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Manuscript Resources on Business History

This guide describes collections documenting business history in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. It includes the business papers of merchants; manufacturers; planters; factors; commission brokers; and lawyers. It also contains business records of stores; companies; plantations and plantation stores; banks; hotels and inns; restaurants and taverns; and blacksmiths and livery stables. There are also materials on cotton and sugar; national and international trade; and shipping, often by steamboat. Finally, there are materials relating to labor including information about wages, contracts, and conditions.

Formats represented in these collections include account books and ledgers; bills and receipts; business correspondence; and advertising. Most of the collections are from Louisiana and Mississippi, but there are also materials from other areas of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Several collections deal with business relations between the South and the Northeast, and include records of New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Connecticut firms.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog,which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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  • A. Bell and Company. Papers, 1835, 1836. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Cotton broker of New York City. Letters from factors at Petersburg, Virginia, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, regarding the cotton market and amount of cotton expected from Tennessee and North Alabama. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • A. C. Skiles Lumber Company Records, 1895-1942 5 linear ft., 38 ms. Vols. Location: 1:24-31. Retail lumber dealer in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Business records consist chiefly of correspondence with suppliers and customers and include bills, receipts, and printed items. Manuscript volumes include a letterpress copy book, ledgers, sales books, journals, cash books, an index, and day books. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3143.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • A. Ledoux and Company. Record book, 1856-1857. 1 vol. (110 pages). Location: W:53. Plantation record book kept by Samuel Leigh and Lewis F. Pulliam, overseers of the sugar plantation owned by A. Ledoux and Company, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5322:University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • A. M. & J. C. Dupont (Firm). Account books, 1887-1933. 78 vols. Location: L:16-20. Retail and wholesale merchants of Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Directors of the firm included Albert M. Dupont, Sr., Ernest D. Dupont, Julius Dupont, and Lawrence H. Dupont. Records include daily accounts of sales; current and monthly customer accounts; records of purchases and other expenses; out-of-date and unpaid accounts; records of profits and losses; payroll records; and check book stubs and cancelled checks. Included in the miscellaneous volumes are minutes to meetings of the Parish Sunday School Association of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 511.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • A.F. Cochran & Co. (New Orleans, La.) Letter, 1848 Mar. 10. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.F. Cochran & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes Messrs. Silas Peirce & Co. of Boston, Mass., regarding the sale of wine and fruit in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Abe Mayer and Brother. Account books, 1876-1878. 2 vols. Location: G:1, Box. General merchants of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Record of account of Mrs. M. A. Silliman with Abe Mayer and Brother. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 391, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Abraham Bell & Co. Letters and receipts, 1841-1844. 5 items. Location: Misc:A. Quaker-owned shipping merchant company of New York City, with business interests in New Orleans, Louisiana. Two receipts document cotton purchased in , for Abraham Bell & Co. One letter discusses American and English cotton and freight prices, and social matters. A bill of lading and a letter document the shipment of personal goods from New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4675.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Account book, 1796-1799. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     French-language    
  • Account book, 1888-1890. 1 vol. (513 p.). Location: B:72. Account book of printing or stationery business, probably located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Entries relate to stationery and printed products. Pages 1-134 contain general entries; pages 351 to 410 contain entries for Joseph J. Hooper; pages 451-477 contain entries for George Ellis. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.4541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Adams, Israel L., 1801-1860. Family Papers, 1813-1890 (bulk 1852-1866). 0.5 linear ft. (505 items, 1 ms. Vol.). Location: Y:83, Mss. Mf.:A, E:Imprints. Merchant and farmer of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence, bills, receipts, and printed items. Letters of the Adams children and others describe the Civil War in Arkansas and Mississippi. Some letters describe experiences of an immigrant cotton farmer in Sao Paulo, Brazil; other papers relate to German immigrants. Some letters in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     German-language    
  • Adler, Inc. Discount Card, 1926-1927. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Silk and woolen store, Chicago, Illinois. Card, issued to Mrs. E. Petterson, worth ten percent discount on all goods and materials purchased during 1926-1927. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868. Papers, 1807-1876 (bulk 1842-1868). 12 linear feet, 43 mss. volumes, 6 printed volumes. Location: W:110-121, J:25, OS:A. Native of Scotland who established one of the first commercial nurseries in the South and published widely on scientific and agricultural subjects. He also published the Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation Garden Calendar from 1845 to the 1860s. Early papers concern Affleck's family in Scotland. Papers from 1842 to 1859 pertain to the management of Affleck's wife's plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, his commercial nursery, and his service as agricultural editor of several newspapers. Civil War letters by Affleck's sons describe battles, camp life, and troop movements. Post-Civil War papers describe Affleck's agricultural and speculative enterprises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3, 4, 1110, 1263, 1264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Alabama cotton sales and shipping statements collection, 1834-1927. 53 items. Location: A:55. Collection consisting of statements from cotton factors of Mobile, Alabama, which show freight and related charges for handling and commissions. Included are waybills for the steamers Magnolia, Lucy E. Gastrell, Hard Cash, and Nettie Quill. Also included is a manifest for the steamer Peri. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1717.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation    
  • Alexander, William H. Papers, 1949-1983. William H. Alexander was a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at Louisiana State University. The papers consist of research materials and writings concerning his research on the economic aspects of dairying and the trade in milk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4456.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Alleman, Narcisse. Ledger, 1892-1893. 1 vol. Location: F:16. Owner of a general mercantile store in Centerville, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Ledger recording items purchased and prices charged for items at the store. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2799.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ambrose Lanfear & Co. letter, 1856 May 3-10. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Ambrose Lanfear & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes the Pastré brothers of Marseilles, France, regarding the lumber and cotton trades. In French. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • American Life Insurance Company. Pamphlet, 1872. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. Pamphlet advertising the American Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia, Pa., printed especially for its office in Canton, Miss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Amite Navigation Company. Articles of Agreement, 1818 March 29. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc:A. Established in 1817 to open the Amite River of Louisiana for navigation. Articles of agreement executed in 1817 outlining the company's objective of opening the Amite River to navigation by boats from the confluence of its branches to Galveston, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Provisions of the article are listed along with names of subscribers and the number of shares underwritten by each subscriber. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Anderson, Decatur C. Papers, 1876-1892. 6 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. Mortgage deed of Anderson to Kate Ketchum for property located in Montrose, Baldwin County, Alabama (1874); statements of Anderson's accounts with Mobile merchants and contractors (1890); and a tax receipt (1892). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Andrew Clow and Company. Papers, 1790-1863, 1873. 36 items. Location: A:26. Merchant of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Papers of Andrew Clow and Co. are comprised of personal and business correspondence, promissary notes, receipts, and legal documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Annual report of the New Orleans Belt and Terminal Co. to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States, 1903. 2 v. Location: J:25. The New Orleans Belt and Terminal Company was formed in 1901 to operate the property of the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company. Annual reports to the ICC report the company's history, officers, assets, expenditures, earnings, and traffic and mileage statistics, as well as describe its equipment and relationship to the New Orleans and Western Railroad Company and the New Orleans Terminal Company. For more information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4871.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Anonymous account book, 1834-1836. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Ledger of a general merchandise store in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 58.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous account book (E), 1866-1870. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Record book of an unidentified general merchandise store in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Anonymous account book (F), 1891. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Unidentified ledger of cash accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 218.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous account book (H), 1866-1879. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Journal lists food, fuel, and beverages purchased for a restaurant in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 458.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Anonymous account book, 1919-1920. 3 vols. Location: J:10. Anonymous account books of a general merchandise store in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Account Book (M), 1748. 1 mss. vol. Location: Vault:1. Account book for Baton Rouge merchant containing entries for mercantile items, loans, and passage and shipping to the West Indies (Jan. 1-March 20, 1748). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation    
  • Anonymous account book (O), 1899-1900. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Anonymous daybook for a general merchandise store in Coushatta, Red River Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 975.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous account book, 1858-1866. 1 vol. Location: F:3. Anonymous account book of a Scottish firm engaged in the making and repair of furniture and in general carpentry work. Among the accounts is one for James Robert Hope-Scott of Abbotsford, grandson-in-law of Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous account books (G), 1869-1886. 4 vols. Location: F:1. Unidentified ledgers of a general merchandise firm in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 485.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous tavern account books, 1817, 1818-1820. 2 vols. Location: G:2. Daybook and ledger of an unidentified operator of a tavern at St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, giving place, date, name of customer, quantity and charges for purchases of liquors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous account books (L), 1919-1920. 3 vols. Location: J:10. Anonymous account books of a general merchandise store in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous account, 1786-1788. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Account of an unidentified merchant in New Orleans, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Anonymous commercial journal, 1836 July-August. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Journal belonging to a son of a New Orleans, Louisiana commission merchant, probably a schoolboy. Day-to-day entries made while he was working in his father's firm describe business transactions, office duties, and bank affairs; and record personal observations, descriptions of merchandise, and a few local incidents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education    
  • Anonymous hotel account book, 1835-1837. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Unidentified ledger for a hotel or boarding house records entries for lodging, board, food, and miscellaneous sales of merchandise For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 194For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous lumber company account book, 1841-1842. 1 vol. Location: H:3. Unidentified lumber dealer, possibly Andrew Brown, in Natchez, Mississippi. Daybook of accounts of sales of lumber and shingles. Prominent purchasers include Thomas Affleck, B. L. C. Wailes, John A. Quitman, Francis Surget, John Jenkins, Stephen Duncan, and Samuel Postelwaite. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 259.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Anonymous lumberyard daybook, 1904 April-August. 1 vol. Location: G:2. Lumberyard, probably in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Entries give date, name of person placing order, and itemized list of purchases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Port Hudson journal, 1838-1839. 1 vol. Location: G:2. Journal for a general merchandise and cotton firm of Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Anonymous shipping record, circa 1900. 1 v. Location: G:2. Shipping record of some kind of farm produce (probably potatoes) shipped in one-hundred pound sacks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous register, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous cashbooks (K), 1867-1902. 3 vols. Location: F:2. Accounts for a general store in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Entries list the names of many of the prominent planters in the area and include some plantation records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 848.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Anonymous Charleston, South Carolina letter, 1839 Mar. 21. 1 letter. Location: Misc. An unknown scribe in Charleston, S.C., writes to Mr. S. Stocking of Chatham, Conn., describing his accounting work, his relationship with his superiors, the gift of an instrument shaped like a guitar with a bellows for the left hand and keys for the right, foreign members of the city's orchestra who board at the same hotel as he, his efforts to learn the trumpet, and his friendship with Louis Parocheau. Mss. 4099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Arbour, Sidney V. Jr. Family Papers, [1855] 1900-2011. 5.75 linear ft. Location: X:27-32, OS:A. Prominent Baton Rouge, La., resident, WWII veteran and realtor. Personal papers, business and legal papers, printed material, and photographs pertain to the personal activities and business affairs of the allied Arbour Bahlinger, Kornmeyer, and Wilbert families of Louisiana. Topics include student life, WWII, oil leases, Baton Rouge real estate, volunteerism, and genealogy. Mss. 5075. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Argyle-Crescent Company. Appraisal, 1918 September 1. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21c. The Argyle-Crescent Company was located in Houma, Louisiana. Contains an appraisal invoice of the company by the American Appraisal Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2556.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Armstrong, Frank B, Price List, ca. 1890s . 1 item. Location: A. Price list for a variety of wild birds that were stuffed by taxidermist, Frank B. Armstrong of Brownsville, Tex. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Austin, Moses, 1761-1821. Account, 1803-1804. 1 account. Location: Misc. Moses Austin was the founder of the American lead industry and the first man to obtain permission to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas. This account itemizes purchases of dry goods from John Stewart by Moses Austin and his son, James Elijah Brown Austin, between December 14, 1803, and February 21, 1804, at Mine a Breton, Louisiana Territory. Mss. 3940.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ayraud Brothers. Letterhead, 1899. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Merchants of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Letterhead advertising 'Moss Ginnery.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bailey, Albert. Account books, 1838-1847. 11 vols. Location: G:2. General merchant and cotton buyer of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Cashbooks, daybooks, a journal, ledgers, and a record book record Bailey's accounts. Also recorded are accounts of the Clinton Artillery Company and the newspaper Feliciana Whig. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Baldwin & Co. Records, 1879-1928. 7 vols. Location: G:22. Plantation store of Old Johnson Plantation in Baldwin, Louisiana. Ledgers, receipt book, payroll accounts, and records of cane produced for John Baldwin and Baldwin & Co. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Bancroft, Thomas P. Letter, 1839 Jan. 15-16. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: B. Thomas P Bancroft of New Orleans, La., writes to F. C. Lowell of Boston, Mass. about the cotton trade and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bank of the United States. Natchez office records, 1830-1846 (bulk 1831-1835). 63 ms. vols. Location: M:9-12. Records include deposit books, ledgers, and general bill books. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women     French-language    
  • Bark Atticus account, 1848 Dec. 23. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Seth McLellan in New Orleans, La., writes his brother, Captain Jacob McLellan in Portland, Me., giving an account of expenses incurred at New Orleans at the close of the tenth voyage and the start of the eleventh voyage of the bark Atticus, as well as loans taken. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Barnwell Drilling Company, Inc. formation log, circa 1956-1970. 1 formation log. Location: OS:B. Barnwell Drilling Company, Inc., an oil and gas exploration firm, was founded in 1956 in Shreveport, La., by R.S. Barnwell Sr., R.S. Barnwell Jr., and Morton H. Kinzler. This formation log details geologic information for drilling sites in North Louisiana, South Arkansas, East Texas, Mississippi, and South Alabama. Mss. 5045.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Barnwell, William, Jr. Letter, 1825 Aug. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. William Barnwell Jr. in New Orleans, La., writes Messrs. Hamilton and Hood of Philadelphia, Pa., regarding trade and the slow appearance of yellow fever in New Orleans. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Barrileaux, Jerasime. Papers 1874-1927 53 items. Location: C:82. Receipts for taxes collected in Assumption Parish, Louisiana comprise the majority of this collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3806.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Barrow & Pope (Firm). Records, 1858-1961. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Firm located in Baton Rouge, serving as attorneys for the Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete, and Opelousas Railroad Company. Letterbook contains correspondence related to legal cases handled by Barrow & Pope. Some correspondence concerns the Baton Rouge, Gross Tete, and Opelousas Railroad Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 471.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Barrow, Abram Feltus, 1868-1928. Family Papers, 1804-1982. 6 linear ft. Location: 7:60-62, G:11, OS:B, Vault:1, 36. The Barrow family moved to Nuevo Feliciana (now in Louisiana) in 1799 and built several plantation houses there. Papers document the business interests of the Barrow family and their involvement with various fraternal orders. Records of the People's Bank, St. Francisville, and the Creole Oil and Mineral Co. reflect the involvement of the Barrow and Leake families. Photographs depict family members and fraternal gatherings. Also included are records of St. John's Church, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3696, 3745.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     Religion    
  • Barrow, W. M. Family Papers, 1847-1874, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Batchelor, Albert A., (Albert Agrippa), 1845-1905. Papers, 1852-1930 (bulk 1870-1900). 27 linear ft. Location: S:143-170. Personal and business papers, correspondence, diaries, and account books pertain principally to local events, and the operation and management of several plantations in Pointe Coupee Parish, including Bella Vista Plantation, Lakeside Plantation, Phoenix Plantation, Highland Plantation, and Normandy Plantation. Early letters among Batchelor family members describe conditions at the Kentucky Military Institute and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute, and mention events such as slave insurrections and military operations. Several letters describe Civil War battles, including the 1862 Battle of Kernstown and the 1863 battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. Available on microfilm 5735 and 6061: Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Selections from Louisiana State University ; pt. 5, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 1-15; Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, Holdings of Louisiana State University, reels 1-2.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 919, 1293.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Batchelor, Ruth Ker. Batchelor-Nutt collection, 1835-1960. 24 items, 2 vols. Location: B:46, F:16. James Batchelor was a planter and legislator of Amite County, Mississippi. Rushwell Nutt, his father-in-law, of Laurel Hill Plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi, was a planter, physician, scientist, and world traveler. Collection includes papers, photographs, and ephemera of the Nutt and Batchelor families and the Davenport family of Louisiana. Letters include local and family news, and one letter describes teaching in Texas schools. Included are trade card scrapbooks of 19th century companies, and an article (1960) on Beech Grove Plantation in Amite County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Baton Rouge Land Survey Document, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Land survey document dated April 11, 1848. Includes property drawing and description by prominent Baton Rouge surveyors and civil engineers Henry and William Waller. The survey was made at the request of the mayor of selectmen of Baton Rouge to assess the dimensions of a Mr. Vincent's house and gallery on the corner of North and River Streets. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5016.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation    
  • Baton Rouge Gas Light Company. Record books, 1859-1874. 2 vols. Location: M:15. One volume is a register of subscribers to the Baton Rouge Gas Light Company's capital stock for 1859. The other volume contains business papers (1859-1864, 1871-1874) generated or received by the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Baton Rouge, Grosse Tete, and Opelousas Railroad Co. Stock certificates, 1859. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Shares bought in the names of W. B. Robertson, Jordan Holt, and Henri Pelichet, and issued at Bayou Grosse Tete, Louisiana. A vignette of a train is printed on the certificates. Transfer of title is written on the back, including one to W. S. Pike. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Battle, Kemp P. Circular letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Former secretary of the North Carolina Land Agency. Circular letter from Battle recommending the General Southern Land Agency of New York City to his customers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1658.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Bauer, N. Letter, ca.1870-1900. 1 item. Location: B. Letter written by N. Bauer of Natchez, Miss., to F. A. Dicks requests a sample of good raw glue so its adhesion can be tested before purchase. He mentions "LePage's" glue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Beck's Studio. LSU campus photographs, 1938. 17 items. Location: 6:23. Photography business established in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, ca. 1937. 17 black and white photographs of the campus of LSU, Baton Rouge, taken in 1938. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2755.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Bell and Buchanan. Letters, 1833. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans commission merchants. Business letters from Bell and Buchanan to firms in Wheeling, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bell, William R., ca. 1814-1874. Papers, 1842-1941 (bulk 1842-1874). 78 items, 2 vols. Location: C:6. Native of Scotland, mortician, and owner of Union Stables in New Orleans. Business papers document Bell's stable and mortuary and include transactions with Union soldiers occupying New Orleans. Correspondence with his family discusses economic conditions and the Civil War. Collection includes a photograph of Bell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2117, 2118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Bellizio, Lillian. Ledger, 1947-1949. 1 item. Location: M:18. Antiques dealer and shopkeeper from Homer, Louisiana. Ledger from 'Lillian's Antiques'. Bound volume, 136 pages, partially filled, lists items and their places of origin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3602.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bennett, Ezra. Family Papers, 1818-1881. 217 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:B. Planter and storekeeper of Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include letters written from Port Hudson and Camp Pratt, Louisiana, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Bennett, George W. Account books and papers, 1838-1917. 16 linear ft., 346 vols. Location: W:71-87, 89; O:6-13; OS:B. Merchant, postmaster, sugar and cotton planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers records comprised of correspondence, ledgers, daybooks, journals, receipts, leases, agreements, labor contracts with freedmen, invoice books, record books, stock inventories, and other items relating to Bennett's commercial interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Benson Family Papers, 1775-1969, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Plantations     Religion    
  • Bernard, E. L. Account books, 1838-1851. 2 ms. vols. Location: F:2. New Orleans merchant and importer. Journal and letter book of E. L. Bernard, who did business with Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Missouri merchants. Many of the letters to business firms in France refer to merchandise being exported to New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 813.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Bertoli, Nicolas. Family Papers, 1807-1863 (bulk 1835-1855). 22 items. Location: U:20. Resident of New Orleans. Succession papers of Nicholas Bertoli and passports for J. B. Bertoli, merchant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721, 737.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Bills, John H. Family Papers, 1825-1880 (bulk 1855-1861). .15 linear ft. (103 items). Location: A:17. Postmaster, merchant, and major of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, who also owned a plantation on Bayou Bartholomew, Louisiana. Bills was the father-in-law of Tennessee and Louisiana legislator Horace M. Polk. Personal and business letters discuss lands in Arkansas, dealings with factors, cotton trade, national and Louisiana state politics, the Democratic Party, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and slave customs and behavior. Correspondents include Daniel Graham, James Walker, and Horace M. Polk. Additional items consist of statements of accounts, receipts, and bills of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Blackburn, J. Letter, 1819 January 7. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. First officer of a ship owned by a company based in New Orleans. The ship's chandlers were Paterson & Philpot. Letter detailing Blackburn's involvement with settling his deceased captain's affairs. It comments on the need to consign the ship to another house or company and it reports the captain's debts and credits, mentioning an enclosed copy of his accounts. This copy is not included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Block, W. Letter, 1839 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans commission merchant. Letter from Block to a Boston attorney explaining business losses in New Orleans-Boston trade. The letter contains a list of the spoiled produce together with the name of the person or firm from whom the merchandise was received. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bobet Brothers. Records, 1866-1873. 8 items. Location: Misc:B. Oak stave and lumber business in New Orleans. Bills, receipts, payment orders, and a letter relating to business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bonnecaze, Leon, 1797-1872. Papers, 1807-1881. (bulk 1850-1870). 0.6 linear feet. Location: Y:84, OS:B. French Consul for Baton Rouge, lawyer, and prominent business man. Papers consist of documents conveying the personal, financial, and business life of Bonnecaze, as well as those of his relatives, and his associates. Most correspondence, financial and legal papers pertain to land ownership. Mss. 5074For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bosley, Hubbard S. Papers, 1825-1947 (1850-1880). 10 linear ft., 39 vols. Location: C:1-5, O:1, 98:B, OS:B, Planter of Red River Parish, Louisiana, son-in-law of William A. Powell of Caddo Parish, Plantation records, business papers, and personal correspondence of Hubbard S. Bosley, William A. Powell and families. Included are materials relating to the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 19, and microfilm 6061: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Part 2, reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Bossier, Mrs. V. P. Account, 1838. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Statement of account receipted by Follain, Fux & Co. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 33.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Bourgeois Motor Works. Records, 1897-1898. 1 vol. (171 items). Location: F:3. Manufacturing firm located in New Orleans. Bound letter-book volume contains letters, cards, invoices, and receipts addressed to the Bourgeois Motor Company from various manufacturers. Items contain information related to equipment, supplies, and manufacturing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 50.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bower, Garner and Harrison. Papers, 1863-1868. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Bowers, Calvin T. Papers, 1871-1911. 87 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: B:10. Merchant of Clinton, Kentucky. Correspondence, financial papers related to Bowers' business ventures; indentures and deeds to land in Hickman County, Ky., insurance policies, a memorandum book, and a copy of "Life Imprisonment vs. the Death Penalty" by Duke C. Bowers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2541.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bowling, L. Cotton record book, 1856. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Probably a clerk in a New Orleans cotton factor's office. Record book kept by Bowling lists the number of bales of cotton received, the names of steamers and railroads transporting the cotton, and the places of origin of the cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Boyd, S. S. Letter, 1838 August 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Natchez. Letter from a New York correspondent to Boyd regarding commercial matters, the resumption of specie payments by banks, and the visit to New York by the Mississippi orator Senator S. S. Prentiss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Politics    
  • Boyd, Thomas D., Jr., 1882-1964. Papers, 1901-1924. 1,000 items, 1 ms. vol., 15 printed vols. Location: 79:50-52. Resident of Tucson, Arizona, LSU alumnus, and sugar technologist in the Louisiana sugar industry. Papers principally for the period Boyd was general superintendent of the South Puerto Rico Sugar Company, Ensenada, Puerto Rico. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2037.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Sugar    
  • Boyd, Thomas Jefferson, 1804-1893. Papers, 1805-1939 (bulk 1819-1869). 3.25 linear ft., 1 v. Location: D:128-130, OS:B, R:5. Lawyer, town trustee, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and a commissioner to the Virginia Board of Public Works from Wytheville, Va. Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and personal papers concerning Boyd's legal practice, public service, personal business, and family life in Wytheville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Boyer, Albert P., Mrs. Papers and account books, 1885-1907. 0.8 linear ft. (47 items; 4 vols.). Location: E:51, O:4. African American undertaker of New Orleans. Papers include promissory notes; statements of account; bills for coffins and caskets; cashbooks; a journal reflecting accounts for funeral expenses; and a ledger containing client and burial society accounts. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1258.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women    
  • Bozeman & Company. Account books, 1854-1857. 3 vols. Location: F:9. General merchandise store in Hermitage, Louisiana, owned and managed by W. G. Bozeman. Books kept by W. G. Bozeman record sales and accounts of customers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Braintree Manufacturing Company. Correspondence, 1844-1845. 7 items. Location: Misc.:B. Company located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Letters to Jonathon Cushing, agent for the Braintree Manufacturing Company, from Washington Jackson and Company, New Orleans factors. Letters concern the sale and delivery of cotton gins. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Brandon family. Notebooks and account books, 1852-1888. .35 linear ft. (1 item, 5 vols.). Location: Misc:B, J:10. Proprietor of a general store. Papers include Brandon's notebooks from his studies at Yale College, and documents related to the business activities of Brandon's general store. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Bray, John A. Papers, 1838-1856. 4 items. Location: Misc:B. Cotton planter of 'Cotile,' Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Items include a bill for goods bought by Bray and for freight shipped aboard the steamboat Louisiana; a statement by New Orleans cotton factor A. Miltenberger recording Bray's sale of cotton; and a letter concerning the hire of a 'boy.' Included is a copy of a deed to land and slaves in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Breaux, John B. Papers, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1970-2004 (bulk: 1987-2004). Approx. 781 linear feet . Location: Room B6, Map Cage, Vault:54. Correspondence, briefing books, bills, reports, testimony transcripts, research files, news releases, printed materials, audio-visual and electronic files, photographs and memorabilia documenting the political and U.S. Congressional career of Louisiana Representative (1972-1986) and Senator (1987-2004) John B. Breaux, and the work of his office. In addition to Senate and House files, contains materials related to his campaigns, the Democratic Party, and the Washington Mardi Gras. Topics include, among others, flood control, abortion, transportation, energy, the environment, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and healthcare, consumer protection, wetlands conservation, base closures in Louisiana, commerce, trade, and agriculture policy, especially for sugar and rice. For additional information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Medicine     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breazeale, Nita Sims. Family Papers, 1811-1981 (bulk 1905-1943). 9.5 linear ft., 3 v. Location: 47:8-12, OS:B, N:9, 65:3, vault. Baton Rouge, La. resident. Papers relate to the Breazeale and Sims families of Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, and Natchitoches, La. They consists of correspondence, legal documents, printed material, photographs, and artifacts related to World War I and World War II, Bundles for Britain, Inc., genealogy, and state and local history. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 2442.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     20th Century Wars     African Americans     French-language     German-language    
  • Brenan, J. A. W. Letter, 1855 December 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. New Orleans businessman. Letter to his father describes his career with a counting house, trade conditions in New Orleans, the presence of large numbers of unemployed men, and recruitment for the Walker expedition to Nicaragua. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2577.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bridges, Tyler Papers, 1882-2002. 14.5 linear feet. Location: UU:296-308, L:36, OS:B. Newspaper articles, interviews, and copies of court records and transcripts of wire taps compiled by journalist Tyler Bridges as research for his book, 'Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Britton & Koontz. Records, 1824-1899 (bulk 1838-1858). 569 items, 7 vols. Location: U:18-19, F:9. Banking house in Natchez, Mississippi, operated by Audley Clark Britton, also a plantation owner, and by George W. Koontz. Collection includes records related to the Commercial Bank of Natchez. Other items relate to Britton & Koontz banking activities and to personal bills and receipts of the Britton family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 747.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Britton, A. C. (Audley Clark), 1822-1894. Family Papers, 1830-1929. 1,760 items, 14 ms. Vols. Location: S:119, O:16. Banker and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include letters and descriptions of the family, plantation, and social lives in Natchez and documents specific to Britton's business activities. Miscellaneous items include photographs, autographs, poems, ledgers, and genealogies. Included are two letters to Eliza Britton written by Jefferson Davis. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1710.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Brown, Elizabeth. Account, 1835-1836. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Statement of account from William Beans, blacksmith to Brown. Payment for account received by Beans on February 6, 1836. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2127.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Browne, Charles Albert. Report, 1932. 1 item (16 pages). Location: Misc.:B. Agricultural chemist. Report by Dr. Browne (1870 -1947) on the Chanpatia factory of the Champarum Sugar Company, India, containing historical background, drawing of factory compound, photographs of personnel, and interior and exterior of buildings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Brownell Land Company Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1890-1970). 35 linear feet. 131 volumes. Location: 37:1-18, 38:1-8, OS:B, Vault:1. The Brownell Land Company was the 21st century legacy of the numerous business ventures of the Brownell family in Louisiana beginning in 1880, including Berwick Lumber Company, Brownell Drews Lumber Company, Brownell Kidd Company, and People’s Ice and Cold Storage. The records document the everyday business transactions of the Brownell family’s businesses and the mark left by their businesses on the Louisiana coast and terrain in St. Martin, Assumption, St. Mary, Iberia, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and Terrebonne Parishes. Records include financial records, such as taxes, journals, ledgers, cash books, and annual reports; land records including deeds, leases, sales, and titles; lumber records including tallies from the mill and tallies from what is pulled from the land and water; administrative and legal records such as correspondence, court cases, and meeting minutes; and employee records. Mss. 5112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Bruce, David. Papers, 1871-1876. 2 items. Location: Misc.:B. Receipts for lumber purchased by Bruce from F. Fischer & Son, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bryan & Weyer. Account books, 1880-1881. 7 items, 2 vols. Location: F:11. Account books of a meat market in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Among the loose receipts in the ledger is a parish license for a butcher (1880). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 473.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bulger, M. Receipt, 1886. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Receipt from a plumber, steam and gas fitter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Burbank, Whittier and Company. Account books, 1835-1838. 7 vols. Location: G:2-3. General merchants of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybooks, journal, and ledger of Burbank, Whittier and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burgess, C. A. Letter, 1841 May 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc. C.A. Burgess in Mobile, Ala., writes to his wife in New York City describing his meager success in business and asking her to tell him of any opportunities in New York. Mss. 4106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Burgess, West. Agreement, 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Agreement outlining conditions for the apprenticeship of a slave with blacksmith Phillip Alts of Maryland. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2186.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Burguières, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Locations: 78:1-2, OS:B, J:30, E:65. Sugarcane planter and researcher, land developer. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records relating primarily to Jules M. Burguières, Jr.’s involvement in the sugar and timber industries of Louisiana and Florida. Some research material in French and German. The estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1927, 2026, 2134, 2264, 2525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     French-language     German-language    
  • Burguieres, Jules M., Jr. Papers, 1816-1957 (1911-1915). 2.5 linear ft. Location: 78:1-2, OS:B. Businessman active in the sugar and timber industries. Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, clippings, photographs, and financial records pertaining to the Florida and Louisiana sugar and timber industries. They include financial records for the Burguières' plantations, research notes on the history and science of sugar cultivation and refining. Also included are the estate papers of Joseph E. Burguières. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Sugar     French-language     German-language    
  • Butler, Edward. Family Papers, 1809-1950 (bulk 1904-1945). 10 linear ft. Location: U:282-290, M:19, OS:B. Cotton planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. Correspondence, personal papers, business records, printed material, and photographs reflect the personal activities and plantation operations of the Butler and related Mathews families, with a focus on Edward Butler and his immediate family. Noteworthy are two letters discussing a sick slave (Dec. 29, 1817) and runaway slaves (Aug. 15, 1835). Letters also discuss student life, World War II experiences, and yellow fever in New Orleans (Aug.-Oct. 1837). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Medicine     Plantations     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Bynum Family. Papers, 1814-1969 (bulk: 1913-1969). 1 linear foot, 26 v. Location: E:103-105, OS:B. Residents of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers contain correspondence, writings, diaries, financial records, and printed material, relating to family matters, social activities, World Wars I and II, Louisiana State University student life, and local and state government. There is also a scrapbook of the Female Orphan Association of Baton Rouge (1848-1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3104, 3174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • C. R. Graham and Co. account books, 1846-1848. 2 vols. Location: G:6. Merchants of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledger and daybook of C. R. Graham and Co. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 479.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now (C.L.E.A.N.) Records, 1980-2001. 16.3 linear ft. Location: 93:32-45. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, subject files, and records of the Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN). Items pertain principally to planning, legislation, environmental issues, and activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4799For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Caldwell and Hicky. Receipt, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans factor. Receipt for payment by Ramsey and Parker of a brokerage fee on the sale of cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Caldwell, Samuel S., 1894-1953, Scrapbooks, 1918-1950 (bulk 1932-1937). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Campbell, James C. Letter, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Tavern keeper in Natchez, Mississippi. Letter describes efforts to obtain employment in Rodney, Jefferson County, and Natchez, Mississippi; poor business conditions; and employment conditions in the tavern. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3120.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Cannon, Andrew Family Papers, 1829-1868, undated (1850-1862). 110 items. Location 11:15, OS:C. Andrew Jerome Cannon family of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, employee at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Correspondence related to professional, personal business, and family life in Baton Rouge, as well as the Civil War. Financial papers consisting of bills, invoices, promissory notes, and receipts are also present. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Civil War     Religion     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Capell Family. Papers, 1816-1931 (bulk: 1840-1880). 1 linear ft; 30 v. Location: U:299; F:11; OS:C; MssMf:C. Planters and merchants of Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. Eli Jackson Capell was a planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation in Amite County and operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. His son Henry Clay was an attorney in Centerville. Business and plantation papers and legal documents comprise the bulk of this collection. These include land deeds; invoices and correspondence regarding shipping cotton; slave bills of sale; diaries, ledgers, and scrapbooks that document daily activities of Pleasant Hill Plantation; and a daybook from the Rose Hill store. Personal correspondence includes two letters from Jefferson Davis and letters of recommendation written for Henry Clay Capell when he was seeking employment with the federal government. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 56, 257, 1751, 2501, 2597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Capell, Eli J. (Eli Jackson), 1814-1888. Family Papers, 1840-1932 (bulk 1886-1900). 1.3 linear ft., 16 v. Location: E:47-48, F:11, OS:C, Mss.Mf:C. Planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation, Amite County, Mississippi. Capell also operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. Correspondence and business records of the Capell family and related Crawford family. Business, plantation, and legal papers include letters, accounts, and invoices with cotton factors and memorandum books of cotton and merchandise sold; labor contracts and laborersÆ record book; land deeds; and records from the Rose Hill store. Family correspondence from Crawford relatives (1880-1899) relates geographic, economic, race relations, health, and social conditions in parts of Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Montana, and letters to Capell daughters concern news of friends, personal relationships, and social activities (1865-1879). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 3-5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Capital Bank. Scrapbooks, 1954-1980. 5 vols. Location: Range 50. Bank and trust founded in 1955 in Baton Rouge. Three scrapbook volumes (1954-1980) contain newspaper clippings and photographs documenting the bank's history. Two scrapbooks (1955-1980) contain photographs of the bank, its employees, and its activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4621.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carey Salt Company Records, 1927-1933,1939 (bulk 1930-1933). .5 linear ft. Location: 109:23, OS:C. Papers pertaining to the startup of salt mining operations in Winnfield, La. Comprised of correspondence (and referenced reports, contract drafts, newspaper clippings, and sketches) between Howard J. Carey, Vice President of the Carey Salt Company, and business associates located primarily in Winnfield and New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4929.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Carriere, A. and Sons. Papers, 1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:C. New Orleans merchants. Papers apparently pertaining to imports from Le Havre, France, through the port of Galveston, Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Carroll, Daniel R. Family Papers, 1870-1948. 191 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: T:6, Vault. Owner of Ackbar Plantation, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Carroll was also a cotton broker in New Orleans. Papers include personal letters, scrapbooks, and genealogies of the Carroll and Parker families. Some papers document plantation management, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Carroll, Hoy and Company. Papers, 1858, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Telegram (1858) from Jesse Perkins of Jackson, Mississippi, and a letter (1865) from Fielding Brothers of Liverpool, England, to Carroll, Hoy, and Company regarding accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Cary, Sylvester L., 1827-1915. Scrapbook, 1864-1930 (bulk 1872-1915). 1 vol. (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:C. Emigration agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, a founder of Jennings, Louisiana, and 'father' of the southwestern Louisiana rice industry. Cary actively solicited Iowa farmers to emigrate to southwestern Louisiana. Newspaper clippings concerning Cary genealogy, rice and fruit tree cultivation, the development of Jennings and southwestern Louisiana, Holstein cattle, farming associations and fairs, national financial issues, and the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The clippings are pasted over the 1864 accounts of a general store, apparently in Iowa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2337.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cazedessus, Eugene, R. Papers, 1893-1938, undated. 15 items. Location: Misc.: C, OS: C. Prominent Baton Rouge, La., banker. Papers contain photographic copies of two letters, printed items and photographs. Letters relate to the candidacy of Ruffin Golson Pleasant (May 8, 1907) and Baton Rouge election results, La. (Jan. 1914). Printed items include relate to local businesses and St. Joseph’s Church, Baton Rouge. Also, found is Cazedessus's obituary (Feb. 24, 1938) and images Cazedessus's house, the old State Capitol and unidentified persons (1893, 1895, undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3585.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Religion    
  • Centenary College of Louisiana. Document, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Undergraduate college in Jackson, Louisiana. Formed in the 1840s from a merger of the College of Louisiana and Centenary College. Judge Edward McGehee, a planter and businessman of Mississippi, was instrumental in the founding of the college. Document pertaining to the purchase of the College of Louisiana, to be called the Centenary College of Louisiana. It states Judge McGehee's responsibility for the purchase of the property along with promises of subscribers to make endowments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations    
  • Chaffe record books, 1887-1895. 3 ms. vols. Location: H:23. John Chaffe & Sons, a cotton and sugar trading concern in New Orleans, was succeeded by Wm. H. Chaffe & Co., Limited. Wm. H. & J. C. Chaffe's Shingle Mill was a manufacturer of cypress shingles and lumber in Eugenia Louisiana. Collection includes a cotton market report book (1887-1893), an order book (1894-1895), and daily report forms (1893), respectively, for the three Chaffe businesses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.1139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Chaille, Stanford. Stock certificate, 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc. Stock certificate for thirty shares in the capital stock of the Bank of Louisiana to Dr. Stanford Chaille. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1187.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Chalmette, Azelie Delino, de. Azelie Delino and Ignacio Delino de Chalmette Papers, 1801-1952 (bulk 1823-1852). 47 items. Location: E:52. Plantation owners of New Orleans. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Azelie Delino de Chalmette. Included are letters from family members, F. Godefroy of the West Indies, the Delahoussaye family, Jean Saint-Avid of Paris, and M. Cruzat of New Orleans. Letters from Ignacio Delino de Chalmette written to John Forbes & Company of Mobile, Alabama, concern Bernard de Marigny's involvement with the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Chandler, E. H. Letter, 1861 May 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. Agent of R. F. & P. Railroad Company. Letter from Confederate Army Headquarters, Fredericksburg, Virginia, instructing Chandler to report to the mayor of Fredericksburg the arrival by railroad of all suspicious persons and to detain them for questioning by military authorities. Included are instructions about the issuance of railroad passes to soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2487.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Charles C. Peck letter, 1838. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. R. C. W. & Co. was a New York mercantile firm. Letter to Charles C. Peck from R. C. W. & Co. of New York regarding the Mississippi cotton trade and financial matters. Letter may be incomplete. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Chenel, Louis E. Family Papers, 1665-1989. 15 linear ft. Location: 95:, OS:C. Chenel farmed tung trees and raised cattle in Covington, Louisiana; invested in property in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana; and formed LEC Inc. to manage his business concerns. His daughter, Denise Chenel Vallon, was involved in running LEC Inc. Papers document the lives and business concerns of the Chenel family and the artistic career of Denise Chenel Vallon. Unproc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Chinarel, Adolphe. Letter, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Nantes, France. Business letter from Chinarel to John and Lubin Garnier of New Orleans pertaining to the bankruptcy of Chenard Freres. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 68.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. Papers, 1836-1877, 1902, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • City Bank. Records, 1832-1852. 6 linear ft. Location: 79:1-6. City Bank of New Orleans was incorporated in 1831. Financial records, correspondence, and minutes of the City Bank of New Orleans and its branches in Baton Rouge and Natchitoches documenting the conduct of business with its depositors and dealings with other banks in the United States.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Civil War cartoon album, 1861. 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault:5, Mss.Mf:C. Bound volume of 400 envelopes with printed caricatures of the South from the Northern point of view. Willie Sargent Smith collected the envelopes, which depict such subjects as politics, finances, trade, warfare, morals, race relations, and political leaders such as Jefferson Davis and General G.T. Beaugregard. Most cartoons show the printer's name. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics     African Americans    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805). 3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, Vault:4, Mss. Mf.:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Religion     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Clark, Samuel M. D. Ledgers and papers, 1826-1869. 46 items, 3 vols. Location: M:25, C:76. Jeweler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, in the 1820s, and Justice of the Peace for West Baton Rouge Parish in the 1840s and 1850s. Collection includes three ledgers containing jewelry business and Justice of the Peace records. Miscellaneous materials include receipts, court records, and oaths. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3169.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics     French-language    
  • Clark, Samuel M. D. Papers. 1835-1837 8 items. Location: Misc.:C, OS:C. Jeweler and Justice of the Peace of West Baton Rouge Parish, La. Mortgage of land and slaves (1837), sale of land (1835), receipts for pre-emption rights (1836), appraisers certificate (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Clauss & Fischer. Journal, 1851-1852. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Merchants and commission brokers of Bayou Sara, Louisiana. Frederick Fischer and Catherine Clauss were immigrants from Germany. Their son, Charles Leonhardt Fischer, was a Confederate veteran, attorney, and politician of St. Francisville. Journal records expenses for goods and services of local residents and plantation owners and managers, including members of the Turnbull, McKowen, Stirling, Barrow, Joor, Weems, and other families. Entries also document freight shipped aboard steamers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4640.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Claussen, Francis F. Letters, 1883 January-June. 9 items. Location: Misc:C. Native of Boston, Massachusetts, and an assayer at the United States Mint at New Orleans beginning in 1885. Dr. Benjamin Silliman, a chemistry professor, organized the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University. Letters from Claussen to Silliman concern an investigation of the assayer's department; a visit by the Canadian metallurgist, James Douglas; mineral samples from the King Mine in New Mexico; and deposits of gold and other minerals in Honduras. Included are stock holdings of the Sulphur Company, the owner of an extensive deposit of sulphur. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1433.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, Letter, 1829 Oct. 8. 1 item (2 leaves). Misc:C, Vault:1. U.S. senator from Kentucky and Whig presidential candidate. Letter complimenting the workmanship of the combs produced by the Clayville factory. Included are comments on the American economic system, on the enterprise and ingenuity of American citizens, and on Clay's advocacy of domestic economic protectionism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. Letter, 1829 October 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C, Vault:1. Letter, written from Ashland, Ky., to J. Whitaker [et al.], Clayville, Ky., compliments the workmanship of the combs produced by the factory in Clayville and gives special mention of one comb intended for use by Mrs. Lucretia Hart Clay. Included are Clay's comments on the American economic system, on the enterprise and ingenuity of American citizens, and on his advocacy of domestic economic protectionism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Clendennen, R. Account book, 1867. 1 vol. Location: J:10. Retail meat dealer of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Account book listing the names of Clendennen's customers and charges for their purchases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Clifton, Christopher. Papers, 1871-1892. 53 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Clifton was associated with New Orleans sugar factors and commission merchants, including Howell and Ker, Pierre Lanaux, and E. M. Scott. Papers consist of business correspondence, financial statements, and receipts which document Clifton's production and sale of sugar and molasses and his financial relationships with agents in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Sugar    
  • Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad. Company daybook, 1851-1853, 1867-1870. 1 vol. Location: M:21. Local railway in East Feliciana, Louisiana. Daybook contains daily entries for freight receipts kept by Thomas H. W. Baynard and S. C. Richmond with the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Co. Later entries (1867-1870) are grocery accounts with M. Harris, a general merchant of Clinton, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company. Record books, 1841-1843, 1853-1879. 2 vols. Location: G:3. Local railroad in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Record book contains manifests of cotton shipped from Clinton to Port Hudson. Minute book contains a copy of the act of incorporation; names of the board of directors, officers, and stockholders; the by-laws; and minutes of the board of directors meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Close, John. Papers, 1802-1872 (bulk 1802-1859). 325 items. Location: U:134-135. Contractor's agent for the United States Army post at Opelousas and a cotton planter of Petit Bois Plantation, Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from New Orleans merchants concerning orders for supplies and other business at the Army post. Plantation papers consist mostly of correspondence of cotton factors in New Orleans. Personal papers include correspondence from Kentucky and Mississippi and genealogical information about the Chauvin family. Correspondence chiefly in French. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 17-18.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     French-language    
  • Cobb, Lemuel. Letter, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from East Sharon, Massachusetts, to L. Garnier of New Orleans, stating the cost of manufacturing raw Louisiana silk. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 75.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Cochuo Manufacturing Company. Correspondence, 1840 July 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Letter related to cotton crops and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cockfield E.J. and Family Papers, 1854-1930 (bulk 1875-1890). 1.3 linear feet, 15 manuscript volumes. Location: A:65-66, P:19, OS:C. Planter and businessman of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Family papers spanning three generations include local Natchitoches news; correspondence and descriptions of the Cockfield family in Williamsburg County, South Carolina; and letters from a son in France during World War I. Included are items related to local public schools, including programs for musicals and plays at Louisiana State Normal College (now Northwestern State University). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 989.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Performing arts     Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Coggins, Paschal. Estate sale inventory, 1824 July 21. 1 inventory. Location: Misc. This inventory documenting the sale of the estate of Paschal Coggins, a cobbler of New Orleans, La., was compiled by Charles Byrne for the benefit of David Coggins of Philadelphia, Pa. David Coggins was represented by Samuel Grant and Joseph R. Jenks, also of Philadelphia. The estate was composed mostly of shoes that were sold in lots at various times during the year 1823 for $440.73. Mss. 3963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cohn Brothers. Store ledgers, 1902-1936. 5 vols. Location: G:22. Store in Lorman, Mississippi, founded in 1875 by the Cohn Brothers, a family of Jewish merchants from Alsace. Ledgers include one store account book and four cotton gin books containing names and cotton weight records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4679.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Cole, Christian Grenes. Family Papers, 1911-1935. .25 linear ft. Location: T:95. Correspondence, legal documents and financial papers reflect the business dealings of Robert Ruffin Barrow and Christian Grenes Cole of Terrebonne Parish, La. Papers relate to the bankruptcy of Myrtle Grove Syrup Co. Inc., confiscation of land in Terrebonne Parish, La., and a mortgage default in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3648.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Combs, John P. Ledger, 1806-1822 (bulk 1812-1822). 1 vol. Location: G:3. Dry goods merchant of New Orleans and sheriff of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Ledger containing accounts (1806-1807) with prominent families in New Orleans; entries (1816-1817) of Benjamin Collins; records of fees owed to Ewill Dalton; and notations recording methods of payment. Some entries record sales of property in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Commercial Bank of Natchez. Records, 1835-1864. 151 vols. (17.6 linear ft.). Location: M:1-8. The Commercial Bank of Natchez operated in Natchez, Mississippi, with branches in Brandon, Holmesville, and Shieldsboro, Mississippi. Records of the bank and its branches include manuscript volumes of signatures, check records, ledgers, deposit receipts, account balances, credits, loans, exchanges, certificates, pass books, powers of attorney, and probate court records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Common Cause Louisiana Records, 1972-1991 (bulk: 1980-1990). 24.0 linear ft. Location: 110:21-111:6. Consists of administrative and subject files for local and regional branches of a national citizen advocacy organization. Includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, ephemera, and other records documenting group structure and activities. Records address political issues such as campaign finance reform, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, fair elections, wasteful government spending, and official corruption. For additional information, see online catalog. Mss. 4469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women    
  • Confederate States Mail Line. Waybill, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. Waybill of a stagecoach from Albany and Bainbridge, Georgia, to Quincy, Florida, a printed form completed in manuscript. It lists passenger names, seats, places of origin and destination, and fees paid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1953, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:, 98:C, OS:C, Vault, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     LSU     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Consolidated Association of Planters of Louisiana. Papers, 1791-1912 (bulk 1827-1882). 9,703 items, 84 vols. Location: U:27-43, F:12-14, OS:C, vault:1, 51-52. Land bank of sugar planters designed to aid planters in securing better credit facilities. Financial records including banking papers; account books; legal documents; land and slave sales; diaries; letter books; plantation records; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 82, 724.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women    
  • Coston (L. A.) Papers, 1900, 1903. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Receipts for cotton sales from Ferdinand Gumbel & Co. and Putnam V. King of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Cotton factors' statements, 1838-1839. 2 items. Location: Misc:C. Taylor Gardiner & Co. and Brander, McKenna, and Wright were cotton factors and commission brokers in New Orleans. Itemized statements from Taylor Gardiner & Co. and Brander, McKenna, and Wright record sales of baled cotton, prices, and accessory charges. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Cotton Trade Warehouses, Inc. Account book, 1939-1941. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:5. New Orleans company. Account book containing accounts principally with John M. Parker Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2091.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Council of Trade and Plantations. Letter book, 1700-1721. 1 ms. Vol. (31 pages). Location: M:21. British colonial trade council. Letter book containing letters, memorials, and reports to the Lords Commissioners of the council. Included are entries concerning the logwood cutters of the Campeche peninsula, the African slave trade, and colonial manufacturing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 680.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Crabb, Edward L. (Edward Lewis). Papers, 1841-1886. 38 items. Location: A:77. Edward L. Crabb was a businessman of Brooklyn, N.Y., who worked in the sugar refining business. The papers primarily consist of letters received by Edward L. Crabb from his relatives discussing family news, the operation of the Cuba estates, a cholera epidemic in Cuba, the purchase of sugarcane and molasses, sugar refining, and other business issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Cragin, Daniel. Letter, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Agent for Cragin and Sheldon of Boston, Massachusetts. Letter discusses payment for the shipment of boats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Crane, Andrew E. Family Papers, 1835-1917. 1,016 items, 6 vols. Location: U:46-47, F:16. Carriage maker in New Orleans and planter in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Early papers (1835-1845) pertain to Crane's business interests as a carriage maker. Other materials relate to Crane's purchase of a plantation in St. James Parish (1849) and to a partnership (ca. 1864) with C. R. Kuneman to cultivate a plantation. Correspondence (1874) with William Little of Galveston, Texas, discusses timber interests. Later material relates to Zachary Crane and the St. Michael Corporation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 89.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Croom Family bills of sale and currency, 1825, 1839, 1863. 3 items. Location: Misc: C and Vault:4. Two slave bills of sale and one piece of 1863 Louisiana currency. The first bill of sale is dated 14 Dec. 1825, and regards the sale of a slave named Solomon to Isaac Croom for $475.00. The second bill of sale, dated 2 Sept. 1839, regards the sale of a slave named Lucy by Charles Croom to Isaac Croom for $667.00. The currency is one $20 bill, No. 1329, issued by the state of Louisiana, Shreveport, March 10, 1863. Signatures appear on the bill as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Cross, Richard. Account books, 1836-1840. 11 vols. Location: RR:13. Merchant of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybooks, journals, and ledgers, contain records of accounts with residents of East Feliciana Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 319, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Crossett Lumber Company collection, 1900-1907, 1921-1962. 6 items, 132 vols. Location: N:11-18. Lumber company located in Arkansas. Collection consists of records of the Crossett Lumber Company and affiliated companies . Collection includes letter press copy books (1900-1903) of E. W. Gates and C. W. Gates, concerning timber holdings and building mills. Also included are brochures on the Southern Pine industry and photographs of the town of Crossett, Arkansas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1860, 1864, 1895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Culver family. Letters, 1849-1851. 4 items. Location: Misc:C. Caleb and Wallace Culver were natives of New York State who moved to Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Letters from Caleb and Wallace describe business and living conditions and construction in the town of Mansfield. A letter from A. R. Mitchell, a lawyer in Mansfield, relates the death of Caleb and includes an estimation of the value of his estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Currency collection,1756-1919 (bulk 1861-1864). 275 items. Location: Vault:4. Colonial currency issued by New Jersey; Continental currency issued by South Carolina; Civil War currency issued by the Confederate States of America, individual states, parishes, counties, cities, banks, and other private businesses or persons. Included is script issued by the City of Baton Rouge; and currency issued by the governments of Japan (Philippine occupation), Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, and Poland. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965, 1177,1187, 1294, 1508, 3033, 3034, 3114, 3472, 3531, 4883.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Currency collection, f1756-1919 (bulk 1861-1864). 275 items. Location: Vault:4. The majority of the currency was issued during the Civil War by Louisiana, individual parishes and municipalities of Louisiana, and the Confederate States of America. Some currency was also issued by United States Treasury, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Louisiana banks, and private businesses. Bills not related to the Civil War were issued by New Jersey (1756), North Carolina (1779), Russia (1918-1919), and include a certificate issued by the Hungarian Fund (1852), a Mississippi and Alabama Rail Road Company twenty dollar note, January 1, 1838. Vignette of steamboats and Robert Fulton and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893, 965, 1177, 1187, 1294, 3531, 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Curtis, A. J. Letter, 1867 Apr. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.J. Curtis writes to his friend, Phillip Bacon, lamenting the poor returns from his plantation five miles below Algiers, his business in New Orleans, and plantations owned by acquaintances. He describes a levee break 60 miles above New Orleans and expresses satisfaction at the defeated, embittered attitude of southerners being "very gratifying to us Union men." Mss. 3751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Politics    
  • Dameron-Pierson Company. Plat book and records, 1831-1938. 28 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: OS:D. Abstract company of Saint Martinville, Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana. Plat book includes property listings, owners, acreages, notations of oil and gas leases, and boundary lines for various townships. Records include documents related to oil and gas fields in Saint Martin Parish and in the Texas-Louisiana gulf region. Includes loose maps and U.S. Government surveys of townships. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dane, E. Letters, 1862-1864. 9 items. Location: Misc:D. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters, the earliest of which was written in New Orleans commenting on social and economic conditions in the city. Later letters written in the Teche country of Louisiana comment on conditions in that area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1460, 1493, 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Danglade, Pierre. Papers, 1841 January 29-February 3. 2 items. Location: Misc:D. Resident of Paris, France. Papers pertain to a loan from the Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans. Included are a notarized power of attorney for John and Lubin Garnier and a letter from Danglade to a cashier of the Bank of Louisiana authorizing payment of $4,000 to J. & L. Garnier. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 93.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dart, Elisabeth K. (Elizabeth Kilbourne), 1932-. Collection, 1774-2005. 6 linear feet, 9 ms. vols., 1 folder. Location: 121:8-11. Resident and local historian in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Wrote about West Feliciana subjects including the Railroad, biographies of notable figures, and tours for Grace Cemetery. Collection contains manuscript and research materials used for exhibits, lectures, tours, and writing on West Feliciana Parish. Manuscripts include deeds, correspondence, accounting records, legal papers, court cases, and receipts. Other records include published materials, copies of original materials, scrapbooks, photographs, notes, and exhibit text. Mss. 5023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Jews     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Dauterive & Fremaux (Crowley, La.). Funeral record book, 1923-1926. 1 v., 9 items. Location: A:78. Dauterive & Fremaux was a firm of undertakers and embalmers in Crowley, La. This ledger records funerals conducted between May 1923 and October 1925, with one on August 30, 1926. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Davezac, A. (Auguste), 1780-1851. Letter, 1824 Oct. 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Auguste Davezac was personal aide to Andrew Jackson during the defense of New Orleans in 1814-1815 and twice served as chargé d'affaires to the Netherlands (1831-1839 and 1845-1850). Davezac in New Orleans, La., writes John G. King in Baltimore, Md., regarding a production involving himself and Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Davidson, John M. Legal Papers, 1861-1867. 124 items. Location: UU:111. Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships. In English and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Transportation     Spanish-language    
  • Davis, E. F., 1841-1899. Papers, 1856-1899 (bulk 1872-1886). 0.25 linear feet. Location: A:72. Baton Rouge businessman who, along with several partners including Thomas B. Brown, formed the Grange Store and the Baton Rouge Cooperative Association. Collection consists of financial and business papers of the Grange Store, meeting minutes of the Baton Rouge Cooperative Association, photocopies of personal letters, and a death and funeral notice. One letter comments on the Civil War in Baton Rouge. Also includes the financial and legal papers of Thomas B. Brown, one of Davis' business partners. These papers consist of ledger sheets and bills for the sale and purchase of cotton, tax receipts, and promissory notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4312.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Letter, 1875 November 9. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D, vault:1. U . S. congressman (1845-1851, 1857-1861) from Mississippi, U. S. Secretary of War (1853-1857), president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865). A letter signed by Jefferson Davis concerns the organization of the Mississippi Valley Society, which was organized to promote trade between the Mississippi River states and England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Davis, John. Document, 1839. 1 item [photofacsimile]. Location: Misc. Manager of the Orleans Theatre and the French Opera House in New Orleans. Last will of John Davis signed at Mandeville, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1048.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     French-language    
  • Davis, Joseph M., Jr., interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (4 pages). Location: L:4700.232. Resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, who owned a trucking company and was a police juror for 20 years. Davis describes working as a child; his college career; involvement in his family trucking business, and challenges of breaking into the white dominated trucking industry; federal programs for minorities; his political involvement; and his family values. Davis also discusses the history of South Coast Plantation and his parents' employment there; plantation life in the 1950s and 1960s; and sugarcane. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.221.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Davis, Lucy Wilcox, 1843-1928. Family papers, 1921-1980. 7 items. Location: Misc. The collection contains a short letter from J.W. Noyes, one of six surviving members of the Orleans Cadets, 1st Louisiana Infantry Regiment (1921); two clippings on veterans of the Orleans Cadets (early 1920s); a copy of "History of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana" (1927); "Twenty-Five Years of Usefulness," a typescript history of the Bank of Commerce at St. Francisville, La., by E.G. Davis (circa 1940); a program for the centennial celebration of Covington Presbyterian Church in Covington, La. (1948); and a pamphlet on the Covington Presbyterian Church (1980). Mss. 4049.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Davis, M. L. Letterbook, 1887-1888. 1 vol. Location: J:10. Lumber dealer and mill operator of Chunchula, Alabama. Letter book recording orders and shipments of lumber to firms in New York, Boston, St. Louis, Birmingham, and Mobile, Alabama. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dawson & Pipkin Bills of Lading, 1847-1849. 1 v. Location: M:22. Commission merchants of New Orleans, La. Approximately 220 bills of lading were printed as forms, completed by hand, and bound in a single volume arranged chronologically from December 1847 to March 1849. The bills specify the shipper (always Dawson & Pipkin), the vessels, their captains, ports of destination, cargoes, and other information. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4974.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Dawson, N. Henry R. Letter, 1849 Sept. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. N. Henry R. Dawson of Carlonville, Dallas County, Ala., writes to his uncle, Colonel John H. Dawson of Camden, Ark., regarding the cotton trade in Alabama and social news of Dallas and Wilcox counties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • De La Vergne family. Papers, 1751-1972. 1 ft. and 1 reel of microfilm. Location: 77:21, O:22, Mss. Mf.:D Family of lawyers, planters, and businessmen of New Orleans. Correspondence, military papers, genealogical material, and other papers include material on banking and finance, the Consolidated Association of the Planters of Louisiana, defense of New Orleans during the War of 1812, and Jefferson College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations    
  • de Trujeda, Bernardino, Declaration, 1799. 1 volume (88 pages). Location: 111:1. Certified copy of declartion regarding financial condition of sugar plantation and mill at Hacienda Senora Santa Ana Tepoxtepec, owned by the Regidor Perpetuo of Cordova, Mexico, Bernardino de Trujeda. The declaration is dated October 23, 1789, but the certified copy was signed January 25, 1799 by public notary Mariano Francisco Zambrano at Puebla de los Angeles. The document is bound and contains petitions, claims, and wills, some signed by various church officials. It also includes an inventory, appraisal, and description of slaves and other property. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans     Spanish-language    
  • Dehn, Adolf. Watercolors, 1943. 2 items. Location: OS:D. 20th century painter and lithographer . Watercolors of the Esso Standard Oil Refinery at Baton Rouge, La., entitled BUTADIENE STORAGE SPHERES AT NIGHT and PIPES LEADING FROM DOCKS TO THE REFINERY. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Delbondio, Fred. Letter, 1860 Mar. 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. New Orleans commission merchant. Letter addressed to Messrs. Decker & Mann, Jasper, concerning current market prices for coffee, eggs, molasses, and white beans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Demmon, E. L. Oral history interviews, 1958, 1959. 1 item (75 pages and index). Location: U:115. Director of Southeastern and Southern Forest Experiment Stations and special investigator and technical advisor, Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company, Central America and the Dutch East Indies. Interviews conducted at Panama City, Florida (1958), and at Asheville, North Carolina (1959) by Elwood R. Maunder, Forest History Society, Inc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1681.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Demolliens, Alexander. Papers, 1839, 1840. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Paris, France. Papers pertain to the settlement of an account of Fran?ois Verrier, merchant of New Orleans, and include a power of attorney to Aumont Thieville & Company, Paris, and a letter to John and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Dennis, W. C. Letters, 1852. 2 items. Location: Misc. Business letters from New Orleans praising Bridgewater Paint, and mentioning an intended trip to Key West; and letters from Mobile ordering sacks of salt and noting the demand for same, due to floods and consignment loss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Desire, Monsieur. Account, 1830. 1 item. Location: Misc. Bill by Jn. Tinet for two items, one of which was a uniform for the Opelousas Chasseurs costing $18.00. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 110.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Desmond (John) Papers, 1954-2003. 140 linear feet. Location: Range 32 and 149, McIlhenny Room. Office files, architectural drawings (design development, working, and final), photographs, and slides recording the architectural career of John Desmond, native of Hammond, La., and an award-winning Baton Rouge architect. He designed many of Baton Rouge's most recognizable buildings, including, among others, the LSU Union, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the Louisiana State Library, the Louisiana State Archives, and many area churches. Some business records and informational and promotional materials about the firm are present, as well. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4792.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Desobry, Charles A. Document, 1860. 1 item. Location: OS:D. Resident of Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Letters patent issued to Charles A. Desobry for his improvement of bagasse furnaces, June 29, 1860. The attached schedule and plans describe the furnace as an improvement over the one patented previously. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dezera account, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Statement of account of M. Dezera with the firm of Gardiner and Thompson for the purchase of household items, including five gallons of whiskey. for glasses purchased by Dezera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 113.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dornier, Jules. Account, 1859. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. A fragment of an account for items purchased from Jules Dornier of St. James Parish, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 120.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Doussan Family Papers, 1827-1872. 94 items. Location: U:300. Correspondence, financial papers, and personal papers of members of the Doussan family (primarily Antoine Doussan, Louise Perrin Doussan, and Auguste Doussan) of East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, and France. Correspondence of Charles de Rabars of Bordeaux, France, is also included, as is a letter from General Baron Joachim Ambert. Most documents reflect the Doussans' planting operations in West Baton Rouge Parish; their financial and legal transactions in Louisiana and France; family activities, interests, and concerns; and the experience of French emigres in Louisiana as they encountered Anglo-American culture and society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4800.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar     Women     French-language    
  • Draughon, R. H. Record Book, 1860. 1 vol. Location: G:3. Receipt book of R.H. Draughon, general merchant of Clinton, La., containing a record of money lent and transfer of payments for merchandise. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Duclos family records, 1855-1876. 3 ms. vols. Location: F:17. French-speaking African American merchants of New Orleans, Louisiana. Two volumes contain accounts for the family furniture and liquor stores; a third volume contains miscellaneous notes. There is also a photograph of an unidentified African American woman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 689.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     African Americans     Women    
  • Dugas and LeBlanc. Account books, 1886-1933. 144 vols. Location: L:7-12. Merchants of Paincourtville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, manufacturers of Westfield sugar and molasses. Records include account books, daybooks, and ledgers for the firm; and payroll books for Armelise, Magnolia, Westfield, and Whitmel plantations and for levee work in the Fourth Mississippi River District. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 611.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Duggar, Jan W., interviewee. Radio interview, 1975. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0010. Economist with the Louisiana Planning Committee and LSU. The radio interview aired on WJBO's TOPIC TODAY series. Interview discusses economic and business issues of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and the city of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU    
  • Duhart, Jean, fl. 1797-1805. Accounts and inventory, 1797-1805. 3 items. Location: Misc: D. Jean Duhart was possibly a store owner in New Orleans, La., or Acadia Parish. Lists people and amounts owed to Duhart for 1801-1805. Records for Nicholas Gravier's account with Duhart lists items purchased and amounts for 1797-1805. Inventory of goods, made by Judge Michel Cantrelle on June 29, 1805 at the request of Duhart and Jean Baptiste Poeyfarre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Duneau, William H. Letter, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from New Orleans to Messrs. Charles and William D. Crooker, of Bath, Maine, concerning shipping from New Orleans to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Dunlop, James. Account book, 1820-1829. 1 vol. Location: J:10. Resident of Ireland. Contains articles of agreement made at a meeting of master mariners for the purpose of forming an association in the town of Belfast, Ireland, for mutual relief, 1820; copies of letters pertaining to the business of a commission merchant; and a daybook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 909.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Dunwody, John, 1782-1862. Letter, 1851 Jan. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Dunwody, a cotton planter on Bayou Boeuf in Rapides Parish, La., writes to Buchannon, Carroll & Co., general merchants of New Orleans, making an order for foodstuffs and supplies for his plantation. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Dupre and Metoyer and Company. Account book, 1830-1837, 1873. 1 vol. Location: F:15. General merchandise store in Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, owned by Emanuel Dupre and J. B. D. Metoyer, free African Americans. Inventory of stock of Dupre and Metoyer and Company. An entry in 1873 records a mortgage due to Oscar Dubreuil. Copies of songs and drawings by Leatter Dupre are included in the back of the book. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 834.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     African Americans     French-language    
  • Dupre, Paul J. Account books, 1904-1942. 6 vols. Location: F:15. African American storekeeper of Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. General ledgers of cash sales and accounts kept by Dupre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 835, 841.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Duralde, Martin. Affidavit, 1795 Nov. 27. 1 affidavit. Location: Misc. Martin Duralde was captain of the militia and civil and military commandant of the Post of Opelousas, La. This affidavit concerns a 14-year-old debt for 200 piastres owed to Pierre Broussard by the late Jean Baptiste Grevenbert. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • E. B. Hendrick and Company. Receipt, 1868. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • East Feliciana Parish collection. 1819-1867 (bulk 1826-1857). 50 items. Location: D:90. Financial papers are primarily statements of merchant accounts. Legal papers include citations, indictments, affidavits, and correspondence for civil and criminal cases heard at the courthouse in Clinton, Louisiana. Of special interest are documents relating to the trial of two slaves for arson and to a case against Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, for payment owed to a Reverend William B. Lacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     African Americans    
  • Easterly, Isaac. Diary. 1833-1865 (bulk 1833-1836). 1 ms. vol. on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf: E. Native of Tennessee, apparently a Baptist clergyman. Diary entries refer to volunteers raised in Jasper, Georgia, to march against the Creek Indians (1833-1836) and include entries and accounts of a blacksmith (1863-1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2301.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Edwards, James Wiley, 1839-1934. Papers, 1870-1887. 39 items. Location: T:28. Native of Missouri, came to West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, where he married Sallie Thoms Harris, ca. 1867. Later moved to East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, then to Texas; died in Clinton. Papers consist of miscellaneous records: tax receipts, Police Jury and Parish Court records, voter registration, merchants' statements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Egana, Juan Y. de. Papers, 1851-1857. 11 items. Location: Misc.E. Broker. Bond and receipts for payment of principal and interest on stock notes and shares in the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana, New Orleans, issued to Juan Y. de Egana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 69.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Eldredge, Inman F. Oral history interview, 1959. 1 item (98 pages and index). Location: U:115. Retired consulting forester, former director of the Forest Survey of the South, a member of the United States Forest Service, and former manager of the Superior Pine Products Co. in Fargo, Georgia. Oral history interview with Inman F. (Cap) Eldredge (1959) in New Orleans. Also a portion of an oral history interview with Eldredge made by Roy R. White (1959) at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Elliottville Mills Company. Letterbooks, 1885-1888, 1890. 2 vols. Location: F:3. . Located in East Killingly, Connecticut. Letter press copy books (indexed) of James P. Kendall, associated with the Elliottville Mills Company, concerning the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ellis, J. M. Letter, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans merchant. Letter by J. M. Ellis to his sister, Mrs. Samuel T. Tisdale of New York City, telling of a visit at the home of Samuel Judd on Long Island, New York, and that his financial situation in New Orleans did not warrant cultivating society people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Esquire, Aleise. Tax receipt, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc. Owner of a New Orleans coffee house. Parish tax receipt of Aleise Esquire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Esso Standard Oil Company. Union contract, 1948-1957. 2 printed vols. Location: W:37. Louisiana division of national petrochemical corporation. Contract between Esso Standard Oil Company, Louisiana Division, and the Independent Industrial Workers' Association includes amendments and revisions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3045.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Etienne, Thomas François. Record book, 1845-1861. 1 vol. Location: B:16. Record book of Thomas François Etienne of St. Mary Parish, La., is a source of information on life and economy of the Attakapas area of Louisiana during the 1840s and 1850s. It contains entries of sales and accounts at Etienne's store and diary entries, including the planting of a garden according to the phases of the moon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2161For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language    
  • Eugene Rickets funeral notice, 1839. 1 item (enlargement print). Location: E:Imprints. Broadside announcing the funeral of Eugene Rickets, a stranger from Flemingsburg, Kentucky, by James M. Baker, hotel owner of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Evans, Nathaniel. Family Papers, 1791-1932 (bulk 1800-1850). 3,475 items 47 ms. vols. and 42 printed vols. Location: E:10-15, G:12, OS:E, 98:E, Vault:6, Mf. Postmaster and general merchant of Fort Adams, Wilkinson County, Mississippi; and owner of Oakland Plantation in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of business and family correspondence and plantation records. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 1-10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 670, 893, 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Exchange and Banking House of Brown & Johnston business letter, 1859 June 17. 1 business letter. Location: Misc. A.H. Arthur of the Exchange and Banking House of Brown & Johnston office in Vicksburg, Miss., writes to Alexander C. Ferguson of Natchez, Miss., regarding $10,425.00 in bank notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • F. Ganahl & Co. Letter, 1836 Mar. 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc. F. Ganahl & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes Abraham Bell & Co. of New York, N.Y., regarding the cotton trade in the city. The letter is written on a weekly summary of New Orleans commercial statistics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • F. H. Clark and Company. Letter, 1853. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Located in Memphis, Tennessee. Letter from F. H. Clark and Company requesting duplicate bill for chandeliers from Cornelius Baker and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 928.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • F.D. Dock Company. Account book, 1841-1856. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Floating dry dock company located in Algiers, Louisiana. Ledger lists accounts with Mississippi River boats and other vessels for dock fees, repairs, interest, insurance, and labor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Faler, M. and Company. Letter file, 1886-1889. 1 vol. Location: O:4. General merchants and cotton press operators, in Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. Letter file of M. Faler and Company containing business correspondence of M. Faler and business and personal correspondence of Andrew Mangold, member of the firm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Favrot, H. L. Account book, 1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: G:6. Resident of Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and dealer in groceries and drygoods. Indexed ledger of H. L. Favrot. G:6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 475.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Fearn Donegan & Co. Letter, 1852 Apr. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. An agent of Fearn Donegan & Co. in New Orleans, La., writes to another in Huntsville, Ala., remarking on the difficulty and expense of transporting railroad iron by boat to Tuscumbia, Ala., the cotton accounts of some clients, and the state of the cotton market in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Feitel, Henry. Account book, 1884-1885. 1 vol. Location: G:6. Resident of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Daybook of Henry Feitel records general merchandise sales. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Fischer, Max. Max and August Fischer Papers, 1881-1907. 136 items. Location: E:52, O:20. Max and August Fischer were wholesale and retail dealers in general merchandise in Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. They also operated Kenmore Plantation, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains ledgers, journals, and other business papers related to Kenmore Plantation and to Fischer's merchandise dealings. Includes account and sales records of the Grace Episcopal Church in Bayou Sara, and of prominent families in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1259.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion    
  • Fishman, Louis. Ledger, 1894. 1 vol. Location: G:3. General merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Incomplete ledger of Louis Fishman. East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. Records introduced as evidence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Fitzgerald, John H. Business records, 1913-1955. 2 linear ft. and 26 vols. Location: 79:97-98, F:6, Misc.:F, O:5. Baton Rouge contractor and realtor.Records pertain to Fitzgerald's contracting business and include journals, payroll books, bills, and receipts for building of homes and other contracting business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2004, 2523.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Fleming's patent medicine. Advertisement, ca. 1870-1900. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Proprietor of Fleming's Patent Medicine Depot, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Advertisement for his products. For further information, onlone catalog. Mss. 1189.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Fletcher, James. Letter, 1799 Apr. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James Fletcher in Providence, R.I., writes John Turnbull in New Orleans, La., regarding business dealings in slaves and dry goods. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Flower and Finley. Receipt book, 1817-1820. 1 vol. Location: G:3. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Receipt book of Flower and Finley containing records of transactions with clients in the Felicianas. East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. Records introduced as evidence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Flynn, John C. Account Book, 1830-1835 . 1 v. Location: G:1. Statements of account of John C. Flynn of East Feliciana Parish and guardian of Minerva F. Simpson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Fourchy, Paul. Papers, 1841-(1860-1879). 88 items and 4 pamphlets. Location: U:115. Attorney, president of the Merchants' Mutual Insurance Company, and stockholder of the Mutual National Bank. Business papers consist of correspondence, printed copies of charters, and legal items relating to the insurance company and the bank. Personal papers consist of items from the University of Louisiana and invitations from social organizations.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Frier, S. A. Papers, 1896-1898. 6 items and 1 vol. Location: Misc. J:11. Merchant and freight agent of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybook of S. A. Frier listing names of customers and prices of items purchased; and receipts for merchandise. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • G.B. Dieter & Co. Letter, 1846 Oct. 10. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:G. G.B. Dieter & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes a business letter to Jonathan Thompson of New York City. Mss. 3967.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Gaines, C. C. and Company. Papers, 1862 March 14. 2 items. Location: Misc. Two-part document from Shreveport, Louisiana, dealing with warehousing and selling four bales of cotton. Included is a small drawing showing a cotton picking scene. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Gale, Luther, 1765-1846. Powers of attorney, 1820. 2 powers of attorney. Location: Misc. Luther Gale, a tanner of Lenox, Mass., purchased right and title of C. Tobey's patent bark mill, an improved iron mill to grind bark, corn, dye-woods, etc., in 1813. Luther Gale grants power of attorney to Bush G. Brown of New York, N.Y., and Gilbert Potter of New London, Conn., to act as his agents in Louisiana and Mississippi, both to sell single rights to use his mill and to prosecute anyone they find using his mill without permission. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gamble, Harry Pollard, Sr. Papers, 1875-1987, undated (bulk 1954-1972). 2.5 linear feet. Location: Range 40. Public affairs and personal correspondence, printed items, and written materials of Harry Pollard Gamble of New Orleans, La, political figure, secretary of the Louisiana Conservation Commission, and founder of the American Society for the Preservation of State Government and Racial Integrity (ASPSGRI). Materials primarily relate to conservation of natural resources, ASPSGRI, and his efforts in the fight to uphold segregation in Louisiana. Personal papers present are his completed and partial works of history and historical fiction (especially related to the Cane River area), family and business correspondence, including his son's World War II letters, and materials related to Gamble's football career at LSU. For additional information see online catalog. Mss. 4054For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Garnier, John and Lubin. Papers, 1820-1859, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language    
  • Gassie, August. Account book, 1870-1871. 1 vol. Location: G:8. Merchant of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledger records merchandise sales and cash accounts, many of which were made to Levert and New Hope plantations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 478.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Gay, Edward J. Family Papers, 1797-1938. 53,039 items, 165 ms. Vols. Location: Y-1-61, H:25-27. Planters of St. Louis Plantation near Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Edward J. Gay was a U.S. representative (1884-1889); his grandson of the same name was a U.S. senator (1918-1921). Personal and business papers of the Gay and related families, containing materials on the Civil War and Reconstruction, St. Louis Plantation, the sugar cane industry, slavery. Also includes Representative Gay's congressional papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Gay-Butler-Plater Family Papers, 1814-2009. 29 linear ft., 25 v., 14 oversize folders. Location: G:43-72, OS:G, Q:1-6. Planters of Iberville, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes, La. Correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographic materials, and personal papers created and accumulated by the Gay, Butler, Plater, and Price families of Louisiana documenting their political, social, and financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4872.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Gayle, W. N. Ledger, 1912-1920. 1 vol. Location: G:1. General merchant of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Looseleaf ledger of accounts. East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gendron, Charles E. Papers, 1879-1914. 780 items, 27 ms. vols. Location: C:53, H:23, O:4, 98:G. Storekeeper of Edgard, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, and agent for the Mississippi Packet Company. Papers mostly pertain to Gendron's work as an agent for the Mississippi Packet Company, including cashbooks, account books, and ledgers. Some personal papers are included. Collection contains French and English copies of the newspapers Le Meschacebe (1908-1912) and L'Observateur (1913). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 988, 1199.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Geo. Limerick & Co. Letter: Vicksburg, Miss., to Lockhart, Fearn and Donegan, Madisonville, Miss., 1842 March 19. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:G. Shipping company which operated along the Mississippi River, with ports in New Orleans and Vicksburg, Mississippi. It shipped cotton to the Madisonville, Mississippi, merchants Mr. Lockhart, Mr Fearn, and Mr. Donegan. Letter to Lockhart, Fearn, and Donegan denies responsibility for water damage to bales of cotton the company took aboard its ship Vicksburg. Included is an earlier letter (copy) to the merchants also stating the cotton was damaged prior to shipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • George J. Wainwright & Co. Letter, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Letter written from Liverpool, England, discussing West Indies sugar trade, working conditions of African Americans in Jamaica and international trade. Letter is written on conjugate leaf of the LIVERPOOL PRICES CURRENT (April 19, 1839). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3676For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     African Americans    
  • George, John, 1854-1931. Papers, 1887-1931. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Gianelloni, Sabin J., Sr. Family Papers, 1887-1975, undated. 5.75 linear ft., 69 v. Location: UU:316-321, J;20-21, OS:G. Sugar planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, personal papers, and printed items relating to the Gianelloni family, the operation of Longwood Plantation, sugar and cane syrup industries, and federal regulations affecting these industries. Correspondence also discusses the political and economic environments in Louisiana and Cuba. Printed items include photographs of field hands and Longwood Plantation store. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3458, 4279.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Glass, James C. Account books, 1833-1836. 4 vols. Location: G:4. General merchant of Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Store daybook, journal, and ledgers. Part of the East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Goddard and Hall. Account books, 1892-1896. 6 vols. Location: J:11. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Account books of Goddard and Hall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 912.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Goelit, J. W. Letter, 1899 Feb. 20. 1 letter. Location: Misc. J.W. Goelit of New Orleans, La., writes to his father regarding a failed business venture and an acquaintance traveling to Cuba to explore the building, lumber, and machinery business there and the possibility of their going into business with him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Golsan Brothers. Papers, 1845, 1866-1876. 15,645 items, 102 ms. vols. Location: UU:199-210, G:8-10, OS:G. New Orleans cotton factors and agents for the DuBois cotton gin, doing business with merchants, and commission firms in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Business papers of Golsan Brothers consisting chiefly of bills and receipts for merchandise, printing, and advertising; waybills; invoices for cotton purchased; bank checks; trial balance sheets; telegrams; statements of account; and correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Gove, A. D. Letters, 1838, 1839. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of New Orleans. Letters to Gove's brother of Kensington, New Hampshire, mentioning the high prices of provisions in the markets of New Orleans; the seriousness of the yellow fever epidemic in the country as compared to the city; and a trip from Boston to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Medicine     Transportation    
  • Graham, C. R. and Company. Account books, 1846-1848. see C.R. Graham and Co. account books.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Grand Isle Hotel. Account books, 1879-1898. 7 items, 4 vols. Location: Misc:G, G:6. Hotel in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and probably owned by John F. Kranz, the president of the Crescent City Ice Company of New Orleans. Collection includes a cashbook, a ledger, a guest register, bills, and receipts of the hotel. The cashbook of Kranz contains accounts with fishing boats (or 'smacks') and fish dealers, and related accounts of expenses for fishing gear, bait, and ice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1144.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Gras-Lauzin Family Papers, 1783-1917 (bulk 1783-1866). 1 linear ft. Location: U:152-153. Don Antonio Gras was an early settler, merchant, and shipper of Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi. Others in the family included Lewis Valentin Foelekel and Dr. Jean Lauzin. Papers include financial records of Antonio Gras and Lewis Foelekel; a thesis of Dr. Jean Lauzin (Paris, 1832); and personal letters from friends of the Lauzin family who lived in France. Collection also includes Civil War letters from Francis F. Palms, a Confederate soldier, and others to Henrietta Lauzin. Some items in the collection are in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Great Falls Manufacturing Company. Papers, 1834-1842. 23 items. Location: Misc. Located in Boston, Massachusetts. Letters to George H. Kuhn, treasurer, of the Great Falls Manufacturing Company pertaining to purchase of cotton from New Orleans factors for New England textile mills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Great Southern Lumber Company. Collection, 1924-1938. 129 items, 2 printed vols. Location: UU:163, OS:G. Lumber company chartered in Pennsylvania in 1902, and owners of land, a sawmill, and other timber-related industries in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana. William H. Sullivan was vice-president of the company (1905-1929) and mayor of Bogalusa. Collection contains photographs of buildings, machinery, and operations of the Great Southern Lumber Company and its subsidiary, the Bogalusa Paper Company; post cards; publications; and paper specimens. Reforestation efforts of the company; tung oil groves at Isabel, Louisiana; and the Bogue Chitto stock farm are also depicted in photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3225.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Grima, Edgar. Letter Book, 1899-1900. 1 vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:G, Vault:60. New Orleans, Louisiana, attorney and notary. Letter book contains correspondence relating to civil cases, finances, property, land sale, and the settlement of personal estates. In English and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1804.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Grindley, George. Letter: Washington, D.C. to LeGardeur, New Orleans, La., 1891 January 26. 1 item (4 pages). Location: Misc:G. Letter mentions a bill relating to business interests which Grindley and LeGardeur wish to have passed by Congress; dealings with Cusimano and Co.; problems with the Post Office; Grindley's wife and children in New Orleans; and his work in Washington. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4607.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Guay and DeArmond. Ledger, 1835-1837. 1 vol. Location G:4. General merchants of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Ledger of accounts of Guay and DeArmond giving itemized charges and total amounts of accounts. Part of the East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gueble and Nippert. Circular, 1869. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. New Orleans merchants. Circular advertises gloves, hosiery, dolls, toys, and other items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Haas, Samuel. Records, 1881-1915. 11 vols. Location: F:19, P:22. Ten ledgers record orders for the sale of merchandise, the marketing and shipment of goods, the sale and purchasing of land, police jury per diems, and philanthropic donations. One letterpress copybook contains letters addressed to business associates and friends in Rapides, St. Landry, and Orleans parishes. Contains a few personal letters but primarily discusses merchandise, shipments, accounts with debtors and creditors, police jury matters, and land exchange. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Jews    
  • Haas, Samuel, 1836-1919. Letterpress copybook, 1886-1887. 1 volume [on microfilm reel]. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Born in Alsace, France and of Jewish descent. He immigrated to the United States around 1852 and operated a store in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish. Letters are primarily to business associates and to friends in Avoyelles, Rapides, and (at that time) St. Landry parishes and New Orleans. A few personal letters, mainly to family members, are present. The book discusses contributions from residents in St. Landry Parish for the Jewish Widows and Orphans Home in New Orleans and for the rebuilding of a synagogue in Ingville, Germany. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Jews    
  • Hale Correspondence, 1843, 1845. 4 items. Location: Misc. Business letters from New Orleans to New York City and to Alliance Mutual Company, New York. Letters (1845) comment on problems getting the required amount of cargo for a ship sailing to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Hall, J. A. Account book, 1873-1885. 1 vol., microfilm. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Storekeeper of Coffee County, Alabama. Ledger entries include records of purchases of farm and household supplies; settlement of debtors' accounts by payments in cash, commodities, and services; articles of agreement with farm laborers and household workers; and letters and memoranda. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1013.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hall, Samuel. Letter, 1843 March 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Boston factor. Letter from Captain Albert Winsor, New Orleans, La., contains an account of expenses for the barque "Nahant." Included is a description of the cargo including lard and cotton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Hand, Caleb. Letter, 1840 Feb. 14. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Caleb Hand in Charleston, S.C., writes to his brother, James C. Hand, in New Orleans, La., discussing business matters, troubles shipping from Philadelphia because of ice in the Delaware River, and Pennsylvania Governor David Rittenhouse Porter's position with the banks. Mss. 4098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Harbour, S. B. Account book, 1863-1865. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Keeper of a livery stable in Baton Rouge. Ledger records entries of rental and upkeep of horses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Hardin, J. Fair (James Fair). Papers, 1940. 2 items. Location: Misc.:H. Papers consist of a bill (1940) from Claitor's Book Store in Baton Rouge, La., and a thank-you note (undated) from Jefferson Davis Bragg, author of "Louisiana in the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Harris, M. Daybook, 1846. 1 vol. Location: G:4. General merchant of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybook of M. Harris listing itemized charges for merchandise. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hatchutt, W. T. Letter, 1848 Nov. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc. W.T. Hatchutt of New Orleans, La., writes Rutson Maury of Mobile, Ala., regarding trouble finding appropriate accommodations for Maury and his sister for an upcoming visit to New Orleans and the state of the cotton trade in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hazard Company. Letters, 1839-1855. 88 items. Location: E:57. Rhode Island manufacturer of cotton and woolen clothing, shoes, and textiles, with agents operating in New Orleans. Correspondence deals with clothing and textiles sold to plantation owners of Louisiana and Mississippi, and clothing worn by slaves on plantations. Customers were primarily from the Feliciana parishes in Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi, areas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 789, 845, 942, 1194, 1232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Head, William Hughes, 1821-1886. Family Papers, 1838-1947 (bulk 1845-1930). 7 linear ft. Location: 34:123-130, OS:H. Baptist minister, druggist. Family papers include correspondence, sermons, and writings, and other family letters and legal documents related to the drugstore business. Correspondence reflects student life before and after WWI. Correspondence, photographs and printed items reflect the military service of William Hughes Head, Jr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Religion     20th Century Wars    
  • Heard, William Wright, 1853-1926. Letter, 1900 Sept. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Governor William Wright Heard of Louisiana invites Governor Lon V. Stephens of Missouri to the third semi-annual convention of the Southern Industrial Association being held in New Orleans. Mss. 3746.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Heaton, L. A. Letter, 1838 or 1839. 1 letter. Location: Misc. L.A. Heaton in Carrollton, La., writes G.L. Thompson at "Tibidoville" (i.e., Thibodauxville, now Thibodaux), La., regarding payment associated with the construction of some movable railroad and the shipment of a locomotive engine by steamship. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hebert Bros. Meat Market Records, 1943-1946. 0.3 linear ft. Location: C:88, OS:H. Hebert Bros. Meat Market operated in Morganza, La. Business records consisting of financial papers, correspondence, reports, and federal regulations relate to the production, sale and distribution of meat under the Food Rationing Program of the Office of Price Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture during World War II. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Hemphill, H. Account book, 1831-1835. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Ledger of H. Hemphill records general merchandise sales and cash accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 175.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Herbert, Susan F. Papers, 1839, 1852-1857. 34 items. Location: C:61. Resident of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Statements from Payne and Harrison, New Orleans factor, for sale of cotton for the estate of T. S. Herbert and for his wife, Susan Herbert. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Heroman, George M., 1808-1861. Family Papers, 1816-1904 (bulk 1833-1865). 35 items, 3 vols., [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:H, Misc:H, OS:H. German immigrant and merchant in Baton Rouge. Papers include Civil War letters of Fred W. H. Heroman, one of George Heroman's sons and a private in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1882For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Hervey, Elstner & Warren. Letterbook, 1870. 1 vol. Location: G:11. Mercantile firm located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Letter book consists chiefly of letters to business associates and customers from Col. C. M. Hervey at the time he purchased the entire interest in the business. Bound typed copies also available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hickey, J. C. M. Letter, 1851 Mar. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. J.C.M. Hickey of the firm of Turner, Wilson & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes to M.A. Jones of McLemoresville, Tenn., regarding sale of a consignment of tobacco. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hill, L. P. Letter, 1881 Feb. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. L.P. Hill of New Orleans, La., writes to J.W. Brainwell of Charleston, S.C., regarding the expected sale of a farm and his need for money to cover expenses because he missed work from contracting pneumonia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hilliard, Isaac H. (Isaac Henry), 1811-1868. Family Papers, 1756-1924 (bulk 1845-1920). 173 items, 12 vols. Location: E:50, H:21. Isaac Hillard was a planter of Grand Lake, Chicot County, Arkansas. The Hillard family were merchants in Grand Lake Arkansas, Collection includes legal papers, correspondence, cashbooks, and diaries that document the personal, agricultural, and business activities of the Hilliard family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1236, 1347.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hinckley, Arthur L., Jr. Papers, 1837-1916 (bulk 1865-1866). 30 v., 49 files. Location: Mf. Orramel Hinckley was a steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered principally in New Orleans and Opelousas, La. These papers consist primarily of account books, correspondence, receipts, and other records concerning Orramel Hinckley's river steamboat "Irene" and her frequent trips between Washington, La., and New Orleans between September 1865 and July 1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3493.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation     Women    
  • Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868. Family Papers, 1811-1897 (bulk 1830-1870). 335 items, 16 vols. Location: UU:65, J:9, OS:H6. Steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered mainly in New Orleans and Opelousas, Louisiana. Hinkley's wife and son lived in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers and account books (1834-1897) document Hinckley's work as a steamboat captain. There are also volumes relating to personal matters, Civil War letters and items, and the bylaws and rules of a chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 8-9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Hornor, Joseph P. Collector, 1718-1908. 149 items, 2 vols. Location: UU:103. New Orleans lawyer. Items relate primarily to New Orleans history and include colonial and ante-bellum commercial documents, land claims, slave bills of sale, estate documents, and political materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2036, 2055, 2107.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     African Americans    
  • Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955, Letter, 1941 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. U.S. Secretary of State. Letter to Governor Coke R. Stevenson of Texas referring to complaints from the Mexican embassy that Mexican citizens were subjected to segregation in commercial establishments in Texas and requesting that steps be taken to improve the situation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2912.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Humphreys, Ansel. Letter, 1833 Jan. 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. This letter from Ansel Humphreys, a traveling salesman of axes in New Orleans, La., to Samuel W. Collins of Collinsville, Conn., recounts his travels up and down the Mississippi River and the market for axes in the Southern States, especially Mississippi and Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Hunt, David. Family Papers, 1803-1838. 20 items. Location: U:158. Planters of Natchez, Mississippi. Personal and business letters to Abijah Hunt, wealthy merchant and slave holder of the Natchez District, and to his nephew, David Hunt, who amassed a large fortune as his successor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Hunt, David, 1779-1861. Letters, 1803-1839 (bulk 1820-1829). 95 letters. Location: UU:288. With numerous cotton plantations and a significant number of slaves, David Hunt was one of the wealthiest cotton merchants in Mississippi, and indeed one of the wealthiest men in the United States. The David Hunt Letters consist of correspondence, both personal and business, between cotton merchant David Hunt and various family members and business associates. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4788For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Hunter and Killian. Account book, 1839-1841. 1 vol. Location: G:4. Merchants. Ledger of D.D. Hunter, grocer and tavern keeper, probably owned before taking John Killian as a partner, April 3, 1839; miscellaneous statements of accounts contracted and statement of John Killian; and ledger of accounts of Hunter and Killian (1840-1841). For further information, see online Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hunter Brothers General Merchandise. Business records, 1892-1899. 4,384 items, 91 vols. Location: 80:16-18, Q:7-9. Merchants of Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Business records are comprised of bills, receipts, business correspondence, cashbooks, cotton books, daybooks, ledgers, and a minute book of the Tensas and Concordia Farmers' Association (1913-1914). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hunter Family Papers, 1841-1968. 79 items, 56 vols. Location: UU:102, N:26-27, 98. Merchants and residents of Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Family papers include several family photographs, L.S.U. students notebooks (1895-1899), and college textbooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2377.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU    
  • Hunter, Napoleon Bonaparte. Family Papers, 1841-1968 (bulk 1870-1937). 79 items, 28 vols. Location: T:87, P:19. Mayor and merchant of Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Papers include a ledger containing accounts with individuals and plantations in Tensas Parish and a Mayor's Record that extends through the administrations of Hartwig Moss, Joseph Gorton, and Napoleon B. Hunter. Also included are records and printed material of the Order of the Knights of Pythias, Tensas Lodge No. 84, and of the Woodmen of the World. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2360.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Huntsville (Packet ship) Log book, 1843-1844. 1 v. Location: G:22. The packet ship Huntsville (523 tons) sailed with the Louisiana & New York Line of packet ships, sailing twice monthly in season between New York and New Orleans. This log book records three voyages of the Huntsville between New York and New Orleans under Edward Cornell, master, between September 16, 1843, and June 25, 1844. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Hutchinson, Charles W. Family Papers, 1803-1948 (bulk 1864-1888). 131 items, 6 vols. (4 ms. vols., 2 printed vols.). Location: UU:111, N:5, OS:H. Commission merchant and art collector of Utica, New York. His father, Holmes Hutchinson, was president of Oswego and Syracuse Railroad Co., and his brother, Edwin, was a faculty member at Yale University. Papers include letters and financial documents related to Charles Hutchinson's art collection. Also included are items and documents of Holmes Hutchinson concerning the railroad company and of Edwin Hutchinson concerning Yale University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1856.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Hutchinson, Holmes, d. 1865. Family Papers, 1844-1904. 20 items, 1v . Location: H:14, Misc:H. Resident of Utica, New York, Landowner in Iberville Parish, La., and tutor to Franklin A. Hudson, son of Silas F. Hudson, Bayou Goula, La. Papers include letters concerning management and revenue of cypress swampland; cash expenses for trips between Utica and Bayou Goula; a stock certificate; and an account book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 751, 802, 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hyde, E., Jr. Letter, 1837 Mar. 14. 1 letter. Location: Misc. E. Hyde Jr. of New Orleans, La., writes Abraham Bell & Co. of New York, N.Y., regarding the massive failure of the cotton house of Hermann, Briggs & Co. of New Orleans and the subsequent collapse of other companies associated with it. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • I. L. Lyons and Company. Trade card, circa 19th century. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. New Orleans wholesale druggist. Trade card advertising Abrams' ointment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • I.N. Maynard. Account book, 1847-1866. 1 vol. Location: G:18. Merchant of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Ledger of I. N. Maynard records sales and cash accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 286.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ile De France. Broadside, circa 18th or early 19th century. 1 printed item. Location: E:Imprints. Merchant's broadside announces the opening of a business house in the port of Nouvelle-Orleans on the French Indian Ocean colony of Ile de France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Illinois Central Railroad. Freight contract, 1883. 1 item. Location: Misc. Contract shipping oil and grease from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, Louisiana, with the consignee, Severin Landry of Assumption, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Inman, B. R. (Benajah R.), b. 1820. Family Papers, 1808-1888. .2 linear ft. (68 items). Location: B:50. Planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Inman inherited Smithland Plantation in 1863 from his aunt, Nancy Quine. Collection includes financial records; legal materials; correspondence; and miscellaneous and printed items. The financial and legal records document Smithfield Plantation and a dry goods store on it. Business letters to John Lee, a purchasing agent in New Orleans, deal with the price of cotton and other commodities. Slave bills of sale and labor contracts with sharecroppers are included. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Innerarity, James. Letters, 1816-1820. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. James and John Innerarity were associates of the commercial house of John Forbes and Company, Pensacola, Florida. Letters from Innerarity to Eligius Fromentin, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and to the Land Office of East Pearl River pertain to the settlement of land claims between the Mississippi and Perdido Rivers. Included is a statement listing cargo for a ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 908.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     Politics    
  • Interim Printing Company. Sample book, 1888-1896. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:24. Located in Convent, Louisiana. Sample book contains handbills for fairs, elections, concerts, and baseball games; wedding invitations and death notices; and billheads for merchants. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Ireland, William H. (William Hornbey) Letter, 1826 Sept. 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. William H. Ireland in New Orleans, La., writes his brother, John Ireland, a coach maker in Boston, Mass., discussing the weather in New Orleans and its boding for the health of the city, ordering the stock needed to set up a plating business, and describing the fortunes of his coach making business. Mss. 4109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Isaiah Chase - Peter Hanson Business Letters,1847-1855. 16 items. Location: Misc:I. Most letters written to Joseph Holmes (1771-1863), shipbuilder and owner from Kingston, Mass., from New Orleans by either Isaiah Chase or Peter Hanson. Letters discuss financial transactions made through the New England Bank in Boston and ships used to transport the acquired commodites out of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • J. Shuster and Company. Account books, 1897-1902. 4 vols. Location: H:16. Dealers in merchandise and cotton, of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Cash book, journals, and ledger of J. Shuster and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 481.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jackson Lumber Company records, 1902-1953. 20 vols. Location: N:23. Jackson Lumber Company was established as a unit of Crossett Watzels Gates Industries of Chicago, Illinois. In 1902 at Lockhart, Alabama. Location: N:23. Company records bound under assigned titles. Records include annual reports, monthly reports and related statistics, forestry data, advertising, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jahncke, Ernest Lee, Sr., 1877-1960. Papers, 1852-1960 (bulk 1911-1941). 1,528 items, 32 vols. Location: U:136-143, F:22-23, OS:J. Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve, assistant secretary of the navy during the Hoover administration, president of Jahncke Interests in New Orleans, and first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry. Papers documenting Jahncke's civic, cultural, and professional interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1713, 1805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • James, Samuel L., 1834-1894. Letter, 1870 December 10 . 1 item. Location: Misc. Louisiana engineer, businessman, and owner of the convict lease, 1870-1894. Letter to lawyer J. E. Austin encloses a newspaper article critical of the convict-lease system and requests that Austin begin a libel suit against the publisher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jamison, John. Letter, 1817 September 30. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Jasper County, Mississippi checks, 1914. 2 checks. Location: Misc. These two checks for services rendered are payable by the treasurer of Jasper County, Miss. Mss. 4124.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jennings-Heywood Oil Syndicate records, 1900-1970. 16 linear feet. Location: 2:29-36, 98:J, OS:J. Organized in 1901 by Walter Scott Heywood and five other Jennings, La. businessmen. Correspondence relates to the involvement of the Heywood brothers and their associates in the oil industry in Louisiana. Papers also reflect Walter Scott Heywood's political activities and his service on the Jefferson Davis Parish Rationing Board, the Louisiana State Mineral Board, and the Mermentau Basin Association. His speeches and autobiography are also included. Bills and receipts for equipment and supplies used by the Jennings-Heywood Oil Syndicate and its related companies are present. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3262.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg Letters and Photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, La. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago, Ill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Transportation     Women    
  • Johns-Manville Products Corporation. Timberland records, 1939-1972. 26 linear ft., 2 vols. Location: IMJMT (offsite, contact for details. ) OS:J. Regional office of a forest products corporation in Natchez, Mississippi. Records document managed timberlands in Southwest Mississippi and include timber and land sales; materials on forestry organizations; correspondence; policies; costs and returns; wood procurement records; photographs; a draft history; and scrapbooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2679.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language    
  • Johnson, Henry. Henry and Joseph store records, 1876-1890. 5 vols. Merchants, Grove, Louisiana. Ledgers and daybooks record business transactions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2781.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnson, William B. Letter, 1840 Mar. 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Immigrant from Chautauqua County, N.Y. Letter to a relative commenting on the climate, vegetation, and business opportunities in New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Jones, Charles C. Papers, 1887-1895, 1923-1926. 566 items. Location:UU:261. Son of Dr. Joseph Jones, civil and mining engineer associated with the Cranes' Nest Coal and Iron Company of Lynchburg, Virginia, and general manager of Coeburn Coal Company, Coeburn, Virginia. Business papers, family letters, and personal business papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351, 1357.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jones, L. E. Account books, 1906-1933. 14 vols. Location: F:18. Merchant of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Account books consist of daybooks (1918-1928, 1932-1933), invoice book (1920-1921), and account ledgers (1906-1925). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Joyce, John, d. 1798. Diary and memoranda book, 1776-1791. 1 vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:J. Fought on the side of the British during the American Revolution and subsequently traded goods and slaves in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida. Diary entries record Joyce's experiences as a British soldier in the American Revolution and as a trader. The memoranda detail commerce in fur, slaves, and other goods. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4342.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Jules A. Dornier and Family Papers, 1917-1965. 0.3 linear ft. Location: 50:15. Farm and sugar planting family near Convent, Saint James Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and ephemeral related to the family's farm business including World War II prisoner of war labor contracts. The collection also contains letters from former POW laborers and records showing Lillian Dornier's involvement in the Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe (CARE, Inc.) program.. Mss. 3468.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Religion     20th Century Wars     German-language    
  • Jungle Gardens, Inc. bond issue ledger, 1927. 1 vol. Location: P:11. Business venture created by Edward Avery McIlhenny, owner of Avery Island, Louisiana, to grow and sell exotic tropical plants at affordable prices. One volume contains a single November 3, 1927 notarial act consisting of two hundred fifty cancelled bonds for Jungle Gardens, Inc. Included is the resolution of the Board of Directors for Jungle Gardens, Inc., authorizing the bond cancellation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Junius Hart Piano House receipt book, 1922. 1 item. Location: Misc.:J. Receipt book, with terms of sale for a piano, made out to J. L. Sallinger, Sr., of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Keeler, Timothy B. Letters, 1823-1827. 14 items. Resident of Danbury, Conn.and New Orleans merchant. Letters to his wife, Mary provide news of his health, the state of his business in New Orleans, and his longing to be home in Connecticut with her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Keller family. Plantation records, 1858-1937 (bulk 1908-1923). 1.9 linear ft. (9 items, 17 vols., 1 microfilm reel). Location: Misc:K, P:16, Mss.Mf:K. The Keller family owned Welham Plantation and operated a store in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes antebellum slave record books (1858-1860), plantation and store ledgers, cashbooks, daybooks, and receipts. Slave record books are on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3010.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Keller, Arthur G., 1902-1968. Papers, 1878-1967 (bulk 1927-1967). 19 linear ft. Location: IMAGK (offsite, contact for details). Professor of Chemical Engineering, LSU, specialist in sugar cane technology, and consulting engineer. Professional papers include correspondence; notebooks; teaching materials; and files, financial records, and reports relative to a firm of consulting engineers run by Keller. Materials on sugar cane technology include repots on refineries and production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2318, 2746.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Sugar    
  • Kellogg, Walter Lumber Company, Inc. Records, 1918-1961. 7 linear ft. Location: 80:22-28. Plant, mills, yard, and offices located in Alexandria and Monroe, Louisiana. Records include appraisals, minute books and records, CPA reports, monthly statements, and federal and state income tax returns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2336.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kemp, David. Journal, 1814-1815. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Accounts for a general merchandise store in St. Helena Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 196.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kemp, Hillary Jackson. Account Book, 1899-1905. 1 v. Location: F:21. Merchant of Amite, La. Account book for the Racket Store contains customers' accounts and merchandise purchased. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kenner, William, 1776-1823. Papers, 1802-1832, undated. 371 items. Location: T:30. New Orleans factor and commission merchant affiliated with John Oldham and Richard Clague in a general mercantile and commission business under the firm name of William Kenner & Company. Business and personal papers of Kenner document territorial and antebellum economic and social life at New Orleans; conditions on the eve of the War of 1812; and details of the Battle of New Orleans. Included are papers relating details received at New Orleans on the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath; and papers reflecting slavery and plantation life in Louisiana and Mississippi.Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477, 1491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Kent, Amos, 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1770-1906 (bulk 1855-1900). .25 linear ft. (130 items, 1 vol.). Location: C:31. Family of New Hampshire and Louisiana; merchant in Baton Rouge and farmer in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. The town of Kentwood was named in his honor. Kent served 8 years in the Louisiana legislature. Family correspondence of three generations of the Kent family and business papers of Amos Kent. Amos Kent's business papers consist of legal opinions of attorneys, deeds, and letters. Included is a diary kept by young George Favrot of Baton Rouge (later a U.S. Congressman from the Baton Rouge District) which describes happenings about town. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 199, 724, 1101, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics    
  • Kent-Amacker Family Papers, 1853-1910 (bulk: 1860-1866). 65 items. Location: 1:55. Family correspondence of the Kent and Amacker families of St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes, La., including financial records and miscellaneous items. Bulk of correspondence written or received by the Kent Family during the Civil War and relates to military operations in southeastern Louisiana, family participation in campaigns in Georgia, presence of Federals, and the imprisonment of James Fluker Kent at Johnson Island, Ohio. Letters written before, during, and after the war also briefly describe news and events of local, business, and familial interest. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Killian and Harry. Account book, 1839-1852. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Dealers in lumber, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Ledger lists costs for boards and prices paid for hauling and construction work. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 200.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kimball, Gordan B. Letter, 1850 Dec. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Gordan B. Kimball in Montgomery, Ala., writes E. & J. Fairbanks & Co. of Saint Johnsbury, Vt., placing an order for scales. He was their agent in Alabama. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kimble and Chase. Statement, 1873. 1 item. Location: Misc. Dealers in buggies, wagons, and carriages, of Shreveport, Louisiana. Statement from Kimble and Chase to Lieutenant Woodruff listing charges for repairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Letter, 1860 November 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. United States Postmaster-General under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. Letter comments on strength of secessionist feelings and urges support of the President and Unionist policies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • King, James G. and Sons. Letter, 1863 November 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. New York City businessmen. Letter concerning an order sent to General Benjamin Butler by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles relative to the liquidation of the Bank of Louisiana and the reaction of the bank's directors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • King, John W. Papers, 1828-1860 (bulk 1830-1850). .5 linear ft. (95 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.), 1 mf reel. Location: UU:105, Mss.Mf:K. Physician of Covington, Kentucky, and president of Newport Manufacturing Company, Newport, Kentucky. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, receipts, printed materials, manuscript writings, a will, and a medical notebook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1372, 1382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine    
  • Kleinpeter, Andrew. Papers, 1827-1833. 20 items. Location: B:40. Resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence from relatives in Spencer County, Kentucky, and letters from James Neilson, attending school in Lexington, Kentucky, commenting on Henry Clay after attending a party in his home, and mentioning a shooting by supporters of Clay and Jackson. Includes business letters of Isidor Larguire, cotton broker, of New Orleans; and a letter of A. Jones, Baton Rouge, concerning the treatment of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Knox, J. P., d. 1893. Family Papers, 1851-1921. 2 linear ft., 9 vols. Location: E:25-26, vault:1. Cotton planters of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and proprietors of Clinton Brick and Tile Company and the East Louisiana Land Investment Company. Letters (1861-1863) from Granville L. Alspaugh to his mother describe his service in the Confederate Army at Vicksburg. Papers (1851-1893) also reflect social, personal, and business matters, including the sale of cotton through factors in New Orleans. Letters of Robert Granville Knox (1890-1899) describe student life at Louisiana State University, his partnership in a drugstore in Hammond, La., and his participation in the Spanish American War, with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Later correspondence (1900-1921) include letters written to Miss Elise Walker by soldiers during World War I. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 715.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     20th Century Wars    
  • Kowalski, G. Papers, 1839-1841 . 5 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Bordeaux, France. Letters from G. Kowalski to Jean and Lubin Garnier, New Orleans, concerning wine shipments and business conditions. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation     French-language    
  • Kreeger's billhead, 1880. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. New Orleans general department store. Billhead advertising Kreeger's art sales parlor, kid gloves, shoes, millinery, and children's clothing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Krotz Springs cycling plant blueprints, 1954. 1 vol. Location: H:20. Cycling plant of Gulf Refining Company. Blueprints consist of mechanical flow sheets and plot plans for the plant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • La Feria Style Shop. Account books. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • La Villebeuvre, Jean Ursin. Family Papers, 1806-1917 (bulk 1840-1880). 1,025 items, 39 vols. Location: W:91-92, J:4. Jean Ursin La Villebeuvre and his son, Eli Faurault La Villebeuvre, New Orleans commission merchants. Papers of the la Villebeuvre and the related Jourdain, Forstall, Roman, Peters, and Hyman families of New Orleans. Collection includes business and legal records as well as some family and personal papers. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 812, 1208..For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Labatut, John B. Certificate, 1802. 1 item. Location: Misc. L. New Orleans merchant. Certificate for merchandise shipped on the ship Roebuck by Philadelphia merchants and delivered at the Port of New Orleans for Labatut. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Laiche, Louis. Ledger, 1906-1915. 1 v. Location: Misc. This ledger kept by Louis Laiche, a general merchant probably of Avoyelles Parish, La., contains credit accounts kept for individual customers. Mss. 3849.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lambert, A. J. Account book, 1920-1924. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Dealer in general merchandise, of Robeline, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Inventory of merchandise stock for the store at Boleyn, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, owned by A. J. Lambert and Son. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lambert, John W. (John Walter), 1861-1932. Papers, 1872-1932 (bulk 1900-1931). 872 items, 59 vols. Location: U:196-197, G:15, OS:L. Physician, mayor of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, druggist, general merchan, and director of Amite Bank and Trust Co. Business papers, correspondence, and financial documents related to Lambert's professional activities as a doctor and druggist. Papers also include printed items related to Tulane University Medical School, and Volunteer Midical Service Corps. Membership certificate (1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 829, 1556.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     20th Century Wars    
  • Lamothe, Leon. Receipt, 1883. 1 item. Location: Misc. Proprietor of Leon's Oyster Saloon and Restaurant, New Orleans. Receipt for maintenance of jury. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Larkin, E. J. Diary, 1878. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Businessman of Delta, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Entries record daily life, business and social matters. Diary also reports a yellow fever epidemic and its movement from New Orleans to Vicksburg, Mississippi, describing the fear and suffering of the people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2491.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Latimer, George. Letters, 1836 . 6 items. Location: Misc.:L. Sugar merchantof the firm of Latimer & Fernandes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. These six letters from George A. Latimer and the firm of Latimer & Fernandes to Sidney Mason concern the Puerto Rican sugar trade with the United States. They were written from various locales in Puerto Rico and the Northeastern United States and date from the period Aug. 8-Nov. 26, 1836. Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Laurans, J. Account book, 1827-1828, 1836. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Ledger of a general merchandise store in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Lawrason, J. Bruns. Papers, 1866, 1938. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Letter commenting on Lawrason's article 'The Passing of the Old Factor,' in The Cotton Trade Journal (July 1938) together with a bill of sale (1866) from Richard Flower and Maes, New Orleans factors, used in writing the article. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1487.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Lawton, Josiah. Letter, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letter from Lawton to John Avery Collins, Newport, Rhode Island, describes business and political unrest in St. Francisville and the West Florida territory. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 633.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Laycock, Samuel Gordon, 1851-1927. Papers, 1871-1874. 20 items. Location: Misc.:L. President of the Baton Rouge Gas Light Company. Papers include routine bills signed by Laycock as president; and a letter (1874) from St. Louis, Missouri, verifying that a man had been sent to Baton Rouge in answer to a request for an employee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Lazell, Perkins & Co. Correspondence, 1839-1845. 3 items. Location: Misc. Letters from clients in New Orleans, La., request the forging of sugar mill shafts and discussing other business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Lebrai Brothers. Account book, 1829-1830. 1 vol. Location: G:15. Account book of the Lebrai Brothers, general merchandise firm of New Orleans, La. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 215.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Lebret & Hearsey. Record books, 1838-1875. 22 vols. Location: G:14. General merchandising firm in Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Peter Lebret was an owner and operator of Lebret & Hearsey. Manuscript volumes containing Lebret & Hearsey records include 12 journals (1838-1869); 9 ledgers (1842-1874); and an index. Part in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 216.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Lebret diary, 1858-1861, 1977 (bulk 1858-1861). 1 item, 1 vol. and 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault:12 and Mss.Mf:L. The Lebret family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, La., was headed by Peter (a.k.a. Pierre) Lebret, French-born owner and operator of Lebret and Hearsey, a general merchandising firm in Bayou Sara, and Fancy Point Plantation. Diary, probably written by Peter Lebret's sister-in-law. She mentions caring for children and slaves, teaching children, sewing, housekeeping, business dealings in trying to purchase more land, Waterloo Plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, and local and family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3504.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Leeds & Co. (New Orleans, La.) Letter, 1846 Mar. 16. 1 letter. Location: Misc. C.J. Leeds of Leeds & Co. of New Orleans, La., writes to Messrs. Lazell, Perkins & Co. of Bridgewater, Mass., regarding an order for a cane carrier chain. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lefevre, Paul. Letter file book, 1856-1859. 1 vol. (218 items). Location: F:8. Resident of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and apparently a drygoods merchant dealing in women's apparel and accessories. Business correspondence of Paul Lefevre and his wife from New Orleans and New York merchants. Included are a few letters from customers. In French.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 754.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Women     French-language    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856, Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) that refers to the hurricane that struck Last Island, a barrier island south of Houma, La., in August 1856. Letter mentions the effect of the storm on families, and cane and cotton crops. Appears to be the first page of a longer letter, since it bears no closing or signature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Sugar     French-language    
  • Letter to Chs. [Charles] Biberon, 1856 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc: L. Anonymous letter (in French, with English translation) relates to the hurricane that struck Last Island (a barrier island south of Houma, La.) August 1856. Letter reports on the destruction of a resort hotel and surrounding gambling establishments, the death of over 200 people, and the affect the storm had on families, and sugarcane and cotton crops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4936.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Sugar     French-language    
  • Leverich Company. Papers, 1830-1851. 149 items. Location: W:11. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters pertain to New Orleans business and banking conditions, shipping between New York and New Orleans, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Leverich Company. Correspondence, 1839-1848. 5 items. Location: Misc. Cotton factors of New York and New Orleans. Letters of J. H., Henry L., and Charles P. Leverich concerning business and family matters. Included is a letter from Charles P. Leverich describing a sea voyage from New York to New Orleans in 1845. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Leverich, Charles P. Correspondence, 1834-1847. 81 items. Location: A:56. Factor of New York City associated with J. H. Leverich and Company of New Orleans. Correspondence consists of letters from New Orleans merchants, factors and Louisiana and Mississippi planters discussing the sguar trade. Letters from St. Mary Parish planters refer to shipping sugar and other cargo, a mortgage on Leonidas Polk's plantation, floods, and the parish's health. Letter from William J. Minor of Natchez mentions his interest in horse racing and his son's finances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1078, 1220, 1352, 1506, 2418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1842. 2 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich (1803-1876) and Henry Stanton Leverich (ca. 1806-1885) were New York City shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers. James Harvey Leverich in New Orleans writes Charles Palmer Leverich in New York about his disappointment in business and fears for worldwide business failures (Jan. 2, 1842) and the sugar, molasses, and cotton trades and other business matters (July 11, 1842). Mss. 4077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876. Papers, 1832-1852. 16 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich was a New York City shipping merchant, commission agent, and investment banker who acted as a sugar and cotton factor for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters received by Charles Leverich in New York from correspondents in New Orleans discuss business affairs, economic conditions in New Orleans, prices for various commodities, family news, illnesses and epidemics in New York and New Orleans, and social events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009, 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Leverich, Henry S. Correspondence, 1829-1832, 1846. 8 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich (1803-1876) and Henry Stanton Leverich (ca. 1806-1885) were New York City shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers who acted as sugar and cotton factors for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters from James H. Leverich and Joseph Lallande, a New Orleans grocer, discuss business matters in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2100, 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Leverich, James H. Letter, 1841 June 2. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James H. Leverich was a commission merchant in New Orleans. This two-part letter to Charles P. Leverich in New York City describes a duel in which S.W. Oakey killed a man who had libeled him in the Vicksburg Sentinel. It also discusses business matters and the need for a national bank. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Levi, Leopold. Account book, 1888-1893. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Merchant of Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Account book of Leopold Levi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 975.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Liddell, Moses. Family Papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870). 6.5 linear ft., 39 ms. vols., 11 mf reels. Location: U:200-209, G:21, Range 98, Mss.Mf:L. Planter of Elmsley Plantation, Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His son, St. John Richardson Liddell, was a planter of Llanada Plantation near Trinity, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate brigadier general during the Civil War. Papers consist of plantation records, slave lists, personal correspondence, business and legal papers, account books, notebooks, and plantation diaries. Manuscript volumes consist of cashbooks, bank books, cotton and lumber record books, plantation notebooks, and an incomplete manuscript of LIDDELL'S RECORD OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA 1860-1866. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Lincoln, Rod M. Rod M. Lincoln collection of photographs of the Freeport Sulphur Company, 1933-1983. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Link, Louis, 1866-1934. Papers, 1883-1934. 47 items. Location: W:49. German immigrant; executive of Standard Oil Corporation in Texas and Louisiana; and inventor. Papers include business letters, personal documents, printed materials, and photographs of a Baton Rouge flood (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3431.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Llano del Rio Company of Nevada. Legal records, 1950-1951. 5 items, 2 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L., Z:1. Four briefs and the transcript of record of the case of Llano del Rio Company of Nevada vs. Anderson-Post Hardwood Lumber Company, Inc., et al., in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and a petition filed in the Supreme Court. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1075.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Lobdell, James L. Record book, 1866-1867. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Planter, Bellemont Plantation, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Bills of lading from Vose and Lobdell, commission merchants of New Orleans, and receipts for merchandise for James L. Lobdell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 212.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Loos, John L. Galley proofs, 1959. 1 printed item. Location: W:8. Professor of history at LSU. Set of galley proofs for 'Oil on stream! A history of Interstate Oil Pipe Line Company, 1909-1959' (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN). Records, 1985-1998. 14.5 linear feet. Location: Range 10 and 142, Map Case 1. State network of individual citizens and organizations active in the campaign to enforce legislative environmental standards. Collection includes applications for environmental permits submitted by various Louisiana companies to the Department of Environmental Quality and lawsuit records documenting conflicts between companies and the DEQ. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics    
  • Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Records, 1928-1994. 9.5 linear ft. Location: 112:21-28, 91:69-70, 111:22-23. Organization affiliated with the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Minutes, correspondence, reports, directories, and quarterly newsletter, The Pelican. Subjects include women in business, women in the professions, and pay equity for women. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4471.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Louisiana Health Care Campaign Records, circa 1989-2004 (bulk: 1995-2001). Location: X 16 linear feet. Grassroots coalition that advocated for accessible, affordable health care for all Louisianans. Correspondence, reports, newsletters, press releases, and board minutes, and other records of the Louisiana Health Care Campaign, as well as background material on health care reform issues and groups and budgets and reports from allied groups and relevant state agencies, including the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Insurance. Also includes records of the Louisiana Health Care Commission, of which the campaign was a member. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics    
  • Louisiana Leper Home records, 1884-1921 (1895-1920). 11 linear ft.; 16 v. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Correspondence, legal documents, administrative and financial records relate primarily to financial operations. Correspondence also concerns rules governing patients; legal documents contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana Leper Home. Records, 1890-1921 (bulk 1895-1920). 14 linear ft., 16 ms. Vols. Location: 96:1-6; OS:L; O:18. Louisiana Leper Home was established by the Legislature in 1894. Records consist of correspondence, legal documents, printed items, administrative records, and financial records that relate primarily to the financial operations of the Home. Correspondence also concerns patient care and personal conduct. Legal papers contain court orders confining individuals to the Home. Manuscript volumes include bank books, cashbooks, ledgers, and a register of patients. Some correspondence in French and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2515.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Politics     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana State Bank. Records, 1817-1888. Location: 79:8-21, Vault 13 and 21. Documents pertaining to the construction of the Louisiana State Bank of New Orleans; the bank's correspondence; financial, legal, and administrative documents and volumes;and a few items of its successor in 1871, the State National Bank of New Orleans. Part of the Charles Titcomb Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Louisiana sugar documents, 1859. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statement of account for shipment of molasses, by Hawkins & Norwood of New Orleans, and certificate of gauging for this shipment. Statement addressed to Jas. A. Brown, Manchac, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Sugar    
  • Louisiana sugar and rice trade collection, 1884-1936. 175 items, 6 vols. Location: C:30, F:8. The Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange was a commodities brokerage concern in New Orleans. Raymond J. Martinez was the editor and publisher of THE RICE JOURNAL. Records consist of correspondence, form letters, announcements, financial reports, minutes of meetings, and broadsides. Papers of Raymond J. Martinez include correspondence; statistics of the rice industry; and items for publication. Photographs depict International Harvester Company equipment and some individuals; papers and letters concerning the photographs are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 784.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Sugar    
  • Louisiana Sugar Company (New Orleans, La.). Records, 1912. 2 reports. Location: Misc. The Louisiana Sugar Company, based in New Orleans, La., operated six sugar factories across Louisiana. A 1912 comparative laboratory report compares figures on the grinding of sugarcane, yield of sugar, amount of sucrose in the sugar, and oil burned for grinding. Cane value tables compare costs of sugarcane and manufacturing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Loyd and Keasbey. Journal, 1827-1829. 1 vol. Location: G:4. Druggist of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Journal of Loyd and Keasbey containing records for medical and dental visits and services, prescriptions, and sales of drugs, patent medicines, and related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Politics    
  • Loyd, Gladys Means, d. 1984. Family Papers, 1904-1975. 462 items, 9 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: UU:215, P:18, 99:L. Schoolteacher of Ida (Caddo Parish) and St. Joseph (Tensas Parish), Louisiana. Papers include correspondence and genealogical notes on Ida, Louisiana, families; photograph albums on plantations, including Hundred Oaks Plantation in Baton Rouge; and scrapbooks on the history of Ida and Tensas Parish. Collection also includes ledgers of the Ida Hardware Store owned by James Taylor Means. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3224.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Lunsden, Kendall and Company. Letters, 1847-1848. 8 items. Location: Misc. Owner-partners of the New Orleans Picayune. Business letters pertain to purchases of paper supplies, settlement of debts, and bankruptcy proceedings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lyons Lumber Company. Records, 1905-1925. Ca. 65 linear ft., 2 v. Location: IMLLC (offsite, contact for details. ). Lumber company, Garyville, Louisiana. Records include invoices, samples, inventories, and business correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1461, 1502.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • M. Faler and Company. Letters, 1886-1889. 1 vol. Location: O:4. General mercantile and cotton pressing company in Hazelhurst, Copiah County, Mississippi. The company was managed by M. Faler and Andrew Mangold. Letter book of original letters. Business letters concern the purchase and sale of goods, insurance, and related matters. Personal letters to Mangold concern the Hazelhurst Church and the Hazelhurst Opera House, along with letters from his brother. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1092.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Religion    
  • M. S. Coco. Business records, 1911, 1919-1961. 217 ms. vols. Location: 36:5-9. General merchandise store, Bordelonville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Volumes contain daily cash entries in ledger form. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Machette, William. Letterbook, 1807-1820. 1 ms. vol. Location: U:107. Ship owner of Boston, Massachusetts. Letter book containing handwritten copies of letters to business associates in various parts of the world including several letters addressed to Judah Touro, New Orleans merchant, and other letters referring to Machette's dealings with Touro. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1808.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation     Jews    
  • Madden, Roberta M. Papers, 1968-2010. 11 linear ft. Location: 91:7-12. Baton Rouge-based businesswoman and activist. Papers include correspondence, subject files, publications, and other records related to her professional career and tenure as a leading local, state, and national advocate for women's rights and other progressive social and political causes. Mss. 5022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education     LSU     Long Family     Politics    
  • Magnin, A. Promissory note, 1831. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Promissory note of A. Magnin of New Orleans to Mr. Caltelnaux. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Magnolia Petroleum Company report and testimony, 1946 Aug. 27. 0.3 linear feet. Location: OS:M, T:100. Report and testimony presented to the Department of Conservation in the State of Louisiana regarding Magnolia Petroleum Company oil well drilling in Mamou Field, Evangeline Parish, La., considered to be the location of the first Louisiana oil field. The report contains correspondence, data, well surveys, departmental reports, and analysis gathered throughout 1946. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4840.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Magruder, W.H. Nathaniel, Papers, 1921-1963. 0.3 linear feet. Location: 50:15, OS:M. Correspondence and other records related to W.H. Nathaniel Magruder's management of Central Hershey sugar refinery in Cuba. The records document Magruder's relationships within the larger management structure and his experience with organized labor interests. Mss. 3915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Sugar     Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Maling, M. C. Letter, 1853 January 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.M. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to William Lord, ship owner, of Kennebunk, Maine, concerning shipping problems in the New Orleans-Liverpool cotton trade. For further information,see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Mandeville and Wilson. Papers, 1888-1913. 217 items. Location: U:213. Wholesale grocers of New Orleans, Louisiana. Business papers of Mandeville and Wilson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Mann, Fischer and Company. Account books, 1869-1880. 4vols. Location: J:11. General merchandise firm of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Cashbook, journal, and ledgers for Mann, Fischer, and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marchand Gin Company. Cotton book, 1900. 1 vol. Location: G:18. Cotton book of the Marchand Gin Company recording cotton ginned and shipped from September to December, 1900. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 280.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation    
  • Marion, John. Letter, 1876 Dec. 11. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Marion of Shreveport, La., writes to Charles P. Aimar of Charleston, S.C., regarding his business affairs, the poor market in real estate, and his empty rental houses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marionneaux, Belford. Store ledger, 1842-1854, 1862, 1865-1884. 12 items, 1 vol. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Ledger of general store in Iberville Parish (probably Plaquemine), Louisiana, records daily transactions and customer purchases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marston and Company. Letter, 1849 January 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Company located in Palermo, Sicily. Letter to R. F. Nichols and Company, New Orleans, informing them of a shipment of citrus fruits. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 951.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Marston, Henry, 1794-1884. Family Papers, 1820-1938 (bulk 1850-1890). 2,104 items, 59 vols. Location: U:220-222, G:19. Planters of East Feliciana Parish and Red River Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes diaries; plantation records; legal documents; personal correspondence; bank records; and Civil War papers. Diaries comment on public health, yellow fever epidemic, race relations, labor and the political participation of African Americans. Other volumes record activities of the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad and the Silliman Female Collegiate Institute. Papers of son , Bulow, reflect his activities as planter, steamboat operator, and warehouse owner. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735 and 6061: University Publications of America, Confederate Military Manuscripts, Series B, Reel 13 and Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 14, or For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 624.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Martin, Sigur. Papers, 1905-1912. 236 items, 16 ms. Vols. Location: U:211, G:18. Sugar planter of Grand Point Plantation and a dealer in general merchandise and liquor in Paulina, St. James Parish, Louisiana. He later held office in the Treasury Department in Baton Rouge. Collection includes store records, accounts, invoices, and receipts, many with Baton Rouge merchants. Some items document Martin's management of a sugarcane plantation. Included are letters from the Colonial Sugars Company listing cane deliveries from tenant farmers working on Grand Point Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Matthews, H. Letter, 1832 May 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. H. Matthews of New Orleans, La., writes L.H. Hamilton of New York, N.Y., regarding an unsuccessful trip up the Mississippi River, a planned trading expedition up the Arkansas River past Little Rock, and business dealings between the two men who carried trade goods into the western states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Maury Brothers. Ledger, 1851-1856. 1 vol. Location: M:20. James and Ruston Maury were New Orleans, Louisiana commission merchants. Ruston Maury conducted company business in Liverpool, New York, Charleston, and Richmond. Ledger records company income, expenses, and accounts of company partners. Accounts of cotton, sugar and corn shipped to England and the northern United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4676.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • McCain, John I. Account books, 1891-1932. 27 vols. Location: P:24. Dealer in general merchandise of Montgomery, Grant Parish, Louisiana. Daybooks and ledgers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 957.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McCarstle, C. M. and Family Account Books, 1832-1934. 18 ms. vols. Location: G:20. Collection includes daybooks (1832-1871), journals (1850-1856, 1891-1904) and ledgers (1843-1865, 1882, 1897-1934) of C. M. McCarstle and family, owners of general merchandise stores in East and West Feliciana parishes, La. Mss. 486, 652.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • McClellan, W. H. Receipts, 1851. 3 items. Location: Misc.:M. Receipt for cistern carpentry work and installation of awning. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McCrindell, Thomas. Account book, 1851-1855. 1 vol. Location: J:12. Commission merchant of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybook listing names of customers and daily expenditures credited to each customer for plantation supplies, storage, and shipping. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • McCutchon, Samuel, 1820-1874. Family Papers, 1832-1890 (bulk 1832-1874). 104 items, 8 vols. (5 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: U:158, P:19, Misc:M. Manager of Ormond Plantation, Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana, and manager (1866-1874) for the Young, Toledo and Company in Belize, British Honduras. Collection includes diaries documenting the operation and management of the sugar plantation and saw mills. Papers include business letters, record books, inventories, newspapers, broadsides, and plans. Includes papers and descriptions of plantation life in Belize. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 5-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1049, 1087, 1060, 1109.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • McDonogh, John. Papers, 1799-1938 (bulk 1801-1850). 3,595 items and 2 printed vols. [typescript copies]. Location: X:63-65. General commission merchant of New Orleans and planter of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of business records, correspondence (1801-1850) with business associates, commission firms, merchants, planters, tenants and civil authorities. Papers also include personal correspondence, with some letters relating to the American Colonization Society and the Washington National Monument Society. Papers also relate to death, his will and the controversial issues of his estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1247.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McGalliard (William M. and Family) Papers, 1868-1948 (bulk: 1868-1891, 1916-1925). 1.5 linear feet. Location: UU:182-183, OS:Mc, 99:McGalliard. A doctor and president of the school board in Donaldsonville, La. Contains personal and business correspondence, financial records, and printed items related to McGalliard's medical practice, business ventures, especially the Donaldsonville Bridge Company, and family life. Also includes information on home construction and artificial limbs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3713.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • McKittrick, David L. (David Lawrence), b. 1830. Papers, 1854-1911. .5 linear ft. (53 items, 6 vols.). Location: UU:139, O:3, Vault. Dentist of Baton Rouge. McKittrick was also involved in the farming business partnership of McKittrick & Keller. Papers pertaining largely to McKittrick's dental practice include patient records. Other materials include a pocket diary with memoranda and account information, and a ledger containing the 1871-1872 accounts of the Baton Rouge Broom Factory. Business entries, including labor contracts and cotton records, of the partnership of McKittrick & Keller are recorded in a manuscript volume. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3814.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine    
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871, Papers, 1850-1873. 7 items. C:61. Irish American merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La. correspondence from New Orleans commission merchants and bills for merchandise. A letter written from St. Helier, Jersey, England, comments on business conditions and the Democratic Party in East Feliciana Parish (Dec. 23, 1870). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • McKowen, John, 1812-1871. Papers, 1836-1898 (bulk 1836-1869). 32 items. Location: E:54. Irish American general merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. His son, John Clay MacKowen, was a physician. Correspondence consists of letters from friends and business associates, many of Irish descent, living in Louisiana, New York, and Ireland. Letters discuss personal, social, economic, and political matters. Included is a newspaper article by Dr. John MacKowen refuting the claim by Colonel Allen D. Chandler that Chandler captured General Neal Dow at Port Hudson, June 3, 1863, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • McVea-Neville Family Papers, 1830-1917. 0.1 linear ft. Location: 50:15. The McVea-Neville Family papers consist of personal correspondence, items related to family property, and financial records. Of note is a copy of a Confederate States army substitution affidavit, dated October 24, 1864. The property records include official state and parish documents and notarized copies of various property agreements between McVea-Neville family members. Of note are a court judgment document on a family property dispute, dated December 3, 1865, and a plat map of Neville property, dated March 18, 1864. The financial records include receipts, bills of sale, ledger pages, tax rolls, credit account statements. Other items of note include a congressional report booklet on abandoned property claims, dated December 20, 1889, an insurance policy document for Mrs. M.L. Neville, dated November 6, 1903, and a monthly grade report for Albert McVea from Silliman Collegiate Institute, dated January 30, 1889. Mss. 3284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Means, Thomas. Account book, 1801-1804. 1 vol. Location: F:1. Operated and probably owned a general store in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Ledger kept by Means contains entries of debts and credits valued in British monetary units and payments of accounts made through bartering. Newspaper clippings of prose, poetry, and illustrations have been pasted onto the first six pages of the ledger. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 73.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Meeker Sugar Refining Company. Records, 1911-1916. 2 volumes. Location: 53:13. The Meeker Sugar Refinery was located in Meeker, Louisiana, and began operating at the end of 1911. Built and formed by Chicago investors, the refinery was the central factory for Rapides and Avoyelles Parish sugar farmers. Unlike other sugar mills, it had the ability to process sugar cane into white sugar. The refinery closed in 1981. Meeker Sugar Refining Company records include a cash book and a journal. Entries include many transactions with the Chicago area office and area sugar farmers. Early entries also document construction of the company's buildings in 1911 and 1912, including the boarding house, laboratory, and office building. Mss. 4011.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Meeker, Williamson and Patton. Correspondence, 1807-1808. 18 items. Location: C:18. Merchants of New Orleans. Correspondence concerning commodities from Amsterdam, Holland; letters of credit from Baltimore, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a letter from John Williamson from Havana, Cuba. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1230.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Merrill-Buckner Papers, 1787-1870 (bulk 1830-1860). 578 items. Location: U:228. A. P. Merrill of Natchez, Mississippi, was a physician and the cashier of the Agricultural Bank. Aylett Buckner settled in Natchez around 1830, where he was a prominent attorney, cotton factor, and director of the Commercial Bank of Natchez. Collection primarily consists of financial and legal papers of Merrill, Buckner, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. Other items include plats of the property of Abner Green and the deed to Patesi Plantation and its slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 598.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Metoyer Family Papers, 1900-1944. 219 items, 6 ms. Vols., 1 mf reel. Location: A:1, H:2, Mss.Mf:M. Vilfride Metoyer and John P. Conant of Melrose, and St. Clair and Nazy Metoyer of Derry, Louisiana. African American farmers and proprietors of a general merchandise store. Ledgers of St. Clair and Nazy list sales, expenses, and accounts with wholesale merchants. Record book of John Conant lists general expenses, annual earnings and possessions, and the birth, marriage, and death dates of many Natchitoches Parish residents. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 837, 846.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Meyer and Hymel. Account books, 1850-1893. 50 items, 45 vols. Location: F:7. Dealers in general merchandise of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Store account books of Louis J. Meyer and Leo Hymel; and ledger for Meyer Drug Store (1889-1893). For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Meyer Brothers. Store records. 1855-1909. approx. 26 linear ft. Location: H:19, 92:2-14. Natives of Germany and general merchants of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers consist of letters from family in Germany and in the U.S. and from various friends pertaining to business conditions and social life in Louisiana and Texas. Business papers include correspondence, bills, receipts, and manuscript volumes. The Jewish community in the Feliciana Parishes is reflected in a group of record books of the Feliciana Lodge No. 239 of the International Order of B'nai B'rith. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2909.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Jews     German-language    
  • Michel, Francios. Document, 1828. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. A true copy of an act of sale of property by Diego Romero of Assumption Parish, Louisiana, to Francois Michel of Ascenion Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Michel, Joseph J. Papers, 1835-1850. 3 items. Location: Misc:M. Papers of Joseph J. Michel of St. James Parish, Louisiana, contain copies of the sale of property belonging to the estate of Pierre Michel (1835); power of attorney (1840); and the sale of land to Etienne Part (1850). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mickins, Dan. Day book, 1900-1901. 1 vol. Location: G:1. Day book of a livery stable keeper, probably Dan Mickins, with entries giving date of service; name of person; service rendered, such as horse and buggy, surry, saddle horse, or hack service; and in some instances place to which transportation was furnished and amount For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Millard, Albert and Company. Account, 1834. 1 item. Location: Misc. Statement of account for plantation supplies from Albert Millard and Company, Thibodaux, La., to Messrs. Oulerbridge (?) Horsey and John Lee. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 2186.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Millikin Mercantile Company. Invoice book, 1916-1918. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:4. General store of Millikin, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, operated by J. S. Millikin. Invoice book of the Millikin Mercantile Company. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1341.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars    
  • Millikin, James Shaw. Scrapbook, [1874]-1917 (bulk 1881-1898). 11 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: U:238. Merchant and planter, of Millikin near Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1990.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Mills, John. Letters, 1795, 1807. 2 items. Location: Misc.:M. Planter and merchant of West Feliciana Parish, Laouisiana, founder of Bayou Sara, and a leader of the West Florida Rebellion. In letters to Gilbert Jackson of New York, John Mills refers to a slave insurrection and the indigo harvest (1795). He discusses the treatment of slaves, destruction of the cotton crop by the cut worm, and the considerable amount of commerce on the Mississippi River (May 19, 1807). He also states that severe weather caused the Choctaw Indians to kill planters' livestock for food.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1375.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Family Papers, 1779-1941 (bulk 1830-1870). 410 items, 37 vols. Location: U:229-230, H:2, Mss. Mf.:M, vault: 15, Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes plantation records; banking papers; and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Sugar     French-language     Jews     Spanish-language    
  • Miscellaneous sewing machine trade cards, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Mississippi and Lafourche Railway Co., chartered under the laws of the State of Louisiana, 1896. 1 printed pamphlet, 34 p.; 21 cm. Location: E:Imprints. Prospectus and charter for railroad describes its route from the west bank of the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana, to a junction with main track of Southern Pacific Railway in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and lists officers of company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Montan, Douglass C. Collection, circa 1860-1896. 4 items. Location: Misc. Baton Rouge author and businessman. Newspaper obituary and photographs of Douglass C. Montan and a photograph of his wife, Isabel Montan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1501.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Montgomery, William W. Document, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans, Louisiana, merchant. Notarized copy of a conveyance for an 1827 sale of land by William W. Montgomery, a New Orleans merchant, to Simeon Knight. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 300.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Montpelier account book, 1819-1821. 1 vol. Location: H:3. Unidentified ledger for Montpelier Inn, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, lists the sale of whiskey, rum, tobacco, and like items. There are also occasional entries of breakfast, lunch, and dinner; lodging; and toll for horses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Moore, H. D. Letter, circa 1890s. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Personal letter from H.D. Moore, dealer in general merchandise of Bell's Store, East Feliciana Parish, La., discussing business, farming, and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Moore, John, 1788-1867. Letter, 1823 August 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Letter from Opelousas, Louisiana, addressed to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, editors of the National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C. It refers to an enclosed subscription payment of five dollars to be paid each to Benoit Vanille (?) and Clement A. Mudd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Politics    
  • More, David. Letter, 1835 Jan. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. David More in New Orleans, La., writes his father, Azariah More, in Bridgeton, N.J., describing his shipping business between New Orleans and Franklin in the Attakapas District and giving a rich account of the economic life of New Orleans. Mss. 3952.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Morgan, Zula Penny. Papers, 1900, 1961. 4 items. Location: Misc. M. Resident of Ruston, Louisiana. Two personal letters describe family matters in Calhoun and Ruston, La. (1900, 1961). Two early 20th-century photographs depict Frank Price's hardware store in Ruston, La., and probably the family of Frank E. Morgan Sr. and Zula Penny Morgan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2940.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Moyse-Gottlieb-Sommer Family Papers, 1886-1986 (bulk 1910-1960). 3 linear ft., 2 v. Location: U:317, OS:M, M:19. Members of the Moyse, Gottlieb, and Sommer families were predominantly merchants, businessmen, and bankers in Louisiana, primarily Baton Rouge. Correspondence, financial documents, photographs, printed items, scrapbooks, and writings reflect the personal and professional lives of a Jewish family from the 1880s to the 1980s. Central topics include Hermann Moyse Sr.'s involvement in the First World War and his employment at City National Bank, the educational activities of Ray and Lydie Sommer, and the family's association with Temple B'nai Israel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Religion     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Mulford, Jas. A. Letter, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. New Orleans merchant. Letter to Julius Wadsworth of Illinois regarding trade in pork and beef. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Municipal Improvement Company. Record books, 1888-1908. 3 vols. Location: H:1. Ledger, minute book, and trial balance of the New Orleans Municipal Improvement Company from the year 1888 when the company was granted its charter until its liquidation in 1908. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 308.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Murphy, Patrick, 1827-1885. Papers, 1853-1925 (bulk 1860-1885). 739 items, 69 ms. Vols. Location: U:232, H:3-4., OS:M. Catholic layman, bridge builder, and building contractor of Natchez, Mississippi, and St. Joseph, Louisiana. Personal and business papers including contracts, specifications, plans, memoranda, and accounts for building; statements for construction materials; and personal letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Religion    
  • Musson, G. Scrapbook, 1884-1885, 1891-1898. 1 vol. Location: J:17. Scrapbook (1891-1898) of Musson containing newspaper clippings principally from New Orleans newspapers. The scrapbook had earlier been a journal (1884-1885) of the A. B. Manufacturing Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Nashua Manufacturing Company. Correspondence, 1840-1841. 54 items. Location: E:57. Company located in Boston, Massachusetts. Correspondence of James S. Amory, treasurer of the Nashua Manufacturing Company, from company agents in New Orleans, Louisiana, about the purchase of cotton from factors for New England textile mills. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1383, 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Natchitoches Parish papers, 1732-1920. 289 items, 2 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Papers of the St. Denis family pertain to the succession of Sieur Louis Juchereau de St. Denis and of his widow (1732-1781). Natchitoches Post paprers include land and slave sale documents, successions, marriage contracts, guardianships, and a few papers pertaining to free African Americans (1733-1866). Ledgers consist of a merchant's account book (1766-1768) and a brand register book (1903-1920). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2917.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Natchitoches Parish records, 1734-1916. 3.5 linear ft., 10 vols. Location: S:37-42, L:12. Collection contains official and legal documents of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, pertaining to Clerk of Court records, court dockets of civil and criminal actions, land claims, bills of indictments, marriage licenses, cancelled bond notes, certificates of naturalization, and notorial acts. Also included are the records of the merchant firm of Barr, Davenport, and Murphy (1808-1810). Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 480, 876, 929, 940, 961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Nathan, George. Letter, 1851. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant. Letter from Nathan to James Birckhead, Wall Street, New York, discusses the arrival of coffee shipments, and prices obtained from each ship by name, and price lists for sugar, molasses, flour, pork, and cotton in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Nautilus Insurance Company. Account book, 1847. 1 vol., 1 CD-ROM. Location: M:19, AA:CD-ROM shelf. Company based in New York. William A. Britton was an agent for the company in Natchez. He was a partner in W. A. Britton & Co., a banking firm with interests in New Orleans. Account book, kept by Britton, contains lists of names of life insurance policy holders, beneficiaries, amounts of insurance purchased, premiums, and fees paid to doctors for examinations. Some entries pertain to insurance on the lives of slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Neathery, James Hansel, 1895-1964. Papers, 1890-1974. 1.5 linear ft. Location: T:99, OS:N. Salesman and executive for Thompson Machinery Company, Inc., in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Papers include scrapbooks, newsletters, notebooks, and photographs documenting Neathery's career in the agricultural machinery industry and his participation in various professional and community organizations, particularly the Plaquemine Rotary Club. Of particular note are the numerous photographs of sugar harvesting farm machinery and a small selection of printed items related to race relations in Baton Rouge (1904) and Plaquemine (1963). Mss. 5014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Sugar    
  • Neil and Hardesty. Ledger, 1830-1831. 1 vol. Location: G:4. Ledger of S.W. Neil and Franklin Hardesty, merchants of Clinton, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nettles and Worsham. Account books, 1837-1839. 2 vols. Location: G:4. General merchants of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Account books of Nettles and Worsham. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • New Orleans merchants' invoices, 1847-1859. 223 items. Location: T:63. Invoices and bills of lading of merchants in New Orleans from firms in Liverpool, Paris, Bordeaux, Genoa, and Le Havre for merchandise. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 573.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • New Orleans factors' letters, 1832-1851. 33 items. Location: B:11. Letters sent from various New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchants to companies in the northern states, especially Wilbur Kelly (Providence, R.I.), Messrs. Silas Pierce and Company (Boston, Mass.), and Messrs. T. Smith and Company (Hartford, Conn.). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • New Orleans directory compilation, 1728-1899. 8 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: U:99. Data transcribed from maps, censuses and city directories pertaining to streets, lots, neighborhoods, and individuals of New Orleans, particularly the French Quarter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1827.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans cotton sales receipt, 1846 May 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Receipt for 47 bales of cotton purchased by Fearn Crenshaw and Company, New Orleans, from John Robinson, giving weights of bales and charges. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3228.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • New Orleans bills of exchange collection, 1836-1872. 72 items. Location: Misc:N. Collection of drafts, bank notes, and promissory notes of banks in New Orleans. Some items relate to French and English banks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1185.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans cabaret license bond, 1845 Jan. 13. 1 bond. Location: Misc. Bond for the licensing of a coffeehouse, cabaret, tavern, etc. in municipality no. 3 of New Orleans, La. Mss. 5031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • New Orleans Canal and Banking Company. Draft, 1846. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Draft payable to James F. Hayden. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad shipment record, 1870-1873. 1 v. Location: G:22. The New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad, completed in 1858, ran from New Orleans, La., to Jackson, Miss. The ledger records items shipped between August 1870 and May 1873. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3837.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Newman and Hanchelle. Account book, 1776 Feb. 27. 2 leaves. Location: Misc.:N, Vault MRDF 3, Vault:16. Merchants of Natchez, Mississippi. Two fragmentary sheets from an account book of Newman and Hanchelle giving names of purchasers, dates of purchases, merchandise purchased, and charges for items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Newsom, M. S. Family Papers, 1829-1929 (bulk 1870-1910). 2,918, 163 vols. Location: E:30-34, J:14-16, X:72, 99:. Brick and lumber merchants of Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Papers are comprised of business records, a few personal papers, 102 manuscript volumes, and 61 printed volumes. Among the manuscript volumes are daybooks, ledgers, letter books, memorandum books, journals, and checkbooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 691, 716, 1102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Noble, Madge Freiler. Collection, circa 1910-1985. 4 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of a photographic print of Jacob Verberg, a Louisiana landscape architect, and four of his employees (circa 1910); a copy of Verberg's obituary (1942); and a history of the role of sawmills in the development of Canton and Madison County, Miss. (circa 1985). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4368.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Norwood Plantation Store. Ledger, 1887. 1 ms. vol. Location: Location: F:14. Store owned by William A. West and Max C. Bridges, Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Ledger records sales of merchandise. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3036.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Norwood, Abel John, 1818-1896. Papers, 1844-1897. 34 items, 6 ms. vols. Location: G:18, Misc:N, Mss.Mf:N. Judge and planter of Hollywood Plantation near what is now Norwood, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Norwood also owned several firms in the parish, was the proprietor of a commissary, a cotton gin, and a sawmill, and was a cotton factor. Manuscript ledgers and a cashbook reflect Norwood's activities as a planter, store owner, and commission merchant. Included are volumes relating to the estates of Elias and Catherine Norwood; J. and N. Nettles; and David E. Brunson. Diary of Hollywood Plantation records details of daily plantation management including accounts of the weather, the conditions of slaves, work done on the plantation, and the capture of runaway slaves. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 15, or Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 2, Reels 12-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1373.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Nott, William and Company. Notice, 1821. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Printed notice stating that a copartnership between Nathaniel Amory of Boston, Thomas Callender of New York, and Nott had expired, and that the firm would transact business in New Orleans under the name of William Nott and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1998.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Nuebling, Maximilian. Letterbooks, 1822-1826. 2 ms. vols. Location: J:12. German immigrant who settled in St. Francisville, Louisiana, and worked in a general store owned by his uncle, Dietrich Holl. Holl's wife, Virginia Martha Brent Chisholm, married Nuebling after her husband's death, and they had one son, John. Handwritten copies of letters by Neubling. Early letters were written at sea on board the S. S. Fortuna on a voyage from Bremen, Germany, to New Orleans. Later letters describe his life in St. Francisville while he was working in his uncle's store. In German with a typewritten volume containing English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 873.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     German-language    
  • O'Reilly, John. Letter, 1850 Sept. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John O'Reilly of Mobile, Ala., writes to Charles P. Leverich of New York, N.Y., regarding the repairing and renting of a large house, probably owned by Leverich. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • O'Toole, Phelim F. Appraisal, 1966. 7 items. Location: B:48. Letter to James J. Curro of Baton Rouge, La., accompanies an appraisal and five black and white photographs of the Bentley Hotel located in Alexandria, La. Appraisal reports on all aspects of improvements, expansion and property value. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Oakley & Co. letter, 1837 June 30. 1 letter. Location: Misc. W. Oakley of Oakley and Co., New Orleans, La., writes M. Shaw of New York City regretting that a payment cannot be made because of depressed economic conditions. The letter reflects the serious economic conditions caused by the Panic of 1837. Mss. 4574.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Occupied New Orleans Collection, 16 January-14 November, 1864. 7 items. Location: Misc: O. Certificates, receipts, and bills of lading. documenting business activities in occupied New Orleans, including the sale and shipping of corn and cotton and the purchase of groceries and soap. Three receipts and one certificate were issued to A[uguste] Lesseps of St. Clair Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Osburn, Ozias. Account book, 1852-1855. 1 ms. vol. Location: G:16. Dealer in general merchandise, of Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Ledger of Ozias Osburn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1769.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Oulie, M., and Company. Receipt, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc. Receipt of M. Oulie and Co. by G. Gandin to Numa Jacob, St. James Parish, Louisiana. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Owen, George S. Account books, 1857-1906 (bulk 1874-1896). 36 vols. Location: H:8-9. Postmaster, commission agent, steamboat agent, and general store owner at Pilcher's Point, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Shapley Owen was a planter of Owenton Plantation, Bunch's Bend, East Carroll Parish. Collection consisting of volumes relating primarily to Owen's management of the general store at Pilcher's Point but including some records kept by Shapley Owen as a planter of Owenton Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 332.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Oxnard, Benjamin A. Papers, 1890-1960. 5 v. Location: H:14. Sugar industry executive. Collection relating to sugar industry includes a letter book (1890), data related to trade with England (1926-1927); account book for Adeline Sugar Factory Co. Ltd. (1902-1911); printed item on the American Sugar Refining Co. (1912), and a scrapbook for Oxnard Sugar Factory (1891-1958 rev. 1960). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • O’Toole, Phelim F. Appraisal, 1966. 7 items. Location: B:48. Letter to James J. Curro of Baton Rouge, La., accompanies an appraisal and five black and white photographs of the Bentley Hotel located in Alexandria, La. Appraisal reports on all aspects of improvements, expansion and property value. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4571.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • P. A. Giraud & Co. Letter, 1856 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc:G. Commission merchants located in New Orleans, dealing in molasses and sugar. Edward James Gay, born in Virginia, married Lavinia Hynes. Upon his father-in-law's death, Gay assumed control of Hynes' property in Louisiana and moved there in 1856. Letter from New Orleans by P. A. Giraud and Company to Gay at Hynes Plantation 'near Plaquemine,' Louisiana, details the shipping schedule of molasses and sugar on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3313.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Palfrey, H. William. Letter, 1841 Sept. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. H. William Palfrey of New Orleans, La., writes to Charles P. Leverich in New York, N.Y., regarding the design for a machine for making pressed bricks for his brickyard at Carrollton, La. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Palmer-Lincoln Family Papers, 1865-1976. 1 linear ft. Location: Range 33:33. Edward C. Palmer ran a family wholesale paper trade business in New Orleans, and his sister, Maud, was involved in the cranberry business in Massachusetts. His daughter, Helen, married James Rufus Lincoln. Papers largely consisting of family correspondence. E. C. Palmer's paper business is documented through letters, a copy book, and audit books. Papers from Maud Palmer's interests in the cranberry trade consist of correspondence, receipts, and notebooks. Lincoln family papers include family correspondence, legal papers, cards, and drawings. Photographs represent both families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Parker, Edward G. Letter, 1859 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Secretary and treasurer of the Charleston and Savannah Railroad Company. Letter encloses a check for the wages of a slave hired to work on the railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • Part, Justin. Papers, 1889-1890. 22 items. Location: Misc.:P. Resident of St. James Parish, Louisiana. Papers include receipted bills from Bernard & Grima, commission merchants of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 336.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919. Sheet music, undated. 1 item. Location: 65:. Italian opera singer. Sheet music illustrated with a large picture of Patti, advertising Myers Brothers, leading grocers of Martinsburg, West Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1557.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Women    
  • Peck, Charles. Letters, 1834-1840. 3 items. Location: Misc.: P. Letters to Charles C. Peck of Natchez, Miss., from business associates in New York, N.Y., pertain to their commercial interests, cotton trade, shipping, and the transfer of funds. Letters also comment the possible loss of a steamer in route from Liverpool, England to New York and a fire on board the steamer "Lexington" that killed all but three passengers and destroyed the ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Pegram, Charles E. Ledger, 1843-1844. 1 vol. Location: G:4. Merchant probably in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Entries give name of account, date, purpose of entries, usually sundries, and page from which posted. Accounts are listed for the Railroad Commissioners, Dr. Mark Boatner, J. P. Bullard, John W. Hays, and others. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the East Feliciana Parish Archives Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pelican Hook and Ladder Company. Charter and constitution, 1876, 1879. 2 printed vols. Location: E:Imprints. Baton Rouge fire company. Includes a copy of the revised constitution of 1879. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Pelican Hook and Ladder Company. Record book, 1893-1895. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Baton Rouge fire company. Record of collection of dues, fines, and other monies from members kept by John Garvin, financial secretary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Pennaud document, 1764. 1 item. Location: Misc. Merchant of New Orleans. Lease of a house, property of the heirs of Mr. Pennaud, to Mr. Gabarret, signed by Mr. Duchros, legal representative of the heirs. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Perez-Viscaino, Juan. Letterbook, 1901-1915. 1 ms. vol. (indexed). Location: M:19. Mexico city businessman. Business correspondence concerning tobacco manufacturing and sales, banking, and real estate in Mexico City and Vera Cruz. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1251.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Perret, Frank. Letter, 1847 Nov. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Frank Perret of New Orleans, La., writes to Robert Taylor of Opelousas, La., regarding insurance on Taylor's sugar and molasses, the destruction by fire of the sugar house of a Mr. Roman, and the going prices for sugar and molasses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4014.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Perrodin, Messrs. Jules and Auguste. Ledger, 1874-1878. 361 items, 26 vols. Location: M:29-30, O:20, O:25, U:227, Misc.:P, Mss. Mf.:P. General merchants of Opelousas, Louisiana. Records consist of daybooks, ledgers, letter file books, and waybills showing charges for freight on packets operating in the Opelousas and Atchafalaya area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2395, 2422, 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Perry and Powell. Account books, 1836-1838. 4 vols. Location: G:4. Mercantile firm of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybooks, journal, and ledger of Perry and Powell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peters and Millard. Letter, 1844 July 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:P. Business letter from factors, Peters and Milliard of New Orleans, La., to Charles P. Leverich of New York, N.Y. relates to cotton shipments and payments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Peters, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1914 (bulk 1820-1863). 71 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: E:49. Prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Papers consist of an autobiography, diary, political speech, and letters by Samuel Peters, Sr.; a biography of him; family correspondence; a printed volume of novelist and artist, Rodolphe Topffer; and a manuscript volume containing genealogical data. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1346.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1801-1855. Letter, 1843 Sept. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Samuel J. Peters Sr. was a prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Samuel J. Peters Sr. of New Orleans, La., writes Charles P. Leverich of New York, N.Y., regarding the sound state of the City Bank of New Orleans and business relations with New York firms. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Petition of James Glover, 1873. 1 item (16 pages). Location: Misc.:P. Petition submitted by James Glover of Pennsylvania, in an attempt to receive compensation for the destruction of his lumber mills and property in Harrisonburg, Louisiana during the Civil War. Includes depositions from James Glover, Cornelius Glover, A.G. Malloy (Union colonel responsible for destruction of said property), business associates, and family. Includes a list of items destroyed by the Union army as well as individual's assessments of their worth. Testimonies recall events leading to destruction of Glover's property. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4884.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pettiss, W. T. D. Ledgers, 1847-1850, 1852. 2 vols. Location: G:1, G:7. Innkeeper and butcher of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Ledgers containing accounts (1847-1850) for feeding and hire of horses and for meals and lodging. Entries (1852) list accounts for purchase and sale of beef, mutton, and hides. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pharr, John Newton, 1829-1903. Family papers, 1843-1934 (bulk 1908-1931). 85,762 items, 220 ms. vols., 141 printed vols. Location: UU:211-213, X:1-42, Q:15-27. Sugar planter, businessman, politician, and steamboat captain of St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Papers and account books of Captain Pharr and records of the J. N. Pharr and Sons, Limited reflect the operations of all the Pharr family holdings including several plantations, Glenwild Sugar Refinery, the Fairview Dairy, and the Pharr Line. Also contains compilations of primary election returns for Jan. 28, 1908, and January 19, 1932. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Transportation     Politics    
  • Phillips Family Stores. Photographs, 1892, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Phoenix Steam Fire Company. Invitation, circa 1870-1900. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Invitation to the Centennial Anniversary Dinner. The origin of this invitation is unknown. Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Natchez, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama all had fire companies named the Phoenix Steam Fire Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Piccadilly Records, 1930-2008. 10 linear ft. Location: 110:11-14, OS:P. Records of Baton Rouge-based restaurateur H.L. “Tandy” Hamilton and Piccadilly Restaurants, LLC. Includes correspondence, speeches, newsletters, manuals, financial documents, photographs, slides, and other records relating to the business and activities of Hamilton, Piccadilly, and their professional and personal associates.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Piccadilly Records, 1930-2008. 10 linear ft. Location: 110:11-14, OS:P. Baton Rouge-based restaurant chain, founded in 1944 by Tandy Hannibal Hamilton. Records consist of correspondence, speeches, newsletters, manuals, financial documents, photographs, slides, and other materials relating to the business and activities of Tandy Hamilton and the Piccadilly corporation. Mss. 5015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Pintard, John M. Papers, 1796-1809 (bulk 1808-1810). 0.5 linear ft. (118 items; 5 vols.). Location: UU:67, H:10. Merchant, cotton planter of Laurel Hill Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers include documents related to Pintard's plantation and store, transportation on the Mississippi River, and commerce before and during the War of 1812. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 887.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation    
  • Plantation store account book, 1889-1958 (bulk 1889-1899). 1 item. Location: G:18. Account book of an unidentified plantation store merchant of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. Recorded are the debits and credits principally of tenant farmers in that area for rent, hauling, lumber, wages, ginning cotton, and their purchase of food, clothing, medicine, whiskey, and tobacco. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Planter's Bank. Records, 1835, 1843-1844. 2 ms. vols. Location: M:14. Discount Credit Book,(January 1-October 9, 1835), and a Note Blotter, 1843-1844. Part of the COMMERCIAL BANK OF NATCHEZ COLLECTION. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Poche, Louis Aristee, 1896-1990. Tobacco Manufacturer Record Book, 1954. 1 Vol. Location: M:21. Manufacturer of tobacco in Convent, Louisiana. The book was used to track shipments of perique tobacco. The book contains forms created by the Internal Revenue Service to track tobacco and snuff manufacturers shipments. Mss. 5136.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Pointe Coupee store ledgers, 1902-1904, 1940-1948. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Ledgers from a general store in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana; vol. 1: 1940-1948, Vol. 2: 1902, Vol. 3: 1903-1904. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2710.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pointe Coupee Land & Improvement Co. Brochure, 1916. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pointer, John L. Bills of lading, 1840-1844. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:20. Grocer, commission and forwarding merchant of Indian Village, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Volume records shipments of goods on steamboats, mainly traveling between Opelousas, Louisiana, and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Pollock, Oliver, 1737-1823. Papers, 1767-1784. 192 items (photocopies). Location: W:18. Irish-born merchant of Pennsylvania and New Orleans, and United States agent in New Orleans (1777) and Havana, Cuba (1783). Letters from correspondents in Philadelphia, Louisiana, and Pensacola pertain mainly to commerce in Louisiana, Pollock's business affairs, and to his imprisonment in Cuba. Originals in the Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2879.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Business directory, 1846-1903. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Scrapbook, 1879-1899. 1 vol. Location: F:8. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant from Maine. Newspaper clippings and personal memoranda. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Poole, James M., d. 1871. Diary, 1839-1846. 1 vol. Location: U:210. New Orleans commission merchant, originally of Portland, Maine. Poole spent some years in Charleston, South Carolina, before moving to New Orlea. Diary contains entries related to Poole's business and social interests in Charleston, South Carolina (1839-1843), and New Orleans (1843-1846). Includes comparisons Poole made between the two cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1526.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Porteous, Thomas Clark, 1841-1919. Papers, 1858-1898. .5 linear ft. (137 items; 6 vols.). Location: C:68, J:9, M:21. Manager of Levois Drygoods Store in New Orleans and of Star Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana; and bookkeeper for the Godchaux Department Store in New Orleans. Porteous was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Papers include documents related to Porteous' work at Star Plantation and at the stores. Included are letters, bank books, account records, receipts, and a map of the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200, 1201, 1316.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Pothier & Faucheux. Letter, 1859. 1 circular letter. Location: E:Imprints. This circular letter announces the dissolution of DeBlanc & Faucheux, merchants and importers of New Orleans, La., upon the death of Mr. Louis D. DeBlanc, and the formation of Pothier & Faucheux, which will continue the same services at the same location. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Pott, James Stansall. Papers, 1817-1818. 5 items. Location: Misc. London merchant. Papers pertain to the collection of a debt owed Pott by James F. Wilson, merchant of New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Powell and Wherry. Journal, 1838-1839. 1 vol. Location: G:7. General merchants of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Journal of Powell and Wherry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Powers, C. M. Papers, 1912-1914. 1 vol. Location: G:7. Retail grocer and saloon-keeper of Baton Rouge. Annual inventory book of stock and movable equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Powers, C. M. Papers, 1914. 106 items, 1 printed vol. Location: A:5. Retail grocer and saloon-keeper of Baton Rouge. Bills and receipts for Baton Rouge restaurant equipment, groceries, and liquors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 577.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Pugh, George W. Collection, 1867-1896. 4 items (photocopies). Location: W:26. "Dr. Pugh Family Journal' compiled by Dr. Thomas E. W. Pugh and excerpts from a copybook comprise the collection. They relate to the genealogy of the Pugh and related Williams, Collins, Slade, and Alston families, news columns written by William Whitmell Pugh describe the history of Assumption Parish from 1820-1860, and the Last Island Storm of 1896. Letterbook excerpts concern financial and business affairs, and the estate of Race's wife, Olivia. Other correspondence relates to the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee. Race relates his views on secession (April 21, 1880). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4750.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Politics    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Family plantation records, 1852-1912 (bulk 1903-1908). 2 linear ft. (131 items, 14 vols.). Location: G:38-39, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers include correspondence, legal and financial papers, township maps and survey plats, and printed materials. Financial records deal with Woodlawn, Himalaya, and Mount Lawrence plantations. Papers also include minutes of the Woodlawn Planting & Manufacturing Co., of which Pugh was chair; maps of land holdings in Assumption Parish; and cashbooks, ledgers, record books, and a time book. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 740, 753.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Pynehan, George. Letter, 1846 May 7. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Pynehan in New Orleans, La., writes his brother, Lucius K. Pynehan in Buffalo, N.Y., discussing investments, encouraging his brother to marry, and remarking on the people passing through New Orleans for the Mexican War. Mss. 3907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Quick, W. J. Papers, 1945-1951. 18 items. Location: 78:74. Contractor of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Business papers consisting of blue prints, specifications, and pictures of Louisiana public and private buildings located at New Iberia, Crowley, Abbeville, Franklin, and Lafayette, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1267.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • R. Viener and Company. Records, 1880-1936 (bulk 1893-1930). 27 linear ft., 494 ms. vols., 9 printed vols. Location: K:1-33, 128:. Wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm in Natchez, Mississippi. R. Viener was the treasurer of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez. Records include financial and business documents related to the company, and cashbooks and record accounts of the B'nai Israel Congregation. Records also include commercial and mercantile reference books, books about buying cotton, and a telegraphic code book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Religion    
  • R. Yeatman & Co. Letter, 1855 Aug. 30. R. Yeatman & Co., commission merchants of New Orleans, La., write to Messrs. Marinell & Dunwiddie of Caledonia, Tenn., regarding their account and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4290.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Rabb, Nicholas, b. 1799. Family Papers, 1799-1919 (bulk 1836-1876). 99 items,(8 vols. (on 1 microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Blacksmith and planter of Jefferson and Madison counties, Mississippi. His oldest son, Constantine N. Rabb, was a planter and general merchant of Madison County, Mississippi, and Evangeline and Vernon parishes, Louisiana. Papers include diaries, memoranda, daybooks, and a record book, documenting plantation management, social life, and blacksmith fees. Rabb family genealogical information is in the record book. Constantine Rabb's papers (1851-1905) include letters, tax receipts, and other items reflecting his work as a planter and general merchant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1843.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Rabenhorst, Alvin E. (Alvin Eugene), 1875-1946. Photograph Collection, 1897-1899. 0.25 linear ft. (69 prints). Location: UU:263. Baton Rouge funeral home and insurance company executive. Collection of prints copied from an album of photographs taken by Rabenhorst of Baton Rouge businesses, homes, and public buildings; social events; and residents of the city. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4110.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Rachal, Benoit C., Jr. Account book, 1877-1878. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Innkeeper at Grand Ecore, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Account book contains accounts of guests for room and board, transportation, mail, and sundry services. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 953.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Randon, Fran?ois. Ledger, 1876-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. New Orleans dealer in sugar mill supplies. Ledger contains accounts for plantations along the Mississippi River from False River to New Orleans and on Bayou Teche. The volume also includes a record of household expenses. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Rasch, O. G. H. (Oswald Gustave H.), 1901 or 2-1954. Scrapbook, 1920-1950. 1 v., 9 items. Location: A:81. O.G.H. Rasch, a New Orleans business executive, founded United Distributors, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electrical appliances, gas ranges and heaters, housewares, and industrial supplies. His scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and tear sheets documenting his business career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Rauhman-Turner Family Papers, 1855-1924 (bulk 1855-1872). 1.2 linear ft. Location: 7:66-67. The Rauhman and Turner families conducted business in Baton Rouge in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Account books, scrapbooks, printed items, manuscript materials, and photographs, several by Andrew D. Lytle. Several items pertain to H. Avery. One daybook was maintained by P. and T. LaCroix of Covington, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Rauhman-Turner Family Papers, 1855-1924 (bulk 1855-1872). 1.2 linear ft. Location: 7:66-67. The Rauhman and Turner families conducted business in Baton Rouge in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Account books, scrapbooks, printed items, manuscript materials, and photographs, several by Andrew D. Lytle. Several items pertain to H. Avery. One daybook was maintained by P. and T. LaCroix of Covington, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4159.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Raynor, E. J. Papers, 1869, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine    
  • Reed, Isaac. Letter, circa 1800-1860. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Business letter regarding cargo being sent by ship from New Orleans, Louisiana, to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Rees, Grover, 1891-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1991-1992. Transcript (22, 25 pages), 2 sound cassettes (2.5 hours). Location: L:4700.0078. Native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and graduate of LSU (1912) and Harvard Law School (1915) who wrote a history of Breaux Bridge. Interview deals with his student years at LSU and Harvard; his book on Breaux Bridge; and his work at Gulf Oil Corporation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0078.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Register records, The, 1948-1980. 13 linear ft. Location: 5:54-66. The Register was published in Baton Rouge from 1949-1980 by Elton Huckabay and edited by his wife Orene Muse. The magazine profiled local social events, prominent individuals, often in the context of fundraising, and events in private enterprise. Records document events and activities of selected Baton Rouge-area individuals, businesses, and social clubs. Orene Muse's activities related to the establishment and promotion of the annual charity event, the Mad Hatters Brunch, are also reflected. Scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to The Register, Mad Hatters, and radio and television broadcasts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3529.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • Rembert, Frank K. Promissory note, 1862 Jan. 23. 1 promissory note. Location: Misc. Frank K. Rembert of Memphis, Tenn., promises to pay $5,000 to John P. Trenevant in four months' time. Mss. 3907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Reynaud, Juan. Papers, 1795-1799. 1 item (bound manuscript; 63 pages). Location: A:110. New Orleans merchant. Documents pertain to the legal proceedings of the case of Juan Reynaud vs. Juan Pedro Tauriac, surgeon of Opelousas, Louisiana, for payment of debt. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 367.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Rhode Island slave trade document, 1795-1798. 1 item. Location: Misc. Business account of Samuel Chase, master of the Ascension, and the ship's Rhode Island owners, describes the ship's voyages and business transactions while involved in the slave trade from Africa to Spanish America. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • Richard, J. N. Family Papers, 1894-1933, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Richardson, A. Ledger, 1817-1819 . 1 vol. Location: G:7. Ledger of A. Richardson, blacksmith-gunsmith of Jackson, La., contains accounts for work on vehicles, farm and household implements, gristmills, guns, and similar items, together with records of payment in cash and by such articles and services as iron, hanks of tobacco, wine, and tailoring. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roach, Richard. Ledger, 1832-1835. 9 items, 1 vol. Location: G:7. Merchant of Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledger of Richard Roach and loose items of T. L. and S. P. Andrews, attorneys for creditors of Roach. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robb & Hoge. Letters, 1846 . 3 items. Location: Misc.: R. New Orleans, La., banking and brokerage firm. Letters to Nevins, Townsend & Co., a Wall Street brokerage firm in New York, pertain to bills and accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Robb, James, Letter, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Banker, railroad executive, president of the New Orleans Gas Light and Banking Co., 1842-1856. Letter from Robb as president of the New Orleans Gas Light Company to A. R. Splane, attorney of Franklin, La., regarding the assumption by William Sharp of St. Mary Parish of James G. Campbell's 1838 mortgage on 12 slaves Campbell had purchased. The New Orleans Gas Light originally held the mortgage. An extract of the company's board of director's minutes authorizing Splane to act as their agent in the matter is enclosed. The debt was contracted with Campbell by New Orleans Gas Light's predecessor agency, New Orleans Gas Light and Banking Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4854For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Roberts, John A. Letter, 1843 Aug. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John A. Roberts in New Orleans writes Charles E. Hall of Middletown, Conn., discussing commerce in the city. It is written on a semi-weekly summary of commercial statistics from the "New-Orleans Price-Current, Commercial Intelligencer and Merchants' Transcript." Mss. 4097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Roberts, Robert. Papers, 1806-1852. 14 items. Location: Misc.: R. Robert Roberts was a joint owner of the cargo ship, EXPERIMENT. Papers relate to the capture of the EXPERIMENT by pirates while en route to Port Montego, Jamaica, and Roberts's claim for government compensation. Other papers pertain to Roberts's claim to a land grant in West Florida that was supposedly awarded by the British government to John and William Williams (July 28, 1836, March 17, 1840). There is also a poem signed by Louisa Duff (Jan. 5, 1852). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robertson, James E. Ledger, 1824-1834. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:20. Storekeeper of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Ledger (1824-1834) records sales of merchandise, insurance payments, purchases of goods and lottery tickets, and other business transactions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2986.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Robinson, Walter G. Letter, 1853 Oct. 29. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Walter G. Robinson of New Orleans, La., writes the firm of Lawyer, Wallace & Co. of New York, N.Y., regarding the state of the cotton market, recognizing poorer yields and quality when compared against the previous season. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Rodewald, Henry. Letter, 1853 November 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. New Orleans tobacco broker. Letter addressed to Messrs. Sayer, Wallace & Co., New York. Rodenwald complains about high exchange rates, but expresses confidence in the market improving soon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Rolston, William A., Sr. Papers, 1911-1952. 846 items, 63 printed vols. Location: 79:45-48. Sugar technologist and superintendent of the Francisco Sugar Company, Francisco, Province of Camaguey, Cuba; and a native of Baton Rouge. Papers include correspondence, drawings, blueprints, reports, and files related to Rolston's work for the Francisco Sugar Company. Other papers relate to sugar growing and processing, building materials, engineering, and the lumber industry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Sugar    
  • Ronaldson and Puckett Company, Ltd. Papers, 1881-1914. approx. 3,400 items, 22 vols. Location: UU:6-8, O:15. Baton Rouge grocers, commission merchants, and dealers in general merchandise. Business papers and account books of Ronaldson and Puckett; and account books of their predecessor companies, David, Garig and Company; and David, Garig, and Thomas. Also included are records of the New Orleans patent medicine firm, the Minute Man Oil Medicine Company, Ltd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Roper, George. Letter, 1826 Nov. 25. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Roper of Richmond, Va., writes to Hugh Alexander of Baton Rouge, La., regarding the sale of a tract of land in West Baton Rouge Parish, La., belonging to the estate of William O. Winstow. He also mentions affairs of the Second Baptist Church of Richmond. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Rosenbaum, Max. Family Letters and Photographs, 1898-1945, undated. 92 items. Location: S:136. World War I veteran and shopkeeper-resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collection includes a series of letters written from Max Rosenbaum to his son, Bert Rosenbaum, who was in Europe serving in the United States Army during World War II. The collection is also comprised of photographs of Ruth (Elgutter) Rosenbaum's German-Jewish immigrant family. Mss. 4878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     20th Century Wars     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Ross, E. B. Account books, 1885-1894. 2 vols. Location: H:13. Merchant of Lexington, Kentucky, and Red Stick, Mississippi. Journal and ledger recording merchandise sales and cash accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 373.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Routon, Talbot Arthur. Letter, 1870 July 12. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Talbot Arthur Routon, a cotton farmer in Harrisonburg, La., writes Alexander Turney Stewart in New York City proposing Stewart finance the establishment of a mercantile business or a cotton farmers' cooperative in Catahoula Parish, La. Mss. 3712.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Roy, John B. Letter, 1836 Mar. 19 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. New Orleans commission merchant. In his letter to William Gray of Richmond, Va., John B. Roy, a New Orleans commission merchant, writes to about doing business with Gray and tobacco shipments to Richmond. The last page of the letter includes copies of an invoice and bill of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Rudman, James, 1816-1894. Account book, 1844-1882 (bulk 1844-1848). 1 vol. Location: J:12. Blacksmith of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, a native of Massachusetts; married to T. M. A. Norman. Account book containing records kept by Rudman of his service as blacksmith for many prominent West Feliciana families. He also did work for the jail, newspaper, and courthouse. The entries list the type of work performed and the charges for each task. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 881.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Rust, George. Family Papers, 1828, 1849-1958. 11 items. Location: Misc.:R. General and resident of Rockland, Virginia. His nephew, Albert Rust, was a U.S. representative from Arkansas (1855-1857, 1859-1861) and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army. Correspondence from his nephew, Albert, principally concern with business interests in Eldorado, Arkansas, and New Orleans. Included are bills from Baltimore listing charges for ocean passage to New Orleans for slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation     African Americans    
  • S. B. Draughon and Company. Ledger, 1835-1839. 1 vol. Location: F:17. General merchandising company in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. S. B. Draughon was a notary public in that parish. Ledger recording merchandise purchases from firms in New Orleans and Bayou Sara, Louisiana. The volume contains copies of documents signed by Draughon as notary; including deeds of land sales, slave bills of sale, acts of protest, and powers of attorney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • S. Gumbel & Co., Ltd. Records, 1884-1942 (bulk: 1884-1921). 66 v.; 0.3 linear ft. Location: P:14, 22; 114. Records are comprised of correspondence, financial papers, legal documents and business ledgers concerning the financial transactions of S. Gumbel & Co. Ltd, New Orleans commission merchant firm of Simon Gumbel. Collections relates to real estate in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the cotton, sugar, and rice trade in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar     Jews    
  • S. M. Hart and Company. Account books, 1854-1857. 2 vols. Location: P:20. Commission firm of Baton Rouge. Letterpress copy books of accounts with the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • S. Nosacka and Son. Poster, circa 1890s. 1 item. Location: OS:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, manufacturer. Poster advertising metal furniture, flower stands, hanging baskets, animal cages, and yard equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1208.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Sanchez Ledger, circa 1910-1930. 11 cards, 7 ledger sheets. Location: Misc., OS:S. Spanish immigrant and rural storekeeper of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Loose ledger sheets and picture writing cards of an unidentified Spanish immigrant and rural storekeeper of Lafourche Parish, La. The ledger sheets contain picture writing that employs symbols and codes to denote the type of good sold (e.g., eggs, hardware) and the quantity purchased by customers. A separate group of small cards imprinted with the same symbols featured in the ledger perhaps served as a kind of reference code or key. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1755.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Sanchez, Norman Joseph, 1943-2009. Collection of Houma and Thibodaux newspaper printing plates, 1855-1900. 5 printing plates. Location: 120:. Printing plates for the following newspapers: Thibodaux Minerva (Thibodaux, La. : April 7, 1855), Houma Ceres (Houma, La. : December 25, 1858), The Civic Guard (Houma, La. : May 23, 1868), The Houma Courier (Houma, La. : May 17, 1884), and The Terrebonne Times (Houma, La. : circa February 1900). Mss. 5095.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Saucier, A. V. Papers, 1917. 5 items. Location: Misc. A.V. Saucier was a landowner in Avoyelles Parish, La. The papers consist of a manuscript map of Marksville, La., a petition supporting Saucier's plan to construct a hotel in Marksville (1917), diagrams of the hotel's floor plan, a property map of land along the Red River near the boundaries of Avoyelles Parish and Rapides Parish, and a leaflet from the Southern Land & Timber Company of Meridian, Miss. Mss. 3961.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Schlick, Henry N., b. 1841? Papers, 1861-1879. 0.5 linear ft. (120 items, 2 vols.) Location: U:135. Union officer in the 1st New York Dragoons in the Civil War. Schlick was stationed in Springfield, Illinois, in 1864-1865, and was part of the escort for President Lincoln's funeral. Papers include Civil War correspondence among Henry and his brothers; United States Army papers such as lists of deserters and African American recruits; two diaries covering 1864-1870; and personal letters of Charles Schlick discussing his grocery store (1871). Some letters in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1686.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Schloss Gin. Record book, 1916-1929. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:S. Cotton gin located in Baton Rouge. Record book lists customers and costs of ginning services. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2975.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Schmit, Mrs. M. A. Record books, 1891-1902. 3 ms. vols. Location: P:20. Dealer in general merchandise, of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Daybook, invoice book, and account ledger. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1027.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Schooner F. Marquez manifest, 1862 Oct. 9. 1 manifest. Location: Misc. This manifest lists the foodstuffs and dry goods on board the schooner "F. Marquez" to be sold in New Orleans. A short manifest for the schooner "Confidence" is also included. Mss. 3923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Schwartz, John C. Papers, 1810, 1848-1932 (bulk 1865-1911). 6,885 items, 66 vols., and ca. 2.5 linear feet, 1 mf reel. Location: A:19-21, J:20-23; R:26; OS:S, Mss.Mf:S. Owner and operator of a retail hardware store in Natchez. Records include business letters and financial documents related to Schwartz's hardware business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 385, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Scott, Thomas W. Account book, 1838-1916 (bulk 1838-1857). 3 items. Location: Misc. Thomas W. Scott, a farmer in East Feliciana Parish, La., was appointed the first parish judge by Governor Thomas Bolling Robertson. This account book records debits and credits to the account of Sarah Ann Raiford, minor, kept by her tutor, Thomas W. Scott. It also records similar accounts kept by Scott for Daniel Waddelle, James B. Preusett, William A. Richardson, and the estates of several deceased people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4543.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Sevey, William. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant. Letter from Sevey to a friend. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Shamrock Lumber Company. Account book, 1905-1908. 1 vol. Location: J:17. Lumber Company in Shamrock, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Journal containing data relative to assets and liabilities of the Brown Lumber Company purchased as stock. Entries in the journal show debits and credits for lumber accounts, freight, logging, and salaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 980.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Shaw, Gabriel. Letters, 1802 June 22. 2 items. Location: Misc.:S. New York merchant. Letters from Shaw to William Meredith relative to his servant Ceasar, a free African American who had accompanied him to New Orleans. In New Orleans the servant was driven to insanity, a result of absence from his family and fear of the Louisiana climate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3083.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     African Americans    
  • Shepherd, John. Ledger, 1835-1838. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Merchant of 'Crocket Vill' (probably Crockett near Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi). Entries are mainly for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and gunpowder. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 389.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shepley, George Foster, 1819-1878. Letter, 1867 Mar. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc. George Foster Shepley was a colonel in the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment, was appointed a brigadier general in July 1862, was military governor of Louisiana (1862-1864), commanded the military district of eastern Virginia, and served as military governor of Richmond, Va. (April-July 1865). Shepley in Portland, Me., writes B.R. Curtis regarding an insurance claim on a vessel trading between Liverpool and Cuba. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse Family Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 v. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items incude Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4911.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Siddall, John. Letter, 1850 Dec. 3. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Siddall of New Orleans, La., writes to John W. Campbell of Jackson, Tenn., regarding the state of the cotton trade and the methods of commission merchants in New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Simon, Joseph. Family Papers, 1882-1944. 772. Location: C:80-81, O:3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, jeweler and a member of the Jewish community. Papers include personal and professional letters, newspaper clippings, and various printed volumes. Materials related to Judaism include letters concerning the Baton Rouge Jewish congregation, an issue of "The Jewish Outlook' (1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2379.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Religion     Jews    
  • Simonds & Fenner. Letter: New Orleans, La. To Messrs. Landrum and Williamson, Shreveport, La., 1859 March 25. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Simoneaux, Milton Joseph. Ledger pages, 1916-1924. 9 pages (photocopy). Location: Misc.:S. Owner of Smoke Bend Mercantile Company Store, near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Ledger pages record maintenance of a truck garden, including crops planted and labor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • SIOUX CITY bills of lading, 1870, undated. 9 items. Location: Misc.S. Bills of lading for merchandise on board the steamer Sioux City to be delivered in Iowa and Nebraska. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Sizer, George W. Bill, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. New Orleans merchant of farm implements. Bill from Sizer to L. D. Seltzer. 'New Orleans Agricultural Warehouse' is printed across the top of the bill. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1563.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Skelton, James R., 1897-1986. Oral history interview, 1980. 2 sound cassettes (1 hour), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.0025. Born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Brownsville, Texas, in 1911 where he took over his father's land abstract company in 1934. Skelton discusses his family background; life on the Texas-Mexico border in the early 1900s; the Mexican Revolution in 1911; President-elect Warren G. Harding's visit to Brownsville in 1920; mistreatment of Mexicans; and crimes and trials in Brownsville. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Records and account book, 1794-1815 (bulk 1794-1799). 3 items, including 1 vol., 1 mf reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:S. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Account book contains official and personal accounts while Skipwith was consul in Paris, France. Entries report names of American ships, descriptions of cargo, and accounts of individuals including James Monroe and Thomas Pinckney. Two loose items are a record of the import and sale of American cotton in the 1790s and a deposition dealing with the sale of cotton in 1815. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Transportation     Politics    
  • Skipwith, Fulwar, 1765-1839. Document, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:S.. Consul to France during the French Revolution and later a planter in Baton Rouge. Official letter from the director of the General Liquidation of the Public Debt of France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Politics     French-language    
  • Skolfield, Samuel. Letter, 1848 July 29 . 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Samuel Skolfield in Baton Rouge, La., writes George W. Chase in Lewiston, Me., discussing business matters, the upcoming presidential election, his own brief conversations with Zachary Taylor, and news of local deaths, including a man who became drunk and died from a fall from his horse. Mss. 3973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Slave trader insurance document, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     African Americans    
  • Sloo, Thomas, b. 1790. Papers, 1876-1913 (bulk 1883-1909). .3 linear ft. (104 items, 7 printed vols.). Location: UU:109. Partner in the firms of Baker, Sloo, and Company; and Whitney and Sloo Company of New Orleans. These companies manufactured saddlery, harnesses, and collars. Sloo married Duncan Kenner's granddaughter. Collection consists of business papers; materials from the Milton Society including its constitution; and invitations and admittance cards to Atlantean, Krewe of Momus, and Krewe of Comus dances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1470.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Smith & Brother (Firm : New Orleans, La.) Letter, 1846 Apr. 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Smith & Brother, a mercantile firm of New Orleans, La., writes to Messrs. T. Smith & Co. of Hartford, Conn., regarding trade in saddlery, plows, hides, and trees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Smith & Brother (New Orleans, La.) Letter, 1846 Feb. 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. The firm of Smith & Brother, a saddlery store at 52 Common St. in New Orleans, writes to T. Smith & Co. of Hartford, Conn., ordering harness leather, whips, bridles, saddles, goat and sheep skins, etc. Mss. 4106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Ann E. Papers, 1836-1867. 265 items. Location: C:55. Cotton planter of Clover Hill Plantation, Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, married to James P. Smith. Factors letters and statements from M. B. Brady and Company and J. B. Byrne and Company, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Smith for cotton sales. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Smith, Cantron and Co. Letter, 1839 May 13. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Company located in New Orleans. Letter written by Smith, Cantron and Co. to Messrs. Smith and Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, discussing orders for saddles, bridles, and other horse equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Smith, Ivory. Letter, 1832 June 18. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Ivory Smith of New Orleans, La., writes James Titcomb of Kennebunk, Me., regarding the cotton and tobacco trades. Mss. 4067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, John-Kemper, Reuben. Papers, 1798-1803. 3 items. Location: Misc.:S. Residents of the District of Feliciana, Louisiana. Papers (copies) contain a partnership agreement (1799); and a record of various notes, receipts, and accounts of the mercantile firm (1798-1803). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, Mrs. Bel W. Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Resident of Baton Rouge. Letter to Mrs. Daigre regarding the rental of her home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 396.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Smyth, Austin W. Receipt, 1850. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Transportation receipt signed by Smyth of the steamboat 'Montezuma' for payment made by owners of the schooner 'Segochet'. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Snee, J. E. (Joseph Emmett), 1895-1966, Photograph collection. 1914-1944. 41 items (35 are photographic copies, 6 are photocopies). Resident of Baton Rouge, employee of the Standard Oil Company, and director of the Stancola Refinery Band. Photographs made or collected by Snee of LSU students, Governor Ruffin G. Pleasant's inauguration, World War I military service, Baton Rouge landmarks, and Standard Oil Company. Collection also includes two band programs and other ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     Performing arts     Politics     20th Century Wars    
  • Snellings, John P. (John Phillip), 1834-1923. Account books, 1855-1905 (bulk 1894-1897). 1 linear ft. (11 vols.). Location: A:99, J:12. Merchant of Elbert County, Georgia, and planter and commissary operator of Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes individual account sales records, plantation records, a volume of verses written by Snellings, and a volume used to practice penmanship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Snyder, H. A. Diary, 1862. 1 ms. vol. Location: V:62. Grocer and a member of the Confederate Guards in Confederate New Orleans, and a private in the Confederate Guards, Louisiana Militia, at Camp Moore under Colonel J. F. Girault. Diary entries for August 10-22 and November 18-December 30, 1862 describe travel from New Orleans to New York State, of which he was a native. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Sophie B. Wright Free School. Notebooks, 1882-1903 ca. 5 ms. Vols. Location: J:3. School located in New Orleans. Practice sets for a bookkeeping course at the Sophie B. Wright Free Night School belonging to students Norman E. Kerth and A. Robertson. Miss Lilli Richardson was the instructor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women    
  • Soubie, Armand. Papers, 1809-1862. 155 items and 2 ms. vol. Location: A:35. New Orleans merchant and importer of guns. Correspondence consisting of personal and business letters principally from France and England; 43 maritime bills of lading (1843-1860); and a journal (1846-1849) containing entries for merchandise under names of ships. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 400, 1211, 1707, 3877.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Southern Forest Products Association. Records, 1903-1990. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Southern Forest Products Association. 9 ms. vols. Location: N:24. Personal copies of Edward C. Gates, Director (1952-1960). Nonprofit trade association of Southern Pine lumber manufacturers from twelve southern states, with headquarters in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded as the Southern Pine Association in 1915; the name was changed to its present form in 1970. Records include directors, stockholders, and executive committee minutes; committee reports; and correspondence. Southern Pine Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1895.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Southern Mutual Insurance Company. Register, 1859-1862. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:20. Insurance company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Register contains subscribers to capital stock of the company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Spalding, Edward. Letterbook, 1820. 1 item. Location: C:72. Merchant of Bristol, Rhode Island, and member of the board of directors of Eagle Bank. Letterbook contains 26 letters written by Spaulding from Trinidad, Cuba, most addressed to Jacob Babbit & Co., Bristol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Spear, P. H. Letter, 1858 Nov. 5. 1 letter. Location: Misc. P.H. Spear, a cotton farmer in Pine Grove, Livingston Parish, La., writes Warren, Gilman & Co. of New Orleans to place an order for bagging, rope, shoes, and cotton cloth to make clothing for his slaves. He arranges payment in cotton bales. Mss. 4098.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Speeg, George. Papers. 1895-1918. 562 items, 13 ms. vols., and 45 printed vols. Location: 79:78-83. Blacksmith and wheelwright of Lobdell, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Speeg, a German immigrant, came to Port Allen, Louisiana, in the 1890's and operated a blacksmith ship on the River Road just outside of Port Allen for over 50 years. German language account books, periodicals, newspapers, and bound printed volumes of George Speeg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1735.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: German-language    
  • Spence, John A. Record book, 1855-1865. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Publisher of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Press. Record book containing day-by-day accounts for advertising and for printing (1855-1857). Later entries made by a Confederate army enrolling officer for Calcasieu Parish describe conscripts and include related items received at headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Springfield Lumber Company. Records, 1866-1934 (bulk 1899-1934). 176 items, 135 vols. (134 ms. vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: UU:176, P:17, 124:. Company located in Springfield, Louisiana. A commissary selling general merchandise was operated in association with it; Edward T. Cullom was involved with the management of both businesses. Collection consists of records and accounts of the lumber company and commissary. Loose items include correspondence, canceled checks, receipts, bills, minutes of meetings, and plats. Household accounts of Cullom and his family are recorded in two account books (1866-1932). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3191.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.). Bill, 1845. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Hotel bill for room and breakfast for three persons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • St. Louis, New Orleans and Atlantic Canal and Transportation Company. Prospectus, 1884. 1 item. Location: OS.:S. Prospectus promoting a continuous canal route from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, including Lake Borgne Canal as part of the route. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery records, 1933-1954. 7 v. Location: A:31. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Convent, La., was established in 1812. The records contain lists of interments (1933-1954) and ledgers recording sales of burial plots (1942-1945, 1951-1953). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Stafford, L. A. Letterbook, 1892-1897. 1 ms. Vol. Location: H:17. Letter book of L. A. Stafford contains letters signed by Kilpatrick & Stafford and Waters & Stafford for the Red River Packet company in Alexandria. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 646.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Steam Boat Hotel. Daybook, 1836. 1 vol. Location: G:7. Daybook of John Spivy contains accounts for the Steam Boat Hotel at Port Hudson, giving date, name of person, nature of service, and amount charged. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Steamboat document collection, 1835-1878 (bulk 1835-1858). 10 items. Location: Misc. The collection consists of receipts related to passage on or repair work made to steamboats on the Mississippi River and bills of lading for ships bound to and from New Orleans. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Steamboat Images. ca. 1842-1962, undated (bulk 1861-1918) 81 images (78 photographic prints, 2 newspaper clippings, 1 pictorial envelope). Location: E:70. With the exception of 4 images, this collection consists of copy prints of mechanical and photographic images of steamboats. There are no restrictions on reproduction of these images for personal use. All but four (4) of the images in this collection are reproductions for which LSU Libraries does not hold originals. When it does not hold originals, the Libraries cannot provide permission to publish. Mss. 0893, 1052, 1297, 1331, 1510, 1516, 1584, 1704, 1776, 1877, 3057, 3547.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Steele, Archibald B. Family Papers, 1830-1897 , undated 22 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Planter and merchant of Amite County, Mississippi. Papers include business records, a family letter (1853), and a journal of Archibald Steele (1832-1840). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Steele, John. Letter, between 1803 and 1809. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Steele in Natchez, Miss., writes Major James Taylor in Campbell County, Ky., giving him power of attorney to aid his brother, William Steele, in selling some of his land in Kentucky in exchange for commodities to sell in Natchez. Mss. 3922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Stevens, Angulo and Co. Letterpress Copybook, 1856-1857. 1 vol. Location: G:20. Stevens, Angulo and Co. was a brokerage involved in sugar trade. Correspondence details international competition, prices and profits, and the partial crop failure in Louisiana. Correspondence also reflects economic conditions in the U. S., England, and France. For more information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4434.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Stevens, Barlow. Letter, 1846 Feb. 2 . 1 item. Location: Misc.: S. In his letter, Barlow Stevens writes to an associate about the poor oilcloth market in New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Stewart, Robert H. Family Account Books, 1822-1904. 4.1 linear ft. (18 items, 57 vols.), 7 mf reels. Location: UU:118, H:18-19, J:23, Mss.Mf:S. Mortician and furniture dealer of Natchez; and owner of Edler Grove Plantation at Bunch's Bend, Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes daybooks related to the mortuary business, ledgers and inventories related to the furniture business, and a plantation diary and record books. Of note is a ledger containing a list of African-American funeral directors and benevolent societies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 404, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Stille and Yarbrough, Ltd. Account Books, 1900-1937. 707 items, 76 vols. Location: A:67, P:6-10. Cotton factors and merchants of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of business letters, bills for merchandise, inventories of stock, and account books. Journals provide a daily record of purchases and customers. Ledgers contain detailed statements of accounts with various customers. Account books also contain inventory records and double-entry accounting. Other papers relate to oil leases (1916) and to World War I (1917-1918), including a reference contributions made by African Americans to the Red Cross (June 5, 1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1009.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Stillwell, E. S. Letter, 1837 Apr. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. E.S. Stillwell in Vicksburg, Miss., writes his father, William Stillwell, in Maysville, Ky., discussing business in Vicksburg, the wheat and ice trade, and corrupt financial dealings. Mss. 3935.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stokes, Joel A. Family Papers, 1863-1898. 140 items. Location: E:35. Druggist and retail liquor and tobacco dealer of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi. Business papers consist chiefly of bills and tax receipts for Stokes' drug business. Personal papers include a Civil War letter from J. W. Courtney to his family and a series of letters from Lilly Stokes, a teacher in Osyka, to her brother J. J. Stokes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Street, John. Ledger, 1806, 1819-1820. 1 vol. Location: H:19. Merchant at an unidentified place. Ledger of John Street containing accounts chiefly for rum; and accounts of William Cotes, apparently associated with John Street, doing business with small farmers in the Sandy Creek and Comite River area of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 169.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Strobel and Martini. Prices current, 1803 May 26. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Commodity brokerage firm handling goods such as coffee, meats, spices, dyes, grains, wines, and luxury raw materials in American and European markets. The firm was probably based in Bordeaux, France. Report listing the current prices of several hundred items, quoted in francs and centimes. It also contains a printed letter in which it is announced that war between France and England has erupted and Louisiana has been sold to the United States. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3313.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Strormann and Ludeling Circular Letter, 1805 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Written two years after the Louisiana Purchase, this circular was sent by a German retailer to announce to Spanish-speaking businesses that the cession of Louisiana to the United States has opened the way to free commerce with other countries directly. The firm of Strormann and Ludeling established a house in New Orleans (La.) to deal in linens and other articles. Written in Spanish with translation provided. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4943.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Spanish-language    
  • Stuart, Charles. Letterbook, 1792 January 4-July 26. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Member of the Council of the British East India Company. Fair copies of correspondence between Stuart and native Indian rulers concern business and diplomatic relations of the East India Company and the course of the Third Mysore War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Stubbs, Jefferson W. Family Papers, 1861-1895. 0.5 linear ft. (121 items). Location: A:55. Merchant of Gloucester County, Virginia. His wife's brother, John L. Hibble, was a Confederate captain and quartermaster in the 26th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers. Personal and business papers include letters written by his son, James, while attending Virginia Military Institute and Civil War correspondence from sons William J., James and Jefferson; John L. Hibble; and from various residents of Gloucester County serving in the army. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 567.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Sun Mutual Insurance Company of New Orleans. Register, 1891-1893. 9 items. Location: G:7. Appointment and policy register of Charles Kilbourne and Company, Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, as agents for the Sun Mutual Insurance Company of New Orleans. Entries include name, residence, and description of the property insured. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Swartwout, John. Letter, 1806 April 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Colonel of New York and political supporter of Aaron Burr. Letter from Swartwout to Ebenezer Foote referring to the business of his mercantile firm and to the Burr conspiracy. The letter was written prior to the arrest of Swartwout's brother Samuel in New Orleans because of his association with Burr. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1580.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Swetman, David. Journal, 1822-1824. 1 vol. Location: M:21. Tailor of New Market, Louisiana. Journal contains entries for materials and tailoring of men's clothing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Swift, John. Account books, 1830-1833. 3 vols. Location: G:7. Merchant of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Daybooks and ledger include accounts for steamers, plantations, and individuals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Transportation    
  • T. Lanaux's Sons. Account books, 1860, 1880-1920, 1930. 49 ms. Vols. Location: 114:, 125:. New Orleans commission merchants. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • T. B. Gilbert and Company. Store ledgers, 1885-1921. 28 vols. Location: 5:1-3. General merchandise store, Wisner, Louisiana. Ledgers list names of customers, items purchased, and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3154.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • T. Smith and Company. Papers, 1834-1851. 248 items. Location: A:34. Manufacturers and wholesale dealers in saddlery of Hartford, Connecticut,with branch stores in New Orleans, New York, and hide dealers and customers in other states. Papers are comprised of statements; orders for goods; and correspondence of T. Smith and Co., with approximately one-half from the New Orleans store reflecting economic conditions in the city and surrounding areas. Includes letters with comments on economic conditions resulting from the Panic of 1837. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 930, 1116, 1232, 1272, 1289, 1404, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • T. Smith and Company. Papers, 1834-1851. 248 items. Location: A:34. Manufacturers and wholesale dealers in saddlery of Hartford, Connecticut. Business correspondence from a branch store in New Orleans, a New York store, and hide dealers and customers in other states. Much of it is from the New Orleans store known variously as Smith and Hubbard, Smith and Cantzon, and Smith and Brothers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 930.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Tabor, Hudson. Family Papers, 1812-1916 (bulk 1834-1868). 32 items; 2 ms. vols.; and 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:81, Misc.:T, Mss. Mf.:T. Cotton broker and merchant of St. Francisville and Thibodaux, Louisiana. Collection includes business correspondence between planters and merchants of New Orleans, family letters, and Civil War letters. Letters discuss slavery; destruction of property by Union troops; abolition; and economic and education issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Taliaferro, James G. Papers, 1845-1877. 0.2 li. ft. Location: 118:; OS:T. Planter of Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Judge, delegate to the Louisiana Secession Convention, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and newspaper publisher. Papers consist of personal correspondence to and from James G. Taliaferro, business correspondence, and accounts during the Civil War and Reconstruction period in Louisiana. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Taliaferro, Zachariah and James G. Papers, 1814-1829, 1867. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Politics    
  • Taylor, Calvin, 1805-1889. Family Papers, 1822-1913 (bulk 1840-1870). 1,970 items; 9 vols. Location: A:58-60, H:20. Mississippi land speculator and merchant (1830-1845) and lumber and sawmill operator (1846-1889). Calvin's brother Sereno was a Baptist preacher; his brother Lewis was a farmer in New Hampshire. Collection contains business correspondence, family correspondence from Sereno and Lewis Taylor, and a three-volume diary of Calvin's daughter Louisa, describing family activities in Handsboro, Mississippi (1889-1909). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 525.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     Women    
  • Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Letter, 1829 August 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letter from Fort Crawford, Michigan Territory, to Colonel Maunsel White, New Orleans merchant. Item pertains to Taylor's business interests in Louisiana and contains a few remarks concerning the advantages of being stationed at Fort Crawford. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Tessier, Charles. Papers, 1810-1848. 26 items. Location: A:63. Parish judge in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Papers of Charles Tessier include a set of letters in French written by Tessier and J. Soulie, a representative of the firm Tanneret & Gourgon, concerning a court case involving a property dispute with a Mr. Dubreuil; letters from John Nicholson concerning Tessier's stewardship of the Baton Rouge branch of the Carrollton Bank of New Orleans; a cadastral map showing property owned by Tessier; and a letter of friendly salutations from Richard Raynal Keene. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Tew, Susan D. Papers, 1885-1926. 422 items, 1 vol. Location: A:51-52. Professor of classical languages at Newcomb College in New Orleans, and native of Jamestown, New York. The Tew family was related to the Goodrich family. Papers include family letters, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and printed items related to Newcomb College. Items concern women's contributions during World War I, labor problems, aviation, auto racing, and B.F. Goodrich's rubber company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1945.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Texada Family papers, 1856-1999 (bulk 1865-1898). 1 linear feet, 4 oversize folders. Location: 119:7, OS:T. The Texada family, originally from Spain, immigrated to Natchez, Mississippi. In 1864, they moved to Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where they were significant landholders and planters. This collection consists of correspondence and genealogical materials. The genealogical materials include research and notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, copies of vital records, and excerpts from publications relating to the Texada family and the extended family including the Ker, Davidson, Pintard, Landers, Hickman, Luckett, and Peyton families. The bulk of the correspondence is from the Civil War period and is written to Margaret Ker Davidson Texada. The letters are predominately from Charles V. Cosby, her cousin; Joseph Welsh Texada, her husband; and John Pintard Davidson, her father. Mss. 5119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Thibaut, James. Account book, 1878-1879. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Commission merchant of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Account book records sugar and molasses sold for various plantations in Louisiana, listing names of plantations and consignees; and contains written reports on the conditions of crops, health, weather, and the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 421.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Thibodeaux, Lucien. Account books, 1860-1861, 1888-1890. 2 vols. Location: H:24. General merchant of Convent, St. James Parish, Louisiana. Account books consisting of a ledger (1860-1861) containing accounts for groceries, wearing apparel, notions, and hardware; and an invoice book (1888- 1890) for merchandise purchased principally from New Orleans. Ledger in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 165, 794.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Thomas, Isaac, 1774-1859. Family Papers, 1802-1851. 0.3 linear ft. Location: D:95. Politician, lawyer, and planter. Thomas moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1819, where he operated a steamboat, a sawmill, and a large plantation. He was a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate (1823-1827). Papers relating to the business and legal career of Isaac Thomas. Several papers document the history of land ownership in Rapides and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Thompson Family Papers, 1865, 1924-1935, 1945. 10 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Misc.:T, H:20. Papers of the Thompson family of Opelousas, La., contains correspondence relating to family and business affairs, receipts, and a copy of the novel "The Initials" by Jemima Tautphoeus. Letter from George Bienvenu, an Air Force lieutenant stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Warrensburg, Mo., discusses his duties on base and personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Thompson, A. C. Letter, 1845 Apri.l 14. 1 item. Misc.:T. Letter written by A. C. Thompson, merchant of New Orleans, La., to Smith Tuttle, Esq., of Fair Haven, Conn., discusses business affairs. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3402.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Thompson, Edward B. Papers, 1819-1824. 7 items. Location: Misc.:T. Merchant of Rushville, Ohio. Letters from A. McLaughlin, Chillicothe, Ohio, to Edward B. Thompson pertaining to the sale of pork for domestic trade, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tiernan, Charles. Letters, 1838-1839. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. New Orleans agent for the commission firm of Luke Tiernan & Co. of Baltimore, Md. Tiernan comments on economic conditions caused by the Panic of 1837, financial losses by the Commercial Bank of Natchez, and remarks on payments to the Bank of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Toulmin, Hazard & Co. Letter, 1836 May 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: T. Toulmin, Hazard & Co., commission merchants of Mobile, Ala., write to Abraham Bell & Co. of New York City describing a currency and banking crisis in Mobile. Mss. 3964.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Toulmin, J. B. Letters, 1833-1844. 12 items. Location: Misc:T. Cotton merchant located in Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence by J. B. Toulmin relating to shipping and the cotton trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Tower, Luther Field. Diary, 1845-1846. 2 vols. Location: H:20. Clerk for a New Orleans. La., cotton exchange. Diary provides a daily account of local weather conditions in New Orleans, the arrival and departure of cargo ships, cotton and sugar prices, the cotton trade, local military and political celebrations, Tower's attendance at Protestant church services, concerts and opera performances, and prominent visitors to New Orleans. Entries for November and December of 1845 describe the trial of Dr. W.A. Scott, minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Entries also note the progress of the Mexican War and the funeral of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics    
  • Trant, James Buchanan, 1890-1970. Papers, 1927-1969. 1.5 linear ft. Location: X:55-56. Dean emeritus of the College of Commerce at LSU. Papers include correspondence, numerous articles on aspects of banking, and speeches. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2529.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Trescott, J. M. Ledger, 1837, 1840. 1 vol. Location: G:7. Merchant of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, successor of Trescott and Wakeman. Entries give name of account, items purchased, amount charged, and notation of payment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tunnard, Fred D. Diary, 1868-1870. 1 vol. Location: H:20. Manufacturer of farming equipment in Baton Rouge. Diary gives personal notes, expenditures, and lists of names of planters visited while traveling through Louisiana to sell equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 596.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Tunnard, Fred D. Speech, 1860. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Manufacturer of farming equipment in Baton Rouge. Typewritten copy of a speech made by Tunnard on the Fourth of July. For further information, see online catalog.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Tunnard, William F. Carriage and harness factory ambrotype, circa 1855. 1 item. Location: 65:60. William F. Tunnard (1809-1871) operated a carriage and harness factory in Baton Rouge. This ambrotype shows the three-story brick building of the Tunnard carriage and harness factory, located on the corner of Main and Church streets. Mss. 4959.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Business records consist of a check book for Houmas Plantation; a cashbook for B. Tureaud and Company; and a payroll book for Houmas and Brule Plantations. Some items also available on microfilm 6061, Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration. Series B, Selections from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries; pt. 1, Louisiana sugar plantations, reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427, 560, 794, 811, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Turnbull, Dudley. Family Papers, 1834-1964. 299 items, 12 ms. Vols. Location: W:40, OS:T. African American plasterer of Baton Rouge. Papers include personal and religious correspondence; business records; school workbooks; and photographs of Turnbull family members, religious events, and McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) faculty. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Religion     African Americans    
  • Turner Mercantile Co. (Winnsboro, La.) Photograph, circa 1950s. 1 photographic print. Location: Misc. This photograph depicts eight men outside the Turner Mercantile Co. general merchandise store in Winnsboro, La. They are identified as Columbus Busby, Hershel Fowler, Elmer Wilson, Jack Collins, Briley Thompson, Freeman Wilson Sr., Wade Sisk, and Gilbert Sisk. Mss. 3893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Turnipseed and Babcock. Ledger, 1827-1828. 1 vol. Location: G:7. Merchants doing business in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Ledger (indexed) of Jesse Turnipseed and Dudley W. Babcock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ulrick, George. Papers, 1859-1860. 26 items. Location: Misc:U. Resident of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains business and personal correspondence and statements of accounts for merchandise, including letters from business correspondents in Le Havre, France. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1143.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Uncle Sam Plantation Papers, 1815-1914 (bulk 1848-1911). 22 linear ft, 6 reels. Location: UU:217-234, P:11-16, Mss.Mf:U. Plantation built by Samuel Fagot of St. James Parish, Louisiana, in the 1840s; it produced sugar cane and was known as Constancia Plantation prior to 1864. The plantation store operated ca. 1875-1914. Collection includes business records, correspondence, slave and free labor records, and plantation store records and scrip. Later papers include payroll accounts and labor statistics for Cypress Knee Plantation. Some correspondence in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 408, 602, 1252.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Urquhart, David. Journal, 1833-1841. 1 vol. Location: P:5. Member of the firm Urquhart and Milligan, New Orleans, La., factors. Records involve cash transactions, payments collected for clients, interest payments, deposits, charges, and other financial dealings, many of them concerning real estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1277.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Vairin, Jules. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V. Commission merchant in New Orleans. Letter written by Jules Vairin, a commission merchant of New Orleans, La., to his brother. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Ventress Brothers account books, 1900-1901. 2 ms. Vols. Location: J:12. Residents of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. James Alexander Ventress married Sallie Mathews of Greenwood plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, where these account books were found.. Ledgers contain accounts for Caledonia, Lake Home, and Longwood plantations of Pointe Coupee Parish. The flyleaves of both volumes bear the inscription "Ventress Brothers, Pointe Coupee Property, Ventress and Fordeche Post Office, "Caledonia," "Lake Home," "Longwood," Interior of Island, etc., Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana." Mss. 910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Viener, R. and Company. Account books, 1880-1936 (bulk 1893-1930). 27 linear ft. (494 m.s.volumes and 9 printed volumes). Location: K:1-33. R. Viener and Company was a wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm of Natchez, Mississippi. Viener was the treasurer of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Jews    
  • Vincent-David Papers, 1831-1881. 222 items. Location: C: 48. Cotton planters of Pointe Coupee Parish, La. Personal and business papers of Jean Vincent and Jean Baptiste David, of Fausse Rivierre Plantation, consist of financial papers, bills for medical services and correspondence from commission merchants. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations     French-language    
  • W. L. Tillery & Co. Invoice book, 1896-1897. 1 vol. Location: M:24. General store in Greensburg, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Invoice or receipt book for groceries, dry goods, and hardware purchased by W. L. Tillery from wholesale dealers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • W. Stuart and Company. Bill, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, merchant and dealer in boys clothing. Bill from W. Stuart and Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1563.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Plantations     Transportation     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Wade, B. Account sheet, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Merchant of Natchez, Miss. Statement showing account of T. C. Reddy of Cottage Grove Plantation with B. Wade. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Wade, B. Account sheet, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Merchant of Natchez, Mississippi. Statement of account from Wade for T. C. Reddy, Cottage Grove Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Wall, Henry. Collection, 1820-1889. 11 items. Location: Misc. These records are indentures, land surveys, marriage certificates, and other documents of the Wall family of Wilkinson County, Miss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3298.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wall, Richard. Account books, 1844-1857. 6 vols. Location: J:6. Merchant of West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Ledgers, journal, cash book, and record book of Richard Wall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 484.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Warner, Mary Henkel. Family Papers, 1891-1962. 86 items; 5 vols.; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:149, O:22, OS:W, Mss. Mf:W. Wife of Thomas E. Warner. Mary Henkel Warner and family lived in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include a Women's Christian Temperance Union minute book, a gas station ledger, and photographs. Poetry, stories, and other writings about Mary Henkel Warner are available only on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Wartelle, A. L. Account book, 1826-1839. 1 vol. Location: J:6. Account book of Pierre Gabriel Wartelle contains records of charges for small household goods, tobacco, cosmetics, cloth, articles of clothing, and other items probably sold at a plantation store near Moundville Plantation in Washington, St. Landry Parish, La. The account book was later used as a scrapbook by A.L. Wartelle, who pasted clippings of newspaper articles and poems on the some of the first and last pages of the volume, covering up some of the original account notations. Account book in French, with newspaper clippings in English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 440.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Wartelle, Ferdinand M. Ledger, 1878-1896. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W. Planter of Moundville Plantation, Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation ledger records wages paid to field hands, debts and earnings of tenant farmers, and purchases made by hands or tenants at a plantation store. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Wartelle, Pierre Gabriel,1787-1869. Family Papers, 1811-1976. 2 linear ft., 10 v. Location: UU:322-323, OS:W, O:62-63. French ex-patriate, New Orleans businessman, and sugar and cotton planter of St. Landry Parish, La. Collection consists of legal documents, account books, correspondence, printed material and personal papers that pertain to the business interests, plantation operations, and history of the Wartelle Family and Moundville Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5025.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     New Orleans to 1861     African Americans     French-language     Sugar     Civil War    
  • Washburn, W. W. Washburn & Hesler ledger, 1861-1862. 1 vol. Location: M:19.W. W. Washburn and J. J. Hesler were Confederate sutlers for the 7th Louisiana Regiment at Manassas, Virginia, during the Civil War. Indexed ledger containing accounts of merchandise purchased by officers and soldiers. Entries list the price and type of merchandise purchased, Washburn and Hesler's expenses, profits and losses, and freight accounts. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2289.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Washington Hall Hotel. Ledger, 1832-1834. 2 items, 1 vol. Location: G:7. Hotel probably in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, kept by John Morgan. Each entry gives the name of the account, the date and purpose for which charges were made, and the date payment was received. Also included are charges for service of judicial writs and execution in civil cases (1834), a receipt, and a broadside. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Waterman and Burgess. Letters, 1834, 1836. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Letters to the Troy Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company of Fall River, Massachusetts, pertain to the expectation of a revival in the Mexican trade, and to prices paid for cotton, particularly from the Red River area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 894, 1417.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Waters, Robert H. Papers, 1861-1880. 38 items. Location: Misc. Robert H. Waters was a businessman of Boston, Mass., having interests in the firms of Felton & Waters, R.H. Waters & Co., and the Bay State Sugar Refinery. These records primarily concern his association with John F. Banchor and Abigail P. Banchor, as well as other business affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Webber, Benjamin Franklin, d. 1940. Ledger, 1911-1941. 1 vol. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:W Storekeeper of Montpelier, Clay County, Mississippi. Ledger contains entries for sales of general merchandise and labor performed by tenant farmers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Webre-LeBlanc Family Papers, 1820-1986 (bulk 1912-1936). 0.5 linear ft. Location: 40. The Webre and LeBlanc family members owned and operated many plantations and general stores in south Louisiana. The Desire LeBlanc Plantation was known for producing perique tobacco, and his daughter Alcidie was a sugar farmer with her husband Louis S. Webre. Edward C. Webre was one of the first graduates of the Audubon Sugar Institute, and Frank Sevin worked for the Webre-Steib Co. Ltd. which operated the Golden Ridge Plantation. The Webre-LeBlanc Family Papers consist of correspondence, receipts, photos, ledgers, and genealogy information. These papers document the Webre-LeBlanc family ties and business interactions from 1820 to 1968. Mss. 4145.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Webster, W. A. Letter, 1874 August 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. :W. Resident of Bayou La Chute, Louisiana. Letter reports poor business conditions in Louisiana and comments on the possibility of racial conflict because of the determination of the whites to rule the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3168.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Wescott, Joseph. Letter, 1832 Dec. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Joseph Wescott in New Orleans, La., writes to Messrs. Welherley & Jarvis, merchants of Castine, Me., and owners of the ship "Canavec," regarding the ship's voyage from Maine to New Orleans, the prices being fetched for their goods, and the conditions of some individual crewmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • West Indies Collection, 1728-1883. 38 items. Location: C:71-72. Selected public documents reflecting land tenure in the Parish of Vere, Jamaica, principally for George Radcliff, sugar planter, and for his estate. Also a document pertaining to the surrender of the charter of the Levant Company (British merchants). Other land documents include a conveyance for the sale of a plantation, African Americans, and livestock on the Island of Antigua; and a mortgage and lease for a coffee plantation in the colony of Babire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 622, 658, 3339, 3416, 3630,For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Weydig, Martin. Business card, circa 19th century. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. New Orleans manufacturer of saddles, harnesses, and hose. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1244.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • White Castle Moss Factory. Records, 1908-1956. 437 items, 37 vols. (34 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: 5:. A firm processing and dealing in Spanish moss run by Luke B. Babin and located in White Castle, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, bills, and receipts recording sales. Articles and printed pamphlets about the moss industry are included along with a list of moss ginneries in Louisiana and materials related to the White Castle Farmers' Cooperative, Inc. Manuscript volumes include ledgers, sales records, rent records, journals, ledgers of the company's accounts at the Whitney National Bank, and a notebook containing invoices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • White, Maunsell, ca. 1780-. Letterbook, 1845-1850. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mf.:W., Misc.:W. Sugar planter of Deer Range Plantation, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Letterbook containing family and business letters dealing with sugar planting, processing, and slavery; politics; support for a university in Louisiana; and the planning and construction of the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. Original letterbook is located at the University of North Carolina Library. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Plantations     Sugar     Politics     African Americans    
  • Whittington, H. K. Invoice book, 1897-1899. 1 vol. Location: J:17. Dry goods merchant, of Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana (1897-1898); and grocer of Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana. Volume containing invoices, statements of accounts, receipts for payments, and letters of acknowledgment for goods from wholesale merchants, chiefly in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1146.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Wilcox, Whitman, 1808-1876. Medical daybook, 1854-1923 (bulk 1854-1886). 1 v. Location: G:22. Dr. Whitman Wilcox Sr. of Albany, N.Y., was a well-known physician and sugar planter of West Feliciana Parish, La. This medical daybook contains entries giving names of patients, services, and fees by Dr. Whitman Wilcox Sr. in West Feliciana Parish for the period 1854-1876. It contains credit accounts for individual customers of a dry goods merchant and blacksmith, possibly Whitman Wilcox Jr. at Bayou Sara, for the period 1883-1886. Mss. 4049.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine    
  • Wilkins, W. W. (William Webb), d. 1859. Letters, 1848-1852. 6 items. Location: Misc:W. Plantation owner and saw mill operator of East Carroll Parish and St. James Parish. Collections contains six letters from Wilkins to his brother, Edmund, in North Carolina, concerning crops, plantation life, slaves, and his neighbors. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • William Lewis and John Murdock Contract, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Debt postponement contract dated December 13, 1811. Document granting a temporary indulgence to Lewis and Carpenter for a debt owed to Harper and Folks. The repayment is guaranteed by John Lewis and John Murdock, with James M. Bradford as a witness. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5017.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Williams, A. M. Letter, 1847 July 21. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: W. A. Sugarcane planter of the Attakapas District, La. Charles P. Leverich was a commission merchant for Leverich & Co. of New York, N. Y. and New Orleans, La. In a letter to Charles P. Leverich, Williams discusses his sugarcane crop. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Williams, Emma. Account book, circa 1850-1900. 1 vol. Location: J:7. Resident of Slaughter, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Account book of Williams listing names and payments made. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Williams, L. Kemper. Collection, 1867-1896, 1915-1966 . 14 linear, 115 printed vols. Location: 77:71- 84. Printed materials, principally from New Orleans and other areas in Louisiana pertaining to Louisiana folkways and customs, cultural attractions, public education, economic growth, school desegregation, entertainment, religions, and tourism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2203.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Performing arts     Religion     African Americans    
  • Wilmans, J. E. Letter, 1873 June 11. 1 item. Travelling merchant. Location: Misc.W. Letter from J.E. Wilmans to his uncle Robert Dorsey describing his intervention in a sale of land belonging to a Captain Smith, whose property was evidently being sold after his death because of outstanding debts. Wilmans writes that he has managed to postpone the sale until the parties concerned can appear in court and make a detailed showing of their claims. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2864.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Winsor, Daniel L. Bills of lading, 1846-1847, 1849. 7 bills of lading. Location: Misc. These bills of lading were issued to Daniel L. Winsor by various New Orleans consignees and shipping agents for goods shipped between New Orleans and Boston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Winsor, Daniel L. Papers, 1826-1851. 1 linear ft. Location: S:127 OS:W. Ship captain and agent for Magoun & Son, Boston shipowners. Personal and financial receipts, ship manifests, ship accounts, bills of lading, payments to seamen, and other matters related to Winsor's maritime business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4740.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Winsor, Daniel Loring, b. 1804. Letter, 1847 Dec. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Daniel L. Winsor was a ship captain and agent for Magoun & Son, shipowners of Boston, Mass. Winsor in New Orleans, La., writes Messrs. Magoun & Son in Boston, Mass., regarding the cotton trade and General Zachary Taylor's visit to New Orleans. Mss. 3963.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Witherell, W. Frank. Papers, 1839-1958 (bulk 1860-1889). 6 linear ft. Location W:129-135, F:19, OS:W. Native of New York, West Point graduate, businessman and entrepreneur, in business with his uncle, W. H. H. Witherell, a New Orleans commission merchant and dealer. Correspondence related to the wholesale trade in hides and mining ventures in the West comprises the majority of this collection. Early papers relate to W. H. H. Witherell's dealings in Natchez and offer insight into the attitudes of West Point cadets towards the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1860-1865). Items associated with the hide trade include, shipping records, invoices, bills of lading, bank drafts, and receipts. Additional papers pertaining to mining enterprises contain assay certificates, invoices, contracts, deeds and reports on mines. Also included is material related to extending telephone service west of the Mississippi River and a plantation journal recording daily work activities, and sugarcane production for Magnolia Plantation, Plaquemine Parish, La. (1877-1880). Mss. 1498, 1503, 1555, 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Education     Medicine     Performing arts     Religion     Politics    
  • Wood, William W. Account books, 1835-1866, 1886. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Purvis, Wood, and Company were cotton commission merchants of New Orleans. Fragmentary ledger of Purvis, Wood and Company containing accounts and a list of planters and their addresses in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas; and a cashbook of Silas and W. W. Wood containing records of personal and business expenditures. Included in the cashbook are work sheets for laborers showing location and amount of timber cut and statements of account for supplies with James Dunning and Solomon Johnston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1103.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Woodland Plantation inventory, 1966. 1 item (11 pages). Location: Misc.:W. Plantation located in Mississippi. Itemized inventory of household goods of Woodland Plantation appraised by Merritt Shilg for Morton's Auction Exchange, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Woodward, Theophilus. Letter, 1845. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Woolman, Collett Everman, 1889-1966. Papers, 1916-1979. 519 items, 10 vols. (5 ms. vols., 5 printed vols.) Location: 9:34, 9:41, H:15, OS:W. Founder and chief executive officer of Delta Airlines. Woolman graduated from LSU and became the first college-trained county agricultural agent in Louisiana. Papers pertain to the development of crop dusting, Delta Airlines, and Woolman's role in aviation history. Papers include correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, photographs, a scrapbook brochures, programs, schedules, and ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Transportation    
  • World War I broadsides, 1918. 2 items. Location: Misc.:W. Notices, distributed by the Standard Oil Company of Louisiana at Baton Rouge, announcing the amount of sugar allowed each employee per meal in accordance with the monthly allotment by the United States Food Administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1359.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Sugar     20th Century Wars    
  • World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition. Register, 1885-1886. 1 ms. vol. Location: R:7. Exposition held in New Orleans. David F. Boyd was commissioner of the Department of Louisiana. Visitor's register. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 452.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU    
  • World's Panama Exposition Company. Papers, 1910. 2 linear ft. Location: 79:53-54. Correspondence, a booklet, and government documents reflecting the work of Governor J. Y. Sanders and other Louisiana officials and businessmen, to secure funds and endorsements, to establish New Orleans as the site for a World Panama Exposition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1351.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Wotton, Josiah. Papers, 1852-1854. 26 items. Location: OS:W. Shipping records, mostly receipts, of the ship, JAMES COOK, captained by Josiah Wotton, and pertaining to business conducted in New Orleans, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wright, Charles L., 1867-1951. Papers, 1884-1970 (bulk 1907-1934). 2 linear feet. Location: 32:134, OS:W. Wright worked in the lumber industry and ran the Excelsior Cypress Co. mill at Timberton, St.James Parish, La. The mill operated from 1907 to 1927. Collection consists of correspondence and letters, financial and legal papers, photographs, and printed items. These relate to Wright and his family's personal matters, the operation of Neta Plantation (the family farm), and the Excelsior Cypress Co. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4785.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Wright, Jesse D., 1793-1850. Papers, 1831-1899 (bulk 1835-1882). 1.2 linear ft. Location: UU:248-249. The Wright family owned lands in Louisiana and Texas. Jesse practiced medicine in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and also managed several business concerns, including a store and plantations, and was active in civic and church affairs. Correspondence mostly reflects the business concerns of the Wright family. Topics include land acquisition, property management, division of property, settling wills, and financial and legal concerns. Other items include Ester Wright Boyd's memoirs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Yost, Richard. Letter, 1838 Apr. 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Richard Yost in New Orleans writes to his father, Nicholas Yost, in Johnstown (i.e., St. Johnsville), Montgomery County, N.Y., about business dealings on behalf of his sister and the son of a family friend who is associating with unsavory company while doing business in Texas. Mss. 4077.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None