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…

Houmas Plantations and William Porcher Miles materials collection, 1760-1927.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gaudet, James Am?d?e, 1861-1939.
Collection number: 2334
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Abstract: Secretary-treasurer of the Miles Planting and Manufacturing Company, which controlled 13 large sugar plantations; developer of a subdivision of New Orleans; and business representative of William Porcher Miles. Business papers and Read more…

Christian Miltenberger papers, 1739-1841.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miltenberger, Christian, 1764-1829.
Collection number: 513
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Abstract: Christian Miltenberger, physician, was married to Marie Aim? Mersier (fl. 1803-1841), whose family owned coffee plantations in Saint Domingue on the island of Hispaniola. After their Read more…

Blaise Mott ledger, 1869-1875 and undated.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Motte, Blaise.
Collection number: 5310-z
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Abstract: Blaise Motte was born in France and emigrated to America around 1828. He kept a general store in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, La., from the late 1840s until the mid Read more…

Maunsel White papers, 1802-1912.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: White, Maunsel, 1783-1863.
Collection number: 2234
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Abstract: Maunsel White was a New Orleans commission merchant and Plaquemines Parish, La., planter. His son, Maunsell White, Jr. (fl. 1835-1883), was also a merchant and planter. Chiefly Read more…

Caffery family papers, 1838-1925 (bulk 1838-1852, 1866-1906).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Caffery family.
Collection number: 2227
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Abstract: The Caffery and Richardson families of Iberia Parish, La. Prominent family members include Bethia Liddell Richardson (d. 1852); her husband, Francis DuBose Richardson (b. 1812), sugar planter at Bayside Plantation on Bayou Teche Read more…

Edmiston, Kelley, and Flowers family papers, 1838-2004.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Edmiston, Kelley, and Flowers family.
Collection number: 5230
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Abstract: The Edmiston, Flowers, and Kelley families, primarily of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, are related through the marriages of William Kelley (1844-1897) to Mary Seraphina Read more…

Guion family papers, 1789-1927 (bulk 1795-1815).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Guion family.
Collection number: 295-z
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Abstract: The Guion family lived near Natchez, Miss. The collection includes correspondence, business papers, deeds, and military papers, chiefly 1795-1815, of Revolutionary War officer Isaac Guion and members of his family. Included are personal Read more…

Minor family papers, 1763-1900.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Minor family.
Collection number: 1564
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Abstract: Minor family members included Stephen Minor (fl. 1786-1816), cotton planter near Natchez, Miss.; his wife, Katharine Lintot Minor (fl. 1815-1843); their son, William J. Minor (fl. Read more…