GARDINER (JOHN I.) PAPERS

(Mss. 2206)

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 ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

43 items (on 1 reel of microfilm and 4 enlargement prints)

Geographic locations.

Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1839-1918

Bulk dates.

1839-1877

Language.

English

Summary.

Correspondence and political documents of John I. Gardiner, cotton planter of Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

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

Citation.

John I. Gardiner Papers, Mss. 2206, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

Mss.MF:G, Misc:G

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

John I. Gardiner was a cotton planter of Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was appointed as tax collector of that parish in 1873.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The earliest documents in the collection include family letters from John F. and Thomas J. Gardiner, of Charles County, Maryland, to John I. Gardiner, of Grand Coteau, La. (1839-1847), receipts for the burial of slaves (1840), receipts for passage on the steamer J. Dupre (1840) and freight on the steamer Cleona (1867), and bank drafts and tax receipts (1845-1860). Also included is a Confederate tax estimate and assessment of agricultural products (1863), the appointment of Gardiner as tax collector of St. Landry Parish (1873), a fragment of a broadside address from the National Democratic Committee of New York to African American voters concerning banking graft towards freedmen (1876), an envelope from the Southern States Agricultural and Industrial Exposition, New Orleans, listing names of officers and the executive committee (1876), and an envelope from J. J. Morris with the American Expeditionary Forces to Junietta Claiborne, New Roads, La. (1918).

The collection also contains enlargement prints of Reconstruction broadsides (1869-1875), including an announcement to the citizens of St. Landry Parish concerning special taxes upon all professionals, trades, and stores (Feb. 1, 1869), two broadsides from John McEnery opposing William Pitt Kellogg and his taxation policies (Mar. 1873), and an address by Edward Booth to the Democratic-Conservative members of the Legislature regarding the eviction of elected members of the House of Representatives by General de Troubriand and U.S. soldiers (Jan. 5, 1875).

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Booth, Edward.

1875

Address by Booth to Democratic-Conservative members of the Legislature regarding eviction of elected members from House by U.S. troops. Jan. 5.

Broadsides.

1869-1875

Concern collection of special tax upon all professions, trades, and stores by United States Internal Revenue assessor, opposition to the Kellogg government, and eviction of elected members from States House of Representatives by United States troops.

Cotton farmers--Louisiana.

1839-1889

Reconstruction broadsides, statements of cotton sales, drafts, bills, and receipts for shipment of freight, and a few other items concerning the Gardiner family.

Freedmen--Louisiana.

[1876]

Fragmentary broadside “from the National Democratic Committee of New York to the Negro voter on the freedmen’s bank swindle.”

Kellogg, William Pitt, 1831-1918.

1873

Address to the people of Louisiana and other states outlining the issues in the illegal seizure of the government by the Kellogg faction and requesting the people to join in an appeal to the President and Congress; and letter asking for resistance of collection of taxes by the Kellogg government, Mar. 13 and 20.

McEnery, John, 1833-1891.

1873

Copy of John J. Gardiner’s appointment by McEnery as tax collector for St. Landry Parish. Jan. 20; broadsides concern opposition to Kellogg government. Mar. 13 and 20.

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana.

1869-1875

Broadsides pertaining to special tax on all professions, trades, and stores, to be paid with Income Returns, 1869; address and letter by Governor John McEnery to the people of Louisiana relative to the issues in the illegal seizure of the state government by the Kellogg faction; and address to members of the Legislature regarding eviction of elected members by United States troops.

Taxation--Louisiana.

1869

Confederate tax-in-kind estimate and assessment of J. I. Gardiner’s agricultural products, Mar. 1.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents (with dates)

Misc:G

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1

Enlargement prints of broadsides (1869-1875)

Mss.MF:G

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Reel 1

John I. Gardiner Papers (1839-1889, 1918)