TIMELINE

A Mississippi Writer Timeline

A Compendium of Births, Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s Literary History

Note: In most cases, timeline entries are added as articles on individual authors are added to this web site. The hyperlinks listed below connect to biographical and critical articles about that author. Articles on individual writers will continue to be added in the coming months. If an author’s name does not appear on this timeline or if it appears but is not a hyperlink, the article for that author has not yet been added to the database. Please try again later.

1880

[Books] Publications:
  • Mississippi, as a Province, Territory and State, with Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens. Vol I, by J.F.H. Claiborne (Power & Barksdale)

[Birth] February 21: David Edgar Guyton born in Blue Mountain, Mississippi.



1881

[Books] Publications:

[Birth] October 11: Novelist, playwright, poet, and drama critic Stark Young was born in Como, Mississippi.


1882

[Books] Publications:

1883

[Books] Publications:
  • Dialect Tales, stories by Sherwood Bonner (Harper & Brothers).
  • The Tariff: Speech in the Senate of the United States, February 7, 1883, by L.Q.C. Lamar (United States Congress)

[Death] July 22: Sherwood Bonner dies of breast cancer in Holly Springs, Mississippi.


1884

[Books] Publications:

[Death] May 17: J.F.H. Claiborne dies in Natchez, two months after his home burned to the ground, taking with it the manuscript of the second volume of his magnum opus, Mississippi As A Province, Territory, and State.


1885

[Books] Publications:
  • A Sketch of Harvey's Scouts, Formerly of Jackson's Cavalry Division, Army of Tennessee ... Being a Part of the Second Volume of Claiborne's History of Mississippi, by J.F.H. Claiborne

[Birth] May 14: William Alexander Percy born in Greenville, Mississippi.


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1888

[Books] Publications:
  • Oration on the Life, Character and Public Services of the Hon. John C. Calhoun: Delivered before the Ladies Calhoun Monument Association and the Public, at Charleston, South Carolina,, by L.Q.C. Lamar (Lucas, Richardson and Company).
  • Poems, by Irwin Russell (Century).


1889

[Books] Publications:
  • Recollections of Mississippi and Mississippians, by Reuben Davis (Houghton, Mifflin).

[Death] November 5: Soldier, statesman, railroad-builder and writer William Clark Falkner was shot and killed by a former business partner in Ripley, Mississippi.


 

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