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J. Fair Hardin Collection

Mss. 1014

 

Inventory

(A more detailed inventory and container list are available at the repository)

 

 

 

 

Compiled by Tara Z. Laver

November 2003

 

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Special Collections

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, LA

 

 


Contents of Inventory

 

            Summary                                                                                             

            Biographical/Historical Note                                                       

            Scope and Content Note                                                                        

            Index Terms                                                                                                                        

Guide to Stack Locations/Abbreviated Container List

Guide to Collection Microfilm                                                      

      

                                                                                               

                                                                              

Use of manuscript materials.  If you wish to examine items in the manuscript group, please fill out a call slip specifying the materials you wish to see.  Consult the Container List for location information needed on the call slip.

 

Photocopying.  Should you wish to request photocopies, please consult a staff member before segregating items to be copied.  The existing order and arrangement of unbound materials must be maintained.

 

Publication.  Readers assume full responsibility for compliance with laws regarding copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

 

            Permission to examine archival and manuscript materials does not constitute permission to publish.  Any publication of such materials beyond the limits of fair use requires specific prior written permission.  Requests for permission to publish should be addressed in writing to the Head, LLMVC, Special Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803-3300. When permission to publish is granted, two copies of the publication will be requested for the LLMVC.

 

            Proper acknowledgment of LLMVC materials must be made in any resulting writing or publications.  The correct form of citation for this manuscript group is given on the summary page.  Copies of scholarly publications based on research in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections are welcomed.

 

 


Summary

 

Size.               2225 items, 17 v.

 

Geographic    Louisiana, especially Northwest Louisiana.

locations.     

 

Inclusive

dates.             1718-1939

 

Languages.   English, French, Spanish.

 

Summary.     Collection includes Hardin's correspondence, proofs, drafts, reports, maps, articles,

and speeches, as well as research materials collected by him. The papers pertain to his efforts to mark historical sites in Louisiana, especially the Presidio de Nuestra Seänora del Pilar de Los Adaes site in Natchitoches Parish, La., and to researching, writing, and publishing his book, Northwestern Louisiana (1939).

 

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.           J. Fair Hardin Collection, Mss.1014, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.                                      

 

Stack

Location(s).  S:29-36; Vault:3; P:2; OS:H; Range 100; 98:H; 78:46, Mss.mf:S              

 

 

 

 

 


Biographical Note

 

Shreveport attorney, a vice president of the Louisiana Historical Society, and author of historical articles and Northwestern Louisiana : a history of the watershed of the Red River, 1714-1937 ; an historical reference edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the territory together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages, covering the parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Lincoln, Jackson, Bienville, Red River, DeSoto, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant and Rapides (1939).

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

Collection includes Hardin's correspondence, proofs, drafts, reports, maps, articles, and speeches, as well as research materials collected by him. The papers pertain to his efforts to mark historical sites in Louisiana, especially the Presidio de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Los Adaes site in Natchitoches Parish, La., and to researching, writing, and publishing his book. The research materials consist of original historical documents, translations of French and Spanish colonial records, and reproductions of documents and maps in European, Washington, and Louisiana repositories that relate to Louisiana's early history, especially land claims and settlement in northwest Louisiana . The principal subjects of his research are the clearing of the Red River raft and the removal and migration of the Caddo Indians from Louisiana.

 

Included in his research materials are land grants and other documents of Marquis de Maison Rouge and Baron de Bastrop, papers of Juan Filhiol relating to Ouachita Parish, La; letters, statements, and other records of Indian agents in northwestern Louisiana Jehiel Brooks and Charles A. Sewall, who dealt with the Caddo Indians.

 

Civil War materials are also present and include letters, Confederate currency and notes, Hardin's research and notes regarding the Red River Campaign, and the letter book of J. W. Sims, assistant quartermaster of the post at Natchitoches, Trans-Mississippi Department. Included in the Civil War materials are the letters (1861-1877) of John C. Moncure (1861-1877), Shreveport lawyer, Confederate soldier, and Reconstruction-era state legislator. He writes of his participation in the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill and corresponds with his father in Virginia, who relates developments there, and with French General Camille Polignac, about the cause of the South and Reconstruction.

 

The large group of maps contains maps of Louisiana and various locations within Louisiana, including towns, parishes, military posts, and Civil War battles. Photographs include portraits of the wife of Henry Shreve, the Red River raft (ca. 1872), and the site of the Presidio of Los Adaes, Natchitoches Parish, La.


Index Terms

 

 

Bastrop, Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de, 1759-1827.
Caddo Indians--History.

Confederate States of America. Army. Trans-Mississippi Dept.

Hardin, J. Fair, (James Fair),1893-1940, Northwestern Louisiana : a history of the watershed of the

Red River, 1714-1937 ; an historical reference edition preserving the record of the growth and development of the territory together with genealogical and memorial records of its prominent families and personages, covering the parishes of Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Lincoln, Jackson, Bienville, Red River, DeSoto, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant and Rapides.

Historic preservation--Louisiana.

Indian agents--Louisiana.

Indians of North America--Relocation

Land tenure--Louisiana,
Louisiana--History--To 1803.
Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Maison Rouge, Joseph, marquis de, d. 1799
Money--Confederate States of America.

Morehouse Parish (La.)--History.
Ouachita Parish (La.)--History.

Polignac, Camille de, b. 1832 Moncure, John C.  Brooks, Jehiel.
Presidio de Nuestra Seänora del Pilar de Los Adaes Site (La.)

Reconstruction--Louisiana.

Red River Expedition, 1864.
Red River (Tex.-La.)--History.

Red River (Tex.-La.)--Navigation.
Sewall, Charles A.

Shreve, Henry Miller, 1785-1851.

Sims, J. W., Captain.

Southern States--Foreign relations--France.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Correspondence.
Land grants.  
Maps.

Paper money.


 

 

Guide to Stack Locations/Abbreviated Container List

(see full inventory and container list in repository for more details)

 

Stack Location

Container

Description of contents

S:29-36

1

Baron de Bastrop and Marquis de Maison

Rouge, 1795-1820, 1939

 

2

Caddo Indian Affairs papers, 1804-1857, 1879, 1935

 

3

Juan Filhiol Papers, 1783, 1786, 1935-1935

 

4

George Hunter Journal, 1804-1805, 1928, n.d.

 

5

The Presidio of Nuestra Senora Del Pilar De Los Adaes, 1926-1939, n.d.

 

6

Red River Raft papers, 1833-1875, 1929

Vault:3 

7

(J. W. Sims Letter book, 1863-1864, and Confederate

currency)

S:29-36

8-10

Various—including but not limited to Civil War papers (J. H. Williamson letters, John C. Moncure papers, Mrs. S. W. Osborn letter) Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Henry M. Shreve, biographical sketches, Hardin articles and talks, Flournoy Family Papers, Charles Gayarre letter

 

11-13

Correspondence re Historic Sites in Louisiana, 1923-1936

 

14-18

History of Northwestern Louisiana files: research files (arranged alphabetically by parish) 1806-1939; correspondence, drafts, and proofs

 

19

Photographs

78:66

20

Engraving plates used to illustrate Hardin’s History of Northestern Louisiana

P:2

v. 1 and v. 2

 

v. 3 

 

v. 4 

 

 

 

v. 5 

Articles and talks

 

Index to statutes relating to LSU, 1939

 

 “The Life and Writings of Madame Sidonie de la Houssaye,”  by Velma Savoie, M.A. thesis for LSU, 1936.

 

Minutes of Camp Kirby Smith #435, Sons of Confederate Veterans; correspondence of camp (1903-1912)

OS:H

Folder 1           

 

 

Folder 2           

6 items re Baron de Bastrop and Marquis de Maison

Rouge,  (primarily land grants)

 

Agreement between Secretary of War Henry Dearborn and John Smith of Ohio regarding provisions for posts in Louisiana (1806); certification of land grant of John Baptiste Ailhaud St. Anne of Natchitoches Parish, La. (1811); survey of land of Pierre Charrio, in northwest Louisiana (1839); Copy of 1871 town plat of Pleasantville, La.; certificate of election of J. W. Ford to Caddo parish Judge, signed by Governor Warmoth (1872); facsimilie of Declaration of Independence; brochure on history of the Old Spanish Trail (U. S. Hwy 90); Sibley family tree

 

 

98:Hardin

Folder 1

Newspapers, 1839-1875, 1915-1938

100: D11 and E11

Tube

Map showing location of Indian tribes in Louisiana

 

Map of 18th century Louisiana roads

Map case

see inventory

Maps of Louisiana and locations within Louisiana

 

 

 

 

Guide to Collection Microfilm

 

Reel 1(Sims letter book)                         1 volume (1863-1864)