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Finding Aid for the Leavell Family Collection (MUM00262)

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Finding Aid for the Leavell Family Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Leavell Family Collection
Dates: 1865-1955
Collector: Leavell family
Physical Extent: 2 boxes (1.55 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00262
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks related to the Leavell Family.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Leavell family.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

Folder 1.3 has been digitized and made available in the University of Mississippi Civil War digital archive:

Subject Terms

Leavell family
Leavell, Richard
Johnson Island Prison
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 2nd. Company I
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons


clippings (information artifacts)
genealogical tables

Scope and Content Note

Materials span approximately 100 years in the life of the Leavell family of Mississippi.

Folder 1.3 pertains to the 1865 Johnson's Island, Ohio imprisionment of Richard Leavell (C.S.A. 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company I).

User Information

Prefered Citation

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

Access Restrictions

The Leavell Family 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 the University of Mississippi

For more digitally available Civil War materials, see the University of Mississippi Civil War digital archive.

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to Collection Photographs box 3 for preservation.

Lora Berry Leavell: A Christian Mother by Roland Q. Leavell. Cataloged: CS71.B526 L4 1944

The Jeffersonian Vol. III, no. 10 (June 1901)

The Jeffersonian Vol. 4, no. 11 (July 1902)

VHS. Leavell Family Reunion - Oxford and "Ole Miss" Alumni House July 11-13, 1986

Container List

1.1 Photocopies of Photographs (originals removed to Collection Photographs), Undated
1.3a ALS. From Richard M. Leavell to Mrs. R.M Leavell, 31 January 1865
1.3b Sallie [Unknown] to Mattie Leavell, 1865
1.4 Typescript. From Richard M. Leavell to Mrs. R.M. Leavell, 31 January 1865
1.5 University of Mississippi Semi-Centennial Celebration Invitation and Program, 1899
1.6 University CF Mississippi Commencement Program, 1924
1.7 Newspaper Clippings, Undated
1.8 Mr. and Mrs. George W. Leavell by L.P. Leavell (2 copies), 1927
1.9 Sigma Chi – ETA Chapter (University of Mississippi) , Undated
1.10 University of Mississippi Report Cards of L.P. Leavell, 1895-1898
1.11 Y.M.C.A. of Oxford Card, Undated
1.12 University newsletter segment on Leavell family reunion, August 1955
1.13 BSU Councils at the University of Mississippi, 1931-1967
1.14 “A Backward Glance at 36 Years in B.S.U.” by Marian Leavell, Undated
1.15 I.P. Leavell Scrapbook, Undated
1.16 Jerome F. Leavell – brief bio. Profiles of Famous and Notable Mississippians. The Mississippi Almanac p. 152, Undated
1.17 Publications and Writings of Jerome Fontaine Leavell, Undated
1.18 “Recollections and Observations of Residents of University Avenue in Oxford, MS” by Jerome F. Leavell, Undated
1.19 Letter of Recommendation. Certificate of Recognition, 27 October 1982
1.20 Yale Law report, Undated
1.21 Photocopy. Commercial Appeal Clippings (2), Undated
1.22 “Method in His Marathon,” Oxford Today, 1997
1.23 (Photocopy) Letter from R.M. Leavell to Mrs. R.M. Leavell, 8 February 1864
1.24 Letter from John Pat Cox to Jerome F. Leavell about Leavell Family, Undated
1.25 80th year of Leavell Family Reunions, Undated
1.26 Letter to Martha Lousia Berry Leavell from Dr. R.M. Leavell (Photocopy), Undated
1.27 Article, "Farley, Dr. Robert J." by Jerome F. Leavell, Undated
1.28 Photograph information, Undated
1.29 Fontaine, Lamar. Plea for the Repeal of the XIV and XV Amendments, Undated
2 Marian Leavell Scrapbooks (2 items)
2 Leavell Family Tree (formerly housed in folder 1.2)