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Manuscript Resources on African American History

This guide describes manuscript collections documenting African American history in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections at LSU. It includes the papers of African Americans and their families; oral histories done with African Americans; and other collections that document African American history in one way or another. In the early period, these collections include documentation of slavery, the slave trade, abolitionism, and apologies for slavery. In the modern period, they include collections that document issues like civil rights, integration, and race relations.

Indeed, the experience of African Americans before and during the Civil War is often documented through the papers of others--among them, planters who bought and sold them as slaves and Union soldiers who commented upon them in letters and diaries. LSU has such resources in abundance. Papers of early African Americans themselves are more difficult to find. But Louisiana and the lower Mississippi Valley had a relatively large population of free persons of color, some of whom did leave papers. They worked as artisans in cities like New Orleans or Natchez, or were planters and even slaveholders themselves. LSU's collections of the papers of free persons of color include the papers of William Johnson of Natchez, now famed as a diarist and commentator on Southern mores.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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  • Abstract of wages paid to teachers employed in city colored schools, Memphis, Tennessee, 1864 December. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Abstract signed by T. A. Walker, captain, 63rd United States Colored Infantry, listing wages to teachers in African American schools in Memphis, Tennessee, administered by the Freedman's Department during the Union occupation. Mss. 3092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • 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. Mss. 4134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Aldrich, Ella V. (Ella Virginia), 1902-1982. Papers, 1921-1973. 22 items. Location: Misc. Ella V. Aldrich Schwing was a librarian at LSU, a member of the faculty of the LSU Library School, and a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors. The papers include material on the Colfax riot of 1873, an inscribed reprint of "Huey, Lyndon, and Southern Radicalism" by T. Harry Williams, a clipping of "The Legacy of Knute Heldner" from the Dixie Roto Magazine, and 15 photographic prints of plaques bearing Schwing's name on buildings at LSU System campuses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Women    
  • Allendale Plantation Records, 1900-1996 (bulk 1960-1970). 0.3 linear ft., 12v. Location: U:1, 6:64-65. Mss. 3824. Collection consists of Allendale Plantation business papers and photographs. Business papers include minutes of board and stockholders meetings, correspondence, legal documents, and account books relating to the operation of Allendale Plantation. Photographs (copy prints) are of family members, farm workers, and servants, scenes of Allendale Plantation, and sugar cane fields. Mss. 3824.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Scrapbook, ca. 1972. 1 item. Location. OS:A, Range 69. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was the first Greek-letter organization established by African American college women. Scrapbook contains a history of the Sorority, social events and activities, poetry, and brief biographical sketches on current members of the LSUchapter, Eta Kappa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4560.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Alston, Solomon. Etate Document, 1809 April 27. 1 item. Location: C:61. Planter of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Deed of manumission giving a female slave to Maria Ana Gray, niece of Solomon Alston. Conditions were outlined in Alston's will. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women     Spanish-language    
  • Anderson, Dupuy H. Papers, 1935-1996 (bulk 1958-1963). 0.3 linear ft. Location: W:97, OS:A. Baton Rouge dentist and civil rights activist. Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, political speeches, printed items, and documents relating to Dupuy Anderson's military service, political activities, community service, and his personal life. Papers focus on Anderson's candidacy for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, and his involvement in the integration of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics    
  • Anderson, Henry. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Union soldier during the Civil War, probably from Indiana, stationed at New Madrid, Missouri. Letter to a friend expresses lack of interest in the cause of slavery and a personal revulsion to African AmericansFor further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Anderson, John Q., Papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). 7.5 linear ft., 5 v. Location: X:119-125, OS:A, P:17. John Q. Anderson was a professor of English and a writer of Southern history and folklore. This collections of files, correspondence, printed material, and photographs reflect Anderson's career, current events; and they provide research material for his publications, particularly "Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868" and "Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life of Henry Clay Lewis". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156, 2162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Anderson, Phoebe. Emancipation petition, 1849 Feb. 23. 1 petition. Location: Misc.:A. A petition filed in the Sixth District Court of the Parish of East Baton Rouge by Phoebe Anderson requests permission to emancipate her slave, Alexander. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3809.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Anonymous Confederate civilian letters, 1863 August 27 and 29. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Pages from a letter-diary of a plantation owner, possibly the wife of a Confederate soldier, recording daily activities, local news, plantation work, and slave health. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Anonymous daybooks, 1856-1858. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:2. Accounts of sales by a free black (probably Oscar Dubreuil) for a general merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Anonymous diary, 1858-1860. Mss. 3504. See LeBret Diary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Anonymous letter, [1863] October 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from a Southern woman who had lived in New York City prior to the Civil War compares the changes that have been made during the Civil War and in particular mentions sermons of abolitionist Dr. Henry Whitney Bellows. She also describes the problems encountered in passing through Fortress Monroe under a flag of truce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter written from Augusta of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to her sister, Mrs. Sarah W. Simpson, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The letter describes the excitement in Alexandria among whites and blacks over Jenny Lind's concert in New Orleans, Louisiana; steamboats and fishing on the Red River; and other local news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Transportation     Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1852 July 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter written in Washington, D.C., addressed to 'Dear Cousin,' refers to race relations as depicted in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Daniel Webster's performance, and Henry Clay's funeral. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from a guest at Trenton House [Trenton, New Jersey], commenting on the artistic ability and physical characteristics of the blind African American musician 'Blind Tom,' after attending a concert given by the pianist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Religion    
  • Anonymous record book, undated. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Vital statistics and military records together with comments on the condition, location, and extent of such records in several parishes in Louisiana. Included are lists of Louisiana blacks in units of the Union army during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Anonymous slave list, 1700-1865. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Anonymous slave list giving cabins, names, color, and ages of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 9.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1830-1860. 1 v. Location: F:2. Political scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of letters written to several Southern newspapers. They express opinions on politicians, political parties and issues, with a particular focus on slavery and abolition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Anonymous traveler's letters, 1882 Mar. 8-13. 2 items. Location: Misc.: A. An unidentified traveler writes his son two letters from New Orleans, La. His March 8, 1882, letter describes his journey by train from Jacksonville, Fla., to New Orleans, complaining of the low state of the countryside and the manners of the poor whites and blacks. His March 13, 1882, letter gives a vivid description of New Orleans, including news of levee breaks and flooding on the Mississippi River. Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Cajuns     Civil War     Education     French-language     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Arden, D. D. Letter and abstracts, 1856 May 29. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Constable of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Letter from Arden to P. Gurnett appointing him leader of a patrol squad. Attached are laws stating that squads be armed with guns and have the right to enter and examine cabins and residences of African Americans without prior notice of property owners. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Arguments on slavery, intemperance, the press, and suffrage, 1832. 1 manuscript. Location: Misc. An anonymous debater in South Reading (now Wakefield), Mass., argues that slavery is a worse evil than intemperance and the freedom of the press is of superior importance to the right of suffrage. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Asselin, Hacharie. Papers, 1837-1838. 2 items. Location: Misc.:A Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Receipt for taxes on the land and slaves of H. Asselin and statement of N. Martin for tutoring and incidental expenses to Mrs. Hacharie Asselin. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Avet, Joseph. Document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Slave bill of sale for a slave sold by Joseph Avet to Lucien Gex, New Orleans, March 27, 1848. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Badin, Norbert, d. 1903. Papers, 1829-1937 (bulk 1870-1890). 695 items, 3 ms. Vols., 57 printed vols. Mss. 825. Free African American planter from the Cane River settlement of Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, an area that was home to a large community of freedmen. Personal and business papers document Badin's activities as a planter, and include family correspondence, a journal, an account book, and miscellaneous printed items. Some items in French and Spanish. U:97-98, OS:B. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 825.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Badley Family papers, 1834-1940, undated (bulk 1845-1865). 0.3 linear feet. Location: W:2, OS:B, F:2. Badley family, plantation owners in Port Hudson and East Baton Rouge Parish. Personal papers and printed items document their plantations, landholding, and political and professional activities. Works Progress Administration manuscripts collection notes and botanical specimen books are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3062.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Long Family     Plantations     Women    
  • Baldwin, William H. Answer to cross bill, 1879 Nov. 15. 1 legal instrument. Location: Misc. William H. Baldwin of Franklin County, Miss., defendant to the cross bill of J.H. Darden, describes the previous ownership of land and slaves in his family. Mss. 4055.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Banes, Alexander and Nannie I. Banes. Family Papers, 1888-1990. 1.3 linear ft. Location: U:252, OS:B. African American family of Waco, Texas. Collection includes photographs, correspondence, writings, and legal and financial papers. Some materials document Nannie Bane's work as a teacher in North Texas. Mss. 4392.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letterpress copybook, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: B:12. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. Letterpress copybook of official letters written by Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during fall 1863 and early winter 1864. Letters comment on civilian life in New Orleans, freed slaves, and the cotton trade. Mss. 2326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. General order no. 105, 1864 Aug. 1. 1 item. Location: E:74. orders stipulate that all Black troops mustered into the U.S. Army will receive the same uniform, clothing, arms, rations, and other provisions alloted to other soldiers, and that Black volunteers will be granted the same amount of bounty as white volunteers. The order further decrees that Black soldiers who were free in 1861 and mustered into military service are entitled to any pay, bounty, and clothing allowed by law to free persons at the time of their enlistment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,1816-1894. General orders, 1864 September 7. 1 printed item. Location: E:74. General Orders No. 122, issued by George B. Drake, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, outlining wage schedules for white and black laborers and mechanics in army employment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Barrow, Bennett H., 1811-1854. Diary, 1833-1846. 1 item [on microfilm], 1 typed transcription. Location: Mss. Mf.:B. W:24. Planter and owner of Highland Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Diary records daily activities on the plantation, weather conditions, relations with slaves, and personal activities and attitudes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2978.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Bass-Farrar Family Papers, 1829-1918 (bulk: 1829-1843; 1858-1867) 285 items. Location: R:41. Papers of the Bass, Farrar, and Richardson families from Tensas Parish, La., and vicinity. Includes material on family matters, personal and professional activities, maintenance and overseeing of cotton plantations before and after the Civil War, life along the Mississippi River, life in Civil War Louisiana, and slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans in the Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • 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.. Mss. 919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Baton Rouge census document, 1782. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:B. Census of the District of Baton Rouge lists names of heads of families, free African Americans, and slave population; their professions; number of dwellings; production of indigo, tobacco, rice, corn, and lumber; and the number of militiamen. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2514.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language    
  • Baton Rouge Civil War photographs, 1863. 3 items. Location: H:21. Three photographs taken in Baton Rouge during the Civil War: an African American male in a wagon pulled by mules; Pike Hall; and Garrison Lane. The first is by McPherson and Oliver, and the other two are probably their work as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3272For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Records, 1965-2000. 1.5 linear feet. Location: W:123-124. Minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee records document the activities and concerns of the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations, a non-profit civic organization created in 1965 that promoted racial desegregation and better race relations by counteracting prejudice and discrimination based on religion or ethnicity. Concerned specifically with the Baton Rouge community. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baze, Felix. Document, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slave by Felix Baze to Robert de St. Clair of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bedou, A. P. (Arthur P.), 1882-1966. Photograph of Dillard University, between 1935 and 1952. 1photograph; 8 x 39.5 in. Location: OS:B. Arthur P. Bedou was a black photographer in New Orleans during the early and middle 20th century. He was a photographer for Xavier University and Booker T. Washington. A panoramic photograph of Dillard University depicting Rosenwald Hall on the left and Kearney Hall in the center. The photograph was taken from Gentilly Boulevard shortly after the university was founded in 1930. It was taken after 1935, but before 1952 based on the buildings depicted in the photograph. Mss. 5142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Belcher, Fred, 1913-, interviewee. 1 sound cassettes (1 hour), transcript (69 p.). Location: L:4700.0721. Fred and Helen Belcher are the son and daughter-in-law of Arthur and Corrie Belcher, founders of the Volunteers of America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Interview describes the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America with a focus on the community programs and projects including prison ministry, work with the African American community, New Orleans maternity home, the role of VOA in adoptions, and Hanson's Disease Center at Carville, Louisiana. They also discuss the racial composition of South 16th St., role of religion in the VOA, 1920s automobiles, and the flood of 1927. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Women    
  • Bell, Helena Jones, Letter, 1938 Jan. 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Southern civilian during the Civil War. Letter describes Union occupation, the loyalty of a former slave, Union soldiers killing a child, and harsh living conditions during and after the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Bello, Susanne Moreau. Document, 1791. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Widow of Donato Bello, an officer in the militia of the post of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Mortgage of a slave by Susanne M. Bello at the post of Opelousas to Antoine Dubroqua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Benedict, Edwin Letters, 1862 Dec. 12-1863 Mar. 20. 13 items.Location: Misc:B. Corporal with Company G of the 23rd Connecticut Infantry. Mentions the building of Fort Massachusetts and the presence of female Confederate prisoners at Ship Island, and describes food, camp conditionsand illness, as well as duty guarding Louisa Plantation, his interaction with slaves, and belief war is divine lesson for slaveholders. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Bennett, George W. Account books and papers, 1838-1917. 16 linear ft., 346 vols. Location: W:71-87, 89; O:6-13; OS:B. Merchant, postmaster, sugar and cotton planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers records comprised of correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, journals, receipts, leases, agreements, labor contracts with freedmen, invoice books, record books, stock inventories, and other items relating to Bennett's commercial interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Berbice Colony slave records, 1826-1827. 3 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: OS:B, Mss.Mf:B. Deed of arrangement between owners of three sugar plantations in Berbice (Guyana), and lists of slaves attached to the plantations as of October 20, 1826, citing names, ages, employment, places of birth, and distinguishing marks. Also listed are children born to slave mothers on the plantations (1819-1826) with names, dates of birth, ages, and names of mothers noted. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Bills, John H. Family Papers, 1825-1880 (bulk 1855-1861). 0.25 linear ft. (103 items). Location: A:17. Postmaster, merchant, and major of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, who also owned a plantation on Bayou Bartholomew, Louisiana. Bills was the father-in-law of Tennessee and Louisiana legislator Horace M. Polk. Personal and business letters discuss lands in Arkansas, dealings with factors, cotton trade, national and Louisiana state politics, the Democratic Party, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and slave customs and behavior. Correspondents include Daniel Graham, James Walker, and Horace M. Polk. Additional items consist of statements of accounts, receipts, and bills of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Birge, N. A. Papers, 1861-1865 (bulk 1862-1864). 88 items. Location: F:12, U:15. Confederate assistant quartermaster at Monroe Army Post and Shreveport, Louisiana, and agent of the Trans-Mississippi Department at Jefferson, Texas. Papers include requisitions, vouchers, and receipts for clothing, camp equipment, transportation, and medical supplies. Included are copies of official forms, routine correspondence from army personnel, and a few letters from soldiers. The impressment of cotton in Texas is discussed in two letters from Lieutenant Colonel W. A. Broadwell, Office of the Cotton Bureau, Headquarters, Trans-Mississippi Department. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 2-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 918, 1036.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1857. Letter, 1838 Jan. 11. 1 item. Location:Misc.: B. Letter concerning the loss of John Quincy Adams to the anti-slavery cause and whether someone should be dispatched to Adams' district to take up the cause. Also discussed are the anti-slavery movement in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court's reversal Birney's conviction, and the national anti-slavery movement in general.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bishop, Wm (William). Letter, 1835 May 1. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Letter from Bishop to Agents William McCauly and Nesbit in New Orleans regarding his financial assets and liabilities. Topics include property in Mobile, money owed Bishop, instructions regarding his house and slaves, and Mary Harral's education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 28.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Black, Norman P. Document, 1861. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc.:B. Contract containing the terms of sale by William London to Norman P. Black of an African American slave. Notarized by Tom. John McHugh, of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Blanchard, Joseph. Document, 1825. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Sale (notarized copy) of land and slaves of Joseph Blanchard to Timoleon Boissac. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922, Scrapbooks, 1892-1906. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Lawyer from Shreveport, Louisiana; U.S. representative (1881-1894); U.S. senator (1894-1897); and governor of Louisiana (1904-1908). Scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings with some correspondence and other items, pertain mainly to Blanchard's political career and contain information about Louisiana politics, race relations, yellow fever, and the 1906 fire in the State Capitol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Politics    
  • Blanche, Alexander, 1833-1908. Papers, 1851-1914. 79 items, 2 vols.Location: W:48, Vault. Cotton planter of Marydale Plantation, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Antebellum plantation diary contains notes about cotton farming; slave labor and health; weather; medical remedies; and other plantation affairs. Papers consist of correspondence, tax and payroll receipts, account sheets, and receipts for prisoners. Letters to Blanche from S. L. James include information on plantation supplies and prison laborers. Available on microfilm 5322: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 11, and microfilm 6061: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3342.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Blount, W. M. Account book, 1817-1860. 1 vol. Location: H:14. Record of payment to Blount in settlement of William Pitt Higbee's estate and account. Also recorded are the accounts of Mrs. Amelia Gradinego, Daniel Zeringue, members of the Close family, and others of Petit Bois, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Entries include commodity prices, prices of slaves, taxes, cost of schooling, wages for a laborer, and other expenses incurred by local planters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 177.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Bond, Priscilla Munnikhuysen, 1838-1869. Papers, 1858-1866. 0.7 linear ft. (98 items, 3 ms. Vols.). Location: B:15. Resident of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, poems, and photographs. Diaries record Bond's daily activities and observations relating to plantation life, runaway slaves, social activities, hypnotism, and Civil War experiences and thoughts, including participation by African American soldiers. Available on microfilm 5750: America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Bookter, Alexander. Succession Papers, 1805 May 10. 1 item (9 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Slaveholder of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Slaves and other property were seized and sold at public sale after the death of Alexander Bookter by the Sheriff of St. Helena Parish for the payment of Bookter's debts. Affidavits of Ann Liles, William Liles, and John Mink regarding ownership of slaves and other property in the estate of Alexander Bookter. Signed by Spanish commandant of Louisiana, Carlos de Grand-Pre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4514.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1858-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1.3 linear ft., 3 v. Location: U:308-309, OS:B, Mss. Mf.:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, military orders and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postwar New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. They also document maritime operations on Lake Pontchartrain. Reconstruction papers reflect the local and national political environment. Mss. 4847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Bordelon, Leonce P., Diaries, 1876-1931, 2005. 15 v. Location: J:28. Avoyelles Parish, La., planter. Diaries of Leonce P. Bordelon reflect Louisiana plantation life in rural Avoyelles Parish during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Entries pertain primarily to plantation operations, the effects of climate on those operations, social activities, health and local elections. Some entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4952.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     French-language    
  • Bordis & Co. Records, 1866. 3 items. Location: OS:B. Records include an agreement with freedmen drawn on an official form of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands and two payroll receipts for laborers employed on the Monot Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boudar, Thomas. Document, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans. Bill of sale (copy) for slaves sold to Marie Louise Paris of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana by Boudar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 25.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Boudousquie, Charles. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Sale of slaves to Charles Roussel, signed by a notary, with seal. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 34.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Boudousquie, Charles. Slave Bill of Sale, 1840 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: B. Sale (in French) of slaves in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Charles Roussel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bourcier, Catherine Silly. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Widow of Fran?ois C. Bourcier. A document signed by the recorder of mortgages in New Orleans, certifying the non-encumbrance of a slave belonging to Madame Catherine Silly. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 36.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women     French-language    
  • Bourgeois, Pierre. Family Papers, 1771-1821. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Papers include a land transfer (1771), a property sale (1775), and a petition regarding ownership of slaves (1821). Partly in French and in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 37.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Bowman, James P. Family Papers, 1806-1926. 2615 items; 100 ms. vols., 6 printed vols. Location: B:19-24; J:18-19:OS:B. Planter of Rosedown Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana. Records and papers documenting the administration of Rosedown. Includes papers of William R. Bowman, Episcopal clergyman; and of James P. Bowman, Robert H. Barrow, Eliza Bowman Lyons, Catharine Rucker Turnbull, and Daniel Turnbull. Available on microfilm 5322:University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 8-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1372, 1382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Bowman-Turnbull Family Papers, 1777-1972. 1 linear ft. Location: T:53, OS:B. Family of cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Papers contains correspondence, financial and legal papers, and printed items reflecting the business activities and, to a lesser degree, the personal lives of the Turnbull and Bowman families. Included are the business papers of Catherine Rucker Turnbull. Two slave lists can also be found (Dec. 12, 1844, Feb. 2, 1856). Printed items relate to family history and historic plantations of West Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5059.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Women    
  • Boyd, David French, 1834-1899. Papers, 1833-1934 (1860-1899). 9 linear ft., 45 v. Location: D:14-21, vault, U:179, Mf:Mss:B, OS:B. Confederate officer, president of the Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana, president and professor at LSU (1884-1886). Papers contain correspondence, including correspondence with William T. Sherman; writings about Civil War figures; academic papers; photographs; financial papers; and printed items. Manuscript volumes consist of school notebooks; memoranda; diaries, including a Civil War diary; morning reports from Kentucky Military Institute and Locust Dale Academy; and a minute book of the Demostherman Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 40, 99, 794, 890, 893, 1400, 1612, 4234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU    
  • David French Boyd Papers. William T. Sherman Letters, 1859-1891. .3 linear ft. Location: U:179, Mss. Mf.:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Boyer, Albert P., Mrs. Papers and account books, 1885-1907. 0.8 linear ft. (47 items; 4 vols.). Location: E:51, O:67. African American undertaker of New Orleans. Papers include promissory notes; statements of account; bills for coffins and caskets; cashbooks; a journal reflecting accounts for funeral expenses; and a ledger containing client and burial society accounts. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 1. Mss. 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Bradford, Roark. Letter, 1927. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Writer, 1896-1948. Novelist, short story writer, and journalist. Letter from Bradford to H. C. Leach of The Forum, referring to his story "The River Witch", and his "Book of Ethiopus", and probably "Ol' Man Adam An' His Chillun", published by Harpers in 1928. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Bradfute, Mrs. Theresa S. Document, 1850 December 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Slave bill of sale (copy) by Mrs. Theresa Stringer McDonald Jones Bradfute, executor of the estate of Greenbury Ridgely Stringer, to James Stuart Hart. Mss. 409.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876. Letter, 1856 February 12. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Confederate general in command of the Army of Tennessee during the Civil War. In reply to a request for biographical information from J. Furlong of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bragg discusses the circumstances of his situation as a sugar planter in Louisiana at the beginning of the Civil War, laments the misfortunes of his 125 former slaves, and briefly describes his military career for the Confederate States of America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Brandon, Byrd. Estate receipt, 1843 Jan. 1. 1 receipt. Location: Misc. P. Woodson received from W. Robinson, administrator of the estate of Byrd Brandon, three dollars for services rendered concerning some slaves belonging to the estate in 1842. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Braughton, Ann B. Estate inventory, 1809 Jan. 9. 1 estate inventory. Location: Misc. This inventory and appraisal of the personal estate of Ann B. Braughton of Concordia Parish, Orleans Territory, includes the names and valuations of six slaves, as well as 310 arpents of land, livestock, dishes, silverware, furniture, and other household goods. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bray, John A. Papers, 1838-1856. 4 items. Location: Misc:B. Cotton planter of 'Cotile,' Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Items include a bill for goods bought by Bray and for freight shipped aboard the steamboat Louisiana; a statement by New Orleans cotton factor A. Miltenberger recording Bray's sale of cotton; and a letter concerning the hire of a 'boy.' Included is a copy of a deed to land and slaves in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breazeale, Nita Sims. Family Papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943). 9.5 linear ft., 3 v. Location: 47:8-12, OS:B, N:9, 65:3, vault. Baton Rouge, La. resident. Papers relate to the Breazeale and Sims families of Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, and Natchitoches, La. They consists of correspondence, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts related to World War I and World War II, Bundles for Britain, Inc., genealogy, and state and local history. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2442.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     German-language     LSU    
  • Brent, Rosella Kenner, 1849-1928. Papers, 1902-1915. .1 linear ft. Location: U:210. Daughter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, planter and politician Duncan Farrar Kenner and wife of Confederate brigadier general Joseph F. Brent. Two narratives of Brent's recollections of Ashland Plantation, including a sketch of slave Henry Hammond. She also recounts an 1862 incident in which her father escaped to Bayou Lafourche upon learning that Union troops were coming to arrest him. Three letters pertain to Rosella Kenner Brent's husband, Brigadier General Joseph L. Brent, C.S.A. A 1910 letter describes General Brent's service in the Confederate army. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1167, 1822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Brigadier General Mason Brayman letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Letter to Brigadier General Brayman concerning the living conditions of freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Britton, A. C. (Audley Clark), 1822-1894. Family Papers, 1830-1929. 1,760 items, 14 ms. Vols. Location: S:119, O:16. Banker and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include letters and descriptions of the family, plantation, and social lives in Natchez and documents specific to Britton's business activities. Miscellaneous items include photographs, autographs, poems, ledgers, and genealogies. Included are two letters to Eliza Britton written by Jefferson Davis. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1710.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Britton, W. A. Record book, 1847. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Agent for the Nautilus Insurance Company of New York, in Natchez, Mississippi. Record book lists the names and beneficiaries of life insurance policyholders. A number of entries pertain to insurance on the lives of slaves. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Brooks Read Brer Rabbit Collection, 1950-1991 (bulk: 1950-1959). Ca. 29 linear feet. Approximately 500 reel to reel audio recordings, scripts, phonographs, correspondence, and subject files of Brooks Read, Baton Rouge storyteller, journalist, and political observer. Materials relate to Read's recorded productions of his original Brer Rabbit stories, as well as a few select Uncle Remus stories of Joel Chandler Harris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Brown, James, 1766-1835. Papers, 1764-1811 (bulk 1804-1811). 0.5 linear ft. Location: U:20, F:9, OS:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U.S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Collection consists of legal and business papers and correspondence of James Brown. Legal and business papers include documents recording sales of slaves and legal disputes. Most of the letters are from William N. Brown and General James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 44.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Brown, Reddin. Papers, 1835-1838. 5 items. Location: OS:B. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of land and slaves, and include a land conveyance, an appraiser's certificate, and other legal documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Browning, Samuel R. Letter, 1849 September 4. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Letter to A. W. Boyd in North Carolina concerning slave- and horse-trading in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4197.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bryan, James. Document, 1822. 1 item. Location: Misc.B. Resident of Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Inventory of Bryan's property and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Buck, Pearl S., 1892-. Letters, 1968. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. American writer and philanthropist. Letters to a correspondent in India commenting on the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy; the Black Power demonstration by U.S. athletes at the Mexican Olympic Games; and racial problems in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2473, 2475.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     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 from 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 scrapbooks, 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 also include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. Mss. 4820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Religion     Women    
  • Bunt, Edward C. Letter, 1851 Nov. 29. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Edward C. Bunt in Franklin, La., writes Greene D. Moore in Oakland, Yalobusha County, Miss., regarding the case of Lott et al vs. Jenkins et al, a two-year-long lawsuit involving ownership of slaves, upcoming in the District Court of Vermilion Parish. Mss. 3907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burden, Andrew. Document, 1859, Dec. 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Agreement signed in Lawrence County, Alabama, swearing not to trade with a slave without the owner's permission and not to allow gambling. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burgess, West. Agreement, 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Agreement outlining conditions for the apprenticeship of a slave with blacksmith Phillip Alts of Maryland. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2186.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Burguières, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: 78:1-2, OS:B, J:30, E:65. Sugarcane planter and researcher, land developer. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records relating primarily to Jules M. Burguières, Jr.’s involvement in the sugar and timber industries of Louisiana and Florida. Some research material in French and German. The estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1927, 2026, 2134, 2264, 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     French-language     German-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Burnett family. Papers, 1778-1862. 6 items. Location: Misc.:B, OS:B. Papers include bills of sale of slaves; two pieces of private script; one piece of Continental currency for eight dollars; and an 'extra' edition of the RICHMOND ENQUIRER, giving the text of Confederate President Jefferson Davis' inaugural address. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Burnham, B. Letters, 1863 January 4-May 23. 2 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in a regiment stationed at Camp Parapet, near New Orleans, and Fort Butte-a-la-Rose (also called Camp of Fort Burton), Louisiana. His regiment was brought to Louisiana by transport ship. Letters describe the conditions of the regiment's camp, Confederate attacks on transport boats, and a African American regiment stationed near Camp Parapet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3443.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Burnham, Howard and Horace. Letters, 1862-1863. 4 items. Howard Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in an Illinois regiment stationed in Arcadia, Missouri. Horace Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in the Marine Hospital in New Orleans in the Civil War. Howard Burnham's two letters (1862) tell of the number of men ill and in hospitals; Horace Burnham writes of accommodations at the Marine Hospital in New Orleans, African Americans, and sanitation facilities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Burruss, John C. Family Papers, 1825-1882. 407 items. Location: C:56,Mss. Mf.:B. Papers of three generations of the family of Reverend John C. Burruss and the related family of Edward McGehee, both of Wilkinson County, Miss., pertaining to the Methodist Church in early Mississippi, the social and intellectual life of a wealthy planter family, religious justification of slavery, education in southern and eastern colleges, and Civil War military service and civilian participation. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics     Religion     Sugar    
  • Butler, Edward. Family Papers, 1809-1950 (bulk 1904-1945). 10 linear ft. Location: U:282-290, M:19, OS:B. Cotton planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence, personal papers, business records, printed material, and photographs reflect the personal activities and plantation operations of the Butler and related Mathews families, with a focus on Edward Butler and his immediate family. Noteworthy are two letters discussing a sick slave (Dec. 29, 1817) and runaway slaves (Aug. 15, 1835). Letters also discuss student life, World War II experiences, and yellow fever in New Orleans (Aug.-Oct. 1837). Mss. 4315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     Education     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Camp & Galloway Brief, 1860. 1 brief. Location: MISC:C. Camp & Galloway were attorneys in Upshaw County, Texas. This is Camp & Galloway's brief of A.J. Brinson and Laura Brinson vs. John P. Cunliff and his wife. The lawsuit concerns the distribution of the John H. McNary estate, which included land and slaves. The Cunliffs accused the Brinsons of taking more than their share of the estate and failing to pay back the surplus. Mss. 5128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Canaday, Nicholas. Papers,1960-1982 (bulk 1960). 31 items. Location: Misc:C. Professor of English at Louisiana State University and a citizen activist. Photocopies of newspaper clippings and letters about desegregation and the public schools in Baton Rouge and statements and speeches by Canaday as leader of the Citizens' Committee and the Organization for Public Education Now (OPEN). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4773.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • Capell Family. Papers, 1816-1931 (bulk: 1840-1880). 1 linear ft; 30 v. Location: U:299; F:11; OS:C; MssMf:C. Planters and merchants of Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. Eli Jackson Capell was a planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation in Amite County and operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. His son Henry Clay was an attorney in Centerville. Business and plantation papers and legal documents comprise the bulk of this collection. These include land deeds; invoices and correspondence regarding shipping cotton; slave bills of sale; diaries, ledgers, and scrapbooks that document daily activities of Pleasant Hill Plantation; and a daybook from the Rose Hill store. Personal correspondence includes two letters from Jefferson Davis and letters of recommendation written for Henry Clay Capell when he was seeking employment with the federal government. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 56, 257, 1751, 2501, 2597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Capell, Eli J. (Eli Jackson), 1814-1888. Family Papers, 1840-1932 (bulk 1886-1900). 1.3 linear ft., 16 v. Location: E:47-48, F:11, OS:C, Mss.Mf:C. Planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation, Amite County, Mississippi. Capell also operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. Correspondence and business records of the Capell family and related Crawford family. Business, plantation, and legal papers include letters, accounts, and invoices with cotton factors and memorandum books of cotton and merchandise sold; labor contracts and laborersÆ record book; land deeds; and records from the Rose Hill store. Family correspondence from Crawford relatives (1880-1899) relates geographic, economic, race relations, health, and social conditions in parts of Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Montana, and letters to Capell daughters concern news of friends, personal relationships, and social activities (1865-1879). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 3-5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Cargill, Henry A. Letter, 1843 May 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Henry A. Cargill in Jackson, Miss., writes a Miss Roscoe requesting the bed clothing of the slaves Ann and Emily whom he had recently purchased from "Judge Quitman, Yerger, Lee & Shattuck" (possibly referring to John A. Quitman, Jacob S. Yerger, and David O. Shattuck). Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carondelet, Luis Hector baron de. Order, 1793 July 2. 1 item. Location: Misc: C. Carondelet was governor of Louisiana (1791-1797) and West Florida (1791-1795). Document from Carondelet to Nicolas Forstall, commandant at Opelousas, letting Forstall know that Josef[?] de la Pena has presented himself in Carondelet's tribunal with a petition and an account concerning payment and placement of a borrowed slave named Pedro. Others mentioned in the document are Nicolas Maria Vidal and Pedro Pedesclaux. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Carroll, Daniel R. Family Papers, 1864-1948. 191 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: T:6, OS:C, Vault. Owner of Ackbar Plantation, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Carroll was also a cotton broker in New Orleans. Papers include personal letters, scrapbooks, and genealogies of the Carroll and Parker families. Some papers document plantation management, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Carroll, Thomas. Receipt, 1858. 1 item [photostatic copy]. Location: Misc. Receipt for payment for slaves by Carroll, signed by Martin Tally at Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carson, William Waller. Family records, 1845-1930. 1 vol. Location: F:23. Residents of Tennessee and Mississippi. Family records include genealogical listings, biographical and autobiographical sketches, and correspondence, all pertaining to the history of the Carson and related Waller, Green, Hutchins, and other families. Included is information about plantation life, slavery, and the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Letter, 1849 August 8. 2 items. Location: Misc. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Letter to Doctor Q. A. B. Quesenbery discusses the treatment and prevention of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Prescription, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. A prescription for treating cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Family Papers, 1826-1864. 67 items, 2 ms. Vols. Location: U:109, Vault. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, photoprints, and a European travel diary. Correspondence relates to politics, slavery, and education in the South, including letters from Jefferson Davis and other prominent individuals. Included is a treatise on 'camp dysentery' written by Cartwright. For further information, see online catalog. Filed under Cartwright, Samuel Adolphus. Papers in Archives USA. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943. Letter: to Harry Ittner, 1933 March 8. 1 item. Location: Vault. African American educator and agricultural scientist, and director of the Research and Experiment Station at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Letter by Carver to Ittner discusses Ittner's studies at Antioch College (Ohio), and comments on Carver's interests in music, motion pictures, and theater. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3412.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts    
  • Causey, R. J. Correspondence, 1863 September 25-November 19. 4 items. Location: Misc.:C. Letters from Causey's wife comment on a riot near Tickfaw involving African Americans, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; Confederate farm taxes; and transportation difficulties of sending cotton to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Transportation     Women    
  • Charles A. Reynard-Marian Reynard Baun Papers, 1927-1997. 0.6 linear feet. Location: 107:17-18, J:25. Charles Reynard was a law professor at LSU and an advocate of desegregation in Louisiana schools. Marian Reynard Baun was a psychology professor and community activist in Baton Rouge. The collection includes correspondence, lists, minutes, newspaper clippings, printed items, and miscellaneous items of Charles A. Reynard and Marian Reynard Baun. Items principally pertain to social activism while they were LSU professors and to Baun's subsequent work with the Friends of Public Education. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Jews     LSU     Women    
  • Charleston, South Carolina slave pass, 1847 Nov. 29. 1 pass. Location: Misc. This is a handwritten pass for a slave named William to go "from Mrs. Davis' Mansion House to Dr. Bellinger's, College St., in haste, and permit him to return." It is signed by Ann Pamela Cunningham, Charleston, S.C. Mss. 3808.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chelette, Atala. Family Papers, 1819-1919 (bulk 1841-1899). 160 items. Location: B:18. Free African American family of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Papers include wills, receipts, and tax returns. Included is a copy of the act of manumission (1819) of Angelique, a free African American woman associated with the Chelette family. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Civil War cartoon album, 1861. 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:5, Mss.Mf:C. Bound volume of 400 envelopes with printed caricatures of the South from the Northern point of view. Willie Sargent Smith collected the envelopes, which depict such subjects as politics, finances, trade, warfare, morals, race relations, and political leaders such as Jefferson Davis and General G.T. Beaugregard. Most cartoons show the printer's name. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Politics    
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine     Transportation    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Religion     Politics     French-language    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letters and depositions, 1799-1846 20 items. Location: Vault: 61, Misc: C. William C.C. Claiborne was governor of the Louisiana Territory from 1803 to 1812, and the state of Louisiana from 1812-1816. Primarily letters to Claiborne from from Dr. John Sibley, U.S. Indian Agent in Natchitoches, in which he discusses several aspects of territorial business, including native and slave affairs, resident opinion, and political intrigue within the region. Sworn depositions from residents of Natchitoches who provided firsthand accounts of the Spanish in the area are also present. Also includes two letters from Capt. Edward Turner, Civil Commandant of the District of Natchitoches, relating uneasy relations between the Creoles and the Americans. Other correspondence relates to Claiborne's family and his political and military connections. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Clapp, Thomas. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certification by the recorder of mortgages for New Orleans that there is no mortgage in Clapp's name recorded against a African American woman named Maria. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 72.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Clark, Daisy Kidd. Papers, 1841-1975. 1 linear ft. Location: 9:77-78, OS:C, Vault. Baton Rouge resident. The collection consists of personal papers, printed items, photographs, and badges relating to the activities of Daisy Kidd Clark, family members, and the genealogy of the Kidd family and allied Betz and Gruenwald families. Personal papers and printed items also include material that relates to the Delta Omicron fraternity, the American Hemerocallis Society, and the independent Order of Odd Fellows. Notable is a the sale of a sale of a ten-year-old mulatto girl who had been born to a slave imprisoned in the Louisiana Penitentiary, East Baton Rouge (May 4, 1861) and a 19th century Japanese print. Mss. 3304, 3905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Clark, Samuel M. D. Papers. 1835-1837 8 items. Location: Misc.:C, OS:C. Jeweler and Justice of the Peace of West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Mortgage of land and slaves (1837), sale of land (1835), receipts for pre-emption rights (1836), appraisers certificate (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Clement, George. Family Papers, 1863-1878 (bulk 1863-1867). 13 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:C, M-18. French-speaking farming family of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, and a time book (1878) recording hours worked by agricultural laborers. Largely in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1148.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Plantations    
  • Clifton, Elizabeth. Negroes' account for cotton, 1840 March 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Document drawn up by John Bell, acting Justice of the Peace, Dallas County, Alabama, on behalf of Elizabeth Clifton listing names and money paid to African Americans by the estate of William C. Clifton for cotton raised on their own 'patches'. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Colbert, Elenor Robinson, 1940-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.222. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Colbert's great-grandmother was a slave. Colbert describes working in cane fields as a child; customs of family gatherings, the burial of umbilical cords of newborns, and cutting hair on Good Friday; the challenges of plantation life; christening and baptism traditions; and natural remedies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Coleman, Viola, Collection, 1945-2008 (bulk: 1945-1947). 44 items. Location: Misc:C. Midland, Texas physician and Louisiana civil rights pioneer. Contains photocopies of correspondence, news clippings, and video transcript detailing Coleman's lawsuit for admission into LSU's medical school in 1946. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Medicine     Politics     Women    
  • Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: 110:21-111:6. Consists of administrative and subject files for local and regional branches of a national citizen advocacy organization. Includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, ephemera, and other records documenting group structure and activities. Records address political issues such as campaign finance reform, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, fair elections, wasteful government spending, and official corruption. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 4469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Concordia Parish inquest case file, 1857. 4 items [transcriptions]. Location: Misc. Transcription by the Historical Records Survey of case papers in the courthouse in Vidalia, Louisiana, for an inquest in the death of the slave Samuel at Forest Home Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1985, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:106-117, A:120-121, OS:C, 65:, 98:C, Vault, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     French-language     LSU     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     Women    
  • Conrad, Archelus M. Papers, 1861-1890 (bulk 1861-1865). Ca. 100 items. Location: E:41, OS:C. Union officer in command of a Corps d'Afrique Engineers company in Louisiana in the Civil War. Papers include military orders, muster papers, charges of military crimes, and other items relating to the 97th Engineer Regiment. It also includes a carte-de-visite showing Conrad in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4126.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Conrad, Charles Magill, 1804-1878. Letter, 1854 October 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana attorney, congressman, U.S. senator, secretary of war, and delegate to the Confederate Congresses. Letter to William G. Webster, regarding the abolitionist views of a 'Mr. Bacon' and the questionable suitability of one of his sons as tutor to Conrad's sons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Consolidated Association of Planters of Louisiana. Papers, 1791-1912 (bulk 1827-1882). 9,703 items, 84 vols. Location: U:27-43, F:12-14, OS:C, vault:1, 51-52. Land bank of sugar planters designed to aid planters in securing better credit facilities. Financial records including banking papers; account books; legal documents; land and slave sales; diaries; letter books; plantation records; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 82, 724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Constitutional Convention. Broadside, 1868. 1 item [photographic reproduction]. Location: OS:C. Broadside has extracts from the reconstructed Louisiana constitution on civil rights and public education, and includes vignette portraits of African American legislators and members of the Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Cooley, E.C., and Robert J. Cooley. Labor contract, 1867. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Labor contract freedmen working on the Cooley Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 149.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Cotton, Elijah B. Slave bills of sale, 1856. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Copies of acts of conveyance of slaves to Elijah B. Cotton of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, by John C. Razan of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, and Daniel Blum of Ascension Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Council of Trade and Plantations. Letter book, 1700-1721. 1 ms. Vol. (31 pages). Location: M:21. British colonial trade council. Letter book containing letters, memorials, and reports to the Lords Commissioners of the council. Included are entries concerning the logwood cutters of the Campeche peninsula, the African slave trade, and colonial manufacturing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 680.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cox, Owen B. Papers, 1844-1882, undated. 21 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:C. Planter and merchant of Clinton and Briarfield, Mississippi. Papers include slave sale documents; family letters; two Jefferson Davis documents; and a contract (1879) and a letter (1882), both pertaining to the management of Briarfield Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3041.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Crawford, David d. 1834. Letters, 1834 [183?]. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Lawyer of Mobile and Mount Pleasant, Alabama. Letters written to his wife and mother discuss his poor state of health; his commitment to his profession; and the behavior of slaves, particularly the misconduct of a female slave resulting in the need to dispose of her. Also included are bank records of the Bank of Mobile falsified in order to cover an accounting error. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Croom Family bills of sale and currency, 1825, 1839, 1863. 3 items. Location: Misc: C and Vault:4. Two slave bills of sale and one piece of 1863 Louisiana currency. The first bill of sale is dated 14 Dec. 1825, and regards the sale of a slave named Solomon to Isaac Croom for $475.00. The second bill of sale, dated 2 Sept. 1839, regards the sale of a slave named Lucy by Charles Croom to Isaac Croom for $667.00. The currency is one $20 bill, No. 1329, issued by the state of Louisiana, Shreveport, March 10, 1863. Signatures appear on the bill as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cucullu, Simon. Papers, 1853. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Papers documenting the sale at auction of land and slaves of the succession of Simon Cucullu to Joseph and M. Cucullu, including certificates of the sale and mortgage of the property. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Cuny, Benjamin Philip, 1804-1883. Family Papers, 1845-1949. 25 items and 7 volumes. Location: 1:68. Personal correspondence, papers, and records of the Cuny family of Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, and the Clark family of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Bulk of correspondence to Benjamin Philip Cuny from family members. Various legal and personal records and volumes pertain primarily to the ownership and management of the family’s property. Mss. 4246For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Cutrer, Hiram A. Slave bill of sale, 1846. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:C. Bill of sale recording the sale of slaves from Hiram A. Cutrer of Livingston Parish, Louisiana, to Horace Tucker, also of Livingston Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cutts, James Madison, 1837-1903. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Brevet lieutenant colonel in the 20th U.S. Infantry assigned to Philip Sheridan's 5th Military District, which included Louisiana. He was commander of the post at Shreveport, La. Letter from Cutts, Shreveport, La., to Thomas Ewing, former brigadier general in the U.S. Army. Cutts reports his view that the Reconstruction Acts of 1867 effectively turned the country over to "the black man" and the necessity of military occupation by a larger force. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4856.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dalferes, Antonio. Papers, 1822-1838. 24 items. Location: C:72. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Much of the collection consists of sales and transfers of land and slaves between Dalferes and other residents of Assumption Parish. There are also papers relating to the estates of S. Navarro and Francisco Machado. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Dana, Charles B. Family Papers, 1799-1949 (bulk 1823-1880). 700 items, 59 vols. Location: B:71-72, OS:D, K:35-36. Protestant Episcopal minister of Alexandria, Virginia, Port Gibson, Mississippi, and Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, sermons, essays, maps, photographs, and other papers relating to religious activities, family matters, and local events. Manuscript volumes are comprised of a diary, cashbooks, registers, sermons, and notebooks. A letter of S. A. Kimball of Concord, New Hampshire discusses the abolitionist movement and members of the Colonization Society (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 972, 973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Religion    
  • Daquin, Louis. Document, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc. Sale (notarized copy) of slaves of the Daquin heirs of New Orleans to August Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 94.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Daquin, Louis. Document, 1835 March 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for the sale of slaves belonging to the heirs of the Daquin estate in New Orleans to August Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 94.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Dardenne, Eugenie. Land document, 1856 March 24. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:D. Land conveyance recording the sale of slaves and one-third of the ownership of Dardenne Plantation, a sugar plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The sale was made to John A. Dardenne. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Dart, Elisabeth K. (Elizabeth Kilbourne), 1932-. Collection, 1774-2005. 6 linear feet, 9 ms. vols., 1 folder. Location: 121:8-11. Resident and local historian in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Wrote about West Feliciana subjects including the Railroad, biographies of notable figures, and tours for Grace Cemetery. Collection contains manuscript and research materials used for exhibits, lectures, tours, and writing on West Feliciana Parish. Manuscripts include deeds, correspondence, accounting records, legal papers, court cases, and receipts. Other records include published materials, copies of original materials, scrapbooks, photographs, notes, and exhibit text. Mss. 5023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Jews     Medicine     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Davis, Henry Winter, 1817-1865. Letters, 1852-1866, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Davis, Jefferson. Family correspondence collection, 1868-1907. 12 items. Location: Misc.:D, vault:1. U. S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), and president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). Correspondence relates to genealogy, personal affairs, and letters of recommendation for an African American coachman. Correspondents include Jefferson Davis, his wife, Varina Davis and daughter, Margaret Davis Hayes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Davis, Joseph M., Jr., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.232. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, who owned a trucking company and was a police juror for 20 years. Davis describes working as a child; his college career; involvement in his family trucking business, and challenges of breaking into the white dominated trucking industry; federal programs for minorities; his political involvement; and his family values. Davis also discusses the history of South Coast Plantation and his parents' employment there; plantation life in the 1950s and 1960s; and sugarcane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.221.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Plantations     Politics    
  • Davis, Pliny Earl. Papers, 1842-1896. 21 items. Location: Misc:D, OS:D. Notary of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Personal papers include a family register and two letters from Davis to his son relating family matters, his displeasure over his son re-enlisting into army, scarcity and prices of goods, and run away slaves. Business papers of Davis contain legal documents pertaining to the transfer of property, a promissory note, the resulting instrument of protest when the note was not honored, and tax notices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Dawkins, Guilford. Petition, 1853 January 6. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:D. Plantation overseer of Madison Parish, Louisiana. Petition to the 10th Judicial District Court, Madison Parish, for redress regarding an injury inflicted on Dawkins by Dudley, a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Day of Jubelo Carte cartoon, 1865. 1 printed item. Location: E:69. Carte-sized cartoon drawn by E. B. Bensell and printed in Philadelphia depicting emancipated slaves celebrating freedom in their former master's house. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Dayroll of cotton pickers, 1864 October 31. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Detailed roster listing names and wages of freedmen put to work picking cotton on President Island, Mississippi, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • De Bordes Family Papers, 1765-1822. 106 items. Location: B:13, OS:D, Mss. Mf.:D Papers relating to land holdings and the operation of sugar and coffee plantations in Haiti and Santo Domingo; slave insurrections and the life of refugees from them in New Orleans; and decisions and decrees relating to trade, commerce, and emigration. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2246.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • de Trujeda, Bernardino, Declaration, 1799. 1 volume (88 pages). Location: 111:1. Certified copy of declartion regarding financial condition of sugar plantation and mill at Hacienda Senora Santa Ana Tepoxtepec, owned by the Regidor Perpetuo of Cordova, Mexico, Bernardino de Trujeda. The declaration is dated October 23, 1789, but the certified copy was signed January 25, 1799 by public notary Mariano Francisco Zambrano at Puebla de los Angeles. The document is bound and contains petitions, claims, and wills, some signed by various church officials. It also includes an inventory, appraisal, and description of slaves and other property. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     Spanish-language    
  • DeBlanc, Charles. Slave bills of sale and memorandum, 1835-1854. 3 items. Location: Misc:D. French-speaking slave owner of New Orleans. Papers include slave bills of sale of Charles DeBlanc to Auguste and Octave Reggio of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and an undated memorandum to Luis DeBlanc. Slave bills of sale in French, memorandum in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • DeClouet, Alexandre (Alexandre Etienne), 1812-1890. Family Papers, 1787-1905 (bulk 1855-1888). 1.2 linear ft. (150 items, 37 vols.). Location: U:181, J:5. Sugar planter, Confederate congressman, and state senator from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Beginning in the 1860s, DeClouet was active in the White League, an organization opposed to rights for freedmen. Collection includes financial papers, legal documents, political papers, and correspondence. Financial records of Alexandre DeClouet and his son Paul document plantation management and labor issues. Political papers include White League materials. Some items in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 5-6. Mss. 74, 258, 461, 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Degruy, P. H. O. Document, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Bill of sale (notarized copy) for slaves sold to Madame Charles H. Delery of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 104.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     French-language    
  • Denman, Rolph M. Document, 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc. D. Resident of New Orleans. Power of attorney given to I. Marsh Denman for the sale of a slave to A. Borron. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dennis, William. Slave bill of sale, 1856 December 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Resident of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, and administrator of the estate of his father, William Dennis, Sr. Slave bill of sale documents the transfer of a slave named Henry from the estate of William Dennis, Sr., to Mrs. Lucy Morgan (nee Dennis), widow of Egbert Morgan, for $1,405. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Derouen, Eloi Joseph. Notebook, 1844-1896, 1914. 1 ms. vol. on microfilm. Location:Mss. Mf.:D Cattleman of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Notebook containing genealogical data for the Derouen and Primeaux families; records of cattle markings and sales; a register of births of slaves; and a few daybook entries of accounts. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1953.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Desobry, Louis. Partnership Agreement and Amnesty Oath, 1854-1865. 2 items. Location: Misc:D, OS:D. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Articles of agreement establishing a partnership for the ownership and operation of Irion Plantation, a sugar plantation near Plaquemine. The terms of the sale of land and slaves state that the partnership will be called 'Desobry's and Company'. Included is an oath of amnesty and allegiance to the United States signed by Louis Desobry (1865). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Devall-Hyams Family Papers and Photographs, 1824-1977 (bulk 1906-1913, 1918). 1.5 linear ft., 1 v. Location: T:31-32, J:20. Louisiana sugar planters. Collection consists of personal correspondence, legal documents, genealogies, and family photographs. Papers reflect family matters, personal activities, financial affairs, land transactions, and to a lesser extent the sugarcane crop at Orange Grove Plantation. Letters of Lillie Dickinson, Susie Devall comprise a large portion of the correspondence (1904-1913). Letters by Benjamin Devall concern military life in Georgia during World War II (1918). Photographs include an unidentified African American sugarhouse worker (undated). Mss. 4242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Dewees, John. Family Papers, 1789, 1817-1954. 593 items; 4 ms. Vols. Location: W:47, M:22, OS:D. Planter of Charleston, South Carolina, and later of Eunice, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence; land and slave sale documents; tax receipts; stocks and bonds; court decisions; wills; deeds; estate and property settlements; and photos, especially the ante-bellum period and Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3089.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Dixon, William Y., 1843-1874. Papers, 1860-1905 (bulk 1860-1874). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Transportation    
  • Dodard, Jean, Mrs. Document, 1832. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Power of attorney given to attorney, John Garnier, by Mrs. Jean Dodard to sell her slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Doire, Robert. Document, 1783. 1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Notarized document by Doire granting liberty to his slave, Santiago Durham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Donato, Adolphe. Letter, 1883 December 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Opelousas, Louisiana, and servant to U.S. Representative Edward Taylor Lewis. Letter written from Washington, D.C., describes his trip with Lewis from Louisiana to Washington, problems encountered by African Americans in travel and housing, the city of Washington, and his own social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Dreger, Ralph Mason Papers, 1959-1974.  2 linear feet.  Location 53, OS:D.  Ralph Dreger, a Methodist minister and Louisiana State University professor, was extremely active in civil rights causes throughout the South.  The collection consists of manuscripts, notes, articles, and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Ralph Dreger's research.  Letters to and from authors and researchers discuss publications, request information, and ask or grant permission for quotations.  Also included are journal articles pertaining to Dreger's research, as well as his own review, "Comparative Psychological Studies of Negroes and Whites in the United States: 1959-1965". Mss. 3900. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Duclos family records, 1855-1876. 3 ms. vols. Location: F:17. French-speaking African American merchants of New Orleans, Louisiana. Two volumes contain accounts for the family furniture and liquor stores; a third volume contains miscellaneous notes. There is also a photograph of an unidentified African American woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Women    
  • Ducros-Beauregard Family Papers, 1841-1911 . 6 items. Location: Misc.: D, OS: D. Six items pertaining to the Ducros and Beauregard families, wealthy plantation owners of St. Bernard Parish. The collection consists of legal agreements, including slave sales and land deeds, as well as an undated land survey. Mss. 4114. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Dunbar, Archibald. Document, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Adams County, Mississippi. Sale (notarized) of slaves formerly attached to Ashwood Plantation by Archibald Dunbar to Peter M. and Joseph H. Lapice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Dunbar, Joseph. Document, 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc. Statements of witnesses in the case of Joseph Dunbar vs. Caleb Weeks, Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, regarding the purchase of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867. Correspondence, 1817-1877. 158 items, 2 vols. Location: S:120. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family concerning social, political, and economic problems of Reconstruction. Papers include legal documents, bills, and receipts. A daybook includes lists of slaves present at Homochitto Plantation. Included is a diary of W. P. Duncan, son of Stephen Duncan, Jr., describing his travels in France and Italy. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 as the Stephen Duncan Family Papers, Mss. 1403, 1793: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. Mss. 1431, 1551, 1595, 1793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Dunham, Marshall. Photograph Album, 1861-867. 1 album (200 images). Locations: E: 65. Union soldier of the New York 159th Infantry and the 77th Colored Infantry regiments. Album consists of images made by various photographers during the Civil War. They depict buildings, structures and scenes in several Louisiana locations, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, and Donaldsonville, and Point Mobile, Ala. In addition, there are images of Union naval ships, officers and crew. There is also a set of twelve John Rogers statuary images created and marketed by Maurice Stadtfeld. Mss. 3241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Dupre and Metoyer and Company. Account book, 1830-1837, 1873. 1 vol. Location: F:15, Mss.Mf. General merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, owned by Emanuel Dupre and J. B. D. Metoyer, free African Americans. Inventory of stock of Dupre and Metoyer and Company. An entry in 1873 records a mortgage due to Oscar Dubreuil. Copies of songs and drawings by Leatter Dupre are included in the back of the book. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     Performing arts    
  • Dupre, Antoine. Succession Papers, 1810-1820. 6 items. Location: H:23. Farmer and resident of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Bound case papers and documents filed in probate proceedings for Dupre including an inventory and appraisal of the estate; a record of sale at public auction of land, slaves, and other properties; and receipt of remaining assets by his widow. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dupre, Paul J. Account books, 1904-1942. 6 vols. Location: F:15. African American storekeeper of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. General ledgers of cash sales and accounts kept by Dupre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 835, 841.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Durieux, Caroline, 1896-. Oral history interview, 1975 March 31. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.13. Lithographer, painter, and educator of Baton Rouge. Durieux was a professor emeritus of graphic arts at LSU and was involved with literary and artistic programs sponsored by the Works Progress Administration. Interview concerns Durieux's work with, and the importance of, the W.P.A. Federal Art Project in Louisiana and New Orleans during the 1930s. Topics include the purpose, importance, and effect of the project and the work of African American artists. Durieux also discusses the effect of the Great Depression on art and artists; federal support for artists, and the success of the W.P.A. Mss. 4700.13.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • 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.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Religion    
  • Eastman, Abel. Estate document, 1820. 1 document. Location: Misc. This document, recorded by Henry G. Johnston, justice of the peace of Claiborne County, Miss., describes the division of the estate of Abel Eastman among his widow and other heirs by four court-appointed commissioners. The estate consisted of slaves and land in northern Claiborne County near Gunns Bayou. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Eaton, John Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: MISC:E. Colonel John Eaton Jr. was the General Superintendent of Freedmen for Mississippi, Arkansas, West Tennessee and Northern Louisiana from 1862 ? 1865. Letter to Union General William T. Sherman written in Vicksburg, Miss., proposes the distribution of military companies to assist with the relocation of freedmen from cities to plantations, to serve guard duty, and to act as an armed militia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Edmands, John Wiley, 1809-1877. Letter, 1860 November 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. U.S. representative from Massachusetts (1853-1855). Letter to William Kellogg (possibly Congressman Kellogg of Illinois) expressing the Northern Republican party position on slavery just after the election of Abraham Lincoln. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1754.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Edmonds, Anne Marie Nugent. Papers, 1890-1955. 10 items. Location: Vault:5, Mss. Mf: E. Anne Marie Nugent Edmonds was also known as Nannie Nugent and by her pen name, Nathaniel Nugent. Her papers consist of seven short literary manuscripts whose topics focus on the Old South and were based upon Edmond's own experiences before, during, and after the Civil War. A typed excerpt from "Reminiscence, 1832, On a Louisiana Plantation" centers on the author's grandfather, Judge Seth Lewis, and gives some family history as well as an examination of local customs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4942.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Elder, John Carroll. Diary, 1862-1863 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Diary notes the arrival of federal troops, number and type of Union vessels on local waterways, and the presence of runaway slaves and guerrillas. Elder describes the Union bombardment of Baton Rouge, meetings with neighbors regarding Union soldiers in the area, and his refusal to sign an oath of allegiance. He mentions Union and Confederate officers in the region, including Lieutenant Grimstead and the 21st Indiana Infantry regiment. Elder also refers to church attendance, weather conditions, and planting and selling crops. Includes list of items taken or destroyed by Union soldiers. Mss. 4353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Ellis, E. John (Ezekial John), Diary, 1862-1865. 3 items, 2 volumes. Location: C:97, H:14. Memoirs and diary related to the Civil War activities of Ezekiel John Ellis include a political speech and incomplete work of fiction and are accompanied by a transcript, research manuscript and photograph. Diary recounts his participation in fighting up to his capture at Missionary Ridge and his subsequent imprisonment at Johnson's Island. He comments on African-American soldiers and makes reference to literature and poetry. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Ellis, Ezekiel Park, 1807-1884. Family Papers, 1812-1914 (bulk 1839-1866). 180 items; 5 printed. Vols. Location: U:66. Resident of Amite, Louisiana, judge, and a member of the Louisiana legislature. His sons, all lawyers, attended Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Correspondence includes letters to Ellis' wife during travel to court houses in the Florida parishes, and letters from his sons at college and law school (1850s). The bulk of the correspondence consists of Civil War letters from Ellis' sons. The collection includes typescripts of a few slave bills of sale, invitations, certificates, newspaper clippings, and memoranda. Printed volumes include catalogs of Centenary College. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 663.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Embree, Joseph. Family Papers, 1826-1884. .88 linear ft. (805 items, 1 vol.). Location: E:19-20. Cotton planter near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and soldier in the Confederate Army. Papers include letters, account statements of cotton brokers, land deeds, contracts, slave bills, receipts, and documents related to education in Wilkinson County. Includes a printed list of the 1879 Democratic state ticket. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Politics    
  • Emmons, R. William. American Colonization Society Collection, 1817-1983 (1817-1824). 13 items. Location: Misc.: E. Author of ESTABLISHING AFRICAN HOMELANDS FOR BLACK AMERICANS (1992). Papers (photocopies) pertain to the establishment of a homeland for free African Americans. They include letters by the Portuguese ambassador to the U.S., José Correia da Serra (1817-1820, in Portuguese) discussing the growing interest in the movement, the motivation behind it and the possible benefits to Portugal and Brazil. Papers include a constitution for the new settlement (June 26, 1820) and an agreement with the chiefs of Cape Mesurado, Africa for land that is now Liberia (Dec. 1821). Also included is correspondence with Emmons concerning the Portuguese archives (1977) and the life of Correia (May 23, 1983). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3812.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ende, Jacques F. de. Document, 1837 May 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Deposition given by Jacques F. de Ende, in New Orleans, Louisiana, reporting that his slave, Sep, had run away from his Avoyelles Parish plantation, and offering a fifty dollars reward for his return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Escoffier, Fran?ois. Document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc. Free man of color. Petition of Fran?ois Escoffier to the president and members of the council of the second municipality of New Orleans for the remission of a fine imposed upon him for selling liquor to a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 137.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • 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. Mss. 4664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     French-language     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Everett, Alexander H. Letter, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. President of Jefferson College, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Draft of a letter of Alexander Everett to Daniel Webster, secretary of state, concerns published remarks by Mr. Trist, American consul at Havana, and the general conduct of affairs of a prior mission to Havana for a conference regarding the slave trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Fair, James. Papers, 1833-1838. 4 items. Location: Misc:F. Owner of Grove Hill Plantation in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to Fair's mortgage of Grove Hill Plantations and its slaves. Land conveyance documents the sale of the plantation by Mrs. Maria Jones to Fair and an appraiser's certificate. There is also a questionnaire for stockholders of Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Farrar, B.G. Papers, 1863-1870 (bulk: 1863-1865). 13 items. Location: Misc:F. Brevet Brigadier General Bernard G. Farrar, Colonel of the 6th U.S. Colored Artillery (Heavy). Letters, orders, and affadavits relate to recruiting African-American soldiers, anticipated attacks, and plundering of plantations in the Natchez and Vidalia area. An 1870 letter to Farrar from J.W. Alfvord, General Superintendent of Education, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands relates to the education of the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4764.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education    
  • Favret, Joseph, 1873-. Oral history interview, 1974. Index (2 pages), 3 sound cassettes (1.75 hours). Location: L:4700.0015. New Orleans native, centenarian, and a veteran of the Spanish American War. Favret discusses his experiences in Cuba during the Spanish American War and the sinking of the Maine. He also recalls the New Orleans race riot of 1900 and Robert Charles; and mentions New Orleans mayor Robert S. Maestri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Featherston, Richard. Document, 1849. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Madison Parish, Louisiana. Sale (notarized copy) of land and slaves of Richard Featherston to Henry R. W. Hill of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Finnall, William. Document, ca. 1800-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Incomplete contract between William Finnall, and George Ann Botts and Abner Robinson relates to posting slaves as security for a bond. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Fisk, Clinton B., 1828-1890. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union general in the Civil War, assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands at Nashville, Tennessee. Letter to a Dr. Kirk contains an optimistic report on Reconstruction in the South, and describes his work in rehabilitating freedmen and his educational plans. He refers the South's opposition to Northern clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1428.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Religion    
  • Fletcher, James. Letter, 1799 Apr. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James Fletcher in Providence, R.I., writes John Turnbull in New Orleans, La., regarding business dealings in slaves and dry goods. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Ford, Hezekiah. Letter, 1815 Apr. 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.: F. Hezekiah Ford in Madison County, Mississippi Territory, writes to his brothers describing the difficult journey from Virginia to Mississippi that he just completed with his sister and brother-in-law, musing on what to do with himself next, asking his brothers to conclude his business in Virginia to raise money needed to survive in the wilderness, and remarking on the high prices for slaves and cotton. Mss. 3989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fraly, James J. Letter, 1854 May 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Letter by James Fraly written from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mary S. Fraley in Hamburg, Tennessee, concerns clear title to the ownership of a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Francis A. de Caro and Rosan A. Jordan, 1956-2009, undated (bulk 1966-2003) 13 linear ft. Location: 11:19, 15:15-21, OS:F. De Caro and Jordan were folklorists, authors, and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) professors. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, writings, exhibitions, photographs, printed items consisting of brochures, handbills, newspapers, and posters; and topical files that document de Caro's folklore class at LSU, his work with the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and Jordan's work with the women's movement. Writings as well as exhibitions comprise material primarily related to folklore within Louisiana and British colonial life in India. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3197, 4089, 4164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Cajuns     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     Religion     Women    
  • Freedmen's Bureau document, 1864 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Order by the Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen, Natchez, Mississippi, signed by Lt. Col. A. L. Mitchell, for use of livestock on Home Farm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Freeman, Theophilus. Document, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Bill of sale for for the sale of a slave by Theophilus Freeman to Fran?ois A. Tete of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Frellsen, Henry, ca. 1800-1884. Plantation diary, 1878-1884. 1 vol. (101 pages). Location: G:17. Native of Denmark who fought in the Greek War of Independence (1824) and moved to Louisiana (ca. 1840). He was the Danish Consul in New Orleans, a cotton factor, and the owner of Fairview Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Entries document Frellsen's operation of Fairview Plantation. Weekly reports detail crop and weather conditions; record maintenance of a sugarhouse, machinery, and levees; and list farmhands (including children) and their wages. Mss. 3497For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • French-Clarke Family Papers, 1809-1861 (bulk: 1830-1920). 1.3 linear feet, 16 m.s. volumes. Location: 1:32-35, OS:F, 98:F. Largely composed of correspondence between members of the French family of Baton Rouge and extended family regarding Baton Rouge, family news, health, and genealogy. Legal documents include bills of sale for slaves, land documents, wills of the French and Clarke families. Personal financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings of current events, especially pertaining to the opening of the state capital and LSU campus life in the early 1900s. Ledgers and printed items relate to Julia Edwards Clarke and her husband William's employment at the Louisiana State School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 3494.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Medicine     Women    
  • Fuqua, James O. (James Overton). Papers, 1857-1878. 118 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc:F, UU:67. Slaveholder, property owner, and Confederate soldier of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. He was a member of the Baton Rouge law firm Fuqua and Callahan. His son, Henry Luce Fuqua, served as governor of Louisiana (1924-1926). Financial papers including receipts for Fuqua's purchase of slaves and receipts for state, parish, and Baton Rouge municipal taxes paid by Mrs. Fuqua. Papers of the law firm Fuqua and Callahan pertain to legal cases and other business matters. A letterpress copybook records Fuqua's legal correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1438.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Furber, Sarah. Letters, 1843, 1844. 2 items. Location: Misc. Teacher from Massachusetts. Photocopies of letters from Sarah Furber at a school in Plaquemine (probably the Iberville Female School Society, incorporated in 1842), Iberville Parish, Louisiana, expressing opposition to slavery and personal discontent with Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1306.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885. Letter, 1867 February 6. 3 items. Location: Misc. Daughter of New Orleans merchant Daniel Clark and party to litigation involving Clark's estate. Letter from Washington, D.C., to special legal commissioner Caleb Cushing pertains to preparation of her cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Included is an unrelated court summons (1842) and a bill of sale for land and a slave (1843). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Galbrith, T. I. Papers, 1879-1888. 4 items [photostats]. Location: Misc. Justice of the peace for the 3rd Ward of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Letters to Galbrith from P. B. Pinchback, pertaining to African American employment (1879); a document signed by Governor Samuel D. McEnery, appointing Galbrith justice of the peace; and an oath signed by Galbrith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Gale, James. Document, 1811. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc. Resident of the Mississippi Territory. Bill of sale for a slave sold to Charles de Blanc of Attakapas Parish, La., signed by Seth Lewis. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 152.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, 1876-1972. Papers, 1894-1970. 3 linear ft. Location: 40. New Orleans attorney and state legislator (1904-1906). Gamble was appointed assistant to the State Attorney General of Louisiana (1912). Papers reflect Gamble's interest in politics and social issues, especially race relations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: Range 40. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, La, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at LSU. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Gardiner, John I. Papers, 1839-1918 (bulk 1839-1877). 43 items (on 1 reel of microfilm and 4 photographic prints). Location: Mss.Mf:G, Misc:G. Cotton planter of Grand Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was appointed as tax collector of that parish in 1873. Earliest documents include family letters from Maryland, receipts for the burial of slaves, bank drafts, and tax receipts. Included is a Confederate tax estimate and assessment of agricultural products (1863) and Gardiner's appointment as tax collector. Reconstruction broadsides include an announcement concerning special taxes upon all professionals, trades, and stores, letters concerning Governor William Pitt Kellogg, and an address to African American voters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2206.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Gardner, H. M. Letter, 1846 May 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. H.M. Gardner in Nantucket, Mass., writes to his uncle, John B. Macy, in New York, N.Y., discussing family news, the fortunes of whaling ships, and views on slavery. Mss. 4098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Garnier, John and Lubin. Papers, 1820-1859, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879. Correspondence, 1861, 1876, 1879. 9 items. Location: MISC.:G. Massachusetts abolitionist. Letter (1861) in support of the abolitionist cause; four letters offering condolences on the death of Garrison's wife (1876); and one letter to a son (1879) offering condolences on the death of Garrison, with newspaper obituaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Gasparin, Agenor de, 1810-1871. Letters. 1862-1871. 57 items. Location: U:100. French statesman, philanthropist, and writer on religion and abolition. Letters to the American translator of his books discussing the American editions and commenting on American politics, Abraham Lincoln, abolition, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     Politics     French-language    
  • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1878-1952. Congressional file, 1888-1921 (bulk 1918-1921). 18 linear ft. Location: OS:G, Y:63-80. Edward J. Gay III served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1904-1918) and a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1918-1921). This collection is comprised of official congressional files of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. It is primarily correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Gay, Edward J. Family Papers, 1797-1938. 53,039 items, 165 ms. Vols. Location: Y-1-61, H:25-27. Planters of St. Louis Plantation near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Edward J. Gay was a U.S. representative (1884-1889); his grandson of the same name was a U.S. senator (1918-1921). Personal and business papers of the Gay and related families, containing materials on the Civil War and Reconstruction, St. Louis Plantation, the sugar cane industry, slavery. Also includes Representative Gay's congressional papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Gay, Edward J., III, 1878-1952. Congressional File, 1888-1921. 18 linear ft. Location: Y:63-80, OS:G. Comprised of official congressional files that document the political career of U.S. Senator Edward James Gay III. Files consist of correspondence, legal documents, and printed material pertaining to political campaigns, state and national elections, political patronage, legislative bills, Dept. of Agriculture, construction of levees by the Mississippi River Commission, and the participation in elections and political support of African-Americans. Legislative correspondence discusses pending bills concerning pensions, tariffs, health of rural populations, the creation of the Department of Education, and the transportation, storage and marketing of livestock. Files also contain selected subject materials relative to the American Legion bonus (1920), cotton, sugar, League of Nations (1919-1920), the United States Post Office, railroads, women's suffrage, and U. S. military academies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Education     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Gay-Butler-Plater Family Papers, 1814-2009. 29 linear ft., 25 v., 14 oversize folders. Location: G:43-72, OS:G, Q:1-6. Planters of Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes, La. Correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographic materials, and personal papers created and accumulated by the Gay, Butler, Plater, and Price families of Louisiana documenting their political, social, and financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • George J. Wainwright & Co. Letter, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Letter written from Liverpool, England, discussing West Indies sugar trade, working conditions of African Americans in Jamaica and international trade. Letter is written on conjugate leaf of the LIVERPOOL PRICES CURRENT (April 19, 1839). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3676For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Gerbeau, Joseph. Papers, 1817-1837. 5 items. Location: Misc., OS:G. Resident of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of land and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gianelloni, Sabin J., Sr. Family Papers, 1780-2012, undated. 5.75 linear ft., 69 v. Location: UU:316-321,UU:328-329, J;20-21, O:19-20, OS:G. Sugar planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, personal papers, and printed items relating to the Gianelloni family, the operation of Longwood Plantation, sugar and cane syrup industries, and federal regulations affecting these industries. Correspondence also discusses the political and economic environments in Louisiana and Cuba. Printed items include photographs of field hands and Longwood Plantation store. Papers relating to Gianelloni family history also include family data sheets, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippings. Some items in French and Spanish. Mss. 3458, 4279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     French-language     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Gilbert, T. B., Sr. Letter, 1894 November 10. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:G Letter to J. L. Matthews discusses strategy used in engineering a victory for Democrat Charles Boatner in the 1891 congressional race, claiming that success was due to the registration of African Americans. Boatner ran successfully against Populist/Republican Alexis Benoist. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Gillespie, James A. Family Papers, 1776-1928 (bulk 1840-1890). 1,149 items, 20 vols. Location: E:22-24, E:118, G:16, 65:G, OS:G Vault:38. Planter of Hollywood Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi, and Indian Village Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes plantation records, business papers, and correspondence of the Gillespie family and business papers of the Davis family. Papers include slave sales, land deeds, a will, diaries, portraits, maps, sheet music, and fashion publications. Includes some printed items in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 5-8, or Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 669, 695, 1104, 2086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: German-language     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Gillie & Co. Receipt, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Receipt to Gillie & Co. for labor in a New Orleans chain gang performed by a slave named William. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4660.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Good Hope Plantation. Papers, 1864-1867 (bulk 1865). 0.5 linear ft. (100 items). Location: U:145. George Gilson Klapp of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and James D. Waters leased Tyconia Plantation in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, in 1864, and Good Hope and Hermitage plantations during 1865 and 1866. Papers focus largely on the operation and management of Good Hope and Hermitage cotton plantations in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Legal papers include a plantation lease agreement, mule loans, an arms permit, and labor agreements with freedmen. Financial papers include promissory notes; receipts for goods, services, and taxes; and accounts of merchandise purchased by laborers. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 161, 3644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Goodridge, L. W. Letter, 1862 Feb. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Letter written by L. W. Goodridge to Gideon Wells, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, concerns the Direct Tax bill before the U.S. Congress, and its financial impact. The letter also discusses the abolitionists' political tactics in London and mentions John Slidell and James Mason traveling to Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Goree, Thomas Jewett, 1835-1905. Papers, 1829-1896 (bulk 1857-1896). 83 items, 1 vol. Location: A:4, H:16. Confederate captain and aide-de-camp to General James Longstreet during the Civil War. Collection consists of photographic copies and a bound typescript of correspondence. Goree's Civil War letters are written from Longstreet's headquarters in Virginia and are addressed to friends and family members in Texas. A copy of a diary kept by Goree describes a journey from Appomattox Court House, Virginia, to Talladega, Alabama, in the company of James Longstreet, Longstreet's son Garland, and a African American servant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 886, 2034.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Grahame, John. Oath, 1831 May 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Oath taken by John Grahame, and sworn before the Justice of the Peace of Frederick County, Maryland, stating that Juliana Gant, a mulatto, was a free born woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Green, Emile. Papers, 1909-1930. 3 items. Location: Misc. Emile Green of Opelousas, La., was an African-American local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. These papers consist of a certificate renewing Green's local preacher's license (1909), Green's report to a Lake Charles District conference enumerating sermons preached and visits made (1918), and a letter from a relative in Angola, La. (1930). Mss. 3961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Grisham-Kellogg-Faust Family Papers, 1860-2009 (bulk 1899-1976). 8.5 linear ft. Locations: U:321-329, OS:G, H:12, AA:, 65:. Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, personal papers and printed material. Material reflects the social activities, family life, travel and the genealogy of the Grisham-Kellogg-Faust family of Louisiana and Bolivar, Tenn. Included in the correspondence are World War I letters discussing logging in France, letters of college students, and picture postcards of plantations in Natchez, Miss. and Louisiana. Photographs include African American household employees, 1927 Mississippi River Flood, and portraits of Gov. Sam Jones, Gov. John McKeithen and Senator Russell Long. Mss. 5048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Guess, George W. Papers, 1861-1865. 1 vol.; 45 items [photocopies]. Location: M:19. Confederate officer, prisoner of war in New Orleans. Photocopies of letters concern Civil War battles, the movements of Federal troops, health of his regiment, superior officers, Confederate currency, attitudes towards slaves, civilians, and Governor Allen's emancipation proclamation in Louisiana. Letters (1864-1865) from Alexandria and Shreveport concern his court-martial and imprisonment. There is also a manuscript copy of the 'Obligation taken by the Knights of the Golden Circle,' a secret political society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     Politics    
  • Guidry, Emily Chenet, 1923-2007. Family Papers, 1722-2006 (bulk 1940-1958). 10 linear ft. X:126-130, X:132-136, OS:G. Genealogist and local historian of St. James Parish, La. Collection consists of family records, research files, printed items and photographs pertaining to Emily Guidry’s research into the genealogy and history of St. James Parish and St. John the Baptist parishes. Material includes correspondence, personal papers, diaries, newspaper clippings, and published material. Correspondence also reflects life in rural Louisiana, and the activities of two young women attending college in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Education     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women    
  • Guild, John H. Letters, 1862-1864. 11 items. Location: Misc.:G. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters to Guild's family written from Ship Island, New Orleans, and elsewhere in Louisiana discuss camp life, the Mississippi River campaign, the Battle of Port Hudson, and the performance of African American soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3204.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Guillory, Claude. Slave bill of sale 1783. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Opelousas Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slave (in French) by Claude Guillory of the Opelousas District to Jacques Michel and Jacques Gomez. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Gunby, A. A. (Andrew Augustus), 1849-1917. Papers, 1864-1973 (bulk 1849-1917). 152 items; 15 vols. (4 ms. vols., 11 printed vols.). Location: UU:215-216, O:17, 98:G, OS:G. Monroe lawyer, Louisiana Appeals Court judge (1881-1892), orator, poet, author, educator, and politician. Gunby founded the Louisiana Chautauqua and was active in the 1892 anti-lottery campaign. Collection includes Gunby's manuscript poetry, prose, speeches, papers, and photographs. Published writings deal with the education of African Americans and racial conflicts in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3266.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Haile, Christopher Mason, Letter, 1838. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Four-page folio letter from Haile to fellow West Point cadet M.S. Culbertson about Haile's stay at Paul Hebert's Bayou Goulas Plantation (La.). Haile also discusses his stay at Dunboyne Plantation, owned by relatives of George Washington, and his interactions with the host families and their servant staffs. The letter is unstamped and dated February 18, 1838. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hamilton, John R. Papers, 1863 -1865. 0.6 linear ft. Location: X:34, OS:H. U.S. Naval officer during the Civil War. Naval records documenting Civil War operations of the USS Commodore as it patrolled the navigable waterways of Louisiana in order to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Records consist of reports, correspondence, orders, and lists of seamen and Naval officers. Papers also contain some records of the USS Vincennes. Mss. 5066.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War     Transportation    
  • Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902. Letter, 1867 August 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate general during the Civil War. Letter to a friend pertains to a speech he has written and explains his attitude toward the extension of political and civil rights to African Americans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Hancock Club. Hancock Club Campaign Ribbon, 1868. 1 Campaign Ribbon. Location: MISC:H, VAULT:1. The St. James Parish Hancock Club was similar to the Knights of the White Camellia and the Ku Klux Klan. The club's primary concern in 1868 was creating a winning Democratic ticket. The central club location was in New Orleans and it was formed in 1868. This is a campaign ribbon for the Horatio Seymour and Frank L. Blair Democratic presidential election ticket of 1868. The Hancock Club of St. James Parish printed the campaign ribbon. Mss. 5137.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hanson, Abraham. Letters, 1864-1865. 2 items. Location: Misc. White American missionary in Liberia. Two letters by Hanson reporting on his personal life in Liberia and on his impressions of former slaves and natives. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Haron, Louis. Papers, 1764. 5 items. Location: Misc.:H. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers pertaining to the disposal of Haron's estate including auction sales of land and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Harris, William. Poster, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Harris, William H. Papers, 1893-1930. 14 items, 1 vol. Location: Misc.H. Probably an African American who worked as a foreman or handyman around Augusta Plantation Sugar House, Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include business correspondence and a Wholesale Pocket Business Directory of New Orleans for 1893. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Harrison, James P. (James Parmenas), 1852-1943. Papers, 1878-1904. 4 Items. Location: MISC:H. James P. Harrison was from Tensas Parish, Louisiana and his parents were David Harrison and Mary Ann Brisco. He married Ella Nichols in 1891. The papers include a tintype of James P. Harrison, a typescript and handwritten copy of "The Uprising in Tensas Parish (1878)" written by Harrison, and a letter by Harrison on how labor shortages impact cotton prices. "The Uprising in Tensas Parish (1878)" tells the story of Harrison's involvement in a sheriff's posse in Waterproof, Louisiana. Mss. 5138.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hawley, Orestes K. Family Papers, 1818, 1820, 1839-1898. 44 items. Location: U:116. Native of Illinois and later a resident of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include Illinois land documents and family letters pertaining to abolitionist sentiments in Connecticut (1844), the siege of Vicksburg (1863), and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1828, 1935, 2842.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hazard Company. Correspondence, 1839-1855. 88 items. Location: E:57. Rhode Island manufacturer of cotton and woolen clothing, shoes, and textiles, with agents operating in New Orleans. Correspondence deals with clothing and textiles sold to plantation owners of Louisiana and Mississippi, and clothing worn by slaves on plantations. Customers were primarily from the Feliciana parishes in Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi, areas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 789, 845, 942, 1194, 1232, 1261, 1352, 1371, 1380, 1399, 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Heard, H. J. Letter, 1864 June 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.H. Judge and resident of Baton Rouge. Letter from Judge Heard states that business activity in New Orleans has ceased because African Americans were celebrating that emancipation was in the State Constitution of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Politics    
  • Henderson family. Papers, 1799-1865. 180 items, 1 vol. Location: W:17, OS:H. John D. Henderson, his son Alexander C. Henderson, and Thomas Henderson, residents of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes financial papers, land documents, slave bills of sale, and a manuscript notebook. Civil War papers concern business transactions during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Hendree, George. Letter, 1827. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Henshaw, John, b. ca. 1827. Journal, 1849. 1 vol. Location: W:19. Kentucky farmer, recently from Virginia. Journal covers a year of his farming operation, with detailed comments on crops, weather, slaves, family life, and neighbors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3446.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hines, Betty, 1948, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.285. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Hines was the foster child of a sharecropper. Hines' memories of childhood as the daughter of a sharecropper; sugarcane growing; the recollections of her great-grandparents' enslavement; difficulties of her early work with foster children; birth customs; and traditional foods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.285.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Hispanic American Collection. 1582-1940, undated. 947 items, 33 ms. Vols. Location: C:19-23, OS:H. Manuscript and printed materials from Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico concerning colonial government of Ecuador and Mexico, economics, law, social history, Church finances, and literature. Primarily in Spanish. Part of the George De Forest collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904. Letter, 1902 April 22. 1 item. Location: Misc. United States senator. Letter, probably to Julia Ward Howe, discussing the exclusion of African Americans from the General Federation of Women's Clubs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Hoard, Daniel. Document, 1847 Mar. 26. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Sale (copy) of Jewell Plantation and slaves by Hoard to Richard H. Cox. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • Holland, Henry Richard Vassall Fox. Letters, 1817-1821. 3 items. Location: H. English statesman and supporter of abolition. Letters relate to settling the estate of a friend. Part of the George De Forest collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location:Misc:H. Illinois Congressman. Holman states his favorable opinion on the propositions by John C. Crittenden to restore the Missouri compromise line and protect slavery in the District of Columbia by constitutional amendment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Holmes, James. Papers, 1828-1838. 4 items. Location: , Misc., OS:H. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of land and slaves including a settlement of partition of the property of the firm of Bostwick and Holmes; an appraisers certificate and questionnaire for stockholders of Citizens' Bank of Louisiana; and an act of mortgage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Home Farm for Freedmen Account, 1864 Nov. 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.: H. The Home Farm for Freedmen was established at the Ralston Plantation near Jonesville, La., for the care of freed African American slaves. J. C. Hall & Co. was the lessor of the property. An invoice submitted by J. C. Hall & Co. to the Home Farm for Freedmen lists expenses for thirty-two African American men and women, the hire of a mule, and for the loss of an army wagon that had been captured by the Confederate Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Honore Daigre û Adelaide Hebert. Sale, 1856, November 17. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Hood, Henry E. Deed, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Handwritten and typewritten copies of an act of sale of slaves by John G. Sibley of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, to Hood. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hope Farm Plantation photograph collection, 1870s?. 13 photographic prints. Location: E:64. Photographs of a plantation home, a sugar mill, men hunting, and an African American laborer on a sugar plantation on Bayou Terrebonne, 12 miles south of Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Horace Tibbetts document [Louis Dent report] 1863 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Lessee of Horace Tibbetts' plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. The U.S. Commission was a U.S. Treasury Department agency organized prior to the Freedmen's Bureau to handle the leasing of abandoned plantations during the Civil War. Report prepared by Dent for the U.S. Commission reports the number of tillable acres on the plantation; the number, age, and sex of African Americans employed; the livestock and equipment; and the names of whites residing on the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Horton family papers, 1834-1848. 15 itlems. Location: Misc.:H. Letters addressed to Nathaniel M. Horton, Amesbury, Massachusetts, written by his brothers. One letter is to his sister Elizabeth Colby of Salisbury, Massachusetts. The letters were sent from New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Liverpool, and Cadiz. Contents concern business and family matters, politics, city life, slavery, and ship travel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Horton Family. Papers, 1834-1848. 15 items. Location: Misc. Letters addressed to Nathaniel M. Horton, Amesbury, Massachusetts, written by his brothers. One letter is to his sister Elizabeth Colby of Salisbury, Massachusetts. The letters were sent from New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Liverpool, and Cadiz. Contents concern business and family matters, politics, city life, slavery, and ship travel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Howard, David. Roll of freedmen, 1864 November 7. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. List of freedmen employed by David Howard on his Adams County, Mississippi, plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Hubert, Louis A. Papers, 1832-1846. 10 items. Location: Misc., OS:H. Resident of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Papers consisting of acts of sale for slaves and a plantation, and a commission appointing Hubert justice of the peace of Pointe Coupee Parish in 1846. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Hunt, David. Family Papers, 1803-1838. 20 items. Location: U:158. Planters of Natchez, Mississippi. Personal and business letters to Abijah Hunt, wealthy merchant and slave holder of the Natchez District, and to his nephew, David Hunt, who amassed a large fortune as his successor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations    
  • Hunt, David, 1779-1861. Letters, 1803-1839 (bulk 1820-1829). 95 letters. Location: UU: 288. With numerous cotton plantations and a significant number of slaves, David Hunt was one of the wealthiest cotton merchants in Mississippi, and indeed one of the wealthiest men in the United States. The collection consists of correspondence, both personal and business, between Hunt and various family members and business associates. Mss. 4788.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Hunter, Edwin Ford. Papers, 1956-2001(bulk 1970-1980). 2.3 linear ft. Location: T:123-125, OS:H. Federal judge. The first half of the collection contains files that include trial calendars for cases presented before Judge Hunter and copies of legal papers with related correspondence. These cases are general in nature. The second half of the collection contains information regarding the integration and desegregation of the public schools in Louisiana, specifically Bossier, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, and Rapides parishes. Mss. 4918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Hunton, William G. Slave reward poster, 1855 June 12. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Poster of William G. Hunton of New Baltimore, Fauquier County, Virginia, announcing an award of $75 for a runaway slave, Richard, giving a physical description of him and his clothing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hyatt, Arthur W. Papers, 1861-1895 (bulk 1861-1864). 146 items; 4 ms. Vols. Location: U:159, G:11, OS:H. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 10. Officer in the Confederate army in the Civil War who served in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. Papers include official military records; personal and official correspondence; diaries; and newspaper clippings related to the Civil War, specific battles, and the Confederate army. Collection includes a description of the organization of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 180.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • I. W. Baird's New Orleans Minstrels Poster, undated. 1 item. Location: OS:I. Black, white and red promotional broadside lithographed by W. J. Morgan & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Iberville Parish (La.) Parish Court. Probate sale, 1837 February 14. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. A broadside for a probate sale to take place March 1837 in the Parish of Iberville (La.) for the estate of Robert Loyd. The items to be auctioned include the undivided half of a plantation, livestock, and slaves. Slaves are listed by name and their age. The item is signed by John Dutton, Parish Judge. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4892.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language    
  • Inman, B. R. (Benajah R.), b. 1820. Family Papers, 1808-1888. .2 linear ft. (68 items). Location: B:50, OS:I. Planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Inman inherited Smithland Plantation in 1863 from his aunt, Nancy Quine. Collection includes financial records; legal materials; correspondence; and miscellaneous and printed items. The financial and legal records document Smithfield Plantation and a dry goods store on it. Business letters to John Lee, a purchasing agent in New Orleans, deal with the price of cotton and other commodities. Slave bills of sale and labor contracts with sharecroppers are included. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Innerarity, John. Papers, 1800-1854. 48 items. Location: B:50. Vice Consul of France at Pensacola, Florida, and a member of the firm John Forbes and Company, which engaged in trade with Native Americans along the Gulf Coast. Correspondence documents shipment of goods, accounts, and purchases of slaves for a plantation in Georgia. Letters relating to Innerarity's French consular service (1835-1853) discuss land claims, political appointments, and the Mexican War. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1271, 1273.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Plantations     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Isely, Henry, 1805-1876. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 5 items. Location: Misc. Ohio school teacher, Union soldier . Correspondence from friends in Ohio reflecting opposition to abolitionists and telling of payments to secure exemptions from military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Israel, Joseph. Collection, 1854-1901 . 3 items. Location: Misc.:I. The collection contains a slave bill of sale for "Joe," who was sold in East Baton Rouge Parish, La., by the estate of Peter McKitrick to Richard H. Burke (March 25, 1854). Other items include a cabinet photograph of Joseph "Uncle Joe" Israel, Sr. (1892) and an issue of the WEEKLY HERALD, published by the Bethel African Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, which contains the obituary of Joseph Israel (Jan. 26, 1901). Mss. 5144. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Jackson, Emma. Papers, 1914, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Jackson, Willie, 1889-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0282. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Jackson and his daughter, Emma Dell Peters, lived on Sterling Plantation; Jackson's grandparents were slaves. Jackson describes his childhood in Four Corners, work cultivating and harvesting sugarcane, and raising crops with his parents. He describes early transportation by horse, foot, and boat; churches in the area; and life on Sterling Plantation. Jackson also describes credit at the plantation store; illnesses; marriage customs; gambling on the card game 'Kotch'; use of French language; French language work songs; and schooling. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Religion    
  • Jefferson, Elizabeth. Collection, 1867-1885, ca. 1918. 10 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Reminiscences by Elizabeth Jefferson describing her antebellum Mississippi home, and the treatment of the slaves and free African Americans on the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Jefferson, Thomas. Petition and court orders, 1860-1861 . In a legal petition to the Common Law and Chancery Court of the City of Memphis, Thomas Jefferson explains his history and "prays to be permitted to convey himself into slavery" to his chosen mistress, Camille White (1860). Two orders by the same court command the sheriff of Shelby County, Tenn., to collect $12.15 from Jefferson and White to pay fees and costs owed to the court (1861). All three documents are signed by Marcus J. Wright, clerk of the court and future Confederate brigadier general. Mss. 3968.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Jenkins, John Carmichael, 1809-1855. Family Papers, 1840-1900 (bulk 1840-1855). 89 items, 13 vols. Location: B:66, G:21, OS:J, Vautl:72. Experimental agriculturist and horticulturist and resident of Elgin Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi. Personal papers and diary of the Jenkins family. The diary records results of Jenkins' experiments at Elgin, plantation routine, financial transactions, travel, and social and literary activities. Purchases of slaves and health of slaves are noted. Jenkins' account book shows expenditures for the home, family, plantations, and slaves. Correspondence includes Civil War letters from Jenkins' son, a Confederate soldier. Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900). Does not include 1846 letter, which was acquired after filming. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 141, 142, 184, 187.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Jenkyn, Thomas W. Letter. 1837 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc: J. Religious writer and president of Coward College, London. Letter written by Jenkyn to Rev. J. Austin Roberts of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Jenkyn reports on both personal and political matters, referring to the abolition of church rates in England and to the issue of slavery in the United States. Jenkyn names two ministers who had 'sunk sadly' due to their pro-slavery temporizing in the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Jerrard, Simon G. Papers, 1862-1902 (bulk 1862-1863). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Jewett, M., Colonel. Letter, 1818 Sept. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: J. In a letter to Colonel Benjamin W. Hopkins, Colonel M. Jewett writes from Washington D.C. about the profitability of the slave trade in New Orleans, La., and he comments on the military contract that would provide supplies to the military depot in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1827 May 30. 1 item. Misc.:J. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter to the Governor of Mississippi remarks on the apprehension of a man who stole a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2869.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Johnson, Margaret. Correspondence. 1873, 1884-1907. 31 items. Location: E:45. African American resident of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from Johnson's children living in New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas, and New York City giving information about their means of livelihood, pecuniary status, and religious interests. For further information, see manuscript online catalog. Mss. 1103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women    
  • Johnson, William T. Family Papers, 1793-1937 (bulk 1830-1870). 1,323 items, 58 ms. Vols., 5 printed vols. Location: U:161, O:71-73, 65, OS:J. African-American barber and planter of Natchez. Personal papers, commercial records, diaries, and music of the Johnson family reflecting the condition of cultured and educated free persons of color both before and after the Civil War. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 1-6. Mss. 529, 561, 597, 770, 926, 1093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Johnston, Henry. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter describes the training of his regiment on Long Island, the sea voyage from New York to New Orleans, back upriver to Baton Rouge, and African American soldiers in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Joly, Auguste. Document, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale (notarized copy) of slaves by Auguste Joly to Louis C. deBlanc of Attakapas. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 190.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Jonas, Rosalie, M. Letters, 1905-1909. 3 letters. Location: Misc.:J. New Orleans poet. In her letters to illustrator, Frederick Dorr Steele, poet Rosalie M. Jonas writes about octoroon balls in New Orleans, La. and compliments Steele on his work. She asks him to illustrate her "Negro verses" because only he "feels sympathetically about the Negro." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Jones, James M. Plantation Journals, 1854-1888 (bulk: 1855-1880). 6 items, 2 mansucript volumes, 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:64, Mss.Mf:B. James M. Jones was a cotton planter of Poplar Ridge Plantation, Rodney, Jefferson County Miss. Plantation journals (volume 1: 1854-1861, 1876-1880) and (volume 2: 1861-1866) record the weather, work done by his hands on the cotton, corn, pea, and fruit crops, the dates of the first cotton bloom for the year, and the amount of cotton picked. Farmers almanacs for 1876-1878 and 1880, as well as accounts with merchants, have been sewn into volume one. In addition to plantation work, volume two contains a few notations of Union soldiers in the area and the activities of freedmen (1864), as well as mentions of Jones's furloughs from the 4th Mississippi Cavalry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4824. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4824.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Jorda, Jayme. Document, 1794. 1 item. Location: Misc. Bill of sale for slaves sold by Jayme Jorda to Patricio Walsh in New Orleans, La.. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 193.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Jordan, Randell M. Papers, 1963-1971. .3 linear ft. Location: E:64, 98:J. Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan in Winnfield, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include instructions given to Klan members and a speech given by Jordan. Printed items include political and informational materials, rules, codes, procedures, membership forms, oaths, and ephemera. Some materials relate to racial integration of Parkview Estate Nursing Home in Winnfield in the late 1960s; integration in schools; and political actions of John. F. Kennedy and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3360.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Joyce, John, d. 1798. Diary and memoranda book, 1776-1791. 1 vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:J. Fought on the side of the British during the American Revolution and subsequently traded goods and slaves in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. Diary entries record Joyce's experiences as a British soldier in the American Revolution and as a trader. The memoranda detail commerce in fur, slaves, and other goods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4342.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Kaine, Alice J. Cutright. Papers, 1880-1881, 1893. 8 letters, 1 diary. Location: Misc. Alice J. Cutright was an active member on the Board of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls, an advisor to Tuskegee Institute (1894-1896), and in 1898 became the first woman appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Control for Prisons. The papers consist of four letters and a travel diary written by her during a trip down the Mississippi River from Springfield, Ill., to New Orleans, La., in March-April 1880. Personal letters received from friends and acquaintances in New Orleans are also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Politics     Women    
  • Keary, Patrick F. Letter, 1850 Jan. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Patrick F. Keary of Catalpa Grove Plantation near Cheneyville, La., writes Juan Y. de Egana, commission merchant of New Orleans, relating the loss of seven slaves to cholera and giving a list of supplies needed at the plantation. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Keller family. Plantation records, 1858-1937 (bulk 1908-1923). 1.9 linear ft. (9 items, 17 vols., 1 microfilm reel). Location: Misc:K, P:16, Mss.Mf:K. The Keller family owned Welham Plantation and operated a store in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes antebellum slave record books (1858-1860), plantation and store ledgers, cashbooks, daybooks, and receipts. Slave record books are on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Keller, Anatole J. Family Papers, 1885-1919. 2.5 linear ft. Location: 77:94-95, OS:K. Sugar technologist from Hahnville, Louisiana, active in the support of various African American causes (1918-1919). Correspondence pertains to social life, Keller's work as a sugar technologist, sugar technology in the West Indies, and elementary school education in Louisiana. Papers related to African American activism include copies of the 'Negro' Advocate." Included are class notes and assignments (1907-1911) from LSU. Mss. 2910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Sugar    
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. Papers, 1861, 1869-1884. 1,238 items. Location: U:176-179, OS:K. Collector of the Port of New Orleans, U.S. senator and representative from Louisiana, and governor of Louisiana. Papers relating chiefly to Kellogg's gubernatorial administration and including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, African American voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state. Included are petitions for redress of grievances; extradition papers for fugitives from justice; and a joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature opposing Kellogg's U.S. Senate membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 195, 543, 575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Kelly, Lou M. Reminiscences and Letters, [1905], 1925. 3 items. Location: E:4. Lou Kelly lived at Ranson Plantation, St. Charles Parish, La. Kelly's reminiscences and letters pertain to an African American labor riot in St Charles Parish in 1880. Kelly wrote the reminiscences in 1905 for author Helen Pitkin Schertz's fictionalized account of the riot. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Kendrick, Benjamin. Papers, 1806-1894 (bulk 1810-1840). 0.7 linear ft. (611 items). Location: U:170. Cotton planter and slaveholder of the Feliciana parishes, Louisiana. In 1823 he moved from St. Francisville (West Feliciana Parish) near Jackson (East Feliciana Parish) and in 1830 he established Asphodel Plantation there. Collection includes legal papers, bills, receipts, and correspondence. Papers document medical care for family members and slaves; and include letters from New Orleans merchants and a letter from a Missouri slave dealer (1836). Some materials relate to David J. Fluker of East Feliciana Parish, Kendrick's son-in-law. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Kendrick, Kenar T. Slave Bill of Sale, 1831. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. Resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slaves by Kendrick to David Jones Fluker. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 197.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kenner, William, 1776-1823. Papers, 1802-1832, undated. 371 items. Location: T:30, OS:K. New Orleans commission merchant. Business and personal papers of Kenner reflect territorial and antebellum economic and social life in New Orleans. They relate to conditions on the eve of the War of 1812, Battle of New Orleans, and to the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath. Papers also relate to slavery and plantation life in Louisiana and Mississippi.Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477, 1491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Kenny, Lawrence Richard. Estate record, 1852. 1 estate record. Location: MISC:D. Lawrence Richard Kenny was a notary public in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The John Dunn estate record documents the auction of Dunn's real estate and slaves by Joseph Morehouse, his estate administrator. Proceeds from the auction purchased land in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana for Dunn's widow, Bridget O'Conner. Mss. 5126.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Correspondence, 1855-1859, 1865-1866. 15 items. Location: Misc. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters from James O. Fuqua pertain principally to clients but also give some information concerning local politics and living conditions in Baton Rouge. Letters from others pertain to law suits and local politics. Included is a letter in which James O. Fuqua discusses the eagerness of some citizens to take the Amnesty Oath and civilian comments on the outcome of the Civil War, and the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Politics    
  • King, B., Lieut. Letter, 1840 April 25. 1 item. Location: Misc:K. British naval officer heavily in debt. Letter from King appealing to David Selby, his creditor, not to prosecute him, but instead to allow him a tour of duty in the slave trade for the prize money to erase his debts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kleinpeter, George and John. Family Papers, 1786-1911. 32 items. Location 7:57. Photocopies of family documents belonging to the George and John Kleinpeter families of Louisiana. These include survey maps, land grants, land transfers, birth and death records, estate papers, receipts, and miscellaneous items. The Sharp family is also mentioned as they relate to the Kleinpeters. Mss. 4897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Kleinpeter, Joseph, b. 1798. Family Papers, 1817-1895. 51 items, 2 vols. Location: C:63, OS:K, J:6, 99:. Sugar planter of Variety Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include land records, slave sales, mortgages, and succession documents. A record book includes entries of slave births (1822-1852). There are also Civil War military papers and two Bureau of Refugees labor contracts (1865-1866). Some items in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Knight, John and Frances Z.S. Knight. Plantation deed, 1845 Dec. 17. 1 deed. Location: Misc. John Knight and his wife, Frances Z.S. Beall, of Natchez, Miss., sold to John N. Helm and his wife, Helen Maria Timberlake, of Adams County, Miss., the 2,623-acre Hyde Park Plantation on Little Choctaw Bayou in Tensas Parish, La., for the price of $132,000. The deed lists the names and ages of 67 slaves attached to the plantation and included in the sale. Mss. 4047.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Knighton, Josiah, 1796-1868. Family Papers, 1793-1909 (bulk 1861-1896). 270 items, 4 ms. Vols. Location: E:21. Resident of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family member James H. Knighton was a private in the 4th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Personal papers of the Knighton family consist chiefly of correspondence. Civil War letters of James H. Knighton describe Camp Neafus, Camp Lovell, Confederate deserters, campaigns at Vicksburg and Atlanta, and the Battle of Shiloh. Letters (1867-1886) describe the Chinese population of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Reconstruction, and African American voters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 651.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Kosnegary, Etta. Letter, 1862 November 12. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate war widow of Columbia, Tennessee. Letter laments the death of her husband, speaks of civilian hardships and of the welfare of her slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Ku Klux Klan. Baton Rouge No. 3 Records, 1928-1939 (bulk 1928-1930). 90 items. Location: UU:308. Correspondence, membership lists, printed items, financial and legal documents, and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence relates almost entirely to administrative matters, membership, and local chapters, though some letters pertain to national politics, congressional legislation, and anti-Catholic sentiments. Printed items include newsletters, circular letters, and Klan guidebooks and literature. Also present are minutes, membership lists, and the Kilgrapp's (Secretary) quarterly reports. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4770For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion    
  • La Cour, Antoine. Slave bill of sale, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale (notarized copy) of a slave by Antoine la Cour to Eugene Rochereau. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 205.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • La Houssaye, Sidonie de, 1821-1894. Papers, [between 1880-1894]. 21 vols. And 4 microfilm reels. Location: F:17, Mss. Mf.:L. French Louisiana author of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript drafts of short stories (in French) written by Madame Sidonie de la Houssaye : Volumes 1 and 2: L'etoile d'argent. Volume 2: Le fort de Keronec; Une paire de gants; Une poupee d'autrefois; Les fleurs et les bijoux de la grand'mere; Rose Blanche; Les petits vagabonds; Volume 3 Mythologies des petits enfants; Volume 4: George Gerard.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women     French-language     Cajuns    
  • Lacour Family papers, 1828, 1831. 2 items. Location: Misc.L. Acts of conveyance of sale of slaves to Pierre Lacour, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana (1828) and sale of land to Villery B. Lecour, Natchitoches Parish (1831). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Lafon, Thomy. Papers, 1893-1916. 3 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. African American philanthropist. Poem written about Lafon by R. L. Desdunes (1893); and documents pertaining to the burial of Lafon and his family (1898-1916). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Lakanal, Joseph, 1762-1845. Papers, 1793-1834. 22 items. Location: Misc.:L, vault :12. French educator, political figure; appointed president of the College of Orleans in Aug. 1822. Papers conprised primarily of correspondence. Correspondents include General Lafayette, Antoine Lavoisier, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Daubenton and Sebastien Chamfort. Letter to Monsieur Arnault, member of the Institute of Paris, jjustifies Lakanal's resignation as president of the College of Orleans. Another relates to the punishment of young slave and problems of master-slave relations. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 244, 1312, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     French-language    
  • Lamarque, Charles. Slave bill of sale, 1850 August 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a female slave, Rosa, by Charles Lamarque to Henry Rance. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women     French-language    
  • Lambert, Samuel. Papers, 1838-1890. 7 items. Location: Misc.:L, OS:L. Resident of East Feliciana and Baton Rouge, La., Confederate soldier. Collection of printed material relates to the slavery and states’ rights (March 1, 1860) and a speech on the causes of the Civil War (1864). Also included is a political broadside warning against fraudulent electoral tickets (Nov. 1, 1856) and an illustration showing Confederate troops in a rabbit hunt (undated). A booklet on the Maynard rifle, and an issue of the Albion, or, British Colonial, and Foreign Weekly Gazette (Oct. 20, 1838) are also found. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3841.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Lanaux, George. George Lanaux and Family Papers, 1830-1915. 3 linear ft. (3,100 items). Location: U:294-296, O:16, OS:L, 104-105. Planter of Bellevue Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and later president of the New Orleans Insurance Association. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and photographs documenting the Lanaux family, plantation management, slave holdings, and land sales. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 11-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     Jews     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Lanaux, Mrs. Arnold. Papers, 1810-1837. 8 items. Location: OS:L. Resident of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of lands and slaves from the estate of Arnold Lanaux, including an inventory of the estate of George Rixner (1810) and documents of the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana (1836). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Landry, Charles. Mortgage, 1860. 1 item. Location: Misc. Mortgage on a sugar plantation in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, giving the size of the plantation and names and ages of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Landry, Elu. Estate record book, 1848-1851. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Louisiana sugar planter.Record book kept by the administrator of Elu Landry's Louisiana sugar plantation includes accounts of money paid and received by the estate, a list of debts, and a plantation diary (1848-1850) describing daily work assignments, sugar harvest, levee construction and maintenance, and a cholera epidemic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Landry, Shirley, 1926-, interviewee. Shirley and Reed Landry oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0221. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and the daughter of a sugarcane farmer. She married Reed Landry, also a sugarcane farmer. Shirley Landry recalls early life on a farm near Jeanerette, Louisiana; Four Corners in the 1930s-1950s; the local general store and dance hall; relations with African Americans; and Sunday traditions. Reed Landry describes technological changes in sugarcane farming; modern planting and harvesting routines; and modern varieties of sugarcane planted in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0221.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     Women    
  • Lane, Pinkie Gordon Papers, 1925-2001, undated, (bulk 1970-2000). 15 linear ft., 1 volume. Location: T:128-141; T:100 (short shelf); G:15; OS:L. African American poet, Louisiana poet laureate (1989-1992), and Southern University (Baton Rouge, La.) professor. Also the first African American woman to graduate from Louisiana State University with a Ph.D. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, writings, photographs, conference materials, printed items consisting of newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, and fliers; and topical files that document Lane's personal and professional life. Her writings comprise copies of her poetry - some unpublished, book reviews, and an unpublished attempt at early prose work. Items concentrate on her African American colleagues and interest in African American literature and events. Lane was a resident of Baton Rouge (La.) since 1957 and accumulated a number of printed items for Baton Rouge events and organizations, including the Olympic Torch relay through Baton Rouge in 1996, and professional organizational newsletters for Capital Area Network. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4629. .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • LaReunion Plantation document, 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc. Plantation located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Sheriff's seizure and sale of LaReunion Plantation to Charles V. M. Pelletier includes an inventory of property and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 508.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Larose, Rosemond. Document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of a slave of Rosemond Larose to Charles Lamarque, Jr., of New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women     French-language    
  • Lauve, Gustave. Letter, 1863 June 26. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. Resident of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Letter written to Lauve by Oscar, of Bayou Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, describing pillage and destruction by the Union army in Iberville Parish; movements of Confederate troops in Louisiana; and family news. The letter also describes the situation concerning runaway slaves and treatment of slaves by the Union army. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • LeBlanc, Auguste. Family Papers, 1812-1866 (bulk 1859-1866). 5 items (includes 1 vol.). Location: Misc:L, G:16. Cotton planter on Happy Retreat Plantation near Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of documents relating to Octave LeBlanc of Plaquemines Parish and Louis LeBlanc of St. Martin Parish and a plantation record book kept by Auguste LeBlanc. The record books contains entries for daily work performed and slave assignments. Memoranda discuss runaway slaves in Baton Rouge with the federal army in the Civil War, an expense account of building materials used to construct the Grosse Tete Chapel, and accounts with neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 214.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Religion     French-language    
  • Lebret diary, 1858-1861, 1977 (bulk 1858-1861). 1 item, 1 vol. and 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault:12 and Mss.Mf:L. The Lebret family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, La., was headed by Peter (a.k.a. Pierre) Lebret, French-born owner and operator of Lebret and Hearsey, a general merchandising firm in Bayou Sara, and Fancy Point Plantation. Diary, probably written by Peter Lebret's sister-in-law. She mentions caring for children and slaves, teaching children, sewing, housekeeping, business dealings in trying to purchase more land, Waterloo Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, and local and family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Lefèvre, Pascal. Pascal Lefevre--Alphonse Gardes document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of New Orleans and representatives for the heirs of Pierre Baron Boisfontaine. Petition (copy) of Lefevre and Gardes pertains to the sale of slaves at public auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Leidigh, Jacob M. Correspondence, 1859-1860. 4 items. Location: Misc. Letters by Northerners teaching music at the Brooksville Academy in Mississippi, to their brother, giving their impressions of slavery in Mississippi. They also describe travel and Colonel Brooks' plantation home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Liberty Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.). Minute book, 1962-1966. 1 v., 7 items. Location: G:18. Liberty Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga., was organized as a Missionary Baptist Church on May 17, 1908. This minute book records meetings of Ward #3 of Liberty Baptist Church between September 1962 and November 1966. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Liddell, Moses. Family Papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870). 6.5 linear ft., 39 ms. vols., 11 mf reels. Location: U:200-209, G:21, Range 98, Mss.Mf:L. Planter of Elmsley Plantation, Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His son, St. John Richardson Liddell, was a planter of Llanada Plantation near Trinity, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate brigadier general during the Civil War. Papers consist of plantation records, slave lists, personal correspondence, business and legal papers, account books, notebooks, and plantation diaries. Manuscript volumes consist of cashbooks, bank books, cotton and lumber record books, plantation notebooks, and an incomplete manuscript of LIDDELL'S RECORD OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA 1860-1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Liddell, Moses and St. John Richardson. Family Papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870). 6.5 linear ft., 39 vols., 11 mf reels. Location: U:200-209, OS:L, G:21, 98:, Mss.Mf:L, microfiche 2729. Planters of Woodville, Mississippi and Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Confederate officers. St. John Richardson Liddell was Moses Liddell's son. Bulk of the material is that of St. John Richardson Liddell, Confederate officer and son of Moses Liddell. Papers consist of plantation records, personal correspondence, slave lists, business and legal papers, account books, notebooks, plantation diaries, and persecution of Jews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Cajuns     Civil War     Jews     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Lillard, Silas. Plantation deed, 1840 Apr. 28. 1 deed. Location: Misc. This is an 1854 copy of an 1840 deed by which Silas Lillard and his wife, Amelia Johnson Lillard, sell their plantation in Concordia Parish, La., to Rice C. Ballard of Richmond, Va., with 69 named slaves, livestock, buildings, and household goods for $150,000. The deed includes details of payment and an explanation of Amelia Lillard's property rights. Mss. 3800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Lilley, Thomas. Papers, 1832-1837. 5 items. Location: Misc., OS:L. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Legal and financial papers concerning stocks and the sale of land owned by Thomas Lilley.. They include land conveyances, (1832 , 1835); stockholder's oath (1836); a mortgage for shares of the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana to Thomas Lilley (1837). Also included is an appraisers certificate for land, slaves, livestock, and dwellings that contains names of his seven slaves (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Lindsay, William. Estate inventory, 1819 May 1. 1 estate inventory. Location: Misc. This inventory and appraisal of the personal estate of William Lindsay of Claiborne County, Miss., includes the names and valuations of 23 slaves, as well as livestock, agricultural implements, and household goods. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Little, J. M. Letter, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Union brigadier general in the Civil War. Letter from occupied Natchez, Mississippi, to superintendent of freedmen orders him to cease interference in sanitary discipline of the freedmen (1864 April 1). Included is a copy of General Orders requiring examination of medical officers of the regiments of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Livingston, Robert M. Letter, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Mobile, Alabama, comments on the slow progress of scientific studies in the United States, attitudes toward slavery among slaveholders, the problems of free African Americans in the North, and the state of the American Indians. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lockett, Noland, 1938-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993 . 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index (7 pages). Location: L:4700.284. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Lockett, the great-grandson of a migrant sugarcane worker from the Caribbean, was a building contractor and former associate dean of a junior college. Lockett discusses the logging industry at Four Corners; the origin and history of the Lockett clan; local sugar growing and South Coast Plantation; service by African Americans in the Korean War; the plantation store system; and race relations. Lockett also discusses his seminary experience; plans for a private school in the area; and recalls childhood memories of Mardi Gras; gambling and his father; and social conditions of his community. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1866. Letter, 1865 September 8. 1 item. Location: Misc. Republican senator from Illinois. Letter to Major G. K. Pangborn declines an invitation to speak in his state and mentions the possibilities for passage of the constitutional amendment prohibiting slavery in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2622.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Long, Henry W. Slave Sale Papers, 1857 May 7. 2 slave sale papers. Location: MISC:L. The daughter of Clara C. Raymond, Francis Sprigg was married to Thomas W. Compton. Henry W. Long sells Henry, a mulatto man approximately 41 years old, to Frances Sprigg Compton, wife of Thomas W. Compton on May 7, 1857 in New Orleans. The documents were notarized by William Shannon. Mss. 5077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Louisiana African American copy photograph collection, circa 1860-1865. 3 copy prints. Location: 65:5. The collection contains one enlarged copy print of a carte de visite of Middleton Plauche, valet to Tacitus Gailliard Calvit, a Bayou Rapides planter, prior to the Civil War; one copy print of a group of African Americans, some in uniform, standing outside a house with two white men standing on the porch; and one enlarged copy print of African American soldiers standing at parade rest near Port Hudson, La., 1864. Mss. 4128.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louisiana African-American spiritual lyrics, 1932. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. This typescript contains the words to five African-American spirituals submitted to James McMillan, librarian at Louisiana State University, by Mrs. Harold A. Arnett of Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Louisiana Constitutional Convention document, 1868. 1 item. Location: OS:L. Copy of a document reflecting the African American vote for the ratification of the Constitution of 1868. The document shows a tabulated vote for and against ratification of the constitution by parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Louisiana Folklife Program. Project files. 1973-2011 (1979-2007) . 44 linear ft. of manuscript materials; 3 linear ft. of video tapes; 30 linear ft. of audio recordings. Location: 63:1-35; 33:9-13;109:26-31; OS:F; L:45-50; 115:24-30; L:2a-4a. The Louisiana Division of the Arts is an agency within the Office of Cultural Development in the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The Division of the Arts was created in 1977 to support established and individual artists and to stimulate public participation in the arts in Louisiana. The mandate of the Folklife Program is to identify,document, preserves and present Louisiana's traditional cultures. Records of the Louisiana Folklife Program include correspondence, field recordings and oral histories, and project files of its various programming efforts, publications, and projects designed to document and promote the folk ways of Louisiana. Included are the records of projects funded by the Program and for which the Program received funding, including the Louisiana Folklife Festival, folklife surveys of the state's regions and parishes, participation in the Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, the New Populations Project, the Louisiana Voices educational program, and others. Mss. 4730.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Cajuns     Education     French-language     German-language     Performing arts     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Louisiana Folklore Society. Records, 1956-2011. 2 linear ft. Location: UU:262. Organization of folklorists, academics, teachers, and others interested in the study, preservation, and promotion of Louisiana folk culture. The records include correspondence, programs, minutes, financial records, and subject files relating to organization projects, publications, and meetings. Mss. 4168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Cajuns     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Louisiana lynching photograph, 1939. 1 gelatin silver print. Location: 65:5. This photograph by Chandler's Studio in Lafayette, La., dated August 19, 1939, shows a lynched African-American man still hanging from the tree on which he was killed. Mss. 3909.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lowrer, Elmer, 1913. Oral history interview. 1980. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Transcript (21 pages). Location: L:4700.0037. President of the ABC News Department (1963-1974) and ABC Corporate Vice President (1974-1978). Lowrer discusses David Douglas Duncan's coverage of the Vietnam War for LIFE magazine and ABC; campaign commercials in the 1952 presidential election; the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debates; and past presidential administrations' use of television. Lowrer also discusses Kennedy's handling of concern about his Catholicism and how he attracted the African American vote; and Spiro Agnew's 1969 speech against ABC News and how ABC dealt with the accusations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Lynch, Edward. Document, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Slave bill of sale for slave sold to Christopher N. Pasteur of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939. Papers, 1932. 3 items. Location: Misc. John Roy Lynch was a Republican Congressman from Mississippi (1873-1877, 1882-1883). In two letters, Lynch praises the administration of Ulysses S. Grant and regrets never having met Abraham Lincoln. A brief biographical sketch is also included. Mss. 3928.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Lyons, Charlton Havard, 1894-1973. Papers, 1942-1973. 2 linear ft.; 14 vols. (10 ms. vols.; 4 printed vols.). Location: 7:43, Vault. Shreveport, Louisiana, attorney; petroleum engineer; gubernatorial candidate; and Louisiana Republican Party leader. Correspondence on petroleum issues and legislation; state and national politics; and desegregation and civil rights issues. Papers include letters from Louisiana and national political leaders. Volumes contain speeches, articles, clippings, and theses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • MacKowen, John C. (John Clay), 1842-1901. Papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1897-1901). 103 items, 3 printed vols. Location: E:54, OS:M. Planter and physician of Jackson, Louisiana, and owner of a property in Anacapri, Italy. Letters concern the education of John MacKowen and his brothers in New England schools, MacKowen's Confederate service during the Civil War, letters to MacKowen from friends in Europe, and correspondence and legal documents relative to MacKowen’s ownership of the Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri. Some letters and papers in Italian and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Madden, Roberta M. Papers, 1968-2010. 11 linear ft. Location: 91:7-12. Baton Rouge-based businesswoman and activist. Papers include correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women's rights and other progressive social and political causes. Mss. 5022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Madison, Lewis, Justice of the Peace. Certificate of freedman, Jim Allen, 1841 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County, Kentucky. Jim Allen was a freedman. Certificate attesting that Jim Allen was held in the Jefferson County jail as a runaway slave from November 1839-February 1840. The document certifies that Allen had been held and discharged from a New Orleans jail in August 1839, having 'free papers.'. The certificate is addressed to B. Bryan, Jailor, in Baton Rouge, where Allen's freedman status was verified again. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Magee, Sylvester, 1841-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1969. 1 sound cassette (1 hour), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0039. Former slave and Civil War veteran. Magee discusses his parents, his owners (masters) in Mississippi before the Civil War, his service during the Civil War under General John Reuben, his participation in fighting at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, and his family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Magruder, Eliza L. Diary, 1846-1857. 2 vols., 1 typescript. Location: G:17, vault:18, microfiche 2729. Young woman of Locust Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, the home of her aunt and uncle, Olivia and Joseph Dunbar (d.1846). Diary comments on local social events and amusements; visiting friends; births and deaths; and treatment, care of, and unrest of slaves. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Manship, Douglas L. Papers, 1960-1963. .5 linear ft. Location: 10:43. Journalist of Baton Rouge, president of Capital City Press, and founder of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. Drafts of editorials broadcast on WBRZ-TV, and letters in response to the broadcasts. Letters particularly concern Manship's stance on the debate sparked by bills presented in the State Legislature on racial integration of public schools in Louisiana. Drafts of House Bills nos. 1-8 (1960) by T. T. Fields of Union Parish, Bryan J. Lehmann of St. Charles Parish, and Risley C. Triche of Assumption Parish are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4681.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics    
  • Maraman, George W. Document, 1855. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Certification of a slave owned by George W. Maraman, New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Marchant (James Alexander) Family Papers, 1860-1934 (bulk 1860-1887). 0.4 linear feet. Location E:112. Personal correspondence and papers, one diary, and photographs pertaining to the Marchant and DeArmond families of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and, later, Brazil. Letters pertain primarily to conditions in Clinton and East Feliciana Parish after the Civil War, including labor relations with freedmen. A few Civil War letters are also present and pertain to the Battle of Vicksburg, the C.S.S. Arkansas, and Ship Island, Miss. Also incuded is a letter of introduction for James Marchant from the citizens of Clinton to those of Brazil, a diary kept by the Marchants' son Madison chronicling their journey to Brazil, and photographs of family members, Robert E. Lee, and Joseph E. Johnston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3641For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Marcou, Adeline. Papers, 1835. 3 items. Location: Misc.:M.Widow of Francois Marcou of New Orleans, Laouisiana. Papers consists of a petition to sell slaves belonging to the estate of Francois Marcou, with authorization by probate court; recorder of mortgages certificate; and certificate of auctioneers with a newspaper clipping, in French, announcing the auction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women     French-language    
  • Marsh, Edward N. Civil War Letter, 1862, December 18. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Edward N. Marsh was a private in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry, which was organized at Greenfield, Mass., in October 1862. The 52nd arrived in Baton Rouge to occupy the city on December 17, 1862. In a letter to his brother and sister, Private Marsh describes the scene in Baton Rouge, including his unit's landing, soldiers' taking items from homes, the town's deserted appearance, and the conditions of "contrabands," slaves who fled to the Federal encampments in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4891.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Marsh, Edwin N. Letter, 1862 Dec. 18. 1 item. Location: OS:M. Private in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry. He describes the scene in Baton Rouge, including his unit's landing, soldiers' taking items from homes, the town's deserted appearance, and the conditions of "contrabands," slaves who fled to the Federal encampments in Baton Rouge. Mss. 4891.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Marshall, George B. (George Benoist). Family Papers, 1807-1900 (bulk 1850-1880). 0.5 linear ft. Location: B:41, J:7. Sugar and cotton planter of Crescent Plantation, Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and captain in the Confederate army. Collection includes records, daybooks, bills, receipts, and other documents related to the plantation. Includes a 1866 record of fines imposed on African Americans for breaking the peace. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 969.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Marshall, John J. Plantation ledgers, 1866-1899. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Planter of Allendale Plantation, near Stonewall, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Plantation ledgers record wages and supplies given to freedmen laborers and include accounts of the Trinity Mission and the All Saints Church, rent records, crop production, and sick days of each laborer. Another ledger records butter production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Women    
  • Martin, Leonard, 1908-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.0281. Sugarcane farmer and great-grandson of a slave, Martin was a resident of Four Corners, Louisiana, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Martin's account of the sale of his great-grandfather as a slave along with descriptions of his education; his father's career as the first African American schoolteacher in the area; work in sugarcane farming; and a dance-hall operator, Alice LeBaude. Martin also describes forms of transportation; the marriage of his white maternal grandmother to a Native American; his own marriage; work in Texas; the use of drugs in Four Corners; and his religion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Women    
  • Martin, Robert Campbell, b. 1839. Papers, 1767-1932. 241 items, 75 vols. (68 ms. Vols., 8 printed vols.). Location: C:9, OS:M, M:19, 98. Sugar planter of Albemarle Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, and son of Robert Campbell Martin and Mary Winfred Pugh. Martin served as first lieutenant in the 26th Louisiana Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Papers include Pugh family property and estate records such as deeds and leases, an estate inventory, powers of attorney, and a promissory note. Other papers include a funeral notice, marriage license, muster roll, receipts, and voter registration form. Also included are record books of Albemarle Plantation, memorandum books, newspaper clippings, and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 7-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1045.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Masicot, Augustin. Document, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Resident of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Inventory (copy) of land and slaves of the estate of Augustin Masicot. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Mason, Polly, 1855-1974, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1971. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), 10 pages. Location: L:4700.0041. Former slave, born at Ulster Plantation near Alexandria, Louisiana. Mason was 115 years old at the time of the interview, and was residing in Woodworth, Louisiana. Mason describes her master, Judge Henry Boyce, and her life on his cotton plantation in Boyce, Louisiana. Included are her memories of Union soldiers in Louisiana during the Civil War and her sadness upon the assassination of President Lincoln. Mason also recalls the establishment of a station for the Texas and Pacific Railroad in the area, and her first view of an airplane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0041.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Mather, Joseph. Diary, 1852-1859 (bulk 1855-1856). 1 vol. Location: G:18. Superintendent of Aurora Plantation, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Diary relates the day-by-day activities on a sugar plantation, noting the weather, work done at various times of the year, condition of crops, and health of slaves and stock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 285.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Mathews, Charles Lewis, 1824-1864. Family Papers, 1797-1919 (bulk 1840-1872). 3 linear feet. Location: U:224-226, OS:M. Family of Greenwood Plantation, West Feliciana Parish. Charles Mathews was the son of George and Harriet Flower Mathews, husband of Penelope Stewart. Papers document the family's plantations, managed by women: Greenwood, Georgia (Raceland), Coco Bend, and Chaseland, Rapides Parish. Included are factors' statements, slave records, overseer's letters; freedmen's contracts; and Civil War soldiers' letters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 14-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Mathews-Ventress-Lawrason Family Papers, 1770-1934. (bulk 1797-1798; 1820-1933). 3 linear feet. Location: UU: 255-258, OS:M. Families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, Lafourche, and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. 19th century papers reflect planting activities of Mathews family; 20th century materials reflect real estate management and investment activities of the Ventress and Lawrason families. Papers include personal and business correspondence, printed items, newspaper clippings, financial records, and legal documents. Financial papers centering on Harriet Flower Mathews, and records of legal work for Penelope Stewart Mathews. Ventress-Lawrason correspondence primarily addressed to Sallie Mathews Ventress, including series of letters from cousin Mrs. M. M. Slaughter. Also legal documents for land purchased by Sallie Mathews Ventress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • May, Samuel Joseph. Letter, 1831-1861 . 1 letter. Location: Misc. M. American reformer during the nineteenth century, who championed education, women’s rights, and abolition. In his letter to his cousin, Samuel E. Sewall, Samuel J. May expresses his doubt that the American Colonization Society can have much impact on the institution of slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mayo, Robert H. (Robert Henry). Family Papers, 1841-1935 (bulk 1841-1893). 44 items, 5 vols. (1 ms. vol., 4 printed vols.). Location: UU:126, Misc:M. Mayo moved his family by wagon train from Virginia to Lamar County, Texas, in 1853, where they operated a farm in Lamar County. A relative, Marion Lewis Mayo, was a teacher in Uniontown, Alabama. Family correspondence includes letters from Marion Lewis Mayo and Robert Mayo's wife Maria Louisa Mayo. Miscellaneous items include the death certificate of E. H. Mayo, a labor contract with freedmen, and a photograph of Robert and Maria Mayo. Printed volumes include works on infidelity, history, geography, and poetry. Also included is a memorandum book of James A. Pleasants, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1789, 1982, 2576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Women    
  • McCalley family diaries, 1866. 2 diaries. Location: Misc. These two pocket diaries, one from 1866 and the other probably from a similar period, seem to concern the McCalley family of Huntsville, Ala., although it is not clear who wrote them. Mss. 3683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • McCarne, Thomas. Letter, 1851 Apr. 13 . I item. Location: Misc.:M. In his letter, Thomas McCarne discusses family matters and comments on the institution of slavery and land ownership. He also discusses poor crop production and the price of cotton, livestock and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McCreery, Jacob. Letter, 1879 October 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Seminary student of Galesburg, Illinois. Letter comments on the disputed presidential election of 1876 and expresses amusement at pranks played on African Americans by visiting soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • McDonogh, John. Papers, 1799-1938 (bulk 1801-1850). 3,595 items and 2 printed vols. [typescript copies]. Location: X:63-65. General commission merchant of New Orleans and planter of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of business records, correspondence (1801-1850) with business associates, commission firms, merchants, planters, tenants and civil authorities. Papers also include personal correspondence, with some letters relating to the American Colonization Society and the Washington National Monument Society. Papers also relate to death, his will and the controversial issues of his estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations    
  • McElwee, J. D. Estate appraisal, 1861 Jan. 1. 1 appraisal. Location: Misc. This appraisal of the estate of Octavia and Albert McElwee, minors and heirs of the late J.D. McElwee, was made at Utica, Miss., by three court-appointed appraisers. It consists of valuations placed on seventeen named slaves. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McGehee, J. Burruss (John Burruss), 1836-1913. Papers, 1816-1951. 15 linear ft. Location: C:34-35, UU:54-60, P:1, OS:M, Z. Plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Collection includes letters, newspaper articles, business papers related to McGehee's plantations, and genealogical notes. One item records damage to Bowling Green Plantation during the Civil War, and a map (1874) shows an area of racial uprising. Includes a letter (1866) from Scotland about a Scottish immigrant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. Family Papers, 1826-1912 (bulk 1903-1904). 35 items. Location: C:26, A:3. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Papers include family letters, McGehee's autobiography, the history of a slave family, and financial documents. Includes items related to the destruction of Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi by Union and African American troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2302, 2789.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. McGehee family collection, 1724-1929 (bulk 1862-1880). 5 ms. vols. Location: H:1. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and St. Louis, Missouri. James' grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi, and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Collection contains typewritten copies of McGehee family papers including reminiscences, biographical sketches, genealogical notes, diaries, and obituaries. Includes an account of the Veal family, a family of slaves associated with the McGehees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • McLean, Shirley, 1941-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.218. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, and daughter of Louis Comeaux, sugarcane farmer. McLean relates her childhood memories of life on a sugarcane farm, work and recreation on the farm, sugarcane harvesting, local schooling, relations with African Americans, and French language usage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.218.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     Women    
  • McLemore, S. W. Correspondence, 1860, 1873. 5 items (photocopies). Location: Misc. Student at University of Mississippi. Photocopies of personal correspondence of S. W. McLemore, a student at the University of Mississippi, from family and friends. Four letters (1860) discuss social life and crops, with a reference slaves attending church services (Oct. 6, 1860). Another letter concerns ordering a "spark catcher" (July 10, 1873). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2777.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • McMillan, James Winning. General order no. 1, circa 1862. Location: E:74. Order of Col. James W. McMillan, Commanding Post, stating that all commanding officers must immediately expel all African Americans without their lines except officers' servants. July 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899. Journal, 1856-1889 (bulk 1856-1878). 1 v. Location: G:18. This typescript copy of the journal of Alice "Alie" Austen McMurran recounts her marriage in Maryland and subsequent life in antebellum Natchez, Miss.; her life in Natchez and Maryland during the Civil War; political and social events at the close of the war; and family affairs in Mississippi and Maryland during the three years after the war and sporadically recorded through 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • McMurran, John T., 1801-1866. Family Papers, 1820-1875. 94 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: S:121. Planter, lawyer and state senator of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence and business and legal papers of John McMurran, his wife, and their daughter, concern travel, social life, and the administration of the Woodlands and Killarney plantations. Letters mention judgeships in Mississippi, the funeral of Henry Clay, the sale of the plantation of a mulatto politician, the effects of Reconstruction, and problems of plantation management during Reconstruction. Also included are estate papers of William B. Griffith and papers of William T. Griffith while a student at Oakland College, Mississippi. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations     Politics    
  • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, 1846-1878; 1942, undated (bulk:1856-1868). 0.6 linear feet. Location: U:298, OS:M. John T. McMurran family of Melrose in Natchez, owners of Louisiana plantations, son John, Jr., married Alie Austen of Maryland. Primarily correspondence related to family matters, the Civil War, home life, politics, plantation operation, and attitudes toward federal forces. Newspapers clippings, cartes de visites of family members, a household inventory, J. T. McMurran, Jr.'s discharge from the Confederate army in 1862, and military passes are also present. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • McVeigh, George W. Diary and Letter, 1863-1893 (bulk 1863-1864). 3 v., 1 letter. Location: V:62. Private in the U. S. Army Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 63rd regiment, Co. G. Diary, in two volumes, document the history of the 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, from May 1, 1863 until Dec. 31, 1864. Entries provide a daily account a soldier's life, the regiment’s march from Memphis through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky, and engagements with Confederate troops. Recurring topics include military campaigns, weather, camp life, disease, and war news. Entries also relate to the confiscation of livestock, the availability of food, deserters on both sides, enemy infiltrators, war refugees and slaves. A letter (May 3, 1863) and a roster of the 63rd Ohio Regiment (1893) accompany the diary. Mss. 3871. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Means, E. J. (Edward J.). Letter book, 1864-1888. 10 items; 1 vol. Location: H:3, Misc., OS:M. Commandant of the Confederate Naval Station, Marion Courthouse, South Carolina, in the Civil War. Official correspondence discusses the recapture Federal prisoners; requisitions of food, clothing, and medical supplies, including shoes and clothing for African Americans working in the Navy Yard;. A letter book includes names, ages, and classifications of Pee Dee Naval Yard workers. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 287.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Medical ledger and scrapbook, 1854-1919 (bulk 1854-1863). 5 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Accounts of medical services received by prominent Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, residents and their slaves. Eleanor Marshall of Cheneyville, Greensburg, and New Orleans used the ledger as a scrapbook of poetry, local news, and short stories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Women    
  • Meek, Joseph. Letter, 1837 October 26. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Letter from Joseph Meek in Louisiana to Sam Logan in Washington County, Virginia, concerning the sale of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Memoire : L'Etude des Sons du Patois Negre Louisianais, 1927-1928. 1 manuscript volume. Location Y:85. Judith Major was a public school teacher and later professor emeritus of French at Louisiana State University. This study, conducted by Major, examines the phonetics and pronunciation of the "patois negre louisianais," a French creole spoken by African Americans in Louisiana. Major utilizes an artificial palate and documents the sounds and movements of the mouth, using diagrams and photographs, while pronouncing certain words. Mss. 5081. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     French-language     LSU    
  • Mercer, William Newton, 1792-1874. Papers, 1789-1936 (bulk 1827-1874). 2 linear ft. (1,558 items, 64 vols., 2 microfilm reels). Location: U:1, UU:79-81, 95:133, vault:1, OS:M, Mss. Mf.:M Surgeon and planter of Adams County, Mississippi; Louisiana; and Illinois. Collection includes slave records, diaries, business and personal correspondence, and financial documents. Correspondence includes letters from Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Butler. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 9-10, and Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 1-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 292, 1051, 1233.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Merrill-Buckner Papers, 1787-1870 (bulk 1830-1860). 578 items. Location: U:228. A. P. Merrill of Natchez, Mississippi, was a physician and the cashier of the Agricultural Bank. Aylett Buckner settled in Natchez around 1830, where he was a prominent attorney, cotton factor, and director of the Commercial Bank of Natchez. Collection primarily consists of financial and legal papers of Merrill, Buckner, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. Other items include plats of the property of Abner Green and the deed to Patesi Plantation and its slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Metoyer Family Papers, 1900-1944. 219 items, 6 ms. Vols., 1 mf reel. Location: A:1, H:2, Mss.Mf:M. Vilfride Metoyer and John P. Conant of Melrose, and St. Clair and Nazy Metoyer of Derry, Louisiana. African American farmers and proprietors of a general merchandise store. Ledgers of St. Clair and Nazy list sales, expenses, and accounts with wholesale merchants. Record book of John Conant lists general expenses, annual earnings and possessions, and the birth, marriage, and death dates of many Natchitoches Parish residents. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 837, 846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1, Mss.Mf. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Metoyer, Auguste. Papers, 1835-1846. 10 items. Location: Misc., Mss.Mf. Free African American of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of subpoenas for nonpayment of debts, and petitions and promissory notes supplementing court orders. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 871.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Metoyer, Louis. Document, 1823. 1 item. Location: Misc. Free African American of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Act of conveyance of sale of land by Metoyer to Augustin Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Meullion family. Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1776-1796). 121 items. Location: U:230, Mss.Mf. Free African American family of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Louis Augustin Meullion and his son Jean Baptiste (whose mother was a slave) were slaveholders; the son owned a plantation on Bayou Teche. Collection includes slave bills of sale, land sales, and other financial records; manumission papers for Maria Juana and her son Baptiste Meuillon; and an amnesty oath taken in 1865 by Miss Belazaire Meuillon. In French, English, and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 243, 294.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Plantations     Spanish-language     Women    
  • Mignon, Francois. Papers, 1939-1970, 1992. ca. 17,000 items (on 41 microfilm reels). Location: Mss.Mf:M. Journalist, horticulturist, and curator of Cammie G. Henry's Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches Parish, La. Correspondence, journal, writings, and subject files describe and relate to thirty years spent by Mignon at Melrose, which also served as an artists and writers colony. Among his correspondents are African American artist Clementine Hunter and Louisiana writers Lyle Saxon and Harnett Kane. Many ideas expressed in the journal later appeared in 'Cane River Memo,' Mignon's column in the Natchitoches newspaper Enterprise. Microfilm of originals at the University of North Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Miller, Caleb. Letters, 1817-1824. 2 items. Location: Misc:M. American slave trader on board vessels transporting slaves to Cuba and America. Edward Spalding, a merchant from Bristol, Rhode Island, was involved in the slave trade in Cuba and acted as agent for Jacob Babbit and the DeWolf family. Letters documenting American involvement in the international slave trade after it was abolished in England and America in 1808. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Miller, David F. Papers, 1833-1837. 4 items. Location: Misc., OS:M. Resident of Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of land and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Milling, D. Y. Letters, 1863-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:M. Letters by D. Y. Milling written from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, to his brother, Dr. James S. Milling of Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Milling makes references to his health and that of others; the scarcity, poor quality, and high price of food; slavery; and the unbearableness of the infantry and the morale of the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 3758.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Mills, John. Letters, 1795, 1807. 2 items. Location: Misc.:M. Planter and merchant of West Feliciana Parish, Laouisiana, founder of Bayou Sara, and a leader of the West Florida Rebellion. In letters to Gilbert Jackson of New York, John Mills refers to a slave insurrection and the indigo harvest (1795). He discusses the treatment of slaves, destruction of the cotton crop by the cut worm, and the considerable amount of commerce on the Mississippi River (May 19, 1807). He also states that severe weather caused the Choctaw Indians to kill planters' livestock for food.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Mingo family African American photographs, 1887-circa 1955 (bulk 1887-circa 1915). 1 photograph album (32 prints). Location: 65:. The collection consists of 32 photographic images of unidentified African Americans, believed to be members of the Mingo family of Port Allen, La., and one empty photograph album. It includes cabinet card portraits of men, women, and children taken at unidentified studios and by photographers in Baton Rouge and Plaquemine, La., as well as real postcards and photographic prints made in Hot Springs, Ark.; Cairo, Ill.; New Orleans, La.; and St. Cloud, Minn. It is possible that some of the individuals in the images are members of an African American theatrical troupe specializing in minstrel shows. Mss. 5113.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Mississippi slave document, 1864 November 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Tax rebate issued by the sheriff of Yazoo County, Mississippi, to a slaveowner whose slave was taken by the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Receipt, 1864 December 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt deposited for safekeeping by a freedman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Letter, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Letter discusses the possibility of ex-slaves leasing plantation lands for their own personal use. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4734For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Montgomery, George W. Papers, 1866-1932. 191 items, 43 vols. Location: B:18, P:23, P:2. Planter of Montrose Plantation, Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Volumes contain records for the Montrose, Morgan Fields, Lower Banks, Cape Place, Okalona, and Islington Plantations. Entries chiefly relate to the accounts of tenant farmers and sharecroppers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1015, 1091.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Montgomery, Joseph Addison. Family Papers, 1806-1886. 233 items; 1 vol. Location: U:240, H:13, Mf:M. New Orleans cotton broker, owner of Belmont plantation near Port Gibson, Mississippi, and husband of Amelia Smylie. Papers of the Montgomery and Smylie families. Joseph's document financial matters; Amelia's written from Belmont relate to family matters, rumors of civil war, slaves, African American laborers, shortages, and plantation management during Reconstruction. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publication of America Records of Southern Plantation from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1019.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Moore, Eddie. Musical composition, 1893. 1 item [microfilm copy and enlargement print]. Location: Misc.:M, Mss. Mf.:M. A mulatto resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, studying music at a conservatory in Stuttgart, Germany. Musical composition, 'Mazurka d'encore,' by Moore. The composition is part of an autograph album of Rosa Frantz Harper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1288.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Women    
  • Moore, John, 1788-1867. Family Papers, 1831-1880. 47 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Papers consist of legal and business papers and correspondence of Moore, his daughters, and his sons-in-law. Included are bills of lading, crop production statements, slave documents, mortgages, and promissory notes. The collection also includes land grants (1860) for acreage in Opelousas, Louisiana. Mss. 2973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Sugar     Women    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:231, H:3, Mf:5322, Mss.Mf:M. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Morgan, David B. (Bannister). Papers, 1830-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc.:M, OS:M. Military office, surveyor, polititcian. Correspondence, legal documents, and a plat for a tract located in the Caston Bayou and Lake Pontchartrain vicinity. Papers relate to military matters concerning two mulattos held at camp during the Battle of New Orleans, Morgan's opposition to the cadidacy of William S. Hamilton for governor of Louisiana, and his financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668, 1096, 2883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Mossy, Mrs. Eliza. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of slave (notarized copy) by Mrs. Mossy, wife of Toussaint Mossy, Jr., deceased, to Antoine Boudausiquie of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 307.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Murdoch, James Edward, 1811-1893. Papers, 1837-1903. 35 items. Location: A:2, OS:M. American actor and teacher of elocution. Collection consists of letters to Murdoch, his daughter Fannie, and Reverend John Pierpont from various actors, authors, politicians, abolitionists, clergymen, and others. Letters discuss performances, writings, family news, and abolition. Also contains two playbills for performances by Murdoch and an illustration of Charles Darwin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Murdock, John. Letter, 1841 Dec. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Murdock, master of Cane Mount Plantation near Lorman, Miss., describes his travel by ship from Louisville, Ky., to Rodney, Miss.; poor conditions and crop yields at the plantation; attitudes of the slaves; relations with neighbors; his oppressive debts; and their children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4270.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation    
  • Natchitoches Parish miscellaneous documents, 1801-1856. 13 items. Location: Misc.:N. Documents include land certificates and sale documents especially illustrative of the holdings of Nicolas Doclas, a free African-American man, and of Jean Baptiste Prudhomme; a moral tract condemning suicide (1856); a list of baptized slave children; and a survey map showing locations and dimensions of land holdings of Nicolas Doclas and Jean Baptiste Prudhomme. Mostly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     French-language    
  • Natchitoches Parish papers, 1732-1920. 289 items, 2 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Papers of the St. Denis family pertain to the succession of Sieur Louis Juchereau de St. Denis and of his widow (1732-1781). Natchitoches Post paprers include land and slave sale documents, successions, marriage contracts, guardianships, and a few papers pertaining to free African Americans (1733-1866). Ledgers consist of a merchant's account book (1766-1768) and a brand register book (1903-1920). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2917.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Nautilus Insurance Company. Account book, 1847. 1 vol., 1 CD-ROM. Location: M:19, AA:CD-ROM shelf. Company based in New York. William A. Britton was an agent for the company in Natchez. He was a partner in W. A. Britton & Co., a banking firm with interests in New Orleans. Account book, kept by Britton, contains lists of names of life insurance policy holders, beneficiaries, amounts of insurance purchased, premiums, and fees paid to doctors for examinations. Some entries pertain to insurance on the lives of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Medicine    
  • Neal family scrapbook, 1843-1861. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Possibly residents of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of poetry, humor, articles pertaining to elections, slavery, politics, Confederate enlistments in Rapides Parish, and to national and international affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2937.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Neathery, James Hansel, 1895-1964. Papers, 1890-1974. 1.5 linear ft. Location: T:99, OS:N. Salesman and executive for Thompson Machinery Company, Inc., in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Papers include scrapbooks, newsletters, notebooks, and photographs documenting Neathery's career in the agricultural machinery industry and his participation in various professional and community organizations, particularly the Plaquemine Rotary Club. Of particular note are the numerous photographs of sugar harvesting farm machinery and a small selection of printed items related to race relations in Baton Rouge (1904) and Plaquemine (1963). Mss. 5014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Sugar    
  • Nelson, Solomon, 1827?-1882. Journal, 1862-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location:Misc:N. Union soldier serving in the 50th Regiment of the Massachusetts Infantry. Journal chronicles Nelson's experiences in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, giving detailed descriptions of the sights, scenery, and events beginning with his stay in New York, subsequent sea voyage to Louisiana, and his return trip north. Entries reflect camp life, movement of troops, scarcity of food, interaction with African Americans, and his personal reflections on the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Nerat, Auguste. Document, 1800. 1 item. Location: Misc. Procurator for Joseph Lathiolais of Opelousas, Louisiana. Sale of slaves (copy) by Auguste Nerat to Baptiste Calais and Marcel Patin, signed by Martin Duralde, notary. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 314.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabinda, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. There are documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory and Cabildo treasury accounts (1771, 1773-1775). Records also reflect public health concerns, and illustrate the employment and treatment of African-American laborers and chain gangs. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language        
  • New Orleans payment mandate, 1819 March 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:N. Payment for forty-three days' work performed by M. Bauduc's slave Thomas. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • New Orleans miscellaneous documents, 1810-1879. 4 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Documents include a portion of a legal document (1810) signed by Charles Laveaux, father of Marie Laveaux; a slave sale document bearing signature of Marie Laveaux (1838); and two documents pertaining to property on Dauphin Street. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3147.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Women     French-language    
  • New Orleans property assessment sheet, [18--]. 1 item. Location: OS:N. Property assessment sheet including the following information: names of taxable persons, number and size of lot, value of real estate, number and value of slaves, income over $1000, and furniture over $500. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4055.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans Council Chamber. Report, 1835 August 1. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:N. Pamphlet entitled 'Report of a Conspiracy to Incite a Rebellion Throughout the Slave States' discusses the dangers presented by local abolitionists in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Newport, Robert W. Papers, 1823-1837. 6 items. Location: Misc. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers pertain to the mortgage of land and slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Newton, John. Log book, 1861-1863. 1 vol. Location: F:10. Marine aboard the Union blockade ship U.S.S. FLAG in the Charleston, South Carolina, harbor during the Civil War. Logbook recording activities aboard the FLAG. Included are views on Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the status of African Americans, and Admiral Dupont's command decisions during the Ft. Sumter blockade. The volume contains manuscript maps of Confederate and Union positions at Charleston and Port Royal, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia; and a list of ships captured by Union forces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3782.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Nichols, Irby C. Family Papers, 1862-1972. 15 linear ft. Location: 45:15-20, 44:26-27. LSU professor of mathematics. His wife, Pauline Wright Nichols, studied art and design at Newcomb School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After they married she continued her design work. Correspondence, printed items, financial papers, legal documents, memoirs, journals, pedagogical materials, and photographs document the professional, business, and personal lives of the Nichols family, primarily Irby C. and Pauline Nichols. Sketches and other graphic materials reflect the artistic career of Pauline Nichols. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Noble, Charles Mark, and Agatha Faulk Noble. Diaries, 1894-1929. 12 v. (loose leaf). Location: U:243. Planter of Richland Parish, La. Personal diaries rural life in Northeast Louisiana. Topics include plantation operations, weather, social activities, family matters, and political elections. Entries also comment on the murder of two African Americans (May 24, 1895), black farm workers (Dec. 7, 1895, Nov. 12, 1896), and the presence of the Spanish flu in the parish, which has caused several deaths, particularly among African Americans (Jan. 9, 1919). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4395.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • North Carolina slave sale document, 1803. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Bill of sale for a male slave sold by Abner Willeford to Lodowich Jenkins in Bertie County, N.C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Norwood, Abel John, 1818-1896. Papers, 1844-1897. 34 items, 6 ms. vols. Location: G:18, Misc:N, Mss.Mf:N. Judge and planter of Hollywood Plantation near what is now Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Norwood also owned several firms in the parish, was the proprietor of a commissary, a cotton gin, and a sawmill, and was a cotton factor. Manuscript ledgers and a cashbook reflect Norwood's activities as a planter, store owner, and commission merchant. Included are volumes relating to the estates of Elias and Catherine Norwood; J. and N. Nettles; and David E. Brunson. Diary of Hollywood Plantation records details of daily plantation management including accounts of the weather, the conditions of slaves, work done on the plantation, and the capture of runaway slaves. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 15, or Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 2, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1373.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Old Zion Baptist Church (Cottonport, La.) Minute book, 1931-1973 (bulk 1945-1948). 1 v. Location: J:27. This minute book of the Old Zion Baptist Church in Cottonport, La., records church events, members' names, and contributions received between 1945 and 1948. Page fragments between 1931 and 1973 concern Baptist life in Cottonport, but may not be related to the Old Zion Baptist Church. Mss. 3797.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Opelousas bounty receipt, circa 1805-1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:O. Receipt for the capture and return of a runaway slave in Louisiana. The undated document lists the expenses incurred by the slave catcher, and is signed F. Cullum, Jailor, Parish of St. Landry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Opelousas Post Records, 1776, 1788. 44 items. Location: A: 72. Legal documents, most of which were written in the presence of Nicolas Forstall, commandant of the Poste des Opelousas, and deal with property and work transactions, sale and emancipation of slaves, assorted legal matters, and an investigation into a murder. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4581For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Opinion in the case of the brig Josefa Segunda, 1832 Jan. 4. 1 manuscript. Location: Misc. The Spanish slave brig Josefa Segunda was seized in the Mississippi River by custom house officers and taken to New Orleans. The District Court of Louisiana condemned the brig and the slaves and effects found on board to the United States in violation of the constitutional prohibition against the international slave trade. This manuscript draft of a court opinion concerns claims made on the proceeds from the sale of the brig Josefa Segunda and the slaves on board. Mss. 3921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Osband, Embury D., d. 1866. Letter, 1864 Jan. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Embury D. Osband was colonel of the Third United States Colored Cavalry. Osband describes raids by Confederate forces in western Mississippi and Confederate plans to supply ammunition to Shreveport, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Paille, Clara. Copy book, 1911. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Student of St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge. Copy book containing essays on various subjects including race, Louisiana history, geometry, and architecture, illustrated with original drawings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Women    
  • Paine, Halbert Eleazer. Speeches, 1865 . 2 items. United States Civil War general and member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1865-1871. Speeches address the passage of the 14th amendment, Reconstruction and restoring the Southern states to the Union. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Palao, Rosalie Andry. Document, 1813. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Ale of land and slaves (in French) by Rosalie Palao of St. James Parish, Louisiana, to Evariste Villiavasse. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Pardo, Jean. Papers, 1837-1846. 7 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Papers consisting of mortgages, acts of sale for slaves, and a document (1846) of L. B. Macarty containing instructions for the manumission of his slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1862.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Parish, Robert T. Diary. 1861. 1 vol. photocopy. Location: B:66. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He married Judity Merrill in 1850, and they had a son and daughter at the time the diary was written. Diary begins with Parish's tenure in the vicinity of Alexandria, Louisiana, and reflects the day-to-day life of an itinerant minister. He comments on Catholicism, excitement over the Civil War, and the religious failings of his charges, African American and white. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4564.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Parker, Edward G. Letter, 1859 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Secretary and treasurer of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company. Letter encloses a check for the wages of a slave hired to work on the railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Payne, Cornelius Bricknell. Slave bill of sale, 1853 April 7. 1 item. Location: OS:P. Slave bill of sale documents the transfer of a 24-year-old mulatto slave named John from Payne to Harriet Smith, a free woman of color, both of New Orleans. The document also states that Harriet Smith and John lived as man and wife for six years and that she intended to emancipate him as soon as possible. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Payne, Lutrill Amos, 1910-1999. Scrapbook, 1951-1988 (bulk 1951). 1 v. Location: 119:. Lutrill Amos Payne Sr. filed suit to integrate the Louisiana State University Graduate School to study agriculture. He won a judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 1951. This 15-page scrapbook kept by Lutrill Amos Payne Sr. contains clippings, telegrams, and other items documenting his legal efforts to enroll in the Louisiana State University Graduate School and his attendance there in the summer of 1951. A smaller number of items concern events in Payne's life between 1953 and 1988. Mss. 5086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Pease, E. M. Record book, 1866, 1897-1904. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Surgeon in charge, 9th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, stationed at Greenville, Louisiana. Register and prescription book of the Medical Department of the U.S. Army kept by Dr. Pease. Entries list soldiers by name, rank, company, and include comments on ailments and nature of prescriptions. Later entries are an account by E. M. Pease, Jr., as a child in California (1897-1899, 1901). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Peirce, C. Letter, 1832. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Letter from C. Peirce of Baton Rouge, La., to the City Bank of New Orleans at Baton Rouge, requesting a loan of $3,200 on mortgage of his plantation south of Baton Rouge and on 14 slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Pereboom, Margaret, 1928-2008. Papers, 1977-1988 (bulk:1979-1982). 3.5 linear feet. Location: U:313-316; OS:P. A child psychologist who served as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and as chair of Louisiana Women in Politics. Consists of correspondence, legal files, office files and statistical reports related to the desegregation case, Davis vs. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, as well as administrative files for Louisiana Women in Politics and research materials on the role of women in elected office. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4958.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics     Women    
  • Perkins, Huel D. Papers, 1952-1990 . 9.75 linear ft. Location. 33A:31-35, OS:P. Professor of music, Southern University and LSU administrator, and a member of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1988 to1990. Material consists of correspondence, speeches, printed items and reports related to the activities of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund, also known as the 8(g) Fund, as well as Dr. Perkins involvement in higher education and the study of the humanities. Mss. 4155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Performing arts    
  • Perret family papers, 1838-1841. 4 items. Location: Misc. Copies of acts of sale of slaves and receipt for sale by members of the Perret and the related St. Martin families of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 753.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Perry, Roderick. Document, 1814. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slaves by Perry to Benjamin Kendrick. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 342.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peters, Emma Dell, 1941-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (6 pages). Location: L:4700.0283. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Peters lived on Sterling Plantation; her great-grandparents were slaves. For 26 years, Peters worked as a cook in the school system. Peters gives an account of her great-grandparents' purchases as slaves, and discusses slave religion, the treatment of slaves, and female slaves who bore children for their white masters. Included are spirituals she learned from her grandparents. Peters also gives accounts of illnesses, funeral customs, early jobs she held, poverty in her youth, and discipline and life in her large family. She also discusses Civil Rights legislation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Peters, Samuel. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:P. Letter from the New Orleans, Louisiana, chairman of an anti-abolitionist society responds favorably to anti-abolitionist activity in Philadelphia. Includes a copy of a resolution adopted by the New Orleans group announcing open support for the Philadelphia group. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Peterson, Pattie P. Papers, 1955-1977 . 3.0 linear ft. Location: Y; 95-97, OS:P. Resident of Baton Rouge, La., civil servant, and civil rights advocate. Correspondence, logs, and notes, and printed material relative to race relations and desegregation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the civil rights movement in the nation. Papers also reflect Peterson’s involvement in public welfare organizations, including the Louisiana Commission on Human Relations, Rights, and Responsibilities and the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Correspondence also relates to family matters and the civil service system in Louisiana. Printed materials include the newsletters of the Baton Rouge Council on Human Relations. Mss. 2955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics     Women    
  • Peyroux, Constance. Papers, 1832, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc. Sale of a plantation and slaves in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, Louisiania, by the estate of Marie Eulalie Peyroux to Constance Peyroux (1832); and sale of a plantation and slaves in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, by Pierre A. Peyroux to Constance Peyroux. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Pierce, Thomas N. Letter, 1843 June 2. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Lawyer of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Letter to Robert W. Carter of Warsaw, Virginia, concerning Pierce's legal activities on behalf of Carter, chiefly involving the acquisition of slaves and land. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Photographic portraits, circa 1875 and 1900. 2 copy prints. Location: 65:5. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was governor of Louisiana between Dec. 9, 1872 and Jan. 13, 1873. He was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. These two photographic portraits of P.B.S. Pinchback are from circa 1875 and circa 1900. Mss. 4152.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Letter, 1883 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. African American Louisiana politician and governor. Letter written from the office of the surveyor of customs in New Orleans declines an invitation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Signature, 1885 Oct. 24. 1 signature. Location: Misc. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was governor of Louisiana between Dec. 9, 1872 and Jan. 13, 1873. He was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. This signature by Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, made on October 24, 1885, is from an autograph book. Mss. 3774.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pinson, Nancy. Papers, 1820-1890. 1 linear ft. Location: C:62. Planter of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence and business papers of the Daniel B. Pinson family. Papers are comprised of bills and receipts for taxes, goods and services, and medical and dental treatments. Letters refer cotton trade, cholera, and family matters. Also included are statements from cotton brokers in New Orleans; contracts with freedmen; a slave list; and a letter mentioning that excitement over the slave riot subsided (June 21, 1853). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 828, 1255.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Pitts, John. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Federal soldier stationed at New Madrid, Missouri. Letter by Pitts expressing aversion to the use of African Americans in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Plaisted, Samuel. Correspondence, 1838-1842. 7 items. Location: Misc. Doctor of Waterville, Maine. Correspondence from Thomas Maskell, Judge Joshua Baker, and William T. Palfrey of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, concerning the settlement of the estate of Plaisted's brother, a lawyer, in St. Mary Parish. Maskell, who apparently purchased slaves belonging to Plaisted's brother, talks about selling them. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 911, 1337.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Plauche, Joseph. Papers, 1901-1946. 576 items, 78 vols. Location: O:58. African American planter of Natchez, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Plantation account books, business papers, and personal correspondence reflect the extent of the Plauche's farming operations. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 7-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 944.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Ployer, Thomson T. Succession inventory, 1854 January 10. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:P. Slaveholder of Madison Parish, Louisiana. Inventory of slaves and other movable property, with values listed, of the estate of Thomson T. Player. The inventory was recorded at the clerk's office, 10th District Court, Madison Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4516.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Polk, Horace M. Letters, 1860-1868. 16 items. Location: U:119. Planter on Bayou Bartholomew near Bastrop (Morehouse Parish), Louisiana, and delegate to the Louisiana Secession Convention. Letters from Polk to his father-in-law, Major John H. Bills of Bolivar, Tennessee, dealing with cotton and tobacco farming, prices for land, and African American labor issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Porter, Alexander, 1785-1844. Papers, 1811-1844, 1870-1879. 13 items. Location: Misc:P, OS:P.Sugar planter of Oaklawn Manor, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, politician, Louisiana Supreme Court justice (1821-1833). Papers consist of correspondence, a 10-page biography of Alexander Porter, an 1821 certificate naming Porter to the Louisiana Supreme Court, and an 1811 certificate validating a land grant to a free person of color. Correspondence discusses Porter's involvement with the slave trade. and various lease agreements with the Leverich families over Oaklawn Manor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4947.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Poussett, Francis. Slave sale conveyance, 1790 Apr. 15. 1 conveyance. Location: Misc. Francis Poussett declares to have sold and delivered to John Wall a female slave named Violet at Natchez, Miss., for $400. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Pratts, Vincent. Document, 1841. 1 item (notarized). Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Sale of slaves of Pratt to Fermin Lagarde of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Pre Aux Cleres Plantation. Record books, 1852-1854. 2 vols. Location: H:10. Plantation located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, owned by J. H. McKnight. Record books of Pre Aux Cleres Plantation containing quarterly inventories of stock and implements and daily reports of plantation routines made by the overseer noting weather, progress of crops, work of slaves, and amount of cotton picked. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Prescott, M. R. E. (Mary Rose Emma), d. 1864. Record book, 1850-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc:P. Wife of planter Aaron Prescott. Infrequently-dated notations listing slaves of Cedar Grove Plantation, Rapides Parish, Louisiana; clothing and tobacco issued to them; and other related information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4276.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Prudhomme, P. Lestant. Diaries, 1850-1852. 3 v. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Son of a Natchitoches Creole planter. Personal diary reflects plantation life detailing social events, family affairs, personal activities, and local area news and weather. Entries also include possible sale of slaves (Feb. 12, 1850), visit to a former slave (April 27, 1850), and comments on secession (May 11, 1850). Several entries pertain to his many relations among the Metoyer, Cloutier, and Lambre families. Entry in French (page 133) discusses the birth of his cousin and significance of "baton" when a female child is born. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     French-language    
  • Pugh, Alexander Franklin, 1819-1883. Papers, 1850-1865. 0.25 linear ft. (11 items, 7 ms. Vols., 3 transcript vols.). Location: 77:88. Part owner and manager of Augustin, Bellevue, Boatner, New Hope, and Whitmell plantations on Bayou Lafourche in Assumption and Lafourche parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation diaries describing crop yields, behavior and health of slaves, economic conditions, and Civil War news. Includes a payroll account of former slaves (1865). Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 354.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Pugh, Josephine Nicholls, 1820-1868. Civil War account, circa 1865-1868. 2 items (17 pages). Location: Misc.:P. Wife of Colonel William W. Pugh, planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Personal account titled 'Dark Days: A Woman's Record,' describes the occupation of Assumption Parish by Union troops in 1862 and comments on the behavior of the occupying troops, the reaction of slaves, and Confederate civilian experiences. Included is a reminiscence of Mrs. Pugh by her husband. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2618.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Pugh, Mary W. Papers, 1882-1925. 1.5 linear ft. 17 vols. Location: A:6-8, P:20, OS:P. Widow of Richard L. Pugh, of Live Oak Plantation, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence of Mrs. Pugh principally from her children. Contains a letter concerning African American labor problems; and memorandum book #5 and time books for the Thibodaux Brick Works. Photographs of Live Oak Plantation and the Maguire home in Tennessee are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 897, 1055.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Pugh, William W. Letters, 1891-ca. 1900. 20 letters. Location: T:35. Planter of Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, La., Civil War officer and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Letters to Ellen Pugh discuss politics, plantation crops, sugar legislation, the sugar trade, weather, and the Spanish-American war. They also report on health, social activities and family matters. Pugh writes about the right to vote and literacy, presidential election of 1898 (Sept. 14, 1898, ca. 1900), and he refers to the mumps (Aug. 16, 1897) and yellow fever in New Orleans and Mississippi (1897-1898). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Pugh-Williams-Mayes Family Papers, 1844-1933 (bulk 1855-1884). 1.5 linear ft. (283 items, 15 vols.). Location: D:98, H:11. Plantation owners and slaveholders in Louisiana. Richard Pugh served as a private in the Louisiana 5th Company Battalion of the Washington Artillery during the Civil War. His family fled to Texas before Union troops invaded the Bayou Lafourche area. Papers include genealogical notes on the Pugh family, Civil War correspondence between Mary and Richard Pugh, correspondence from friends and relatives, legal documents, financial papers, and financial manuscript volumes. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 7, and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 730, 733, 741.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Quintard, C. T. Diaries, 1864-1898. 33 ms. vols. (on six microfilm reels). Location: Mss.Mf:Q. Confederate chaplain and surgeon during the Civil War; Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee; and first vice chancellor of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Civil War diaries record his experiences and duties in Georgia and Tennessee; atrocities committed by federal troops; his conversations with Confederate officers Hood, Johnston, and Stephen Lee; and his views on P. G. T. Beauregard. Quintard's post-Civil War diaries record trips in the United States and Europe, persons visited, and events and ceremonies attended. Other materials relate to African American Episcopal clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Religion    
  • Rachall, Julian. Petition, 1819 Oct. 27. 1 petition. Location: Misc. Julian Rachall, in a lawsuit against Marie Louise Lecompte in Natchitoches Parish, La., filed this petition to bring to light the descendants of three slaves purchased by Lecompte and her late husband, Baptiste Dupuis, shortly after their marriage: Française, Térése, and Margueritte. The petition lists the names and ages of the children and grandchildren of the three women. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Randolph, John H. (John Hampden), 1813-1883. Family Papers, 1823-1889 (bulk 1834-1889). 1.3 linear ft. (1034 items, 16 ms. Vols.). Location: A:10, OS:R, Vault. Lawyer, planter, and circuit court judge. Randolph was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in 1819. In 1841 he moved to Iberville Parish, Louisiana, where he owned Nottoway Plantation. Collection includes records and documents related to Randolph's cotton and sugar plantations in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and Iberville and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana. Includes items related to the White League, an organization which promoted white racial interests in Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: UPA Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 14-15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 355, 356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Reed, A. R. Diary, 1860-1861. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Diary of 18 year old A. R. Reed records incidents and observations during his ocean voyages from Maine to New Orleans on the ship Weston Merritt and from New Orleans to Liverpool then to Nova Scotia aboard the ship Ocean Belle. He describes not only the voyage itself, but also the people and customs in New Orleans, Key West, and Liverpool. Mss. 1582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Reed, Adolph L., 1921-2003. Letter, 1962. 1 item. Location: MISC:R. Political scientist, social justice activist, and former faculty member at Southern University and A & M College. The letter consists of a lengthy critique of Southern University's president Felton G. Grandison's handling of students after a series of Civil Right desmonstrations in Baton Rouge in 1961 and 1962. Mss. 5050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics    
  • Reed, Thomas Buck. Letter, 1823 Aug. 11. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:R. Attorney general of Mississippi (1821-1826). In a letter to Hiram G. Runnels, the Auditor of Public Accounts, Jackson, Miss., Thomas B. Reed clarifies the section of a law governing rewards paid to individuals who apprehend a runaway slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3809.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rees, Major. Slave hire document, 1815 January 18. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc. Letter to Major Rees outlines terms by which he may hire a young slave seamstress-spinner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3148.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reggio Family Papers, 1771-1860. 9 items. Location: Misc.R. Sugar planters of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a petition (1771) by Francisco Maria Reggio to the King of Spain; papers (1812-1834) of Nicholas Reggio concerning property sales and mortgages; and papers (1836-1860) of Auguste Reggio, among them slave sales, mortgages, and accounts. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Regnier, Peter. Letter, 1811 January 19-20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Letter to the Honorable Seth Lewis, Judge of the Parish of Attakapas, Louisiana, relates to measures taken after the slave revolt in Saint John the Baptist and Saint Charles parishes, La., in January 1811. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Reiff, Anton. Journal, 1856-1857. 1 ms. vol. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Misc.:R, Mss.Mf:R. Musician touring with the Pyne and Harrison Opera Company from New York to New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, comments on theater facilities, musical performances attended, music in churches visited, scenery and social customs, and other matters. Reiff recorded his impressions of steamboat travel and his visits to Memphis, Tennessee; Natchez, Mississippi; Baton Rouge; and other cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     Transportation    
  • Reynal document, 1795. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. Louis, Illinois. Sale of a slave of Mr. Reynal to M. de Blanc, commandant at Natchitoches. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 366.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Reynolds, Edwin R. Letter, 1861 January 31. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Member of U.S. Congress. Letter, with free franked envelope, addressed to Mr. Bullock, mentioning Reynolds' efforts on behalf of Bullock's appointment and expressing his position against compromise with slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Rhind-Gardner Family Papers, 1715-1926 (bulk 1811-1855). .3 linear ft., 2 mss. vols. Location: E:18, G:20. Merchants of Augusta, Georgia. Papers are comprised of family letters; slave documents; business and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence pertains to business arrangements, cotton crops, family news, health, and slavery. Other topics inlcude the Civil War, the Seminole War, and WWI. Business papers contain accounts, receipts, and a court document. Miscellaneous papers consist of poetry, lists of roses, ephemera, and a diploma. Volumes consist of a photo album and scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Rhode Island slave trade document, 1795-1798. 1 item. Location: Misc. Business account of Samuel Chase, master of the Ascension, and the ship's Rhode Island owners, describes the ship's voyages and business transactions while involved in the slave trade from Africa to Spanish America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Rich, J. D. Papers, 1864-1867. 20 items. Location: A:119, OS:R. 1st lieutenant in the U.S. 80th Colored Infantry. Military correspondence, orders, telegraphs,legal papers, statements, and accounts related to Rich's duties as provost marshal. Materials reflect the administration of civil affairs such as education and legal disputes by the military, the effort to collect taxes and establish schools for freedmen, and aid given through the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Ricker, Samuel S. Slave sale, 1853 Feb. 2. 1 act of sale. Location: Misc. This is a copy of an act of sale whereby Samuel S. Ricker of New Orleans sold to the firm of Robertson and McDougall of New Orleans a slave named Charles who was about 30 years old. The firm was comprised of John Robertson and John McDougall. Mss. 4105.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Risley, Alice Farmer. Family Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk: 1860-1930). 174 items; 7 volumes; 2 reels. Location: 9:29, OS:R, J:21; Mss.Mf:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Rives, Mary Elizabeth Carter, 1829-1900. Diary, 1865-1900. 1 vol., (on microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Widow and planter of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Diary records sentiments toward Confederate defeat and her experiences managing a plantation during early Reconstruction, including relations with freedmen. Also relates family activities and social life in Mansfield and Shreveport, Louisiana. Genealogical materials and remedies for smallpox, cancer, and scarlet fever are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2670.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Roach, Benjamin, 1789 or 90-1847. Estate inventory, circa 1847. 1 estate inventory. Location: Misc. Benjamin Roach Sr. of Natchez was a wealthy planter and slave owner in several Mississippi counties. This three-page appraisement of the goods and chattels of Benjamin Roach Sr. situated in Warren County, Miss., includes the given names, ages, and values of 112 slaves. Mss. 3683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Robb, James, Letter, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Banker, railroad executive, president of the New Orleans Gas Light and Banking Co., 1842-1856. Letter from Robb as president of the New Orleans Gas Light Company to A. R. Splane, attorney of Franklin, La., regarding the assumption by William Sharp of St. Mary Parish of James G. Campbell's 1838 mortgage on 12 slaves Campbell had purchased. The New Orleans Gas Light originally held the mortgage. An extract of the company's board of director's minutes authorizing Splane to act as their agent in the matter is enclosed. The debt was contracted with Campbell by New Orleans Gas Light's predecessor agency, New Orleans Gas Light and Banking Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4854For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Robert Mills Lusher, 1823-1890. Papers, 1795-1941. 1.3 linear feet. Location: C:43-44; G:17; OS:L; Vault:12. Educator and public official in Louisiana, Lusher held many positions including Louisiana State Superintendent of Education. Papers pertain to education in Louisiana during Reconstruction, teacher recruitment and training, military government, the Republican Party, education of African-Americans, the Peabody Foundation for Education in the South, and the Peabody Normal Seminary in New Orleans. Correspondence (1808-1847) consists of letters from members of the Mills and related families of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Manuscript volumes consist of diaries, letter books, record books, and scrapbooks. Mss. 696, 788, 1025, 1161, 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Robinson, Chester B. Photographs, 1950. 0.2 linear feet. Location: 103:46. Color 35mm slides depict Louisiana landscape scenes; sugarcane and cotton growing, harvest, and refining; the shrimp industry; plantations; street and Mardi Gras scenes; and the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Portraits of African Americans include the caretaker of The Cottage plantation. Black and white 4 x 5 negatives depict cottages on the river road, LSU buildings including Memorial Tower, and Louisiana landscapes. 35mm black and white negatives depict Afton Villa in St. Francisville, Third Street in Baton Rouge, and other Louisiana scenes. Mss. 4685For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Robinson, Elrie. Collection. California Gold Rush Research Materials, 1844-1937. 143 items. Location: E:44, P:10, OS:R. The collection contains research materials compiled by Robinson in his study of the California Gold Rush and Louisiana residents who participated. Manuscript and typescript copies of letters comment on travel, the economy, and life in California and the West. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1369For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Robinson, Joseph Toole. Papers, 183-, circa 1830-1866, undated. 13 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: C:13. Cotton planter of Willow Point Plantation, Red River Parish, Louisiana. Plantation diaries, record books, and other records of Robinson and his family pertain to plantation operation; cotton growing; slaves; medical visits; weather observations and instrument readings; Indians in the work force; and skilled labor. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 20. Mss. 1413.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Rockefeller, John D., III. Letter, 1961 October 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. New York philanthropist and businessman. Letter to Basil O'Conner invites him to attend a dinner for the benefit of the United Negro College Fund and outlines the program of the event. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2969.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Rolles, Jean Mathieu. Affidavit, 1816 Mar. 29 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Jean Mathieu Rolles declares that he owns the female slave he is taking to Porto Rico, and that he plans to return to New Orleans with her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Romaine, Howard. Papers, 1931-1973 (bulk 1963-1973). 3.5 linear ft. Location: 53:1-3; OS:R. Author, journalist and political activist. Personal and professional papers including correspondence and letters, financial papers, photographs, printed items, and writings especially relating to Romaine’s involvement with the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and political campaigns. Mss. 3252For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Politics    
  • Roudanez, Celie. Document, 1878. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. President of the Louisiana Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans of New Orleans. Petition to the legislature on behalf of the association asking for financial aid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Roussel, Adelaide. Document, 1841. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Gift of a slave (copy) to Madame Julien Vienne from Adelaide Roussel. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Roussillon, Pierre. Document, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Petition of Roussillon against Andre Pierre Esclavon of Orleans Parish, a free man of color, in suit involving sale of land. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roxborough, Charles A., Letter. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc.:R. African American lawyer and politician, and U.S. supervisor of elections for Iberville Parish, Louisiana. He resigned from the Republican Executive Committee because he supported Democrat Edward J. Gay rather than Republican J. S. Davidson for Congress. Roxborough's printed open letter to Davidson, African American Chairman of the Iberville Parish Republican Executive Committee, states his reasons for resigning from the committee and advises African American Republicans of Louisiana to affiliate with the Democratic Party. Mss. 1744.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Rucker, Ada. Letter, 1863 April 27. 1 item. Location: Misc.R. Resident of Rutherford County, North Carolina. Confederate civilian's letter speculates on the progress of the Tennessee Campaign and discusses problems with free African Americans and runaway slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Rumage, William, Letter, 1844 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:.R. Resident of Tennessee. Letter by William Rumage to John Rumage refers to the sale of a female slave and to President-elect Polk visiting Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Women    
  • Russell, J. Letter, 1863 April 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Letter to friends describes an expedition through Mississippi led by General Frederick Steele and mentions Union objectives, destruction and confiscation of Confederate property, and the attitude of Union soldiers toward contraband slaves. The letters also mentions the effect which Union confiscation of slaves had upon the Confederates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2856.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Rust, George. Family Papers, 1828, 1849-1958. 11 items. Location: Misc.:R. General and resident of Rockland, Virginia. His nephew, Albert Rust, was a U.S. representative from Arkansas (1855-1857, 1859-1861) and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Correspondence from his nephew, Albert, principally concern with business interests in Eldorado, Arkansas, and New Orleans. Included are bills from Baltimore listing charges for ocean passage to New Orleans for slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Transportation    
  • Ryland, Robert H., d. 1883. Ryland-Wade-Brandon family papers. .3 linear ft. (103 items, 2 vols.). Medical doctor of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and state representative in the 1870s-1880s. The related Wade and Brandon families also lived in West Feliciana Parish. Dr. Ryland's two medical journals contain entries listing names of patients, slaves treated, and medicine and treatments prescribed. Wade and Brandon family papers include bills and receipts for household supplies and letters discussing cotton prices. Collection includes a letter from a Confederate chaplain in Virginia to his sister relating the needs and care of Confederate soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 827, 848, 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Religion     Politics    
  • S. B. Draughon and Company. Ledger, 1835-1839. 1 vol. Location: F:17. General merchandising company in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. S. B. Draughon was a notary public in that parish. Ledger recording merchandise purchases from firms in New Orleans and Bayou Sara, Louisiana. The volume contains copies of documents signed by Draughon as notary; including deeds of land sales, slave bills of sale, acts of protest, and powers of attorney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Saint Helena Parish Slave Bill of Sale, 1852 Oct. 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Slave bill of sale from Saint Helena Parish documents the sale of a slave by Isaac H. Wright to Montrop and Stillwell. Includes terms of the sale and physical condition and description of the slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3611.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Saint James Parish Justice of the Peace Ledger, 1847-1858. 1 vol. Location: H:17. Volume containing court cases administered in Saint James Parish, La. Cases include monetary disputes, assaults, investigation of bodies found, quarrels among neighbors, and cases involving or brought against slaves. (Some entries in French). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Saint Landry Parish. Register of Voters, 1895-1896. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Saint Tammany Parish Militia Slave Patrol Order, 1862. 1 item. Location: MISC:S. Letter from Captain William D. Bagley of the St. Tammany Regiment, Louisiana Militia, ordering James Bowie to serve as Sergeant of the Guard of a slave patrol for one evening in Covington, Louisiana. Includes report from Bowie on duties performed. Patrol members are listed by name. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4900.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Samuelson, Hyman, 1919- . Papers, 1936-2007. 3 linear ft. Location: X:16-18. Correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, military records, photographs, and illustrations reflect the life of a young Jewish man while attending Louisiana State University and his military experiences while serving in New Guinea in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 96th Battalion. They relate his academic and social activities in college and difficulties encountered as part of an engineering regiment of African American troops. Samuelson discusses military bureaucracy, troop morale, discipline, engineering projects, and tropical diseases. Throughout the diaries, he tells of his personal growth and his interpersonal relationships, especially with Dora Reiner. He also refers to damaged caused by a severe storm in the Pacific, probably Typhoon Helen. Mss. 4934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars     Jews    
  • Sanders, Jared Y. Family Papers, 1816-1950 (bulk 1860-1930). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Plantations     Sugar     Politics    
  • Sanders, L. Letter, 1847 Dec. 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: S. In a letter to Major John Sanders of Philadelphia, L. Sanders comments on politics and the institution of slavery. From a pro-slavery perspective, he expresses his views on abolition, abolitionists, the Missouri Compromise, Henry Clay, the annexation of Mexico, and the actions of the East India Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Schlick, Henry N., b. 1841? Papers, 1861-1879. 0.5 linear ft. (120 items, 2 vols.) Location: U:135. Union officer in the 1st New York Dragoons in the Civil War. Schlick was stationed in Springfield, Illinois, in 1864-1865, and was part of the escort for President Lincoln's funeral. Papers include Civil War correspondence among Henry and his brothers; United States Army papers such as lists of deserters and African American recruits; two diaries covering 1864-1870; and personal letters of Charles Schlick discussing his grocery store (1871). Some letters in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1686.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Scott, Margaret J. E. Document, 1853. 1 item (copy). Location: Misc:S. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Sale of Montevideo Plantation and slaves by Mrs. Scott to Mr. Lewis G. Sterling, March 24, 1853. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Scuddeo, Marsh. Letter, 1846 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Letter describes a prayer meeting for slaves in New Orleans, and laments the sinfulness of the city and the lack of respect for the Sabbath among residents of the city. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Religion    
  • Sears, Paul. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Sale of slave by Sears to William H. White and certification by recorder of mortgages. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 387.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Sebastopol Plantation. Documents, 1858, 1859. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. Sale (notarized copies) of Sebastopol Plantation and slaves in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, from Ulger Henry Lauve of New Orleans to Henry Van Bibber al Trust in 1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 725.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Sellars, Archibald. Document, 1818. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S Pass permitting Dr. Archibald Sellars to travel through South Carolina on his way to Amite County, Mississippi, with four slaves, issued in Robeson County, North Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 325.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872, Letter, 1844 Aug. 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. U.S. senator from New York, a leader of the anti-slavery movement, and U.S. secretary of state. Letter signed by Seward, after leaving office as governor of New York, addressed to James N. Lake, voicing support of the New York Whig party, opposing the Texas annexation, and condemning slavery and religious intolerance. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Politics    
  • Shaw, Gabriel. Letters, 1802 June 22. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. New York merchant. Letters from Shaw to William Meredith relative to his servant Ceasar, a free African American who had accompanied him to New Orleans. In New Orleans the servant was driven to insanity, a result of absence from his family and fear of the Louisiana climate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3083.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Shedd, James A. (James Adams), 1804-1876. Letter, 1841 Jan. 26-27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Shedd was founding secretary of an antislavery society with 40 members organized in Dayton in March 1839. James A. Shedd in Dayton, Ohio, writes to Dr. David Jordan in Piqua, Ohio, giving a full description of a proslavery riot in Dayton on Monday, January 25, 1841. Mss. 4102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shelly, William. Diary, 1863 January 1-September 23. 1 vol. Location: Misc:S. Union soldier in the 176th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Shelly served for nine months and was stationed primarily in Louisiana. Diary entries discuss Shelly's sea voyage from New York to Louisiana; his work in the Quartermaster department; his arrival at Lafourche; guerrilla activity in the area; the sound of fighting at Port Hudson; and the capture and parole of his company. Shelly also discusses his work recruiting for the 16th Regiment of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Sherman, John, 1823-1900. Letter, 1878 July 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.S. Ohio-born politician and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes (1877-1881). Letter refers to a Louisiana legal case in which African American witnesses were apparently compelled to perjure themselves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Sherwood, Emily D. Family correspondence, 1853-1865 (bulk 1862-1865). 0.3 linear ft. (109 items). Location: S:121. Sherwood's family owned a farm in Quincy, Illinois. Her brothers Charles and Frederick served in the Illinois 50th Regiment during the Civil War and fought in battles throughout the South. Papers include correspondence among Sherwood family members. Civil War letters comment on activities, health, and camp life; battles at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, and Corinth, Mississippi; African Americans; and Confederate women. Other items discuss social life among northern farmers and workers. Mss. 2566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics    
  • Simon, A. L. Papers, 1907-1948. 34 items (includes 1 printed vol.). Location: C:52, 99:S. African American pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of 21 sermons written by Simon, as well as articles from several Baptist periodicals pertaining to education and the ministry. Included is a letter to Simon's nephew regarding the Interchurch World Movement in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1207.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Religion    
  • Skillin, Francis M. Letters, 1862-1863. 12 items. Location: Misc:S. Soldier and cook in the 15th Maine Volunteers, Butler's Expedition. Skillin served in Florida at Camp Cobarn in Washington and Camp Arnold in Pensacola, and then in Louisiana at Camp Parapet in Carrollton and Matagorda Isle. Letters to family describe his activities, the meals he prepares, working with African American kitchen workers, and the African American units in the area. He also comments on contact with Confederate soldiers and his views on politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Slave document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Alabama bill for services of African American woman as midwife for $3, $2 of which was paid cash to the midwife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • Slave sale broadside, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Broadside advertising the sale of eleven slaves in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Slave sale document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Handwritten court order, possibly from Alabama, authorizing executrix of James Nettles' estate to sell the 'very vicious' boy Lewis. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Slave trade engraving, 1830. 1 printed item. Location: E:67. Engraving on bristol card depicting chained African slaves, white slave traders, and the U.S. capitol in the background. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Slave Code for Spanish Colonies in Louisiana and Caribbean, 1744. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:S., Vault:23. A rare booklet from 1774 that establishes guidelines that will protect both slave and master through transactions regarding the transferring or expropriating of slaves in the Spanish colonies of Louisiana and the Caribbean. Possibly a record of a discussion between Felipe Fondeviela, governor of Havana, Cuba, and his chief counselor regarding the above fore mentioned In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4920.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Slave trader insurance document, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Transportation    
  • Slavery collection, 1804-1860. 38 items. Location: U:219. Collection of documents related to slavery in Louisiana including records of slave sales, documents related to runaway slaves, items related to the arrests of slaves, and records pertaining to free African Americans. Items reflect the following parishes: Orleans, St. James, St. Bernard, St. Landry, Rapides, Washington, West Baton Rouge, Jefferson, St. Martin, and Plaquemines. Also available on Microfiche 2729, Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900. Mss. 1618.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Slocomb, Samuel. Letter, 1837 Dec. 31. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel Slocomb, a glass merchant, writes from New Orleans, La., to his wife, Eliza Slocomb, in Boston, Mass. He describes his business, his wish to leave New Orleans, and a prison for slaves. Mss. 4040.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Smith, Jean H. Collection, 1821, 1826, 1965. 6 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Papers include an inventory and appraisal of the estate of Mary Harwell; a list of African Americans hired out; and renting of land belonging to the orphans of Thomas Harwell. Also included are a plan of an escape tunnel in a Confederate Prison at Salisbury, North Carolina, and a report of its discovery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Smith, John P. Document, 1848 December 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Slave bill of sale from Smith to Arthemise Islain, free woman of color of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Smith, Joseph Davis, 1817-1876. Papers, 1865-1901. 13 items. Location: Misc.:S. Medical doctor , planter of Solitude Plantation, St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters between family members describe life during Reconstruction in Louisiana, including problems with freedmen, taxation, and the imprisonment of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Included are two letters from Davis to his daughter Varina. Later papers concern legal disposition of the family graveyard area on Solitude Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Smith, Moses. Letter, 1847 Feb. 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Moses Smith of Holden, Mass., writes to his cousin Melinda Powers in Pittsford, Vt., regarding financial matters and antislavery sentiment over the annexation of Texas and the Mexican War, suggesting the free states ought to separate themselves from the slave states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Smith, Thomas Jefferson. Deposition, 1829 Apr. 10. 1 deposition. Location: Misc. This is a true copy of a deposition by Thomas Jefferson Smith of Jasper County, Ga., attesting that he had entered New Orleans with a number of slaves for sale. The names and ages of thirty are given. Mss. 4132.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Spear, P. H. Letter, 1858 Nov. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. P.H. Spear, a cotton farmer in Pine Grove, Livingston Parish, La., writes Warren, Gilman & Co. of New Orleans to place an order for bagging, rope, shoes, and cotton cloth to make clothing for his slaves. He arranges payment in cotton bales. Mss. 4098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • St. Andre, Jacques. Inventory and appraisal, 1823. 1 item. Location: OS.:S. Resident of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Inventory and appraisal of the goods, furniture, stock, and slaves of the late Jacques St. Andre made at the request of his brother Andre St. Andre, by a notary public, Jean Pierre Dubois. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Stanton family. Papers, 1834, 1844. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:S. Residents of Natchez, Mississippi. An act of sale for slaves purchased by William Stanton from Isaac and James R. Franklin of Tennessee; and an agreement between two law firms regarding the distribution of fees for services in the case of the American Colonization Society vs. Isaac Wade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 402.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Stauffer, Walter R. (Walter Robinson). Papers, 1883-1897, 1914. 7 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:S. Receipts issued for registration of four births and notarized affidavits of freedmen providing an account of plantation and personal property plantation at Fashion Plantation in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, under the occupation of Union troops in 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stewart, Robert H. Family Account Books, 1822-1904. 4.1 linear ft. (18 items, 57 vols.), 7 mf reels. Location: UU:118, H:18-19, J:23, Mss.Mf:S. Mortician and furniture dealer of Natchez; and owner of Edler Grove Plantation at Bunch's Bend, Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes daybooks related to the mortuary business, ledgers and inventories related to the furniture business, and a plantation diary and record books. Of note is a ledger containing a list of African-American funeral directors and benevolent societies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 404, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Stewart, Sarah A. Account books, 1866-1874. 2 vols. Location: J:12. Stewart leased Magnolia Plantation, owned by the Fort family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and owned Holly Grove Plantation near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Record book for Magnolia Plantation containing copies of contracts and accounts with freedmen (1866-1870) and a record book for Holly Grove Plantation listing plantation expenses (1873-1874). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Women    
  • Stille and Yarbrough, Ltd. Account Books, 1900-1937. 707 items, 76 vols. Location: A:67, P:6-10. Cotton factors and merchants of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of business letters, bills for merchandise, inventories of stock, and account books. Journals provide a daily record of purchases and customers. Ledgers contain detailed statements of accounts with various customers. Account books also contain inventory records and double-entry accounting. Other papers relate to oil leases (1916) and to World War I (1917-1918), including a reference contributions made by African Americans to the Red Cross (June 5, 1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     20th Century Wars    
  • Stinson, R. M. Letter, 1848 Septmember 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Northern free person of color and laborer temporarily living in Columbus, Mississippi. Letter from Stinson points out differences in character and lifestyle between New Englanders, Westerners, and Southerners. He finds the practice of slavery more benign than anticipated, but still feels unable to remain in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stirling, Lewis. Family Papers, 1797-1938 (bulk 1830-1860). 2,651 items, 38 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: B:76-81, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5 and 16. The Stirlings were sugar cotton planters of Wakefield Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Business and personal papers of the Stirling family reflect antebellum plantation economy, education, health, and travel. Military orders and receipts for supplies relate to Lewis' service in the Louisiana militia and at the Battle of New Orleans. After 1860 the papers diminish in number and consist primarily of family letters discussing labor problems with freedmen, migration to and life in Texas during the war, and plantation, household, and personal bills. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 21-25. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Stoke, Harold W., 1903-1982. Address, 1978. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Former President of LSU (1947-1951). Address to the Monday Club. Stoke recalls his personal role and impressions during the beginning of desegregation at LSU in 1950; and encounters with the LSU Board of Supervisors and with African American lawyers and students, among them Thurgood Marshall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Stone Wall Plantation. Cashbook, 1872. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:21. West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, sugar plantation. Entries are mainly for wages paid to laborers, giving name and type of work performed. Other entries are for freight and plantation supplies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 483.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Story, Benjamin. Document, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of New Orleans. Slave bill of sale by Story to James W. Byrne. For further information, see onnline catalog. Mss. 407.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Stovall, James L. Papers, 1989-1992. 6.6 linear ft., 2 sound cassettes. Location: 10:67-70. Methodist minister of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal files related to the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and documents related to David Duke. Includes correspondence, information sheets, advertisements, press releases, reports, speeches by Duke, and clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     Politics    
  • Street, William. Deed of gift, 1843 July 11. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Deed of gift transferring a male slave, Alexander, owned by William Street of Person County, North Carolina, to William Taylor and his wife Isabella. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874, Letters, 1856, 1861. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. U.S. senator from Massachusetts. Letters discuss advance of anti-slavery sentiments in the United States; the necessity of dealing with slavery as a political issue; and the attitudes of Great Britain and France toward political events in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2667.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Surget, Francis, d. 1856. Estate Papers, 1850-1867. 126 items, 5 ms. Vols. Location: C:54, H:19. Land speculator, planter, and one of the largest slaveholders of the antebellum South with more than 10,000 slaves. Surget had extensive holdings in Louisiana and Arkansas. Collection includes papers related to management of Surget's estates in Natchez; an examination and appraisal of lands in Arkansas; and papers related to an estate in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 12, 749.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Swayne, Wager. Letter, 1872 April 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Attorney of Toledo, Ohio. Letter to the President of the United States recommends for employment T. W. Conway, a former U.S. army chaplain involved in African American education in Reconstruction Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Tabor, Hudson. Family Papers, 1812-1916 (bulk 1834-1868). 32 items; 2 ms. vols.; and 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:81, Misc.:T, Mss. Mf.:T. Cotton broker and merchant of St. Francisville and Thibodaux, Louisiana. Collection includes business correspondence between planters and merchants of New Orleans, family letters, and Civil War letters. Letters discuss slavery; destruction of property by Union troops; abolition; and economic and education issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War    
  • Taliaferro, James. Family papers, 1787-1934 (bulk 1867-1872). 881 items, 11 printed vols. Location: C:15-17, 99:, OS:T. Judge and delegate to the Louisiana Secession Convention, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, newspaper publisher, and Catahoula Parish planter. Papers of Taliaferro and his father, Zachariah. Papers reflect Taliaferro's interest and activity in Louisiana politics; the economic, social, and political conditions in the state during Reconstruction; and his father's legal and business interests. Notable figures mentioned include Joseph Walker, W. P. Kellogg, J. Madison Wells, General W. S. Hancoch, and J. R. G. Pitkin. Earliest papers consist of court documents from Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1001, 1047, 1565.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Taussig, Charles William, 1896-. Collection, 1667-1922. 130 items, 15 printed vols., 2 ms. vols. Location: UU:107-108, OS:T. Chairman of the Board of Sucrest Corp., New York, New York. Materials pertain to sugar cane; trade and commerce in sugar, molasses, and rum; the slave trade and slave labor; and the promotion, encouragement, and protection of agriculture and trade in British, French, and Spanish colonies and Louisiana. Mss. 2220, 2284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Tauzin, Marcelin, d. 1877. Family Papers, 1834-1944. 982 items, 10 vols. Location: A:61-62, J:12, OS:T. Planter of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Collection contains correspondence and business papers of the Tauzin family, including plantation records, correspondence concerning family members and their education, cashbooks, and notebooks. Some letters in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 912.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     French-language    
  • Taylor, Cecil G., 1909- interviewee, Oral history interview. 12 sound cassettes (14 hours), Transcript (590 p.). LSU French professor, assistant to the president, dean of arts and sciences, and chancellor. In a series of 8 interviews, Taylor describes his career as a French professor and administrator at LSU. He describes his family background, his education at the University of North Carolina, and his French language studies and Cajun French. He also describes Baton Rouge beginning in the 1930s, Huey Long and Louisiana politics, and the desegregation of education in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Politics     Cajuns    
  • Taylor, Morgan A. Document, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Howard County, Missouri. Slave bill of sale (notarized copy) for a slave sold by Taylor to Lucinda Hunt of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Morgan A. Slave Bill of Sale, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc:T. Bill of sale records the sale of a slave by Morgan A. Taylor of Howard County, Mo., to Lucinda Hunt of East Feliciana Parish, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Thomas Thomson. Papers, 1861-1866, undated. 497 items, 13 vols. Location: U:15, Mss. Mf.:T. Colonel of the 12th and 47th Ohio Volunteer Regiments during the Civil War. Diaries kept during the war and letters to Taylor's wife, Margaret A. "Netta" relate to camp life, military campaigns troop movements, African American troops. Letters from his wife relate to family matters, farming, health, concern about for his well-being, and the progress of the war. Additional items include a newspaper clipping regarding enlistments of African American soldiers, and a letter describing a Jewish circumcision ceremony. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1647, 1653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women     Jews    
  • Taylor, William H, Papers, 1895-1902. 10 items. Location: Misc.:T. Freedman of Clarksville and St. Louis, Mo. Papers consist of newspaper clippings and letters. Clippings report on William's criminal proceedings regarding a murder charge. In letters (1899-1902) written to his former owners, William tells of his financial difficulties, and he expresses concern for their welfare. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 556.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Letters, 1848. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letters to J. Watson Webb, New York newspaper journalist and publisher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Terrell, Miles. Family Papers, 1859-1929. 317 items. Location: B:25. Miles Terrell, farmer, and his wife, Sarah Terrell, free blacks of Hineston, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include bills, registration certificates for voting, receipts for payments on notes, subpoenas in civil cases for failure to pay debts, and tax receipts of Miles Terrell (1859-1879). After 1880 similar papers are addressed to Sarah Terrell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 843.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Terry, William. Family Papers, 1766-1896 (bulk 1860-1869). 67 items. Location: A:63. Residents of Pine Woods, Jefferson County, Mississippi, and was related to the Jefferies, Baillio, and Ellett families. Papers include correspondence; a military discharge (1766); a Spanish land grant (1795); and photographs of family homes and plantations. Civil War correspondence contains two letters apparently written by Solomon, a family slave (1862). Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Tessier, Charles, born 1775. Charles Tessier Estate Inventory, 1825 May 21. 1 estate record. Location: OS:T. Born in New Orleans, La., Charles Tessier served as a clerk under four Spanish governors prior to the cession of Louisiana to the United States. He was subsequently appointed notary public of New Orleans. In 1812, he received the appointment of a captain of the infantry by United States President James Madison. He later served as judge of East Baton Rouge Parish from 1815 to 1845. The estate inventory consists of an inventory and appraisment written by Charles Tessier on the household items and slaves owned by James Stuart. Mss. 5134.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Texas slave property, legal document, 1859. 1 item (14 pages). Location: Misc.:T. Copies of civil court records presented in the District Court of Galveston, Texas. Records pertain to the disputed ownership of several slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Thibodaux, G. C. Account, 1863 July 10-26. 1 item (8 pages). Location: Misc:T. Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Account of Thibodaux's experiences as a prisoner on a march from Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Thibodaux, Louisiana, including mention of a well-armed African American regiment near Vicksburg. In French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language    
  • Thomas Butler Family Photographs and Plantation Journal, 1844-1907, 1952, 1961, undated (bulk:1844-1907). 0.3 linear feet. Location: S:16. The Thomas Butler family were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and resided at The Cottage. Collection consists of a plantation journal for Grand Caillou and Le Carpe Plantations, Terrebonne Parish, ca. 1844-1866, and photographs of family members and home interiors. The journal, kept during Thomas Butler and later Richard E. Butler's ownership of the plantations, contains financial accounts and a list of overseers' names (1842-1859), as well as slave registers that record births, deaths, and parents of children. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4347.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Thomason, Matthew D. Diary, 1861-1863. 1 vol. (contains 1 loose item). Location: Misc:T. Itinerant Methodist minister assigned to the southeastern district of Louisiana, and later a farmer near Mobile, Alabama. Diary kept by Thomason records his work among whites and blacks in Louisiana during the Civil War and his return to his native Alabama to farm. The loose item is a letter (1828) to Thomason from his wife Sarah. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 781.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • Threadgill, C. Statement of account, 1860 February 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Statement of account for medical services rendered by Dr. C. Threadgill to family members and slaves of the Burwell B. Bennett estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Tibbets, Hiram B. Family Papers, 1830-1857. 25 items. Location: A:4. Planter and physician of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. A native of Massachusetts, Tibbetts and his wife corresponded with his brother John C. Tibbetts in Boston and New Hampshire. Letters primarily to John C. Tibbetts deal with planter-slave relations, and plantation and family news. Topics include Christmas festivities; a wedding held in the slave quarters; and the prevalence of cholera. A partial letter (ca. 1850) provides analysis of the political situation in Louisiana and Mississippi following the Compromise of 1850. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 831, 856, 868, 1300, 1352.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Tillman, Henry. Papers, 1864-1866. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. Free mulatto soldier, 39th Regiment, Maryland Volunteers (Colored). Official documents from the State of Maryland pertaining to the Tillman's military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2852.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Tong, Sarah. Document, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Sale of slaves (copy) of Mrs. Sarah Tong to Francis A. Tete of Assumption Parish. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Town, Clarissa E. Leavitt, b. ca. 1806. Diary, 1853, 1954, undated. 4 items, 1 ms. vol. [typescript copy]. Location: A:4, Map case:D-5, S-24. Native of Buffalo, New York, living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, the Reverend A. H. Lamon, in Devall, West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Entries pertain to trips to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the religious and social life of the slaves, and holiday celebrations. Collection includes a photocopy of a section of the Persac map (1858). Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900), Greenwood Publishing Co., Microform Division, Westport, Conn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women    
  • Trepagnier Family Papers, 1836, 1839. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Sales of slaves of Jacques, Theodule, and Mrs. Pierre Trepagnier of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • Trotter, Daniel. Family Papers, 1883-1949 (bulk 1889-1940). 349 items, 78 vols. Location: A:33, P:17. African American farmer of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and member of the St. Mary's Baptist Church Benevolent Society. Papers include copies of diaries, deeds, receipts, and record books related to farming activities; and meeting minutes, memoranda, by-laws, and other documents related to the St. Mary's Baptist Church Benevolent Society. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 990, 999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Trussell, Jacob, 1779-1871. Papers, 1835-1839. 7 items. Location: Misc. Jacob Trussell was a sawmill owner, prominent Mason, and leading citizen of Canaan, N.H. This collection of papers accumulated by Jacob Trussell documents his role as chairman of a superintending committee chosen by the town of Canaan, N.H., to remove the Noyes Academy in August-September 1835. Mss. 3922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Turnbull, Daniel. Bill, 1860. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Bill from jailer for commitment fees and keep of a runaway slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Turnbull, Dudley. Family Papers, 1834-1964. 299 items, 12 ms. Vols. Location: W:40, OS:T. African American plasterer of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal and religious correspondence; business records; school workbooks; and photographs of Turnbull family members, religious events, and McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Religion    
  • Turnbull-Allain Family Papers, 1784-1941 (bulk 1820-1890). 15 linear ft. Location: C:98-112, OS:T, 99:T. The Turnbull and Allain families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge, and Iberville parishes, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, legal and financial documents, and plantation records. Included are a large number of Braille writings of Helene Allain, some written while she studied and taught at the Louisiana Institute for the Blind in Baton Rouge. Plantation papers include lists of slaves and laborers. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 19-34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4261.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Performing arts     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Turnbull-Bowman-Lyons Family Papers, 1797-1955 (bulk 1820-1910). 3.5 linear ft. Location: C:113-115, OS:T. Sugar and cotton planters with properties in West Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence, plantation management papers, financial papers, legal documents, personal papers, and printed and graphic materials documenting the lives of members of the Turnbull, Pirrie, Lyons, Bowman, Barrow, Stirling, and Fort families. Correspondence discusses plantation, slave, financial, and social matters, and includes antebellum letters. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 34-38. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Turpin, White. Letter, 1813 Dec. 31 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Last sheriff of the Mississippi Territory and the first sheriff of Adams County, Miss. Letter informs Capt. Daniel T. Patterson, a U. S. naval officer commanding the New Orleans Squadron, of the legal action and the Court decision regarding a runaway slave by the name of Moses. He also tells him of the court order sale of the slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5070.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Twenty-Fifth Colored Infantry Regiment letterbook, 1869. 1 volume. Location: Misc: T. Sixteen letters of Captain Frank M. Cone to Captain George Baldey, an adjutant with Army Headquarters in New Orleans, detail acts of violence and lawlessness by the Ku Klux Klan of St. Landry Parrish especially towards members of the 25th, and the local government's inability to contain the violence and punish the perpetrators. Letters also concern the administration and living conditions of the regiment. Includes local newspaper articles on the regiment and violence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4912For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Twitchell, Franklin S. Letter, 1864 April 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Union soldier serving in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letter from Twitchell to his sister describing camp conditions and the advance of Union forces in Louisiana. He writes of the plunder by Confederate and Union soldiers, murders of Union officers, and freedmen cheering Union soldiers. Twitchell refers to a lack of religion among the men and the absence of a chaplain in the regiment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Tyson, Robert A. Diary, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: M:18, Mss.MF:T. Union soldier in the 46th Indiana Regiment stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Tyson re-enlisted as an officer in the Corps d'Afrique and participated in the Red River Campaign of 1864. In a diary purchased in New Orleans in December 1863, Tyson relates his experiences with African American troops and contrabands during the Red River Campaign. He also writes about being commander of Company F, U.S. Colored Troops, at Morganza, Louisiana. Mss. 1693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • U.S. Army 77th Colored Infantry Regiment records, 1864-1865. 9 items. Location: OS:U. The 77th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops was organized Apr. 4, 1864, from the 5th Corps d'Afrique Infantry. Primarily muster rolls for Company H, providing name, rank, where joined and mustered (most enrolled in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Franklin, La.) , record of payment, and comments on status such as present, deserted, or dead and cause of death. The record of enlistment , pay received, and clothing issued for Privates James Jones and Anthony Whitaker of the 13th Infantry Corps d'Afrique are also present. A physical description of each soldier is included, as well as the location of his nativity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4065.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Uncle Sam Plantation Papers, 1815-1914 (bulk 1848-1911). 22 linear ft, 6 reels. Location: UU:217-234, P:11-16, Mss.Mf:U. Plantation built by Samuel Fagot of St. James Parish, Louisiana, in the 1840s; it produced sugar cane and was known as Constancia Plantation prior to 1864. The plantation store operated ca. 1875-1914. Collection includes business records, correspondence, slave and free labor records, and plantation store records and scrip. Later papers include payroll accounts and labor statistics for Cypress Knee Plantation. Some correspondence in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 408, 602, 1252.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Union sailor Civil War letter, 1863, Nov. 9. 1 item. Location: Misc: U. Autograph letter signed "S" and addressed to "Bro[ther] from a sailor aboard the USS Richmond, Western Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron, stationed at New Orleans, La. The Union sailor describes secessionist sentiment in New Orleans and comments that the city's warehouses are empty or occupied by "contrabands," escaped slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Union Soldier Parker Letter and Train Ticket, 1862 Dec. 18-22. Location: Misc.:U. Letter by Parker to his brother details occupation of Baton Rouge, La., by federal forces in December 1862. Parker mentions the ironclad Essex and the presence of the 25th Connecticut Infantry Regiment and Nims Battery (2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery). He describes the influx of slaves into the city and notes that wealthy citizens have already evacuated. In reference to Port Hudson, Parker boasts, "if we go up the river we will give them hell." Letter is written on printed notice to planters from the Baton Rouge Foundry. Printed train ticket for one trip from Petersburg to Wellsville, Va. Mss.4902For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • United States. Army of the Tennessee. Papers, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:74. Papers include a letter concerning shipment of confiscated cattle and the overcrowded conditions in Natchez, Miss., due to the large number of runaway slaves. Ransom tells of attempts to return some slaves to their masters and keeping others in corrals within the city. He comments that the citizenry fears the outbreak of an epidemic because of the overcrowding. Military orders concern troop movements in the Yazoo Expedition during the Vicksburg campaign. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 546, 551.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • United States. Army. Black enlistment registrations, 1863 Oct.-Dec. 3 items. Location: E:74. Three official enlistment agreements completed at Fort Smith, Arkansas, for Joel Stout of Marshall County, Miss., Amos Phillips of Yazoo, Miss., and Harrison Herreld of Liberty, Amite County, Miss. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3682.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • United States. Army. 6th Infantry Regiment muster roll, 1863 June 30-August 30. 1 item. Location: OS:U. On April 1863 Regiment in the Union Corps d'Afrique. Muster roll for the 6th Infantry Regiment, Corps d'Afrique, under the command of Colonel Alban B. Botsford, lists officers, servants, and payroll; also documenting where, when, and by whom officers were mustered into service. Noted at top of document, "1st Regt U.S. Vols or 6th Regt Corps d'Afrique". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4695.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. Army. Artillery. 10th Artillery (Colored). Fuel requisition form, 1866 Jan 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:U. Fuel requisition form for the 10th Artillery, a black regiment, signed by Captain Henry K. Bicker. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. Dept. of Justice. General records, 1877-1906 (bulk 1877-1890). 300 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.: U. Correspondence, memos, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning violent acts committed against African American candidates for office and African American voters in several Louisiana parishes. Most of the records originate from the U.S. Marshal's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans, La., with some correspondence of U.S. Dept. of Justice officials in Washington, D.C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1766.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • United States. Office of the Paymaster General. Papers, 1862-1865, 1869. 37 items. Location: E:74, OS:U. Pay vouchers, certificates, muster rolls, and related items of black troops. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. War Dept. General orders, no. 113, 1864. 1 item. Location: E:74. From the Adjutant General's Office, containing the proceedings of the Military Commission, Goodrich Landing, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, in the cases of two African Americans found guilty of armed robbery of a citizen of East Carroll Parish, William R. Hays. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. War Dept. Special orders, 1866 Sept. 29. 1 item. Location: E:74. Order signed by Adjutant General E. D. Townsend. Printed and written document outlining measures by the federal government to compensate loyal slave-holders whose slaves enlisted or were drafted into the U.S. Army and thereby became free. Filed under United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • United States. War Dept. Special orders, 1866. 1 item. Location: E:74. Order signed by Adjutant General E. D. Townsend. Printed and written document outlining measures by the federal government to compensate loyal slave-holders whose slaves enlisted or were drafted into the U.S. Army and thereby became free. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see onliine catalog. Mss. 2361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Vautrot, Francois Louis, Letter, 1867 October 20. 2 items. Location: Misc.:V, OS:V. Confederate refugee, apparently from Opelousas, Louisiana. Letter written from Pernambuco Province, Brazil, describes conditions, attitudes, and difficulties in adjustment. Vautrot refers to the introduction of African American voting in Louisiana. Included is an issue of LE COURIER DES OPELOUSAS. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 3153.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. Mss. 1281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Politics    
  • Vincent, Thomas McCurdy, 1882-1909. Family Papers, 1824-1916. 467 items. Location: W:38-39, OS:V, VAULT MRDF 6, Vault:1. U. S. Army officer in the Seminole and Civil wars. Letters of Thomas Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Papers also include Vincent's diary while at West Point are present. Other letters discuss yellow fever in Galveston area (1867); Whig sentiments of Catholic girls school in Kentucky (Nov. 21, 1840), the Catholic education of girls (1840-1855), conversion to Catholicism (1857) and the influence of the Catholic Mission Movement on the Vancouver Indian of Oregon (1876). Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including one from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to the Joseph B. Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Politics     Religion     Women    
  • Voorhies, Louis Joseph. Blueprints, 1906-1953. ca 119 items. Location: MCAGE case 1, Drawers 1-8. MCAGE-Flat, OS:V. Civil engineer for the city of Baton Rouge. Blueprints, drawings, and maps of civil engineering projects in Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Port Allen, Slidell, and other places. The blueprints include architectural drawings and engineering plans of Hill Memorial Library, LSU. Items of special interest include plans (1941, 1947) for the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and maps showing the location of black, white, and mixed households in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2960.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations     Transportation     Politics     French-language    
  • Walker, W. W. Letter, 1858 Nov. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. W.W. Walker of Mound Bayou, La., writes to Septimus Douglass Cabaniss, prominent Huntsville attorney and executor of the estate of Samuel Townsend, regarding the impending sale of 130 slaves. Mss. 3683.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ward, John Langdon, 1841-1915. Lantern Slides Collection, ca. 1800. 107 glass lantern slides. Location: 65:70. John Langdon Ward served with the 19th Corps through the siege of Port Hudson and was commissioned Major of the 3rd Infantry Corps d'Afrique (the third regiment of African-American troops in the United States, changed to 75th United States Colored Infantry July 24, 1863). Collection consists of 107 glass lantern slides (3.25" x 4.00") documenting the aftermath of the Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 23-July 9, 1863. John Langdon Ward may have created these slides around 1880. Digital scans of the slides are found on the LOUISiana Digital Library. Mss. 4875.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Warner, George E. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: MISC:W. Warner served with the 10th U.S. Colored Artillery as first lieutenant. Letter describes service at Fort St. John near New Orleans, La., while Warner was waiting for the company to fill with enlistees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Wartelle, Pierre Gabriel,1787-1869. Family Papers, 1811-1976. 2 linear ft., 10 v. Location: UU:322-323, OS:W, O:62-63. French ex-patriate, New Orleans businessman, and sugar and cotton planter of St. Landry Parish, La. Collection consists of legal documents, account books, correspondence, printed material and personal papers that pertain to the business interests, plantation operations, and history of the Wartelle Family and Moundville Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Watson, J. (Joseph). Correspondence, 1826-1846 (bulk 1826-1828). 13 items. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Correspondence (1826-1828) refers to the recovery of five free African American children kidnapped in Philadelphia and sold as slaves in Louisiana and Mississippi. Other items include a letter of Clara Baxter of New Orleans proclaiming her dislike of the city. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics     Women    
  • Webb, William, Sr. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mortgage of slaves of William Webb, Sr. to William Porter, to whom Webb was indebted, and certification of the mortgage by the bureau of mortgages in New Orleans. The mortgage indicates that the slaves mortgaged were Effy, aged 30, Lucinda, aged 26, and Lucinda's two children, Mississippi and Janus, aged ten and six respectively. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 443.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Webster, W. A. Letter, 1874 August 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. :W. Resident of Bayou La Chute, Louisiana. Letter reports poor business conditions in Louisiana and comments on the possibility of racial conflict because of the determination of the whites to rule the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 24,660 items. Location: S:54-93; O:25-31;99:W; OS:W; MF:W. The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20 and microfilm 6061: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, reels 1-12 For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Weil, Benjamin. Declaration, 1852 Dec. 29. 1 declaration. Location: Misc. This declaration attests that Benjamin Weil, an auctioneer in St. Helena Parish, La., conducted the sale of the estate of William Day Jr., specifically a slave named Sarah and her three children, to Albert Haley of St. Helena Parish for $515.50. It was recorded by Shepherd B. Draughon, recorder for the parish. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wenner, H. C. Letter, 1846 September 9. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Letter written by Wenner responding to a request to state his views on slavery. He found slavery, particularly American slavery, an abhorrence, and felt it should be abolished in the District of Columbia. The letter continues with whether Congress possessed the constitutional power to do this should the union of free and slave states continue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • West Indies letter, circa 1830. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Letter concerning slave courts and legal jurisdiction in the West Indian colonies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • West Indies Collection, 1728-1883. 38 items. Location: C:71-72. Selected public documents reflecting land tenure in the Parish of Vere, Jamaica, principally for George Radcliff, sugar planter, and for his estate. Also a document pertaining to the surrender of the charter of the Levant Company (British merchants). Other land documents include a conveyance for the sale of a plantation, African Americans, and livestock on the Island of Antigua; and a mortgage and lease for a coffee plantation in the colony of Babire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 622, 658, 3339, 3416, 3630,For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Whetson, Jacob. Receipt, 1817. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Receipt given to Whetson by William G. Kunts for the purchase of a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • White, Maunsel. Papers, 1852, 1897-1898. 4 items. Location: Misc.:W. Cotton factor, planter. Letters and documents establishing the title and sale of Ashley Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., by John Julian Pringle to Albert A. Batchelor in 1898. Ashley Plantation was formerly owned by Maunsel White, who sold the plantation to Pringle in 1852. The papers include a bill of sale transferring the title of the plantation and the ownership of 52 slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • White, Maunsell, ca. 1780-. Letterbook, 1845-1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mf.:W., Misc.:W. Sugar planter of Deer Range Plantation, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Letterbook containing family and business letters dealing with sugar planting, processing, and slavery; politics; support for a university in Louisiana; and the planning and construction of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. Original letterbook is located at the University of North Carolina Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations     Sugar     Politics    
  • Whitley, J. H. Letter, 1865 January 18. 1 item. Location: Misc. Confederate lieutenant and a prisoner of war at Officers Prison, Fort Delaware, during the Civil War. William L. Graham was a colonel in the 16th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. Letter from Whitley, while a prisoner of war, to Colonel William L. Graham, telling of conditions at the prison, mentioning the arrival of prisoners from General Hood's army, and requesting information concerning friends in prison with Graham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Whitney, William H. Letters, 1863-1864. 34 items. Location: B:16. Officer in the 38th Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. Letters describe civilian life in Baton Rouge under Union occupation, the daily life of a soldier, guerrilla warfare by Confederate troops, and the impressment of blacks into the Union army. Whitney also writes about the Port Hudson battlefield after the siege, his unit's march to Shreveport from Alexandria, and the Union retreat after the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1043, 1046.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Wilkins, W. W. (William Webb), d. 1859. Letters, 1848-1852. 6 items. Location: Misc:W. Plantation owner and saw mill operator of East Carroll Parish and St. James Parish. Collections contains six letters from Wilkins to his brother, Edmund, in North Carolina, concerning crops, plantation life, slaves, and his neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Wilkinson, Micajah. Papers, 1853-1935 (bulk 1855-1880). .3 linear ft. (116 items, 33 printed vols.). Location: E:39. Farmer of Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Personal correspondence of Wilkinson and his wife. Letters from Nancy Willard and her granddaughter provide information about religion, the temperance movement, agriculture, race relations, and community events in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Civil War correspondence describes camp life in Mississippi, Confederate conscription, the battle at Shiloh, hardships on women, and the siege of Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • Williams, Daniel. Slave sale act, 1845 Dec. 18. 1 act of sale. Location: Misc. This act of sale attests that Daniel Williams purchased a griffe slave girl named Pokahontas from Hiram Williams of St. Helena Parish, La., for $475. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966 . 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Performing arts     Religion    
  • Williams, Thomas. Document, 1835 Sept. 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Resident of New Orleans. Louisiana. Mortgage of a young female slave by Thomas Williams to John Kellar, both of New Orleans, La. Mortgage is attached to a certification signed by the recorder of mortgages for the city of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 451.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Wilton Plantation letter, 1863 April 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Cotton plantation apparently located in Louisiana and apparently owned by W. C. Wagley of Lake Providence. Letter from the plantation manager to Wagley reports on progress of picking and ginning operations under federal government contract and contraband labor. Information is provided about disposition of abandoned plantations and relations with freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2983.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Winans, Alexander. Letter, 1867 Feb. 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Alexander Winans in Monticello, La., writes Dan and Annie Miller in Croton, Iowa, describing his situation working for a cotton planter in Carroll Parish, traveling in Arkansas and Mississippi to hire black workers for the plantation, the beautiful landscape of the area, and greetings for mutual acquaintances. A transcription is included. Mss. 3787.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wise, James Calvert, 1823-1904. Papers, 1860-1904. 1,331 items; 2 vols. Location: UU:154-156, K:37, O:41-42, OS:W. Native of Maryland who settled in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War he organized the Red River Rebels, which became part of the First Louisiana Regiment. Wise owned Grand Bend plantation on the Red River. Collection contains Wise's personal, political, business, and military papers. Printed items include Confederate tax forms, currency, a notice to planters and freedmen from the U.S. Army, and papers related to the Republican party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3239.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Withers, Picket. Letter, 1852 January 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Slaveholder, residence unknown, discusses the genetic background and intelligence of an albino slave in his possession.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wooster, Harriett Lovel. Slave sale act, 1840 Jan. 9. 1 act of sale. Location: Misc. This document is a copy of an act of sale attesting that Harriett Lovel Wooster, widow of Roswell Wooster, of New Orleans sold 23 slaves to Abraham Hart Jr. of New Orleans for the sum of $16,000. Mss. 3610.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Work Projects Administration. Ex-Slave Narrative Project, 1937-1941, undated 39 items [photocopies]. Location: W:11. Narratives based on interviews with ex-slaves in the Alexandria and New Orleans areas pertain to slave life; post-emancipation black life; and black folklore, religion, and music. Originals in Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Wynkoop, Richard Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. A native of New Jersey, Wynkoop was a lawyer living in New York City during the Civil War. Letter outlines Wynkoop's stance on the issues of abolition and rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4078.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Yawyer, Peter H. Letter, 1863 January 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Y. Union soldier of the 75th New York Infantry stationed at Camp Stevens near Thibodaux, Louisiana. Letter from Yawyer to his brother in New York commenting on Confederate guerilla activities, civilian morale, the general attitude of freed slaves and the effectiveness of black troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2735.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Young, Robert Thomas, 1812-1890. Family Papers, 1793-1927 (bulk 1830-1890). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:35, OS:Y. Cotton planter of the Plains in upper East Baton Rouge Parish. Correspondence, legal documents, financial papers, slave lists and bill of sale, personal papers, and printed items document the lives of the Young family. Included are letters written during the Civil War by Robert's sister-in-law, Julia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Zeringue, J. Louis. Receipt, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Z. Receipt of J. Louis Zeringue to his father for the payment of two slaves. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 456.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Zielinski, David M. Collection, 1970-1972. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 12. David M. Zielinski requested the F.B.I. documents included in this collection under the Freedom of Information Act in 1988 to be used in research for a publication. These F.B.I. documents relate the F.B.I.'s investigation into the shooting that occurred on May 15, 1970 at Jackson State College in Jackson, Mississippi. The papers consist of copies of memorandums, correspondence, news clippings, and reports made and collected by the F.B.I. during the investigation. Mss. 4223. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Politics