Finding Aid for the Prospect Hill Plantation Collection

MUM01788

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Prospect Hill Plantation Collection
ID
MUM01788
Date
1873-1917
Extent
0.42 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The Prospect Hill Plantation Collection is made up mainly tenant contracts but also includes personal letters written to and from the Wade family, business correspondences related to cotton crops and purchases, and a small amount of preprinted material of agricultural origin.

Preferred Citation

Prospect Hill Plantation Collection (MUM01788), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

Prospect Hill Plantation was located in Jefferson County, Miss. In 1836 the original owner of the Prospect Hill Plantation, Isaac Ross, died, leaving his estate mainly for the benefit of his slaves. They were to be freed and given an opportunity to go to Liberia. Ross's family contested the will. The case remained in court twelve years, until 1847, when the court ruled in the slaves' favor. The plantation was reestablished in 1854 and was maintained by Isaac Ross Wade and his brother, B.H.

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Scope and Content

Prospect Hill Plantation Collection consists of tenant contracts as well as business and personal correspondence of Isaac and B.H. Wade.

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Arrangement

Material arranged chronologically according to format.

Series 1: Contracts

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Receipts and Invoices

Series 4: Miscellaneous

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries January 2013

Access Restrictions

The Prospect Hill Plantation 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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lauren Rogers, January 2013. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • contracts
  • correspondence
  • financial records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Jefferson County (Miss.) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Ross, Isaac, 1765-1836
  • Wade, B.H.
  • Wade, Isaac Ross, 1814-1891

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Mississippi -- Jefferson County
  • Domestic relations -- Mississippi
  • Plantations -- Mississippi

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Contracts 

 1.1 Contract between Mason and BH Wade, 1888 

 1.2 Contract between B.H. Wade and Joe Ross, 4 January 1888 

 1.3 Contract between B.H. Wade and Peter Mitchell, 7 January 1888 

 1.4 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henry Whitney, 11 January 1888 

 1.5 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henry Whitney et al, 11 January 1888 

 1.6 Contract between B.H. Wade and Jeff Hawkins, 23 January 1888 

 1.7 Contract between B.H. Wade and Nash Adams, 23 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.8 Contract between B.H. Wade and Peter Mitchell, 24 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.9 Contract between B.H. Wade and Mose Robinson, 24 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.10 Contract between Orange Lake and Bristol Jones, 25 January 1888 

 1.11 Contract between B.H. Wade and Orange Lake, 25 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.12 Contract between B.H. Wade and Cornelius Rhenfro, 25 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.13 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henderson Moore, 27 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.14 Contract between B.H. Wade and Chester Watts, 31 January 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.15 Contract between B.H. Wade and Hank Shanks, 3 March 1888 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.16 Contract between B.H. Wade and Nash Johnson, 11 January 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.17 Contract between B.H. Wade and West Johnson, 14 January 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.18 Contract between B.H. Wade and Potey Johnson, 14 January 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.19 Contract between B.H. Wade and Susan Pitman, 2 March 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.20 Contract between B.H. Wade and Mose Roberson, 7 March 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.21 Contract between B.H. Wade and Lewis Garrison, 9 March 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.22 Contract between B.H. Wade and Joseph Ross, 8 April 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.23 Contract between B.H. Wade and Nash Adams, 5 July 1889 

 1.24 Contract between B.H. Wade and Jeff Hawkins, 5 July 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.25 Contract between B.H. Wade and Cornelius Rhenfro, 14 July 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.26 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henry Whitney, 15 July 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.27 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henry Barnes, 16 July 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.28 Contract between B.H. Wade and Simeon Mason, 28 July 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.29 Contract between B.H. Wade and Chester Watts, 29 July 1889 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.30 Contract between B.H. Wade and Simeon Mason, 10 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.31 Contract between B.H. Wade and Washington Johnson, 10 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.32 Contract between B.H. Wade and Pasty Johnson, 16 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.33 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henry Whitney, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.34 Contract between B.H. Wade and Jeff Hawkins, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.35 Contract between B.H. Wade and Henry Barnes, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.36 Contract between B.H. Wade and Nash Adams, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.37 Contract between B.H. Wade and Mose Robinson, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment in cotton bales

 1.38 Contract between B.H. Wade and Bristor James, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.39 Contract between B.H. Wade and August Belton, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.40 Contract between Orange Lake and B.H. Wade, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.41 Contract between B.H. Wade and Cornelius Rhenfro, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental property

 1.42 Contract between B.H. Wade and James Denny and James Ford, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.43 Contract between B.H. Wade and Lucinda Ross, 23 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.44 Contract between B.H. Wade and Vincent Barnes, 24 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.45 Contract between B.H. Wade and Alex Brown, 24 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.46 Contract between B.H. Wade and Susan Pitman, 24 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.47 Contract between B.H. Wade and Peter Mitchell, 24 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.48 Contract between B.H. Wade and Chester Watts, 24 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.49 Contract between B.H. Wade and Hampton Shanks, 30 January 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.50 Contract between B.H. Wade and Richard Miner, 1 February 1890 

Scope and Content

Rental payment

 1.51 Contract between B.H. Wade and JM Toler, 19 November 1895 

 1.52 D.S. Contract between B.H. Wade and Julius Weir 

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Series 2: Correspondence 

 1.53 Gardenia Wade to “Eula,” 14 August 1885 

 1.54 M.B. Wade to “Bat (B.H. Wade),” 24 June 1886 

 1.55 C.B. Richardson to “Bat,” 14 November 1886 

 1.56 C.B. Richardson to “Bat,” 17 April 1887 

 1.57 “Your Brother” to “Bat,” 24 July 1887 

 1.58 “Your Brother” to “Bat,” 30 July 1887 

 1.59 C.B. Richardson to “Bat,” 31 July 1887 

 1.60 B.H. Wade to “Doc,” 3 September 1887 

 1.61 “Your Cousin” to “Bat,” 18 September 1887 

 1.62 Wade to “Bat,” 20 September 1887 

 1.63 “Your affectionate Sister” to “Bat,” 24 September 1887 

 1.64 B.H. Wade to Julius and Company, 28 January 1888 

 1.65 B.H. Wade to Cain and Kirnan, 31 January 1888 

 1.66 B.H. Wade to Stewart Brothers and Co., 31 January 1888 

 1.67 “Your loving Sister” to B.H. Wade, 11 November 1888 

 1.68 B.H. Wade to Mr.(s) Rumble and Wensell (?), 7 February 1889 

 1.69 B.H. Wade to “Bat,” 23 April 1889 

 1.70 Newell to “Bat,” 24 April 1889 

 1.71 Brother Wade to “Bat,” 2 September 1889 

 1.72 B.H. Wade to “Bat,” 19 October 1889 

 1.73 J.R. Wade to “Bat,” 13 December 1889 

 1.74 C.B. Richardson to “Bat,” 28 December 1889 

 1.75 James R. Binford to “Dear Sir and Friend,” 17 July 1899 

 1.76 To Uncle “Bat,” 14 February 1890 

 1.77 B.H. Wade to Mr.(s) Colin Brothers, 26 May 1900 

 1.78 E.H. Newell to “Bat,” 17 September 1900 

 1.79 Robert to “Papa,” 10 November 1900 

 1.80 Seaborn to “Bat,” 4 January 1901 

 1.81 B.H. Wade to “Bat,” 13 April 1902 

 1.82 B.H. Wade to W.J. Dorsey, 4 April 1902 

 1.83 B.H. Wade to “Addie,” 25 April 1902 

 1.84 J.W. Ross to “Bat,” 5 November 1903 

 1.85 “Bertha” to Cousin “Bat,” 24 February 1904 

 1.86 J.W. Ross to “Bat,” 31 October 1904 

 1.87 J.A. Kelly to The Board of Supervisors of Jefferson County, 6 December 1904 

 1.88 J. Wade to “Papa,” 6 July 1916 

 1.89 Samuel Weil to B.H. Wade, 6 July 1917 

 1.90 “C” to “Bat” 

 1.91 Seaborn to “Bat” 

 1.92 J.M. Ross to “Bat” 

 1.93 Percy Ross to Cousin “Bat” 

 1.94 To “Papa” from unknown 

 1.95 R. Killingsworth to “Bat” 

 1.96 “Sister” to “Bat” 

 1.97 To “Bat” 

 1.98 “Sully” to B.H. Wade 

 1.99 Hotts to B.H. Wade 

 1.100 “Mama” to “baby” 

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Series 3: Receipts and Invoices 

 1.101 Invoice from Henry Marx and Sons, 1 June 1889 

 1.102 Invoice from Gullett Gin Co., 1 July 1898 

 1.103 Receipt: Dr. Henry C. Pope Drug Store for B.H. Wade, 3 November 1900 

 1.104 Invoice for services rendered by E.A. Ross for B.H. Wade, 18 January 1901 

 1.105 Receipt for three dollars, 28 May 1901 

 1.106 Receipt from Henry Marx and Sons, 16 October 1901 

 1.107 Receipt from Henry Marx and Sons, 29 November 1901 

 1.108 Receipt from Till Brothers for B.H. Wade, 24 March 1902 

 1.109 Receipt from Henry Marx and Sons, 19 November 1902 

 1.110 Receipt from J.E. Womack for J.A. Alexander, 6 July 1906 

 1.111 Receipt for Marx and Scharff 

 1.112 Receipt for E.J. Compton 

 1.113 Invoice for Blacksmith Bills 

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Series 4: Miscellaneous 

 1.114 Market Report, Meyer Weis and Co., 24 May 1873 

 1.115 Periodical: The Weekly Statement, The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Vol XXIII No. 23, 21 October 1896 

 1.116 Insert from Pamona Hill Nursery, 11 November 1900 

 1.117 Merchant's Deed of Trust, 6 February 1900 

 1.118 Merchant's Deed of Trust, 1 March 1901 

 1.119 Merchant's Deed of Trust, 27 February 1902 

 1.120 Order form from The Jones Umbrella Roof, undated 

 1.121 Newspaper clipping, undated 

 1.122 Cotton market report from W.H. Pritchartt & Co., undated 

 1.123 Figures and charges, undated 

 1.124 Cotton notes and figures, undated 

 1.125 List of supplies, undated 

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