BAUGHMAN FAMILY COLLECTION

(Mss. 1852, 1981)

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
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 linear foot

Geographic locations.

Union Parish, La.; Lincoln Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.

1834-1957, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English.

Summary.

Papers of the Baughman and related families include letters (1835-1845), sheet music, theater playbills and programs, a cashbook (1885-1908), and a scrapbook (ca. 1928), and issues of Louisiana newspapers pertaining to WWII, Union Parish, and Hurricane Audrey.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Baughman Family Collection, Mss. 1852, 1981, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

UU:114, OS:B, 98:B, Mss.Mf:B

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Related families of Union and Lincoln Parishes in Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection of papers pertains to the Baughman and related families of Union and Lincoln Parishes in Louisiana. The collection includes letters from Ireland and Canada recommending Thomas Goodman as a dancing instructor (1834-1845); enlargement prints of sheet music of antebellum and Civil War waltzes and marches (1848-1892); theater programs and playbills; and issues of periodicals such as Time and Collier’s (1944-1945). Issues of Louisiana newspapers contain obituaries of family members; views of the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute campus at Ruston (1933); the history and celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Farmerville and Union Parish (1939); articles concerning the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Japanese surrender in World War II (1945); and a description of havoc caused by Hurricane Audrey in Cameron Parish and along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico (1957). Also included [on microfilm only] are The (Mount Sterling) Kentucky Sentinel (January 9, 1868) and The Clarksville (Missouri) Sentinel (Feb. 19, 1885), containing an article on New Orleans Mardi Gras.

The collection also contains a cashbook (1885-1908) bearing the names of Mrs. M. Faust and Christina Faust, with entries for income received from [New Orleans] real estate and expenditures, and a scrapbook (ca. 1928) of pictures of popular film stars including Mary Pickford, Marguerite Clark, Theda Bara, Pearl White and others.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Baughman, Emaline, 1835-1886.

Mar. 3, 1886

Obituary published in The (Farmerville, La.) Gazette.

Baughman, Michael Joseph, 1826-1886.

Nov. 25, 1886, Feb. 23, 1887

Obituaries published in Ruston and Farmerville newspapers.

Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Feb. 1885, Mar. 1897

Invitation to the Rex Ball, Mar. 2, 1897; Article in The Clarksville (Missouri) Sentinel concerning Rex, Feb. 19, 1885 [microfilm]

Dance teachers.

1834-1845, undated

Letters of recommendation for Thomas Goodman and miscellaneous items concerning dancing instructions.

Gill, William Mitchel, 1813-1884.

July 2, 1882

Obituary published in The (Farmerville, La.) Gazette.

Hurricane Audrey, 1957.

June-July 1957

4 issues of the (Baton Rouge, La.) State-Times discussing havoc caused by Hurricane Audrey.

Lincoln Parish (La.)

1886, 1896, 1933

Issues of Ruston newspapers concerning death of M.J. Baughman, 1886; the Baptist Church, 1896; and views of campus and buildings of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, 1933.

Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.

Oct. 11, 1933

Issue of The (Ruston La.) Daily Leader showing views of the campus and buildings.

New Orleans (La.)--Description and travel.

1923

Pamphlet from Illinois Central Railroad describing New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

April 1945

Issues of the (Baton Rouge, La.) State-Times discussing the death of Roosevelt.

Sheet music.

1862, 1892

Enlargement prints of the Free Market Waltz by

F. Strauss showing picture of the free market, 1862; and A. J. Montamat’s Pastime Waltz dedicated to the New Orleans Pastime Pleasure Club, 1892.

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Smith, Persifor Frazer, 1798-1858.

1848

Enlargement print of cover of Smith’s March dedicated to General Smith, the hero of Contreras, and published by Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston.

Theater.

1910,

ca. 1928, undated

Povlowa-Mordkin libretto and souvenir album, 1910; illustrated pamphlet giving cast and brief write-up of several plays, undated; scrapbook containing pictures of well-known film stars. ca. 1928.

Union Parish (La.)

1884-1889, 1939, 1952

Newspaper issues concerning the Baughman and Gill families, centennial celebration of town and parish, and resources of oil, gas and timber.

World War, 1939-1945.

1945

Issues of Baton Rouge newspapers, Time, Collier’s, and printed volumes published by NBC concerning the liberation of Europe and the surrender of the Japanese.

CONTAINER LIST

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Letters written from Canada and Ireland recommending Thomas Goodman as a dancing instructor (1834-1845, undated); Christmas Eve Benefit Ball, Hopkins House, dance program (1856); invitation for Cootehill B. Association ball (undated); memoranda concerning dance instruction and providing addresses (undated)

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Wedding invitation from Mr. and Mrs. Fenton, Farmerville (Jan. 22, 1889); invitation to New Orleans Rex Ball (Mar. 2, 1897); broadside advertisements (undated); Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine cover and enlargement print (June 1887); roll of Baton Rouge High School Band (1936-1937); Sadler’s Wells Ballet program, New Orleans (1950); broadsheet published by The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., Charlottesville, Va. (undated)

3

Images and short biographies from the supplement to The Etude of well-known musicians including Mendelssohn, Chopin, Verdi, and Mozart (1917, undated)

4

The Pavlowa-Mordkin Libretto and Souvenir Album (New York : Comstock and Gest Inc., 1910); Illustrated pamphlet giving cast and description of several plays (undated, cover missing); catalog of Wm. F. Johnson, dealer in sheet music (undated);

Programs: Saddler’s Wells Ballet (1950); The Constant Wife (1952); The Bolshoi Ballet (1962);

Playbills: South Pacific, Broadway Theatre (1953); Wonderful Town, Winter Garden (1953)

5

“New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.” Illinois Central Railroad, 1923.

Pilcher, J. Mitchell. “Beneath the Bough.” New Orleans: Poet Lore Club, 1930.

[Story of the liberation of Europe]. National Broadcasting Company, 1945.

[Story of the Japanese surrender]. National Broadcasting Company, 1945.

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Periodicals:

The Burr McIntosh Monthly. (Vol. 4, no. 1. Apr. 1904).

Ev’ry Month. (2 issues: Vol. 14, no.1 Apr. 1902; undated).

Time. (4 issues: Vol. XLIV, no.19, Nov. 6, 1944; Vol. XLIV, no.20, Nov. 13, 1944; Vol. XLV, no.17, Apr. 23, 1945; Vol. XLV, no.19, May 7, 1945).

Collier’s. (4 issues: Dec. 2, 1944; Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Mar. 3, 1945).

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Manuscript volumes:

Volume 1, Cashbook, 1885-1908.

Cash received, probably from rent of New Orleans real estate; also contains entries concerning income and expenditures. Volume carries name “Mrs. M. Faust” and “Christina Faust.”

Volume 2, Scrapbook, ca. 1928.

Engraved business announcement book used as a scrapbook containing pictures of film stars including Mary Pickford, Marguerite Clark, Theda Bara, Pearl White and others. Harcourt and Company, stationers, Louisville, KY.

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Sheet music (1848-1892)

Montamat, A. J. Pastime Waltz; dedicated to the New Orleans Pastime Pleasure Club. New Orleans: Louis Grunewald Co., Ltd., 1892.

Enlargement prints of the following from volume inscribed “Anna Faust”:

1. Martin, J. T. Smith’s March; dedicated “To Gen. Persifor F. Smith, the Hero of Contreras.” Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1848. [Cover only]

2. Martin, Thomas J. Free Mason’s Grand March. New Orleans: A.E. Blackmar, 1854. [Cover only]

3. Rost, A. De Soto Waltz; dedicated “To the Captains of the New Orleans Steamship Line.” New Orleans: Louis Grunewald, 1859. [Cover only]

4. Strauss, F. Free Market Waltz. New Orleans: L. Grunewald, 1862. [Cover (title) and 3 inside pages of music]

5. Davis A. Antoinette Waltz; dedicated to Miss Louisa Grunewald. [Cover only] showing Touro Building, 1855, in New Orleans. (Touro Building houses Grunewald Music Store). New Orleans: L. Grunewald, 1867.

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Newspapers:

(Baton Rouge, La.) Morning Advocate. Aug. 14, 1945

(Baton Rouge, La.) State-Times. April 13-14, 1945; Aug. 10, 1945; Aug. 15, 1945; June 27-July 1, 1957

The (Farmerville, La.) Gazette. July 2, 1884; March 3, 1886; Feb. 23, 1887; Oct. 15, 1939

(Ruston, La.) Baptist Chronicle. Jan. 23, 1896

(Ruston, La.) Caligraph. Nov. 25, 1886

(Ruston, La.) Daily Leader. Oct. 11, 1933

Shreveport Times. Fragment. April 1, 1952

The Wall Street Journal. Nov. 23, 1963

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Newspapers on microfilm:

The Clarksville (Missouri) Sentinel. Feb. 19, 1885

The (Mount Sterling) Kentucky Sentinel. Jan. 9, 1868