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Levy family papers

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Mississippi State University Libraries
Levy family papers
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Levy family papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, funeral notices, tax receipts, and poems pertaining to Levy, Holmes, Baptist, Carothers, Hull, and Roby families of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. Subjects include family affairs and the Civil War. Among the Civil War letters is a letter written at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in 1861.

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Mississippi State University Libraries 

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.

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1837 Oct. 19. R.B. Baptist, Boydton, Va. To Mother. Concerns the county court and plans to return to Mecklinburg.

1847 Dec. 29. Jim Armstrong, Alexandria, Louisiana, to Fannie. Describes grave of Fannie's brother; mentions Colonel Jeffreys and copperplate.

1852 Sept. 15. R.C. Puryear, Shallow Ford, Yadkin County, North Carolina, to Sister. Concerns property matters.

1861 May 12. Sam Reid, Harper's Ferry, Virginia, to Miss Mattie Morrow Reid, a CSA soldier, describes Federal troops moving to Manassas Junction and an attack at Fairfax Court House, Virginia.

1862 Feb. 14. R.B. Baptist, Boydton, to Brother. Concerns family financial affairs during the Civil War.

1863 Jan. 24. Eunce [?], Shallow Ford, Virginia, to Hon Mel [?]. Mentions home-spun dresses and Betsy and the beaux during the war.

1863 Apr. 15. Mattie, West Point, Mississippi, to Shep. Concerns flirtations and her affection for Willie.

1863 Sept. 25. Telegram. Georgia, Okolona, Mississippi, to Miss Mattie Morrow, West Point, Mississippi.

1864 Jan. 16. Genoetta Potts to Miss Mattie Morrow. Concerns friendship.

1864 July 14. Mattie, West Point, Mississippi, to Betty and Jimmie. Concerns fighting 13 miles South of Okolona and Colonel Duff.

1864 Nov. 16. Mary Rose, [?] Station, Mississippi, to Hettie.

1864 Nov. 30. Joseph Fauntleroy to son Bob. Concerns Judge Flourney’s trip to Paris, Bob’s ill health, and announcement by General Meredith, U.S. District Commander, that all CSA soldier must take an Oath of Allegiance before returning home.

1865 Oct. 27. Nannie, West Point, Mississippi, to Sister. Concerns the family’s flight from the Yankees. Part is written in code.

1866 Dec. 12. G.W. Thornton, Okolona, Mississippi to A.P. Morrow. Concerns property lines.

1867 July 11. Zullie Huntington, Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Mrs. Morrow.

1867 Aug. 11. Bettie P. Puryear, Shallow Ford, to Aunt. Concerns death of Bettie’s father.

1867 Dec. 27. A.M. House, West Point, Mississippi, to Mr. Bell. Concerns rights to place mill machinery in a millhouse erected by House.

1868 Jan. 12. Mrs. Zullie Hull to Friend. Concerns her marriage and the death of the friend’s mother and a child.

1868 [?] 17. Thomas [Morrow], Somerville, Alabama, to brother A.P. Morrow. Concerns death of Thomas’ daughter Martha.

1869 Aug. 24. Thomas [Morrow], Somerville, Alabama, to A.P. Morrow. Concerns death of Samuel S. Morrow.

1869 Sept. 6. Mary L. Baptist, Boydton, Virginia, to “Sister” Margaret, West Point, Mississippi. Concerns death of Mary’s husband.

1872 July 11-12. Mary L. Baptist, Boydton, Virginia, to Margaret, West Point, Mississippi. Concerns death of her nephew William and son-in-law Charles Wimbish from typhoid fever.

1875 Mar. 3. Mary L. Baptist, Boydton, Virginia, to Margaret, West Point, Mississippi. Concerns death of Margaret’s husband.

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1870 Sept. 4. Samuel Morrow, Troy, Tennessee, to A.P. Morrow. Concerns death of sister Jane.

1872 May 12. Jennie, Lexington, Mississippi to Nellie.

1874 Sept. 12. A.P. Morrow, Hartsell Station, Alabama, to Margaret.

n.d. A.P. Morrow, Somerville, Alabama to Margaret.

1874 Sept. 21. A.P. Morrow, Somerville, Alabama to Margaret.

1874 Sept. 25. A.P. Morrow, Somerville, Alabama to Margaret.

1875 Feb. 23. Olivia H., West Point, Mississippi, to Mrs. Morrow.

1879 Apr. 6. Jennie H., Lexington, Mississippi, to Aunt Margaret. Concerns death of sister May Rose.

1876 Apr. 28. Mary E. Morrow, Hartsell, Alabama, to aunt Margaret Morrow, West Point, Mississippi.

1876 Nov. 14. Gift card. R.M. Levy, West Point, Mississippi, to Mrs. M.S. Morrow.

1877 July 11. Fannie Hill, Cookesville, Noxubee County, Mississippi, to Aunt Margaret. Concerns family feuds.

1881 Mar. 23. S.E. Mitchell, Anson, to Margaret.

1884 Aug. 15. Olivia, New York, to Aunt Margaret. Concerns death of Olivia’s brother John.

1884 Aug. 16. N. Levy to Mama. Concerns death of John.

1888 Mar. 26. Richard, New York, to mother. Describes New York blizzard and Palm Sunday dress.

1896 Sept. 3. Tate, West Point, Mississippi, to Miss Hettie Morrow.

1911 Oct. 27. “Pap” to daughter Jetta Holmes. Concerns her husband’s drinking problem.

n.d. [?] to Johnnie. Written partly in code.

n.d. Fragment. Concerns Bragg’s Army and family news.

[?] Aug. [?]. Cousin, Oakland, to Cousin. Concerns Barry nomination to Congress and family matters.

[?] May 28. Lizzie Gay, Corinth, Mississippi, to Aunt Minnie. Concerns death of Minnie’s sister.

[?] July 8. A.H. Roby, Lexington, Mississippi, to cousin Mrs. James Morrow. Concerns death of Ginnie in childbirth.

[?] March 16. [?] to Margaret.


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1875 December 12. Preamble of West Point Presbyterian Church meeting.

1884 September 7. Page from religious quarterly Confidence in God.

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1884-1887. Tax notices for Morrow family.

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n.d. “Present Card” at nuptials of Joseph N. Baskin and Mary E. Holliman.

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n.d. Newspaper obituaries of Mrs. M.S. Morrow, Jetta Levy Holmes, and Captain Walter B. Barker.

Folder 7:

n.d. Poems. (8)

Folder 8:

1881, 1884. Funeral notices of James T. Stacy, March 18, 1884; Little Ollie May, May 10, 1884; J.T. Crowell, October 7, 1881.

Folder 9:

n.d. Courtplaster envelope, check, list of silver, envelopes (10), bill of lading, shopping list, list of songs.

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