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William R. Stuart papers
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Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
William R. Stuart papers
ID
MSS.276
Date [inclusive]
1800-1888
Extent
0.014 Cubic feet : 1 reel microfilm
Language
English

Preferred Citation

William R. Stuart papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

Papers of William R. Stuart, Maryland State legislator. Family correspondence, chiefly of the 1850's from Maryland and Louisiana, relating, in part, to the Methodist Protestant Church and the yellow fever epidemic (1853) in New Orleans. Include religious writings by Stuart, clippings and a broadside.

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Publication date: June 2012

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Open to all researchers.

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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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Calendar

Note: Since these papers were fastened into the books in no particular order, a listing can be made only in accordance with the order in which their compilers arranged them.

Book I

Cards:

Andrew Stuart, Rev. A. and Mrs. Webster, inside front cover.

Broadside:

“A Biographical Eulogy on the Life and Death of the Rev. John M’Claskey…”

Letters:

Alexander Stuart, n.p., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 21, 1853.

Nolan Stewart, East Baton Rouge, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., New Orleans, La., Feb. 16, 1854.

E.F. Chambers, Chestertown, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Feb. 8, 1854.

Wm. R. Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 16, 1853.

Alexander Stuart, n.p., to Same., Aug. 25, 1853.

A. Webster, St. John’s, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Princess Anne, Somerset Co., Md., Sept. 3, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 19, 1853.

Same to same, Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 1, 1853.

Same to same, Oct. 1, 1853 (1 P.M.)

E.F. Chambers, Chestertown, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Sept. 20, 1853.

Nolan Stewart, Richmond, Val, to “Billy” (Wm. R. Stuart, Jr.), Sept. 8, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 6, 1853.

E.M. Stewart, Bon Air, to “My Dear Son William,” Aug. 11, 1850.

W.H. Emory, Washington, to (Wm. R.) Stuart, (Jr.), March 20, 1854.

J.S. Henderson, Ardennes, to ?, Apr. 21, 1854.

A.H. Handy, Canton, Miss., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Oct. 10, 1853. (Handy was Susan Stuart’s husband.)

S.W. Ivan, Princess Anne, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Oct. 2, 1853.

Wm. R. Stuart, New Orleans, La., to same, Aug. 9, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 3, 1853.

Alexander Stuart, (New Orleans, La.), to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 7, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 17, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 17, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 11, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 18, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 19-20, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 23, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 23-24, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 28, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 24-25, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 30-31, 1853.

Same to same, Aug. 29-30, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 1, 1853.

A.H. Donaldson, New Orleans, La., to Maj. Wm. R. Stuart, Sept. 30, 1853.

Alexander Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Sept. 2, 1853.

A. H. Donaldson, New Orleans, La., to Maj. Wm. R. Stuart, Sept. 22, 1853.

Alexander Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Sept. 3-4, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 4-5, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 5-6, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 7, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 8, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 7, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 12, 1853.

Same to same, Sept. 12-13, 1853.

A.H. Donaldson, New Orleans, La., to Maj. Wm. R. Stuart, Sept. 20, 1853.

William Booker, New Orleans, La., to ?, Oct. 13, 1853.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 9, 1849.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Charles Stuart, Sept. 28, 1849.

Alexander Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Jan. 5, 1843.

Alexander Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., West Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 23, 1849.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 23, 1842.

Same to ?, fragment on blue paper.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 26, 1843.

Same to same. Aug. 1, 1849.

Same to Mrs. Sarah Gilmor, The Hermitage, near Baltimore, July 13, 1833.

Same to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Bruly Landing, La., Aug. 17, 1849.

Alexander Stuart, Princess Anne, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., March 6, 1832.

?, George Town, E.I., to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., June 8, 1800.

Essay:

“The Happy Man.” In Wm. R. Stuart’s hand. 2 pp.

Letters:

R. Nelson, Washington, D.C., to Dr. Alexander Stuart, Chester Town, Md., Jan. 1, 1806.

Sally ?, n.p., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, Franklin Bank, n.d.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., June 30, 1848.

Elizabeth D. Chandler, Chester Town, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., May 1, 1833.

Elisabeth (sic) D. Chandler, Chester Town, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., May 1, 1833.

Edward M. Chandler, Chester Town, Md., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 22, 1846.

Genl. E.F. Chambers, Chester Town, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 24, 1834.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Richmond, Va., Sept. 14, 1847.

Same to same, Oct. 9, 1846.

Same to same, Mar. 10, 1848.

Same to same, Feb. 29, 1848.

Alexander Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Feb. 13, 1850.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Richmond, Va., Sept. 2, 1847.

E.L. Hawkins, Baltimore, Md., to Governor Francis Thomas, Dec. 10, 1844. Enclosure: Pardon of James L. Hawkins by Governor Francis Thomas, Annapolis, Md., Dec. 12, 1844.

J.H. Stockton, Baltimore, Md., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, New Orleans, La., July 25, 1853.

A. Webster, Pastor of St. John’s, Baltimore, Md., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, New Orleans, La., Aug. 21, 1853. Enclosure: Recommendation by Webster of Stuart to church.

Same to same, Aug. 23, 1852.

Same to same, Bruly Landing, La., Feb. 3, 1852.

Same to same, Feb. 6, 1849.

Same to same, Centreville, Md., June 11, 1846.

Same to same, Princess Anne, Md., Dec. 12, 1846.

Extract:

“Extract of a letter, from N.F. Williams to his Daughter, Mrs. Emily Hewson living in Cincinnati – Date Baltimore Nov. 11th 1844.” In the handwriting of Col. Wm. R. Stuart.

Letters:

Tho. L. McKenny, Lyceum House, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Wm. R. Stuart, July 12, 1849.

A. Webster, St. John’s, Baltimore, Md., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, Aug. 13, 1849. Clipping, “My Own Place.”

Draft in Wm. R. Stuart’s hand addressed to “My Dear Friend” (A. Webster?), n.d.

A. Webster, St. John’s, Baltimore, Md., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, Aug. 8, 1848.

?, (illegible), Rio de Janeiro, to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 6, 1845.

Same to same, Jan. 9, 1846.

Nathl. F. Williams, Baltimore, Md., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, Blakeford, near Centreville, Md., July 3, 1846.

Essay:

In Col. Wm. R. Stuart’s hand. 1 p.

Letter:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Charles Stuart, Princess Anne, Md., Sept. 10, 1842.

Poem:

Begins as follows: “What wondrous love is this, O my Soul!” In Stuart’s handwriting. 1 p.

Meditation:

In Wm. R. Stuart’s handwriting. 2 pp.

Poem:

“Oh Who Would Remain.” In Wm. R. Stuart’s handwriting. 1 p.

Meditation:

“Hosea 7th and 8th ‘A Cake not turned’.” In Stuart’s hand. 1 p.

Letters:

E.L. Wright, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Sept. 22, 1851.

Note by Wm. R. Stuart stating his impressions of a sermon by Archbishop England, n.d.

A.S. Read, Wilmington, Del., to Wm. R. Stuart, Dec. 12, 1845.

M.A. Reed, n.p., to “My dear uncle,” n.d.

Daffney Simpson, Philadelphia, Pa., to Wm. R. Stuart, June 26, 1843.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Daffney Simpson, Philadelphia, Pa., June 29, 1843.

A.H. Handy, Canton, Miss., to Wm. R. Stuart, Dec. 19, 1852.

Wm. R. Stuart, Denby Plantation, to “My dear children,” Dec. 24, 1852.

Notice:

Statement that A.H. Handy, late of Maryland, tenders his professional services as lawyer to the public. Madisonville, Miss., June 1, 1837.

Meditations:

Poems, sermonettes, some original by Wm. R. Stuart, Oct. 28, 1851. 54 pp.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to “Dear Son,” March 12, 1836.

Alexander Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Oct. 28, 1851.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Alexander Stuart, May 10, 1834. Only page 1 here.

Poem:

“Say Why,” in Wm. R. Stuart’s hand. 1 p.

Meditation:

By Wm. R. Stuart, 1834. 6 pp.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, Chester River, Md., to “My Dear Aunts,” May 23, 1825.

Saml. Sprigg, Government house, to Wm. R. Stuart, Sunday Eveg. Attached to a welcome address made to General La Fayette, by Wm. R. Stuart, Pres. of Maryland Senate.

Sermonettes:

In the hand of Wm. R. Stuart. 5 pp.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 30, 1849.

Same to same, n.d.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to ?, March 14, 1847.

Poem:

By Wm. R. Stuart ?

Testimony:

By Wm. R. Stuart of deathbed conversation of Thomas Bardley, Sept. 21, 1842.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, n.p., to “My Dear Sarah,” n.d.

Wm. R. Stuart, Blakeford (near Centreville, Md.), to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., June 27, 1846.

Richd. Thomas, n.p., to ?, n.d., page 1 missing.

Exhortation:

In writing of Wm. R. Stuart. 1 p.

Letter:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., March 17, 1848.

Discourse:

In hand of Wm. R. Stuart. 1 p.

Letter:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to N. Stockly, Esq., Sept. 23, 1840.

Meditations:

Written by Wm. R. Stuart, beginning at Hagers Town, May 12, 1833. 11pp.

Letter:

Eliza Wright, Wilmington, Del., to Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., Aug. 27, 1803.

List:

The members of Wright family in writing of Wm. R. Stuart. 1 p.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, Chester River, Md., to “My Dear Friend,” Sept. 10, 1825. Followed by “A Prayer.”

Anna Louise Gibson, Talbot County, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, near Chester River, Md., May 29, 1825.

Meditation:

Signed Wm. R. Stuart, June 20, 1847. 1 p.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Revd. A. Webster, Jan. 27, 1847. Enclosure: Extract from Mr. Wright’s Journal.

A. Webster, Baltimore, Md., to Col Wm. R. Stuart, Jan. 29, 1847. Handwriting seems to be Stuart’s. Copy?

Meditations:

“God is love, Love is God.” Signed WRS, Nov. 25, 1852.

“Contemplation.” In Stuart’s hand. 3 pp.

Discussion of religious doctrine. 3 pp.

Letter:

Wm. R. Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 9, 1853.

Meditation:

“Periodical Religion.” By Stuart. 2 pp. (One page mutilated.)

Certificate:

Stating that Chas. F. Stuart, among others, is a member of the Washington Temperance Society.

Letter:

George G. Duffee, Jr., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, Ocean Springs, Miss., Aug. 15, 1888. Envelope. Loose.

Cards:

Alexander Stuart, Col. Wm. R. Stuart. Inside back cover.

Book II

Notice:

“William R. Stuart, Commission Merchant,” solicits business. Inside front cover.

Creed:

Stuart’s creed in business and his philosophy of life, signed by him, March 20, 1848.

Notice:

Wm. R. Stuart to “the Farmers of Maryland and elsewhere and others.” Solicits their business. March 20, 1848.

Meditation:

Written by Wm. R. Stuart. Clipping at end.

Note:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., concerning Clay’s speech, June 5, 1828.

Meditation:

On war, in Stuart’s hand. 1 p.

Poetry:

Printed and in longhand. 4 pp.

Cards:

Showing Wm. R. Stuart’s participation in Methodist Protestant Church meetings.

Miscellany:

Fragments of poems, prayers, clippings. 8 pp.

Letter:

Wm. R. Stuart, Canton, Miss., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Apr. 9, 1850.

Devotional:

Prayer, note. 1 p.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, n.p., to ? (son), Feb. 15, ?.

Same to same, Jan. 19, 1851.

Fragments:

Letters, prayers, poems. 4 pp.

Meditation:

1 p.

Poems:

1 p.

Letter:

To a female friend concerning her future husband. In Wm. R. Stuart’s hand.

Fragments:

Letters, meditations, and poems. 14 pp.

Obituaries:

Mrs. Wm. R. Stuart, 1825, Chestertown, Md.

Wm. R. Stuart, Aug. 21, 1853 (Yellow fever). New Orleans, La.

Alexander Stuart, Sept. 18, 1853 (Yellow fever). New Orleans, La.

Elizabeth Frazier, Apr. 14, 1793.

Col. Nolan Stuart, Apr. 10, 1854. West Baton Rouge, La.

Note:

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Charles Stuart, March 22, 1842.

Obituaries:

Wm. R. Stuart, Aug. 21, 1853.

Mrs. Pauline Perry Wilson (?), Sept. 15, 1853, (Yellow Fever). Yazoo City, Miss.

John I. Wilson, Oct. 3, 1853, Yazoo City, Miss.

Rebekah Rasin, n.d., Kent County, Md.

Elizabeth D. Chandler, Aug. 1, 1834, Cincinnati, Ohio (oldest daughter of Col. Wm. R. Stuart).

Mrs. Leonora Busby Wendel, n.d., Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. Alice H. Damerou, May 12, 1855, New Orleans, La.

Wm. B. McCauly, Apr. 10, 1860, Canton, Miss.

Mattie McCauley, Feb. 19, 1876, Ocean Springs, Miss.

Cornelia Howcett, Sept. 23, 1859, Madison County, Miss. Written by Wm. R. Stuart.

Clippings:

Loose Clippings. 3.

Poem:

Written by Dr. Peyton Johnson, Natchez, Miss., July 1839.

Letter:

Henry A. Wise, Only, Va., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., New Orleans, La., June 30, 1855.

Meditations:

Quotations, clippings, sermonettes. 14 pp.

Poem:

“The Friend of Friendless.” (Original?) Baltimore, Md., Jan. 25, 1843.

Letters:

Fragments of letters in hand of Wm. R. Stuart. 4 pp.

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Aug. 2, 1846. (Part missing.)

Same to same, Sept. 7, 1848. (2 fragments).

Same to same. May 4, 1849. (Clipped into several pieces.)

Wm. R. Stuart, Denby Plantation, to Alexander Stuart, March 5, 1850.

Wm. R. Stuart, n.p., to ? (son), n.d. (First part of letter missing.)

Wm. R. Stuart, Baltimore, Md., to Wm. R. Stuart, Jr., Oct. 21, 1850. (Conclusion missing.)

E.F. Chambers, Magnolia Mound, to ? Stuart, Feb. 5, 1849.

Alexander Stuart, New Orleans, La., to Wm. R. Stuart, May 16, 1849. (Part of letter missing.)

Clippings:

Devotional in nature. 12 pp.

Letters:

Wm. R. Stuart, n.p., to ? (son), n.d. (Conclusion only.)

Same to same. (Conclusion only.)

E.F. Chambers, n.p., to Col. Wm. R. Stuart, n.d. (Conclusion only.)

Meditations:

Prayer, poems, essays. 29 pp.

Plan:

An arrangement for a ceremony.

Poem:

“The Paradox.”

Address:

“A Freeman” “To the Citizens of Maryland.” In regard to Federalists and Democrats. Clipped from a paper.

Meditations:

Inspirational musings and poems. 5 pp.

Letters:

Nathl. F. Williams, Baltimore, Md., to “Father,” Apr. 7, 1827.

(copy) John Sergeant, Philadelphia, Pa., to N.F. Williams, Nov. 10, 1846.

(copy) Horace Binney, Philadelphia, Pa., to N.F. Williams, Nov. 14, 1846.

(copy) Daniel Webster, Boston, Mass., to N.F. Williams, Nov. 16, 1846.

Meditation:

1 p.

Clipping:

“Tale of a Mother.”

Note:

Wm. R. Stuart, Alexander Stuart. (Could be inscription for a monument?)

Meditation:

Poem, musings. 3 pp.

Clippings:

From Wm. R. Stuart’s writings. 2 pp.

Discussion:

“Our Mothers, our wives, our daughters.” 1838. In Wm. R. Stuart’s hand. 1 p.

Poem:

“The Heart that Loves Fondest of Any.” Natchez, Aug. 4, 1840.

Clippings:

2 pp.

Notice:

Advertising sale of horse, signed Wm. R. Stuart, Mar. 12, 1853.

Miscellany:

Clippings, poems. 4 pp. and inside back cover.

Obituary:

Charles Stuart, written by Alexander Stuart, 1843. (In fragile condition.) Loose.

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