A Mississippi Writer Timeline

A Compendium of Births, Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s Literary History

Note: In most cases, timeline entries are added as articles on individual authors are added to this web site. The hyperlinks listed below connect to biographical and critical articles about that author. Articles on individual writers will continue to be added in the coming months. If an author’s name does not appear on this timeline or if it appears but is not a hyperlink, the article for that author has not yet been added to the database. Please try again later.


[Books] Publications:
  • Speech, on the Bill "For the Relief of Jefferson College," Delivered in the House of Representatives, of the State of Mississippi, December, 1830, by ... a Representative from the County of Adams, by J.F.H. Claiborne (Cadet Office)

[News] September 27-28: In the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the Choctaw cede all of their lands east of the Mississippi River and agree to move to Oklahoma.



[News] October 20: On behalf of the Chickasaws, King Ishtehotopah signs the Treaty of Pontotoc in which the Chickasaw cede all their lands east of the Mississippi River and agree to relocate to Oklahoma, thus opening northern Mississippi to white settlers.


[News] Attala County, Mississippi, is formed, named after the fictional heroine of the novel Atala by French writer François René de Chateaubriand published in 1801.



[Books] Publications:
  • Georgia Scenes, Characters, Incidents, Etc. in the First Half Century of the Republic: By a Native Georgian, by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (Southern Recorder Office)


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[Books] Publications:
  • Argument Submitted by Messrs. Claiborne and Gholson, Representatives from the State of Mississippi, to the Committee of Elections, by J.F.H. Claiborne (Blair & Rives)

[News] Alexander G. McNutt is elected Mississippi's eleventh governor. He is re-elected two years later.




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