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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00591/
Creator:
McInnis, Louis
Title:
Louis Lowry McInnis Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1872-1901
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains correspondence, an invitation, and composition books related to the life of Louis Lowry McInnis. Items were created 1872-1901.
Quantity:
2 boxes.
Number:
MUM00591
Location:
N-11.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Louis Lowry McInnis Collection (MUM00591). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Louis L. McInnis was a student at the University of Mississippi from 1872-1875. In 1876, he served as a tutor of chemistry and natural history at the University. After leaving Oxford, McInnis took a job in College Station, Texas as a profesor at the Agricultural and Mechanical College.
As a student at the University of Mississippi, McInnis was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The majority of correspondence in this collection comes from former fraternity brothers. Many of the correspondents continued to work at the University of Mississippi after graduation as tutors in the Preparatory Department. Their letters are replete with commentary on students, faculty, the administration of the University, and campus and town life. One correspondent discusses the typhoid fever epidemic of 1878 in several letters to McInnis. The collection contains a broadside in memorial to several students of the University who died during the outbreak.
Perhaps the most interesting singular piece of information in the collection comes from a tutor at the University, writing to McInnis in 1879 (2-2). According to J. W. Kilpatrick, the University of Mississippi awarded the first doctoral degree in the late 1870s, and not in 1893, the date commonly accepted. The first doctoral degree was conferred by the Board of Trustees, without the support of the faculty, on R. H. Loughbridge. Loughbridge had done no course work towards the degree. The action of the Board, apparently, caused great dissatisfaction among faculty and students, who felt the value of a degree from the University severely diminished. Loughbridge, according to the Alumni Directory, graduated with a B. S. in 1871, but the directory does not reflect the awarding of a Ph.D. from the University.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains correspondence, an invitation, and composition books related to the life of Louis Lowry McInnis. Items were created 1872-1901.

Restrictions
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Index Terms
University of Mississippi -- History

Container List

Box 1
Folder No.:
1. Inventory.

2. ALS. September 9, 1872. W. A. Alexander, Kosciusko, to LLM. 10 pp.

3. ALS. April 15, 1873. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM. 1 p.

4. ALS. April 22, 1873. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM. 1 p.

5. ALS. June 30, 1873. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM. 1 p.

6. ALS. August 23, 1873. Will Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 6 pp.

7. Printed Invitation. September 5, 1873. Grand Ball given by the Marshall County members of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

8. ALS. September 9, 1873. TWS [Thomas Walter Stockard], West Point, Mississippi, to LLM. 6 pp.

9. ALS. September 11, 1873. A. E. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 2 pp.

10. ALS. September 17, 1873. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

11. ALS. October 1, 1873. Will K[ilpatrick], Corinth, to LLM, 2 pp.

12. AMS. December 10, 1873. "The Misfortune of Literary Men." J. W. Kilpatrick, University of Mississippi. 4 pp.

13. ALS. December 29, 1873. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 1 p.

14. ALS. January 2, 1874. JWK, Corinth, to LLM, 2 pp. Corinth Hotel letterhead.

15. ALS. January 7, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 3 pp. Corinth Hotel letterhead.

16. ALS. January 19, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 5 pp.

17. ALS. March 21, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 8 pp. Corinth Hotel letterhead.

18. ALS. April 22, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

19. ALS. May 28, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 8 pp.

20. ALS. July 6, 1874. TWS [Thomas Walter Stockard], West Point, Mississippi, to LLM. 4 pp.

21. ALS. July 6, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 4 pp.

22. ALS. William A. Alexander, Kosciusko, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope. Attala County Superintendent of Education letterhead.


23. ALS. 31 August 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

24. ALS. September 13, 1874. A. E. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

25. ALS. September 18, 1874. A. E. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 3 pp. Corinth Hotel letterhead. With envelope.

26. ALS. September 24, 1874. A. E. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 2 pp. Corinth Hotel letterhead. With envelope.

27. ALS. November 29, 1874. J. W. Kilpatrick, Louisville, Kentucky, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

28. ALS. December 27, 1874. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 2 pp.

29. ALS. January 10, 1875. J. W. Kilpatrick, Louisville, Kentucky, to LLM, 10 pp.

30. ALS. February 24, 1875. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp.

31. ALS. July 5, 1875. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 6 pp.

32. ALS. August 22, [1875]. S. A. Witherspoon, Calhoun County, to LLM, 4 pp.

33. ALS. September 11, 1875. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

34. ALS. September 26, 1875. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

35. ALS. November 1, 1875. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 8 pp. With envelope.

36. ALS. December 31, 1875. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

37. ALS. March 6, 1876. R. W. Jones, Oxford, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

38. ALS. April 11, 1876. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

39. ALS. May 30, 1876. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

40. ALS. July 5, 1876. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 2 pp.

41. ALS. July 6, 1876. H. M. Sullivan, University of Mississippi, to LLM, 1 p. With envelope.

42. Telegram. July 7, 1876. R. A. Hill, Oxford, Mississippi, to George T. Swann, 1 p.

43. ALS. July 10, 1876. Alexander P. Stewart, Chancellor, University of Mississippi, to LLM, 1 p. With envelope. Encapsulated.

44. ALS. July 11, 1876. R. A. Hill, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

45. ALS. July 15, 1876. R. W. Jones, Jasper, Tennessee, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

46. ALS. July 25, 1876. R. A. Hill, Oxford, to LLM, 3 pp.

47. Handbill. August 6, 1876. Verona Collegiate Institute.

48. ALS. August 21, 1876. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

49. ALS. September 30, 1876. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette County, Tennessee, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

50. ALS. January 4, 1877. J. W. Kilpatrick, [Callaway], Tennessee, to LLM, 8 pp.

51. ALS. January 20, 1877. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

52. ALS. February 12, 1877. R. W. Jones, Oxford, to LLM, 7 pp. With envelope.

53. ALS. March 10, 1877. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

54. ALS. April 10, 1877. S. A. W[itherspoon], University of Mississippi, Oxford, to LLM, 8 pp. With envelope.

55. ALS. June 29, 1877. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 8 pp. With envelope.

56. ALS. January 6, 1878. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

57. ALS. January 13, 1878. J. W. Kilpatrick, Southern Express Company, Alabama, 10 pp. Letter is encapsulated.

58. ALS. February 10, 1878. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

59. ALS. January 20, 1878. S. A W[itherspoon], Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

60. ALS. March 27, 1878. J. W. Kilpatrick, Southern Express Company, Alabama, to LLM, 8 pp.

61. ALS. March 31, 1878. S. A. Witherspoon, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

62. ALS. April 4, 1878. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

63. ALS. May 17, 1878. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

64. ALS. May 18, 1878. S. A. Witherspoon, Oxford, to LLM, 3 pp.
65. ALS. August 16, 1878. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

66. ALS. August 19, 1878. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

67. ALS. November 30, 1878. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

68. ALS. January 8, 1879. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

69. ALS. February 5, 1879. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 12 pp. With envelope.

70. Broadside. January 4, 1879. University of Mississippi in memoriam to Thomas J. Walton, Kinloch Falconer, A. Fox Moore, Frank C. Walter, Avent A. Walter and James B. Walter who died of typhoid fever in 1878. With attached ALS. February 6, 1879. Will K., to LLM, 2 pp.

71. ALS. May 7, 1879. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 6 pp.

72. ALS. August 2, 1879. T. W. Stockard, Toronto, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

Box 2
Folder No.:

1. ALS. August 30, 1879. T. W. Stockard, Toronto, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

2. ALS. September 27, 1879. J. W. Kilpatrick, University of Mississippi, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

3. Clipping. October 25, 1879. Oxford Falcon. "Campus Notes".

4. ALS. November 4, 1879. Alexander P. Stewart, Chancellor, University of Mississippi, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

5. ALS. November 5, 1879. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp.

6. A.D. Copy. Not dated. "Report of the Committee on Ph.D. Degree." With attached ALS. November 26, 1879. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 11 pp.

7. ALS. December 7, 1879. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

8. ALS. January 16, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 5 pp. With envelope.

9. ALS. March 5, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 10 pp. With envelope.

10. ALS. June 5, 1880. S. A. Witherspoon, Meridian, to LLM, 1 p. With envelope.

11. ALS. July 18, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 7 pp. With envelope.

12. ALS. August 22, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

13. ALS. August 27, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, No. 5 [Bowditch], to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

14. ALS. September 3, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Corinth, to LLM, 3 pp.

15. ALS. September 14, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

16. ALS. September 27, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 1 p. With envelope.


17. ALS. October 5, 1880. W. A. Alexander, Lexington, Mississippi, to LLM, 8 pp. With envelope.

18. ALS. October 10, 1880. J. C. Underwood, Oxford, to LLM, 2 pp. Barnard Observatory letterhead.

19. ALS. October 14, 1880. T. W. Stockard, Oxford, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope. Barnard Observatory letterhead.

20. ALS. November 2, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

21. ALS. November 30, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 1 p.

22. ALS. December 23, 1880. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 1 p. With envelope.

23. ALS. July 14, 1881. T. W. Stockard, Chicago, Illinois, to LLM, 4 pp.

24. ALS. July 17, 1881. J. W. Kilpatrick, Oxford, to LLM, 8 pp. With envelope.

25. ALS. July 30, 1881. J. W. Kilpatrick and A. E. Kilpatrick, Fort Clark, Texas, to LLM, 1 p.

26. ALS. August 3, 1881. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 1 p. With envelope. With attached ALS. August 4, 1881. A. E. Kilpatrick, Fort Clark, Texas, to LLM, 6 pp.

27. ALS. August 17, 1881. A. E. Kilpatrick, Fort Clark, Texas, to LLM, 2 pp.

28. ALS. October 8, 1881. A. E. Kilpatrick, Camp at Mayer's Spring, Texas, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

29. ALS. October 26, 1881. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

30. ALS. November 14, 1881. A. E. Kilpatrick, Camp at Mayer's Spring, Texas, to LLM, 3 pp. With envelope.

31. ALS. January 16, 1882. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 6 pp. With envelope.

32. ALS. March 28, 1882. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 6 pp.

33. ALS. July 29, 1882. A. E. Kilpatrick, D'Hanis, Texas, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

34. ALS. January 1, 1883. J. W. Kilpatrick, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 4 pp.

35. ALS. April 24, 1884. T. W. Stockard, Agricultural College, Mississippi, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

36. Printed invitation. May 26-June 7, [1884]. Central College, Fayette, Missouri, Commencement Exercises.

37. ALS. July 25, 1884. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 8 pp. With envelope.

38. ALS. January 7, 1885. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

39. ALS. August 27, 1885. [T. W.] Stockard, Treasury Department, [Washington, D. C.], to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

40. ALS. September 16, 1885. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 4 pp. With envelope.

41. ALS. February 11, 1886. J. W. Kilpatrick, Fayette, Missouri, to LLM, 4 pp.

42. ALS. July 23, 1886. W. A. Alexander, Canton, Mississippi, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

43. Form letter. December 4, 1886. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Washington D. C., to members, 2 pp.

44. Form letter. December 4, 1886. Delta Kappa Epsilon, to members, 1 p.

45. Printed invitation. June 6 - 9, 188[]. Central College, Fayette, Missouri, Commencement exercises.

46. ALS. June 6, 1896. A. E. Kilpatrick, San Antonio, Texas, to LLM, 3 pp. With envelope.

47. ALS. August 26, 1901. A. E. Kilpatrick, San Antonio, Texas, to LLM, 5 pp.

48. Printed Invitation. February 22. No year. 25th Anniversary of the Hermaean Society, University of Mississippi.

49. ALS. September 19. No year. T. W. Stockard, West Point, Mississippi, to LLM, 2 pp. With envelope.

50. Printed invitation. Not dated. Central College, Fayette, Missouri, Commencement exercises.

51. Miscellaneous envelopes.

52. Composition book, inscribed "Compliments of J. W. K., Louis L. McInnis, University of Mississippi, October 1875".

53. Composition book, inscribed "L. L. McInnis, University of Mississippi, December 11, 1875".

54. Composition book, inscribed "Louis L. McInnis, University of Mississippi," [1876].