Collection Number: 04656

Collection Title: Ker Family Papers, 1776-1996

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Size 28.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 8000 items)
Abstract The Ker Family of Natchez, Miss., and Concordia Parish, La., and related Baker and other families of Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as people enslaved by these families. Correspondence, financial records, legal papers, photographs, and other materials document members of these white families as plantation owners and enslavers, elected officials, a surgeon, school teacher, a bank clerk, and owner a rare book and antiques store, among other employments in and beyond the home. The people enslaved by these families appear chiefly in lists of plantation laborers; it is possible that more information about their lives, as recorded by their enslavers, may be discoverable in estate papers, bills and receipts, property inventories, wills and indentures, account books, and correspondence. Other topics include family matters; medicine; Louisiana and Mississippi plantation operations; Presbyterian church activities; local, state, and national politics, including the conduct of the 1813-1814 Creek War and the War of 1812 (Note: 1814 Andrew Jackson letter about the defense of Louisiana); men's and women's education, chiefly at the Natchez Institute and Oakland College, Miss.; European travel; bank clerking in Fayette, Miss.; and the Ye Olde Booke Shoppe in Natchez. Plantations mentioned include Linden, Marathon, Elba, Glenwood, Lake Washington, Dunbarton, and Delaronde (De la Ronde). There are also a few diaries, clippings, 19th- and early 20th-century pedagogical materials, and family photographs. Other papers include scattered records of John Ker's work with the American Colonization Society and extensive records of the Natchez branches of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968, and the Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967, and letters and Mardi Gras invitations.
Creator Ker (Family : Ker, John, 1789-1850)
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ker Family Papers #4656, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sue Ker Hyams of New Orleans, La., in April 1993 (Acc. 93052), September 1993 (Acc. 93131), October 1994 (Acc. 94141), June 1996 (Acc. 96076), and November 1996 (Acc. 96175).
Received from Sue Percy Ker Hyams in June and November 1996.
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Dr. John Ker (1789-1850) studied medicine in Philadelphia; served as a surgeon in the Creek War; became a cotton planter in Natchez, Miss., and Concordia Parish, La.; and served in the Louisiana Senate in the 1830s. He also served as vice-president of the American Colonization Society and vice-president of the Mississippi Colonization Society. Ker married Mary Kenard Baker of Kentucky in 1820. Mary Ker's father, Joshua Baker (fl. 1800-1814), was a colonel in the army and a planter in Fort Adams, Miss. Her brother Isaac L. Baker (fl. 1820s-1840s) was a planter in Attakapas, La.

John and Mary Ker had five children: Sarah Evelina, who married Richard Butler, of Terrebonne Parish, La.; David (1825-1884), a lawyer and sugar planter who married Elizabeth Brownson of New York; John, Jr. (1826-1902), lawyer and cotton planter; Lewis (1831-1894), a planter who married first Jane Percy and second, Susan Percy, and took over his father's interests; Mary Susan (1838-1923), a teacher in Natchez, Miss.; and William Henry (1841-1902), a cotton planter and later a teacher and principal in Port Gibson, Miss., and in Natchez, who served as president of the State Board of Education. William married Josephine (Josie) Chamberlain.

Lewis Ker's first wife died during the Civil War, and he sent his two daughters Mamie and Nellie to live with his sister Mary Susan, who became their guardian in 1867. To support her wards, she turned to teaching, receiving a certificate in 1874. In 1886, Mary Susan went to Europe as a traveling companion to her cousin, Amelia Metcalfe Choppin. She later returned to teaching to raise two of Mamie's children, Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar and Catharine Shields Dunbar, when Mamie died in 1894. Mary Susan taught at the Natchez Institute from 1897 to 1907 and at the Shield's Lane School in Adams County, Miss., from 1907 to 1915. Catharine and Tillie lived with Mary Susan in a rented home in Natchez until 1917, when Tillie bought a house.

Tillie Dunbar graduated from Stanton College in Natchez in 1904 and went to work as a clerk in a local store, Baker and McDowell. In 1912, she left her job there to become a stenographer for the law firm of Truly and Ratliffe and, in 1918, became a clerk in the Jefferson County Bank, which Truly owned, in Fayette, Miss. She boarded there and returned home on weekends.

Catharine Dunbar graduated from Natchez Institute in 1905 and attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford, completing her studies in 1908. She then began teaching at the Natchez Institute, where she remained until 1918. She left that position to work in the Britton & Koontz Bank in Natchez and later operated a rare book and curio shop in Natchez. She married Frederick Brown. Both Tillie and Catharine were active in civic affairs in Natchez and were officers of the Natchez chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames of America.

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The Ker Family of Natchez, Miss., and Concordia Parish, La., and related Baker and other families of Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as people enslaved by these families. Correspondence, financial records, legal papers, photographs, and other materials document members of these white families as plantation owners and enslavers, elected officials, a surgeon, school teacher, a bank clerk, and owner a rare book and antiques store, among other employments in and beyond the home. The people enslaved by these families appear chiefly in lists of plantation laborers; it is possible that more information about their lives, as recorded by their enslavers, may be discoverable in estate papers, bills and receipts, property inventories, wills and indentures, account books, and correspondence.

The original deposit of the collection is arranged into three series: Series 1. Niineteenth-Century Papers, Series 2. Twentieth-Century Papers, and Series 3. Pictures. Collection topics include family matters; medicine; Louisiana and Mississippi plantation operations; slavery; Presbyterian church activities; local, state, and national politics, including the conduct of the 1813-1814 Creek War and the War of 1812 (Note: an 1814 Andrew Jackson letter about the defense of Louisiana); men's and women's education, chiefly at the Natchez Institute and Oakland College, Miss.; European travel; bank clerking in Fayette, Miss.; and operations of the Ye Olde Booke Shoppe in Natchez. Plantations mentioned include Linden, Marathon, Elba, Glenwood, Lake Washington, Dunbarton, and Delaronde (De la Ronde). There are also a few diaries, clippings, 19th- and early 20th-century pedagogical materials, and family photographs. Other papers include scattered records of John Ker's work with the American Colonization Society and extensive records of the Natchez branches of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968, and the Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967, and letters and Mardi Gras invitations. Other papers include scattered records of John Ker's work with the American Colonization Society and extensive records of the Natchez branches of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968, and the Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967, and letters and Mardi Gras invitations.

Series 1. Nineteenth-Century Papers is divided into three subseries: correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other papers. Subseries 1.1. Correspondence includes antebellum and postwar letters of the Ker family of Greenville and Natchez, Miss., and their Baker, Hunt, and other relatives of Fort Adams, Miss.; Attakapas, La.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Early letters, 1800-1820, mostly discuss financial affairs and military service. An item of interest is a letter, dated 10 December 1814, from General Andrew Jackson to Joshua Baker concerning the appointment of Baker's son to West Point and the defense of Louisiana against the British. Other letters comment frequently on local and national politics, including the Embargo of 1807 and mob actions; the Creek War, 1813-1814; the War of 1812, 1814-1815; and the practice of medicine and law on the Mississippi frontier. Remaining family letters of the first two decades reveal details of the social activities, education, finances, travel, and health of various Ker, Baker, Porter, and Nutt relatives in Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Kentucky. The people enslaved by these families were sometimes discussed in this period of the correspondence. Letters, 1821-1849, discuss politics and Senate business; plantation and religious affairs in Natchez; finances; and the education, rearing, and health of children, medicine, a Presbyterian minister who left Natchez for a new post in New York, the antislavery sentiment in the North, and the American Colonization Society. Letters, 1850-1858, give news of plantation affairs and children, travels, Butler relations, health, conflicts over the settlement of an estate, and a trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Letters, 1860-1898, many from Marathon Plantation, discuss children, financials, life as a blacksmith and carpenter at Ingleside, beaus and weddings, financial difficulties, crops, European travel, and death in childhood. The undated letters are mostly about business, family, and social affairs of the Ker, Baker, and Dunbar families.

Subseries 1.2. Financial and Legal Papers are mostly antebellum papers of John Ker, his family, and his Baker and other relatives, documenting Natchez (Linden) and Franklin plantations, and household finances and settlement of relatives' estates, with additional postwar papers pertaining principally to the farming and personal accounts of Ker's son William H. and his daughter Mary Susan Ker. Included are estate papers; three Civil War items; bills and receipts from dry goods and hardware merchants, grocers, and livestock dealers; deeds and indentures; check stubs; scattered items relating to the American Colonization Society and other social projects, such as the Natchez Orphan Asylum. Of note is a will of Sarah Robinson that manumitts an enslaved person. Postwar papers are primarily plantation and personal accounts of William H. Ker and Mary Susan Ker of Elba Plantation, 1866-1870. There are account books recording grocery purchases, Europoean travel, and household inventory, and property and tax inventories. Enslaved people are documented in lists found in account books for Glenwood, Lake Washington, Dunbarton, and Marathon plantations.

Suberies 1.3 Other Family Papers consists of scattered items, mostly documenting Ker family history, the political career of John Ker, the education of his sons David and John at Oakland College, the political interests and teaching career of his son William H. in Port Gibson, and the family and social activities of his daughters Sarah Evelina and Mary Susan. Included are some short diaries; school essays; public addresses; poems, drawings, and etchings; and political broadsides.

Series 2. Twentieth-Century Papers consists of personal, teaching, financial and legal, business, and other papers of Mary Susan Ker, her grandnieces Tillie and Catharine Dunbar, and other relatives. Also included are records kept by Tillie and Catharine of the Natchez chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, of which they were officers.

Series 3. Pictures consists mostly of 19th-century portraits, including many childhood portraits, and other photographs of Ker, Dunbar, Butler, Forrester, Metcalfe, Choppin, Cade, Boyd, and other family members. There are also photographs of sports teams, school classes, and other group portraits, and photographs of scenes in and around Natchez, Miss., and abroad. None are in color. Unless otherwise noted, pictures are from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

The Addition of 1996 contains mostly family and social letters to members of the Ker and Dunbar families, especially John Ker, Mary S. Ker, Matilda (Tillie) Ralston Dunbar, Catherine Dunbar Brown, and Sue Percy Ker Hyams. There is also some financial and legal material produced by the Dunbar and Ker families, including wills, deeds of land sale, bills and receipts, stock certificates, and personal and business account books. There are many applications to genealogical organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames, along with materials documenting family history and qualifications for joining these organizations. Tillie Dunbar and Catherine Dunbar Brown were both very active in the D.A.R. and Colonial Dames, and this addition includes much material related to the organizations' administration and activities. Other material in this addition includes schoolwork done by members of the Ker and Dunbar families, and scrapbooks and commonplace books kept by various family members in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Much of this material is very similar to the papers in Series 1 and 2 of the collection. For most topics, researchers should look in those series as well as in the addition.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Nineteenth-Century Papers, 1800-1899 and undated.

About 1600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, financial and legal, and other papers of the Ker and Baker families of Mississippi and Louisiana and of scattered Hunt, Robinson, and Butler relatives, as well as the people they enslaved.

See Series 4, 5, and 9 for additional 19th-century papers.

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About 700 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly antebellum and postwar correspondence of the Ker family of Greenville and Natchez, Miss., and their Baker, Hunt, and other relatives of Fort Adams, Miss.; Attakapas, La.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Correspondence, 1800-1820, is chiefly of John Ker of Natchez, Miss., in the years prior to and months immediately following his marriage in 1820, with substantial correspondence of his brother David Ker of Greenville, Miss., his father-in-law Joshua Baker of Fort Adams, Miss., and his brother-in-law Isaac L. Baker, of Attakapas, La. Additional scattered letters belong primarily to Ker's fiancee Mary Kenard Baker, his mother Mary Boggs Ker, and his Hunt relatives of Philadelphia and Cincinnati.

Early letters, 1800-1811, mostly discuss the finances and military service of Joshua and Isaac Baker and the financial affairs of Abijah Hunt. An item of interest is a letter, dated 10 December 1814, from General Andrew Jackson to Joshua Baker concerning the appointment of Baker's son to West Point and the defense of Louisiana against the British (SEP-4656/1).

Later letters, especially those exchanged by John and David Ker, comment frequently on local and national politics, including the Embargo of 1807 and mob actions; the Creek War, 1813-1814; the War of 1812, 1814-1815; and the practice of medicine and law on the Mississippi frontier. Of note are two letters, 27 January 1815 and 17 October 1817, discussing medical philosophy and the relationship between the mind and body, and a letter dated 30 October 1816, describing a trip down the Mississippi River. Remaining family letters reveal details of the social activities, education, finances, travel, health, and enslaved people of various Ker, Baker, Porter, and Nutt relatives in Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Kentucky.

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Correspondence, 1821-1849, is chiefly of of John Ker, with substantial correspondence of Mary Baker Ker, Sarah Robinson of Natchez, and David Hunt of Lexington, Ky. There are also occasional items addressed to Isaac L. Baker; James and Sarah Metcalfe; several of the Ker children, including Sarah, Mary Susan, John, and David; and miscellaneous others.

John Ker's most frequent correspondents were his wife, sons David and John, associates Stephen Duncan and George Potts, and Judge A. W. Porter, Jr. John and Mary exchanged numerous letters, 1828-1845, while John served in the state Senate in New Orleans or was away on business. They discussed politics and Senate business; plantation and religious affairs in Natchez; their finances; and the education, rearing, and health of their children. David and John wrote their father frequently from Oakland College, 1841-1843, describing their material and academic life, and later from Houma, Miss., and other locations concerning their travels and work.

Letters, 1823-1849, from Stephen Duncan, who managed many of Ker's financial affairs, discuss business and occasionally medicine and politics. George Potts, a Presbyterian minister who left Natchez for a new post in New York, wrote, 1835-1849, discussing his replacement, his New York ministry, Ker's management of his financial affairs, and antislavery sentiment in the North. Judge A. W. Porter, Jr., wrote, 1831-1837, from New Orleans and Washington City discussing Louisiana and national politics, frequently criticizing President Jackson's policies. Scattered letters from others also discuss politics. A few letters, 1831-1835, mention Ker's role in the American Colonization Society.

Mary Ker's correspondence, besides that with her husband, is mostly with her brother Isaac, 1821-1829; her sister Sarah Metcalfe; her niece Anne Porter; and, after 1840, her children. Letters discuss plantation and Presbyterian church affairs, the welfare and education of her children, and other family news. Of note is an 1828 letter from her brother Joshua discussing the sudden death of their brother Lewis Baker. Also of interest is a letter Mary Ker wrote to Rev. John B. Warren of New Orleans in 1839 discussing the case of a Presbyterian minister charged with preaching "improper doctrine."

Letters to Sarah Robinson, scattered between 1822 and 1839, and those to David Hunt of Lexington, Ky., scattered between 1828 and 1857, as well as letters to miscellaneous others, discuss mostly business and plantation affairs and family news.

Folders 34-38:

Correspondence, 1850-1858, is chiefly letters received by Mary Kenard Baker from her daughters, Sarah Evelina Ker Butler and Mary Susan Ker. There are also scattered letters from her sons, John and David; her brother, Joshua Baker, Jr.; and other Baker, Nutt, Henderson, and Butler relatives.

Sarah wrote frequently from Terrebonne Parish, La., giving news of her plantation affairs and children, her travels, and her Butler relations. Of note are letters, dated May 1850 and 10 July 1855, opposing her sister Lizzie's and her sister Mary Susan's marriage plans. Mary Susan's letters, all written between July and September 1855, describe a prolonged visit to Brownson and other relatives in Kentucky and New York.

Letters from David and John discuss mostly their health, travels, and conflicts over the settlement of their father's estate. Other letters of interest are one in 1851 from Mrs. E. M. Hart Baker describing a trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras and one in 1855 from Heloise de Mailly concerning Mary Susan's education. A letter dated 25 February 1850 lists an inventory of Mary Baker Ker's property.

Folders 39-40:

Correspondence, 1860-1899, is mostly Mary Susan Ker's exchanges with family and friends, and scattered letters of the William H. Ker family. Many of the letters to Mary Susan are from her niece Mamie S. Dunbar, who wrote from Marathon Plantation discussing her children, and from her friends Ysobel Boyd and Lou Conner. There are also letters from various other Butler and Ker relatives, including Mary Susan's brother David, her brother-in-law Richard Butler, and her brother Lewis B. Ker. Of note are an August 1867 letter from David expressing his views on her financial situation and an 1899 letter from Lewis describing his life as a blacksmith and carpenter at Ingleside. Many of the letters discuss beaus and weddings, financial difficulties, children, and crops. Several letters Mary Susan wrote in 1886 to friends describe a trip she took to Germany, Italy, and France.

Seven letters belonging to the William H. Ker family discuss the death of two of their children, 1888 and 1899; their daughter Pamelia's life at school in Port Gibson, Miss., 1890 and 1897; and her winning a scholarship to Stanton College in Natchez, 1899.

Folder 41:

The undated correspondence is mostly of John and Mary Baker Ker, with a few letters of their sons John and David, their daughters, Mary Susan and Sarah Evelina, and other relatives, including Lewis Baker, Sarah Baker Metcalfe, Mamie S. Dunbar, and Albert (Bertie) Dunbar. Most of the letters are from Stephen Duncan to John Ker about business affairs and medicine. Topics in the other letters are mostly business, family, and social affairs of the Ker, Baker, and Dunbar families.

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1800-1829 #04656, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1800-1899 and undated." Box 1, Folder 1-12

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Letter from General Andrew Jackson to Joshua Baker concerning the appointment of Baker's son to West Point and the defense of Louisiana against the British, 10 December 1814 #04656, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1800-1899 and undated." SEP-4656/1

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1830-1840 #04656, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1800-1899 and undated." Box 2, Folder 13-24

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1841-1849 #04656, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1800-1899 and undated." Box 3, Folder 25-33

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1850-1899 #04656, Subseries: "1.1. Correspondence, 1800-1899 and undated." Box 4, Folder 34-41

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About 700 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Mostly antebellum papers of John Ker, his family, and his Baker and other relatives documenting plantation and household finances and settlement of relatives' estates, with additional postwar papers pertaining principally to the farming and personal accounts of Ker's son William H. and his daughter Mary Susan Ker. Included are estate papers of Everard Green, Lewis Baker, Anthony Baker, Mary Boggs Ker, and Sarah Robinson. A few items pertain to John and Sarah Ewing of Port Gibson, Miss., and Albert W. Dunbar. There are only three Civil War items, and only scattered items relate to Ker's involvement with the American Colonization Society and other social projects.

Folders 42-57:

The antebellum papers, 1776-1857, are of John Ker, primarily plantation and household accounts for Linden, his Natchez plantation, and for his Franklin, La., plantations. Also included are records for estates Ker administered, with scattered items of Baker (especially Joshua and Isaac Baker) and other relatives. Included are bills and receipts from dry goods and hardware merchants, grocers, and livestock dealers; deeds and indentures; and check stubs. There is also an 1840 "schedule of property" for John Ker. Estate papers are for Everard Green, Lewis Baker, and Anthony Baker, with a few items pertaining to Sarah Robinson (including her will manumitting an enslaved person) and Mary Boggs Ker.

Scattered items document John Ker's work with the American Colonization Society, 1837, 1842, 1847-1848; the Natchez Orphan Asylum, 1849; and Oakland College, 1837. One ledger, kept by John and Sarah Ewing, lists accounts of groceries and dry goods sold in Grand Gulf, Miss., and at unidentified locations, 1833-1857; watch and clock repair work done in Port Gibson, Miss., 1840-1845; and cotton picked and monies paid out, 1851 and 1855, on an unidentified plantation.

Also included is a 1776 bill of lading for Messrs. Campbell and Dunbar for foodstuffs shipped from Jamaica up the Mississippi River.

Folders 58-70:

Civil War and postwar papers, 1862-1893, primarily plantation and personal accounts, are of William H. Ker and Mary Susan Ker of Elba Plantation, 1866-1870. There are also several items relating to Albert W. Dunbar and to other Ker family members. Other materials relating to Mary Susan Ker include an 1861 bill from a Natchez grocer and an 1887-1888 account book, documenting her expenditures on a trip abroad to France, Italy, and England, and inventorying household items found at the Vicksburg, Miss., plantation where she was a governess in 1888.

Included in the materials relating to Albert Dunbar are a plantation account book, 1858-1877, containing scattered property and tax inventories and lists of enslaved people for Glenwood, Lake Washington, Dunbarton, and Marathon plantations, as well as a copy of a letter and deed related to the property of G. B. Shields. There are also photocopies of Dunbar's Civil War pardon, 1866. Additional items pertain to Mamie S. Ker and Pamelia Ker.

Folders 71-83:

Other Family Papers, 1806-1898, are scattered items mostly documenting Ker family history, the political career of John Ker, the education of his sons David and John at Oakland College, the political interests and teaching career of his son William H. in Port Gibson, and the family and social activities of his daughters Sarah Evelina and Mary Susan. Included are some short diaries; school essays; public addresses; poems, drawings, and etchings; and political broadsides.

Items of note are an 1842 description of a doctor's treatment of tetanus, the 1878 "Howard Association of New Orleans Rules for Treatment of Yellow Fever," and a list by Mamie S. Ker entitled "What I Can Remember having read before I was 10." There is also an 1806 muster order of Ker's father-in-law Joshua Baker.

Box 4

Folder 42-43

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1776-1829 #04656, Subseries: "1.2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1776-1893 and undated." Box 4, Folder 42-43

Also includes:

Estate of Everard Green, 1804-1805, 1812-1813, 1819, 1821, 1823-1824

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Folder 44-54

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1830-1850 #04656, Subseries: "1.2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1776-1893 and undated." Box 5, Folder 44-54

Also includes:

Estate of Lewis Baker, 1834

Estate of Anthony Baker, 1828, 1834

Box 6

Folder 55-56

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Folder 56

Ledger, John and Sarah Ewing, Port Gibson, Miss., 1833, 1839-1845, 1850-1857 #04656, Subseries: "1.2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1776-1893 and undated." Box 6, Folder 55-56

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1810s-1867 #04656, Subseries: "1.2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1776-1893 and undated." Box 6, Folder 57-62

Also includes:

William H. Ker, Elba Plantation, 1866

Mary Susan Ker, 1866-1867

William H. Ker and Mary Susan Ker, Elba Plantation, 1867

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Folder 63-70

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1857-1893 #04656, Subseries: "1.2. Financial and Legal Papers, 1776-1893 and undated." Box 7, Folder 63-70

Also includes:

William H. Ker, Elba Plantation, 1868-1870

Mary Susan Ker, 1868-1869

Account Book, Albert W. Dunbar et al., 1857-1864, 1866, 1869-1871, 1877: Includes lists of enslaved people for various plantations.

Marriage Certificate, Mamie S. Ker, 1878

Personal Account Book, Mary Susan Ker, 1887

Stock Certificate, Pamelia Ker, 1893

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About 160 items.

Arrangement: chronological by type.

Scattered items mostly documenting Ker family history, the political career of John Ker, the education of his sons David and John at Oakland College, the political interests and teaching career of his son William H. in Port Gibson, and the family and social activities of his daughters Sarah Evelina and Mary Susan. Included are some short diaries; school essays; public addresses; poems, drawings, and etchings; and political broadsides.

Items of note are an 1842 description of a doctor's treatment of tetanus, the 1878 "Howard Association of New Orleans Rules for Treatment of Yellow Fever," and a list by Mamie S. Ker entitled "What I Can Remember having read before I was 10." There is also an 1806 muster order of Ker's father-in-law Joshua Baker.

Box 7

Folder 71

Political Broadside, John Ker, Concordia Parish, Miss., 1830 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 71

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Address before Whig Club by John Ker, 1840 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 72

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Diary, Sarah Evelina Ker, 1841 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 73

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School Essays and Orations, David Ker, 1842-1844 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 74

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School Essays and Orations, David Ker, circa 1842-1844 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 75

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Drawings and Engravings, 1855 and undated #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 76

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School Compositions and Grade Reports, Albert Dunbar, 1866-1871 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 7, Folder 77

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Folder 78

Daily Diaries, Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1884 #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 8, Folder 78

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Genealogical Materials, 1884 and undated #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 8, Folder 79

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Claiborne County, Miss., Election Materials, 1872-1873, 1876, 1879-1881, 1886, and undated #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 8, Folder 80

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Folder 81

Miscellaneous Items, 1806, 1860, 1878, 1880, 1887-1890, 1896, and undated #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 8, Folder 81

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Folder 82

Poems and Other Writings, 1865-1866, 1896, 1898, and undated #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 8, Folder 82

Box 8

Folder 83

Teaching/School Administration Records (W. H. Ker), 1887-1889, 1893, 1897-1898, and undated #04656, Subseries: "1.3. Other Family Papers, 1806-1898 and undated." Box 8, Folder 83

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Twentieth-Century Papers, 1881-1994 and undated.

About 4900 items.

Arrangement: By type.

Personal, teaching, financial and legal, business, and other papers of Mary Susan Ker, her grandnieces Tillie and Catharine Dunbar, and other relatives. Also included are records kept by Tillie and Catharine of the Natchez chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, of which they were officers.

See Series 4-9 for additional 20th-century papers.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated.

About 1000 items.

Chiefly items related to Mary Susan's financial and legal affairs and clippings she saved from newspapers. There are also a significant amount of personal correspondence and scattered teaching and other materials. See also the Mary Susan Ker Papers (#1467).

Folders 84-96:

Letters, 1908-1923, received by Mary Susan, mostly from Tillie and Catharine and from her sister-in-law Josie C. Ker. There are also letters from other Ker, Dunbar, and Butler relatives and from friends in New Orleans and Lake Providence, La., San Antonio, Tex., Portland, Ore., Memphis, Tenn., and various Mississippi locations. The bulk of the letters are from the 1920s and chiefly discuss family news. Three letters, circa 1916-1918, describing the English homefront during World War I, are from Mary Susan's friend Ysobel Forrester in England. Other letters of interest are one, dated 12 December 1912, from a student of Mary Susan's, and two in 1915 from unidentified sisters aboard the U.S.S. Rotterdam.

Folders 97-104:

Bills, receipts, and account books of household and personal expenses, 1888-1920. Also of interest are scattered estate papers, 1888-1914, for Mary Susan's brother Lewis B. Ker.

Folders 105-114:

Newspaper clippings, 1880s-1923, principally related to religious matters, including missionary work in Africa, and to Mississippi history, politics, and education. Folder 114 contains clippings of wedding and death announcements and articles on family members' activities.

Folders 115-120:

Teaching materials are chiefly papers and grade books for students Mary Susan taught at Natchez Institute, 1898-1905. There are also a few undated lesson plan books.

Folders 121-126:

Other materials include are an address book and recipe book for Mary Susan, and a book of meeting minutes for the Natchez Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (See Subseries 2.2.1 and Series 6 for additional D.A.R. material.) Miscellaneous items include poems; materials related to Flora McDonald College in Red Springs, N.C.; and a few loose diary entries.

Box 8

Folder 84-86

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

1908-1913 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 8, Folder 84-86

Box 9

Folder 87-94

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

1914-1922 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 9, Folder 87-94

Box 10

Folder 95-96

Folder 95

Folder 96

1923 and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 10, Folder 95-96

Box 10

Folder 97-100

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Bills and Receipts, 1900s #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 10, Folder 97-100

Box 10

Folder 101

Bank Book, 1904-1905 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 10, Folder 101

Box 10

Folder 102

Estate of Lewis B. Ker, 1888-1897, 1899, 1901, 1903, 1906, 1914 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 10, Folder 102

Box 10

Folder 103-104

Folder 103

Folder 104

Account Books, #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 10, Folder 103-104

Includes:

Household, 1919-1920

Personal, 1920

Box 10

Folder 105-106

Folder 105

Folder 106

Newspaper clippings, 1892-1915 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 10, Folder 105-106

Box 11

Folder 107-113

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Newspaper clippings, 1916-1923 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 11, Folder 107-113

Box 11

Folder 114

Newspaper clippings: Family, 1880s-1920s #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 11, Folder 114

Box 11

Folder 115

Student Papers, 1898-1899 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 11, Folder 115

Box 11

Folder 117

Grade Book, Natchez Institute, 1899-1900 and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 11, Folder 117

Box 11

Folder 118

Grade Book, Natchez Institute, 1904-1905 (S-4656/1) #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 11, Folder 118

Box 12

Folder 119

Student Papers, 1905 and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 119

Box 12

Folder 120

Lesson Books, undated #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 120

Box 12

Folder 121

Address Books, 1906-1916 and 1916-1917 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 121

Box 12

Folder 122

Natchez Classified and Business Directory, 192? #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 122

Box 12

Folder 123

Book of Minutes, D.A.R., Natchez Chapter, 1897-1899, 1903-1905 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 123

Box 12

Folder 124

The High School Dial, Short Story Ed., 1913 #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 124

Box 12

Folder 125

Miscellaneous Items, 1902, 1916, 1921-1922, and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 125

Box 12

Folder 126

Recipe Book, undated #04656, Subseries: "2.1. Mary Susan Ker, 1881-1923 and undated." Box 12, Folder 126

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated.

About 1400 items.

Personal correspondence, business papers, and other materials of Tillie Dunbar of Natchez and Fayette, Miss. There are also scattered personal letters of her employer Judge Jeff Truly, and business items related to the bank he operated in Fayette (where she worked). Included are letters of Ker family relatives; correspondence and other business items documenting Tillie's personal and household finances, the settlement of the estates of Emily Dunbar and Catharine Dunbar Brown, and the affairs of Mary Duncan, an employee of Catharine's; and miscellaneous items relating to Tillie's club memberships and social activities.

Folders 127-152:

Correspondence, 1906-1969, is chiefly personal letters received from Ker, Dunbar, Butler, Pearl, and Cocke relatives, with scattered items from friends. Most early letters are from Mary Susan Ker, 1906-1923, and Tillie's beau Butler Reber, 1919-1920, who wrote often from Natchez after Tillie moved to Fayette. Scattered early letters also appear from Catharine Dunbar and from various relatives, including Genevieve, Josie Ker, Laura Butler, and Lizzie Cade.

Frequent topics of discussion are family health, finances, travels, and social activities and local events and acquaintances in Natchez. In 1937, there are letters from Catharine while she was being treated for liver problems in San Antonio, Tex. Beginning in the 1930s, a significant number of letters are from Mary Dunbar Cocke in Memphis, Tenn., and from Laura Butler. Many later letters from friends concern Tillie's organizational activities. A few, 1961-1962, discuss Catharine's death and the settlement of her estate. Undated letters are mostly from the later period.

Folders 153-192:

Business papers, 1895-1966, document the work and financial life of Tillie Dunbar and that of her employer Judge Jeff Truly. Items related to Tillie's finances and employment include checkbooks, bills and receipts for personal and household accounts, tax returns, and records of insurance she sold. Items for Jeff Truly include contracts, deeds, business and personal correspondence, bank accounts, advertisements and public relations materials for the Jefferson County Bank, and clippings on the banking industry. Much of Truly's personal correspondence concerns his genealogical interests. A few items in both Tillie's and Truly's papers relate to the finances of Mary Duncan and, in 1946, her ward Rebecca Hawkins. There are also estate papers for Emily Dunbar and Catharine.

Folders 193-210:

Other papers, 1894-1956, include personal files Tillie maintained on clubs and organizations to which she belonged, including the Business Women's Circle, the Natchez Historical Society, the Pilgrimage Garden Club, and the Colonial Dames of America. Also included are scattered personal items, including a postcard album, newspaper clippings, address books, recipes, poems, and pamphlets, and a few items relating to Ker family history. Of interest in the printed materials is a June 1921 issue of the magazine "Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang."

Box 12

Folder 127-131

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

1906-1927 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 12, Folder 127-131

Box 13

Folder 132-143

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Folder 143

1928-1952 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 13, Folder 132-143

Box 14

Folder 144-152

Folder 144

Folder 145

Folder 146

Folder 147

Folder 148

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Folder 152

1953-1969 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 14, Folder 144-152

Box 14

Folder 153-154

Folder 153

Folder 154

Business papers, 1895-1934 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 14, Folder 153-154

Also includes:

Stenographer's Notebook, 1915

Tax Returns, 1924-1928

Box 16

Folder 163-170

Folder 163

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Folder 170

Business papers, 1935-1940 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 16, Folder 163-170

Also includes:

Tax returns, 1930-1935

Stenographer's Notebook, 1935-1936

Account Book, 1940

Box 17

Folder 171-179

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Folder 177

Folder 178

Folder 179

Business papers, 1940-1946 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 17, Folder 171-179

Also includes:

Insurance Account Book, 1940-1944

Correspondence, Jeff Truly, 1939-1944

Checkbook, 1944-1946

Box 18

Folder 180-187

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Business papers, 1945-1957 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 18, Folder 180-187

Also includes:

Correspondence, Jeff Truly, 1945-1946

Insurance Accounts, 1930-1947

Tax Returns, 1936-1953

Estate Papers of Emily Dunbar, 1957

Box 19

Folder 188-194

Folder 188

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

Business papers, 1956-1966 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 188-194

Also includes:

Account Book, 1939-1960

Estate of Catharine Dunbar Brown, 1960-1963

Address Books, 1939, 1951

Box 19

Folder 195

Business Women's Circle #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 195

Box 19

Folder 196

Clippings, 1928-1965 #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 196

Box 19

Folder 197

Family History #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 197

Box 19

Folder 198

First Presbyterian Church, Natchez #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 198

Box 19

Folder 199

Miscellaneous #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 199

Box 19

Folder 200

Natchez Historical Society #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 19, Folder 200

Box 20

Folder 201

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 20, Folder 201

Box 20

Folder 202

Pilgrimage Garden Club #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 20, Folder 202

Box 20

Folder 203-204

Folder 203

Folder 204

Postal Souvenirs Album, 1905-1915 and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 20, Folder 203-204

Box 20

Folder 205

Printed Materials, 1910s-1920s #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 20, Folder 205

Box 21

Folder 206-208

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Printed Materials, 1930s-1950s #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 21, Folder 206-208

Box 21

Folder 209

Recipes #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 21, Folder 209

Box 21

Folder 210

Webster's Dictionary, 1894 (with notes, 1920s-1930s) #04656, Subseries: "2.2. Matilda Ralston (Tillie) Dunbar, 1894-1969 and undated." Box 21, Folder 210

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated.

About 900 items.

Personal correspondence, business, teaching, and other papers of Catharine Dunbar Brown. Included are letters exchanged with Ker and Dunbar relatives; financial and legal papers documenting her personal and household finances, her management of the business affairs of Alice Jenkins, Roberta Turpin, Mary Dunbar, and others, and management of her Natchez book and curio shop (Ye Olde Booke Shoppe); roll books, lesson plans, and other materials she used as a teacher at Natchez Institute; and miscellaneous items, including postcard albums, a photo album (PA-4656/1), a diary, and writings on Prohibition.

Folders 211-222:

Scattered letters, 1905-1959, were received mostly from Dunbar and Ker relatives and friends. Frequent correspondents include Percy and Lulie Dunbar in San Antonio, Tillie Dunbar, and David Ker. There are also scattered letters from Katharine Ker, Laura Butler, and others. Letters discuss mostly family news. A number of items in 1916 concern the dedication of a monument by the D.A.R. to Revolutionary War General John Willis. Many of the later letters are addressed to Catharine and "Doc," Catharine's husband Frederick Brown. These are mostly from their friends, many of whom shared Catharine's interest in genealogy and Natchez history.

Folders 223-253:

Business papers, 1911-1953, include one chronological and two alphabetical files maintained by Catharine documenting her household, business, and social affairs. The chronological file, 1911-1953, contains correspondence, bills and receipts, deeds, wills, account books, a telephone/address book, and clippings relating chiefly to properties Catharine owned, her household expenses, and individuals whose financial affairs she managed, including Alice Jenkins, 1927-1929, and Roberta Turpin, 1933-1934.

The first alphabetical file, 1922-1938, chiefly contains items related to Catharine's business affairs, with additional materials similar to those in the chronological file, including correspondence about the finances of Alice Jenkins and Mary Duncan. The second alphabetical file, 1931-1935, chiefly contains correspondence concerning books and antiques to be sold at Ye Olde Booke Shoppe. There are also four other folders containing accounts, receipts, financial statements, and miscellaneous items relating to Ye Olde Booke Shoppe.

Folders 254-261:

Teaching materials, 1893-1914, include lesson plans, roll books, and miscellaneous student papers kept by Catharine from her tenure at the Natchez Institute, along with class notes she took as a student at the University of Mississippi and texts she used for teaching Sunday School.

Folders 262-267:

Other papers, 1906-1955, include two albums of early 20th-century postcards, many with messages; a photo album containing mostly photographs of the Dunbar and Ker families; clippings about and a paper Catharine wrote on Prohibition; a household inventory book with scattered entries; and a diary with short entries describing daily events, 1951-1955.

Box 21

Folder 211-214

Folder 211

Folder 212

Folder 213

Folder 214

1905-1926 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 21, Folder 211-214

Box 22

Folder 215-222

Folder 215

Folder 216

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

Folder 221

Folder 222

1928-1959 and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 22, Folder 215-222

Box 22

Folder 223-225

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

Business Papers, 1911-1934 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 22, Folder 223-225

Also includes:

Household Account Book, 1919-1934

Box 23

Folder 226-230

Folder 226

Folder 227

Folder 228

Folder 229

Folder 230

Business Papers, 1931-1953 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 23, Folder 226-230

Also includes:

Household Account Book Enclosures, 1930-1938

Telephone/Address Book, 1947

Box 23

Folder 231-237

Folder 231

Folder 232

Folder 233

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

Business Files, General, A-W #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 23, Folder 231-237

Box 24

Folder 238-253

Folder 238

Folder 239

Folder 240

Folder 241

Folder 242

Folder 243

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

Folder 253

Ye Olde Booke Shoppe #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 24, Folder 238-253

Box 25

Folder 254

College Class Notes #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 25, Folder 254

Box 25

Folder 255-258

Folder 255

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

Lesson Plans and Roll Books #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 25, Folder 255-258

Box 25

Folder 259

"Limericks of Class A,1913-1914" and Other Student Items #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 25, Folder 259

Box 25

Folder 260

Miscellaneous #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 25, Folder 260

Box 25

Folder 261

Sunday School Texts #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 25, Folder 261

Box 26

Folder 262-263

Folder 262

Folder 263

Postcard Album, circa 1906-1913 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 26, Folder 262-263

Photograph Album PA-4656/1

Photo Album, 1915 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." PA-4656/1

Box 27

Folder 265

Prohibition, 1915, 1917, and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 27, Folder 265

Box 27

Folder 266

Household Inventory Book, 1935-1936 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 27, Folder 266

Box 27

Folder 267

Diary, 1951-1955 #04656, Subseries: "2.3. Catharine Shields Dunbar Brown, 1893-1959 and undated." Box 27, Folder 267

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated.

About 950 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Correspondence, general files, and account books maintained by Catharine Dunbar Brown in her capacity as treasurer and regent of the Natchez Chapter of the D.A.R. and curator of Rosalie, the antebellum home restored and opened to tourists by the Chapter.

For addition D.A.R. material, see Series 6.

Folders 280-300:

Chronological files, 1924-1968 (bulk 1940s), containing correspondence; meeting materials, including agendas and programs; legal papers concerning the acquisition of Rosalie; clippings; membership lists; resolutions; by-laws; financial records; and scattered D.A.R. publications.

Folders 301-318

Alphabetical correspondence file, 1939-1945, of Catharine Dunbar Brown with fellow D.A.R. officers and others. Letters chiefly discuss Rosalie, organizational finances and business, conferences, membership, and the Natchez Pilgrimage.

Folders 319-326

Rosalie, 1948-1968, consists of accounts of visitors to and expenditures for the decoration and repair of Rosalie, the antebellum home restored and opened to tourists by the Chapter.

Box 29

Folder 280-286

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

Folder 283

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

1924-October 1947 #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 29, Folder 280-286

Box 30

Folder 287-293

Folder 287

Folder 288

Folder 289

Folder 290

Folder 291

Folder 292

Folder 293

November 1947-1950 #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 30, Folder 287-293

Box 31

Folder 294-300

Folder 294

Folder 295

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

Folder 299

Folder 300

1951-1968, and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 31, Folder 294-300

Box 32

Folder 301-309

Folder 301

Folder 302

Folder 303

Folder 304

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

A-J #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 32, Folder 301-309

Box 33

Folder 310-318

Folder 310

Folder 311

Folder 312

Folder 313

Folder 314

Folder 315

Folder 316

Folder 317

Folder 318

K-Z #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 33, Folder 310-318

Box 34

Folder 319-320

Folder 319

Folder 320

Rosalie Guide Service Account, 1948-1950 #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 34, Folder 319-320

Box 34

Folder 321-322

Folder 321

Folder 322

Rosalie Guide Service Account, 1950-1954 #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 34, Folder 321-322

Box 34

Folder 323-324

Folder 323

Folder 324

Curator Year Book, 1958 #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 34, Folder 323-324

Box 34

Folder 325-326

Folder 325

Folder 326

Rosalie Guide Service Account, 1955-1968 #04656, Subseries: "2.5. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924-1968 and undated." Box 34, Folder 325-326

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.6. Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967 and undated.

About 450 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Correspondence, office files, and visitors' calendars maintained by Catharine Dunbar Brown and Tillie Ralston Dunbar for the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Calendars contain accounts for Evansview.

Folders 327-337:

Correspondence, 1941-1961 files maintained by Catharine and, after Catharine's death in 1960, by Tillie, concerning the activities of the Natchez Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Letters scattered through the 1940s and 1950s are addressed to Tillie. They chiefly discuss her role as chair of the Historic Activities Committee. A few committee reports and other miscellaneous items are interspersed with the correspondence.

Folders 338-341:

Evansview, 1962-1966, includes a calendar of visitors to and expenditures for Evansview (formerly Bontura), the Natchez, Miss., antebellum home owned by and opened to tourists by the Colonial Dames.

Folders 342-349:

Other Material, 1945-1967, includes meeting materials, including minutes, agendas, and programs; financial records; membership lists; by-laws; scattered publications; clippings; and resolutions of the Natchez Chapter of the Colonial Dames. Most of the materials, 1966-1967, are financial records for Evansview.

For additional Colonial Dames material, see Series 6.

Box 34

Folder 327-330

Folder 327

Folder 328

Folder 329

Folder 330

1941-October 1961 #04656, Subseries: "2.6. Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967 and undated." Box 34, Folder 327-330

Box 35

Folder 331-337

Folder 331

Folder 332

Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

November 1961-1967, and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.6. Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967 and undated." Box 35, Folder 331-337

Box 35

Folder 338-339

Folder 338

Folder 339

Evansview Calendar, 1962-1964 #04656, Subseries: "2.6. Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967 and undated." Box 35, Folder 338-339

Box 36

Folder 340-341

Folder 340

Folder 341

Evansview Calendar, 1964-1966 #04656, Subseries: "2.6. Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967 and undated." Box 36, Folder 340-341

Box 36

Folder 342-349

Folder 342

Folder 343

Folder 344

Folder 345

Folder 346

Folder 347

Folder 348

Folder 349

1945-1967, and undated #04656, Subseries: "2.6. Colonial Dames of America, 1941-1967 and undated." Box 36, Folder 342-349

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated.

About 220 items.

Arrangement: chronological by type.

Mostly 19th-century portraits, including many childhood portraits, and other photographs of Ker, Dunbar, Butler, Forrester, Metcalfe, Choppin, Cade, Boyd, and other family members. There are also photographs of sports teams, school classes, and other group portraits, and photographs of scenes in and around Natchez, Miss., and abroad. None are in color. Unless otherwise noted, pictures are from the late 19th or early 20th century.

Included are four tintypes (SF-4656/1-4), and several colorized photos (P-4656/Folder 28). An album of photos (PA-4656/1) of family and friends compiled by Catharine Dunbar and two albums of postcards (folders 256-257), many bearing pictures, are filed in Series 2.1.3.4. Two additional postcard albums are filed in Series 2.1.2.3 (folders 195-196).

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 1

Twelve portraits, 1875-1889. Individuals are Heloise de Mailly Reighley, Nellie Dunbar, Albert W. Dunbar, Adrienne and Paquette Forrester, Mamie and Nellie Dunbar, Tillie Dunbar, Annie Metcalfe, Ulrich von der Becke, and E. L. Dudley. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 1

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 2

Three portraits, 1893-1898, of Elizabeth Garth, Alberta and Jennie McGalliard, and Mary Jenkins, and nine photographs of men and women playing tennis and golf at the Dumbarton Club in 1900. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 2

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 3

Four portraits, 1902-1904, of James P. Butler, Jr., Josephine Davis, Mary [?], and Margaret Butler; two photographs of Edward Jacob McLovick, Jr., 1910, one of which was taken with an African-American nurse; one photograph of an unidentified woman in a nurse's uniform, 1931; one photograph of Eugenie [?], 1938, and one of her holding her daughter Mary Rebecca, 1945; two photographs of Patricia "Patsy" Moore, 1939 and 1941; and one photograph of Lucy Carolyn Shephard, 1939. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 3

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 4

Ten snapshots of Kathleen [?], Catharine Dunbar's African-American maid, and an unidentified man in Catharine's back yard, 1940; six snapshots of Thelma Truly Brown, Catharine's neighbor, 1940; two snapshots of an unidentified African-American woman with Catharine's dog Sheba, 1950; 13 snapshots of Sheba, 1940-1941 and 1949-1950; one photograph of Barbara Allen Field, 1951; one photograph of John [?] and two other boys, 1950; and two mid-20th century photographs of unidentified individuals. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 4

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 5

Eight portraits, late 19th century, including four of James P. Butler and one each of Mamie F. Butler, Sarah Duncan Butler, Mrs. Chapman, and Dr. Choppin. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 5

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 6

Six portraits, late 19th century, including Minna Blake, James P. Butler, Jr., Richard Butler, Dick Jones, Henry Green, and Mrs. Owen with her son Archie. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 6

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 7

Eight portraits, late 19th century, of E. L. Dudley, Rose Choppin, Joseph B. Stratton, Frank Reid, Etta Killingsworth, Dr. McPheters, Charles Taylor Cade, and Daniel Douglass, and one undated photograph of Mrs. Le Blanc, Mrs. Harrell, and Mrs. Cade "on the Pavillion on the beach at High Island." #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 7

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 8

Seven portraits, late 19th century, of Annie Calvert Jones, Amelie L. Ellis, Maria Shields, Lizzie Rotelot, Anna Martin, Mary McClure, and Algernon Dougherty, and one tintype (SF-P-4656/1) of Charley Adams standing and an unidentified man sitting. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 8

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 9

Six portraits, late 19th century, including three portraits of Algernon Dougherty, one of Mamie Butler, one of Sarah and Richard Butler, one of an unidentified man, and two undated late 19th or early 20th century photographs, one of "Mrs. Harrison in the parlor at Laurel Hill" and one of Mr. Ives and Mr. Bardager in front of the "hotel at High Island." #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 9

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 10

Ten portraits, late 19th century, including two of Mrs. David Ker and single portraits of Marie Watkins, Heloise De Mailly Reighley, David Ker, William B. Ker, Bettie Cade, Hanna and Bettie Cade, Charles Cade, and Robert Cade. Also one colorized undated photograph of a painting of Rose Choppin. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 10

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 11

Eight portraits of Mattie Lou Lyne, J. M. Gleeson, Amelia Choppin, Jimmie [?], William Offley Forrester, Robert Southgate Boyd, Kilty Cade, and Richard Butler, and two negatives of portraits of Richard Butler. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 11

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 12

Nine portraits of Martin Magruder, Alice (Allie) Jenkins, Emily Dunbar, Lettie and Loulie [Ker?], Louise Taylor, Morgan and Maseisse Johnson, Elizabeth Reid with her grandson, W. A. Killingsworth, and Annie M. Knight. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 12

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 13

Eight portraits of Leolon Carpenter and sister, Ethel Nyly, Adrienne Forrester, Paquette Forrester, Charles Joseph Nyly, Bertie Dunbar, and Georgie Dunbar; one undated photograph of Margot Butler outside "The Cottage" with her dogs; and four undated miniature photographs of two unidentified young women. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 13

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 14

Twenty-six portraits including two portraits of Heloise de Mailly and single portraits of Lorenius [?], the Martin children, George E. Chamberlain, Bertie Dunbar, Ysobel Forrester, W. R. Kent, Lt. Boseman, E. L. Dudley, Mamie S. [?], Katie Foster, Marie de M. Watkins and her son George, Mary Ker, Hal Minor, Richard A. Kent, Mira V. Blake, Isoline Bodd, Charley Adams, Ysobel Forrester and her daughter Paquette, Empress Eugenie of France, Paquette Forrester, Harry M. Dudley, Rose Choppin, Rev. Mr. Watkins, and an unidentified child. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 14

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 15

Twelve unidentified portraits; one strip of four photographs of an unidentified young woman; a portrait of an African-American woman; and a photograph of a man and woman playing board games. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 15

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 16

Photograph of a painting of a man and boy looking out a window, 1887; ten undated portraits of unidentified individuals; an undated photograph of an unidentified man and two young girls standing on a rock formation; and two tintypes, one of two unidentified men (SF-P-4656/2) and one of an unidentified woman (SF-P-4656/3). #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 16

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 17

Fourteen portraits, 1902 and undated, of unidentified individuals and one undated portrait of Tammie [?]. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 17

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 18

Ten portraits of unidentified individuals; five snapshots of unidentified women, dressed in ball gowns; two snapshots of unidentified women standing next to a car; and two snapshots of unidentified women. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 18

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 19

One group portrait, 1947, of members of the D.A.R. at Rosalie and one similar group portrait, 1949; one undated snapshot of a nursing class labeled "Dr. G.;" eleven snapshots, 1941-1942, 1958 and undated, of unidentified individuals; and three photographs of unidentified women, one sitting at a spinning wheel, one standing in front of Ye Olde Booke Shop, and one squatting next to a basket of peanuts. Also one large photograph of young girls dressed in ball gowns, 1958. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 19

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 20

Six photographs, including two of Hannah Rice, Mary Susan Ker, and Mrs. Milner at Louise Butler's house in Waukesha, Wis., 1909; two of football teams from A. & M. in Starksville, Miss., 1896 and undated; one of the "Fourth Grades," Natchez Institute, undated; and one of a grade school class which included Walter McCrea, Joseph Murphy, Charles Byrnes, Jack McCrea, Lanneau Baker, Edward Delanry, Butler Reber, and Bertie Dunbar, undated; one undated portrait of the Robert Portis Hyams family, including Mrs. Hyams, Robert Jr., and Eleanor May Hyams; and two unidentified family portraits, possibly of the children of Mamie S. Dunbar, undated. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 20

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 21

Twelve portraits, late 19th century, of individual members of the Foster and Pearl families. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 21

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 22

Six portraits, late 19th century, of individual members of the family of Frank Reid. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 22

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 23

Five unidentified photographs of groups, including one of a group of men and women at "Hot Springs," one of a group of African-American and white workers in front of a brick building, one class picture, and two of young men and women together in the countryside, and two unidentified family portraits. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 23

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 24

Five unidentified class pictures, possibly from the Natchez Institute, early 20th century, and a photograph of a boat parked in front of Baker & McDowell Hardware, undated. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 24

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 25

Two nursing class pictures, undated, one unidentified and the other containing Regina Lillia, Daisy Briggs, Maggie Briggs, Mrs. Jemison, Helen Tracy, Julia Britt, and Lecetta Britt; one photograph of four unidentified women in a horse-drawn buggy, undated; one undated photograph of three unidentified girls; and one photograph of a group of unidentified bathers at Culvers Lake, N.J., 1916. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 25

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 26

Nine photographs of Louise Butler's house in Waukesha, Wisc., 1909; three undated photographs of the "Hall at Arlington"; one photograph of the interior and one of the exterior of Laurel Hill, undated; one postcard photograph of "Byde-A-Whyle" in Farmington, Conn.; and two photographs of the villa in Baden-Baden, Germany, that Amelia Choppin occupied in the late 1880s. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 26

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 27

Two photographs of "The Cottage" and its grounds, undated; three photographs of the interior of 233 West 77th St., N.Y.; one photograph of "Camp Stop a While" in Culvers Lake, N.J., 1916; four photographs, 1880s, of bridges and tunnels in Switzerland; and one snapshot, 1940, of the Mississippi River covered in ice. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 27

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 28

Eleven photographs of unidentified houses and landscape scenes, probably near Natchez, Miss., and three colorized photographs of Asian landscape scenes, 1940 and undated. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 28

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 29

Six photographs of students, teachers, and a groundsman at Stanton College. #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 29

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 30

Four photographs and a tintype, 1880s-1890s, sent to Mary Susan Ker by Algernon Dougherty, including one of "Shore Lodge" at Parkstons on Lea, one of the Blue Grotto in Capri, a sheet of photos of religious art, one photograph of a religious painting of Monsignor Straniers, and a tintype is of an unidentified woman sitting in a chair (SF-P-4656/2) #04656, Series: "3. Pictures, 1875-1951 and undated." P-4656/Folder 30

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600 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 96076, 96175

Arrangement: chronological.

Personal and business letters of members of the Ker, Dunbar, and Hyams families. The letters from 1803 through the 1860s are mainly to John Ker. Letters of particular interest include that of 1803 to Jonathan Dayton, which discusses the imminent transfer of New Orleans to the United States and predicts that it will become one of the nation's most important ports. There is an 1831 letter to John Ker from Mr. Thomas of Alexandria discussing the desirability of getting the free blacks out of the United States. A letter of 26 May 1850 mentions the writer, Adam Kleffort's, fears of persecution by doctors and their "mesmeric thought stealing." There is also a letter to John Ker from General John Quitman. There are also many letters to Mary S. Ker.

From 1894 through the 1950s, the majority of the letters are to Matilda (Tillie) Ralston Dunbar and her sister Catherine Dunbar Brown. Correspondents include Tillie and Catherine Dunbar, their sister Mary and brother Albert, their Aunts Mamie and Josie Ker, and relatives Laura and Pierce Butler. Letters mainly discuss family news. In the 1950s through the 1990s, most of the letters are addressed to Sue Percy Ker Hyams, but there continue to be many letters to and from Tillie Dunbar and Catherine Dunbar Brown. These later letters discuss family and social news, Daughters of the American Revolution business, Robert P. Hyams's barge and towing business, the bankruptcy of Pierce Butler in the 1930s, and Sue Percy Ker Hyams's work in historic preservation.

See also Series 1 and Series 2.

Box 37

Folder 350-368

Folder 350

Folder 351

Folder 352

Folder 353

Folder 354

Folder 355

Folder 356

Folder 357

Folder 358

Folder 359

Folder 360

Folder 361

Folder 362

Folder 363

Folder 364

Folder 365

Folder 366

Folder 367

Folder 368

1803-1905 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 37, Folder 350-368

Box 38

Folder 369-376

Folder 369

Folder 370

Folder 371

Folder 372

Folder 373

Folder 374

Folder 375

Folder 376

1906-1908 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 38, Folder 369-376

Box 38

Folder 377

Postcards 1908 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 38, Folder 377

Box 39

Folder 378-388

Folder 378

Folder 379

Folder 380

Folder 381

Folder 382

Folder 383

Folder 384

Folder 385

Folder 386

Folder 387

Folder 388

1909-1911 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 39, Folder 378-388

Box 40

Folder 389

Postcards 1911 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 40, Folder 389

Box 40

Folder 390-397

Folder 390

Folder 391

Folder 392

Folder 393

Folder 394

Folder 395

Folder 396

Folder 397

1912-1913 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 40, Folder 390-397

Box 41

Folder 398-405

Folder 398

Folder 399

Folder 400

Folder 401

Folder 402

Folder 403

Folder 404

Folder 405

1914-1916 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 41, Folder 398-405

Box 42

Folder 406-417

Folder 406

Folder 407

Folder 408

Folder 409

Folder 410

Folder 411

Folder 412

Folder 413

Folder 414

Folder 415

Folder 416

Folder 417

1917-1923 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 42, Folder 406-417

Box 43

Folder 418-430

Folder 418

Folder 419

Folder 420

Folder 421

Folder 422

Folder 423

Folder 424

Folder 425

Folder 426

Folder 427

Folder 428

Folder 429

Folder 430

1924-1939 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 43, Folder 418-430

Box 44

Folder 431-446

Folder 431

Folder 432

Folder 433

Folder 434

Folder 435

Folder 436

Folder 437

Folder 438

Folder 439

Folder 440

Folder 441

Folder 442

Folder 443

Folder 444

Folder 445

Folder 446

1940-1957 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 44, Folder 431-446

Box 45

Folder 447-461

Folder 447

Folder 448

Folder 449

Folder 450

Folder 451

Folder 452

Folder 453

Folder 454

Folder 455

Folder 456

Folder 457

Folder 458

Folder 459

Folder 460

Folder 461

1958-1973 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 45, Folder 447-461

Box 46

Folder 462-477

Folder 462

Folder 463

Folder 464

Folder 465

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Folder 469

Folder 470

Folder 471

Folder 472

Folder 473

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

1974-1996 #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 46, Folder 462-477

Box 47

Folder 478-484

Folder 478

Folder 479

Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

Undated #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 47, Folder 478-484

Includes letters and invitations to Mary Ker, Catharine Dunbar Brown, Tillie Dunbar, Sue Percy Ker Hyams, and others.

Box 48

Folder 485-487

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

Christmas cards and calling cards #04656, Series: "4A. Letters, 1803-1996 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 485-487

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996).

100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 96076, 96175

Arrangement: by type of material.

Contains various financial and legal records of the Ker, Dunbar, and related families. The nineteenth-century legal material includes, among other documents, wills of Margaret Dunlop and Helen and Annette Smith, deeds of conveyance for land; nineteenth-century bills and receipts mainly of Mary S. Ker, with a few of John Ker and others. Twentieth-century legal material includes wills of Tillie Dunbar, powers of attorney, deeds of conveyance for land, and others. Other financial material in the series includes various documents and notes related to settling the estate of Tillie Dunbar, and many bank and account books kept by Emily Dunbar, Tillie Dunbar, Catherine Dunbar Brown, Dr. Ambrose Storck, and Sue Percy Ker Hyams (to whom the records of fabric purchased probably belonged.) There are also stock certificates, mainly for individual boats run by Robert P. Hyams barge and towing business, which were received in mostly blank books of stock certificates.

See also financial and legal papers in Series 1 and Series 2.

Box 48

Folder 488

19th-century Legal Material #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 488

Box 48

Folder 489

19th-century Bills and Receipts #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 489

Box 48

Folder 490-491

Folder 490

Folder 491

20th-century Legal Material #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 490-491

Box 48

Folder 492

20th-century Bills and Receipts #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 492

Box 48

Folder 493

Stock Certificates #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 493

Box 48

Folder 494

Estate of Tillie Dunbar #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 494

Box 48

Folder 495

Miscellaneous Financial Records #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 48, Folder 495

Box 49

Folder 496

Tillie Dunbar's Bank Book, 1902 - 1908 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 496

Box 49

Folder 497

Grocery Account Book, 1903 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 497

Box 49

Folder 498

Dr. Ambrose Storck's Ledger, 1915-1917 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 498

Box 49

Folder 499

Account Book, 1922-1936 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 499

Box 49

Folder 500

"The Hobby Shop" book, 1923 - 1936 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 500

Box 49

Folder 501

Bank and Account Books of Emily Dunbar, 1924 - 1948 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 501

Box 49

Folder 502

Account Book, 1928 - 1954 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 502

Box 49

Folder 503

Catherine D. Brown's Account Book, 1931 - 1954 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 503

Box 49

Folder 504

"Record of Sales" Book, 1936 - 1937 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 49, Folder 504

Box 50

Folder 505

Fabric Order Book, 1950 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 50, Folder 505

Box 50

Folder 506

Account Book, Stocks Book, 1956 - 1969 #04656, Series: "5A. Financial and Legal Material, 1839-1991 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 50, Folder 506

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6A. Genealogical Organizations and Related Material, 1905-1994 (Addition of November 1996).

200 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 96076, 96175

Arrangement: by organization and subject.

Various materials related to the genealogical research done by many members of the Ker and Dunbar families, especially Tillie and Catherine Dunbar and Sue Percy Ker Hyams, including their documentation of lines of descent to gain membership in such organizations as the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, and many others. Because the genealogical research these women did for their own interest, for qualification to join the genealogical organizations, and the activities of those organizations are all so closely related, they are combined in this series. There are many letters in the Letters series which relate to their genealogical research as well. This series includes administrative information produced by the D.A.R. and the Colonial Dames, in which both Tillie and Catherine Dunbar held office, and especially material related to the management of the historic Natchez houses, "Rosalie," "Evansview" and "Bontura," restored and opened to the public by these organizations. The other genealogical organizations to which Sue Percy Ker Hyams and her family applied for membership include the Order of the First Families of Mississippi, The Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina, and many others. Material for these other societies consists mainly of application forms showing the appropriate descent.

Other papers related to the D.A.R. and the Colonial Dames may be found in Series 2.2.

Box 50

Folder 507-512

Folder 507

Folder 508

Folder 509

Folder 510

Folder 511

Folder 512

Daughters of the American Revolution - general material #04656, Series: "6A. Genealogical Organizations and Related Material, 1905-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 50, Folder 507-512

Box 51

Folder 513-519

Folder 513

Folder 514

Folder 515

Folder 516

Folder 517

Folder 518

Folder 519

Colonial Dames #04656, Series: "6A. Genealogical Organizations and Related Material, 1905-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 51, Folder 513-519

Box 51

Folder 520-522

Folder 520

Folder 521

Folder 522

Miscellaneous Genealogical Notes #04656, Series: "6A. Genealogical Organizations and Related Material, 1905-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 51, Folder 520-522

Box 52

Folder 523

Miscellaneous Genealogical Notes #04656, Series: "6A. Genealogical Organizations and Related Material, 1905-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 523

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996).

100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 96076, 96175

Arrangement: by originator of materials and type of materials, roughly chronological.

School assignments, notebooks, and report cards of Tillie and Catherine Dunbar produced mainly in the early twentieth century. Also includes Tillie Dunbar's books and assignments from The George H. Powell System of Advertising Instruction correspondence course. There are two grade books kept by Mary S. Ker when she was a teacher in the 1890s. Other nineteenth-century material includes two composition books kept by Matilda B. Ralston in which English sentences are translated into French, and Charles Dorrance Stuart's 1865 copy book which begins with the statement, "A reward of a gun for copying this speech. Speech on the Force Bill." Other school-related material includes various school bulletins and Mary S. Ker's teaching license and contracts.

See also Series 2.1 for additional teaching materials.

Box 52

Folder 524

Report Cards, 1893 - 1912 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 524

Box 52

Folder 525

Matilda B. Ralston, undated 19th century #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 525

Box 52

Folder 526

Charles Dorrance Stuart, 1865 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 526

Box 52

Folder 527

Tracy's School Record - Mary S. Ker, 1894 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 527

Box 52

Folder 528

Teacher's Class Record - Mary S. Ker, 1896 and related material #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 528

Box 52

Folder 529

Teacher's License and Contracts - Mary S. Ker, 1896 - 1915 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 529

Box 52

Folder 530

Tillie Ralston Dunbar, 1903 - 1904 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 530

Box 52

Folder 531

Catherine Shields Dunbar, c.1904 - 1908 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 531

Box 52

Folder 532

Advertising School Correspondence Course - Books and other materials #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 52, Folder 532

Box 53

Folder 533-534

Folder 533

Folder 534

Advertising Correspondence Course, 1907-1908, 1910 #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 53, Folder 533-534

Box 53

Folder 535

Flora Macdonald College, Crossnore School, and Piney Woods School Bulletins, 1920s - 1950s #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 53, Folder 535

Box 53

Folder 536

Miscellaneous Schoolwork #04656, Series: "7A. Schoolwork, Teaching and Related Materials, 1865-1950s (Addition of November 1996)." Box 53, Folder 536

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996).

100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 96076, 96175

Arrangement: none.

Scrapbooks and other materials, including six scrapbooks, some of which contain advertising and other pictures and some of which contain newspaper clippings. Also in this series are a number of other volumes, especially commonplace books in which the women of the Ker and Dunbar families wrote poems, song lyrics, aphorisms, and a few journal-like entries. Documentation of Robert P. Hyams's barge and towing business and of the individual tug boats he owned are also included. (See also the Stocks folder in the Financial and Legal series for stocks issued in these boats.) There are several drafts of a National Geographic article about New Orleans, for which Sue Percy Ker Hyams was interviewed and in which she appears as a character. Other materials document the Natchez Pilgrimage and other social and historical activities. The story of Mr. Cosgrove is a 48-page typewritten story told from the point of view of a child's teddy bear, Mr. Cosgrove.

Box 54

Folder 545

Church Material #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 545

Box 54

Folder 546

Invitations, Programs, etc. #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 546

Box 54

Folder 547

Drafts of National Geographic Article on New Orleans #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 547

Box 54

Folder 548

Preservation and Historic Organizations #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 548

Box 54

Folder 549

Over the Garden Wall, Natchez Garden Club #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 549

Box 54

Folder 550-551

Folder 550

Folder 551

Natchez Pilgrimage #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 550-551

Box 54

Folder 552

Story of Mr. Cosgrove and related material #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 552

Box 54

Folder 553

Poems #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 553

Box 54

Folder 554

Recipes #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 554

Box 54

Folder 555

Notes #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 555

Box 54

Folder 556

Clippings #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 54, Folder 556

Box 55

Folder 557

Certificates and other miscellaneous material #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 55, Folder 557

Box 55

Folder 558

Essays, Speeches, etc. #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 55, Folder 558

Box 55

Folder 559

Drawings #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 55, Folder 559

Box 55

Folder 560

Memorials to Tillie Dunbar #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 55, Folder 560

Box 55

Folder 561

Robert P. Hyams Barge and Towing Business #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 55, Folder 561

Box 55

Folder 562

"Minute Book and Organization Records of Tugboat R. P. Hyams, Inc." #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 55, Folder 562

Box 56

Folder 563

Album - Eliza Stuart, 1839 #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 56, Folder 563

Box 56

Folder 564

Commonplace Book, 1839 - 1852 #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 56, Folder 564

Box 56

Folder 565

Commonplace Book - Mary S. Ker, 1861 #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 56, Folder 565

Box 56

Folder 566-567

Folder 566

Folder 567

Garden Journal, 1920 - 1923 #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 56, Folder 566-567

Box 56

Folder 568

Commonplace Book - Sue Percy Ker Hyams, 1928 #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 56, Folder 568

Box 57

Folder 569

Commonplace Book - Sue Percy Ker Hyams, 1933 #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 57, Folder 569

Box 57

Folder 570

"Selections of Poetry" - M. B. Ralston, 19th Century #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 57, Folder 570

Box 57

Folder 571

Address Books (3) #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 57, Folder 571

Box 57

Folder 572

Notebooks (3) #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." Box 57, Folder 572

Oversize Volume SV-4656/1

Scrapbook #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." SV-4656/1

Oversize Volume SV-4656/2

Scrapbook #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." SV-4656/2

Oversize Volume SV-4656/3

Scrapbook #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." SV-4656/3

Oversize Volume SV-4656/4

Scrapbook #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." SV-4656/4

Oversize Volume SV-4656/5

Scrapbook #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." SV-4656/5

Oversize Volume SV-4656/6

Scrapbook #04656, Series: "8A. Miscellaneous Material, 1839-1994 (Addition of November 1996)." SV-4656/6

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996).

About 1000 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 96076, 96175

Arrangement: into groups of family, friends, and unidentified people.

Large series of photographs. Photographs of numerous individuals who are represented in the papers of this collection. Many excellent photographs of men, women, and children in late 19th century and early 20th century costume.

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 31

Family Painted Portraits. Painted portraits of Mary Susan Ker, an unidentified man, and an unidentified woman, and drawing of a man labeled Rodney, Ms. Photographs of painted portraits: unidentified boy, Roane's Uncle Rousseau; David Ker, 1795; Mary Boggs Ker, 1795; John Ker, M. D.; Dr. Rush Nutt; Crosby Smith Skidmore; Dr. Haller Nutt; Arlie? C. Worth; Anne ?; unidentified woman, and an unidentified man. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 31

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 32

Family Photographs: Butler Family. Two portraits of Mamie Fort Butler and a portrait of Laura Ormonde Butler. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 32

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 33

Family Photographs: Dunbar Family. Portraits: Mamie Dunbar, 1895; G. Beauvist [?] Dunbar; W. A. McP. Dunbar; [?] Dunbar; 3 portraits of Emily Dunbar undated, 1884, and 1888; R. Adams Britton and Tillie R. Dunbar; Catherine Dunbar; Mary Ker Dunbar, 1908; series of portraits of Tillie Dunbar; series of Mary Dunbar; A. W. Dunbar, Jr., 1901; and W. McPhetens Dunbar, 1887. Group photograph of Mamie Dunbar's children: Albert Willis, Mary Ker, Catherine Shields, Tillie Ralston, and Percy Ker Dunbar. Group photograph of Catherine Dunbar, Mrs. Duncan Postlethwaite, Mrs. Barton, Kitty Rhodes, and Mrs. John Ayres in costume as characters in "Cranford". Three group photographs of D.A.R. gatherings that include Tillie Dunbar. Snapshots: Six photographs of Catherine and Tillie Dunbar and friends; Catherine and Tillie Dunbar; Tillie Dunbar; Tillie Dunbar and Butler Reber; Tillie Dunbar and Aunt Lil; Tillie Dunbar and two unidentified women; two photographs of Tillie Dunbar and Carol Ann Crum in antebellum costume, 1964; and Tillie Dunbar; Mrs. Robert McLaurin in antebellum costume, 1965. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 33

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 34

Family Photographs: Hyams Family. Portraits: four portraits of Sue Hyams, 1946, 1949, and two undated; Cindy, David, and Alan. Group photographs: a wedding photograph of Mr. Tecker, Clem Yore and wife, Sue Hyams, Mrs. Byerly, her son Lee and daughter Ruth, Darrell Gifford (groom) Helen Byerly (bride), and Rev. Kuykendall and wife; photographs of three carriages filled with people and Euphemie Ayraud [Sue Hyams's mother] in center carriage. Sue Hyams at a children's birthday party; Sue Hyams with an unidentified man and woman; group photo that includes: Warren Woodward, Eleanor Tuttle, Mrs. Douglas McArthur, John Rountree, Charles Own Johnson, Mrs. Dewitt Gordon. Snapshots: two snapshots of Sue K. Hyams and Ambrose Storck; Susan Hyams Foy [?] and her mother Sue Percy Ker Hyams; Sue Hines and Ron Hyams; Susan Percy Hyams and Mrs. Rothrock; and Catherine Dunbar Brown and Sue Ker Hyams, 1939. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 34

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 35

Family Photographs: Ker Family. Portraits: two portraits of William Henry Ker, Jr.; Mary Ker, 1903; John Ker; Jack Ker; Nellie Ker Pearl; Mary Susan Ker, 1887; David Ker, 1896; Cindy Ker; Miss Mary Ker; and David Ker, 1916. Snapshots: two snapshots of Jack Jr. and Harmar Denny Ker, 1915; the four little Hallers and John Ker, Jr., 1913; John Ker and Nan Waters; two pictures of John Ker with unknown women; and a series of twenty snapshots of Mary Susan Ker with her cat and her sister-in-law Josie Chamberlain Ker, Jack and Harmar Ker in Hamburg, three wedding photos of Katherine Ker Shepard, 1965. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 35

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 36

Family Photographs: Ralston Family. Portraits of George Ralston, 1888; and Mrs. George L. Ralston and child. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 36

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 37

Family Photographs: Other Family Members. Portraits: 10 year old boy labeled "My Darling", 1891; group photograph of Cousin Amelia, Rose, Sherbourne Choppin and wife; Mary; Carrie; Julia Morgan Pearl. Snapshots: baby in a carriage labeled "How do you like me, Aunt Lillie?"; Aunt Lil; and Lillie; photographs, 1921-1922, mostly of Catherine Ralston Cocke. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 37

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 38

Friends and Associates. Portraits: Mary McGavock Russell; Catherine Boyd; Mary Foster; Namie Rhodes; Miss Sanderson; Alice Jenkins; Margaret Larawson; Nell Larawson; Loren Kent; McColler [?]; L. R. Connor, 1896; S. G. Higginson, 1892; McNuron [?], Elliot Penrose Jones, 1889; Dorothy Ann Campbell; Mrs. G. Buchmann; hand-colored photograph of Louise Oliver Ford; David Israel; Henry A. Garrett; Daisy E.; Eugene Ellis, Jr.; Daisy Blake; Kittie and David; Mrs. Leonard; signed portraits dedicated to Susan Hyams from Ruth; Grayson; "Sister"; Isabel; Tommy; and one unsigned portrait; Madame de Mailly and daughter; Mancy Lewis; Kathryn Yvonne and George Healy, Jr., 1909; Carrie Wills; Tammie Ayres, 1902; Percy; Helen and Sarah; photograph of a girl captioned "childhood"; and prints of portraits of Goethe, Schiller and Sec. Chase. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 38

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 39

Friends and Associates. Group photographs: three women and a boy labeled B. Stuart; Peter and David Rutan; Gandisyk family; group of boys: C. M. Byrnes, Eddie Dulaney, [?] Baker, Bertie; Christmas card containing eight photos of children: Kathleen, Elizabeth, Sue, Becky, Buddy, David, Robert, and Peter; class photos of Mary S. Ker's classes: two group photos of Stanton College girls, 1902, and a fourth grade class, 1905. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 39

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 40

Friends and Associates. Snapshots: Butler Reber; Kitty Holt and her two little girls Betty and Melanie, 1921; Melanie, Betty and "me"; Wesley, Peter, and "me"; Charles and "me"; two snapshots labeled Cobb, 1958; Nellie and baby; George E. and a friend; Nellie and Arthur Stanbury and Mrs. McCaskey; Arthur Smith; Harvey Stanbury; Alice Sarah Stuart; Preston Garland and Eula May; Mark Hollner; Peter, 1963; Jean Mills Rutan and David Bradford, 1964; Michael Drake Milligan, 1965; Mildred and Earl Perry; Kitty Cade Holt and Charley Holt, 1921; three photos of Betty and Melanie Holt, 1921; Mrs. Engleheardt, "me", Betty, Charley, Miss Husk, Melanie; Melanie, Charles, and Betty; Junior and Ralph; Harvey and Nellie Stanbury, Mr. and Mrs. McCaskey, and Arthur Smith; Caroline Gold [?], Elsa Barbara Lemle; Pat Ervin's Advertising Party; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Darling; Michael and Horse; two photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cure, their sons and daughter-in-laws; Mimi and Popo; and Anne, 1963. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 40

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 41

Unidentified People. Portraits: hand colored portrait of a woman; woman, man, young woman; boy in satin breeches, lace trimmed coat and shoes with buckles; young man with high white collar; woman with elaborate coiffure; child; baby in christening gown; different baby in christening gown; young woman; young woman with large hat and fancy dress; young woman; two older men; a couple in garden setting; adolescent girl; young girl; older man in suit with long coat; young woman; little girl; toddler in gown; girl; two men in summer suits and hats; group of men and women; high school photo of a young woman, and a silhouette of a boy. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 41

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 42

Unidentified People. Portraits, continued: young girl; two men; woman; wedding bridal portrait; young girl; man with enormous mustache; man, older woman; different older woman; little boy in kilt with two babies; woman on bench, 1943; portrait of two young girls; toddler; wedding portrait of bride and groom in Army uniform; man in Navy sailor's clothing; woman; man in Naval Ensign's uniform, woman in hoop skirt; woman in gazebo; woman on street; woman, 1888; half of a portrait with a woman in intact half; group of D.A.R. women. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 42

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 43

Unidentified People. Groups: photo of the interior of a hardware store with five men behind the counter; two men and a girl with a cart pulled by cows; three children; class photo of a group of girls sitting on steps; class photo of adolescent girls and boys; group photo of large group of young men and women outside; costumed photo of "His Highness 'The Sheik'"-and Harem on board S.S. Manchuria, at sea, 11 July 1922 [verso: "Jack is the small sheik kneeling!"]. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 43

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 44

Unidentified People. Snapshots: 1961 photo of a group of women; group of men, women and children sitting on front steps, 1921; two young boys in the yard; two women; family sitting on front steps of a house; cute photo of two little boys on a horse; man going into a basement; women helping baby walk; two men in bowler hats; group of women; young woman; older woman holding a baby; small group in front of totem pole; young man; toddler in bonnet; girl in party dress next to hobby horse outside antique store; baby in carriage; African-American man and women in front of a house; group of women, one in a wheelchair; baby and toddler sitting in grass; men with car; group of women, man, two men and a woman; four photos of women on horses; picnic under a tent; five photos of two young girls; family decorating Christmas tree; girl with tennis racket; group of children; young girl; girl; woman; three girls; group photo on bridge; woman, woman with car; group photo; older woman and young boy; African-American woman in front of brick building; four pictures of young children; boy; group of women; family group; woman with large hat; series of photographs [of Pomfret Conn.?] two of the house, older man, two women, two different photos of different women golfing; three women in long white dresses, woman, two photos of older women; stained glass window; six cyanotype photos of a young woman, dogs, and a house. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 44

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 45

Unidentified people and animals. Snapshots, continued: woman in church; three of a little girl; woman and man 10 Dec. 1922; boy with dog; two girls; two men; a couple; group of people on cart; large group of people eating outside; young woman; old woman; five photos of a large groups of men; two women; old man; woman; woman with dog; woman with cat; woman; woman; man; man in suit; man and woman; baby sitting outside; young boys on horses in front of antique shop; children with chickens; boy on horse; woman with dog; African-American man and woman in front of many sided brick building; two photos of young women; woman with baby; two women and a man in front of a mountain; "Lindenwood von Schexnaydre" a dachshund; two couples at Christmas, 1951; choir; group of girls on porch; man; man in uniform; young boy; young girl; two photos of women playing cards; ten small photos of various women; one small photo of a man; one cyanotype photo of a baby; ten strips of small photos of young men and women. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 45

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 46

Photos of Places and Things. St. Luke's Church in Hot Springs, Ark. Photo of a steamboat on the river; railroad station; a farm with mostly African-American men working, a church; fourteen photos of various houses; a birdcage with a dog sitting on top; sheep grazing, man in a field with a cart drawn by animals; thirteen photos of a Naval vessel; El Recreo on Bayou-Terre-aux-Boeuff; Rosalie, 300 Luiton Avenue; house on Alamo Heights; little house; Memorial Park in Natchez, 1929; Christmas snow on the house opposite Trinity Church, 1929; snow on a street in Natchez, 1929; French porch lamp; two photographs of a china cabinet; fireplace; two photographs of chairs; and table set with china. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 46

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 47

Delaronde Plantation (De la Ronde). Four photos of the plantation from the outside, nineteen photos of antique furniture, photo of a 1905 painting of the ruins of Delaronde Plantation (De la Ronde), photo of two paintings: Bayou Terre Aux Boeufs and Racing. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 47

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 48

Funeral Cards. Black heavy cards with gold lettering in remembrance of Mamie Dunbar and Albert Willis Dunbar. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 48

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 49

Gravestones and Monuments. Twelve photos and one very small album containing four photos. Photographs of the graves of Isaac Lewis Baker, James Plaisted, Euphemie Ayraud Ker, Catherine Ker, Annie Percy Eustis, Jane Percy Ker, and Dr. John Ker. Photographs of markers erected by the Colonial Dames: Kingston, first Protestant settlement in Mississippi; Desoto Trail, to commemorate the discovery of the Mississippi by Hernando DeSoto in May 1541; Hernado DeSoto, where DeSoto and his men spent the winter of 1540-1541. Also a photograph of a bronze marker and tree planted in 1931 to commemorate George Washington's bicentennial anniversary #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 49

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 50

Mardi Gras Photographs. Two photographs of Float 11, Rex, 1948 with Robert Hyams, Sam Hobson, Wheeler Woolfolk, Bobby Woolfolk, Willie B. Wisdom, ? Nugent, ? Scherer; the Athenians Ball, 1950; Frank Richardson, Captain of the Athenians and Mr. Hester Plauche, a lieutenant, 1950; Robert, Wheeler, and Sam, Carnival, 1950. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 50

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 51

Pomfret Conn.: Seven postcards of Pomfret, Conn. The stables at Pomfret; a car, 1929; a horse drawn vending cart; a house; an old man; nine photos of Pomfret blanketed in snow, and three photos of pets. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 51

Image Folder P-4656/Folder 52

Campaign Souvenirs. Five photographs of buttons, ribbons and pins with pictures and slogans from presidential campaigns. The photographs include items with William Jennings Bryan, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, and Warren G. Harding. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." P-4656/Folder 52

Photograph Album PA-4656/2

Album of Catherine and Tillie Dunbar. Twenty-four page album containing about seventy-five pictures of Catherine and Tillie Dunbar and their friends. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/2

Photograph Album PA-4656/3

Album. Seven pages of photographs. Fifteen pictures of a variety of unidentified locations. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/3

Photograph Album PA-4656/4

Mini-Album. Four photographs labeled "Evansview Views". Two photographs of painted portraits and two of an outdoor scene. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/4

Photograph Album PA-4656/5

Album. Sixteen photographs of "Evansview Hostess" and Christmas 1963. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/5

Photograph Album PA-4656/6

Album. Ten photographs of Evansview, a house furnished in an antique style. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/6

Photograph Album PA-4656/7

Album. Approximately sixty photographs. Subjects include Julie Dunbar, Laura Ormoude Butler, Mary Francis Butler, Virginia Butler, son of Myra Blake Schuler, Daniel Carmichael Blake, Dick Jones's baby, Jack and Harmar Ker, Betty and Melanie Holt, and others. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/7

Photograph Album PA-4656/8

Album. Approximately thirty photographs of Butler Reber, Tillie, Mary Susan Ker, and unidentified others. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/8

Photograph Album PA-4656/9

Album of Susan Hyams started in the summer of 1946. Approximately sixty photographs of Susan and her friends from All Saint's College; a trips to: Cuba and Haiti, the University of Colorado, Mexico City, and Chicago. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/9

Photograph Album PA-4656/10

Catherine Dunbar's D.A.R. Rosalie Scrapbook. Twenty-two pages filled with photographs, clippings, and explanatory captions written by Catherine Dunbar about the D.A.R. house, Rosalie 1959-1960. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." PA-4656/10

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/1

Tintype. Unidentified men. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/1

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/2

Tintype. Unidentified men. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/2

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/3

Tintype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/3

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/4

Tintype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/4

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/5

Daguerreotype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/5

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/6

Daguerreotype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/6

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/7

Daguerreotypes. Unidentified man. One regular size daguerreotype and one very small (image itself is about half an inch by half an inch) daguerreotype of the same man in a different pose. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/7

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/8

Daguerreotype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/8

Special Format Image SF-P-4565/9

Daguerreotype. Unidentified man. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4565/9

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/10

Ambrotype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/10

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/11

Ambrotype. Unidentified African-American man. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/11

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/12

Ambrotype. Very large with no backing. Unidentified man. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/12

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/13

Tintype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/13

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/14

Ambrotype. Unidentified woman. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/14

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/15

Tintype. Unidentified baby. #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/15

Special Format Image SF-P-4656/16

Tintype. Unidentified woman #04656, Series: "9A. Pictures, 1860s-1980s (Addition of November 1996)." SF-P-4656/16

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jill Snider, July 1995; Meg Phillips, December 1997; Jennifer Rawlings, September 1998

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, May 2020 (box containers added and series arrangement compressed)

Conscious Editing Work by: Nancy Kaiser, May 2020. Updated abstract, subject headings, scope and content note, and container list.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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