TIMELINE

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.

1820

[News] October 18: In the Treaty of Doak's Stand, the Choctaw cede 5.5 million acres of their land to the United States.


1821



1822

[News] Jackson becomes the state capital.


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1824



1825

[Birth] June 26: Henry Clay Lewis born in Charleston, South Carolina.

[Birth] September 17: Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar born in Putnam County, Georgia.


1826

[Birth] July 6: Soldier, statesman, railroad-builder and writer William Clark Falkner was born in Knox County, Tennessee.

[News] Mississippi College, the state’s oldest remaining institution of higher learning, was established in Clinton, Mississippi.


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