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Finding Aid for the L.Q.C. Lamar Collection (MUM01174)

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Finding Aid for the L.Q.C. Lamar Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01174/
Title: L.Q.C. Lamar Collection
Dates: circa 1860-1885
Collector: Clark, Edward Donaldson
Physical Extent: 1 box (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01174
Location: Small Manuscripts 76-6 ; Aisle A-1
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Correspondence, primarily from Lamar to Edward Donaldson Clark, discussing politics, the Vicksburg Race Riots, Reconstruction, General E.C. Walthall, legislative issues and Blanche K. Bruce.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Photocopies donated to the Archives and Special Collections

Custodial History

Lamar's granddaughter Kate Freeman Clark of Holly Springs preserved the originals until her death in 1957.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Leigh McWhite added the introductory comments to the finding aid and revised the inventory for the L.Q.C. Lamar Collection on 31 March 2006.

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 22 May 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

Except for one original letter by L.Q.C. Lamar, the collection’s correspondence consists only of photocopies. Lamar's granddaughter Kate Freeman Clark of Holly Springs preserved the originals until her death in 1957. Since that time, they have been stored in the Kate Freeman Clark Art Museum in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Transcriptions are available for most letters, but the accuracy of the translation is dubious and consultation with the photocopied originals is advisable. Published transcriptions by James H. Stone appeared in the Journal of Mississippi History Vol. 35 (February 1973): 65-73; Vol. 37 (May 1975): 189-201; and Vol. 43 (May 1981): 135-164.


Subject Terms

Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898
Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- Ethnic relations
Walthall, Edward C. (Edward Cary), 1831-1898


Formats

clippings (information artifacts)
correspondence
photocopies


Biographical Note

L.Q.C. Lamar

Born near Eatonton, Georgia in 1825, Lucuis Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar graduated from Emory College in Georgia in 1845. Admitted to the bar in 1847, he moved to Oxford, Mississippi two years later to practice law and served one year as the professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi. Lamar returned to Georgia in 1852 and became a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives a year later. In 1855, he returned to Mississippi where he served as a U.S. Representative from that state from 1857 to 1860. Lamar retired from Congress to become a member of the Mississippi Secession Convention, and he drafted the state’s Ordinance of Secession. During the Civil War, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army until 1862 when Jefferson Davis appointed him as Confederate minister to Russia and special envoy to England and France. After the war, Lamar returned to Mississippi to practice law and served as the professor of metaphysics, social science, and law at the University of Mississippi. He also served as a member of Mississippi constitutional conventions in 1865, 1868, 1875, 1877, and 1881. In 1873, Lamar became the first Democrat from Mississippi to sit in the U.S. House of Representatives since the Civil War. In 1877, he became the first former high-ranking Confederate to sit in the U.S. Senate. Lamar possessed a talent for reconciliation and compromise. In 1874, he delivered a memorable eulogy for Radical Republican Charles Sumner in which he urged an end to sectional bitterness. Lamar also proved significant in brokering the Compromise of 1877 in which Republican Rutherford B. Hayes became president despite Democrat Samuel Tilden receiving the majority of popular votes and a seeming majority of the Electoral College. In 1885, President Grover Cleveland appointed Lamar as Secretary of the Interior, and two years later nominated the sixty-three year old to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lamar died of a heart attack in January 1893. His body rests in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford, Mississippi.

Edward Donaldson Clark

Between 1868 to 1873, Edward Donaldson Clark served as Lamar's junior law in Oxford, Mississippi. In 1871, Clark married Miss Carey Freeman of Holly Springs. She was the daughter of Mrs. Kate W. Freeman (the subject of several Lamar letters and the recipient of one) and the granddaughter of B.W. Walthall. Although the law partnership of Lamar & Clark dissolved when Clark moved to Vicksburg, the two remained close friends. When Lamar became Secretary of the Interior in 1885, he offered Clark the position of Assistant Secretary of the Interior. According to the 2 April 1885 Winfield [KS] Courier: “E.D. Clark, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of the Interior, died on the 22nd inst. of pneumonia.”


Scope and Content Note

The L.Q.C. Lamar Collection contains forty-seven letters and telegrams written by L.Q.C. Lamar between 1869 and 1885. The vast majority are addressed to his friend and confidant Edward Donaldson Clark. Lamar’s letters contain discussions on political and election strategies, the 1874 U.S. House of Representative investigation of the Vicksburg race riots, Reconstruction, General E.C. Walthall, Lamar’s health and family, and legislative issues such as the currency debates. Of particular note is an 1877 letter from Lamar to Clark conveying the senator’s impressions of his Mississippi colleague, Blanche K. Bruce, the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. Clark is either the author or recipient of four other pieces of correspondence. General E.C. Walthall, another of Lamar’s close friends, is the author of one letter and the recipient of another.

The L.Q.C. Lamar Collection also contains six newspaper clippings about Lamar or Walthall, a photocopy of memorandum regarding the settlement of accounts with Lamar and Clark’s law firm in Oxford, and a photocopy of an 1887 engraved wedding announcement for Jennie Longstreet Lamar.


User Information

Prefered Citation

L.Q.C. Lamar Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The L.Q.C. Lamar 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

Edwin Anderson Alderman and Joel Chandler Harris, eds. Library of Southern Literature. New Orleans: Martin & Hoyt Co., [1908-1913]. Includes biographical sketch of L.Q.C. Lamar and a selection of his works. Call Number: PS551 L5.

F.A.P. Barnard Collection. Barnard served as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi between 1856 and 1861. Includes material which references Lamar. Finding aid available in Special Collections. Location: J4.

Wirt Armistead Cate. Lucius Q.C. Lamar: Secession and Reunion. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1935. Call Number: E664 L2 C37 1935.

Chancellors Biographical Collection. The file on A.B. Butts includes material on Lamar. Finding aid available online at: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00530/. Location: J6 & O6.

Chancellors Collection: Joseph N. Powers. Box 36, Folder 5 contains information regarding Lamar's obituary. Finding aid available in Special Collections. Location: K11 & K12.

Clark-Freeman Papers. Includes correspondence and items related to Cary Freeman Clark, widow of E.D. Clark (former Lamar law partner). Location: Small Manuscripts 76-2.

Collection Photographs. Black-and-white, twentieth-century photograph of L.Q.C. Lamar Day ceremonies at grave site with Rev. J.A. George, University of Mississippi Chancellor A.B. Butts, and others. Location: CPB1F53. Although photocopies of the images are readily available, patrons should provide notice at least two business days prior to prospective visits so that staff may transfer original photographs from the Library Annex (an off-site facility) to the Special Collection Reading Room. Please contact Special Collections at (662) 915-7408 to specify requested material.

Featherston Collection. Box 5, Folder 21 contains a 10 May 1876 letter from Lamar to Col. Van H. Manning; Box 5, Folder 54 contains an undated letter from Lamar to W.S. Featherston. Finding aid available online at: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00181/. Location: A9 & G10.

Framed Item. Includes a University of Mississippi diploma for Jacobus Jones Quarles which includes the signature of Lamar [location: Annex YY3, No. 17. Patrons should provide notice at least two business days prior to prospective visits so that staff may transfer this item from the Library Annex (an off-site facility) to the Special Collection Reading Room. Please contact Special Collections at (662) 915-7408 to specify requested material.]; and a lithograph of L.Q.C Lamar (location: on display in Special Collections Room 318B, No. 169).

John Wesley Johnson Collection. A Physics professor at the University of Mississippi, Johnson mentions Lamar in his “Saturday Night Report” Diaries. Transcriptions available. Finding aid available online at: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00577/. Location: N11.

"Know Your State" Scrapbooks. Two scrapbooks that contain clippings of Ray M. Thompson's column "Know Your State" which appeared in Mississippi newspapers throughout the 1960s. Includes profile of Lamar. Location: Small Manuscripts Oversized 92-2.

L.Q.C. Lamar. Remarks of Hon. Lucius Q.C. Lamar, of Mississippi, on the Ohio Contested Election Case: Delivered in the House of Representatives, May 22, 1858. Washington: Congressional Globe Office, 1858. Call Number: KFO420. L36 1858.

___________. The Slavery Question: Speech of Hon. L.Q.C. Lamar, of Miss., in the House of Representatives, February 21, 1860. [Washington, DC]: T. McGill, [1860] Call Number: E438 .L885 1860.

___________. 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: John H. Cunningham, 1874. Call Number: KFL421.82 S3 L3 1874.

___________. The Texas Pacific Railroad: Speech of Hon. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, of Mississippi, in the Senate of the United States, May 22, 1878. Washington: 1878. Call Number: HE2705 C3 L3 1878.

___________. Speech of Hon. Lucius Q.C. Lamar of Mississippi in the Senate of the United States, June 14, 1880. Photocopy of committee report on the "causes of the emigration of colored people from the Southern to the Northern states." Call Number: E185.6 L21 1880.

___________. The Tariff: Speech of Hon. L.Q.C. Lamar, of Mississippi, in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, February 7, 1883. Call Number: HF1755 L35 1883.

L.Q.C. Lamar Material. Photocopied letters regarding baby’s christening dress sewn by Mrs. LQC Lamar; typed manuscript by Robert A. Linder regarding his attempt to identify the location of Lamar’s law office (1974); “LQC Lamar: A Great Mississippian and a Great American” in The Staple Cotton Review: Official Organ of the Staple Cotton Cooperative Association Vol. 25, No. 3 (March 1947); and a pamphlet entitled “Historic Old Oxford, Georgia.” Location: Small Manuscripts 94-4.

William Lockwood Letters. Photocopies of three 1885 letters between William Lockwood, secretary to Secretary of the Interior Lamar; E.C. Walthall; and E.D. Clark, prospective Assistant Secretary of the Interior; and Clark's widow Cary Freeman Clark. Location: Small Manuscripts 76-2.

Longstreet-Hinton Collection. David Longstreet was an Oxford, Mississippi attorney. The collection includes two 1892 letters from Lamar and clippings (Box 1, Folders 34, 35, and 60). Finding aid available in Special Collections. Location: E15.

James Madison. The Papers of James Madison: Purchased by Order of the Congress, Being His Correspondence and Reports of Debates during the Congress of the Confederation, and His Reports of Debates in the Federal Convention; Now Published from the Original Manuscripts, Deposited in the Department of State. Washington: Langtree & O'Sullivan, 1840. L.Q.C. Lamar's personal copy, containing his ownership signature. Call Number: JK111.M23 1940.

Edward Mayes. Genealogy and History, a Branch of the Family of Lamar, with It's Related Families of Urquhart, Reynolds, Bird, Williamson, Gilliam, Garratt, Thompson, Herman, Empson, and Others; Compiled and Written for the Private Information of His Own Children by Edward Mayes. [Hattiesburg, MS: Southern Library Service, 1935]. One of 35 copies printed. Includes two pages of inserted corrections. Call Number: CS71 L2 1935.

Edward Mayes. Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Times, and Speeches, 1825-1893. Nashville, TN: Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1896. Call Number: E664 L2 M4 1896.

Daniel J. Meador. Lamar and the Law at the University of Mississippi. Reprinted from Mississippi Law Journal Vol. 34, No. 3 (May 1963). Call Number: E664 L2 M45.

James B. Murphy. L.Q.C. Lamar: Pragmatic Patriot. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1973. Call Number: E664 L2 M85.

Clayton Rand. Sons of the South. Jackson, MS: Dixie Press, [1967]. Includes a section on L.Q.C. Lamar. Call Number: F208 R3 1967.

Mrs. John Robert Rayburn Collection. Includes photocopies of correspondence of Rayburn and other Oxford residents with Wirt Armistead Cate, the biographer of Lamar. Location: Small Manuscripts 76-7.

Bennie Leronius Reeves. "Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar: Reluctant Secessionist and Spokesman for the South, 1860-1885." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina, 1973. Call Number: E664 L2 R40 1973a.

Ruth E. Reynolds Scrapbook. Includes an obituary for Lamar. Location: F14.

Small Manuscripts 2001-2. Photocopied letter from Lamar to President Andrew Johnson requesting pardon as well as a photocopy of loyalty oath.

Small Manuscripts 2005-1. Mississippi Power & Light pamphlet entitled “LQC Lamar” by Clayton Rand (undated).

Frank E. Smith and Audrey Warren. Mississippians All. New Orleans: Pelican Publishing House, 1968. Includes a section on L.Q.C. Lamar. Signed by the authors and Leontyne Price. Call Number: F340 S6.

Hubert D. Stephens. Radio Address on L.Q.C. Lamar: Remarks of Hon. Hubert D. Stephens of Mississippi. [1930]. Call Number: E664 L2 S74 1930.

United States Supreme Court. In Memoriam. Lucius Q.C. Lamar. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1893]. Call Number: KF8745 L33 S88.

University Archives Photographs. Image of Lamar at age 35 circa 1860 (UAB2F48); image of Lamar on the cover of The Record of Sigma Alpha Epsilon from December 1932 (UAB3F26); image of Senator Lamar circa 1877-1884 (UAB3F33); image of Lamar circa 1860 (UAB3F34 & UAB3F35); image of Lamar circa 1858-1860 (UAB3F35); image of Lamar as Supreme Court justice (UAB3F36); image of Lamar circa 1872-1873 (UAB3F37); image of Lamar circa 1875 (UAB3F38); image of President Grover Cleveland's cabinet including Lamar circa 1885 (UAB3F39); image of Lamar circa 1861 (UAB5F1). Although photocopies of the images are readily available, patrons should provide notice at least two business days prior to prospective visits so that staff may transfer original photographs from the Library Annex (an off-site facility) to the Special Collection Reading Room. Please contact Special Collections at (662) 915-7408 to specify requested material.

University of Mississippi Magazine. The April 1896 and March 1900 issues include articles related to Lamar. Call Number: LH1 M7 U5ma.

University Small Manuscripts/Faculty & Staff. Includes a folder on Lamar. Finding aid available in Special Collections. Location: J8.

University Small Manuscripts/Student Life. The photocopied transcript of an 1861 diary by Duncan McCollum, a University of Mississippi student and Confederate soldier, references Lamar. Location: J9.

Vertical File Clippings Collection. Includes a file entitled “Biography – Lamar, LQC.” Finding aid available online at: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00459/. Location: Fifth Floor Small Cage.

H.W. Walters Papers. Includes a photocopy of the Democratic-Conservative State Ticket for Mississippi state offices printed in The Republican on 8 October 1881; also contains a brief mention of Lamar's schedule. Location: Small Manuscripts 76-5.

E.C. Walthall Clippings. Contains contemporary articles on Lamar. Location: Small Manuscripts Oversized 79-2.

Resources at Other Repositories

Alabama Department of Archives & History: J.L.M. Curry Pamphlet Collection.

Brigham Young University: L.Q.C. Lamar/Edward Mayes Papers.

Duke University: Clement Claiborne Clay Papers; L.Q.C. Lamar Letter; Littleton Dennis Quinton Washington Papers.

Emory University: Lamar Letters.

Filson Club Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky: Johnston Family Papers.

Harvard University Law School: Letters to L.Q.C. Lamar.

Historic New Orleans Collection: Charles Gayarré Papers.

Library of Congress: Thomas F. Bayard Papers; Grover Cleveland Papers; Confederate States of America Records; Henry L. Dawes Papers; Letter of L.Q. C. Lamar; Daniel and Mary Margaretta Manning Papers; J.M. Mason Papers; P. Phillips Family Papers; Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers.

Marshall County Historical Society in Holly Springs, Mississippi: Kate Freeman Clark Collection.

Mississippi Department of Archives & History: S.A. Jonas Papers; L.Q.C. Lamar Papers; L.Q.C. Lamar/Edward Mayes Papers; William McCardle Papers; L.P. Reynolds Papers; John Marshall Stone Papers.

Mississippi State University: Fountaine Collection.

New Jersey Historical Society: Joseph P. Bradley Papers.

North Carolina State Archives: William Laurence Saunders Papers.

Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, New York: Various Lamar Items.

Purdue University: L.Q.C. Lamar/Edward Mayes Papers.

Rice University Library: James Lockhart Autry Papers.

Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lamar Letter to Charles Jones Jenkins.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts: Adelbert Ames Family Papers.

University of Chicago: William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana; L.Q.C. Lamar Autograph.

University of Mississippi Law School: L.Q.C. Lamar Letters.

University of North Carolina: L.Q.C. Lamar Papers; Stephen Dill Lee Papers; Harvey Washington Walter Papers.

University of Oklahoma: Waddie Hudson Papers.

University of Virginia: correspondence in various collections.

Utah State Historical Society: one letter from Hadley Johnson.

Yale University: Samuel Bowles Papers.


Separated Material

L.Q.C. Lamar, The Slavery Question: Speech of L.Q.C. Lamar of Miss. in the House of Representatives, February 21, 1860 (Washington, DC: T.McGill, c.1860). Call Number: E438 .L885 1860.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged first by correspondence in chronological order followed by clippings.


Container List

Folder 1 Finding Aid for L.Q.C. Lamar Collection.
Folder 2 Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar to Clark, re: suppress letter from appearing in the newspaper. Typescript available.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar to "Yates," re: the Governor.
Folder 3 Photocopy fragment of handwritten letter signed from Lamar to Clark, re: offering law partnership to Clark, Seymour & Blair nomination, General Walthall. Typescript available.
Folder 4 Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar to Clark, re: resignation, request to accept the presidency of Emory College in Georgia, Miss Freeman, Miss Carey, Featherston, Watson, Harris, Manning, Falkner, Parker; handwritten notation by Clark. Typescript available.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar to Clark, re: employment of Joshua Morris, Ames. Typescript available.
Folder 5 Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar to Clark, re: General Walthall moving to Oxford, law partnership with Lamar, Lamar's work habits, Lamar's health; handwritten notation by Clark. Typescript available.
Folder 6 Photocopy handwritten document circa 1869 entitled "Memo for settlement with Lamar & Clark, Oxford, Miss.", re: accounts of law firm.
Folder 7 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 12 June 1870 from Clark to "My darling Cary," re: sentiments of love, marriage, prayer, the Lamars, Miss Lillie Pegues, commencement, taking Miss Tillie Marshall to a play.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Tillie Marshall to Clark, re: acceptance of invitation to go to the play. Typescript available.
Folder 8 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 19 October 1872 from Lamar to Clark, re: Lamar's health crisis, speaking at Corinth, canvassing the District, Lamar's epitaph, speaking at Vicksburg, Prentiss, oratory. Typescript available.
Folder 9 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 14 October 1873 from Lamar to Clark, re: Russell, Navy Engineers, armed services academies, Col. Phillips (Washington lawyer), General Walthall, friendship, politics, Lamar's health, Alcorn, Mississippi's gubernatorial contests, 13th-15th Amendments, Radical Republicans, president, African American voters. Typescript available.
Folder 10 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 16 October 1873 from Lamar to Clark, re: politics, last Mississippi gubernatorial election, reconstruction, General Ames, freedmen, socio-economic classes, General Alcorn. Typescript available.
Folder 11 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 21 December 1874 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: introduction to R. Milton Speer of Pennsylvania with the Committee of Investigation in Vicksburg. Typescript available.
Folder 12 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 21 December 1874 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: U.S. House Members Spee & O'Brien, Speaker Blaine, House Committee investigation in Vicksburg, Ames, Crosby, Board of Supervisors & bond, Grand Jury indictments for embezzlement and forgery, African Americans, corrupt officials, Davenport, Cardoza, McCardle, Walthall, Harris, George, Nugent. Typescript available.
Folder 13 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 23 December 1874 from Lamar to Clark, re: Grant, Republican Party, war against South, Miller, Shannon, Governor Humphreys, McCardle, Vicksburg, Ames, Crosby, Cardoza, Davenport, Beck Randall, Yates & Linda, Iuka Gazette & other newspapers, McKee, existence of Southern Army. Typescript available.
Folder 14 Original of photocopy letter in 13.
Folder 15 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 24 December 1874 from Lamar to Clark, re: previous letter, Col. McCardle, Yates & Linda, Governor Humphreys, Iuka Herald, Oxford Falcon, Calhoun newspapers, Southern States, Columbus Democrat, newspaper editors, McKee. Typescript available.
Folder 16 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 25 December 1874 from Lamar J. Randall to [Lamar], re: Republican Committee, Vicksburg investigation, Speer & O'Brien. Typescript available.
Folder 17 Photocopy handwritten letter dated 26 December 1874 from [Lamar] in Washington, DC to Clark, re: L.J. Randall letter (from Folder 16), Vicksburg investigation, Speer & O'Brien, Crosby bond, McCardle, Hurlburt, Grant. Typescript available.
Folder 18 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 26 December 1874 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Committee in Vicksburg, Vicksburger newspaper. Typescript available.
Folder 19 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 11 January 1875 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Vicksburg. Typescript available.
Folder 20 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 1 February 1875 from Lamar to Clark, re: Vicksburg, Blaine, Speer, southern outrages, murder of African Americans, southern politics, President Grant, Reconstruction. Typescript available.
Folder 21 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 28 December 1875 from L[amar] to Clark, re: Lamar's chairmanship of caucus, Kerr, Cox, Randall, L.Q Washington, Banks, Payne of Ohio, Adams, Crittenden, Lamar's chairmanship of the Committee on the Pacific Rail Road, Holman's Resolution, Vicksburg, Col. Basil Duke, Calhoun, Col. McCardle, New York Times, travel to Jackson, Lamar's election, Gibson, McCallum, Hicks, Bob Miller. Typescript available.
Folder 22 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 15 March 1877 from Lamar to Clark, re: Blanche K. Bruce from Mississippi, race relations in Mississippi, Reconstruction, carpetbaggers, Alcorn, Vicksburg Post Office patronage, C.K. Marshall, African Americans. Typescript available.
Folder 23 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 30 March 1877 from Lamar to Clark, re: Northern Democrats, distribution of federal patronage, Pease, Vicksburg appointment, Edwards, Marshall, South versus North, Republicans, Evarts McCrary, President Grant, Morton, Chamberlain, Hampton, African Americans, Reconstruction, Carl Schurz, Key, Alcorn, politics, Mexico, Cuba, Department of State, Hayes, Blaine, Morton, Nicholls, Lamar's health. Typescript available.
Folder 24 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 20 February 1878 from Lamar to Clark, re: Wright, next senatorial election, Democratic Party in Mississippi, Chalmers, Gill, Vicksburg, McCardle, Hill, African Americans, Bruce, Pease, General Walthall, Sam Cox. Typescript available.
Folder 25 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 1 May 1878 from N.L. Lamar in Oxford, MS to Clark, re: article in Vicksburg Herald, Lamar, Parke, Mayes, Barr, "Sister Fannie," General Walthall, family news, Mrs. Freeman. Typescript available.
Folder 26 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 15 January 1879 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Mrs. Kate Freeman in Holly Springs, MS, re: Lamar's relationship with Freeman. Typescript available.
Folder 27 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 3 February 1879 from Lamar to Clark, re: Vicksburg Herald articles, Sheppard, relief of children in Mississippi made orphans by the yellow fever, Sun, New York Star, Jefferson Davis, Dana, Montgomery Blair, Polk, Calhoun, Hunter, Mason, Gibson, Hewitt, Captain McCarthy of Richmond, VA, Judge Black, Beck, Gordon, Thurman, Bayard, slander in newspapers, Douglass of Virginia, Wright, electoral count, Tilden, Democratic Party, Hendricks, Randall, Hancock, election, Lamar's upcoming political speech at medical college in New Orleans, Vicksburg, Senate committee chairmanships, appointment of a clerk. Typescript available.
Folder 28 Photocopy handwritten letter dated 18 February 1879 from [Lamar] in Washington, DC to [Clark], re: Walthall as Bruce's successor in senate, Barksdale, Chalmer, Singleton, Mississippi politics, relations of Mississippi to federal government, Democratic Party, patronage; handwritten notation from "G.Y.F.", re: Senator Lamar, Manning, publication in Clarion. Typescript available.
Folder 29 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 20 February 1879 from Lamar to Clark, re: Wright, publishing Lamar's letters, private secretaries, reporters. Typescript available.
Folder 30 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 4 April 1879 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Wright, presidential appointments, Edmunds, Vicksburg Postmaster, patronage, Bruce, Pease, Russell. Typescript available.
Folder 31 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 18 June 1879 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Mississippi River Commission bill, Brookhaven visit, Vicksburg, Lamar's family, Mississippi canvass, Wright, Lamar's health, General Walthall's election to Senate. Typescript available.
Folder 32 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 31 August 1879 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Lamar's health, political canvass, General Walthall's election, Edmunds, Carpenter, Cankling, silver policy, finances, banks. Typescript available.
Folder 33 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 3 October 1879 from Lamar in Oxford, MS to Clark, re: report of Lamar's speech in Herald, Jefferson's Inaugural for second term, Lamar's depression. Typescript available.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 4 October 1879 from Clark to "Gen'l" [Walthall], re: Lamar's depression, Oxford report of Lamar's speech, Lamar's house in Washington, Parke & Murray, silver question, Hirsch the lawyer, General George. Typescript available.
Folder 34 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 26 December 1879 from Lamar in Grenada, MS to Clark, re: Lamar's sick son, Yates, article in Commercial, article of "Old Tyler" in Holly Springs South, views of candidates for U.S. Senate, Barksdale & Singleton, greenback money, national debt, National Democratic Party Platform, Resumption Act, instructions of state legislator, coinage of silver, General Walthall, Lamar's conduct, Helen Jones Whitaker. Typescript available.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed from L[amar] to Clark, re: above letter.
Folder 35 Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar in Grenada, MS to Clark, re: Lamar's presence in Jackson, General Walthall's election to senate. Typescript available.
Folder 36 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 28 January from Lamar in Oxford, MS to Clark, re: Banks, Lamar's health, George's election, Barksdale, Lamar's election loss, Cooper, Mrs. Freeman. Typescript available.
Folder 37 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 7 March 1880 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: enclosed draft payment for Fleet Cooper, family weddings, Lamar's health, General [Walthall], Wright, Barksdale; envelope. Typescript available.
Folder 38 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 25 May 1880 from Lamar in Washington, DC to General [Walthall], re: Otto's case, Kellogg case, Hill's speech, Hampton's report, Butler, Grant's nomination, Blaine, Bayard, Manning, Muldraw, Tate, Shands, Taylor, Hull, election, Yates, Howry; handwritten note by [Clark], re: Kellogg's case & constitutional question, Boyd vs. Ala. Typescript available.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 3 June 1880 from E.C. Walthall in Grenada, MS to Clark in Vicksburg, MS, re: Clark's trip to Cincinnati, Bob Taylor, Judge Shafford, Lamar, Bruce, Kellogg & Louisiana, newspapers,
Folder 39 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 17 December 1880 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Kellogg matter, Wright, Chalmers-Lynch contest, elections; envelope. Typescript available.
Folder 40 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 15 July 1881 from Lamar in Grenada, MS to Clark, re: Lamar's health, General [Walthall], C[halmers] in Washington, Democrats in Washington, Garfield, Reagan, Blaine, General Woodford, Conger, Wright, National Republican Party, Ames, Lynch's speech, Filden campaign, differences between Lamar & Chalmers, defense of Jefferson Davis, Blair, Conkling, New York Herald interview, Vicksburg Herald, 3-1/2 percent bond, taxation & public credit, 3 percent bill, General George, Clark's family. Typescript available.
Folder 41 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 18 August 1881 from Lamar in Oxford, MS to Clark, re: convention, Dr. Isom, Featherston, Lowery, Banks, Barksdale, Lamar's election, Taylor, Holder, General [Walthall]. Typescript available.
Folder 42 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 12 May 1882 from Lamar in Oxford, MS to Clark in Vicksburg, MS, re: Clark's troubles, Lamar's public career, health of Lamar's wife, George's speech, the law & lawyers. Typescript available.
Folder 43 Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Cleveland, Lamar as Secretary of the Interior, offering Clark first Assistant Secretary of the Interior, land office, Paine as Commissioner of Patents, Vicksburg & African Americans. Typescript available.
Photocopy telegram dated 20 May 1884 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: authorization to make offer to Clark of Assistant Secretary of the Interior; envelope.
Folder 44 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 2 March 1885 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Clark, re: Clark in Washington; envelope.
Folder 45 Photocopy handwritten letter dated 6 March 188[5] from Clark in Jackson, MS to Carey Clark, re: Lamar's offer of Assistant Secretary of the Interior to Clark, appointment of Lamar's successor in Senate.
Folder 46 Photocopy telegram dated 18 March 1885 from Lamar to Mrs. Carey Freeman, re: confirmation of Clark as Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
Folder 47 Photocopy telegram dated 18 March 188[5] from Lamar in Washington, DC to G.M. Freeman, re: Clark's health; envelope.
Folder 48 Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 15 April 1881 from Lamar in Washington, DC to "My dear Grand-daughter" [Mary Mayes], re: family news, Mary's classes, Lamar's grandchildren.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed dated 5 May 1881 from Lamar in Washington, DC to Mary [Mayes] in Oxford, MS, re: family, Washington, game chickens & pheasants; envelope.
Folder 49 Photocopy engraved announcement from Lamar & wife of the marriage of their daughter Jennie Longstreet to William Harmony Lamar on 21 July 1887; envelope addressed to Mrs. Cary Clark in Holly Springs, MS.
Photocopy handwritten letter signed from Tillie Marshall to Clark, re: attendance at event; envelope addressed to Cary A. Freeman in Holly Springs, MS.
Folder 50 Newspaper clipping of E.C. Walthall's "A Beautiful Tribute to the Memory of the Late Justice Lamar."
Folder 51 Newspaper clipping "Washington. The Debate on the Chandler Resolution in the Senate. The People of Mississippi Warmly Defended by Senators Walthall and George. The Whole Matter Regarded as a Conspiracy against Mr. Lamar. All Doubts of His Confirmation Removed."
Folder 52 Newspaper clipping "Mississippi. General Walthall Withdraws His Name from before the Democratic Caucus – General George Is Then Substituted. Two Ballots Taken – Barksdale Still in the Lead – The Ship Island Road – J.L. Powers Is Elected State Printer."
Newspaper clipping "Senator Lamar," re: Lamar's support of General Walthall in election.
Newspaper clipping "Gen. E.C. Walthall," re: transcript of private letter from Lamar on Walthall.
Folder 53 Newspaper clipping "The Clarion's Bottled Wrath against Lamar. The Nature and Quality of It. And the Extent of the Offence." Jackson, MS Comet (27 January 1880).