Finding aid for the Percy E. Foxworth Collection

MUM00191

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00191/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Foxworth, Percy E., 1906-1943
Title
Percy E. Foxworth Collection
ID
MUM00191
Date
1925-1991 (bulk 1925-1946)
Extent
4.0 boxes
Abstract:
Correspondence, photographs, and the FBI Medal of Honor given posthumously to Foxworth in 1991.

Prefered Citation

Percy E. Foxworth Collection, 1925-1991, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Percy E. Foxworth was born on 29 November 1906 in Purvis, Mississippi. He received his early education in the grade and high schools of Poplarville and Derby, Mississippi. He attended the Pearl River Junior College for two years and then began his accounting studies at the Walton School of Commerce and the LaSalle Extension University. In 1926 he entered the employ of the Edward Hines Western Pine Company at Poplarville, Mississippi, and later was transferred to the company's offices at Burne, Oregon where he allegedly picked up the nickname "Sam".

Foxworth applied to enter the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on 21 March 1932. After completing his initial training he was assigned to FBI field offices located at Jacksonville, FL, Oklahoma City, OK, New York City and Washington, D.C. He served as an Administrative Assistant to J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI from 8 April 1935 until June 1939, when he was made Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the FBI. From June 1940 until 9 April 1941 Foxworth was assigned at the Washington headquarters of the FBI as an Assistant Director in charge of the FBI's New York City Field Office.

Foxworth was killed in the line of duty on 15 January 1943 when his plane crashed in Surinam, Dutch Guiana. The FBI Medal of Honor was given posthumously to Foxworth in 1991.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and the FBI Medal of Honor given posthumously to Foxworth in 1991.

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Arrangement

The correspondence in this collection is chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2017

Access Restrictions

The Percy E. Foxworth 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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John "Doc" Holliday, Lawrence W. Holliday and Mary Jane Chambers

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff.

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 21 May 2009.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Percy E. Foxworth/ Chambers Collection (mum00192). http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00192/

Separated Material

Photographs in Box 4 have been removed for storage in Library Annex Cold Room.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Officials and employees

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • medals
  • photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972.

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Collection Inventory

Folder 1.1 Correspondence, 1925 

ALS. Percy E. Foxworth to Mr. D.D. Durham. Envelope. 

Folder 1.2 Correspondence, 1931 

ALS. . P.E. Foxworth to Mr. D.D. Durham. Envelope. 4 September 1931 

Folder 1.3 Correspondence, 1934 

ALS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Percy E. Foxworth. Re: promotion. 19 July 1934 

Folder 1.4 Correspondence, 1936 

ALS. . Sam to "Sug". Envelope. 27 June 1936    (4pp.)

ALS. . Sam to "Sug". Envelope. 28 June 1936    (4pp.)

Folder 1.5 Correspondence, 1937 

ALS. . Photocopy of letter from J. Edgar Hoover to P.E. Foxworth. 1 June 1937 

ALS. . Sam to "Sug". Envelope. [7 June] 1937    (3pp.)

ALS. . Sam to "Sug". Envelope. 14 June 1937    (2pp.)

TL. . Sam to Susan. 6 July 1937 

TLS. . Sam to "My Dear Mrs. Foxworth." Envelope. 30 July 1937    (2pp.)

TLS. . Sam to "My Dear Susan." Envelope. 13 August 1937 

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Sug." Envelope. 12 October 1937    (3pp.)

TLS. . Sam to "Dearest Sug." Envelope. 20 October 1937    (2pp.)

TLS. . Sam to "Dearest Sug." 29 November 1937    (2pp.)

Folder 1.6 Correspondence, 1938 

ALS. . Sam to "My Dear Honey Child" (Mrs. Foxworth). Envelope. [23 January] 1938    (4pp.)

TLS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. 8 February 1938    (2pp.)

TLS. . Sam to "Dear Susan." Envelope. 9 March 1938 

ALS. . Oscar Coker to Percy Foxworth. Envelope. 20 May 1938    (2pp.)

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Susie." Envelope. [21 October] 1938    (2pp.)

AL. . [Percy Foxworth] to John H. Amen. 12 November 1938 

Folder 1.7 Correspondence, 1939 

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. 27 January 1939    (3pp.)

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Sug." Envelope. 1 February 1939 

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Babe." Envelope. [23 February] 1939    (2pp.)

TLS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. 12 March 1939    (3pp.)

ALS. . Photocopy of letter from Matthew F. McGuire to P.E. Foxworth. Re: moving of his headquarters from Washington, D.C. to New York. 9 June 1939 

ALS. . Photocopy of J. Edgar Hoover to P.E. Foxworth. Re: moving of his headquarters to New York and appointment as Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division. 9 June 1939 

TLS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. [17 June, 1939 

Folder 1.8 Correspondence, 1940 

ALS. . Photocopy of letter from Spencer to Sam. 10 June 1940 

Folder 1.9 Correspondence, 1941 

ALS. . Letter from Matthew F. McGuire, Assistant to the Attorney General, to Mr. Percy E. Foxworth. Re: headquarters changing from Washington, D.C. to New York. 23 September 1941 

Folder 1.10 Correspondence, 1942 

AL. . E.J. Rosasco to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. 13 January 1942 

ALS. . W.J. Foxworth to P.E. Foxworth. Re: possible relations. 8 April 1942 

TL. . [P.E. Foxworth] to W.J. Foxworth. 3pp. 21 April 1942 

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. [8 May] 1942 

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. [8 May] 1942 

ALS. . Sam to "Dearest Susan." Envelope. [1 June] 1942 

TLS. . Invitation in Spanish to P.E. Foxworth. 11 June 1942 

ALS. . Jack and Doris to P.E. Foxworth. 2pp. Envelope. 20 September 1942 

Folder 1.11 Correspondence, 1943 

TLS. . T.D. Quinn, Administrative Assistant to the Attorney General to T. Woodrow Roberts. 13 May 1943 

TL. . T. Woodrow Roberts to T.D. Quinn. 10 June 1943 

TLS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. Re: death of P.E. Foxworth. 24 July 1943 

TLS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. Re: informal request to name a liberty ship after P.E. Foxworth. 24 November 1943 

TLS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. Re: possibility of naming a ship after P.E. Foxworth. 13 December 1943 

Folder 1.12 Correspondence, 1944 

TLS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. Re: letter from Horacio Cespedes expressing admiration for P.E. Foxworth. 3 January 1944 

TLS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. Re: letter from Senor Luis Berger Valdes expressing admiration for P.E. Foxworth. 7 January 1944 

TLS. . J. Edgar Hoover to Mrs. P.E. Foxworth. Re: Naming of a Liberty ship after P.E. Foxworth. 11 January 1944 

Folder 1.13 Empty envelopes. 

Folder 1.14 Materials relating to the S.S. Percy E. Foxworth. 

Invitation. . Invitation to attend the launching of the liberty ship the S.S. Percy E. Foxworth. 7 February 1944 

Article. . Image of the S.S. Percy E. Foxworth (page 26).The Investigator. March 1946 

Folder 1.15 Miscellaneous materials. 

Folder 1.16 Commemorative book made at the time of Percy Foxworth's death (15 January 1943) detailing his career with the F.B.I. 

Box 2 Percy E. Foxworth's F.B.I. Memorial Star presented to Mrs. Foxworth in 1991. 

Box 3 Newspaper scrapbook of Foxworth's activities with the F.B.I., 1939-1942. 

Box 4 Photographs of Percy E. Foxworth. 

Separated Materials note

This box has been moved to Library Annex Cold Room for preservation.