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1. Overview of the Collection

 

Repository

McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi

Creator

Archie J. Pickering

Collection Number

M258

Collection Title

Pickering Family Papers

Size

4 Cubic Feet

Language

English

Dates

1839-1988

Collection Status

Fully Processed

Abstract

The Pickering Family Papers contain genealogical research materials and family charts, books and journals, maps, and manuscript materials.

2. Subjects

Archie Pickering

Idelle Pride Pickering

Salem Baptist Church

Covington County, Mississippi

Colonial Dames

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Daughters of the American Revolution

Collins, Mississippi

3. Biographical/Historical Note

Archie James Pickering (born 1905) and his wife Idelle Evelyn Pride Pickering (born 1901) initiated numerous genealogical research projects which occupied over twenty years of the couple’s lives.  Mr. and Mrs. Pickering were able to collect voluminous information about where their families lived ranging back to the American Revolution.  Mr. and Mrs. Pickering also collected massive amounts of information on other families in south Mississippi.   Archie James Pickering and Idelle Evelyn Pride Pickering both died in 1988.

4. Scope and Content Note

The collection contains letters and family documents of the Pickering and Loflin families and genealogical notes, clippings, and miscellaneous personal papers of Archie and Idelle Pickering.

5. Arrangement

The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible (Pickering Family Correspondence, Genealogical Research Notes, etc.). 

6. Related Material

Related collections at the University of Southern Mississippi include:

7. Administrative Information

 

Provenance

Donated by Mrs. Margaret P. Ellis and Mrs. Kathryn P. Childress.

Use Restrictions

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Reproduction of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Provision of photocopies or digital reproductions does not constitute permission to publish, distribute, provide internet access to, or otherwise display images of materials in this collection.

Copyright is retained by the lawful copyright holder, and it is the responsibility of the permission seeker to contact and secure permission from the copyright holder. Where copyright permission is not granted, images are only for use in private study subject to the Fair Use exceptions made in U.S. Copyright Law.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation Method

In citing these materials, the following information should be included:

Item, title of collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Sandra Boyd and Brandon Ball, June 2014.

Sources

Contents of the collection.

Collection case file.

www.findagrave.com

 

8. Container List

Box 1

Folder 1           Pickering Family Correspondence: Miscellaneous Items undated

Folder 2           Pickering Family Correspondence 1857-1869

Folder 3           Pickering Family Correspondence 1870-1889

Folder 4           Pickering Family Correspondence 1896; 1899; 1912; 1921; 1930

Folder 5           Pickering Family Correspondence 1955-1959

Folder 6           Pickering Family Correspondence 1960-1964

Folder 7           Pickering Family Correspondence 1965-1967

Folder 8           Pickering Family Correspondence 1968

Folder 9           Pickering Family Correspondence 1969

Folder 10         Pickering Family Correspondence 1970

Folder 11         Pickering Family Correspondence 1971

Folder 12         Pickering Family Correspondence 1972

Folder 13         Pickering Family Correspondence 1973

Folder 14         Pickering Family Correspondence 1974

Folder 15         Pickering Family Correspondence 1975

Folder 16         Pickering Family Correspondence 1976

Folder 17         Pickering Family Correspondence 1977

Folder 18         Pickering Family Correspondence 1978

 

Box 2

Folder 1           Pickering Family Correspondence 1979

Folder 2           Pickering Family Correspondence 1980

Folder 3           Pickering Family Correspondence 1981

Folder 4           Pickering Family Correspondence 1982

Folder 5           Pickering Family Correspondence 1983

Folder 6           Pickering Family Correspondence 1984

Folder 7           Pickering Family Correspondence 1985

Folder 8           Pickering Family Correspondence 1986

Folder 9           Pickering Family Correspondence 1987

Folder 10         Pickering Family Correspondence 1988

Folder 11         Pickering Family Documents 1874; 1900-1918

Folder 12         Pickering Family Documents 1921-1937

Folder 13         Pickering Family Documents 1940-1949

Folder 14         Pickering Family Documents 1950-1957

 

Box 3

Folder 1           Pickering Family Documents: Pickering Family Notes 1969-1984

Folder 2           Pickering Family Documents: Pickering Family Book (Beatrice Bayley) 1981

Folder 3           Loflin Family Documents undated

Folder 4           Loflin Family Documents 1839-1859

Folder 5           Loflin Family Documents 1860-1861

Folder 6           Loflin Family Documents 1882-1906

Folder 7           Loflin Family Documents 1970

Folder 8           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Receipts and Financial Papers 1931-1986

Folder 9           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Church Related Material 1956-1983

Folder 10         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Membership Cards 1969-1977

Folder 11         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Covington County Homemaker’s Club 1978-1980

Folder 12         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Colonial Dames 1980-1982

Folder 13         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: United Daughters of the Confederacy 1979-1981

Folder 14         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Daughters of the American Revolution 1971-1980

Folder 15         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Collins Garden Club 1979-1981

Folder 16         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials:  Sewing Patterns 1977

 

Box 4

Folder 1           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Clippings: Ann Landers 1971; 1975; undated

Folder 2           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Clippings: Religious 1961-1980

Folder 3           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Clippings: Historical ca. 1970s

Folder 4           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Clippings: Memories of the Old Days ca. 1970s

Folder 5           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Clippings: “At Wit’s End” ca. 1970s

Folder 6           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Clippings: “Covering the Crossroads” undated

Folder 7           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: The Leisure Hour Library, Vol. I, No. 110, original 1886

Folder 8           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: The Leisure Hour Library, Vol. I, No. 110, copies 1886

Folder 9           Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Poems 1970-1979

Folder 10         Idelle Pride Pickering Materials: Cartoons undated

Folder 11         Archie James Pickering Materials: Military Records 1945-1948

Folder 12         Archie James Pickering Materials: Engineering Correspondence and Materials 1931-1981

Folder 13         Archie James Pickering Materials: Engineering Correspondence and Materials, Continued 1939-1981

Folder 14         Archie James Pickering Materials: Maps – Order Forms and Receipts 1957-1987

Folder 15         Archie James Pickering Materials: Post Office 1985-1987

Folder 16         Archie James Pickering Materials: Retirement 1944-1984

Folder 17         Archie James Pickering Materials: Reading List undated

Folder 18         Archie James Pickering Materials: Class Reunion – MSU 1970

Folder 19         Archie James Pickering Materials: Oakahay Cemetery 1971

Folder 20         Archie James Pickering Materials: Miscellaneous Notes undated

Folder 21         Photographs and Postcards: M258-1 through M258-22 1910-1928

Folder 22         Photographs and Postcards: M258-23 through M258-42 1914-1928

Folder 23         Photographs and Postcards: M258-43 through M258-62 1924-1928

 

Box 5

Folder 1           Photographs and Postcards: M258-63 through M258-86 1910-1970

Folder 2           Genealogical Research Notes: Aultman Family undated

Folder 3           Genealogical Research Notes: Beauchamp Family undated

Folder 4           Genealogical Research Notes: Burton Family undated

Folder 5           Genealogical Research Notes: Fields Family 1983

Folder 6           Genealogical Research Notes: Hathorn Family 1981

Folder 7           Genealogical Research Notes: Houston Family 1978

Folder 8           Genealogical Research Notes: Loflin Family 1969-1975

Folder 9           Genealogical Research Notes: McDonald Family 1962-1985

Folder 10         Genealogical Research Notes: McDonald Family, Continued 1962-1985

Folder 11         Genealogical Research Notes: Morrison Family 1980

Folder 12         Genealogical Research Notes: Peters, Porter Family 1979

Folder 13         Genealogical Research Notes: Pickering Family undated

Folder 14         Genealogical Research Notes: Pride Family 1977-1979

 

Box 6

Folder 1           Genealogical Research Notes: Sanders Family 1980

Folder 2           Genealogical Research Notes: Sigrest/Shepard Family Land Controversy, Photocopies 1843-1910

Folder 3           Genealogical Research Notes: Skillman Family 1981-1982

Folder 4           Genealogical Research Notes: Vaughan Family undated

Folder 5           Genealogical Research Notes: Watts Family 1981

Folder 6           Genealogical Research Notes: Welch Family 1987

Folder 7           Genealogical Research Notes: Genealogical Notes ca. 1970s

Folder 8           Genealogical Research Notes: Family History Notes ca. 1970s

Folder 9           Genealogical Research Notes: Maps undated

Folder 10         Genealogical Research Notes: Family Reunions 1972-1975

Folder 11         Genealogical Research Notes: Recorded Conversation between Joe Spell and A.J. Pickering 1979

Folder 12         Genealogical Research Notes: Recorded Conversation between V.O. Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Pickering 1972-1979

Folder 13         Genealogical Research Notes: Bible Records undated

Folder 14         Genealogical Research Notes: Burials 1912-1941

Folder 15         Genealogical Research Notes: Covington County History ca. 1960s-1980s

Folder 16         Genealogical Research Notes: Williamsburg History ca. 1960s-1970s

Folder 17         Genealogical Research Notes: Covington County Cemetery Book 1976

 

Box 7

Folder 1           Census Notes Assembled by Archie and Idelle Pickering: Census Notes Regarding 1790s-1960s, ca. 1960s-1980s

Folder 2           Census Notes Assembled by Archie and Idelle Pickering: Census Notes Regarding 1790s-1880s, ca. 1960s-1980s

Folder 3           Census Notes Assembled by Archie and Idelle Pickering: Census Notes Regarding 1630s-1950s, ca. 1960s-1980s

Folder 4           Census Notes Assembled by Archie and Idelle Pickering: Census Notes Regarding 1790s-1880s, ca. 1960s-1980s

 

Box 8

Folder 1           Salem Baptist Church Records: History of Salem Baptist WMU 1918-1978

Folder 2           Salem Baptist Church Records: A Rural Church Presents Its Mission Program and Activities 1962-1963

Folder 3           Salem Baptist Church Records: Copy of Minutes of Ebenezer Baptist Association, Photocopy 1878

Folder 4           Salem Baptist Church Records: Minutes, Typescript 1874-1894

Folder 5           Salem Baptist Church Records: Minutes, Photocopy 1894-1918

Folder 6           Salem Baptist Church Records: Minutes, Photocopy 1918-1944

Folder 7           Salem Baptist Church Records: Minutes, Photocopy and Membership List 1945-1953

 

Map Case 1, Drawer 7

Folder 1           Census Notes Assembled by Archie and Idelle Pickering: Census Notes Regarding 1630s-1950s, ca. 1960s-1980s

                        Certificate of the Register of the Land Office 1859 photocopies, 1977

                        Bryant Subdivision, Collins, Mississippi Land Description 1962

                        Map of the McIntosh Addition to the City of Williamsburg Depot, Covington County, Mississippi, photocopy 1904

                        Map of the Lakeview Hills Subdivision, Collins, Mississippi (2 copies) 1963

                        Map of Thyer Subdivision, Collins, Mississippi 1957

                        Map of Duckworth Subdivision, Collins, Mississippi 1964

                        Map of Yawn Addition to Town of Collins, Mississippi (2 copies) 1967

                        Map of Town of Collins (2 copies) 1967

                        Map of Williamsburg Cemetery undated

                        Map of Williamsburg undated

                        Tell Collins Estate 1966

                        Final Plot Plan – Home Site D.L. Massengale 1962

                        Map Showing Plat of Tract Surveyed for Joe Magee in Covington County, Mississippi (3 copies) 1968

                        Map of Salem Baptist Church Cemetery (2 copies) 1966

                        Map of Covington County, Mississippi, photocopy 1912

                        Family Trees (2 copies)

                        Faulkner Concrete Pipe Company Map of Mississippi and 1970-1971 Calendar

                       

9.  Item List

Photograph Log

Box

Folder

Number

Description

Size

Type

Date

4

21

M258-1

Episcopal Church, Columbus, Miss.

4 x 6

B & W postcard

1915

4

21

M258-2

Main Street, looking West from Market, Columbus, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1915

4

21

M258-3

“Slab Sides.”  (Home of John Burroughs), Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1910

4

21

M258-4

Science Hall, I. I. & C., Columbus, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1910

4

21

M258-5

Music Hall, Industrial Institute and College, Columbus, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1914

4

21

M258-6

Long’s Peak, Estes Park, Colo.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1921

4

21

M258-7

Terminal Hotel, West Point, VA.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1910s

4

21

M258-8

Scene near West Point, Va.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1915

4

21

M258-9

Mt. Hood and Lost Lake, Ore.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1916

4

21

M258-10

Church of the Redeemer, Biloxi

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1910

4

21

M258-11

Simpson’s Rest, Trinidad, Colo.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

21

M258-12

President’s Home, U. of M., Ann Arbor, Mich.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1921

4

21

M258-13

Fall Creek Gorge showing Prudence Risley Tower, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

4

21

M258-14

The Petrified Forest, Near Adamana, Arizona

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

21

M258-15

Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

21

M258-16

Balanced Rock, Mushroom Park, Near Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

21

M258-17

Union Station, Meridian, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

21

M258-18

Church of the Redeemer, Biloxi, MS

4 x 6

Color postcard

1923

4

21

M258-19

Y.M.C.A. Building, Bogalusa, La.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1920

4

21

M258-20

Lauderdale County Court House Showing Confederate Monument, Meridian, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1914

4

21

M258-21

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

4 x 6

Color postcard

1914

4

21

M258-22

U.S. Post Office, Columbus, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1914

4

22

M258-23

Mount Pisgah and The Rat. “In the Land of the Sky.”

4 x 6

Color postcard

1916

4

22

M258-24

Looking North from Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1918

4

22

M258-25

The Light House, Biloxi, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1919

4

22

M258-26

Mount Mitchell, “In the Land of the Sky.”

4 x 6

Color postcard

1924

4

22

M258-27

Along the Mt. Mitchell Motor Road, “In the Land of the Sky.”

4 x 6

Color postcard

1924

4

22

M258-28

Along the Scenic Road to Mt. Mitchell.  Mt. Mitchell to Right, Altitude 6,711 Feet

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-29

Warwick Castle from the Bridge

4 x 6

B & W postcard

1926

4

22

M258-30

Bird’s Eye View, Eureka Springs, Ark.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-31

Union Station, Memphis, Tenn.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-32

Tennessee Terrace Hotel, Knoxville, Tenn.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

22

M258-33

Libby Castle, Ft. Washington Point, New York City

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

4

22

M258-34

State Capitol, Helena, Montana

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

4

22

M258-35

Soldiers Monument and Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-36

Superior Baths. Hot Springs National Park, Ark.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

4

22

M258-37

The Library, Columbia University, New York City.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1923

4

22

M258-38

Pueblo Indian Bake Ovens.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1925

4

22

M258-39

The Mt. Manitou Incline Railway, Colorado.  Longest and Highest incline railway on the globe.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1916

4

22

M258-40

Bird’s Eye View of University of Chicago.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1914

4

22

M258-41

Ohio State Monument, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tenn.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

22

M258-42

Upper Catawba Falls, between Ridgecrest, and Old Fort, N.C.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1920s

4

22

M258-43

Biltmore Mansion, Biltmore, N.C. near Asheville.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1920s

4

22

M258-44

U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1923

4

22

M258-45

Metz. Deutsches Thor, Porte des Allemands.

Metz. Deutsches Thor, German door

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1920s

4

22

M258-46

“Tennis,” Blue Ridge Association Grounds, Blue Ridge, N.C.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1924

4

22

M258-47

Andrews Geyser at Round Knob, by Moonlight, Western North Carolina

4 x 6

Color postcard

1924

4

22

M258-48

Panorama of Magnificent Mountains, on Auto Road to Mt. Mitchell, Altitude 6,711 Feet.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1920s

4

22

M258-49

State Normal School, Florence Alabama

4 x 6

Color postcard

1924

4

22

M258-50

Skyscraper District of new Orleans, La

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-51

The United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-52

Jackson Monument (Boulevard and Monument Aves.), Richmond, Va.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-53

Washington’s Tomb, Mt. Vernon, Va.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-54

City College of New York City.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1926

4

22

M258-55

Palm Room.  The Roosevelt, New York City

4 x 6

B & W postcard

1926

4

22

M258-56

No Man’s Land from Near Hermit Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

22

M258-57

Million Dollar Steamship “CATALINA” To and From Catalina Island, Cal.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

22

M258-58

Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

22

M258-59

Great Mormon Tabernacle and Sea Gull Monument, Salt Lake City, Utah.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1927

4

22

M258-60

The Custer Battlefield as it is today.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

4

22

M258-61

State Capitol, Bismarck, N.D.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

4

22

M258-62

Algeria Shrine, Helena, Mont.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1928

5

1

M258-63

Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1960s

5

1

M258-64

Sea Gull Monument, Salt Lake City, Utah

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1950s

5

1

M258-65

City Hall, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

4 x 6

Color postcard

1959

5

1

M258-66

First Methodist Church, Scottsbluff, Neb.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca 1950s

5

1

M258-67

Jack Tar Beach House, Destin, Florida

4 x 6

Color postcard

1960

5

1

M258-68

Twin Star Motel, Biloxi, Miss.

4 x 6

Color postcard

Ca. 1960s

5

1

M258-69

Sea Chest Motel, Fort Myers Florida

4 x 9

Color postcard

Ca. 1950s

5

1

M258-70

“What would you have done?” Komic Kard

6 x 9

Color undated

Undated

5

1

M258-71

“I’m the Brains of This Outfit – But my wife is the Boss” Comic Post Card

6 x 9

Color postcard

Undated

5

1

M258-72

“A Fisherman is a jerk at one end of a line….waiting for a jerk at the other end” Comic Post Card

6 x 9

Color postcard

Undated

5

1

M258-73

“How to housebreak your dog” Komic Kard

6 x 9

Color postcard

Undated

5

1

M258-74

“Me Mudder” Komic Kard

6 x 9

Color postcard

Undated

5

1

M258-75

“The only man in Washington that really knows what he is doing.” Komic Kard

6 x 9

Color postcard

Undated

5

1

M258-76

Willie E. McDonald tombstone

4 x 4

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-77

H.A. McDonald tombstone

4 x 4

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-78

Patience McDonald Dutton tombstone

4 x 4

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-79

Ruby McDonald tombstone

4 x 4

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-80

C.J. McDonald (wife of H.A. McDonald) tombstone

4 x 4

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-81

W.T. Morrison tombstone

4 x 5

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-82

W.T. Morrison tombstone

4 x 5

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-83

W.T. Morrison tombstone

4 x 5

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-84

W.T. Morrison tombstone

4 x 5

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-85

Martha C. (wife of W.T. Morrison) tombstone

4 x 5

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-86

Two-story masonry building.

4 x 5

Color

Undated

5

1

M258-87

Family portrait of an unknown family.  A man in a military uniform with a woman and two children.

5 x 7

B & W

Undated

5

1

M258-88

Covington County Board of Supervisors.  First row: Wallace Gandy, Joe Walker. Second row: T.J. Pickering, A.C. Griffin, and Dan Crawford.

8 x 10

B & W

1917-1918

5

1

M258-89

Five unknown men standing in front of a building.

8 x 10

B & W

Undated

5

1

M258-90

A crowd of people standing in front of a building.

8 x 10

B & W

Undated

1

13

M258-91

The Martins – Ken, David, Bill, and Lori

4 x 4

Color

1973

2

2

M258-92

Kenneth Martin

2 x 3

Color

1980

 

10. Publication  Information

 

Publisher

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, Special Collections

URL

[http://lib.usm.edu/spcol/index.php

Physical Address

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

McCain Library & Archives

118 College Drive #5148

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148

Email Contact

To email, go to: [http://lib.usm.edu/askalibrarian/

Revision Date

Last revised: 2014 June

 


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