University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

James Lusk Alcorn Letter, 1871



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894
Title: James Lusk Alcorn letter
Dates: 1871
Abstract: Letter from Mississippi Governor Alcorn to chancery clerk D.C. Keams in Fayette concerns the insufficient bond of the Jefferson County sheriff. Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00699
Extent: 1 item
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894) served as governor of Mississippi from 1870-1871 and as a United States Senator from 1871-1877. Though opposed to Mississippi's secession from the Union, he served as a general in the Confederate army during the Civil War and amassed a considerable fortune from his cotton plantation.


Scope and Contents

Letter from Mississippi Governor Alcorn to chancery clerk D.C. Keams in Fayette concerns the insufficient bond of the Jefferson County sheriff. Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.


Restrictions

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894
Keams, D. C.
Subjects
Sheriffs
Places
Mississippi

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Lusk Alcorn Letter, Natchez Trace Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2E549 [SRH1230006623] Letter, 1871