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MF:5735, Series B, Reel 21

Lea (Lemanda E.) Papers

(Mss. 704)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note

4

Scope and Content Note

4

Series Description(s)

5-6

Index Terms

7

Container List

8

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Summary

Size.

60 items, 9 volumes

Geographic locations.

Liberty, Miss.; Baton Rouge, La.; Osyka, Miss.; Magnolia, Miss.; Natchez, Miss.; Woodville, Miss.; Grenada, Miss.; Tupelo, Miss.; Port Hudson, La.

Inclusive dates.

1846-1910

Bulk dates.

1861-1872

Language.

English

Summary.

Resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of a Confederate soldier. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi, and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I. G. Lea, and her brothers, C. J. and W. G. Martin. Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi, and minutes of the Union Baptist Association.

Organization.

Arranged categorically, then chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

Richard Sandifer Papers, Mss. 699

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Lemanda E. Lea Papers, Mss. 704, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

E:39

Also available on:

Microfilm 5735, Series B, Reel 21

Omission: Printed Matter

Biographical/Historical Note

Lemanda E. Lea was a resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of Confederate soldier, I.G. Lea. Her brothers, C.J., W.G, and F.A. Martin were also Confederate soldiers.

Scope and Content Note

Papers consist of correspondence and printed items. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I.G. Lea, her brothers, C.J. and W.G. Martin, describing conditions in camp, fortifications, plans for attack, and some information concerning the surrounding countryside. The letters from I.G. Lea also contain numerous suggestions to his wife about the management of their farm during his absence.

Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi (1890), minutes of the Union Baptist Association (1896-1890), and Reminiscences of a Confederate Prisoner, Scott's Cavalry by Byron Smith (1910).

Series Descriptions

[The collection is arranged chronologically, but like items are described in groups below. See the Container List for description reflecting physical arrangement]

Date

Contents

1861-1864

Series I, Martin brothers letters: 10 items

Personal letters from W.G., C.J., F.A., and W.J. Martin, brothers of Lemanda Lea, who were enlisted men in the Confederate Army from Mississippi, writing from Natchez, Jackson, Wilkerson County, Miss.; they describe life in camp and give personal news of friends, etc. W.J.'s description of his trip with Captain Stockdale to Union headquarters at Baton Rouge to deliver a message.

1862-1863

Series II, I.G. Lea letters: 16 items

Personal letters of I.G. Lea to his wife, Lemanda, telling her of life in camp, hardships, battle areas, etc., and instructing her as to management of affairs at home (writing from Grenada, Miss.; Tupelo, Miss.; Port Hudson, La.).

1862-1864

Series III, Sarah Sandell letters: 9 items

Mostly personal letters from Sarah Sandell in Magnolia, Miss. to her daughter, giving family news.

1871-1878, undated

Series IV, Miscellaneous letters: 25 items

Miscellaneous letters, envelopes, etc.; 11 envelopes addressed to Lemanda Lea; letters from I.G. Lea; letter from The First Baptist Church of Christ at Georgetown, Ky. stating Charles H. Allen was a member (1871)

Series V, Printed volumes

1846

The Laughing Philosopher: Book of Anecdotes. (Philadelphia: Leary)

June 28, 1890

Speech of Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale in Mississippi House of Representatives.

1894

“Laws Relating to Roads, Ferries, and Bridges (Mississippi) and amendments” (Columbus: Chapman, Turner & Co.)

1896

Minutes of Mississippi Baptist Association: Nineteenth Annual Session (Magnolia, Miss.)

1898

Minutes of Union Baptist Association: Fifth Annual Session (Washington Parish, La.)

1900

Minutes of Union Baptist Association: Seventh Annual Session (Washington Parish, La.)

1906

“The Devil Opposed to Foreign Mission. Are You?” by R.J. Willingham. (Richmond: Foreign Mission Board)

1910

“Reminiscences of a Confederate Prisoner” by Byron Smith. (Jackson: Baptist Orphanage Press)

undated

“Constitution and By-laws: The Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America. Mississippi.” (Jackson: Hederman Bros.)

Index Terms

Location

Allen, Charles H.

IV

Confederate States of America. Army – Officers.

I, II, IV, V

Correspondence.

I, II, III, IV

Lea, I.G.

II, IV

Liberty (Miss.)

I

LouisianaHistory – Civil War, 1861-1865.

I, II, III, IV, V

Martin, C.J.

I

Martin, F.A.

I

Martin, W.G.

I

Martin, W.J.

I

Minutes.

V

Mississippi Baptist Association.

V

Mississippi – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.

I, II, III, IV, V

Sandell, Sarah

II

Speeches.

V

Stockdale, Thomas R.

I, V

Union Baptist Association (Miss.)

V

Container List

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

E:39

1

1-2

Series I-IV

Correspondence and manuscript materials (1861-1872)

3

Series V

Printed Volumes (1864, 1890-1910)

4

Series IV

Empty Envelopes

MF:5735, Series B

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