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Guide to the George Colin McKee Papers

MSN/MN 0501

 

Collection Summary

Title: George Colin McKee papers
Dates: 1860-1934 (bulk 1864-1883)
Collection No.: MSN/MN 0501
Creator: McKee, George Colin, 1837-1890
Extent: 149 folders; 3 containers; 1.25 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: Personal, professional, and political correspondence and other papers of the Mississippi lawyer, planter, and politician George Colin McKee (1837-1890). McKee was a "carpetbagger" and moderate Republican who represented the Vicksburg district in Congress during Reconstruction. Most of the material dates from the 20 years following the Civil War, though there are McKee family papers extending into the 20th century.

Selected Search Terms

McKee, George Colin, 1837-1890
Mississippi -- Politics and government -- Sources
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- Sources
Mississippi -- History -- Sources
Mississippi -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
Reconstruction -- Mississippi

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: George Colin McKee Papers, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The George Colin McKee Papers were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2011, from Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia (List No. 113, item 37). Arranged and described 2011, by Kieran Wasserman. Finding aid 2011, by Kieran Wasserman and George Rugg.

Biographical Note

George Colin McKee was a Reconstruction-era politician from Mississippi, representing the Vicksburg district in the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd U. S. Congresses (1870 to 1875). McKee was born on 2 October 1837 in Joliet, Illinois. He was educated at Knox College and admitted to the bar in 1858, thereafter serving as city attorney of Centralia, Illinois (1858-1861). With the outbreak of war McKee enlisted in the 11th Illinois Infantry, rising to captain (Co. C., 1861) and major (1863). In 1864 he was commissioned brigadier general of Mississippi militia, charged with raising four regiments of freedmen. After the war he remained in Mississippi, practicing law in Vicksburg and planting cotton in Hinds County. He also became a prominent figure in the moderate wing of the state's Republican party. "[F]ew carpetbaggers during Reconstruction", William C. Harris has written, "proved more consistent or more active in the advocacy of moderation and conciliation than McKee." (The Day of the Carpetbagger, 1979, 122). Among the chief poltical goals of the moderates was the cultivation of a strong white constituency within the Republican party, to complement its black majority. McKee was a delegate at the (failed) state constitutional convention of 1868, and was elected to the House, for the first of three consecutive terms, when Mississippi was readmitted to the Union in 1869. As a member of the House McKee worked for legislation to rebuild the Mississippi levees and improve the Yazoo River, to refund the Federal cotton tax of 1865-68, and to overturn political disabilities imposed on white Southerners. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Territories (43rd Congress). In the struggle for power within the Mississippi Republican party between the radical Adalbert Ames and the moderate James Lusk Alcorn, McKee typically aligned himself with Alcorn. Even after the Democratic "redemption" of Mississippi in the elections of 1875 (and after suffering a politically motivated assault on the streets of Canton in 1876) McKee remained in his adopted state. He married Anita Hortense Camp (b. ca. 1854), of New York, with whom he began raising a family. He stayed active in Republican affairs. During the Garfield and Arthur administrations McKee served as postmaster at Jackson, a position to which he was appointed, amid some controversy, over the black Republican leader James J. Hill. Later, in 1889-90, he served as receiver of public monies at Jackson. In 1877 he was granted a patent for a cotton press. McKee died at Jackson on 17 November 1890.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes more than 240 pieces of George Colin McKee's correspondence, virtually all of it directed to McKee. The correspondence spans the period 1864 to 1883; at least 77 of the letters (and telegrams) date from 1877-78, shortly after McKee left the House of Representatives. Among the many letters whose content is primarily personal or business-related are many others from individuals active in public life, which reference the politics of Reconstruction-era Mississippi and the greater nation. Most are written by Republican colleagues, including Joshua S. Morris, James Lynch, Eugene P. Jacobson, Edward J. Castello, Henry R. Pease, John L. Morphis, Albert T. Morgan, James J. Hill, and Ridgley C. Powers. Party figures of true national prominence are for the most part absent. There are also a good many patronage letters. Also present are some 80 manuscript pages of speeches, speech drafts, and speech notes, in McKee's hand. Perhaps the most significant is a 15-page speech delivered by McKee at the 1868 Mississippi constitutional convention. There are also numerous speech notes that appear to date from the period of the 1872 elections (when McKee received the Republican nomination for the Vicksburg Congressional district over Secretary of State James Lynch). Among the 90-odd legal and financial papers of McKee's are several affidavits (1876-77) testifying to the persecution of Madison County Republicans, white and black, by Democratic "night riders". Also in the collection is an accumulation of printed ephemera and clippings, some of it political in nature; a group of (mostly unidentified) photographs; and assorted papers of McKee family members, especially Anita Hortense McKee, George's wife, and Hortense McKee Gaither, George's daughter.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into seven series, as follows: 1) George Colin McKee: Correspondence; 2) George Colin McKee: Speeches and Notes; 3) George Colin McKee: Business, Financial, and Legal Records; 4) George Colin McKee: Miscellaneous Manuscripts; 5) McKee Family Papers; 6) Miscellaneous Printed Matter; 7) Photographs. Folders within series are typically arranged chronologically.

Container List

  • Series 1: George Colin McKee: Correspondence 
    • Folder 1 (MSN/MN 0501-1) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1864. 5 letters, some with enclosures.
      • Folder 2 (MSN/MN 0501-2) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1865 May-August. 3 letters, some with envelopes, and an enclosure.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/MN 0501-3) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1865 December. 3 letters with an envelope.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/MN 0501-4) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1866 January-June. 7 letters with an envelope.
            • Folder 5 (MSN/MN 0501-5) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1866 July-December. 5 letters with an enclosure.
              • Folder 6 (MSN/MN 0501-6) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1867 February-April. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                • Folder 7 (MSN/MN 0501-7) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1867 July. 2 letters, some with enclosures, and an envelope.
                  • Folder 8 (MSN/MN 0501-8) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1867 October-December. 6 letters, some with enclosures.
                    • Folder 9 (MSN/MN 0501-9) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1868 July-April 6. 3 letters, some with enclosures.
                      • Folder 10 (MSN/MN 0501-10) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1868 April 20-November. 5 letters with an enclosure and an envelope.
                        • Folder 11 (MSN/MN 0501-11) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1869. 1 letter.
                          • Folder 12 (MSN/MN 0501-12) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1870 February-March. 3 letters and an enclosure.
                            • Folder 13 (MSN/MN 0501-13) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1870 April-September. 3 letters.
                              • Folder 14 (MSN/MN 0501-14) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1871 January-March. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                • Folder 15 (MSN/MN 0501-15) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1871 May-September. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                  • Folder 16 (MSN/MN 0501-16) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1872 February-April. 3 letters and an envelope.
                                    • Folder 17 (MSN/MN 0501-17) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1872 June-July. 3 letters with enclosures and an envelope.
                                      • Folder 18 (MSN/MN 0501-18) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1873. 4 letters with an enclosure and an envelope.
                                        • Folder 19 (MSN/MN 0501-19) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1874 February-March. 3 letters with an envelope.
                                          • Folder 20 (MSN/MN 0501-20) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1874 April-November. 5 letters, some with envelopes, and an enclosure.
                                            Includes one letter written by McKee to his wife, 23-26 November 1874.
                                            • Folder 21 (MSN/MN 0501-21) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1875 May-August. 2 letters with an envelope.
                                              • Folder 22 (MSN/MN 0501-22) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1875 February. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                • Folder 23 (MSN/MN 0501-23) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1876 February-April. 4 letters, some with envelopes, and an enclosure.
                                                  • Folder 24 (MSN/MN 0501-24) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1876 May. 4 letters, some with enclosures and/or envelopes.
                                                    • Folder 25 (MSN/MN 0501-25) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1876 October-December. 3 letters with an envelope.
                                                      Included is a letter written by McKee, to "My old Comrade" (17 October 1876).
                                                      • Folder 26 (MSN/MN 0501-26) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 January-February. 3 letters, some with envelopes, and an enclosure.
                                                        • Folder 27 (MSN/MN 0501-27) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 March 7-12. 4 letters with an envelope.
                                                          • Folder 28 (MSN/MN 0501-28) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 March 15-22. 2 letters and 2 telegrams with an enclosure and an envelope.
                                                            • Folder 29 (MSN/MN 0501-29) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 23-28 March 23-28. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                              • Folder 30 (MSN/MN 0501-30) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 April 9-13. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                • Folder 31 (MSN/MN 0501-31) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 April 14-23. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                  • Folder 32 (MSN/MN 0501-32) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 April 24-November. 4 letters, some with envelopes, and an enclosure.
                                                                    • Folder 33 (MSN/MN 0501-33) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1877 December. 2 letters and 4 telegrams with an envelope.
                                                                      • Folder 34 (MSN/MN 0501-34) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 February. 3 letters, some with enclosures, and an envelope.
                                                                        • Folder 35 (MSN/MN 0501-35) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 March 4-7. 3 letters with an envelope.
                                                                          • Folder 36 (MSN/MN 0501-36) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 March 19-29. 1 letter, 4 telegrams, and an envelope.
                                                                            • Folder 37 (MSN/MN 0501-37) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 April-July. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                              • Folder 38 (MSN/MN 0501-38) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 August 1-11. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                • Folder 39 (MSN/MN 0501-39) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 21-30 August 21-30. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                  • Folder 40 (MSN/MN 0501-40) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 September 2-15. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                    • Folder 41 (MSN/MN 0501-41) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 September 21-29. 5 letters with envelopes.
                                                                                      • Folder 42 (MSN/MN 0501-42) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 October 2-7. 3 letters with envelopes.
                                                                                        • Folder 43 (MSN/MN 0501-43) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1878 October 14-18. 3 letters with an envelope.
                                                                                          • Folder 44 (MSN/MN 0501-44) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1879. 1 letter.
                                                                                            • Folder 45 (MSN/MN 0501-45) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1880 January-August. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                              • Folder 46 (MSN/MN 0501-46) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1880 September. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                • Folder 47 (MSN/MN 0501-47) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1880 October-November. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                  • Folder 48 (MSN/MN 0501-48) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1880 December. 3 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                    • Folder 49 (MSN/MN 0501-49) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1881 January. 2 letters with envelopes and an enclosure.
                                                                                                      • Folder 50 (MSN/MN 0501-50) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1881 June-August. 3 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                        • Folder 51 (MSN/MN 0501-51) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1881 October-December. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                          • Folder 52 (MSN/MN 0501-52) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 January. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                            • Folder 53 (MSN/MN 0501-53) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 February 4-14. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                              • Folder 54 (MSN/MN 0501-54) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 February 15-28. 3 letters with an envelope.
                                                                                                                • Folder 55 (MSN/MN 0501-55) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 March-June. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 56 (MSN/MN 0501-56) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 July 10-18. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 57 (MSN/MN 0501-57) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 July 25-August. 5 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 58 (MSN/MN 0501-58) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1882 September-October. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 59 (MSN/MN 0501-59) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1883 February-March. 3 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 60 (MSN/MN 0501-60) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1883 July-August. 3 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 61 (MSN/MN 0501-61) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, 1883 September. 4 letters, some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 62 (MSN/MN 0501-62) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. Filing divider.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 63 (MSN/MN 0501-63) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 1 telegram and some envelopes.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 64 (MSN/MN 0501-64) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 5 items and an envelope.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 65 (MSN/MN 0501-65) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 3 letters.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 66 (MSN/MN 0501-66) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 3 letters with an envelope.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 67 (MSN/MN 0501-67) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 10 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 68 (MSN/MN 0501-68) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 10 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 69 (MSN/MN 0501-69) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 10 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 70 (MSN/MN 0501-70) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 10 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 71 (MSN/MN 0501-71) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 11 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 72 (MSN/MN 0501-72) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 11 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 73 (MSN/MN 0501-73) George Colin McKee. Correspondence, n.d. 11 envelopes and 1 tag.
                                                                                                                                                    • Series 2: George Colin McKee: Speeches and Notes 
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 74 (MSN/MN 0501-74) George Colin McKee. Speech, [1868]. 1 manuscript (15 pages) and an envelope.
                                                                                                                                                        Text of a speech delivered by McKee at the 1868 Mississippi Constitutional Convention. McKee speaks of Southern indebtedness and the limitations of the Bankruptcy Act of 1867.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 75 (MSN/MN 0501-75) George Colin McKee. Draft of a speech (fragment), [1868]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                          Re: Negro suffrage.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 76 (MSN/MN 0501-76) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 77 (MSN/MN 0501-77) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (5 pages).
                                                                                                                                                              Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 78 (MSN/MN 0501-78) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 79 (MSN/MN 0501-79) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (4 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                  Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 80 (MSN/MN 0501-80) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (4 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                    Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 81 (MSN/MN 0501-81) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                      Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 82 (MSN/MN 0501-82) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (3 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                        Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 83 (MSN/MN 0501-83) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                          Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 84 (MSN/MN 0501-84) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                            Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 85 (MSN/MN 0501-85) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                              Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 86 (MSN/MN 0501-86) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 87 (MSN/MN 0501-87) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                  Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 88 (MSN/MN 0501-88) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                    Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 89 (MSN/MN 0501-89) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                      Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 90 (MSN/MN 0501-90) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                        Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 91 (MSN/MN 0501-91) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                          Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 92 (MSN/MN 0501-92) George Colin McKee. Notes on an opposition speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                            Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 93 (MSN/MN 0501-93) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                              Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 94 (MSN/MN 0501-94) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                                Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 95 (MSN/MN 0501-95) George Colin McKee. Notes for a speech, [1872]. 1 manuscript (3 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Re: 1872 elections.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 96 (MSN/MN 0501-96) George Colin McKee. Speech, [1882]. 1 manuscript (8 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Re: Dedication of a railroad line through Vicksburg, Mississippi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 97 (MSN/MN 0501-97) George Colin McKee. Draft of a speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (4 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Re: Greenback party and Democratic election threats.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 98 (MSN/MN 0501-98) George Colin McKee. Draft a speech (fragment), n.d. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Re: Nomination of Helen J. Dunfee to National Convention in Denver.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 99 (MSN/MN 0501-99) George Colin McKee. Draft of a speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Re: Condemnation of postwar South.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 100 (MSN/MN 0501-100) George Colin McKee. Speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Re: Proposal fo a relief bill in Congress.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 101 (MSN/MN 0501-101) George Colin McKee. Speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (1 page).
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Re: Arrest of 5 senators.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 102 (MSN/MN 0501-102) George Colin McKee. Draft of a speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (2 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Re: Argument against integration of schools for "practical" reasons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 103 (MSN/MN 0501-103) George Colin McKee. Speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (4 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Re: Argument against proposed hoop iron tariff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 104 (MSN/MN 0501-104) George Colin McKee. Draft of a speech, n.d. 1 manuscript (4 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Re: Dedication of cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Series 3: George Colin McKee: Business, Financial, and Legal Records 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 105 (MSN/MN 0501-105) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1860-1864. 13 items (13 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 106 (MSN/MN 0501-106) George Colin McKee. Legal record, 1865. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 107 (MSN/MN 0501-107) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1865. 10 items (10 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 108 (MSN/MN 0501-108) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1866. 16 items (18 sheets) and an envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 109 (MSN/MN 0501-109) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1867-1868. 8 items (11 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 110 (MSN/MN 0501-110) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1873. 8 items (8 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 111 (MSN/MN 0501-111) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1875-1876. 6 items (10 sheets), some with envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 112 (MSN/MN 0501-112) George Colin McKee. Legal records, 1876. 4 items (4 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Affidavits testifying to the persecution of Madision County citizens by Democratic "night riders".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 113 (MSN/MN 0501-113) George Colin McKee. Legal record, 1877. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An affidavit testifying to the persecution of Madision County citizen S. B. Harris.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 114 (MSN/MN 0501-114) George Colin McKee. Financial records, 1877-1878. 10 items (10 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 115 (MSN/MN 0501-115) George Colin McKee. Meeting records, 1880. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 116 (MSN/MN 0501-116) George Colin McKee. Financial record, 1882. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 117 (MSN/MN 0501-117) George Colin McKee. Congressional record, n.d. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 118 (MSN/MN 0501-118) George Colin McKee. Legal records, n.d. 3 items (3 sheets) and an envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 119 (MSN/MN 0501-119) George Colin McKee. Financial records, n.d. 2 items (2 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 120 (MSN/MN 0501-120) George Colin McKee. Financial records, n.d. 7 items (10 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 121 (MSN/MN 0501-121) George Colin McKee. Meeting notes, n.d. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Series 4: George Colin McKee: Miscellaneous Manuscripts 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 122 (MSN/MN 0501-122) George Colin McKee. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1870-1890. 15 items (20 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Series 5: McKee Family Papers 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 123 (MSN/MN 0501-123) Anita Hortense McKee papers, 1870s-1905. 3 items (4 sheets) and 2 letters (2 sheets) with an envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The subject (ca. 1854-1920) is the widow of George Colin McKee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 124 (MSN/MN 0501-124) Anita Hortense McKee Swift papers, 1902-1920. 3 items (3 sheets) and 2 letters (2 sheets), one with enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The subject (ca. 1854-1920) is the widow of George Colin McKee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 125 (MSN/MN 0501-125) Annie Dudley papers, 1904-1926. 1 letter (2 sheets) and an envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 126 (MSN/MN 0501-126) "Billie" letters, 1926-1929. 6 letters (7 sheets) with an enclosure and an envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 127 (MSN/MN 0501-127) Hortense McKee Gaither papers, 1894-1903. 7 letters (9 sheets) with an envelope and 3 other envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The subject (b. ca. 1878) is the daughter of George Colin McKee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 128 (MSN/MN 0501-128) Hortense McKee Gaither papers, 1906-1923. 8 items (9 sheets), one in an envelope, and 2 letters (2 sheets) with an enclosure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 129 (MSN/MN 0501-129) Hortense McKee Gaither papers, 1927-1934. 3 items (6 pages) and 4 letters (4 pages), some with enclosures and envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 130 (MSN/MN 0501-130) Hortense McKee Gaither papers, n.d. 1 item (1 sheet) and 1 letter (2 sheets).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 131 (MSN/MN 0501-131) Rosalie McKee Shelton papers, 1926. 1 item (1 sheet) and 1 letter (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 132 (MSN/MN 0501-132) Miscellaneous McKee family papers, 1899-. 1 item (2 sheets) and 7 letters and letter fragments (11 sheets) with an enclosure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 133 (MSN/MN 0501-133) Miscellaneous McKee family papers, n.d. 14 items (18 sheets) and 2 envelopes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Series 6: Miscellaneous Printed Matter 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 134 (MSN/MN 0501-134) Pamphlet. The Mississippi and its Months by Albert Stein, 1869. 1 item (10 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 135 (MSN/MN 0501-135) General Orders No. 69, 1869 December 20. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Re: Results of Mississippi elections of 30 Nov.-1 Dec. 1869.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 136 (MSN/MN 0501-136) Jackson Daily Pilot supplement, 1871 April 11. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    An itemized list of the inquest claims allowed by the Auditor's Office at Jackson, 1 April 1869 to 1 April 1871.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 137 (MSN/MN 0501-137) Congressional Directory, 43rd Congress, second session, 1874. 1 item (158 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 138 (MSN/MN 0501-138) G.A.R. circular, 1876 May 9. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Re: Centennial exercises in Jackson.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 139 (MSN/MN 0501-139) Pamphlet. Rutherford B. Hayes campaign songbook, [1876]. 1 item (8 pages). Pages 5-12 lacking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 140 (MSN/MN 0501-140) Newspaper clipping. Mississippi election returns for state officers, by county, 1877 November. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 141 (MSN/MN 0501-141) Broadside. "Rules and Regulations adopted by the Board of Health of the City of Jackson", 1878 August 16. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 142 (MSN/MN 0501-142) Circular. "Announcement of the Republican National Committee concerning the method of calling the next Republican National Convention", 1881 March 25. 1 item (3 pages).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 143 (MSN/MN 0501-143) Newspaper Clippings, 1870s-1880s. 4 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Re: Mississippi politics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 144 (MSN/MN 0501-144) Miscellaneous printed ephemera, n.d. 1 item (1 sheet).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Series 7: Photographs 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 145 (MSN/MN 0501-145) Photographic portraits, unidentified male subjects, n.d. 4 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 146 (MSN/MN 0501-146) Photographic portraits, unidentified female subjects, n.d. 8 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 147 (MSN/MN 0501-147) Stereo views of Jackson, Mississippi, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 148 (MSN/MN 0501-148) Photographic portrait of E. A. Duncan, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 149 (MSN/MN 0501-149) Photographic portrait of Mrs. Will H. Durham, 1898. 1 item.