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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 Episcopal Church South” (1933). Also included is a photocopy of the journal article “Two Letters of H. Winbourne Drake, Civil War Refugee in Northwest Louisiana” edited by W. Magruder Drake, Louisiana History (winter 1966). Winbourne Magruder Drake’s essay titled “The Drake Family of Port Gibson, Mississippi” written in 1983 provides historical and genealogical information.


  • 1845 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Winbourne Magruder Drake (1914-2011) was a history professor who taught at the University of Mississippi, Davidson College in North Carolina, and University of Southwestern Louisiana.


1 Folders

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by unidentified in 1987.

Finding Aid to the Winbourne Magruder Drake family papers
Chris Brown
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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462