A Guide to the Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt, 1873 Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt Ms2013-045

A Guide to the Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt, 1873

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-045


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-045
Title
Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt, 1873
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Sykes, Mrs. Turner
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a receipt for the Ladies Monumental Association in Columbus, Mississippi, for the purchase of oysters, ice, and express freight of the order. The purchase totalled $36.40 and is signed by the supplier, Henry Zorn.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt, Ms2013-045, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt was purchased by Special Collections in June 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt was completed in August 2013.


Historical Note

The Columbus chapter of the Ladies Monumental Association was formed in April of 1869 to care for the graves of Confederate soldiers in a local cemetery. In 1874, they erected a monument in town for the veterans of the Civil War. The receipt was addressed to Mrs. Turner Sykes, who served as treasurer, and later, president, of the organization.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a receipt for the Ladies Monumental Association in Columbus, Mississippi, for the purchase of oysters, ice, and express freight of the order. The receipt is signed by supplier Henry Zorn, on February 17, 1873, and records two itemized purchases from February 13 and 14, totalling $36.40. The association was involved in fundraising for a monument built in 1874 dedicated to the veterans of the Civil War, so it seems likely the oysters were for a benefit event.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Zorn, Henry
  • Corporate Names:

  • Ladies Monumental Association. (Columbus, Mississippi)
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • History of Food and Drink
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Receipt, 1873