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MF 5750, Series E, Reel 33

Carey (Cora E. and Family) Papers

(Mss. 2987)

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

Index Terms

6-7

Container List

8

Use of manuscript materials. If you wish to examine items in the manuscript group, please fill out a call slip specifying the materials you wish to see. Consult the Container List for location information needed on the call slip.

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Summary

Size.

161 items and 2 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

Marshall Co.; Miss.; Baton Rouge, La.; Washington D.C.; Cambridge, Mass.; Evanston, Ill.; Memphis, Tenn.; Japan; Canton, China; Manila, Philippines

Inclusive dates.

1866-1961

Bulk dates.

1866-1909

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers of Cora E. Carey, journalist for the Times-Democrat and women’s club organizer detailing principally local politics and news and women’s clubs in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Organization.

Arranged categorically, then chronologically

Restrictions on access.

Photocopies must be made from microfilm where available.

Henry W. Longfellow letter (Sept. 20,1874). Access restricted; permission of the curator is required. Photocopy is available.

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.

Cora E. Carey Family Papers, Mss. 2987, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

W:33, OS:C, Vault:1

Also available on:

Microfilm 5750, Series E, Reels 33

Biographical/Historical Note

Journalist and organizer of Southern women's literary clubs of Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi. She created the "Mr. Punch" column in the Times-Democrat (New Orleans) and was a regular contributor to other literary periodicals.

Hamilton F. Richardson, a Baton Rouge tennis player, is also represented in the collection. He toured Japan in the 1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Early correspondence includes a letter from J. L. Pulliaus (1866) to Cora Watson regarding the disposition and compensation for former slaves, a copy of a letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Sept. 20, 1874), a sketch of George Washington Cable (initialed by him), and a note from Frances Willard, President of the Woman's National Christian Temperance Union (1881). Later correspondence pertains to Mississippi and Louisiana women's clubs, with several letters from Elizabeth Lyle Saxon. Miscellaneous items include the Official Programme of the Return of the C.I.V. (undated), a British military branch, and a scrapbook of Cora E. Carey and genealogical information on the Carey, Moore and Johnson families.

Correspondence from D. Minor Mickle, a resident of China, describes Chinese customs and way of life. Accompanying these letters are photographs of various scenes in Hunan Province and city of Canton, including photographs depicting Chinese punishment by torture.

Correspondence and a scrapbook pertain to Hamilton F. Richardson’s visit to Japan in 1951. Letters to his parents describe casualties from the Korean War and customs and travel.

Collection Description

Stack Location

Box

Folder

Date

Contents

W:33

Vault:1

1

1

1

1866-1879

5 items: Correspondence

Letter to Mrs. Cora Watson from J.L. Pulliaus (1866); copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letter (1874); Letter to Mrs. McDowell from J.G. Holland (1879).

Original Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters (1874). Access restricted. Permission of the curator is required. Photocopy is available.

W:33

2

1880-1884

12 items: Correspondence

Sketch of George Washington Cable (initialed by him); letters from Frances E. Willard (1881); letters from The Times-Democrat (1882) and The Interior (1882); letter from Percy Roberts (1884)

3

1893-1903

12 items: Correspondence

Letter from John Elliot Strauss to Mr. Punch at The Times-Democrat (1894); letters to Cora Carey from Elizabeth Lyle Saxon (1895); various other letters to Cora Carey

4

1899-1909

10 items: D. Minor Mickle Correspondence

Letters to Elizabeth and Cora Carey (1899, 1903); Christmas card

5

undated

19 items: D. Minor Mickle Photographs

Buddhist temple in Hunan Province; Deputy Magistrate of Sam Ma Tim district; village near Changsha, Hunan Province; other unidentified photographs of people, landscapes, and temples in the region

6

undated

39 items: D. Minor Mickle Photographs

General Tao; photographs depicting Chinese punishment; Banyan trees; Wayside shrine and Fung Shui pagoda; railroads; boat landings; views of Canton; temples; Cantonese soldiers; Chinese tomb;

7

undated

16 items: D. Minor Mickle Photographs

Photographs of temples; people; animals; villages

8

Oct. 1951

14 items: Correspondence of Hamilton F. Richardson

Copies of letters from Hamilton Richardson to his parents; “A Personal Experience” submitted by Cary J. Richardson

9

Oct. 1954

1 volume: Hamilton F. Richardson Scrapbook

10

1971, undated

7 items: Genealogical Information

Carey, Moore, and Johnson Families

11

1899, undated

13 items: Miscellaneous

Confederate currency; drawings; invitations; “A Plan of Jerusalem” from The American Colony Store; newspaper clippings; photograph of a woman of the Sandwich Islands;

12

undated

12 items: Pressed Flowers and Leaves

13

undated

1 volume: Cora E. Carey Scrapbook

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

Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925.

Ca. 1880

Sketch of the life of Cable initialed by Cable himself and sent to Page M. Baker, editor of the Times-Democrat.

Chinese New Year--China--Guangzhou.

Ca. 1903-1906

Letter from D. Minor Mickle to Elizabeth Cary describes the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910.

May 3, 1882

Letter from Marion Baker to Cora E. Carey provides information about a reception given for Clemens in New Orleans.

Guangzhou (China)--Social life and customs--20th century.

1903

Two letters from D. Minor Mickle, Canton-Hanchow Railroad engineer, to Elizabeth Cary. Letters discuss Chinese customs, dress, theatre, the Open Door policy, use of human excrement as fertilizer, etc.

Japan--Description and travel.

Oct. 1951

Letters from a young U. S. tennis player while on a goodwill trip to Japan. Letters describe customs and travel in the Far East.

Korean War, 1950-1953--Casualties--United States.

Oct. 27, 1951

Letter from Hamilton F. Richardson to his parents describes casualties from the war at a hospital he visited in Japan.

Korean War, 1950-1953--Hospitals--Japan.

Oct. 27, 1951

Letter from Hamilton F. Richardson to his parents describes casualties from the war at a hospital he visited in Japan.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882.

May 17, Sept. 20, 1874;

Two letters from Longfellow to unidentified correspondents inviting them to visit him.

Originals restricted, use photocopies.

Richardson, Hamilton F.

Oct. 1951

Letters from a young U. S. tennis player while on a goodwill trip to Japan. Letters describe customs and travel in the Far East.

Saxon, Elizabeth Lyle,

1895

Three letters discuss women’s clubs and interest

1832-1915.

in mysteries and the occult.

Temperance--Illinois--Evanston.

1881

Two letters from Frances E. Willard, President, Woman’s International Christian Temperance Union, to Cora E. Carey, about women’s clubs’ affairs.

Tennis players--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

1951, 1954

Correspondence of Hamilton F. Richardson while on a goodwill tennis tour in Japan, Oct. 1951. Personal reminiscences of Hamilton’s mother, Cary J., who accompanied him to the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in Great Britain, summer 1951. A scrapbook prepared in October, 1954 detailing Richardson’s accomplishments in tennis and his struggle against diabetes, to support his nomination as one of the ten outstanding young men in the United States for 1954.

Women--Mississippi--Societies and clubs.

1880-1900

Letters of Cora Carey and correspondents concerning women’s clubs in Mississippi.

Women journalists--Louisiana--New Orleans.

1881-1902

Correspondence of Cora E. Carrey, native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, who founded the “Mr. Punch” column in the New Orleans Times-

Democrat. Letters concern her publications and various activities of literary and women’s clubs in the two states.

Women journalists--Mississippi--Holly Springs.

1881-1902

Correspondence of Cora E. Carrey, native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, who founded the “Mr. Punch” column in the New Orleans Times-

Democrat. Letters concern her publications and various activities of literary and women’s clubs in the two states.

Container List

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

W:33

1

1-12

161 items and 2 manuscript volumes: Cora E. Carey Papers (1866-1961)

Vault:1

1

Henry W. Longfellow letter (Sept. 20,1874). Access restricted. Permission of the curator is requires.

OS:C

1

Official Programme of the Return of the C.I.V. (undated)

MF 5750, Series E

Reel 33