Historical Manuscripts

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Historical Manuscripts

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These are resources that reside in the Historical Manuscripts Collection in Special Collections at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Collection Items

The Raising of Lazarus
An engraving of Lazarus rising from the dead.

Portrait of Sam Edison Woods
An oil painting of Sam E. Woods with a heavy guilt frame.

Postcard of Purvis, Mississippi
A postcard depicting Purvis after the 1908 tornado. A note on the item reads "Escaped Victims from Cyclone at Purvis, Mississippi."

Holy Family with St. Anne and St. Joachim
Woodcut of the Holy Family with St. Anne and St. Joachim.

A drawing of a Paris bridge at night.
A drawing on paper of a bridge in Paris. Below the bridge are various boats. It appears to depict an evening scene.

Viking Helmet
This photograph depicts a 19th century reproduction of a viking helmet. The viking helmet with horns may have originated from the operas of German composer Richard Wagner.

Queen's chair
This photograph depicts a 19th century reproduction of a medieval queen's throne.

King's chair
This is a reproduction of a medieval king's chair produced in the 19th century.

Antique chair with heavily embroidered seat and back featuring the Greek goddess Athena.
This Louis XIV style chair, reproduced in the 19th century, has an elaborately embroidered scene of Athena in nature on the seat back. Woven in golden thread on a black background, Athena is surrounded by nature and armorial elements.

A decorative fleur-de-lis protruding from the top corner of the Louis XIV style chair.
This wooden fleur-de-lis emerges from the top left corner of the Louis XIV style chair. An exact element can be found on the other corner.
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