CARPENTER (GEORGE H.) FAMILY PAPERS

(Mss. 2317)

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.

2.6 linear feet, 21 manuscript volumes, and 84 printed volumes

Geographic locations.

East Feliciana Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.

1806, 1835-1964, undated

Bulk dates.

1844-1899

Language.

English

Summary.

Printed materials and manuscripts concerning personal and historical events of the Carpenter family and the area in which they lived.

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.

George H. Carpenter Family Papers, Mss. 2317, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

A:28-31; 98:C; OS:C

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

George H. Carpenter (1849-1892), a dentist, resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, La.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Family papers of Dr. George H. Carpenter also contain papers and documents of his father-in-law, John Y. East of East Feliciana Parish, La. and the East family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East relating to land ownership and plantation economy; poetry principally written by members of the East and Carpenter families; sermons; biographical writings; and Louisiana Supreme Court briefs (undated).

Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; road maps; maps of Louisiana (1902) and Texas (1873); Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); children's books; several almanacs (1855-1918); books on religion; and several miscellaneous books including East Feliciana Louisiana Past and Present.

Among the manuscript volumes are scrapbooks relating to 20th century social and historical events in East Feliciana Parish; diaries; autograph albums; memorandum books of various family members; account book and poetry of Mary East (1857); and John W. Somerville's day book (1842-1866).

INDEX TERMS

Account books.

Albums.

Almanacs.

Broadsides.

Clippings (information artifacts)

Collins family.

Correspondence.

Daybooks.

Dentists--Louisiana.

Diaries.

East family.

East Feliciana Parish (La.)--History.

East Feliciana Parish (La.)--Social life and customs.

Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935.

Maps.

Photographic prints.

Plantations--Louisiana.

Prints (visual works)

Scrapbooks.

Skipwith, Henry, 1816-1894. East Feliciana, Louisiana, past and present.

CONTAINER LIST

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Survey referring to 1802 Spanish Patent (1806)

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Correspondence: John East and John A. Collins families (1844-1859)

3

Deeds of John East (1859)

4

Correspondence and related items (1860-1869)

5

Letters by John East and related items (1870-1877)

6

Correspondence of East [1881-1886] and Carpenter family [1887-1889]; (1881-1889)

7-8

Papers of George H. Carpenter and family (1889-1914)

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9-11

Papers of George H. Carpenter and family (1920-1962, undated)

12

Autobiography of Frances Collins East [1815-1898]

13

Poetry (1858-1941)

14

Writings (1930-1943, undated)

15-16

Visiting and Valentine Cards (undated)

17-18

Newspaper clippings (1844-1960)

20

Louisiana Supreme Court Briefs (undated)

21

Printed Material (1891-1953)

22

Empty Envelopes

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23-28

Sermons ([1872-1883]-1884-1891, undated)

29

Examination (undated)

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Printed volumes:

The Christian Repository. (1859-1893)

Music Books (1856, 1946, undated)

The Song-Book of the School-Room. N.Y.: Mason Brothers, 1856.

Songs Beloved. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., 1946.

Religious songs and music, (fragment), undated

Religious Books (1848-1886, undated)

The Gospel of St. Mark. New York: American Bible Society, undated

Daily Texts. New York: American Tract Society, [1848]

The Catechisms of the Wesleyan Methodist. Louisville, Ky.: E. Stevenson, 1851.

The Penny Tract. New York: American Tract Society, [1853]

Minutes of the Mississippi River Baptist Association. Greensburg, La.: St. Helena Echo Print, 1886.

Miscellaneous (1871-1938, undated)

Everybody’s Friend. Kingston, N. Y.: Van Deusen Brothers, 1871.

The Old Path Guide. Louisville: Crump and Davidson, 1879.

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Kernan Collegiate Institute. Baton Rouge: Truth Job and Book Printing Office, 1882.

Tennyson. A Tale of the World’s Fair. Chicago: F. T. Neely, 1890.

Dr. B. J. Kendall Co. A Treatise on the Horse and his Diseases. Enosburgh Falls, Vt.: Dr. B. J. Kendal Co., Printers, 1891

Henry Skipwith. East Feliciana Louisiana Past and Present. New Orleans, 1892.

Clinton Military Academy. Clinton, 1895-1896.

Confederate Veteran. Nashville, Tenn., 1897.

Mississippi College Magazine. Clinton, Miss., The Hermenian and Philomathean Societies, 1904 and 1905.

Embroidery Lessons. New London, Connecticut: The Brainerd and Armstrong Company, 1907.

Indian Joe Davis. Rhymes from Texas and Oklahoma. Washington, D. C.: Israel Friedman, 1913.

Famous Dramatic Recitations. New York: F. M. Lupton, 1893.

A Friend in Need. New York: Church and Dwight Co., Inc., 1933.

Isabel N. Young, A. M. The Story of Coffee. Sponsored by American Can Company, 1938.

Burnett’s Floral Hand Book. Boston: Jos. Burnett and Co., undated

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Almanacs [excluding duplicates] (1858-1918)

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Children’s Books (1859-1895)

Swift, Mary A. Natural Philosophy. Hartford: William James Hamersley, 1859.

Daview Primary Arithmetic. New York: A. S. Barnes and Co., [1862]

McGuffey’s Third Eclectic Reader. New York: American Book Company, 1879.

The Babes in the Wood. New York: McLaughlin Brothers, 1884.

Home Picture Book for Little Children. New York: Home Insurance Co., 1886.

Aunt Virginia’s Little Girl’s Book of Stories, Pictures, and Jingles. New York: Hurst and Company Publishers

Mother Goose or The Old Nursery Rhymes. New York: McLaughlin Brothers, [1895]

Farman, Ella; Bell, Mrs. Lucia Chase; Converse, Frank H.; and others. Young Folk’s Story Book. Boston: Lothrop Publishing Co., 1895.

The Tract Primer. New York: American Tract Society, undated

Brine, Mary D. Little Nell. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., undated

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Manuscript volumes (1842-1961)

John W. Somerville, Daybook (1842-1866)

Memorandum Book (1854-1874)

Mary East, Autograph Album (1856-1857, undated)

Mary East, Account Book and Poetry (1857, undated)

Susan East, Autograph Album (1861-1915, undated)

Account Book (1874, undated)

Memorandum Book (1891, undated)

Belle Carpenter, Scrapbook (1910)

Scrapbook (1907-1961, undated)

Georgie E. Carpenter, Scrapbook (1910)

Sketchbook (1911, undated)

Ellen East Carpenter, Diary (1929-1931) and Scrapbook (1861-1862, undated)

Ellen East Carpenter, Diary (1930-1933) and Poems (undated)

A. E. Carpenter, Memorandum Book (1936)

Georgie E. Carpenter, Poetry Notebook (1937-1939)

Georgie E. Carpenter, Scrapbook (1944, undated) and Folder of Newspaper Clippings (1858-1881, undated)

Belle Carpenter, Scrapbook (undated)

Johnie East, Lock of Hair (1867)

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Carpenter Family Photographs, and Susan Frances East and S. G. Miller (undated)

Family Photographs (undated)

Snapshots (undated)

Humorous Postcards

Souvenir Pictorial Views of Washington, D. C.

Pictorial Views Seen Along the Louisville and Nashville Railroad

Fashion Plates (1861-1904, undated)

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Newspapers (1835-1928, 1964)

The (Amite City, La.) Louisiana Star, Mar. 24, 1866

The (Baton Rouge, La.) Weekly Truth, June 28, 1889

(Clinton, La.) East Feliciana Patriot, Mar. 2, 1867

(Clinton, La.) Louisiana Democrat, June 17, 1835

(Clinton, La.) Semi-Weekly Patriot-Democrat, Aug. 27, 1872

The (Clinton, La.) Southern Watchman, Jan. 23, Oct. 22, 1892.

(Mount Lebanon, La.) Louisiana Baptist, July 11, 25, 1861

The Times-Democrat, Nov. 20, 1893; Sept. 10, 13, 14, 1900.

The (New Orleans, La.) Weekly Crescent, Mar. 9, 1867.

(New Orleans, La.) Weekly Picayune, Aug. 2, 1894.

The (New Orleans, La.) Semi-Weekly Times-Democrat, Oct. 8, 1901.

(New Orleans, La.) South-Western Baptist Chronicle, Apr. 15, 20, 1850

The (Wilson, La.) Wilson Sun¸ June 27, 1901.

The (Zachary, La.) Zachary Excuse, June 27, 1901.

The (Jackson, Miss.) Daily Mississippian, July 2, 16, Sept. 30, 1862.

The (Memphis, Tenn.) Memphis Daily Appeal, Sept. 30, Oct. 18, 1862.

The (Bowie, Montague County, Tex.) Bowie Cross Timbers, July 15, 1893.

(Corpus Christi, Tex.) Weekly Corpus Christi Caller, Dec. 11, 1896.

(Houston, Tex.) Colonel Mayfield’s Weekly, Apr. 15, 1922.

The (Mathis, Tex.) Mathis News, Aug. 17, 1928.

(Sherman, Tex.) Sherman Daily Democrat, Oct. 5, 1893; Feb. 4, 5, 1901.

(Sherman, Tex.) Sherman Daily Register, Nov. 18, 1891; May 18, 1896; Feb. 5, 1901.

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Newspaper sheets (1889-1951)

New Orleans:

Weekly Picayune

Times-Democrat

Times-Picayune

New Orleans American

Baton Rouge:

Weekly Market Bulletin

State-Times

Morning Advocate

Atlanta, Georgia:

The Weekly Constitution

Oakdale, Louisiana:

Oakdale American

Austin, Texas:

Sunday American Statesman

Corpus Christi, Texas:

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Cincinnati Commercial Gazette

Chicago, Illinois:

The Saturday Blade

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Periodicals:

The Word and the Way, Marions Tract Depository, Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Apr. 1888.

The Snow Flake, Central Female Institute, Clinton, Hinds County, Miss., June 24, 1891.

Golden Moments, An Illustrated Magazine for All Classes, Augusta, Maine, Oct. 1905.

The Baptist Chronicle, July 13, 1905.

The Metropolitan and Rural Home, New York, May, 1893.

The People’s Literary Companion, Augusta, Maine, July, 1907.

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A Collection of Colt Historical Prints (1836-1873)

Huey P. Long Political Broadsides (1930)

Picturesque America or, The Land We Live In (New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1894)

Map of the State of Texas, showing the line and Lands of the Texas and Pacific Railway (1873)

Map of Louisiana, issued by the State Board of Agriculture and Immigration (1902)