Carolyn Jones Ross Research Files Collection

MUM00743

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Carolyn Jones Ross Research Files Collection
ID
MUM00743
Date [inclusive]
1827-2014
Extent
12.0 Linear feet 9 boxes
Abstract
Research files and unpublished manuscripts of Dr. M. Carolyn Ross on the subject of Jacob Thompson (1810-1885).

Preferred Citation

Carolyn Jones Ross Research Files Collection (MUM00743), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Jacob Thompson: Jacob Thompson was born in Leasburg, North Carolina in 1810 and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1831. He was admitted to the bar in 1834 and opened a law practice in Pontotoc, Mississippi. In 1839, voters elected Thompson to the U.S. House of Representatives where he remained until 1851 when he lost a reelection contest.

President James Buchanan appointed Thompson U.S. Secretary of the Interior in 1857. He resigned from the office in January 1861 to become Inspector General of the Confederate States Army. Later, he joined the army as an officer, served as an aide to General P.G.T. Beauregard, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Thompson was present at the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Corinth, and Tupelo.

In 1864, President Jefferson Davis asked Thompson to head a secret delegation to Canada where he appears to have led Confederate Secret Service operations. Thompson’s name arises in connection to many anti-Union plots and allegations of involvement with Abraham Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth. After the Civil War, Thompson fled for while to England and Canada, eventually returning to Memphis, Tennessee to manage his holdings. He served on the board of the University of the South at Sewanee. Thompson died on 24 March 1885 and is buried in Memphis at Elmwood Cemetery.

Carolyn Jones Ross: Carolyn Jones Ross was born on 18 March 2014 to parents L. Bruce Jones and Mary Jones of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned bachelor and master degrees from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A speech-language pathologist, Dr. Ross worked in Iberville Parish, Louisiana public schools, and Louisiana State University Medical School before entering private practice in New Orleans. She was an early pioneer in the use of Cued Speech, a phoneme-based system of hand shapes and positions that clarifies ongoing speech.

In addition to her professional career, Dr. Ross performed community service, especially in the field of arts and heritage. She participated in the New Orleans Symphony Chorus and served on the board of the Symphony Volunteers Inc. For over a quarter century, Dr. Ross was a volunteer reader for WRBH-FM’s Radio Reading Service. The recipient of many New Orleans honors, she received a Special Certificate of Appreciation from the mayor in 1987.

After the death of her husband Raphael Ross Jr, M.D., she moved to Oxford, Mississippi. Dr. Ross served on the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council board and the Oxford-Lafayette Heritage Foundation board. She researched the life of Oxford resident and politician Jacob Thompson (1810-1885) with the intent of writing a biography but died away on 18 March 2014 before completing the project. Prior to her passing, her research helped to develop the historic marker at the Jacob Thompson Home Place site as well as interpretive materials at the L.Q.C. Lamar House.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains Dr. Ross’s research files on Jacob Thompson. The archive has preserved the original folders and labels (although the container list spells out abbreviations). The files are arranged into four series. Series 1 preserves the integrity of a section of Dr. Ross’s files that reflect the chronological sequence of Thompson’s life. Series 2 (letter size folders) and Series 3 (legal size folders) are subject files on Thompson (as well as three folders on the Oxford, Mississippi African American Rosenwald school historic marker project). Series 4 holds drafts of her book manuscript on Thompson.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2014

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to researchers.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Dr. Joyce Sidorfsky donated the collection in September 2014 following the death of her friend Dr. Carolyn Ross.

Processing Information

Political Papers Archivist Leigh McWhite completed processing the collection in October 2014.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

Other Jacob Thompson manuscript material in the Archives & Special Collections:

F.A.P. Barnard Collection. Includes letters from Jacob Thompson (2 boxes).

Hopson Collection. Material related to the Nicholas Thompson home in Leasburg, North Carolina built in the early 1800s and home of Jacob Thompson (1 box).

Willie and Marjorie Lewis Memorial Collection. Contains correspondence, genealogical research, clippings, photographs, and legal documents related to the life and career of Jacob Thompson (3 boxes).

Carolyn Jones Ross Memorial Collection of Personal Papers of Jacob Thompson and Catherine Jones Thompson. Original letters, journal, and business documents of the Jacob Thompson family (1 box).

Publications by or about Jacob Thompson in the Archives & Special Collections:

Arthur Ben Chitty, “Jacob Thompson; He Fought One Union But Built Another – at Sewanee.” Reprint from Sewanee Alumni News (15 February 1956). Call Number: E664 T3 C3.

Matthew Fontaine Maury, Address of Com. M.F. Maury, Before the Fair of the Agricultural & Mechanical Soc. Of Memphis, Tenn. Delivered at the Fair Grounds…Oct. 17th, 1871 (Memphis: Appeal Job Office, 1871). Include introductory remarks by Jacob Thompson. Call Number: HD1769 M3.

P.L. Rainwater, ed. “Letters to and from Jacob Thompson.” Reprint from Journal of Southern History Vol. 6, No. 1 (February 1940). Call Number: E664 T3 L3.

Political Portraits with Pen and Pencil: Hon. Jacob Thompson of Mississippi (1850). Call Number: E415.9 T45 P64.

Jacob Thompson, Address, Delivered on Occasion of the Opening of the University of the State of Mississippi: In Behalf of the Board of Trustees, November 6, 1848, by Hon. Jacob Thompson, M.C…. (Memphis: Franklin Board and Job Office, 1849). Call Number: LB41 T5.

Jacob Thompson, Address of Hon. Jacob Thompson, of Mississippi, to His Constituents (Washington, DC: J.T. Towers, 1851). Call Number: E423 T47.

Jacob Thompson, Address of Hon. Jacob Thompson, of Mississippi, to His Constituents (Jacinto, MS: W.H. Jones, 1851). Call Number: E423 T472 1851.

Jacob Thompson, Increase of the Army: Speech of Hon. Jacob Thompson, of Miss., Delivered in the House of Representatives, January 9, 1847, in Committee of the Whole on the State of the Union, on the Bill to Raise for a Limited Time an Additional Military Force, and for Other Purposes (Washington, DC: Office of Blair & Rives, 1847). Call Number: E409 T56 1847.

Jacob Thompson, Letters from the Hon. Jacob Thompson of Mississippi, and the Hon. Frederick P. Stanton of Memphis District, Tenn., Representatives in Congress, and a Letter from T. Nixon Van Dyke, Esq., on the Subject of the Southwestern Railroad (Richmond: Shepherd and Colin, 1849). Call Number: HE2792 L992 1849b.

Jacob Thompson, Speech of Jacob Thompson, of Mississippi, on the Civil and Diplomatic Bill, and the Presidential Election. Delivered in the House of Representatives, July 21, 1848 (Washington, DC: Towers, 1848). Call Number: E415.9 T45 S6 1848.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mississippi -- History -- 19th century

Personal Name(s)

  • Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885 -- Archives

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Chronological Files 

Box 1 

Folder 1: Timothy S. Bottoms, M.A. Thesis “From a Needle to an Anvil…” 1991 

Scope and Content

Study of Connally General Store in Leasburg, NC 1881-1895

Folder 2: Caswell County/Leasburg History 

Folder 3: The Heritage of Caswell County NC 1989 

Scope and Content

J. Whitlow, Editor

Folder 4: 1827 and Earlier 

Folder 5: Leasburg Area Contacts 

Scope and Content

Regarding the Jacob Thompson Research

Folder 6: University of North Carolina 1827-1833, 1859 with President Buchanan, 1860 State Committee to NC 

Folder 7: Leasburg Material 

Folder 8: Jacob Thompson 1827-1833 

Scope and Content

et al. at University of North Carolina

Folder 9 1828-1834 

Folder 10 1835-1837 

Folder 11 1838 

Folder 12 1839 

Folder 13 1840 

Folder 14 January-December 1841 

Folder 15: Jacob Thompson Other than House Business 1842 

Folder 16 1842 

Folder 17 1843 

Folder 18 1844 

Folder 19 1845 

Folder 20 1846 

Folder 21 1847 

Folder 22: Jacob Thompson Personal Life Outside 30th Congress, 6 December 1847 – 14 August 1848, 4 December 1848 – 3 March 1849 

Folder 23: 30th Congress December 1847, January-February 1848 

Folder 24 March-April 1848 

Box 2 

Folder 1 May-December 1848 

Folder 2: Material for Speech on Jacob Thompson in the House of Representatives, 30th Congress 1848-1849 

Folder 3: Early Development of University of Mississippi Library 

Scope and Content

Thesis by Nichols

Folder 4 January-June 1849 

Folder 5 July-December 1849 

Folder 6: Summary January-June, July-December 1850 

Folder 7 January-June 1850 

Folder 8 July-November 1850 

Folder 9: Congress, 2nd Session December 1850-4 March 1851 

Folder 10 1851 

Folder 11 1852 

Folder 12 1853 

Folder 13 1854 

Folder 14: Property Records for Jacob Thompson Land & Negro Slaves 

Folder 15: Home Place, Oxford, Being Built 1853 

Folder 16: Jacob Thompson’s Home Place Site & House Now 

Folder 17: Jacob Thompson’s Real Estate 1835-1881 

Scope and Content

Memphis 1835-1881 & After His Death

Folder 18: Property Records 

Folder 19 1855 

Folder 20 1856 

Folder 21 1857 

Folder 22: Jacob Thompson at Interior Department 

Folder 23 1858 

Folder 24 January-June 1859 

Folder 25 July-December 1859 

Box 3 

Folder 1: Buchanan Administration January-June 1860 

Folder 2 January-June 1860 

Folder 3: Summary July-December 1860 

Folder 4 July-December 1860 

Folder 5: Collateral Material 1860-1861 

Folder 6: A Country Editor Faces Secession 1860-1861 

Scope and Content

“Oxford Intelligencer” by E.V. Capati

Folder 7: Letters from Kate Thompson to Mary Cobb January-June 1860 

Scope and Content

4 Letters

Folder 8: Mary Chesnut Civil War Diary 1861-1865 

Folder 9 January-April 1861 

Folder 10: Summary Materials 1861 

Folder 11: Duncan McCollum's Diary 1861 

Folder 12: Reveille in Washington, Margaret Leech 1861-1865, 1941 

Scope and Content

Extensive Bibliography

Folder 13 May-August 1861 

Folder 14 September-December 1861 

Folder 15: CSA Jefferson Davis Administration September-December 1861 

Folder 16: Confederate Medical Laboratories 1862 

Folder 17: The Capture of Holly Springs 1862 

Scope and Content

J.G. Dupree 1862 & Unidentified Bibliography

Folder 18: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant 1885 

Scope and Content

Only One Mention of Jacob Thompson

Folder 19 January-June 1862 

Folder 20 July-December 1862 

Folder 21 1863 

Folder 22: House Journal 1863 

Scope and Content

Regular Session Jacob Thompson Attending

Folder 23: Jefferson Davis, CSA Administration 1863 

Folder 24 January-June 1864 

Folder 25 July-September 1864 

Folder 26 October-December 1864 

Folder 27: Confederate Commission in Canada 

Folder 28: St. Albain's Raid 1864 

Scope and Content

Trial Transcripts, Newspaper Accounts

Folder 29: NIAGARA “Peace Conference” 1864 

Scope and Content

Clifton House

Folder 30: Motives for the Burning of Oxford, Mississippi – Howard T. Dimick 1946 

Scope and Content

Journal of Mississippi History

Folder 31: Summary 1865 

Folder 32 January-April 1865 

Folder 33 May-August 1865 

Folder 34 September-November-December 1865 

Folder 35: Collateral: Contemporaries 1865 

Folder 36 January-June 1866 

Folder 37 July-December 1866 

Folder 38 January-June 1867 

Box 4 

Folder 1 July-December 1867 

Folder 2 1868 

Folder 3 1869 

Folder 4 1870 

Folder 5 1871 

Folder 6 1872 

Folder 7 1873 

Folder 8 1874 

Folder 9 1875 

Folder 10 1876 

Folder 11 1877 

Folder 12 1878 

Folder 13 1879 

Folder 14: University of the South: Sewanee 

Folder 15: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government by Jefferson Davis 

Folder 16 1880 

Folder 17: Jacob Thompson’s Will: Lafayette County & Shelby County 

Folder 18: Map of Memphis 1881 

Folder 19 1881 

Folder 20 1882 

Folder 21 1883 

Folder 22 1884 

Folder 23: Collateral 1885 

Folder 24 1885 

Folder 25: Jacob Thompson’s Will & Catherine Thompson’s Will 

Folder 26: Elmwood Cemetery 

Folder 27: Thompson Family Bible 

Folder 28: Gravestone’s Engraving, Cemetery Records 

Scope and Content

Oxford and Environs

Folder 29 1886 

Folder 30 1886- 

Folder 31 1887-1888 

Folder 32 1889-1891 

Folder 33 1892-1900 

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Series 2: Subject Files 

Scope and Content

(Letter Size Folders)

Box 4 

Folder 34: Biographies of Jacob Thompson 

Folder 35: Copied Materials 

Scope and Content

Copied for Chronological File and/or Contain Errors

Folder 36: Materials from Books and Newpapers 1900-1965 

Folder 37: Life of Jacob Thompson 1930 

Scope and Content

M.A. Thesis by Dorothy Oldham

Folder 38: Internet: Articles Downloaded 

Folder 39: Banking in England by Jacob Thompson 

Folder 40: Articles 1990-Present 

Folder 41: “Letters to and from Jacob Thompson” 

Scope and Content

Rainwater, P.L. Article

Folder 42: Education Support by Jacob Thompson 

Scope and Content

University of Mississippi, Female Academy, University of the South

Folder 43: Jacob Thompson Jr. Mentioned in Jacob Thompson’s Will 

Folder 44: Macon Thompson 1839-1873 

Folder 45: Jacob Thompson 1966-  

Scope and Content

Unpublished Materials about Him

Folder 46: Nicholas Thompson (Lucretia) as Research Subject 

Folder 47: Letters from Kanthering Andrews to Ela Ray Chacy 

Scope and Content

Typescripts Talks of Her Jacob Thompson Connection

Folder 48: Museum Brown Bag Talk “Macon and the Watch” 

Folder 49: Uncle Joseph’s Children Josephine (Joey) & Samuel Maverick T. – J.G. Buchanan Book 

Folder 50: Jacob Thompson’s Siblings / Other Kin 

Folder 51: Current News Items (Jacob Thompson Related) 

Folder 52: Bibliographical Entries to Follow up on 

Folder 53: Bibliographies 

Folder 54: Duplicate Materials 

Folder 55: Letters from Kate Thompson to Mary Cobb 1860 

Scope and Content

10 letters

Folder 56: Jacob Young Thompson 

Folder 57: Macon's Gold Watch 

Folder 58: Jacob/Catherine Helped Extended Family 

Folder 59: Family Information 1860s-1870s 

Scope and Content

Macon and Jacob Thompson Especially

Folder 60: Macon and Jacob Thompson Especially 

Folder 61: The Great Book: Calvary Episcopal Church & Archival Items 

Folder 62: Will Lewis/Olivia Nabors Family Papers/Photographs 

Folder 63: Early History of Oxford - Ann Percy 2008 

Folder 64: Relatives and Friends 

Folder 65: Letters from Brothers to Jacob Thompson 

Scope and Content

Typescripts in Year Folders

Folder 66: Cemetery, Church and Library, Jacob Thompson in Memphis 

Folder 67: Varina Howell Wife of Jefferson Davis from Rowland’s Wife of Jefferson Davis 1927 

Folder 68: Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Times, and Speeches 1825-1873 

Scope and Content

Published 1895

Folder 69: Jacob Thompson, A.G. Brown, J. Giddings 

Folder 70: Biography of Jacob Thompson for University Press of Mississippi 

Scope and Content

Frank Windham, from [Jane Bachana] File, Not Published

Box 5 

Folder 1: C. Macon Thompson Year by Year, Age 6 and Jacob Thompson’s Activities 1845 

Folder 2: Places 

Folder 3: Panola, Panola County 

Folder 4: Mississippi, State of 

Folder 5: Tanner Early 1800s 

Folder 6: A History of Mississippi, Vol. 1, Richard A. McLemore 1973 

Scope and Content

Ed., USM Press 1973

Folder 7: Overview/Dates Jacob Thompson’s Life 

Folder 8: Chickasaw Center 10 June 2012 

Scope and Content

Research, Sulphur, Oklahoma

Folder 9: William Davis Notes, Correspondence 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson, CC Clay, Sanders, Beall, 1970 Article, Etc.

Folder 10: John Crews Play “Of Two Minds” and Talk Comparing F.A.P. Barnard with Jacob Thompson 

Folder 11: From These Hills: A History of Pontotoc County 1976 

Scope and Content

Pages on 1836-1840s, Story of Pontotoc Date?, Regarding Jacob Thompson’s Ear

Folder 12: “Flush Times in Alabama and Mississippi” Joseph G. Baldwin 1853 

Folder 13: Public Men and Events Vol. II (From Monroe 1817 – Fillmore 1853) Nathan Sargent 1875 

Folder 14: Notes to Myself 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson Project

Folder 15: Library of Congress, National Archives 

Folder 16: Correspondence 

Scope and Content

Regarding K. Gibbs & Hannah McKee, Jacob Thompson Materials

Folder 17: Inquiries 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson

Folder 18: Jane Gray Buchanan 

Folder 19: Macon Kirkman 

Folder 20: University of Mississippi Holdings 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson

Folder 21: Mississippi State Archives 

Folder 22: Internet Resources 

Scope and Content

Regarding Writing, Getting Published, Etc.

Folder 23: Updates on Some of Jacob Thompson’s Major Interests 

Folder 24: Updates on Some of Jacob Thompson’s Major Interests 

Folder 25: Tulane Special Collections 

Folder 26: Memphis Public Library 

Folder 27: William C. (Jack) Davis 

Folder 28: Index Cards in Manuscript Division Library of Congress 

Scope and Content

Showing Letters to and from Jacob Thompson (I Have Copies of Those Marked)

Folder 29: Tennessee State Library & Archives 

Scope and Content

Memphis Newspapers of 1800s

Folder 30: University of Memphis Library 

Folder 31: James McPherson Booknotes Transcripts 1994 

Folder 32: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Special Collections 

Folder 33: “A Celebration of Jacob Thompson’s 200th Birthday” 

Folder 34: Faulkner’s Country: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawpha, Donald H. Doyle 2001 

Folder 35: The Disruption of American Democracy, Roy Franklin Nichols 1948 

Folder 36: Jacob Thompson Essay for Mississippi Encyclopedia 1 September 2003 

Folder 37: Jacob Thompson, Ann Percy 

Folder 38: Hugh Goforth Materials 

Folder 39: Speech for Rotary Club 20 March 2007 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson

Folder 40: Kate Thompson Kirkman 

Folder 41: The University of Mississippi, The Formative Years 1848-1906 

Folder 42: Biographical Entries 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson

Folder 43: Information on Internet Research Resources [University of North Carolina, Etc.] 

Folder 44: Visuals for May 11 Talk 

Folder 45: Miscellaneous Notes 

Folder 46: Thompson Family Papers at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Library 

Folder 47: Miscellaneous 

Scope and Content

Regarding sources

Folder 48: Genealogy Including Collaterals 

Folder 49: Form for Contributors to Jacob Thompson Project 

Folder 50: Jack Waugh 

Folder 51: Welcome to Leasburg Community 

Folder 52: University of Mississippi Its First Hundred Years, Cabaniss 

Folder 53: Oldham Thesis 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson

Folder 54: Tocqueville – Democracy in America 

Folder 55: Skipworth Historical and Genealogical Society 

Folder 56: Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery – Farrow, Lang and Frank Hartford Courant 

Folder 57: Caswell County Correspondence 

Folder 58: Person County 

Folder 59: Don Doyle Emails – Read for Oxford Section 

Box 6 

Folder 1: Faulkner, Fortunes, and Flames 

Folder 2: Script: Rotary Club Speech 20 March 2007 

Scope and Content

Regarding Jacob Thompson

Folder 3: Quotes from Founding Fathers 

Scope and Content

Regarding Moral/Religious Foundation of United States

Folder 4: Lucius Q.C. Lamar by Son-in-Law E. Mayes 

Folder 5: Jacob Thompson Timeline 

Folder 6: Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick 1921 

Folder 7: Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society 

Folder 8: Thompson House, Oxford, Mississippi 

Folder 9: The Clays of Alabama, Ruth Ketring Nuermbreger 2003 

Folder 10: L.Q.C. Lamar Lifeline, David Sansing 

Folder 11: Notes 

Folder 12: Quotes from Jacob Thompson Letters in My Personal Possession 

Folder 13: The Works of James Buchanan Vol. XII Biographical 

Folder 14: The Works of James Buchanan Vol. XI Speeches, Correspondence, State Papers 1860-1868 

Folder 15: The Works of James Buchanan Vol. X Speeches, Correspondence, State Papers 1856-1860 

Folder 16: Johanna Isom Interview, Slave Narrative, Ex-Slave of Jacob Thompson 

Folder 17: U.S. Department of Interior 

Folder 18: Updates on Matters Jacob Thompson Worked on in the House and Secretary of Interior 1839-1851, 1857-1861 

Folder 19: Draft 13 of Congress 1st Session 1847-1848 

Folder 20: Supplementary Notes on Jacob Thompson in 26th-31st Congresses 

Folder 21: History of U.S. House of Representatives, House Documents 103-324, 103rd Congress, 2d Session 

Folder 22: Congressional Delegation from Mississippi 1817- 

Folder 23: U.S. House of Representatives Mississippi Delegation/Statistics 

Folder 24: House of Representatives, Description, Seating Charts in Jacob Thompson’s Time 

Folder 25: “Back of the Big House” J.M. Vlach 

Folder 26: Washington DC People, Physical Traits, Events, Etc. 

Folder 27: Biographies Important Congressmen/Presidents 1839-1851 

Folder 28: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oxford, Mississippi 1851- 

Folder 29: Lafayette County, Mississippi 

Folder 30: Pontotoc, Mississippi 

Folder 31: Life in Washington, and Life Here and There 1859 

Folder 32: The Year of Decision 1846, Bernard Devoto 1943 

Folder 31: Interior Department 

Folder 32: Mexican War 

Folder 33: Antebellum – Jacob Thompson 

Folder 34: Congress 

Folder 35: Jacob Thompson Being a Villain, 1. John Wilkes Booth/Jacob Thompson Abraham Lincoln Kidnap/Assassination Plot, 2. Embezzling Confederate Funds 

Folder 36: Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of Slavery, Noah Brooks 1904 

Folder 37: Abraham Lincoln and Jacob Thompson 

Folder 38: Jacob Thompson & Abraham Lincoln, Compare & Contrast (Early Life, Career, 30th Congress, Later) 

Folder 39: April 1865: The Month that Saved America, Jay Winik 2001 

Folder 40: Lee’s Miserables, Gary Gallagher, Editor 

Folder 41: Lincoln: A Foreigner’s Quest, Jan Morris 

Folder 42: Material 

Scope and Content

Regarding “Making One Whole,” Slaveowner – Remunerated Emancipation on Freed Slaves – Prepare for Citizenship

Folder 43: “Abraham Lincoln’s Missed Opportunities for the Highest Service to Our Nation” Letter to ? C. White, Jr. 

Folder 44: Sources for “Abraham Lincoln’s Missed Opportunities for Highest Service to Our Nation” 

Folder 45: Time Line of Civil War 

Folder 46: Serious Articles 

Scope and Content

Regarding Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison

Folder 47: A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, John G. Nicolay 1903 

Scope and Content

Pages 361-2 and 544

Folder 48: Current Discussions of Civil War, Secession, Etc. in the New Millennium 

Folder 49: Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Edward Steers Jr. 

Folder 50: The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion 1860-’65 Vol. 1, Horace Greeley 1885 

Folder 51: Confederate Mississippi: People & Policies of a Cotton State in Wartime, John K. Bettersworth 1943 

Folder 52: Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency, John C. Waught 1997 

Folder 53: Portions of A. Lincoln through 2nd Bull Run 

Folder 54: Civil War General Information 

Folder 55: Civil War and Oxford, Mississippi 

Folder 56: The Civil War, Time-Life 

Folder 57: Confederate Agent: A Discovery in History, James Horan 1954 

Folder 58: Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Re: Confederate Emissaries in Canada 1995 

Scope and Content

Pages 521-523

Folder 59: The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Jim Bishop 1955, 1983 

Folder 60: Lincoln’s Assassination 

Folder 61: Abraham Lincoln 

Folder 62: What Shall We Do with the Negro? Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America, Paul D. Escott 2009 

Box 7 

Folder 30: The Letters of Kate Thompson to Mary Ann Cobb 1858-1861 

Folder 1: Confederates in Canada 

Folder 2: Jefferson Davis 

Folder 3: Canadian Newspaper Articles 1864-1865 

Scope and Content

Regarding American Civil War

Folder 4: Active Service: Castleman 1864-1866, 1917 

Folder 5: Canada & the United States: The Civil War Years – Robin Wink 1960, 1970 

Folder 6: Secret Missions of the Civil War, Philip Van Doren Stern, from First-Hand Accounts 1939 

Folder 7: Canada Research 2004 

Folder 8: Refugeeing in Tyler, Texas 

Folder 9: Confederate Operatives in Canada and the North, Kinchen 1970 

Scope and Content

Pages with Quotes

Folder 10: Current Correspondence with Canada or About Confederates in Canada 1864-1869 

Folder 11: Cameron Notes JPB to Jacob Thompson, Other Letters Copied by Cameron in Canada, Museum of Confederacy – Brackenbrough Library 

Folder 12: Cape Fear – Wilmington to Canada 

Folder 13: Confederate Commission to Canada, Castleman, Active Service 1864-1865 1917 

Folder 14: Canadian Public Opinion on American Civil War 

Folder 15: Confederate Commission Canada 1864-1865 

Folder 16: Abraham Lincoln, One Volume Edition, Carl Sandburg 1936/1954 

Folder 17: Myths after Lincoln, Lloyd Lewis 1929-1941 

Folder 18: The Confederate Government 1861-1865 

Folder 19: Civil War 

Folder 20: Sewanee University of South File on Jacob Thompson, Jacob Thompson, Arthur Ben Chitty 

Folder 21: Arthur Ben Chitty/ Sewanee 

Folder 22: University of the South Jacob Thompson Era 

Folder 23: Calvary Episcopal Church Files 

Scope and Content

Sent by Connie Marshall

Folder 24: Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment 16 March 1995 

Folder 25: Post-Civil War – Jacob Thompson 

Folder 26: Self-Guided Tour of Jacob Thompson 

Scope and Content

Related Sites, Brochure: CUB funded?

Folder 27: Jacob Thompson Historic Marker Dedication Program 

Folder 28: Jacob Thompson Home Place Site Historic Marker Project 

Folder 29: L.Q.C. Lamar House 

Folder 30: Historic Marker Forms, Mississippi Department of Archives & History 

Folder 31: Jacob Thompson Home Site Highway Marker Project 

Folder 32: Joel Wiliamson Had Shared a Portion of His Manuscript 

Scope and Content

Regarding William Faulkner and the South with Dr. Howorth, I Copied These Pages from that Material

Folder 33: William Faulkner’s Connection of Compson to Jacob Thompson 1975 

Folder 34: Thompson as Faulkner’s Compsons 

Folder 35: From Faulkner Fortunes and Flames 

Folder 36: William Faulkner and Southern History – Joel 1993 

Folder 37: Oxford History/Faulkner 

Folder 38: Ageless Heroes (Susie Mitchell Marshall/Burns Belfry Church/Rosenwald School Marker) 

Folder 39: Rosenwald School Project 

Folder 40: Rosenwald School Marker Dedication Speech 

Folder 41: Architectural Terms, Basic Information 

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Series 3: Jacob Thompson Manuscript Drafts 

Box 7 

Folder 42: First Drafts – Jacob Thompson Book Introduction 

Folder 43: Jacob Thompson Part 1 

Folder 44: Jacob Thompson: Quintessential American Part One 

Folder 45: Jacob Thompson Quintessential American Part __ “The High Price of Loyalty" 

Folder 46: Jacob Thompson, a Quintessential American 29 December 2011 

Scope and Content

95 Pages Printed

Folder 47: Jacob Thompson: A Quintessential American, Part 2, Jacob Thompson Comes to Mississippi 

Folder 48: Part 2 Latest Version 22 August 2011 

Folder 49: Part 3 Jacob Thompson Envisions 

Part 50: Part 3 Jacob Thompson –University of North Carolina Comes into __ Diverted from Dream of Life in Natchez 

Folder 51: Part 4 Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi 1839-1847 

Folder 52: Jacob Thompson Book Part 5 15 September 2011 

Scope and Content

Pages 1-54 Notes

Folder 53: Part 5. Mr. Thompson of Mississippi 1847-1851 

Folder 54: Jacob Thompson Book Part 5 Section 2 

Scope and Content

Pages 55-103, Notes 7-11

Folder 55: Jacob Thompson Chapter on 5th Term in House of Representatives 

Folder 56: Part 6 Mr. Thompson, Contributions as a Private Citizen Living in Oxford, Mississippi 1851-1857 

Folder 57: Book Draft Part 5 Jacob Thompson as Congressman 1839-1841 26th Congress in Detail 

Folder 58: Part 7. Mr. Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, 1857 – 8 January 1861 

Folder 59: Part 7. Mr. Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, 1857 – 8 January 1861 

Folder 60: Part 9. Jacob Thompson, Exile in Europe and Canada April 1865 – December 1869 

Folder 61: Part 10. Jacob Thompson, Convenient Political Scapegoat into 20th Century 

Folder 62: Miscellaneous Drafts 

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Series 4: Subject Files 

Scope and Content

(Legal Size Folders)

Box 8 

Folder 1: Jacob Thompson 

Folder 2: Scrapbook/Pictures Jacob Thompson Project 

Folder 3: Nicholas Thompson Property 

Folder 4: Research in Canada, Canadian Point of View on Our War 

Folder 5: Local History – Oxford, Mississippi 

Folder 6: Local History Written Mainly by Jack Lamar Mayfield 

Box 9 

Folder 1: Interior Outgoing Letters: Indian Affairs 23 June 1858-1 February 1860 

Scope and Content

(Typescripts Filed by Year)

Folder 2: Wills 

Scope and Content

Copies of Original Pages of Will Book

Folder 3: A Rebel in Yankeeland, W. Stanley Hoole 

Folder 4: An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government, William C. Davis 2001 

Folder 5: Writing the Civil War, Edited by James McPherson & William J. Cooper Jr. 

Folder 6: Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour – William C. Davis 1991 

Folder 7: Breckinridge Statesman Soldier Symbol, William C. Davis 197? 

Folder 8: Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis 2000 

Folder 9: Judah P. Benjamin The Jewish Confederate, Eli N. Evans 1988 

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