NAPOLEON BONAPARTE HUNTER PAPERS

Mss. 2360

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.

79 items, 14 manuscript volumes, and 14 printed volumes

Geographic locations.

Tensas Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.

1841-1952

Bulk dates.

1870-1937

Language.

English

Summary.

Mayor and merchant of Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a ledger containing accounts with individuals and plantations in Tensas Parish and a Mayor's Record that extends through the administrations of Hartwig Moss, Joseph Gorton, and Napoleon B. Hunter. Also included are records and printed material of the Order of the Knights of Pythias, Tensas Lodge No. 84, and of the Woodmen of the World.

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.

Napoleon Bonaparte Hunter Papers, Mss. 2360, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

T:87; P:19

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Merchant and resident of Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers include a ledger (1870) containing accounts with individuals and plantations in Tensas Parish, Louisiana; Mayor's Record (1883-1908) that extends through the administrations of Hartwig Moss, Joseph Gorton and Napoleon B. Hunter, mayors of Waterproof, Tensas Parish. Entries are in consecutive order, and the charge, fine, or settlement of each case is shown.

Papers also contain records and printed material of the Order of the Knights of Pythias, Tensas Lodge No. 84 (1888-1935) and the Woodmen of the World. These records are comprised of correspondence, roster books, cashbooks, constitutions, annual reports, and programs of annual conventions.

INDEX TERMS

Account books.

Annual reports.

Cashbooks.

Correspondence.

Gorton, Joseph.

Knights of Pythias. Tensas Lodge No. 84.

Moss, Hartwig.

Programs.

Tensas Parish (La.)--History.

Waterproof (La.)--Politics and government.

Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Co.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

T:87

1a

1

Correspondence, broadsides, and bills and receipt pertaining to the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World, Waterproof, Louisiana (1912-1928)

2

Oil and gas lease, Troy Plantation; papers of the estate of Dominick G. Massony, and other items (1930-1937)

3

Correspondence, certificate, and related items pertaining to the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World, Waterproof, Louisiana (1940-1952)

4

Blank forms of the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias, and Sovereign Camp Fund Report (undated)

5

Printed volume: Brief History of the Order of the Knights of Pythias, compiled and promulgated by Supreme Lodge Extension and Education Commission (undated)

6a

Printed volume: Knights of Pythias. Supreme Constitution and Supreme Statutes 1894

1b

6b-d

Printed volumes: Knights of Pythias. Supreme Constitution and Supreme Statutes 1894; with general supplement, 1900; 1906; with Amendments enacted at the Conventions of 1908, 1910, 1912

7

Printed volumes: Knights of Pythias. Grand Constitution and Grand Statutes 1895; with supplement, 1899; 1907

8

Printed volumes: Knights of Pythias. Grand Lodge,

47th Annual Convention, Minden (1926)

49th Annual Convention, Natchitoches (1929)

57th Annual Convention, New Orleans (1939)

9

Woodmen of the World. Fifteenth Convention (1937)

Manuscript volumes:

P:19

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Vol. 1, Winter & Hunter Ledger (1870)

Accounts with individuals and plantations.

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Vol. 2, Mayor’s Record (1883-1908)

Administrations of Hartwig Moss, Joseph Gorton, Napoleon Bonaparte Hunter.

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Order of Knights of Pythias, Tensas Lodge No. 84:

Vol. 3, Cashbook (1888-1933)

Vol. 4, Journal (1888-1931)

Vol. 5, Minute Book (1907-1935)

Vol. 6, Roster Book (1888-1914)

1

Vols. 7-10, Annual Reports (1926-1929)

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Vol. 11, Cashbook: Woodmen of the World (1906-1913)

Vol. 12, Minute Book: Woodmen of the World (1900-1906)

Vol. 13, Minute Book: Woodmen of the World (1906-1917)

1

Vol. 14, Cashbook (1931-1934)

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Vol. 15, Printed volume: Official Digest of the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias of Louisiana (1892)