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Guide to the Drennan Love family collection

Summary Information

Mississippi State University Libraries
Drennan Love family collection
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1840-1970
Date [inclusive]
56.5 Cubic feet : 2 SMO folders; 3 OS folders; 1 SVMP box; 1 VMP box; OSP; SMOP; WFB; AV; SMOA; LgOSA; 1 SMOCosT box; 2 OSCosT boxes

Preferred Citation

Drennan Love family collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

Drennan Love (1800-1873) was born in Chester County, South Carolina, the great-grandson of Irish immigrant James Love (c.1697-1760) who had settled first in Pennsylvania and then moved his family to South Carolina. The family prospered there but with the deaths of his parents, Janet Lockert Love (1772-1803) and Revolutionary War soldier Captain James Love (1763-1807), in quick succession, Drennan and his siblings were orphaned and Drennan was raised by an uncle. In 1825 several members of the Love family moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Drennan became a ferryman on the Black Warrior River at Northport. The Loves had been accompanied by the Cook family on their move west and in 1827 Drennan married Elizabeth Lovelace Cook (1807-1897). Seven years later, following the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek which opened former Choctaw land to white settlement, Drennan moved his family to Mississippi’s black prairie country at Crawford, Lowndes County, where he established a farm called Magowah. A house was built on his property in 1848 which remained until Highway 45 was built in the 1930s. Drennan also had a house in Columbus. Near his farm, he helped establish the Bethel Presbyterian Church and he continued to be an influential layman. Drennan was a commissioner for the Tombeckbee Presbytery to the General Assembly in Philadelphia in 1853 and possibly also attended the Assembly in Georgia in 1861 when the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America was formed.

Drennan and Elizabeth produced nine sons and three daughters: Mary Caroline (1827-1919), James Monroe (1830-1840), Sarah Melissa (1831-1880), Robert Miles (1833-1852), Matthew Henry (1835-1849), David Chelsea (1837-1918), John Calvin (1839-1908), James Drennan (1841-1938), Joseph Cornelius (1843-1862), Jane Elizabeth (b.1845), William Alexander (1848-1929), and Albert Clarence (1851-1884). Four sons served in the Confederate Army’s Prairie Guards, the 11th Mississippi Regiment, during the Civil War. David attended Davidson College in North Carolina from 1856 to 1860 and then studied law at Cumberland University in Tennessee until 1861 when he left for the war. Seriously wounded at Petersburg in 1864, he was invalided out of the army and became a teacher and then a farmer. After travelling west he returned to Mississippi and was elected to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, serving from 1876 to 1880. Active in the United Confederate Veterans, he wrote a history of the Prairie Guards. John also attended Davidson College and was a school teacher when he enlisted and was wounded at Gettysburg. Captured in April 1865, he was imprisoned and then released two months later. He returned to Lowndes County and became a farmer until 1869 when he moved to Leesburg, Florida, where he bought land, planted oranges and became a merchant.

James attended Presbyterian Synodial Junior College in La Grange, Tennessee, before the war. He was severely wounded at Gettysburg, lost a leg, and was captured. Exchanged in 1864, he returned home and then followed John to Florida. He married Mary Margaret Gaston (1856-1885) there and had a daughter but his wife, second child and father-in-law died in 1885. James married Mary’s cousin, Clara Neely Fox (1862-1937) the following year and later moved his family back to Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. He farmed with his son Albert Lee (1886-1967) at the Bell schoolhouse community just north of Starkville, remaining active into his nineties. Joseph joined the army a year after his brothers in April 1862 but died soon after of the measles and was buried at Williamsburg, Virginia. Albert graduated from the Cooper Institute at Daleville, Mississippi, after the war. He studied medicine in Mobile, Alabama, Louisville, Kentucky, and New Orleans, Louisiana. He was practicing in Darrowville, Louisiana, in 1878 when he died of yellow fever.

William served during the Civil War, enlisting in Company H of the 6th Regiment of the Mississippi Cavalry in 1863. He saw fighting at Harrisburg, Mississippi, in July 1864, surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama, on May 4, 1865, and was paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, eight days later. On his return to Lowndes County, he entered Summerville Institute at Gholson, Mississippi, and then worked on his father’s farm. William joined his brothers in Florida for about a year in the early 1870s but then returned to Mississippi and the family farm. He joined the Prairie Guards of the state militia in the 1870s, commanded the 1st Cavalry Battalion of the Mississippi National Guard in the 1890s, and retired with the rank of brigadier-general in 1906. He was also active with the United Confederate Veterans Association, acting as Adjutant for Camp 27 at Columbus and promoted to Colonel in 1923. At that time he was also president of the Mississippi Confederate Pension Board. Among his other activities were helping to establish the Patrons of Husbandry Grange, Magowah, in 1873 and becoming the Magowah postmaster in 1896. A stalwart Democrat, William was elected to the Mississippi Legislature, representing the western district of Lowndes County between 1892 and 1894, and later became a state senator from the 25th District from 1912 to 1914. Like his father, William was an active member of the Southern Presbyterian Church and was a commissioner to the General Assembly in Augusta, Georgia, in 1886. An enthusiastic amateur archeologist and historian, he contributed many articles to local newspapers and journals, including the Publications of Mississippi Historical Society and the  Confederate Veteran. William married Jessie Giles Cook (1866-1947), a first cousin who had come to nurse his mother, in 1893, and the couple had two children: William Joseph “Will” (1896-1969) and Elizabeth Lovelace (1901-1990).

After graduation from Old Franklin Academy, Columbus, William Joseph worked for the cotton buyer Frank P. Phillips from October 1913. Between 1916 and 1918 he attended Davidson College but did not graduate until after the First World War. Reputedly the first to volunteer from Lowndes County, William joined the Marine Corps in June 1918, trained at Parris Island, South Carolina, and sailed for France in September 1918 with the 13th Regiment. Demobilized in August 1919, William returned to Mississippi and the Phillips firm, becoming manager and head classer in 1930. After Phillips’ death in 1949, he established his own company, W.J. Love Cotton Company, in August 1950, acting as a cotton buyer, shipper, and exporter to Europe, which he visited on business several times. William also became a director of the National Bank of Commerce, Columbus in 1946, and vice-president in 1962. Following family tradition, he was commissioner from the East Mississippi Presbytery to the Presbyterian General Assemblies in Montreat, North Carolina, in 1945, and Atlanta, Georgia, in 1959. An avid student of history like his father, he was president of the Mississippi Historical Society, and director and vice-president of the Columbus Y.M.C.A. William married Grace Electa Mills (1897-1979) in North Carolina in 1923, where her mother, Anna H. Mills, worked for the Y.M.C.A Blue Ridge Association student conference center at Black Mountain and maintained a summer cabin. Anna Mills had previously been matron at Mississippi Normal College in Hattiesburg, where Grace was a student teacher in 1917. Grace later taught at Davenport College in Lenoir, North Carolina. Grace and Will had one child, Anna Grace (b. 1924), a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus.

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Scope and Contents

The Drennan Love family collection contains a variety of materials which document Drennan Love and his descendants. Much of the material concerns the families of Anna Grace Love’s grandfather, William Alexander Love, and father, William Joseph Love. The collection contains correspondence, writings, legal materials, audiovisual materials, photographs, publications, artifacts and costumes.

Series 1, Love family, includes materials documenting Drennan Love and his descendants. A small number of items concern Drennan and his sons Albert and David. Albert Love died of yellow fever in 1884 and the series includes a commemorative book compiled by the Ascension Branch of the Louisiana Sugar Planters Association. Among the materials belonging to David Love is an autograph book with photographs of his Cumberland University, Tennessee, classmates in 1861 just before he, and probably most of his class, left to join the Confederate Army. There is a document from his war service and the oath of allegiance he made in 1865 to regain his United States’ citizenship, and a copy of the history of his unit, the Prairie Guards. The series contains a large group of materials related to William Alexander Love, including certificates and documents concerning his civic, military and veterans’ activities, and writings and publications on history and archeology. Of particular interest is the manuscript titled Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative Help's in Mississippi History which he wrote around 1925 in an attempt to tell Mississippi’s history from the appearance of the Native Americans through to the early twentieth century with his own family’s story woven in. A scrapbook of clippings on Confederate veterans’ activities attests to his active involvement with the military and veterans, and a framed collection of archeological specimens is but one example of his fascination with Mississippi’s first inhabitants. The family  Bible not only lists the Love births and deaths but also the births of some of their slaves, while a small group of documents concern the newspaper publishing Worthington family of Columbus, Mississippi and the Confederate veterans. The final large group concerns William Joseph Love and his cotton broking business. Correspondence with the Gayet family of Le Havre, France, a metal sign, publications, and travel information from his business trips to Europe document his company, W.J. Love Cotton. William Joseph was active in the Presbyterian church and an amateur historian and there are manuscripts and a tape of his talks, and he was also interested in writing short stories, for which he took a course at the University of Chicago. A graduate of Davidson College, he remained an interested alumni and there are some materials related to the school. A copy of a paper by Anna Grace Love on the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek and two folders of genealogical information are also included in the series.

The second series, Legal, includes deeds of land acquired by Drennan and William Alexander Love. There is also a folder of bills of sale for Drennan Love’s slaves.

The Love family had a strong link with the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Lowndes County, Mississippi, from when it was built in 1834 through to its destruction by a tornado in 2002. Series 3 includes an account book and writings celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. A watercolor by the architect involved in the church’s restoration in the early 1990s is also part of the series.

Series 4, Miscellany, is a small series, with two writings by members of the extended Love family on local history being the most noteworthy items.

The fifth series includes books and other publications collected by members of the Love family, particularly by William Alexander. These are mainly focused on history, archeology and religion but there are some children’s books also.

Series 6, Photographs, includes primarily twentieth century images of William Joseph and Grace Love, and their daughter Anna Grace, at home in Columbus and at social events, with some photographs of William during his First World War service and at a cotton compress. There is a group of images documenting Grace Love and her mother, Anna Mills, at Mississippi Normal College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) and the Y.M.C.A. Blue Ridge Association student conference center at Black Mountain, North Carolina, where Anna Mills worked. Four photographs concern the Mississippi Legislature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, three of which feature William Alexander Love. He is also included in some 1914 photographs taken near the Nanih Waiya Mound in Winston County, Mississippi, a photograph at Robert E. Lee’s former home during a United Confederate Veteran’s national reunion in 1917 and another of the delegates to the Southern Presbyterian church General Assembly in Augusta, Georgia in 1886. A crayon portrait of William Alexander in his Mississippi National Guard uniform is included in this series. In addition, there is a view of Main Street and a cotton compress yard in Columbus, Mississippi, from the early twentieth century, and a group of postcards showing the activities of William Joseph’s 13th Marine Corps regiment at Quantico, Virginia, and in France in 1918 and 1919, as well as some scenes from the Pantheon de la guerre mural in Paris, and views of Bordeaux, France, from the same era.

The final three series contain objects from the collection. Series 7 is a collection of classical and semi-classical phonograph records, mainly on the Victrola label. A variety of artifacts comprises Series 8, including a small Confederate flag, five locally made chairs from the Love farmhouse, and Native American archeological specimens. The last series, Costumes, features pieces of women’s clothing, including Grace Love’s wedding trousseau from 1923.

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Series 1. Love family.- Boxes 1-4, 6-9; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 37; Oversize Manuscripts Box 14; AudioVisual Box 5; Large Oversize Artifacts

Series 2. Legal.- Box 4; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 37; Oversize Manuscripts Box 14

Series 3. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Mississippi.- Box 5; Oversize Manuscripts Box 14; Wrapped, Framed and Bound

Series 4. Miscellany.- Box 5; Wrapped, Framed and Bound

Series 5. Publications.- Boxes 5, 10-12

Series 6. Photographs.- Visual Materials: Photographs Box 23; Small Visual Materials: Photographs Box 6; Small Oversize Photographs Box 2; Oversize Photographs Drawer VIII; Wrapped, Framed and Bound

Series 7. Phonograph records.- Box 13

Series 8. Artifacts.- Artifacts Boxes 16-17; Small Oversize Artifacts Box 1; Large Oversize Artifacts; Wrapped, Framed and Bound

Series 9. Costumes.- Small Oversize Costumes/Textiles Box 7; Oversize Costumes/Textiles Boxes 38, 39

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

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

Publication date: April 2013

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.


Anna Grace Love, Columbus, Miss.; George McKee, Louisville, Colo.; Chester McKee, Starkville, Miss., 1999-2010.

Processing Information

Some containers and folders were disposed of. Newspaper clippings were copied and disposed of. Total: 0.3 cubic feet.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

William A. Love Manuscript, January 4, 1906, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi. "Mississippi in Gettysburg".

D.C. Love Papers, April 4, 1891-October 13, 1897, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi. Correspondence between Love and John M. Gould and E.A Carmen re: Battle of Antietam.

William Joseph Love Papers. MS 446, Billups-Garth Archives, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus, Mississippi.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bethel Presbyterian Church (Lowndes County, Miss).
  • Bethel Presbyterian Church (Lowndes County, Miss.)--Photographs.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th.
  • Davidson College.
  • Marine Corps Base Quantico (Va.)--Photographs.
  • Mississippi Legislature--Photographs.
  • Mississippi. National Guard.
  • United Confederate Veterans--Photographs.
  • United Confederate Veterans.
  • United States. Marine Corps--1910-1920--Photographs.
  • W.J. Love Cotton Company.

Family Name(s)

  • Love family.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Columbus (Miss.)--Photographs.
  • Lowndes County (Miss.)
  • Nanih Waiya mound (Miss.)--Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Love, Albert C., 1851-1884.
  • Love, Anna Grace, b. 1924--Photographs.
  • Love, Anne Grace, b. 1924.
  • Love, David C., 1837-1918.
  • Love, Drennan, 1800-1873.
  • Love, Grace, 1897-1979--Photographs.
  • Love, Grace, 1897-1979.
  • Love, William A., 1848-1929--Photographs.
  • Love, William A., 1848-1929.
  • Love, William J., 1896-1969--Photographs.
  • Love, William J., 1896-1969.
  • Mills, Anna H., --Photographs.


  • Archeology--Mississippi.
  • Cotton trade--France.
  • Cotton trade--Mississippi--Photographs.
  • Cotton trade--Mississippi.
  • Cotton--Marketing.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Love family: 

Drennan Love: 

 Box 1. Folder 1.  Letter, 1869. 

 Box 1. Folder 2.  Receipts, 1867, 1873 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 3.  Will, 1872. 

 Box 1. Folder 4.  Estate inventory (copy), 1874. 

 Box 9. Unfoldered. Publications: Parton, James, Life of Andrew Jackson, Vol. 2, New York: Mason Brothers, 1860. 

 Box 1. Folder 5.  Publications: Keeler's Mississippi Almanac, 1852, 1861. (both volumes incomplete) 

Albert C. Love: 

 Box 1. Folder 6.  Love, A.C., Prehistoric Relics of Lowndes County, Miss. American Antiquarian, Vol. II, No. IV, 1880 (copy). 

 Box 6. Unfoldered. "Tributes to the Memory of Albert Clarence Love, from the A.B.S.P.A. of La. Dedicated to his Mother", 1884. 

 Box 1. Folder 7.  Letters of condolence, 1884. 

David C. Love: 

 Box 6. Unfoldered. Autograph book with photographs of Cumberland University, Tenn., classmates, 1861. 

 SMO 37.  "Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of D.C. Love, private, Co. E, 11th Mississippi Regiment", 1864. 

 Box 1. Folder 8.  Oath of allegiance, 1865; Certification of Board of Supervisors' election, Lowndes County, Mississippi, 1877. 

 Box 1. Folder 9.  Publications: Confederate Veteran, Vol. 3, No.4, 1895 April. Article on David Love. 

 Box 1. Folder 10.  Publications: Love, D.C., "The Prairie Guards: A History of Their Organization, their Heroism, their Battles and their Triumphs", undated (copy). 

 Box 1. Folder 11.  Publications: "Antietam's Fury Remembered", America's Civil War, 2002 September, pp. 40-42. 


Refers to letter from David Love, 1891 April 29.

 Box 9. Unfoldered. Publications: Wilson, Cura P., H Kainh Aiaøhkh. Novum testamentum graecum, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. 


Owned by David C. Love

William A. Love: 

 Box 1. Folder 12.  Correspondence, 1921-1922. 

 Box 1. Folder 13. Receipts, 1898, 1907. 

 Box 1. Folder 14.  Stock certificate: Saunders Car Stopper & Equipment Company, 1911. 

 Box 1. Folder 15.  List of delegates to accompany photograph, Presbyterian Church in the United States General Assembly, Augusta, Ga., 1886. 

 Box 1. Folder 16.  Newspaper articles by W.A. Love, 1921, 1928. 

 Box 6. Unfoldered. Scrapbook, 1888-1911 and undated. 


Contains clippings on Prairie Guards, Confederate veterans and local history, many written by W.A. Love.

 Box 1. Folder 17.  Scrapbook, 1888-1911 (copy). 

Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative Helps in Mississippi History, 1925: 

 Box 1. Folder 18. Notes. 


 Box 7. Folder 1.  Pages 1-79. 

 Box 7. Folder 2.  Pages 80-169. 

 Box 7. Folder 3.  Pages 170-249. 

 Box 7. Folder 4.  Pages 300-359. 

 Box 7. Folder 5.  Pages 360-439. 

 Box 7. Folder 6.  Pages 440-499. 

 Box 7. Folder 7.  Pages 500-569. 

 Box 7. Folder 8.  Pages 570-639. 

 Box 7. Folder 9.  Pages 640-706. 

 Box 8.  Photocopy of manuscript. 


 Box 1. Folder 19.  Membership certificate: National Geographic Society, 1921. 

 SMO 37. Certificate of appointment: Captain, Prairie Guards, Mississippi National Guard, 1889. 

 SMO 37.  Certificate of appointment: Major Commanding, 1st Cavalry Battalion, 1893. 

 SMO 37.  Certificate of Retired Officer: Brigadier-General, Mississippi National Guard, 1906. 

 SMO 37. Certificate of election: State Senator, 25th District, Mississippi, 1911. 

 OS 14.  Charter: Magowah Grange No. 43, Patrons of Husbandry, 1873. 

 OS 14.  Certificate of appointment: Postmaster, Magowah, Lowndes County, Mississippi, 1896. 

 OS 14.  Membership certificate: Louisiana Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 1922. 

 OS 14.  Certificate of appointment: Colonel, United Confederate Veterans, 1923. 

 Box 1. Folder 20.  Publications: Littell's Living Age, No. 2247, July 16, 1887, pp. 130-160. 

 Box 1. Folder 21.  Publications: Gospel of St. John, American Bible Society, undated. 


Inscribed: "Elizabeth Love age 10 years".

 Box 1. Folder 22.  Publications: Gulf States Historical Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1903 March. 

 Box 1. Folder 23.  Publications: Lincecum, Gideon. Autobiography. Reprint from Publications of Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. 8, 1904. 

 Box 1. Folder 24.  Publications: Love, William A. The Mayhew Mission to the Choctaws, Reprint from Publications of Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. 11, 1910. 

 Box 1. Folder 25.  Publications: Nixon, Herman C., Alexander Beaufort Meek, Poet, Orator, Journalist, Historian, Statesman, Alabama Polytechnic Institute Historical Studies, Auburn, Ala., 1910. 

 Box 2. Folder 1.  Publications: Smith, Uriah, Key to Smith's Diagram of Parliamentary Rules, Columbus, Ohio: M.C. Lilley & Co., 1890. 

 Box 2. Folder 2.  Publications: Clippings: Heath, Bessie, "A History of Columbus, Mississippi", Columbus Dispatch, 1921 June 22-July 31. 

 Box 9. Unfoldered.  Publications: Bible, undated. (incomplete) 

 Box 2. Folder 3.  Publications: Bible: loose items, 1889, 1908 and undated. 


Contains list of slave births.

 Box 2. Folder 4.  Confederate veterans materials: William H. Worthington correspondence and United Confederate Veterans materials related to Worthington family, 1850-1899 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 5.  Confederate veterans materials, 1890-1921. 

 Box 2. Folder 6.  Confederate veterans materials: Historic Richmond: Progressive Richmond of Today: Illustrative and Descriptive...Official Souvenir and Hand Book, Seventeenth Annual Reunion, United Confederate Veterans, May 30th, 31st-June 1st, 2d, 3d, Richmond, 1907

 Box 2. Folder 7.  Jessie Cook Love: Postcard (copy), 1937. 

William J. Love: 


 Box 2. Folder 8.  Personal, 1918, 1932, 1952. 

 Box 2. Folder 9.  University of Chicago correspondence, etc., 1923, 1933. 

 Box 2. Folder 10.  From visiting airmen, 1941-1953. 

 Box 2. Folder 11.  Gayet family, Le Havre, France, 1936-1970. 

 Box 2. Folder 12.  Business, 1935-1966. 

 Box 2. Folder 13.  Business, 1947-1960 and undated. 


Mostly updates to Buenting's International Cotton Code.

 Box 2. Folder 14.  Sons of the American Revolution, 1971. 

 SMO 37. Membership certificate, 1954. 

 OS 14.  Diploma: Franklin Academy, Columbus, Mississippi, 1913. 

 Box 2. Folder 15.  Wedding announcement, 1923. 

 Box 2. Folder 16.  Will (copy), 1966. 

 Box 2. Folder 17.  Death: Condolences, resolutions of respect, 1969-1970. 

 SMO 37.  Christian Observer, Vol. 158, No. 7, 1970 February 18. 

 Box 2. Folder 18.  Student handbook, Davidson College, N.C., 1916-1917. 


Contains entries by W.J. Love.

 Box 2. Folder 19.  Notes for religious and secular talks, 1: 1945-1958 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 20.  Notes for religious and secular talks, 2: 1964-1966 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 1.  Manuscripts of short stories, articles, undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 2.  Miscellany, 1949 and undated. 


Includes pamphlet "The Face in the Window or the Ghost in the Garret", Carrollton Civic Club, Carrollton, Ala., undated.

 Box 3. Folder 3.  W.J. Love farm: aerial photographs, map, 1951, 1970 and undated. 

 OS 14.  Land capability map (copy), 1951. 

 SMO 37.  Plat of Love farm, undated. 

 SMO 37.  Blueprint map of Lowndes County, Mississippi, L. Wood, 1925. 

 SMO 37.  French cotton classes broadside, 1937. 

 Box 3. Folder 4.  W.J. Love, Cotton Merchant: Announcements of establishment, 1950. 

 Box 3. Folder 5.  List of American and Mexican cotton exports to Bremen, Germany, by company and quantity, 1951 September 1-1952 May 31. 

W.J. Love Cotton, Inc.: 

 Box 3. Folder 6.  Charter of Incorporation, 1961. 

 Box 3. Folder 7.  Receipt book (blank). 

 OS 14.  Metal sign, "W.J. Love Cotton". 

 LgOSA Commodity quote boards, W.J. Love Cotton (2). 


 Box 3. Folder 8.  Europe, 1935. 

 Box 3. Folder 9.  United States: Booklets: Beesley's Illustrated Guide to St. Michaels's Church, Charleston, S.C., 1939; First Presyterian Church, Augusta, Ga., circa 1927;  A Handbook for the Exhibition Buildings of Colonial Williamsburg, Incorporated, 1941; "A Tour of Historic Richmond", Hotel Richmond, circa 1940. 

 Box 3. Folder 10.  United States, 1951-1952. 

 Box 3. Folder 11.  Europe, 1952: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 12.  Europe, 1952: 2. 

 OS 14.  Le Guide Michelin, northern France, map no. 98, 1947. 

 Box 4. Folder 1.  The Alumni of Davidson College: A Directory, 1966. 

 Box 4. Folder 2.  "The Davidson College Presbyterian Church", Davidson College Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 6, 1952. 


 Box 9.  Buenting's International Cotton Code. 2nd ed. Bremen, Germany: Theodor Buenting and Co., 1929. 

 Box 9.  Charter, By-Laws and Rules of the New York Cotton Exchange, 1956-1969. 

 Box 4. Folder 3.  Stone, Alfred Holt, "Post Bellum Reconstruction: An American Experience", Reprinted from The Journal of Mississippi History, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1941. 

 Box 4. Folder 4.  Telegraphic Cipher Code [for cotton], 1878 ed., New York: Shepperson Publishing Co., undated. 


 SMO 37.  The Sphere, London, 1953 July 4. 

 OS 14.  The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 1935 August 10. 

 OS 14.  Daily Telegraph, London, air mail ed., 1952 June 26. 

 OS 14.  Daily Herald, London, 1952 June 28. (incomplete) 

 OS 14.  Scottish Daily Express, Glasgow, 1953 August 24. (incomplete) 

 AV 5.  Reel to reel tape: Talk: "War Between the States", undated. 

Grace Mills Love: 

 Box 4. Folder 5.  Correspondence, maps, 1937, 1965-1978. 

 SMO 37.  Reproductions of Mississippi maps 1816-1873, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1969. (5) 

 Box 4. Folder 6.  Cleo Johnson Fox: correspondence, clippings, 1966-1976. 

 Box 4. Folder 7.  Davidson College, N.C.: correspondence, 1976. 

 Box 4. Folder 8.  Davidson College: Announcements 1975-76, Official record 1974-75, Vol. 81, No. 9, 1975. 

 Folder 4. Folder 9.  Scrapbook (copy). 

Anna Grace Love: 

 Box 4. Folder 10.  Correspondence, 1985 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 11.  "The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek": manuscript, undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 12.  Genealogical materials: 1, 2001 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 13.  Genealogical materials: 2, 1850-1990 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 14.  Clippings: Love family, 1897-1979. 

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Series 2. Legal: 

 Box 4. Folder 15.  Deeds, 1826-1919. 

 SMO 37.  1841-1883. (13) 

 OS 14.  1842-1883. (3) 

 Box 4. Folder 16.  Slave bills of sale, 1827-1857. 

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Series 3. Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Mississippi: 

 Box 5. Folder 1.  Account book, 1847-1872. 

 Box 5. Folder 2.  Fiftieth anniversary notes, etc., 1884, 1885 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 3.  Baird, Rev. E.T., Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss. Prepared for the Semi-Centennial Celebration, June 21, 1884, Columbus, Miss., 1885. Manuscript & publication. 

 Box 5. Folder 4.  Miscellany, 1974-2008 and undated. 

 OS 14.  Clipping: "Preserving and Persevering", Golden Triangle Shopper, Columbus, Miss., 1995 March 1. 

 OS 14.  Columbus Packet, Columbus, Miss., Vol. 11, No. 46, 2002 November 14. 


About tornado which destroyed Bethel Church.

 WFB. Drawing: Watercolor of Bethel Church by Thomas S. Jones, AIA, 1992. 

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  Series 4. Miscellany: 

 Box 5. Folder 5.  1941, 1943, 1985, 1992 and undated. 

 WFB. Mechanical black and white print: S.S. Normandie, French Line, circa 1935. 

 Box 5. Folder 6.  Miscellaneous writings, 1948, 1986, 2000. 


Includes reminiscence of Mary Ezell Scanlon, and description of Old Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Miss., by Annie Love McGeorge.

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Series 5. Publications: 

 Box 5. Folder 7.  Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Dulle Griet in the Mayer van den Bergh Museum, Antwerp, Gallery Books No. 10;  Hans Holbein: The Ambassadors in the National Gallery, London, Gallery Books No. 18, London: Percy Lund Humphries & Co. 

 Box 5. Folder 8.  Maurois, Andre, "My Philosophy in a Time Like This", Lecture at Grand Ballroom, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Il., 1945 March 27. 

 Box 5. Folder 9.  Stewart, William H. & Lucy Redd Wise, Virginia 1607-1907, Portsmouth, Va.: W.A. Fishe, 1907. 

 Box 5. Folder 10.  Voltaire, J.F.M.A. de, "Candide or, the Optimist", Albatross, 1951 August. 

 Box 5. Folder 11.  Clippings: Miscellaneous, 1935-1984 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 12. Programs: Rudolf Serkin, Carnegie Hall, 1970 October 16; Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, 1968 January 22; Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, 1970 October 17; New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, 1970 October 15-19. 

 Box 5. Folder 13. Playbill, 1: Vol. 1, No. 7, 1964 July, "Oliver!" & "Hamlet"; Vol. 5, No. 1, 1968 January, "More Stately Mansions" & "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"; Vol. 9, No. 10, 1972 October, "City Center Joffrey Ballet", "Two Gentlemen of Verona", "Lysistrata". 

 Box 5. Folder 14. Playbill, 2: "A Moon for the Misbegotten" (incomplete); Vol. 90, No. 3, 1990 March, "Merce Cunningham Dance Company", "Feld Ballets", The Heidi Chronicles"; Vol. 92, No. 11, 1992 November, "The Secret Garden". 

 Box 5. Folder 15.  Playfare, Vol. 2, No. 10, October, "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds";  Stagebill, Vol. 12, No. 7, 1990 March, The Philadelphia Orchestra, March 13, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, March 16, Jupiter Symphony, March 12; 1992 November, Guanaeri String Quartet, November 11, American Symphony Orchestra, November 13, L'Elisir d'Amore, November 14, New York Philharmonic, November 12-17. 

 Box 10.  Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. 2 vols., Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1891. 

 Box 11.  Brown, Calvin S., Archeology of Mississippi, New York: AMS Press, 1973. 

 Box 11.  Brown, Maud Morrow. The University Greys: Company A, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865, Richmond: Garrett and Massie, 1940. 

 Box 11.  Coues, Elliott, Key to North American Birds, Containing a Concise Account of Every Species of Living and Fossil Bird at Present Known from the Continent North of the Mexican and United States Boundary, Salem: Naturalists' Agency, 1872. 

 Box 11.  Craven, John J., Prison Life of Jefferson Davis, New York: Carleton, 1866. 


Owned by Fannie Worthington.

 Box 11.  Cushman, H.B. History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, Greenville, Texas: Headlight Printing House, 1899. 


Owned by Wm. A. Love

 Box 11.  Daiches, David, The King James Version of the English Bible: An Account of the Development and Sources of the English Bible of 1611 with Special Reference to the Hebrew Tradition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1942. 

 Box 11.  Davis, John D., A Dictionary of the Bible, 3rd ed., Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1912. 


Inscription: "Wm. Love, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C."

 Box 11.  A Digest of the Acts and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1861-1944, Richmond: Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1945. 

 Box 11. Ervin, Sara Sullivan. South Carolinians in the Revolution, Sullivan-Dunklin Chapter, South Carolina, DAR, 1949. 

 Box 11.  Federal Writers Project, W.P.A., Mississippi: A Guide to the Magnolia State, New York: Viking, 1938. 

 Box 11.  Fenelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe, Treatise on the Education of Daughters, Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1831. 


Inscription: "Julia Phillips, March 1839"

Freeman, Edward A., History of Europe, History Primers, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1877. 


Inscription: "J.M. Barrow"

 Box 11.  Hawthorne, Nathaniel, Wonder Book for Boys and Girls, Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., undated. 


Inscription: "With Love to Gracie from Hazel, Xmas 1906"

 Box 11.  Howe, George, History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, Vol. 1, Columbia: Duffie & Chapman, 1870. 


Owned by W.A. Love

 Box 11.  Kingsley, Charles, The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, Philadelphia: Henry Altmus, 1899. 


Inscriptions: "Aurelia Bartou" & "Grace Love"

 Box 12.  Minutes of the Eighty-Third General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, Montreat, NC, May 27-June 1, 1943. 

 Box 12.  Moorehead, Warren K. The Hopewell Mound Group of Ohio, Field Museum of Natural History Publication 211, Anthropological Series, Vol. VI, No. 5, 1922. 


Inscription: "To Col. W.A. Love, with the author's compliments, Warren K. Moorehead, June 14, 1923"

 Box 12.  The 19th Century: Its History, Progress, and Marvelous Achievements: The Wonderful Story of the World for One Hundred Years, Philadelphia: American Book and Bible House, 1900. 

 Box 12.  The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908. 


Inscription: "W.A. Love"

 Box 12.  Owen, Thomas McAdory, A Bibliography of Mississippi, American Historical Association, Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1900. 

 Box 12.  Rowland, Dunbar (ed.), Mississippi Provincial Archives, 1763-1766, Vol. 1, Nashville, TN: Brandon Printing Company, 1911. 

 Box 12.  Scott, Sir Walter, The Surgeon's Daughter and Quentin Durward, New York: Hurst & Co., 1889. 

 Box 12.  Singleton, Esther. The Greatest Wonders of the World as Seen and Described by Famous Writers, New York: Christian Herald, 1906. 


Owned by W.A. Love

 Box 12.  Smith, Egbert Watson, The Creed of Presbyterians, New York: Baker and Taylor Co., 1901. 


Inscription: "Wm. A. Love, Nov. 1901, Magowah, Miss."

 Box 12.  Wells, H.G. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind. New York: Macmillan, 1921. 


Belonged to Col. W.A. Love

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Series 6. Photographs: 

 VMP 23.  William A. Love and Nanih Waiya mound, 1914. 

Love Family: 

 VMP 23.  1914-1960 and undated. 

 SVMP 6.  1911-2005. 

 SMOP 2.  1917. 

 SVMP 6. Anna and Grace Mills, circa 1914 and undated. 

 WFB. Crayon portrait: William A. Love in Mississippi National Guard uniform, undated. 

 VMP 23. Photocopy of portrait. 

William J. Love: 

 VMP 23.  1897-1961 and undated. 

 SMOP 2. circa 1900 and undated. 

 WFB. Gilt picture frame. 

 SVMP 6.  1918-1962. 

 VMP 23.  William J. and Grace Mills Love, undated. 

 VMP 23.  William J. Love and dog (Styx), circa 1962. 

 VMP 23.  Visits to Europe, 1935, 1952. 

 SVMP 6.  Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Mississippi, 1974-1991/1992. 


 VMP 23.  1978 and undated. 

 SVMP 6.  1936-1958. 

1894-circa 1920 and undated: 

 SMOP 2.  Mississippi Legislature ?, Jackson, Mississippi, undated. 

 SMOP 2.  Mississippi Legislature, Jackson, Mississippi, 1894. 

 SMOP 2.  Penitentiary Committee, Mississippi Legislature, Jackson, Mississippi, 1894. 

 SMOP 2.  Mississippi State Senate in session, March 13-14, Jackson, Mississippi, circa 1912. 

 SMOP 2.  Main Street, Columbus, Mississippi, circa 1920. 

 OSP VIII. Presbyterian Church in the United States General Assembly delegates, Augusta, Ga., 1886 May. 

 SVMP 6. Postcards: 

13th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, Quantico, Va., and France, 1918-1919 (24). 

Bordeaux, France, circa 1918 (9). 

Pantheon de la guerre, Paris, 1918 (17). 

Miscellany, circa 1916-1978 (9). 

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 Box 13. Series 7. Phonograph records: 

Victrola 12 inch: 

Walkure-Ride of the Valkyries (Wagner), Act 3, 9163-A; Rheingold-Prelude (Wagner), 9163-B, Symphony Orchestra under Albert Coates. 

Dream of Love (Liebestraum), No. 3 in Flat (Liszt), 6269-A; Nocturne in E Flat, (Chopin Op. 9, No. 2), 6269-B, Olga Samaroff, piano. 

Tannhauser-Venusberg Music and Bacchanale-Part 3, Act 1 (Wagner), 9028-A; Tannhauser-Prelude to Act 3 (Wagner), 9028-B, Symphony Orchestra under Albert Coates. 

Concerto No. 2, in C Minor-Adagio sostenuto-Part 3, Second movement (Rachmaninoff Op. 18) 8065-A; Concerto, No. 2 in C Minor Allegro scherzando-Part 1, 3rd movement (Rachmaninoff Op. 18), 8065-B, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. 

Funeral March (Chopin Op.35), 6470-A; Hark the Lark (Hark, Hark the Lark (Schubert/Liszt), 6470-B, Ignace Jan Paderewski, piano. 

  Thais-Mediation, Intermezzo Religieuse (Massenet), 6186-A; Indian Lament (Dvorak/Kreisler), 6186-B, Fritz Kreisler, violin, Vincent O'Brien, paino. 

Afternoon of a Faun-Part 1 (Debussy), 6696-A; Afternoon of a Faun-Part 2, 6696-B, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. 

Lakme-Bell Song, Act 2 (Delibes), 6132-A; Solvejg's Song (Grieg), 6132-B, Amelita Galli-Curci, soprano (in French). 

Lohengrin-Elsas Traum, Act 1 (Wagner), 6694-A; Tannhauser-Elisabeths Gebet, Act 3 (Wagner), 6694-B, Maria Jeritza, soprano. 

  Largo (Handel), 6023-A; The Lost Chord (Proctor/Sullivan), 6023-B, Enrico Caruso, tenor (in English). 

Meistersinger-was Duftet Doch Der Flieder), Art 2 (Wagner), 6789-A; Meistersing-Kein' Regel Wollte De Passen (Wagner) 6789-B, Friedrich Schorr, baritone, State Opera Orchestra under Leo Blech. 

  Trovatore-Ai nostri monti, Act 4 (Verdi), 8013-A; Trovatore-Mal reggendo all’ aspro assalto, Act 2 (Verdi), 8013-B, Louise Homer/ Enrico Caruso. 

  Lucia-Sextette (Chi mi frena), Act 2 (Donizetti), 10000-A; Rigoletto-Quartet (Bella figlia dell' amore), Act 3 (Verdi), 10000-B, Galli-Curci/Perini/Caruso/de Luca. 

Other 12 inch: 

Personal Record, R.D. Cortina Company, New York, French Lesson, no. 1 Page 46; French Lesson, no. 2 page 48, Columbia Phonograph Company, 1922?. 

Toccata and Fugue in E Minor, 71594-D, Rudolf Serkin, paino, Columbia Masterworks. 

10 inch: 

Madrigale (Simonetti), 988-A; Petite Serenade (Goldstein-Bethier), 988-B, Efrem Zimbalist, violin, emanuel Bay, piano, Victrola. 

Somewhere A Voice Is Calling (Newtown/Tale), 21207-A; Serenade, (Schubert/Crawford), 21207-B, Jesse Crawford, Wurlitzer organ, Victor. 

  Slavonic Lament (Schuett/Friedberg), 1043-A; Dirge of the North (Balogh/Kreisler), 1043-B, Fritz Kreisler, violin, Carl Lamson, piano, Victrola. 

America (My Country 'Tis of Thee) (Smith/Carey), 64677, Clarence Whitehill, Victrola. 

Madelon-One Step March (Bousquet/Robert), 18534-A; March Francaise! (Reeves), 18534-B, Victor Military Band, Victor. 

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Series 8. Artifacts: 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Antique iron stencils: numbers 2, 4, 5, 8. 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Gullah baskets (2). 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Iron savings bank, "Begin to Save To day...save something every day". 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Pewter condiment holder and pewter topped server (1). 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Etched glass condiment servers (4). 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Hand cut iron nails (3). 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Leather saddlebag. 

 Artifacts Box 16.  Leather softball. 

Archaeological materials: 

 Artifacts Box 17.  Native American specimens including spear and arrow heads, hatchet, and large stone (59). 

 Artifacts Box 17.  Pottery ladle and fragments (3). 

 Artifacts Box 17.  Geological specimens (4). 

 LgOSA.  Cram's Terrestrial Globe on wooden stand, George F. Cram, Indianapolis, circa 1939. 

 LgOSA. Skein winder (without base). 

 LgOSA.  Chestnut (?) ladderback chairs with shuck bottom seats (5). 

 LgOSA. Cotton basket. 

 SMOA 1.  Confederate flag (small). 

 WFB.  Mounted archeological specimens with photograph of W.A. Love. 

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Series 9. Costumes: 

 SMOCosT Box 7. Satin bow, beige, handmade, good condition, few stains, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Pair of formal leather gloves, ivory, three brown buttons on each glove, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Pair of formal leather gloves, ivory, three pearl buttons, size 6¼, brand Dorothy, made in France, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Garland headpiece, green, ivory, beige, damaged, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7. Lace, beige with satin ribbon, damaged/dry rot, undated. (FRAGILE) 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Lace with designs, beige, damage/dry rot, undated. (FRAGILE) 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Ringbox, Brodnax Jeweler Memphis, undated 

 SMOCosT Box 7. Bonnet, soft blue, trimmed with lace and floral designs, fair, worn areas, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Ribbon, floral print, reddish pink, green, beige, worn in areas, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Ribbon, floral print, pink, green, beige, blue, worn in areas, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7. Sage green velvet hat with pink rose, worn areas, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Satin Peach hat, embroidered with green, grey, and peach, fair, undated. 

 SMOCosT Box 7.  Crocheted hat, scarf, and hand warmer set, ivory embroidered with pink and green flowers, good condition but dirty, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38.  Short sleeved dress, off-white short sleeved with lace trimming and lace inserts, good with few stains, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38.  Sleeveless dress, off-white cotton dress with embroidery near chest and neck area, good with few stains, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38.  Skirt set, soft blue, cotton with lace trimming, flared sleeves, fair with few stains, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38. Long sleeved dress, rayon?, sage with beige lace and pink, peach, and green embroidered flowers, bow on right side, worn areas near shoulders, undated. (FRAGILE) 

 OSCosT Box 38.  Chantilly lace, beige, fair condition, dirty, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38. Trouser socks, beige, cotton, made in Saxon, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38.  Trouser socks, beige, cotton silk satin?, stained, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 38.  Trousseau set, navy blue trimmed with white, damaged, contains holes and worn areas, 1923. 

 OSCosT Box 39.  Skirt, tan with pinkish ands soft bluish embroidered flower designs, net and strains of thread near bottm, linen is very fragile and falling apart, undated. 

 OSCosT Box 39.  Jacket, tan with burgundy velvet trimming and bows, pleats and tucks on arms and back, satin trimmed with lace in chest area, undated. 

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