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Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.)


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Henry Bowdon Sr. papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 11
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a speech given by Joseph Henry Bowdon Sr. at Centenary College of Louisiana’s Founders Day address in 1964. Titled “Sidelights on the History of Centenary College,” it contains details about the college during the 19th century as well as Bowdon’s ancestors connected to Centenary. The collection also includes correspondence dated 1965 between Bowdon and Hugh D. McCool about the location of Centenary College in Brandon Springs, Mississippi, during the 1840s.

Dates: 1964 - 1965

Centenary College certificates

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 86
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of two certificates from Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.). The certificates are regarding financial donations – one from Thomas J. Coffee in 1844 and one from Nancy Sessions in 1845. Both certificates indicate that scholarships will be named in honor of the donor.

Dates: 1844 - 1845

Centenary College of Louisiana Board of Trustees records

Identifier: CCL-Trustees
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records of the board of trustees of Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Mississippi) and Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, Louisiana). It includes administrative records (1843-1882), minutes (1841-1906), resolutions (1842-circa 1905), and correspondence and reports (circa 1845-1904).The administrative records include bylaws (1843), acts of incorporation (1848-1882), property records (1845-1871), and a construction contract for the Center/Centre...
Dates: 1841 - 1906

Centenary College of Louisiana clippings

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 305
Scope and Contents Collection consists of three newspaper clippings about Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.), Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.), and the Centenary State Commemorative Area (Jackson, La.). “Centenary College, Louisiana, Originally Located Six Miles East of Brandon; Started 1841,” Brandon News (Brandon, Miss.), September 21, 1944. Hal Ledet, “Old Centenary Campus Considered For State Park” Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), June 22, 1980. Karen Didier, “Graffiti Part Of History,...
Dates: 1944 - 1982

Collection of James B. Dodd materials

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 17
Scope and Contents This collection primarily consists of photocopied material about James B. Dodd. It includes a letter appointing him professor of mathematics at Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.) dated 1841. Also included are the following publications by Dodd: “Address, delivered at the opening of the Centenary College, on the 9th of November, 1841,” (Jackson, MS: Southron Office, 1841); “An essay on the nature of arithmetical science and the proper method of teaching this science, in opposition...
Dates: 1841 - circa 1970

Winbourne Magruder Drake family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 193
Scope and Contents The Winbourne Magruder Drake family papers consist of material about the family and their connections to Centenary College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). A typescript copy of William Hezekiah Nathaniel Magruder’s letter (1845) to Benjamin Michael Drake concerns the move of Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.) to the site of the defunct College of Louisiana (Jackson, La.). A photocopy of William Winans Drake’s memoir appeared in the “Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist...
Dates: 1845 - 1983

Jane Carr Chapman Thornton letter

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 53
Scope and Contents Typescript of letter about Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Mississippi). Thornton writes of travelling with her family from Virginia and arriving in Jackson, Mississippi, in November 1841. She describes Centenary College’s campus, dormitory, cottages, and a nearby medicinal spring. One of the college’s buildings is the home of her son, Thomas Chapman Thornton, who serves as the president of Centenary. She also mentions the people enslaved by her family who have traveled with the...
Dates: 1842

Thomas Chapman Thornton correspondence

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 54
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerns financial matters and building construction at Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.). Includes one letter from Thomas Chapman Thornton to an unknown person and one letter from a Mr. Hunt to W. Robert Keyworth of Washington D. C.

Dates: 1844

William Winans family papers

Identifier: SC-Cent. Misc. Mss. 105
Scope and Contents The William Winans family papers consist of photocopy facsimiles of documents. A letter dated 1836 from William Winans to his wife Martha concerns his trip to Ohio for the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A letter dated 1845 from Wesley P. Winans to his mother Martha includes Wesley’s report card from Centenary College (Brandon Springs, Miss.), comments on the newly-formed Methodist Episcopal Church South, and mentions the possible move of Centenary to Jackson,...
Dates: 1836 - 1897

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Correspondence 7
Clippings (information artifacts) 3
Speeches (documents) 2
Certificates 1
Education -- Louisiana -- History 1