Thomas Scott Archival Papers
The Thomas Scott Archival Papers digital collection is a collection of selected digitized materials from the Thomas Scott Archival Papers collection. The Papers of Scott, educator, of Mississippi includes correspondence with relatives and friends, chiefly in Mississippi; clippings concerning the Scott family; incomplete file of Normal College News (1919-1921) edited by Scott, a faculty member of the Mississippi State Teachers College, Hattiesburg (now University of Southern Mississippi); proceedings (1877) of the first annual convention of the Mississippi State Teachers Association; and biographies of presidents of the Mississippi Educational Association (1884-1942) by Oliver Shaw. Includes letters (1916-1919) of two of Scott's sons in World War I, and letters (1920-1925) of another son, from West Point Military Academy.
Letters from Lynwood and Percy Scott in Europe, 1917-1918
During World War I, Thomas Scott was the headmaster of the Normal School, what is now the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, MS. Scott and his wife had two sons at the front, Lynwood and Percy. As with the Swan Family letters, both sides of the correspondence survive. Unsurprisingly, schoolmasterï¿½s sons Lynwood and Percy both have neat and tidy handwriting. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.