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

Asbury Independent Methodist Church. Photographs, 1977. 5 items. Location: E. Church located in White Castle, Louisiana, with a predominantly African American congregation. Photographs depicting the church interior show the church's pastor and assistant pastors, the women's auxiliary organization, the church Board of Stewardesses, and a baptismal group. Hill stacks For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3177.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Religion, Women

Asbury, Francis, 1745-1816. Broadside, 1833 December 25. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. First bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in North America. An elegiac poem written by Jesse Jennett at the death of Francis Asbury printed at the Creole Office at New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

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

Ayers, Elias L., b.1796. Diary. 1854-1855. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Farmer in western New York State near Trumanburg. Ayers raised barley, oats, wheat, vegetables, fruits, berries, honey, and sheep. Daily entries discuss weather, farm work, crops sold, supplies bought, relatives, political events and opinions, education of 'Oliver,' books and magazines, and religion. Topics include an election for improving a canal and imposing temperance laws. Included is a military land warrant for property in Ohio and a manuscript map of the Territory of New Mexico, showing Ft. Union, Santa Fe, and Taos. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Religion

Babin, James Lee. Oral history interview, 1992. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (93 pages). Location: L:4700.0138. Associate Professor of English at LSU. Interview deals with James Lee Babin's family history and involvement with Christ the King Chapel on the LSU campus. Also mentioned are the Claretians (a religious order) and Babin's work with students at LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0138.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Religion

Barrow, Abram Feltus, 1868-1928. Family Papers, 1804-1982. 6 linear ft. Location: 7:60-62, G:11, OS:B, Vault:1, 36. The Barrow family moved to Nuevo Feliciana (now in Louisiana) in 1799 and built several plantation houses there. Papers document the business interests of the Barrow family and their involvement with various fraternal orders. Records of the People's Bank, St. Francisville, and the Creole Oil and Mineral Co. reflect the involvement of the Barrow and Leake families. Photographs depict family members and fraternal gatherings. Also included are records of St. John's Church, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3696, 3745.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Medicine, Plantations, Religion

Barstow, Henry. War record and letter1862-1880 (bulk 1862-1863). 2 item. Location Misc:B. Henry Barstow served in I Company of the Massachusetts 4th Infantry during the Civil War. In 1863, he was a prisoner of war in Brashear City, La. Discusses his company's maneuvers from Lakeville, Mass. To Brashear City, La., And describe his experience in the prison camp and subsequent release. Topics include poor health and malnourishment among the soldiers; traveling on the Mississippi River; and general conditions in the camp. Also contains a resolution, April 1880, giving thanks and kind wishes to Rev. W.W. Lyle at the Pilgrim Church and Society meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4866.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Medicine, Religion

Batchelor family papers, 1852-1922. 124 items (on microfilm). Location:Mss. Mf.:B. Papers are comprised of family letters, plantation and business papers, family succession papers, and material related to an Episcopal Church. A letter from Sarah E. Archer describes a Jewish wedding, ca. 1901. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1293.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Jews, Plantations, Politics, Religion

Batchelor, Albert A., (Albert Agrippa), 1845-1905. Papers, 1852-1930 (bulk 1870-1900). 27 linear ft. Location: S:143-170. Personal and business papers, correspondence, diaries, and account books pertain principally to local events, and the operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including Bella Vista Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Phoenix Plantation, Highland Plantation, and Normandy Plantation. Early letters among Batchelor family members describe conditions at the Kentucky Military Institute and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, and mention events such as slave insurrections and military operations. Several letters describe Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle of Kernstown and the 1863 battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Available on microfilm 5735 and 6061: Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Selections from Louisiana State University ; pt. 5, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 1-15; Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reels 1-2.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 919, 1293.

Baton Rouge Foreign Mission Association. Scrapbook, 1877. 1 ms. Vol. Scrapbook compiled by Cecil H. Hackney, president of the Baton Rouge Foreign Mission Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2087.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, Religion

Baton Rouge Sacred Music Society. Program, 1845. 1 item. Location: E E:Imprints. Program for the first concert of the Baton Rouge Sacred Music Society, which was held at the Presbyterian Church. A. R. Fuertes, director, and William McCaughey, secretary, are listed as officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, Performing arts, Religion

Baxter, Robert Graham. Papers, 1863-1932. .25 linear ft. (146 items, 1 vol.). Location: T:15. Robert Baxter was the son of Reverend H. B. Baxter, a minister of the Christian Church, formerly of Lisbon, Ohio. Reverend Baxter established a Disciples of Christ church in Baton Rouge. Personal letters from friends, Baxter's wife Mary, and members of the Baxter family in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and Springfield, Missouri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1819.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Religion, Women

Benson Family Papers, 1775-1969, undated 2790 items, 27 vols. Location: E:105, Mss. Mf.:B, OS:B. Cotton planters of DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Letters, documents, and plantation diaries reflect plantation economy, the administration of secondary schools, the history and administration of the Baptist Church, and civilian and military participation in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2424, 2440.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Civil War, Education, Plantations, Religion

Bernard, A. M. Family papers. 1875-1967. 572 items, 68 vols. Location: 5:57-Map case. Businessman and carriage maker in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Bernard operated the A.M. Bernard Wagon Works in New Iberia (ca. 1886-1958). Papers include business, legal, and financial papers related to the A.M. Bernard Wagon Works and other family concerns, including a syrup plant, oil and gas leases, sulphur mines, land holdings, and livestock operations. Included are a broadside soliciting funds for Methodist Episcopal missionary activities in Africa, and a map (1885) of Louisiana by the Bureau of Immigration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2830.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Bethel Baptist Church (Natchitoches, Louisiana). Records, 1921-1928. 3 items, 2 vols. Location: B:18. Church with an African American congregation located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Lists of names of members and amounts of dues paid by members, minutes of church meetings, and an account of the salary paid to the minister. A minute book contains minutes of regular meetings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 981.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Religion

Bishop Polk Benevolent Society. Record book, 1862, 1865-1868. 3 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:B., M:20. Treasurer's book for benevolent societies at Trinity Church, New Orleans. Entries record the receipts and expenditures of the Benevolent Society. Entries for 1862 give the officers of the 'Ladies Society for the Promotion of Christian Objects.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 772.

Black, Charles. Letter. 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from Black to his cousin, Harriet Houghton, apparently teaching at Danville, Kentucky, mentioning the celebration of Thanksgiving Day and that it was ridiculed by the Catholics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1265.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Religion

Blatchford, John S. Letters, 1887-1888. 2 letters. Location: MISC: B. Two letters to John S. Blatchford of Boston, Massachusetts concerning the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The first, dated June 6, 1887, is from Reverend Frank Somerville Harraden stating that the "Board" has found it necessary to reduce funding for the fourth consecutive year. The second, dated November 12, 1888, is from Reverend Samuel Seymour Lewis regarding plans for the construction of a proposed church which had been changed from their previous design. Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Book of prayers to Saint Anthony of Padua, 1800-1840. 1 v. Location: Misc.: B. A handwritten booklet in French, contains nine prayers to Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles (circa 1800-1840). Mss. 3699.

Referenced in Guides: French, Religion

Boyd, Leroy Stafford, 1873-. Papers, 1806-1936 (bulk 1876-1936). 16 linear ft., 46 v. Location: D:55-62; 79:71-74; OS:B; R:12-15; Z:23-25; Vault. Librarian for U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission. Correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, printed items and scrapbooks. They reflect the political environment, Boyd's political activities, his interest in LSU, General William T. Sherman, and his father LSU President David F. Boyd, and his involvement with Kappa Alpha Fraternity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, Education, LSU, Medicine, Politics, Religion

Bradley, James E. Family papers. 1862-1884 (bulk 1862-1865). 25 items and 2 vols. on 1 reel of microfilm. Mss.Mf:B. Itinerant Methodist Episcopal minister in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon. Diary and papers detail his aid to those displaced in present-day St. Landry and Tangipahoa parishes by the Civil War and his organizing religious services there. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1259.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

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