ROXBOROUGH (CHARLES A.) LETTER

(Mss. 1744)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 item

Geographic locations.

N/A

Inclusive dates.

1890

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

A printed letter, written by Roxborough, explaining his decision to withdraw from the Republican Party.

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Charles A. Roxborough Letter, Mss. 1744, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Charles A. Roxborough, a black lawyer and politician, was U. S. Supervisor of Elections for Iberville Parish, Louisiana, during the 1880s. Roxborough resigned from the Republican Executive Committee because he supported Democratic candidate Edward J. Gay rather than J. S. Davidson, the Republican opponent, in the Congressional election of 1866.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

In this copy of the printed open letter to J. S. Davidson, black Chairman of the Iberville Parish Republican Executive Committee, Roxborough states his reasons for resigning from the executive committee. He accuses the national Republican Party of having conferred suffrage and civil rights on blacks only to maintain the party's political majority, of deliberately defeating passage of the "Blair Educational Bill," of passing the "McKinley Tariff Bill" to punish Southern blacks supported by sugar cane cultivation, and of refusing to seat contested black candidates from Louisiana, among other things. Roxborough advises black Republicans of Louisiana to affiliate with the Democratic Party.

INDEX TERMS

Democratic Party (La.)

Louisiana--Politics and government--1865-1950.

Political parties--Louisiana.

Republican Party (La.). State Executive Committee.

Roxborough, Charles A.

United States--Politics and government--1865-1900.

CONTAINER LIST

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1 printed letter (1890)