Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt

Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt, 1873 Ms.2013.045


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.045
Title
Ladies Monumental Association [Columbus, Mississippi] Receipt,1873
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01234.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 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

Use Restrictions

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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Ladies Monumental Association (Columbus, Mississippi)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Zorn, Henry

Container List

folder 1
Receipt,
1873