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MRS. MARY W. PUGH PAPERS

 

(Mss. 897, 1055)

 

Inventory

 

 

 

 

Compiled by

Catherine G. Jones

 

 

 

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

(revised 2001)

 

 

Contents of inventory

 

Summary                                                                                                                

Biographical/Historical Note                              

Scope and Content Note                                 

List of Series and Subseries                                                                                       

Series and Subseries Descriptions                      

Index Terms                                                  

Container List                                                

 

 

 

Summary

 

Size.                               1.5 linear ft. (5 boxes)

 

Geographic Locations.      Thibodaux, Louisiana; Lafourche Parish

 

Inclusive Dates.               1864-1925

 

Bulk Dates.                      1882-1925

 

Language.                             English

 

Summary.                             Papers of Mrs. Mary W. Pugh, widow of Richard Lloyd Pugh, and

                                                children Edward Foley Pugh (Chuck), Henry Allen Pugh (Allen),

                                      Preston Pugh (Preston), and Eliza Catherine Pugh (Babe) at Live

                                      Oak Plantation, Lafourche Parish concerning family matters,

                                      plantation business, and accounts of the Thibodaux Brick Works. 

                                      Photographs included.

 

Access.                           No restrictions

 

Copyright.                       Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries.  Copyright of the

                                                original materials is retained by descendents of the creators of the

                                      material in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

 

Citation.                          Mrs. Mary W. Pugh Papers, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi

                                                Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

 

Stack Location.                A:6, P:20, OS:P

 

 

 

Biographical/Historical Note

 

Mary Louise Williams Pugh was the daughter of John Williams and Mary Louisa Maguire of

Leighton Plantation.  She married Richard Lloyd Pugh, son of Thomas Pugh, a planter whose

holdings included Madewood Plantation in Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana.  They

had  nine children: Ellen Kavanaugh Pugh, Lou Maguire Pugh, Tony, John Williams Pugh, Eliza

Catherine Pugh, Peter, Edward Foley Pugh, Guy Preston Pugh, and Henry Allen Pugh. 

Richard L. Pugh served in the Confederate Army during the during the Civil War, and upon the

Federal invasion of Lafourche Parish in 1862, Mary relocated with her father, children, and their

slaves to Rusk, Texas.  Richard met them in Texas after his service time was over, and together

they returned to Dixie Plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana.  In 1889, four years after her

husband’s death, Mary Pugh purchased Live Oak Plantation near Thibodaux, Louisiana.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

Papers of Mary Pugh, widow of Richard Lloyd Pugh, her children, Edward Foley, Henry Allen,

Guy Preston, and Eliza Catherine, concerning family affairs and accounts of Live Oak Plantation

and the Thibodaux Brick Works. Correspondence comprises the majority of the collection and

relates to weather, family matters, local events, and activities.

 

 

LIST OF SERIES

 

I.        Correspondence, 1882-1925, n.d.

II.       Legal Papers, 1903-1925, n.d.

III.      Financial Papers, 1894-1925, n.d.

IV.      Writings and Notes, 1886-1922, n.d.

V.       Printed Material, 1892-1925, n.d.

VI.      Photographs, n.d.

VII.     Miscellaneous, 1888-1924, n.d.

VIII.    Manuscript Volumes, 1864; 1887-1924, n.d.

 

 

 

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

I.                     Correspondence, 1882-1925, n.d.

 

Comprises the majority of the collection and relates to weather, family matters, local events, and activities.  Included is a notation of the family’s migration to Texas during the Civil War, and letters to Edward Foley Pugh from his brother and mother in Thibodaux telling of the Knights of Labor cane-workers strike (1887).  Also includes letters from relating to the family argument arising from the disposition of the estate following Mary Pugh’s death.

 

II.                    Legal Papers, 1903-1925, n.d.

 

Legal papers are comprised of documents regarding Pugh vs. Frierson, O’Hern vs. Wheatley, and insurance, survey, and stock certificates.

 

III.               Financial Papers, 1894-1925, n.d.

 

 

Financial papers include checks, statements, and bills related to supplies for Live Oak Plantation and Thibodaux Brick Works.

 

IV.                   Writings and Notes, 1886-1922, n.d.

 

Contains written copy of the tombstones of Richard Lloyd Pugh, 1837-1885, and his daughter Lou Maguire Pugh, 1865-1886, genealogical information copied from family bible, and anonymous copies of short stories and verse (n.d.)

                  

V.                    Printed Materials, 1892-1925, n.d.

Advertising items removed from correspondence (1892-1925); Virginia Military Institute informational pamphlets (1920, n.d.); invitations, programs, and publications (1889-1923, n.d.); pamphlets and newsletters regarding seeds and plants (1905-1923, n.d.); pamphlets and advertisements regarding machines, bricks, and plants (1906, n.d.); advertisements and postcards (n.d.), Christmas card with drawing of Live Oak Plantation (n.d.); registration and certificate of Field Dog Stud Book (1923-1924), and broadside from Owensboro Wagon Co. (n.d.)

 

VI.                   Photographs, n.d.

 

Tintype, snapshots, carte de visite, and mounted photographs.  Subjects include A.H. Pugh, Mary Pugh’s mother’s family land called Maguires Old Homestead and Maguires Pioneer Home, landscapes, Richard Lloyd Pugh’s family’s home Madewood Plantation house and field, Live Oak Plantation, the Jameson oak tree, and unidentified groups and individuals.

 

 

 

VII.                                      Miscellaneous, 1888-1924, n.d.

 

Certificate of Distinction from Kenmore University High School (1888), blueprints of feed and roller (1921-1924), land Plat showing subdivision of William L McFarlain oil lands (n.d.), and survey of land on Ouchita River (n.d.). 

 

VIII.                          Manuscript Volumes, 1864; 1887-1924, n.d.

 

Consists of school notebooks with poems and lesson assignments, elocution lessons, and chemistry lessons (1887-1889, n.d.); cashbook with accounts of the Pugh family, plantation expenses, lumber, and other items (1907-1909); time books with employee information from the Thibodaux Brick Works (1919-1924); and memorandum books containing accounts of the Pugh family, Live Oak Plantation, and Thibodaux Brick Works (1864, 1899-1924, n.d.)

 

 

 

INDEX TERMS

 

 

Agricultural workers—Louisiana                                    Virginia Military Institute                I, III, V, VI, VII, VIII                                                  V

Assumption Parish (La.)—History                                  Williams, John, planter.

I, II, III                                                                            I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Education—19th Century                                                                         

IV, V, VII, VIII                                                                            

Knights of Labor                                                      

I

Lafourche Parish (La.)—History

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Live Oak Plantation (La.)

I, II, III, VI, V, VI, VII, VIII

Louisiana—History—19th Century

I, II, III, VI, V, VI, VII, VIII

Madewood Plantation (Napoleonville, La.)

          III, VI

Plantations--Louisiana

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Pugh Family

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Pugh, Edward Foley

I, II, III, IV, V, VIII

Pugh, Eliza Catherine

I, II, III, VI, VIII

Pugh, Guy Preston

I, II, III, VI, VIII

Pugh, Henry Allen

          I, VIII

Pugh, John Williams

          I, VIII

Pugh, Mary Williams

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Pugh, Richard Lloyd, 1832-1885

I, II, III, IV, VIII

Strikes and lockouts—agricultural workers—Louisiana

          I

Sugar growing—Louisiana

I, V, VIII

Thibodaux (La.)—History

I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII

Thibodaux Brick Works

I, III, V, VIII

 

Locations       A:6, P:20, O.S.:P

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

Stack Location          Box                 Folder                         Contents______________________

 

Series I.  Correspondence

 

          A:6               1                  1-22                       1882-1916, n.d.

 

          A:6               1                  23                          Items removed from correspondence

 

          A:6               1                  24                          1908-1916, n.d: Pugh vs. Frierson

 

          OS:P             NA                7                           July 22, 1899

 

Series II.  Legal Documents

 

          A:6               1                  25-27                     1907, 1915, 1922:  Pugh vs. Frierson

 

          A:6               1                  28                          1903-1925, n.d.

 

Series III.  Financial Documents

 

A:6               1                  29-35                     1894-1925, n.d.

 

          A:6               1                  36                          1915-1925; Banking statements and

checks

 

Series IV.  Writings and Notes

 

            A:6               1                  37                          1886-1922; n.d.

 

Series V.  Printed Material

                                                                                                                  

          A:6               2                  1-9                        1889-1924, n.d.

 

          P:20             2                  1-3                        bound legal briefs regarding Pugh vs.

Frierson and the succession of Robert Pugh (n.d.)

 

          OS:P             NA                7                           Owensboro Wagon Co.                           

Series VI.  Photographs

         

          A:6               2                  10                          Tintype of unidentified child,

n.d.;  Carte de visite of Florence St.

John, n.d.

 

          A:6               2                  11                          Portrait of A.H. Pugh, n.d.

 

A:6               2                  12                          Snapshots of dogs, cats, an

unidentified couple, and unidentified

grounds, 1924-25, n.d.

 

          A:6               2                  13                          Mounted photographs of  women in

an automobile, child, home and lands, and adults on a porch, n.d.

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   1                           Maguires Old Homestead

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   2                           Maguires Pioneer Home

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   3                           unidentified landscape

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   4                           Madewood Plantation

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   5                  OS:P             N/A              6                                                                                   Oak Tree (Jameson Oak)

 

Series VII.  Miscellaneous

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   7                           June 7&9, 1888; Certificate of

Distinction from Kenmore

University High School

 

          OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   8                           1921-1924: Blueprints: Feed

Roller

 

OS:P                                                                                              N/A                   9                           n.d.: Plat showing subdivision of

Wm. L. McFarlain Oil Lands; n.d.: survey of land on Ouchita River

 

Series VIII.  Manuscript Volumes

 

P:20                                                                                                  1                   1                           Memorandum Book (1864)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   2                           Memorandum Book (1899)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   3                           Memorandum Book (1906-1920)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   4                           Memorandum Book (1918)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   5                           Memorandum Book (1919-1924)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   6                           Memorandum Book (1922-1924)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   7                           Memorandum Book (n.d.)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   8                           Memorandum Book (n.d.)

 

P:20                                                                                                  1                   9                           Items removed from Memorandum

Book (1908-1920)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   10                          Notebook (1887)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   11                          Notebook (1899)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   12                          Notebook (n.d.)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   13                          Time Books (1919-1923)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  1                   14                          Time Books (1924)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  2                   4                           Cashbook (1907-1909)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  2                   5                           Memorandum Book (1908-1920)

 

          P:20                                                                                                  2                   6                           Memorandum Book (1920-1924)