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Subject Guides to Manuscripts in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Natchez-Area Manuscript Collections

The Mississippi River is one of the predominant geographical features of the United States. It simultaneously divides and links the country, demarcating the east from the west while serving as the artery of communication through which has passed the enterprise and the soul of the nation. The Mississippi River has defined the contours of the lands it drains and given shape to the culture, the economy, and the politics of the communities that draw sustenance from it.

For this reason, when LSU history professor Edwin Adams Davis began in 1935 systematically to collect the papers of the families that settled and prospered in the region and the records of the plantations and businesses they built and maintained, he gave no thought to distinguishing among those who were divided by the almost artificial political boundaries of the states. His interest was in documenting and preserving the rich history and culture of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Over the years, the department he founded at LSU has developed into one of the premier repositories for such materials in the nation.

In 1985, Louisiana State University renovated the original library building on its Baton Rouge campus specifically to house its growing collections of manuscripts and rare books. The Department of Archives and Manuscripts was renamed the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC), highlighting the scope of its mission to collect and preserve. It was combined administratively with the collection of printed materials related to the history and culture of the region, creating an integrated center for research.

Preserved in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections at LSU are more than 5,000 manuscript groups, totaling 25,000 linear feet in extent. The collections include the papers of individuals and families; the records of plantations, merchants, and financial institutions; and the records of political, social, and labor organizations. The most important of these collections relate specifically to the families and enterprises in the Lower Mississippi Valley, from Memphis to New Orleans, and are especially strong in the Natchez, St. Francisville, and Baton Rouge areas. This guide concentrates on collections relating to Natchez and Adams County, Mississippi, as well as to the four Mississippi counties surrounding Adams County: Amite, Franklin, Jefferson, and Wilkinson. All were part of the original Natchez District of the Spanish period, and together they form the southwestern corner of the state, bordering Louisiana on two sides of a triangular geographical area.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically. 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.

Hill Memorial Library is located on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, eighty-five miles from Natchez. Cataloging records for many of the LLMVC manuscript collections have been contributed to international library networks and are listed in the automated catalog of the LSU Libraries. Detailed finding aids are available to the collections, and many of these are accessible through the World Wide Web site for LSU's Special Collections: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/

The Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections welcomes additions to its holdings of Natchez-area materials.

An earlier version of this guide was published in the University of North Carolina's Southern Research Report No. 7, Archival Shadows of the Old Natchez District, and is available on the Web at http://www.unc.edu/depts/csas/srr/srr 7/srr7d.htm. The scope of the earlier guide is wider (including all parts of the Old Natchez District), but is less comprehensive, dealing for the most part with major collections only. The newer version below is narrower geographically (covering five counties in southwestern Mississippi) but more exhaustive for the geographical area it covers.


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  • Adams, Israel L., 1801-1860. Family Papers, 1813-1890 (bulk 1852-1866). 0.5 linear ft. (505 items, 1 ms. Vol.). Location: Y:83, Mss. Mf.:A, E:Imprints. Merchant and farmer of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence, bills, receipts, and printed items. Letters of the Adams children and others describe the Civil War in Arkansas and Mississippi. Some letters describe experiences of an immigrant cotton farmer in Sao Paulo, Brazil; other papers relate to German immigrants. Some letters in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3637.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     German-language    
  • Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868. Papers, 1807-1876 (bulk 1842-1868). 12 linear feet, 43 mss. volumes, 6 printed volumes. Location: W:110-121, J:25, OS:A. Native of Scotland who established one of the first commercial nurseries in the South and published widely on scientific and agricultural subjects. He also published the Southern Rural Almanac and Plantation Garden Calendar from 1845 to the 1860s. Early papers concern Affleck's family in Scotland. Papers from 1842 to 1859 pertain to the management of Affleck's wife's plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, his commercial nursery, and his service as agricultural editor of several newspapers. Civil War letters by Affleck's sons describe battles, camp life, and troop movements. Post-Civil War papers describe Affleck's agricultural and speculative enterprises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3, 4, 1110, 1263, 1264.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Amite County Record Book, 1851-1864, 1879, 1895. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:21. Records of the appointed trustees of the Common Schools for District No. 2 in Amite County, Mississippi. Reports from various schools list name of parents, name and age of scholar, and amounts drawn from the public fund. Some minutes are included. For further information online catalog. Mss. 6.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Anderson, John Q., Papers, 1848-1993 (bulk 1953-1973). 7.5 linear ft., 5 v. Location: X:119-125, OS:A, P:17. John Q. Anderson was a professor of English and a writer of Southern history and folklore. This collections of files, correspondence, printed material, and photographs reflect Anderson's career, current events; and they provide research material for his publications, particularly "Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868" and "Louisiana Swamp Doctor: The Life of Henry Clay Lewis". For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2156, 2162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Education     African Americans     Women     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Long Family     20th Century Wars    
  • Anonymous verse, undated, ca. 1847-1887. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Broadside entitled RAFFLE OF THE FAMOUS TROTTING STALLION HENRY WARD BEECHER. The locale of the poem may be Natchez and the poem may refer to a member of the Surget family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Anonymous letter, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Plantation letter from a Natchez, Mississippi, planter to a brother living in the East, outlining the favorable economic conditions for plantation owners in the Natchez area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1658.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Anonymous letters, 1864-1865. 2 items. Location: Misc:A. Letters from a Louisiana Confederate soldier in the Civil War wintering at New Dalton, Georgia, to his sister, relating personal news and from Natchez describing his reception upon returning from the service and his adjustment to civilian life. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Anonymous lumber company account book, 1841-1842. 1 vol. Location: H:3. Unidentified lumber dealer, possibly Andrew Brown, in Natchez, Mississippi. Daybook of accounts of sales of lumber and shingles. Prominent purchasers include Thomas Affleck, B. L. C. Wailes, John A. Quitman, Francis Surget, John Jenkins, Stephen Duncan, and Samuel Postelwaite. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 259.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1861-1936. 2 vols (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected mainly from newspapers in New Orleans and Natchez include materials relative to Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, the Chicago fire of 1871, and steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Transportation     Politics    
  • Babbit, Charles W. Saint-Catharine's Creek Breakwater. Adams County, Miss., 1888 January 15. 1 item; 18 x 14.2 inches. Location: OS:B. Ink and ochre watercolor on surveyor's linen oilcloth, showing a plan of a proposed breakwater at the mouth of Saint-Catharine's Creek at the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4620.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baker, Edwin Backas. Family bible, 1846-1921. 13 items and 1 vol. Location: Misc.:B, F:2, OS:B. Family Bible of the Edwin Backas Baker family of Natchez (New York, 1846). The collection also contains family genealogical notes and obituary notices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 20.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Baker, Sarah. Oral history interview, 1974. 2 sound cassettes. Location: L:4700.2. Sarah Baker was born and raised on the Magee Plantation in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and was 113 years old at the time of the interview, which discusses plantation life and the end of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.2.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Bank of Mississippi. Bill of lading, 1824. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Bill of lading for the transport of nine thousand dollars specie, contained in an iron bound keg, to Natchez, Mississippi, from the port of New Orleans aboard the steamboat ,Tanny. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Bank of the United States. Natchez office records, 1830-1846 (bulk 1831-1835). 63 ms. vols. Location: M:9-12. Records include deposit books, ledgers, and general bill books. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Bass-Farrar Family Papers, 1829-1918 (bulk: 1829-1843; 1858-1867) 285 items. Location: R:41. Papers of the Bass, Farrar, and Richardson families from Tensas Parish, La., and vicinity. Includes material on family matters, personal and professional activities, maintenance and overseeing of cotton plantations before and after the Civil War, life along the Mississippi River, life in Civil War Louisiana, and slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Batchelor, Ruth Ker. Batchelor-Nutt collection, 1835-1960. 24 items, 2 vols. Location: B:46, F:16. James Batchelor was a planter and legislator of Amite County, Mississippi. Rushwell Nutt, his father-in-law, of Laurel Hill Plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi, was a planter, physician, scientist, and world traveler. Collection includes papers, photographs, and ephemera of the Nutt and Batchelor families and the Davenport family of Louisiana. Letters include local and family news, and one letter describes teaching in Texas schools. Included are trade card scrapbooks of 19th century companies, and an article (1960) on Beech Grove Plantation in Amite County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3018.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Bauer, N. Letter, ca.1870-1900. 1 item. Location: B. Letter written by N. Bauer of Natchez, Miss., to F. A. Dicks requests a sample of good raw glue so its adhesion can be tested before purchase. He mentions "LePage's" glue. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2685.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Bower, Garner and Harrison. Papers, 1863-1868. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War    
  • Bowers, Laura Boddie Jones, Papers, 1906-1990, undated (bulk: 1931-1955). 3.25 linear ft. Location: E:119-121. Librarian in Louisiana. Primarily correspondence documenting the family life, student life, and early career of Bowers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Natchitoches, La. Newspaper clippings, notes, post card collection, printed items, and a scrapbook are also present. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3546.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Education     LSU     Long Family     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Boyd, S. S. Letter, 1838 August 15. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Resident of Natchez. Letter from a New York correspondent to Boyd regarding commercial matters, the resumption of specie payments by banks, and the visit to New York by the Mississippi orator Senator S. S. Prentiss. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Politics    
  • Brigadier General Mason Brayman letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:B. Letter to Brigadier General Brayman concerning the living conditions of freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Britton & Koontz. Records, 1824-1899 (bulk 1838-1858). 569 items, 7 vols. Location: U:18-19, F:9. Banking house in Natchez, Mississippi, operated by Audley Clark Britton, also a plantation owner, and by George W. Koontz. Collection includes records related to the Commercial Bank of Natchez. Other items relate to Britton & Koontz banking activities and to personal bills and receipts of the Britton family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 747.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Britton, A. C. (Audley Clark), 1822-1894. Family Papers, 1830-1929. 1,760 items, 14 ms. Vols. Location: S:119, O:16. Banker and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include letters and descriptions of the family, plantation, and social lives in Natchez and documents specific to Britton's business activities. Miscellaneous items include photographs, autographs, poems, ledgers, and genealogies. Included are two letters to Eliza Britton written by Jefferson Davis. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1710.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Britton, W. A. Record book, 1847. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Agent for the Nautilus Insurance Company of New York, in Natchez, Mississippi. Record book lists the names and beneficiaries of life insurance policyholders. A number of entries pertain to insurance on the lives of slaves. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 923.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Brown, R. L. Letter, circa 1870-1900. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Personal letter from Amite County, Mississippi, to Brown's cousin Ophelia Crawford, commenting on marriage and a baseball game at Centreville, Wilkinson County. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2190.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Buhler, John Robert, 1829-1886. Papers, 1843-1914. 6 ms. vols. Location: H:17. John Robert Buhler was the son of John Christian Buhler, a planter of Buhler's Plains near Baton Rouge. After his marriage to Mary Reynolds, they lived at Independence Plantation, home of his grandparents, the Smiths, near Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include three volumes of a diary containing entries (1847-1849) reflecting family and social life on Independence Plantation and providing information on events in and around Natchez, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge. Includes another diary containing manuscript poems (1881-1914) by Mary Edith Buhler, an autograph book, and a notebook containing poems by Buhler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1311.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Buhler, M. E. (Mary Edith). Papers, 1881-1931. 985 items, 7 ms. Vols., 8 printed vols. Location: C:50-51; H:17. Poet and journalist of Mount Independence Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, and resident of New Orleans and New York City; author of The Grass in the Pavement (1918). Papers consist of her manuscript and printed writings published in the New York Times and the New Orleans Times-Picayune and of materials relating to her family history and genealogy. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1192, 1210, 1333.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Burruss, John C. Family Papers, 1825-1882. 407 items. Location: C:56,Mss. Mf.:B Methodist minister of Virginia and planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Correspondence, and personal and business papers of the Burruss and Edward McGehee families. Papers relate to the Methodist Church and plantation operationst, including sugarcane growing, rice planting, the construction of a sugar mill, and African American laborers. They also reflect Confederate military life, and civilian life during the Civil War. A group of poems concern the 1845 presidential election of James K. Polk and George M. Dallas.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1514, 2296.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     Religion     Politics     African Americans    
  • Butler, Richard, 1777-1820. Papers, 1795-1899. 1.25 linear ft. Location: S:2, OS:B, Vault. Richard Butler, army officer and sugar planter, was the son of American Revolutionary War figure Colonel William Butler and Jane Carmichael of New Orleans. Papers include correspondence, financial papers, and plantation records. A diary describes Butler's travels from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Natchez, Mississippi, to deliver army dispatches. Included are two letters from Andrew Jackson to Butler. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 5, Reels 2-3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1000, 1069.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Campbell, James. Journal, ca. 1810. 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc. Account of a journey from North Carolina to Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi; and entries of a blacksmith's work and charges. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 862.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Campbell, James C. Letter, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Tavern keeper in Natchez, Mississippi. Letter describes efforts to obtain employment in Rodney, Jefferson County, and Natchez, Mississippi; poor business conditions; and employment conditions in the tavern. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3120.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Capell Family. Papers, 1816-1931 (bulk: 1840-1880). 1 linear ft; 30 v. Location: U:299; F:11; OS:C; MssMf:C. Planters and merchants of Amite and Wilkinson Counties in Mississippi. Eli Jackson Capell was a planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation in Amite County and operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. His son Henry Clay was an attorney in Centerville. Business and plantation papers and legal documents comprise the bulk of this collection. These include land deeds; invoices and correspondence regarding shipping cotton; slave bills of sale; diaries, ledgers, and scrapbooks that document daily activities of Pleasant Hill Plantation; and a daybook from the Rose Hill store. Personal correspondence includes two letters from Jefferson Davis and letters of recommendation written for Henry Clay Capell when he was seeking employment with the federal government. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 2. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 56, 257, 1751, 2501, 2597.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Capell, Eli J. (Eli Jackson), 1814-1888. Family Papers, 1840-1932 (bulk 1886-1900). 1.3 linear ft., 16 v. Location: E:47-48, F:11, OS:C, Mss.Mf:C. Planter of Pleasant Hill Plantation, Amite County, Mississippi. Capell also operated a store near Rose Hill, Mississippi. Correspondence and business records of the Capell family and related Crawford family. Business, plantation, and legal papers include letters, accounts, and invoices with cotton factors and memorandum books of cotton and merchandise sold; labor contracts and laborersÆ record book; land deeds; and records from the Rose Hill store. Family correspondence from Crawford relatives (1880-1899) relates geographic, economic, race relations, health, and social conditions in parts of Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Montana, and letters to Capell daughters concern news of friends, personal relationships, and social activities (1865-1879). Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 3-5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 674.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Carson, William Waller. Letter, 1923. 1 item. Location: 32:81. Sergeant-major in the 4th Louisiana Cavalry in the Civil War. Letter recounts his Civil War experiences, including an unsuccessful operation to capture the U.S. gunboat RATTLER at Natchez, Mississippi. Unprocessed collections list. Mss. 4068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Carson, William Waller. Letter, 1923 Dec. 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.: C. Sergeant-major in the 4th Louisiana Cavalry in the Civil War. Letter recounts his Civil War experiences in northeastern Louisiana, the capture of Louis Dent, the brother-in-law of General Ulysses S. Grant, insubordination and discipline in the army, and the remedies used to prevent scurvy. Carson also describes a failed attempt to capture the United States gunboat, RATTLER, at Natchez, Miss., and he discusses the philosophy of slavery, particularly the fiscal aspect. A typed transcript (undated) accompanies the letter. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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. Prescription for cholera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 672.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Medicine     African Americans    
  • 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: Civil War     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter and engraving, 1810 November 14. 2 items. Location: Misc.:C, vault:1. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Letter written to G. W. Sevier, commander of a garrison in Hiwassee, Tennessee, requests use of a soldier to guide him from Hiwassee to Natchez. Included is an undated engraving of Claiborne. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Claiborne, William C. C. (William Charles Cole), 1775-1817. Letter book, 1804-1811 (bulk 1804-1805). 3 items, 1 vol. Location: OS:C, Vault:4, Mss. Mf.:C. Governor of the Territory of Orleans, first governor of the State of Louisiana. Correspondence concerns Claiborne's administration, relations with Native Americans, problems with the importation of slaves, Louisiana bank, Spanish land grants and land surveys in the Natchez District, and Catholic disputes in the district of Saint Bernard. Legislative act provides reimbursement for damaged houses and slaves killed or executed during the slave insurrection (April 25, 1811). One item in French. Letter book available on microfilm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 71, 603, 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Religion     Politics     African Americans     French-language    
  • Commercial Bank of Natchez. Records, 1835-1864. 151 vols. (17.6 linear ft.). Location: M:1-8. The Commercial Bank of Natchez operated in Natchez, Mississippi, with branches in Brandon, Holmesville, and Shieldsboro, Mississippi. Records of the bank and its branches include manuscript volumes of signatures, check records, ledgers, deposit receipts, account balances, credits, loans, exchanges, certificates, pass books, powers of attorney, and probate court records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Conner, Lemuel Parker, 1827-1891. Family Papers, 1810-1953, undated. 12.5 linear feet and 22 ms. Vols. Location: A:, 98:C, OS:C, Vault, J:24. Planter from Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, cotton statements, legal and business papers (including slave testimony in an alleged slave uprising, 1861), plantation records, and Civil War papers of Confederate soldiers and civilians, family letters from LSU and Smith College, and First Presbyterian Church (Natchez) records. Also included are papers of Levin R. Marshall, the Sessions family, and Henry R. Chotard; 256 pieces of published sheet music (1824-1883); a minstrel show program (1879); and miscellaneous programs of Natchez concerts and music recitals. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 14-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 81, 1403, 1431, 1475, 1551, 1595, 1710, 1793, 1859, 1934, 1999.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     LSU     Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language    
  • COURIER (Natchez, Miss.), 1862 May 22. 1 item. Location: 99:. Single issue on blue paper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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: Medicine    
  • Crosby, Dixie Hammond. Family Papers, 1890-1992 (bulk: 1937-1965). 159 items, 3 v. Location: 34:, OS:C. Family papers of Mack Gerald Crosby, Dixie Lillie Myrtle Hammond Crosby, and their daughter Dixie Lee "Dee" Crosby Brown. Mack Crosby and Dixie Hammond were both from Baton Rouge, La. and attended Louisiana State University in the 1930?s. Mack Crosby served in the United States Air Force for over thirty years. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and, newspaper clippings relating to family affairs, work, and military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     LSU     20th Century Wars     Women    
  • Dana, Charles B. Family Papers, 1799-1949 (bulk 1823-1880). 700 items, 59 vols. Location: B:71-72, OS:D, O:2. Protestant Episcopal minister of Alexandria, Virginia, Port Gibson, Mississippi, and Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, sermons, essays, maps, photographs, and other papers relating to religious activities, family matters, and local events. Manuscript volumes are comprised of a diary, cashbooks, registers, sermons, and notebooks. A letter of S. A. Kimball of Concord, New Hampshire discusses the abolitionist movement and members of the Colonization Society (1836). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 972, 973.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion     African Americans    
  • DeRussy, Rene Edward. Letter, 1838 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Letter to Benjamin L. C. Wailes, Jefferson College, Adams County, Mississippi declines an offer of a position as a teacher of mathematics and civil engineering at Jefferson College. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Diary, 1835-1837. 1 vol. Location: M:19. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 33. Governess from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at Belfield Plantation near Natchez. Diary records reactions to plantation life, amusements, visits to neighbors, and expressions of discontent with the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 533.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Douglass, Daniel. Document, 1802, 1813. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Sale of land of Daniel Douglass by Elijah Smith, executor for the estate, to Jonathan Thompson of Natchez, Mississippi. Attached is the grant to Douglass, signed by Joseph Vidal, Commandant of the Post of Concordia, 1802. Grant in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 397.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Dunbar, Archibald. Document, 1836. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Adams County, Mississippi. Sale (notarized) of slaves formerly attached to Ashwood Plantation by Archibald Dunbar to Peter M. and Joseph H. Lapice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867. Correspondence, 1817-1877. 158 items, 2 vols. Location: S:120. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family concerning social, political, and economic problems of Reconstruction. Papers include legal documents, bills, and receipts. A daybook includes lists of slaves present at Homochitto Plantation. Included is a diary of W. P. Duncan, son of Stephen Duncan, Jr., describing his travels in France and Italy. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 as the Stephen Duncan Family Papers, Mss. 1403, 1793: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1431, 1551, 1595, 1793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Duncan, Stephen and Stephen Duncan, Jr. Papers, 1846-1899. 255 items, 11 ms. Vols. Location: U:49, F:17, Mss.Mf:D. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Duncan plantations included L'Argent, Auburn, Camperdown, Carlisle, Duncan, Duncannon, Duncansby, Ellisle, Homochitto, Middlesex, Oakley, Rescue, Reserve, and Attakapas. Correspondence, business papers, diaries, and plantation and personal records of Dr. Stephen Duncan and his son, Stephen, Jr., who also resided in New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 126, 721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations    
  • Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867. Letters, 1855, 1859-1860. 72 items. Location: U:65. Planter and banker of Natchez, Mississippi. Duncan plantations included L'Argent, Auburn, Camperdown, Carlisle, Duncan, Duncannon, Duncansby, Ellisle, Homochitto, Middlesex, Oakley, Rescue, Reserve, and Attakapas. Includes letters written by Duncan to his financial advisor, Charles Leverich, related to the economic and financial activities of a wealthy planter and land owner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4641.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Duncan, Stephen, Jr. Passport, 1871. 1 item. Location: OS:D. Resident of Natchez. Passport of Stephen Duncan, Jr. Also available on Microfiche 2729, Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900. Part of the George De Forest Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Eggleston-Roach Papers, 1825-1903. 285 items, 6 vols. Location: U-51, OS:R. Planters of Wilkinson County and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mrs. Elizabeth Eggleston of Vicksburg smuggled goods through Union lines to Confederate soldiers. She was subsequently imprisoned and banished from Vicksburg. Diaries and personal papers of members of the Gildart, Eggleston, and Roach families. Horace Nelson Gildart's diary gives an account of a journey through England and Ireland; Dick Hardaway Eggleston's diary records activities on Learmont Plantation. Included are correspondence and orders of Union military authorities concerning Elizabeth Eggleston's activities during the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 5. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 832.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Elliot, William St. John, 1800-1855. Papers,1824, 1835-1858. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • Ellis-Farar Papers, 1768-1871 (bulk 1804-1833). 308 items. Location: S:1; OS:E; Vault:21. Richard Ellis, planter of White Cliffs, Homochitto, and Laurel Hill plantations, Natchez. His children included Mary (who married Captain Benjamin Farar), Jane, and Abram. Papers document plantation management and include deeds, vouchers, correspondence with overseers, and receipts. Jane took a special interest in managing Laurel Hill. Personal correspondence deals with education, plantation life, and family news. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1000.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Embree, Joseph. Family Papers, 1826-1884. .88 linear ft. (805 items, 1 vol.). Location: E:19-20. Cotton planter near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and soldier in the Confederate Army. Papers include letters, account statements of cotton brokers, land deeds, contracts, slave bills, receipts, and documents related to education in Wilkinson County. Includes a printed list of the 1879 Democratic state ticket. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Evans, Nathaniel. Family Papers, 1791-1932 (bulk 1800-1850). 3,475 items 47 ms. vols. and 42 printed vols. Location: E:10-15, G:12, OS:E, 98:E, Vault:6, Mf. Postmaster and general merchant of Fort Adams, Wilkinson County, Mississippi; and owner of Oakland Plantation in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist of business and family correspondence and plantation records. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 1-10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 670, 893, 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Exchange and Banking House of Brown & Johnston business letter, 1859 June 17. 1 business letter. Location: Misc. A.H. Arthur of the Exchange and Banking House of Brown & Johnston office in Vicksburg, Miss., writes to Alexander C. Ferguson of Natchez, Miss., regarding $10,425.00 in bank notes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4400.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Farar, Benjamin. Papers, 1773-1826 (bulk 1820-1826). 56 items (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: Mss.Mf:F. Planter of Laurel Hill Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi. Papers include personal and business correspondence (1820-1826) related to family matters, plantation operations, and social life in New Orleans. Includes some land grants in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1364.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Farrar, Alexander K. Papers, 1804-1931 (bulk 1831-1870). 2 linear ft.. Location: UU:74-75, Vault:6. Planter and lawyer of Kingston, Adams County, Mississippi, and Mississippi state senator. Personal, professional, and plantation papers concerning Farar's law practice, including settlement of several estates, and his plantation and business interests. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 532: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 6-10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 782, 1348.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Farrar, B.G. Papers, 1863-1870 (bulk: 1863-1865). 13 items. Location: Misc:F. Brevet Brigadier General Bernard G. Farrar, Colonel of the 6th U.S. Colored Artillery (Heavy). Letters, orders, and affadavits relate to recruiting African-American soldiers, anticipated attacks, and plundering of plantations in the Natchez and Vidalia area. An 1870 letter to Farrar from J.W. Alfvord, General Superintendent of Education, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands relates to the education of the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4764.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     African Americans    
  • Fern, A. Letter: Natchez, Miss., to George P.? James, 1863 August 28. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Misc:F. Union soldier in the Civil War stationed with a regiment camped in Natchez, Mississippi, in August 1863. Letter written while Fern was on guard duty. Topics discussed include the draft in the eastern states; the French and English stances on the Civil War; the fighting at Charleston, South Carolina; and General Meade's campaign along the Rappahannock River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3404.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • 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: Medicine    
  • 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: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Plantations    
  • 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: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Fourniquet, E.P. Letter, 17 January 1838. 1 item. Location Misc:F. E.P Fourniquet was the owner of Long Branch Plantation in Grand Gulf, Miss. Letter from Fourniquet to his overseer William Pugh gives instructions about the maintenance of Long Branch. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4862For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Freedmen's Bureau document, 1864 Dec. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:F. Order by the Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen, Natchez, Mississippi, signed by Lt. Col. A. L. Mitchell, for use of livestock on Home Farm. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the State of Mississippi. Slate of officers, 1825 Jan. 5. 1 certificate. Location: Misc. The Grand Lodge of the State of Mississippi was established in Natchez, Miss., on July 27, 1818. This certificate naming the officers of the Grand Lodge of the State of Mississippi for the year 1825 bears the signatures of the following officers: Israel Loring, Grand Master; Elijah Smith, Deputy Grand Master; Joseph Dunbar, Senior Grand Warden; and John A. Quitman, Junior Grand Warden. Mss. 5044.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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: Medicine    
  • Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, 1747-1799. Papers, 1792-1799. 41 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:G. Spanish governor of the Natchez District (1792-1797). Major Stephen Minor was a planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Letters of Manuel Gayoso de Lemos to Major Stephen Minor concerning general administrative issues and personal matters in the closing years of Spanish rule of the Natchez District. Includes a document by Gayoso titled 'Instructions for my commission to the Chocta Nation' (1792) and a proclamation calling for the reestablishment of peace at Natchez (1797). Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 157, 859, 1673, 3099.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics     Spanish-language    
  • Gayoso de Lemos, Manuel, 1747-1799. Passport, 1797 June 6. 1 passport. Location: Misc. Manuel Gayoso de Lemos was the Spanish Governor of the Natchez District (1792-1797). This passport, issued at Natchez, grants permission for John Orr, Edward Newcom, and William Buchanan to pass unmolested to the United States with seven horses. Form printed in Spanish but completed in English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4285.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Spanish-language    
  • Gilbert, Walker. Letter, 1814 February 18. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc. Resident of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. Letter from Gilbert to Thomas Freeman of Washington, Adams County, Mississippi, concerns the activities of Jean Lafitte and a description of his base at Cat Island. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 457.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gillespie, James A. Family Papers, 1776-1928 (bulk 1840-1890). 1,149 items, 20 vols. Location: E:22-24, E:118, G:16, 65:G, OS:G Vault:38. Planter of Hollywood Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi, and Indian Village Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes plantation records, business papers, and correspondence of the Gillespie family and business papers of the Davis family. Papers include slave sales, land deeds, a will, diaries, portraits, maps, sheet music, and fashion publications. Includes some printed items in German. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 5-8, or Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 3, Reels 13-14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 669, 695, 1104, 2086.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     German-language    
  • Gleason, David K. Papers, 1951-1992. 202 linear ft. Location: Ranges 87-90. Commercial photographer of Baton Rouge whose work included photographs of plantation homes along the Mississippi River. Gleason's work appeared in a number of books, including The Great Houses of Natchez (1986) and Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area (1982). Collection includes negatives, working proofs, prints, and notes. Unprocessed. Mss. 4520.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Plantations    
  • Goodwin, Josiah. Diaries and Research Collection, 1862-1864, 1983-1984, undated 0.3 linear feet, 2 vols. Location B:66. The collection consists of two original 1863-1864 diaries of Josiah Goodwin, kept during his service in the Mississippi Marine Brigade aboard various U.S. Steamers along the river in Louisiana and Mississippi. In addition are research materials compiled by William C. Wiseley, PhD, in his study of the diaries. These include biographical information on Goodwin, photocopies of Goodwin's service record, photoprints of portraits and other Civil War images, and an annotated transcription of the diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     Civil War    
  • Grafton, Daniel. Conveyance, 1801. 1 item. Location: OS:G. Adams County, Mississippi, resident. Sale of land in the District of Concordia, Louisiana, by Daniel Grafton to Joseph Fletcher, also of Adams County, signed by D. Lattimore, Parish Judge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Graham, Alice Walworth. Papers, 1884-1992, undated. 5.3 linear feet. Location: 104:2-4; J: 25; and OS:G. Novelist and native of Natchez, Miss., and sometime resident of New Orleans. Professional and personal correspondence includes letters document Graham's literary career. Scrapbooks and printed items contain literary reviews of her books and describe her personal appearances at literary functions. Graham describes Natchez plantations in manuscript drafts for many of her published and unpublished works including Cibola, The Natchez Woman, and Romantic Lady. The letters of Graham's mother, Lela Gordon Walworth, and her sister, Mary Walworth Whitaker of Baton Rouge, are also part of the collection, and pertain to personal and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4295.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Women    
  • Grand Pré, Charles Louis Boucher de, 1754-1809. Document, 1808. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Commandant of the Natchez-Baton Rouge District. Endorsement signed by Grand Pre of a petition submitted by John Robbins of Natchez, agent for John McBride of Washington in the Mississippi Territory, for permission to introduce a new, patented cotton processing machine. Includes a detailed description of the machine and its function. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3664.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Gras-Lauzin Family Papers, 1783-1917 (bulk 1783-1866). 1 linear ft. Location: U:152-153. Don Antonio Gras was an early settler, merchant, and shipper of Baton Rouge and Natchez, Mississippi. Others in the family included Lewis Valentin Foelekel and Dr. Jean Lauzin. Papers include financial records of Antonio Gras and Lewis Foelekel; a thesis of Dr. Jean Lauzin (Paris, 1832); and personal letters from friends of the Lauzin family who lived in France. Collection also includes Civil War letters from Francis F. Palms, a Confederate soldier, and others to Henrietta Lauzin. Some items in the collection are in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Education     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hall, Richard Alexander. Letters, 1862-1867. 28 items [typescript copies]. Location: Misc. Corporal in the 32nd Illinois Regiment in the Civil War. Letters to Hall's family from Tennessee and Mississippi pertain to camp life, the Vicksburg campaign, the Federal occupation of Natchez, and postwar adjustment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3229.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Harrison, T. S. Travel account, 1888. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Account titled 'Among the Southerners' describes a steamboat voyage from Baton Rouge to Greenville, Mississippi, mentioning scenery, river traffic, labor problems, river damage to 'Natchez-Under-The-Hill,' and the fear of a yellow fever epidemic. E:Imprints. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Medicine     Transportation    
  • Hawks, Francis Lister, 1798-1866. Letter. 1844 May 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Protestant Episcopal clergyman, historian, and first president of the University of Louisiana. Letter from Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, describes the state convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church and Hawks' election as bishop of Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Religion    
  • Hazard Company. Letters, 1839-1855. 88 items. Location: E:57. Rhode Island manufacturer of cotton and woolen clothing, shoes, and textiles, with agents operating in New Orleans. Correspondence deals with clothing and textiles sold to plantation owners of Louisiana and Mississippi, and clothing worn by slaves on plantations. Customers were primarily from the Feliciana parishes in Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi, areas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 789, 845, 942, 1194, 1232.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Henderson family. Papers, 1799-1865. 180 items, 1 vol. Location: W:17. John D. Henderson, his son Alexander C. Henderson, and Thomas Henderson, residents of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes business and land papers; and a manuscript notebook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2876.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Hicky, Philip, 1778-1859. Daniel and Philip Hicky Papers, 1667, 1762-1846 (bulk 1814-1815). 33 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:103, Vault., Mss.Mf:H. Planter of Hope Estate Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Hicky built the first sugar mill in East Baton Rouge Parish in 1814. Collection is comprised of official papers pertaining to the West Florida controversy and the Battle of New Orleans; correspondence; personal papers of Philip Hicky; papers of Daniel Hicky, including family and business correspondence; memorandums; and a Spanish ordinance and instructions concerning wills. Papers also contain French military orders and letters from Carlos de Grand-Pre some of which Kemper rebellion. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 720, 2007, 2035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hoover, Charles. Document, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Lawrence County, Mississippi. Letters patent issued to Charles Hoover by the General Land Office of the United States for lands west of the Pearl River registered with the land office and directed to be sold at Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Hunt, David. Family Papers, 1803-1838. 20 items. Location: U:158. Planters of Natchez, Mississippi. Personal and business letters to Abijah Hunt, wealthy merchant and slave holder of the Natchez District, and to his nephew, David Hunt, who amassed a large fortune as his successor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 517.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Hunt, David and Anne F. Memorial, 1874. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Hunt, David, 1779-1861. Letters, 1803-1839 (bulk 1820-1829). 95 letters. Location: UU:288. With numerous cotton plantations and a significant number of slaves, David Hunt was one of the wealthiest cotton merchants in Mississippi, and indeed one of the wealthiest men in the United States. The David Hunt Letters consist of correspondence, both personal and business, between cotton merchant David Hunt and various family members and business associates. For further information, see online catalog, Mss. 4788For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Inman, B. R. (Benajah R.), b. 1820. Family Papers, 1808-1888. .2 linear ft. (68 items). Location: B:50. Planter of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Inman inherited Smithland Plantation in 1863 from his aunt, Nancy Quine. Collection includes financial records; legal materials; correspondence; and miscellaneous and printed items. The financial and legal records document Smithfield Plantation and a dry goods store on it. Business letters to John Lee, a purchasing agent in New Orleans, deal with the price of cotton and other commodities. Slave bills of sale and labor contracts with sharecroppers are included. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Jackson, Isaac F., d. 1864? Family Papers, 1827-1874 (bulk 1861-1869). 120 items, 2 vols. Location: E:41. Land owner, Amite County, Mississippi. He was married to Lettie V. Jackson (nee Wilson), also from Amite County. Papers are chiefly financial documents of the Jacksons and Wilsons. Legal papers include items related to the sale of land and litigation among family members. Correspondence includes personal letters of Isaac, Lettie, and Isaac's brother Joseph R. Kemp. Papers include the release of J. R. Kemp from a prisoner of war camp (1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Jenkins, John Carmichael, 1809-1855. Family Papers, 1840-1900 (bulk 1840-1855). 89 items, 13 vols. Location: B:66, G:21, OS:J, Vautl:72. Experimental agriculturist and horticulturist and resident of Elgin Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi. Personal papers and diary of the Jenkins family. The diary records results of Jenkins' experiments at Elgin, plantation routine, financial transactions, travel, and social and literary activities. Purchases of slaves and health of slaves are noted. Jenkins' account book shows expenditures for the home, family, plantations, and slaves. Correspondence includes Civil War letters from Jenkins' son, a Confederate soldier. Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900). Does not include 1846 letter, which was acquired after filming. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 141, 142, 184, 187.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • Johns-Manville Products Corporation. Timberland records, 1939-1972. 26 linear ft., 2 vols. Location: IMJMT (offsite, contact for details. ) OS:J. Regional office of a forest products corporation in Natchez, Mississippi. Records document managed timberlands in Southwest Mississippi and include timber and land sales; materials on forestry organizations; correspondence; policies; costs and returns; wood procurement records; photographs; a draft history; and scrapbooks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2679.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Johnson, Rachel. Letter, 1815 Jan. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc. Resident of The Grove, Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Family letter refers to the fighting between British and American forces around New Orleans, civilian unrest, and local and family news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2641.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861    
  • Johnson, William T. Family Papers, 1793-1937 (bulk 1830-1870). 1,323 items, 58 ms. Vols., 5 printed vols. Location: U:161, O:24, 65, TC. African-American barber and planter of Natchez. Personal papers, commercial records, diaries, and music of the Johnson family reflecting the condition of cultured and educated free persons of color both before and after the Civil War. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reels 1-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 529, 561, 597, 770, 926, 1093.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Performing arts     Plantations     African Americans     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Kaine, Alice J. Cutright. Papers, 1880-1881, 1893. 8 letters, 1 diary. Location: Misc. Alice J. Cutright was an active member on the Board of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls, an advisor to Tuskegee Institute (1894-1896), and in 1898 became the first woman appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Control for Prisons. The papers consist of four letters and a travel diary written by her during a trip down the Mississippi River from Springfield, Ill., to New Orleans, La., in March-April 1880. Personal letters received from friends and acquaintances in New Orleans are also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics     African Americans     Women    
  • Keary, Patrick F. Letters, 1848-1855. 19 items. Location: Misc. Planter of Ben Lomand Plantation, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Letters to Wylie and Egana and Juan Y. de Egana, brokers in New Orleans, concerning business and plantation matters on Keary's cotton plantation, Ben Lomand, and his sugar plantation Catalpa Grove, on Bayou Boeuf, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Sugar    
  • 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: Education     Medicine    
  • 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     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • Ker, William H. Letters, 1861-1864. 11 items. Location: U:182. Natchez, Mississippi, resident and Confederate private in the Jefferson Davis Legion, Mississippi Cavalry, in the Civil War. Collection contains letters from Ker to his sister concerning his observations and reflections during service in Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 10. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 888.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Kimball, Fredrick. Letters, 1804-1812, 1833. 21 items. Location: Vault:11. Cotton planter of Pinckneyville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi Territory. Letters (originals and typescripts) refer to the embargo in the West Florida Rebellion and alleged mistreatment by the United States of the rights of persons in the Mississippi Territory after the annexation of the Florida Parishes to the Union. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion    
  • Knapp, James S. Family Papers, 1849-1909 (bulk 1865-1895). 1,187 items, 16 vols. 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. 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 Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Education     Medicine    
  • Leathers, Thomas P., 1816-1896. Family Papers, 1823-1952. 457 items, 11 vols. Location: UU:116-117, Vault. Steamboat master and owner, and native of Kentucky. Papers mainly relate to steamboat transportation and commerce on the Mississippi River in Louisiana and Mississippi. Collection also includes a pardon (1865) by President Andrew Johnson for Leathers' arrest as a Confederate spy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1548.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Lee, Eleanor Percy, 1820-1849. Eleanor Percy Lee and Catharine Ann Warfield papers, 1835-1876 (bulk 1835-1849). 19 items, 6 ms. vols., 2 printed vols. Location: E:51, H:16. Eleanor Percy Lee (nee Ware), poet and novelist of Natchez, Mississippi. Her sister, father, and daughter were also authors. Writings and correspondence of Eleanor Lee include six manuscript volumes of novels, prose, and poems. Collection also includes loose poems, family photographs, and sheet music. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 31-32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1416, 1576, 1971.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Women    
  • Leet, Edwin. Letters, 1864-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:L. Resident of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate soldier of the 3rd Louisiana Cavalry during the Civil War. Civil War letters from Leet to his wife, Sarah A. Leet. Letters written from Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, relate personal and family news. A letter (1865) written from Sumpter County, Alabama, after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, expresses doubt about optimistic war news announced by Confederate officers. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Leverich, Charles P. Correspondence, 1834-1847. 81 items. Location: A:56. Factor of New York City associated with J. H. Leverich and Company of New Orleans. Correspondence consists of letters from New Orleans merchants, factors and Louisiana and Mississippi planters discussing the sguar trade. Letters from St. Mary Parish planters refer to shipping sugar and other cargo, a mortgage on Leonidas Polk's plantation, floods, and the parish's health. Letter from William J. Minor of Natchez mentions his interest in horse racing and his son's finances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1078, 1220, 1352, 1506, 2418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business     Plantations     Sugar     Transportation    
  • Leverich, Henry S. Correspondence, 1829-1832, 1846. 8 letters. Location: Misc. Charles Palmer Leverich (1803-1876) and Henry Stanton Leverich (ca. 1806-1885) were New York City shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers who acted as sugar and cotton factors for planters in New Orleans, La., and Natchez, Miss. Letters from James H. Leverich and Joseph Lallande, a New Orleans grocer, discuss business matters in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2100, 4039.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Lewis, John S. Papers, 1824-1836. 2 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Copies of land receipts issued to John South Lewis by the Receiver's Office, Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Liddell, Moses and St. John Richardson. Family Papers, 1813-1919 (bulk 1838-1870). 6.5 linear ft., 39 vols., 11 mf reels. Location: U:200-209, G:21, 98:, Mss.Mf:L, microfiche 2729. Planters of Woodville, Mississippi and Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Confederate officers. St. John Richardson Liddell was Moses Liddell's son. Bulk of the material is that of St. John Richardson Liddell, Confederate officer and son of Moses Liddell. Papers consist of plantation records, personal correspondence, slave lists, business and legal papers, account books, notebooks, plantation diaries, and persecution of Jews. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 531.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Cajuns     Jews    
  • 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: Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Louisiana Secession Convention, Document. 2 items [photostatic copy]. None Rough draft of the Louisiana Ordinance of Secession prepared by John Perkins, Jr., and in the handwriting of Lemuel Conner. A letter (1936) by Lemuel P. Conner, Jr., of Natchez, Mississippi, explains the part his father had in writing the document. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 405.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Politics    
  • LSU Libraries: Louisiana collection photographs, 1862-1971. 624 items. Location: 11:6, OS:L. This collection contains photographic prints and some picture postcards of city buildings, plantation buildings, and other structures in several Louisiana cities and parishes, especially New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mss. 4262.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Macrery, Andrew. Papers, 1793-1855 . 46 items. Location: S:121. Planter of Natchez, Mississippi, and owner of Roseland and Springfield plantations. Family correspondence concerns social life, health, and medical practices. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 10-11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Medicine     Plantations    
  • Magruder, Eliza L. Diary, 1846-1857. 2 vols., 1 typescript. Location: G:17, vault:18, microfiche 2729. Young woman of Locust Plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, the home of her aunt and uncle, Olivia and Joseph Dunbar (d.1846). Diary comments on local social events and amusements; visiting friends; births and deaths; and treatment, care of, and unrest of slaves. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 654.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • Mandeville, Henry D. (Henry David), 1781-1878. Family Papers, 1815-1925 (bulk 1854-1883). 2 linear ft. (1,776 items), 6 ms. vols. Location: U:214-216.Henry D. Mandeville, originally from Philadelphia, was a factor in trade with China; his son Henry, Jr., was a lawyer in Natchez, Mississippi. Two other sons, Theodore and Ellwyn, served in the Confederate army. Collection includes personal and business correspondence documenting life in Natchez and New Orleans; the operation of Westwood Plantation (owned by Henry, Jr.), in Louisiana; and Civil War papers of Theodore and Ellwyn. Papers also include letters referring to musical performances in Arkansas, Virginia, Natchez, New Orleans, and Chicago; and materials documenting civilian life in New Orleans in the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 491, 535.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Marshall, Maria Chotard. Family Papers, 1819-1868. 48 items. Location: S:126. Family of businessmen and planters whose branches settled in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Letters of Sarah Foster Chotard to her daughter Maria Louisa Marshall, and Maria's to her sister Eliza Gould, discuss family, legal, and business affairs, social life, travel, and Civil War experiences. Memoirs by Eliza Gould deal with family history. Collection includes a biographical sketch of David Hunt, a wealthy planter of Natchez, Mississippi, and his wife Anne Ferguson Hunt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3256.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • McGehee, J. Burruss (John Burruss), 1836-1913. Papers, 1816-1951. 15 linear ft. Location: C:34-35, UU:54-60, P:1, OS:M, Z. Plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Collection includes letters, newspaper articles, business papers related to McGehee's plantations, and genealogical notes. One item records damage to Bowling Green Plantation during the Civil War, and a map (1874) shows an area of racial uprising. Includes a letter (1866) from Scotland about a Scottish immigrant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1111.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. Family Papers, 1826-1912 (bulk 1903-1904). 35 items. Location: C:26, A:3. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Papers include family letters, McGehee's autobiography, the history of a slave family, and financial documents. Includes items related to the destruction of Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi by Union and African American troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2302, 2789.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. McGehee family collection, 1724-1929 (bulk 1862-1880). 5 ms. vols. Location: H:1. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and St. Louis, Missouri. James' grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi, and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Collection contains typewritten copies of McGehee family papers including reminiscences, biographical sketches, genealogical notes, diaries, and obituaries. Includes an account of the Veal family, a family of slaves associated with the McGehees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans    
  • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899. Journal, 1856-1889 (bulk 1856-1878). 1 v. Location: G:18. This typescript copy of the journal of Alice "Alie" Austen McMurran recounts her marriage in Maryland and subsequent life in antebellum Natchez, Miss.; her life in Natchez and Maryland during the Civil War; political and social events at the close of the war; and family affairs in Mississippi and Maryland during the three years after the war and sporadically recorded through 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4304.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women    
  • McMurran, John T., 1801-1866. Family Papers, 1820-1875. 94 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: S:121. Planter, lawyer and state senator of Natchez, Mississippi. Correspondence and business and legal papers of John McMurran, his wife, and their daughter, concern travel, social life, and the administration of the Woodlands and Killarney plantations. Letters mention judgeships in Mississippi, the funeral of Henry Clay, the sale of the plantation of a mulatto politician, the effects of Reconstruction, and problems of plantation management during Reconstruction. Also included are estate papers of William B. Griffith and papers of William T. Griffith while a student at Oakland College, Mississippi. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, 1846-1878; 1942, undated (bulk:1856-1868). 0.6 linear feet. Location: U:298, OS:M. John T. McMurran family of Melrose in Natchez, owners of Louisiana plantations, son John, Jr., married Alie Austen of Maryland. Primarily correspondence related to family matters, the Civil War, home life, politics, plantation operation, and attitudes toward federal forces. Newspapers clippings, cartes de visites of family members, a household inventory, J. T. McMurran, Jr.'s discharge from the Confederate army in 1862, and military passes are also present. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4795.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Plantations     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: Medicine     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Merrill-Buckner Papers, 1787-1870 (bulk 1830-1860). 578 items. Location: U:228, M:19. 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: African Americans     Business     Medicine     Plantations     Women    
  • 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: Medicine    
  • Minor Family Papers, 1774-1914 (bulk 1774-1891). 24 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:M, vaout:15. Planters of the Concord Plantation and governor of the Spanish district of Natchez. Collection includes correspondence related to plantation and family matters in Mississippi and Louisiana; a sugar producer's license; a printed item signed by President John Adams; and a will. Includes land titles for and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Spanish-language    
  • Minor family photograph collection, 1885. 3 items. Location: E:67. William J. Minor was a sugar planter of Terrebonne and Ascension Parishes, Louisiana. His father, Stephen Minor, owned a plantation and a home in Natchez, Mississippi. Ayres P. Merrill was the U.S. Minister to Belgium. Collection contains formal portraits of William J. Minor, John Minor, Mrs. Minor (probably the wife of William J. Minor), and Ayres P. Merrill II. Included are photographs depicting Oakland, the Minor family home, and Elmscourt, the Merrill family home, also in Natchez. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3173.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     Women    
  • Minor, John. Account book, 1815-1823. 1 vol. [on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Executor of the estate of his brother, Stephen Minor. Journal listing the income received from cotton and other produce on Concord Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi; Waterloo Plantation, Ascension Parish, Louisiana; and Lake Plantation, Concordia Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1035.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Minor, Katherine Surget, 1834-1926. Letter, 1867 Dec. 5. 1 item. Location Misc: S. Katherine Surget Minor was a native of Natchez and wife of Natchez plantation owner John Minor. The Minor and Surget families owned several plantations in Louisiana and Mississippi. Letter to C.E. [Charles E.] Leverich expresses Minor's dissatisfaction with an employee of the Freedman's Bureau and with economic conditions during Reconstruction in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4867.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Women    
  • 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: Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Minor, William J., 1807-1869. Family Papers, 1779-1941 (bulk 1830-1870). 410 items, 37 vols. Location: U:229-230, H:2, Mss. Mf.:M, vault: 15, Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes plantation records; banking papers; and personal correspondence of the Stephen, William J., and Henry C. Minor families of Natchez and Terrebonne Parish. Some letters in Spanish and French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 519.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Sugar     French-language     Jews     Spanish-language    
  • Mississippi River Map Collection, ca. 1858-1878. 19 items, 1 manuscript volume, 4 CD ROMS and 1 microfilm reel. Location: OS:M, M:29, Mss.Mf:M., AA:(CD-ROM shelf). Loose manuscript maps of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to Jefferson Parish and land along the river, showing land parcels, landings, land ownership, and changes in the course of the river, and a bound volume of cut and pasted in maps of the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership, and landings. Included in the volume are pieces of Marie Adrien Persac's NORMANS CHART OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM NATCHEZ TO NEW ORLEANS IN 1858. These maps depict the Mississippi River from above Vicksburg to New Orleans, showing land parcels, land ownership and plantation names, and landings For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4818.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Transportation    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Letter, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Letter discusses the possibility of ex-slaves leasing plantation lands for their own personal use. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4734For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Receipt, 1864 December 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt deposited for safekeeping by a freedman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Mitchell, A. S. Lieutenant Colonel. Receipt, 1865 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt for a dog tax from the City of Natchez, Mississippi, to A. S. Mitchell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3644.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Muggah-Glover-Guyther. Family Papers, 1844-1896, 1906 (bulk 1844-1852). 14 items. Location: UU:168. The Muggah, Glover, and Guyther families lived in Natchez, Mississippi and Pattersonville, Louisiana. Papers nclude correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and photographs. Correspondence consists mostly of letters between women discussing marriage, family life, domestic obligations, religion, social events, and customs. Mss. 4790.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Murphy, Patrick, 1827-1885. Papers, 1853-1925 (bulk 1860-1885). 739 items, 69 ms. Vols. Location: U:232, H:3-4., OS:M. Catholic layman, bridge builder, and building contractor of Natchez, Mississippi, and St. Joseph, Louisiana. Personal and business papers including contracts, specifications, plans, memoranda, and accounts for building; statements for construction materials; and personal letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Religion    
  • Natchez City wage vouchers, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc.:N. Vouchers drawn on City of Natchez municipal fund, approved by federal occupation officers, show wages paid to hospital workers and policemen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2918.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Natchez Fencibles. Constitution and list of members, 1827?-1830. 22 pages. Location: Misc:N.First military company to be organized in Natchez. The secretary of the company was William Vannason and I. J. Hughes probably served as company's captain. 'Captains Copy' of the Constitution of the Natchez Fencibles, probably belonging to I. J. Hughes, containing a manuscript amendment to the Constitution signed by Vannason. It also contains manuscript signatures of members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 958.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Natchez Guards. Receipt book, 1837-1843. 1 vol. Location: G:17. Receipt book containing receipts signed by members of the Natchez Guards for muskets received from the quartermasters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1330.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • 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     Business     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Newman and Hanchelle. Account book, 1776 Feb. 27. 2 leaves. Location: Misc.:N, Vault MRDF 3, Vault:16. Merchants of Natchez, Mississippi. Two fragmentary sheets from an account book of Newman and Hanchelle giving names of purchasers, dates of purchases, merchandise purchased, and charges for items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 946.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Nolan, Philip, 1771-1801. Papers, 1791-1800. 3 items. Location: Vault. Native of Belfast, Ireland, and contraband trader in the Louisiana Territory and Texas. Nolan was closely associated with General James Wilkinson and may have been reared in his family. A letter to Nolan by General Wilkinson from Frankfort, Kentucky, relates Wilkinson's misfortune and requests Nolan's assistance. A letter from Nolan to Bernard Lintot pertains to Nolan's financial status and his wish to marry Lintot's daughter. Included is a list of horses sold by Nolan to individuals in Natchez. This collection is restricted due to fragility. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 859.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Norman, E. B. (Eloi Benjamin) and N. Philip. Collection, 1833-1945. 1994 items, 225 vols. Location:77:60-62, 99:, 102:, O:66-70, O:74-75, OS:N, Map case 1, drawer 8, Vault:44. E. B. Norman was a resident of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and his son Dr. N. Philip Norman was a resident of New York City. Collection deals largely with the history of steamboating on the Lower Mississippi and Red Rivers. Included are 587 photographs of steamboats; notes and historical data; published volumes; periodicals; newspapers; correspondence; and a letterbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1084.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Norman, E. B. and N. Philip. Collection, 1833-1967 (bulk 1929-1960). 1994 items, 225 vols. Location: 77:60-62; O:66-70, 74-75; OS:N; 99:; 102; vault:44. E. B. Norman was a resident of Alexandria, Louisiana; Dr. N. Philip Norman was a resident of New York City. Collection contains photographic prints, books, periodicals, newspapers, correspondence, copper plates, framed maps and pictures, blueprints, and other records concerning steamboats, the navigation of the Red River and lower Mississippi River. They relate to Louisiana parishes and regions, travel in the South, and General Banks' Red River Campaign. Periodicals include 'Waterways Journal' (1932-1967); Waterways Magazine (1942-1951); Steamboat Bill, the journal of the Steamboat Historical Society of America (1961-1969); and S & D Reflector, published by the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen (1964-1969). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1084, 2458, 2578.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Norwood, George, b. 1847. Papers, 1797-1901. .3 linear ft. Location: E:7. Planter and miller of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, who served on the police jury of the seventh ward for many years. He married Stella Currie, daughter of Malcolm M. Currie, a planter and former senator from Franklin County, Mississippi. Papers of George and Stella Norwood and related families include deeds and land grants in East Feliciana Parish and Franklin County, Mississippi. Correspondence and cotton trade records from Clinton to Port Hudson are included. Also included are the papers of Thomas W. Scott, judge of East Feliciana Parish, that pertain to the settlement of the estates of James Winter, William J. Boatner, James H. Cason, and G. W. Jelks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Page, S. P. Letter, 1847 May 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc. S.P. Page in Natchez, Miss., writes Samuel White in Walton, N.Y., reminiscing about their youthful association in Walton and describing sights unique to Natchez: the long growing season, mosquitoes, work done by slaves, differences between slaves in the city and in the countryside, the refinement among some planters, and the poor state of public education. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Pease, Gamaliel. Deed, 1821. 1 item. Location: Mss. 1198. Deed for land purchased from Josias H. McComas of Washington, Adams County, Mississippi. Misc. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Peirce-Haralson-Rumble. Family Papers, 1809, 1820-1931, undated. 0.5 linear feet. Location: 45:25. Correspondence, legal papers, miscellaneous items, and genealogical materials documenting the lives of members of the Peirce, Haralson, and Rumble families, during their residence in Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi. The vast majority of correspondence involves communication between women discussing news of family and friends, domestic relations, marriage, and social activities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4771.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Women    
  • 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: Medicine     Plantations     African Americans     Women     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Planter's Bank. Records, 1835, 1843-1844. 2 ms. vols. Location: M:14. Discount Credit Book,(January 1-October 9, 1835), and a Note Blotter, 1843-1844. Part of the COMMERCIAL BANK OF NATCHEZ COLLECTION. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 708.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • 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     Education     Medicine     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Pritchard, R. Letter, 1863. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc.:P. Resident of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Letter to Captain I. N. Chambey, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, concerning the purchase of thread for warp from the factory and its shipment to Mr. Flower in Bayou Sara. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Note, 1855. 2 items. Location: Misc.:Q. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Items include an autographed note to the Library of Congress and a brief published biographical sketch. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Papers, 1823-1872, 1919. 145 items, 12 vols. Location: B:8, OS:Q, H:10, 99:. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Personal and family papers include record books, correspondence, broadsides and other printed documents, and diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403, 1431, 1471, 1595, 1793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Letter, 1848 April 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Letter from 'Monmouth' to Peter G. Washington listing a series of biographical and factual corrections possibly for Frost's history of the Mexican War published about that time. Filed in the online catalog under Quitman, John A., 1798-1858. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2139.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858. Letter, 1821 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:Q. Natchez, Mississippi lawyer, soldier, politician, and planter. Letter to E. L. Hazelius, written from Natchez, Mississippi, discussing his reasons for leaving his former home in Ohio, his impressions of Mississippi and Natchez, and his professional prospects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3218.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • R. Viener and Company. Records, 1880-1936 (bulk 1893-1930). 27 linear ft., 494 ms. vols., 9 printed vols. Location: K:1-33, 128:. Wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm in Natchez, Mississippi. R. Viener was the treasurer of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez. Records include financial and business documents related to the company, and cashbooks and record accounts of the B'nai Israel Congregation. Records also include commercial and mercantile reference books, books about buying cotton, and a telegraphic code book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Religion    
  • Rabb, Nicholas, b. 1799. Family Papers, 1799-1919 (bulk 1836-1876). 99 items,(8 vols. (on 1 microfilm) Location: Mss.Mf:R. Blacksmith and planter of Jefferson and Madison counties, Mississippi. His oldest son, Constantine N. Rabb, was a planter and general merchant of Madison County, Mississippi, and Evangeline and Vernon parishes, Louisiana. Papers include diaries, memoranda, daybooks, and a record book, documenting plantation management, social life, and blacksmith fees. Rabb family genealogical information is in the record book. Constantine Rabb's papers (1851-1905) include letters, tax receipts, and other items reflecting his work as a planter and general merchant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1843.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Randolph, John H. (John Hampden), 1813-1883. Family letters, ca. 1780-1860. 13 items. Location: Misc:R. Lawyer, planter, and circuit court judge. Randolph was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in 1819. In 1841 he moved to Iberville Parish, Louisiana, where he owned Nottoway Plantation. Letters written from Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana by various members of the Randolph family discuss family matters, plantation crops, and the family's move from Virginia to Louisiana. An early letter (1820) describes traveling through Indian territory. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4673.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar    
  • Randolph, John H. (John Hampden), 1813-1883. Family Papers, 1823-1889 (bulk 1834-1889). 1.3 linear ft. (1034 items, 16 ms. Vols.). Location: A:10, OS:R, Vault. Lawyer, planter, and circuit court judge. Randolph was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Wilkinson County, Mississippi, in 1819. In 1841 he moved to Iberville Parish, Louisiana, where he owned Nottoway Plantation. Collection includes records and documents related to Randolph's cotton and sugar plantations in Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and Iberville and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana. Includes items related to the White League, an organization which promoted white racial interests in Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: UPA Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 1, Reels 14-15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 355, 356.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Sugar     African Americans    
  • Ratcliff, Olivia J. Speech, 1866. 1 item [typed transcription]. Location: Misc.:R. Speech delivered by Ratcliff on the presentation of a stone for Confederate monument erected at Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 358.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • 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: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations    
  • Reed, Thomas, 1817-1891. Family Papers, 1787-1926 (bulk 1840-1890). 243 items, 8 vols. Location: A:12 and OS:R. Attorney in Natchez and resident of Cottage Home Plantation, Mississippi. Collection includes a land claim by the city of Natchez, documents related to Reed's law career, personal letters, genealogies, newspaper clippings, notes on Natchez history, and a bank book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 783.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Reiff, Anton. Journal, 1856-1857. 1 ms. vol. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Misc.:R, Mss.Mf:R. Musician touring with the Pyne and Harrison Opera Company from New York to New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, comments on theater facilities, musical performances attended, music in churches visited, scenery and social customs, and other matters. Reiff recorded his impressions of steamboat travel and his visits to Memphis, Tennessee; Natchez, Mississippi; Baton Rouge; and other cities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Salisbury Plantation: papers, 1858-1900 (bulk 1894). 3 items, including 2 vols. Location: Misc:S, M:18. Salisbury Plantation was located near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. A plantation record book contains accounts of payments made to laborers for cotton picked and work in turnip patches, as well as purchases made by laborers and crop estimates. Includes a school notebook of Arthur Crisfield of Maryland and a letter from Seymoura Scudder to Mrs. Shepherd of Salisbury Plantation commenting on house guests and plans for a trip to Tennessee. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1749.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Plantations     Women    
  • Schwartz, John C. Papers, 1810, 1848-1932 (bulk 1865-1911). 6,885 items, 66 vols., and ca. 2.5 linear feet, 1 mf reel. Location: A:19-21, J:20-23; R:26; OS:S, Mss.Mf:S. Owner and operator of a retail hardware store in Natchez. Records include business letters and financial documents related to Schwartz's hardware business. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 385, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Sellars, Archibald. Document, 1818. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S Pass permitting Dr. Archibald Sellars to travel through South Carolina on his way to Amite County, Mississippi, with four slaves, issued in Robeson County, North Carolina. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 325.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Shepherd Family Papers. 1701-1884. 47 items. Location: Misc:S, OS:S, Vault. Shepherd family of Salisbury Plantation, Wilkinson County, Miss. Papers relate primarily to the sale and transfer of land in Wilkinson County, Miss. Also includes Moses Hooke's naval appointment (March 11, 1799), an agreement with Secretary of War, Henry Dearborn, for Oliver Ormsby to provide rations to U. S. troops (May 24, 1804), a deed and abstract for Woodstock Plantation, which belonged to Richard Butler, and documents concerning the estates of Richard Butler and Harriet Browder. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2718.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. 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 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics     African Americans    
  • Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse Family Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 v. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items incude Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4911.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Education     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Smith, Philander. Letter, 1806 April 27. 1 item. Resident of Natchez, Mississippi. Letter from Smith to his brother Jedideah Smith of Massachusetts, relating his economic status, political views, and cost of living conditions of planters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 634.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations     Politics    
  • 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: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Smylie-Montgomery Family Papers, 1807-1919 (bulk 1807-1869). 1.25 linear ft. Location: C:116-117, OS:S. Family of Mississippi planters and Presbyterian ministers. Correspondence comprises the bulk of this collection, with some Church records and personal papers. Collection reflects the Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, plantation life, cotton, and family matters, with references to the Choctaw Indians, the behavior of slaves, and economic difficulties after the Civil War. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 5038. For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Business     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • 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: Civil War     Medicine     Plantations     Politics    
  • Stanton family. Papers, 1834, 1844. 2 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:S. Residents of Natchez, Mississippi. An act of sale for slaves purchased by William Stanton from Isaac and James R. Franklin of Tennessee; and an agreement between two law firms regarding the distribution of fees for services in the case of the American Colonization Society vs. Isaac Wade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 402.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Steele, Archibald B. Family Papers, 1830-1897 , undated 22 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Planter and merchant of Amite County, Mississippi. Papers include business records, a family letter (1853), and a journal of Archibald Steele (1832-1840). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2645.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Steele, John. Letter, between 1803 and 1809. 1 letter. Location: Misc. John Steele in Natchez, Miss., writes Major James Taylor in Campbell County, Ky., giving him power of attorney to aid his brother, William Steele, in selling some of his land in Kentucky in exchange for commodities to sell in Natchez. Mss. 3922.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business    
  • Stewart, Robert H. Family Account Books, 1822-1904. 4.1 linear ft. (18 items, 57 vols.), 7 mf reels. Location: UU:118, H:18-19, J:23, Mss.Mf:S. Mortician and furniture dealer of Natchez; and owner of Edler Grove Plantation at Bunch's Bend, Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes daybooks related to the mortuary business, ledgers and inventories related to the furniture business, and a plantation diary and record books. Of note is a ledger containing a list of African-American funeral directors and benevolent societies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 404, 4732.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Stewart, Sarah A. Account books, 1866-1874. 2 vols. Location: J:12. Stewart leased Magnolia Plantation, owned by the Fort family of Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and owned Holly Grove Plantation near Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Record book for Magnolia Plantation containing copies of contracts and accounts with freedmen (1866-1870) and a record book for Holly Grove Plantation listing plantation expenses (1873-1874). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     Women    
  • 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     Medicine     Religion    
  • Stratton, Sidney V. Collection, 1891-1914. 8 vols. Location: A:53-54. Resident of Natchez and the son of Joseph Buck Stratton. Scrapbook collection consisting mainly of newspaper and magazine articles and pictures. Subjects include Stratton family genealogy; German, French, Italian, and American architecture; the town of Natchez; and events of the day. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 290.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Surget, Francis, d. 1856. Estate Papers, 1850-1867. 126 items, 5 ms. Vols. Location: C:54, H:19. Land speculator, planter, and one of the largest slaveholders of the antebellum South with more than 10,000 slaves. Surget had extensive holdings in Louisiana and Arkansas. Collection includes papers related to management of Surget's estates in Natchez; an examination and appraisal of lands in Arkansas; and papers related to an estate in Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 12, 749.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     African Americans    
  • Taylor, Edna Baker. Post card album, circa 1906-1908. 2 vols. Location: J:17. Resident of Natchez, Mississippi. Albums contain post cards of various public and private buildings, homes, and parks in Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, New York City, and Toronto. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1225.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Taylor, F. Letter, 1837. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Natchez, Mississippi. Personal letter from F. Taylor, Natchez, Miss. to F. Hardity of Clinton, La., relates to debts and failure to visit. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Taylor, Miles, 1805-1873. Family Papers, 1821-1954 (bulk 1821-1890). 200 items. Location: U:236, 99. Congressional representative, lawyer, judge, and sugar planter of Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Taylor's son, Thomas, was a sergeant in the 8th Louisiana Volunteers in the Civil War. Collection includes family letters, photographs, manuscript writings, genealogical and biographical materials, and reprints of speeches Taylor made in Congress (1856-1857). Mrs. Taylor's mother lived in Natchez and the collection includes letters between the two of them; and Civil War letters from Thomas Taylor as a prisoner of war in Saratoga Springs, New York. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1378, 1448, 1636, .For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Sugar     Politics     Women    
  • Terry, William. Family Papers, 1766-1896 (bulk 1860-1869). 67 items. Location: A:63. Residents of Pine Woods, Jefferson County, Mississippi, and was related to the Jefferies, Baillio, and Ellett families. Papers include correspondence; a military discharge (1766); a Spanish land grant (1795); and photographs of family homes and plantations. Civil War correspondence contains two letters apparently written by Solomon, a family slave (1862). Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 915.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Texada Family papers, 1856-1999 (bulk 1865-1898). 1 linear feet, 4 oversize folders. Location: 119:7, OS:T. The Texada family, originally from Spain, immigrated to Natchez, Mississippi. In 1864, they moved to Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where they were significant landholders and planters. This collection consists of correspondence and genealogical materials. The genealogical materials include research and notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, copies of vital records, and excerpts from publications relating to the Texada family and the extended family including the Ker, Davidson, Pintard, Landers, Hickman, Luckett, and Peyton families. The bulk of the correspondence is from the Civil War period and is written to Margaret Ker Davidson Texada. The letters are predominately from Charles V. Cosby, her cousin; Joseph Welsh Texada, her husband; and John Pintard Davidson, her father. Mss. 5119.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations     Women    
  • Tiernan, Charles. Letters, 1838-1839. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. New Orleans agent for the commission firm of Luke Tiernan & Co. of Baltimore, Md. Tiernan comments on economic conditions caused by the Panic of 1837, financial losses by the Commercial Bank of Natchez, and remarks on payments to the Bank of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2106.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Trudeau, Charles Laveau, approximately 1750-1816. Charles Laveau Trudeau land surveys, 1794-1800. 3 land surveys. Location: MISC:T. Charles Laveau Trudeau (Carlos Laveau Trudeau) was appointed surveyor general of Spanish Louisiana in the early 1780s. He resigned in 1805. The Charles Laveau Trudeau land surveys include three surveys dating 1794, 1799, and 1800 created by Charles Laveau Trudeau. The areas surveyed include the Natchez District of Don Juan Oconor (1794) and Feliciana District of Frederico Kimball el Joven (1799). The 1794 survey was signed by Francisco Luis Hector de Carondelet. Mss. 5132.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Turner, Edward, 1778-1860. Family Papers, 1767-1878. 173 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: S:120. Judge and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes family correspondence, legal and business papers, plantation documents, poems, photographs, a specimen of currency (1778), and an issue of the newspaper Southern Watch Tower (1843). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Politics    
  • United States. Army of the Tennessee. Papers, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:74. Papers include a letter concerning shipment of confiscated cattle and the overcrowded conditions in Natchez, Miss., due to the large number of runaway slaves. Ransom tells of attempts to return some slaves to their masters and keeping others in corrals within the city. He comments that the citizenry fears the outbreak of an epidemic because of the overcrowding. Military orders concern troop movements in the Yazoo Expedition during the Vicksburg campaign. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 546, 551.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • United States. Army. Black enlistment registrations, 1863 Oct.-Dec. 3 items. Location: E:74. Three official enlistment agreements completed at Fort Smith, Arkansas, for Joel Stout of Marshall County, Miss., Amos Phillips of Yazoo, Miss., and Harrison Herreld of Liberty, Amite County, Miss. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3682.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Ventress Brothers account books, 1900-1901. 2 ms. Vols. Location: J:12. Residents of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. James Alexander Ventress married Sallie Mathews of Greenwood plantation, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, where these account books were found.. Ledgers contain accounts for Caledonia, Lake Home, and Longwood plantations of Pointe Coupee Parish. The flyleaves of both volumes bear the inscription "Ventress Brothers, Pointe Coupee Property, Ventress and Fordeche Post Office, "Caledonia," "Lake Home," "Longwood," Interior of Island, etc., Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana." Mss. 910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Vidal, Joseph. Family Papers, 1797-1936 (bulk 1797-1869). 1.4 linear ft. (666 items, 3 ms. Vols.). Location: A:68-69, Vault. Vidal was secretary to Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, Spanish Governor of the Natchez District (1792-1997). Samuel Davis, Vidal's son-in-law, and Francis Surget were planters and land speculators in Louisiana. Collection consists of Vidal's legal documents related to land grants and conveyances in Louisiana, Davis' land speculation documents, and Surget's papers related to his estate. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 432.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: None
  • Viener, R. and Company. Account books, 1880-1936 (bulk 1893-1930). 27 linear ft. (494 m.s.volumes and 9 printed volumes). Location: K:1-33. R. Viener and Company was a wholesale grocery, feed, flour, and paper firm of Natchez, Mississippi. Viener was the treasurer of the B'nai Israel Congregation of Natchez. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 518.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Jews    
  • 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     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Wade, B. Account sheet, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Merchant of Natchez, Miss. Statement showing account of T. C. Reddy of Cottage Grove Plantation with B. Wade. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Wade, B. Account sheet, 1870. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Merchant of Natchez, Mississippi. Statement of account from Wade for T. C. Reddy, Cottage Grove Plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 896.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Plantations    
  • Wailes, Benjamin L. C., Bill, April 3, 1843. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Bill from Wiley and Putman, New York, N. Y., addressed to Benjamin Wailes showing titles and subscription prices of periodicals sent to Jefferson College Library, Washington, Miss. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Wailes, Benjamin L. C. (Benjamin Leonard Covington) 1797-1862. Bill, 1843 April 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.W. Scientist and planter of Adams County, Mississippi. Bill from Wiley and Putnam, New York, addressed to B. L. C. Wailes, giving titles and subscription prices of periodicals and journals being sent to the library of Jefferson College, Washington, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2114.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education    
  • Wailes, Benjamin L. C. (Benjamin Leonard Covington), 1797-1862. Notebook, 1849. 1 vol. Location: M:20. Scientist and planter, chiefly remembered for his interest in soil, rocks, fossils, plants and animal life. Wailes assisted in building collections at Jefferson College, the University of Mississippi, and the Mississippi state capital. List of minerals in the cabinet of Benjamin Wailes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 186.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Plantations    
  • Walker, Zachariah. Papers, 1805-1859. 177 items. Location: C:18. Resident of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Personal papers include correspondence, accounts, and legal documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 275.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wall, Evans. Papers, 1924-1990 (bulk 1927-1963). 12 linear ft. Location: 91:30-35. Louisiana author, resident of Baton Rouge, and native of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Papers include correspondence, legal documents, printed items, typescripts, and manuscript drafts of Wall's literary works. Other papers include personal correspondence and photographic prints, negatives, and tintypes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4411.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Wall-Pettibone Family Papers, 1795-1889. 15 items. Location: A:122. John Wall, an early settler in the Spanish district of Natchez, received land granted by the Spanish in 1795. This land became Richland Plantation in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, later owned by Chauncey Pettibone. The papers document the land ownership of the Wall and Pettibone families. Included is the marriage license of Evans S. Wall and Mary L. Pettibone. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3344.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Plantations     Spanish-language    
  • Wallace, James Burns, 1813-1836. Diary, 1835-1836. 1 bound vol. Location: H:23, Misc.:W. Native of Canaan, New Hampshire, printer, and merchant. Diary of travels by horseback through northwest Louisiana, then by steamboat down the Red River to New Orleans. Wallace's diary then recounts his travel homeward by Mississippi River steamer, via Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi; Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. Typewritten transcription of the text is available. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Walworth, Douglas, b. 1833. Family Papers, 1806-1881 (bulk 1850- 1881). 189 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: U:234. Planter, attorney and Confederate Army captain from Natchez, Mississippi. Alexander Gordon was a Scottish immigrant to New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from Walworth's parents while he was at Harvard University. His diaries describe his childhood, study and student life, and Confederate military experiences. Civil War papers concern Confederate military administration. Gordon family papers include documents on the estates of James Gordon and his wife, family correspondence, the American naturalization certificate of Alexander Gordon, and Alexander's diary. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 20-21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans in the Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • West, William Hansberry. Document, circa 1945-1955. .1 item [photostat]. Location: Misc.:W. Notarized document signed by William Hansberry West's daughter, Lydia Ann West, aged 83. In it she testifies that her father was the pilot of the steamboat Robert E. Lee during its much-publicized race with the steamboat Natchez from St. Louis, Mo., to New Orleans, La., in 1870. The document includes a photograph of a medal presented in 1871 in New Orleans, La., to West by "Daily" Roper (possibly Daniel J. Roper, a steamboat mate) in honor of his service as pilot of the steamer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1615.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation     Women    
  • Wilkerson, Helen C. Papers, 1920-1958. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Education     LSU     Long Family     Women    
  • Wilkinson County account book, 1875-1876. 1 vol. Location: J:7. Cashbook of the tax collector and sherriff of Woodville, Wilkinson County, Miss., records names of taxpayers and payments of taxes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 527.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilkinson County (Miss.) circular, circa 1860. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Printed circular consisting of editorials by anonymous persons advocating a convention of Southern states and opposing Dr. Alfred C. Holt, candidate from Wilkinson County to the Mississippi Secession Convention. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Wilkinson, Micajah. Papers, 1853-1935 (bulk 1855-1880). .3 linear ft. (116 items, 33 printed vols.). Location: E:39. Farmer of Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. Personal correspondence of Wilkinson and his wife. Letters from Nancy Willard and her granddaughter provide information about religion, the temperance movement, agriculture, race relations, and community events in Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Civil War correspondence describes camp life in Mississippi, Confederate conscription, the battle at Shiloh, hardships on women, and the siege of Vicksburg. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 707.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion     African Americans     Women    
  • William Death Voucher, 1865 June 19 . Location: W. A voucher issued for wages paid to William Death, the cook of the Natchez, Miss., prison. A. S. Mitchell signed the voucher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5056.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Witherell, W. Frank. Papers, 1839-1958 (bulk 1860-1889). 6 linear ft. Location W:129-135, F:19, OS:W. Native of New York, West Point graduate, businessman and entrepreneur, in business with his uncle, W. H. H. Witherell, a New Orleans commission merchant and dealer. Correspondence related to the wholesale trade in hides and mining ventures in the West comprises the majority of this collection. Early papers relate to W. H. H. Witherell's dealings in Natchez and offer insight into the attitudes of West Point cadets towards the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1860-1865). Items associated with the hide trade include, shipping records, invoices, bills of lading, bank drafts, and receipts. Additional papers pertaining to mining enterprises contain assay certificates, invoices, contracts, deeds and reports on mines. Also included is material related to extending telephone service west of the Mississippi River and a plantation journal recording daily work activities, and sugarcane production for Magnolia Plantation, Plaquemine Parish, La. (1877-1880). Mss. 1498, 1503, 1555, 1776.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Plantations