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Finding aid for the M.W. Boyd Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Boyd, M. W. (Montgomery Withers)
M.W. Boyd Collection
Date [inclusive]
General Physical Description note
1 box (.917 linear feet)
Civil War & Reconstruction era materials from M.W. Boyd, Surgeon.

Prefered Citation

M.W. Boyd Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Montgomery Withers Boyd enlisted in the Confederate Army as a surgeon and became Captain in the 20th Regiment, Company F (Lay's Cavalry).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The M.W. Boyd Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the University of Mississippi, 1976.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.

Alternative Formats

Civil War era materials have been digitized and made available in the Civil War Archive.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more Civil War related materials housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil War subject guide.

For more digitally available Civil War materials, see the Civil War Archive.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Confederate States of America. Army -- Surgeons
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Confederate Cavalry Regiment, 20th. Company F


  • business cards
  • correspondence
  • licenses
  • loyalty oaths
  • military records
  • receipts (financial records)

Personal Name(s)

  • Boyd, M. W. (Montgomery Withers)

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Collection Inventory

1.1 Authorization to Recruit for Lay's Calvary, 5 November 1864 

1.2 CSA Purchase Authorization, 10 July 1863 

1.3 Furlough to Bring in Deserters, 2 August 1864 

1.4 Assignment of Horse, 11 September 1863 

1.5 Oath of Allegiance to the United States, 25 May 1865 

1.6 Oath of Allegiance to the United States, July 1865 

1.7 Appointment as Trustee of the Institute of the Blind, 18 December 1865 

1.8 License to Practice Medicine, 3 February 1861 

1.9 Invitation to be a surgeon at a duel, 18 July 1866 

1.10 Letter from a New Orleans Doctor About a Patient, 1866 

1.11 Letter to Dr. Boyd asking him not to migrate to Brazil, 1867 

1.12 Letter of Introduction, 20 May 1867 

1.13(a) Rent Receipt, 3 June to 8 July 1862 

1.13(b) Rent Receipt, 19 March 1884 

1.13(c) Rent Receipt, 19 July 1884 

1.13(d) Rent Receipt, 10 June 1862 

1.13(e) Rent Receipt, (2 items) 3 June - 8 July 1862 

1.14 Portuguese Language Receipts (5 items) 

1.15(a) Brazilian Business Card. Alexander DeCardos 

1.15(b) Brazilian Business Card. Mr. Smith 

1.15(c) Brazilian Business Card. Dr. Boyd 

1.15(d) Brazilian Business Card. Dr. Francisco Villela de Paula Machado 

1.15(e) Brazilian Business Card. Dr. Jose Cooper Reinhardt 

1.16 Miscellaneous (6 items) 

1.17 Accounts of Books and Equipment Purchased in New York for Brazil (2 inventories) 

1.18 Funeral Announcement, 31 March 1886 

1.19 Jackson Collegiate Academy Graduation Exercises 

1.20 Map. Jackson, Mississippi: Lotts along Pearl River near intersection of Town Creek 

1.21 Broadside. Green's Bank, 17 January 1885