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

Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.

Brouard, G. Arsene (Gerfroy Arsene) 1867-1938. Papers. 1895-1940. 1 linear ft. Location: S:107, S:108, OS:B. French monk and botanist. Correspondence, research notes, printed material, personal papers, photographs, plant samples, and diagrams by Brother Arsene Brouard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3568.

Referenced in Guides: Education, French, Religion

Brown, Edward F. Letter, 1866 Dec. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward F. Brown of Salem, Mass., writes to James Carnegy Savage of New Orleans, La., regarding Savage's going down to New Orleans to commence work on a plantation. He also relates family news and discusses the religious aspects of dying. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4244.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Plantations, Religion

Brown, John Potts, 1835-1910. Notebook. 1897. 1 vol. (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss. Mf.: B. Baptist layman and resident of Kosciusko, Mississippi. Memoranda concerning Baptist organizations in Mississippi and Kentucky and the Southern Baptist Convention; notes on a meeting of the Kosciusko Association with Harmony Church; and notes on the historical origin of Baptism and the missionary movement. Included are notes on the goals of Baptist churches and drafts of sermons on the Bible and Christian living. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3429.

Referenced in Guides: Religion

Brownell, T. C. Letter, 1837 Feb. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.C. Brownell, a Hartford, Conn., resident wintering in New Orleans, writes to Rev. Charles J. Todd, an Episcopal minister in Logansport, Ind., informing him of Episcopal parishes in Connecticut in need of ministers and describing Episcopal Church affairs in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Religion

Buck, William C. Family correspondence, 1855-1894. 11 items. Location: Misc: B. Baptist minister of Columbus, Mississippi, and editor of the BAPTIST BANNER and WESTERN PIONEER in Louisville, Kentucky. Buck moved to Texas in 1866 and lived there until his death in 1872. Letters from Buck's son Gideon to his wife describe Staten Island and New York City; Northern attitudes toward his sister, who was living in the North; and Northern publishers' prejudices against his father's and other Southern literary works. Included is a letter from William to his son. Remaining correspondence by Sallie G. Willson and others discuss Waco Classical School, Salado College, development of Salado, Texas, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1699.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Literature, Religion, Women

Buck-Ellis Family Papers, 1812, 1826-2000. 14 linear ft and 27 volumes. Location: 16:1-14, OS:B, J:27, Vault 1. Family of educators, lawyers, and public officials. Of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Ellis family papers (1812, 1826-1987) are comprised almost entirely of personal correspondence relating to daily activities, politics, health, religion, employment, military service, education and travel of five generations. Other material includes financial papers, legal documents, speeches and lectures related to the study of law, printed items, account books, diaries, inventories, family scrapbook and minute books of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Blue Cross Chapter. The Carroll and Martina Ellis Buck papers (1922-2000) consist primarily of personal correspondence from family and friends, but include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4820.

Burnham, Anne. Letters, 1833-1838. 4 letters. Location: Misc. Anne Burnham was a missionary among the Choctaw Indians, first in Havana, Ala., then near Fort Towson, Indian Territory, after their removal in 1833. This collection consists of four letters received by Anne Burnham mostly from women in Columbus, Miss. Mss. 3947.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women

Burns, Paul Y. Papers, 1953-2011, (bulk: 1970-2011). 4.3 linear ft. Location: Y:104-108, OS: B. Member of the faculty at LSU School of Forestry and an active member in several community service organizations. The papers of Paul Y. Burns reflect his commitment to social and economic equality for all individuals regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. The collection is comprised of files of several community service organizations of which he was an active member, and in some cases a member of the board.  Material consists of minutes, newsletters, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, flyers and photographs related to the work of these groups to improve race relations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mss. 5183. 

Burruss, John C. Family Papers, 1825-1882. 407 items. Location: C:56,Mss. Mf.:B Methodist minister of Virginia and planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence, and personal and business papers of the Burruss and Edward McGehee families. Papers relate to the Methodist Church and plantation operationst, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. They also reflect Confederate military life, and civilian life during the Civil War. A group of poems concern the 1845 presidential election of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.

Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890. Correspondence, 1847-1880. .5 linear ft. Location: S:24. Daughter of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler and Ann Ellis Butler. She lived at the Cottage in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville. The Butlers were sugar and cotton planters. Letters from family and friends reflect the life of the Butler family in the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. Antebellum letters depict plantation life and religious life in the Episcopal church. Several family members served in the Confederate army and corresponded with Margaret, describing the life of army personnel. Later letters illustrate social and economic conditions after the war. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Jews, Plantations, Religion, Sugar, Women

Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.

Carman, Juliette. Letter, ca. 1880. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Carman to a friend living in Kansas relating information concerning the proposed consecration of the recently completed Protestant Episcopal Church near Stonewall and camp meetings organized by John Nelson, minister of the Methodist Church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1088.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women

Carpenter, George H., 1849-1892. Family Papers, 1806, 1835-1964 (bulk 1844-1899). 2.6 linear ft., 21 mss. vols., 84 printed vols. Location: A:28-31, OS:C. Dentist who resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers also contain items of Carpenter's father-in-law, John Y. East, and his family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East; poetry; sermons; and biographical writings. Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; maps; Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); and various books. Volumes include items of Mary East. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2317.

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

Carter, Felix. Family papers, 1957. 2 items. Location: Misc. A program for a meeting of the Bunkie Service Association (1957) and a 3-page manuscript of advice on Christian conduct of life for an African-American Baptist congregation were removed from the family Bible of Felix Carter and Charity Dokes. Mss. 3849.

Referenced in Guides: African Americans, Religion

Cazayoux Family Papers, 1929-1999 (bulk 1939-1979). 1.3 linear ft., 7 v. Location: UU:289-291, J:24, OS:C. Catholic family of Baton Rouge, La., includes Rev. Clair Cazayoux, a Jesuit priest, teacher and, and missionary; Gene Cazayoux, Catholic brother; librarian Vivian Cazayoux; and Drs. Francis and Robert Cazayoux. Papers consist of correspondence, sermons, church publications, travel pamphlets, speeches, and scrapbooks, reflecting careers, education, and the Catholic Church. Collection also offers insight into the political events and social conditions in Ceylon and India, and the U.S. military involvement in Korea during the 1950s and early 1960s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4827.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, Education, Religion, Women

Cazedessus, Eugene, R. Papers, 1893-1938, undated. 15 items. Location: Misc.: C, OS: C. Prominent Baton Rouge, La., banker. Papers contain photographic copies of two letters, printed items and photographs. Letters relate to the candidacy of Ruffin Golson Pleasant (May 8, 1907) and Baton Rouge election results, La. (Jan. 1914). Printed items include relate to local businesses and St. Joseph’s Church, Baton Rouge. Also, found is Cazedessus's obituary (Feb. 24, 1938) and images Cazedessus's house, the old State Capitol and unidentified persons (1893, 1895, undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3585.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Politics, Religion

Chaffraix, D. A., Mrs. Papers, 1892-1904 (bulk 1899). 18 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: O:4, Misc:C. Social and civic leader in New Orleans. Chaffraix was associated with the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute near Mandeville, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books related to benefit performances at the institute. Included are broadsides of the Protestant Episcopal Children's Home and the Chinchuba Deaf-Mute Institute (1899). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1249, 1258.

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

Chambon, Celestin M., 1879-. Papers, 1892-1963. 73 items, 6 printed vols. Location: U:6, OS:C. Catholic curate and pastor of New Orleans. Chambon's research materials on Catholic architecture and history in New Orleans. Many items relate to St. Louis Cathedral. Included are typewritten copies of documents, newspaper clippings, and works published by Chambon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2047.

Referenced in Guides: Literature, New Orleans 1866-, Religion

Chase, George W., Correspondence. 4 items. Resident of Baton Rouge (1846) and later of Danville, Maine. Letter to Chase by Andrew White describes his journey from New Orleans to General Zachary Taylor's headquarters at Matamoros, Mexico (1846). Baton Rouge letters from other Chase associates deal with local people and events. Topics in these letters include the new Jesuit College and visits to Baton Rouge by presidents Zachary Taylor and James K. Polk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1310, 1398.