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Helen Laura Ruth Scrapbooks and Student Essay, 1913, 1940, and undated

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Ruth, Helen Laura.
Collection number: 5428-z
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Abstract:¬† Helen Laura Ruth was a teacher at Leland University in New Orleans, La., a private institution of higher learning for African Americans founded in 1870. It closed in 1915; was re-named Leland College and re-opened in Baker, La., in 1923; and finally closed in 1960. The collection includes two scrapbooks of Helen Laura Ruth and a student essay. The Read more…

Grace McSpadden Overholser Papers, 1971-1972 and undated

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Overholser, Grace McSpadden, d. 1971.
Collection number: 5424-z
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Abstract: Before her marriage to Dub White, Grace McSpadden Overholser was married to James Overholser and, at some point, worked as a reporter. Later in life, she taught English and African American studies and served as dean at Saint Read more…

William Dunbar account book, 1776-1793; 1845-1847.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dunbar, William, 1749-1810.
Collection number: 231-z
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Abstract: William Dunbar was a planter at Baton Rouge and Natchez and a friend of Alexander Ross, Scottish merchant and planter on the southwestern frontier during the American Revolution. The collection includes varied accounts, 1776-1793, Read more…

George William Logan papers, 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Logan, George William, 1828-1896.
Collection number: 1560
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Abstract: George William Logan (1828-1896) served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army, 1862-1865. The collection consists of records, chiefly 1862-1865, of the daily transaction Read more…

Evan Hall plantation book, 1773-1835.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: McCall, Henry, fl. 1773-1835.
Collection number: 2347
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Abstract: Accounts, 1821-1835, of Henry McCall of New Orleans for Evan Hall, a sugar plantation in Ascension Parish, La., and another plantation in Lafourche Parish, La. Entries Read more…

Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1849-1886.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Wadley, Sarah Lois, 1844-1920.
Collection number: 1258
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Abstract: Sarah Lois Wadley was the daughter of William Morrill Wadley (1812?-1882) and Rebecca Barnard Everingham Wadley (fl. 1840-1884) and lived with her family in homes near Read more…

Robert Ruffin Barrow papers, 1811-1858 (bulk 1811-1814, 1857-1858).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Barrow, Robert Ruffin, 1798-1875.
Collection number: 2407
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Abstract: Robert Ruffin Barrow (b. 1798) was a sugar planter and canal operator in Terrebonne Parish, La. Barrow was the son of Bartholomew Barrow (d. 1852), a merchant of Fishing Creek, Halifax County, N.C., and later a planter in West Feliciana Read more…

Brashear and Lawrence family papers, 1802-1897.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Brashear and Lawrence family.
Collection number: 3355
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Abstract: Walter Brashear (1776-1860) was a physician in Kentucky before 1822 when he moved to St. Mary Parish, La., where, after acquiring Belle Island Plantation and other landholdings in the area, he became a sugar planter and state legislator. Read more…

Silas Everett Fales papers, 1854-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Fales, Silas Everett, fl. 1861-1865.
Collection number: 3509
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Abstract: Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Fales, a federal soldier with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. Most items are letters received by Fales from his relatives in Massachusetts, discussing attitudes toward the war and slavery, and business Read more…

Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: McCollam, Andrew, fl. 1836-1872.
Collection number: 449
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Abstract: Andrew McCollam was a sugar planter, deputy surveyor, and member of the Louisiana Secession Convention of 1861. He married Ellen Elleonori and lived first in Donaldsonville, La., Read more…