Papers, 1850-1974


Papers, 1850-1974

Papers, 1850-1974

Diaries, correspondence, photographs, etc., of Nellie (Nugent) Somerville, suffragist and temperance worker; her daughter Lucy (Somerville) Howorth, lawyer; and other female family members in Mississippi.

17.1 linear ft.; (2 cartons, 10 file boxes, 2 folio folders,2 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 2 supersize folders, 1 folio volume, 6 oversize volumes, 7 reels of microfilm)

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The Somerville-Howorth papers span six generations of Mississippi women, but are primarily the papers of Nellie (Nugent) Somerville (1863-1952) and her daughter, Lucy (Somerville) Howorth (1895- ). Nellie Nugent Somerville was born September 25, 1863, on a plantation in Mississippi; her father was serving in the Confederate Army at the time. Her mother died two years later, and her father was widowed again after a brief second marriage; NNS was raised primarily by her gr...

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