Craig, Ferris, and Flowers family papers, 1841-2007.


Craig, Ferris, and Flowers family papers, 1841-2007.

The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, including a copybook containing the outgoing letters of Seraphina Brooks Flowers, who successfully petitioned federal officers to allow her to visit her son in the Rock Island, Ill., prison during the Civil War; financial and legal papers; newspaper clippings; scrapbooks; journals; travels diaries; creative writing; and genealogical materials. Topics include family news; the Flowers Bros. Insurance Agency; real estate; farm life; intergenerational relationships; divorce; international travel; garden clubs; the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi; family history; the Allen Cooperage Company in Nanachehaw, Miss.; and heritage tourism in Louisiana and Mississippi. Pictures are chiefly portraits and candid photographs of various members of the Craig, Flowers, and Ferris families and their dogs, livestock, houses, gardens, and travel.

ca. 3500 items (12.0 linear feet)

Related Entities

There are 13 Entities related to this resource.

Craig family. (family)

Flowers, Edward Gibbs. (person)

Farris family. (family)

Flowers, Hester Craig, 1885-1987. (person)

Flowers family. (family)

University of Mississippi. Center for the Study of Southern Culture (corporateBody)

Ferris, William R. (person)

William R. Ferris (1942- ), born and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., is an author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, photographer, administrator, and scholar chiefly working in the areas of African American and southern culture. Among his many published works is the "Encyclopedia of Southern Culture," which he co-edited with Charles Reagan Wilson. From the description of William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003 (Subjects A-K). WorldCat record id: 56931433 From the description of...

Ferris, Shelby Flowers. (person)

Craig, William R., 1870-1931. (person)

Flowers, Seraphina Brooks, 1824-1868. (person)

Craig, William Craig, Lord, 1745-1813 (person)

Flowers, Uriah Grey, 1883-1947. (person)

Ferris family. (family)