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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Jiggitts, Louis M. (Louis Meredith), 1899-1945
Jiggitts Collection
Date [inclusive]
2 boxes
Correspondence and printed materials related to Louis M. Jiggitts, patricularly his tenure as a University of Mississippi student, staff member of The Mississippian, Rhodes scholar and Army Lieutenant.

Prefered Citation

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

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Biographical Note

University of Mississippi alumnus and attorney, Louis M. Jiggitts studied at St. John's College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Jiggitts served in the U.S. Army during World War I, stationed at Camp Perry, Ohio.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection contains correspondence written during Jiggins' tenure as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Box 2 contains copies of The Mississippian, on which Jiggitts worked.

For researchers investigating the homefront during World War I, the collection contains correspondence from 1917-1918 between Louis M. Jiggitts, writing from Camp Perry, Ohio, to his parents in Canton, Mississippi. It also contains a typed list of Aviation Examining Boards with Physical Examining Unit Attached, A Soldier's Handbook on the Rifle and Score Book for Special Course C Arranged for the United States Rifle Model of 1917, and Lieutenant Louis M. Jiggitts'  Book of Common Prayer.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Jiggitts 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.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more University of Mississippi archival collections, see the University of Mississippi subject guide.

For more archival collections concerning Mississippians at war, see the Wars (excluding the American Civil War) subject guide.

The full run of The Mississippian is available

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Students -- Periodicals


  • books
  • correspondence
  • newspapers
  • prayer books
  • printed ephemera
  • programs (documents)
  • scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
  • Jiggitts, Louis M. (Louis Meredith), 1899-1945
  • Wasson, Ben


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States

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Collection Inventory

Box 1, Folder 1: Miscellaneous correspondence, statements & memos 

Postcard of the City Walls and River Dee, Chester, England. Blank, no postmark 

Small pamphlet advertisement for Rumford Baking Powder, includes recipes. Undated 

Programme of the University of Mississippi Orchestra and Male Quartette, Mrs. E.D. Beanland, Director. Undated    (4 copies)

Canton Exchange Bank Account Statement for Mrs. M.P. Jiggitts. 1-30 September 1920. Canton, Mississippi 

Receipt from Harter Market: Beef, Pork, Sausage, etc., for Mrs. Jiggetts. June 1, 1922 

TLS. 5 March 1923. Frank Aydelotte, American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust to L.M. Jiggetts, St. John’s College, Oxford, England. No envelope. 

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Passport bill in Congress

TL. 5 March 1923. No envelope. Alumni Association of American Rhodes Scholars, Office of the Secretary, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. 

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Responsibilities of Rhodes Scholars abroad

Program. Encaenia, June 28, MCMXXII (Oxford) 

Programme of Entertainment in aid of British & American Seamen's Charities, 25 September 1920 

Telegram. 15 November 1923 from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 

Qualifications of Candidates. War Department Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Air Division 

Course Roster. Military Law, Second Lieutenant Louis M. Jiggitts, Instructor 

Typescript. Signed Moe    (p.4 only)

Folder 1.2: Correspondence, 1917-1918 

Folder 1.3: Correspondence, 1919-1920 

Folder 1.4: Correspondence, 1921 

Folder 1.5: Correspondence, 1922-1923 

Folder 1.6: Assorted telegraphs, miscellaneous notes 

Folder 1.7: Mrs. Mary Jiggitts: various statements 

Folder 1.8: Annie Tupper Jiggitts: miscellaneous statements & correspondence 

Folder 1.9: Handwritten manuscript entitled Real Property by L.M. Jiggitts, St. John's College    (14p.)

Folder 1.10: Book of Common Prayers. New York, 1892. inscribed "Lieut Louis M. Jiggitts / United States Army / given by / Reverend [Doctor?] Smead / November 1918" 

Folder 1.11: Boston University Law Review (vol. 2, no. 3). June 1922 

Folder 1.12 Illlustrated Guide of the Town of Turin. 1911 

Folder 1.13 Palaestra Logica. Oxford, 1919 

Folder 1.14: Soldier's Handbook of the Rifle and Score Book for Special Course C. Washington (G.P.O.), 1918 

Folder 1.15: Scrapbook of May 1925 boating disaster 

Box 2 The Mississippian 

24 September 1919 (clipped)    (2 copies)

1 October 1919 (clipped) 

8 October 1919 (clipped) 

15 October 1919 (clipped) 15 October 1919 

29 October 1919, Ben Wasson short story (clipped) 29 October 1919 

5 November 1919 (clipped) 

12 November 1919, W. Faulkner "Cathay" (clipped) 

3 December 1919 (clipped) 

10 December 1919, Jiggitts short story (clipped) 

 7 January 1920 

14 January 1920 (clipped) 

28 January 1920, W. Faulkner "Une Balad Hedes..." (clipped) 

4 February 1920, W. Faulkner "Naiad's song" (clipped) 

25 February 1920, W. Faulkner "Fantouches a Paul Verlaine" (clipped) 

3 March 1920, W. Faulkner "Claire de Lune" (clipped) 

24 March 1920, nickname "Count" first used, first commentary 

5 May 1920 

13 October 1920, Ben Wasson short story 

27 October 1920 

5 January 1921, W. Faulkner, contributing editor 

13 January 1921, review Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" by W. Faulkner 

 10 February 1922 

 20 October 1922 

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