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A.J. Sykes papers

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Mississippi State University Libraries
A.J. Sykes papers
1865-1888, 1966
0.08 Cubic feet : 25 items

Preferred Citation

A.J. Sykes papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries

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Scope and Contents

The A.J. Sykes papers, 1865-1888, and 1966, contain copies of letters of A.J. Sykes and his wife, Mrs. Georgia Sykes, from the Civil War and post Civil War period, a letter from James Murdock Sykes to Mrs. Georgia Sykes re: estate business, and letters from Eugene Sykes to his brother and mother while a student at Mississippi A & M College. Also included are genealogy charts and newspaper articles.

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Mississippi State University Libraries 

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

Publication date: June 2012

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.


Loaned for copying by Mrs. Julian Evans of Aberdeen, Mississippi.

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1865 Jan. 23. A.J. Sykes, Columbus, Miss., to Mrs. A.J. Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss.

1865 Jan. 24. Same to same

1865 Jan. 28. Same, near Carthage, Ala., to same.

1865 Feb. 1. Same to same

1865 Feb. 17. Same, Augusta, Ga., to same.

1865 Mar. 1. Same, Hdqs. 56th Ala. Regt., near Augusta, Georgia.

1865 Mar. 10. Same, Hdqrs. 56th Ala. Regt., Aiken, South Carolina.

1865 Mar. 23. Same, Hdqrs. Ferguson’s Brigade, near Cambridge, South Carolina

1865 Mar. 30. Same, Hdqrs. Ferguson’s Brigade, near Newberry, South Carolina.

1865 May 1. Mrs. A.J. Georgia Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss., to Capt. A.J. Sykes, Ferguson’s Cavalry Brigade, Army of Tenn., N.C.

1865 May 17. Same to Mr. A.J. Sykes, Columbus, Miss.

1865 July 11. A.J. Sykes, Mobile, Ala., to “My Darling Wife”

1866 June 9. Same to same.

1884 June 14. James Murdock Sykes, Columbus, Miss., to “Dear Aunt” (Mrs. Georgia Sykes), Aberdeen, Miss.

1888 Feb. 23. Eugene Sykes, Agricultural College, Miss., to “Dear Brother”, (Mr. C.A. Sykes), Aberdeen, Miss.

1888 Apr. 5. Same to “Dear Mother”.

1888 Apr. 12. Same to same

1888 May 5. Same to “Dear Mother” (Mrs. G.A. Sykes), Aberdeen, Miss.

Genealogy of Dr. George Augustus Sykes, 1805-1874.

Genealogy of Mary Ann Edmunds, 1814-1864.

Clippings (4) re: Sykes family. These articles, in the form of letters to deceased grandparents, were written by Mrs. Catherine Evans of Aberdeen, Miss., in 1966.

Copy of a memorial letter by Colonel Columbus Sykes to the infant children of his brother, Dr. William E. Sykes. Aberdeen, Miss., November 28, 1864. A statement by Eugene Lanier Sykes. An account of the death of Colonel Columbus Sykes, Jan. 7, 1865.

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