Hattiesburg, Mississippi: University And College Press Of Mississippi, 1971. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Everett on the half-title page: “To our very wonderful special friends Margaret and Jim Guerriero with appreciation for their interest and encouragement. Frank E. Everett Jr. Sept. 26, 1971.” This is the story of a house, "Brierfield" and home of Jefferson Davis and his family. The author traces the story of "Brierfield" from its construction in the antebellum period to its final demise in the twentieth century, a victim of war, floods, and destroyed in a in 1931 fire. Everett wrote several books and articles on Mississippi history during the antebellum period. A trial lawyer, he also served as assistant attorney general of Mississippi and as a trustee of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Everett’s newspaper obituary (dated Oct. 29, 1986) is tipped to the rear pastedown and two other Jefferson-related articles are also laid in. 8vo., tan cloth in dust jacket; 153 pages. Item #57306
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight with the ink name "Margaret Webb" on the front endpaper, little foxing fore-edge); nice d/j.