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Size. 103 items, 1 manuscript volume, and 1 printed volume
Clinton, La.; Amite, La.
Inclusive dates. 1846-1892
Bulk dates. N/A
Summary. Farmer of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana and member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, poems, nursery price lists, home recipes and remedies, receipts, Confederate bonds, and the succession accounts of Mrs. Louisa Andrews. Correspondence includes letters from James' father discussing relatives, local affairs, and crop conditions in Clinton and letters from his daughter describing economic conditions in Amite, Louisiana.
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Citation. James M. Andrews Papers, Mss. 861, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Stack location(s). U:6
James M. Andrews was a farmer of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. In the 1840s he was a member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation.
Papers include letters from James’ father, E. Andrews, telling his son news of relatives and friends, crop conditions, and activities in the community while a member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation (1846). Later papers consist of receipts for state and parish taxes (1850-1861), Confederate bonds (1864), succession accounts of Mrs. Louisa Andrews (1867), and merchandise receipts. Letters from Andrews’ daughter, Mary Parham, of Amite, Louisiana, describe economic conditions in that area (1883).
Undated papers include poetry, recipes, and home remedies for treatment of livestock. A memorandum book also contains various recipes and home remedies (1868-1877).
Subject Date Description of relevant documents
|Amite City (La.)--History-- 19th century.||Mar. 4, 1883; June 24, 1883||
Friendly letters relating local news and commenting on hard times. Mary Parham: Mar. 4 and June 24
|Blacksmiths--Louisiana.||1867||Receipted bill for payment by Norwood and Andrews for tire and shaft repairs, buggy, carriage, hack and wheel, new bolts, and other services. June 19|
|Centenary College of Louisiana.||1902||Jackson, La.; advertising circular lists accessibility, expenses and courses offered, and shows pictures of baseball team, chapel and buildings.|
|Cooking.||Undated||Handwritten and printed recipes for pickles, blackberry wine, and soap.|
|Farms--Louisiana--East Feliciana Parish.||1846-1892,undated||Correspondence, receipts, clippings and other items concern farming and family matters, economic conditions, local news, payments for taxes, medical fees, merchandise, blacksmith services, and Confederate bonds, medical treatments, and cooking recipes.|
|Formulas, recipes, etc.||1880, undated||Handwritten and printed prescriptions and remedies for impotency, gonorrhea, nervous prostration, enlarged spleen, varicose veins, whooping cough, and ulcers; and treatments for horse diseases including charbon, botts, worms, fistula, and blind staggers.
“Dr. Dye’s Electro-Voltaic Appliances” for relief of liver and kidney complaints, backache, nervousness and other complaints.
1 pamphlet, 1880
|Garig, W. W.||1890||Editor, Poultry Department, The Southern Industrial Review, Baton Rouge; comments on culture and supply of ducks for sale. 2 letters by, Feb. 10 and 18;
2 advertising broadsides containing Garig’s recommendations of Fancier’s Gazette and Dr. G.H. Tichenor’s Cholera and Roup Specific.
|Lumber.||1867, 1870||S.B. Kent and Son receipt, June 14, 1867 Memorandum book entry concerning length and diameter of logs hauled, 1870|
Description of relevant documents
Letters, receipts, and printed items concerning sale of
fowl, patent medicine, corn, and dry goods from the
J.W. Dougherty, 1869. (1 item)
Mrs. J.M. Parker, 1872. (1 item)
W.W. Garig, 1890. (4 items)
Receipted bills for purchase of general merchandise
including groceries, clothing, putty, shoes, cloth, and
hoes from the following:
Norwood and Andrews, 1866.(1 item)
J.P. Knox, 1878. (1 item)
Joseph Israel, 1883. (1 item)
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Father’s comments to son in service on patriotic duty, value of honorable discharge, and appearance of returned soldiers. E. Andrews: June 15 and July 1
Anguilla, Mississippi; mention of trouble caused farmers by African Americans moving around and “indifference to work.” Mary Parham: Jan. 9
Hill-Side Nursery price list. Marksville, 1890, R. Frotscher. New Orleans. Jan. 18, 1892, W.R. Stuart. Ocean Springs. Jan. 6, and Dec. 7, 1891
2 letters and 2 printed items from W. R. Stuart (b. 1820), proprietor of Gulf Coast Pecan Grove and Nursery in Ocean Springs, Miss.; concern pecuniary value and cultivation of pecan trees, and selling price of trees and nuts. Jan. 6 and Dec. 7
Sharkey County (Miss.)-- History--19th century.
Comments on population, low price of cotton, family, local news, and observance of Christmas. Mary Parham: Jan. 9, 1887 and Feb. 29, 1892
1 letter by R. Frotscher, New Orleans seeds dealer; detailed comments on pear trees, Japanese walnut and chestnut trees, and filberts. Jan. 18