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Finding Aid for the Jiggitts Collection (MUM00243)

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Finding Aid for the Jiggitts Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jiggitts Collection
Dates: 1917-1925
Collector: Jiggitts, Louis M. (Louis Meredith), 1899-1945
Physical Extent: 2 boxes
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00243
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Correspondence and printed materials related to Louis M. Jiggitts, patricularly his tenure as a University of Mississippi student, staff member of The Mississippian, Rhodes scholar and Army Lieutenant.

Administrative Information


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Jiggitts, Louis M. (Louis Meredith), 1899-1945
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
Wasson, Ben
University of Mississippi -- Students -- Periodicals
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States


printed ephemera
programs (documents)
prayer books

Biographical Note

University of Mississippi alumnus and attorney, Louis M. Jiggitts studied at St. John's College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Jiggitts served in the U.S. Army during World War I, stationed at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains correspondence written during Jiggins' tenure as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Box 2 contains copies of The Mississippian, on which Jiggitts worked.

For researchers investigating the homefront during World War I, the collection contains correspondence from 1917-1918 between Louis M. Jiggitts, writing from Camp Perry, Ohio, to his parents in Canton, Mississippi. It also contains a typed list of Aviation Examining Boards with Physical Examining Unit Attached, A Soldier's Handbook on the Rifle and Score Book for Special Course C Arranged for the United States Rifle Model of 1917, and Lieutenant Louis M. Jiggitts' Book of Common Prayer.

User Information

Prefered Citation

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

Access Restrictions

The Jiggitts 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.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more University of Mississippi archival collections, see the University of Mississippi subject guide.

For more archival collections concerning Mississippians at war, see the Wars (excluding the American Civil War) subject guide.

The full run of The Mississippian is available

Container List

Folder 1.1 Miscellaneous correspondence, statements & memos
Item 1 Postcard of the City Walls and River Dee, Chester, England. Blank, no postmark
Item 2 Small pamphlet advertisement for Rumford Baking Powder, includes recipes. Undated
Item 3 Programme of the University of Mississippi Orchestra and Male Quartette, Mrs. E.D. Beanland, Director. Undated (4 copies)
Item 4 Canton Exchange Bank Account Statement for Mrs. M.P. Jiggitts. 1-30 September 1920. Canton, Mississippi
Item 5 Receipt from Harter Market: Beef, Pork, Sausage, etc., for Mrs. Jiggetts. June 1, 1922
Item 6 TLS. 5 March 1923. Frank Aydelotte, American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust to L.M. Jiggetts, St. John’s College, Oxford, England. No envelope.
Scope: Passport bill in Congress
Item 7 TL. 5 March 1923. No envelope. Alumni Association of American Rhodes Scholars, Office of the Secretary, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
Scope: Responsibilities of Rhodes Scholars abroad
Item 8 Program. Encaenia, June 28, MCMXXII (Oxford)
Item 9 Programme of Entertainment in aid of British & American Seamen's Charities, 25 September 1920
Item 10 Telegram. 15 November 1923 from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Item 11 Qualifications of Candidates. War Department Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Air Division
Item 12 Course Roster. Military Law, Second Lieutenant Louis M. Jiggitts, Instructor
Item 13 Typescript. Signed Moe (p.4 only)
Folder 1.2 Correspondence, 1917-1918
Folder 1.3 Correspondence, 1919-1920
Folder 1.4 Correspondence, 1921
Folder 1.5 Correspondence, 1922-1923
Folder 1.6 Assorted telegraphs, miscellaneous notes
Folder 1.7 Mrs. Mary Jiggitts: various statements
Folder 1.8 Annie Tupper Jiggitts: miscellaneous statements & correspondence
Folder 1.9 Handwritten manuscript entitled Real Property by L.M. Jiggitts, St. John's College (14p.)
Box 1 Book of Common Prayers. New York, 1892. inscribed "Lieut Louis M. Jiggitts / United States Army / given by / Reverend [Doctor?] Smead / November 1918"
Box 1 Boston University Law Review (vol. 2, no. 3). June 1922
Box 1 Illlustrated Guide of the Town of Turin. 1911
Box 1 Palaestra Logica. Oxford, 1919
Box 1 Soldier's Handbook of the Rifle and Score Book for Special Course C. Washington (G.P.O.), 1918
Box 1 Scrapbook of May 1925 boating disaster
The Mississippian
Box 2 24 September 1919 (clipped) (2 copies)
1 October 1919 (clipped)
8 October 1919 (clipped)
15 October 1919 (clipped)
29 October 1919 - Ben Wasson short story (clipped)
5 November 1919 (clipped)
12 November 1919 - W. Faulkner "Cathay" (clipped)
3 December 1919 (clipped)
10 December 1919 - Jiggitts short story (clipped)
7 January 1920
14 January 1920 (clipped)
28 January 1920 - W. Faulkner "Une Balad Hedes..." (clipped)
4 February 1920 - W. Faulkner "Naiad's song" (clipped)
25 February 1920 - W. Faulkner "Fantouches a Paul Verlaine" (clipped)
3 March 1920 - W. Faulkner "Claire de Lune" (clipped)
24 March 1920 - nickname "Count" first used, first commentary
5 May 1920
13 October 1920 - Ben Wasson short story
27 October 1920
5 January 1921 - W. Faulkner, contributing editor
13 January 1921 - review Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" by W. Faulkner
10 February 1922
20 October 1922