Manuscript Resources on Religion

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Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 566.

Dow, Lorenzo, 1777-1834. Letter, 1802 Aug. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Lorenzo Dow (October 16, 1777-February 2, 1834) was a popular, eccentric American itinerant preacher and an important figure in the Second Great Awakening. Lorenzo Dow in New York writes his parents, Humphrey Dean and Tabitha (Parker) Dow, in Coventry, Conn., describing his itinerant preaching in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Mss. 4105.

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Dunbar, Elijah. Letters, 1851. 3 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Canton, Massachusetts, and a boarder living in New Orleans, employed by a music dealer. Letters by Dunbar to his sister, Miss Chloe Dunbar, of Canton, Massachusetts, describing his religious, social, and business activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 985, 991.

Duncan, Herman Cope. Family papers. 1836-1961. 949 items, 28 ms. vols., and 216 printed vols. Location: T:76-81, P:16, 38-27-28, 98:, OS:D. Born in Philadelphia; graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1867); Rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church St. James of Alexandria, Louisiana (1888-1917); and author of 'The Diocese of Louisiana'. The collection reflects Duncan's involvement with ecclesiastical affairs, nationally and with the Diocese of Louisiana, containing correspondence, Parish reports, volumes, scrapbooks, journals, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2920.

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Duval, Louis Mayfield. Souvenir letter. [1900-1905]. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Missionary of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nigeria, 1901-1930; originally from St. Johns, Nova Scotia, Canada. Souvenir letter is actually a small booklet containing photographs of Nova Scotia, including some of the village of Grand Pre, and one of 'Evangeline'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2720.

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East Feliciana Parish collection. 1819-1867 (bulk 1826-1857). 50 items. Location: D:90. Financial papers are primarily statements of merchant accounts. Legal papers include citations, indictments, affidavits, and correspondence for civil and criminal cases heard at the courthouse in Clinton, Louisiana. Of special interest are documents relating to the trial of two slaves for arson and to a case against Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, for payment owed to a Reverend William B. Lacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3599.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Business, Education, Religion

Easterly, Isaac. Diary. 1833-1865 (bulk 1833-1836). 1 ms. vol. on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf: E. Native of Tennessee, apparently a Baptist clergyman. Diary entries refer to volunteers raised in Jasper, Georgia, to march against the Creek Indians (1833-1836) and include entries and accounts of a blacksmith (1863-1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2301.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Civil War, Religion

Episcopal Church of the Epiphany (New Iberia, La.) Photograph, circa 1900. 1 albumen print. Location: 65:5. The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany was established as a mission of the Episcopal Church in 1844. This photograph shows the exterior of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in New Iberia, La. Mss. 3979.

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Evans, J. Bruce, Papers, 1614-2005 (bulk 1930-1990). 31.5 linear ft., 26 v. Location: 92:82-109; OS:E; J:34-35; Vault:1. Baptist minister, religious counselor and civil rights activist. Correspondence, church records, sermons, workshop materials, printed items, photographs and audio tapes reflect Evans's ministerial career in Baton Rouge, La., at First Baptist Church and Fellowship Church. Personal papers [some items in French], business records and genealogical material document the ancestry of Evans and his wife, Anita Louise, and provide insight into the personal lives of family members. Papers also furnish histories of Bienville and Natchitoches parishes and Saline, La., and relate to Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve and to Dormon's activities as a naturalist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4664.

Feltus, Henry James. Sermon. 1814-1818, undated 4 items. Location: Misc. Protestant Episcopal minister and rector of St. Stephens Church, New York City. Manuscript draft of sermon of the Reverend Henry James Feltus, photograph of St. Stephens Church in 1814, and two related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1581.

Referenced in Guides: Religion