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Guide to the Lenoir Plantation records
MSS.585


Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
Lenoir Plantation records
ID
MSS.585
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1850-1930
Date [inclusive]
1792-2001
Extent
8.5 Cubic feet : 8 record cartons, 1 SMO folder, 1 OS folder, 1 LgOS folder, 3 VMP boxes, 2 SMOP folders, 1 OSP folder, 2 Artifacts
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Lenoir Plantation records, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

The Hope Hull Lenoir (1786-1865) and Absalom Blanchard (1771-1854) families came to Marion County, Mississippi in the 1830s from Camden, South Carolina, via Alabama. Hope Lenoir and Absalom Blanchard were half-brothers; their mother Mary (d.1788) was the second wife of Hope’s father, Thomas Lenoir (1741-1816) who was born in Virginia of French Huguenot stock. The family name, LeNoir, was anglicized after the move to America. Hope Lenoir settled first at Cooter’s Bluff on the east side of the Pearl River and then moved to White Bluff near the home of his brother William Thomas (1785-1845) at Red Bluff.

Hope’s son, William Thomas Lenoir (1811-1860) and Absalom Blanchard’s son, William Adolphus Blanchard (1812-1862) attended LaGrange (Methodist) College in north Alabama. William Lenoir married Mary Elizabeth Blanchard (1810-1894), the daughter of Absalom Blanchard, in 1840. William and Mary Lenoir moved to Monroe County, Mississippi in 1845, having purchased 3,500 acres of the land owned by speculator Richard W. Anderson of Huntsville, Alabama, on the recommendation of Mary’s brother. William A. Blanchard had already moved to Columbus, Mississippi, and set up a law practice there. Absalom Blanchard purchased land in Monroe County from John and Martha Whitsitt of Sumter County, Alabama in 1842 and 1845 while his son also bought land from Anderson there in 1845 and 1855, with further purchases after his father’s death. The Lenoirs prospered in the cotton trade, expanding their holdings by buying land in 1855 from James Edward Harrison, who moved to Texas. According to family history, around 1847 William and Mary Lenoir began building what became the Lenoir Plantation house which still stands at Prairie, Mississippi. Building such a large house on their plantation was unusual since many planters preferred to build their grand homes in town while living in much more modest quarters on their land. The Lenoirs also owned over 5,000 acres on the Brazos River near Marlin, Falls County, Texas. William Lenoir was in Texas as early as 1837 and records show him buying property there through the 1850s. On the deaths of Absalom and William Blanchard, the Lenoirs inherited their Mississippi lands.

William and Mary Lenoir’s oldest surviving son, William Smith Lenoir, Sr. (1842-1911) attended the Greene Springs School for Boys in Alabama but left before completing his education to join the Confederate army. He did not serve very long before being discharged with some form of disability but he volunteered again and fought at Tupelo, Mississippi. He married Julia Paine (1851-1918) in 1868. Julia’s father, Sterling L. Paine (1824-1890), was a doctor who practiced in Aberdeen, Mississippi, from 1847 and took care of Confederate wounded during the Civil War. He was the half-brother of Bishop Robert Paine (1799-1882) of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, who was president of LaGrange College from1830 to1846 and then moved to Aberdeen. Robert Paine’s son, George Carter Paine (1855-1936), and grandson, Thomas Fite Paine (1887-1956), were lawyers for the Lenoir family. Another of William and Mary Lenoir’s sons, James Lawrence Lenoir (b.1844), also attended the Greene Springs School for Boys for a time. After entering the army, James was captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, imprisoned at Camp Douglas, Chicago, for a year before returning to fight in Georgia. He married Caroline Watkins Hoskins (b.1840), a first cousin of Julia Paine Lenoir, in 1865. Mary Lenoir ran the plantations after the deaths of her husband and brother, a task made more difficult because her sons were away in the army. The Lenoir home was raided by Union soldiers in 1864 but it was not burned. Family legend records that a youthful portrait of William S. Lenoir, Sr. and his two brothers was damaged by a Union bayonet or sword during the raid. After the war, planters William and James Lenoir between them held property in five counties in Mississippi and in Falls County, Texas. James’ son William T. Lenoir (1866-1920) moved to Texas in the 1890s to manage the family lands. It is possible James joined him after giving up his interest in most of the Mississippi properties to his brother William in exchange for cash and Texas land. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the cotton business was profitable once again but the Lenoir estates also produced hay and corn. In the 1910s the family sold some Texas land to pay for the refurbishment of the Lenoir Plantation house by Aberdeen builder Addison Brannin.

The children of William S. Lenoir, Sr., including William Smith Lenoir, Jr. (1875-1944), Ruth Paine Lenoir (1882-1967), Sterling Paine Lenoir (1887-1961), and Whitman Hill Lenoir (1891-1928), inherited Lenoir Plantation and some Texas land. Ruth and her older sister, Julia Paine Lenoir (1879-1897), attended the Industrial Institute and College in Columbus, Mississippi. William S., Jr. and Ruth travelled to Europe in 1900. Sterling went to Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi in 1905-1906, and then transferred to Mississippi A&M College, Starkville, in 1907 for his sophomore and junior years. Whitman attended Branham and Hughes School in Spring Hill, Tennessee from 1908 to1910, and later joined the army in World War I and trained as a pilot. He died in 1928 in Marlin, Texas, where he had gone to recover his failing health. Despite difficult economic conditions for planters like the Lenoirs during the 1930s and 1940s, they managed to hold on to most of their property. Ruth Lenoir noted in 1940 that her family still owned 1400 acres of Texas land and all of the original Monroe County land. Sterling P. Lenoir’s son, Whitman Hill Lenoir III (1929-2013), took over the Lenoir Plantation of just over 1000 acres in 1968 and farmed there until it was sold in 2000.

Sources:

Lenoir Plantation records.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Vol. 1, 1891.

Elliott, J. D. Survey of Rural Monroe County Nineteenth Century Architecture. Journal of Monroe County History, 19, 1993.

Hickerson, T. H. Happy Valley, 1940.

Hickerson, T. H. Echoes of Happy Valley, 1962.

Monroe County Book Committee. A History of Monroe County Mississippi.

Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society. Valley Leaves, 1969 December.

‘Farewell Home Sweet Home’, Aberdeen Examiner, 2001 January 17.

‘Harrison, James Edward’, Handbook of Texas Online.

‘Lenoir Plantation House’, National Register of Historic Places, 1992.

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Scope and Contents

The Lenoir Plantation records contain the personal and business records of the extended Lenoir family in Mississippi and Texas. There is a small amount of correspondence with family and friends, including some Civil War letters, along with other personal material. The largest proportion of the collection materials is concerned with the family’s business activities including financial correspondence, accounts and invoices, deeds, legal materials, and other documents pertaining to the land holdings and cotton plantation operations of the Lenoir and Blanchard families in Monroe, Clay and Marion Counties in Mississippi, and Falls County, Texas. These materials document extensively plantation cotton growing in Mississippi and Texas and the Mobile, Alabama, cotton trade from the 1840s into the 1920s. Other materials in this category include land and oil plats and maps, and plans for a gin and cotton house. The collection also contains 19th and 20th century family photographs.

The papers are divided into eight series. The first, Personal, includes letters from Mary Lenoir, James Lenoir and others written during the Civil War; letters to William S. Lenoir, Sr. at Greene Springs School for Boys in Alabama, and; two letters from Methodist Bishop Robert Paine, Superintendent of LaGrange College, Alabama, in support of the graduation and qualifications of William A. Blanchard and William T. Lenoir. There are also genealogical materials, postcards, clippings, items related to Whitman H. Lenoir’s service as a pilot during World War I, school notes from 1833 and a speech honoring the Confederacy, as well as yearbooks from Whitman H. Lenoir’s school in Tennessee and copies of Sterling P. Lenoir’s college yearbook entries. The miscellaneous items include a 1943 ration book for Ruth P. Lenoir.

The second series, Business records, is the largest, comprising the financial correspondence and receipts and invoices documenting the business activities of Absalom Blanchard and his son William A. Blanchard, William T. Lenoir and his wife Mary, and their children. The family being cotton planters, there is extensive documentation on the cotton trade in their correspondence. Folder 68, however, deals with a legal suit in Texas. Folders 23, 24 and 35 contain receipts and invoices related to the Blanchard and Lenoir cotton business. There are also some documents on the slaves owned by the family. Folder 18 contains a receipt for $900 paid to Hope H. Lenoir by Absalom Blanchard for slaves Kizzy (30), Jordan (4) and Dorcas (6 weeks) in 1848. Folder 25 includes receipts for slaves named Samuel and Philip bought by William A. Blanchard in 1845 and 1847 for $575 and $600 respectively, as well as property tax receipts and a property list which include slaves. Folder 27 contains a bill of sale for slave Jordan. Folder 29 contains a fair handbill which has a penciled slave list on the reverse while Folder 44 also contains a property list featuring slaves Ned and Peter. Along with receipts and invoices for other goods and services provided to the family, there are also tax receipts, including some from the Civil War period, the bulk of which relate to Monroe County property but also to other counties in Mississippi and Texas. In addition, the series contains some bank books, soil conservation documents from 1936, and miscellany including William S. Lenoir, Sr.’s 1886 visitor’s ticket for the Mobile Cotton Exchange.

Series three, Legal documents, is primarily related to land. These documents include deeds to property in Mississippi and Texas from the 1840s to the 1940s, and they show how the family acquired their plantations and how these were later divided with the passing of the generations. Of particular interest are the land grant to a member of the Chickasaw tribe, Ki-am-ma, in 1840 by President Martin Van Buren and two centesimal or hundredth deeds in the names of William A. Blanchard and William T. Lenoir from 1848 relating to 27 acres of the land sold by Richard W. Anderson in Monroe County which were set aside for public buildings such as churches and schools to be used by the settlers. Folder 79 comprises an abstract of the land inherited by Whitman H. Lenoir drawn up in 1924 which gives a detailed history of the ownership of the properties. The series has a number of plats, one of which shows the purchasers of Richard Anderson’s land including the Blanchard and Lenoir families. In addition there are documents related to two law suits, a holograph copy of the 1773 will of Absalom Blanchard’s father Josiah, in which he bequeaths slaves Nancy and Jack and other property to his wife and son, and correspondence and documents concerning the family’s investments in railroad and mining stocks, and a Confederate States of America bond for $500.

Three documents comprise the fourth series, Blueprints, showing plans for cotton gins and a cotton house from around 1900.

Series five is a transcript of the Lenoir Plantation Journal, found in a copy of C. V. Lavoisne et al. A Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological and Geographical Atlas… (1821). The original volume was returned to the Lenoir family after transcription. It comprises genealogical information, recipes and other notes recorded by family members in the book, including Blanchard slave lists.

The sixth series, Publications, encompasses a variety of publications and pamphlets. Among them is a broadsheet titled “The Strange Luck of Israel Speed” purporting to be a warning against the activities of an African-American confidence man in Monroe County. It was written by the president of the First National Bank in Aberdeen, Eugene L. Sykes and was published in the Aberdeen Examiner on November 10, 1938. Folder 93 includes religious booklets and a 1918 report on German war practices, while Folder 94 holds a  Rand-McNally Indexed Pocket Map and Shippers’ Guide of Mississippi from 1915 and  Goodrich Route Book: Ohio and Indiana from 1914. Additionally there are a number of maps, showing the railroads of Louisiana, the railroads of Mexico and mines in Sonora, and a soil survey of Monroe County, all from the early years of the twentieth century. There are oil maps of the southern United States, many being supplements from  Oil Weekly magazine.

The seventh series, Photographs, is a collection of photographs and negatives of the extended Lenoir family, their friends and acquaintances, featuring particularly the family of William S. Lenoir, Sr. There are photographs from Ruth Lenoir’s travels, and a group portrait taken at Club de la Union, Santiago, Chile, on August 18, 1937 which includes Joaquín Yrarrázaval Larraín and Harold Biggs. The contents of a cartes de visite album contains images of some extended family members but features mostly unidentified people photographed in Salem, N.C., Columbia, S.C., Waco and Galveston, Tex., and New Orleans, La..

The last series, Artifacts, includes a wooden box which was used to hold documents and an iron bullet mold.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Personal materials- Boxes 1-2, 8; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 43

Series 2. Business records- Boxes 2-5; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 43; Large Oversize Manuscripts 12

Series 3. Legal records- Boxes 5-7; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 43; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13; Oversize Manuscripts Drawer X

Series 4. Blueprints- Oversize Manuscripts Box 13

Series 5. Lenoir Plantation Journal- Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 43; Box 7

Series 6. Publications- Box 7; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 43; Oversize Manuscripts Box 13; Large Oversize Manuscripts 12

Series 7. Photographs- Box 7; Visual Materials: Photographs Boxes 8-10; Small Oversize Photographs Box 1; Oversize Photographs Drawer VIII

Series 8. Artifacts- Box 9; Artifacts Box 6

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: September 2009

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.

Donor

Whitman and Bettye Lenoir, 2002-2007.

Processing Information

Newspaper clippings and wrappers were disposed of after being copied on to acid-free paper. A cartes de visite album in poor condition was copied, the contents separated, and the album disposed of. Duplicate items were offered to other institutions or disposed of. Envelopes, cardboard containers and picture frames were disposed of.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Lenoir Collection. Evans Memorial Library, Aberdeen, Miss.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lenoir Plantation (Monroe County, Miss.).

Family Name(s)

  • Blanchard family.
  • Lenoir family.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Aberdeen (Miss.)
  • Clay County (Miss.)
  • Falls County (Tex.)
  • Marion County (Miss.)
  • Marlin (Tex.)
  • Monroe County (Miss.)
  • Muldon (Miss.)
  • Prairie (Miss.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Blanchard, Absalom, 1771-1854.
  • Blanchard, William A., 1812-1862.
  • Carmichael, Charles.
  • Carmichael, Mollie.
  • Clay, Thomas.
  • Grunert, N.E.
  • Lenoir, Carrie G., d. 1934.
  • Lenoir, Dorothy D.
  • Lenoir, George B. , 1828-1911.
  • Lenoir, Hope H., (Hope Hull), 1786-1865.
  • Lenoir, Hope H., (Hope Hull), b. 1821.
  • Lenoir, James L. , (James Lawrence), b. 1869.
  • Lenoir, James L., (James Lawrence), b. 1844.
  • Lenoir, Julia P., (Julia Paine), 1851-1918.
  • Lenoir, Mary E., (Mary Elizabeth), 1810-1894.
  • Lenoir, Ruth P., (Ruth Paine), 1882-1967.
  • Lenoir, Sterling P., (Sterling Paine), 1887-1961.
  • Lenoir, Whitman H., (Whitman Hill), 1891-1928.
  • Lenoir, Whitman H., 1817-1847.
  • Lenoir, Whitman H., 1929-2013.
  • Lenoir, William S., (William Smith), 1842-1911.
  • Lenoir, William S., III., (William Smith)
  • Lenoir, William T., (William Thomas), 1811-1860.
  • Lenoir, William T., (William Thomas), 1866-1920.
  • Lilly, H.B.
  • Marshall, B.F.
  • Marshall, Thomas H.
  • Moore, Mary B. , 1872-1926.
  • Paine, Robert, 1799-1882.
  • Paine, Sterling L., 1824-1890.
  • Peden, Charles.
  • Peden, Louise L.
  • Stovall, William.
  • Watson, Alice Clay.
  • Williams, Mose.
  • Wortham, Sterling P.
  • Wortham, Thomas G.

Subject(s)

  • Business records.
  • Cotton farmers--Mississippi.
  • Cotton trade--Mississippi.
  • Education--Mississippi.
  • Family life--Mississippi.
  • Farms and plantations--Mississippi.
  • Land titles--Mississippi.
  • Land titles--Texas.
  • Slavery--Mississippi.
  • Taxation--Mississippi.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Personal materials. 

Correspondence: 

 Box 1. Folder 1. 1832 September-1857 December. 

 Box 1. Folder 2. 1858 May-1860 June. 

 Box 1. Folder 3. 1861 February-1870 July. 

 Box 1. Folder 4. 1872 September-1899 August. 

 Box 1. Folder 5. 1902 August-1955 July. 

 Box 1. Folder 6.  Letter fragments, undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 7. Japanese letters, 1893-1895. 

 SMO 43. Former pastor [Rev. Benjamin S. Rayner], Japan, to Julia P. Lenoir, 1894. 

 Box 1. Folder 8. Postcards, 1900-1957 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 9. Genealogical materials, 1935-2001 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 10. Obituaries and other news clippings, 1861-1960 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 11.  Sterling P. Lenoir: College yearbooks (photocopies), 1905-1908. 

 SMO 43.  Whitman H. Lenoir: Certificate: Branham & Hughes School, Spring Hill, Tenn., 1910. 

 Box 8. Unfoldered. Whitman H. Lenoir: Yearbooks: Quips and Chips, Branham & Hughes School, Spring Hill, Tenn., 1908-1910. 

 Box 1. Folder 12. Whitman H. Lenoir: 1917-1918, 1922. 

 Box 1. Folder 13. Liberty Loan bonds, envelope, circa 1918. 

 Box 1. Folder 14.  Memoranda books, address books, undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 15.  Poetry, notes, 1833 and undated. 

 Box 2. Unfoldered. Yearbook: Puffs and Patches, Centenary College-Conservatory, Cleveland, Tenn., 1915. 

 Box 2. Folder 16.  Miscellany, 1860-circa 1949 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 17.  Miscellany, undated. 

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Series 2. Business records. 

Mississippi: 

 Box 2. Folder 18.  Absalom Blanchard/William T. Lenoir: Receipts and invoices, 1825-1850. 

 Box 2. Folder 19.  William T. Lenoir: Correspondence, 1858-1860. 

 Box 2. Folder 20.  William T. Lenoir: Receipts and invoices, 1850-1860 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 21.  William T. Lenoir: Estate papers, 1860-1868 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 22.  William A. Blanchard: Correspondence, 1847 April-1862 February. 

 Box 2. Folder 23.  William A. Blanchard: Receipts and invoices: Cotton business: Eckford/Eckford & Weaver, Mobile, Ala, 1848-1862. 

 Box 2. Folder 24.  William A. Blanchard: Receipts and invoices: Cotton business: McDowell, Withers & Co., Mobile, Ala., 1858-1859. 

 Box 2. Folder 25.  William A. Blanchard: Receipts and invoices: Other: 1841-1858 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 26.  William A. Blanchard: Receipts and invoices: Other: 1859-1864. 

 Box 2. Folder 27.  William A. Blanchard: Bill of sale for slave Jordan, 1847 May 4. 

 Box 2. Folder 28.  William A. Blanchard: Estate papers, 1862-1868. 

 Box 2. Folder 29.  "Fourth Annual Fair of the Monroe Agricultural and Historical Society", undated (circa 1844-1860). 

 Box 2. Folder 30 .  Blanchard G. Lenoir: Receipts and invoices: Book and Tract Society, 1859 July 4. 

Mary E. Lenoir and children: 

 Box 3. Folder 31.  Correspondence, 1860 June-1868 October and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 32.  Correspondence, 1872 January-1890 January and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 33.  Correspondence, 1891 October-1959 July. 

 Box 3. Folder 34.  Correspondence: Account of Arabella & Peter Watson with Best, Hazel & Co., 1905. 

 Box 3. Folder 35.  Receipts and invoices: Cotton business: 1860-1883 and undated. 

Receipts and invoices: Tax: 

 Box 3. Folder 36.  1861-1874. 

 Box 3. Folder 37. Chickasaw County, 1895, 1898. 

 Box 3. Folder 38. Clay County, 1876-1928. 

 Box 3. Folder 39. Colfax County, 1874-1875. 

 Box 3. Folder 40. Marion County, 1910-1924. 

 Box 3. Folder 41.  Monroe County, 1871-1910. 

 Box 3. Folder 42.  Monroe County, 1911-1926. 

 Box 3. Folder 43.  Monroe County, 1912-1937. 

Receipts and invoices: Other: 

 Box 3. Folder 44.  1860-1879, and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 45.  1880-1889. 

 Box 4. Folder 46.  1890-1892. 

 Box 4. Folder 47.  1894. 

 LgOS 12. M.A. Blanchard & Son, Muldon, Miss., account, 1894 August. 

 Box 4. Folder 48. 1895-1896. 

 Box 4. Folder 49. 1897. 

 Box 4. Folder 50.  1898-1899. 

 Box 4. Folder 51.  1900-1901. 

 Box 4. Folder 52.  1902. 

 SMO 43.  Farm equipment order, 1902. 

 Box 4. Folder 53.  1903-1905. 

 SMO 43.  S. Schwab, Aberdeen, Miss., account, 1904. 

 Box 4. Folder 54.  1907. 

 Box 4. Folder 55.  1908. 

 Box 4. Folder 56. 1909. 

 SMO 43.  M.A. Blanchard & Son, Muldon, Miss., account, 1909 March 22. 

 Box 4. Folder 57.  1910. 

 Box 4. Folder 58.  1913-1915. 

 Box 4. Folder 59.  1916 September-October. 

 Box 5. Folder 60.  1916 November-December. 

 Box 5. Folder 61.  1917-1918. 

 Box 5. Folder 62.  1920-1928. 

 Box 5. Folder 63.  1937-1939. 

 Box 5. Folder 64.  1940-1950. 

 SMO 43.  Record of (cotton bale?) weights, 1897-1902. 

 Box 5. Folder 65.  Insurance booklet with financial records, 1862. 

 Box 5. Folder 66.  Bank books, statements and checks, 1899-1966. 

 Box 5. Folder 67.  Soil Conservation program worksheets, forms, 1936. 

Texas: 

 Box 5. Folder 68.  Correspondence, 1881 October-1887 August. 

 Box 5. Folder 69.  Correspondence, 1887 January-1912 December. 

 Box 5. Folder 70. Receipts and invoices: Tax: Falls County, 1879-1934. 

 Box 5. Folder 71.  Miscellany, 1886 and undated. 

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Series 3. Legal records. 

Land deeds and related matters: Mississippi: 

 Box 5. Folder 72.  'Home place', 1841-1902. 

 SMO 43.  John and Martha Whitsitt to Absalom Blanchard, 1845. 

 Box 6. Folder 73.  1840-1877. 

 SMO 43.  Land grant to Chickasaw Ki-am-ma by Martin Van Buren, 1840. 

 SMO 43.  R.A. Crump and W.J. Cannon to J.H. McKinney and C.C. Deavors, 1874. 

 SMO 43.  Mary and William Mays to J.W. Hoskins and Co., 1877. 

 OS 13.  Centesimal or hundredth deed (Glorious Union), William A. Blanchard, William T. Lenoir, 1848. (2) 

 OS 13.  Richard W. Anderson to William A. Blanchard, William T. Lenoir, 1848, 1855. 

 Box 6. Folder 74.  1878-1899. 

 Box 6. Folder 75. 1912-1913, 1915. 

 Box 6. Folder 76.  1919-1929. 

 Box 6. Folder 77.  1932-1939. 

 Box 6. Folder 78. 1940-1947. 

 Box 6. Folder 79.  Abstract of lands of Whitman H. Lenoir in Monroe County, Miss., 1924 May 1. 

 Box 6. Folder 80. Cemetery lots, 1860, 1890 and undated. 

 SMO 43.  William A. Blanchard lot, Odd Fellow's Rest Cemetery, Aberdeen, 1860. 

 SMO 43. Drawing of cemetery lot, undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 81.  Land deeds and related matters: Texas, 1857-1905, and undated. 

Plats: Mississippi: 

 Box 7. Folder 82.  Plats, surveys and other land matters, 1878, 1912 and undated. 

 SMO 43.  S.G. Watkins, 1878. 

 SMO 43.  Agreement and plat maps, William S. Lenoir, Sr., estate, 1912. 

 OS 13.  Section 20, Township 15, Range ?, East, undated. 

 OD X.  "Map for the purchasers of Richard W. Anderson's Land; a map of Township 15 of Range 6 East and part of T15, Range 5 East", undated. 

 SMO 43.  Plats: Texas: Survey of lands held by J.M. Sanchez and G. Basquez on Brazos River, 1872. (2) 

 Box 7. Folder 83.  Law suits: William S. Lenoir, Sr. and James L. Lenoir, Texas, 1889. 

 Box 7. Folder 84.  Law suits: Whitman H. Lenoir estate war risk insurance, 1936. 

 Box 7. Folder 85.  Wills: Josiah Blanchard, 1792. 

 Box 7. Folder 86.  Wills: Whitman H. Lenoir, undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 87.  William S. Lenoir, Jr. and Whitman H. Lenoir estate matters, 1957 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 88.  Stocks and bonds: Railroad, 1854-1917. 

 Box 7. Folder 89.  Stocks and bonds: Memphis Mining and Manufacturing Company, 1912-1915. 

 SMO 43.  Stocks and bonds: Confederate States of America $500 loan, 1863 February 20. 

 Box 7. Folder 90.  William A. Blanchard and J. Humphrey law firm articles of incorporation, 1840. 

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Series 4. Blueprints. 

 OS 13.  Two 60 saw Munger Plain Gins, Continental Gin Co., 1900-1901. (2) 

 OS 13.  Cotton house, 1898-1901. 

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 Box 7. Folder 91.  Series 5. Lenoir Plantation Journal: Transcript. 

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Series 6. Publications. 

 Box 7. Folder 92. Publications and pamphlets, 1894-1960 and undated. 

 OS 13.  Broadsheet: "The Strange Luck of Israel Speed", by Eugene Lanier Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss., 1938. 

 Box 7. Folder 93.  Publications and pamphlets, 1881, 1910, 1918. 

 Box 7. Folder 94.  Publications and pamphlets, 1914-1920. 

 OS 13.  Publications and pamphlets: Oil Weekly supplements: "Oil Well" Steam-Saving Rotary Drilling Rig, 1937. 

 LgOS 12. Publications and pamphlets: Oil Weekly supplements: Daily Crude Oil Production in California, 1934. 

Maps: 

 SMO 43.  Colton's Mississippi, 1871. 

 OS 13.  Louisiana railroad map, 1903-1904. 

 OS 13.  Mexico railroad map, 1904. 

 LgOS 12.  Soil survey map of Monroe County, Mississippi, sheet, 1908. 

 LgOS 12.  Monroe County, Mississippi, oil map, 1945. 

 LgOS 12.  West Permian Basin, Southwest Mapping Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1937. 

Oil Weekly supplements: 

 LgOS 12.  Illinois-Kentucky-Indiana Basin Area, 1939. 

 LgOS 12.  Kansas, 1937. 

 LgOS 12.  South Texas, 1939. 

 LgOS 12.  Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Region, 1934, 1936, 1938. 

 LgOS 12.  Subsurface Geological Map of Texas Panhandle, 1939. 

 LgOS 12.  World Oil Map, 1937, 1938. 

 OS 13.  Oklahoma, 1934. 

 OS 13.  Kansas, 1935. 

 OS 13.  Deep Zone KMA field, 1938. 

 OS 13.  Northeast Arkansas/West Tennessee, 1937. 

 OS 13.  South Texas, 1934. 

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Series 7. Photographs, 1871-1958 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 95.  Photocopy of cartes de visite album contents, 1871 and undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 1.  Lenoir family, undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 2.  Lenoir plantation, Lenoir family, 1956-1958 and undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 3.  Lenoir plantation, Lenoir family friends, 1916, 1940 and undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 4.  Lenoir family cousins, 1911, 1961 and undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 5.  William S. Lenoir, Sr. family, 1904, 1908, 1910 and undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 6.  Sterling P. Lenoir and sons, and Whitman H. Lenoir, 1889, 1949 and undated. 

 VMP 8. Folder 7.  Whitman H. Lenoir, 1917-1918. 

 VMP 9. Folder 1.  Ruth P. Lenoir, 1900 and undated. 

 VMP 9. Folder 2.  Ruth P. Lenoir's travel, undated. 

 VMP 9. Folder 3.  Ruth P. and William S. Lenoir, Jr.'s trip to Europe, 1900. 

 VMP 9. Folder 4.  Family and friends, 1871 and undated. 

 VMP 9. Folder 5.  Cousins and friends, 1900 and undated. 

 VMP 9. Folder 6.  Cousins and friends, undated. 

 VMP 10. Folder 1.  Family and friends, undated. 

 VMP 10. Folder 2.  Various people, undated. 

 VMP 10. Folder 3.  Club de la Union, Santiago, Chile, 1937 August 18. 

 VMP 10. Folder 4.  Postcard booklet: Starkville and Mississippi A&M. College scenes, circa 1908. 

 VMP 10. Folder 5.  Unidentified people, 1908 and undated. 

 VMP 10. Folder 6.  Unidentified people, undated. 

 VMP 10. Folder 7.  Unidentified people and place, undated. 

 VMP 10. Folder 8.  Unidentified people and places, undated. 

 SMOP 1. Folder 1.  Whitman H. and Sterling P. Lenoir, 1905-circa 1918. 

 SMOP 1. Folder 2.  Lenoir family and unidentified people, 1948, circa 1955 and undated. 

 OSP VIII.  Branham and Hughes School, Spring Hill, Tenn., Senior class, 1910. 

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Series 8. Artifacts. 

 Box 9.  Wooden box with key. 

 Artifacts 6.  Iron bullet mold. 

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Appendix. Calendar: Personal letters and other documents.

1832 September 15 - J.R. Smith, Louisville, Ga., to “My dear nephew”, William T. Lenoir, La Grange, North Ala. J.R. Smith, a physician, details the local climate of opinion concerning the tariff of 1828 and the proposed 1832 revisions and mentions the impending Georgia Convention concerning the tariff.

1832 December 12 - Robert Paine, Superintendent of LaGrange College, LaGrange, Ala., in support of William T. Lenoir. LaGrange College became the Alabama Normal School and then University of North Alabama. Robert Paine became Bishop of Aberdeen.

1832 December 12 - Robert Paine, Superintendent of LaGrange College, LaGrange, Ala., in support of William A. Blanchard.

1837 September 23 - A. Blanchard, Columbia, Miss., to “My dear William”, William A. Blanchard, Columbus, Miss.; “Your own sister”, M. Blanchard to dear brother. Father and daughter are very relieved to know W.A.B. is alive.

1839 July 20 - “Your relative”, Wm. T. Lenoir, [at] Uncle Wm’s, to W.A. Blanchard, Esq., Columbus, Miss. Reports details of Mary’s injured hand, which is healing.

1847 January 22 - “Your daughter Mary”, Oakly, to “Father”, A. Blanchard Esqr, Monticello, Lawrence Cty, Miss. Mentions erecting a meeting house and other religious matters. Talks of religion and the Negroes. Mention of “Mom Bashy” a slave? who misses her child who was taken with the Blanchards. Mentions Anderson defeating those who are trying to get his land. Mentions Father Young of the mission.

1847 August 17 - “Sister Maria Lou”, Prairie Retreat, to “My dear brother”, Mr. T. Goode Watkins, Franklin, Tenn. Writes for advice with a suitor. Good woman’s letter.

1848 February 6 - W.T. Lenoir and “Your daughter, Mary”, Monroe, to “Dear Father”, Mr. A. Blanchard, Monticello, Lawrence County, Miss. Mentions Father Young of the mission.

1849 March 3 - H.H. Lenoir, Tassis de Verd, to “My Dear Son”, Mr. William T. Lenoir, Aberdeen, Monroe Cty, Miss. Mentions George and Hope having the California epidemic (Gold Rush fever) and when they will go to California with Robert Jelks.

1854 February 25 - “Your Father” [H.H. Lenoir], Marion Cty., to “My Dear Son”. News of all family activities, crops.

1856 January 5 - M.E. B. Lenoir to “My dear William” [William T. Lenoir]. Writes to husband in Texas.

1856 March 2 - H.H. Lenoir Sr, Marion Cty., to “My Dear Children”. Mentions giving Sarah Lenoir a slave Amanda, “Kizzy’s daughter", as a cook. Recounts an incident in which Amanda poisons the breakfast milk with strychnine, is taken to jail and afterwards sold, though proclaiming her innocence. Lenoir is sure she meant to poison Sarah.

1856 May 15 - “Father”, H.H. Lenoir Sr., Marion Cty., to “My dear son & daughter”. Newsy letter about family and friends, relocations to Texas, health.

1857 February 27 - “Yr Uncle”, J.R. Smith, Sandersville [Ga.], to “Dear Will”. Mentions his service against the Seminole Indians in the Spring Campaign of 1836 in Florida. Recounts a train accident near West Point in which Uncle Isaac is killed after hitting three cows on a track. Mentions brother going to Kansas and refers to the Kansas situation.

1857 June 23 - “Willy” to “My dear Mary”, Mrs. M.E.B. Lenoir, Biloxi, Miss. Refers to slaves Amelia and her children Leanna and Missy. Very good for gardening detail.

1857 July 14 - “Your affectionate Uncle”, James R. Smith, Sandersville, Ga., to “Dear Will”. Good discussion of his medical practice and comparison with his brother’s. Discussion of political matters, Buchanan, the Kansas question.

1857 August 7 - “Your husband Willie” to “Dearest One”. Mentions sickness of slave Mom Nancy. Mentions slaves Amelia and Leanna. Very good gardening detail.

1857 August 17 - “Your W.”, Monroe, to “My ever dear Mary”. Mentions slaves Mom Nancy, Tamar and Adel, Nelty and child, Amelia. Mentions Bishop Paine. Good discussion of boys’ activities and development.

1857 November 10 - “Your Willie”, Galveston, Tex., to “My dearest Mary”, Mrs. M.E.B. Lenoir, Aberdeen, Monroe Cty, Miss. His trip to Galveston, ship wrecks, scenery, price of land.

1857 December 11 - “Your Willie”, Waco, Tex., to “My dear Mary”. Discussion of land purchase at Morgan’s Point, advantages of Texas over Monroe, Mississippians and others in Texas.

1858 May 26 - “Your father”, W.T. L., At home, to “My Dear Child”, Blanchard Lenoir at Hot Springs, Ark. Mentions slaves Maria, Louisa, Courtney and Kizzy. Mentions Harrison and Hope Lenoir going to Texas. Mentions protracted meeting at meeting house.

1858 June 28 - “Your father”, W.T. Lenoir, At home, to “My dear Son”, Blanchard Lenoir at Hot Springs, Ark. Good descriptions of Texas prospects, hopes for future.

1858 November 11 - “Your affectionate mother”, M.L., Shady Grove, to “My dear son”, W.S. Lenoir at Tutwiler School [Greene Springs School for Boys, Ala.]. Advice to son.

1858 November 25 - “Your own affectionate mother”, M.L., Shady Grove, to “My dear Willie”. Advice to son at Tutwiler School. Gives ideas for composition on usefulness of the horse. Mentions sending the slave Griffin.

1858 November 29 - “Your Willie”, Marlin, Tex., to “My Dearest Mary”. Condition of slaves after trip to Marlin, mentions Mily, Dan, Joe, Lucy, Missy, Amelia, Betty, Little Mose. Mentions Harrison.

1858 December 7 - M.E. Lenoir, Shady Grove, to “My dearly loved son” [W.S. Lenoir, Greene Springs School]. Mentions sending slave Griffin to get him. Mentions Blanchard’s problem is rheumatism. Asks him to request Mr. Tutwiler to inquire in Philadelphia about usefulness of McGrath’s oil for Blanchard.

1858 December 7 - “Your Willie”, Falls Cty, Tex., to “My Ever Dear Mary”. Mentions Harrison’s land purchase, crops, prices. Mentions slaves Hart, Lucy and Negro activities.

1858 December 15 - “Your Willie”, Marlin, Tex., to “My Dearest Mary”. Mentions slaves Dick and Nancy. Good information on Texas hunting and fishing.

1859 January 22 - “Your Father”, W.T. Lenoir, Monroe Cty., to “My Dear Son”, William S. Lenoir, Havanna, Green County, Ala. Texas hunting and fishing; advice to his son at Greene Springs School.

1859 March 2 - J.E. Harrison, Pleasant Hill, Tex., to “My dear friend” [W.T. Lenoir]. See transcript.

1859 March 25 - “Father”, W.T. Lenoir, Shady Grove, to “My Dear Willie”. News of a tornado that demolished outbuildings and stock at the Monroe County farm.

1859 April 4 - “Your brother”, H.H. Lenoir, [Marlin, Tex.], to “Dear Brother”. Mentions slaves Louisa and Tamar. Tells of the Indian depredations in Bell County. Good planting information.

1859 August 20 - J.E. Harrison, Pleasant Hill, [Tex.] to “My Dear Lenoir”, [William T. Lenoir]. See transcript.

1860 January 27 - J. Mays, Aberdeen, Miss., to W.T. Lenoir. Overseer Joseph Mays mentions slaves Clarisa, Ned, Emma, Eve, Peater, George, mules and horses and farm information.

1860 May 24 - N.T. Jelks, to “My dear Mary”. Writes to tell of severe illness of W.T. Lenoir.

1860 May 29 - “Sister”, L.A. Bridges, Holmesville, Miss., to “Dear Sister Mary”. Mentions slave Henrietta and talks of death of W.T. Lenoir.

1860 June 11 - “Your friend, Joseph Mays”, Aberdeen, Miss., to “Dear friend”. Concerning death of boy’s father, W.T. Lenoir.

1860 June 19 - H. Tutwiler, Greene Springs, Ala., to Mrs. Lenoir, “Dear Madam”. Concerning boys and the death of W.T. Lenoir.

1861 February 24 - H.H. Lenoir, Sr., Marion Cty, to “Mrs. Mary E. Lenoir”, “Dear daughter”. Death of W.T. Lenoir was due to typhoid pneumonia, not poisoning.

1861 April 13 - C.H. Abert, office, Mobile, Ala., to W.A. Blanchard, Esq. Business letter with war and personal news included.

1861 September 1 - “Your kind affectionate son”, James Lenoir, Camp Russell, to “My dear mother”. Slave Mack died with the measles. List of things to send him. See transcript.

ca. 1861-1862 - “Your affectionate Mother” M.L., to “Dear Son”, William S. Lenoir. Concerning exemption and farm. See transcript.

1862 November 25 - Mary Lenoir to Honorable Major Berry, Enterprise. Concerning furlough for son, who is not identified. See transcript.

1863 April 13 - James Lenoir, Jackson, to “My Dear Mother”. See transcript.

1863 June 2 - “Your affectionate son, James”, McAnicsburg [Mechanicsburg, Penn.], J. L. Lenoir, Co. B., 20th Regt, Canton to “My Dear Mother”. See transcript.

1863 September 2 - “Very truly your friend”, James E. Harrison, Camp Vermillion, [La.] to “Dear Mrs. Lenoir”. See transcript.

1863 September 21 - Mary E. Lenoir request for exemption for William S. Lenoir. See transcript.

1863 December 11 - W.A. Rorer, Camp near Canton, Miss., to “Dear Madam”, Mrs. M. Lenoir. See transcript.

1864 May 30 - Wm. B. Hamilton, Mobile, Ala., to Mrs. M. Lenoir.

1864 June 15 - Poem “Lines”, written for the Sunday Advertiser and Register, by Annie P. Creight, Dulleide Cottage, Ala.

1864 June 16 - J.L. Lenoir, In line of battle near Marietta, [Ga.] to “My Dear Mother”. See transcript.

1864 June 25 - W.A. Rorer, Line of Battle near Marietta, [Ga.] to “Madam”, Mrs. Lenoir. See transcript.

1866 July 24 - Chas. W. Peden, Corinth, Miss., to “Kind friend”, Mrs. Mary Lenoir. Crops, prices, personal news.

1866 October 10 - Chas. W. Peden, Corinth, Miss., to “Dear friend”, Wm.S. Lenoir. Crops, prices, personal news, Corinthians and hunting.

1867 March 25 - Charles W. Peden, Corinth, Miss., to “Kind friend”, Mrs. Mary Lenoir. News of military law, sends bills to read, personal news. See transcript.

1870 July 9 - S.L. Paine, Giles Cty., Tenn., to “Dear William & Julia”. Crop news. News of Capt. Oliver who stayed with Lenoirs during the war. News of the fox hunting.

1872 September 12 - “Yours affectionately”, Lizie A. Wallace, Camden, S.C., to “My dear cousin”. South Carolina news; some ink damage.

1875 January 4 - “Your affectionate cousin”, W.A. Lenoir, Columbia, Miss., to Mrs. Mary Lenoir. Bad conditions, trouble with the Negroes, is a Granger, family news. See transcript.

1875 October 21 - “Your own Julia”, [Julia Paine Lenoir], Corinth, Miss., to “My darling husband” [W.S. Lenoir] . Personal news with a few political references.

1875 December 12 - “Your devoted wife”, [Julia Paine Lenoir], Corinth, Miss., to “My precious husband”. Family news.

1876 April 28 - “Your cousin”, Howard Marshall, Columbus, Miss., to Mr. W.S. Lenoir. Associates with Toomer, Sykes and Billups and seeks business.

1876 August 30 - Poem “Little Tottler, (Our Preacher boy)”, Willie S. Lenoir. By Julia Paine Lenoir?

1876 November 14 - “Your devoted wife”, [Julia Paine Lenoir], Corinth, Miss., to “My precious husband”. News of furnishings for the house, the political contest.

1891 February 5 - “Your loving son”, W.T.L., Marlin, Tex., to “My dear father”, Mr. J. L. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. No money will be paid this year, wedding announcement.

1891 May 7 - “Your loving obedient nephew”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “My dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. News of farm, hopes to move to house and lot owned by father and uncle which he wishes to buy.

1891 May 28 - ‘Your loving nephew”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex. to “My dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Requests decision on house, news of farm.

1891 June 29 - “Your loving nephew”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “My dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Expresses thanks for selling house, asks about railroad right of way, farm news.

1891 July 21 - “Your loving & obedient nephew”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. News of land dispute with railroad.

1891 October 4 - “Your loving nephew”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “My dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Requests decision on railroad land, farm news, leased some land.

1892 November 4 - “Your loving & obedient nephew”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. News of farming, machinery, Negroes, plans for the place.

1892 December 16 - “Your loving neph”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “My dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Damages for road, farm news.

1893 August 4 - “Your loving son”, W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “My dear Father”, Mr. J.L. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Farm news, requests decision on his future on the farm.

1893 September 16 - Hama Hirokichi, Matsuyama, Japan, to Mrs. M.E. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Postcard offering thanks for gift of Bible.

1894 January ? 22-“Your former pastor” [Rev. Benjamin S. Rayner], Fadetsn [Matsuyama], Japan, to “Dear Julia”, Miss Julia Lenoir, Prairie Station, Miss. News of missionary work, temples and agriculture in Japan.

1894 February 17 - [W.S. Lenoir,] Muldon, Miss., to “Dear Brother”, Mr. J.L. Lenoir, Marlin Tex. Value of land in Mississippi to be sold.

1894 August 20 - W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Drought affects returns.

1894 November 22 - “Brother” [J.L. Lenoir], Marlin Tex., to “Dear Will”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Returns down, value of lands.

1895 January 23 - “Jim” [J.L. Lenoir], Marlin, Tex., to “My dear brother”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. News of farming, money, partnership, family. See transcript.

1895 February 7 - K. Mano, Okayama Orphanage, Japan, to Mrs. Julia Lenoir, Prairie Station, Miss. Postcard offering thanks for New Testament from former convict now working in mat factory in Prisoners’ Home.

1899 April 12 - W.T. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Uncle”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Requests new lease.

1899 August 2 - Mrs. E. M. Key, Judsonia, White Cty, Ark., to “My Dear Cousin”, Dr. Sterling Paine, Aberdeen, Miss. Letter from daughter of Wm. K. Brown, brother of Dr. Paine’s mother, family news.

1899 August 13 - E.M. Key, Judsonia, Ark., to “My Dear Cousins”, Dr. F.L. Paine & Mrs. W.S. Lenoir. Reminiscences of early days with Sterling Paine, tells of minister Uncle Sterling Brown, for whom Paine was named and Uncle Hartwell Brown, also a minister in Alabama.

1902 August 6 - “Your nephew”, S.P. Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Uncle Will”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Wants to buy Caruther’s place.

1905 February 21-George G. Smith, Vineville, Macon, Ga., to “My dear cousin”, Wm. Lenoir Esq., Muldon, Miss. Genealogy of the Smith and Brown families. Includes advertisement for Dr Smith’s Story of Georgia and the Georgia People.

1905 March 17 - “Your Brother” [J.L. Lenoir], Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Will”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Selling their interest in grandfather’s estate.

1905 May 9 - “Your loving Cousin”, W.T. Lenoir, Plantation, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Will”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Jr., Muldon, Miss. Farm news.

1909 January 20 - “Your Loving Son, Willie” [W.S. Lenoir, Jr.], Jackson, Miss., to Mrs. W.S. Lenoir, Prairie, Miss. On trip, recounts incident of rock hitting train window and shattering glass which cut his face.

1908 [1909] January 22 - “Willie” [W.S. Lenoir, Jr.], near Lenoir, Miss., to “Dear Biddy”, Miss Mamie Lenoir, Prairie, Miss. Reports on trip to Marion County, concerning partitioning of Hope Lenoir estate.

1918 January 8 - Local Board for the County of [illegible, Monroe?], State of Mississippi, Aberdeen. Miss., to Sterling P. Lenoir, Prairie, Miss. Selective service notice.

1918 March 10 - Thomas H. Lipscomb, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Aberdeen, Miss., to Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Prairie, Miss. Notification of District Council meeting.

1918 May 18 - “Your truly devoted Auntie”, Millen, Ga., to “My precious, precious ones”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Prairie, Miss. Concerns death of Julia Paine Lenoir by her sister.

1920 January 29 - Hubert Lenoir, Marlin, Tex., to “Dear Cousin Willie”, Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Miss. Concerns death of father William T. Lenoir.

[1941?] - Draft of telegram from S.P. [?] Lenoir. Concerning the death of father. Sterling Paine Lenoir of West Point died 1941.

1942 April 7 - Harry Z. Tucker, Huntsville School, Stokesdale, N.C., to “My dear Miss Lenoir”, Ruth Lenoir, Prairie, Miss. Concerns W.G. Browne, painter of Lenoir portrait.

1943 July 27 - Sterling [Franklin Lenoir], West Point, Miss., to “Dear Cousin Ruth”, Ruth Lenoir, Prairie, Miss.

1944 February 7 - John E. Rankin, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. to Mr. W.S. Lenoir, Muldon, Mississippi. Concerns the death of William S. Lenoir, Jr.

1951 January 4 - Hattie E. (Mrs. George H.) Monsell, Snug Harbor, Cutchogue, N.Y., to Postmaster, Muldon, Miss. Writes trying to locate family of Sterling Paine.

1951 February 20 - Hattie E. Monsell, Snug Harbor, Cutchogue, N.Y., to Miss Ruth Lenoire, Prairie, Miss. Writes concerning genealogy of Paine family.

1955 July 25 - Mrs. Marshall E. Abbott, Washington, Ill., to Lenoir Plantation. Writes to thank for tour and hospitality.

? July 9 - ?, Monticello, Miss. to Mrs. M. E. Lenoir, Biloxi, Miss. Fragment.

? January 5 - ?, Mobile, Ala., to Mr. B.G. Lenoir, c/o Dr. Beyrenheidt, Biloxi, Harrison Cty, Miss. Fragment.

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