Lenoir Family Plantation Records
Mississippi State University Libraries
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MSS. 585. 1792-2001 (Bulk Dates: 1850-1930). 8.5 cubic feet. Plantation records and family papers (1792, 1820-1963), of the extended family of William T. Lenoir (1811-1960) and Mary E. Blanchard Lenoir (1810-1894), of Prairie (Muldon), Monroe County, Mississippi. Includes a letter about Amanda, a slave accused of trying to poison the milk with strychnine (1856). Letters include much discussion of slaves, particularly "Mom Nancy."