Archive for the ‘Louisiana’ Category

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…

John Milliken Parker papers, 1902-1938 (bulk 1909-1920).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939.
Collection number: 1184
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Abstract: John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Read more…

Trist Wood papers, 1808-1952.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Wood, Trist, d. 1952.
Collection number: 800
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Abstract: Trist Wood (d. 1952) of New Orleans, La., artist and genealogist, who compiled extensive records on his own and related families and on Zachary Taylor, from whom he was Read more…

J. F. H. Claiborne papers, 1797-1884.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Claiborne, J. F. H. (John Francis Hamtramck), 1809-1884.
Collection number: 151
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Abstract: J. F. H. Claiborne was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, editor, planter, and historian of Mississippi and Louisiana. The collection has papers containing relatively few items pertaining to Read more…

Gale and Polk family papers, 1815-1895 (bulk 1815-1865).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gale and Polk family.
Collection number: 266
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Abstract: Gale and Polk families of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Chiefly personal correspondence of members of the related Gale and Polk families. Included are ante-bellum Read more…

James Gwyn papers, 1653-1946 (bulk 1830s-1880s).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gwyn, James, 1812-1888.
Collection number: 298
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Abstract: James Gwyn I (1768-1850) married Amelia Lenoir (1765-1848). Their son James Gwyn II (1812-1888) was a planter, clerk of court, and merchant of Wilkes County, N.C. He married Mary Anne Lenoir (1819-1899) in 1839, and, in 1852, they Read more…

John Perkins papers, 1822-1885.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Perkins, John, 1819-1885.
Collection number: 924
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Abstract: John Perkins, cotton planter and lawyer of Somerset Plantation, Ashwood, La., was appointed judge of the Circuit Court for Madison Parish in 1851; served as Democratic Read more…

Kean and Prescott family papers, 1779-1881.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Kean and Prescott family.
Collection number: 2851
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Abstract: Scattered personal correspondence of the Hill and Kean families of Caroline County, Va., and the Prescott and Moore families of Louisiana. Topics include the War of 1812, economic conditions in the 1840s, and planting in Read more…

William Louis Criglar papers, 1847-1867 (bulk 1866-1867).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Criglar, William Louis, fl. 1848-1867.
Collection number: 1196
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Abstract: Correspondence, chiefly 1866-1867, of William Louis Criglar with firms in Mobile and New Orleans concerning supplies, equipment, and financing for Criglar, Batchelder and Co., his lumber milling business in Escambia County, Ala., and Read more…