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The Ole Miss Annual 1897
Note: The collection of James E. Edmonds, the illustrator of the first Ole Miss Annual, includes letters written home while he was a student at UM. Topics include: University affairs -- professors, students, fraternities, athletics, course work and, of course, production of the yearbooks -- local events of interest, such as an outbreak of typhoid fever at Union Female College, and both national and international issues. He writes of the 1896 election and local reaction to the defeat of William Jennings Bryan, whom he supported, and he writes passionately of the oncoming of the Spanish-American War.
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University of Mississippi, "The Ole Miss" (1897). The Ole Miss Annual (1897-2013). 1.