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ANDREWS (JAMES M.) PAPERS

(Mss. 861)

Inventory
Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University
Reformatted 2003
Revised 2010


CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY 3

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE 4

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE 4

CROSS REFERENCES 5

CONTAINER LIST 7


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SUMMARY


Size. 103 items, 1 manuscript volume, and 1 printed volume


Geographic locations.

Clinton, La.; Amite, La.


Inclusive dates. 1846-1892


Bulk dates. N/A


Language. English


Summary. Farmer of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana and member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, poems, nursery price lists, home recipes and remedies, receipts, Confederate bonds, and the succession accounts of Mrs. Louisa Andrews. Correspondence includes letters from James' father discussing relatives, local affairs, and crop conditions in Clinton and letters from his daughter describing economic conditions in Amite, Louisiana.


Organization. Chronological.


Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.


Related collections.

N/A


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


Citation. James M. Andrews Papers, Mss. 861, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.


Stack location(s). U:6


BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE


James M. Andrews was a farmer of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. In the 1840s he was a member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation.


SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE


Papers include letters from James’ father, E. Andrews, telling his son news of relatives and friends, crop conditions, and activities in the community while a member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation (1846). Later papers consist of receipts for state and parish taxes (1850-1861), Confederate bonds (1864), succession accounts of Mrs. Louisa Andrews (1867), and merchandise receipts. Letters from Andrews’ daughter, Mary Parham, of Amite, Louisiana, describe economic conditions in that area (1883).


Undated papers include poetry, recipes, and home remedies for treatment of livestock. A memorandum book also contains various recipes and home remedies (1868-1877).


CROSS REFERENCES


Subject Date Description of relevant documents


Amite City (La.)--History-- 19th century. Mar. 4, 1883; June 24, 1883

Friendly letters relating local news and commenting on hard times. Mary Parham: Mar. 4 and June 24

Blacksmiths--Louisiana. 1867 Receipted bill for payment by Norwood and Andrews for tire and shaft repairs, buggy, carriage, hack and wheel, new bolts, and other services. June 19
Centenary College of Louisiana. 1902 Jackson, La.; advertising circular lists accessibility, expenses and courses offered, and shows pictures of baseball team, chapel and buildings.
Cooking. Undated Handwritten and printed recipes for pickles, blackberry wine, and soap.
Farms--Louisiana--East Feliciana Parish. 1846-1892,undated Correspondence, receipts, clippings and other items concern farming and family matters, economic conditions, local news, payments for taxes, medical fees, merchandise, blacksmith services, and Confederate bonds, medical treatments, and cooking recipes.
Formulas, recipes, etc. 1880, undated Handwritten and printed prescriptions and remedies for impotency, gonorrhea, nervous prostration, enlarged spleen, varicose veins, whooping cough, and ulcers; and treatments for horse diseases including charbon, botts, worms, fistula, and blind staggers.
“Dr. Dye’s Electro-Voltaic Appliances” for relief of liver and kidney complaints, backache, nervousness and other complaints.
1 pamphlet, 1880
Garig, W. W. 1890 Editor, Poultry Department, The Southern Industrial Review, Baton Rouge; comments on culture and supply of ducks for sale. 2 letters by, Feb. 10 and 18;
2 advertising broadsides containing Garig’s recommendations of Fancier’s Gazette and Dr. G.H. Tichenor’s Cholera and Roup Specific.
Lumber. 1867, 1870 S.B. Kent and Son receipt, June 14, 1867 Memorandum book entry concerning length and diameter of logs hauled, 1870


Subject


Merchants--Louisiana--Baton

Date


1869, 1872,

Description of relevant documents


Letters, receipts, and printed items concerning sale of

Rouge.

1890

fowl, patent medicine, corn, and dry goods from the

following:

J.W. Dougherty, 1869. (1 item)

Mrs. J.M. Parker, 1872. (1 item)

W.W. Garig, 1890. (4 items)


Merchants--Louisiana--East


1866, 1878,


Receipted bills for purchase of general merchandise

Feliciana Parish.

1883

including groceries, clothing, putty, shoes, cloth, and

hoes from the following:

Norwood and Andrews, 1866.(1 item)

J.P. Knox, 1878. (1 item)

Joseph Israel, 1883. (1 item)


Mexican War, 1846-1848.


1846


Father’s comments to son in service on patriotic duty, value of honorable discharge, and appearance of returned soldiers. E. Andrews: June 15 and July 1


Mississippi--Race relations.


1887


Anguilla, Mississippi; mention of trouble caused farmers by African Americans moving around and “indifference to work.” Mary Parham: Jan. 9


Nurseries (Horticulture)


1890-1892


Hill-Side Nursery price list. Marksville, 1890, R. Frotscher. New Orleans. Jan. 18, 1892, W.R. Stuart. Ocean Springs. Jan. 6, and Dec. 7, 1891


Pecan industry--Mississippi.


1891


2 letters and 2 printed items from W. R. Stuart (b. 1820), proprietor of Gulf Coast Pecan Grove and Nursery in Ocean Springs, Miss.; concern pecuniary value and cultivation of pecan trees, and selling price of trees and nuts. Jan. 6 and Dec. 7


Sharkey County (Miss.)-- History--19th century.


1887, 1892


Comments on population, low price of cotton, family, local news, and observance of Christmas. Mary Parham: Jan. 9, 1887 and Feb. 29, 1892


Trees.


1892


1 letter by R. Frotscher, New Orleans seeds dealer; detailed comments on pear trees, Japanese walnut and chestnut trees, and filberts. Jan. 18


CONTAINER LIST


Stack Location


Box


Folder(s)


Contents (with dates)


U:6


1


1


1846

2

1851-1878

3

1880-1902

4

Undated

5

Newspaper clippings, 1855-1856

6

Printed pamphlet (1880)

Memorandum book (1868-1877)