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Creator: A. B. Hunt

Collection Number: M464

Title: “Mississippi: Its Climate, Soil, Productions, and Agricultural Capabilities” Report, 1884

Dates: 1884

Abstract: The collection contains Department of Agriculture Special Report, number 3, prepared by A. B. Hurt, on the climate in Mississippi, ideal for agriculture.

Scope and Content Note

The report contained within the collection, written by “A. B. Hurt, Special Agent,” covers topics related to agricultural productivity in the state of Mississippi.  Hurt notes that, although the state does not have the geography for mining or the industry for manufacturing, “no State in the Union has been more liberally endowed by nature with all the conditions necessary for agriculture.”

The cover of this edition gives the date of the report as 1883, but the title page of the report itself has the date 1884.

Topics Covered

Agriculture--Mississippi--History--19th century.

United States Department of Agriculture.

Related Materials

Agriculturein Ante-Bellum Mississippi. Special Collections, Miss S451.M7 M6 2010

Soil Surveys in Mississippi: What They Can Do for You. Special Collections, Miss S79 .E44 no. 613 

Administrative Information

Provenance: Donated by Diane Ross on August 21, 2004.

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

Preferred Citation Method:  Item, Title of collection, McCain Library & Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Processing Information:  Processed by Lauren White. 

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