FEATHERSTON, Winfield Scott, 1820-1891


Guide to Research Collections

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, MS
Papers: 1860, 1 page.
The commission of W. S. Featherston as Minister to Kentucky from the State of Mississippi, signed by Governor John J. Pettus and C. A. Brougher, Secretary of State, December 5, 1860.

Papers: ca. 1861-1927, amount unknown.
Records documenting Winfield Scott Featherston appear in various collections of Civil War and Mississippi Infantry Regiment records.


The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1871, 1 item.
A letter from Winfield Scott Featherston to Charles Colcock Jones written on June 20, 1871. Included in the letter is a statement of his service in the Confederate Army.


University of Mississippi
Archives and Special Collections
University, MS
Papers: In the Featherston Collection, ca. 1824-1952, 13 Hollinger boxes and 3 overized boxes.
The Featherston Collection contains legal documents, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, ephemera, currency, and miscellaneous documents dating from 1824 to 1952 related to Winfield Scott Featherston and his family. The collection does not contain records from Featherston’s tenure in Congress, but it does document his continued participation in state politics after the Civil War. The finding aid is available in the repository and online at http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00181/.


The University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives
Hattiesburg, MS
Papers: 1850, 1 letter.
A letter from Winfield Scott Featherston to an unidentified person written on April 7, 1850. In the letter, Winfield Featherston writes on the subject of the appointment of a cadet. The addressee had recommended Mr. Brownrigg as had Isham Harrison, but Featherston had appointed a more strongly recommended candidate, Mr. Davis. The letter also contains Featherston’s views on slavery.