Preliminary Guide to the Inez Alexandria Stephens MacKinnon Papers, 1821-1953

Collection Overview

Papers of MacKinnon, including correspondence with her sister, Louise Mae Davis Stephens, her husband, Francis T. MacKinnon, and other family members and friends (ca. 1920s-1930s); her diary during her courtship (1919-1922); and photograph albums, portraits, scrapbook, and mementos. Also includes husband Francis MacKinnon's WWI scrapbook and letters to family written during his military service in Europe; sister Louise Stephens' personal correspondence, photographs, portraits, mementos, and scrapbooks (ca. 1912-1937); courtship letters of Inez MacKinnon's parents, Jefferson Davis Stephens and Mae Inez Yarborough (ca. 1900); Jefferson Stephens' diary (ca. 1899-1926); and 19th-century papers of the Stephens and Yarborough families, including an 1821 court order by the Territory of Florida. (accession #91-081)

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Collection Details

Collection Number
Inez Alexandria Stephens MacKinnon papers
MacKinnon, Inez Alexandria Stephens, 1901-
4.5 Linear Feet, 900 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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[Identification of item], Inez Alexandria Stephens MacKinnon Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, family papers, school papers, mounted portraits, and clippings.
Box 1
Scrapbooks and photograph album.
Box 2
Mementos, printed materials, correspondence, large portraits, photographs, and negatives.
Box 3
The Times Courier (Marianna, Florida), including an advertisement for "DL. McKinnon Attorney at Law", 1896 April 9
Oversize-folder 1

Historical Note

Resident of Marianna, Fla.

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The Inez Alexandria Stephens MacKinnon Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1991.

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Encoded by Walt Evans

Finding Aid Last Updated November 6, 2002