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Collection Title: Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

Collection Number: M23 unprocessed

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Miscellaneous manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, illustrations, pamphlets, and other ephemera.


Accession Number: 81-6

Inclusive Dates: 1819-1899

Volume: 7 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. British and French letters.
  2. Printed publication announcement, 1889.
  3. Printed map of Newfoundland.
  4. Miscellaneous other material.

Accession Number: AM 85-10

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1916-1950

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Miscellaneous Mississippi materials:

  1. Newspapers from Hattiesburg, Hazlehurst, Greene County, and elsewhere in Mississippi, 1920s-1930s.
  2. Legal briefs, reports, brochures, correspondence, 1916-1950.

Accession Number: AM 86-16

Inclusive Dates: 1646

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Handwritten English deed or chronological record, 1646.


Accession Number: AM 86-27

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1800-1970

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Various primarily American 19th century newspapers.
  2. Bank drafts, 19th century.
  3. Receipts, insurance policies, and documents.
  4. Maps of Europe.
  5. Assorted pamphlets.
  6. World War II-era booklets.
  7. Postcards primarily of Europe.

Accession Number: AM 86-28

Volume: 24 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Various financial documents, 1876-1883.
  2. Booklet on Belize.
  3. Miscellaneous other materials.

Accession Number: AM 86-30

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1934-1974

Volume: 28 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Envelopes postmarked on the U.S.S. Mississippi, 1934-1950.
  2. Philippine revenue documents, 1850-1898.
  3. Materials relating to Guam, 1970s.
  4. Miscellaneous other materials.

Accession Number: AM 87-4

Inclusive Dates: 1850-1962

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

The collection includes:

  1. Insurance and financial documents.
  2. World War II items and booklets.
  3. Railroad related items.
  4. Miscellaneous other materials.

Accession Number: AM 87-13

Inclusive Dates: 1838-1941

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Additional insurance and financial documents.


Accession Number: AM 87-18

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Liberty Report.
  2. Flyer concerning Black Thursday.
  3. Letter from Ethiopia.
  4. Newspaper clippings.
  5. Photographs.

Accession Number: AM 87-22

Inclusive Dates: 1852-1930

Volume: 23 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Various financial documents, 1852-1930.


Accession Number: AM 87-25

Inclusive Dates: 1866-1980

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Land deeds.
  2. Insurance and financial documents.
  3. Photographs.
  4. Materials related to India, Mexico.

Accession Number: AM 87-30

Inclusive Dates: 1940s

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Letters written by Matt Price to family members while he served in World War II.


Accession Number: AM 87-33

Inclusive Dates: 1841

Volume: 1 item

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Arkansas court document involving the Tucker family of Jefferson County, Arkansas, which used slaves as collateral for a debt.


Accession Number: AM 87-42

Inclusive Dates: 1872

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Letter from Sale and Dowd of Aberdeen, Mississippi to Joseph H. Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina dated September 4, 1872, discussing the sale of a business and bankruptcy.


Accession Number: AM 88-7

Inclusive Dates: 1835-1980

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Various European stampless envelopes, 1835-1862.
  2. Official Precancel Catalog for Mississippi, 1951.
  3. Mobil Post Office Selections, 1980.

Accession Number: AM 88-12

Inclusive Dates: 1831

Volume: 2 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Deposition from slave owner in Wilkinson County, Mississippi and related summons, 1831.


Accession Number: AM 88-39

Inclusive Dates: 1847-1960

Volume: 22 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Mississippi Southern College (now The University of Southern Mississippi) mechanical pencil, 1960.
  2. Printed speech by Mississippi Governor Theodore G. Bilbo, 1931
  3. Civil War orders.
  4. Financial documents.
  5. Mississippi postmarked letters, 1840s.
  6. U.S.S. Mississippi postal cancellation, 1933.
  7. Other miscellaneous materials.

Accession Number: AM 88-50

Inclusive Dates: 1834-1948

Volume: 196 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Additional financial documents and correspondence.


Accession Number: AM 89-19

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1850-1917

Volume: 23 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Letter from Hazel Green in Wisconsin, 1850.
  2. North Carolina and Alabama bank notes, 1860s.
  3. Railroad ticket, 1873.
  4. Copies of New York Herald newspaper, 1863.
  5. German magazines from World War I.
  6. Other miscellaneous materials.

Accession Number: AM 89-40

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Additional financial documents.


Accession Number: AM 89-44

Volume: 86 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Foreign currency and war notes.


Accession Number: AM 89-47

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Miscellaneous materials relating to the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) Compress Company.


Accession Number: AM 89-53

Volume: 8 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Map of North Western of Uruguay Railway.
  2. Pass to the 84th Congress signed by Mississipppi Senator James O. Eastland.
  3. South Mississippi Charity Hospital (Laurel) bills.
  4. Australian coupon.
  5. Other miscellaneous materials.

Accession Number: AM 89-55

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Currency from Mexico and the Philippines.
  2. Correspondence, bills, receipts, etc. from H.C. Smith (1863-1892).

Accession Number: AM 89-61

Volume: 18 items

Given By: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Currency from the Philippines.
  2. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad menu and train schedule.
  3. Letter to Robert T. Brachear in New York, 1957.
  4. Nigerian currency.

Accession Number: AM 90-4

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Railroad company documents.
  2. Post cards.
  3. W.O. Chipman Lumber Co. agreement, 1926.
  4. Philippine and other currency.

Accession Number: AM 90-9

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Hospital receipts, 1927.
  2. American National Insurance Company pamphlet.
  3. The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Book.
  4. Agreement between the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Southern Railway Company, 1912.
  5. Title abstract of E.G. Armstrong.

Accession Number: AM 90-11

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Korean Conflict training manual.
  2. Petrified Forest pamphlet.
  3. Post cards of Paris, France.
  4. Souvenir folder of St. Augustine, Florida.
  5. Post card of Japan.
  6. Christmas cards with photos.
  7. German documents dated 1741, 1809, 1831, 1868.
  8. Ship billheads, etc., 1870.

Accession Number: AM 90-13

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Post cards of tribal and rural life.
  2. Financial documents.
  3. Miscellaneous other materials.

Accession Number: AM 90-27

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Stationers' School Reports for D.S. Hollinghurst.
  2. Fernwood, Columbia and Gulf Railroad booklets.
  3. Perry County, Mississippi tax receipt.
  4. Joint Report of Mississippi State Board of the Order of Railway Conductors.
  5. Train schedule, ca. 1940s.
  6. Kentucky and Tennesse Railroad Company certificate.
  7. Letter to M.P. Brown, Secretary, Hattiesburg Cotton Growers Cooperative Association, from Walker Wood, Secretary of State, Mississippi, 1941.
  8. Miscellaneous other materials.

Accession Number: AM 90-33

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Wells Fargo & Co. brochure.
  2. Brown Palace (Denver, Colorado) wine list.
  3. Barber & Bro. credit report, 1885.
  4. John T. Hardie & Co. credit report, 1895.
  5. Foreign post card.
  6. Chilean currency.
  7. License plate registration, 1947.
  8. Miscellaneous other materials.

Accession Number: AM 90-44

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Golden Gate Lodge No. 204 (San Francisco, California) stationery.
  2. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad correspondence, 1957.
  3. Association of American Railroads map showing home distrcits for car ownerships, 1952.
  4. Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf Railroad local freigh tariff book, 1940.
  5. The Citizen, official journal of the Citizens' Councils of America.
  6. The Druggists' Circular, 1907.

Accession Number: AM 90-49

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Greater Picayune Area Chamber of Commerce coin.
  2. Stock certificates from various companies.
  3. German bond, 1922.
  4. Digests of game and fish laws.
  5. German stamps.
  6. Invitation to laying of corner stone of first building at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia?).
  7. Other miscellaneous materials.

Accession Number: AM 91-39

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Puerto Rico general tax stamp, 1899.
  2. Puerto Rico cigarette tax stamp, ca. 1890-1900.

Accession Number: AM 91-53

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Harrison County, Mississippi road and bridge bond, 1926-1942.

Accession Number: AM 92-20

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Peerless Supply Co., Inc. (Shreveport, Louisiana) catalog, 1950.
  2. Woodward, Wright & Co. Ltd. (New Orleans, Louisiana) catalog, 1945.

Accession Number: AM 93-9

Volume: 104 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Cancelled checks written on the National Bank of Salem (Salem, New York), 1870s.

Accession Number: AM 94-10

Volume: 32 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Legal documents, 1829-1850.
  2. Financial documents.

Accession Number: AM 94-22

Volume: 1 vol.

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

1. Notebook containing 13 letters from various cities in the southern United States, 1832-1851.


Accession Number: AM 94-23

Volume: 94 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Hershey Chocolate Company documents, ca. 1920s.
  2. Dalrymple Hall & Cafe Company letters of allotment, 1880.
  3. Various financial papers from England, ca. 1860-1929.
  4. Wolviston (County of Durham) mortgage, 1877.
  5. Letter to Alexander Stoddart from Robert Lyon, 1901.

Accession Number: AM 97-58

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1920-1997

Volume: .10 cu.ft.

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Legal documents.
  2. World War II materials.
  3. Wallace for President campaign pamphlet.
  4. Account of Mr. Riley's maternal grandfather.

Accession Number: AM 97-60

Volume: 4 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. "Facts About Hattiesburg," 1898.
  2. "History of Hattiesburg Coloring Book," 1976.
  3. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo campaign poster, 1940.
  4. "Back Our Boys in Vietnam" bumper sticker.

Accession Number: AM 98-7

Inclusive Dates: 1937-1960

Volume: 3 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. "Hershey's Favorite Recipes" pamphlet, 1937.
  2. "Fish Facts" pamphlet, 1938.
  3. "Maid of Honor Pressure Cooker Recipe Book," 1960.

Accession Number: AM 98-61

Inclusive Dates: 1924-1997

Volume: 21 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Autographed photograph of Alabama Governor George Wallace.
  2. Alabama Governor George Wallace bumper sticker.
  3. Poll tax receipts, 1956-1957.
  4. Luden-Burton Company (Massachusetts) stock certificates, 1924-1933, and related correspondence, 1997.

Accession Number: AM 98-70

Inclusive Dates: 1820-1852

Volume: 16 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Price notations, business circulars, etc., 1820-1852.

Accession Number: AM 99-2

Inclusive Dates: 1821-1852

Volume: 14 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Price notations, business circulars, etc., 1820-1852.

Accession Number: AM 99-106

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1890s-1979

Volume: 5 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

The collection includes:

  1. Studio photograph of E.E. O'Neal taken by W.D. McClellan of McHenry, Mississippi, ca. late 19th century.
  2. Ingalls Shipyard (Pascagoula, Mississippi) medallions commemorating ship launchings, 1973, 1979.
  3. Woman's Hospital (Jackson, Mississippi) medal.

Accession Number: AM 2001-68

Inclusive Dates: 1839-1852

Volume: 7 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Seven handwritten letters dating from 1839 to 1852, all of which bear Mississippi postmarks:



Port Gibson, MS, July 8, 1839:		Henry ______ to Alford B. Hall

Natchez, MS, March 16, 1840:		R.N. Lillie (?) to J.A. Montgomery

Vicksburg, MS, June 22, 1842:		John Scott to T.D. Beegle (?)   

Columbus, MS, June 29, 1843:		J.S. Topp to William Carmen, Esq.

Holly Springs, MS, Dec. 22, 1847:	Hugh R. Miller to Hon. F.W. Pickens

Grenada, MS, Feb. 10, 1848:		A.D. Stathorn to L.B.C. Marley

Gallatin, MS, Oct. 6, 1852:		Daniel McCalipe to Greene D. Moore


Accession Number: AM 2001-104

Inclusive Dates: 1833-1853

Volume: 6 items

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Five handwritten letters and one hand-addressed envelope dating from 1833-1853, all of which bear Mississippi postmarks.


Accession Number: AM02-2

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley, via Toby Graham.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Number of Containers: 8 items

Dates: 1916; 1945

Form of Material:

  1. Five cancelled checks on the Canton (MS) Exchange Bank (Jan. 5 - June 15, 1916)
  2. Three cancelled checks on the Quitman (MS) Coca-Cola Bottling Co. (Aug. 4 & 31, 1945)

Accession Number: AM02-13

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Volume: 4 items

Dates: ca. 1906 - 1977

Form of Material:

  1. Pamphlet titled "Positive Lubrication: How to Get it." (ca. 1906)
  2. Pamphlet titled "1939 Standard Specifications for Southern Pine Lumber"
  3. A miniature souvenir penny, "The New Nixon Penny, Good For One New Ford." (1974)
  4. Postcard with photographs of President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter (1977)

Accession Number: AM02-40

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Volume:
2 items

Dates: 1922; 1940s-1960s

Form of Material:

  1. Pamphlet: "Right to the Point, A Manual for Fire Insurance Agents" (1922)
  2. A packet of ticket stubs from the Arabian, Ritz, and Strand Theatres in Laurel, Mississippi (1940s-1950s)


Accession Number: AM03-20

Given By: Mr. James A. Riley, via Dr. Toby Graham

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Volume: 2 items

Dates: January 11, 1916 and May 2, 1932

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Results of a title search conducted by D.C. Enochs of Watkins & Watkins, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Jackson, Mississippi. The search was conducted for Dr. T.M. Walker of Mendenhall, Mississippi on land the doctor desired to purchase in Rankin County, Mississippi. (January 11, 1916)
  2. Pay Warrant in the amount of $5.00, payable to A.W. Petit, issued by the City of Charleston, South Carolina. (May 2, 1932)

Accession Number: AM03-22

Given By: James A. Riley

Volume: 5 items

Dates: ca. 1920s - 1960s

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Coupon Book from Decatur Ice & Coal Company, Decatur, Alabama. (1920s)
  2. Purvis Warehouse checkbook, Lamar County Bank, Purvis, Mississippi (now Hancock Bank), 1968.
  3. Two souvenir booklets and a one postcard from Herrmann's Ranch in Myakka City, Florida, home of Herrmann's Royal Lippizan Stallions. (ca. 1960s)

Accession Number: AM05-30

Dates: 1863 - 1926

Provenance: James A. Riley. Transferred from Mississippiana by Kalani Hoffman

Volume: 9 items

Form of Material:

1. Check for $108.40 issued by W. H. Stone & Company, Bankers, Adrian, Ohio (?) (Oct. 4, 1863)

2. Check for $35.26 on Second National Bank of Detroit (Sept. 1, 1871)

3. Check for $1255.17 on Atlas National Bank of Boston (July 1, 1872)

4. Check for $19.16 on Safe Deposit Bank of Pottsville, PA (Sept. 19, 1877)

5. Check for $17.35 on Safe Deposit Bank of Pottsville, PA (Oct. 31, 1877)

6. Receipt for unspecified amount in payment for brick from Los Angeles Pressed Brick
Company (May 7, 1914)

7. Promissory Note for $6,000 to Citizens National Bank of Princeton, IL (June 15, 1915)

8. Check for $60.00 on Citizens Trust and Savings Bank of Los Angeles (March 1916)

9. State of Mississippi Feed Inspection Tax Stamp (1925-1926)


Accession Number: AM05-38

Provenance: Transferred from de Grummond by Jennifer Brannock

Dates: ca. 1967

Volume: 2 items

Form of Material:

Two items distributed by Liberty Lobby:

1. An advertisement for a book, Robert Strange McNamara, the True Story of Dr. Strangebob.

2. A color leaflet about the war in Vietnam titled "It's Time for Reason ... Not Treason!"


Accession Number: AM07-28

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: October 11, 1865

Volume: 1 item

Form of Material:

One copy of the October 11, 1865 issue of The New York Herald. This post-Civil War issue contains news items regarding several southern states, including an article about Mississippi’s Provisional Governor, W. L. Sharkey.


Accession Number: AM08-7

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: Oldest item is dated 1786; most recent is probably 1960s.

Volume: 12 items

Form of Material:

  1. Handwritten letter, dated May 1, 1845. Holly Springs, MS. Includes prices of some groceries and minor business matters. Written to Franklin Freeland in Sutton, Massachusetts.
  2. Handwritten letter, dated July 19, 1845. Holly Springs, MS. Concerning business matters and mentions a bet on the presidential election. Written to Foster Freeland in Sutton, Massachusetts, from his agent [W.H.] Bishop.
  3. Handwritten letter, dated December 2, 1839. Coffeeville, MS. Concerning a legal matter.
  4. Handwritten document, postmarked January 1, 1831 in Port Gibson, MS. Concerning a legal matter in the probate court Concordia Parish, Louisiana, this appears to be an affidavit sworn in the office of Justice of the Peace Alexander Montgomery in Rodney, MS on December 29, 1830. The testimony is provided by John Watt [?] in a matter involving JeremiahWatson.
  5. Handwritten letter, dated March 22, 1836. Fayette, MS. To a Mr. Parker in Kentucky from Stephen Carroll, regarding the ownership of a piece of land. Other names mentioned: Sanford Carroll, John Carroll.
  6. Pen and ink drawing by Donna Kirkland Woods of the Beverly Drive-in Theatre in Hattiesburg, MS. Dated 2002.
  7. Newspaper. The Daily Advance-Republican. Red Wing, Minnesota. September 16, 1880. Includes an article titled “The New Code of Mississippi gives Strange Rights to Women”.
  8. Newspaper. The Morning Chronicle. London, England. May 27, 1797.
  9. Newspaper. The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser. London, England. January 7, 1786.
  10. Newspaper. The Evening Post. New York, New York. June 12, 1833.
  11. Vinyl record album (33 1/3 RPM) produced by Loyal Records in Tylertown, Mississippi. There are 12 tracks on the album, called “Show Me Lord” by Bill & Jack (the “heart of the Dixie Gospel Singers).
  12. Booklet. Days Gone By. Subtitled: A Generation of Slaters and Bakers: A Memoir of Their Families, My Family, Me, and Mine. Author Clara Baker Le Maire.


Accession Number: AM08-26

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: Oldest item is dated 1854; most recent is 2008

Volume: 112 items

Form of Material:

  1. Twenty-seven loose documents such as stock transfers, promissory notes, checks, warranty deeds, etc., most of which have revenue stamps:
    1. Stock transfer by Blair S. Williams & Co. (Josephthal/GM). August 23, 1935.
    2. Stock transfer by Herrick, Berg & Co. (Allen & Co./Gen Aviation Stpd) No date.
    3. Stock transfer by De Coppet & Doremus (Josephthal/GQ). November 6, 1935.
    4. Promissory note for $171.97 by Fletcher & Co. January 20, 1901.
    5. Promissory note for $300.00 by First National Bank. September 26, 1923.
    6. Promissory note for $229.10 by Fletcher & Co. June 14, 1901.
    7. Promissory note for $300.00 by First National Bank. January 26, 1918.
    8. Promissory note for $612.00 by Fletcher & Co. May 16, 1901.
    9. Promissory note for $137.60 by Fletcher & Co. November 15, 1900.
    10. Promissory note for $612.00 by Fletcher & Co. February 16, 1901.
    11. Promissory note for $161.90 by Fletcher & Co. May 13, 1901.
    12. Promissory note for $125.69 by Fletcher & Co. February 21, 1901.
    13. Promissory note for 100.00 by Fletcher & Co. January 20, 1901.
    14. Check for $12.72 to Young & Sampson from Brown & Denning. August 31, 1898
    15. Check for $12.31 to J. A. McKellip Esq. from Chandlee, Quarles & Co. September 30, 1887.
    16. Check for $40.85 to J. J. Nicholson & Sons from Chandlee, Quarles & Co. September 10, 1884.
    17. Check for $50.00 to self from W. B. Wright. April 5, 1875.
    18. Check for $2000.00 to Metacomet Coal Co. from Durfee Mills. September 13, 1881.
    19. Check for $5.40 to J. J. Murphy from Mrs. M. E. Moffett. August 28, 1901.
    20. Check for $67.50 to Fritsch Bros. from The Champion Paper Cutter Co. November 5, 1898.
    21. Notice from State of New Hampshire that promissory note drawn on Colebrook National Bank refused payment (document torn). January 12, 1901.
    22. Check for $40.00 to Robt. O. Pitts from J. S. Pinkussohn & Bros. March 18, 1899.
    23. Memorandum of Agreement for Edward F Merriam to sell real estate for a total of $700.00 to Raffaele Perry in the County of Arapahoe in the State of Colorado. May 29, 1899.
    24. Warranty Deed from Mary E. Elder to Edward J. Fletcher in the City of Portland , County of Cumberland , State of Oregon . July 27, 1915.
    25. Receipt for $11.32 from Mr. F. T. Burbank to John Wyeth & Brother for bill payment. February 11, 1888.
    26. Receipt for $15.00 from Commercial Bank to Peninsular Chemical Company for F.T. Burbank. January 15, 1916.
    27. Check for $75.00 to James Graham from the City of Great Falls Montana . July 3, 1901.
    28. Blank receipt
  2. Handwritten letter postmarked March 10, 1910, in Bellamy, (state?). Includes travel news. Written to Mrs. J. H. Knigleton in Meridian , MS , from her daughter.
  3. Check for $400.00 to M.A. Griswold from A.H. Griswold. October 5, 1870.
  4. Check for $10.50 to Robb Engineering Works Limited from Martinon Lumber Co. , Limited. March 14, 1919.
  5. Blank coupon stub for Special Tax Stamp from the Internal Revenue Service to Retail Liquor Dealers from May 1877 to April 1878. $25.00 per year.
  6. Flyer. Timothy Hughes rare & early newspapers, Bonus Summer Supplement 2008.
  7. Forty six loose documents such as life insurance statements and receipts, store account receipts, etc.:
    1. Seventeen Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa statements and receipts for Mr. L.E. Faloon of Hanoverton , Ohio . Date range is from 1912 to 1929.
    2. Twenty New York life Insurance Company statements and receipts for Leland E. Faloon of Hanoverton , Ohio . Dates range from 1921 to 1933.
    3. Six receipts from store accounts for R.H. Pond of E. Berkshire, Vermont. Three are from Vermont Hardware Company, one is from Willis M. Bates & Company Wholesale Men's Furnishings, and two are from E.E. Aseltine Company Wholesale Fruit and Produce. Dates range from 1932 to 1946.
    4. Statement from Hammondsport Herald Dr. Plain and Fancy Job Printing, no information on who it is for. Circa 1890.
    5. Store Account Statement from H.E. Boynton Dr . Agent for American Rubber Co. to Mr. J.K. Ames, in Boston . September 2, 1886.
    6. Business card from Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. Inc. Circa 1940.
  8. Photographs, black & white, postcard style. The Miss Annie S Peck Travel and Mountain Pictures Series 1 – Peru and Mount Huascaran the Highest Mountain on this Hemisphere . Ten pictures in an envelope for mailing. Copyright in 1906 and 1908.
  9. Newspapers. Current Events . A Condensed Newspaper for use in public and private schools. Columbus , Ohio , New York , New York .
    1. Week of January 31-February 4, 1927.
    2. Week of February 7-11, 1927.
    3. Week of February 14-18, 1927.
    4. Week of February 21-25, 1927.
    5. Week of February 28-March 4, 1927.
    6. Week of March 7-11, 1927.
    7. Week of March 14-18, 1927.
    8. Week of March 21-25, 1927.
    9. Week of March 28- April 1, 1927.
    10. Week of April 4-8, 1927.
    11. Week of April 11-15, 1927.
    12. Week of April 18-22, 1927.
    13. Week of April 25-29, 1927.
    14. Week of March 1-5, 1943.
    15. Week of March 8-12, 1943.
    16. Week of March 15-19, 1943.
    17. Week of March 22-26, 1943.
    18. Week of April 10-14, 1944.
    19. Week of April 17-21, 1944.
    20. Week of May 8-12, 1944.
    21. Week of May 15-19, 1944.
    22. Week of May 22-26, 1944.
    23. Week of May 29-June 2, 1944.
  10. Power of Attorney of K.R.P.R.P.L.M. Muthaia Chettiar. Covers the Federated Malay States, Unfederated Malay States and the Streits Settlements and Johore. Registered July 25, 1931.
  11. Power of Attorney of Narayau au Chelty. Registered December 14, 1923.
  12. $1000 Bond. From West Shore Railroad Company to Richard H Cole. Signed January 17, 1947, stamped September 23, 1963.
  13. $1000 Bond From Reading Company. No owners name indicated. May 1, 1945.
  14. Capital Stock Certificate from Wright and Edwards Mining Company. Blank. Circa 1900.
  15. Periodical. Coin World . Sidney , Ohio . June 23, 2008. Contains an article about Mississippi 's state issued paper money following the Civil War.
  16. Newspaper. The Illustrated London News . New York , NY . December 19, 1936.
  17. $1000 Bond from Central of Georgia Railway Company. No owners name indicated. April 1, 1919, stamped April 8, 1952.
  18. Newspaper. New York Daily Tribune . New York , NY . February 15, 1854.
  19. Newspaper. New York Daily Tribune . New York , NY . May 16, 1854.


Accession Number: AM09-03

Given By : James A. Riley

Dates: 1686 to current

Volume: 110 items

Form of Material:

  1. Newspaper. The Philadelphia Inquirer . Philadelphia, PA. October 6, 1862. Has articles concerning Mississippi on pages 1 & 4.
  2. Newspaper. The Philadelphia Inquirer . Philadelphia, PA. October 17, 1862. Has an article concerning Mississippi on page 7.
  3. Newspaper. The Observator , volume 3, number 211. London, England, printed for Charles Brome at the Gun in St. Paul's Church-yard. September 22, 1686.
  4. Newspaper. Weekly Weather Chronicle . War Department, Washington, DC, November 22, 1880.
  5. Newspapers. Current Events . A condensed newspaper for use in public and private schools. Columbus, Ohio, New York, New York.
    1. Week of September 13 – 17, 1926.
    2. Week of September 20 - 24, 1926.
    3. Week of September 27 – October 1, 1926.
    4. Week of October 4 – 8, 1926.
    5. Week of October 11 – 15, 1926.
    6. Week of October 18 – 22, 1926.
    7. Week of October 25 – 29, 1926.
    8. Week of November 1 – 5, 1926.
    9. Week of November 8 – 12, 1926.
    10. Week of November 15 – 19, 1926.
    11. Week of November 29 – December 3, 1926.
    12. Week of December 6 – 10, 1926.
    13. Week of December 13 – 17, 1926.
    14. Week of December 20 – 24, 1926.
    15. Week of January 3 – 7, 1927.
    16. Week of January 10 – 14, 1927.
    17. Week of January 17 – 21, 1927.
    18. Week of January 24 – 28, 1927.
    19. Week of May 2 – 6, 1927. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 3.
    20. Week of May 9 – 13, 1927. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 1.
    21. Week of May 16 – 20, 1927.
    22. Week of May 23 – 27, 1927.
    23. Week of September 19 – 23, 1927.
    24. Week of September 26 – 30, 1927.
    25. Week of October 3 – 7, 1927.
    26. Week of October 10 – 14, 1927.
    27. Week of October 17 – 21, 1927.
    28. Week of October 24 – 28, 1927.
    29. Week of October 31 – November 4, 1927.
    30. Week of November 7 – 11, 1927.
    31. Week of November 14 – 18, 1927. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 1.
    32. Week of November 28 – December 2, 1927.
    33. Week of January 23 – 27, 1928.
    34. Week of January 30 – February 3, 1928.
    35. Week of February 6 – 10, 1928.
    36. Week of February 13 – 17, 1928.
    37. Week of February 20 – 24, 1928. 2 copies.
    38. Week of February 27 – March 2, 1928. 11 copies.
    39. Week of March 5 – 9, 1928.
    40. Week of March 12 – 16, 1928.
    41. Week of March 19 – 23, 1928.
    42. Week of March 26 – 30, 1928. Mississippi flood of 1927 page 1.
    43. Week of May 14 – 18, 1928.
    44. Week of May 21 – 25, 1928.
    45. Week of May 28 – June 1, 1928.
    46. Week of June 4 – 8, 1928.
    47. Map Supplement, no date. 4 copies.
  6. Brochure for “The New Wringerless Savage” shows the Savage Washer & Dryer. c. 1929.
  7. Pamphlet of the “By-Laws of the Everett Home for Aged Persons”. 1922-1923.
  8. Brochure of “The D & H Railroad Hand Signals”. nd.
  9. Pamphlet for the “Young Machinist's Practical Guide” from the Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company, New Bedford, MA. 1905.
  10. Pamphlet/memory booklet for “My Service in the WAC Corps”. c. 1945.
  11. Brochure of “Indian Symbols as used on Indian-Design Jewelry and Artifacts”. nd. In a paper bag from “Indian Den Trading Post”.
  12. Brochure of “Indian Symbols and their meanings”. nd. Also in the paper bag from “Indian Den Trading Post”.
  13. Flyer of “Root Crops for Farm Stock” from Peter Henderson & Company. 1881.
  14. Flyer of “An Experiment with Pearl Millet” by Peter Henderson. 1878.
  15. Pamphlet “The Sunday Examiner Family Doctor Prescriptions Remedies & Advice” from the American Journal-Examiner . 1911.
  16. Pamphlet “The Sarum Magna Carta 1215: A History of the Document and A Guide to its Translation”, by Elsie Smith, Ph.D., B.A. Published by the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral. 1970.
  17. N.W. Harris & Company Bankers, Boston, List of Bonds
    1. October 1, 1901.
    2. March 1, 1902.
    3. December 1, 1002.
  18. Publisher's Certificate of Sheriff's Sale. June 11, 1892.
  19. Return envelope for J.T. Lovett, Little Silver, New Jersey. This is a Monmouth Nursery, small fruits a specialty. nd.
  20. Letter to Mr. Riley from Bert Anguillara with transcription and envelope, 2009.
  21. FFA Charm, Chapter Star Farmer. nd.
  22. Campaign pin “Wallace for President – Stand Up for America”. nd.
  23. Book, Paperback. Pattengill, Henry R. Special Day Exercises for Schools . Robert Smith, Publisher, Lansing, MI, 1893.
  24. Book, Paperback. Sullivan, Edmund B. An account of my participation in “Operation Crossroads”, The US Navy's atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in the summer of 1946. Edmund B. Sullivan, Centerville, MA, 2007.
  25. Folder titled “Some Political Stuff, etc.” contains 48 items dated 1846 to current.
    1. 9 postage stamps – Mississippi Department of Wildlife & Conservation.
    2. Newspaper. Weekly Weather Chronicle. War Department, Washington, DC, October 30, 1880.
    3. Circuit Court ruling, Vermont, 1867.
    4. 5 miscellaneous documents dated 1846, 1872, 1926, 1929 and 1943.
    5. 1 postcard c. 1918.
    6. 4 letters in envelopes dated 1918, 1919, 1921 and 1939.
    7. 2 letters not in envelopes dated 1869 and 1872.
    8. 3 invoices dated 1859, 1894 and 1908.
    9. 18 political flyers, mailed, current.
    10. 2 John Wayne Foundation items dated 1985 and 2000.
    11. 2 President photographs, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
  26. Folder titled “Chain letters, etc.” contains 83 items, all current.
  27. Box of 53 letters, all from one family. 50 of the letters are to Fannie E. Wilson, using several addresses in Maine and Massachusetts. c. 1860's to 1870's.
  28. Periodical. WIRED , February 2009, 17.02.

 


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