Manuscript Resources on Religion

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Chase, Philander, 1775-1852. Letter, 1840 Jan. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Philander Chase was Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio (1819-1831) and of the Diocese of Illinois (1835-1852). Chase in New Orleans, La., writes about his tour to solicit funds for Jubilee College in Robin's Nest, Ill., and the welcome he received in New Orleans from former students whom he had known while living there over 30 years before. Mss. 3948.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Religion

Chol, Emmanuel, 1834-1916. Papers, 1845, 1854-1921. 1,213 items, 6 ms. vols., 31 printed vols. Location: U:163-164, 65:29, 98:. Native of France, music teacher and composer of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts, manuscript and sheet music, pamphlets, and other imprints reflect Chol's professional career, his affiliation with the Catholic Church, and the education of his children in parochial schools. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1780, 1906.

Christ Episcopal Church. Minute book. 1853-1855. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:16. Located in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Minute book of the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1619.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Church of the Nativity (Rosedale, Louisiana). Parish register. 1859-1981. .2 linear ft. [photocopy]. Location: C:87. Register of an Episcopal church including lists of rectors, families, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, burials, and offerings. Includes act of incorporation and constitution of the church, printed items, and newspaper clippings. Register volume is entitled, 'A New Parish Register with an Index and Summary of Parochial Statistics.' Printed in 1859, Buffalo, New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4637.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805).3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, Vault:4, Mss. Mf.:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.

Clarke, C. P. Letters, 1846, 1849. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Protestant clergyman from Massachusetts. Letters from Clarke telling of his small congregation of French speaking people in New Orleans and later in Lafayette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.

Referenced in Guides: French, New Orleans to 1861, Religion

Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846. Letter, 1842 July 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.C. English abolitionist. Clarkson mentions that his book addressed to the clergy of the United States was published only for America and is recognized as one of his best works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2425.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Politics, Religion

Cline, William Rodney. Papers, 1832-1970, undated 629 items. Location: 6:38-39, OS:C. Professor in the College of Education at LSU. Papers relate chiefly to research conducted by Dr. Cline into Louisiana education including a bound volume of research materials, some related to Seaman A. Knapp, and photographs. Also included are journals of the Methodist Episcopal Church Gulf Mission Conference (1893-1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2683.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Religion

Cohn, Margie deBretton, Family Papers, 1945-1982, undated (bulk 1945-1968). 1 linear feet. Location: E:122. Primarily papers of Maggie deBretton Cohn and daughter Margie, both of Baker, La. Includes
writings, correspondence, and miscellaneous files related to Maggie deBretton Cohn's writing, and Margie deBretton Cohn's English translation of an 1828 German text describing travelling through the Mississippi River Valley. Letters to Margie while a student at LSU are included, as well as religious writings by other family members and items related to the family's 1964 donation of the Laurens Henry Cohn Sr. Memorial Plant Arboretum to the Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4472.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, Literature, LSU, Religion, Women

Conrads, Henry and Catherine. Papers. 1710, 1717. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:C. Members of the Quaker congregations at Germantown. Certificate of marriage and letter of recommendation for Henry Conrads and Catherine Streepers signed by members of the monthly meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 576.

Referenced in Guides: Religion