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PATRICK MURPHY PAPERS

(Mss. 309)

Inventory

(revised 2000)

 

Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Container List

Summary



Size. 739 items, 69 volumes.

Geographic Locations. Louisiana, Mississippi.

Inclusive dates. 1853-1937.

Bulk dates. 1860-1885.

Languages. English.

Summary. Business and personal papers include correspondence, legal documents, accounts, and manuscript volumes.

Access. No restrictions.

Copyright. Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation. Patrick Murphy Papers, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stack location. U:297-298, H:4


Arrangement. Arranged in chronological order.

Biographical/Historical Note

Patrick Murphy was a Catholic layman, bridge builder and building contractor of Natchez, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862. After the Civil War, he resided in St. Joseph, Louisiana and continued in his trade.

Scope and Content

Personal and business papers include contracts; building specification and plans; memoranda; accounts for the construction of buildings; and statements for building supplies. Papers also contain personal letters, especially from the Sisters of St. Joseph School in Natchez, Miss.; legal and business correspondence; charitable donations to individuals and Catholic institutions in Natchez; legal documents relating to the settlement of the estate of James Doyle and other deeds; court summonses; and the will of Thomas H. Dunn of Claiborne County, naming Murphy as one of his executors.


Additionally, there are papers documenting a trip to Ireland; a framed photograph of Patrick Murphy; and few Civil War papers which include leaves of indulgence; a sketch of Richmond, Va. (ca. 1865); and a transportation notice referring to the people of Louisiana as not having provided for the Confederates.

 


Container List



Stack Location Box Contents

U:298 1 Framed photograph of Patrick Murphy

U:297 2 1835-1875

3 1876-1937

4 undated

H:4 1 v. 1, Bank book (1885-1887)

v. 3, Check book (1883-1885)

v. 5, Diary (1856-1858)

v. 6, Diary (1858-1860)

v. 7, Diary (1860-1861)

v. 8, Diary (1861-1866)

v. 9, Diary (1866-1868)

v. 10, Diary (1869-1870)

v. 11, Diary (1870-1871)

2 v. 12, Diary (1871-1872)

v. 13, Diary (1872-1873)

v. 14, Diary (1873-1874)

v. 15, Diary (1874-1875)

v. 16, Diary (1875-1876)

v. 17, Diary (1876-1878)

v. 18, Diary (1878-1881)

v. 19, Diary (1881-1882)

v. 20, Diary (1882-1885)

v. 21, Diary (1885)

Stack Location Box Contents

H:4 3 v. 28, Lumber Book (1867)

v. 29, Memorandum Book (1854-1856)

v. 30, Memorandum Book (1869-1870)

v. 31, Memorandum Book (1871-1872)

v. 32, Memorandum Book (1872)

v. 33, Memorandum Book (1873-1876)

v. 34, Memorandum Book (1876-1877)

v. 35, Memorandum Book (1877)

v. 36, Memorandum Book (1877)

v. 37, Memorandum Book (1878)

v. 38, Memorandum Book ( n.d.)

v. 39, Memorandum Book ( n.d.)

v. 40, Memorandum Book ( n.d.)

v. 41, Petty Cash Book (1871-1872)

v. 42, Petty Cash Book (1872)

Stack Location Box Contents

H:4 4 v. 45, Time Book (1854)

v. 46, Time Book (1856, February-March)

v. 47, Time Book (1856-1857)

v. 48, Time Book (1857, February-June)

v. 49, Time Book (1857, July-September)

v. 50, Time Book (1859, 1866)

v. 51, Time Book (1866)

v. 52, Time Book (1869-1876)

v. 53, Time Book (1871-1877)

v. 54, Time Book (1871-1882)

v. 55, Time Book (1872, January-March)

v. 56, Time Book (1872, February-April)

v. 57, Time Book (1872, February-July)

v. 58, Time Book (1872, February-December)

v. 59, Time Book (1872, March-May)

Stack Location Box Contents

H:4 5 v. 60, Time Book (1872, April-June)

v. 61, Time Book (1872, April-September)

v. 62, Time Book (1872, May-June)

v. 63, Time Book (1872, May-August)

v. 64, Time Book (1872, June-August)

v. 65, Time Book (1872, July)

v. 66, Time Book (1872, July)

v. 67, Time Book (1872-1885)

v. 68, Time Book (no entries, 1866 memorandum)

v. 69, School Atlas (1850)

H:4 (shelf) n/a v. 2, Check book (1872-1873)

v. 4, Day book (1872)

v. 22, Journal (1872-1873)

v. 23, Ledger (1868-1887)

v. 24, Ledger (1872-1873, 1885)

v. 25, Ledger (1872, February-June)

v. 26, Ledger (1872, March-August)

v. 27, Ledger (1872, May-October)

v. 43, Railroad Time Book (1872, January-October)

v. 44, Railroad Time Book (1872, March-August)


OS:M folder 1 Oversize items removed from location U:298, boxes 2-4