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Samuel Andrew Agnew collection

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Mississippi State University Libraries
Samuel Andrew Agnew collection
Date [inclusive]
0.196 Cubic feet : 14 microfilm reels of circa 120 items and 43 volumes.

Preferred Citation

Samuel Andrew Agnew collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

The Agnew collection, 1847-1902, consists of a 43 volume diary (typed copy) kept by Rev. S. A. Agnew, an Associate Reform Presbyterian minister and farmer, who lived in northeast Mississippi, and miscellaneous Agnew family papers. The diary, 1851-1902, contains Rev. Agnew's views on local events, relations with slaves and free Negroes, the Civil War, Reconstruction, church affairs, farming and the Grange, travels, etc. The family papers contain letters, including one from John M. Allen, receipts, statements of account, indentures, agreements with laborers, railroad schedules, and others.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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.


The collection was loaned for microfilming by Mrs. John A. Robison, Potts Camp, Mississippi.

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ND. Clipping re: copy of the S.A. Agnew diary given to Lee County, Mississippi, Library by the Agnew family.

July 6, 1969. Clipping from Greenville News, Greenville, S.C., re: copy of the diary and other material given Erskine College by the Agnew family.

July 17, 1969. Clipping from Baldwyn News, Baldwyn, Miss., re: diary and other material given Erskine College.

June 18, 1970. Clipping from same containing article by S.A. Agnew, “Battle of Tishomingo Creek (Brice’s Cross Roads)”. Also biographical information.

ND. Typed copy of above. Xerox copy in vertical file.

ND. Brochure re: Brice’s Cross Roads. Xerox copy in vertical file.

1851-1902. Diaries. 43 volumes. Typed copies of original.

ND. Note. (Enoch Agnew), Tippah Co., Miss., to (?) re: agricultural meetings.

ND. Statement of account.

ND. Household and plantation supply list.

ND. Petition to Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Miss. Re authorization of sale of land. Rough draft.

Sept. 2, 1847. Statement of account.

June 13, 1850. Permit issued to Enoch Agnew for sale of tobacco.

May 19, 1851. Receipt for subscription to Greenville, S.C., Mountaineer.

Nov. 1852. Itemized statement of account for medical attention to a slave.

Jan. 23, 1854. State and county tax receipt, Tippah Co., Miss.

Jan. 4, 1855. Letter. Sam Todd, np, to Enoch Agnew, Miss.

Feb. 1, 1855. State and county tax receipt issued to Alfred Agnew, Tippah Co.

April 1857. Statement of Account.

April 1857. Statement from Memphis and Charleston Railroad Co.

April 6, 1857. Same

Oct. 1857. Same

Nov. 5, 1857. Statement of account

Nov. 5, 1857. Statement of account

Jan. 1858. Statement of account, Memphis and Charleston Railroad Co.

March 1858. Same

May 10, 1858. Receipt

May 13, 1858. Letter, E. Agnew to N.I. Moore

Dec. 8, 1858. Promissory note

Dec. 30, 1858. Financial arrangement between Freeman Dixon and Joseph Agnew.

1860. Statement of Account

Dec. 12, 1861. Mobile and Ohio Railroad ticket.

Jan. 9, 1862. Statement of account.

July 24, 1865. Statement of account

July 24, 1865. Same

July 24, 1865. Same

Aug. 2, 1865. Agreement with laborers on a farm

Dec. 2, 1865. Statement of account

Dec. 2, 1865. Same

Jan. 1, 1866. Agreement for renting land

circa 1866. Letter. Jane Dobbin, Louisville, Ky., to Dr. E. Agnew

March 9, 1866. Letter. Rosalie Dobbin, Louisville, Ky., to Dr. E. Agnew, Gun Town, Miss.

Oct. 9, 1866. Letter. Same to same.

Dec. 29, 1866. Letter. Montgomery and McCarthy, Cotton Factors, Mobile, Ala., to E. Agnew.

Jan. 1, 1867. Agreement to cultivate land on shares (sic)

Jan.1, 1867. Agreement to cultivate land on shares.

March 5, 1867. Account sales by Montgomery and McCarthy

March 9, 1867. Statement of account from above

April 2, 1867. Statement of account

April 17, 1868. Indenture

Oct. 15, 1869. Receipt

1872. Legal document

Oct. 12, 1874. S.A. Agnew, Union Co., Miss., to “My dear Janie.”

Nov. 18, 1874. Same to same.

Nov. 25, 1874. Same to same.

Dec. 21, 1874. Janie, Sardis, (Miss.), to Mr. Askew

Dec. 26, 1874. Agnew to Janie

1875-6. Louisville Medical College admission ticket

Nov. 23, 1885. Letter, Youngblood to Mr. Agnew.

Jan. 3, 1889. Letter. John M. Allen, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to Rev. S.A. Agnew, Bethany, Miss.

July 17, 1891. Letter. Fragment. (S.A. Agnew?) to niece.

Sept. 29, 1892. Receipt. Mobile and Ohio Railroad Co.

1899. Southern Railway. Local schedules of the Memphis Division of the Northern Alabama Railway.

ND. Mobile and Ohio Railroad schedules going south.

1882-1902. Weather information charted by S.A. Agnew. (scattered)

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