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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Edgar Howard Farrar papers

Identifier: LaRC-1059
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of photocopies of manuscript and biographical material relating to Edgar Howard Farrar (1849-1922). There are newspaper clippings, addresses, correspondence, school exercises, telegrams, and photocopied excerpts from books. In addition, there are two original manuscript letters from Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) to Mary Stamps, Farrar's sister-in-law and Davis' niece.

Dates: 1867-1975

George R. Wendling papers

Identifier: LaRC-571
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of personal notes and letters to George R. Wendling (1845-1915). Correspondents include Robert J. Burdette, Wendell Phillips, David Davis, Eugene Field, Bishop T.U. Dudley, James Whitcomb Riley, Josh Billings, John Temple Graves, Guy C. Lee, William A. Sunday, William Jennings Bryan, Thomas Nelson Page, Jefferson Davis, Frederick Ward, Kate Field, Ross Crane, and others. There are also two land patents issued to Joseph F. Stephenson of Clark County, Virginia...
Dates: 1839-1915

John Monroe to Jefferson Davis telegrams

Identifier: LaRC-M-1109
Scope and Contents

Telegrams from New Orleans Mayor John T. Monroe, and his deputy, Ducote Daponte, to Confederate President Jefferson Davis concerning Admiral Farragut's demands in the surrender of New Orleans. Dispatched in "play by play" fashion, they describe the progress of the Federal forces, the action taken against them, the attitude of the people of New Orleans and, finally, the terms demanded by Farragut.

Dates: 1862

Judah Benjamin to Jefferson Davis letter

Identifier: LaRC-M-1132
Scope and Contents Letter from Judah Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War, to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, 1862 March 21. In it, Benjamin discusses the petition of William Blackiston for appointment in the Confederate Army. Although Blackiston is of a young age, he has been excluded from appointment due to his home state, possibly a state from the North or a border state. Benjamin cites acts of the Confederate States in this report to Davis and that men like Blackiston should...
Dates: 1862 March 21

Lise Mitchell papers

Identifier: LaRC-195
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of the personal correspondence of Lise Mitchell, the daughter of Mary Davis and Charles Jewett Mitchell and godchild of Jefferson Davis. After the death of her mother, Lise Mitchell was adopted by her grandparents, Joseph E. Davis and Eliza Van Benthuysen. There are letters from Jefferson Davis both to Lise Mitchell and to Davis' brother, Joseph, most of which were written after the Civil War and have family matters as their topic. Other correspondents...
Dates: 1838-1936

Mrs. William J. Behan collection on Confederate memorials

Identifier: LaRC-1058
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings (1800s-1940s) collected by Mrs. William J. Behan that reflect her active involvement in honoring Confederate veterans and casualties. Behan was president for many years of the Ladies' Southern Memorial Association of New Orleans, which is often mentioned in both correspondence and clippings. She was also involved in the Jefferson Davis Monument Association of New Orleans as well as the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of...
Dates: 1800s-1940s

Rosemonde E. and Emile Kuntz Collection: National Period

Identifier: LaRC-600 (C-National Period)
Scope and Contents This finding aid covers Series 3, the National Period, of the Kuntz Collection. The Kuntz Collection consists of historical documents relating to the historical and cultural development of Louisiana and more specifically New Orleans. The materials date back as far as 1655 before the founding of Louisiana and continue onward through the French colonial period, the Spanish colonial period, and the National period to the mid-twentieth century. Documents include those from the Company of the...
Dates: 1804-1950

William Preston Johnston letters

Identifier: LaRC-M-132
Scope and Contents This collection consists of ten letters written by William Preston Johnston (1831-1899) while acting as the first president of Tulane University. Johnston wrote to Jefferson Davis, Mrs. M.F. Robertson, Major E.C. Wharton, and General Henry M. Cist. His letter to Jefferson Davis was a reply to Davis' inquiry regarding the contents of a war letter criticizing the Confederate administration, written by a Dr. Yandell. Johnston was assisting Cist with an article about his father, General Albert...
Dates: 1885-1896