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

November 9, 2011 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

George William Logan papers, 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

Evan Hall plantation book, 1773-1835.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

Brashear and Lawrence family papers, 1802-1897.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…

Silas Everett Fales papers, 1854-1865.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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…