SIBLEY (MARY LOU RICHARDSON) PAPERS

(Mss. 3454)

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 ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

22 items

Geographic locations.

Claiborne Parish, La.; DeSoto Parish, La.; Caddo Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.

1807-1971, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Personal correspondence and other items of Mary Lou Richardson Sibley. Prominently featured are Sibley’s histories of her Baptist church. Also included are photographs of the church and of trains.

Organization.

Organized chronologically

Restrictions on access.

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.

Mary Lou Richardson Sibley Papers, Mss. 3454, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Mary Lou Richardson Sibley (b. 1880) was an active member of the Baptist community in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. Her husband, R.M. Sibley, was a locomotive engineer.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The earliest item in the collection is the succession of John Havis, a planter of South Carolina (August 15, 1807). A letter addressed to Governor Oscar K. Allen from Charles W. Pipkin discusses the education system of Louisiana and the appointment of E.S. Richardson (July 25, 1934). Other materials include histories of the First Baptist Church written by Sibley and photographs of the church (undated), the Richardson home (ca. 1930), and of various trains (1930, undated), possibly operated by her husband, R.M. Sibley, who was a locomotive engineer. Also included is a congratulatory letter to R.M. Sibley from his superintendent on his handling of a train (undated). Copies of newspaper articles concern Mary Lou Richardson Sibley’s association with the Real Daughters of the Confederacy, and articles concerning educator E.S. Richardson, including his obituary.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Baptists--Louisiana.

1882, 1915, 1960, 1965

Minutes, 34th Annual Session, Grand Cane Baptist Association, Evergreen Church, Kingston, DeSoto Parish, La. (1882); Shreveport, First Baptist Church, Christmas card greeting (1915); Teacher’s Certificate, Sunday School Board, issued to Mrs. R. M. Sibley; by Southern Baptist Convention; Nashville (1960); History of Gilgal Baptist Church, Claiborne Parish, La., written by Sibley (1965)

Pipkin, Charles W. (Charles Wooten), 1899-1941.

1934

Letter by, addressed to Louisiana Governor O. K. Allen, concerning appointment of E. S. Richardson; July 25;

Richardson, E. S. (Edwin Sanders), 1875-1950.

1934, undated

Same as above.

Newspaper clippings, concerning Richardson’s appointment and his obituary, undated

Railroad engineers.

undated

Congratulatory note to R. M. Sibley, engineer, by Superintendent for his handling of a train;

Railroad trains--Pictorial works.

1930, undated

Three photographs of engines and train, one at Bossier City, 1930;

Baptist church buildings--Louisiana--Claiborne Parish.

undated

Two photographs of First Baptist Church (built 1908)

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Contents (with dates)

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22 items: 1807-1971, undated