Acts," and the Powers of Congress under the "Guarantee Clause." Jackson, MS: Clarion Office, [1867]. Note: signed by William Yerger. Call Number: E668 Y47 1867.

N.H. Harris. Roster of the 19th Mississippi Regiment, Enlisted at Richmond, Virginia, for the War June, 1861. {Vicksburg, MS]: 1878. Call Number: E568.9 19th R67 1878.

Obituary Addresses on the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Henry Clay: A Senator of the United States from the State of Kentucky, Delivered in the Senate and in the House of Representatives of the United States, June 30, 1852, and the Funeral Sermon of the Rev. C.M. Butler, Chaplain of the Senate, Preached in the Senate, July 1, 1852. Washington, DC: R. Armstrong, 1852. Call Number: E340 C6 U5.

Ben La Bree, ed. The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War. Louisville, KY: Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., 1895. Call Number: E470 C66 1895.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 14 series.

Series I. Financial, Legal, & Other Documents
Series II. Law Firm Correspondence
Series III. Civil War Correspondence
Series IV. Civil War Reports, Rosters, Etc.
Series V. Featherston Correspondence
Series VI. Harris Letters
Series VII. Speeches, Notes, & Scrapbooks
Series VIII. Pamphlets
Series IX. Miscellaneous Documents & Correspondence
Series X. Money and Scrip
Series XI. Stamps
Series XII. Newspaper Clippings
Series XIII. Civil War Ledger and Steel Plate Portrait of W.S. Featherston
Series XIV. Oversized Newspapers, Broadsides and Supplements

Container List

Series I. Financial, Legal, & Other Documents
Folder 1.1 Twelve land grants to William Byars (1824-1825).
Folder 1.2 Assumption of debt by Calvin L. Perry (17 June 1831).
Folder 1.3 Survey of land (17 October 1832).
Folder 1.4 Receipt for sale of land by W.S. Randolph, Win. Cram, and A.C. McEwen to Hill and Edmondson (23 August 1836).
Folder 1.5 Receipt for sale of land by W.S. Randolph, Win. Cram, and A.C. McEwen to Green Borland (23 August 1836).
Folder 1.6 Receipt for sate of land by W.S. Randolph, Win. Cram, and A.C. McEwen to B.G. Curtis (23 August 1836).
Folder 1.7 Deed of conveyance for Holly Springs land between John Foster and N.G. Curtis (4 June 1839).
Folder 1.8 Articles of agreement between William Byar and William Shields (14 December 1839).
Folder 1.9 Settlement of William Byar account with J.W. Hickhain (14 December 1839).
Folder 1.10 Receipt for sale of land by Thomas C. Trimble to William Byar (14 May 1841).
Folder 1.11 Receipt for sale of land by William L. Long to Tolman H. Ropel (5 June 1843).
Folder 1.12 Deed of conveyance for four slaves from William Byar to Sarah Ann Walker (13 December 1845).
Folder 1.13 Deed of conveyance for eight slaves from Robert H. McEwen to Eliza M. McEwen (10 February 1846).
Folder 1.14 Articles of agreement between Eliza M. McEwen and Sarah A. Walker (28 February 1846).
Folder 1.15 Authorization to execute the sale of a slave by Sarah A. Walker (20 January 1847).
Folder 1.16 List of 1839-1846 taxes on William Byar land paid by Joseph W. Hickum (March 1847).
Folder 1.17 Deed for land from J. Foster to Eliza M. McEwen (7 June 1847).
Folder 1.18 Tax receipts for Elijah McEwen's land (1 May 1850).
Folder 1.19 Receipt for sale of land by James W. Fant and Eliza M. Fant to John Bradley (15 May 1850).
Folder 1.20 Receipt for sale of land by John R. McCarroll and William Wright to John Bradley (2 August 1850).
Folder 1.21 Certificate for redemption of land by W.S. Featherston (17 June 1851).
Folder 1.22 Receipt for sale of land by Stephen W. Rofsell and Margaret A. Rofsell to Robert S. Walker (31 October 1851).
Folder 1.23 Receipt for sale of land by Ransom H. Bryn to John Bradley (July 1852) [document badly damaged].
Folder 1.24 Receipt for sale of land by Eliza M. McEwen and Sarah Walker to William Byar (6 September 1852).
Folder 1.25 Statement of conversation by J. Greliltson (February 1854).
Folder 1.26 Receipt for sale of land by W.A.P. Junr and Joseph W. Matthews to Eliza M. McEwen (7 May 1855).
Folder 1.27 Receipt for sale of public land to Eliza M. McEwen (2 June 1856).
Folder 1.28 Receipt for sale of public land to Eliza M. McEwen (2 June 1856).
Folder 1.29 Certification of the last will and testament of Hugh A. Reynolds (25 February 1857).
Folder 1.30 Receipt for sale of land by Neheiuiah H. McCombs and Jane Amanda McCombs to Jeremiah Castleberry (7 November 1857).
Folder 1.31 Receipt for sale of slave by Alexander C. McEwen and Eliza M. McEwen to Elizabeth M. Featherston (1 September 1858).
Folder 1.32 Receipt for sale of land by Alexander C. McEwen and Eliza M. McEwen to Elizabeth M. Featherston (10 February 1860).
Folder 1.33 Receipt for sale of land by John Boateright to W.S. Featherston (5 February 1861).
Folder 1.34 Claim by A.C. McEwin against the estate of James H. Hotter (22 April 1861).
Folder 1.35 7 shares of Mississippi Central Railroad Company stock held by Thos. H. Harris (6 October 1862).
Folder 1.36 Account of Featherston, Harris, & Watson claim against Lew H. Cole's estate (29 September 1865).
Folder 1.37 Deed of trust between J.H. Morgan and James B. Dennis (7 June 1866).
Folder 1.38 15 shares of Mississippi Central Railroad stock held by Thomas W. Harris (31 August 1866).
Folder 1.39 Appointment of W.S. Featherston as attorney of fact for Thomas W. Harris (5 September 1866).
Folder 1.40 Injunction against John W. Cole administering the estate of Leonard H. Cole (1 March 1867).
Folder 1.41 Summons for John W. Cole to answer a bill of complaint (4 March 1867).
Folder 1.42 Receipt for sale of land by William F. Murdoch, Mary Murdoch, Alexander Murdoch, and Susan Murdoch to Jacob Paulk (23 August 1867).
Folder 1.43 Appointment of Featherston, Harris, & Watson as attorney in fact for Jas. A Jackson, Jas. McDouglas, Paris S. Pfouts (6 February 1868).
Folder 1.44 Appointment of W.S. Featherston as attorney for Eliza M. McEwen (18 March 1870).
Folder 1.45 Certificate of membership in the Masonic Mutual Benefit Association of Mississippi for W.S. Featherston (22 May 1880).
Folder 1.46 Affadavit of George C Myers, Wesley Wooodson and James Gray (31 October 1881).
Folder 1.47 Certification by the Commissioners of Election for Marshall County (1 November 1881).
Folder 1.48 Mortgage Bond from the Holly Springs Lodge No. 35 (22 August 1882).
Folder 1.49 Charter for the Clayton Library Association of Holly Springs, Mississippi (14 March 1883).
Folder 1.50 License for Dudley M. Featherston to practice as an attorney (16 May 1889).
Folder 1.51 Three sheets on land tracts (Undated).
Folder 1.52 Various receipts of John McQuirck (1866-1868).
Folder 1.53 Various receipts of Featherston family purchases (1860-1889).
Folder 1.54 Account books for the Holly Springs Savings and Insurance Company and the Bank of Holly Springs (1870, 1876, and 1884).
Series II. Law Firm Correspondence
Folder 2.1 Handwritten letter dated 11 November 1848 from John M. Bass in Nashville to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.2 Handwritten letter dated 4 January 1849 from John M. Bass in Nashville to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.3 Handwritten letter dated 19 October 1850 from John M. Bass in Nashville.
Folder 2.4 Handwritten letter dated 8 July 1851; Nashville from John M. Bass in Nashville to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.5 Handwritten letter dated 5 May 1853 from P. Carruthers in Commerce to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.6 Handwritten letter dated 25 May 1853 from James Barber to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.7 Handwritten letter dated 25 June 1853; Memphis from William H. Leonard in Memphis to Stearns.
Folder 2.8 Handwritten letter dated 4 July 1853; New York Almira Niles in New York to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.9 Handwritten letter dated 27 August 1853 from Joseph R. Bryan in Philadelphia to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.10 Handwritten letter dated 22 November 1853 from John M. Bass in New Orleans to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.11 Handwritten letter dated 22 November 1858 from Rich. E. Orn in Memphis to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.12 Handwritten letter dated 15 December 1853 from H.M. Lusher in Memphis to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.13 Handwritten letter dated 19 December 1853; Jackson from Fulton Anderson in Jackson.
Folder 2.14 Handwritten letter dated 21 December 1853 from Barcroft, Beaver in Philadelphia to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.15 Handwritten letter dated 23 December 1853 from John Elliott in New York to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.16 Handwritten letter dated 23 December 1853 from Barcroft Beaver in Philadelphia to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.17 Handwritten letter dated 28 December 1853 B.B. Bradford to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.18 Handwritten letter dated 26 January 1854 from Lippincott, Grambo in Philadelphia to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.19 Handwritten letter dated 26 January 1854 from T.S. & S.W. Ayres in Memphis to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.20 Handwritten letter dated 3 February 1854 from Addick, Van Dusin, & Smith in Philadelphia to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.21 Handwritten letter dated 4 February 1854 from G.R. Bridges in Collierville to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.22 Handwritten letter dated 8 February 1854 from Barcroft, Beaver in Philadelphia to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.23 Handwritten letter dated 20 February 1854 from Chilton & Whitaker in Byhalia, Mississippi to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.24 Handwritten letter dated 22 February 1854 from W.H. Beach in New York to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.25 Handwritten letter dated 22 February 1854 from J.K. Connely in Hernando, Mississippi to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.26 Handwritten letter dated 25 February 1854 from Clem. C. Moore to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.27 Handwritten letter dated 27 February 1854 from R. Bolton to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.28 Handwritten letter dated 4 March 1854 from Andrew Jackson in Chulahoma to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.29 Handwritten letter dated 11 March 1854 from William H. Kilpatrick in Pontotoc to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.30 Handwritten letter dated 17 March 1854 from Isaac N. Davis.
Folder 2.31 Handwritten letter dated 23 March 1854 from John Elliott in New York to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.32 Handwritten letter dated 27 March 1854 from H.& J.R. Campbell in Philadelphia to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.33 Handwritten letter dated 27 April 1854 William H. Kilpatrick in Pontotoc to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.34 Handwritten note dated [5 May 1854] from R.B. Brown to Stearns.
Folder 2.35 Handwritten letter dated 5 May 1854 from J.K. Connelly in Hernando, Mississippi to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.36 Handwritten letter dated 8 May 1854 from J.K. Connelly in Hernando, Mississippi to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.37 Handwritten letter dated 19 May 1854 from Earby Benson to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.38 Handwritten letter dated 23 May 1854 from Calvin Jones in Sommerville to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.39 Handwritten letter dated 31 May 1854 S.W. Fisk in New Orleans to Stearns & Taylor.
Folder 2.40 Handwritten letter dated 10 June 1854 from J. Delafield in St. Louis to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.41 Handwritten letter dated 12 June 1854 from W.T. Berry in Nashville to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.42 Handwritten letter dated 13 June 1854 from A.M. Jackson in Ripley to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.43 Handwritten letter dated 14 June 1854 from H.N. Dunlap in Moors X Roads, Tennessee to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.44 Handwritten letter dated 15 June 1854 from P.B. Mayens in Bossiur Parish, Louisiana to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.45 Handwritten letter dated 15 June 1854 from L.V. Dixin[?] in Jackson to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.46 Handwritten letter dated 17 June 1854 from Hiram Emerson in Memphis to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.47 Handwritten letter dated 18 June 18, 1854 from R.H. Byron to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.48 Handwritten letter dated 22 June 1854 from C.R. Jameson to W.R. Stearns.
Folder 2.49 Handwritten letter dated 26 June 1854 from Rich E. Orm in Memphis to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.50 Handwritten letter dated 28 June 1854 from J.M. Patrick in Memphis to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.51 Handwritten letter dated 29 June 1854 from T. Kirkman in Florence.
Folder 2.52 Handwritten letter dated 5 July 1854 from T. Kirkman in Florence.
Folder 2.53 Handwritten letter dated 7 July 1854 from Rich E. Orm in Memphis to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.54 Handwritten letter dated 8 July 1854 from Sury J. Bibb in Aberdeen to Stearns.
Folder 2.55 Handwritten letter dated 10 July 1854 from R. Clebland in Hernando, Mississippi to William F. Stearns.
Folder 2.56 Handwritten letter dated 15 July 1854 from George Cleveland in Memphis to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.57 Handwritten letter dated 18 July 1854 from R. Patterson to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.58 Handwritten letter dated 27 July 1854 from J.K. Connelly in Hernando, Mississippi to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.59 Handwritten letter dated 2 August 1854 from C.W. Old in North Mt. Pleasant to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.60 Handwritten letter dated 2 August 1854 from Robert Clelend in Hernando, Mississippi to Stearns & Harris.
Folder 2.61 Handwritten letter dated 5 August 1854 from James Elder in Memphis to W.F. Stearns.
Folder 2.62 Handwritten letter dated 3 October 1865, New York, from John Livingston in New York to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.63 Handwritten letter dated 10 October 1865 from Russell & Russell in Philadelphia to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.64 Handwritten letter dated 3 December 1868 from William Gould & Son in Albany to W.S. Featherston.
Folder 2.65 Handwritten letter dated 3 September 1872 from A.L.C. Deuver in Washington, DC to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.66 Handwritten letter dated 26 December 1873 from S. A. Bonner in Greensburgh to General Featherston.
Folder 2.67 Handwritten letter dated 19 February 1874 from James Hill in Jackson to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.68 Handwritten letter dated 2 March 1874 from James Hill in Jackson to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.69 Handwritten letter dated 18 June 1874 from Featherston, Harris, & Watson in Holly Springs, Mississippi to James Feutrep.
Folder 2.70 Handwritten letter dated 6 April 1875 from James Hill in Jackson, Mississippi to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.71 Handwritten letter dated 24 May 1875 from James Hill in Jackson, Mississippi to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.72 Handwritten letter dated 27 May 1875 from James Hill in Jackson, Mississippi to Featherston, Watson, & Harris.
Folder 2.73 Handwritten letter dated 17 September 1875 from N.E. Goodham in Columbus, Mississippi to W.S. Featherston.
Folder 2.74 Handwritten letter dated 5 March 1876 from Casey Young in Washington, DC.
Folder 2.75 Handwritten letter dated 24 March 1876 from Casey Young in Washington, DC.
Folder 2.76 Handwritten letter dated 2 June 1876 from James D. Porter in Nashville, Tennessee to Featherston, Harris, & Watson.
Folder 2.77 Handwritten letter dated 11 February 1878 from Win. C. Compton from "Lunatic Asylum" to General W.S. Featherston. Attached: handwritten letter dated 5 February 1878 from Charles E. Hook in Washington, DC to Win. Compton.
Folder 2.78 Handwritten letter dated 26 October 1887 from W.S. Featherston in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Clerk Chancery Court, Coahoma County [includes 27 October 1887 reply on bottom of letter].
Folder 2.79 Handwritten letter Undated from James N. Hood in Perry County, Arkansas to General Featherston.
Folder 2.80 Handwritten letter Undated from J.M. Alexander to Featherston & Harris.
Series III. Civil War Correspondence
Folder 3.1 Handwritten letter dated 6 April 1862 from "Hd. Qus. Dept. of Northern Va.," re: Special Order No. 98 by command of General Johnston.
Folder 3.2 Handwritten letter dated 12 July 1862 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in Richmond to Major G.M. Sorrel, re: account of Battle of Beaver Dam Creek on 27 June 1862.
Folder 3.3 Handwritten letter dated 12 July 1862 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in Richmond to Major G.M. Sorrel, re: account of Battle of Gains Farm or Coal Harbour on 27 June 1862.
Folder 3.4 Handwritten letter dated 12 July 1862 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in Richmond to Major G.M. Sorrel, re: account of Battle of Frazier's Farm on 30 June 1862.
Folder 3.5 Handwritten letter dated 25 September 1862 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in Richmond, Virginia to Major Sorrel, re: account of Battle of Manassas Plains on 30 August 1862.
Folder 3.6 Handwritten letter dated 7 November 1862 from Burton A. Harrison in Richmond to General W.S. Featherston [includes a copy of the letter].
Folder 3.7 Handwritten letter dated 27 December 1862 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston at "Head Quarters Featherston Brigade" to Major Thomas S. Mills, re: account of Battle of Fredericksburg on 11 December 1862.
Folder 3.8 Handwritten letter dated 19 January 1863 from "Hd. Qus. Army of No. Va.," re: Special Order No. 19 by order of General R.E. Lee.
Folder 3.9 Handwritten letter dated 19 January 1863 from the First Sergeants of the 12th Mississippi Regiment Camp 12th Mississippi Regiment to Brigadier General W.S. Featherston.
Folder 3.10 Handwritten letter dated 8 October 1863 from W.S. Featherston at "Head Qu. Featherston Brigade near Menoras, Miss." to "Major," re: report of operations around Jackson.
Folder 3.11 Handwritten letter dated 9 October 1863 from W.J. Britton in Meridian to "General."
Folder 3.12 Handwritten letter dated 4 December 1863 from A.F Shawn in "Office of A.L.M. 33rd Miss. Regt." to General W.S. Featherston.
Folder 3.13 Handwritten letter dated 17 December 1863 from James Phelan in "Senate Chamber" to J.A. Seddon.
Folder 3.14 Handwritten letter dated 8 January 1864 from W.S. Featherston in " Head Quarters near Canton, Miss." to Colonel Thomas W. Jack.
Folder 3.15 Handwritten letter dated 17 January 1864 from Capt. J. Myers in "Camp near Canton, Miss."
Folder 3.16 Various ground passes (23-24 February 1864).
Folder 3.17 Handwritten letter dated 1 July 1864 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in "Hd. Qs. near Marietta" to General I. Cooper.
Folder 3.18 Handwritten letter dated 15 July 1864 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in "Hd. Qs. Atlanta, Ga." to General I. Cooper.
Folder 3.19 Handwritten letter dated 16 July 1864 from "Head Quarters Army of the Miss. in the field near Atlanta, Ga.," re: General Order No. 2 by the command of Lt. Gen. Stewart [includes one copy].
Folder 3.20 Handwritten letter dated 17 July 1864 "In the field near Atlanta, Ga." to Jefferson Davis [includes one copy].
Folder 3.21 Handwritten manuscript dated 7 October 1864 from "Head Qu. Stewarts Corps.," re: General Orders No. 15 by command of Lieutenant General Stewart.
Folder 3.22 Handwritten manuscript dated 7 October 1864 from "Hd. Qu. Stewart Corps in the field near Van Wort, Ga.," re: General Orders No. 15 by command of Lieutenant General Stewart.
Folder 3.23 Handwritten manuscript dated 9 October 1864 from "Hd. Qu. Lor. Div. near Adar Town, Ga.," re: General Order No. ___ by order of Major General Loring.
Folder 3.24 Handwritten manuscript dated 18 April 1865, re: memorandum of agreement between General Joseph E. Johnston and Major General William T. Sherman.
Folder 3.25 Handwritten letter dated 21 April 1865 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in "Head Quarters Featherston Brigade in camp near Greensboro, N.C." to Major R.W. Millsaps, re: account of the campaign through northern Georgia and Tennessee from 30 September 1864 through 10 January 1865 at Tupelo, Mississippi [includes one typed copy].
Folder 3.26 Handwritten letter dated 25 April 1865 from Brigadier General W.S. Featherston in "Hd. Qu. Loring Div." to Capt. Gale, re: report of the operations of Loring's Division in and around Atlanta, Georgia from the 28 July 1864 to 15 September 1864 while under the command of Brigadier General Featherston.
Folder 3.27 Handwritten manuscript dated 26 April 1865, re: military conventions.
Folder 3.28 Handwritten manuscript dated 26 April 1865, re: terms of a military convention between J.E. Johnston and W.T. Sherman.
Folder 3.29 Handwritten letter dated 30 April 1865 letter from J.E. Johnston in Greensboro to Major General Loring.
Folder 3.30 Handwritten manuscript dated 1 May 1865 in Greensboro, North Carolina, re: announcement of terms of military convention.
Folder 3.31 Handwritten manuscript dated 1 May 1865 in Greensboro, North Carolina, re: Union pass for Brigadier General W.S. Featherston.
Series IV. Civil War Reports, Rosters, Etc.
Folder 4.1 Handwritten manuscript, re: narrative of the campaigns of W.S. Featherston [pages 1-43 with page 3 missing]
Folder 4.2 Handwritten manuscript dated 25 October 1861, re: report
Note: Original later included in War of the Rebellion Series 1, Vol. 5, pages 357-360
Folder 4.3 Handwritten manuscript dated 10 November 1867, re: report written to General Joseph E. Johnston, re: May 1863.
Folder 4.4 Handwritten manuscript dated 15 November 1867, re: report written to General Joseph E. Johnston, re: Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864.
Folder 4.5 Handwritten manuscript dated 20 November 1867, re: report written to General W.W. Loring.
Folder 4.6 Handwritten manuscript dated 27 November 1867, re: report on 1863 expedition.
Folder 4.7 Hand drawn map of ground at Manassass.
Folder 4.8 Printed handbill entitled "Correspondence" re: includes 2 September 1861 letter from E.R. Burt and W.S. Featherston to Colonel Jenkins (2 copies)
Folder 4.9 Printed "Roster of the 19th Mississippi Regiment" drawn from memory by N.H. Harris in February 1878.
Folder 4.10 Printed "Roster of Field and Staff. Featherston's Brigade, June, 1862." with handwritten corrections.
Folder 4.11 Printed "17th Mississippi Regiment."
Folder 4.12 Handwritten list of regiments.
Series V. Featherston Correspondence
Folder 5.1 Handwritten letter dated 23 July 1860 from M.W. Hackelton in Holly Springs to "My dear friend" [Mrs. Featherston], re: condolences on loss of child.
Folder 5.2 Handwritten letter dated 8 August 1866 from Mrs. W.S. Featherston in Holly Springs to Mrs. L. Virginia French, re: creation of a "Ladies Home," the South and the North, regional periodicals
Folder 5.3 Handwritten letter dated 20 May 1867 from J.A. Orr in Columbus to General W.S. Featherston, re: request for a character resolution on conduct during the Civil War, military bill, Congress, Republican Party.
Folder 5.4 Handwritten letter dated 24 October 1867 from W.S. Featherston in Holly Springs to "Board of Registrars of Marshall County, Mississippi," re: Amnesty Proclamation, oath. Includes note by D.C. Calking, President of Board of Registrars of Marshall County, Mississippi providing rationale for rejecting request. Envelope.
Folder 5.5 Handwritten letter dated 24-25 October 1867 from “Attorney General” in Holly Springs, re: wrapper with annotations on letter in Folder 5.4.
Folder 5.6 Handwritten letter dated 8 January 1868 from J.J. Worshaw in Memphis, re: Featherston's repayment of money, election of white man as mayor of Memphis.
Folder 5.7 Handwritten letter dated 1 July 1868 from A.C. McEwen in Holly Springs to "My Dear Daughter," re: correspondence from General Featherston received, health of their grandchild, voting in town on the constitution.
Folder 5.8 Handwritten letter dated 12 September 1868 from A. Dodge in Berlington, Iowa to W.S. Featherston, re: upcoming presidential election, Radical Party in the Northwest, reporting on Reconstruction grievances
Folder 5.9 Handwritten letter dated 10 January 1869 from J.A. Wofford in Washington, DC to General W.S. Featherston, re: constitutional convention, provisional government, Judge Sharkey, testimony before committee on constitution, Judge Field, admission of state. Envelope.
Folder 5.10 Handwritten letter dated 23 January 1869 from J.A. Wofford in Washington to Gen. W.S. Featherston, re: case of Mississippi before the Reconstruction Committee, amendment on elections, constitution, Republican Party. Envelope.
Folder 5.11 Handwritten letter dated 11 July 1869 from John Freeman in Jackson to General Featherston, re: election, General Ames, African American voters, rejection of Democratic representation in Congress, restoration of civil powers, election,
Folder 5.12 Handwritten letter dated 19 August 1869 from A.C. McEwen in Holly Springs to "My Dear Daughter," re: General Featherston, the grandchildren, weather, crops, fruits, general conference at Methodist Church, building of court house.
Folder 5.13 Handwritten letter dated 6 September 1869 from A.C. McEwen in Holly Springs to "My Dear Daughter," re: General Featherston ill health and treatment.
Folder 5.14 Handwritten letter dated 26 March 1870 from Thomas C. Williams in Holly Springs to General Featherston, re: bill of sale for tobacco.
Folder 5.15 Handwritten letter dated 19 June 1871 from “Whelan” in Memphis to General W.S. Featherston, re: debt and law suit, property taxes.
Folder 5.16 Handwritten letter dated 29 July 1872 from Thomas K. Markham in New Orleans to General W.S. Featheston, re: appreciation of condolences on loss of mother, army acquaintances, building a church, insanity of former adjutant Charley Neilson's wife, politics and Reconstruction in New Orleans. Envelope.
Folder 5.17 Handwritten letter dated 5 December 1872 from “Winfield” in Holly Springs to "Dear Papa," re: horses, cows.
Folder 5.18 Handwritten letter dated 8 January 1875 from W.S. Featherston in Jackson on Mississippi House of Representatives letterhead to "My Dear Son," re: enjoyed letter, parents and children, church attendance, religion.
Folder 5.19 Handwritten letter dated 21 October 1875 from A.H. Garland in Little Rock to W.S. Featherston re: schools, constitution. Envelope.
Folder 5.20 Copy of handwritten letters dated 8 April 1876/May 13, 1876 from M.E. Gill to W.S. Featherston, re: Featherston's service as president of the school board, party politics, Gill's child, equal rights, women's rights, education of African Americans. Envelope.
Folder 5.21 Handwritten letter dated 10 May 1876 L.Q.C. Lamar in Hernando, Mississippi to Col. Van. H. Manning, re: support of Taylor in senate election, candidates for congressional election and preference for Taylor, Manning's candidacy,
Folder 5.22 Handwritten letter dated 26 January 1878 from N.H. Harris in Vicksburg to General W.S. Featherston, re: enclosed papers from General E.P. Alexander for use in preparation of narrative for Colonel Claiborne.
Folder 5.23 Handwritten letter dated 9 February 1878 from J.C. Johnston in Jackson, Mississippi to General Featherston, re: copy of organization of regiments (First and Second Mississippi battalions).
Folder 5.24 Copy of handwritten letter dated 16 May 1878; Holly Springs, Miss from W.S. Featherston to John T. Hull, re: nomination of candidates for public offices, new organization of Democratic party, Democratic platform. Envelope.
Folder 5.25 Handwritten letter dated 8 July 1880 from Maj. E. Barksdale in Jackson, Mississippi to Gen. W.S. Featherston, re: convention platform, currency issues, press reaction.
Note: Clipping attached to letter "Honest Money Defined" which mentioned Featherston's role at convention on currency wording.
Folder 5.26 Handwritten letter dated 17 June 1882 from Thomas McCarthy in New Orleans to W.S. Featherston, re: appreciation of help, need a leg. Envelope.
Folder 5.27 Handwritten letter dated 21 November 1882 from Thomas McCarthy in New Orleans to Featherston, re: request for letter to assist in obtaining city employment.
Folder 5.28 Handwritten letter dated 4 August 1884 from W.S. Featherston in Pontotoc, Mississippi to "My Dear Son," re: travel schedule, court duty.
Folder 5.29 Handwritten letter dated 21 October 1884 from W.S.Featherston in Holly Springs, Mississippi to "My Dear Son," re: congestive fever in area, death of Jersey heifer, real estate philosophy, son's homesickness, morality, Chalmers and Morgan speeches.
Folder 5.30 Handwritten letter dated 12 June 1885 from W.S. Featherston in Holly Springs, Mississippi to "My Dear Son," re: school examination results, chair of elocution at university
Folder 5.31 Handwritten letter dated 14 July 1887 from Marcus J. Wright in Washington, DC to W.S. Featherston, re: data of United States population in 1861, Union troops furnished by state, number of Confederate troops. Attached: handwritten notes on above topics; Statement of Number of Men Called for by the President of the United States, and Number Furnished by Each State, Territory, and District of Columbia, from April 15, 1861, to Close of War of the Rebellion (1880) with handwritten notations. Envelope.
Folder 5.32 Handwritten letter dated 29 October 1887 from E.P. Alexander in Columbia to Featherston; on back of printed letter dated 12 September 1866 from E.P. Alexander in Columbia, South Carolina, re: history of General Longstreet's command during the Civil War, battle of Chancellorsville. Envelope.
Folder 5.33 Handwritten letter dated 15 January 1888 from J.Z. George in Washington, DC to W.S. Featherston, re: endorse Featherston's gubernatorial candidacy.
Folder 5.34 Handwritten letter dated 26 January 1888 from G.A. Montgomery in Rosedale, Mississippi to W.S. Featherston, re: lands claimed by children, lands bought by the railroads. Envelope.
Folder 5.35 Typed letter dated 2 October 1891 from C.L. Goodspeed in Chicago, Illinois to S.M. Featherston, re: steel plate of W.S. Featherston used in Memoirs of Mississippi.
Folder 5.36 Typed letter dated 11 October 1897 from James H. Capers in Richmond, Virginia to General Featherston, re: collection of oil portraits of great officers and gallant soldiers for R.E. Lee Camp Hall in Richmond, Virginia. Attached: printed circular dated 19 March 1897 on above topic.
Folder 5.37 Handwritten letter dated 9 August 1899 from L.R. Connell in New Orleans to D.M. Featherston, re: annulment of Featherston's marriage. Envelope.
Folder 5.38 Handwritten letter dated 14 August 1899 from L.R. Connell in New Orleans to D.M. Featherston, re: Featherston divorce. Envelope.
Folder 5.39 Handwritten letter dated 19 August 1899 from D.M. Featherston in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Mrs. Connell, re: Featherston divorce.
Folder 5.40 Handwritten letter dated 26 January 1900 from Aikens & Judge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to D.M. Featherston, re: Featherston divorce.
Folder 5.41 Handwritten letter dated 27 March 1900 from Aikens & Judge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to D.M. Featherston, re: Featherston divorce.
Folder 5.42 Handwritten letter dated 1 May 1900 from D.M. Featherston in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Aikins & Judge, re: Featherston divorce.
Folder 5.43 Handwritten letter dated 7 May 1900 from Aikens & Judge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to D.M. Featherston, re: Featherston divorce.
Folder 5.44 Handwritten letter dated 15 May 1900 from Aikens & Judge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to D.M. Featherston, re: Featherston divorce. Attached: typed document dated 8 May 1900 complaint of Corinne Connell Featherston against Dudley McEwen Featherston for divorce.
Folder 5.45 Handwritten letter dated 8 June 1900 from Aikens & Judge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to D.M. Featherston, re: Featherston divorce. Envelope.
Folder 5.46 Typed letter dated 30 June 1900 from Aikens & Judge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to D.M. Featherston, re: fees for handling Featherston divorce. Envelope.
Folder 5.47 Handwritten letter dated 18 October 1900 from Lucy R. Connell in New Orleans to D.M. Featherston, re: asking Featherston to let his daughter live with her mother.
Folder 5.48 Printed letter from The Goodspeed Publishing Co. in Chicago, Illinois, re: enclosed article for publication in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. Attached: typed manuscript, re: biographical account of W.S. Featherston. Envelopes.
Folder 5.49 Typed letter dated 4 January 1922 from Pat Harrison in Washington, DC to D.M. Featherston, re: pension case of Samira Wooten. Envelope.
Folder 5.50 Typed letter dated 22 August 1927 from E.B. Featherston in Aspermont, Texas to D.M. Featherston, re: history of Featherston family, request for photograph of W.S. Featherston. Envelope.
Folder 5.51 Typed letter dated 15 May 1952 from Robert C. Finlay to Mrs. Hering, re: thesis on General Featherston.
Folder 5.52 Typed letter dated 16 May 1952 from J.D. Williams to Mrs. Earl L. Hering, re: thanks for letting Finlay use Featherston papers.
Folder 5.53 Handwritten letter dated 8 September from W.A. Anderson in Holly Springs to Mrs. Featherston, re: resignation from Philharmonic Society, election as honorary member.
Folder 5.54 Handwritten letter, Undated, from L.Q.C. Lamar in Marshall County to W.S. Featherston, re: relationship between Lamar and Featherston, support for Featherston in U.S. Senate election, presidential appointment, filling appointed mission to Mexico, Colonel Cushman's federal appointment. Envelope.
Folder 5.55 Handwritten letter, Undated, from J.C.W. to Mrs. Featherston, re: filling a special order for a dress.
Folder 5.56 Handwritten letter, Undated, from Mary Caruthey, failure to procure Evangeline.
Series VI. Harris Letters
Folder 6.1 Handwritten letter dated 20 November 1865 from J.J. [Morshavy] in Memphis to Thomas H. Harris in Holly Springs, Mississippi, re: paid Harris's bills.
Folder 6.2 Handwritten letter dated 2 February 1866 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear brother," re: employment of freedmen on plantation, small pox, loss of bed sheets to former slaves, father's health.
Folder 6.3 Handwritten letter dated 2 March 1866 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear brother," re: father's ill health.
Folder 6.4 Handwritten letter dated 16 March 1866 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear brother," re: father's health, "meat crop," General Featherston, Governor Whitfield's statement on the company.
Folder 6.5 Handwritten letter dated 18 June 1866 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear brother," re: dividing furniture between them, lack of meat, crop, death of Julius Butler.
Folder 6.6 Handwritten letter dated 7 August 1866 from S.H. Harris in Crawfordville to "Dear brother," re: crops, meat, finances, farming land next year, present price of land, house.
Folder 6.7 Handwritten letter dated 31 August 1866 from [N.J. Shrine] in Homewood, Mississippi to "Harris," re: Harris's loss of arm during the war, acquaintances, current holdings, politics, national convention, state offices, Robert Lowry,
Folder 6.8 Handwritten letter dated 9 September 1866 from S.H. Harris in Crawfordville to "My dear brother," re: loss of crop due to weather and pests, possible sale of house in Columbus, Governor Whitfield's land sale.
Folder 6.9 Handwritten letter dated 16 September 1866 from S.H. Harris in Crawfordville to "Dear brother," re: crop damage, meat, sale of house in Columbus.
Folder 6.10 Handwritten letter dated 25 September 1866 from S.H. Harris in Crawfordville to "Dear brother," re: sale of house in Columbus, price of land sale,
Folder 6.11 Handwritten letter dated 13 October 1866 from S.H. Harris in Crawfordville to "Dear Brother," re: land sale, land rents, gin, crop.
Folder 6.12 Handwritten letter dated 11 March [1867] from S.B. Harris to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate.
Folder 6.13 Handwritten letter dated 20 May [1867] from “Sallie” to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate, improvements to land in form of cabins and corn cribs, timber land for sale, land sale near Crawfordville,
Folder 6.14 Handwritten letter dated 9 June 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate, kitchen furniture, taxes.
Folder 6.15 Handwritten letter dated 15 June 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear brother," re: market for land, settlement of estate.
Folder 6.16 Handwritten letter dated 5 July 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate, cotton crop, loan from General Williams.
Folder 6.17 Handwritten letter dated 25 July 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: prospects of renting land.
Folder 6.18 Handwritten letter dated 26 July 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: law suit by William Lowery for recovery of lands sold by the administrator of his father's estate.
Folder 6.19 Handwritten letter dated 4 August 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: Lowry's law suit, estate debts, cotton crop, furniture.
Folder 6.20 Handwritten letter dated 14 September 1867 from David G. Parker in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Thomas W. Harris in Holly Springs, re: law books of Harris and Judge Clayton removed during Parker's Union service in the Civil War.
Folder 6.21 Handwritten letter dated 21 September 1867 from Blair in Columbus, Mississippi to Colonel Thomas W. Harris, re: African American votes.
Folder 6.22 Handwritten letter dated 23 September 1867 from S.H. Harris from Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate, crops on plantation, loss of all cattle due to theft by freedmen, sale of house.
Folder 6.23 Handwritten letter dated 25 September 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear brother," re: terms of house sale.
Folder 6.24 Handwritten letter dated 2 October 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Brother," re: housing market in Columbus, settlement of estate.
Folder 6.25 Handwritten letter dated 14 November 1867 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate, sale of house, offer on plantation land, auction of furniture, recent election.
Folder 6.26 Handwritten letter dated 8 January 1868 from Thomas S. Taylor in Memphis, Tennessee to Thomas W. Harris in Holly Springs, re: loan repayment.
Folder 6.27 Handwritten letter dated 11 January 1868 from Charles McLaran in St. Louis, Missouri to Thomas W. Harris in Holly Springs, Mississippi, re: repayment of loan to Harris while at Johnson's Island.
Folder 6.28 Handwritten letter dated 18 February 1868 from Robert P. [Teymour] in Brashear City, Louisiana to "My Dear Colonel," re: Radicalism, recent news of acquaintances, shared prison experience during war on Johnson's Island.
Folder 6.29 Handwritten letter dated 23 February 1868 from S.H. Harris from Columbus to "Dear Brother," re: settlement of estate.
Folder 6.30 Handwritten letter dated 14 March 1868 from James W. Roberson in Cherry Creek, Mississippi to Colonel Thomas W. Harris in Holly Springs, Mississippi, re: separation of Roberson and wife,
Folder 6.31 Handwritten letter dated 26 June 1868 from Edward Lea, Randolph Mott, and Sam Frank in Holly Springs, Mississippi to Thomas W. Harris, re: thanks of Lodge No. 35 for Harris's speech.
Folder 6.32 Handwritten letter dated 1 August 1868 from S.H. Harris in Columbus to "Dear Brother, re: repayment of debt to Harris.
Folder 6.33 Handwritten letter dated 24 November 1869 from Calvin Shaffer in Batesville to Thomas W. Harris, re: thanks for holding Shaffer's money.
Folder 6.34 Handwritten letter dated 11 January 1871 from S.H. Harris to "Dear Brother," re: rental of land.
Folder 6.35 Handwritten letter dated 7 February 1871 from S.H. Harris to "Dear brother," re: money, claim on man with contract on General Forrest's road, sale of plantation land.
Folder 6.36 Handwritten letter dated 4 August 1871 from Thomas M. Harris in Holly Springs, Mississippi to "Dear Father," re: mother's health, organization of Conservative Clubs in county.
Folder 6.37 Handwritten letter dated 3 September 1871 from S.H. Harris to "Dear Brother," re: runaway of Mason [Harris].
Folder 6.38 Handwritten letter dated 28 September 1871 from T.M. Harris in Artesia to "Dear Father," re: letting T.M. Harris return home.
Folder 6.39 Handwritten letter dated 6 October 1871 from S.H. Harris to "Dear Brother," re: Mason's character and future.
Folder 6.40 Handwritten letter dated 12 November 1871 from W.C. Miller in Terre Haute, Indiana to T.W. Harris in Holly Springs, Mississippi, re: visit in Terre Haute with Judge Patterson, Chicago fire.
Folder 6.41 Handwritten letter dated 6 January 1872 from S.H. Harris to "Dear Brother," re: Mason's return home and his theft of money.
Folder 6.42 Handwritten letter dated 28 April 1872 from “Sallie” in Aberdeen, Mississippi to "My Dear Brother," re: reconciliation with Mason, "Sam."
Series VII. Speeches, Notes, & Scrapbooks
Folder 7.1 Published letter dated June 1881 from W.S. Featherston to Col. Thomas E. Cannon, re: Democratic Party, platform, Mississippi railroads (5 copies)
Folder 7.2 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: biographical account of General Winfield Scott Featherston (10 pages)
Folder 7.3 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Salient points indicating the line of discussion on Memorial day" (3 pages).
Folder 7.4 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Memorandum of circuit during the war," re: Civil War.
Folder 7.5 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Notes on situation for a speech," re: congressional politics, currency, labor.
Folder 7.6 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: biographical account of General Winfield Scott Featherston for Goodspeed publication (16 pages)
Folder 7.7 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Notes for speaking," re: on occasion of Confederate reunion (2 pages)
Folder 7.8 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "What's female beauty but an air divine" (2 pages)
Folder 7.9 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "The Dog Case".
Folder 7.10 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Notes on the Jones Report," re: currency (2 pages)
Folder 7.11 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "The Importance of the Election," (3 pages)
Folder 7.12 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (2 pages)
Folder 7.13 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Acts of 1865, 1867, and 1870," re: taxes.
Folder 7.14 Typed manuscript, Undated, re: speech for a gathering to honor the Confederate dead (5 pages)
Folder 7.15 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: speech on "the Lost Cause," or the Civil War (16 pages)
Folder 7.16 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: speech on South's redemption from Reconstruction, politics (12 out of 19 pages)
Folder 7.17 Handwritten manuscript "Notes for Canvas of 1881," re: state and national politics (2 pages)
Folder 7.18 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Department of Pensacola," re: copy of lyrics to the song.
Folder 7.19 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, "Colored Voters," re: African Americans and Democratic Party.
Folder 7.20 Typed manuscript, Undated, re: speech to the Daughters of the American Revolution (2 pages)
Folder 7.21 Typed manuscript, Undated, re: speech to the Edward Cary Walthall Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederate Veterans (5 pages)
Folder 7.22 Handwritten manuscript "From the Report of the Congressional Committee of 1882," re: taxes.
Folder 7.23 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: letter on Mississippi agriculture, immigration, redemption from Reconstruction, railroads, establishment of an Agricultural & Mechanical College (pages 10-17)
Folder 7.24 Handwritten manuscript "Reference to the Code of 1881," re: property taxes.
Folder 7.25 Handwritten manuscripts , Undated, re: miscellaneous notes on politics, railroads, contract labor law (6 pages)
Folder 7.26 Handwritten letter dated 28 May 1877 from [Featherston] to A.F. Strawn in McComb, Mississippi, re: answering questions on political views for publication in newspaper (incomplete with 2 pages)
Folder 7.27 Handwritten manuscript, Undated, re: biographical account of General Winfield Scott Featherston (10 pages)
Folder 7.28 Typed manuscript, re: notes taken from Henderson's "The Life of Stonewall Jackson".
Folder 7.29 Small scrapbook entitled "W.S. Featherston Canvass of 1875," re: contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes on 1875 election.
Folder 7.30 Small scrapbook entitled "W.S. Featherston Campaign of 1880," re: contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes.
Folder 7.31 Small scrapbook entitled "Campaign of 1888," re: contains newspaper clippings and handwritten notes.
Folder 7.32 Small scrapbook entitled "Political Memoranda," re: contains handwritten notes of W.S. Featherston.
Series VIII. Pamphlets
Folder 8.1 The Liberal Republican Movement: The Address of the Cincinnati Convention, the Platform, Mr. Greeley's Letter of Acceptance, Speech of Mr. Schurz at Cincinnati, Letter of Mr. Fenton to the Great New York Mass Meeting. Congressional Globe Office, 1872.
Folder 8.2 Speech of Hon. Lyman Trumbull, of Illinois, Delivered at Cooper Institute, New York, April 12, 1872. F. & J. Rives & Geo. A. Bailey, Reporters and Printers of the Debates of Congress, [1872].
Folder 8.3 Republicanism vs. Grantism. The Presidency a Trust; Not a Plaything and Perquisite. Personal Government and Presidential Pretensions. Reform and Purity in Government. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, May 31, 1872. NY: The Tribune Association, 1872.
Folder 8.4 Democratic Congressional Committee. Freedman's Bank. Speech Hon. W.S. Stenger, of Pennsylvania, Delivered in the United States House of Representatives. June 21, 1876. R.O. Polkinhorn, 1876.
Folder 8.5 Alarming Facts Revealed in the Treasury Department. Manipulation of Figures, Alterations, Changes, and Discrepancies in the Official Finance Reports. Millions Involved and Unaccounted for. Speech of Hon. Henry G. Davis, of West Virginia, On his resolution asking a Committee o Investigation in relation to the changes and discrepancies in the finance reports and into the books and accounts of the Treasury Department. In Senate. January 13, 1876. Treasury Accounts.
Folder 8.6 Congressional Record (11 August 1876), pages 11-18.
Folder 8.7 Congressional Record (4 December 1877).
Folder 8.8 Congressional Record (11 April 1879).
Folder 8.9 Congressional Record (24 June 1880).
Folder 8.10 (From the Congressional Record.) Increase of the Public Debt Exposed. Speech of Hon. Henry G. Davis of West Virginia, Delivered in the United States Senate, August 4, 1876.
Folder 8.11 Congressional Record (8 August 8, 1876).
Folder 8.12 The Real Issues of the Canvass; or, The Need of New Men and New Measures. An Address by Parke Godwin. (Delivered at the Cooper Union, New York, October 11th, 1876.)
Folder 8.13 Speech Hon. Win. H. Felton, of Georgia, in the House of Representatives, November 14, 1877, on Repeal of the Resumption Act, or the Evils of Contracting the Currency.
Folder 8.14 Congressional Record (6 April 6, 1879).
Folder 8.15 Address to the Democracy of the Union by the Regular Organization of the Democratic Party in the City and County of New York. New York: 1879.
Folder 8.16 Condition of Affairs in Mississippi. Evidence Taken by the Committee on Reconstruction. (House of Representatives, 40th Congress, 3d Session. Mis. Doc. No. 53).
Folder 8.17 Congressional Record (7 December 1887).
Series IX. Miscellaneous Documents & Correspondence
Folder 9.1 Envelope containing locks of hair: "Hair Preserved by my grandmother."
Folder 9.2 Certificate of Kappa Sigma initiation for General W.S. Featherston (12 February 1881).
Folder 9.3 Broadside "Hymn: Sung by the Congregation on the occasion of the Dedication of the New Presbyterian Church" (28 March 1868).
Folder 9.4 Broadside "County Convention! Address of the Democratic-Conservative Executive Committee to the Voters of Marshall County." (October 1879).
Folder 9.5 Printed "Circular Letter" by W.S. Featherston (October 1879), re: protocol for members of precinct Executive Committee during election.
Folder 9.6 Card, re: Johnston & Vance Clothing of Memphis containing the electoral vote of 1880.
Folder 9.7 Printed calling card "Compliments of L. Virginia French."
Folder 9.8 Broadside "Reporter Supplement: Gen. Featherston Withdraws," re: Featherston withdraws from Mississippi gubernatorial race.
Folder 9.9 Handwritten manuscript, re: list of Grand Jurors for Marshall County [Mississippi] in October 1881.
Folder 9.10 Handwritten manuscript, re: grand jury report on alleged election fraud.
Folder 9.11 Handwritten manuscripts, re: statements upon death of General W.S. Featherston.
Folder 9.12 Handwritten correction on Holly Springs Reporter letterhead dated 29 August 1878, re: renouncing present funding system of bonds.
Folder 9.13 Handwritten manuscript, re: mailing address for D.M. Faith Venables in England.
Folder 9.14 Typed transcript of letters dated January-February 1850 from H.B. Nichols at the University of Michigan to his family, re: Chi Psi secret society, visit with uncle's family in Green Oak, finances, clothing, Michigan University and legislature, judge of probate system.
Folder 9.15 Handwritten letter dated 10 December 1852 from L. Cay in Holly Springs to John McGuirke, re: loan repayment,
Folder 9.16 Handwritten letter dated September 1871 from L.F. to Mr. Craig, re: debts for purchases and services.
Folder 9.17 Handwritten copy of a letter dated 1 June 1880 from James B. Beck in Washington [DC] to "The Editor of the Post," re: nomination of Major General Winfield Hancock, 1868 resolution in the House of Representatives thanking Hancock for service in the Fifth Military District restoring civil law.
Folder 9.18 Handwritten letter dated 21 June 1882 from Albert Hess in Holly Springs to "Friend Styles," re: building a kiln for stoneware, sale of beer in town, birth of daughter.
Folder 9.19 Forty-one nonpicture postcards addressed to Featherston or Harris dated 1874-1881, re: on variety of topics
Folder 9.20 Thirty-one non-picture postcards addressed primarily to Featherston dated 1881-1921
Folder 9.21 Handwritten copy of Corinne Connell Featherston & Dudley McEwan Featherston divorce bill dated 15 December 1892.
Folder 9.22 Handwritten manuscript with seal "Bar Meeting...At a meeting of the Kosciusko Bar and officers of the Circuit Court...," re: appreciation of services of W.S. Featherston for presiding over court
Folder 9.23 Pamphlets: "Reunion of Veterans of the Blue and the Gray at Knoxville, Tenn., October 7, 8 and 9, 1890" [2 copies].
Folder 9.24 Certificate dated 1882, re: appointment of W.S. Featherston to office of Circuit Judge of the Second Judicial District of the State of Mississippi.
Folder 9.25 Printed circular letter dated 1 January 1878 from W.S. Featherston, re: requesting statement on regiment service under Featherston's Civil War command for use in preparation of a narrative for J.F.H. Claiborne's history of Mississippi.
Folder 9.26 Certificate dated 7 September 1867, re: deposit of W.S. Featherston's Presidential Proclamation.
Series X. Money and Scrip
Confederate Currency
Folder 10.1 Confederate fifty cent bill dated 17 February 1864 (torn in half).
Thirty-one Confederate five dollar bills dated 17 February 1864 (one worn, the rest in excellent condition).
Four Confederate ten dollar bills dated 17 February 1864 (excellent condition).
Three Confederate one hundred dollar bills dated 17 February 1864 (slightly worn condition).
State Currency
Folder 10.2 State of Missouri five dollar bill dated 1 January 1862 (partially torn).
State of Missouri ten dollar bill dated 1 January 1862 (partially torn).
State of Missouri twenty dollar bill dated 1 January 1862 (worn with holes).
State of Mississippi one dollar bill dated 7 March 1862 (worn condition).
State of Arkansas one dollar bill dated 14 April 1862 (worn condition).
Two State of Mississippi two dollars and fifty cents bills dated 1 May 1862 (worn condition).
Two State of Mississippi three dollar bills dated 1 May 1862 (one worn and one slightly worn).
State of Mississippi five dollar bill dated 1 July 1862 (worn condition).
State of Mississippi ten dollar bill dated 1 July 1862 (slightly worn condition).
Two State of Mississippi ten dollar bills dated 1 November 1862 (one worn and one slightly worn).
Bank Currency from Mobile, Alabama
Folder 10.3 City of Mobile/Mobile Savings Bank one dollar bill dated September 1861 (extremely worn and pasted to a sheet of paper).
City of Mobile/Mobile Savings Bank two dollar bill dated September 1861 (worn condition).
City of Mobile/Mobile Savings Bank three dollar bill dated May 1862 (worn condition).
City Savings Association of Mobile fifty cent bill dated 25 June 1862 (worn condition).
City Savings Association of Mobile one dollar bill dated 25 June 1862 (worn condition).
City Savings Association of Mobile three dollar bill dated 25 June 1862 (worn condition).
Deposit Bank (of Mobile) three dollar bill dated 26 June 1862 (worn condition).
Bank Currency
Folder 10.4 Green's Exchange and Banking Office of Jackson, Mississippi three dollar bill dated 1 May 1862 (worn, now encapsulated).
The City Bank of Augusta, Georgia twenty dollar bill dated 2 October [18??] (slightly worn condition).
Private Scrip
Folder 10.5 Alabama Insurance twenty-five cent scrip dated January 1862 (worn condition).
Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company ten cent scrip dated June 1862 (worn condition).
Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company fifty cent scrip dated June 1862 (worn and torn).
Washington and New Orleans Telegraph Company two dollar scrip dated June 1862 (worn condition).
Mississippian Office in Jackson ten cents scrip dated 10 July 1862 (worn, now encapsulated).
Army Mississippi twenty-five cent scrip dated September 1862 (worn, now encapsulated).
Railroad Currency
Folder 10.6 Southern Railroad Company fifty cent bill dated 26 December 1861 (worn condition).
Two Southern Railroad Company two dollar bills dated 26 December 1861 (worn condition with a corner torn off of one).
Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Texas Railroad Company fifty cent bill dated 13 January 1862 (extremely worn and torn).
Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Texas Railroad Company two dollar bill dated 13 January 1862 (worn condition).
Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company twenty-five cent bill dated 15 January 1862 (worn, torn in two parts, now encapsulated).
Memphis and Charleston Railroad Company fifty cent bill dated 15 January 1862 (worn, now encapsulated).
Southern Railroad Company three dollar bill dated 27 January 1862 (worn condition).
Two Southern Railroad Company four dollar bills dated 27 January 1862 (both in extremely worn condition).
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company twenty-five sent bill dated 15 February 1862 (extremely worn).
Three Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company two dollar bills dated 15 February 1862 (worn conditions).
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company three dollar bill dated 15 February 1862 (worn, now encapsulated).
Wills Valley Railroad fifty cent bill dated 1 March 1862 (torn in two, pasted to paper, now encapsulated).
West Feliciana Railroad Company two dollar bill dated 6 March 1862 (worn and torn).
Loose: Green pouch with month divisions.
Series XI. Stamps
Folder 11.1 Revenue Stamps
Folder 11.2 Postage stamps with no cancellation
Folder 11.3 Postage stamps with non-Mississippi cancellation
Folder 11.4 Postage stamps with Mississippi cancellation
Series XII. Newspaper Clippings
Folder 12.1 Assorted newspaper clippings
Folder 12.2 Assorted newspaper clippings
Folder 12.3 Assorted newspaper clippings (primarily political in nature)
Folder 12.4 Assorted newspaper clippings (primarily obituaries)
Series XIII. Civil War Ledger and Steel Plate Portrait of W.S. Featherston
Box 13 Steel plate portrait of W.S. Featherston used for illustration in Goodspeed's Memoirs of Mississippi.
Civil War Ledger dated 2 June 1863-7 October 1864 reporting on activities in Featherston's Brigade.
Series XIV. Oversized Newspapers, Broadsides and Supplements
Folder 14.1 Jackson Weekly Clarion (23 March 1867).
Folder 14.2 Jackson Semi-Weekly Clarion (28 June 1872).
Folder 14.3 Jackson Semi-Weekly Clarion (15 October 1872).
Folder 14.4 Holly Springs Independent South (8 May 1873).
Folder 14.5 Okolona Southern States (25 June 1873).
Folder 14.6 Okolona Southern States (15 October 1873).
Folder 14.7 Grenada Republican (9 October 1875).
Folder 14.8 Jackson Daily Clarion (12 October 1875).
Folder 14.9 Jackson Daily Clarion (14 October 1875).
Folder 14.10 Jackson Daily Clarion (2 October 1876).
Folder 14.11 Jackson Daily Clarion (3 October 1876).
Folder 14.12 Holly Springs South (10 April 1878).
Folder 14.13 Jackson Weekly Clarion (10 April 1878).
Folder 14.14 Jackson Weekly Clarion (12 June 1878).
Folder 14.15 Jackson Weekly Clarion (8 October 1879).
Folder 14.16 Jackson Daily Clarion (7 March 1880).
Folder 14.17 Jackson Comet (27 March 1880).
Folder 14.18 Jackson Comet (29 May 1880).
Folder 14.19 Memphis Daily Appeal (15 June 1880).
Folder 14.20 Jackson Comet (24 July 1880).
Folder 15.1 Holly Springs South (22 September 1880).
Folder 15.2 Holly Springs Reporter (23 September 1880).
Folder 15.3 Okolona Southern States (29 September 1880).
Folder 15.4 Okolona Chickasaw Messenger (7 October 1880).
Folder 15.5 Jackson Weekly Clarion (16 December 1880).
Folder 15.6 Holly Springs Reporter (7 April 1881) [5 copies].
Folder 15.7 Holly Springs National Advocate (9 September 1881).
Folder 15.8 Holly Springs National Advocate (4 November 1881).
Folder 15.9 Jackson Weekly Clarion (23 November 1881).
Folder 15.10 Okolona Chickasaw Messenger (11 March 1886).
Folder 15.11 Holly Springs South (4 August 1886).
Folder 15.12 Columbus Weekly Dispatch (20 August 1887).
Folder 15.13 Jackson Clarion (7 December 1887).
Folder 15.14 Water Valley Progress (10 December 1887).
Folder 15.15 Jackson Clarion Ledger (19 January 1888).
Folder 15.16 Jackson New Mississippian (31 January 1888).
Folder 16.1 Jackson Clarion Ledger (19 April 1888).
Folder 16.2 Jackson Clarion Ledger (26 April 1888).
Folder 16.3 Memphis Appeal (23 August 1888).
Folder 16.4 Memphis Appeal (26 August 1888).
Folder 16.5 Memphis Appeal (11 September 1888).
Folder 16.6 Greenville Daily Delta (6 December 1888).
Folder 16.7 Greenville Democrat (6 December 1888).
Folder 16.8 Holly Springs Reporter (4 June 1891).
Folder 16.9 Broadside. "Grand Rally of the Democratic Conservative Forces at Holly Springs on Saturday and Saturday Night, Nov. 1st, 1879."
Folder 16.10 Jackson Weekly Clarion: Supplement (10 March 1880).
Folder 16.11 Broadside. "Statement of the Public Debt of the United States for the Month of June, 1880."
Folder 16.12 Chickasaw Messenger: Supplement "The Governor's Biennial Message" [1886].
Folder 16.13 Broadside. "State Ledger Bulletin" (4 January 1888).
Folder 16.14 Broadside. "Privilege Tax Law 1888-'9. Read Carefully."
Folder 16.15 "Senator George on the Ocala Platform -- Supplement." (1891).
Folder 16.16 Supplement: "Speech of Gov. A.J. McLaurin at Hazlehurst, Miss., December 12, 1898."

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