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Finding Aid for the Hopson Collection (MUM00234)

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Finding Aid for the Hopson Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Hopson Collection
Dates: undated
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00234
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains information on the Thompson family and the Nicholas Thompson home of Leasburg, North Carolina.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, March 2012.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Thompson family
Caswell County (N.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works
Historic buildings -- North Carolina


architectural drawings (visual works)

Historical Note

The Nicholas Thompson home in Leasburg, N.C. was built in the early 1800s. The Thompson family included Jacob Thompson, who represented Mississippi in the United States House of Representatives from 1839-1850 and served as Secretary of the Interior from 1857-1861.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photographs and architectural plans of the Nicholas Thompson home in Leasburg, N.C. Also included is information about various members of the Thompson family.

User Information

Preferred Citation

Hopson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Hopson 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.

Related Material

Resources at Other Repositories

George Nicholas Thompson Diary and Notebook #2367-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Finding aid:,George_Nicholas.html

Container List

1.1 Architectural plans of the Nicholas Thompson home (hand-drawn copies)
1.2 Eighteen photographs of the Nicholas Thompson house, Leasburg, N.C.
1.3 Photocopy of information on Thompson Family and Nicholas Thompson
1.4 Laser scans of images taken of Leasburg home
1.5 “Hopson’s Research Roots”
1.6 Information on Frederick Ingate Thompson
1.7 Information on the Ingate Family at the time of the Civil War.- Capt. Frederick Ingate