BROWN (SARAH GOODWIN) COLLECTION

(Mss. 1573, 1986)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

31 items

Geographic locations.

Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1856-1944

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English.

Summary.

Materials documenting the history of Baton Rouge and Clinton, Louisiana. Included are two letters referring to the enlistment of a Northern school teacher in the Confederate army.

Restrictions on access.

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

Related collections.

Sarah Goodwin Brown Scrapbooks, Mss. 2333

East Feliciana Parish private land claims record, Mss. 2886

Copyright.

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

Citation.

Sarah Goodwin Brown Collection, Mss. 1573, 1986, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

U:181, OS:B

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Collection contains materials of historical interest to New Orleans, Clinton, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, including typescripts of biographical sketches of John Francis Coleman, a New Orleans engineer; an invitation to the Atlanteans' Carnival ball in New Orleans in 1895; a photograph of and concert program for Silliman Female Collegiate Institute in Clinton, La. (1869); funeral notices and obituaries of Clinton residents, including an obituary for former members of the Sisters of Olive Lodge No. 52 (1856-1927); letters regarding Thomas Montgomery, who was associated with the West Feliciana Railroad and the Clinton & Port Hudson Railway (1840-1851); and letters pertaining to Augustin B. Payne, Superintendent of Public Schools of Baton Rouge, La., and a Confederate soldier (1860, 1864).

INDEX TERMS

Atlanteans.

Balls (Parties)--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Carnival--Louisiana--New Orleans.

Coleman, John Francis, 1866-1944.

Funeral rites and ceremonies--Louisiana--Clinton.

Montgomery, Thomas.

Payne, Augustin B.

Silliman Female Collegiate Institute.

Sisters of Olive. Lodge No. 52 (Clinton, La.)

Women--Louisiana--Clinton--Societies and clubs.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack Location

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Contents

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Funeral notices, 1856-1925, 13 items

Perez Ripley, Clinton, La., December 31, 1856

A.K. Welsh, Baton Rouge, February 15, 1859

Miss Ada B. Perry, Clinton, La., September 25, 1868

Mrs. Mary Alice Rogers, Clinton, La., January 8, 1870

Rev. Isaac Wall, Clinton, La., February 13, 1872

Dr. W. Wyly Dunn, Clinton, La., February 27, 1875

Sarah C. Wall, Clinton, La. December 18, 1881

Miss Louisa Tyson Lane, Eureka Springs, Ark., July 15, 1899

Mrs. Imogene McVea Stone, Clinton, La., March 18, 1900

A.B. Payne, Clinton, La., March 13, 1902

Mrs. Almena L. Kilbourne, Clinton, La., March 8, 1904

Mrs. Maria T. Pipkin, Ethel, La., July 16, 1925

Mrs. A.B. Payne, Ethel, La., July 16, 1925

2

Obituaries, 1866-1927, 4 items

Mrs. Mary Annie Doucin, September 8, 1866;

Tribute of Respect to the Memory of Deceased Sisters of Olive Lodge, including Sisters Laura Munday, Louisa Gayle, Martha Fauver, Mary Rowe, Alma Anderson, and Bythella E. Nauman;

Robert H. Draughon, Clinton, La., January 15, 1870;

Miss Julia Lane, Clinton, La., August 30, 1927;

3

Silliman F.C. Institute, 1869, 2 items

Program for Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert, Clinton, La., July 14, 1869; Photograph of Silliman College;

4

Atlanteans Ball, 1895, 1 item

Invitation to the Atlanteans Ball on Tuesday, February 19, 1895

5

John F. Coleman, 1930-1944, 5 items

An information card on John Francis Coleman, Civil Engineer, Consultant Engineer, President of American Society of Civil Engineers, Louisiana Society of Civil Engineers, and American Institute of Consulting Engineers;

Newspaper clipping reporting John F. Coleman as new President of American Society of Civil Engineers and his being honored for such;

A three page biographical sketch on John Francis Coleman;

Newspaper clipping reporting John F. Coleman as one of those honored at the Tulane Centennial, June 2, 1935;

Memoir of John Francis Coleman giving a short biographical sketch on his achievements. American Institute of Consulting Engineers, 1866-1944;

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Other papers, 1840-1841, 1851, ca. 1860, 1864; 6 items

2 letters introducing Thomas Montgomery, superintendent, Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company, from L. Sturges, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish to I. Drummond, New Orleans, and from Charles Pitts, Cross Roads, to Reynolds Byrne and Company, New Orleans, 1840;

Letter from T.S. and B.M. Shelmine, Jackson, recommending Montgomery for road construction, 1841; certificate from P. Ripley endorsed by John Killian, Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, testifying to character and competence of Montgomery in construction the West Feliciana Railroad and the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad, 1851.

7

Letter from East Baton Rouge Police Jurors to A.B. Payne, Principal of Public Academy and Superintendent of Public Schools of Baton Rouge to inspect parish schools, examine candidates for admission to Academy, and to advise with school directors and teachers, ca. 1860;

Letter from J.C. Payne (father of Augustin B. Payne) Seneca Falls, New York to Baton Rouge postmaster seeking information concerning son, a lieutenant in the 3rd Louisiana Volunteers since 1861, 1864.

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Oversize letters, papers, newspaper clippings (1856-1944)