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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…

A.D. Pollock papers, 1794-1944.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Pollock, A. D. (Abraham David), 1807-1890.
Collection number: 865
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Abstract: A. D. Pollock (Abraham David, sometimes Abram David), Pennsylvania-born Presbyterian minister of Richmond and of Fauquier County, Va.; married Elizabeth Gordon Read more…

John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Crowder, John H., 1846-1863.
Collection number: 5276-z
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Abstract: John H. Crowder, a 16-year-old African American lieutenant who fought in the United States Army during the Civil War, was born in 1846 in Louisville, Ky., to free parents. After being abandoned by her husband, Crowder’s mother, Martha Read more…

Howard family papers, 1856-1917.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Howard family.
Collection number: 355
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Abstract: Civil War letters received by the Howard family of Texas from sons serving with a Texas brigade in Virginia; letters, 1911-1917, received by the Priestly family of Louisiana from Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Family, Louisiana

John Boyd diary and account book, 1850-1871.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Boyd, John, 1783-1858.
Collection number: 1096-z
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Abstract: John Boyd was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on 18 February 1783, and died on 30 July 1858 at his plantation, “Oak Grove.” He owned a plantation on Bayou Lettsworth in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., which may or may not have Read more…

William Asbury Whitaker papers, 1596-1957.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Whitaker, William Asbury, 1883-1960.
Collection number: 3433
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Abstract:William A. Whitaker was a chemist; business executive; and collector of art, autographs, literary and historical manuscripts, and rare books. The collection consists of manuscripts collected by Willaim A. Whitaker. Among them are materials pertaining to British and Spanish colonial America; the Revolutionary War, including correspondence of General Read more…

Daniel Augustus Powell papers, 1945-1983 (1950-1981).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Powell, Daniel Augustus, 1911-1983.
Collection number: 4364
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Abstract: Daniel A. Powell was born on 29 July 1911 in Wilson, N.C. In the 1930s Powell worked as a salesman for the American Circulation Company, the Pacific Mutual Life Read more…

Margaret Dashiell papers, 1921-1948.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dashiell, Margaret, 1869-1958.
Collection number: 2632
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Abstract: Dashiell of Richmond, Va., was an illustrator of scenes in Richmond, Va., Charleston, S.C., and New Orleans, La.; an importer of French fashion prints; and a business woman. Correspondence, 1921-1948, with various literary and artistic figures, Read more…

Family domestic history, ca. 1910.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Howard, Charles, b. 1794.
Collection number: 3256
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Abstract: Reminiscences, written about 1910, of the children of Charles Howard of Springfield, Mass., and edited by Elizabeth H. Andrews in 1956. Represented are Thomas Dwight Howard (1826-1910), who wrote of his youth and Read more…