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  • Barrett (S.H.) Letter, 1894
    Number AM 88 59 Inclusive Dates 1894 Volume 1 item Given By Transferred from the Mississippiana Collection 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 Original letter written in 1894 from Meridian Mississippi requesting a supply of paper and envelopes to be sent to Corinth Mississippi Prepared and maintained by The University of

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  • Barthe (Richmond) Collection, 1927-1980, 1999
    Topical Series that contains biographical articles on Barthe illustrations of his work and articles on his work which were copied from various journals Also included are twelve collection and exhibit catalogs 1927 1979 which contain illustrations of Barthe s work and the work of many other African American artists There are two periodicals included in this series Art Digest 1939 and Neworld 1978 that contain articles on Barthe and a book the Federal Writer s Project New Orleans City Guide 1938 which contains a photograph of Barthe s bronze sculpture The Blackberry Woman To glimpse the personal side of Barthe photocopies of correspondence between him and his friends Carl and Fania Van Vechten between the years 1937 1970 are included in this series along with photocopied selections of Carl Van Vechten s photographs from Generations in Black and White There are several invitations to functions such as the National Conference of Artists held at the White House in 1980 where Barthe and his work were honored Photocopies of photographs from the Dick Moore Associates Inc documenting the unveiling of the Paul Robeson bust are included The lists that were used by Harry Ward and his colleagues to identify available materials on Barthe are in the collection as well as the correspondence that led to their acquisition and a copy of Harry Ward s compilation entitled Barthe on Barthe The Photograph Series contains 52 photographs of Richmond Barthe and his work plus one of his mother Marie Clementine Franklin Included are photographs of some of his sculptures that are housed at the Hampton Institute National Archives in Washington DC St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica and the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque The Audio Visual series contains a video recording of an interview with Richmond Barthe conducted by Harry Ward in 1980 There are also four canisters of 16mm film two reels of film produced by the Harmon Foundation of New York which promotes visual arts in Black communities 1933 one reel of film in which Richmond Barthe and other Black American visual artists are recognized by President Jimmy Carter at the White House 1980 and one reel of film entitled The Negro Soldier made by Hollywood director Frank Capra during World War II At Mr Capra s request Barthe was included in the film and is shown working in his studio The final series is the Scrapbook that was compiled by Mrs Edna Wright Richmond Barthe s sister This scrapbook documents the career of her brother and consists of newspaper clippings magazine articles and items of memorabilia from approximately 1931 1978 Also included in this series is a copy of the periodical Parnassus March 1940 Related Collections Barthe Richmond The Awakening of Africa and The Negro Looks Ahead located in the University of Southern Mississippi Art Department Cork Sheila A Compiler Richmond Barthe Biogrpahy Works Criticism A Collection of Ephemera Other Finding Aids Box and Folder List Photograph Log M118 The Richmond Barthé

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  • M118 Barthe (Richmond) Photograph Log
    Bay Jamaica Original in Bronze Box 2 Folder 16 M118 22 Richmond Barthe s Stevedore rear view 2 5 X 7 B W Undated Rear view photograph of Mr Barthe s sculpture Stevedore on display at St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica Original in Bronze Box 2 Folder 16 M118 23 Richmond Barthe s Stevedore front view 2 5 X 7 B W Undated Front view photograph of Mr Barthe s sculpture Stevedore on display at St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica Original in Bronze Box 2 Folder 16 M118 24 Bust of a male by Richmond Barthe rear view 5 X 7 B W Undated Photo of the back of a bust of a man in a suit coat vest and tie by Mr Barthe On display at St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica Sculpture unidentified Box 2 Folder 16 M118 25 Bust of a male by Richmond Barthe front view 5 X 7 B W Undated Photo of bust of a man in a suit coat vest and tie by Mr Barthe Bust is positioned on a small stand with plaque On display at St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica Sculpture unidentified Box 2 Folder 16 M118 26 Bust of a male by Richmond Barthe right facing 5 X 7 B W Undated Photo of the right side of a bust of a man in a suit coat vest and tie by Mr Barthe On display at St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica Sculpture unidentified Box 2 Folder 16 M118 27 Bust of a male by Richmond Barthe left facing 5 X 7 B W Undated Photo of left side of a bust of a man in a suit coat vest and tie by Mr Barthe On display at St Ann Parish Library in St Ann s Bay Jamaica Sculpture unidentified Box 2 Folder 16 M118 28 Richmond Barthe with bust of Hans Neiderlein Gelhart 3 X 5 B W Undated Photo appears to be taken from a scrapbook Barthe stands next to bust of Neiderlein Gelhart Neiderlein directed German operas at the Met each year Bust is now in Germany Box 2 Folder 17 M118 29 Richmond Barthe 8 X 10 B W Undated Barthe poses for portrait in bow tie Box 2 Folder 17 M118 30 Richmond Barthe s Rug Cutters 8 X 10 B W Undated Landscape photograph of Mr Barthe s sculpture of Rug Cutters Box 2 Folder 15 M118 31 Richmond Barthe s Rug Cutters 8 X 10 B W Undated Portrait photograph of Mr Barthe s sculpture of Rug Cutters Box 2 Folder 15 M118 32 Sculpture of female by Richmond Barthe 8 X 10 B W Undated Sculpture by Mr Barthe of a woman on tiptoes with arms extended above head She is wearing a short dress and antennae possible sprite or fairy Sculpture unidentified Box 2 Folder 15 M118 33

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  • Bass (Freddie Lynn) Collection, 1980
    Copyright Copyright for this item in so far as she may possess it has been dedicated to the University of Southern Mississippi by the author and illustrator Freddie Lynn Bass Biographical Historical Sketch Freddie Lynn Bass was born on September 29 1949 in Pasadena Texas She attended the public schools there until the family moved to Prentiss Mississippi when she was in her teens She graduated from Prentiss High School with honors and attended Pearl River Junior College where she also graduated with honors in drafting Since then she has been employed by the Mississippi Highway Department as a draftsman In addition to her interests in herbs and drawing she has a wide range of other interests such as archaeology botany and Arthurian history She is presently working on an illustrated children s book on mythological creatures Scope and Content This collection consists of the original black ink drawings and text of a booklet entitled Common Herbs in Colonial Gardens which was prepared and published by the Ensign John Sheldon Chapter of the Colonial Dames as a chapter project Freddie Lynn Bass researched and wrote the text in addition to drawing the illustrations The booklet contains information about the history

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  • Batson Family Deeds, 1841-1908
    standards and was a leader in school church and civic activities His home was a popular meeting place for family as well as for community gatherings Scope and Content This collection consists of ten property deeds for land and timber located in Harrison County Mississippi which James Dunnon Batson and other members of the Batson family acquired from family e g the Dale family and Price family who are Ernestine Batson s grandparents and parents respectively and non family relations between 1841 and 1908 Included are deeds from the U S Government for military service land acquired under a homestead act as well as a deed for timber logging rights A complete list of documents follows Unless otherwise stated all individuals and property mentioned are from Harrison County Mississippi The described land became part of Stone County Mississippi in 1916 Dated January 5 1841 a certified deed from the U S Government to John Dale for 41 12 100 acres Purchased under an 1820 Public Lands Act Sale for an undetermined amount of money Dated May 23 1855 a deed from James M and Barbara Head to S C Dale and H H Dale for 79 94 100 acres for an undetermined amount of money Dated February 14 1880 a deed from Thomas and Maria Price to J D Batson for an undetermined amount of land for 150 00 Dated February 25 1888 a certified deed from the U S Government to James D Batson for 123 37 100 acres under an 1862 Homestead Act It is unknown if any money was paid for this land Dated July 25 1891 a deed from Thomas Price to J D Batson for an unknown number of acres for the amount of 10 00 Dated December 18 1893 two title pages without deeds

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  • Baylis (John) Homestead Certificate, 1884
    Baylis John Homestead Certificate Accession Number M 82 unprocessed Inclusive Dates 1884 Volume 1 item Given By Unknown 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 Homestead certificate issued to John M Baylis signed by President Chester A Arthur December 30 1884 Prepared and maintained by The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Special

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  • Beatty (George) and Heimer (John) Ledger, 1841-1848
    worked with his brother in law Samuel Hill from whom he learned clock and watch making Referred to as an ingenious mechanician George is remembered for his clocks of peculiar and rare invention It was presumably this business in which he was active for more than 40 years In his early years George served a term as director of the poor with responsibility for assessing taxes for the welfare of the poor and securing housing and employment for them and also held the position of county auditor For several years he served as a member of the town council in that capacity he was a leader in efforts to supply Harrisburg with water On March 10 1862 at age 81 Beatty died in Harrisburg and was buried in the Harrisburg Cemetery John Heimer was the co partner in a brickmaking business of George Beatty Heimer was responsible for digging clay repairing the kiln and shed floors making brick and keeping the yards Beatty furnished the yards and machinery Beatty also received all the cash but gave Heimer part of the profits No other biographical information on John Heimer could be located Scope and Content This collection consists of one ledger of a brickmaking firm The ledger includes entries primarily dated 1841 1848 however there are brief entries for 1827 1850 and 1851 The notes of 1850 and 1851 are records of accounts settled The ledger includes entries made before and during the formation of a partnership between George Beatty the original owner and John Heimer The formation of the partnership is dated March 13 1843 and continued to 1848 Pages 100 104 contain an article of agreement between Beatty and Heimer Following the agreements are records of the distribution of profits 1841 1848 Of interest in the ledger are the

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  • Beauregard (Pierre Gustave Toutant) Papers, 1862, 1863
    two brevets for gallantry Beauregard was appointed superintendent of the Military Academy for a few days in January 1861 but resigned his commission in February and on March 1 1861 was appointed brigadier general of the Provisional Army C S A He was in command at Fort Sumter and with Joseph E Johnston at 1st Manassas Commissioned a full general in the regular army Beauregard was sent west in 1862 where he assumed command of the Army of the Tennessee at Shiloh after General Albert Sidney Johnston was killed Confederate troops under Beauregard fell back to Corinth Mississippi but abandoned the city to Federal General Halleck s larger force Illness forced Beauregard s temporary retirement yet in the last two years of the war he returned to command Confederate forces in South Carolina and Georgia especially in the area of Charleston He was instrumental in the Confederate victory at Petersburg and he supported Lee in Virginia in 1864 where he was in command of the Army of the West During the last weeks of the war he served General J E Johnston in the Carolinas and returned to New Orleans after the surrender Scope and Content This collection consists of two documents issued at the command of or in the hand of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard in Charleston South Carolina The first document is Special Order No 239 written on December 1 1862 in Charleston South Carolina headquarters of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia It was issued by command of General Beauregard but the author s signature is illegible This document has five sections clearly identified by roman numerals Section one assigns three ship s carpenters of the 30th Louisiana Volunteers to the Torpedo Ram Section two deals with the assigment of two surgeons one to Wayside Hospital

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