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Manuscripts (document genre)

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Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Caruthers Phelps papers

Identifier: LaRC-447
Scope and Contents The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, newspapers clippings, sketches, political cartoons, drawings, paintings, and writings that reflect Albert Caruthers Phelps' career as a journalist. He was an editorial writer for the New Orleans Item, New Orleans Picayune, and the Times-Democrat. He also published his political cartoons and the collection includes both printed cartoons and original sketches. In addition to articles in leading national magazines and newspapers, he...
Dates: 1802-1912

Albert Sidney and William Preston Johnston papers

Identifier: LaRC-1
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business and personal correspondence, business and legal papers, printed and original manuscripts, newspaper clippings, diaries, scrapbooks, and ledgers of William Preston Johnston (1831-1899) and his father, Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862). The Albert Sidney Johnston materials date from 1827 when he was a lieutenant stationed at Jefferson Barracks to his death at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. The materials that relate to William Preston Johnston cover his...
Dates: 1822-1915

Allison Owen manuscript

Identifier: LaRC-960
Scope and Contents

The collection contains pages of the Allison Owen's unpublished manuscript, How We Came Here. Written during the 1930s, Owen wrote the fictive piece using his family's genealogy as its basis.

Dates: 1930s

André Lafargue papers

Identifier: LaRC-552
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal papers of André Lafargue, an attorney who supported French culture in New Orleans. Includes minutes of committee meetings of various organizations, certificates, typescripts of articles, speeches, letters, and other writings.

Dates: 1908-1949

Baron de Carondelet appointment

Identifier: LaRC-M-726
Scope and Contents

A document dated 1793 July 9, New Orleans, signed by the Baron de Carondelet, Governor of Louisiana, in which he appointed Antonio Gautier "Teniente" of the Post of San Carlos de Misuri. The commission was countersigned by Andrés López Armesto. In Spanish. With a transcription/translation.

Dates: 1793

Baynard family papers

Identifier: LaRC-1055
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a book, published in 1972, entitled Baynard: An Ancient Family Bearing Arms. It is a compilation of information on the Baynard family from its time in England during the reign of William the Conqueror to present-day America. Written by Annie Baynard Simons Hasell, the book is accompanied by photocopies of pages from the book, which have the author's additions and corrections, written in 1984, that she hoped would be included in a new edition. Also included in the...
Dates: 1907-1984

Burruss family papers

Identifier: LaRC-105
Scope and Contents The Burruss family papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, bills and receipts, and other printed matter. The correspondence is made up of three main groups: letters from Mary Burruss McGehee to her brother John W. Burruss while he was a student at Wesleyan University, Connecticut (1834-1835); letters from John W. Burruss to his father John C. Burruss discussing work and activities on the plantation (1840-1859); and letters from John T. Semple and W.W. Semple, Confederate...
Dates: 1827-1902

Charles Cassedy Bass papers

Identifier: LaRC-419
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the correspondence, writings, diplomas, certificates, programs, sympathy notes, clippings, and photographs of Dr. Charles Cassedy Bass (1875-1975). Bass was a professor at Tulane Medical School and later dean (1922-1940). He did research on and promoted the "Bass technique" of preventative dental health care, and there are writings on this topic in the collection. In addition, there are biographies on Bass, as well as writings about him by others. There are also...
Dates: 1899-1975

Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré papers

Identifier: LaRC-426
Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials written by or relating to Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré, a Louisiana historian. There is personal correspondence, manuscripts by Gayarré, genealogical material, a biography of Gayarré, notes on his publications, and personal financial records.

Dates: 1848-1895

Colleccão de varias memories

Identifier: LaRC-964
Scope and Contents Bound Spanish manuscript containing accounts of incidents of Spanish history from 1500-1563. Folio, full contemporary vellum, unknown location, undated. Despite the Portuguese words "Papeis," "Colleccão," and "Espanea" in the title, the manuscript is entirely in Spanish. It is a collection of reference materials on Spanish history from the period 1500-1563. It does not appear to be an attempt at a chronicle. The state of preservation of the manuscript is generally excellent. The primary...
Dates: circa first quarter of the 17th century

Covington Hall manuscript

Identifier: LaRC-133
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the unpublished manuscript of Louisiana writer Covington Hall titled "Labor Struggles in the Deep South." In addition, there are two bound volumes of xeroxed copies of the manuscript.

Dates: 1945; 1976

Denègre family papers

Identifier: LaRC-662
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, business papers, photographs, clippings, spoken audio recordings, souvenir albums, diplomas and other personal documents of members of Denègre and other related families, including the Gayle, Baldwin, Bayne and Jones families. There is also genealogical research, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and other documents of various branches of the Denègre family. Much of the research presented in the 2008 accretion was compiled by George...
Dates: 1824-2000s

Doris Lurie Chesky papers

Identifier: LaRC-833
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three bound manuscripts that document some of the activities of Doris Lurie Chesky, vocal music teacher at Alcee Fortier High School, New Orleans, during the middle of the twentieth century. There are letters regarding special personal sick leave, a proposed program about improving human relations for teachers and students, and a pageant written by Chesky.

Dates: 1951-1975

Duncan Francis Young scrapbooks

Identifier: LaRC-835
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six scrapbooks by writer Duncan Francis Young (b. 1862) that date between 1876 to 1940. Contents of the scrapbooks include manuscripts, correspondence, poems, photographs, articles, advertisements for his books, a biography, and clippings. There are two folders of separata that include published poems by Young.

Dates: 1862-1938

Frances Bryson Moore papers

Identifier: LaRC-450
Scope and Contents Frances Bryson Moore was a journalist and reporter for the New Orleans Morning Tribune (1929-1939), then a reporter and women's page editor of the New Orleans Item (1939-1946). She then became a freelance writer and public relations director for the City of New Orleans. The collection reflects both her professional career and her personal life, including her interest in renovating Vieux Carré and Uptown buildings. There are notes, clippings, correspondence, research material, copies of the...
Dates: 1911-1976

Frederick Cable Oechsner papers

Identifier: LaRC-391
Scope and Contents The collection is made up of manuscripts, drawings, photographs, dispatches, clippings, pamphlets, correspondence, diplomas, and volumes of clippings of articles. There are manuscripts by James Boardman Cable, Kinne Cable Williamson, and Gertrude Duby Blom. There are also photographs of Frederick Cable Oechsner in Germany during World War II, as well as United States Consul in Monterrey, Mexico. The clippings include those written by Frederick Cable Oechsner as well as those about the...
Dates: 1883-1968

Frederick Creighton Wellman papers

Identifier: LaRC-793
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of manuscripts by Frederick Creighton Wellman (1871-1960). In addition to being an author, Wellman was also a doctor of tropical medicine, scientist, administrator, artist, educator, spy, and engineer. Writing under the pen names Cyril Kay-Scott and Richard Irving Carson, Wellman composed plays, novels, short stories, and poems, all of which are represented in the collection. In addition, there is correspondence, exhibition catalogs, Wellman's...
Dates: 1911-1957

George C.H. Kernion papers

Identifier: LaRC-718
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of drafts of speeches and lectures given by George C.H. Kernion. Some were given to civic groups, while others were heard over the radio on WJBO in New Orleans, especially his lectures on communism. There is also Kernion's correspondence with Trist Wood (1933-1934). In addition, there is a manuscript of a work called "Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos." in the collection.

Dates: 1929-1939

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

Gerald M. Capers papers

Identifier: LaRC-150
Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscripts for two books. Gerald M. Capers, Jr. was Head of the History Department at Newcomb College.

Dates: 1959-1960

Historia Ecclesiastica Tripartita

Identifier: LaRC-B-357
Scope and Contents

Latin Manuscript

Dates: 1940

Jackson Thornwell Witherspoon papers

Identifier: LaRC-824
Scope and Contents Jackson Thornwell Witherspoon (1900-1940) was a native of New Orleans, a prolific writer, and gynecologist. The collection contains numerous drafts of articles by Witherspoon, both popular and technical, written primarily while he was Associate Professor of Gynecology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. There is also correspondence regarding the negotiations and progress of his published textbook, "Clinical Pathological Gynecology" (1939) as well as a scrapbook of advertisements...
Dates: 1926-1940

Jesuit plantation survey

Identifier: LaRC-M-1114
Scope and Contents

A Jesuit plantation survey report in English translation, 1763. The original English translation of the official report and minutes of the survey of the Jesuit plantation above New Orleans. The survey was certified 1763 July 22, by Olivier Duvezin, Surveyor General of Louisiana, and the minutes are dated November and December of that year. The document established the boundaries of the Jesuit lands seized by the French Crown.

Dates: 1763

John A. Watkins papers

Identifier: LaRC-633
Scope and Contents The collection consists of several manuscripts of works by John A. Watkins as well as other material written by other authors. There is a bound volume of his biography of the Choctaw chief, Pushmataha, as well as reference notes on Pushmataha and on the folklore and customs of the Choctaw people. In addition, there are Watkins' recollections of Jefferson County, Mississippi, as well as a biography of William Weatherford, a distinguished Creek Indian warrior who was involved in the Tragedy of...
Dates: 1813-1887

John Leonard Riddell papers

Identifier: LaRC-599
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of diaries, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other printed material of John Leonard Riddell. There are also several articles by Riddell's bibliographer, Karlem Riess.

Dates: 1829-1977

John Madison Fletcher Mental Health

Identifier: LaRC-B-300
Scope and Contents

Manuscript copy of John Madison Fletcher's "Mental Health".

Dates: 1948

John Wilds papers

Identifier: LaRC-910
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the manuscript of John Wilds' book, Afternoon Story, a history of the New Orleans States-Item, published in 1976 by the Louisiana State University Press. The papers consist of first, second, and third drafts of his manuscript as well as notes on writing the book.

Dates: 1976; Other: Date acquired: 04/06/1979

Louisiana folklore documents collection

Identifier: LaRC-827
Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of materials relating to Louisiana folklore, mostly from the meeting of the Louisiana Association of the American Folklore Society, including minutes, membership lists, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts of folk tales.

Dates: 1892-1896

Louisiana folktales collection

Identifier: LaRC-521
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a series of folktales told by a nurse on a Louisiana sugar plantation. These tales are similar to those of Edwar Avery McIlhenny printed in the Louisiana Progress (1938).

Dates: Other: Undated

Lumberman's diary

Identifier: LaRC-M-930
Scope and Contents

A diary of an unidentified lumberman who worked in Hancock County near Pearlington and Logtown, Mississippi. It is a bound manuscript of 84 pages written in pencil.

Dates: 1868