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Barnard Family Papers, 1807-1969, bulk 1850-1911

Series I: Frederick A. P. Barnard, 1850-1891, 1977, 1991

Series I is composed of Frederick A. P. Barnard's correspondence and personal materials. The bulk of the correspondence is composed of Frederick's letters to his wife, Margaret McMurray Barnard. The letters discuss issues related to university politics and administration, family issues, and Frederick's research. The majority of Frederick's correspondence from the year 1884 relates to the Porter family case. Other frequent correspondents include John G. Barnard, Sarah Gross Barnard Porter, and the Mississippi politician Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus (L. Q. C.) Lamar.

Though Barnard was a slaveholder during his years in Alabama and Mississippi, the collection includes little reference to this fact. One exception is in a letter written to his wife on December 12, 1851. Barnard describes an incident where several students at the University of Alabama whipped an enslaved man named Moses because they suspected him of reporting one of them for "[laying] felonious hands on a turkey belonging to Dr. Manly." Other letters from 1857-1858 refer obliquely to a controversy regarding Barnard's "respect for Southern institutions" and its impact on his relationship with the University of Mississippi's trustees. Frederick's correspondence with his brother, John G., in 1860-1861 provides a firsthand account of his political leanings regarding slavery and secession, but does not address his own participation in the institution.

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Box 33 Frederick A. P. Barnard letters to Sarah Gross Barnard, 1823 October 22, 1824 March 9


Box 33 Frederick A. P. Barnard letter to Robert Foster Barnard, 1828 April 30



Box 1 Correspondence, 1850



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1850



Box 1 Correspondence, 1851



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1851



Box 1 Correspondence, 1852


Box 1 Correspondence, 1853



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1853



Box 1 Correspondence, 1854



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1854



Box 1 Correspondence, 1855


Box 1 Correspondence, 1856


Box 1 Correspondence, 1857


Box 1 Correspondence, 1858



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1858



Box 1 Correspondence, 1859



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1859



Box 1 Correspondence, 1860


Box 1 Correspondence, 1861



Box 33 Oversize correspondence, 1861



Box 1 Correspondence, 1862


Box 1 Correspondence, 1863


Box 1 Correspondence, 1864



Box 31 Oversize correspondence, 1864



Box 1 Correspondence, 1865


Box 1 Correspondence, 1866


Box 1 Correspondence, 1867


Box 1 Correspondence, 1868


Box 1 Correspondence, 1869


Box 1 Correspondence, 1870


Box 1 Correspondence, 1871


Box 1 Correspondence, 1872


Box 1 Correspondence, 1873



Box 2 Correspondence, 1874


Box 2 Correspondence, 1875


Box 2 Correspondence, 1876


Box 2 Correspondence, 1877


Box 2 Correspondence, 1878


Box 2 Correspondence, 1879


Box 2 Correspondence, 1880


Box 2 Correspondence, 1882


Box 2 Correspondence, 1884


Box 2 Correspondence, 1885


Box 2 Correspondence, 1886


Box 2 Correspondence, 1887


Box 2 Correspondence, 1888


Box 2 Undated letters and fragments, circa 1850s-1860s


Box 2 Undated letters and fragments, circa 1870s-1880s


Box 2 Margaret McMurray Barnard correspondence with L. Q. C. Lamar, 1890-1891


Box 2 Frederick A. P. Barnard will, 1885


Box 2 Margaret McMurray Barnard will, 1889



Box 3 Burton N. Harrison University of Mississippi grade report, 1855


Box 3 Savannah, Tennessee Unionist letter, 1862 March 11


Box 3 "What Gen. Fullerton Did in Louisiana," New York Tribune clipping, 1866 June


Box 3 Bills, 1868


Box 3 Bills, 1870s-1880s


Box 3 Congressional Record, with Eads Bill debate highlighted, 1877 February 9


Box 3 Newspapers, 1880-1889


Box 3 Columbia College Alumni Association memorial book for Frederick A. P. Barnard, 1890


Box 3 Transcriptions of correspondence between Frederick A. P. Barnard and Margaret McMurray Barnard, undated


Box 3 Draft of Frederick A. P. Barnard chapter of "History of the University of Mississippi," by Frank Moak, 1977, 1989


Box 3 Stacilee Ford Hosford Teachers College doctoral dissertation, "Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard: Reconsidering a Life,", 1991