Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 42
Scope and Contents Autographed letter of Adela Breton, Bath, England, to Thomas William Francis Gann, in which she, an artist of Maya antiquities, expresses concern for Alfred Maudslay's casts of Mayan sculpture lying neglected at South Kensington. 1 piece.
Dates: October 4, 1913
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two letters from Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage to Colonel Maunsell White in New Orleans, 1843 September 29 and 1845 March 27. During the War of 1812, Maunsel White fought alongside Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans and commanded a battalion of uniformed volunteer soldiers, the Louisiana Blues. White and Jackson became acquainted during their service together and remained close friends and business associates for the rest of their lives. In this letter from...
Dates: 1843-1845; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/1959
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 131-(1)
Scope and Contents 1790. Letter from Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañon, Archbishop-elect of Santa Fe (de Bogatá) in Colombia to the Conde de Tepa telling of his arrival in Cartagena de Indias en route to his new post, after a hazardous journey from Trujillo, Peru which took 56 days. 2 leaves 8°.
Dates: 31 August, 1790
File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(02)
Scope and Contents 1783. Letter from Esteban Lorenzo, Bishop of Nicaragua, in León, thanking el Conde de Tepa for the use of his influence in procuring his appointment as Bishop of Durango, Mexico. 1 sheet
Dates: December 25, 1783
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a letter from General Braxton Bragg to General Robert E. Lee regarding the movement of Union troops in Virginia, dated 1864 April 8. It also contains a contemporary copy on General Headquarters letterhead.
File — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(07)
Scope and Contents 1856. Typewritten transcription of a letter from Pedro Cardenal, Leon, Nicaragua to the Foreign Minister of Ecuador seeking cooperation of his government in defending the independence of Nicaragua against the attacks of William Walker and in convincing the United States to prohibit reinforcements to aid Walker. 6 leaves.
Dates: December 10, 1856
Scope and Contents The letter, written by Caroline Hale from New Orleans, describes New Orleans to her sisters, Miss Mary Hale and Mrs. Alice L. March, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In addition, there is a postscript to Hale's mother. The letter describes water, the river, chain gangs, and opthalmia (an eye disease common in New Orleans). Caroline Hale is traveling with Josh and Anna, away from home for six months. She also mentions small pox, the American Theatre, and Reverend Scott.
Dates: 1844; Other: Date acquired: 12/05/1941
File — Box 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(12)
Scope and Contents 1846 Certification of communication sent by Deputy Francisco Saldívar in San Salvador, El Salvador to the Secretario de Relaciones informing him of the prosecution of the perpetrators of rioting against deputies opposed to the election of the President. 2 leaves.
Dates: January 29, 1846
Scope and Contents A letter, dated 1866 February 2, written by C.N. Bennett to her parents from Cheneyville Bayou Boeuf, Louisiana. Bennett details difficulties of communication by mail since the Civil War began. Of particular note is the difficulty of the move from Texas to Louisiana during the December rainy season, with sickness among the people in the party, including 50 African American travelers. She describes dosing her young son with a tincture of lobelia and ipecac. She also details the building of a...
Dates: 1866; Other: Date acquired: 12/10/1981
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of letters written by Elisha Orear to his wife, Malinda Caroline Gibson. Orear was with Confederate Company A, 29th Alabama Volunteers stationed in Mobile, Alabama in 1863 and engaged in skirmishes around Atlanta in 1864. In his correspondence, Orear discusses camp conditions and attitudes, private speculative ventures in which he was involved, as well as general social conditions of the war and the time.
Dates: 1861-1868; Other: Date acquired: 08/09/1972
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 45-(36)
Scope and Contents Jan. 21, 1887 - March 25, 1890. Photocopies of correspondence between President Porfiro Diaz, Monsignor Gillow, the Archbishop of Mexico Antonio Pelagio Labastida y Dábalos, and the Ambassador of Mexico in Rome Sánchez Azcona. 30 pieces. When Vicente Fermín Márquez, bishop of Oaxaca, died in December 1886, Porfirio Díaz, the President of Mexico, took the opportunity to install a man of his own choosing in the vacant see. At the time, the civil and religious leaders of Oaxaca were quarreling...
File — Box 1, Folder: 10
File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 006
Scope and Contents 1830-1842. Personal, political, and business papers of Francisco Morazan, the President of the Republic of Central America. 58 pieces.Morazan's business enterprises and financial transactions between 1830 and 1842 account for most of the fifty-eight items in this collection. More than half concern his contracts with the Central American government to procure a mint and the mahogany cutting operations involving Cruz Lozano (fl. early 19th century), Francisco Orellana (fl. early 19th...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 24
Scope and Contents 1919-1963. The Frans Blom Papers consists of materials written or collected by Frans Blom, a prominent Danish archaeologist of Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute. Of special interest is his diary of anthropological field notes, with watercolor drawings, compiled during the 1925 Tulane University Expedition to Chiapas. Included are his Mexican gun permits, correspondence, published articles, and obituaries. Also includes his 1921-1922 diaries in Danish of explorations in...
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 38
Scope and Contents 1900-1926. Correspondence, reports, questionnaires, clippings, and other printed matter relating to Hoffman, statistician for Prudential Life Insurance. Materials show his interest in diseases and the effects of climate on health as indicated in reports from Mexico. Also includes correspondence about his travel in Mexico and South America. 34 pieces.
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 67
Scope and Contents November 1900-March 1925. Five autographed letters from Frederick Starr to Mrs. Maxwell Converse; and from Starr to Frans Blom. Included is a printed prospectus of Starr's book The Indians of Southern Mexico, An Ethnographic Album.
Scope and Contents A letter, dated 1890 November 30, by James Longstreet, New Orleans, to Lawrence, M. Duncan, Nicholasville, Kentucky. In it, Longstreet refutes "scurrilous" newspaper articles and his alleged control over the flag flying above the Customs House in New Orleans.
Dates: 1890; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2012
Scope and Contents A letter dated 1838 May 19 from John Quincy Adams, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., to T.H. McCaleb. The letter concerns a speech Adams made before the House in regards to the territorial condition of West Florida.
Dates: 1838; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1966
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two letters written by John Slidell. In the first, written 1842 December 2 from New Orleans to Senator Robert J. Walker in Washington, Slidell asks Walker to use his influence with President Tyler for the retention of Kennedy, the incumbent, as Superintendent of the Mint in New Orleans. Slidell states that, Carpenter, whose nomination as Superintendent is before the Senate, is a decided Whig. He also mentions that the President's apparent change of policy and assures...
Dates: 1842-1865; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1953
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph G. Totten, Brevet Brigadier General of the Engineers Department, United States Army, to Colonel Craig of the Ordnance Department informing him that the tower at the mouth of Bayou Dupres in Louisiana, called Tower Dupres, was ready for the howitzer assigned to it by the Armament Board. On the verso is the recommendation by the Ordnance Bureau, and the order for placing the armament "in the nearest safe position" dated 1855 August 4 and signed by Jefferson Davis as Secretary...
File — Box 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(10)
Scope and Contents 1900-1901 Bound volume of carbon copies of letters and operational reports most of which are from L. Leön Lowe, manager of the Central American Improvement Co. in Gualán, Gautemala, to company president in New Orleans, LA. The company is engaged in the building, maintenance, and operation of the railroad "Ferrocarril del Norte" between Puerto Barrios and El Rancho, with intent to extend the line to the capital according to the contract with President Estrada Cabrera. Dealings with the United...
Dates: July 13, 1900-Dec. 1901
File — Box 24, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents 10/9/1896 TO JR HUNTER from son in law 3/26/1880 to JR HUNTER 7/2/1899 from MD STEELE to JR HUNTER 7/28/1881 to JR HUNTER 12/25/1881 from HUNTER to JR (son) 3/8/1889 to SAM HUNTER 4/27/1882 to SL Hunter Correspondence with Tulane School of Medicine re records
File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(01)
Scope and Contents 1826. Letter written in the Puerto de Santa María (the Phillippines?) by Miguel Moreno, the former oidor and dean of the Real Audiencia of Guatemala, addressed to "Exmo Sor" imploring his aid in obtaining a position on the Council of the Indies or a comparable appointment thath would allow him to provide for the education of his sons. 2 leaves
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a journal, letters, publications, reports, charts, scrapbook sections, plans, tickets, an appraisal, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, a ship's manifest, a port register, and legal documents, all of which pertain to travel and commerce along the Mississippi River.
File — Box 2, Folder: 15
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(15)
Scope and Contents 1859-1860. A collection of 63 pieces primarily of personal correspondence written by Gerardo Barrios to friend Carlos Antonio Meany, concerning various topics such as personal and family concerns, internal affairs in El Salvador, and international relations with the different countries of Central America.The collection consists almost entirely of personal letters written and signed by Barrios himself addressed to his good friend and confidant, Carlos Antonio Meany of Guatemala, to...