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Manuscript Resources on The History of Transportation

This guide to manuscript resources on the history of transportation in Louisiana includes a wide variety of materials, among them the records of merchants, factors, commission brokers, planters, attorneys, soldiers, ship owners, captains, steamboats, shipping companies, railroad companies, men, women and children travelers; record books; account books; bills of lading, waybills and receipts; log books of steamers; ship registers; travel diaries; and prints of river scenes and steamboats.

Major topics addressed include steamboats, schooners, the slave trade, shipping, and cotton and sugar (sale, trade, shipment and receipt).

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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251 Manuscript Resources in this Subject Guide.

  • A. F. Whelan Diary, 1865-1866 One vol. Location: G:20. A.F. Whelan served in the U.S. Army, 3rd Michigan Cavalry, Co. Diary concerns the final days of the war, with entries on Lincoln's assassination, capture of Jefferson Davis, and the steamship, SULTANA. Entries refer to insubordination, desertion and prisoners, and General Sheridan's march to Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4747For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Abraham Bell & Co. Letters and receipts, 1841-1844. 5 items. Location: Misc:A. Quaker-owned shipping merchant company of New York City, with business interests in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two receipts document cotton purchased in , for Abraham Bell & Co. One letter discusses American and English cotton and freight prices, and social matters. A bill of lading and a letter document the shipment of personal goods from New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Alabama cotton sales and shipping statements collection, 1834-1927. 53 items. Location: A:55. Collection consisting of statements from cotton factors of Mobile, Alabama, which show freight and related charges for handling and commissions. Included are waybills for the steamers Magnolia, Lucy E. Gastrell, Hard Cash, and Nettie Quill. Also included is a manifest for the steamer Peri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1717.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Alabama River steamboat list collection, 1865-1895. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. The Alabama River is formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers in Alabama and was used for the shipment of sand, gravel, logs, pulpwood, cotton, and gasoline. It flows past Selma, Alabama, and runs into the Mobile River. The items contain lists of steamboats burned or sunk on the Alabama River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1516.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • AMERICA Broadside, ca. 1899. 4 items. Location: OS:A. Steamboat owned and commanded by Captain LeVerrier Cooley, a native of Savanna, Illinois, and later a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Broadside announcing the celebration of the maiden voyage of the America, the 'biggest boat that ever sailed the Ouachita.' Also includes a sheet of letterhead paper and two envelopes with views of the Mississippi River cotton packet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Amite Navigation Company. Articles of Agreement, 1818 March 29. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc:A. Established in 1817 to open the Amite River of Louisiana for navigation. Articles of agreement executed in 1817 outlining the company's objective of opening the Amite River to navigation by boats from the confluence of its branches to Galveston, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Provisions of the article are listed along with names of subscribers and the number of shares underwritten by each subscriber. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Annual report of the New Orleans Belt and Terminal Co. to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States, 1903. 2 v. Location: J:25. The New Orleans Belt and Terminal Company was formed in 1901 to operate the property of the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company. Annual reports to the ICC report the company's history, officers, assets, expenditures, earnings, and traffic and mileage statistics, as well as describe its equipment and relationship to the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company and the New Orleans Terminal Company. For more information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4871.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Anonymous Account Book (M), 1748. 1 mss. vol. Location: Vault:1. Account book for Baton Rouge merchant containing entries for mercantile items, loans, and passage and shipping to the West Indies (Jan. 1-March 20, 1748). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Anonymous travel notebook, 1869-1877. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Unidentified notebook containing travel accounts of several trips to Europe, itinerary, excerpts of poems, jokes, accounts of expenses, and miscellaneous memoranda. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 606.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous Confederate letter, 1861 July 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Letter written from New Orleans, Louisiana describing a method of blocking the Mississippi River to federal military boats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Anonymous ledger, 1848-1851. 1 vol. Location: G:2. Ledger of a merchant, probably at Port Hudson, Louisiana, containing accounts of prominent men in the area, particularly high ranking military officers, and of the steamboats Brilliant, E. D. White, and Montgomery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter written from Augusta of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to her sister, Mrs. Sarah W. Simpson, Newburyport, Massachusetts. The letter describes the excitement in Alexandria among whites and blacks over Jenny Lind's concert in New Orleans, Louisiana; steamboats and fishing on the Red River; and other local news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1008.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     African Americans     Women    
  • Anonymous short story, 1904 ca. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Story centering around the Steamer Betsy Ann when she was operating on a packet from Natchez to Bayou Sara on the Mississippi River. It features the home of Captain Lane Brandon of Como Landing and the surrounding territory in the Tunica Hills. It also features the building of the Red River Valley railroad as part of the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1861-1936. 2 vols (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected mainly from newspapers in New Orleans and Natchez include materials relative to Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, the Chicago fire of 1871, and steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Politics    
  • Archibald, J. J. Waybill, 1891. 1 waybill. Location: Misc. A waybill for a railroad car of lumber shipped by the New Orleans & Northwestern Railway Co. for J.J. Archibald in Archibald, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bank of Mississippi. Bill of lading, 1824. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Bill of lading for the transport of nine thousand dollars specie, contained in an iron bound keg, to Natchez, Mississippi, from the port of New Orleans aboard the steamboat ,Tanny. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Barron, Charles, 1840-1845. Letters, 1840-1845. 6 items. Location: Misc:B. Seaman on the ship Sharon. Letters to Barron's parents in Topsham, Maine, written from New Orleans and New York. They describe individual ships and the shipping business trade from the Northeast to New Orleans and to Liverpool, England. Included are comments on freight, ship crews, weather, and activities at various ports. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1221, 1248, 1274, 1334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Barth, William, 1898-1982. Papers, 1917-1959. 2.5 linear ft. Location E:109-111. William Barth was a civil engineer with the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was also a member of the River Rats, a fraternal organization of engineers. This collection contains personal and professional photographs covering the period 1917 to 1944, professional correspondence, copies of a commendation and diplomas, and a calculating device (along with accompanying brochures and instructions). The professional photographs document the work being done on the Mississippi and Atchafayala Rivers when he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1928-1958. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Baton Rouge Land Survey Document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Land survey document dated April 11, 1848. Includes property drawing and description by prominent Baton Rouge surveyors and civil engineers Henry and William Waller. The survey was made at the request of the mayor of selectmen of Baton Rouge to assess the dimensions of a Mr. Vincent's house and gallery on the corner of North and River Streets. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5016.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business    
  • Baton Rouge Transportation Company. Records, 1916-1919, 1935-1943. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:3. Log books of Baton Rouge ferry boats Hazel and City of Baton Rouge. The early volume records a few local items, the weather, and river conditions. The second volume contains entries for routine fire drills and inspection of equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2388.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete, and Opelousas Railroad Co. Stock certificates, 1859. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Shares bought in the names of W. B. Robertson, Jordan Holt, and Henri Pelichet, and issued at Bayou Grosse Tete, Louisiana. A vignette of a train is printed on the certificates. Transfer of title is written on the back, including one to W. S. Pike. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bayou Lafourche passenger lists, 1835-1836. 14 items. Location: OS:B. Sheets from passage book of Pierre Gabaroche, Sheldrick Moore, S. G. Moore, and P. R. Lott listing names of passengers on the steamer Revenue and probably another steamboat from towns on Bayou Lafourche to New Orleans and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1738.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Beadle, Erastus F. Diary, 1857. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20, BTC. Travel diary of a trip from Buffalo, New York, to lands near Omaha, Nebraska. Entries reflect incidents of travel, political sentiments of the day, the great emigration to the new territory, life in Nebraska, and the financial panic of 1857. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 914.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Bertrand, Alvin Lee, 1918- interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 5 sound cassettes (7.5 hours), transcript (276 p.). Location: L:4700.0524. LSU alumnus and Boyd Professor of Sociology/Rural Sociology. Bertrand discusses growing up in rural Louisiana and the French language and Cajun culture. Bertrand also discusses loss of the small farm way of life, agricultural mores, and the impact of mechanization on rural life in Louisiana. Bertrand describes the general layout of the LSU campus in 1936, the creation of the LSU lakes, the LSU stadium, and student social activities. He comments on the many changes he witnessed while at LSU and details his long association with LSU and the Sociology Dept. He also discusses the development of rural sociology at LSU; his own involvement in international organizations; his work as an international rural sociologist; and his research and studies on health care needs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Medicine     French-language     Cajuns    
  • Biering, Lucie. Letters, 1904. 12 items (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:B. Resident of Montana and the granddaughter of Christian D. Koch, Hancock County, Mississippi. Letters written when Lucie was 12 describe a trip with her father from Montana to Russia via Mississippi, New York City, Germany, and Denmark. Included are descriptions of Russian culture, customs, and military preparations for the Russo-Japanese War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1479.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Bigelow, Jonas. Letter, 1835 June 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Otis Arnold, Cincinnati, Ohio, referring to Bigelow's business of running a steamboat and flat and keel boats, loaded with cattle and corn, down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2344.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Binning, Wayne. Collection, 1830-1896. 106 items. Location: U:114. Professor of history at University of Mississippi. Constable's bills of costs (1830, 1832) St. Augustine, Territory of Florida; and other items (1850, 1877-1896) pertaining to the treatment and railroad transportation of prisoners and the insane in the state of Florida. Photographs of American and European historical figures, largely nineteenth century, include Civil War military and political figures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2043.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Politics    
  • Blackburn, J. Letter, 1819 January 7. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. First officer of a ship owned by a company based in New Orleans. The ship's chandlers were Paterson & Philpot. Letter detailing Blackburn's involvement with settling his deceased captain's affairs. It comments on the need to consign the ship to another house or company and it reports the captain's debts and credits, mentioning an enclosed copy of his accounts. This copy is not included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Bowling, L. Cotton record book, 1856. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Probably a clerk in a New Orleans cotton factor's office. Record book kept by Bowling lists the number of bales of cotton received, the names of steamers and railroads transporting the cotton, and the places of origin of the cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Boyd, Thomas Jefferson, 1804-1893. Papers, 1805-1939 (bulk 1819-1869). 3.25 linear ft., 1 v. Location: D:128-130, OS:B, R:5. Lawyer, town trustee, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and a commissioner to the Virginia Board of Public Works from Wytheville, Va. Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and personal papers concerning Boyd's legal practice, public service, personal business, and family life in Wytheville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Bray, John A. Papers, 1838-1856. 4 items. Location: Misc:B. Cotton planter of 'Cotile,' Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Items include a bill for goods bought by Bray and for freight shipped aboard the steamboat Louisiana; a statement by New Orleans cotton factor A. Miltenberger recording Bray's sale of cotton; and a letter concerning the hire of a 'boy.' Included is a copy of a deed to land and slaves in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • British Museum. Map Collection, 1683-1874. 374 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.MF:B. Microfilm copies of maps in the British Museum, mostly depicting aspects of the North American Gulf Coast and Louisiana, and some maps of French and Spanish ports, and of North America in general. Mss. 3200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Brownell Land Company Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1890-1970). 35 linear feet. 131 volumes. Location: 37:1-18, 38:1-8, OS:B, Vault:1. The Brownell Land Company was the 21st century legacy of the numerous business ventures of the Brownell family in Louisiana beginning in 1880, including Berwick Lumber Company, Brownell Drews Lumber Company, Brownell Kidd Company, and People’s Ice and Cold Storage. The records document the everyday business transactions of the Brownell family’s businesses and the mark left by their businesses on the Louisiana coast and terrain in St. Martin, Assumption, St. Mary, Iberia, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and Terrebonne Parishes. Records include financial records, such as taxes, journals, ledgers, cash books, and annual reports; land records including deeds, leases, sales, and titles; lumber records including tallies from the mill and tallies from what is pulled from the land and water; administrative and legal records such as correspondence, court cases, and meeting minutes; and employee records. Mss. 5112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Buckley, Nathaniel. Record book, 1846-1864. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Copies of official reports of officers of the U.S.S. Dale, a naval vessel assigned to duty in the Gulf of California during the Mexican War, describe military actions in the town of Guaymas and several nearby villages during the spring months of 1848. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2669.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burrwood, Louisiana, and Southwest Pass jetties construction photographs, circa 1905-1915. 18 photographic prints. Location: E:65. Between 1898 and 1913, work was conducted to create a sustainable channel 1,000 feet wide and 35 feet deep at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River delta. Surveying, dredging, and construction of jetties, sills, and other structures took place during this period. Fourteen of eighteen annotated photographic prints document construction of jetties in the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River delta, while three concern the aftermath of the 1915 hurricane and one presents a view of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Mss. 5068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now (C.L.E.A.N.) Records, 1980-2001. 16.3 linear ft. Location: 93:32-45. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, subject files, and records of the Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN). Items pertain principally to planning, legislation, environmental issues, and activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4799For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Capseg, Ives. Document, 1796. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Captain of the ship NAVARRO. Protest of the ship NAVARRO concerning the misconduct of some of the officers on the ship. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Card, H. T. Letter, 1863 October 7. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:C. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter written to Card's brother and sister from Glendale, Mississippi, describes travel by railroad through Corinth, Mississippi, life in military camp, and the local landscape. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Causey, R. J. Correspondence, 1863 September 25-November 19. 4 items. Location: Misc.:C. Letters from Causey's wife comment on a riot near Tickfaw involving African Americans, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; Confederate farm taxes; and transportation difficulties of sending cotton to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     African Americans     Women    
  • Chandler, E. H. Letter, 1861 May 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. Agent of R. F. & P. Railroad Company. Letter from Confederate Army Headquarters, Fredericksburg, Virginia, instructing Chandler to report to the mayor of Fredericksburg the arrival by railroad of all suspicious persons and to detain them for questioning by military authorities. Included are instructions about the issuance of railroad passes to soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2487.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Charles, I. H. (Isaac Henry). Letters, 1841-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc:C. Charles moved with his family from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 1841. There he attended school and worked as a clerk in a commercial house. Letters to a cousin, John Edward Liddall, describe Charles' sea voyage to New Orleans; his secondary education in private schools in Louisiana; the presence of yellow fever; news of the War with Mexico; and reactions to a call for volunteers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 621.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Medicine    
  • Chatelain, Leonard. Photograph, 1910. 1 albumen print. Location: 65:5. This photograph depicts Dr. Leonard Chatelain seated in a horse-drawn wagon with a collapsible top. Mss. 3908.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Chelsea Bridge toll book, 1805. 1 vol. Location: F:3. Daily record of tolls for Chelsea Bridge, in Massachusetts, kept in 1805 by David Moore and Oliver Pope. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Clauss & Fischer. Journal, 1851-1852. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Merchants and commission brokers of Bayou Sara, Louisiana. Frederick Fischer and Catherine Clauss were immigrants from Germany. Their son, Charles Leonhardt Fischer, was a Confederate veteran, attorney, and politician of St. Francisville. Journal records expenses for goods and services of local residents and plantation owners and managers, including members of the Turnbull, McKowen, Stirling, Barrow, Joor, Weems, and other families. Entries also document freight shipped aboard steamers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4640.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad. Company daybook, 1851-1853, 1867-1870. 1 vol. Location: M:21. Local railway in East Feliciana, Louisiana. Daybook contains daily entries for freight receipts kept by Thomas H. W. Baynard and S. C. Richmond with the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Co. Later entries (1867-1870) are grocery accounts with M. Harris, a general merchant of Clinton, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company. Record books, 1841-1843, 1853-1879. 2 vols. Location: G:3. Local railroad in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Record book contains manifests of cotton shipped from Clinton to Port Hudson. Minute book contains a copy of the act of incorporation; names of the board of directors, officers, and stockholders; the by-laws; and minutes of the board of directors meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cobden, Alfred F. Diary, 1852. 1 vol. Location: Misc.:C. Resident of London, England. Typescript of a letter written in diary form from Alfred F. Cobden, to his sister, describing a trip to the Madeira Islands from November 1850 to May 1851. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Colonel Cutts (Ship). Logbook, 1856-1878 (bulk 1856 February 13-October 19). 1 vol. Location: P:19. Ship which operated out of New Orleans. Its master was Jesse Snow. Logbook recording activities aboard the Colonel Cutts as it sailed from New Orleans to Falmouth, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Cronstadt, London, Cardiff, and back to New Orleans. Included is a record of men employed from shore at Cronstadt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • 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: Sugar     Cajuns    
  • Confederate States Mail Line. Waybill, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Waybill of a stagecoach from Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, to Quincy, Florida, a printed form completed in manuscript. It lists passenger names, seats, places of origin and destination, and fees paid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Confederate States Mail Line. Waybill, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Waybill of a stagecoach from Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, to Quincy, Florida, a printed form completed in manuscript. It lists passenger names, seats, places of origin and destination, and fees paid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Quartermaster's department, 1861-1862. 3 items. Location: E:64. Letter to the president of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company requesting someone to handle transportation accounts. Circular on the issuance of transportation coupons to soldiers who re-enlist for military service. Also a letter to H. J. Ranney, Confederate major in New Orleans, requesting assistance for replacement of two engines on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Cragin, Daniel. Letter, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Agent for Cragin and Sheldon of Boston, Massachusetts. Letter discusses payment for the shipment of boats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Cushing, E. Correspondence, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Resident of Freeport, Maine. Letter from New Orleans to Capt. Cushing commenting on cargo from New Orleans to Boston via Havana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Davidson, John M. Legal Papers, 1861-1867. 124 items. Location: UU:111. Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships. In English and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Spanish-language    
  • Dawson & Pipkin Bills of Lading, 1847-1849. 1 v. Location: M:22. Commission merchants of New Orleans, La. Approximately 220 bills of lading were printed as forms, completed by hand, and bound in a single volume arranged chronologically from December 1847 to March 1849. The bills specify the shipper (always Dawson & Pipkin), the vessels, their captains, ports of destination, cargoes, and other information. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4974.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Dearborn, J. A. Letter. 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc. Methodist minister. Letter from Dearborn upon his arrival in Baton Rouge from Kentucky, giving a humorous account of travel on the Ohio River and telling of church work in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion    
  • Delassus, Carlos Dehault. Diary, 1836 December. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Civil, military, and political commandant of New Madrid, Missouri. Typescript of the diary records Delassus' trip from New Orleans to St. Louis, Missouri, and his return. Entries made during his stay in St. Louis mention names of local residents and record business transactions and visits with friends and family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 729.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Depositions regarding a steamboat collision on the Mississippi River, 1831. 2 depositions. Location: Misc. These depositions were taken at New Orleans, La., in the case of Henry Shaw vs. John D. Daggett & Enoch Price, pending in the circuit court at St. Louis, Mo. The lawsuit concerned the collision of the steamboats Courtland and St. Louis on the Mississippi River somewhere above the Claiborne County-Jefferson County, Miss., line in October 1830. Mss. 3923, 3939.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Desmontis, Mary. Letter, 1792. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Orrillard, of Nantes, France, giving instructions for shipment of goods from New Orleans to France, and commenting on political and military events in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1171.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Dixon, William Y., 1843-1874. Papers, 1860-1905 (bulk 1860-1874). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Donato, Adolphe. Letter, 1883 December 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Opelousas, Louisiana, and servant to U.S. Representative Edward Taylor Lewis. Letter written from Washington, D.C., describes his trip with Lewis from Louisiana to Washington, problems encountered by African Americans in travel and housing, the city of Washington, and his own social life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • E. B. Hendrick and Company. Receipt, 1868. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Eder, Joseph and Rosina. Letter, 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Account of the journey of Joseph and Rosina Eder from Teisendorf, Germany, to Nacogdoches, Texas, by way of Bremen, Germany, and New Orleans. In German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     German-language    
  • Edwards, Albert F. B. Diary, 1862-1863, 1864, 1865. 8 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: Misc.:E, OS:E. Union soldier from Chester, New Hampshire, and a member of the 15th New Hampshire Regiment in the Civil War. Diary documents ten months of camp routine, a sea voyage to New Orleans and encampment near there, the Port Hudson campaign, and the trip by boat and train back north. Papers also include a listing of personal expenses and miscellaneous items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • Ellery, A. R. Letter, 1820 March 12. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letter to a friend in New York comments on heavy steamboat traffic on the river and recent presence of 'sickness' in the city. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3199.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fearn Donegan & Co. Letter, 1852 Apr. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. An agent of Fearn Donegan & Co. in New Orleans, La., writes to another in Huntsville, Ala., remarking on the difficulty and expense of transporting railroad iron by boat to Tuscumbia, Ala., the cotton accounts of some clients, and the state of the cotton market in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Fessenden, Anson D., b. 1839. Papers, 1862-1863, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Fisher, Jacob. Letter, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc. Postmaster of the Village Post Office, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Typewritten copy of a letter from Fisher to his brother, Frederick Fisher, describing his trip from New Orleans to San Francisco by schooner and the economic and social conditions in Sacramento, following the discovery of gold in California. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1082.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • 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: Sugar    
  • 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     Sugar     Politics    
  • Frierson, Philip Bernard. Letters, 1872, 1879-1880. 5 items. Location: Misc. Photocopies of letters (1879-1880) from a LSU cadet giving an account of his journey by horseback and riverboat from his home in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, to the University, and of his first two weeks as a student. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1974.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Fulton, J. Alexander. Diary, 1854-1855. 2 vols. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:F. Lawyer of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, member of the State House of Representatives. Diary and observations of J. Alexander Fulton of a trip from the East through Midwest, and via the Mississippi River and New Orleans, to Texas and return. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Garland, Henry Lastrapes, 1826-1908. Papers, 1778-1940 (bulk 1860-1940). 804 items. Location: 79:94, Vault MRDF 2, Vault:1. Lawyer and landowner of Opelousas, Louisiana. Correspondence, land documents, and legal and business documents of Garland and his wife Celeste. Papers include a legal agreement in French (1778), letters of Confederate civilians, materials relating to St. Landry Parish schools, and materials on railroads in the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     French-language    
  • Geo. Limerick & Co. Letter: Vicksburg, Miss., to Lockhart, Fearn and Donegan, Madisonville, Miss., 1842 March 19. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:G. Shipping company which operated along the Mississippi River, with ports in New Orleans and Vicksburg, Mississippi. It shipped cotton to the Madisonville, Mississippi, merchants Mr. Lockhart, Mr Fearn, and Mr. Donegan. Letter to Lockhart, Fearn, and Donegan denies responsibility for water damage to bales of cotton the company took aboard its ship Vicksburg. Included is an earlier letter (copy) to the merchants also stating the cotton was damaged prior to shipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Gove, A. D. Letters, 1838, 1839. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letters to Gove's brother of Kensington, New Hampshire, mentioning the high prices of provisions in the markets of New Orleans; the seriousness of the yellow fever epidemic in the country as compared to the city; and a trip from Boston to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Medicine    
  • Hale Correspondence, 1843, 1845. 4 items. Location: Misc. Business letters from New Orleans to New York City and to Alliance Mutual Company, New York. Letters (1845) comment on problems getting the required amount of cargo for a ship sailing to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Hall, Samuel. Letter, 1843 March 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Boston factor. Letter from Captain Albert Winsor, New Orleans, La., contains an account of expenses for the barque "Nahant." Included is a description of the cargo including lard and cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Hamilton, John R. Papers, 1863 -1865. 0.6 linear ft. Location: X:34, OS:H. U.S. Naval officer during the Civil War. Naval records documenting Civil War operations of the USS Commodore as it patrolled the navigable waterways of Louisiana in order to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Records consist of reports, correspondence, orders, and lists of seamen and Naval officers. Papers also contain some records of the USS Vincennes. Mss. 5066.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Harris, Nathaniel and James W. M. Papers, 1865-1920. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.MF:H. Business papers of the law firm of Harris and Harris, a partnership of Confederate General Nathaniel Harrison Harris and his brother Captain James W. M. Harris. The firm operated from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Correspondence from the collection concerns railroad bonds, contracts and construction; land deeds and sales; taxes; insurance policies; ledgers; receipts; bills; cancelled checks; and bank settlements.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Harrison, T. S. Travel account, 1888. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Account titled 'Among the Southerners' describes a steamboat voyage from Baton Rouge to Greenville, Mississippi, mentioning scenery, river traffic, labor problems, river damage to 'Natchez-Under-The-Hill,' and the fear of a yellow fever epidemic. E:Imprints. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine    
  • Hebert, J. Albert. Pictures, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Heineken, C. W. Letters, 1810, 1811. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:H. Letters written from New Orleans to Heineken's parents in England describe the sea voyage from England and give impressions of the people, scenery, climate, and social customs of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog . Mss. 2883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hersey, Alfred C. Record book, 1849-1855. 1 bound vol. Location: Misc. Ship accountant and part owner of the ship 'Kentucky.' Records of finances during eleven voyages from Boston to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hilliard, Isaac H. (Isaac Henry), Mrs. Diary, 1849-1860 (bulk 1849-1850). 1 vol. Location: U:239, Mss. Mf:H. Wife of Isaac H. Hilliard, plantation owner of Grand Lake, Chicot County, Arkansas, originally of Henry County, Kentucky. Mrs. Hilliard was related by marriage to Leonidas Polk. Diary depicts plantation life from an affluent woman's perspective, describing family holidays, social occasions, steamboat travel, and trips to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Includes her son's expenses at Kentucky Military Institute (1866). Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 178, 762.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Hinckley, Arthur L., Jr. Papers, 1837-1916 (bulk 1865-1866). 30 v., 49 files. Location: Mf. Orramel Hinckley was a steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered principally in New Orleans and Opelousas, La. These papers consist primarily of account books, correspondence, receipts, and other records concerning Orramel Hinckley's river steamboat "Irene" and her frequent trips between Washington, La., and New Orleans between September 1865 and July 1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Women    
  • Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868. Family Papers, 1811-1897 (bulk 1830-1870). 335 items, 16 vols. Location: UU:65, J:9, OS:H6. Steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered mainly in New Orleans and Opelousas, Louisiana. Hinkley's wife and son lived in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers and account books (1834-1897) document Hinckley's work as a steamboat captain. There are also volumes relating to personal matters, Civil War letters and items, and the bylaws and rules of a chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 8-9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War    
  • Holland, Miss. Diary, 1869 September 1-October 24. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. Young woman from Liverpool, England. Diary of Holland's voyage from England to New Orleans. She describes the weather, the ship and crew, activities onboard, and adventures. She also describes places they passed enroute, including Mont Serrat, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and New Orleans.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Horton family papers, 1834-1848. 15 itlems. Location: Misc.:H. Letters addressed to Nathaniel M. Horton, Amesbury, Massachusetts, written by his brothers. One letter is to his sister Elizabeth Colby of Salisbury, Massachusetts. The letters were sent from New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Liverpool, and Cadiz. Contents concern business and family matters, politics, city life, slavery, and ship travel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Hotson, Ernest B. Diaries, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908. 4 vols. Location: M:20. Probably a British officer. He was stationed on the Kathiawar Peninsula (since 1948, Saurashtra Peninsula), India. Diary entries provide descriptions of weather conditions, local flora and fauna, methods of transportation, hunting expeditions, social and recreational activities, and some military activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Huntsville (Packet ship) Log book, 1843-1844. 1 v. Location: G:22. The packet ship Huntsville (523 tons) sailed with the Louisiana & New York Line of packet ships, sailing twice monthly in season between New York and New Orleans. This log book records three voyages of the Huntsville between New York and New Orleans under Edward Cornell, master, between September 16, 1843, and June 25, 1844. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Illinois Central Railroad. Freight contract, 1883. 1 item. Location: Misc. Contract shipping oil and grease from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, Louisiana, with the consignee, Severin Landry of Assumption, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Innerarity, James. Letters, 1816-1820. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. James and John Innerarity were associates of the commercial house of John Forbes and Company, Pensacola, Florida. Letters from Innerarity to Eligius Fromentin, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and to the Land Office of East Pearl River pertain to the settlement of land claims between the Mississippi and Perdido Rivers. Included is a statement listing cargo for a ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 908.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Isaiah Chase - Peter Hanson Business Letters,1847-1855. 16 items. Location: Misc:I. Most letters written to Joseph Holmes (1771-1863), shipbuilder and owner from Kingston, Mass., from New Orleans by either Isaiah Chase or Peter Hanson. Letters discuss financial transactions made through the New England Bank in Boston and ships used to transport the acquired commodites out of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Jackson, Willie, 1889-, interviewee. Oral history interview. 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0282. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Jackson and his daughter, Emma Dell Peters, lived on Sterling Plantation; Jackson's grandparents were slaves. Jackson describes his childhood in Four Corners, work cultivating and harvesting sugarcane, and raising crops with his parents. He describes early transportation by horse, foot, and boat; churches in the area; and life on Sterling Plantation. Jackson also describes credit at the plantation store; illnesses; marriage customs; gambling on the card game 'Kotch'; use of French language; French language work songs; and schooling. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Sugar     Religion     African Americans    
  • Jacobs, A. J. (Andrew Jay), 1852-1927. Papers, 1867-1927 (bulk 1867-1897). .3 linear ft. (7 items; 1 vol.). Location: U:238, H:22. Born in Clinton, Louisiana, and raised in Girard, Richland Parish, Louisiana. Jacobs attended LSU, and throughout his adult life he was employed by railroad companies. He married Adelaide Elizabeth Bohne in 1881 and they had five daughters. Two letters written by Jacobs while a student at LSU comment on General Sherman's visit to campus and on political and farming conditions in Richland Parish. Three letters (1897) to his daughter Louise, in Louisville, reflect Jacobs' paternal interest. Included is a 1927 memorium to Jacobs from a Louisville and Nashville Railroad publication providing entries regarding Jacobs' work and trips, and including poems, articles, and anecdotes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2069, 2074.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Jacobs, Wayne Johnson, 1839-1914. Diaries and lists, 1861-1865. 2 items, 2 vols. Location: U:100. Union soldier, served in the 30th Ohio. Fragments of Jacobs' Civil War diaries describe his participation in the siege and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Roster of soldiers in the 30th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co A, shows cause of death or discharge. Included is a typescript giving detailed accounts of military maneuvers, battle engagements, transportation of troops, military operations, and the organization of Company A. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg Letters and Photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, La. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago, Ill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Performing arts     Women    
  • Kent-Amacker Family Papers, 1853-1910 (bulk: 1860-1866). 65 items. Location: 1:55. Family correspondence of the Kent and Amacker families of St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes, La., including financial records and miscellaneous items. Bulk of correspondence written or received by the Kent Family during the Civil War and relates to military operations in southeastern Louisiana, family participation in campaigns in Georgia, presence of Federals, and the imprisonment of James Fluker Kent at Johnson Island, Ohio. Letters written before, during, and after the war also briefly describe news and events of local, business, and familial interest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Keyes, Charles L. Letters, 1862-1863. 10 items. Location: Misc:K. Union soldier from Charlemont, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in the 52nd Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Letters describe his steamship voyage aboard the Illinois; and camp life in Baton Rouge, New Iberia, Camp Stoneman, Barres Landing, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Letters from Port Hudson, written from the breastworks, describe conditions during the siege. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers, 1851-1941, undated (bulk 1864-1932). 3,800 items, 6 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. and 26 microfilm reels. Location: UU:10-31, N:6, Vault:11 and Mss.Mf:K. New Orleans writer and historian. Correspondence, literary writings in notebooks, photographs, bound manuscript volumes, and printed material concern Grace King's literary career, historical interests, travels, and personal affairs. King's correspondence and diaries describe her extensive travel throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Diary 3 describes her childhood experiences at L'Embarass plantation in St. Martin Parish. Her correspondence also describes yachting in Florida and other Southern states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Koch, Christian D. Family Papers, 1829-1912 (bulk 1845-1900). 3,526 items, 24 vols. Location: U:186-195, H:14. Koch family was of Danish descent and settled near Pearlington, Hancock County, Mississippi. Christian Koch was a master of a schooner. Early correspondence describes farm life and operating a schooner on the Pearl River and along the Gulf Coast. Civil War letters describe the privations of war, and later papers detail the family's movements in Montana. H.P.G. Koch, nephew of Christian, discusses how a German Jew passenger was the butt of jokes and fined $5 for smoking on the wharf in Charleston, South Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Jews    
  • Kowalski, G. Papers, 1839-1841 . 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Letters from G. Kowalski to Jean and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans, concerning wine shipments and business conditions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     French-language    
  • Labatut, John B. Certificate, 1802. 1 item. Location: Misc. L. New Orleans merchant. Certificate for merchandise shipped on the ship Roebuck by Philadelphia merchants and delivered at the Port of New Orleans for Labatut. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Lant, Norman E. Photograph collection, 1934-1938. 15 aerial photographs. Location: 65:5. Norman E. Lant, originally from Evansville, Ind., was appointed chief engineer of the Louisiana State Highway Department in 1946. The collection consists of five aerial photographic prints of Louisiana bridges, four aerial photographs of highway overpasses, and six aerial photographs of wooded scenes. Mss. 3844.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Laroe, James S. Diary, 1846-1850. 1 vol. [typed transcription]. Location: Misc. Diary of Laroe while on a trip from Newfoundland, New Jersey, to the northeastern part of Texas to purchase land. The early entries of the diary describe Laroe's trip from New York to New Orleans and up the Mississippi River and Red River to Shreveport. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 253.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Larson, Shine, 1903-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (50 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.00mss 142334. Resident of Bayou Chene, Louisiana. Larson discusses his family background; picking and ginning Spanish moss; logging; trapping fur animals; fishing; the flood of 1927; local politics and elections; alligator hunting; life in Bayou Chene; and the transport of children to school by boat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0034.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Lawrence, Henry E. Diary, 1837-1842. 1 vol. Location: A:3. Special agent for the Department of State and resident of Queens, New York City. Incomplete accounts of a trip from New York City by steamboat to Quebec, Canada; and a diplomatic mission to Mexico, to obtain the release of Franklin Combs and other Americans taken prisoner with members of the Sante Fe Expedition from Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1540.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Leathers, Thomas P., 1816-1896. Family Papers, 1823-1952. 457 items, 11 vols. Location: UU:116-117, Vault. Steamboat master and owner, and native of Kentucky. Papers mainly relate to steamboat transportation and commerce on the Mississippi River in Louisiana and Mississippi. Collection also includes a pardon (1865) by President Andrew Johnson for Leathers' arrest as a Confederate spy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Lee Line history, 1832-1930. 1 reel microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:L. 'Steamboat History of the Lee Line, Illustrated, 1832-1930,' by William H. Tippitt, includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Leverich Company. Papers, 1830-1851. 149 items. Location: W:11. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters pertain to New Orleans business and banking conditions, shipping between New York and New Orleans, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • Leverich Company. Correspondence, 1839-1848. 5 items. Location: Misc. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters of J. H., Henry L., and Charles P. Leverich concerning business and family matters. Included is a letter from Charles P. Leverich describing a sea voyage from New York to New Orleans in 1845. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations    
  • 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     Sugar    
  • 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: Sugar     Women    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Lieutenant Colonel L.C. Colburn. Collection, 1862-1895. 11 items. Location:Misc:C. Collection of correspondence, three page diary, orders, and a printed notice relating to Colburn and his operation of Opelousas and Great Western Railroad in New Orleans. Includes a letter by Admiral Farragut requesting a gunboat to protect Colburn's men. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4720.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lintner, Theodore. Papers, 1835. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Sale of undivided half of the schooner Santiago, by Lintner to Benjamin Harrod of New Orleans, and certification of recorder of mortgages. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 226.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lisle, N. Receipt, 1869. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Receipt for a chronometer on board the ship Plato at New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Little, John. Letter, 1843 Apr. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.: L. In a letter to Capt. Israel Durrell, Capt. John L. Little reports on the difficulties he encountered in picking up cargo in New Orleans, La. He also comments on the price of cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Livingston Parish Papers, 1876-1910, undated 11 items [photocopies and photographs]. Location: OS:L. Papers consist of assorted receipts, clippings, and contracts relating primarily to riverboat transportation on the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. A copy of The Port Vincent Triune for May 10, 1877, is also included. Three photographic prints depict a sawmill, a logging operation, and the mail steamboat "Alice" moored at French Settlement, La., particularly the Amite River area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana description, 1791-1803. 1 item (8 pages). Location: E:Imprints. Published general description of Louisiana for the period 1514 to 1798. Included is an unidentified letter from New Orleans (1790) referring to a trip from Baltimore, Maryland, to New Orleans by way of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2325.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Louisiana Railroad Depot Photograph Collection, 1909-1983. 128 items. Location: D:79. Photographic copies of postcards depicting Louisiana railroad depots. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4161.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana. Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Scrapbooks, 1896-1958. 36 vols. Location: 124:. Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, announcements, and advertisements on activities of the New Orleans Port Commission and on national, state, and local conditions affecting the economic and political situation of the Port of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Lytle Mississippi River steamboat prints, ca. 1900. 15 items (enlargement prints). Location: OS:L. Baton Rouge photographer. Mississippi River steamboat photographs, seven of which are signed by A. D. Lytle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Lytle, Andrew D., 1834-1917. Photographs, ca. 1990-1995. 277 items. Location: UU:263. Baton Rouge photographer. Prints made from Lytle's photograph album; the original photographs are dated ca. 1862-1902. Includes views of public and domestic architecture in Baton Rouge and other Louisiana towns; steamboats; cadets at LSU; and other local people and settings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Machette, William. Letterbook, 1807-1820. 1 ms. vol. Location: U:107. Ship owner of Boston, Massachusetts. Letter book containing handwritten copies of letters to business associates in various parts of the world including several letters addressed to Judah Touro, New Orleans merchant, and other letters referring to Machette's dealings with Touro. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1808.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Jews    
  • Maling, M. C. Letter, 1853 January 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.M. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to William Lord, ship owner, of Kennebunk, Maine, concerning shipping problems in the New Orleans-Liverpool cotton trade. For further information,see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Manson, George. Letter, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Captain and resident of Bath, Maine. Letter to Captain Manson from New Orleans describing a new steering apparatus for a ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marchand Gin Company. Cotton book, 1900. 1 vol. Location: G:18. Cotton book of the Marchand Gin Company recording cotton ginned and shipped from September to December, 1900. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 280.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Marcy, Peter. Letter, 1845 May 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Builder of the first dry dock constructed at Algiers, Louisiana.Letter Daniel Marcy, ship owner of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, reflects trade with France and ship repairs in New Orleans. He comments on damage sustained by the cargo ship, Orozimbo, in the Gulf of Lyons while enroute to New Orleans with a cargo of wine. He also states that staves sold for 33 to 37 dollars per thousand in New Orleans; other news relates to family matters.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Marston and Company. Letter, 1849 January 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Company located in Palermo, Sicily. Letter to R. F. Nichols and Company, New Orleans, informing them of a shipment of citrus fruits. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Martin, Leonard, 1908-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.0281. Sugarcane farmer and great-grandson of a slave, Martin was a resident of Four Corners, Louisiana, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Martin's account of the sale of his great-grandfather as a slave along with descriptions of his education; his father's career as the first African American schoolteacher in the area; work in sugarcane farming; and a dance-hall operator, Alice LeBaude. Martin also describes forms of transportation; the marriage of his white maternal grandmother to a Native American; his own marriage; work in Texas; the use of drugs in Four Corners; and his religion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Sugar     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • MARY AGNES expense account, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Schooner owned by L. S. Babcock and H. Boas and enrolled at New Orleans. Expense account at Tampico, Mexico, of the Mary Agnes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • 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     Sugar    
  • McAllister, Charles L. Letter, 1861 August 21. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier. Letter to McAllister's mother, Mrs. C. LaCroze, describing his train trip from Memphis to Knoxville, Tennessee, via Chattanooga. He mentions civilian enthusiasm along the way, and gives an eyewitness account of the wreck of a train carrying troops. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • McCarstle, Cullen. Manuscript volumes, 1842-1843. 2 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Record book contains bills of lading (1842-1843) for cotton loaded at Fontania, La., onto various steamboats bound for New Orleans. Scrapbook (undated) contains clippings and recipes, mostly for baked goods, and remedies for various diseases in animals and humans, including cancer, cholera, yellow fever, diphtheria and rheumatism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2726.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine    
  • McCutchon, A. D. Letters, 1889-1890. 22 items. Location: Misc. Inspector on the dredge clearing Bayou Lafourche near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Copies of letters to Captain M. W. Fish, U.S. Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, reporting on work accomplished. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1049.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • McHugh, John A. Family Papers, 1850-1874. 5 items. Location: Misc.M. Resident of Baton Rouge. Papers include a tax receipt (1850), oath of allegiance to the United States (1863), Confederate States of America bond certificate (1864), a railway timetable (1869) and a description (1874) of Mr. Basilisco's fruit and cake store on Third Street in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • McMurray, Aldridge Leroy, 1902-1987. Papers, 1912-1987. 1 linear ft. Location: 77:50, OS:M, 102. Captain and pilot of steamboats on the Mississippi River. Captain's log books, photographs, autobiographical essay, printed items, and ephemera relate to the career and life of Aldridge Leroy McMurray. Some items relate to the river steamer Sprague. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • McMurray, E. L. interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Transcript (34 pages). Location: L:4700.43. Master pilot on the Mississippi River and other rivers, resident of Bayou Sorrel and Plaquemine, Louisiana, and an employee of Standard Oil. Interview includes discussion of McMurray's early life and career as a riverboat pilot, and a description of the governmental control of the Mississippi and the debate about levees and spillways. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.43.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McNamara, Matthias. Document, 1776 March 5. 1 item. Misc.:M, vault:1. Governor of Senegambia (Senegal) from 1775-1778. Permint signed by McNamara granting permission to Edward Moffat, Master of the sloop SWALLOW, to sail to 'the River Mississipy'. Also signed by Charles Miller, Deputy Naval Officer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3413.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McQuiston, Nelson, 1897-, interviewee. Nelson and Lottie McQuiston oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index 2 (pages). Location: L:4700.0044. Nelson and Lottie McQuiston married in 1921 and lived in the Atchafalaya Basin area of Louisiana. They resided in Baker, Louisiana, at the time of this interview. They discuss geographical changes in the Atchafalaya Basin since 1929; the Atchafalaya spillway; lumbering in the area; local treatment of illnesses; residents shopping for groceries and clothing; mail service; education; boat building; and housing. They also discuss births; weddings and funerals; crops and livestock; fishing; and picking and ginning Spanish moss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Women    
  • Mickins, Dan. Day book, 1900-1901. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Day book of a livery stable keeper, probably Dan Mickins, with entries giving date of service; name of person; service rendered, such as horse and buggy, surry, saddle horse, or hack service; and in some instances place to which transportation was furnished and amount For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Miller, Caleb. Letters, 1817-1824. 2 items. Location: Misc:M. American slave trader on board vessels transporting slaves to Cuba and America. Edward Spalding, a merchant from Bristol, Rhode Island, was involved in the slave trade in Cuba and acted as agent for Jacob Babbit and the DeWolf family. Letters documenting American involvement in the international slave trade after it was abolished in England and America in 1808. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Mississippi and Lafourche Railway Co., chartered under the laws of the State of Louisiana, 1896. 1 printed pamphlet, 34 p.; 21 cm. Location: E:Imprints. Prospectus and charter for railroad describes its route from the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana, to a junction with main track of Southern Pacific Railway in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and lists officers of company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Album, 1925-1928. 1 linear foot. Location U:243. The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Album is a visual record of selected Louisiana losses from the 1927 Mississippi Basin flood. It was prepared for O. K. Allen (1882-1936), Chairman, Louisiana Highway Commission and later Governor, and presumably used for securing Federal disaster aid. The album contains 214 black and white photographs showing flood damage to roads, bridges, and buildings primarily in the Atchafalaya River region and the town of Melville, Louisiana. Besides images of damage, the photographs include depictions of repair crews, levees, barges, crevasses, and railroads. Some photos pre-date the flood and a few depict scenes from non-flooded areas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4373.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Mississippi River Map Collection, ca. 1858-1878. 19 items, 1 manuscript volume, 4 CD ROMS and 1 microfilm reel. Location: OS:M, M:29, Mss.Mf:M., AA:(CD-ROM shelf). Loose manuscript maps of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Jefferson Parish and land along the river, showing land parcels, landings, land ownership, and changes in the course of the river, and a bound volume of cut and pasted in maps of the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership, and landings. Included in the volume are pieces of Marie Adrien Persac's NORMANS CHART OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM NATCHEZ TO NEW ORLEANS IN 1858. These maps depict the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership and plantation names, and landings For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Mitchell, William H. Letters, 1856. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Mississippi railroad engineer. Letter to cousin, Clarence, requesting assistance in locating employment as an engineer in South America and discussing his current situation in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company. Receipt book, 1855-1856, 1859-1864. 1 vol. Location: H:24. Receipt book (1855-1856) for freight delivered by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad at the DeSoto, Mississippi, station. The agent's name was apparently Pardue. The volume was later used by a member of the Pardue family for a scrapbook (1859-1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1520.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Morse, E. A. Account books, 1863-1865. 4 vols. Location: H:3. Account books and letter book kept by Capt. E. A. Morse for the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad Company and the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company while they were operated under the control of the United States Army at the latter part of the Civil War. Letter book contains copies of orders, circulars, and published notices issued by Morse and C. W. Greene, Assistant Superintendent. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 503.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Mouton, J. Andre, b. 1892. Papers, 1928-1975. 263 items, 7 vols. (6 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: N:8, 79:117, OS:M. Native of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Mouton worked for the Southern Pacific and Illinois Central railroads, the Moore-McCormack Steamship line, and the New Orleans Dock Board. The bulk of the collection consists of invitations, public relations materials, and photographs pertaining to Mouton's speaking engagements and his involvement in clubs and organizations. Scrapbooks (1929-1965) contain clippings. Diaries (1959-1972), some written in Salinas County, Arkansas, discuss gardening, participation in church and recreational functions, speaking engagements, family news, and the weather. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3828.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Cajuns    
  • Murdock, John. Letter, 1841 Dec. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Murdock, master of Cane Mount Plantation near Lorman, Miss., describes his travel by ship from Louisville, Ky., to Rodney, Miss.; poor conditions and crop yields at the plantation; attitudes of the slaves; relations with neighbors; his oppressive debts; and their children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4270.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • N. A. Birge transportation record book, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: F:12. N. A. Birge was captain and quartermaster in the Confederate army. Franklin Garrett was transportation agent in the Confederate army. Ledger conatins records of transportation tickets issued by N. A. Birge, indicating the movement of Confederate army men and supplies on various railroad, steamboat, and stage lines. Also recorded is the movement of soldiers on sick leave to and from hospitals at Delhi and Monroe, Louisiana, as well as those soldiers who were on detail to Texas or discharged. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • 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     Sugar    
  • Nelson, Solomon, 1827?-1882. Journal, 1862-1863. 1 ms. vol. Location:Misc:N. Union soldier serving in the 50th Regiment of the Massachusetts Infantry. Journal chronicles Nelson's experiences in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, giving detailed descriptions of the sights, scenery, and events beginning with his stay in New York, subsequent sea voyage to Louisiana, and his return trip north. Entries reflect camp life, movement of troops, scarcity of food, interaction with African Americans, and his personal reflections on the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • New Orleans port scene, circa 1900-1960. 1 item. Location: OS:N. Modern print, perhaps based on nineteenth-century engraving, showing an antebellum New Orleans riverfront scene with steamboats and sailing vessels, and cargoes on the dock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans photographs, circa 1890. 3 photographs. Location: V:62. The New Orleans photographs contain three images of New Orleans, including the Parish Prison in Treme; a wharf with the steamboat, Assumption, docked; and the Henry Clay monument. Built between 1832 and 1836, the Parish Prison was located between Treme and Marais on Orleans Street. The photograph of the wharf contains African American stevedores preparing to load the ships. The image of the Henry Clay monument depicts the monument when it was located at Canal Street and St. Charles, prior to the move to Lafayette Square in 1901. Behind the Clay monument in the photograph is the building that houses A.M. Hill's watches and jewelry and street car tracks. Mss. 5104.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans Port papers, 1814-1818. 2 items. Location: Misc. Tables showing home products and imported products shipped through the port of New Orleans and the number of ships which paid duties at the port from 1814 to 1818. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 322.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • New Orleans Shipyard photographs, 1941 May 30-June 19. 76 items. Location: W:11. Shipyard owned by Louisiana Shipyards, Inc., located in New Orleans. Photographs show weekly progress of construction of shipyard facilities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad shipment record, 1870-1873. 1 v. Location: G:22. The New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad, completed in 1858, ran from New Orleans, La., to Jackson, Miss. The ledger records items shipped between August 1870 and May 1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3837.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago R.R. Co. Letters, 1874-1875. 14 items. Location: Misc. Letters written to L. H. Sellars, superintendent, from various general managers, concerning the labor force, specifications and materials for cars, accidents, and purchase of coal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Norman, E. B. (Eloi Benjamin) and N. Philip. Collection, 1833-1945. 1994 items, 225 vols. Location:77:60-62, 99:, 102:, O:66-70, O:74-75, OS:N, Map case 1, drawer 8, Vault:44. E. B. Norman was a resident of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and his son Dr. N. Philip Norman was a resident of New York City. Collection deals largely with the history of steamboating on the Lower Mississippi and Red Rivers. Included are 587 photographs of steamboats; notes and historical data; published volumes; periodicals; newspapers; correspondence; and a letterbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1084.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Norman, E. B. and N. Philip. Collection, 1833-1967 (bulk 1929-1960). 1994 items, 225 vols. Location: 77:60-62; O:66-70, 74-75; OS:N; 99:; 102; vault:44. E. B. Norman was a resident of Alexandria, Louisiana; Dr. N. Philip Norman was a resident of New York City. Collection contains photographic prints, books, periodicals, newspapers, correspondence, copper plates, framed maps and pictures, blueprints, and other records concerning steamboats, the navigation of the Red River and lower Mississippi River. They relate to Louisiana parishes and regions, travel in the South, and General Banks' Red River Campaign. Periodicals include 'Waterways Journal' (1932-1967); Waterways Magazine (1942-1951); Steamboat Bill, the journal of the Steamboat Historical Society of America (1961-1969); and S & D Reflector, published by the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen (1964-1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1084, 2458, 2578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • North Louisiana and Texas Railroad Company. $1000 bond, 1869 May 20. 1 item. Location: OS:N. Bond bearing the official seal of the State of Louisiana and the signature of Governor H. C. Warmoth. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Nuebling, Maximilian. Letterbooks, 1822-1826. 2 ms. vols. Location: J:12. German immigrant who settled in St. Francisville, Louisiana, and worked in a general store owned by his uncle, Dietrich Holl. Holl's wife, Virginia Martha Brent Chisholm, married Nuebling after her husband's death, and they had one son, John. Handwritten copies of letters by Neubling. Early letters were written at sea on board the S. S. Fortuna on a voyage from Bremen, Germany, to New Orleans. Later letters describe his life in St. Francisville while he was working in his uncle's store. In German with a typewritten volume containing English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 873.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     German-language    
  • 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     Sugar    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Parker, Edward G. Letter, 1859 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Secretary and treasurer of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company. Letter encloses a check for the wages of a slave hired to work on the railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Pearson, Sophie Cooley, d. 1978. Family Papers, 1869-1975. 757 items, 19 vols. (17 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols.). Location: 79:115-116, OS:P. Resident of Westwego, Louisiana, and daughter of L. V. Cooley, a steamboat captain. Pearson collected materials related to the history of steamboats on the Mississippi River and published a book on the topic. Papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, serial publications, photographs, and printed items related to the history and operation of steamboats and transportation on the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3237-79.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pease, Charles G. Letter, 1863 January 10. 1 item. Union officer in the Massachusetts 47th Regiment in the Civil War. Letter describes in detail Pease's voyage on a transport ship from Boston to New Orleans and comments on his living quarters at Camp Kearney, New Orleans; General Banks; and his headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Peck, Charles. Letters, 1834-1840. 3 items. Location: Misc.: P. Letters to Charles C. Peck of Natchez, Miss., from business associates in New York, N.Y., pertain to their commercial interests, cotton trade, shipping, and the transfer of funds. Letters also comment the possible loss of a steamer in route from Liverpool, England to New York and a fire on board the steamer "Lexington" that killed all but three passengers and destroyed the ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Perlu, A. Letter, 1828 July 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter discusses shipping activity on the river and the dengue r epidemic in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine    
  • 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     Sugar     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: Sugar    
  • Pintard, John M. Papers, 1796-1809 (bulk 1808-1810). 0.5 linear ft. (118 items; 5 vols.). Location: UU:67, H:10. Merchant, cotton planter of Laurel Hill Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include documents related to Pintard's plantation and store, transportation on the Mississippi River, and commerce before and during the War of 1812. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 887.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Plaquemine Lock photographic postcards, circa 1910. 5 photographic postcards. Location: 65:5. Plaquemine Lock, located in Plaquemine, La., is an early example of hydraulic engineering design on Bayou Plaquemine, an important navigable waterway that was once a distributary of the Mississippi River. These five photographic postcards provide different views of Plaquemine Lock during high water. Mss. 3839.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Poche, Louis Aristee, 1896-1990. Tobacco Manufacturer Record Book, 1954. 1 Vol. Location: M:21. Manufacturer of tobacco in Convent, Louisiana. The book was used to track shipments of perique tobacco. The book contains forms created by the Internal Revenue Service to track tobacco and snuff manufacturers shipments. Mss. 5136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Pointer, John L. Bills of lading, 1840-1844. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:20. Grocer, commission and forwarding merchant of Indian Village, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Volume records shipments of goods on steamboats, mainly traveling between Opelousas, Louisiana, and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Business directory, 1846-1903. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • Raoul, W. G. (W. Greene), b. 1843. Letters, 1862-1864. 18 items. Location: Misc:R. Resident of Independence, Louisiana, who enlisted in the Confederate army at nineteen during the Civil War. He served with the Washington Artillery, then was promoted to captain and assigned to the construction and distribution of railroad cars. Raoul's letters to his family comment on camp life and military travel in Virginia, the Battle of Gettysburg, and other Confederate military engagements. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2949.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Rea, Jesse K. Bell. Notebook, 1890. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Reed, A. R. Diary, 1860-1861. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Son of Isaac Reed, who was part owner of the ship Ocean Belle. Diary records incidents and observations during his ocean voyages from Waldoboro, Maine, to New Orleans, Louisiana, on the ship Weston Merritt and from New Orleans to Liverpool, England, then to Nova Scotia aboard the ship Ocean Belle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Reed, Isaac. Letter, circa 1800-1860. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Business letter regarding cargo being sent by ship from New Orleans, Louisiana, to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Reid, Robt. R. (Robert Raymond), 1855-1923, Papers, 1875-1949. 381 items. Location: W:14. Attorney of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana; judge in the 18th and 25th District Courts; member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention; and associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Professional and personal papers relate to Reid's legal career, local economic conditions, Illinois Central Railroad, and family matters. Collection includes bills and receipts, printed items, news clippings, and maps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2887.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Reiff, Anton. Journal, 1856-1857. 1 ms. vol. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Misc.:R, Mss.Mf:R. Musician touring with the Pyne and Harrison Opera Company from New York to New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, comments on theater facilities, musical performances attended, music in churches visited, scenery and social customs, and other matters. Reiff recorded his impressions of steamboat travel and his visits to Memphis, Tennessee; Natchez, Mississippi; Baton Rouge; and other cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Performing arts     African Americans    
  • Reilly, Robert M. Papers, 1955-1996. 9.3 linear ft. Location: UU:235-244. Native of Chicago who moved to Baton Rouge in 1962. Reilly's career in Baton Rouge centered around an interest in military history. He was also an advocate for historic sites and decommissioned ships such as the U.S.S. Kidd. Photographs, film negatives, drawings, clippings, research notes, correspondence, papers, speeches, newsletters, maps, and brochures document Reilly's research on U.S. firearms, the Civil War, and World War II naval history. The largest portion of the collection consists of research materials, arranged alphabetically by topic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4662.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     20th Century Wars    
  • Reynaud, John. Papers, 1870-1914. Resident of Washington Parish, Louisiana, lawyer, Louisiana state senator, and Confederate army colonel. Correspondence and legal and business papers pertaining to national and local politics, land administration and sales, and the Grange movement. Included is a broadside soliciting assistance of Grangers to complete construction of the Washington Monument. The collection also contains a U.S. military railroad map; bills, receipts, and tax documents; newspaper clippings; notebooks; photographs; and personal items including recipes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2862.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rhode Island slave trade document, 1795-1798. 1 item. Location: Misc. Business account of Samuel Chase, master of the Ascension, and the ship's Rhode Island owners, describes the ship's voyages and business transactions while involved in the slave trade from Africa to Spanish America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Rivet, Bill Lindon, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1992. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (1 page). Location: L:4700.0054. River lock worker (1931-1961) and resident of Plaquemine, Louisiana. Rivet recalls drownings at the Plaquemine locks on the Mississippi River, the sinking of the steamboat Andes, and his work in the mechanical operation of moving boats through the locks. Rivet describes flood control, high waters, and repair of leaks. Rivet also describes precautions taken to protect the locks during World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0054.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Robinson, Harai, d. 1887?. Papers, 1861-1889 (bulk 1864-1866). 53 items [bound transcriptions]. Location: H:13. Colonel in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Volunteers, U.S. Army, under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Robinson worked for the Central Pacific and Mexican International railroads after the war. Papers chiefly relate to Robinson's military career, including legal documents and letters concerning the investigation of his order to shoot two soldiers for refusal to obey orders (1864). Included are items related to Robinson's employment with the railroads. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 488.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Roosevelt, Henry L. Manuscript, circa 1930-1936. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. Henry Latrobe Roosevelt (1879-1936) was a great-grandson of Nicholas J. Roosevelt and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy (1933-1936). This essay is entitled "Nicholas J. Roosevelt and his pioneer steamboat voyage on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in 1811." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4401.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Ross, William D. Papers, 1939, 1953. 5 items. Location: UU:165. Dean of the LSU College of Business Administration. Histories of the Louisiana Highway Commission, and letters of transmittal to Dr. Ross. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2348.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Roy, John B. Letter, 1836 Mar. 19 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. New Orleans commission merchant. In his letter to William Gray of Richmond, Va., John B. Roy, a New Orleans commission merchant, writes to about doing business with Gray and tobacco shipments to Richmond. The last page of the letter includes copies of an invoice and bill of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Russell, Jasper A., b. 1840 or 1. Family collection, 1857-1876. 6 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of a bill of lading for a river steamer operating in northeast Louisiana (1857), a conveyance for a land sale in Madison Parish, La. (1860), the honorable discharge of Jasper A. Russell from the Confederate States Army and a true copy of the same (1862), a letter from Harrisonburg, La., regarding seized property (1876), and a page from "The Franklin Sun" advertising a tax sale of lands in Franklin Parish, La. (July 18, 1876). For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Rust, George. Family Papers, 1828, 1849-1958. 11 items. Location: Misc.:R. General and resident of Rockland, Virginia. His nephew, Albert Rust, was a U.S. representative from Arkansas (1855-1857, 1859-1861) and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Correspondence from his nephew, Albert, principally concern with business interests in Eldorado, Arkansas, and New Orleans. Included are bills from Baltimore listing charges for ocean passage to New Orleans for slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     African Americans    
  • S. S. America poster, 1902. 1 item (11 copies). Location: OS:S. Poster advertising celebrations surrounding the arrival at Camden, Arkansas, of 'the biggest boat that ever sailed the Ouachita,' the S. S. America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Schwartz, John C. Papers, 1810, 1848-1932 (bulk 1865-1911). 6,885 items, 66 vols., and ca. 2.5 linear feet, 1 mf reel. Location: A:19-21, J:20-23; R:26; OS:S, Mss.Mf:S. Owner and operator of a retail hardware store in Natchez. Records include business letters and financial documents related to Schwartz's hardware business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 385, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Civil War    
  • Shamrock Lumber Company. Account book, 1905-1908. 1 vol. Location: J:17. Lumber Company in Shamrock, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Journal containing data relative to assets and liabilities of the Brown Lumber Company purchased as stock. Entries in the journal show debits and credits for lumber accounts, freight, logging, and salaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Shelly, William. Diary, 1863 January 1-September 23. 1 vol. Location: Misc:S. Union soldier in the 176th New York Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Shelly served for nine months and was stationed primarily in Louisiana. Diary entries discuss Shelly's sea voyage from New York to Louisiana; his work in the Quartermaster department; his arrival at Lafourche; guerrilla activity in the area; the sound of fighting at Port Hudson; and the capture and parole of his company. Shelly also discusses his work recruiting for the 16th Regiment of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Sherman, Thomas West. Letter, 1863 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union army general in command of the defenses of New Orleans in the Civil War. Letter orders Sherman's aide-de-camp, Captain Adam Badeau, to transport Union refugees from New Orleans to Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, on the schooner Experiment under a flag of truce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2263.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Sibley, Mary Lou (Mary Lou Richardson), b. 1880. Papers, 1807-1971. 22 items. Location: Misc:S. Miscellaneous items and notes illustrating Mary Lou Sibley's involvement in Baptist churches, particularly the Gilgal Baptist Church in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana; Richardson family history; and photographs of the First Baptist Church in Shreveport. Included are photographs of engines and trains. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3454.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • SIOUX CITY bills of lading, 1870, undated. 9 items. Location: Misc.S. Bills of lading for merchandise on board the steamer Sioux City to be delivered in Iowa and Nebraska. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Records and account book, 1794-1815 (bulk 1794-1799). 3 items, including 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Account book contains official and personal accounts while Skipwith was consul in Paris, France. Entries report names of American ships, descriptions of cargo, and accounts of individuals including James Monroe and Thomas Pinckney. Two loose items are a record of the import and sale of American cotton in the 1790s and a deposition dealing with the sale of cotton in 1815. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Politics    
  • Slave trader insurance document, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     African Americans    
  • Smith, Annabell, 1862-. Diary, 1873-1874. 1 vol., 1 pamphlet. Location: W:17. Resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Volume contains original poetry and recipes, as well as a diary (1873-1874) which records daily activities, family visits, a trip to New Orleans by steamboat, social life, and life in a girls' school. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Smyth, Austin W. Receipt, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Transportation receipt signed by Smyth of the steamboat 'Montezuma' for payment made by owners of the schooner 'Segochet'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Snyder, H. A. Diary, 1862. 1 ms. vol. Location: V:62. Grocer and a member of the Confederate Guards in Confederate New Orleans, and a private in the Confederate Guards, Louisiana Militia, at Camp Moore under Colonel J. F. Girault. Diary entries for August 10-22 and November 18-December 30, 1862 describe travel from New Orleans to New York State, of which he was a native. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Business     Civil War    
  • Southern scenes engravings, 1853-1876. 32 items. Location: OS:S, map case:D:14, S:2. Prints of wood and steel engravings, many from Harper's Weekly, some from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Prints include buildings and scenes of New Orleans, Mississippi River scenes and steamboats, and three maps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3406.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • St. Louis, New Orleans and Atlantic Canal and Transportation Company. Prospectus, 1884. 1 item. Location: OS.:S. Prospectus promoting a continuous canal route from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, including Lake Borgne Canal as part of the route. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business    
  • St. Mary Parish document, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Petition submitted to the Louisiana legislature, signed by residents of the Parish of St. Mary, concerns the proposed bill for improving the navigation of Bayou Plaquemine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 381.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869. Manuscript, 1840, 1854-1869. 1 vol. (68 leaves), 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:104, Mss. Mf.:S. "Edward M. Stanton: A Personal Portrait" as revealed in letters to his wife, Ellen Hutchinson, and friends, edited with a commentary by his grandson, Gideon Townsend Stanton. Description of a sea voyage from New York to California includes portage across the Isthmus of Panama. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1648.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869, Letter, 1832 October 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Secretary of War (1862-1868) under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Letter from Stanton written immediately after he left Kenyon College, requesting that his trunk be directed to him in care of Turnbull Booksellers of Columbus, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2180.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Steamboat waybills, 1857-1883. 5 items. Location: Misc.:S. Waybills for freight and packages shipped on the steamboats William Jones, Jr. in 1857, the Alice Vivian in 1860, the St. Nicholas in 1861, the Lotus No. 2 in 1877, and the Steamer Mary in 1883. The waybills show the type and amount of freight, the fee charged, and, in the case of the Mobile-bound Wm. Jones, Jr., the destination of the steamboat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1508.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Steamboat document collection, 1835-1878 (bulk 1835-1858). 10 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of receipts related to passage on or repair work made to steamboats on the Mississippi River and bills of lading for ships bound to and from New Orleans. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Steamboat images, circa 1842-1962 (bulk 1861-1918). 1895. 1 item. Location: E:70. Images of steamboats active in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some steamboats are in New Orleans, Louisiana. Images are arranged alphabetically by the name of the steamboat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 1052, 1297, 1331, 1510, 1516, 1584, 1704, 1776, 1877, and 3057.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Steamboat Images. ca. 1842-1962, undated (bulk 1861-1918) 81 images (78 photographic prints, 2 newspaper clippings, 1 pictorial envelope). Location: E:70. With the exception of 4 images, this collection consists of copy prints of mechanical and photographic images of steamboats. There are no restrictions on reproduction of these images for personal use. All but four (4) of the images in this collection are reproductions for which LSU Libraries does not hold originals. When it does not hold originals, the Libraries cannot provide permission to publish. Mss. 0893, 1052, 1297, 1331, 1510, 1516, 1584, 1704, 1776, 1877, 3057, 3547.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Steele, Oliver Brice. Andrew Lytle photograph collection, 1895, 1902. 36 items. Location: D:96. Confederate veteran, Baton Rouge banker, and Louisiana state auditor who collected these photographs by Andrew David Lytle, a Baton Rouge photographer. Collection contains various photographic media. Included are cabinet cards and prints of etchings of Louisiana governors (ca. 1816-1904), cabinet cards of LSU officials and cadets, and 8x10 enlargements of photographs of steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4028.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Politics    
  • Stewart, Robert H. Family Account Books, 1822-1904. 4.1 linear ft. (18 items, 57 vols.), 7 mf reels. Location: UU:118, H:18-19, J:23, Mss.Mf:S. Mortician and furniture dealer of Natchez; and owner of Edler Grove Plantation at Bunch's Bend, Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes daybooks related to the mortuary business, ledgers and inventories related to the furniture business, and a plantation diary and record books. Of note is a ledger containing a list of African-American funeral directors and benevolent societies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 404, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Business     Plantations     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     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Swanton, John B. Circular, 1826 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Bath, Maine. Circular from the clerk of Marine Records to Swanton stating that proof had been received that the registers, enrollments, and licenses had been taken from the vessels listed on the circular and had been detained abroad, stolen, lost, or mislaid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Swift, John. Account books, 1830-1833. 3 vols. Location: G:7. Merchant of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybooks and ledger include accounts for steamers, plantations, and individuals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Thatcher, William. Papers, 1853-1868. 9 items. Location: Misc.:T. Receipts for taxes and assessments for the Shreveport, Vicksburg, and Texas Railroad by Caddo Parish, Louisiana; promissory note issued by Bossier Parish, Louisiana; authorization to pay wages; and a Reconstruction oath and registration certificate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Thomas, David. Account books, 1838-1841, 1845. 2 vols. Location: G:1. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Record book of David Thomas containing record of account (1838-1841) with the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company and a list (1845) of donors to the Centenary College Fund; and bank book (1841) of Thomas with the Union Bank of Louisiana, Clinton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876. Letter, 1875 Sept. 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Chief State Engineer of Louisiana. Letter discusses plans for levee construction along the Mississippi River and the need for federal funding because poverty reduced tax revenues. He also lists former Confederates active on the Louisiana State Board of Engineers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Thrasher, Arthur P. Correspondence, 1895-1898. 51 items. Location: U:15. Massachusetts resident, married to Ella V. Burdick of East Hampton, Massachusetts. His brother, Charles Frank Thrasher, and Frank's wife Alice lived on a houseboat on the Mississippi River. Letters from Frank and Alice Thrasher document Frank's work as a tinsmith and life on the houseboat Eureka, including people and places seen during their journey up the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • 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     Sugar     Women    
  • Toulmin, J. B. Letters, 1833-1844. 12 items. Location: Misc:T. Cotton merchant located in Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence by J. B. Toulmin relating to shipping and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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     Sugar     Religion     Politics    
  • Trader (Steamer). Register, 1841-1843. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Steamer operated by Captain J. S. Savory of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Register contains the names of passengers and charges for passage and for freight transported from Plaquemine and Indian Village to Grosse Tete, St. Martinville, Washington and Opelousas, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1041.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Treadway, Frederick W. Journal, 1838. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of New England. Journal records trip from New London, Connecticut, to Mobile, Alabama, and describes conditions of travel, towns visited, passing scenery, and varying social conditions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2639.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Union Refugee Transport Contract, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Contract between Leonard Pierce Jr., U.S. Consul to Mexico, and schooner shipmaster Zebina S. Doane for the transport of Union refugees from Matamoros to the New Orleans, La., area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Union refugee transport contract, 1863 Aug. 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Contract between L. Pierce Jr. and schooner shipmaster Zebina S. Doane for the transport of refugees from Matamoros to the New Orleans, La., area. In exchange for this service, Doane was promised a fee that was to be paid from a charity fund administered by the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf, S. B. Holabird. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Varillat, M. Letter, fcirca 1818. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Letter from M. Varillat, apparently a child, to her grandmother, describing in detail the size of the steamer Ohio and, in particular, the furnishings for the drawing room and the cabins. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women     French-language    
  • W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Education     Plantations     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Wallace, James Burns, 1813-1836. Diary, 1835-1836. 1 bound vol. Location: H:23, Misc.:W. Native of Canaan, New Hampshire, printer, and merchant. Diary of travels by horseback through northwest Louisiana, then by steamboat down the Red River to New Orleans. Wallace's diary then recounts his travel homeward by Mississippi River steamer, via Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi; Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Typewritten transcription of the text is available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Way's Steamboat Directory photographs, 1950. 36 items (48 prints). Location: O:. Photographs of the Mississippi River and Louisiana from Way's Directory of Western Rivers Packets, 1950 edition, and an identification key, which corresponds with numbering system in Way's Directory, appears on reverse side of print. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1158, 1215.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Weld Company correspondence, 1833-1851. 96 items. Location: E:62. Commission merchants of Boston, Massachusetts. Correspondence with New Orleans commission and forwarding merchants. Subjects include the controversy following the Compromise of 1850, New Orleans business conditions, the cotton trade, and the death of President William Henry Harrison. Papers also include scattered shipping records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1194, 1206, 1220, 1232, 1256, 1289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • West, William Hansberry. Document, circa 1945-1955. .1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:W. Notarized document signed by William Hansberry West's daughter, Lydia Ann West, aged 83. In it she testifies that her father was the pilot of the steamboat Robert E. Lee during its much-publicized race with the steamboat Natchez from St. Louis, Mo., to New Orleans, La., in 1870. The document includes a photograph of a medal presented in 1871 in New Orleans, La., to West by "Daily" Roper (possibly Daniel J. Roper, a steamboat mate) in honor of his service as pilot of the steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1615.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Women    
  • Wharton, Thomas K. Diary, 1853-1859, 1862. 2 vols.(on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Secretary to the commission for the New Orleans Custom House and assistant to Major P. G. T. Beauregard as superintendent. Wharton was superintendent of construction in 1861 after Beauregard's resignation. Diary and sketch book describing Wharton's journey from New Orleans to Boston (1853) and continuing after his return to New Orleans until December 1854. Diary includes comments on his work on the Custom House. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Wheeler, Willard. Letter, 1843 March 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Ship captain. Letter describes his difficult sea voyage from Boston to New Orleans, the intense religious feelings he experienced attending Protestant Sunday services in New Orleans, and his disdain for what he considers the lax and dissipated Sunday customs of New Orleans residents. The letter closes with a description of the cargo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1334.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • William Short-William Charmichael Diplomatic Papers, 1793-1794. 3 items. Location: Vault:26. United States diplomats to Spain, Short and Charmichael's negotiations laid the groundwork for the San Lorenzo Treaty or Pinckney's Treaty, in which Spain agreed to America's version of the boundary between the United States and Louisiana, to open the Missisisppi River to American navigation since Spain owned the western bank, and to grant Americans the right to store exports and carry on commercial transactions in New Orleans. Papers include a statement of principles, letter, and memorandum related to their negotiations. For more information see online catalog, Mss. 4793For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, Henry. Papers, 1852-1853, 1858. 4 items. Location: Misc.:W. Receipts for payment on shares in the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company and a broadside published by the New York Stock Exchange listing railroad stocks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850, 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilmerton, John. Letter, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Apparently an employee on a New Orleans-Cincinnati packet line. Letter from Wilmerton in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a friend, Charles Stokes, of Rancocus, Burlington County, New Jersey, mentioning a trip on the steamer Duke of Orleans; the severe winter in New Orleans; and the activity at the Cincinnati wharves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1164.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Winsor, Daniel L. Bills of lading, 1846-1847, 1849. 7 bills of lading. Location: Misc. These bills of lading were issued to Daniel L. Winsor by various New Orleans consignees and shipping agents for goods shipped between New Orleans and Boston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Winsor, Daniel L. Papers, 1826-1851. 1 linear ft. Location: S:127 OS:W. Ship captain and agent for Magoun & Son, Boston shipowners. Personal and financial receipts, ship manifests, ship accounts, bills of lading, payments to seamen, and other matters related to Winsor's maritime business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4740.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Wissler, Henry. Notebook, 1848 November 21-22. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:W. Schoolboy. Compositions and tales on themes of hunting, fishing, and farming in the eastern United States, and a lively description of advantages and dangers of railroad transportation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3380.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966. Papers, 1916-1979. 519 items, 10 vols. (5 ms. vols., 5 printed vols.) Location: 9:34, 9:41, H:15, OS:W. Founder and chief executive officer of Delta Airlines. Woolman graduated from LSU and became the first college-trained county agricultural agent in Louisiana. Papers pertain to the development of crop dusting, Delta Airlines, and Woolman's role in aviation history. Papers include correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, photographs, a scrapbook brochures, programs, schedules, and ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     LSU