Collection Title:  Benjamin Grubb Humphreys Collection

Collection Number:  M011

Inclusive Dates:  1906 – 1925

Bulk Dates:  1925

Volume:  .25 Cubic Feet

Processor:  W. Ray



Benjamin Grubb Humphreys was born in Claiborne County, Mississippi on August 17, 1865.  He attended the University of Mississippi and served as the Superintendent of Education of Leflore County and district attorney for the Fourth Circuit Court District of Mississippi.  He served in the Second Mississippi Volunteer Infantry when war was declared against Spain in 1898 and was a commissioned major in the First Mississippi Regiment of the Mississippi National Guard.  He was elected to Congress in 1902 and although he had experience of many vocations of life, he specialized in river and harbor legislation.  His ten terms of service gave him the distinction of serving for a longer period of time than any other Representative from the State of Mississippi.


Scope and Content:

The Benjamin Grubb Humpreys Collection contains a note from U.S. Representative Benjamin G. Humphreys asking for support for his re-election as Mississippi’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1906 and an article from the local newspaper concerning the election.  It also contains a book printed in 1925 of memorial addresses delivered in the U.S. Senate and House in memory of Rep. Humphreys.



Box 1

Box / Folder

1          1          Letter from B.G. Humphreys to Mr. R.J. Nugent dated Aug. 9, 1906

Article from newspaper “Why Humphreys will be returned”

Book:  Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress – 1925