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George F. Capps letters

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George F. Capps letters
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0.054 Cubic feet : 1 microfilm reel of 11 items; 1 folder of transcripts

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Letters of George F. Capps of Troy, Pike County, Alabama, to his wife Martha O. Capps from Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio. Topics mentioned in an 1860 letter include his operation of a school for boys in Alabama, literary matters, and friends and family. Capps served in the Confederate Army in Company H, 42 Alabama Volunteer Infantry. His 1862 letters written from Mobile, Alabama, and Columbus and Artesia, Mississippi, concern the war, the surrounding countryside and conditions in Columbus, his problems proving his need for a military exemption to local authorities, and the medical condition of his brothers, John and James, who were apparently hospitalized in Columbus. Five 1869 letters were written during the time Capps was in medical school at the Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. These letters describe conditions at the school and in Cincinnati, his illness and family matters. An 1868 certificate signed by Holland N. McTyeire, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, documents George F. Capps’ appointment to the Office of Elder. Transcripts of letters are available in hard copy.

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

Publication date: June 2012

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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.


Collection was loaned for microfilming by Charles Capps of Cleveland, Mississippi in 1960.

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Envelope: “Letters of George F. Capps to Martha O. Capps.”

1860 Aug.16. George F. Capps, at J.W.G (?), to wife, Martha.

1862 Aug. 17. [George F. Capps,] Mobile, Ala., to wife. Written in faded pencil. Signature corner torn.

1862 Aug. 25. George F. Capps, Columbus, Miss., to wife.

1862 Sept. 7. Same to same.

1868 Dec. 13. Certificate stating that George F. Capps has been set apart to be an Elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Signed by Bishop H.N. McTyeire.

1869 Feb. 7. George F. Capps, Louisville, Ky., on board steamer, to wife.

1869 Feb. 14. [George F. Capps,] Cincinnati, Ohio to wife. Conclusion missing. Envelope has stamp cut off.

1869 Feb. 18. Same to same

1869 Feb. 27. Same to same.

1869 Mar. 7. Same to same.

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