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Manuscript Resources on The Sugar Industry

This guide describes manuscript collections documenting the sugar industry in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU.  The records and personal papers of sugar planters and others whose livelihood came from growing sugar provide a wealth of documentation supporting research in agriculture, sociology, economics, history, and politics.

Researchers should also consult:

LLMVC Subject guide for plantations

Sugar at LSU: Cultivating a Sweeter Future (Online Exhibition)

Documenting Louisiana Sugar 1845-1917

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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  • A. Ledoux and Company. Record book, 1856-1857. 1 vol. (110 pages). Location: W:53. Plantation record book kept by Samuel Leigh and Lewis F. Pulliam, overseers of the sugar plantation owned by A. Ledoux and Company, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. 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. 964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Allyn, William B. Letter, 1862 Nov. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. William B. Allyn was a Federal officer serving in Louisiana during the Civil War. Written from Camp Stevens, near Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Allyn's letter describes the surrounding countryside, the Federal policy toward captured Confederate sugar, and social relations with local planters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • American sugar refinery picture postcard, 1909. 1 item. Location:Misc.:A. Colored postcard of the American Sugar Refinery of Chalmette, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3625.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • American Sugar Cane League. Letters. 1982 May 7-10. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Advocacy group for American sugar producers. Letters signed by Kenneth H. Kahao as president of the league. One is addressed to President Ronald Reagan and expresses appreciation for his decision to impose import quotas on sugar. The other informs league members of Reagan's proclamations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Andry, M. T. (Michel Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871. Family Papers, 1840-1882 (bulk 1858-1879). 0.3 linear ft. (199 items). Location: UU:66. Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans. Collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers. Letters received by Andry's daughter Rosa from his sons describe their participation in the Battle of Shiloh, campaigns in Kentucky, and skirmishes at Camp Beauregard in the Civil War. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.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     French-language    
  • Anonymous sugar house record book, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous sugar house record book (B), 1917-1919. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Record book of a sugar house contains production charts and inventories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 410.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous memorandum, 1889 Oct. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Memorandum names Henry Finley as constable and mentions warrants awaiting enforcement. Memorandum also reports on the cotton, corn and syrup produced by J. Y. Alarid and his expectation for compensation. C. F. Graham is reported to have returned to his cotton farm to resume planting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ashland Plantation record book, 1852. 1 vol. Location: M:19. W. C. Wade was an overseer of Ashland Plantation, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Ashland Plantation was owned by the sugar planter and politician, Duncan Farrar Kenner (1813-1887). Record book containing daily entries which describe activities on Ashland Plantation. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 534.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Badon, Robert, 1896-1998, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 1 sound cassette (1.25 hours), transcript ( 41 p.). Location: L:4700.00555. Robert Badon was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and educated in St. Martinville. He worked as a New Orleans public service employee, a county agent, and a school teacher. He was a veteran of World War I and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in agriculture in 1918. Badon discusses early life and education in St. Martinville, his experiences as a cadet at LSU, as a county agent, and as a teacher, coach, and principal. He tells of anthrax vaccinations, introduction of fertilizer in sugar cane farming, and the spead of information in rural areas. He also relates his four months of military duty during WWI and a visit by Theodore Roosevelt to Iberia Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.00555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     20th Century Wars    
  • Baldwin & Co. Records, 1879-1928. 7 vols. Location: G:22. Plantation store of Old Johnson Plantation in Baldwin, Louisiana. Ledgers, receipt book, payroll accounts, and records of cane produced for John Baldwin and Baldwin & Co. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Barrow, Bartholomew, 1836-1869. Family collection of sheet music, 1848-1891 (bulk 1861-1874). 4 items, 3 vols. Location: Range 65. Planter of Eldorado Plantation, a sugar plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Collection of bound and loose vocal and piano sheet music collected by Barrow and his family. Some compositions in French, German, and Italian. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     French-language     German-language    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • 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     African Americans     Women    
  • Boucry Family Papers, 1814-1884, 1910 (bulk 1830-1884). 6 items, 3 vols. Location: 77:88, Mss. Mf.:B.Sugar planters of Bonne Esperance Plantation, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include record books of Helene Boucry containing financial and genealogical information about the Boucry, Bonnecaze, Webre, and related families. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 790, 800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Boudreaux, Maximilien E. Family Papers, 1856-1927 (bulk 1866-1905). 0.4 linear ft. (78 items, 15 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: E:41. Sugar planter in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Boudreaux and his son Rene may have practiced tenant farming in the 1890s. Papers pertain largely to the cultivation and sale of sugar cane and the purchase of merchandise, and include correspondence, cashbooks, time books, a letterbook, and a memorandum book containing genealogical information. 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, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language    
  • Boyd, Overton F. (Overton Fuqua), 1891-1951. Papers, 1915-1938 (bulk 1915-1925). .5 linear ft. (23 items, 1 ms. vol., 2 printed vols.) Location: U:118. Son of LSU President Thomas D. Boyd and a sugar chemist and professor. Papers relate to Boyd's position as a sugar chemist at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad, British West Indies. Two broadsides pertain to the U.S.' military control of the Dominican Republic during Woodrow Wilson's administration. Included are a memorandum book containing formulae for sugar processing, notes, and a few cancelled postage stamps; and printed volumes. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1589, 1799.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Spanish-language    
  • Boyd, Thomas D., Jr., 1882-1964. Papers, 1901-1924. 1,000 items, 1 ms. vol., 15 printed vols. Location: 79:50-52. Resident of Tucson, Arizona, LSU alumnus, and sugar technologist in the Louisiana sugar industry. Papers principally for the period Boyd was general superintendent of the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company, Ensenada, Puerto Rico. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     LSU    
  • Boyd, Thomas D., Jr., 1882-1964. Application, 1917. 11 items. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Tucson, Arizona, LSU alumnus, and sugar technologist in the Louisiana sugar industry. Application and letters of recommendation for a commission in the Quartermaster's Department, U.S. Army, from Thomas D. Boyd, Jr. during World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876. Letter, 1875 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, Bragg discusses his situation as a sugar planter in Louisiana at the beginning of the Civil War; laments the wartime misfortunes of his 'happy and contented' slaves; and describes his military career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Browne, Charles Albert. Report, 1932. 1 item (16 pages). Location: Misc.:B. Agricultural chemist. Report by Dr. Browne (1870 -1947) on the Chanpatia factory of the Champarum Sugar Company, India, containing historical background, drawing of factory compound, photographs of personnel, and interior and exterior of buildings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bruce, Seddon, and Wilkins Plantation Records, 1741-1865 (bulk 1847-1854). 607 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: S:124-125, J:20. William Webb Wilkins, James Coles Bruce, and James Alexander Seddon, partners in the ownership of sugar and cotton plantations, a saw mill, and a cooper's shop in Saint James Parish and Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Papers include legal documents, bills and receipts, correspondence, and manuscript volumes related to plantation operations and slave matters. Included are photocopies of a Union Army-issued circular and broadsides regarding slave employment and the subsistence of federal troops. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 9-10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Brusle, Charles A. Papers, 1854-1905. 32 items (includes 3 vols.). Location: U:20, F:11. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana; and Confederate army officer; state legilator; tax collector; and sheriff. Papers include a diary, a record book, and scrapbook, primarily concerning Brusle's activities in the Civil War and in politics. Diary contains an account of his trip to the Creek Nation, Indian Territory, to muster a regiment of Creeks into the military service of the Confederacy under orders from General Benjamin McCulloch. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 558, 1605, 1627.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • 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 Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     French-language     German-language    
  • Burguieres, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 78:1-2, OS:B. Businessman active in the sugar and timber industries. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records pertaining to the Florida and Louisiana sugar and timber industries. They include financial records for the Burguières' plantations, research notes on the history and science of sugar cultivation and refining. Also included are the estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     French-language     German-language    
  • Burruss, John C. Family Papers, 1825-1882. 407 items. Location: C:56,Mss. Mf.:B Methodist minister of Virginia and planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence, and personal and business papers of the Burruss and Edward McGehee families. Papers relate to the Methodist Church and plantation operationst, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. They also reflect Confederate military life, and civilian life during the Civil War. A group of poems concern the 1845 presidential election of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Butler Family Papers, 1663-1950. 16.5 linear ft. Location: S:2-S:8, OS:B, Vault. Cotton and sugar planters in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters, personal papers, financial and legal documents, photographs, and printed items. Papers discuss the Civil War; plantation life; Thomas Butler's judicial and political career; and antebellum life in the Gulf South states. Included is correspondence from prominent Louisiana residents and others. Letters from Anna Butler who lived in the White House (1849-1850). Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 13-27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1026.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890. Correspondence, 1847-1880. .5 linear ft. Location: S:24. Daughter of Louisiana judge Thomas Butler and Ann Ellis Butler. She lived at the Cottage in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville. The Butlers were sugar and cotton planters. Letters from family and friends reflect the life of the Butler family in the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. Antebellum letters depict plantation life and religious life in the Episcopal church. Several family members served in the Confederate army and corresponded with Margaret, describing the life of army personnel. Later letters illustrate social and economic conditions after the war. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Butler, Richard, 1777-1820. Papers, 1795-1899. 1.25 linear ft. Location: S:2, OS:B, Vault. Richard Butler, army officer and sugar planter, was the son of American Revolutionary War figure Colonel William Butler and Jane Carmichael of New Orleans. Papers include correspondence, financial papers, and plantation records. A diary describes Butler's travels from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Natchez, Mississippi, to deliver army dispatches. Included are two letters from Andrew Jackson to Butler. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 2-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1000, 1069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Butler, Robert Ormond. Papers, 1848-1888. 1.5 linear ft. Location: S:25-26, OS:B. Medical doctor in New Orleans and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and sugar planter and molasses producer in Terrebonne Parish. Papers include correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, printed items, and photographs related to Butler's business and professional lives. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 3-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Cabassa, Luis G. Letter, 1917 April 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Inquiry addressed to the Dean of the University of Louisiana by a pharmacist of Caguas, Puerto Rico, as to fees and course of study in chemistry and sugar manufacture. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3616.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Caffery, Donelson and Family. Papers, 1580-1958 (bulk 1861-1909). 537 items, 39 vols. Location: C:74-75, O:23, OS:C. Planter of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana and U.S. senator. Papers consist of correspondence, genealogies, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, diaries, notebooks, postcards, scrapbooks, and financial records of the Donelson Caffery family. They concerns family matters, Louisiana politics, the Civil War, Caffery's senatorial career, the effects of the Mexican War on the sugar industry, Louisiana oil industry, plantation operations, Jewish hotel guests (v. 4,5) and the removal of Jews from Franklin (v.6). The papers of John Murphy Caffery also reflect his own navel career and the Louisiana sugar industry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Jews    
  • Carleton, Mark. Record books, 1883-1901 (bulk 1883-1885). 2 ms. vols. Location: F:11. Scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture who studied sugar cultivation and fungi. Record books include field notes and data of experiments related to sugar production conducted in Nebraska and specimens of fungi identified in Kansas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 57.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carroll, Daniel R. Family Papers, 1870-1948. 191 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: T:6, 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 Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Chaffe record books, 1887-1895. 3 ms. vols. Location: H:23. John Chaffe & Sons, a cotton and sugar trading concern in New Orleans, was succeeded by Wm. H. Chaffe & Co., Limited. Wm. H. & J. C. Chaffe's Shingle Mill was a manufacturer of cypress shingles and lumber in Eugenia Louisiana. Collection includes a cotton market report book (1887-1893), an order book (1894-1895), and daily report forms (1893), respectively, for the three Chaffe businesses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.1139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations    
  • Chilton, St. John P., 1909-. Papers, 1951-1977. 3.75 linear ft. Location: 7:8-10. Professor and Chairman of Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, LSU. Personal and professional papers pertain to sugar technology, local politics, genealogy, and other matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Politics    
  • Choppin, A. R. (Arthur Richard), Research reports, 1927. 1 ms. vol. Location: W:5. Bound volume of research reports and materials compiled by A. R. Choppin for a dissertation on 'The use of aluminum compounds in the manufacturing and refining of sugar.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Clifton, Christopher. Papers, 1871-1892. 53 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Clifton was associated with New Orleans sugar factors and commission merchants, including Howell and Ker, Pierre Lanaux, and E. M. Scott. Papers consist of business correspondence, financial statements, and receipts which document Clifton's production and sale of sugar and molasses and his financial relationships with agents in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Coates, Charles Edward. Papers, 1891-1954 . 3.75 linear ft. Location: 31:52-34. LSU professor of chemistry and Audubon Sugar School. Correspondence, course materials, reports, patents, photographs, and postcards created and accumulated by Charles E. Coates pertaining primarily to sugar science, sugarcane cultivation, and sugar research at Louisiana State University. Mss. 2283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Cole, Christian Grenes. Family Papers, 1911-1935. .25 linear ft. Location: T:95. Correspondence, legal documents and financial papers reflect the business dealings of Robert Ruffin Barrow and Christian Grenes Cole of Terrebonne Parish, La. Papers relate to the bankruptcy of Myrtle Grove Syrup Co. Inc., confiscation of land in Terrebonne Parish, La., and a mortgage default in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3648.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Comeaux, Louis, 1911-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0744. Retired sugarcane sharecropper and life-long resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, Louisiana. Recollections of Comeaux's childhood as the son of a cane farmer. He recalls his work in an Avery Island salt mine; farming as a sharecropper; the routine of sugarcane planting and harvest; cane syrup production; farm labor; and early transportation. Comeaux also recalls traditional Cajun foods including couche-couche and cracklins; the boucherie; and social conditions in Four Corners. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0744.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Cajuns    
  • Crabb, Edward L. (Edward Lewis). Papers, 1841-1886. 38 items. Location: A:77. Edward L. Crabb was a businessman of Brooklyn, N.Y., who worked in the sugar refining business. The papers primarily consist of letters received by Edward L. Crabb from his relatives discussing family news, the operation of the Cuba estates, a cholera epidemic in Cuba, the purchase of sugarcane and molasses, sugar refining, and other business issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations    
  • 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     African Americans     Women    
  • 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2246.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     African Americans    
  • 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     African Americans     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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 74, 258, 461, 756.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans     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     African Americans    
  • 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). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4242.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Doussan Family Papers, 1827-1872. 94 items. Location: U:300. Correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of members of the Doussan family (primarily Antoine Doussan, Louise Perrin Doussan, and Auguste Doussan) of East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, and France. Correspondence of Charles de Rabars of Bordeaux, France, is also included, as is a letter from General Baron Joachim Ambert. Most documents reflect the Doussans' planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish; their financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France; family activities, interests, and concerns; and the experience of French emigres in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Drouillard, Jean Baptiste. Family Papers, 1794-1901, undated. 165 items. Location: S:121 and Mss. Mf: D. Planter of Santo Domingo and of New Orleans. Letters and documents concern labor and economic conditions on Santo Domingo after the rise to power of Toussaint l'Ouverture in 1793, and the lives of exiles from the island who resettled in the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2590.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     French-language    
  • Dugas and LeBlanc. Account books, 1886-1933. 144 vols. Location: L:7-12. Merchants of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, manufacturers of Westfield sugar and molasses. Records include account books, daybooks, and ledgers for the firm; and payroll books for Armelise, Magnolia, Westfield, and Whitmel plantations and for levee work in the Fourth Mississippi River District. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 611.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Dugas, Honore. Family Papers, 1861-1910, 1955. 1,825 items, 39vols. Location: T:24-27. Sugar planter of Armelise Plantation, Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Business and personal papers of Honore Dugas and family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Duplantier, Armand Family Letters, 1777-1859. 95 items. Location: D:62. Armand Duplantier was a planter and owner of Magnolia Mound Plantation, La. Duplantier Family Letters contain items from four generations of the Duplantier family, including Armand Duplantier, his uncle Claude Trénonay, Armand’s son Armand Allard Duplantier, and granddaughter Amélie Augustine Duplantier Peniston. The letters relate to Louisiana under the French, Spanish, and Americans and the economic, political, and social conditions attendant on transitioning among the three powers; commerce with France; the succession of Trénonay; attitudes about the French Revolution; slavery and plantation matters; family news such as illness, births, deaths, and the education of Duplantier’s children; and travels in France by Amélie Duplantier. Mss. 5060.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Business     Education     French-language     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Erwin, Isaac, d. ca. 1872. Diary, 1848-1868. 1 vol. Location: W:16. Sugar and cotton planter of Shady Grove Plantation, Bayou Gross Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Diary records plantation, personal, and family activities, and mentions local aspects of the Civil War, Reconstruction, epidemic diseases, floods, levee maintenance, and sugar and cotton production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2933.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Farwell, F. Evans, 1906. Lecture and narration, 1980. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.14. President of Millican and Farwell Shipping Line. Farwell discusses the establishment of Millican and Farwell Shipping and family sugar cane plantations in Louisiana. He narrates a slide show, not contained in the collection, about changes in farming technology, especially pertaining to sugar cane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.14.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Foreign trade price lists collection, 1824-1833. 3 items. Location: Misc:F. J. W. Bastian & Son was a firm in Bremen, Germany, importing coffee, sugar, tobacco, and other staples as well as linens, dyes, and spices. Mariatequi, Knight & Co. was a firm based in Havana, exporting sugar, coffee, molasses, and provisions to New Orleans, Louisiana, and other parts of the United States, and to Europe. The foreign trade price lists report the prices of commodities being exported and imported from Bremen, Germany (1824), St. Petersburg, Russia (1824), and Havana, Cuba (1833). Also listed are exchange rates, in London, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Foster, Murphy J. and Family Papers, 1880-1955. 4.3 linear ft. Location: UU:285-288, 98:F. The collection extensively documents Foster's political career, his relationship with his wife Rose Ker Foster, and their children's formative years. Materials in the collection include correspondence, financial papers, legislative papers, and printed items. Topics addressed include family matters such as the development and education of the Foster children; Rose's management of Dixie Plantation in Murphy's absences; and Foster's political career and the issues that concerned him, such as the Anti-Lottery campaign, a national income tax, regulating railway rates, flood control, poll taxes, and protection of sugar growers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4710For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Long Family     Plantations     Transportation     Politics    
  • Freeland, Emile C. Papers, 1877-1975 (bulk 1926-1967). 6 linear ft. (458 items, 31 ms. vols., 12 printed vols.) Location: 77:69-70, 92, 79:60-61, 70, OS:F. Chemical engineer for W. R. Grace & Co. Collection includes samples of bagasse paper, pamphlets, reprints, notes, and reports related to the sugar cane bagasse industries. Correspondence includes personal and business letters from Latin America, Taiwan, and Pakistan. Includes photographs related to Louisiana State University and education in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2210, 2259, 2496, 2603.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3497For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Gay, Andrew H (Andrew Hynes),1841-1914. Family papers, 1857-1957. 222 itens, 10 vols. Location: Y:82, G:17, OS:G. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include Civil War and Reconstruction correspondence, with letters by Confederate officers, including Elias B. Inslee. Diaries kept by Anna Maria Gay McClung, a daughter, record social life in Washington, D.C., and travel (1885-1898). Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2542.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Gay, Andrew H. (Andrew Hynes), 1841-1914. Family Papers, 1857-1957. 222 items; 10 vols. (9 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: Y:82, G:17, OS:G. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 11-12. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. He married Mary Augustina Dickinson in 1865, and they had four children. Papers include Civil War and Reconstruction correspondence, with letters by Confederate officers, including Elias B. Inslee. Diaries kept by Anna Maria Gay McClung, a daughter, record social life in Washington, D.C., and travel (1885-1898). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2542.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • 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: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     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     African Americans     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: New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     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     African Americans    
  • Gianelloni, Sabin J., Sr. Family Papers, 1887-1975, undated. 5.75 linear ft., 69 v. Location: UU:316-321, J;20-21, 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3458, 4279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Gilchrist, Ray W. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (.5 hours), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.24. Resident of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, where his father operated a community syrup mill in the 1930s. Gilchrist discusses his family and early background, his father's community syrup mill near Bayou Sorrel, and the community's involvement and socializing at syrup making time. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0024.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gilmore, John Young, 1837-1900. Family Papers, 1862, 1900-1910. 121 items, 2 vols. Location: U:133, J:11. Resident of New Orleans, editor of the Sugar Planters' Journal, and major general of the Louisiana Division of the United Confederate Veterans Association. Papers include letters of condolence to Gilmore's wife at the time of his death, correspondence of Mary Gilmore Harnett from officers of the Louisiana Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a scrapbook containing obituaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Women    
  • Gordon, Forstall, and Co. Account and correspondence, 1832 April - 1832 June. 1 item. Location: OS:G. Gordon, Forstall, and Co. were merchants in New Orleans, La. with in Mexico that dealt in items such as sugar and woolens. Manuscript copies of multiple letters and financial statements from 1832 exchanged between the merchants representing Gordon, Forstall, and Co. in Mexico, and the office in New Orleans refer to stock status, account information, foreign relations, poor sales, the political climate in Mexico, and how smugglers and imposed taxes by the local government were making business increasingly difficult. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Record books, 1859-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:238. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Francis T. Nicholls. Two record books, one containing law examination questions from the University of Virginia, French language notes, and cash entries. The second is an official record book of Louisiana 26th Infantry Regiment, Col H. Some notes in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     French-language    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Diary, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Diary describes Guion's departure from New Orleans on April 24, 1862; his company's march through Louisiana; and military activities around Chickasaw Bayou and Yazoo Lake. Entries after May 18, 1862, give an account of the siege of Vicksburg. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Gutleben, Dan. Publications, 1950-1962. 5 items, 2vols. Location: U:145. Chronicler for THE SUGAR TRAMP. Publications and related items of Dan Gutleben, chronicler for "The Sugar Tramp." The collection contains "The Sugar Tramp," 1950, Hawaiian issue; and 1954, Michigan issue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hall, George Otis. Family Papers, 1856-1900, 1990, undated (bulk 1856-1880). 0.7 linear ft. Location: T:54. George Otis Hall and his wife Charlotte Emma LeDoux Hall, owners of Magnolia Mound, a sugar and indigo plantation in Baton Rouge. From 1860 on they lived in England and Europe. Papers include correspondence, photographs, social invitations, and newspaper clippings. Topics include the education of the Hall children in Louisiana and Europe, the family's resettlement in Europe, and Magnolia Mound. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4320.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Harkins, John. Manuscript, 1967. 1 item (59 pages). Location: E:45. Poplar Grove, Sugar Plantation on the West Bank of the Mississippi River across from Baton Rouge,' term paper presented for Fine Arts 120 taught by Mr. James R. Reeves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2250.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations    
  • Harris, James Courtland, d. 1968. Papers, 1909-1956. 5 ms. vols. Location: B:9. Sugar chemist and 1911 LSU graduate. Harris held managerial posts in several Latin American countries, primarily Cuba. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2396.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Harris, R. B. Photograph collection, 1890-1958. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Harris, R. B. Photograph Collection, 1890-1958. 121 items. Location: C:96. Robert B. Harris was a resident of Walnut Grove Plantation, Cheneyville, Louisiana. Collection is comprised of photographs taken of buildings, livestock, sugar cane fields, cotton fields, and several individuals, mostly unidentified. Also included in the collection are portraits of Annie Laurie Harris and N. B. Harris; four miniature paintings depicting rural Louisiana scenes; and a 20th century transcription of a letter presumably written Dec. 26, 1873. Mss. 3060.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     African Americans    
  • Harrison, L. B. Letter, 1854 Mar. 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. L.B. Harrison in New Orleans, La., remarks how his wife enjoyed the countryside around the Louisiana sugar plantations. He also recommends that spending a month in a sugar house at grinding season is a cure for lung diseases because of the beneficial effects of the vapors rising from the sugar kettles. Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Henry C. Minor Papers, 1846-1956 (bulk 1918-1956). 1,263 items, 86 vols. (85 printed vols., 1 ms. vol.). Location: T:8-11, X:87-88, F:5. Sugar planter of Southdown Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Papers relate to the estate of Henry C. Minor and contain letters, maps, photographs, reports, and items reflecting the management, reorganization, and financing of sugar plantations, including the Southdown Plantation, especially during the 1930s. Many materials relate to sugar technology and the revival of the Louisiana sugar industry in the 20th century through the introduction of fungus resistant P. O. J. sugarcane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1509, 1607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hicky, Philip, 1778-1859. Daniel and Philip Hicky Papers, 1667, 1762-1846 (bulk 1814-1815). 33 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:103, Vault., Mss.Mf:H. Planter of Hope Estate Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Hicky built the first sugar mill in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1814. Collection is comprised of official papers pertaining to the West Florida controversy and the Battle of New Orleans; correspondence; personal papers of Philip Hicky; papers of Daniel Hicky, including family and business correspondence; memorandums; and a Spanish ordinance and instructions concerning wills. Papers also contain French military orders and letters from Carlos de Grand-Pre some of which Kemper rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 720, 2007, 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • 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     African Americans     Women    
  • Hines, Moses, 1935-, interviewee. Moses Hines and Charlotte Hines Alfred oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.286. Residents of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Hines was the son of a sugarcane farmer. Hines and Alfred describe their grandparents work in sugarcane growing; the management of the 20 acre farm owned in common by the Hines family; and natural remedies for colds, flu, colic, teething, and rheumatism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.286.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • 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     Transportation     Religion     African Americans    
  • James, Francis Henderson. Papers, 1908-1958. 0.25 linear feet. Location: T:95, T:100. Graduate of LSU, World War I veteran, and chief engineer at Salsburg Sugar Factory on Helvetia Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a diary (1937-1958) kept during his employment as chief engineer in which he recorded formulas, calculations, cane crop data, and administrative notes; a 1915 LSU calendar that includes campus photographs; and family portraits and photographs of him as a cadet at LSU and during his military service; letters and clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4960.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Plantations    
  • Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1819 Jan. 17. 1 item. Misc.:J. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter extolling the farming of cotton, and in particular, the merits of the Lafourche and Attakapas areas for their fertility, healthful climate, and low land prices for farming sugar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Jules A. Dornier and Family Papers, 1917-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 50:15. Farm and sugar planting family near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and ephemeral related to the family's farm business including World War II prisoner of war labor contracts. The collection also contains letters from former POW laborers and records showing Lillian Dornier's involvement in the Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE, Inc.) program.. Mss. 3468.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Religion     20th Century Wars     German-language    
  • Keary, Patrick F. Letters, 1848-1855. 19 items. Location: Misc. Planter of Ben Lomand Plantation, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Letters to Wylie and Egana and Juan Y. de Egana, brokers in New Orleans, concerning business and plantation matters on Keary's cotton plantation, Ben Lomand, and his sugar plantation Catalpa Grove, on Bayou Boeuf, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • Keller, Arthur G., 1902-1968. Papers, 1878-1967 (bulk 1927-1967). 19 linear ft. Location: IMAGK (offsite, contact for details). Professor of Chemical Engineering, LSU, specialist in sugar cane technology, and consulting engineer. Professional papers include correspondence; notebooks; teaching materials; and files, financial records, and reports relative to a firm of consulting engineers run by Keller. Materials on sugar cane technology include repots on refineries and production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2318, 2746.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     LSU    
  • Kenner family. Papers and diaries, 1844-1892 (bulk 1844-1856). 49 items; 8 vols. Location: C:30, J:5, . Sugar and rice planters of Oakland Plantation, Jefferson Parish; and Roseland Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of personal correspondence, a diary, and two memorandum books. Included are Civil War letters of Lieutenant Philip Minor Kenner. Plantation diaries and correspondence of Charles Oxley, husband of Martha Kenner, record activities at Roseland Plantation. Available on microfilm 5735 and 5322: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B Reel 10 and Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 5 For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Kerr, E. W. Papers, 1913-1951 (bulk 1925-1949). ca. 8,600 items. Location: 77:24-34. Baton Rouge engineer. Kerr was an LSU professor of mechanical engineering (1905-1916); an efficiency engineer for the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation of Havana, Cuba (1916-1931); and a consultant to Southwest Louisiana sugar factories (1935-1949). Papers include correspondence, technical data and notes, blueprints and related printed items documenting Kerr's career in the sugar industry; and family letters and personal correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1308.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • 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     Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Landry Family Papers, 1837-1900. 466 items, 12 vols. Location: U:198, G:15. Residents of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The majority of letters are personal and are written by various members of the family, including some relatives from Quebec. The later correspondence has a good percentage of business letters. The documents include bills, reciepts, and sugar sales. Some in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 731.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 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     African Americans    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Landry, Severin. Family Papers, 1838-1887 (bulk 1843-1882). 148 items, 2 vols. Location: U:199, G:15. Sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes personal and family correspondence, business and financial records, plantation regulations, and a daybook (1846-1849) and journal (1846-1865) kept by Dufossard Landry recording sales of plantation produce. Chiefly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 210.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     French-language    
  • 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: African Americans     Women    
  • Latimer, George. Letters, 1836 . 6 items. Location: Misc.:L. Sugar merchantof the firm of Latimer & Fernandes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. These six letters from George A. Latimer and the firm of Latimer & Fernandes to Sidney Mason concern the Puerto Rican sugar trade with the United States. They were written from various locales in Puerto Rico and the Northeastern United States and date from the period Aug. 8-Nov. 26, 1836. Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Lazell, Perkins & Co. Correspondence, 1839-1845. 3 items. Location: Misc. Letters from clients in New Orleans, La., request the forging of sugar mill shafts and discussing other business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856, Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) that refers to the hurricane that struck Last Island, a barrier island south of Houma, La., in August 1856. Letter mentions the effect of the storm on families, and cane and cotton crops. Appears to be the first page of a longer letter, since it bears no closing or signature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) relates to the hurricane that struck Last Island (a barrier island south of Houma, La.) August 1856. Letter reports on the destruction of a resort hotel and surrounding gambling establishments, the death of over 200 people, and the affect the storm had on families, and sugarcane and cotton crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Leverich, Charles P. Correspondence, 1834-1847. 81 items. Location: A:56. Factor of New York City associated with J. H. Leverich and Company of New Orleans. Correspondence consists of letters from New Orleans merchants, factors and Louisiana and Mississippi planters discussing the sguar trade. Letters from St. Mary Parish planters refer to shipping sugar and other cargo, a mortgage on Leonidas Polk's plantation, floods, and the parish's health. Letter from William J. Minor of Natchez mentions his interest in horse racing and his son's finances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1078, 1220, 1352, 1506, 2418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1832-1852. 16 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich was a New York City shipping merchant, commission agent, and investment banker who acted as a sugar and cotton factor for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters received by Charles Leverich in New York from correspondents in New Orleans discuss business affairs, economic conditions in New Orleans, prices for various commodities, family news, illnesses and epidemics in New York and New Orleans, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009, 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Leverich, William. Letter, 1841 Oct. 7 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Cotton and sugar planter of West Feliciana and Lafourche parishes. Leverich discusses business loans and the repayment of these loans in cotton and sugar, and he mentions the debts owed by the estate of Judge Mathews. He also writes that it would be tiring for \"Fanny\" to travel from Pittsburg to New Orleans by way of railroad and river steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3864.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Women    
  • Lewis, Irma Polidore, 1945-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0219. Daughter of a sugarcane worker and life-long resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Lewis recalls her childhood as the daughter of unwed parents; being trained in carpentry by her uncle; work as a child on a sugarcane farm; plumbing and other self-provisioning skills; and traditional foods and folk medicines. Lewis also discusses her inability to attend college; and her involvement in the Four Corners Community Center. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0219.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Women    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Louisiana sugar documents, 1859. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statement of account for shipment of molasses, by Hawkins & Norwood of New Orleans, and certificate of gauging for this shipment. Statement addressed to Jas. A. Brown, Manchac, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Louisiana sugar and rice trade collection, 1884-1936. 175 items, 6 vols. Location: C:30, F:8. The Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange was a commodities brokerage concern in New Orleans. Raymond J. Martinez was the editor and publisher of THE RICE JOURNAL. Records consist of correspondence, form letters, announcements, financial reports, minutes of meetings, and broadsides. Papers of Raymond J. Martinez include correspondence; statistics of the rice industry; and items for publication. Photographs depict International Harvester Company equipment and some individuals; papers and letters concerning the photographs are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 784.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Louisiana Sugar Company (New Orleans, La.). Records, 1912. 2 reports. Location: Misc. The Louisiana Sugar Company, based in New Orleans, La., operated six sugar factories across Louisiana. A 1912 comparative laboratory report compares figures on the grinding of sugarcane, yield of sugar, amount of sucrose in the sugar, and oil burned for grinding. Cane value tables compare costs of sugarcane and manufacturing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Louisiana Sugar Planters Association. Papers, 1877-1917. 1 linear ft. Location: U:212-213, G:16. Sugar planters' association based in New Orleans. Correspondence pertains to meetings; statistics on production; cane cutting machine; Spanish, Italian, and German immigrants working as plantation laborers; and supervisors and funding needed for a molasses refining test. Papers include articles reviewed by the association, including N. A. Helmer's "Evaporation in Multiple Effects" (June 1907). Material includes a minute book (1877-1891), a bill for membership in he American Protective Tariff League (1908) and letters relating to the Association's dues and resignations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 266, 1492.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Magruder, W.H. Nathaniel, Papers, 1921-1963. 0.3 linear feet. Location: 50:15, OS:M. Correspondence and other records related to W.H. Nathaniel Magruder's management of Central Hershey sugar refinery in Cuba. The records document Magruder's relationships within the larger management structure and his experience with organized labor interests. Mss. 3915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • 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     Transportation     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Martin, Robert Campbell, b. 1839. Papers, 1767-1932. 241 items, 75 vols. (68 ms. Vols., 8 printed vols.). Location: C:9, OS:M, O:18-19, 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     African Americans    
  • Martin, Sigur. Papers, 1905-1912. 236 items, 16 ms. Vols. Location: U:211, G:18. Sugar planter of Grand Point Plantation and a dealer in general merchandise and liquor in Paulina, St. James Parish, Louisiana. He later held office in the Treasury Department in Baton Rouge. Collection includes store records, accounts, invoices, and receipts, many with Baton Rouge merchants. Some items document Martin's management of a sugarcane plantation. Included are letters from the Colonial Sugars Company listing cane deliveries from tenant farmers working on Grand Point Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Plantations    
  • Martin, W. L. Collection, 1831, 1863, 1869. 4 items. Location: 99:. Copy of a Benjamin Levy (New Orleans) imprint of a sugar statement for the year 1831 by Pierre A. Degelos which gives the names of the sugar planters by parishes; and three Thibodaux, Louisiana, newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Maury Brothers. Ledger, 1851-1856. 1 vol. Location: M:20. James and Ruston Maury were New Orleans, Louisiana commission merchants. Ruston Maury conducted company business in Liverpool, New York, Charleston, and Richmond. Ledger records company income, expenses, and accounts of company partners. Accounts of cotton, sugar and corn shipped to England and the northern United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4676.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • McCutchon, Samuel, 1820-1874. Family Papers, 1832-1890 (bulk 1832-1874). 104 items, 8 vols. (5 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: U:158, P:19, Misc:M. Manager of Ormond Plantation, Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana, and manager (1866-1874) for the Young, Toledo and Company in Belize, British Honduras. Collection includes diaries documenting the operation and management of the sugar plantation and saw mills. Papers include business letters, record books, inventories, newspapers, broadsides, and plans. Includes papers and descriptions of plantation life in Belize. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 5-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1049, 1087, 1060, 1109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     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: African Americans     Women    
  • Meek, A. J. Photograph collection, 1989-1990. 3 items. Location: M:26. Baton Rouge photographer and Professor of Art at LSU. Collection includes photographs of a fire resulting from an explosion at the Exxon Chemical Plant in Baton Rouge; Mississippi River at flood stage at Baton Rouge; and Enterprise Plantation Sugar Mill in New Iberia, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4726.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Meeker Sugar Refining Company. Records, 1911-1916. 2 volumes. Location: 53:13. The Meeker Sugar Refinery was located in Meeker, Louisiana, and began operating at the end of 1911. Built and formed by Chicago investors, the refinery was the central factory for Rapides and Avoyelles Parish sugar farmers. Unlike other sugar mills, it had the ability to process sugar cane into white sugar. The refinery closed in 1981. Meeker Sugar Refining Company records include a cash book and a journal. Entries include many transactions with the Chicago area office and area sugar farmers. Early entries also document construction of the company's buildings in 1911 and 1912, including the boarding house, laboratory, and office building. Mss. 4011.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Miller, Warren. Scrapbooks and memorabilia, 1909-1947. .5 linear ft. Location: M:24. New Orleans attorney and civic leader. Two scrapbook volumes, photographs, Sugar Bowl programs, and phonographic recordings of college songs document Miller's civic activities and his involvement with the founding of the Sugar Bowl college football game. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3612.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts    
  • Minor Family Papers, 1774-1914 (bulk 1774-1891). 24 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:M, vaout:15. Planters of the Concord Plantation and governor of the Spanish district of Natchez. Collection includes correspondence related to plantation and family matters in Mississippi and Louisiana; a sugar producer's license; a printed item signed by President John Adams; and a will. Includes land titles for and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Minor family photograph collection, 1885. 3 items. Location: E:67. William J. Minor was a sugar planter of Terrebonne and Ascension Parishes, Louisiana. His father, Stephen Minor, owned a plantation and a home in Natchez, Mississippi. Ayres P. Merrill was the U.S. Minister to Belgium. Collection contains formal portraits of William J. Minor, John Minor, Mrs. Minor (probably the wife of William J. Minor), and Ayres P. Merrill II. Included are photographs depicting Oakland, the Minor family home, and Elmscourt, the Merrill family home, also in Natchez. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Minor, Rebecca A. G. Papers, ca. 1860-1870. 786 pages (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Wife of William J. Minor and executrix of his estate. Case files of Rebecca Minor against the United States, filed in the U.S. Court of Claims, for the seizure by Union military authorities of sugar, molasses, and supplies at Hollywood and Southdowns plantations, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Family Papers, 1779-1941 (bulk 1830-1870). 410 items, 37 vols. Location: U:229-230, H:2, Mss. Mf.:M, vault: 15, Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes plantation records; banking papers; and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     French-language     Jews     Spanish-language    
  • Moore, John, 1788-1867. Letter, 1823 August 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. 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. Letter from Opelousas, Louisiana, addressed to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, editors of the National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C. It refers to an enclosed subscription payment of five dollars to be paid each to Benoit Vanille (?) and Clement A. Mudd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Politics    
  • 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans     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     African Americans    
  • Murphy, Carolyn. Bound manuscript, 1967. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Graduate student in the Department of History, Louisiana State University. Term paper of 38 pages, 38 plates, and two maps, on Longwood Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Plantations    
  • Nathan, George. Letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant. Letter from Nathan to James Birckhead, Wall Street, New York, discusses the arrival of coffee shipments, and prices obtained from each ship by name, and price lists for sugar, molasses, flour, pork, and cotton in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Transportation    
  • 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: African Americans     Business    
  • Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1793-1857. Letter, 1840 June 9. 1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. Senator, Louisiana Secretary of State, and planter from Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Letter to William G. Harrison from Baltimore referring to the quantity of sugar imported into the U.S. between 1838-1839. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3117.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Nottoway photograph, circa 1930-1950. 1 item. Location: E:68. Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Photograph of three men in a sugar house at Nottoway Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Oxnard, Benjamin A. Papers, 1890-1960. 5 v. Location: H:14. Sugar industry executive. Collection relating to sugar industry includes a letter book (1890), data related to trade with England (1926-1927); account book for Adeline Sugar Factory Co. Ltd. (1902-1911); printed item on the American Sugar Refining Co. (1912), and a scrapbook for Oxnard Sugar Factory (1891-1958 rev. 1960). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • P. A. Giraud & Co. Letter, 1856 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Commission merchants located in New Orleans, dealing in molasses and sugar. Edward James Gay, born in Virginia, married Lavinia Hynes. Upon his father-in-law's death, Gay assumed control of Hynes' property in Louisiana and moved there in 1856. Letter from New Orleans by P. A. Giraud and Company to Gay at Hynes Plantation 'near Plaquemine,' Louisiana, details the shipping schedule of molasses and sugar on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3313.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Payne, George E. Letter, 1848 Mar. 7. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George E. Payne in New Orleans writes Charles P. Leverich in New York regarding the sugar trade. Mss. 3941.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Perret, Frank. Letter, 1847 Nov. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Frank Perret of New Orleans, La., writes to Robert Taylor of Opelousas, La., regarding insurance on Taylor's sugar and molasses, the destruction by fire of the sugar house of a Mr. Roman, and the going prices for sugar and molasses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Pharr, John Newton, 1829-1903. Family papers, 1843-1934 (bulk 1908-1931). 85,762 items, 220 ms. vols., 141 printed vols. Location: UU:211-213, X:1-42, Q:15-27. Sugar planter, businessman, politician, and steamboat captain of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers and account books of Captain Pharr and records of the J. N. Pharr and Sons, Limited reflect the operations of all the Pharr family holdings including several plantations, Glenwild Sugar Refinery, the Fairview Dairy, and the Pharr Line. Also contains compilations of primary election returns for Jan. 28, 1908, and January 19, 1932. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation     Politics    
  • Pinkham, A. Letter, 1876. 2 items. Location: Misc: P. Letter written to Capt. P. N. Blanchard by A. Pinkham while docked at Tamarang, West Indies, reporting his progress, replacing worn metal on cargo ships; sugar cargo; and expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Pipes, David Washington, 1886-1968. Papers, 1905-1956. 321 items; 1 vol. Location: T:7, F:6. New Orleans attorney and sugar planter active in Louisiana Republican Party. Pipes was a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives and president of the American Sugar Cane League. Papers include correspondence, news clippings, speeches, maps, photographs, and printed items pertaining to the Louisiana Republican Party and sugarcane. Scrapbook includes material from Pipe's political campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1509, 1607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Polack, J. A.(Joseph A.) Papers , 1941-2004 (bulk 1961-2000). 0.5 linear ft. Location: 119:, OS:P. Joseph A. Polack is a former scientist at the Audubon Sugar Institute, Exxon, and the Louisiana State University Department of Chemical Engineering. He worked for Alma Sugar Factory, founded the Top Management Company, and acted as Director Pro-tem of Baton Rouge Technology Council. Papers consist of periodicals, speeches, articles, correspondence and other documents relating to Polack's service with Exxon, LSU, Audubon Sugar Institute, and the Baton Rouge Technology Council. Mss. 5063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Polmer, Irving. Plantation time book, 1910-1911. 1 ms. vol. Location: G:18. Plantation time book from Irving Polmer of 'Ducros', containing monthly time record for laborers employed at Waubun, operated by John T. Moore Planting Co., Ltd., according to Bouchereau's Directory of . . . Cane Growers of Louisiana, 1909-1910. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1838.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 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     African Americans    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • 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: African Americans     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Randolph, John H. (John Hampden), 1813-1883. Family letters, ca. 1780-1860. 13 items. Location: Misc:R. 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. Letters written from Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana by various members of the Randolph family discuss family matters, plantation crops, and the family's move from Virginia to Louisiana. An early letter (1820) describes traveling through Indian territory. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4673.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Randon, Fran?ois. Ledger, 1876-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. New Orleans dealer in sugar mill supplies. Ledger contains accounts for plantations along the Mississippi River from False River to New Orleans and on Bayou Teche. The volume also includes a record of household expenses. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations     French-language    
  • 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     African Americans     French-language    
  • Richland Plantation plat, 1874 November 16. 1 item. Map of Richland Plantation, a sugar plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the vicinity of Bayou Goula, was surveyed and drawn by P.N. Judice, Civil Engineer. It is hand tinted on cloth and shows details of the large property, including the plantation's own railroad tracks, the dwelling, garden, old quarters, hospital, stable, sugar house, pond, saw mill, cow pen, blacksmith's shop, and surrounding woods For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Robertson, Frederick, D. Plantation record books, 1852-1923. 1 linear ft. (17 vols.). Location: H:13. Sugar planter of Plaquemine, Louisiana; owned and operated Island, Homestead, Myrtle Grove and Hunter's Lodge plantations. Five daybooks, three payroll books, and nine record books consisting of information regarding daily plantation activities such as cultivation of sugarcane and minor crops, payment of laborers, and expenditures and credits. Entries about Robertson's court cases are included in vol. 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 579, 687.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Rolston, William A., Sr. Papers, 1911-1952. 846 items, 63 printed vols. Location: 79:45-48. Sugar technologist and superintendent of the Francisco Sugar Company, Francisco, Province of Camaguey, Cuba; and a native of Baton Rouge. Papers include correspondence, drawings, blueprints, reports, and files related to Rolston's work for the Francisco Sugar Company. Other papers relate to sugar growing and processing, building materials, engineering, and the lumber industry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • S. Gumbel & Co., Ltd. Records, 1884-1942 (bulk: 1884-1921). 66 v.; 0.3 linear ft. Location: P:14, 22; 114. Records are comprised of correspondence, financial papers, legal documents and business ledgers concerning the financial transactions of S. Gumbel & Co. Ltd, New Orleans commission merchant firm of Simon Gumbel. Collections relates to real estate in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the cotton, sugar, and rice trade in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations     Jews    
  • Sanders, Jared Y. Family Papers, 1816-1950 (bulk 1860-1930). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Savoy, Joseph. Family Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Women     French-language    
  • Shattuck, Albert R. Report, 1893, 1966. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:23. Report comparing the cost of raising cane; delivering it to the carrier; and manufacturing cane into sugar; and the price at which it was sold on Adeline, Calumet, Des Lignes, Glenwild, and Magnolia plantations for the year 1892. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2316.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Short, William J. letter, 1872 Dec. 10. 1 letter. Location: MISC:S. William J. Short was a Louisiana sugar planter. Letter from William J. Short to his uncle, W.B. Robertson, of Plaquemine, Louisiana. The letter discusses recent hunting expeditions, the death of Gervais Schlater, and the sugar crop. Mss. 5106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Smithfield Plantation. Records, 1900-1970, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Spell, Viela. Photographs, ca. 1910-1940 0.2 linear ft. Location: E:54. Louisiana amateur photographer. Photographic negatives and prints depicting life in rural Louisiana. Candid photographs of family members, laborers, sugarcane fields, and agricultural scenes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stevens, Angulo and Co. Letterpress Copybook, 1856-1857. 1 vol. Location: G:20. Stevens, Angulo and Co. was a brokerage involved in sugar trade. Correspondence details international competition, prices and profits, and the partial crop failure in Louisiana. Correspondence also reflects economic conditions in the U. S., England, and France. For more information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4434.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • 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     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924. Papers, 1896-1924 (bulk 1896-1904). 22 items. Location: C:67. Director of the Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station and founder and head of the Audubon Sugar School. Professional correspondence discusses the management, organization, and finances of Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Stations and the agricultural curriculum at LSU in 1898. The 1904 letters address the development of a state agricultural museum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924. Letter, 1896 November 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Director of the Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station and founder and head of the Audubon Sugar School. Letter to LSU President Thomas D. Boyd outlines in detail the purpose and courses of the Audubon Sugar School and suggests that the School be established as part of the agricultural course at the University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Sugar imprints collection, 1765-1860. 27 items. Location: E:Imprints. British and French imprints pertaining to the sugar industry. Included are bills of lading for sugar shipped from Port-au-Prince; and ordinances and decrees issued by the French royal council and the national convention of French Republicans. Also included are acts of Parliament pertaining to production; a statement of the value of sugar exports from Great Britain; and a pamphlet illustrating production methods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2880.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Sugar plantation postcards, circa 1900. 4 picture postcards. Location: 65:5. Two of three photolithographic postcards of sugar workers cutting cane identify Florida as the location, while a photographic postcard documents a sugarcane press in Tobago. Mss. 4144.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sumner, William Graham. Papers, 1876. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. A correspondent in New Orleans writes Sumner lamenting the end of Reconstruction in Louisiana with the collapse of republican institutions and the poor condition of African-American sugar plantation workers (Nov. 17, 1876). Stephen Whitney writes Sumner from Woodland Plantation inviting him to visit to see a sugar plantation in operation (Nov. 18, 1876). Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics    
  • Taussig, Charles William, 1896-. Papers, 1791-1882. 16 items. Location: UU:107-108. Charles W. Taussig was the chairman of the board of Sucrest Corp., New York, New York.This collection contains manuscripts and printed materials pertaining to the planting, production, and processing of sugarcane; domestic and international trade and commerce in sugar, molasses, and rum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2220, 2284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taussig, Charles William, 1896-. Collection, 1667-1922. 130 items, 15 printed vols., 2 ms. vols. Location: UU:107-108. 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2220.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Taylor, Miles, 1805-1873. Family Papers, 1821-1954 (bulk 1821-1890). 200 items. Location: U:236, 99. Congressional representative, lawyer, judge, and sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Taylor's son, Thomas, was a sergeant in the 8th Louisiana Volunteers in the Civil War. Collection includes family letters, photographs, manuscript writings, genealogical and biographical materials, and reprints of speeches Taylor made in Congress (1856-1857). Mrs. Taylor's mother lived in Natchez and the collection includes letters between the two of them; and Civil War letters from Thomas Taylor as a prisoner of war in Saratoga Springs, New York. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1378, 1448, 1636, .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Politics     Women    
  • Taylor, William, d. circa 1850. Diary, 1838-1842. 1 vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf.:T, Vault:25. Planter of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana and cousin of General Zachary Taylor. Plantation diary describes the routine activities and operations of his sugar and cotton plantations, Lakeland and Briers plantations. Taylor records the visits of many relatives and friends, including the family of Zachary Taylor. He also discusses local politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Thibaut, James. Account book, 1878-1879. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Commission merchant of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Account book records sugar and molasses sold for various plantations in Louisiana, listing names of plantations and consignees; and contains written reports on the conditions of crops, health, weather, and the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Thurston, George N. Family Papers, 1843-1907. 64 items, 3 vols. Location: C:45. Mississippi River steamboat captain for the New Orleans Ice Company, and a sugar planter at Baskerville Plantation, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers include personal and business letters related to Thurston's work, and diaries and account books kept by his wife, Mary Thurston, concerning the household and plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Transportation     Women    
  • Tower, Luther Field. Diary, 1845-1846. 2 vols. Location: H:20. Clerk for a New Orleans. La., cotton exchange. Diary provides a daily account of local weather conditions in New Orleans, the arrival and departure of cargo ships, cotton and sugar prices, the cotton trade, local military and political celebrations, Tower's attendance at Protestant church services, concerts and opera performances, and prominent visitors to New Orleans. Entries for November and December of 1845 describe the trial of Dr. W.A. Scott, minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Entries also note the progress of the Mexican War and the funeral of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Performing arts     Transportation     Religion     Politics    
  • Trinity Plantation. Records, 1903-1913. 3 ms. vols. Location: L:6. Sugar plantation near Rosedale, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Journals and ledger record expenses and creditors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2653.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Turnbull, Daniel Family Papers, 1803-1913. (bulk 1832-1871). 74 items. Location: C:96. Daniel Turnbull was a sugar and cotton planter and founder of Rosedown Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. The collection contains correspondence, legal papers, and financial records of the Turnbull family, including Turnbull's daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and James P. Bowman, and concern the operation of family plantations Rosedown and Bayou Grosse Tete, as well as to the family's experiences during the Civil War, the destruction of DeSoto Plantation, and Turnbull's war claims. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • 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     African Americans     Women    
  • Turnbull-Bowman Family Papers, 1771-1956 (bulk 1820-1910). 8 microfilm reels. Location: Mss.Mf:T. The Turnbull and Bowman families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes financial papers, correspondence, legal documents, personal papers, sheet music, printed items, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     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     African Americans     Women    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847, Letter, 1812 Feb. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Register of the Land Office of the United States, Territory of Orleans (1810-1822). Letter to U.S. Representative William W. Bibb [Georgia], written from Opelousas, Louisiana, discusses an inexpensive and successful method of raising and processing sugar then being employed in the Bayou Teche-Attakapas region of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • 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: Plantations     Business     New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language     Civil War    
  • Waters, Robert H. Papers, 1861-1880. 38 items. Location: Misc. Robert H. Waters was a businessman of Boston, Mass., having interests in the firms of Felton & Waters, R.H. Waters & Co., and the Bay State Sugar Refinery. These records primarily concern his association with John F. Banchor and Abigail P. Banchor, as well as other business affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Webre-LeBlanc Family Papers, 1820-1986 (bulk 1912-1936). 0.5 linear ft. Location: 40. The Webre and LeBlanc family members owned and operated many plantations and general stores in south Louisiana. The Desire LeBlanc Plantation was known for producing perique tobacco, and his daughter Alcidie was a sugar farmer with her husband Louis S. Webre. Edward C. Webre was one of the first graduates of the Audubon Sugar Institute, and Frank Sevin worked for the Webre-Steib Co. Ltd. which operated the Golden Ridge Plantation. The Webre-LeBlanc Family Papers consist of correspondence, receipts, photos, ledgers, and genealogy information. These papers document the Webre-LeBlanc family ties and business interactions from 1820 to 1968. Mss. 4145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 10,106 items, 15 vols. Location: 70, J:6, X:76, Mss. 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • 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     African Americans    
  • Whipple, William , 1880-1962. Papers, 1794-1958 (bulk 1920-1958). 331 items. Location: X:78-81. Sugar technologist and professor of steam engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. Papers consist of correspondence, reports, and record books for the Cinclare Center (sugar) Factory of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; and various publications, including sugar bulletins and journals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • 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     Politics     African Americans    
  • Williams, A. M. Letter, 1847 July 21. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: W. A. Sugarcane planter of the Attakapas District, La. Charles P. Leverich was a commission merchant for Leverich & Co. of New York, N. Y. and New Orleans, La. In a letter to Charles P. Leverich, Williams discusses his sugarcane crop. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Wilton Plantation sugarhouse plan, circa 1830-1870. 1 item. Location: OS:W. Sugar plantation owned by the Bruce, Seddon, and Wilkins Company near Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Floor plan of a sugarhouse shows the location and dimensions of rooms and equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2763.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • World War I broadsides, 1918. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Notices, distributed by the Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at Baton Rouge, announcing the amount of sugar allowed each employee per meal in accordance with the monthly allotment by the United States Food Administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1359.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     20th Century Wars