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MF 5735, Series B, Reels 1-2

MF 6061, Series B, Part 5

Batchelor (Albert A.) Papers

(Mss. 919)

Inventory

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

4

Scope and Content Note

4

Collection Description(s)

5-18

Index Terms

19-28

Container List

29-33

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Summary

Size.

18,223 items and 41 volumes

Geographic locations.

Pointe Coupee Parish, La.; New Orleans, La.; Baton Rouge, La.; Avoyelles Parish, La.; Vicksburg, Miss.; Natchez, Miss.; Meridian, Miss.; Woodville, Miss.; Franklin Co.; Ky.; Lynchburg, Va.; Gainsville, Ala.

Inclusive dates.

1852-1930

Bulk dates.

1855-1885

Language.

English

Summary.

Personal, business, and legal papers of Albert A. Batchelor

Organization.

Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

Batchelor Family Papers, Mss. 1293

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Albert A. Batchelor Papers, Mss. 919, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

S:143-170, J:13, 98:B, OS:B

Also available on:

Microfilm 5735, Series B, Reels 1-2; Omission: Papers, 1865-1930

Microfilm 6061, Series B, Part 5; Omission: Papers, 1852-1864 and

1898-1930

Note:

This collection was rehoused to improve its storage conditions, and boxes and folders were split in the process. Therefore, you will find boxes and folders numbered with letters in addition to the numerals to indicate a box or folder has been divided.

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert A. Batchelor, son of Thomas A.G. Batchelor (1813-1868) and Martha L. Batchelor (1821-1862), was a doctor and planter of Red River Landing in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. He attended the Kentucky Military Institute and fought for the Confederacy with the 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Infantry. Batchelor also managed or had interests in several other plantations, including Bella Vista plantation, Lakeside plantation, Phoenix plantation, Highland plantation, and Normandy plantation. Batchelor served on the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, the School Board of Point Coupee (1884), and was elected to a term in the Louisiana State Legislature (1888-1892). He married Cornelia Randolph Stewart, daughter of Gus Stewart and also known as Pet; the two had no children.

Batchelor's siblings are also represented in the collection. They include Mollie, Iverson G. (1846-1900), Charles J. (1838-1878), James Madison, Thomas (possibly 1850-1868), and Kate. All of the brothers of age also served in the Confederacy, Charles and James alongside Albert in the 2nd Louisiana and Iverson in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry. Iverson was also involved with running the family plantations and acquired additional land. James Madison eventually settled in Vicksburg, and Mollie in Baltimore, after marrying a Mr. Patton. Many of the Batchelor family members are buried in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Innis, Pointe Coupee Parish, La.

Scope and Content Note

Personal and business papers of Albert A. Batchelor and family, planters, of Red River Landing, Pointe Coupee Parish, including account books and related papers, correspondence, diaries, and contracts and leases. The collection relates principally to plantation operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including a considerable body of materials reflecting the transition from slave to free labor economy and certain economic, social, and political problems inherent in that change. The materials also pertain to student life at school in Louisiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi prior to and during the early years of the Civil War; military service in the Confederate States Army and life on the home front during the war; study of medicine at the University of Louisiana; expressions of public opinion on rechartering the Louisiana State Lottery, 1890; and family life and related matters.

Collection Description

(see container list on p. 28 for specific box and folders)

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S:143

1a

1855-1859

23 items:

Constitution and by-laws of the rector, churchwarden, and vestrymen of Saint Stephen's Church, Pointe Coupee Parish, for the purpose of organizing and establishing a Protestant-Episcopal Church in the Parish, signed at Williamsport, Pointe Coupee Parish, 1855; letters to Albert A. Batchelor, Liberty, Amite County from Charles Batchelor, Oakland College, near Rodney, Jefferson County, Mississippi, 1856 and Williamsport, Pointe Coupee Parish, 1857; James M. Batchelor, Oakland College, 1859; Laura May Gayden at school in Bogersville, Tennessee, 1858; Charles Batchelor, Kentucky Military Institute, Franklin County, Kentucky, 1859; Thomas P. Street, Oakland College, 1859.

Letter to Albert A., Red River Landing, from Charles I., Kentucky Military Institute, 1859.

Papers of Thomas A. G. Batchelor include: certificate of good standing, Liberty Lodge No. 37, Free and Accepted Masons, Amite County, 1857; plat of survey for Owen Robinson, Pointe Coupee Parish, 1858; Henry Cobb, Oakland College, 1858; receipt for painting house at Williamsport, Pointe Coupee Parish, 1858.

1a-1b

1860-1862

94 items:

Bill for merchandise in account with J. H. Mason, chiefly silver, 1858-1860. Papers of Thomas A. G. Batchelor include: letter of James McConough, Bella Vista Plantation, introducing Mr. Batchelor, “who is overseer on my plantation,” and receipt for notes from Patton, Smith, and Putman; certificates for land issued to Malinda Robertson, Pointe Coupee Parish; letter of Charles, Kentucky Military Institute, reprimanding his father for buying western slaves; receipted bill for silver service and other silver pieces; act of sale for slave; letter (1) of Katie, sister, written from Natchez describing concerts she attended; bills for clothing, china, refrigerator; letters (2) of Katie at school in Natchez, Mississippi; note to Charles D. Stewart for $12,800; letters (2) of Charles, Kentucky Military Institute, 1860.

Letters addressed to Albert A. attending school at Kentucky Military Institute from, among others, James F. Gayle, a former teacher, his mother, and other family; school exercises, 1860.

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1a-1b

1860-1862

Letters to Albert A. Batchelor at Kentucky Military Institute include: (2) letters from his sister, Mollie, attending Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, Clinton, Louisiana; (2) letters of Mrs. Batchelor, mother, Lake Depasso, regarding inheritance from Isaiah Norwood and other family problems; (1) letter from his brother, Iverson G., New Orleans, regarding a business transaction; (1) letter of Jessie Menzies, Lettsworth, giving local news; (2) letters from his brothers, Charles I., and James Madison, members of the 2nd Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers describing the conditions at Camps Magruder and Pelican, Virginia, mentioning their need for clothing, gins, that many of the boys were dying of typhoid fever, and that the postmaster burns the soldiers' letters and pockets the dimes, 1861-1862.

Letter to Albert A., a member of Company E., 2nd Louisiana Infantry, from his father, Thomas A. G., Red River Landing telling of the death of Albert's mother, the pilferage by Federal troops on plantations between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, the health of his slaves, and other general conditions on the plantation, 1862.

S:143

1a-1b

1863-1864

106 items:

Letter to James Madison from sister, Kate, at school in Clinton; letter of Lizzie Connell to Pet (Cornelia Stewart), Woodville, Mississippi; letter of James Madison written from Lynchburg, Virginia, describing his part in the Battle of Chancellorsville; letter of Thomas A. G. to his daughter, Kate, in Clinton requesting she and her sister Molly return home and relating his many misfortunes including the loss of his slaves; letters of Charles I. to his father and cousin describing the Battle of Gettysburg and the parts he and his brothers, James M., and Albert A. had in it; letter of Albert A., from a hospital near Gettysburg to his father describing his wounds and the state of his health;

S:143

1a-1b

1863-1864

Letter of Iverson G. and Kate, Bayou Lettsworth, Pointe Coupee Parish to brother Charles telling of conditions on the home-front; letter of James Madison to Albert advising him to take a furlough or a discharge from the army and go home; furlough issued to Private A. A. Batchelor, Company E, 2nd Louisiana Regiment, Iverson's Brigade for sixty days; letter of Charles I. to his father describing his part in Lee's Army from the Battle of Winchester, the march through Maryland to Pennsylvania, and the Battle of Gettysburg.

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S:143

1a-1b

1863-1864

Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of A. A. Batchelor; receipt of Thomas A. G. Batchelor for twenty bushels of potatoes as tax in kind for the year 1863; letter of James Madison and newspaper clipping giving list of casualties in Stafford's Louisiana Brigade, Johnson's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, in engagement at Payne's Farm, Orange County, Virginia, Nov. 27, 1863.

Letter of Charles I., Company A., 2nd Louisiana Regiment Stafford's Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, describing his activities after joining his command in the neighborhood of Culpepper Court House, and reviewing General Bragg's defeat in Georgia by General Grant; copy of rules and regulations for provost guard on trains leaving and arriving at Meridian, Mississippi, 1863

S:143

1a-1b

1863-1864

Letter of Nannie E. Cage, Shamrock, to Pet; letter of John Connell; letter of Iverson G. attending school in Liberty, Amite County expressing concern over the situation in Pointe Coupee Parish, mentioning trading with the Yankees, problems with slaves and scarcity of cloth in Mississippi; letter of Nannie E. Cage, Bethany Institute, mentioning Mr. and Mrs. Hall, directors of the school, information concerning a slave insurrection which was stopped, and other war news; letter of Lizzie, Shamrock, giving information concerning her cousins at school; special order, Bureau of Conscription, Department of Mississippi, Enterprise to A. A. Batchelor to report for duty as drill master; letter of Albert A., Camp of Instruction, Enterprise, Mississippi relating his duties, living conditions, etc.; letter of Albert A. to Col. Gale, A. D. C. to Lieut. General Polk requesting commission as 2nd Lieutenant; marriage certificate of Thos. A. G. Batchelor and Mary Virginia Griffin of Avoyelles Parish; letter of John Connell with his regiment at Jackson on the Pearl River; letters of Nannie Cage and Lizzie Connell at school at Bethany Institute; special order, Enterprise, Mississippi, issuing furlough to Albert A.; letter of Albert A. “In line of Battle-Near Tupelo, Mississippi” to a friend; letter of John Connell, Jackson, to Pet; receipt for Louisiana State Bank Money;

S:143

1a-1b

1863-1864

Broadside; “Circular.” Office Post Quartermaster, Alexandria, requesting citizens holding receipts of impressing officers for mules to be certified; 2 letters of Thomas A. G., Bayou Lettsworth, near Red River Landing, to Albert A. giving news about the family and conditions in Pointe Coupee;

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S:143

1a-1b

1863-1864

Three letters of J. Lowry, Stonewall, Mississippi; letter of John Johnson, Montgomery, Alabama relating he has received a clerkship in the Treasury Department, Richmond, with a salary of four thousand dollars and giving an optimistic report on the state of the country; letter from Nannie Cage, Jessamine Hill, to Pet before leaving for school in Montgomery, Alabama; personal letter of Rose Stewart to Albert A.; letter of John Johnson written from Richmond describing conditions; letter of Thomas A. G. Batchelor to Albert describing conditions in Pointe Coupee Parish, 1864.

S:143

1b

1865

54 items

Letter of Thomas A. G. to Albert requesting Albert's assistance; letter of Albert, “Woodland Home,” to “My darling Wife”; letter of Iverson, near Liberty, Mississippi with his regiment giving war news; letter of Albert, “Sunnyside,” to Miss Rosa Stewart, c/o Mr. James Stewart, Woodville, Mississippi; letter of James Madison, Officer's Quarters, U. S. Military Prison, Fort Delaware,, Delaware informing his family that he is well- treated; letter of E. P. Harmanson, Headquarters, Boones' 2nd Field Battery, Red River Defense with a copy of letter written by General E. Kirby Smith to the “Soldiers of the Trans-Miss-Dept,” Shreveport, Apr. 21, 1865. Harmanson expresses his opinions concerning General Smith, assassination of Lincoln, and general conditions on the west side of the Mississippi River; letter of John Connell, Camp near Gainsville, Alabama, to Pet relating that he does not wish to live under Yankee rule and will go west; letter of Lizzie Connell Hamilton expressing dread of living under the “Yankee yoke,” and general news about people living near her home.

Parole issued to Albert A. from Office of Provost Marshal General, Headquarters Department of the Gulf, New Orleans; letter of Mary H. Redhead, Montrose; letter of George W. White, Hopkins Plantation to Albert A., Hog Point, regarding payment of freight on supplies; letter of Albert A. to Miss Rose Steward mentioning a visit up the Yazoo River; (2) invoices for merchandise sent c/o Albert, Hog Point for account of E. Pullin; broadside; letter of T. P. Leathers, formerly of steamer Natchez advertising steamer Magenta of the New Orleans, Natchez, and Vicksburg Packet; receipt from City Hotel, New Orleans; receipt of Charles D. Stewart, Lakeside Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish from Bureau of Ref. Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Plantation Department, New Orleans.

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S:144

2a

1866

85 items:

Three agreements with freedmen on Bella Vista Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, employed by C. D. Stewart; contract of Albert A. with Charles D. Stewart or Mrs. Sarah Black for the management of Bella Vista Plantation, situated on Old River, Pointe Coupee Parish; 2 letters of Thomas A. G. to Albert requesting supplies; 5 letters of James Madison, Vicksburg, requesting supplies, family and business news; receipt of A. G. Payne, Silliman Institute, for board and tuition for Mary Batchelor; receipt of Albert A. for purchase of land in Pointe Coupee from sheriff; 2 abstracts of case of Thos. A. G. Batchelor v. his creditors, 7th District Court; 3 letters of Iverson G. Batchelor, Lafayette Plantation, concerning supplies; receipt of James A. Stewart from Thomas J. Henderson, Woodville, Mississippi, for medical attention; letter of T. J. G. Batchelor, New Orleans, to Albert A. Batchelor, Hog Point, announcing he has gone into the dry goods business in New Orleans; three letters of Thomas P. Street, Beech Grove, Mississippi concerning faculty at Silliman Institute, and mention of the worms destroying the cotton crop; letter of Albert to Mr. Beatty announcing that he is sending his brother, Thomas, to the Louisiana Seminary of Learning, Alexandria, and requesting that he use his influence to secure a cadetship for him; 8 letters to Cornelia Stewart (Pet) from friends; certificate of mortgage in name of Oren Robertson; 14 bills and receipts for merchandise, and 4 promissory notes.

S:144

2a

1867

93 items:

Papers of Albert A., Hog Point, including letters from James Madison, Vicksburg; letters of Thomas A. G.; letters of Iverson G., at school in New Orleans, concerning business matters for the family; copies of letters of Albert A. to Iverson G., New Orleans; invoices of Richard Flower and Maes, New Orleans; bills for merchandise, some for James A. Stewart, Woodville, Mississippi; 7 receipts; 2 promissory notes; and circular of the Port Gibson Collegiate Academy.

Letters to Cornelia Stewart from Lizzie Connell, Egypt; and from Mary H. Redhead, Montrose.

S:144

2b

1868-1869

94 items

Notes signed by Owen Robertson releasing land to A. A. Batchelor; receipts for taxes; contracts of A. A. Batchelor and W. B. Haygood for land in New Texas neighborhood for the year 1869; letter from James Madison, Vicksburg, Mississippi; letters from Iverson G. Batchelor at Mrs. Hagan's Plantation;

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S:144

2b

1868-1869

Letters from the following: Lizzie, Albert A., Kate,; Mary; P. A. Roy; Owen Robertson, Jim, I. V. Richards, Sam L. Green, M. L. Batchelor, G. H. Mason, Robert H. Bradford (1867), and W. B. Haygood; receipts; bills for merchandise; agreements; poems; tax notices; division of cattle.

S:144

2b

1870

47 items:

Notes and receipts payable to A. A. Batchelor; letters from Albert A. (5); letters from Mary (2); letter from Jim (1); letter from L. Haymand (1); letter from William B. Logan; letters from Harry Hayward (2); letter from Mammie; letter from John Skaning; letter from J. Stewart; bills for merchandise (4); receipts (3); promissory notes (12); statements (2); contracts, A. A. Batchelor and Sarah Black (2); agreements (2); bills of sale (3); drafts (6); bond; and mortgage.

S:144

3a

1871

213 items:

Statements from Richard Flower and Company; other statements; bills for merchandise; bills of lading; receipts for taxes, etc.; contract between A. A. Batchelor and freedmen on Phoenix Plantation; contract with M. D. Wilkins for sale of ponies; letter from Iverson G. Batchelor; letters from Albert A.; contracts between A. A. Batchelor and Sarah Black; tax notices; letters from Sam Stafford and Co.; letters from Race, Foster, and Merrick; letter from H. W. Keller; letter from James Yates; letters from W. W. Carre and Co.; letter from M. R. Pittman; letters from John Yoist; letters from Latil and Son; letters from Mrs. Briget Barket; letter from Stewart and Rainey; letter from Hugh Flynn; letter from “Cousin Julie”; letters from Moran, Noble, and Woods; letters from E. E. Morton; letter from N. H. Sewall; letter from C. I. Batchelor; letter from M. D. Wilkins; from Commack and Merrick; from A. A. Goodwin; from Rice Brothers and Co.; from M. Torras; Plat of Survey of Phoenix Plantation; promissory notes; Price Current (5); drafts; Almanacs; and trial balance sheet.

S:144

3a-3b

1872

401 items:

Letters to A. A. Batchelor, New Orleans, from his brothers concerning plantation affairs; statements from Richard Flower and Co; other statements; invoices and bills for merchandise; letters from the following: Iverson G. Batchelor, W. S. Gay, Albert A., Kate, C. J. Batchelor, James Yates, G. M. Batchelor, James Madison (Vicksburg, Miss.), C. I. Batchelor, J. H. Wall; J. B. Sterling; Rosa L. Ellis; Clapp Brothers and Co., Fred H. Hewes,

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S:144

3a-3b

1872

(cont'd) Hewes and Provosty, Mrs. C. Keller, Thomas H. Hewes, Butts and Ogden, Harriet Gilbert, O. Hopkins, Fletcher and Moore, Sister Mary Thomas S. S., and D. Stocking.

Bills of lading; tax receipts; promissory notes; agreement with freedmen; New Orleans Cotton and Probate Circular; contract with tenants; Poems; tax notices; drafts; Star Cotton Ginnery; notice of shipment of goods.

S:145

4a-4b

1873

347 items:

Identification cards for A. A. Batchelor for courses in the medical department, University of Louisiana; statements from Richard Flower and Co.; bills for merchandise; letters from his sister and brothers concerning the affairs at Phoenix Plantation; power of attorney from A. Y. Nalle for control of Boyd place, Pointe Coupee Parish; contract between A. A. Batchelor and Iverson Lucas on Phoenix Plantation; invoices for merchandise; statement of sales by Clapp Brother and Co.; and letters of A. A. Batchelor to Miss Pet (Cornelia Stewart) concerning his studies at the medical school.

S:145

4b-5a

1874

325 items:

Statements from Clapp Brothers and Co., New Orleans; personal family letters; and letters from Cornelia Stewart, Lakeside Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish; also business letters, financial records, bills and receipts; lecture notes, and legal materials.

S:146

5a-5b

1875

329 items:

Letter of James M. regarding the trouble at Vicksburg between whites and African Americans during Governor Ames' administration; statements and letters from Clapp Brothers and Co., cotton factors and commission merchants, New Orleans; letter from James M. concerning plantation affairs—salaries paid laborers, taxes, condition of crops, money matters, loans, etc.; contract between A. A. Batchelor and share croppers; personal letters and bills for merchandise; and notes in favor of Batchelor and James B. Sterling for cotton on Waverly Plantation.

S:146

6a-6b

1876

392 items:

Copies of speeches before whites and African Americans supporting the Democratic candidates; contracts leasing land on Hog Point to tenant farmers; bills for merchandise; statements from Clapp Brothers and Co., New Orleans, for cotton received; letter of F. H. Farrar, Pointe Coupee, referring to a suit filed

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6a-6b

1876

(cont'd) against John B. Stewart charging that all his property actually belongs to his father, Charles D. Stewart, and is liable for his father's debts; list of subscribers and amounts paid to the Parish Central Committee for election expenses; and correspondence with Miss Cornelia Stewart concerning their approaching marriage (December) and his political activities.

S:147

7a-7b

1877

433 items:

Letters of Judge Thomas H. Hewes of law firm of Hewes and Parlange of Pointe Coupee concerning the lawsuit filed against the Stewart family for property settlements and debts; statements from Norwood and Richards, cotton factors and commission merchants, New Orleans; copy of speech made before the “Anti-Depredating Society;” contracts with freedmen.

S:147

7b-8a

1878

266 items:

Contracts with freedmen and tenants on Bella Vista Plantation; statements of account from Norwood and Richards, New Orleans; bills and invoices for merchandise; contracts with tenants on Phoenix Plantation; tax receipts.

S:148

8a-9a

1879

548 items:

Contracts with freedmen on Highland Plantation; statements from S. Gumbel, cotton and sugar factor, New Orleans; and bills for merchandise.

S:148

9a-10b

1880

772 items:

Contracts with laborers on Bella Vista Plantation; bills for merchandise; fire insurance policy on Bella Vista Plantation; appointment of A. A. Batchelor as police juror for the Third Ward, Pointe Coupee Parish; statements and bills for Lakeside Plantation; invoices from Sells & Co., commission merchants, New Orleans; payroll for laborers on Lakeside Plantation; and tax receipts.

S:150

11a-12a

1881

998 items:

Personal letters from Sister Rosa, Brother Mad, Cousin Ida, and brother-in-law Duncan. Business letters from Judge Hewes, Charles N. Edwards, Norwood and Richards, and S. Gumbel. Sale sheets for cotton, sugar, molasses, freight charges, receipts, invoices, bills monthly statements, payroll, balance sheets, accounts due Lakeside Store, contracts of labor on Normandy and Lakeside. Payment of taxes.

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12b-13b

1882

812 items:

Orders for groceries, hardware goods, clothes, etc.; bills for freight charges and goods; list of cotton produced on Normandy and Lakeside, business letters, (S. Gumbel, cotton and sugar factors, Norwood and Richards, cotton dealers); personal letters from members of his family and friends; receipts for bills paid including taxes and goods received; invoices of goods; labor contracts to build houses for Batchelor and to manage the store; sales sheets for cotton, sugar, molasses; statements of inventory of stock in store; notices that goods have been shipped; payroll and account sheets for labor; balance sheets; bank deposit slips.

S:152

14a-15b

1883

1,162 items:

Personal letters from Sister Mollie Patton and Cousin Lizzie Stewart. Business letters from Judge Hewes, S. Gumbel, Norwood and Richards. Contracts for Phoenix, Lakeside, and Normandy plantations. Payroll, bills, receipts, time sheets, monthly statements, balance sheets, orders, sales sheets, invoices, notices that goods have been shipped.

S:153

16a-17a

1884

808 items:

Personal letters from Brother Mad, Sister Mollie, Ida, Kate, and Charles D. Stewart. Payroll, invoices, receipts, bills (John T. Moore, Jr. wholesale grocers and commission merchants), business letters (S. Gumbel, Judge Hewes, Norwood & Richards) Contracts for Bella Vista Store and plantation, Normandy plantation, and Lakeside; telegram from Mrs. L. W. Simpson (Ida) accepting $7,000 for her half of Bella Vista, notice of registered letter, paid taxes receipt, statement (from Fusg & Backer, commission merchants, N. O.) sales sheets for cotton and molasses, balance sheets, insurance policy (fire), payroll (plantations and workers on levee).

S:154

17a-17b

1885

334 items:

Contract Bella Vista, sales sheet cotton. Dr. J. L. Satterfield, Dr. G. H. Tichenor, Ida Mollie, C. D. Stewart personal letter, Mrs. E. V. Batchelor, registered letter, trip to Virginia and Salem.

S:154

18a-18b

1886

418 items:

Contracts Normandy Plantation; Normandy rent rolls; contracts Bella Vista; personal and business letters to Batchelor; receipt for subscription to The Churchman; measurement of old levee on Bella Vista; account sheets; tax receipts; deposit slips for Canal Bank; telegraphs.

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19a-19b

1887

590 items:

Normandy rent rolls; personal and business letters to Batchelor; bill of sale of horses; receipts; insurance papers; tax receipts; deposit slips; account statements; blacksmith accounts; canceled checks; various contracts.

S:156

20a-20b

1888-1889

Normandy rent rolls; lease contracts; receipts; personal and business letters; account records; receipts for dental operations; official count of votes for State Senatorial Judicial and Parish Officers (election April 17, 1788); letters congratulating Batchelor for winning a seat in the legislature; Address of Hon. T.T. Allain delivered at Southern University of New Orleans on the importance of education--public and private (May 2, 1888); diagram of plot of land; list of property and assessment; list of house expenses.

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S:157

21a-21b

1890

Personal and business letters; receipts; bills; account records; list of board of directors of Louisiana State Fair Association; “Memorial and Petition of the Medical Department of the Tulane University of Louisiana to the General Assembly of Louisiana in Regard to Senate Bill No. 129. June 26, 1890”; “Resolution of the Board of Administrators of the Charity Hospital, January 30, 1890, in reference to Senate Bill No. 129”; House Bill No. 96; House Bill No. 214; “Statement of Registered Voters of the State of Louisiana for the Year 1888”; House Bill No. 138; Substitute for Senate Bill No. 95; “Official Roll of General Assembly of State of Louisiana. 1890”; papers of The Anti-Lottery League of Louisiana; Calendar of the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana. Second Regular Session of the Third General Assembly, Monday, June 23, 1890. House Bills; Senate Calendar 1890, State of Louisiana. Second Regular Session of the Third General Assembly, Monday, June 23, 1890. Senate Bills; House Bill No. 225; Senate Bill No. 68; lease of land in Jefferson County, Alabama.

S:157

22a-22b

1891

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; accounts; personal and business letters; brochure: “The New and Useful Invention. The Berry Planing Attachment for Saw Mills”; Petition, Dan Hays.

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23a-23b

1892

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; certificate of tax sale; petitions; personal and business letters; canceled checks; card for Inauguration Ball, Baton Rouge, May 16, 1892; insurance papers.

23b-24b

1893

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; information from Edwin I. Kursheedt's Monuments and Headstones.

S:159

25a-25b

1894

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; citation from the Mayor and Alderman of Birmingham; contracts.

S:160

26a-26b

1895

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; list of property and assessment.

27a-28a

1896

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; insurance documents.

S:161

28b-29b

1897

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; insurance documents.

S:162

30a-31a

1898

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; contracts.

S:163

31a-32a

1899

Normandy rent rolls; receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts.

S:164

32b

1900

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; financial papers.

33a-33b

1901

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; insurance documents.

S:165

34a-34b

1902-1905

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts.

S:166

35a

1906-1909

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; Trusteeship of Mrs. Cornelia Batchelor (1906).

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35b

1910-1916

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; Official Quotations of New Orleans Stock Exchange (February 27, 1914).

36a-36b

1917-1918

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; other financial papers of Cornelia Batchelor.

S:167

37-38a

1919-1922

Receipts; bills; contracts; personal and business letters; canceled checks; tax receipts; other financial papers of Cornelia Batchelor.

S:168

38b-40

1923-1930, undated

Receipts; bills; canceled checks; financial records; Succession of Cornelia Batchelor (January 12, 1924); papers concerning her estate; insurance policies.

S:169

41a

1891-1924

Bills, Receipts, Memoranda (undated); Empty Envelopes (1891-1924)

41b

1867-1923, undated

Newspaper clippings (1867-1904, undated), Printed items (1885-1923, undated)

42a

1867-1869, undated

Pictures (1869, undated), Pamphlets (1867, undated), Recipes (undated)

42b

Undated

Manuscript writings (undated), Medical notes and drugs (undated), Blank forms (undated), Billfold, Checkbook folder, etc. (undated)

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1860-1923

Oversize items (1860-1923): land grants, plats, plantation accounts, newspapers, insurance policies, A.A. Batchelor's appointment to School Board of Pointe Coupee (1884)

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1865-1898

1899-1923

Agreements with Freedmen (1865, 1866); Twelve Months Bond (1870); Batchelor's appointment to police juror, 3rd Ward, Pointe Coupee Parish and signed oath of office (1880); insurance policy (1882); amendments to House Rules (1890); accounts; newspapers; map of Point Coupee Parish (undated); floor plan (undated)

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1870-1900

Newspapers

New Iberia Democrat, (1890, May 31)

Christian Advocate, (1890, June 5)

New Orleans Commercial Bulletin, (1871, September 27)

The Critic, (1890, July 5)

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Newspapers (cont'd)

The Daily City Item, (1890, May 29)

The Daily Picayune, (1890, May 22, 23, 30, June 11; 1900, Dec.26)

The Daily States, (1890, May 29)

New Orleans Evening Democrat, (1876, December 20)

The Mascot, (1890, June 7)

The New Delta, (1890, May 19, 21, 22, 30, 31, June 19, 24, 27, July 8, 12, 17, October 1; 1891, April 28, May 14)

The Times-Democrat, (1890, May 22, 30, June 19, 24, 27, July 8, 12, 17, October 1; 1900, December 13)

The Weekly Picayune, (1870, October 22, 29)

The Pelican (Pointe Coupee), (1878, June 29)

The Pelican (New Roads), (1879, April 12)

Pointe Coupee Banner, (1890, May 24, June 7)

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Bound Manuscript Volumes

Vol.1 Bank Book, Mrs. Cornelia R. Batchelor. Whitney-Central National.

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Cashbooks

Vol.2 Cashbook, Batchelor and Brother, 1868-1869.

Vol.3 Cashbook, 1901

Vol.4 Cashbook, 1877

Vol.5 Cashbook, 1879

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Checkbooks

Vol.6 Checkbook, Bank of New Roads,1914-1915.

Vol.7 Checkbook, 1923-1924

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Diaries

Vol.8 Diary, including reminiscences during service in the Confederate Army, 1860, 1864.

Vol.9 Diary, “Sunnyside,” Pointe Coupee Parish, 1865-1867

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Ledgers

Vol.10 Ledger, 1865-1869

Vol.11 Ledger, 1867

Vol.12 Ledger, 1868

Vol.13 Ledger, 1877-1878

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Letter Books

Vol.14 Letter Book, 1867-1869

Vol.15 Letter Book, 1879

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Letter Books (cont'd)

Vol.16 Letter Book, 1880

Vol.17 Letter Book, 1888

Vol.18 Letter Book, 1897

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Memorandum Books

Vol.19, 1853-1859, Thomas Batchelor

Vol.20, 1859, Red River Landing, Kentucky Military Institute

Vol.21, 1860, 1865

Vol.22, 1866, Bella Vista Plantation, expenses

Vol.23, 1867-1869, Hog Point Landing, daily cash expenses

Vol.24, 1869-1871, Hog Point Landing, diary entries

Vol.25, 1872-1873, New Orleans, personal expenses

Vol.26, 1873

Vol.27, 1874-1875, Phoenix and Lakeside Plantations

Vol.28, 1875-1877, Phoenix Plantation, expenses

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Vol.29, 1879-1880, Bella Vista Plantation, expenses

Vol.30, 1880, Lakeside Plantation

Vol.31, 1880-1881, Bella Vista Plantation and Lakeside, expenses

Vol.32, undated, personal expenses

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Notebooks

Vol.33, 1860, Kentucky Military Institute

Vol.34, 1861, Kentucky Military Institute

Vol.35, 1861, 1865

Vol.36, 1872-1873, Medical Dept. University of Louisiana

Vol.37, ca.1873, Medical Dept. University of Louisiana

Vol.38, ca. 1873

Vol.39, 1874

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Vol.40 Scrapbook, 1880-1888

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Vol.41 Time Book, 1877-1898

Index Terms

(This section provides the subject indexing for the collection found in the card catalog. Index terms have been changed to match Library of Congress Subject Headings.

Documents relating to the subject given are described.)

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

African Americans--Southern States--Political activity.

1874-1876

Describing difficulties with, James Madison Batchelor, Jan. 4, 1875. Vicksburg; Organization of white groups for protection against, James Madison Batchelor. Sept. 6, 1874. Vicksburg; Use of “regulators” in settling, Cornelia Stewart, May 23, 1876; Border of Wilkinson County and West Feliciana Parish; Financial and political effect of, on whites. A. A. Batchelor, May 25, 1876.

Agricultural laborers--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1871

Availability of African American and white labor, and cost of furnishing. H. J. Cochran, Feb. 29, 1871. New Orleans.

Agricultural laborers--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1875

“. . . plenty of hands.” A. A. Batchelor, Jan. 23, 1875. Point Coupee Parish.

Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933.

1874-1876

Accusing, for trouble between whites and African Americans. James Madison Batchelor, Jan. 4.

Bella Vista Plantation (La.)

1866, 1876-1877

Contract between Sarah Black and Albert A. Batchelor relative to, Feb. 13, 1866; Increase in assessment of, Sept. 9, 1876; Financial statement for repairs, Apr. 18, 1877.

Bethany Institute (Natchez, Miss.)

1864

Describing school, social activities, review, and visits home. 6 letters: Jan. 31, Mar. 6, Apr. 16, Apr. __, June 23 and 30.

Broadsides--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1870, 1872-1876

Circular advertising Star Cotton Ginnery, July 1872; Circular regarding planting and care of trees. Magnolia Nurseries. Feb. 15, 1873; Circular advertising Brooks' Revolving Cotton Presses. Aug. 18, 1870; 2 broadsides advertising Ingersol's Cotton Presses. Ca. Sept. 1, 1873; Circular advertising DuBois Cotton Gin, Oct. 10, 1873.

See: New Orleans Cotton Exchange. 1874-1875;

New Orleans Price Current. Sept. 23, 1876.

Broadsides--Missouri--Saint Louis.

1877

St. Louis Weekly Market Reporter. Feb. 10 and Mar. 31, 1877; Advertising Sells and Co. Feb. 10, 1877, St. Louis.

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893.

1864

Describing activities of, including digging of canal and organization of corps of African Americans, Richmond. John Johnson, Dec. 6.

Butler family.

1876

L. Sterling's comments on Butler wedding. Mollie Batchelor, Apr. 30

Cattle--Diseases--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1874

Describing extent of charbon in area. A. A. Batchelor, July 2 and 5. Cure for charbon. July 19.

Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.

1864

Describing fighting and casualties. James Madison Batchelor, June 22.

Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.)

1873

Describing advantages and work as resident surgeon. E. I. McGehee, Apr. 10.

Cholera--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1873

E. I. McGehee, May 15, 1873. New Orleans.

Cholera--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1873

Description and treatment of disease. Albert A. Batchelor, May 1, 1873, Pointe Coupee

Cholera--Mississippi--Vicksburg.

1867

Seriousness of, prevents travel. James Madison Batchelor. July 25, 1867. Vicksburg

Circular letters--Rhode Island.

1877

Circular letter from Union Oil Co. regarding price of cotton seed. Nov. 13, 1877. Rhode Island.

Commission merchants--Missouri--Saint Louis.

1877

Sells and Co. 1877. St. Louis.

Commission merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Commission merchants--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1866-1877

Richard Flower and Maes. 1866-1868;

Bloch Brothers. 1867;

Sam Stafford and Co. 1870-1872;

Richard Flower and Co. 1871-1873;

Clapp Brothers and Co. 1872-1876;

Butts and Ogden. 1872;

O. Hopkins. 1872-1873, 1877;

J. U. and H. M. Payne and Co. 1873;

L. Mische and Co. 1874;

Payne, Kennedy, and Co. 1875

Norwood and Richards. 1875-1877;

A. Thompson and Co. 1876;

S. Gumbel. 1876;

McGehee, Snowden, and Violett. 1877;

William C. Black and Co. 1877.

Commission merchants--Louisiana--West Feliciana Parish.

1867

Leake and Stewart. 1867. West Feliciana Parish.

Confederate States of America. Army--African American troops.

1864

Unfavorable attitude of T. J. Semmes towards use of African Americans in Confederate States Army. John Johnson, Nov. 3.

Confederate States of America. Army--Officers--Correspondence.

1861-1865

Describing camp life and conditions, rations, battles. 15 letters; Describing march and courteous treatment by Pennsylvania civilians, 2 letters; Commenting favorably on 2nd Louisiana Regiment; Prevalence of typhoid fever in camp, Dec. 20, 1861; Commenting on favorable reception of appointment of U. S. Grant by Federals. Apr. 3, 1864; Criticizing unfavorably Kirby Smith, Apr. 23, 1865.

Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 2nd.

1863-1864

Promotion in, Charles Batchelor, Oct. 18, 1863; Describes losses in, R. G. Cobb, June 4, 1864.

Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 2nd.

1861-1865

See: Confederate States of America. Army--Officers--Correspondence.

Corporal punishment of children--Louisiana--Jackson.

1857

Use of mild form of, Philip H. Dunbar, Nov. 4.

Cotton--Louisiana--New Orleans--Equipment and supplies.

1873

Description of cotton presses on market. H. Dudley Coleman, Sept. 1; W. R. Cushing, Sept. 1; See: Broadsides

Delaware--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

1865

Directions given for sending mail. J. M. Batchelor, Apr. 6.

Democratic-Conservative Party (La.)

1876

Organization of clubs by, composed of African Americans and whites. A. A. Batchelor, Sept. 25, Pointe Coupee; Broadside from State Central Committee. Sept. 28. New Orleans; Nomination of Albert A. Batchelor over Hillary Calliham to legislature. A. A. Batchelor, Sept. 9 and 14. Pointe Coupee; Subscription list for election expenses. Oct. (?). Pointe Coupee.

Elmwood Plantation (La.)

1866, 1870-1871, 1874

Purchase of ½ interest in, Oct. 29, 1866; July 8 and 23, 1870; Co-partnership agreement. Aug. 9, 1870; Partition of, Dec. 29, 1870; Mar 7 and 20, 1871; Management agreement, Jan. 1, 1871; Fencing of, Sept. 21, 1870; Feb. 21, 1871; Prohibiting cutting of cypress for pickets. Dec. 7 and 11, 1874.

See: Lumber trade--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Phoenix Plantation (La.)

Farm tenancy--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1867-1868

1870-1875

Contract for leasing land. Mar. 2, 1867 and Dec. 14, 1868; “23 hands on contract.” Jan 29, 1870; 9 notes transferring interest in corn and cotton crop to Batchelor and Stirling; 1 act of sale of crop from D. Jenkins to Batchelor and Stirling, Oct. 21, 1875.

See: Waverly Plantation (La.)

Fort Delaware (Del.)

1865

Directions given for sending mail. J. M. Batchelor, Apr. 6.

Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.

1863

Eye witness account of, and commenting on casualties. Charles Batchelor, Aug. 6 and Oct. 18; Rescue and care of wounded, Albert Batchelor, Aug. 20.

Governors--Louisiana--Election.

1876

“deeper interest manifested in this election than ever before.” A. A. Batchelor, Sept. 14; Describing political campaigning. Albert A. Batchelor. Oct. 21, 27, 30, Nov. 6 and 11; Election returns showing defeat by Republicans, Nov. 6 and 9.

Highland Plantation (La.)

1876-1877

Increase in assessment of. Sept. 9, 1876; 4 leases of. Jan. 10, 1876; Jan. 9, 10, 1877; Statement of account with Albert A. Batchelor. Sept. 27, 1877

Hoboken Plantation (Miss.)

1874

Plantation labor, economy, and management. 5 letters from James Madison Batchelor: Feb. 4, Apr. 25, July 19, Sept. 6, and Oct. 11.

Jews--Louisiana--Avoyelles Parish--Social life and customs--19th century.

1876

Unfavorable attitude towards, at party. J. J. Corkery, May 5.

Kentucky Military Institute (1845-1971)

1860-1861

Charles, James Madison, and Albert Batchelor attended, 1860-1861; 10 exercises of Albert. 1860. Sept. 24; Oct. 7, 10, 14, 22; Nov. 1, 13, 16, 19, 30; List of exercises of Albert. Nov. 16, 1860; Describing school work, number of students remaining in June, and expressing Confederate sentiments including raising of secession flag. Albert Batchelor, May 13, 1861.

Kirby-Smith, Edmund, 1824-1893.

1865

E. P. Harmanson letter criticizing unfavorably Kirby Smith, Apr. 23; Copy of letter from Smith urging soldiers to fight gallantly, Apr. 21.

Lakeside Plantation (La.)

1868, 1873-1877

Rental of. May 25, 1868; Management agreement. Oct. __, 1873; Labor. Feb. 20, 1874; Lack of mules. Jan. 30 and Feb. 8, 1874; Financial status of, May 16, Sept. 3, Oct. 16, 1874; Mar. 23, 31, May 5, July 30, 1875; Lack of corn. Mar. 11, 1874; Litigation involving, Aug. 22 and 23, Sept. 1, 7, 19; Oct. 15 and 24, 1876; Jan. 6 and 7; Feb. 9 and 24; Mar. 14, 23, 27, 31; Apr. 2, 5, 7, 10, 12, 16, 19, 24, 29; May 1, 9, 12, 19, 21, June 2, 13, 25; July 7, Aug. 4, 1877.

Levees--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1874

Describing condition of levees, breaks, and repairs. 6 letters: Apr. 15, 17, 20, __; May 5 and 16.

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Confiscations and contributions.

1864

Civil War circular, signed by A. F. Flowers, instructing citizens regarding mules impressed. Alexandria, Aug. 7, 1864

Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage.

1867

Accounting for missing silver, Bloomfield, East Feliciana Parish. J. R. Galtney, Sept. 5, 1867.

Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1868)

1868

Notification of, Feb. 19; Receipt, Mar. 9.

Louisiana. Legislature.

1874

Stringency lf laws of, T. H. Hewes, Mar. 23, 1877.

Lucky Hit Plantation (La.)

1871-1876

Plat of survey by C. G. Hall. Dec. 29, 1871; Naming of plantation. Mar. 29, 1871; Plantation management, including labor difficulties, finances, and description of crops. Apr. 18 and May 3, 1873; Feb. 8 and 12, Oct. 16, 1874; Apr. 11, July 16, and Sept. 20, 1875; Jan. 17, July 24 and 26, Sept. 11, 1876.

See: Elmwood Plantation (La.);

Commission merchants.

Lumber trade--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1871

Purchase of cabins and crib from for African Americans, 7 letters, Feb. 15, 20, 22; Mar. 4, 8, 29; Apr. 5; Bills, receipts, and invoices. Feb. 22, 24, and 25.

Lynching--Southern States.

1876

See: African Americans--Southern States--Political activity. Cornelia Stewart, May 23.

Magenta (Steamer)

1865

Advertisement of schedule of steamer Magenta by T. P. Leathers, New Orleans (?), 1865.

McGehee, E. I.

1873, 1875

Announcing plan for marriage, Feb. 22, 1875.

See: University of Louisiana. Medical Dept. Mar. 21, 1873.

Cholera--Louisiana--New Orleans. May 15, 1873.

Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.), Apr. 10, 1873.

Migration, Internal--California.

1867

Commenting on organization of expedition to, and advantages of living in, Robert H. Bradford, Nov. 13.

National Grange.

1874-1876

Commenting favorably on teachings of the, James M. Batchelor. Vicksburg; Work, meetings, and programs of, in Avoyelles Parish (?). 7 letters: Oct. 16, Nov. 3 and 5, Dec. 4, 1874; Apr. 8, May 2, Nov. 18, 1875; Copy of resolutions adopted by Simmesport Grange. Nov. 27, 1874; Grange dinner at Mr. Album. Alva C. Finney, May 26, 1876. Vicksburg; Shipment of goods by State, N. D. Wetmore, Apr. 29, 1876. New Orleans; Broadside from State Grange of Louisiana stressing policy. R. H. Ryland, ca. June 16, 1876.

New Orleans Cotton Exchange.

1874-1875

9 broadsides: July 10, Sept. 12 and 24, Oct. 3, 7, 10, 31, Dec. 30, 1874; Mar. 17, 1875.

New Orleans Female Collegiate Institute.

1873

Commencement invitation, Mar. 6.

New Texas Plantation (La.)

1876

Sale of, to Dan Isaac from A. A. Batchelor. Feb. 5.

Oakland College (Rodney, Miss.)

1856-1860

“Scrub class,” addition of higher classes, Christmas holidays, board and tuition, expenditures, progress in school, social life, commencement exercises, supervision of faculty, May celebration, and dislike for, 10 letters.

Pine--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1872

Availability for purchase, C. J. Batchelor. Jan. 4.

Plantation overseers--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1874

See: Phoenix Plantation (La.)

Plantations--Kentucky.

1859

Contrasting unfavorably Kentucky planters and farms with Mississippi people and lands, Charles Batchelor, Feb. 20.

Plantations--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1862-1867

Conditions on plantation, pilfering by Yankees, local raid, loss and demoralization of slaves, strictness of conscript officers, 10 letters, 1862-1865;

See: Bella Vista Plantation (La.) 1866, 1876-1877;

Elmwood Plantation (La.) 1866, 1870-1871, 1874;

Phoenix Plantation (La.) 1871-1876;

Lakeside Plantation (La.) 1868, 1873-1877;

Waverly Plantation (La.) 1875;

Lucky Hit Plantation (La.) 1872;

Highland Plantation (La.) 1876-1877;

New Texas Plantation (La.) 1876.

Port Gibson Collegiate Academy for Young Ladies.

1867

Annual circular describing institution.

Railroads--Mississippi.

1867

Describing efforts to build railroad (N.O. & G. between Vicksburg and Amite) method of financing, and advantages anticipated. J. R. Galtney, Sept. 5.

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana.

1874

“. . . much abused La will be rid of the Vultures that have so long fed upon her life's blood.” A. A. Batchelor, Jan. 11.

Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

1864

Describing conditions in Richmond, use of African Americans as pickets by Federals, activities of Benjamin Butler, Virginia. Dec. 6, 1864.

Semmes, Thomas J. (Thomas Jenkins), 1824-1899.

1864

Conversation with T. J. Semmes regarding state of the nation and African Americans in the Army, Alabama. Nov. 3, 1864.

Shivaree--Louisiana--Red River Landing.

1864

Description of, Thomas A. G. Batchelor, Sept. 7.

Silliman Female Collegiate Institute.

1861-1862, 1866

Commenting favorably on school, and mentioning studies and classmates. Mollie Batchelor. Feb. 18, 1861 and Mar. 18, 1862; Commenting favorably on faculty, and cost of board and tuition. Thomas Street. Aug. 21 and Sept. 9, 1866; Receipt for board and tuition. Nov. 31, 1866.

Simmes, B. B.

1876

Proposed visit to Texas with. Albert A. Batchelor. 2 letters, July 15 and 20; Unfavorable criticism of, Cornelia Stewart, July 20.

Slave trade--United States.

1860

Reprimanding father for purchase of Western slaves. Charles Batchelor, Jan. 16.

See: Microfilm. BATCHELOR “B”

Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.

1864-1865

Lack of arms and ammunition. Oct. 13, 1864; Vigilant watching of Mississippi River since crossing of cattle, Sept. 27, 1864; Concert for benefit of indigent families, Feb. 16, 1864; Dislike of soldiers towards hospital visitation by ladies, Sept. 15, 1864; Conditions at Camp Venable (?), Rapides Parish. Mar. 8, 1865; Effect of surrender of Army of Northern Virginia on brigade in Alabama. May 1, 1865.

Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1876-1877

6 speeches delivered to African American and white audiences by Albert A. Batchelor following his nomination to the Legislature. Sept. 1, Oct. 19 and 21, and 2 (no month), 1876; Speech delivered by Albert A. Batchelor, before African American and white leaders, to the Antedepredating Society. 1877 (no month)

Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864.

1864

Describing capture of Stafford's brigade. R. G. Cobb, June 4.

St. Steven's Church (Williamsport, La.)

1855, 1861, 1874, 1877

Constitution and by-laws pertaining to establishment of, Feb. 10, 1855; Organization of Bible Class and Sabbath School. Jessie M. Menzies, Mar. 15, 1861; Confirmation of class by Bishop Wilmer. A. A. Batchelor, May 20, 1874; Minutes of Vestry regarding rector's salary. Mar. 18, 1877; Receipt for payment to rector's fund. Apr. 9, 1877.

Students--Mississippi--Natchez.

1860

Commenting on attendance at concerts, dancing classes, and friends. Kate Batchelor, Feb. 10, Mar. 21, and Apr. 9.

Taxation--Louisiana--Pointe Coupee Parish.

1863

2 receipts for potatoes and fresh pork. Nov. 18 and 22.

Teachers--Job descriptions--Louisiana--Washington.

1875

Duties of, Lucien Mauny. May 13.

Teachers--Mississippi--Meadville.

1859

Commenting on number of pupils, uneducated adults, and boarding house. Apr. 6.

Teaching--Louisiana--Williamsport.

1860

Describing teaching, and commenting on pupils and school news. T. W. Mieure, Aug. 30 and Oct. 16.

Tupelo, Battle of, Tupelo, Miss., 1864.

1864

Commenting on fighting at, Albert Batchelor, July 15.

United States. Army--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African American troops.

1864

Describing use of African Americans as pickets by Federals in Richmond, and organization by Benjamin Butler of corps of, John Johnson, Dec. 6.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865-- Destruction and pillage

1862-1865

Conditions on plantation, pilfering by Yankees, local raid, loss and demoralization of slaves, strictness of conscript officers, 10 letters.

University of Louisiana. Medical Dept.

1873-1874

9 identification cards for courses and examination in; Commencement invitation and program, Mar. 14, 1873; Description of faculty, lectures, visits to hospital and work in wards. 1873. Mar. 21, Apr. 10, Nov. 12, 1874. Jan 4 and Feb. 18.

Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

1863

Eyewitness account of Battle of Payne's Farm and newspaper list of casualties of Stafford's Louisiana Brigade, James Madison Batchelor, Nov. 27; Eyewitness account of Battle of Payne's Farm, Charles Batchelor, Dec. 21; Eye witness account of fighting in vicinity of Culpepper Court House, Charles Batchelor, Dec. 21. See also: Richmond, Va.

W.W. Carre and Co.

1871

Purchase of cabins and crib from for African Americans, 7 letters, Feb. 15, 20, 22; Mar. 4, 8, 29; Apr. 5; Bills, receipts, and invoices. Feb. 22, 24, and 25.

Waverly Plantation (La.)

1875

9 notes transferring interest in corn and cotton crop to Batchelor and Stirling; 1 act of sale of crop from D. Jenkins to Batchelor and Stirling, Oct. 21.

Weddings--Louisiana--West Feliciana Parish.

1876

L. Sterling's comments on Butler wedding. Mollie Batchelor, Apr. 30

Winchester, 2nd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1863.

1863

Commenting favorably on fighting of 2nd Louisiana Regiment. Charles Batchelor, Aug. 6; Describing outcome of, Charles Batchelor, Oct. 18, and James Madison Batchelor, June 22.

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(Mar.-Dec. 1875)

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(Jan.-Aug. 1876)

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(Sept.-Dec. 1876)

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(Mar.-May 1880)

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(Mar.-Aug. 1882)

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(Nov. 1884-Mar. 1885)

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(Apr.-Dec. 85)

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Jan.-Aug. 1886)

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S:157

22b

169a-170c

(Sept.-Dec. 1891)

S:158

23a

171a-174

(Jan.-Aug. 1892)

23b

175a-178b

(Sept. 1892-Feb. 1893)

24a

179-183b

(Mar.-Sept. 1893)

S:159

24b

184a-186b

(Oct.-Dec. 1893)

25a

187a-191c

(Jan.-June 1894)

25b

192a-194c

(July-Dec. 1894)

S:160

26a

195a-198b

(Jan.-July 1895)

26b

199a-202b

(Aug.-Dec. 1895)

27a

203a-205b

(Jan.-Apr. 1896)

S:161

27b

206a-209b

(May-Sept. 1896)

28a

210a-212

(Oct.-Dec. 1896)

28b

213a-215b

(Jan.-Apr. 1897)

S:162

29a

216a-218b

(May-Sept. 1897)

29b

219a-221b

(Oct.-Dec. 1897)

30a

222a-225b

(Jan.-Apr. 1898)

S:163

30b

226a-228b

(May-Oct. 1898)

31a

229a-231c

(Nov. 1898-Mar. 1899)

31b

232a-232c

(Apr.-June 1899)

S:164

32a

233a-234d

(July-Dec. 1899)

32b

235a-236b

(1900)

33a

237a-d

(Jan.-Oct. 1901)

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

S:165

33b

238a-c

(Nov. 1901-Dec. 1901)

34a

239a-e

(Jan.-May 1902)

34b

240-242

(June 1902-1905)

S:166

35a

243a-c

(1906-1909)

35b

244a-245c

(1910-1916)

36a

246a-247b

(1917)

S:167

36b

248a-c

(1918)

37

249a-251c

(1919-1920)

38a

252a-253c

(1921-1922)

S:168

38b

254a-c

(Jan.-Aug. 1923)

39

255-258

(Sept. 1923-1930)

40

259-262

(undated)

S:169

41a

263a-265c

Bills, Receipts, Memoranda (undated); Empty Envelopes (1891-1924)

41b

266-267

Newspaper clippings (1867-1904, undated), Printed items (1885-1923, undated)

42a

268a-281

Pictures (1869, undated), Pamphlets (1867, undated), Cooking Recipes (undated)

S:170

42b

282a-285

Manuscript writings (undated), Medical notes and drugs (undated), Blank forms (undated), Billfold, Checkbook folder, etc. (undated)

OS:B

43

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Oversize items (1860-1923): land grants, plats, plantation accounts, newspapers

J:13

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1

1 volume: Bank Book (1910)

4 volumes: Checkbooks (1877, 1879, 1914-1915, 1923-1924)

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

J:13

2 volumes: Letter books (1888, 1897)

9 volumes: Memorandum Books (1853-1859, 1859, 1860-1865, 1866, 1867-1869, 1869-1871, 1872-1873, 1873, 1874-1875)

2

5 volumes: Memorandum Books (1875-1877, 1879-1880, 1880, 1880-1881, undated)

6 volumes: Note Books (1861, 1865-1865, 1872-1873, [2] ca. 1873, 1874)

1 volume: Time Book (1877-1898)

13 volumes: Ledgers (undated)

MF 5735, Series B

Reels 1-2

Omission: Papers, 1866-1930

MF 6061, Series B

Part 5

Omission: Papers, 1891-1930