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Manuscript Resources on the History of Medicine

This guide describes collections documenting the history of medicine in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. It includes the papers of physicians; surgeons; dentists; nurses; medical orderlies; and druggists and pharmacists. It also contains records of hospitals and asylums. There are a number of collections containing records of nursing associations.

The guide also contains remedies and recipes for medical treatments like medicinal tea; materials on medical education; prescriptions; descriptions of medical treatments; and doctors' record books with patient information, treatments, and fees. There are also materials on such diseases as yellow fever and cholera; plantation records that include information on the health of family members and slaves; materials on veterinary medicine; and medical advertisements. Finally, there are materials relating to illnesses and wounds suffered during wartime, particularly during the Civil War, World War I, and World II. Most of the collections are from Louisiana, but there are also materials from other parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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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  • Allen, D. B. Letter, 1851 Nov. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.: A. Arkansas planter. In his letter, D. B. Allen describes the roads in Louisiana as extremely muddy, but the land along the Red River as ideal for growing cotton. He compares cotton fields in Louisiana to his own in Arkansas. Allen also explains why he is in good health while traveling. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Allen, William M., b. ca. 1833, Correspondence, 1858-1863. 22 items. Location: E:3. Farmer of Holmesville, Pike County, Mississippi. His sister, Letty, and her husband, John Houston, owned a farm in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana. William and his brother Felix were Confederate soldiers in the Mississippi Volunteers. Pre-Civil War letters from Houston discuss farming conditions, his advocacy of secession, and local social events. Civil War letters to Allen describe skirmishes in Kentucky and Louisiana, and war news such as the shelling of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Family affairs, illness and remedies, and attendance at the New Orleans School of Medicine are other topics in the letters. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 701, 2287.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Alley, Mary, Scrapbooks, 1843, 1862-1884, 1910. 109 items, 3 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Baton Rouge native and wife of Charles Henry Jolly. Clippings from Baton Rouge papers on local and national issues at the end of the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Topics include politics, medicine, poetry, anecdotes, and deaths of Baton Rougeans. Other printed items include pamphlets on the dedication of St. Joseph's Cathedral and the history of the Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3570.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Politics     Women    
  • American Psychological Association. Division of Clinical Neuropsychology. Records, 1982-2003 (1994-1996). 1.2 linear ft. Location: T:66. The APA was founded at Clark University in 1892 for the advancement of psychology as a science, and incorporated in 1925. Division 40 petitioned for recognition in 1995, and was sanctioned in 1996. Archival records of Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association, including Division policy documents, minutes of meetings, committee reports, significant correspondence, and printed material. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4745.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Anderson, John Q. Manuscript, LOUISIANA SWAMP DOCTOR,1836-1970 (`bulk 1836-1853, 1930-1958). 352 items. Location: C:76. Writer and professor of English, University of Houston, Texas. Manuscript of Louisiana Swamp Doctor; The Writings of Henry Clay Lewis, Alias 'Madison Tensas, M.D.', edited by John Q. Anderson. (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1962) and related correspondence and research notes. It also contains succession records for the estate of Henry Clay Lewis (1853).For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anderson, John Q. Papers, ca. 1930-1990. 3 linear ft. Location: C:76-78, W:8, 7:51-52, OS:A. Writer and professor of English, University of Houston, Texas. Papers documenting Anderson's teaching career and writings. Includes reprints of articles, copies of typescripts of his Louisiana Swamp Doctor, and research materials for Kate Stone's diary, published as Brokenburn. Included are other writings on folklore and history, research materials of his wife Loraine Epps Anderson, and materials documenting their involvement with the Texas Folklore Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Andrews, James M. Papers, 1846-1892. 0.25 linear ft. (103 items; 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.). Location: U:6. Farmer of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. In the 1840s he was a member of the Johnson Guards, Andrew Jackson Regiment, as part of the Texas Army of Occupation. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, poems, nursery price lists, home recipes and remedies, tax and merchandise receipts, Confederate bonds, and the succession accounts of Mrs. Louisa Andrews. Correspondence includes letters from James' father discussing relatives, local affairs, and crop conditions in Clinton. Letters from his daughter describe economic conditions in Amite, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 861.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Anonymous cattle medicine manuscript, ca. 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Manuscript book of remedies for cattle ailments. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 995.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, 1847. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, La., refers to the yellow fever epidemic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Anonymous letter, 1871. 1 item. Location: Misc. :A. New Orleans, Louisiana, minister's wife describes yellow fever situation and church duties. Letter is written on the letterhead of Randolph, Singleton, and Brown, Attorneys at Law. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 70.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women    
  • Anonymous medical notebook, 1831-1849. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:18. Notebook includes remedies for various medical conditions, recipes, and a diary. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous Planter Ledger, 1848-1849. 1 vol. Location: Misc.:A. Plantation ledger, possibly kept by Abraham Lobdell, a West Baton Rouge Parish, La. planter. Ledger records payments for services, goods, and taxes on land. Included are entries recording slave births and deaths, medical bills, gifts to the Protestant Episcopal Church, and goods sold to slaves on credit. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2905.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     African Americans    
  • Anonymous prescription book, 1900-1902. 1 vol. Location: F:4. Volume containing approximately 6,000 prescriptions principally from Baton Rouge medical doctors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Anonymous receipes, undated. 4 items. Location: Misc.:A. Recipe of a St. Catherine doctor for medicinal tea; and others for mahogany stain, creole beer, and cornstarch pudding. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Anonymous veterinary medicine notebook, 1840. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Notebook containing notes on the commercial jurisprudence of veterinary medicine, including Roman and French law; a consideration of various animal diseases; and models of various forms of commercial paper. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 284.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Anonymous notebook, 1897-1927. 1 v. Location: F:2. Notebook contains handwritten entries and newspaper clippings related to Camp Beauregard, recipes, medical remedies, stain removal, and other items of household interest. Short biographical sketches of James John Audubon and Dr. Francois Autommarchi are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 572.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Arceneaux, Alexander. Papers, 1839-1895, undated. 133 items. Location: C:68. Cotton planter of Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, along with his son-in-law, Louis Fuselier. Papers consist of receipts for parish and state taxes, medical services, food supplies, and for recording brands for cattle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1319.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Armstrong, A. Notebook, 1839-1847. 1 vol. Location: F:2. Notebook of miscellaneous items including remedies, beverage recipes, medical reports, observations on phrenology, Clay and Polk campaign songs, poetry, memoranda, directions for erecting a house, correspondence, and events in Armstrong's life. Included is Armstrong's will, July 7, 1841, made before meeting 'Mr. Smith' in an affair of honor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Avery, Dudley. Letters, 1815 January. 2 items [photostats]. Location: Misc.:A. Physician, resident of Baton Rouge, and speaker of the house in the West Florida legislature. Letters from Dr. Avery to Mrs. Mary Ann Avery during his service as a volunteer medical doctor with the Louisiana militia in New Orleans. Letters contain an account of the Battle of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1874For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Baines, Henry. Papers, 1796-1905. 0.6 linear ft. Location: C:55, 65. Planter of Bains, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and a member of London's Royal College of Surgeons. Baines was related to the McDermott and Maynard families. Collection contains papers and letters of the Baines, McDermott, and Maynard families related to the cotton trade, medical education, the Civil War, and financial dealings. Includes a Spanish land grant of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. 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. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • 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: Business     Plantations     Religion    
  • Barrow, Cordelia Johnson, 1816-1845. Family papers, 1834-1894. 9 letters, 1 eulogy. Location: 119:10. Cordelia Johnson Barrow was the daughter of Philo S. Johnson and Anna Maria Johnson of Watertown, New York. She was educated at Mrs. Willard's Academy for Young Ladies in Troy, New York. Following her graduation, she took a teaching position in Camden, South Carolina. Later, she met her husband, Wylie Micajah Barrow, in St. Francisville, Louisiana, when she was hired as a tutor for the Barrow family. The Cordelia Johnson Barrow family papers contain correspondence from Cordelia Johnson Barrow and her descendants. The letters are generally written from either Louisiana or Watertown, New York. Included in the papers is a letter from Martha Johnson Robertson Barrow to her grandmother, Martha Johnson Pope, regarding the family's flight from Baton Rouge to Tickfaw, La., after their Baton Rouge home was taken by the Union Army. There is a eulogy for Cordelia Johnson Barrow written by an unknown author and two letters from Cordelia Johnson Barrow to her family regarding her experience traveling to South Carolina when she was a teacher. These letters describe her "dangerous" trip, including a description of New York City, the steamboat ride, yellow fever outbreaks, the railroad, and the swamp. There is also a letter from Martha Johnson Robertson Barrow to her daughter, Leila, that includes advice on home medical remedies, and a letter from an unknown brother to his sister telling of a bad storm in Baton Rouge. Mss. 5101.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Barstow, Henry. War record and letter 1862-1880 (bulk 1862-1863). 2 item. Location Misc:B. Henry Barstow served in I Company of the Massachusetts 4th Infantry during the Civil War. In 1863, he was a prisoner of war in Brashear City, La. Discusses his company's maneuvers from Lakeville, Mass. To Brashear City, La., And describe his experience in the prison camp and subsequent release. Topics include poor health and malnourishment among the soldiers; traveling on the Mississippi River; and general conditions in the camp. Also contains a resolution, April 1880, giving thanks and kind wishes to Rev. W.W. Lyle at the Pilgrim Church and Society meeting. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Bass, John H. Diary, 1864-1866. 1 item [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Physician. Bass was born in Adams County, Mississippi; was educated at medical school in Louisville, Kentucky; and practiced in Madison Parish, Louisiana. He served as an assistant surgeon in the Confederate Army, mainly in Georgia and Tennessee. Diary covers experiences in battles during the Civil War from April to December 1864. It also contains lists of casualties, medical memos, prescriptions, and miscellaneous accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • 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     Business     Education     Plantations    
  • Baton Rouge Barracks. Papers, 1821. 4 items. Location: Misc.:B. Report from Colonel Talbot Chambers, commander of the military post at Baton Rouge to General Edmund P. Gaines, with accompanying statements from the quartermaster and surgeon at the post. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2115.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Miscellany, 1839-1918 (bulk 1861-1865). 181 items [photocopies). Location: U:13, Map case:D-8, S-1, Mss. Mf.:B. Miscellany consists of correspondence, military records, succession papers, and other documents created and accumulated by Beauregard and family members. Records document Beauregard's military service, his actions during the Civil War, post-war activities, and the settlement of his estate. Family papers include a letter by his father, Jacques Toutant Beauregard (1851), and an undated memoir by his son, Rene Toutant Beauregard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 763, 780, 785, etc.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Beck, John E. Letter, 1863 March 7. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Letter written by John E. Beck to Mrs. Margaret Tuckett informing her that her 'companion' George A. Tuckett died of measles at Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Belcher, Fred, 1913-, interviewee. 1 sound cassettes (1 hour), transcript (69 p.). Location: L:4700.0721. Fred and Helen Belcher are the son and daughter-in-law of Arthur and Corrie Belcher, founders of the Volunteers of America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Interview describes the Salvation Army and Volunteers of America with a focus on the community programs and projects including prison ministry, work with the African American community, New Orleans maternity home, the role of VOA in adoptions, and Hanson's Disease Center at Carville, Louisiana. They also discuss the racial composition of South 16th St., role of religion in the VOA, 1920s automobiles, and the flood of 1927. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     African Americans     Women    
  • Bell, James T. Letter, 1864 Feb. 28. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: UU:136. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. Letter from Lieutenant James T. Bell, Confederate prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, to Mrs. Whitaker, responding to her request for information about her brother, Captain John B. Hazard. Bell describes the physical conditions at the prison, the weather, the medical facilities, the Confederate medical staff, and the illnesses rampant among the prisoners of war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3453.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Bell, James T. Letter: Johnson Island Prison, Ohio, to Mary Whitaker, Alabama, 1864 February 28. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:B. Confederate officer in the Civil War. Bell assumed charge of the 21st Alabama Infantry after Captain John B. (Boyington) Hazard died at Johnson Island Prison, February 1864. Letter written to Hazard's sister, Mrs. Mary Whitaker and her husband, Benjamin Andrews Whitaker, describing Hazard's illness, last wishes, death, those present at his death, and general conditions of the medical facilities and the prison itself. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3453.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Beraud, Joseph. Guide homopathique, 1876. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:20. Resident of Louisiana. Beraud probably owned a tract of land where the town of Leonville, Louisiana, is now situated. Bound manuscript volume giving instructions for treatment of and prescriptions for various diseases. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Bertrand, Alvin Lee, 1918- interviewee. Oral history interview, 1995. 5 sound cassettes (7.5 hours), transcript (276 p.). Location: L:4700.0524. LSU alumnus and Boyd Professor of Sociology/Rural Sociology. Bertrand discusses growing up in rural Louisiana and the French language and Cajun culture. Bertrand also discusses loss of the small farm way of life, agricultural mores, and the impact of mechanization on rural life in Louisiana. Bertrand describes the general layout of the LSU campus in 1936, the creation of the LSU lakes, the LSU stadium, and student social activities. He comments on the many changes he witnessed while at LSU and details his long association with LSU and the Sociology Dept. He also discusses the development of rural sociology at LSU; his own involvement in international organizations; his work as an international rural sociologist; and his research and studies on health care needs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Transportation     French-language     Cajuns    
  • Birge, N. A. Papers, 1861-1865 (bulk 1862-1864). 88 items. Location: F:12, U:15. Confederate assistant quartermaster at Monroe Army Post and Shreveport, Louisiana, and agent of the Trans-Mississippi Department at Jefferson, Texas. Papers include requisitions, vouchers, and receipts for clothing, camp equipment, transportation, and medical supplies. Included are copies of official forms, routine correspondence from army personnel, and a few letters from soldiers. The impressment of cotton in Texas is discussed in two letters from Lieutenant Colonel W. A. Broadwell, Office of the Cotton Bureau, Headquarters, Trans-Mississippi Department. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 2-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 918, 1036.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War    
  • Bisland, John. Family Papers, 1767-1884 (bulk 1773-1855). 1,187 items and 12 ms. Vols. Location: U:241-242; H:17; OS:B; Vault. Scottish immigrant, storekeeper, and planter who came to Adams County, Mississippi, from North Carolina. Collection includes personal and business papers of John Bisland, Sr., and his sons Peter, James, Alexander, John, and William, relating to the establishment and development of Bisland plantations near Natchez, Mississippi, mercantile enterprises, and family and local activities including education and health. Available on microfilm 5322:University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 6-8. Mss. 29.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations    
  • Blanchard, A.H. Papers 1870-1892. 6 items. Location: 14, A:2. Surgeon on staff of the 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. Papers are comprised of affidavits and letters written to Dr. Blanchard concerning long term disabilities suffered by soldiers, who had become ill at Port Hudson, La. during the Teche campaign in 1863. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3615.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922, Scrapbooks, 1892-1906. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Lawyer from Shreveport, Louisiana; U.S. representative (1881-1894); U.S. senator (1894-1897); and governor of Louisiana (1904-1908). Scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings with some correspondence and other items, pertain mainly to Blanchard's political career and contain information about Louisiana politics, race relations, yellow fever, and the 1906 fire in the State Capitol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2833.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     African Americans    
  • Blanche, Alexander, 1833-1908. Papers, 1851-1914. 79 items, 2 vols.Location: W:48, Vault. Cotton planter of Marydale Plantation, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Antebellum plantation diary contains notes about cotton farming; slave labor and health; weather; medical remedies; and other plantation affairs. Papers consist of correspondence, tax and payroll receipts, account sheets, and receipts for prisoners. Letters to Blanche from S. L. James include information on plantation supplies and prison laborers. Available on microfilm 5322: Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 11, and microfilm 6061: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3342.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations    
  • Bonner, Wesley McDonald, 1847-1891. Family papers, 1890-1891, 1902, 1935. 22 letters, 1 typescript. Location: B:66. Wesley McDonald Bonner of Franklin Parish, La., married Carolina Amanda Frazier on Dec. 31, 1878. The papers consist primarily of 20 letters written by Bonner to his wife and daughter while studying medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., between October 1890 and February 1891. Mss. 3890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Bordelon, Leonce P., Diaries, 1876-1931, 2005. 15 v. Location: J:28. Avoyelles Parish, La., planter. Diaries of Leonce P. Bordelon reflect Louisiana plantation life in rural Avoyelles Parish during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Entries pertain primarily to plantation operations, the effects of climate on those operations, social activities, health and local elections. Some entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4952.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     French-language    
  • Boutelle, A. L. Letter, 1835. 1 item. Location: B. Letter from A. L. Boutelle, a native of Maine, discusses his move to Louisiana for health reasons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1371.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Boyd, Leroy Stafford, 1873-. Papers, 1806-1936 (bulk 1876-1936). 16 linear ft., 46 v. Location: D:55-62; 79:71-74; OS:B; R:12-15; Z:23-25; Vault. Librarian for U. S. Interstate Commerce Commission. Correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, printed items and scrapbooks. They reflect the political environment, Boyd's political activities, his interest in LSU, General William T. Sherman, and his father LSU President David F. Boyd, and his involvement with Kappa Alpha Fraternity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 99.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Politics     Religion    
  • Bradford, James L. Papers, 1856-1865. 19 items. Location: E:4. Confederate Army captain. Personal letters and bills including a letter from his brother, J. B. Bradford, discussing Louisiana politics. Civil War papers include a list of officers in Bradford's company, a record of an expense account for recruiting officers, record of stores and supplies, doctors' statements noting the health of enlisted men, and payroll account;. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 727.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • 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-     Business     Education     LSU     Sugar     Transportation     Religion     Politics     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Women     French-language     Cajuns     Spanish-language    
  • Breda, Jean Philippe, 1808-1882. Family Papers, 1776-1921. 1,070 items and 31 vols., 3 mf reel. Location: B:64-65, J:13, 98:, OS:B, Mss.Mf:B, Vault:3. Physician and druggist of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Letters, personal papers, and business records of Dr. Breda concerning his medical practice, Louisiana politics, and family matters; together with correspondence and papers of his son, J. Ernest Breda, relating to the Civil War and politics. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 953, 966, 1021.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics     French-language    
  • Brickell, D. Warren (Daniel Warren), 1824-1881. Papers, 1869-1882. 0.5 linear ft. (82 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.). Location: C:74, 98:B, OS:B. New Orleans gynecologist, founder and dean of the New Orleans School of Medicine, and editor of numerous medical journals. Papers consist mainly of newspaper clippings and political broadsides, many dealing with Reconstruction issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Bright, Jane C. Scrapbook, 1917-1956 (bulk 1918-1919). 31 items, 1 vol. Location: 38-73. Red Cross nurse during WWI and a native of Yazoo, Mississippi. Bright was attached to the New Orleans Chapter Base Hospital, Unit No.24, and stationed at Limoges, France. Scrapbook contains mementos of her service as a Red Cross Nurse with the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) in France. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1810.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Brooks, F. M. Bills, 1870, 1882, 1883. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Dr. F. M. Brooks, plantation and retail druggist of Baton Rouge. Bills from Dr. Brooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2555.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Brooks, F. M. and Son. Business records, 1892-1894. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:15. Retail druggist of Baton Rouge. Record book containing copies of prescriptions from local medical doctors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Brown, E. Y. Letter, 1863 April 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter written while aboard the steamboat, Natanzas, describing the scenery along the Mississippi river, war torn New Orleans, and a visit to a military hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Brown, James (James Wilson) 1913 September 18 interviewee. Oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette, transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.0003. Dean of Graduate Service in Research at San Jose State University, California. Richard Lewis was the Director of the Development of the Media Service and Support Program and Instructional Television also at San Jose State. Interview with Brown and Lewis concerns the production and use of audio-visuals and films by the U.S. Navy in World War II; the development of audio-visual products for use in schools; and their later career in the film industry. Topics include British and Canadian film making during the war; the prevention of venereal disease through films; medical films; demobilization films; and the Ladies Training and Development Center. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0003.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Bruns, J. Dickson (John Dickson), 1836-1883. J. Dickson Bruns and T. G. Richardson correspondence, 1869-1870. 4 items. Location: Misc:B. Physicians of New Orleans. Bruns was also an organizer of the White League. Letters to Richardson, General Braxton Bragg, and General Richard Taylor from Bruns; and letters to both generals from Richardson. All the letters concern a controversy between the doctors about a breach of medical ethics on the part of Bruns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 47.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Buck-Ellis Family Papers, 1812, 1826-2000. 14 linear ft and 27 volumes. Location: 16:1-14, OS:B, J:27, Vault 1. Family of educators, lawyers, and public officials from Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Ellis family papers (1812, 1826-1987) are comprised almost entirely of personal correspondence relating to daily activities, politics, health, religion, employment, military service, education, and travel of five generations. Other material includes financial papers, legal documents, speeches and lectures related to the study of law, printed items, account books, diaries, inventories, family scrapbooks, and minute books of United Daughters of the Confederacy, Blue Cross Chapter. The Carroll and Martina Ellis Buck papers (1922-2000) consist primarily of personal correspondence from family and friends, but also include some professional correspondence, primarily from his legal and public career. Mss. 4820.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Religion     Women    
  • Buckley, Margaret, 1819-. Diary, 1852-1853. 1 ms. vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Housewife and seamstress of Finley, Ohio. Diary records daily life during the time she supported her family while her husband traveled to California. Included are mentions of social life, education of children, illnesses, and a list of household expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2643.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Buman, A. W. Letter, 1865 February 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Union soldier during the Civil War. Letter from Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D.C., describes the routines and privileges at the hospital, and mentions visits to the public buildings in Washington. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Burnham, Howard and Horace. Letters, 1862-1863. 4 items. Howard Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in an Illinois regiment stationed in Arcadia, Missouri. Horace Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in the Marine Hospital in New Orleans in the Civil War. Howard Burnham's two letters (1862) tell of the number of men ill and in hospitals; Horace Burnham writes of accommodations at the Marine Hospital in New Orleans, African Americans, and sanitation facilities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     African Americans    
  • 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). Mss. 4315.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     African Americans     Business     Education     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Butler, Robert Ormond. Papers, 1848-1888. 1.5 linear ft. Location: S:25-26, OS:B. Medical doctor in New Orleans and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and sugar planter and molasses producer in Terrebonne Parish. Papers include correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, printed items, and photographs related to Butler's business and professional lives. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 3-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • Cabassa, Luis G. Letter, 1917 April 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Inquiry addressed to the Dean of the University of Louisiana by a pharmacist of Caguas, Puerto Rico, as to fees and course of study in chemistry and sugar manufacture. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3616.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Sugar    
  • Cable, James B. (James Boardman), 1846-1915. Papers, 1862-1913 (bulk 1885-1913). 0.5 linear ft. (61 items; 1 printed. Vol.). Location: U:106, M:18. Writer of Long Beach, Mississippi. His brother was the writer George Washington Cable. Papers chiefly consist of Cable's published and unpublished poetry and short stories. Letters from Cable to his mother mention his work as an orderly at Oliver Hospital, Lauderdale, Mississippi, during the Civil War. There are also letters from George. Some genealogical material regarding the Cable family and an article about James B. Cable are included. The printed item is a first edition of George Cable's Grandissimes. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1765.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Caldwell, David. Letter, 1844 March 24. 1 item. Location: Misc. Apparently a clergyman from Virginia. Letter telling of the excellent medical attention he received in New Orleans and his desire to return to his church in Virginia rather than accept positions offered in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2097.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • 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: African Americans     Business     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Carpenter, George H., 1849-1892. Family Papers, 1806, 1835-1964 (bulk 1844-1899). 2.6 linear ft., 21 mss. vols., 84 printed vols. Location: A:28-31, 98:, OS:C. Dentist who resided with his family in Slaughter and Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Family papers also contain items of Carpenter's father-in-law, John Y. East, and his family. Among these papers are family letters, including the John A. Collins family; legal and business papers of John East; poetry; sermons; and biographical writings. Printed material consists of newspapers clippings; maps; Colt historical prints; political handbills; Huey P. Long political broadsides (1930); and various books. Volumes include items of Mary East. Mss. 2317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics     Religion     Women    
  • Carriere, Joseph Victor. Papers, 1790-1844. 16 items, 2 vols. Location: A:1; OS:C. Physician and druggist of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. Papers include baptismal certificates and records of slave sales. Medical account books (1819-1822) record patient visits, including slave patients. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 984.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Letter, 1849 August 8. 2 items. Location: Misc. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Letter to Doctor Q. A. B. Quesenbery discusses the treatment and prevention of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     African Americans    
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Prescription, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. A prescription for treating cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863. Family Papers, 1826-1864. 67 items, 2 ms. Vols. Location: U:109, Vault. Physician of Natchez, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Cartwright was a Confederate army physician, and at one time a professor of diseases of the African American in the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Papers include correspondence, photoprints, and a European travel diary. Correspondence relates to politics, slavery, and education in the South, including letters from Jefferson Davis and other prominent individuals. Included is a treatise on 'camp dysentery' written by Cartwright. For further information, see online catalog. Filed under Cartwright, Samuel Adolphus. Papers in Archives USA. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Education     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Cato, Daniel. Statement, 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc. Bill for medical services from Daniel Cato to Benjamin Bradford, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1120.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Chambers, Rowland. Diaries, 1849-1863. 7 vols. Location: G:16. Itinerant dentist from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Chambers practiced dentistry in various places, including Yazoo County, Mississippi, and Madison Parish, Louisiana. Six diaries cover the period 1849-1863 and describe Chambers' activities in North St. Louis, New Orleans, Panama City, Panama, Yazoo County, Mississippi, and Madison Parish, Louisiana. The diary from 1862-1863 describes experiences in Vicksburg and includes an account of the siege of Vicksburg. Collection also includes a diary of Augustus Lattz of the 76th Illinois Regiment. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 3-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 839.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Charity Hospital (New Orleans, Louisiana). Record books, 1882-1884. 4 vols. Location: F:12. Hospital in New Orleans. Case record books of Charity Hospital list patients' names, ages, places of birth, residences, medical histories, conditions upon admission, clinical histories, treatments, results of treatments, and names of doctors assigned to cases. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 65.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Charles, I. H. (Isaac Henry). Letters, 1841-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc:C. Charles moved with his family from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 1841. There he attended school and worked as a clerk in a commercial house. Letters to a cousin, John Edward Liddall, describe Charles' sea voyage to New Orleans; his secondary education in private schools in Louisiana; the presence of yellow fever; news of the War with Mexico; and reactions to a call for volunteers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 621.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Transportation    
  • Chatelain, Leonard. Photograph, 1910. 1 albumen print. Location: 65:5. This photograph depicts Dr. Leonard Chatelain seated in a horse-drawn wagon with a collapsible top. Mss. 3908.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Clarke, Powhatan. Diary, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: Misc.:C. Surgeon, professor of chemistry, and aide-de-camp to Brigadier General D. M. Frost during the Civil War. Colonel David French Boyd was a captain of engineers on General Richard Taylor's staff (1863). Diary includes Clarke's round trip from Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to Camden, Arkansas. Later entries by Boyd include his military and topographical notes of the area between Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, and Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Clary, Hiram T. Papers, 1862-1889. 9 items. Location: Misc:C. Surgeon and physician of the 32nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Co. K. Papers include military records concerning promotions; orders to report to Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Little Rock, Arkansas; discharge paper (1864); and a notice from the pension office. Also included is a copy of a document admitting Clary to the degree of a master mason. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Coats, Lewis M. Correspondence, 1941-1943. .3 linear ft. Location: 92:71. Military hospital orderly at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Letters reflect wartime experiences as a hospital orderly, the morale of fellow soldiers, and the effect of the war upon such communities as Lake Charles. Correspondence also describes impressions of New Orleans and Houston, and provides details of his plans to elope with Mildred Bell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     20th Century Wars    
  • Cohn, Isidore, 1885-. Papers, 1879-1972 (bulk 1920-1950), undated. 29 linear ft. Location: 34:136-174, OS:C, 102:69-70. New Orleans surgeon and medical educator. Collection contains articles, lectures, letters, photographs, and printed material related to medicine. Includes material related to Lafcadio Hearn, LSU Medical Centers, Tulane University Medical Center, and other medical organizations in Louisiana. Collection also includes audio recordings of Cohn (1955). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3425.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Jews    
  • Colbert, Elenor Robinson, 1940-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (2 pages). Location: L:4700.222. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Colbert's great-grandmother was a slave. Colbert describes working in cane fields as a child; customs of family gatherings, the burial of umbilical cords of newborns, and cutting hair on Good Friday; the challenges of plantation life; christening and baptism traditions; and natural remedies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Coleman, Viola, Collection, 1945-2008 (bulk: 1945-1947). 44 items. Location: Misc:C. Midland, Texas physician and Louisiana civil rights pioneer. Contains photocopies of correspondence, news clippings, and video transcript detailing Coleman's lawsuit for admission into LSU's medical school in 1946. For more information see online catalog. Mss. 4997.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Collins, O. L. Account book, 1857-1871. 1 vol. Location: H:21. Physician of Chipola, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Daily record of Dr. O. L. Collins giving names of patients, fees, and treatment prescribed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     LSU     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Crawford family notebook, 1886-1887, 1914-1917. 1 vol. Location: F:16. Farmers of Centreville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Early notes are recipes for various medical cures; later notes pertain to stock on the Crawford farm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 288.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Crawford, Lewis B. Certificate, 1905 April 1. 1 item. Location: 78:24. Charity Hospital ambulance surgeon. Certificate given by Charity Hospital (New Orleans) to Crawford for faithfully and efficiently discharging his duties in the Charity Hospital Ambulance Service, organized in 1885. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1811.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Dalrymple, William Haddock, 1856-1925. Papers, 1905 . 17 items, 1 vol. Location: U:47. Professor of veterinary science at LSU and a practicing veterinarian in Baton Rouge. Papers contain manuscript definitions of medical terms and notes on diseases, anatomy, organs, arthrology, mycology, bone structures, and other related topics. Included is a published work by Dalrymple, Livestock Sanitation (1923). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 604.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Dansereau, Hercules, b. 1832. Account Books and Papers, 1807-1907 (bulk 1859-1906). 32 items, 5 ms. vols. Location: Misc:D, OS:D, F:16. Physician of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Order. Papers include two medical ledgers (1860-1906) and a daybook (1874-1875); a minute book of the Scottish Rite Thibodaux Lodge No. 13 (1859-1861); and a minute book of the Philharmonic Society of Thibodaux (1861). Some manuscript volumes in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 823.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts     French-language    
  • 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     Business     Jews     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Dixon, William Y., 1843-1874. Papers, 1860-1905 (bulk 1860-1874). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Drewry, William Francis, 1860-1934. Circular insanity. Report of the three cases, 1895. 8 p. ; 24 cm. Location: UU:97. First assistant physician at Central State Hospital and Vice-president of the New York Medico-Legal Society. "Reprint from the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, April, 1895." Part of the Joseph Jones Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352, 1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Eager, William Blake, 1824-1890. Papers, 1848-1863-1865, 1874-1900. 21 items. Location: B:64. Surgeon in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Letters concern service in military hospitals in Carrollton (now part of New Orleans) and Franklin, Louisiana; the siege of Port Hudson; and the Red River campaign. Other materials deal with Eager's medical education and a European tour in 1877. Mss. 2826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • East Feliciana State Hospital. Papers, 1848-1852. 21 items. Location: E:53. Hospital established by an act passed by the Louisiana legislature (1847). Papers of the Board of Administration of the Insane Asylum of the State of Louisiana for the period immediately following its establishment, dealing with the work of the board in organizing and planning for the institution. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Egan, J. S. Family Papers, 1850-1893. 28 items. Location: UU:250; OS:E. Resident of New Orleans. Papers contain Civil War letters from Virginia and Port Hudson, Louisiana, commenting on the people of New Orleans immediately prior to the surrender of the city and Union Sympathizers during the Union occupation. Included are antebellum letters telling of social conditions in San Francisco, California, following the Gold Rush; medical practice in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and travel in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Erwin, Isaac, d. ca. 1872. Diary, 1848-1868. 1 vol. Location: W:16. Sugar and cotton planter of Shady Grove Plantation, Bayou Gross Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Diary records plantation, personal, and family activities, and mentions local aspects of the Civil War, Reconstruction, epidemic diseases, floods, levee maintenance, and sugar and cotton production. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2933.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Sugar    
  • Estorge, Joseph Leonard 18 -1880. Papers, 1866-1877. 34 items (enlargement prints). Location: 41:15. Medical doctor of Opelousas, Louisiana. Papers consist of bills and statement of accounts for services. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2422.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Estorge, Joseph Leonard 18 -1880. Papers, 1866-1911. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Evans, H. Letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc.E. Private, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Stafford's Brigade. Letter from H. Evans commenting on the activities of his friends in the Confederate army and in particular the courtesies received by a soldier in a hospital at Richmond from the wives of staff officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1063.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Evans, Simeon A. Letters, 1861-1864. 93 items. Location: U:239. Union assistant surgeon in the 14th Maine Regiment. Letters relate to Evans' experiences in the Civil War in Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. His assignments included New Orleans (1862-1863), Port Hudson (1863), and Camp Bisland (1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1845.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Eversol, Samuel. Letter, 1833 June 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter mentions outbreak of Asiatic cholera in New Orleans and along the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2873.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Ferris, Livingston Polk. Papers, 1920-1968. 2 linear ft. Location: 10:45-46, OS:F. Electrical engineer of Ashton Plantation, Lecompte, Louisiana. Professional correspondence (1920-1968) pertains mainly to his work on electric railroads and experiments with electrical shock. Other papers include reports of experiments, lectures, technical papers, notebooks, films, and other materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2829.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946. Concerning Hepatic Syphilis, 1902. 13 p. ; 20 cm. Location: UU:97. Professor of pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. "Reprinted from the New York Medical Journal." Part of the Joseph Jones papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352,1357, 1393For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Flournoy, Alfred. Papers, 1824-1936. 1 vol. Location: G:6. Medical doctor and cotton planter of Pulaski, Tennessee, and after 1838, cotton planter of Greenwood Plantation in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and leader in the Democratic Party. Bound typewritten copy of a scrapbook, containing papers of Dr. Flournoy, Civil War letters to and from Flournoy's sons Alfred, Jr., and Alonzo, and related newspaper clippings and family histories. For further information, see online catalog.Mss. 628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Foster, James, d. 1880. Family Papers, 1829-1904. 92 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: U:117. Medical doctor of Natchez, Mississippi, and owner of the Hermitage Plantation near Natchez. Correspondence consists chiefly of personal letters from family members concerning travel in the East; yellow fever in New Orleans; and plantation affairs. Some letters relate to student life at Oakland College (Mississippi) and Harvard University. Three manuscript volumes contain poetry and four record books concern a Confederate monument in Natchez, listing subscribers to a memorial fund (1888-1889). Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations    
  • Foster, James, d. 1880. Medical record books, 1826-1830, 1867-1868, 1876-1878, 1893. 3 ms. vols. Location: G:6. Medical doctor of Natchez, Mississippi, and owner of the Hermitage Plantation near Natchez. Entries give patients' names, treatment, and fees for Foster's medical practice in Kentucky and later in Mississippi. Volume 3 contains an extensive inventory of household furnishings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Foster, James. Family Correspondence, 1861-1866. 110 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: B:41. Isaac G. Foster and John S. Foster were the sons of James Foster, a medical doctor of Natchez. Both served in the Confederate Army and died during the Civil War. Papers include letters from John Foster written in New Orleans (1861) relating his views on Louisiana's secession. Later letters describe First Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and other battles. Isaac Foster's papers deal with Shiloh and other battles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2184.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Fourgeaud, L. Account books, 1887-1903, 1910-1932. 14 items and 15 ms. vols. Location: Misc.:F, L:6. Doctor and resident of Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Medical account books and a few related bills of Dr. L. Fourgeaud. Accounts with patients are recorded in daybooks and ledgers, and record books contain diagnoses and treatment of patients. Prescription book (1887-1900) has a separate index book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1154.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Franklin, J. C. Letters, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:F. Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Letters written from Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, and Pratt Hospital, Lynchburg, Virginia, to Franklin's wife, S. W. Franklin ('Sookey'), describing conditions in the hospitals. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • French, Cornelius R., 1786-1863. Family Papers, 1800-1920. 234 items, 6 vols. Location: U:123, 98:, OS:F. Doctor and resident of Baton Rouge. Personal and business papers of Dr. French and his family. Collection contains correspondence, medical items, and photographs; bills, receipts, and bank notes; and death notices, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • French-Clarke Family Papers, 1809-1861 (bulk: 1830-1920). 1.3 linear feet, 16 m.s. volumes. Location: 1:32-35, OS:F, 98:F. Largely composed of correspondence between members of the French family of Baton Rouge and extended family regarding Baton Rouge, family news, health, and genealogy. Legal documents include bills of sale for slaves, land documents, wills of the French and Clarke families. Personal financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings of current events, especially pertaining to the opening of the state capital and LSU campus life in the early 1900s. Ledgers and printed items relate to Julia Edwards Clarke and her husband William's employment at the Louisiana State School for the Blind. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 3494.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     African Americans     Women    
  • Gandy, Thomas H. and Joan W. Photograph collection, 1850-1950, 1960-1988. 110 linear ft. Location: Range 64. Thomas H. Gandy, Natchez, Mississippi, physician, and his wife Joan. Collection contains glass plate and celluloid negatives of Natchez photographers Henry Norman, Henry Gurney, and Earl Norman, collected by the Gandys, and prints made from the negatives by Dr. Gandy. Images include scenes of Natchez, historic buildings, civic events, sports, family groups, and portraits. Mss. 3778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Gates, A. S. Prescription book, 1895-1896. 1 vol. Location: H:23. Druggist of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Prescription book of A. S. Gates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gautier, Mary Agnes. Letters, 1937-1945. 182 items and 8 printed vols. Location: T:19-20. Graduate of LSU (1938) and of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (1942). Gautier became an U.S. Army nurse stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. World War II letters and related printed material. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Gautier, Mary Agnes. Scrapbook, 1942-1956. 1 ms. vol. Location: T:20. Graduate of LSU (1938) and of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (1942). Gautier became an U.S. Army nurse stationed in Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. World War II scrapbook of Gautier containing handwritten entries of events and mementos.Graduate of LSU (1938) and of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (1942). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1855.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU     Women    
  • Gayden, Agrippa. Record book, 1877-1888, 1905, 1907. 6 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:G, M:18. Medical doctor, alumnus of Tulane University (1877), and resident of the Norwood area, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Entries include medical notes, prescriptions, and accounts with patients. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gorgas, William Crawford. Papers, 1912-1937. 10 items. Location: U:100. Surgeon General. Papers include reports of trips to Brazil and Lima, Peru; an address delivered at Johns Hopkins University; and an address on the life and character of Dr. Carlos G. Finlay. Included is a letter from Grace N. Robinson to Mrs. Smith describing Gorgas' last illness and funeral; and an article and radio talk by Dr. J. N. Baker on his achievements. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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     Business     Transportation    
  • Graham, George Mason, 1807-1891. Letters, 1848-1849. 3 items. Location: Misc.:G. Planter of Tyrone Plantation, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and a member of the Board of Supervisors of the State Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana. Letters to his sister of Gunston Hall, Virginia, concern family and plantation matters. Letter (1849) tells of emigrants in the area suffering severely from cholera and refers to the cholera epidemic of 1833 on Graham's plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 163.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Green, Caleb, Jr. Letter, Aug. 2, 1835. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Resident of St. Martin Parish, La. In a letter to his father in Saratoga County, New York, Caleb Green, Jr. announces the birth of his daughter, describes suffering a heat related illness and the use of bleeding as a medical treatment. He also reports on the financial worth of two planter friends in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4406.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Greenlee, William R. Medical notebook, 1883-1884. 1 v. Location: H:16. William R. Greenlee of Minnesota graduated with a degree in medicine from the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 1884. William R. Greenlee's notebook contains notes on medical lectures and the illnesses and treatment of patients at the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana. Mss. 3668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Gunnell, F. M. Essay on yellow fever, circa 1860-1880. 1 manuscript. Location: Misc. Francis M. Gunnell was Surgeon General of the Navy between 1884 and 1888. Gunnell writes on the symptoms, possible causes, and treatments for yellow fever. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Guyot, Sister Henrietta. Papers, 1921-1965. 23 items, 56 vols. Location: 77:59. Director of the Department of Nursing, LSU School of Medicine (1937-1965). Mimeographed and printed material pertaining to nursing education; and personal items including 15 items referring to the death of Sister Stanislaus Malone, superior of the Sisters of Charity at Charity Hospital (1949). Includes materials from Ruth Ingram, former director of Touro Infirmary School of Nursing, telling of her work as supervisor of nursing education in the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     LSU     Religion     Women    
  • Habersham, Barnard Elliott, b. 1814. Letter, 1840 Sept. 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Rev. Barnard Elliott Habersham was an Episcopal minister and son of Richard Wylly Habersham, U.S. Representative for Georgia (1839-42). B.E. Habersham at Charleston, S.C., writes to Emma Mathewes Habersham at Augusta, Ga., regarding his trouble finding good servants, a smallpox outbreak, his father's poor health, and other family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Hamilton, William Sutherland, 1789-1867?. Family Papers, 1766-1942 (bulk 1780-1884). 4 linear ft., 16 vols. Location: T:82-87, H:21, UU:148, H:21, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. U.S. Army officer under General Wade Hampton, planter of Holly Grove Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and politician who served on the first board of trustees for the College of Louisiana and a term in the Louisiana legislature. Papers reflect the administration of U.S. Army troops in the Territory of New Orleans and give an inclusive picture of national and Louisiana politics. Included are descriptions of Southern college facilities and curricula and early medical treatments. The papers also document conditions in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, land speculation in Texas, and various aspects of plantation life and economy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1029, 3167.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Plantations     Politics    
  • Harper, Aaron Charter. Account, 1863. 1 vol. Location: Misc:H. Confederate sergeant in the 12th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Account of Harper's military service, with descriptions of battles, the destruction of Union military supplies and the capture of Union soldiers, and the destruction of railroads by both Union and Confederate troops. Harper makes references to military encounters with General Grant and desertion in the Confederate army. He also comments of living conditions and disease among soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Harrison, L. B. Letter, 1854 Mar. 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. L.B. Harrison in New Orleans, La., remarks how his wife enjoyed the countryside around the Louisiana sugar plantations. He also recommends that spending a month in a sugar house at grinding season is a cure for lung diseases because of the beneficial effects of the vapors rising from the sugar kettles. Mss. 3858.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Harwell, James Daniel. Family cashbook, 1894-1897. 1 item, 1 vol. Location: Misc.:H. Tax collector, Civil War veteran. Unbound cashbook pages with a detailed listing of household accounts, interspersed with remarks on social and cultural activities. Also mentions household remedies and medicines, and titles of books read by the Harwells. Probably written by James Harwell's second wife. Frequent mention of trips to Mobile, Ala. and Meridian, Miss. Also includes a photocopy of a biographical sketch of James D. Harwell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3398.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Hawkins, J. E. (Josiah Edwin). Papers, 1857-1929 (bulk 1880-1900). 11 linear ft. (4,464 items, 135 ms. vols., 52 printed vols.). Location: UU:309-315, J:8-9, OS:H. Physician, surgeon, and farm owner in Bayou Chicot, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Hawkins was originally from Georgia and first practiced medicine in Columbia City, Arkansas. Collection includes professional, business, and personal papers related to Hawkins' medical career. Papers include medical daybooks, plantation diaries, financial records, maps, and newspapers from New Orleans and St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Mss. 982.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • 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: Business     Education     Religion     20th Century Wars    
  • Hendry, Alexander R. Medical daybook, 1839-1844 (bulk 1839-1842). 1 vol. Location: M:18. Medical doctor of northeastern Louisiana. Volume containing entries for medical services rendered by Dr. Hendry in Catahoula Parish and Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Entries contain patients' names, drugs prescribed, fees, distance to patient, and often the nature of the illness. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hicky, Daniel. Letter, 1793 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Planter of District of Manchac, West Florida, Louisiana. Letter sent from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and addressed to his son, Philip Hicky, in New Orleans. Daniel Hicky mentions his painful gout, tells of the destruction wrought to levees and land by a Mississippi River flood, remarks how the indigo crop was hurt by bad weather. He also gives an affectionate reminder to Philip to conduct himself properly. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3430.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Hines, Moses, 1935-, interviewee. Moses Hines and Charlotte Hines Alfred oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.286. Residents of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Hines was the son of a sugarcane farmer. Hines and Alfred describe their grandparents work in sugarcane growing; the management of the 20 acre farm owned in common by the Hines family; and natural remedies for colds, flu, colic, teething, and rheumatism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.286.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar    
  • Holt, Charles Alfred, 1820-1891. Papers, 1842. 3 items. Location: Misc. Charles Alfred Holt of Summit, Miss., received his M.D. degree from Jefferson College in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1842. This collection pertains to Charles Alfred Holt's application for a position as naval surgeon in February-April 1842. It includes a letter of recommendation from Dr. Charles D. Meigs; a certificate of health addressed to the Naval Medical Board of Examination; and a note from his father, John L. Holt, attesting to Charles Holt's age and date of birth. Mss. 3719.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hutchinson, Edwin. Papers, 1861-1866. 221 items. Location: U:159, OS:H. Mss.Mf: H. Medical cadet at the United States General Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, and army surgeon with the 3rd Maryland Volunteers and the 137th New York Volunteers. Collection contains letters to Hutchinson's family related to his military service in the Civil War, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and other battles in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hyde, Sue and E. Letter, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc. Residents of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Letter from Sue and E. Hyde, Jr., to Sophia L. Hyde, Baltimore, Maryland, requesting vaccine because of the poor quality of the vaccine used in Natchitoches. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1363.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Insane Asylum of the State of Louisiana. Records, 1848-1852. 21 items. Location: E:53. Institution established by an act of the General Assembly of Louisiana (1847); it later became the East Louisiana State Hospital. Papers include financial documents, a list of patients, minutes of board meetings, drafts and plans, letters, and rules and regulations related to the asylum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Intestinal dyspepsia or indigestion, 1910. 15 p. ; 16 cm. Location: UU:97. Pamphlet on dyspepsia and indisgestion. Part of the Joseph Jones Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352,1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Jackson, Charles T. (Thomas). Letters, 1849. 3 items (photographic prints). Location: Misc. American physician and scientist. Letter from Dr. Jackson together with copies of letters supporting his claim for the discovery of ether as a surgical anesthesia and his suggested use to W. T. G. Morton in tooth extraction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Johnson, Charles James. Papers, 1827-1866 (bulk 1861-1862). 162 items , 1 vol. Location: C:31. Physician of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 2nd lieutenant in the 11th Louisiana Infantry. Letters of Johnson while he attended University of Nashville; letters to his wife, Louisa Butler McCrindell, while he was in the Confederate Army; and correspondence of the Edington, Bowman, Bell, Stirling, Hereford, Courtney, and McCrindell families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1152.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Jolly, Henry W., Jr. Papers, 1929-1934. 5 items. Location: Misc. The Henry W. Jolly Jr. Papers contain a photocopy of "History of the East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society" by Tom Spec Jones (1929), a photocopy of "Catholic High School Souvenir Album and Honor Roll of Friends" (1930), photocopies of rosters of fire companies in Baton Rouge (1931), a copy of a map showing the proposed extension of City Park Lake in Baton Rouge to form the Louisiana State University campus lakes (ca. 1934), and a photograph of a railroad crossing probably in East Baton Rouge Parish. Mss. 3586.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU    
  • Jones, Joseph. Papers, 1832-1919 (bulk 1860-1905). 3,360 items, 74 vols. Location: UU:87-100, N:1-2, OS:J. New Orleans physician and scientific writer, Confederate medical authority, and president of the Louisiana State Board of Health. Papers consist of Dr. Jones's manuscript writings pertaining to his investigations of various diseases, his studies on American archaeology and anthropology, and his published and unpublished papers on Confederate medical history. Also included are family letters and six letter file books containing correspondence and related items by subjects. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1351, 1357, 1393.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    
  • Kellogg, John Harvey. "The non-surgical treatment of ovarian diseases," 1893. 26 p. : illu. ; 22 cm. Location: UU:97. Superintendent at Battle Creek Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich. "Reprinted from Modern Medicine and Bacteriological World." Part of the Joseph Jones Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352,1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Kendrick, Benjamin. Papers, 1806-1894 (bulk 1810-1840). 0.7 linear ft. (611 items). Location: U:170. Cotton planter and slaveholder of the Feliciana parishes, Louisiana. In 1823 he moved from St. Francisville (West Feliciana Parish) near Jackson (East Feliciana Parish) and in 1830 he established Asphodel Plantation there. Collection includes legal papers, bills, receipts, and correspondence. Papers document medical care for family members and slaves; and include letters from New Orleans merchants and a letter from a Missouri slave dealer (1836). Some materials relate to David J. Fluker of East Feliciana Parish, Kendrick's son-in-law. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 906.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Ker, John, 1789-1850. Thesis, 1811. 1 item [typescript copy]. Location: Misc.:K. Medical doctor of Good Hope Plantation of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, the father of Mary Susan and William H. Ker. Thesis presented by John Ker in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 945.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Education    
  • Ker, John, 1789-1850. Family Papers, 1803-1862. 27 items, 1 vol. Location: S:108. Medical doctor of Good Hope Plantation of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and the father of Mary Susan and William H. Ker. Papers include letters from Stephen Duncan, Sr., of Natchez, Mississippi, and Philadelphia, to Dr. John Ker; and Civil War letters from William H. Ker, a Confederate soldier. Collection also includes a diary (1850-1851) of Mary Susan Ker with details on family life after her father's death. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3539.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • King, John W. Papers, 1828-1860 (bulk 1830-1850). 0.5 linear ft. (95 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.), 1 mf reel. Location: UU:105,OS:K, 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. Mss. 1372, 1382.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • 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     Business     Plantations     Politics    
  • Knapp, James S. Family Papers, 1849-1909 (bulk 1865-1895). 3 linear feet. Location: U:182-185, OS:K. Dentist and dean of the New Orleans Dental College. Early papers include dental bills and receipts; and the charter for the New Orleans Dental College. Post-1865 papers concern the Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental College. Also included are personal papers and family correspondence. Papers of J. Rollo Knapp deal with his dental practice. Frederick H. Knapp's papers include certificates from the Board of Medical Censors of Adams County, Mississippi, and the University of Havana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 880.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lake Charles District Nurses' Association. Records, 1934-1949, undated. 83 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: 124:. Records include correspondence (1943-1948) principally with the Louisiana Nurses Board of Examiners, in New Orleans; minutes (1942-1949) of meetings of the Board of Directors and the Lake Charles District; and a treasurers' record book (1934-1949). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1778.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • 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 merchant, 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 Medical Service Corps. Membership certificate (1918). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 829, 1556.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     Education    
  • Landry, Elu. Estate record book, 1848-1851. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Louisiana sugar planter.Record book kept by the administrator of Elu Landry's Louisiana sugar plantation includes accounts of money paid and received by the estate, a list of debts, and a plantation diary (1848-1850) describing daily work assignments, sugar harvest, levee construction and maintenance, and a cholera epidemic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • 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-     Business    
  • Lazaro, Ladislas. Papers, 1894-1928. 6,235 items, 43 vols. Location: C:37-43, P:4, Z:16. Louisiana physician, state senator, U.S. congressman, and planter. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, speeches, government publications, and memorandum books recording Lazaro's service as a U.S. Representative. Political papers reflect his interest in agriculture and the tariff question, state and local politics, and related national matters. Daybooks and ledgers document his medical practice in Grand Prairie (1894-1913). Some bound volumes include material about World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1113, 1149.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     20th Century Wars     Jews    
  • 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: Business     Education     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • Lehmann, Victor. Notebook, 1887-1888. 1 vol. Location: J:11. Notebook of Lehmann containing notes of lectures by Professors John B. Elliott and T. G. Richardson of the Medical Department, Tulane University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Lemon, James J. Letter, 1861 June 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician and school teacher, Tickfaw Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Letter requests payment for teaching services and mentions that his patients have not been paying for medical services. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3245.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Leonpacher, Louis. Diary, 1908-1923. 47 items, 5 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:L. Baton Rouge veterinarian and German immigrant who came to Louisiana in 1916. Five-volume diary illustrated with colored sketches, post cards, photographs, and advertisements. Included are copies of letters received. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2141.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Lewis, Anna E. Papers, 1896-1926. 27 items. Location: UU:109. Correspondence, family photographs, and related items of Mrs.Anna Lewis, resident of Baton Rouge, La. Papers include letters describing activities of soldiers stationed at Panama Park, Fla. during the Spanish American War (1898) and the flu epidemic at Camp Meade, Maryland, during World War I (1918); a photograph of the K.O.P. Grand Lodge (Knights of Phythias) members and their families in front of the Standard Oil office building in Baton Rouge. Photograph also shows the LSU cadet band. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1080.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Lewis, Irma Polidore, 1945-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (3 pages). Location: L:4700.0219. Daughter of a sugarcane worker and life-long resident of Four Corners, a community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Lewis recalls her childhood as the daughter of unwed parents; being trained in carpentry by her uncle; work as a child on a sugarcane farm; plumbing and other self-provisioning skills; and traditional foods and folk medicines. Lewis also discusses her inability to attend college; and her involvement in the Four Corners Community Center. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0219.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Sugar     Women    
  • Little, J. M. Letter, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc.:L. Union brigadier general in the Civil War. Letter from occupied Natchez, Mississippi, to superintendent of freedmen orders him to cease interference in sanitary discipline of the freedmen (1864 April 1). Included is a copy of General Orders requiring examination of medical officers of the regiments of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Little, Sidney O., Letters, 1862-1863. 2 items. Location: MISC:L. A native of Carthage, Ill., Little was a private in the 118th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Company B. Little writes from the federal steamer Northerner of the Mississippi Squadron. He tells of military and naval operations on the Yazoo River just above Vicksburg. He describes life in camp near Vicksburg, remarking on the increase in small pox deaths, and that sick soldiers needed to be sent to St. Louis Little notes that many of the men "would like to throw down their guns and go home." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1448, 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lopez, John. Admittance cards, 1848. 7 items. Location: Misc.:L. Admittance cards issued to Lopez for lectures offered by the Medical Department of the University of Louisiana, New Orleans. For further information, see see online catalog. Mss. 1696.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education    
  • 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-     Business     Politics    
  • Louisiana Industrial Nurses Association. Records, 1949-1972. 3 linear ft. Location: 92:25-27. Professional nursing association. Records include correspondence of local association presidents, secretaries' files, project files, membership records, copies of association newsletters, annual reports, conference materials, and materials from the national organization. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1969, 2231, 2467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana League for Nursing. Committee on Careers. Records, 1928-1958. ca. 400 items, 21 vols. (5 ms. vols., 16 printed vols.). Location: Range 113. Committee organized jointly by the Louisiana State Nurses' Association, the Louisiana League of Nursing Education, and a national committee of the American Nurses' Association for the recruitment of nurses and the promotion of nursing. Committee records include minutes, correspondence, and printed materials related to nursing careers and the recruitment of nurses. Includes documents related to the Future Nurses' Club (1954) and the United States Cadet Nurse Corps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1840, 1893, 1288.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Louisiana League For Nursing. Document, 1952. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:L. League formed by the merger of the New Orleans League of Nursing Education and the Public Health Association in 1952. Articles of Incorporation of the Louisiana League for Nursing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Louisiana League of Nursing Education. Records, 1925-1953. 5 linear ft. Location: Location: 43:66, 68-69. Correspondence, minutes, annual reports, membership lists, treasurers' reports, conference programs, and related state and national printed material. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2288.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • 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-     Business     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-     Business     Politics     French-language     German-language    
  • Louisiana Military Commissioner collection, 1864. 132 items. Location: UU:78. Reports of sick and wounded in Georgia, including Andersonville, and Alabama hospitals. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1357.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Louisiana State Nurses' Association. Records, 1904-1970. 4,984 items, 17 linear ft. Location: 32:72-80. Correspondence, scrapbooks, reports, minutes, clippings, and other records pertaining to the Louisiana State Nurses Association, its committees and sections, and its relations with the American Nurses Association. Scrapbook 22 (1904-1925) records participation and activities of nurses in World War I. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1545, 1893, 2573, 2631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Women    
  • 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: Business     Politics    
  • MacKowen, John C. (John Clay), 1842-1901. Papers, 1846-1966 (bulk 1897-1901). 103 items, 3 printed vols. Location: E:54, OS:M. Planter and physician of Jackson, Louisiana, and owner of a property in Anacapri, Italy. Letters concern the education of John MacKowen and his brothers in New England schools, MacKowen's Confederate service during the Civil War, letters to MacKowen from friends in Europe, and correspondence and legal documents relative to MacKowen’s ownership of the Blue Grotto on the Island of Capri. Some letters and papers in Italian and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     French-language     Plantations     Women    
  • Macrery, Andrew, 1775-1843. Papers, 1795-1855, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations    
  • Marigny, Pierre. Letter, 1796. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. French Creole planter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Personal letter from Pierre de Marigny to Olivier de Nezin of Attakapas, comments on a good harvest and the recovery of his son, Bernard, from a serious illness. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     French-language    
  • Marshall, Charles, b. 1909. Papers, 1940-1949. 20 items. Location: Misc.:M. Charles Marshall was a patient at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital at Carville, La. Papers consist of personal correspondence and printed materials concerning the hospital. For further information, see online catalog.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Marshall-Furman Family Papers, 1794-1975 (bulk 1833-1905). 3,046 items, 35 vols., 8 microfilm reels. Location: W:59-68, H:1, H:9, OS:M, Mss. Mf.:M. Henry Marshall was a cotton planter and a member of the Louisiana Senate. S. C. Furman, Marshall's son-in-law, was a medical doctor and officer in the Louisiana Second Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Correspondence deals with politics, economics, agriculture, and the Civil War. Also included in the collection are financial and professional papers, a muster roll, diary, account book, memorandum book, map, and scrapbook materials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2740, 4042.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Marston, Francis. New Orleans Letter, 1849 Jan. 28. 1 item (2 pages). Location: Misc: M. The letter of Francis Marston to William Green of Boston, Massachusetts describes, Marston's journey through the Gulf of Mexico and the city of New Orleans, as well as the visit of President-Elect Zachary Taylor who visited the city the same time as Marston. The letter also mentions the visit of Henry Clay (U.S. Senator from Kentucky) to the city and a recent outbreak of cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4913For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • 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     Business     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Matas, Rudolph. Note, 1950. 1 item. Location: Misc:M.. New Orleans, La., surgeon. Thank-you note from Dr. Matas on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Part of the note is in Dr. Matas's handwriting and signed with his initials. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1613.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Mayo, Robert H. (Robert Henry). Family Papers, 1841-1935 (bulk 1841-1893). 44 items, 5 vols. (1 ms. vol., 4 printed vols.). Location: UU:126, Misc:M. Mayo moved his family by wagon train from Virginia to Lamar County, Texas, in 1853, where they operated a farm in Lamar County. A relative, Marion Lewis Mayo, was a teacher in Uniontown, Alabama. Family correspondence includes letters from Marion Lewis Mayo and Robert Mayo's wife Maria Louisa Mayo. Miscellaneous items include the death certificate of E. H. Mayo, a labor contract with freedmen, and a photograph of Robert and Maria Mayo. Printed volumes include works on infidelity, history, geography, and poetry. Also included is a memorandum book of James A. Pleasants, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1789, 1982, 2576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women    
  • McCarstle, Cullen. Manuscript volumes, 1842-1843. 2 vols. (on microfilm) Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Record book contains bills of lading (1842-1843) for cotton loaded at Fontania, La., onto various steamboats bound for New Orleans. Scrapbook (undated) contains clippings and recipes, mostly for baked goods, and remedies for various diseases in animals and humans, including cancer, cholera, yellow fever, diphtheria and rheumatism. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2726.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • 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: Business     Education    
  • McGuire, R. F. Diary, 1818-1852. 1 vol. Location: U:114, J:12. Doctor of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Photographic copy and a bound typed transcription.of a diary giving monthly weather reports, summary remarks concerning the inhabitants' health, and entries describing crop conditions, prevalent diseases, local and personal items, and current events. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 235.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • McKelvey, Peter B. Papers, 1862-1870. 0.3 linear ft. (86 items; 4 vols.). Location: S:26. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 13-14. Physician of New Orleans who served as a Confederate surgeon and hospital inspector in the Civil War. After the war, McKelvey returned to his medical practice in New Orleans. Papers include a record book (1864-1865) containing official correspondence and inspection reports for hospitals in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana; a request to practice medicine in New Orleans; and records of that practice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • McKinney, Jeptha. Papers, 1841-1931 (bulk 1850-1870). 1 linear foot. Location: E:28-29, OS:M. Graduate of the University of Louisiana (Tulane University Medical School) and practicing physician in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Early correspondence discusses health during the 1850s; Civil War correspondence discusses camp life, soldiers' health, and battles; later correspondence covers Reconstruction, education, race relations, and Baptists. Papers include statements of accounts for medical services, promissory notes, and a thesis on pneumonia by Dr. McKinney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 273, 718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Religion    
  • 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     Business    
  • McKowen-Lilley-Stirling Family Papers, 1797-1921 (bulk 1877-1901). 829 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Thomas William Lilley founded Springfield Plantation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. His daughter Edith married John Stirling. John McKowen, an Irish immigrant, was a resident of Jackson, Louisiana. Papers include Lilley-Stirling legal documents and financial papers; McKowen family correspondence; and legal papers, and medical correspondence of John C. MacKowen, a Louisiana physician. Other papers relate to McKowen's property in Anacapri, Italy. Some items in Spanish, Italian, French, and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • McLaurin (James W.). Case Records, 1939-1942 (bulk 1941-1942). 1 vol. Location: J:25. Physician of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Records includes patient demographic information, examination observations, diagnoses, descriptions of operations performed, anesthetics administered, and post-operative progress notes. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 4779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • McQuiston, Nelson, 1897-, interviewee. Nelson and Lottie McQuiston oral history interview, 1979. 1 sound cassette (1.5 hours), Index 2 (pages). Location: L:4700.0044. Nelson and Lottie McQuiston married in 1921 and lived in the Atchafalaya Basin area of Louisiana. They resided in Baker, Louisiana, at the time of this interview. They discuss geographical changes in the Atchafalaya Basin since 1929; the Atchafalaya spillway; lumbering in the area; local treatment of illnesses; residents shopping for groceries and clothing; mail service; education; boat building; and housing. They also discuss births; weddings and funerals; crops and livestock; fishing; and picking and ginning Spanish moss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Transportation     Women    
  • Meckstroth, Bertha Amelia. Papers, 1903-1958. 207 items, 9 vols. (7 ms. vols., 2 printed vols.). Location: U:180, F:4. Graduate of Radcliffe College (1906), nurse, teacher, student at the Chicago Art Institute, and exhibitor at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago (1933-1934). Collections includes personal letters, an autobiography, notebooks, copies of articles for publication, and a Radcliffe College alumnae directory (1940). Includes designs and items related to Meckstroth's quilting exhibition at the Century of Progress International Exposition. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Women    
  • Medical ledger and scrapbook, 1854-1919 (bulk 1854-1863). 5 items, 1 vol. Location: M:19. Accounts of medical services received by prominent Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, residents and their slaves. Eleanor Marshall of Cheneyville, Greensburg, and New Orleans used the ledger as a scrapbook of poetry, local news, and short stories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     African Americans     Women    
  • Mercer, William Newton, 1792-1874. Papers, 1789-1936 (bulk 1827-1874). 2 linear ft. (1,558 items, 64 vols., 2 microfilm reels). Location: U:1, UU:79-81, 95:133, vault:1, OS:M, Mss. Mf.:M Surgeon and planter of Adams County, Mississippi; Louisiana; and Illinois. Collection includes slave records, diaries, business and personal correspondence, and financial documents. Correspondence includes letters from Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Benjamin Butler. 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 4, Reels 9-10, and Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 1-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 292, 1051, 1233.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • 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     Business     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Merritt, John. Letters, 1861-1874 (bulk 1862-1865). 58 items. Location: W:24. Union soldier from Madison County, New York. He enlisted as a private (1862) in the 114th New York Volunteers and served in several Louisiana campaigns. Early correspondence (1862-1863) and two diary entries describe Merritt's voyage from Fortress Monroe, Virginia, to Ship Island, Mississippi. 1864 letters describe military activities and several months spent in a hospital. 1865 letters relates the loss of men in his Company. Later correspondence (1867-1874) consists of personal family letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4674For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Metcalfe, S. W. Letter, 1819 Sept. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. S.W. Metcalfe writes from Washington, Miss., to her husband, Dr. James Metcalfe, in Natchez commenting on the health of their son John, the conduct of their servants, and food shortages in Washington and Natchez during a yellow fever epidemic. The letter was annotated at a later date by John Metcalfe. Mss. 4056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Mexican Army Company record, 1846, 1876-1880. 1 vol. [on microfilml]. Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Day-by-day record of absentees from the 3rd Permanent Infantry Regiment of the Mexican Army at Guadalupe, Mexico, for hospitalization, desertion, and jail terms; and a day-by-day record of visits with patients and fees for services of Dr. Curry. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1879.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • 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: Business    
  • Miller, Robert Davies, 1848-1927. Family papers, 1853-1938, 1984. 2 microfilm reels, 5 photographic prints, 1 typescript. Location: Mf., Misc. Robert Davies Miller was a physician in Clinton, Miss. The papers consist primarily of microfilm copies of 110 family letters, postcards, receipts, obituaries, and other documents, as well as two autograph albums, created between 1853 and 1938. Not microfilmed are a typescript of "Robert Davies Miller: A Biography" (1984) by M. Stone Miller Jr., and photographic prints of the Miller family. Mss. 3432, 3642.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Milling, D. Y. Letters, 1863-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:M. Letters by D. Y. Milling written from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, to his brother, Dr. James S. Milling of Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Milling makes references to his health and that of others; the scarcity, poor quality, and high price of food; slavery; and the unbearableness of the infantry and the morale of the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 3758.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War    
  • Milton, Horace P. Letter, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.M. Private , 47th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and clerk in the Ordnance Office, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, in New Orleans. Letter written from New Orleans,(April 15, 1863) comments in detail on regimental personnel problems and describes the cemetery tombs and the surrounding area. A letter dated May 8, 1863, describes health and weather conditions in New Orleans, the presence of large numbers of "grey-backs," and local excitement at the news of Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson's raid through Mississippi and the reception upon his arrival in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2279, 2724,.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Papers, 1854-1862. 18 items, 2 printed vols. Location:U:229. 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.. Letters chiefly concern racing, management and breeding of thoroughbred horses, and the horses Lexington, Lecomte, and Pryor. Letters mention Duncan F. Kenner, Colonel Adam L. Bingaman, and others, refering to their horses, betting, racing news, and items in the sporting journal SPIRIT OF THE TIMES. Letters also comment on yellow fever and cholera outbreaks, and the political environment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 859.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Politics    
  • Mississippi Board of Medical Censors. Minute book, 1819-1835. 2 vols. Location: H:15. Minutes of the Board of Medical Censors for the Western District of the State of Mississippi. The rough minutes cover 1819-1834 and receipts and disbursements for 1820-1835. The finished minutes stop after 1831 and receipts, etc. stop after April 1834. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Monette, John Wesley, 1803-1851. Essay, 1824. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Medical doctor of Mississippi. Manuscript of 'An Essay on Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Form of the Human Species,' by John W. Monette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 593.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Monroe, Ethel V. Papers, 1897, 1904-1961. 209 items, 21 vols. Location: 78:24. Papers of Ethel Monroe, New Orleans medical nurse, pertaining to her work with nursing organizations, including the Louisiana State Nurses Association, the New Orleans District Nurses' Association, and the Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses. Also included are two minute books of the New Orleans Sanitarium Alumnae Association, an organization made up of nurses who attended the New Orleans Sanitarium and Training School for Nurses. Mss. 1779.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:231, H:3, Mf:5322, Mss.Mf:M. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826. Letter. 1800 October 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Connecticut Congregational minister and geographer. Letter to Morse's father discusses inoculation against smallpox, diplomatic relations with France, national presidential candidates, and the education of his son Samuel Finley Breese Morse. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3223.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     Politics    
  • Moyer, H. P. Letter, 1874 Jan. 4. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Resident of Lebanon, Louisiana. Letter from H.P. Moyer, Lebanon, Pa., to W.C. Cole, New Orleans, La., concerning the poor health of his brother, John Moyer, in New Orleans. H.P. Moyer regrets that he cannot send for his brother because of his fragile health or come to see him in New Orleans. He adds that he is too poor to bring his brother's corpse home and asks Cole to bury him in the event of his death. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Myers, W. G. Letter, 1865 March 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Federal surgeon stationed at the U.S. army general hospital in Baton Rouge in the Civil War. Letter giving detailed information concerning the city of Baton Rouge and describing the plantation area along the Mississippi River in Southeastern Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Plantations    
  • N. A. Birge transportation record book, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: F:12. N. A. Birge was captain and quartermaster in the Confederate army. Franklin Garrett was transportation agent in the Confederate army. Ledger conatins records of transportation tickets issued by N. A. Birge, indicating the movement of Confederate army men and supplies on various railroad, steamboat, and stage lines. Also recorded is the movement of soldiers on sick leave to and from hospitals at Delhi and Monroe, Louisiana, as well as those soldiers who were on detail to Texas or discharged. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1050.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Natchez city hospital account, 1865 May 6. 1 account. Location: Misc. This account itemizes medicines used by the Natchez city hospital and records the payment of $60.00 from Lt. Col. A.L. Mitchell, provost marshal for Natchez, to C. Mallery in reimbursement. Mss. 3701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi    
  • 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     Business     African Americans    
  • New Orleans municipal records, 1765-1896 (bulk 1790-1836). 5.6 linear ft. Location: T:55-62. Official records of the City of New Orleans relating to early government and administration. Records consist of correspondence; ordinances; resolutions; deliberations; petitions; financial records; and legal documents pertaining to the business of the Cabinda, the City Council, municipal officials, and municipal organizations. There are documents of land sales in the Chitimachas Indian Territory and Cabildo treasury accounts (1771, 1773-1775). Records also reflect public health concerns, and illustrate the employment and treatment of African-American laborers and chain gangs. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 719, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language        
  • New Orleans pharmaceutical items, circa 1900-1930. 3 items. Location: Misc. Patent medicine labels for Syrup Tolu and Syrup of Rhubarb from New Orleans pharmacists C. A. Desporte and J. Llado. Included is a U.S. Bureau of Prohibition Prescription Form for Medicinal Liquor, December 20, 1930. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2617.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • New Orleans District Nurses' Association. Records,1892-1968. 6.5 linear feet, 12 ms v. Location: R:41-45, OS:N. Collection reflects the history and organization of the New Orleans District Nurses' Association as well as the activities of the Louisiana State Organization for Public Health Nursing and the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1547, 2288, 2372.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • New Orleans maternity home, , the role of VOA in adoptions, and Hanson's Disease Center at Carville, Louisiana. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • New York (State). An act to create a Metropolitan Sanitary District and Board of Health…, 1866. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Nicholson, George, d. 1883 or 4. Family Papers, 1824-1897. 337 items; 5 vols. (3 printed vols., 2 ms. Vols.). Location: E:36, H:8, OS:N. Medical doctor of Homesville, Pike County, Mississippi. He was married to Salena A. Quin Nicholson. Papers include a U.S. land certificate (1824) Nicholson's last will and testament (1852); and family correspondence regarding political and social conditions in Mississippi and Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 17-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Noble, Charles Mark, and Agatha Faulk Noble. Diaries, 1894-1929. 12 v. (loose leaf). Location: U:243. Planter of Richland Parish, La. Personal diaries rural life in Northeast Louisiana. Topics include plantation operations, weather, social activities, family matters, and political elections. Entries also comment on the murder of two African Americans (May 24, 1895), black farm workers (Dec. 7, 1895, Nov. 12, 1896), and the presence of the Spanish flu in the parish, which has caused several deaths, particularly among African Americans (Jan. 9, 1919). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4395.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Nolan, J. T. Letter, 1849 July 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc. J.T. Nolan of West Baton Rouge Parish, La., writes to Mr. E.S. Freeman of Macomb County, Mich., describing a cholera epidemic and the health of area residents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4270.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Osgood, Jessie C. Letters, 1862-1864. 5 items. Location: Misc:O. Federal soldier stationed in New Orleans in the Civil War. Letters giving information concerning guerrilla fighting south of New Orleans and a hospital at Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Outten, W. B. 'A case of double gastrolith removed by gastrotomy. Recovery. Death by phthisis three months afterward,' 1894. 8 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Location: UU:97. "Reprint: The medical fortnightly." Part of the Joseph Jones Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352,1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Payne, Eugene B. [Beauharnois], 1835-1910. Letters, 1863-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc.:. Union soldier in the 37th Illinois Regiment. Letters describe New Orleans, Louisiana, its residents, the lack of rapport between the Union troops from the West and those from the North (ca. Sept. 1863), military pay and illness among troops (Aug. 13, 1864), mail delivery, and changes in command. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3792, 3796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Pearson, C. F. Letter, 1860. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter to Dr. T. G. Richardson, New Orleans, complaining of a medical treatment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Pease, E. M. Record book, 1866, 1897-1904. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Surgeon in charge, 9th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, stationed at Greenville, Louisiana. Register and prescription book of the Medical Department of the U.S. Army kept by Dr. Pease. Entries list soldiers by name, rank, company, and include comments on ailments and nature of prescriptions. Later entries are an account by E. M. Pease, Jr., as a child in California (1897-1899, 1901). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1303.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Peniston, A. Notebook, 1854. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20. Notebook containing medical memoranda. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 339.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Percival, James, 1795-1856, Letter, 1949 August 20. 1 item. American poet, geologist, and physician. Letter from Percival and addressed to U.S. Vice-President M. Fillmore disagreeing with recent political appointments, expressing disappointment with Whig Party politics, and foreseeing defeat of the Whigs in Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Percy, William Alexander, 1885-1942. Janet Percy Dana Longcope papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Author, poet of Greenville, Mississippi. Letters to Percy's cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope of New York City. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Perlu, A. Letter, 1828 July 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. Physician of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter discusses shipping activity on the river and the dengue r epidemic in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2979.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Peters, Emma Dell, 1941-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1993. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (6 pages). Location: L:4700.0283. Resident of Four Corners, an unincorporated community south of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Peters lived on Sterling Plantation; her great-grandparents were slaves. For 26 years, Peters worked as a cook in the school system. Peters gives an account of her great-grandparents' purchases as slaves, and discusses slave religion, the treatment of slaves, and female slaves who bore children for their white masters. Included are spirituals she learned from her grandparents. Peters also gives accounts of illnesses, funeral customs, early jobs she held, poverty in her youth, and discipline and life in her large family. She also discusses Civil Rights legislation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0283.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • Peters, L. H. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter from Peters to a doctor friend concerning health conditions in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 222.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1823-1863. Diary, 1840-1862. 1 vol. Location: E:49. Samuel J. Peters, Jr., was the son of New Orleans merchant, civic leader, and banker Samuel Jarvis Peters. He worked as a clerk in New York City (1841-1842), then returned to New Orleans to work in his father's business. Diary describes social life in New Orleans during the antebellum period and in the Civil War prior to federal occupation of the city. Includes entries on family life and health, theater in New Orleans, and national news. Some early 1840 entries are in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     German-language    
  • Pinson, Hamet. Family Papers, 1859-1951 (bulk 1859-1899). 491 items, 5 vols. Location: E:58. Native of Arkansas, physician in the Confederate Army, cotton planter. Collection consists of correspondence, financial papers, ephemera, and Civil War papers. Civil War papers contain primarily special orders for Pinson. Correspondence discusses medical procedures, Reconstruction, agriculture, local affairs, and academic life of Edward Gilbert. Memorandum books record medical appointments, military orders, Gilbert's accounts at Mississippi State A&M College, weather, and whiskey and tobacco accounts. Also included is Eva Pinson's autograph book (1885-1890). Also available on microfilm 5735: Confederate Military Manuscripts. Series B, reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1385.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Pinson, Nancy. Papers, 1820-1890. 1 linear ft. Location: C:62. Planter of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence and business papers of the Daniel B. Pinson family. Papers are comprised of bills and receipts for taxes, goods and services, and medical and dental treatments. Letters refer cotton trade, cholera, and family matters. Also included are statements from cotton brokers in New Orleans; contracts with freedmen; a slave list; and a letter mentioning that excitement over the slave riot subsided (June 21, 1853). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 828, 1255.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Pipkin, M. Louis (Mrs.). Diary, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Resident of New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, family news, and treatment of numerous illnesses. Also includes newspaper clippings of household hints and lists of expenditures. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2822.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Plaisted, Samuel. Correspondence, 1838-1842. 7 items. Location: Misc. Doctor of Waterville, Maine. Correspondence from Thomas Maskell, Judge Joshua Baker, and William T. Palfrey of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, concerning the settlement of the estate of Plaisted's brother, a lawyer, in St. Mary Parish. Maskell, who apparently purchased slaves belonging to Plaisted's brother, talks about selling them. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 911, 1337.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • 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: Business    
  • Plough, Alonzo L. Papers, 1818-1866. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Porter, Alexander. Letter, 1833. 1 item. Location: C:61. Sugar planter of Oaklawn Manor, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, politician, Louisiana Supreme Court justice (1821-1833). Letter r to Dr. John Ker, of Natchez, commenting on the nature and spread of cholera as frustrating to the medical profession; on the death of United States Senator Josiah G. Johnston; and the political prospects of General Walter H. Overton. Part of the George M. Lester Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Powell, O. C. Letter, 1850 July 28. 1 letter. Location: Misc. O.C. Powell of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses community news in De Soto Parish, local physicians, a doubly-fatal duel fought between two men over the infidelity of one's wife, and Pownall's thoughts of going to Mexico. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Prichard, Walter, 1887-1965. Collection, 1804-1950 ca. (bulk 1804-1897). 196 items. Location: C:11-12. Professor of History, LSU. Collection contains the papers relating to the cotton trade, the career of Thomas Bolling Robertson, a politician and jurist, and Jane Dunbar Ferguson, a planter of Washington, Mississippi. Papers concern the Louisiana political activities of Robertson, the friction between the French and Americans in Louisiana, and yellow fever in New Orleans. Family letters of Ferguson discuss travel from New Orleans to New York, education, family matters, and Natchez acquaintances. Papers also contain with transcriptions, research notes, and footnotes by Prichard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2509.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Natchez, Mississippi     Education     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Prolifers for Survival Records, 1979-1987 (bulk: 1983-1986). 2.2 linear feet. Location: 6:35-37. Records documenting the administration and activities of a pro-life and anti-nuclear proliferation activist organization. Includes correspondence, publications, and audio visual materials. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4166.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Politics     Religion     Women    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1833-1941. 921 items, 11 ms. vols. Location: U:165-166, H:9, OS:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Papers document politics, the Board of Levee Commissioners, Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, education of the Pugh children, and plantation matters. Includes papers of Pugh's son Thomas, a physician; and Edward, a lawyer of Ascension Parish. Also included are materials relating to the Civil War and to Pugh's daughter-in-law, Eliza Lofton Phillips Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2052.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Women    
  • Pugh, W. W. (William Whitmell), 1811-1906. Sketch (typescript), circa late 19th century. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Planter of Woodlawn Plantation, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, state representative, and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Biographical sketch of the life of Dr. Whitmell Hill Pugh (1781-1834) by his son, W. W. Pugh. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 540.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Pugh, Whitmell Hill, 1781-1834. Certificate (photocopy), 1804. 1 item. Location: Misc. Certificate signed by Dr. Benjamin Rush, of the University of Pennsylvania, stating that Dr. Pugh had studied medicine under his supervision for one year and had completed his work with honors. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 810.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Pugh, William W. Letters, 1891-ca. 1900. 20 letters. Location: T:35. Planter of Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, La., Civil War officer and president of the Board of Levee Commissioners. Letters to Ellen Pugh discuss politics, plantation crops, sugar legislation, the sugar trade, weather, and the Spanish-American war. They also report on health, social activities and family matters. Pugh writes about the right to vote and literacy, presidential election of 1898 (Sept. 14, 1898, ca. 1900), and he refers to the mumps (Aug. 16, 1897) and yellow fever in New Orleans and Mississippi (1897-1898). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations     Politics     Sugar    
  • Quintard, C. T. Diaries, 1864-1898. 33 ms. vols. (on six microfilm reels). Location: Mss.Mf:Q. Confederate chaplain and surgeon during the Civil War; Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee; and first vice chancellor of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Civil War diaries record his experiences and duties in Georgia and Tennessee; atrocities committed by federal troops; his conversations with Confederate officers Hood, Johnston, and Stephen Lee; and his views on P. G. T. Beauregard. Quintard's post-Civil War diaries record trips in the United States and Europe, persons visited, and events and ceremonies attended. Other materials relate to African American Episcopal clergymen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     African Americans    
  • Ransdell, Joseph E. (Joseph Eugene) 1858-1954. Papers. 1898-1948. 677 items, 28 vols. Location: E:117, P:2, Mss. Mf.:R. U.S. congressman and senator from Louisiana. Papers and scrapbooks highlighting Ransdell's political career and reflecting his work on flood control, public health, the merchant marine, and his activities as a Catholic layman. Papers include speeches, correspondence, and materials used in the writing of his biography. Correspondence includes a letter supporting President Truman's appointment of General Mark W. Clark as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Collection includes photographs of Ransdell. Mss. 1127, 1243, 349.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Politics     Religion    
  • Rawle, Edward. Letter, 1837 Nov. 4. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:R. Edward Rawle writes from New Orleans, La., to William McCracken of New Haven, Conn., about the estate of George J. Jenkins who died of yellow fever. For further information, see online record. Mss. 3775.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Raynor, E. J. Papers, 1869, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education    
  • Redhead, Joseph. Joseph and John A. Redhead diary, 1853-1870. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss.Mf:R. Doctor and planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Diary and letters copied in it describe plantation activities and his family's experience of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1374.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Rhind-Gardner Family Papers, 1715-1926 (bulk 1811-1855). .3 linear ft., 2 mss. vols. Location: E:18, G:20. Merchants of Augusta, Georgia. Papers are comprised of family letters; slave documents; business and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence pertains to business arrangements, cotton crops, family news, health, and slavery. Other topics inlcude the Civil War, the Seminole War, and WWI. Business papers contain accounts, receipts, and a court document. Miscellaneous papers consist of poetry, lists of roses, ephemera, and a diploma. Volumes consist of a photo album and scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3576.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     20th Century Wars     African Americans    
  • Richard, J. N. Family Papers, 1894-1933, undated. 295 items, 126 ms. vols. Location: C:55, 36:1-3. Postmaster and druggist of Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Correspondence and business record books document the management of the post office and of J. N. Richard and Company, the drugstore. Included in the collection are labels for patent medicines. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2563.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Richardson, Thomas Parker. Letter, 1862 March 26. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Confederate surgeon and member of the 17th Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Letter from Dr. Richardson giving an eyewitness account of the preparations being made at Corinth, Mississippi, prior to the Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862. An envelope gives Dr. Richardson's wife's address as Monroe, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1684.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Richmond Hospital (Louisiana). Voucher, 1862. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Voucher, issued by Captain N. A. Birge, Acting Quartermaster, C.S.A., Post Monroe, Louisiana, listing articles for the use of the patients at the hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2339.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Risley, Alice Farmer. Family Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk: 1860-1930). 174 items; 7 volumes; 2 reels. Location: 9:29, OS:R, J:21; Mss.Mf:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans in the Civil War     Women    
  • Rives, Mary Elizabeth Carter, 1829-1900. Diary, 1865-1900. 1 vol., (on microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Widow and planter of Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. Diary records sentiments toward Confederate defeat and her experiences managing a plantation during early Reconstruction, including relations with freedmen. Also relates family activities and social life in Mansfield and Shreveport, Louisiana. Genealogical materials and remedies for smallpox, cancer, and scarlet fever are included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2670.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Robinson, Joseph Toole. Papers, 183-, circa 1830-1866, undated. 13 items, 6 ms. Vols. Location: C:13. Cotton planter of Willow Point Plantation, Red River Parish, Louisiana. Plantation diaries, record books, and other records of Robinson and his family pertain to plantation operation; cotton growing; slaves; medical visits; weather observations and instrument readings; Indians in the work force; and skilled labor. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 20. Mss. 1413.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Plantations    
  • 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-     Business    
  • Rush, Benjamin, 17456-1813. Letter, 1812 December 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:R. Philadelphia physician and Revolutionary patriot. Letter to Dr. M. L. Haynie of St. Francisville, Louisiana, expresses appreciation of essays written by Dr. Haynie on the use of mercury in the treatment of bilious fevers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 376.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Ryland, Robert H., d. 1883. Ryland-Wade-Brandon family papers. .3 linear ft. (103 items, 2 vols.). Medical doctor of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and state representative in the 1870s-1880s. The related Wade and Brandon families also lived in West Feliciana Parish. Dr. Ryland's two medical journals contain entries listing names of patients, slaves treated, and medicine and treatments prescribed. Wade and Brandon family papers include bills and receipts for household supplies and letters discussing cotton prices. Collection includes a letter from a Confederate chaplain in Virginia to his sister relating the needs and care of Confederate soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 827, 848, 889.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Samuelson, Hyman, 1919- . Papers, 1936-2007. 3 linear ft. Location: X:16-18. Correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, military records, photographs, and illustrations reflect the life of a young Jewish man while attending Louisiana State University and his military experiences while serving in New Guinea in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 96th Battalion. They relate his academic and social activities in college and difficulties encountered as part of an engineering regiment of African American troops. Samuelson discusses military bureaucracy, troop morale, discipline, engineering projects, and tropical diseases. Throughout the diaries, he tells of his personal growth and his interpersonal relationships, especially with Dora Reiner. He also refers to damaged caused by a severe storm in the Pacific, probably Typhoon Helen. Mss. 4934.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     LSU     Religion     20th Century Wars     African Americans     Jews    
  • Sanborn, John E. Letters, 1862-1865. 20 items. Location: A:119. Resident of Rockport, Massachusetts, prior to enlisting in the 27th Iowa Infantry in 1862 as a surgeon. His wife and children resided in Epworth, Iowa, during the Civil War. Letters written to Sanborn's wife depicting his service in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Some letters concern Sanborn's problems with superior and fellow officers who prevented him from fulfilling his duties as he saw fit. Sanborn describes illnesses and injuries of soldiers and his treatment of them. One letter refers to the arrival at Fort Snelling of two opposing parties to decide the fate of the Indians. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Sandifer, Richard. Papers, 1831-1880. 20 items, 8 vols. Location: E:40; J:6. Resident of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi. Sandifer's papers include a letter to his wife from camp at Milldale, Warren County, Mississippi (1862); a document releasing Sandifer, a prisoner of war (1865); and personal notes (1866). Included are letters from H. H. Varnado to his family in Osyka. Also included are a ledger and four medical notebooks of H. W. Sandifer (1875-1880). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 699.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Scott, Emily T. (Emily Turpin). Papers, 1850-1935 (bulk 1882-1935). 326 items; 1 vol. Location: A:25. Emily Turpin Scott, resident of Sicily Island, Louisiana. Correspondence from her children and other family members pertains chiefly to family matters; some correspondence is concerned with land holdings of Scott's son-in-law, R. H. Harris. Also includes an 1865 amnesty oath signed by Israel Scott. Other letters discuss the cattle, lumber, and oil industries, and the death of Huey Long. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 386.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Long Family     Politics     Women    
  • Scott, Walter H., 1893-. Papers, 1914-1921, 1994. 1 linear ft. Location: W:56. World War I hospital ward clerk from Michigan, stationed in Vittel, France, 1917-1919. Photographs, diaries, scrapbook, postcards, and printed items document Scott's experiences during the First World War, and other significant events and figures of the period. A biography of Scott by his daughter, Marie Scott Standifer, is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4465.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. Letter, 1863 January 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Union general during the Civil War. Letter from Scott in New York to Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, recommending a surgeon, Dr. Mercer of New Orleans, for appointment. Mercer was a veteran of the War of 1812. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Sharp, William A. Letters, 1850, 1870. 2 letters. Location: Misc. William A. Sharp of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses Pownall's seeking gold in California, community news in De Soto Parish, and other men from the area who have gone to California (May 8, 1850). William A. Sharp of Natchitoches, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Columbia, Calif., discusses destruction in the area by Federal soldiers during the Civil War, local men who served in the war, and complaints over Reconstruction (August 16, 1870). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     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-     Business     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Slave document, 1840. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Alabama bill for services of African American woman as midwife for $3, $2 of which was paid cash to the midwife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • Smallpox and scarlet fever prescription, circa 19th century. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A letter from John F. Charlton to Frank M. McKeough of New Orleans, La., contains the recipe for a treatment for smallpox and scarlet fever made from zinc sulfate, digitalis (foxglove), white sugar, and water. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smith, R. M. Letter, 1862 July 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Confederate civilian in Homochitto, Franklin County, Mississippi. Letter to Smith's cousin commenting on his personal illness and perplexities caused by the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Smith, William P. Diary, 1853-1855. 1 vol. Location: H:17, BTC. Diary of Smith from Virginia, while a cadet at the United States Military Academy. The entries concern Smith's life at the academy including living conditions, amusements, health treatment, curriculum, and discipline; and his trip home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 313.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Smythe, George M. Account, 1839. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Doctor and resident of Opelousas, Louisiana. Receipted statement of Dr. Smythe to John Bence for services rendered. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 399.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Snider, William E. Letters, 1862-1863. 3 items. Location: Misc:S. Snider's letters to his parents describe his condition in a military hospital in Virginia. A letter from William's brother describes his separation from his military unit in West Virginia because of an ankle injury, and discusses William's discharge. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2121.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Snyder, Alonzo. Papers, 1779-1919 (bulk 1800-1860). 3,534 items. Location: R:38-40, J;7, and OS:S. Cotton planter, judge, and Louisiana senator from Madison and Tensas parishes, Louisiana. Snyder's business, official, and personal papers consist of letters, land records, financial papers, and legal record books that reflect legal cases, state laws, politics, plantation management, secession, the Civil War, public health, and his family. Snyder served as attorney for the estate of Jacob Bieller of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and these files include correspondence and reports from Natchez, Mississippi, businessmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 655.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • St. Landry Parish marks and brands register, 1810-1832 (bulk 1810-1823), 1890. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: French-language    
  • Stephens, John F., 1813-1884. Correspondence, 1861-1864. 4 items. Location: Misc:S. Resident of Sparta, Bienville Parish, Louisiana. His son Edward L. Stephens, W. Ezra Denson, and Henry M. King were members of the 9th Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War. Letters written by Denson from Camp Beauregard and Louisiana Hospital, Virginia, describe the commands of Generals Joseph E. Johnston and G. T. Beauregard. A letter from Edward Stephens, written near Fredericksburg, Virginia, describes camp conditions. A letter of King gives details of the deaths of Stephens and Denson and the condition of surviving members of Company C. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 882.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Stevens, John B. Diary, 1863 April 21-August 21. 1 vol. ; 17 x 8 cm. Location: Misc.:S. Farmer from Petersham, Massachusetts, enlisted in the United States Army, Massachusetts 53rd Infantry, Sept. 15, 1862. He served as a private until he was mustered out Sept. 3, 1863. Civil War diary gives an account of Stevens' stay in a Baton Rouge hospital. Suffering from dysentery, he described his condition and treatment; he also mentioned the deaths of fellow soldiers. One entry (June 17, 1863) tells of preparations made for more wounded arriving from Vicksburg, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4711.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Stirling, Lewis. Family Papers, 1797-1938 (bulk 1830-1860). 2,651 items, 38 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: B:76-81, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5 and 16. The Stirlings were sugar cotton planters of Wakefield Plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Business and personal papers of the Stirling family reflect antebellum plantation economy, education, health, and travel. Military orders and receipts for supplies relate to Lewis' service in the Louisiana militia and at the Battle of New Orleans. After 1860 the papers diminish in number and consist primarily of family letters discussing labor problems with freedmen, migration to and life in Texas during the war, and plantation, household, and personal bills. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 21-25. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1866.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Education     Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Stratton, Joseph B. (Joseph Buck), b. 1815. Papers. 1746-1916 (bulk 1843-1903). (20 items, 51 vols.). Location: A:53-54. Presbyterian minister of Natchez, Mississippi. Dr. Stratton's 46-volume diary (1843-1903) contains information about his activities as a minister. Activities and events described include travel in Europe, weddings and funerals, baptisms, prayer meetings, yellow fever epidemics, and the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 464, 1329.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Religion    
  • Surghnor, M. F. Diary, 1882-1899. 1 ms. vol. [typescript]. Location: M:20. Resident of Monroe, Louisiana. Diary describes severe weather, including hurricanes and tornadoes; illnesses and deaths of family members; concerns over finances; and yellow fever and other epidemics in the vicinity. Much of the diary is filled with mournful reflections on the death of Surghnor's daughter, Roberta, who died of typhoid fever as a teenager. For further information, online catalog. Mss. 647.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Suydam, G. H. Collection, 1845-1864 (bulk 1863-1864). 26 items. Location: E:73, Misc.:S, 99:Suydam. Captain in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Photographs depicting occupied Baton Rouge, Farragut's fleet, and a Union military headquarters and hospital, probably taken by Baton Rouge photographers McPherson and Oliver. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1394For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Taber, Frederick R., 1839-1863. Papers, 1859-1862. 28 items. Location: A:57. Soldier in the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment of the Confederate army discharged due to chronic illness in 1862. Papers include correspondence, sketchbooks, and documents related to Taber's illness. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 412, 607, 631.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Tait, William C. Papers, 1865-1928. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taliaferro, James, Letters, 1852-1876. 79 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:T. Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, planter, judge, Secession Convention delegate, associate justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and newspaper publisher. Letters discuss Taliaferro's involvement with the Secession Convention; politics during the Civil War (1865); Louisiana Supreme Court (1866-1874); Louisiana politics (1861-1874); Mississippi River flood of 1874; fires, cholera, and economic conditions in New Orleans; the visit of the Emperor of Brazil to New Orleans (1876), and plantation operations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1562.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics    
  • Taliaferro, Zachariah and James G. Papers, 1814-1829, 1867. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Tamplin, William H. Letters, 1862-1865, undated. 20 items. Location: Misc:T. Native of Longbranch, Panola County, Texas, and a Confederate soldier in the 11th Texas Regiment during the Civil War. His brother was Benjamin F. Tamplin. Letters addressed to Retincia, Benjamin Tamplin's wife, written from camps in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, describe camp life and conditions in camp hospitals, and the Red River expedition in Louisiana. Included are poems by Benjamin. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3015.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Tebo, Julie C. Papers, 1904-1966. 1 linear ft. Location: 38:77. Professional nurse and the secretary of the Louisiana State Board of Nurse Examiners. Papers pertain mainly to Tebo's professional career and her involvement in the state board. Items include correspondence, nursing publications, clippings, printed items, sermons, a map, notes, and photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2768.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Theriot, Mrs. J. Account, 1874. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Financial account with Louisiana Retreat, New Orleans, La., for treatment and board from 1867 to 1874 for A. Theriot, son of Mrs. J. Theriot. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 419.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Threadgill, C. Statement of account, 1860 February 10. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Statement of account for medical services rendered by Dr. C. Threadgill to family members and slaves of the Burwell B. Bennett estate. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Tibbets, Hiram B. Family Papers, 1830-1857. 25 items. Location: A:4. Planter and physician of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. A native of Massachusetts, Tibbetts and his wife corresponded with his brother John C. Tibbetts in Boston and New Hampshire. Letters primarily to John C. Tibbetts deal with planter-slave relations, and plantation and family news. Topics include Christmas festivities; a wedding held in the slave quarters; and the prevalence of cholera. A partial letter (ca. 1850) provides analysis of the political situation in Louisiana and Mississippi following the Compromise of 1850. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 831, 856, 868, 1300, 1352.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Tower, Eli. Letter, 1866 April 8. 1 item. Location: Misc:T. Letter written by Tower to his cousin relating family matters and his own good employment prospects. He also comments on people moving to Brazil and Mexico because of poor conditions in the postwar South. Tower also mentions an outbreak of small pox in Mobile, Alabama, and throughout the South, cholera in another area of Alabama, and an expected outbreak of yellow fever in Mobile and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • U.S. Army. General Hospital (New Orleans, La.). General order no. 8, 1865 Mar. 29. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. United States Army surgeon. Printed general order establishes separate wards for convalescents, patients with eye disease, and those with syphilis or gonorrhea. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 3927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. Marine Hospital (New Orleans, La.). Summary of results obtained in fever therapy at United States Marine Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1938 June 1- Sept. 10. 2 items. Location: Misc:U. Summary of results obtained in fever therapy ; the second part of the report is titled 'Complications of fever therapy.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4658.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Vallas (Antal and Family) Papers, 1831-1995 (bulk:1841-1968). 2.25 linear feet. Location: 109:33-34; J: 26-27; OS:V; Vault:1. A native Hungarian who served as a professor at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and an Episcopalian minister in New Orleans. Contains correspondence, printed items, personal papers and photographs related to the professional and family life of Vllas and his descendents. Consists of materials in English, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish and Latin. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4439.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Education     French-language     German-language     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Spanish-language    
  • Vallas, Anthony. History, 1864, 1935. 2 items. Location: Misc.:V. Bound handwritten manuscript of Anthony Vallas's History of the Louisiana State Seminary, 1864, and a printed copy of the work published in 1935 on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of Louisiana State University. Covering the period beginning from the establishment of the institution by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1855 through the Civil War, the brief history describes the tenure of William Tecumseh as college president, the seizure of the school by Federal troops, and the use of the school as a field hospital during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Varnado, Samuel Ross, 1881-1931. Papers, 1917-1979 (bulk 1917-1937). .3 linear ft. (30 items, 5 printed vols.). Location: A:54. Captain of Company L, 325th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Varnado was wounded in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and was a patient in a veterans hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi. Papers include letters written by Varnado around the time of the Meuse-Argonne battle, and documents and items related to Varnado's military service. Includes a Cross of Military Service certificate (1967) awarded posthumously by the Daughters of the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2272, 2448.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Veteran Confederate States Cavalry Association. Charter and by-laws : social, benevolaent and historical association. Veteran Confederate: States: Cavalry, 1889. 31 p. : 16 cm. Location: UU:97. Part of the Joseph Jones papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1352, 1357, 1393For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Veterinary Medicine in Louisiana, 1889 to 1979. undated. 2 computer disks. Location: AA: Computer disks contain draft of VETERINARY MEDICINE IN LOUISIANA, 1889 to 1979, a work sponsored by the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. Published in 1993, this edition was prepared by Dr. Will S. Hornsby, with Ms. Charlotte J. Cavell as editor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4682.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: LSU    
  • Vicksburg, Miss., Letter on Current Events, 1849 Feb. 4 . 1 letter. Location: Misc.:V. A letter written from Vicksburg, Miss., tells of a cholera outbreak in the city, and a visit by Gen. Zachary Taylor. The writer describes the general and his visit. He also comments on family matters and gold in California. He reports that people are leaving the area for California. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3870.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Vincent, Thomas McCurdy, 1882-1909. Family Papers, 1824-1916. 467 items. Location: W:38-39, OS:V, VAULT MRDF 6, Vault:1. U. S. Army officer in the Seminole and Civil wars. Letters of Thomas Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Papers also include Vincent's diary while at West Point are present. Other letters discuss yellow fever in Galveston area (1867); Whig sentiments of Catholic girls school in Kentucky (Nov. 21, 1840), the Catholic education of girls (1840-1855), conversion to Catholicism (1857) and the influence of the Catholic Mission Movement on the Vancouver Indian of Oregon (1876). Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including one from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to the Joseph B. Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Education     Politics     Religion     Women    
  • 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: Business     Plantations     French-language    
  • Vinet, John B. (John Baptiste), b. 1835. Papers, 1861-1900. 37 items, 3 ms. vols., 3 printed vols. Location: A:69, G:18 OS:V. Confederate officer in the Orleans Artillery Battalion in the Civil War and later Chief of Ordnance, Louisiana State National Guard (1889-1896). Papers include Civil War dispatches, field orders, vouchers, passes and correspondence. A notebook (1861) kept by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, physician contains remedies for illness, some in French. Two case records books of Vinet deal with the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans and document relief administered by the Howard Association. Some notebook entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850, 898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans in the Civil War    
  • Waddill Family Papers, 1835-1994 (bulk 1861-1866). 0.5 linear ft. Location: E:18. George Daniel Waddill, a Baton Rouge druggist, was the son of Abel Waddill, Baton Rouge magistrate. George served as a hospital steward in the Civil War. Joanna Fox, later his wife, served as a nurse. Papers contain correspondence, including Civil War correspondence of George Waddill; genealogical information on the Waddill and Bessonett families; and an autograph book of Elizabeth McMichael. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Women    
  • Waddill, George D. (George Daniel). Papers, 1841-1892 (bulk 1861-1865). 21 items. Location: Misc:W. Confederate soldier in the Civil War and Baton Rouge druggist. Waddill served in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment. In 1863 he was appointed as a hospital steward. Civil War papers include military furlough and travel passes; Confederate bonds; military orders assigning Waddill to hospitals in Mississippi; an 1865 document granting parole to G. D. Waddill; and Waddill's 1865 Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Collection includes a letter from L. B. LeCand written from Corinth, Mississippi, to Joanna Fox of Natchez giving an account of the Battle of Shiloh. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 891, 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War    
  • Warmoth, Henry Clay, 1842-1931. Papers, 1869-1872. 11 items. Reconstruction governor of Louisiana, a sugar planter, and a businessman.. Correspondence received as governor concerns political and judicial appointments, quarantines. Also included is a letter from James Longstreet about the Louisiana militia and a campaign pamphlet for Warmoth. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133, 773, 791, 1131.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • Watson, Henry Clay. Manuscript, 1962 Oct. 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Report on the Baton Rouge Arsenal prepared from source materials in the National Archives and Library of Congress by Henry Clay Watson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Wheelwright, Charles H., 1814-1862. Letters, 1839. 2 item. Location: Misc.:W. Medical doctor of Boston, Massachusetts, graduate of Harvard College. Letter by Wheelwright from Philadelphia is autobiographical sketch addressed to Medical Naval Board, July 9; second other letter written by Shattuck, is a strong recommendation of him to the Board of Navy Surgeons. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Business    
  • Wildman, John Hazard. Papers,1829-1876 (bulk 1962-1966). 2 linear ft. Location1:1-2, Vault:1. Faculty member of the Dept. of English, Louisiana State University. Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, genealogies of the Hazard, Whitaker, Greene and Andrews families, and published and unpublished manuscripts of John Hazard Wildman. Correspondents include family members, former students, including Rex Reed, publishers, and fellow writers. The majority of letters are related to Wildman's writings. There is a photocopy of a Henry Clay letter commenting on the American political and economic system (Oct. 8, 1829) and a photocopy of a Civil War letter from a Confederate prisoner of war, Johnson's Island, Ohio, detailing his illness (Feb. 28, 1864). Papers also contain an audiotape interview with Orene Muse (Feb. 15, 1969), newspaper clippings, and several family photographs (1911-1965).For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1966, 1967, 2010, 2095, 2169, 2237, 2371, 2437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     LSU     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Wilkinson, N. Letter, 1839 Aug. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: W. N. Wilkinson writes on behalf of Rogers, Gray & Co. in New Orleans, to the wife of T. W. Winship, the captain of the RICHMOND. He informs her that her husband died of yellow fever while at sea. The letter describes his activities before setting sail and his fear of contracting the disease. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Williams, Lester J. (Lester James). Papers, 1853-1950 (bulk 1901-1950). 8.5 linear ft. (54 items, 2 ms. vols., 3 printed vols.). Location: 77:50-52. Physician and chief of staff at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge (1927-1946); president of the Louisiana State Medical Society (1923-1924). Papers include certificates awarded to Williams for appointments, achievements, commissions, and memberships; photographs; and a postcard album containing scenes of Baton Rouge and New Orleans (1901-1909). Collection also includes a scrapbook (1853-1868) containing printed poems and pictures, and manuscript poems. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Wimberly, Thomas J. Correspondence, 1861-1862. 5 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc. Resident of Sumter County, Alabama. Letters consist of Confederate soldier's letter describing reception of soldiers by civilians and letters concerning the death of a Confederate soldier in the Montgomery, Alabama, hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Withers, John. Diaries, 1856-1862. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W United States Army officer. Diaries reflect Withers' military service as a career officer. He discusses his military service, social and personal life, religion, travel by steamer to Portland and Vancouver, and occasional problems with the Yakama Indians. Additionally, he comments on the political crisis in South, Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, and his resignation from the U.S. Army in order to support the Confederate cause. He describes events at the beginning of the Civil War, and his health and the health of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     Politics    
  • 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     Business     Education     Performing arts     Religion     Politics    
  • Wood, Jonathan L. Family papers, 1830-1879 (bulk 1830-1863). 50 items. Location: B:18. Family correspondence to Jonathan L. Wood, Macoupin County, Ill., from Cumberland County, Ky. The letters describe the hardships of early settlers; the marriages, deaths, and health; droughts and other weather events; crops conditions; and the rigors of farming. Several letters tell of the conflicts between religious groups contending for new parishioners and influence in the community. Included among the letters is a scattering of receipts for college tuition and board, and purchases of medicine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 681.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion    
  • 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: Business     Plantations    
  • Wyckoff, Elias. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 11 items. Location: Misc.:W. Farmer from Jasper, Steuben County, New York, and a member of the 161st New York Volunteers in the Civil War, serving with an ambulance corps. Exchange of letters between Wyckoff and his wife refers to the military situation in Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Wyckoff comments on his duties as an ambulance driver. His wife writes of money scarcity, farm problems, and life in Jasper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1396, 1428, 1437.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Women