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Edward D. Edwards family papers

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Mississippi State University Libraries
Edward D. Edwards family papers
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Preferred Citation

Edward D. Edwards family papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

Family correspondence, Bible records, property records and documents, concerning the family of Edward D. Edwards (1804-1861) of Choctaw County, Mississippi. Includes two Civil War letters of Knight Edwards (1844-1863), 4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company E (Stephens Guards) to his mother, 1863, from Vicksburg, slave lists, and lists of damages to property by General Grierson's forces.

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Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762

Publication date: June 2012

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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1. Correspondence, 1831-1863:

Dec. 5, 1831. C.A. Edwards (brother), Society Hill, to Edward D. Edwards. Congratulations on marriage.

Nov. 1, 1836. J. Eli Gregg (brother in law) to Edward D. Edwards, Choctaw Co. Mentions the price of slaves.

Oct. 10, 1845. (?) Edwards, Greensborough, Choctaw Co., to “Aunt” Sally E. Gregg. Description of family members. Last page missing.

Aug. 16, 1856. Josiah J. Evans, Washington, to Edward D. Edwards. Mentions the possibility of secession of the slave states.

Mar. 22, 1863. Knight Edwards, Co. E, 4th Miss. Rgt., Vicksburg, to “Mother” (Laviey Knight Edwards)

Mar. 31, 1863. Same to Same.

2. Family Bible Records, 1848-1950.

3. Property records and documents, 1832-1864:

Certificate of appointment of Edward D. Edwards as an associate Justice of Yazoo Co., Apr. 6, 1832. Signed by A.M. Scott.

Will (unsigned) of Edward D. Edwards.

List of slaves and birthdays.

List of slaves for each Edwards child.

List of Edwards’ books.

List of “my cattle”, Jan. 4, 1846.

List of taxable property for the Confederate War Tax.

List of damages done by “U.S. Forces” under General Grierson to the private property of Mrs. Edward D. Edwards, Dec. 30, 1864.

List of damages done by “U.S. Forces” under General Grierson to the private property of John H. Aldridge, Dec. 30, 1864.

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