46 albumen prints of Lochinvar, the plantation home of Robert Gordon and his son, Col. James Gordon, of Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

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The collection consists of an original album of 46 albumen print photographs, ca. 1880-1891, documenting Lochinvar, the plantation home of Robert Gordon and his son, Col. James Gordon, of Pontotoc County, Mississippi. The anonymous photographer captured images of the exterior and interior of the house, various family members, ex-slaves and their quarters, the grounds around the house, and hunting scenes.
Robert Gordon immigrated to Cotton Gin Port, Mississippi, from Scotland; married Mary Elizabeth Walton; excelled as an Indian trader and landowner; and founded the town of Aberdeen in Monroe County, Mississippi. After the Chickasaw Cession of 1832 Robert purchased two sections of land near Pontotoc, where he built Lochinvar in 1836. Robert and Mary Elizabeth's son, James Gordon, grew up in the house, married Carolina Virginia Wiley, and had two children of his own, Annie and Robert James. James Gordon served as an officer in the Confederate Army under Jeb Stuart and Nathan Bedford Forrest, and he was briefly suspected of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. James Gordon represented...
Link here: Lochinvar Photograph Album | Digital Archives MDAH (ms.gov)
 

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