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James Pipes Sharp Papers

Collection Number: M106

Inclusive Dates: 1903 – 1961

Bulk Dates: 1903 – 1920

Volume: 1 cu. ft.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

J.P. Sharp was the treasurer of the Bolivar County Cotton Company during the early part of the 20th Century.

Scope and Content

This collection has many land deeds dating from 1903 up to the mid 1940s. This collection also contains business letters written by and to Mr. J.P. Sharp. There are also business letters written to Mr. J.W. Wyatt, who was the owner of the Bolivar Cotton Company. A small number of bills and tax notes are in the collection as well. Several of Mr. Sharp’s personal papers are in the collection including Mr. Sharp’s draft registration card, certificates of stock ownership, and some miscellaneous bills. The collection also has a 1957 insurance policy on Mrs. J.P. sharp, and a few personal letters written to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Sharp by family and acquaintances.

Box Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1:

1. Road and bridge Tax Receipt 1917
2. Stock Receipt, Bolivar Cotton Co. 1918
3. Carbon of land purchase proposal, Shaw. 1917
4. Attorney’s Receipt, no date
5. Correspondence, Hilton 1914
6. Memo, Blanton Wyatt Lumber, No date
7. Notice of Trustees Sale, 1934 (Proof of Publication
8. Tax Receipt, 1910 Includes $3.00 poll tax
9. Tax Receipt, 1912
10. Loan Papers, 1918 Note held by Bolivar Cotton Company
11. Correspondence 1910
12. Lease Papers 1916

Folder 2:

1. Deed 1913
2. Cancelled check 1913
3. Deed 1914
4. Deed 1915
5. Deed 1920
6. Deed 1914
7. Deed 1909
8. Deed Release 1909
9. Deed 1912
10. Deed 1913
11. Copy of Contract 1923
12. Deed 1915
13. Deed 1919

Folder 3:

1. Deed 1904
2. Deed 1913
3. Deed 1914
4. Deed 1919
5. Deed 1913
6. Deed 1917
7. Deed 1914
8. Loan Papers 1912
9. Deed 1902
10. Deed and Loan Papers 1919
11. Deed 1915

Folder 4:

1. Deed 1906
2. Deed 1914
3. Deed 1918
4. Deed 1917
5. Deed 1934
6. Deed 1902
7. Deed 1908
8. Deed 1917
9. Deed 1919
10. Deed 1915

Folder 5:

1. Deed 1912
2. Deed 1915
3. Deed 1915
4. Deed 1912
5. Deed 1911
6. Deed 1902
7. Deed 1916
8. Deed 1914

Folder 6:

1. Deed 1916
2. Deed 1916
3. Deed 1913
4. Deed 1919
5. Deed 1915

Folder 7:

1. Deed 1906
2. Deed 1913
3. Deed 1913
4. Deed 1914
5. Deed 1916
6. Deed 1918
7. Deed 1918
8. Correspondence 1918

Folder 8:

1. Deed 1910 (Texas)
2. Receipt 1910
3. Deed 1904
4. Deed 1925
5. Deed 1939
6. Deed 1932
7. Deed 1917
8. Deed 1924
9. Power to Cancel Deed 1919

Folder 9:

1. Loan Agreement 1926
2. Deed 1904
3. Deed 1904
4. Deed 1915
5. Tax Receipt 1919
6. Unsigned Deed 1917
7. Unsigned Deed 1919
8. Receipt from the Bank of Shaw 1914
9. Correspondence 1964
10. Deed 1915
11. Deed 1929
12. Deed 1929

Folder 10:

1. Promissory Note 1915
2. 7 Tax Receipts 1918
3. Abstract of lands of J M Gilbert 1925
4. Deed 1916
5. Deed 1914

Box 2

Folder 11:

1. Deed 1915
2. Deed 1915
3. Correspondence 1904
4. Deed 1906
5. Cancellation of Deed 1920
6. Deed 1906 Washington County

Folder 12:

1. Municipal Tax receipt Shaw 1918
2. Deed 1904
3. Deed 1915
4. Deed 1915
5. Deed 1902

Folder 13:

1. Notice of Trustees Sale 1914 (Newsprint)
2. Correspondence 1914
3. Deed 1916
4. Deed 1916
5. Deed 1917
6. Deed 1917
7. Tax receipt 1919
8. Deed 1914
9. Deed 1916

Folder 14:

1. Deed 1917
2. Notice of trustees Sale 1911
3. Deed 1913
4. Deed 1902 Tennessee
5. Deed 1915
6. Deed 1905
7. Deed 1929
8. Deed 1913
9. Deed 1913

Folder 15:

1. Deed 1916
2. Rent Receipt 1917
3. Deed 1913
4. Deed 1916
5. Rent receipt 1919
6. Correspondence 1906
7. Deed 1905
8. Correspondence 1956

Folder 16:

1. Receipt 1917
2. Receipt 1919
3. Deed 1920
4. Ledger Page No Date
5. Deed 1927
6. Deed from Tax Sale 1902
7. Contract 1917

Folder 17:

1. Scratch Paper with a sketched map on it
2. Savings Bond Flyer 1961
3. Deed 1902

Folder 18:

1. Deed 1919
2. Deed 1902
3. Deed 1940
4. Proof of Age 1912
5. Release of Bank Note 1917

Folder 19:

1. Deed 1916
2. Deed 1917
3. Check to Fayette County Bank ( TN) 1913
4. Deed 1909
5. Receipt 1909
6. Release of Trust 1912

Folder 20:

1. Correspondence 1918 includes deed, and receipts
2. Deed 1945
3. Deed 1912
4. Deed 1910
5. Receipt 1910
6. Deed 1914
7. Deed 1920

Folder 21:

1. Deed 1906
2. Deed 1912
3. Correspondence 1919
4. Deed 1904
5. Deed 1916
6. Tax Receipt 1918
7. Tax Notice
8. Blank Bank of Shaw checks (2)
9. Adding Machine Tape
10. Chancery Clerk Letter head, Bolivar County
11. Deed 1911
12. Deed 1915

Folder 22:

1. Unsigned Deed Washington County
2. Lease Agreement 1952
3. Deed 1934
4. Deed 1915

Folder 23:

1. Proof of Publication 1934
2. Deed 1917
3. 2 notes November 26, 1915
4. Deed 1915 Pike County
5. Notice of Sale 1934
6. Deed 1917

Folder 24:

1. Deed 1925
2. Correspondence 1936
3. Deed 1931
4. Deed 1939
5. Deed 1914
6. Deed 1908
7. Deed 1926

Folder 25:

1. Deed 1909
2. Deed 1930
3. Deed 1950
4. Deed 1920
5. Deed 1925

Folder 26:

1. Receipt 1912
2. Gin Receipt 1911
3. Voter Registration 1918
4. 2 Receipts 1915

Folder 27:

1. Ten Shares stock in the Bolivar Cotton Co
2. Insurance Papers 1957
3. Tax collectors Notice (2) 1918
4. Seventeen Gin Tickets From Sharp Gin 1917 and 18
5. Cotton Ticket Bolivar Cotton Co 1918
6. Receipt Form Yazoo and Miss Valley Railroad 1918
7. Insurance Receipt 1918

Folder 28:

1. Surveyors Sketches no date
2. Receipt 1912
3. Chancery Clerk Receipt 1912
4. Correspondence 1906
5. Loan Papers 1915
6. Correspondence 1912
7. Trustees Land Sale 1914
8. Tax receipt 1919 Road and Bridges
9. Tax receipt 1918
10. Five Municipal Tax Receipts 1918
11. Correspondence 1915

Folder 29:

1. Compress Ticket 1920
2. 2 Gin Tickets 1926

Folder 30:

1. Transfer of ownership American Cattle Club 1916
2. Certificate of entry in the American Cattle Club 1916
3. Correspondence 1914
4. Ten shares stock Bolivar cotton Co
5. Correspondence 1918

Oversize Folders
2 Ledger Pages 1919-1920