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James H. Gardner collection

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James H. Gardner collection
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Preferred Citation

James H. Gardner collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

Civil War letter; bills of sale for cotton; contracts; Masonic records; letters; election materials-hand bills and buttons; Prescriptions; variety of materials. Originals and photostats.

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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.

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July, Oct. 1846. V.H. Lee’s account with Solomon M. Thornton. Photostat.

Oct. 26, 1848. Conner and Martin, Macon, Miss., Statement of sale of bale of cotton for S.M. Thornton. Photostat.

Apr. 10, 1861. Contract: E.M. Pettigew, Agent, sells gin stand to S.M. Thornton. Photostat. (Thornton lives 10 mi. east of Bellefontaine on the Starkville Road.)

Dec. 12, 1888. Sheriff’s tax receipt, A.L. Gardner, Webster Co., Miss.

Sales slips for cotton belonging to A.L. Gardner: Oct. 28, 1887; Oct. 31, 1894; Oct. 28, 1896; Dec. 1, 1897; Oct. 12, 1900.


Feb. 3, 1866. Henry C. Avent, Sec., New Hope Lodge, certifies to good standing of S.M. Thorton. Photostat.

June 25, 1909. Postal card, J.B. Frost, Atlanta, Ga., to A.L. Gardner, Cumberland, Miss.

Apr. 23, 1948. S.E. Hawkins, Maben, Miss., to Lee Gardner, Mathiston, Miss. Enclosure: List of officers in New Hope Lodge, Choctaw Co., 1869-1873.

Personal Correspondence:

May 15, 1863. S.M. Thornton, Camp near Edwards Depot, to Mrs. S.F. Thornton. (wife). Photostat.

Apr. 22, 1885. J.W. High, Hood Co., Texas, to A.L. Gardner.

Dec. 18, 1885. Jon. S. Punton, Bellfontaine, Webster Co., Miss., to A.L. Garnder, Cumberland, Miss.

Dec. 10, 1886. ?, Spring Valley, Webster Co., Miss., to A.L. Gardner.

July 4, 1888. W.H. Harrison, Fannin Co., Texas, to A.L. Gardner. Same to Minny Gilmore. Envelope.

Aug. 20, 1902. James F. Gardner, Clay Co., Miss., to ?

Dec. 6, 1940. E.S. Adams, U.S. War Dept., to J. Wiley Dobbs, Mathiston, Miss.


Political advertisements. On back of facsimiles of Confederate money. Six $10 bills.

Prescription for eye salve, “the best in the world”. Photostat.

Prescription “For Paralacis, Congestive chill an Affection of the spine and kidney, Rheumatism and straightening a limb, neuralgia, headache, toothache.” Photostat.

Mississippi. Mim. Copy of verses of song.

Paper, “The Dying Boy.”

Campaign Buttons. “The People’s Choice”, (J.K. Vardaman), “F.E. and C.U. of A. Mississippi.”

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