ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 105
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The Burruss family papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, bills and receipts, and other printed matter. The correspondence is made up of three main groups: letters from Mary Burruss McGehee to her brother John W. Burruss while he was a student at Wesleyan University, Connecticut (1834-1835); letters from John W. Burruss to his father John C. Burruss discussing work and activities on the plantation (1840-1859); and letters from John T. Semple and W.W. Semple, Confederate Army, to their parents. There are also manuscripts of speeches and poems by Judge Robert Semple, New Roads, Louisiana, as well as a pamphlet, First Annual Report of the Mississippi State Colonization Society (1832).