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Finding aid for the McAlexander / Marshall County Collection


Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
McAlexander, Hubert Horton
McAlexander / Marshall County Collection
Date [inclusive]
11.434 Linear feet (22 boxes + 2 oversize boxes)
General Physical Description note
Contains documents related to the history of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi. Subjects include genealogies of families, town histories, American Indians, and the Civil War.

Prefered Citation

McAlexander / Marshall County Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Born in 1939 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Dr. Hubert H. McAlexander is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi. He has been a professor of English at the University of Georgia since 1974. He is the author of several works including: The Prodigal Daughter: A Biography of Sherwood Bonner (LSU, 1981; 1999 new edition with University of Tennessee Press) and  Peter Taylor: A Writer's Life (LSU, 2001). He is also editor of   Conversations with Peter Taylor and Critical Essays on Peter Taylor. In 2000 Dr. McAlexander published his history of Marshall County, Mississippi entitled,  Southern Tapestry: Marshall County, Mississippi, 1835-2000.

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Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to the history of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi. Subjects include structures, streets, family genealogies, Civil War, Airliewood, cemeteries, American Indian tribes, and neighboring towns. Includes pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, maps, excerpts from books, articles, photographs, electronic media, and other related documents.

Series I (Original Collection) : consists primarily of materials relating to Hubert McAlexander's work to Marshall County in general. Includes photocopies of historic materials, diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and other related documents. Folders are arranged in the original order.

Series II (2002 Accretion) : materials consist of letters, photographs, documents, newspapers and clippings relating to Hubert McAlexander’s work on Marshall County, Mississippi. Folders are arranged in the original order.

Series III (2004 Accretion) : contains the original diary, along with transcriptions, of Harriet Pegues of Marshall County, Mississippi.

Series IV (2009 Accretion) :

Subseries 1 (Buildings and Streets) contains historical research conducted by Hubert McAlexander on houses, buildings, streets, and builders in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Includes maps, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, copies of deeds, census records, correspondence, research notes, and other related documents.

Subseries 2 (Churches and Schools) contains historical research conducted by Hubert McAlexander on churches, religion, and schools in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Includes correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, research notes, and other related documents.

Subseries 3 (Families) contains genealogical research conducted by Hubert McAlexander on families in Holly Spring, Marshall County, Mississippi. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of deeds, census records, correspondence, research notes, diary and book excerpts, and other related documents.

Subseries 4 (Correspondence) contains correspondence to and from Hubert McAlexander. Subjects include Marshall County and Holly Spring research, collection donation, and personal correspondence. Includes emails, letters, cards, postcards, newspaper clippings, and other related documents.

Subseries 5 (Newspapers) contains newspaper clippings and research on newspapers from Holly Springs and Marshall County, Mississippi conducted by Hubert McAlexander.

Subseries 6 (Historical Research) contains research topics related to Holly Springs and Marshall County, arranged alphabetically by subject, along with other subjects such as the Civil War, Airliewood, cemeteries, American Indian tribes, and neighboring towns. Includes pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, excerpts from books, articles, and other related documents.

Subseries 7 (Miscellaneous) includes Holly Springs brochures, address lists, and publication copies.

Subseries 8 (Oversize) consists of publications related to Holly Springs.

Series V Photographs and Multimedia Items: contains images of family members, houses, other buildings, and miscellaneous other subjects. Also included are several taped interviews, microfilm, and a silver tea service.

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This collection is arranged in 4 series, based upon date of donation; arrangement differs between series as explained in the Scope & Content note.

  1. Series I. Original Collection
  2. Series II. 2002 Accretion
  3. Series III. 2004 Accretions
  4. Series IV. 2009 Accretion
  5. Series V. Photographs and Multimedia Items

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries July 2010

Access Restrictions

The McAlexander / Marshall County 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.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Dr. Hubert McAlexander. In August 2002, Dr. McAlexander deposited the second installment of his collection. In July 2004, Dr. McAlexander deposited the third installment of his collection. In 2009 an additional accretion was donated.

Processing Information

Original collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff; 2009 Accretion processed by Sarah Stephens, June 2010. Original finding aid posted by Chatham Ewing; finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, July 2010. Photograph series added and Archivists' Toolkit finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, June 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

Oversize maps from the 2009 Accretion located in map case drawer 4, items 297-305. Photographs and electronic media were also removed from the main collection for preservation. Photographs have been removed to Collection Photographs Boxes 33, 34, 88, 90 and 105.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • brochures
  • correspondence
  • deeds
  • diaries
  • maps
  • newspapers
  • photocopies
  • photographs
  • postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Holly Springs (Miss.) -- History
  • Marshall County (Miss.) -- History -- Sources
  • Mississippi -- History
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865


  • Cemeteries
  • Chickasaw Indians
  • Choctaw Indians
  • Genealogy
  • Historic buildings

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Original Collection 

Subject Files 

 1.1 Laws of Mississippi and the   State of Mississippi Legislative Reports, photocopies and Dr. McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 1.2 Various Holly Springs business receipts from the plantation Strawberry Plains and general business materials. Note: These materials were originally part of the folder entitled, "Letters to Miss Martha Moseley", Undated-1874 

 1.3 Mosley, Martha correspondence, 1961-1968 

 1.4 Lee, General Robert E. unattributed biographical sketch, photocopy, Undated 

 1.5 Lee, General Robert E. TMs. Original typed copy of the biographical sketch, Undated 

 1.6 Strawberry Plains, newspaper clippings, c. 1907-1960. 

 1.7 Mosley, Martha correspondence regarding Strawberry Plains, Undated 

 1.8 Moseley and Davis families genealogical materials, Undated 

 1.9  Life and Labor in the Old South and Genealogy of the Greenlee Families, regarding the Davis and Greenlee families, photocopies, Undated 

 1.10 Strawberry Plains history and the donation of the Finley house and Strawberry Plains to the Audubon Society newspaper clippings, Undated and 1983 

 1.11 Crawford Case, photocopies of 1936 legal case, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Folder 1 of 2, Original 1936 

 1.12 Crawford Case, photocopies of 1936 legal case, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Folder 2 of 2, Original 1936 

 1.13 Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 in Holly Springs newspaper clippings and photocopied documents, Undated 

 1.14 Smith, Mrs. L.A. interview by Genie Bryan. Re: Mississippi Synodical College, 1 April 1987 

 1.15 Daniels, Mrs. Fort interview by Genie Bryan. Re: Mississippi Synodical College, 1 April 1987 

 1.16 Mississippi Synodical College, Holly Springs photocopied images, Undated 

 1.17 Smith, L.A. ALS. Photocopy of letter to Genie Bryan, 19 April 1987 

 1.18 North Mississippi Presbyterian College catalogue, photocopy, Original 1897-1898 

 1.19 North Mississippi Presbyterian College photocopies of photographs taken from 1895-1896 catalogue, Undated 

 1.20 North Mississippi Presbyterian College, newspaper clippings, 1900-1995 

 1.21 Gordon, James F., Jr. A History of Belhaven College, 1894 to 1981, photocopy, 1994 

 1.22 North Mississippi Presbyterian College, Taliaferric Journal commencement edition, June 1896 

 1.23 Mosley, Martha correspondence, Undated-1960 

 1.24 Miscellaneous materials. Includes ALS from Edna Samuels Reams to Holly Springs Garden Club, Holly Springs postcards of historic homes, and short history of Christ Church, Holly Springs., 1967 and Undated 


 2.1 History of Marshall County Mississippi by the Garden Club of Marshall County. (2 copies), 1936 

 2.2 Waites, B.W.C. Report on the Agriculture and Geology of Mississippi, photocopy, pages 171-180 Original, 1854 

 2.3-2.6 Pilgrimage in Holly Springs newspaper clipping 

 2.7.1 Holly Springs Gazette. October 12, 1849. 

 2.7.2 Holly Springs Reporter. January 20, 1898. 

 2.7.3 Holly Springs Reporter. March 3, 1898. 

 2.7.4 South Reporter. November 25, 1914. 

 2.7.5 South Reporter. January 10, 1929. 1849-1929 

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Series II. 2002 Accretion 

 3.1 Baptist Church in Marshall County, photocopies and McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 3.2 McGowan, Catherine Civil War Claim, court document copies, Original c. 1878 

 3.3 Reconstruction in Marshall County, photocopies and McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 3.4 Iron Foundry located in Holly Springs, Mississippi, photocopies and McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 3.5 Clayton, Judge Alexander of Holly Springs, Mississippi, photocopies McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 3.6 Choctaw and Chickasaw American Indians history in Oklahoma, photocopies McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 3.7 Pilgrimage of Holly Springs brochures, Pre-1960 

 3.8 Pilgrimage of Holly Springs brochures, After 1960 

 3.9 Baptist Church, Holly Springs, Mississippi record book, photocopies 1883-1909, Original 1883-1909 

 3.10 Watson Family of Marshall County, photocopies and McAlexander’s notes, Undated 

 3.11 Red Banks Baptist Church first record book typescript, Original 1848-1906 

 3.12 ADS. Map of selected sites of [Holly Springs?]. Notes property owned by Doxey, Cochran, Miller, Rather, Anderson, and Dancy., Post 1925 

 3.13 "Inventory of goods & chattel, rights & credits of Richard W. Anderson which came into the hands of John Anderson, Administrator." ADS. Copy of inventory files in the Probate Court at Houston, Mississippi., Undated 

 3.14 Land Deed. ADS., 5 January 1889 

 3.15 Anderson, John M. Receipt for payment of $229 to B.W. Walthall and [J.B.?] Walthall. ADS., 19 March 1879 

 3.16 Walthall to John M. Anderson unidentified statement of accounts from the sale of lands, [Rosenfield?] & Co., and [illegible first name] Edmondson. ADS., Undated 

 3.17 Smith, Charles F. document recording the transfer of the property into a trust monitored by Arthur Fant to secure indebtedness to John M. Anderson and the company Anderson & Fant. ADS., 27 May 1878 

 3.18 Anderson, John M. statement of the account with Walker & Co. ADS., January-December 1859 

 3.19 Anderson, R.W. accounting document of estate. ADS., Undated 

 3.20 Ward, Edward W. deed conveying the sale of land in Marshall County to John M. Anderson. ADS., 8 March 1857 

 3.21 Anderson, John M. accounting document "John M. Anderson son of [Tom?] Anderson and Administrator of R.W. Anderson & Eleanor Tabor in act with C.W. Anderson." ADS., Undated 

 3.22 Tabor, Eleanor estate administered by John M. Anderson, copy. ADS., Original 1 May 1877 

 3.23 Stephens, R.L.D. deed documenting the sale of land in Water Valley, Mississippi to John M. Anderson. ADS., 28 December 1883 

 3.24 Trousdale, John deed documenting the sale of land in Marshall County to John M. Anderson. ADS., 1 September 1859 

 3.25 Barton, Roger deed documenting the sale of land by to John M. Anderson. ADS., 20 December 1856 

 3.26 Anderson, Richard W. estate accounting, photocopy. ADS., Original 1 May 1877 

 3.27 Hall, James deed conveying the land to John M. Anderson, Marshall County, Mississippi. ADS., 15 March 1879 

 3.28 Thorton, Hamilton deed selling plot #11 in the Holly Springs, MS. cemetery. PDS, 26 May 1845 

 3.29 Chambless, Stephen W. land deed conveying land tracts in Marshall County, MS from John Carlock, Laura M. Chambless, Frances J. Carlock to Hamilton Thornton. ADS., 31 May 1851 

 3.30 Miscellaneous materials, Undated 

 3.31 Postcards of Holly Springs, c. 1900 

 23.9 Marshall County Historical Society and Museum newspaper clippings, 1960s 

 23.10 Holly Springs Pilgrimage newspaper clippings, Post 1960 

 23.11 Clark, Kate Freeman newspaper clippings about paintings, 1980s 

 23.12 Slayden, Mississippi history newspaper clippings, 1920s 

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Series III. 2004 Accretion 

 4.1 Pegues, Harried diary, c. 1848-1849 

 4.2 Pegues family genealogical materials, Undated 

 4.3 Pegues diary transcription, Undated 

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Series IV. 2009 Accretion 

Buildings and Streets 

 5.1 Armstrong House, Undated 

 5.2 Boling House, 1997-2005 

 5.3 Boling, Spires House, 1994-2008 

 5.4 Bonner House, Undated 

 5.5 Burton Place, 2005-2008 

 5.6 Cochran Place, 1982-1984 

 5.7 Cottages of Holly Springs, 2007-2007 

 5.8 Craft, Hugh Houses, 2003-2006 

 5.9 Crump Place, 2005-2008 

 5.10 Doxey Cottage, 1987-1995 

 5.11 Finley House, 2003 

 5.12 Gray Gables, 1983-2004 

 5.13 Hamer Place, 1980-2007 

 5.14 Heber House, Undated 

 5.15 Hedge Farm, 2002-2008 

 5.16 Henderson House, 1986 

 5.17 Hern House, 2005 

 5.18 Houses, HHM, 1997-2007 

 5.19 Linden Terrace, 1996-2001 

 5.20 Miller Building, 2007 

 6.1 Montrose, Undated 

 6.2 Palm House, Undated 

 6.3 Peel Place, 1983-1994 

 6.4 Plantations, 2005-2006 

 6.5 Polks Place, 1980 

 6.6 Post Offices, Undated 

 6.7 Strickland Place, Undated 

 6.8 Summer Trees, 1979-1982 

 6.9 WPA ante-bellum structure surveys in Marshall County, copy, 1939-1940 

 6.10 Wakefield House, Undated 

 6.11 Walter Place, 1984-2004 

 6.12 Chulahoma Avenue, Undated 

 6.13 College Avenue, 2005-2008 

 6.14 Craft Street, Undated 

 6.15 Gholson Avenue, Undated 

 6.16 Salem Avenue, 2004-2007 

 6.17 Builders in Holly Springs in the 1800s, Undated 

 6.18 Holly Springs lot indexes, Undated 

 6.19 Holly Springs maps, 1984-2003 

 6.20 Marshall County maps, 2005 

Churches and Schools 

 7.1 Catholic churches, Undated 

 7.2 Christian churches, Undated 

 7.3 Churches, Undated 

 7.4 Episcopal churches, 2005-2008 

 7.5 Fairview church, 1987 

 7.6 Methodist churches, Undated 

 7.7 Presbyterians in Holly Springs, 2003-2005 

 7.8 Presbyterian churches, Undated 

 7.9 Presbyterian churches, Undated 

 7.10 Red Banks Baptist church, 1973-2003 

 7.11 Religion, Undated 

 7.12 St. Thomas Hall, Undated 

 7.13 Wesley Chapel, Undated 

 7.14 Black schools and churches, 1995-1996 

 7.15 Chalmers Institute, 1995-2004 

 7.16 Diary-Hugh Gwyn Boy’s School at Pleasant Grove, Undated 

 7.17 Franklin Female College, Undated 

 7.18 Holly Springs Female Institute, Undated 

 7.19 Schools, 1982 

 8.1 Sylvesteria and County Schools, Undated 

 8.2 University of Holly Springs, 1995 


 8.3 Alexander account book, copy folder 1 of 2, Original 1857-1865 

 8.4 Alexander account book, copy folder 2 of 2, Original 1857-1865 

 8.5 Alexander account book, copy folder 1 of 2, Original 1870-1877 

 8.6 Alexander account book, copy folder 2 of 2, Original 1870-1877 

 8.7 Alexander diary copy with notes, Undated 

 8.8 Cottle, Sarah Alexander The Ground Plows Delightful, excerpts from the diary of Robert Burwell Alexander copy, Undated 

 8.9 Anderson diary copy with notes, Undated 

 8.10 Autry, Undated 

 9.1 Bonner, 1986-2004 

 9.2 Bonner Circle, Undated 

 9.3 Bonner bible and cemetery plot copies, Undated 

 9.4 Bonner, Sherwood, Undated 

 9.5 Bradford-Williamson, 1964-2005 

 9.6 Brooks, Undated 

 9.7 Burton-Wooten, 1982-2004 

 9.8 Caruthers, Undated 

 9.9 Clapp, 2006 

 9.10 Clayton-Clopton, 2002-2005 

 9.11 Cochran, 1997-2001 

 9.12 Cohen, 1978-1980 

 9.13 Cocke, 1980-1985 

 9.14 Colbert and Love, 1985-2007 

 9.15 Coxe, 1988-2004 

 9.16 Craft, Undated 

 10.1 Craft letters, copies with notes, Undated 

 10.2 Craft-Fort-Daniel, Undated 

 10.3 Crump, Undated 

 10.4 Cummings, Undated 

 10.5 Curry-Gresham, Undated 

 10.6 Dean, 2002 

 10.7 Elder and Niles, 1994 

 10.8 Elliot, 2004-2007 

 10.9 Eppes, Undated 

 10.10 Fant, 20th and 21st centuries, 2001-2007 

 10.11 Fant, 2001-2007 

 10.12 Fennell, Undated 

 10.13 Henry, Undated 

 10.14 HCA scrapbook, Undated 

 10.15 Gholson, 1983-1985 

 10.16 Goodman, Undated 

 10.17 Govan, Undated 

 10.18 Greer, 1982-2005 

 11.1 Hardin, Undated 

 11.2 Hill, 2001 

 11.3 Holland, 1980-1983 

 11.4 Holland, 1982-2005 

 11.5 Hull, 2006 

 11.6 Hull, Undated 

 11.7 Ingraham, Undated 

 11.8 Jackson-Teer, 2007 

 11.9 Jewish families in Marshall County, Undated 

 11.10 Kilpatrick, 1984 

 11.11 Lea, Undated 

 11.12 LeSeaur-Mitchell, 2006-2008 

 11.13 Lumpkin, 2001 

 11.14 Lusher, 2008 

 11.15 Malone and Richmond, 1982 

 11.16 Mason, 1980 

 12.1 McAlexander, Alexander Waugh, 1960-1971 

 12.2 McAlexander, Benjamin Wofford and Joseph Wofford, 1963-1966 

 12.3 McAlexander, Daniel Ferdinand, 1973-2002 

 12.4 McAlexander, Edward Tucker, 2005-2008 

 12.5 McAlexander, Hubert family letters and cards, 1964-2007 

 12.6 McAlexander, James, 1970-1972 

 12.7 McAlexander, James Miles, 1970-1987 

 12.8 McAlexander, John Pennington, 2005 

 12.9 McAlexander, Joseph Wofford, 1979 

 12.10 McAlexander, Samuel R., 2005 

 12.11 McAlexander, William Calvin, 2001-2006 

 12.12 McAlexander, Captain Z.P., 2001 

 12.13 McAlexanders, Desoto County, 1983-2002 

 12.14 McAlexander scrapbook, copies, Undated 

 12.15 McCaroll, 2003-2004 

 12.16 McClatchy-Taliafeno, 1971-1988 

 12.17 McCorkle, 1988 

 13.1 McCorkle papers, copies, Undated 

 13.2 McGowan-Roberts, 2001-2006 

 13.3 Martin and Wilson, Undated 

 13.4 Milam, Undated 

 13.5 Miller-Wilkins, 2005-2006 

 13.6 Mills and McDowell, Undated 

 13.7 Moore, Chickasaw, 2004 

 13.8 Moore, 1980 

 13.9 Mullins, Undated 

 13.10 Myers, 1975 

 13.11 Paine, Undated 

 13.12 Pointer, 1980-1982 

 13.13 Potts, 2003 

 13.14 Ralph, 2003 

 13.15 Randoplh, Fannel, and O’Brien, 1983-1984 

 13.16 Rittelmeyer, 2004-2006 

 13.17 Sigman, Undated 

 13.18 Stith-Falconer and Cole-Anderson, 1982-1983 

 14.1 Taylor, 1979 

 14.2 Thompson, 2003 

 14.3 Thompson-Hopson, 1975-1982 

 14.4 Topp, C.D., 2003-2004 

 14.5 Topp, 1974-2007 

 14.6 Topp to Dean, 2001 

 14.7 Trottler, Undated 

 14.8 Trousdale-Reeves-McAlexander, 1970-1971 

 14.9 Tucker, Undated 

 14.10 Walker, Undated 

 14.11 Wall, 2005 

 14.12 Watt, 1982-1983 

 14.13 Woodruff, 1986 

 14.14 Wofford, Davis, McKenzie, and Ayers, 1973-1980 

 14.15 Wofford, Col. William M., 2006 

 14.16 Wynne, 2005 


 14.17 Bramlette, Sara Knox, 1965-1985 

 14.18 Carter, Chelius, 2004-2008 

 14.19 Cochran, Vadah, 1983-2001 

 15.1 Collection donation, 2000-2009 

 15.2 Dean, Charles N., 1967-1983 

 15.3 Ellis, William R., 1963-2001 

 15.4 Faunt, Ruff, 1967-1983 

 15.5 Ford, Jennifer, 2007 

 15.6 Houston, Richard C.M., 2007-2008 

 15.7 Hunt, Henry, 1967-1981 

 15.8 McCraw, Thomas, 1963-1985 

 15.9 McCraw, Thomas K., 1997-2008 

 15.10 Martin, Ben, 2001-2004 

 15.11 Mitchell, Bobby, 2004-2007 

 15.12 "Ole Miss People", 1965-2000 

 15.13 Overstreet, Joe, 2007 

 15.14 Povall, Lewis, 165-1973 

 16.1 Quinn, Cecilia, 1967-1968 

 16.2 Rowlings, Tyson, 1965-1968 

 16.3 Smith, Gus, 1963-1968 

 16.4 "Southern Tapestry", 2000-2009 

 16.5 Strayhorn, Ruth Starr, 1966-2001 

 16.6 Sylvia, September-August 1969 

 16.7 Thompson, Netty Fault, 1940s 

 16.8 Tyson, Harriet, 1985-1991 

 16.9 Tyson, Harriet, 1992-2005 


 16.10 1830s newspaper research with copies and notes, Undated 

 16.11 1840s newspaper research with copies and notes, Undated 

 16.12 1850s newspaper research with copies and notes, Undated 

 16.13 1860s newspaper research with copies and notes, Undated 

 16.14 1862, newspaper clippings on 1862, Undated 

 16.15 1870s newspaper research with copies and notes, Undated 

 16.16 1880-1890s newspaper research with copies and notes, Undated 

 16.17 Centennial newspaper clippings, 1942-1946 

 16.18 Contemporary Holly Springs newspaper clippings, 1999-2007 

 17.1 Early newspapers in Holly Springs, Undated 

 17.2 Garden Club restoration newspaper clippings, 1980s 

 17.3 Holly Springs high school newspaper clippings, 1950s 

 17.4 Mr. Mickle newspaper, Undated 

 17.5 20th Century newspapers, 1900s 

 17.6 Newspapers "From the File", 1928-1979 

Historical Research 

 17.7 1840s economic development, Undated 

 17.8 1861 Marshall County research, Undated 

 17.9 1863 Marshall County research, Undated 

 17.10 1864-1864 Marshall County research, Undated 

 17.11 1865-1873 Marshall County research, Undated 

 17.12 Agriculture, Undated 

 17.13 Airliewood Civil War, Undated 

 17.14 Airliewood design, 2003-2004 

 17.15 Airliewood early history, 1984-2005 

 17.16 Airliewood history for newspaper article by Hubert McAlexander, 2004 

 17.17 Airliewood images for book, 2004-2005 

 17.18 Airliewood furnishings, 2002-2007 

 17.19  A History of Airliewood by Hubert McAlexander, 2006 

 17.20 Artists, Undated 

 17.21 Barnett, Ida Bell Wells, 2002-2005 

 17.22 Barton-Clarks, 2008 

 18.1 Board of Police, Undated 

 18.2 Board of Selectmen Minutes, copies, 2004 

 18.3 Byhalia, Undated 

 18.4 Cemeteries, 1982 

 18.5 Cemeteries, families’, 1997-2003 

 18.6 Census 1840-1850 notes, Undated 

 18.7 Census 1860-1880 notes, Undated 

 18.8 Census statistics notes, Undated 

 18.9 Chapel Hill, Duke, 1982 

 18.10 Chickasaw, 2001 

 18.11 Chickasaw mission, Undated 

 18.12 Chickasaw reserve, 2003 

 18.13 Chippewa, 2005-2008 

 18.14 Chronology of Holly Springs history, Undated 

 18.15 Civil War, 2006-2008 

 18.16 Chulahoma, 1999-2007 

 18.17 Clubs, 2007 

 18.18 Coe, Joseph, 2004 

 18.19 Bishop Cottrell, 2005 

 18.20 First courthouse, Undated 

 18.21 Early Marshall County, Undated 

 18.22 Edmondson letters, copies with notes, Undated 

 19.1 Finley-Davidson letters, copies, Undated 

 19.2 Founding of Holly Springs, Undated 

 19.3 Freemen-sharecroppers, Undated 

 19.4 Holly Springs general historical research, Undated 

 19.5 Geneology, Marshall County basic research, Undated 

 19.6 Genealogical Society, Marshall County newsletters, 2002 and 2007 

 19.7 Grant, Ulysses S., Undated 

 19.8 Grant and the Jews, 2004 

 19.9 Grove, early, 1998-2003 

 19.10 Hammer and cabinet makers, Undated 

 19.11 Hammond, Lillian McDonald Atlantic sketches, copies, Undated 

 19.12 Holly Springs depot, 1982 

 19.13 Holly Spring, the physical town, Undated 

 19.14 Holly Springs project, 1979 

 19.15 Howze diary copy with notes, Undated 

 19.16 Hudsonville articles, Undated 

 20.1 Iron foundry and potters, 2005 

 20.2 Jackson, Eliza diary copy with notes, Undated 

 20.3 Jenkins, Phillip H. letter book copy with notes, Undated 

 20.4 Jones Civil War letters, copies with notes, Undated 

 20.5 Judicial, Undated 

 20.6 Lamar, 1982 

 20.7 Landowners lists, copies, Undated 

 20.8 Legend, return, and revision of Holly Springs, Undated 

 20.9 Marshall County companies, 1999 

 20.10 Martyn mission, 1992 

 20.11 McQueen lawsuit, Undated 

 20.12 Mexican War, Undated 

 20.13 Michigan City, 1982-1986 

 20.14 Mississippi archives, Undated 

 20.15 Mississippi American Indian removal, Undated 

 20.16 Mississippi Central Railroad, 2003 

 20.17 Mount Pleasant, 2003-2007 

 20.18 Panic of 1837, banks and bankruptcy, 1991 

 20.19 Pegeus, Harriet diary copy with notes, Undated 

 20.20 Randolph partnership, Undated 

 21.1 Philomathesian, Undated 

 21.2 Poor white families, Undated 

 21.3 Potts Camp, 2005 

 21.4 Prominent men in Holly Springs, 1997-2000 

 21.5 Prominent women in Holly Springs, Undated 

 21.6 Rayford stories, copies, 1995 

 21.7 Reconstruction, Undated 

 21.8 Salem, Undated 

 21.9 Second Kentucky Cavalry, 2007-2009 

 21.10 Sections 31, 32, and 35 adjoining HS sections, 1990 

 21.11 Selby diary, copy with notes, Original 1839-1855 

 21.12 Sesquicentennial newspapers, copies, 1996 

 21.13 Slave Marshall County census, copies with notes, Undated 

 21.14 Slavery in Marshall County, 2007 

 21.15 Slave narratives, copies, 1983-1987 

 21.16 Southern Claims Commissioners, 2004 

 21.17 Social life, Undated 

 22.1 Square, Holly Springs, 2005 

 22.2 Streets of Holly Springs, 2002 

 22.3 Strickland letters, copies with notes, Undated 

 22.4 Tallaloosa, 2003-2005 

 22.5 Taverns, hotels, and race tracks, Undated 

 22.6 Thompson, Netty Fant collection, 1999-2003 

 22.7 "Tone", Undated 

 22.8 Tournaments, Undated 

 22.9 Towns, Undated 

 22.10 Twentieth century Black history, 2000-2008 

 22.11 Van Dorris Raid, 1985-2004 

 22.12 Van Dorn’s and Lynn’s Raid, 2004-2007 

 22.13 Walter letters, copies with notes, 1977 

 22.14 Walthall letters, copies with notes, 1980 

 22.15 Waterford, 1999-2000 

 22.16 Winter, Milton, 2007 

 22.17 Womacks register, 1970-2009 

 22.18 Wyatt, 2005 

 22.19 Yellow fever accounts and documents, 1979 


 23.1 Cottle, Sarah Alexander The Ground Plows Delightful, excerpts from the diary of Robert Burwell Alexander, Undated 

 23.2 Cottle, Sarah With Pen In Hand, copy, 1991 

 23.3  The Green Line Tour- A Guide to the Holly Springs Historic Path System, c. 1980 

 23.4 Holly Springs pilgrimage brochures, 1950-1963 

 23.5 Holly Springs Tourism and Recreation Bureau brochure, c. 2000 

 23.6 Illustrations for book extras, Undated 

 23.7  Like Unto Like novel copy with notes, Undated 

 23.8 McAlexander, Hubert Mississippi address list, 2008 

 23.9 Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs, correspondence and newspaper clippings, 2003-2009 

 24.1 13 CDs: research photos 

 24.2 Miscellaneous materials. Includes Holly Springs postcards of historic homes and wedding invitation. 

 24.3 Pictures in the South Reporter by Walter Webb during his tenure (newspaper clippings) 

 24.4 Soil Survey of Marshall County, Mississippi, issued July 1972 

 24.5 Miscellaneous materials. Newspaper clippings. 

 24.6 Reproductions from Amid Some Excellent Company by John M. Mickle. 


 2.8 History of Marshall County Mississippi, 100 years, 1836-1936 celebration handout, 1936 

 2.9 Stephenson Plantation c. 1850 structure history information by Hubert McAlexander, Undated 

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Series V. Photographs and Multimedia Items 


Open barn with well 

Well from 33.1.1 

Burning of Old Baptist College in Holly Springs, 1966 

Maury Institute 

“South side of Holly Springs, Ms, square sketched by Mr. A. Sinplot, a union news reporter, for Harper’s Weekly,” 10 January 1863 

Art Room, from North Mississippi Presbyterian College brochure, 1895-1896 


Unidentified woman 

Unidentified young woman standing in front of chair, 19th century 

Pat McAlexander, Miss Martha Mosley, and Herbert McAlexander (left to right), December 1970 

Felce Oliver, “Miss Martha’s faithful retainer and her beloved (and horrible) dog Little Bit” 

Unidentified African American Man in military uniform saluting camera 

Image of Jean Caldwell and Martha Mosley, October 1977 

Image copy of image of “negro family in front of ‘Dog Trat’ from old south,” circa 1880 

Unidentified image of man and woman sitting in lawn chairs outside of large white house 


Walter Place 

Close up of unidentified house 

Unidentified house 

Crump Home 

MaGuhay Home 

Unidentified home in Holly Springs 

Closer up of Walter place 

104 E. Gilman house in Madison, Wisconsin 

Color images of house (33.5.3), June 2000 

Unidentified house 

Strickland Place 

Malone House 


Frist 40 cent cotton, the driver is named Christopher Columbus 

Grandstand at Political Rally 


Reproduced print from Harper’s Weekly during the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 

Copied Image of Sorghum Molasses Mill 

Copied Image of newspaper article taken with the Image from 33.5.2 


Annals of America public- Marshall Co. - negative 

Annals of America Public of Older woman portrait in chair with white dress and black bonnet- negative 

Annals of America Public of Older man portrait with white bowtie- negative 

Annals of America Public of African American family in front of Dog Trot house- negative 

Annals of America Public of Ticket, Marshall Co.- negative 

Various negatives of images between 33.18-.27 

Annals of America Public of Jousting Match- negative 

Annals of America Public of Miss Alabama Pageant- negative 

Annals of America Public of drawing of Tiger- negative 


Cotton Bobs on the Square at Holly Springs- negative 

Christ Church- negative 

Confederate bills and Image of Franklin Female College- negative 


Annals of America; By-laws of the Thursday Club Program, and Loyalty oath of Mrs. A. McCorkle.- negative, 1902-1903; 5 August 1865 

Letter: Southway to W.J.L. Holland. Re: Grave-diggers and yellow fever, and newspaper advertisement for Great Southern and Eastern Mail Route- negatives, 29 September 1878; 26 Sep., 1850 

Bank notes from the Real Estate Banking Company of Holly Springs, & document of Benjamin Reynolds and Chickasaw chiefs-negatives, 1830’s; 1838 

Program Benefit of Public Library in Mason Hall, & Yellow Fever from Holly Springs Reporter- negative, 6 August 1878; 1878 

Holly Springs Reporter, re: Yellow Fever, & Holly Springs Reporter- negative 20 September 1878; 1878 

Holly Springs Reporter, & Telegram to H.W. Walter Re: Yellow Fever- negative, 13 September 1878 

The Thursday Club Program- negative. 1902-1903 

Unidentified negative of document- negative 

 88.36 Peel-7, Stamped- News Drug Store 

 88.37 Houses Near Holly Springs, MS - Athenia, 1957 

 88.38 Alexander Place (1st House in the county) Marshall County 

 88.39 Galena, Wilson Place, and Houses near Chulahoma, 1930s-1940s 

 88.40 Mrs. Garden Sigman & Ms. Jim Bright-Buchanan; House; Group at table; Mrs. Wall Doxey, Mrs. Hubert McAlexander & Tom Jones; Group near Garden Clubs of Mississippi sign, Holly Springs 

 88.41 Dr. Carpenter (friend of miss Nelly, student of Elas) 

 88.42 Armstrong House 

 88.43 Images sent from Mrs. F.J. Fitts to Hubert McAlexander 

 88.44 Miller Building Holly Springs 

 88.45 Bonner House and Sherwood Bonner 

 88.46 “Pictures showing buildings off the square or near the square” 

 88.47 Gray Gables; James Jarrell House; Nancy Emily Morgan; Lenora Estelle House; William Wendell Searcy II (Copies- not original) 

 88.48 Strickland Place 

 88.49 Walter Place 

 88.50 Nettie Fant Thompson, 20th and 21st centuries 

 88.51 Hugh Craft Houses- House of Hugh Craft, Craft (Janice) Home 

 88.52 (Miss Lizzie Craft or Mrs.Bessie Craft Drive); madam Queen’s mansion; Hugh Craft 

 88.53 Addie Milam France, Fannie Milam Wright, Josephine Milam Hartsfield, Susan Milam Nash 

 88.54 House on Tysipan Road; Lumpkin Place at Hudsonville; News Drug Store Oxford, MS 

 88.55 Jennie & Son, & Martha 

 88.56 Crump Place “Built by Samuel McCarkle, stamped “t6 South Reporter Holly Springs, MS,” 1830’s 

 88.57 O’dell House; postcards- copies; Airliewood; Hudsonville, 1859 

 90.1 Miss Nelly’s pictures: Parson Black; 2 African-American boys, 1930s 

 90.2-90.3 Illustrations used in The Prodigal Daughter 

 90.4 Bonner photographs 

 90.5-90.6 Photographs for Mickle book 

 90.7-90.9 Holly Springs, MS square, Late 19th–20th century 

 90.10-90.11 Holly Springs, MS houses, 20th century 

 90.12-90.14 Holly Springs, MS houses no longer present 

 90.15 Holly Springs, MS schools 

 90.16-90.19 Photographs for Southern Tapestry 

 90.20 Holly Springs, MS square 

 90.21-90.26 Holly Springs, MS, people and places 

 105.1 Images for Strawberry Plains Audubon Center: Four Centuries of a Mississippi Landscape 

 105.2-105.3 Images for Southern Tapestry 

 105.4 Family of Joseph Wofford McAlexander 

 105.5 Bethlehem Academy 

 105.6-105.8 A Southern Tapestry 

 105.9-105.10 People 

 105.11 Miscellaneous places, interior 

 105.12 Special telegram to the N. O. Times printed on photograph paper, 12 August 1878 

 105.13-105.15 Buildings 

 105.16 John Pennington McAlexander family 

 105.17 Children of John Pennington McAlexander 

 105.18 Holly Springs, MS/ Marshall County 

 105.19 Airliewood and Waller Planes 

 105.20-105.21 Holly Springs, MS atmospheric pictures taken by various artists 


Interview, Hubert McAlexander on Southern speech, 2005   Digital Audio Tape

Interview with Mrs. L. A. Smith, 17 April 1987   Cassette tape

Interview with Mrs. Fort Daniel, 1 April 1987 

Newspaper: Marshall County Republican, #565, 1838- 1839   Microfilm

Newspaper: Holly Springs Guard & miscellaneous early titles, #553 1842-1843; 1839-1841   Microfilm

Iron fence- Hillcrest, Holly Springs, MS by Lemuel A Smith III, 1981   Framed item

Kirk silver service that belonged to Nettie Fant Thompson, photographed by Chesley T. Smith in the 1950s, [1850s] and 1950s 

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