Manuscript Resources on Religion

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'Red Mass' prayer book, 1958. 2 items, 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. The 'Red Mass' celebrates the opening of the Judicial year and is sponsored annually by the St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association of New Orleans at St. Louis Cathedral. Booklet containing prayers to be recited at the 'Red Mass.' Two enclosures in the booklet consist of an invitation and short history of the Mass, and an instruction card from Charles J. Rivet, K.S.G., in charge of protocol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1829.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Religion

Adams, William, preacher. Circular letter. 1831 November 4. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc: A. Methodist Episcopal preacher of Lexington, Kentucky. Letter by Adams to members of the Kentucky Annual Conference discusses indebtedness incurred by the Conference as publisher of the 'Gospel herald.' On the circular is a note from Adams to Mann Satterwhite of Laurel Hill, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The note to Satterwhite lists the names of subscribers from Laurel Hill who are in arrears for volumes 1 and 2 of the 'Gospel herald.'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1120.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society. Certificate, 1934. 1 item. Location: OS:A. Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society was organized in 1896 at Montgomery, Ala. for the purpose of supporting work in overseas fields. Membership certificate for the Foreign Missionary Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4134.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Religion, Women

Alabama letters, 1823, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A. Letter (1823) from Isaac Hudson in Montgomery, Alabama, to Mrs. Elvira Moton of Virginia comments on local preaching. Letter (1846) from Sally near Montgomery to Miss Mary Wickes of Virginia describes the new state capital in Montgomery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2723.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women

Allemand, Theresa. Document, 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Daughter of Pedro Allemand and Maria Hernandez. Certificate of baptism of Theresa Allemand. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Spanish, Women

Alley, Mary, Scrapbooks, 1843, 1862-1884, 1910.109 items, 3 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Baton Rouge native and wife of Charles Henry Jolly. Clippings from Baton Rouge papers on local and national issues at the end of the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Topics include politics, medicine, poetry, anecdotes, and deaths of Baton Rougeans. Other printed items include pamphlets on the dedication of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the history of the Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3570.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature, Medicine, Politics, Religion, Women

Anderson, Harrod C. (Harrod Clopton). Papers. 1849-1888 (bulk 1885-1887). 7 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: F:1, Misc: A. Planter of Magnolia, Haywood County, Tennessee. Papers include a cashbook, photoprints, and diaries which discuss opinions on philosophical, religious, political, and Civil War issues. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 8, 490, 539.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Plantations, Politics, Religion

Anonymous essay. 1836 November 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Essay titled 'Can the immortality of the Soul be proved independently of Revelation ?' was apparently written in response to an earlier discussion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3254.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Anonymous theology notebooks. 1841-1842. 3 vols. Location: F:2. Unidentified notebooks of theology lectures. The volumes are labeled Didactic Theology, Dr. Hodge, and Pastoral Theology, Dr. Alexander. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 77.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Anonymous Planter Ledger, 1848-1849. 1 vol. Location: Misc.:A. Plantation ledger, possibly kept by Abraham Lobdell, a West Baton Rouge Parish, La. planter. Ledger records payments for services, goods, and taxes on land. Included are entries recording slave births and deaths, medical bills, gifts to the Protestant Episcopal Church, and goods sold to slaves on credit. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2905.

Anonymous notebook, ca. 1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: C:45. Notebook containing French grammar notes and catechism questions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Education, French, Religion

Anonymous letter, 1871. 1 item. Location: Misc. :A. New Orleans, Louisiana, minister's wife describes yellow fever situation and church duties. Letter is written on the letterhead of Randolph, Singleton, and Brown, Attorneys at Law. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 70.

Referenced in Guides: Medicine, New Orleans 1866-, Religion, Women

Anonymous scrapbook. 1903-1913. 1 item. Location: H:1. Newspaper clippings and some printed programs relating to Lutheran Churches in the eastern United States and to the life and career of Pastor Charles K. Hunton of Lima, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3418.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Anonymous papers, ca. 1907- ca. 1939. 3 items. Location: Misc.:A. Methodist lecture notes titled 'Development of Methodism and its Extension to the U.S.' covering the period 1729-1784. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Anonymous Biblical notebook. undated 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Notebook containing a commentary on the first chapter of the Book of Proverbs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2264.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Anonymous biographical sketch. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Fragment of an anonymous biographical sketch of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette (1813-1887), a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, poet-priest of Louisiana, and apostle of the Choctaw Indians of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, known as 'Chahta-Ima.'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1444.

Referenced in Guides: Literature, Religion

Anonymous sermons, circa 1800-1850. 27 items. Location: Misc. This collection consists of 16 unsigned manuscript sermons, each sewn individually at the spine, probably from the first half of the 19th century. They comment on both Old and New Testament texts and include ones on the biblical injunction for wives to submit to their husbands and the place of elders in the church. Other writings include five small groups of questions on the nature of God and Christ followed by answers challenging Socinian arguments. Other manuscripts concern the basics of syllogism and desirable human attributes. A handwritten poem, "The Dying Saint," and a Presbyterian tract, "Sin Our Enemy and God Our Friend," are also included. Mss. 4087.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Anti-Episcopal cartoon, ca. 1800-1865. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Carte-sized cartoon satirizes the Protestant Episcopal Church for its acceptance of Southern attitudes toward slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Religion

Arceneaux, J. Felix, 1886-1972. Papers. 1886-1934 (bulk 1910-1934). .2 linear ft. Location: 91:64. Baptist minister and author of newspaper articles. Printed items and notes relating to Catholic and Baptist religion and history. Two Ku Klux Klan printed items: The Imperial Night-Hawk, issue Sept. 12, 1923, and The Public School Problem in America, by Hiram W. Evans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4334.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Armstrong, Ezekiel. Diary, 1862 May 28-December 10. 1 vol. on microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:A Confederate sergeant in the 17th Mississippi Regiment during the Civil War. Diary comments on Seven Days Battle at Richmond, Virginia; sermons preached by chaplains; army marches; a visit to the scene of the Second Battle of Bull Run; the Maryland Campaign; and the attitude of civilians toward the Confederate army. He also mentions participation in the battles of Maryland Heights and Sharpsburg; and the evacuation of women and children from Fredericksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 943.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Religion

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