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  • Leaf River Masonic Lodge, No. 19 Records, 1858-1907, 1963
    In 1834 Leaf River Lodge No 19 was suspended by the Grand Lodge for failure to make their annual dues and returns This lack of reporting continued and in 1835 the Grand Lodge asked Leaf River to surrender its charter At the Grand Communication in 1837 representatives of Lodge No 19 asked that their charter be reinstated At this point the members of Leaf River Lodge asked for the Grand Lodge s permission to move from Monroe Mississippi to Williamsburg Mississippi However the Grand Lodge did not grant them permission to move At this point Leaf River Lodge was no longer an official lodge All of the members joined Monroe Lodge No 39 which was chartered in March of 1839 and regularly met in the Masonic Hall in Monroe Mississippi At the Grand Communication of 1846 representatives to the Grand Lodge declared Lodge No 39 the natural successor of Leaf River Lodge because it was composed of the same members The Grand Lodge ordered that all of the property of the Leaf River Lodge be transferred to Monroe Lodge No 39 In the year 1848 lodge No 39 met in Perry County Mississippi five miles west of Monroe Mississippi At the Grand Communication of 1856 a representative suggested that Monroe Lodge No 39 change its name back to Leaf River possibly because there were two lodges using the name Monroe at the time Leaf River Lodge s charter was reinstated that year By that time Freemasonry had spread widely in Mississippi When Leaf River first received its charter in 1830 only about 15 lodges existed By 1856 200 Masonic lodges existed in the state Sources Contents of the collection Freemasons Grand Lodge of Virginia Free Masonry and the war microform report of the committee under the resolutions of 1862 Grand

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  • Ledger, 1769-1774
    Copyright Law of the United States Title 17 United States Code Form of Material Business ledger containing accounts for the Baltimore Maryland northern Virginia and southeastern Pennsylvania area The ledger was made by Samuel Taylor Book Binder and Stationer of Philadelphia Pennsylvania The ledger was apparently later used as a practice book by someone learning Pitman Shorthand The style of shorthand has been identified by the Pitman Publishing Company as

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  • Ledger, 1882-1883
    Collections Collections Listed By Subject Collection Title Ledger Accession Number M 136 unprocessed Inclusive Dates 1882 1883 Volume 1 vol Given By Provenance 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 Unidentified business ledger Prepared and maintained by The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Special Collections http www lib usm edu spcol

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  • Lee Guard History, 1920-1921
    United States Title 17 United States Code Form of Material Printed history of the Lee Guard military unit formed at Mississippi A M College now Mississippi State University in 1885 The history was approved by the Company in 1920 and 1921 Books A copy of a book about the history of the Lee Guard is available in the McCain Library Bailey John Wendell Lee Guard History 1885 1920 A History

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  • Lee (Robert Edward) General Order No. 14, 1864
    native of Franklin County Virginia and a graduate of West Point He served in the Seminole and Mexican Wars and upon secession joined the Confederate Army as colonel of the 24 th Virginia Infantry Early was promoted to brigadier general on July 21 1861 major general on January 17 1863 and lieutenant general on May 31 1864 During the war Early distinguished himself with the Army of Northern Virginia until September 1864 when he was defeated at Winchester and Fisher s Hill Virginia by General Sheridan He was relieved of his command shortly before Appomattox Scope and Content This collection consists of General Order No 14 issued by General Robert E Lee Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia on February 3 1864 He states how pleased he is with the units of the Army of the Tennessee that have re enlisted in the Confederate Army and wishes that their action will inspire other soldiers of the South The units identified in the letter are Hart s South Carolina Battery Battle s Alabama Brigade Dole s Georgia Brigade Ramseur s North Carolina Brigage Johnson s North Carolina Brigade Daniel s North Carolina Brigade the 11 th and 8 th Alabama

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  • Leech (Andrew Candler) World War II Diary, 1943-1945
    Italian Campaign 1944 The Invasion of France 1944 and The Campaign into Germany and Austria 1945 After the Germans surrendered on May 7 1945 Leech was hospitalized for two months in the 98th General Hospital in Germany due to battle fatigue Following his release from the hospital he returned to the United States and received an honorable discharge with the rank of Private First Class on November 11 1945 at Camp Shelby Mississippi On March 8 1946 Leech married Millie Earline Kuykendall of Smithville Mississippi and the couple had two children Alice and Douglas Shortly after his marriage Leech accepted a position at the Kist Bottling Company in Hattiesburg Mississippi where he remained for three years During that time he attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned certification in teaching He then served as principal and social studies instructor at Hamilton High School in Hamilton Mississippi from September 1948 through January 1951 In 1951 he became Monroe County Welfare Director a position which he held until his retirement in August 1973 As of 1985 Leech resided in Aberdeen Monroe County Mississippi Scope and Content This collection consists of the handwritten and published versions of Andrew Candler Leech s World War II diary along with two transcripts notes on the introductory chapter of the published version and a German medallion Folder one contains Leech s hand written diary of his World War II career in the 83rd Chemical Battalion Company B from his embarkation from Staten Island in April 1943 to his discharge at Camp Shelby in November 1945 Leech begins his diary by stating that this is his second attempt to write a journal since the first one was destroyed on his transport ship a Navy LST when the vessel struck a mine and sunk off the coast of Anzio Italy in January of 1944 The journal details Leech s service in five operations The Sicilian Campaign 1943 The Italian Campaign 1943 The Italian Campaign 1944 The Invasion of Southern France 1945 and the Campaign into Germany and Austria 1945 It should be noted that Leech presents the campaigns from two different perspectives 1 from the standpoint of an observer describing the performances of other units during the invasions and 2 from a participant s view relating personal experiences in battles The two perspectives are intertwined throughout the journal Since entries in the journal are not dated it is impossible to determine whether it was written during or after the war Attached to the diary is a German medallion with the inscription Ein Volk Ein Reich Ein Fuhrer dated March 3 1938 However there is no reference to the medal in the journal Folder two contains the typescript copy of Leech s diary prepared for publication with the title The World War II Experiences of Andrew Candler Leech It includes notations for the publisher s point and font sizes as well as corrections of copy mistakes Folder three includes a mimeographed copy of the diary entitled The Extraordinary War

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  • Lelyveld (Rabbi Arthur J.) Collection, 1964
    with iron pipes as they were walking along a railroad track with two local African American women in Hattiesburg Rabbi Lelyveld suffered lacerations and a concussion from the attack and was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatments to his injuries He retired from the rabbinate in 1986 and became Rabbi Emeritus Arthur J Lelyveld died on April 15 1996 4 Scope and Content Note The collection contains newspaper clippings two DVDs and one photograph 5 Arrangement The materials in the collection were organized by subject grouping items by organization when possible newspaper articles DVD photograph 6 Related Material Related collections at the University of Southern Mississippi include M482 Spears Lawrence D Civil Rights Collection M485 Temple B Nai Israel Records 7 Administrative Information Provenance Donated by Robin Lelyveld Newell and The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas Use Restrictions This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States Title 17 United States Code Reproduction of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator Provision of photocopies or digital reproductions does not constitute permission to publish distribute provide internet access to or otherwise display images of materials in this collection Copyright is retained by the lawful copyright holder and it is the responsibility of the permission seeker to contact and secure permission from the copyright holder Where copyright permission is not granted images are only for use in private study subject to the Fair Use exceptions made in U S Copyright Law Access Restrictions The collection is open for research use Preferred Citation Method In citing these materials the following information should be included Item title of collection McCain Library and Archives The University of Southern Mississippi Processing Information Collection processed and finding

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  • Lenoir (Dorothy D.) Collection, 1856-1968
    North President Street for seven years She became friends with Bertha Ricketts Sumner Bertha Ricketts daughter Bertha Cid Ricketts Sumner was a noted author whose major works include Quality later adapted to the screen and renamed Pinky Withdraw Thy Foot But the Morning will Come Tammy and the Bachelor Tammy Tell me True Tammy and the Doctor and Tammy and the Millionaire From approximately 1961 until 1963 Dorothy Lenoir was the Director of the Placement Bureau for the University of Southern Mississippi Dorothy Lenoir died in December 1973 in Meridian Mississippi Her brother James Jefferson Lenoir died in June 1985 Sources Contents of the Collection University of Southern Mississippi Yearbook The Southerner 1961 63 List of USM Employee Birthdays http www shs starkville k12 ms us mswm MSWritersAndMusicians writers Sumner htm no longer online Bertha Sumner Cid http www foxgal com info history shtml no longer online Foxworth and Galbraith Lumber Company The University of Alabama Law School Directory of Graduates 1872 1970 Social Security Death Index Scope and Content This collection consists of personal historical and genealogical materials relating to Dorothy D Lenoir several of her friends and the Foxworth family to which she was related The collection contains nine folders Folder 1 Dorothy Lenoir holds a variety of items Included are a letter to Lt JG Thomas P Garraway from Dorothy 1946 a letter from Reba H Brown to Dorothy 1962 concerning the Foxworth genealogy The Foxworths married into the Lenoir family and a family tree for the Lenoir family Folder 2 Bertha Ricketts Sumner Cid contains a memoir written by Cid telling about her schooling and a memoir that was written by Edwina Burnley Cid s aunt and Bertha Burnley Ricketts Cid s mother telling of their lives before they went off to school Also in this folder are Dorothy Lenoir s memories of stories told by the sisters and excerpts from letters written by Cid to Dorothy Cid s letters provide facts about her family 1968 Folder 3 Mary C Thornton has three letters written to Dorothy Lenoir by Mary C Thornton in 1943 after Dorothy had moved to Massachusetts from Florida Folder 4 Edith Ames Stevens contains a memoir of Mrs G Brooks Stevens Edith s youngest sister Jessie which tells about their father General Adelbert Ames There are also ten letters written between Edith Ames Stevens and Dorothy Lenoir 1943 1946 Folder 5 Walter L Foxworth contains twenty letters written to and from Walter L Foxworth John P Foxworth uncle Mrs Emma Foxworth aunt and Walter s father These letters concern money lent to Walter Foxworth and invested in real estate windmills and a lumber company Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company Most of the investments were made in or around Dalhart Texas 1901 1961 Folder 6 Foxworth Receipts holds the first three receipts of the investment that John P Foxworth made in the Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company 1901 Folder 7 Foxworth Guardian s Bond contains a bond for the guardianship of Joseph Franklin Ford and

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