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Finding-Aid for the Mrs. Emma Faser Birchett Collection (MUM00032)

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Descriptive Summary
Mrs. Emma Faser Birchett
Mrs. Emma Faser Birchett Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
Materials in:
Collection consists of programs and invitations, Knights Templar ribbons, postcards, manuscripts, and photographs related to the life of Mrs. Emma Faser Birchett spanning the dates of 1874-1988, but predominantly during the early 20th century.
2 boxes.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
Cite as:
Mrs. Emma Faser Birchett Collection (MUM00032). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists of programs and invitations, Knights Templar ribbons, postcards, manuscripts, and photographs related to the life of Mrs. Emma Faser Birchett spanning the dates of 1874-1988, but predominantly during the early 20th century.

Access Restrictions
Use Restriction
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Container List
Folder 1: Graduation Programs
-- Program for Commencement Exercises at Oxford Graded Schools (MS) on June 1, 1899.
-- Program for Graduating Exercises at Oxford High School (MS) on May 23, 1927.

Folder 2:
-- Engraved invitation to Yorktown Centennial Celebration (1881).

Folder 3: Knights Templar ribbons
-- Silk ribbon: "Magnolia Commandery No. 2, Knights Templar, Vicksburg, Miss., New Orleans, Dec., A.D., 1874, A.O. 756."
-- Silk ribbon: "Magnolia Commandery No. 2, K.T., Vicksburg. 1893."

Folder 4:
-- Grace L. Duncan, The Chautauqua Booklet Calendar for 1896 (Syracuse, NY: c.1895).

Folder 5:
-- Handwritten manuscript in lined book, entitled "Life of Rev. James Angel Fox." Fox was the Episcopal rector of St. Alban's Church in or near Vicksburg. He died in 1881 at the age of 88 after serving in the diocese "more than half a century." Born in Connecticut in 1794, he moved to Mississippi a few years after graduating from Yale. Fox was very active at the state level in his church government, and established several schools. The document was apparently written by one of his offspring.

Folder 6
-- Handwritten volume index to flowers and plants appearing in a number of volumes.

Folder 7
-- Booklet. Kuhn Memorial Hospital, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dedication Ceremony, April 14, 1959.

Folder 8:
-- Silk flag of the state of Texas (4 x 5).

Folder 9: Wedding Invitations
-- Marguerite Burleson Rhodes to Dr. John Clifton Culley on November 12 at the First Methodist Church of Oxford, MS. With envelope and reception invitation.
-- Russe Blanks to Lucius McCutchen Butts on November 7 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vicksburg, MS.
-- Elizabeth Klein Reeder Bonham to Edwin B. Styles on October 4, 1915 in Vicksburg, MS.

Folder 10:
ALS. February 7, 1892. "Cousin Linda" in Oxford, MS to Mr. Edwin Neilson. Re: illness.

Folder 11:
Typed program to unknown musical event, dated June 1922.

Folder 12: Postcards
-- B.O.A.C., DC-7C [airliner]
-- Cathay Pacific Convair 880 Jet
-- Say it with Fruit! Jamaica, B.W.I.
-- Golden altar at the Church of San Jose in Panama City, Panama
-- Josephine Lake, with Mt. Gould in the background
-- Laurent, 111 East 56th St., N.Y.C.
-- "Freighted with loving thoughts the good ship Remembrance..."
-- "Memory's Garden"
-- "Ere the evening lamp is lighted..."
-- "Warmest Greetings to Mother" (YMCA). Postmarked May 8, 1924.

Folder 13: Cards, including the following.
-- Engraved acknowledgement of flowers and sympathy. Signed by "Mrs. John A. Klein and children."
-- Easter greetings. Signed by Elizabeth Birchett Wilder.
-- Christmas. Fanny H. Walthall to Mrs. Birchett (1923).
-- Mother's Day. Envelope addressed to Mrs. C.E. Birchett.
-- Happy Easter.
-- Christmas (1884).

Folder 14:
-- Handwritten manuscript entitled "Lesson V -- Gesture"

Folder 15:
-- Cards in box entitled "Drawing Cards of Flowers" (NY: Saxton & Miles, 1846).

Folder 16: Newspaper clippings
-- "The Paulist Missions"
-- "Married at Army-Navy Club" (Mr. & Mrs. Howard James Cameron).
-- "Colorama" (birds)

Folder 17:
-- Copy of typed document "Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi" (National Park Service, 1936).

Folder 18:
-- Original watercolor of a house, signed by E.C. Edson and dated 1921.

Folder 19:
-- University of Mississippi packet for "Pharmacy Weekend" (1988).

Folder 20:
-- Handwritten manuscript of poem "Maiden, emblem of the Spring..." On verso: "For my 'Cousin' Louis W. Graham -- Sue Williams -- Boonville, Mo. May 1st 1839."

Folder 21: Photographs
-- Xerox of photos moved to Collections Photographs Box 24 Folders 13-16.

--Handwritten "Schoolgirl's Herbarium" in blank volume Index Rerum. Entries date from January 1870 -- 1873. Brief essays written in a variety of hands on various subjects. Each essay signed by a pseudonym based on botany; however, the first page lists the following names: W.R. Baker, Beulah Martin, Tillie Binger, Colie Powell, Nettie Goulsby, Ella Faucett, and W.W. Boyette.

-- Victorian scrapbook filled with decoupage images, mostly ladies, flowers, and fruit.
-- Bible inscribed "Henry M. Faser / June 25, 1908." Poor condition as binding has fallen apart.
-- Mrs. E.C. Blakeslee, Miss Emma Leslie, and Dr. S.H. Hughes, eds., Compendium of Cookery and Reliable Recipes (Chicago: The Merchants' Specialty Co., 1890). Numerous handwritten recipes laid in -- several appearing on Oxford, MS stationary.
-- fragment of another volume of recipes.