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|Abstract||The collection contains information about the people enslaved by the white Quitman family on their cotton plantations Springfield in Adams County, Miss., Palmyra in Warren County, Miss., their sugar cane plantations Live Oaks and Dulac in Terrebonne Parish, La., and their primary home Monmouth in Natchez, Miss. A memoranda book kept by John A. Quitman (1799-1858) between 1833 and 1849 contains lists of people and families enslaved at Springfield Plantation. In correspondence from the same time period, John A. Quitman and his business partner and brother-in-law Henry Turner discuss plantation operations including management of the people they enslaved, cholera epidemics in the enslaved community at Palmyra Plantation, a murder of an enslaved person at Palmyra in October 1844, and a legal dispute Turner had with Rice C. Ballard, who trafficked people in the internal slave trade. Correspondents at Monmouth during the American Civil War discuss the impact of the war on Natchez and the self-emancipation of enslaved people during Federal occupation of the city. A short manuscript dated 1897 tells the story of Isaac Hughes (active 1830s-1880s), a Black man enslaved by the Quitmans at Monmouth who visited the manuscript’s white author, Antonia Quitman Lovell (1835-1916) after the American Civil War and emancipation. Quitman family papers include personal correspondence of John A. Quitman during his military service in the Mexican American War and his political career in Mississippi and Washington, D.C.; childhood diaries; journals; writings; household account books; and correspondence of Rose Duncan Lovell (1866-1916) concerning family matters, social events, travel, and illnesses.|
|Creator||Quitman (Family : Natchez, Miss.)|
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John Anthony Quitman (1799-1858) was the son of the Reverend Frederick Henry Quitman (fl. 1790s) and Anna Elizabeth Hueck Quitman (fl. 1790s) of Rhinebeck, N.Y. He studied law in Chillicothe and Delaware, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1821. At the end of the same year, he settled in Natchez, Miss., and began to practice law.
In 1824, Quitman married Eliza Turner, daughter of Henry (d. 1821) and Sarah Turner (d. 1853), later Sarah Fyler, who were well to do citizens of Natchez. John and Eliza eventually settled at Monmouth Plantation near Natchez and had several children who are listed on the family chart on the following page. Eliza frequently remained at Monmouth with the children while John travelled, attending to his business, political, and military activities.
Quitman was elected to the lower house of the state legislature in 1827 and served until 1835. During that period, he also held the position of chancellor and was chairman of the judiciary committee of the constitutional convention of 1832. In 1835, he was elected to the state Senate, became its president on 3 December, and until 7 January 1836, was acting governor. Quitman was elected governor of Mississippi in 1849, and served until 1850 when he resigned after being indicted by a federal grand jury at New Orleans for violation of neutrality laws. This was the result of Quitman's support for the independence movement in Cuba. The case against him was eventually dismissed, and he was elected to Congress in 1855, where he served until his death in 1858.
Quitman was also active in the Masons, serving as Grand Master of the Mississippi Masons from 1826 to 1838 and in 1840 and 1845. He is also known for his military activities. In 1836, he led a company called the "Fencibles" to Texas to take part in the struggle with Mexico. Upon his return he was appointed brigadier general of the Mississippi militia. He took part in the Mexican War and, in 1847, was promoted to major general.
Louisa T. Quitman (1826-1884), eldest daughter of John and Eliza, married John Sanborne Chadbourne (d. 1853) in 1852 and, after his death, married Joseph Lovell (1824-1869). She had at least three children. The second daughter, T. Antonia Quitman (fl. 1820s-1900), married William Storrow Lovell (fl. 1858-1900) in 1858 and had several children including Rose Duncan Lovell (b. 1866), and John Quitman Lovell (b. 1859), who was in the U.S. Navy. Antonia and William Lovell apparently spent most of their time in Sewanee, Tenn., while Louisa remained at Monmouth. However, family members visited and lived in both places and elsewhere in the country.
Other prominent figures in this collection include Eliza Quitman's brothers, Fielding (d. 1841) and Henry Turner (fl. 1830s-1840s), who were planters in Louisiana until Fielding's death. Henry later apparently managed one of John Quitman's properties. Also important is Louisa Quitman (fl. 1820s-1850s), sister of John A. Quitman, who corresponded with him from Philadelphia, Pa.
(Parts of this note were adapted from the entry on John A. Quitman by Charles Sumner Lobingier in the Dictionary of American Biography, Volume 15, pp. 315 316.)Back to Top
This collection is divided into five series: Correspondence and Financial and Legal Materials; Other Papers; Volumes; Rose Duncan Lovell Papers; and Pictures.
In the Correspondence and Finanacial and Legal Materials series, the items before the Civil War consist chiefly of correspondence between John Quitman and Eliza Quitman, and their children and relatives. The correspondence between John and Eliza document his political and military activities as well as personal and family matters. There are letters to Eliza from John while he was away attending sessions of the state legislature, when he led the "Fencibles" to Texas to assist in the fight against Mexico, and when he fought in the Mexican War. Also documented are plantation operations and accounts with commission merchants for Quitman's plantations Monmouth, near Natchez, Miss., and Palmyra, in Warren County, Miss.
After the Civil War, most of the correspondence is between T. Antonia Quitman Lovell and her children.
The Volumes series contains items that relate to many different members of the Quitman and Lovell families. There are several volumes containing sermons by Frederick H. Quitman, father of John Quitman. Also included are journals, memoranda, and account books of John Quitman and several journals kept by Annie Rosalie Quitman. Later volumes include notebooks, journals, account books, and records of letters sent and received kept by T. Antonina Quitman Lovell and her daughters Antonia Quitman Lovell and Rose Duncan Lovell.
The Rose Duncan Lovell Papers series contains the personal correspondence of Rose Duncan Lovell between 1866 and 1938.
The Pictures series chiefly consists of pictures of John A. Quitman and of Monmouth Plantation.Back to Top
Correspondence, financial, legal, and miscellaneous items of John A. Quitman, Eliza Turner Quitman, and their children and relatives.
Chiefly correspondence of John A. Quitman and his wife Eliza Turner Quitman. Also included is correspondence with John's family in Rhinebeck, New York and later in Philadelphia, Pa.
Many of the earlier papers are deeds and indentures for land, and legal papers from the estate of Henry Turner, father of Eliza Turner Quitman. There are scattered letters to Eliza and John before they were married, including a letter of recommendation for John A. Quitman, teacher in an academy at Hartwick, dated 1 August 1818. In 1824, John wrote several love letters to Eliza prior to their marriage on 24 December 1824.
Much of the correspondence between 1828 and 1836 is from John to Eliza when he was away attending court or meetings of the state legislature and other political meetings. In January and February of 1828, Quitman wrote to Eliza from Jackson, Mississippi, where he was attending the session of the lower house of the state legislature. He wrote about his health and other personal matters and occasionally described the activities of the legislature. In April, he wrote to Eliza from Port Gibson where he was attending court.
Quitman served as chancellor of Mississippi from 1827 to 1835 and was chairman of the judiciary committee of the constitutional convention of 1832. In 1835, he was elected to the state senate, became its president, and was acting governor from 3 December 1835 to 7 January 1836. He continued to write to Eliza from Clinton, Mississippi, describing his political activities and personal matters such as his health, the health of his family, visits to Eliza's family, and instructions for the servants. From August to October 1832, there are eight letters to Eliza describing the constitutional convention.
In addition to letters between Quitman and Eliza, from 1824 through 1836 there is correspondence of John A. Quitman with members of his family in Rhinebeck, N.Y., including his father the Reverend Frederick H. Quitman, his brothers Henry and Albert, and his sister Louisa. Eliza corresponded with her mother Sarah Baker Turner (later Mrs. Fyler) and her brother Henry in Philadelphia. In May 1830, Henry Clay wrote to Quitman thanking him for his help in obtaining some magnolias. A few financial accounts are included, one of which is a list of slaves purchased from Ballard, Franklin & Company.
In 1836, Quitman led a company called the "Fencibles" to aid the Texans in their struggle with Mexico. From April to July 1836, Quitman wrote to Eliza about the expedition. Most of the fighting was apparently over by the time he arrived.
Between 1837 and 1843, the correspondents are chiefly John A. Quitman at Jackson, Miss.; his wife Eliza at Monmouth, their plantation near Natchez; their daughter Louisa, who chiefly wrote to Quitman; Mrs. Quitman's brothers Henry and Fielding L. Turner; and Quitman's brother Henry and sister Louisa. Mrs. Quitman also had other relatives in the area who wrote to her periodically.
In 1837 and 1838, there are many financial accounts relating to plantation affairs, lists of slaves, and accounts with cotton factors kept by Fielding Turner and his brother Henry for their plantation (possibly called Dulac) in Terrebone Parish, La.
In 1839, Quitman traveled to London, England, and wrote to his family describing his activities and the sights.
After his return from England, John Quitman was apparently less involved in politics and concentrated more on the practice of law. Sometime in 1840 or 1841, Quitman was appointed judge. There are numerous protests, bills of sale for land, and other legal documents included. Quitman wrote to his wife from Jackson, Mississippi, while he was attending sessions of the circuit court. Quitman's daughter Louisa wrote to him about social events she attended. Scattered throughout this time period is correspondence with Quitman's law partner John T. McMurran and references to members of his family.
Fielding Turner died in 1841, and his remains were sent to the Quitman family. About this time, a legal battle began between Henry Turner and a slave trader, Rice C. Ballard. The dispute was apparently over money owed by Turner to Ballard, and slaves purchased in 1836 by Turner that he claimed were in poor health and older than the trader had led him to believe. The dispute was apparently settled in October 1843, after nearly a year of negotiation and court proceedings.
Also included are business letters to Quitman on cotton sales from A & J Dennistoun & Co., commission merchants of New Orleans. Letters of September through November 1842 concern the loss of the steamboat Vicksburg, the recovery of bales of cotton from the river, and insurance claims made by Quitman.
From 1844 to 1847, the correspondence is chiefly between John Quitman, his wife Eliza, and their daughter Louisa. Eliza wrote to John while he was in Jackson about children, relatives, happenings in Natchez, and the managment of plantation affairs. There are also some letters from Quitman's sister Louisa in New York and some reports from A & J Dennistoun & Co., commission merchants, about sales of cotton for one of Quitman's plantations, Palmyra, owned in partnership with Henry Turner, who corresponded with Quitman over management of Palmyra, the sale of property owned by Quitman, and the murder of a slave on the plantation in October 1844. Letters of November and December 1844 include two from Albert J. Quitman to his brother John concerning the operation of Live Oaks, a sugar plantation near Houma, La. Another brother, Henry S. Quitman and his wife, described life and farming in Baltimore County, Md., in letters of 1845 and later. By December 1845, Albert had died and was buried at Grand Cailou, La. John Quitman managed Live Oaks in 1846.
Letters from Eliza to John in early 1846 discuss her feelings regarding an impending election and his plans to enter public life, although he lost the election. Letters of this period reveal a considerable strain in their relationship and the deaths of two of their seven daughters. However, in the summer of 1846, the whole family travelled east, where John joined the U.S. Army and the rest of the family went on vacation. Between August 1846 and November 1847, Quitman served as a brigadier general of volunteers in the United States Army during the Mexican War. He wrote to Eliza and Louisa describing his activities and the progress of the army. They also wrote to him concerning affairs in Mississippi and family matters. Letters mention comings and goings of Jefferson Davis and a dispute between Quitman and Davis over rank.
Early in 1848, Quitman was in Washington, D.C. Eliza joined him there in January and February, and most of the correspondence is directed to her from the children who remained at home, describing their social activities. By April 1848, both the Quitmans had returned to Mississippi. During the rest of 1848 and 1849, most of the correspondence is directed to John Quitman, and much of it has to do with one of his plantations, Palmyra, which continued to be run by Henry Turner, brother of Eliza Quitman. Included are statements of cotton sales through A & J Dennistoun & Co., and letters on the management of the plantation from Henry, including several accounts of a cholera epidemic among the slaves. Tax receipts for the partnership in 1849 show 290 slaves and several thousand acres of land in Warren County, Miss.
The Quitman's sent their son Henry to college at Nassau Hall in 1849, and, from there, he wrote accounts of his activities. In 1850, Quitman was elected governor of Mississippi and served until 1851 when he resigned as a result of his indictment by a federal grand jury at New Orleans for violating neutrality laws. He was believed to have supported Lopez, a leader of the independence movement in Cuba. Most of the correspondence during 1850 and 1851 is personal, from family members who remained on the plantation near Natchez, and from his sister Louisa. Occasionally, Quitman mentioned political matters. He wrote to Eliza about his inauguration as governor in January 1850. In October 1850, Quitman wrote to his daughter Louisa about his feelings on the Compromise of 1850. Quitman's sister Louisa wrote to him about his indictment for his supposed support of Lopez in Cuba.
In 1851 and 1852, there is correspondence of Louisa Quitman and the Reverend John S. Chadbourne, Episcopal minister of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, whom she married on 2 December 1852. In the fall of 1853, in an epidemic of yellow fever, Mr. Chadbourne, Sarah Turner Fyler (Eliza Quitman's mother) and Fielding Turner (Eliza Quitman's nephew), son of Henry Turner, died.
In 1854, there are some telegrams and legal documents relating to the case against General Quitman involving Cuba. Quitman also apparently changed the commission merchant he used in New Orleans to Ro. W. Estlin Co. and received correspondence from them about the cotton he sold.
In the fall of 1854, Louisa Quitman Chadbourne wrote to her family from Franklin (Louisiana?) where she was visiting with her daughter Eva. Among other topics, she mentioned her sorrow over her husband's death. In December 1857 and January 1858, there are letters from Louisa and Antonia ("Tonia"), who were visiting their father in Washington, D.C., and enjoying the social life there.
Among General Quitman's correspondents in 1857 and 1858 were William Alexander Richardson, who wrote to Quitman on 16 February 1857 about a conversation he had with John Slidell during the Democratic convention in Cincinnati in 1856 relating to the choice of a vice presidential candidate and the possibility that Quitman might be chosen. Also included is a copy of a letter dated 9 February 1858 from Captain P.G.T. Beauregard to John Slidell (United States senator from Louisiana) about the troops going to Utah and the strategy to be followed.
On 29 June 1858, Antonia Quitman married Capt. William Storrow Lovell, son of Joseph Lovell (1788-1836) and Margaret Eliza Mansfield Lovell. In January 1859, Louisa Quitman Chadbourne married Joseph Lovell, brother of William S. Lovell.
General Quitman died in July 1858. There are messages of condolence written to Eliza Quitman and resolutions passed by various organizations on the occasion of his death. There are also papers relating to the settlement of the Quitman estate. After 1858, until the death of Eliza Quitman in 1859, the papers consist of correspondence between Eliza and her children Louisa, Antonia, Henry, Rosalie, Eliza, and Frederica, and of correspondence among the daughters.
Early items in this subseries comprise Civil War material and include descriptions of Confederate camp life and discussions about the effect of the war on the plantation in Natchez. Also included are orders and receipts.
Among the Civil War letters is the correspondence of Annie Rosalie Quitman, daughter of John and Eliza, with Major William Patterson Duncan, whom she married in June 1861. Also included are the letters of Louisa T. Lovell and her husband Colonel Joseph Lovell while he was at Camp Clark in Corinth, Miss.; Union City, Tenn.; and Richmond and Manassas, Va. There are several letters from General Mansfield Lovell, brother of Joseph and William S. Lovell, and letters dated 8 April, 11 April, 1 May, and 19 August 1862, from Confederate States of America General Johnson Kell Duncan, husband of Mary Grimshaw. In December 1862, there are obituary notices for General Duncan.
In November 1863, there is a mention of the birth of Alice Quitman Lovell, daughter of Louisa and Joseph Lovell, and the marriage of Frederica ("Freddie") Quitman. In a letter dated 7 February 1864, Louisa commented on the behavior of the servants and the disappearance of many of them.
Also included in the Civil War period is a surveyor's plan of the township of Palmyra, Miss., dated 31 January 1861. The copy was certified by the secretary of state at Jackson, Miss.
In 1871, there is mention of the birth of Joseph Lovell. In 1873, John and William S. ("Tod") Lovell began writing to their parents from the University of the South where they were going to school. Also included are commencement programs of Sewanee in 1877 and 1879.
In 1888, there are papers relating to the death of William P. Duncan, son of Rosalie Q. Duncan. In 1891, the Reverend William T. Manning, who was later Episcopal Bishop of New York, wrote several letters to Antonia Lovell and her son Joseph M. Lovell. Among other topics, he compared the professors at Sewanee to those at the General Theological Seminary he was attending in New York.
Many of the letters between 1888 and 1893 consist of correspondence between Antonia Lovell and her children. In 1891, there was correspondence about the wedding of Anne (Nan) Campbell Gordon of Baltimore, Md., and John Q. Lovell (United States Navy), and, in 1892, of Kell Duncan (daughter of Mrs. Johnson K. Duncan) and Dr. Frederick W. Parham.
The family letters continued in the 1890s. In 1895, there is mention of the marriage of Florence van Antwerp and the Reverend William T. Manning in Cincinnati. Also included is a letter dated 7 March 1896 from Joseph Jefferson, a famous actor, to Rosalie Duncan declining an invitation. In 1896, there are letters pertaining to the marriage of William Haskell DuBose and Dean Spencer of St. Louis. In 1897, many of the letters are concerned with a flood at Palmyra and also with the death of Joseph Mansfield Lovell, physician and son of Antonia and Col. William S. Lovell. There is also mention of the deaths of "Annie" in 1898 and of William Storrow Lovell, Sr., in January 1900. Also included are letters from William T. Manning dated 14 January 1898 and 4 May 1898.
After 1900, most of the papers consist of letters to Antonia Lovell from her sons William ("Tod") and John and her daughter in law Caroline. Also included are letters from William T. Manning dated 31 August 1901, 19 September 1905, 26 December 1905, and 13 November 1914. In 1914, some letters refer to the death of Annie Rosalie Quitman Duncan. Included for the year 1930 is a service record dated 24 July for Lieutenant Commander John Quitman Lovell, Supply Corps, United States Navy.
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Original writings by members of the Quitman family, and newspaper clippings, chiefly about John A. Quitman. There are several drafts of speeches written by John A. Quitman, including a speech on the constitutional rights of the South, and one on the Bank of the United States.
Included are military commissions; diplomas of Joseph M. Lovell at the University of the South in 1890; Rosalie I. Duncan's club papers; information on the restoration of Monmouth Plantation in 1978; and recipes.
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This subseries contains four volumes that belonged to Frederick H. Quitman, father of John A. Quitman; six volumes that belonged to John A. Quitman; four journals kept by Annie Rosalie Quitman; and four miscellaneous volumes.
Sermon entitled "On Spiritual Music," by Frederick H. Quitman of Rhinebech, N.Y.
Undated, eleven-page pamphlet entitled "The Late Conflagration at Richmond, a Warning to the Good People of the United States of American in a Letter to a Friend in New York," by Philalethes. It is believed to have belonged to Frederick H. Quitman.
Undated volume entitled "Anecdotes and Biographical Sketches for Improvement in Religion and Morality," by Frederick H. Quitman.
Appears to be an undated sermon by Frederick H. Quitman.
Journal kept by John A. Quitman when he was at Chillicothe, and later at Delaware, Ohio, studying law. He wrote about attending sessions at court and his progress in his studies. He also described his social life, visits from friends, dances and balls, productions by the Thespian Society, hunting, sleighing, and other activities.
Volume 5-A, 21 October 1819-5 November 1821, May-June 1825, May 1831 #00616, Subseries: "3.1. 1804-1858." Folder 230b
Contains three fragments believed to be parts of a journal kept by John A. Quitman. The first consists of 38 disconnected pages, dated 21 October 1819 through 5 November 1821, twenty of which are small pages. These appear to be from a journal kept by Quitman on his way from Rhinebeck, New York, to Mississippi, via Ohio. The second journal fragment is dated May through June 1825 and consists of twelve disconnected pages from a journal of a trip from Natchez to Wheeling. The third journal fragment consists of four pages dated May 1831 and documents a trip from Natchez up the river.
Contains private memoranda of John A. Quitman. Included are several pages of journal entries from 3 August to 27 October 1827. One entry consists of a description of Quitman's election to the lower house of the legislature and a chart of votes cast. Following the journal are several pages of notes on legislative bills and current political issues, dated 1830. In the back of the volume are paragraphs written in 1829 about Quitman and his friends, Abram G. Claypoole, John T. McMurran, and Dr. John Bell, predicting their future.
A memoranda book for Springfield Plantation kept by John Quitman between 1833 and 1849. Included are entries on the purchase of the plantation and lists of slaves and slave families at the plantation. In the middle of the volume are descriptions of fruits and vegetables grown at Monmouth Plantation dated 1842.
A bankbook kept by Quitman for his account at the Planters Bank.
An account book kept by Henry Turner at Palmyra in which he listed purchases of supplies. It was later used by Antonia Q. Lovell, who pasted in newspaper clippings of recipes.
A book kept by William P. Duncan of Findley, Ohio, when he attended Washington College, Pa. It contains a copy of the valedictory address delivered by John H. Craig to the senior class of 1848.
An account book showing the management of property from the estate of Joseph Lovell of New York City, which was held for his children who were not of age.
An account book of General John A. Quitman with W.A. Britton & Co.
Volume 13, 1851; Volume 14, 17 January-27 October 1852 #00616, Subseries: "3.1. 1804-1858." Folder 238-239
Volume 13 and volume 14 are both journals kept by Annie Rosalie Quitman when she was a child. She describes her daily activities, visits from neighbors, and attending school. She also keeps a list which she called "Funny Wonders," which notes special events such as births and marriages.
Volume 15, 1856-1860, 1863, 1866, 1867, 1868, and 1872; Volume 16, 1855-1856 #00616, Subseries: "3.1. 1804-1858." Folder 240-241
Volume 15 and volume 16 are both journals kept by Annie Rosalie Quitman when she was a young woman. The journals contain long entries in which she describes in detail her activities during the day, the appearance and conversation of visitors, and her own thoughts and feelings. Among other activities, Rosalie describes the books she read, arranging the library, gardening, and drawing lessons. In December 1856, she went to visit her sister Mary at Live Oaks Plantation, which was probably south of Natchez in Louisiana. She writes about the trip on the boat and the social events at Live Oaks. In January 1859, she writes a description of her sister Louisa's wedding. Eliza Quitman died in 1859, and Rosalie writes in December about her mother's death. In 1863, she mentions the fall of Vicksburg. There is only one entry each year from 1863 through 1872.
A scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and some attractive engravings.
Forty seven volumes dating from during or after the Civil War. Most of them belonged to Antonia Quitman Lovell or her daughters, Rose Duncan Lovell or Antonia Quitman Lovell.
A Confederate housekeeping book, kept in Columbia, S.C., showing commodities purchased and their prices. The volume was originally used as an account book by W.S. Lovell.
A cash account book that belonged to John Q. Lovell of Palmyra, Miss.
Entitled "Jottings by the Wayside," this is a journal about life at Sewanee in 1875 and a European trip in 1876. The author is unknown, but believed to be a Quitman.
A travel journal kept by W.P. Duncan during a trip to Great Britain and Europe.
A scrapbook containing clippings about books, authors, libraries, new publications, and literary criticism. Also included are handwritten lists of books and their prices.
A tiny diary kept by Rose Lovell when she was a child.
An account book for groceries and household expenses. Possibly belonged to Antonia Quitman Lovell.
A blank album containing loose clippings, pictures, and greeting cards that were never pasted in. They are mostly about the stage and opera. The inscription reads, "To Lampkin from Aunt Rose."
A "charts in literature" notebook kept by A.Q. Lovell (believed to be the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell) at Columbia Institute, Tenn.
A journal kept by the younger Antonia Quitman Lovell at Sewanee, Tenn. There is a long entry every two or three months.
A book of handwritten and printed cooking recipes which belonged to Rosalie Quitman Duncan.
Contains Baker family records compiled by William C. Baker. They were copied in a notebook belonging to the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell.
Kept by Rose D. Lovell at Sewanee. It contains memories of the wedding of William Storrow Lovell and Caroline Couper and also a list of their presents.
An account book of the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell in which she kept accounts of home and farm expenses, travel, labor, personal shopping, etc.
A notebook which contains "A Protest and Attempt to Vindicate My Country and My People from a Late Slander," following the recent publication of the life of William Gilmore Simms. The author is unknown.
A notebook kept by A.Q. Lovell (probably the elder Antonia) containing German poems, notes on language study, and miscellaneous notes.
A notebook on Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Edmund Keen that belonged to A.Q. Lovell (probably the elder Antonia).
A scrapbook, dating mostly from 1887, containing clippings, poems, articles on belles-lettres, Confederate matters, miscellaneous clippings, and pictures. It apparently belonged to Antonia Quitman Lovell.
A record of letters received and addresses. It probably belonged to the younger Antonia Quitman Lovell.
A diary of household, family, and neighborhood matters at Monmouth near Natchez, Miss. It was probably written by one of the daughters of John and Eliza Quitman, possibly Louisa.
A journal of the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell at Sewanee and at Monmouth.
A journal with autobiographical notes kept by the younger Antonia Quitman Lovell.
A record of the receipt of some kind of annual dues or subscriptions.
Contains petty cash accounts kept by the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell.
A cash book kept by the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell.
Stamped "R.Q. Duncan." The first half is a chemistry notebook. The second hand contains a journal in a different hand, covering the years 1892, 1899, and 1902.
A recipe book that belonged to Antonia Quitman Lovell Nauts.
A notebook on George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and others that possibly belonged to the elder Antonia Quitman Lovell.
Contains memorabilia compiled by the elder Antonia Quitman. Included are notes and quotations from Ruskin, Coleridge, Nietzsche, popular songs, and theological and romantic authors. The volume had originally been used as a memorandum book by H. Turner in 1854.
Contains a manuscript by Mrs. Lovell entitled "The Story of Isaac: a Tale of Old Southern Days."
Contains notes on authors, belles-lettres, and dreams. The owner is not known.
Contains the thoughts of Rosalie Duncan Lovell at Sewanee about the death of Joe two years before. Programs from Sewanee, 1906-1907, are enclosed.
Rose Duncan Lovell's tiny notebook containing a record of letters received at Sewanee, Monmouth, and in Europe. It also contains addresses.
Belonged to Mrs. R.Q. Duncan of Natchez. It contains notes of foreign travel, journal entries, and addresses of hotels in Europe.
A diary of a European trip, including Italy, Germany, and France, with pictures. It belonged to Eva C. Lovell.
A diary with notes on a boat trip aboard the Molke.
The elder Antonia Quitman Lovell's account book on a European trip in 1903, at Sewanee in 1904, at Natchez in 1906, and elsewhere.
A tiny portfolio containing little packages of classified clippings and notes.
Rose Duncan Lovell's record of letters received, addresses, and birthdays.
Contains Rose Duncan Lovell's housekeeping accounts in New Orleans, Sewanee, Birmingham, Natchez, and on trips.
Contains Rose Duncan Lovell's housekeeping accounts at Monmouth and Sewanee.
A typed copy of "Natchez Notes" by Caroline C. Lovell, containing thirteen sketches of life in the area. It is not known what happened to the original volume.
Contains "What is Civilization?", an essay read before the Progressive Club at Natchez.
Contains recipes for cooking and copies of poems.
A notebook containing extracts from Matthew Arnold, loose poems, loose papers on Tennyson's life, Cowper's task, etc. The volume possibly belonged to Antonia Quitman Lovell.
Contains pressed leaves gathered in Italy.
Entitled "A Heterogeneous Collection of Scraps & Bits, also Old Letters Collected to Give Thoughts for Club Work" by Rosalie Q. Duncan. It contains quotations and clippings.
This series contains extensive personal correspondence of Rose Duncan Lovell, granddaughter of General Quitman and daughter of Antonia Quitman Lovell and William Storrow Lovell. These papers chiefly from 1889 to 1916, consist of letters received by Rose while she was living in Savannah, Ga.; Palmyra, Miss.; Sewanee, Tenn.; Baltimore, Md.; Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Among the correspondents are her mother Antonia Quitman Lovell; her brother William Storrow Lovell ("Tod"); her sister in law Caroline Couper Lovell; James Craig Morris between 1889 and 1899; Thomas Pinckney, Jr., in 1896; Walter Whitman; and a number of residents of Sewanee, Tennessee. These letters pertain chiefly to family matters, social events, and Rose Lovell's travels and illnesses. There are also a few miscellaneous writings included.
Arrangement: by subject and chronological.
Processed by: Shonra Newman, Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996
Encoded by: Joseph Nicholson, April 2006
This inventory is based on an original inventory compiled in 1964 and prior to 1964. Most of the description, particularly for items dated after 1859, is an edited version of the original inventory.
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top