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MF 5750, Series E, Reel 9

Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute Record Books

(Mss. 757, 1088)


Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2007

Contents of Inventory

Biographical/Historical Note


Scope and Content Note


Collection Description(s)


Cross References


Container List


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6 manuscript volumes and 2 printed volumes

Geographic locations.

East Feliciana Parish, La.; West Feliciana Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.


Bulk dates.





Records of the Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute, under the direction of Mrs. R. K. Howell.


Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.



Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute Record Books, Mss. 757, 1088, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).


Also available on:

Microfilm 5750, Series E, Reel 9

Biographical/Historical Note

The Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute was located in Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1867-1877. It was moved to Afton Villa, West Feliciana Parish, and operated there 1877-1884; it was moved back to Jackson in 1884. The Institute was directed by Mrs. Rufus K. Howell, nee Virginia Z. Catlett, and was eventually absorbed into the Louisiana public school system.

Scope and Content Note

Four record books (1867-1881) include accounts with students, copies of receipts for salaries of teachers, and attendance and department records of students. One record book (1880-1888) contains the school's accounts with a merchandising business, J. Freyhan and Company of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish. Records of events at Afton Villa, some recipes, and poems (1887) are entered in a criminal docket book which contains a few criminal court entries for 1851.

Printed volumes include an annual report of the state superintendent of public schools (1874) and a catalog of the Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute (1893).

Collection Description




Vol.1 Record Book

Partnership agreement between Virginia Z. Catlett and S. M. McKowen. Record of accounts for school. List of scholars and day of entrance. Accounts with students including students' tuition, board, and incidentals. Statements of income and expenses for school.


Vol.2 Record Book

Ledger of accounts with pupils. List of pupils for 10th session, Sept. 1873, Jackson, Louisiana. Record of receipts for salaries for teachers.


Vol.3 Record Book

Attendance Record


Vol.4 Record Book

Record of attendance and deportment of students.


Vol.5Record Book

Record of account with J. Freyhan and Co., Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish.



Vol.6 Record Book

Record of events at Afton Villa, 1887. Copied in Criminal docket book, Jackson, with few entries for 1851. Recipes and copies of poetry.

Printed volumes


Vol.7 Annual report of the state superintendent of public education, William G. Brown, to the General Assembly of Louisiana, for the year 1874. Session of 1875. New Orleans: printed at the Republican Office, 1875. Written on fly-leaf, “Miss V. Z. Catlett, principal, Female Seminary, Jackson, Louisiana, Compliments of George B. Loud, Superintendent, 3rd Division.”


Vol.8 Catalog of the Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute

Index Terms

Account books.


East Feliciana Parish (La.)


Freyhan, J. and Company.

Howell, Rufus K., Mrs.

Howell, Virginia Z.


Universities and colleges--Louisiana.


Container List





Contents (with dates)




6 manuscript volumes: Record Books (1851, 1867-1888)

State Superintendent of Public Education Annual Report (1875)

Catalog of the Feliciana Female Collegiate Institute (1893)

MF:5750, Series E

Reel 9

Feliciana F. C. Institute Record Books (1851-1895)