Literature, Reading and Writing

This guide describes collections documenting literature, reading, and writing in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. It includes the papers of authors, novelists, playwrights, poets, journalists, editors, critics, professors, and historians as writers. Materials in the collections include drafts of literary works (novels, short stories, essays, and plays, among other genres) correspondence, diaries, biographical sketches, research materials, galley proofs, and book reviews. "Literary works" as defined here include popular works, poetry transcribed in diaries, and other common efforts at literary expression. Collections dealing with reading and publishing are also described in this guide. Diary-writing in itself (apart from diaries that contain literature or are the diaries of literary authors) does not qualify a collection for inclusion in this guide. Other diaries will be found in the guides to plantations and women's collections. Most of the collections are from Louisiana, but there are also materials from other areas of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

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Garland, Hamlin. Letter, 1939. 1 item [photographic print]. Location: Misc. American author. Letter from Hamlin Garland to Lawrence K. Fox referring to several of Garland's works and an exhibit for his latest book. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1432.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Garland, Henry L., 1866-1970. Collection, 1857-1901, undated 17 items and 24 ms. vols. Location: Misc.:G, N:3-4. New Orleans lawyer and native of Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Professional records consisting of abstract of titles prepared from St. Tammany Parish records; index to St. Tammany conveyance records; and legal file on the case of Emmett T. Moody and Louis T. Heintz versus Zachariah Strain and Mrs. W. C. Heintz. Collection also includes an index to Garland's personal library. For further information, see see online catalog. Mss. 1788, 1978.

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Collection, 1720-1895 (bulk 1845-1857). 588 items, 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:124-132, VAULT:7, MSS.MF:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Plantation and business records, legal documents, historical and political writings, and personal correspondence of Gayarré. The collection indicates national and state political sentiment and activities and records Gayarré's career as a historian and political analyst and the founding of Louisiana's state library. Partly in French, Spanish and German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 156.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics, Plantations, French, German, Literature

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Letter, 1890. 1 item. Misc:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Letter from Gayarre of New Orleans, La., to Charles F. Gunther, candy manufacturer and rare book collector, of Chicago, Illinois, offering his manuscripts and other objects for sale. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1095.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Letters and miscellanea, 1853-1929 (bulk 1882-1894). 75 items, 5 volumes. Location: UU:119. New Orleans writer and historian. Letters principally from Gayarre of New Orleans, La., to Edward Clifton Wharton, a New Orleans editor and journalist, comment on literary, political, and personal matters (1869-1894). Other materials include biographical sketches, newspaper articles concerning Gayarré's writings and lectures, and printed items pertaining to writings by Gayarré and Wharton on Louisiana historical subjects (1853-1929). Part of the Edward Clifton Wharton Family Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553.

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Manuscript, circa 1866-1895. 1 item (4 sheets). Location: Misc:G. Louisiana historian, jurist, and statesman. circa 1866-1895. Manuscript of Charles E.A. Gayarré giving an account of the career of noted Protestant Episcopal clergyman, Francis L. Hawks, while in New Orleans, La. Hawks served as minister of Christ Church in New Orleans in 1844 and as president of the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) in 1847. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1558.

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Papers, 1781, 1830-1907 (bulk 1830-1895). 276 items, 4 volumes. Location: UU:9, VAULT:7, MSS.MF:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. Papers pertain to Gayarré's association with Confederate leader J.D.B. DeBow, his literary career, and the management of his business affairs. Also included is personal correspondence of Gayarré's wife, Anne Shadie Sullivan Buchannon, with members of the William Woodson King family. Some items in French and Spanish. Part of the Grace King Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Plantations, Women, Civil War, French, Literature

Gayarré, Charles E. A. Selected Papers, 1883-1940. 7 items. Location: U:123. Louisiana historian, jurist, and statesman. Manuscripts, printed pamphlet, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the story of the Famous Lafittes consisting of three lectures by Charles Gayarré, one manuscript probably by Grace King, two newspaper stories by W.M. Darling and William D. Hays, Jr., and a publication of the Louisiana State Museum. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 769.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Gayarré, Charles. Journals, 1835-1872 (bulk 1835-1868). 1 microfilm reel, 5 volumes. Location: VAULT:7, MSS.MF:G. Louisiana planter, statesman, jurist and historian. A manuscript copy of Gayarré's 'History of Louisiana" written in French (circa 1835). Four volumes (in French and English) contain historical notes, excerpts of letters and documents, and agricultural notes, with the fourth volume containing a draft of the biography of General Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4688.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Gentil, Jean-Sylvain. Papers, 1874-1902. 74 items. Location: W:15. Native of France and Louisiana poet, teacher, journalist, and publisher of Le Rappel Louisianais in Convent, Louisiana. Papers consist of handwritten, proof copies, and newspaper clippings of poetry by Jean-Sylvain Gentil. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1336.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Gleig, G. R. Letter, 1844. 1 item. Location: Misc. English writer. Letter by G. R. Gleig from Chelsea. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1401.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Goodman, J. Harvey. Bibliographical compilation, 1893-1935. 27 items and 1 ms. vol. Location: E:51. Resident of New Orleans. Bibliographical compilation containing native Louisiana authors, writers whose works pertain to the state, and artists of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1529.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Graham, Alice Walworth. Correspondence, 1973-1980. 7 items. MISC:G. Novelist and native of Natchez, Mississippi. Three letters and four Christmas cards written by Graham to James Mitchell, a book collector and Mississippi native living in Massachusetts. Mitchell wrote to authors from his native state, including Graham, asking them to sign copies of their books. He eventually collected hundreds from writers such as Eudora Welty and Shelby Foote. After writing to Graham, the two developed a friendship that is reflected in this correspondence. Mss. 5274.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Graham, Alice Walworth. Papers, 1884-1992, undated. 5.3 linear feet. Location: 104:2-4; J: 25; and OS:G. Novelist and native of Natchez, Miss., and sometime resident of New Orleans. Professional and personal correspondence includes letters document Graham's literary career. Scrapbooks and printed items contain literary reviews of her books and describe her personal appearances at literary functions. Graham describes Natchez plantations in manuscript drafts for many of her published and unpublished works including Cibola, The Natchez Woman, and Romantic Lady. The letters of Graham's mother, Lela Gordon Walworth, and her sister, Mary Walworth Whitaker of Baton Rouge, are also part of the collection, and pertain to personal and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4295.

Grau, Shirley Ann, 1929-. Letter, 1966 December 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:G. Southern author and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1965). Brief letter refusing a speaking engagement. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2702.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Gray, Giles Wilkeson. Papers, 1914-1967. 328 items. Location: 6:37, 6:30. Professor in the Department of Speech, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (1933-1960). Professional papers include correspondence, manuscripts of articles, and materials for classes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2693.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Grosjean, Henry. Scrapbook, 1868-1869. 1 ms. Vol. Location: M:20. Employee of the New Orleans Crescent. Handwritten poems and stories, and newspaper clippings compiled by Grosjean. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 571.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Grumbach, Doris. Book Review, 1974. 2 items. Location: Misc.:G. Handwritten manuscript of Doris Grumbach's review for The New Republic (February 9, 1974) of Child of God by Cormac McCarthy; also, a typed note by Robert Coles to Grumbach complimenting her on this review. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3347.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Gudas, Fabian. Papers, circa 1953-1992. 4 linear ft. Location: 92:16-19, 28. Professor of English at LSU. Research and teaching materials, subject files, and writings of Fabian Gudas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4562.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Gunby, A. A. (Andrew Augustus), 1849-1917. Papers, 1864-1973 (bulk 1849-1917). 152 items; 15 vols. (4 ms. vols., 11 printed vols.). Location: UU:215-216, O:17, 98:G, OS:G. Monroe lawyer, Louisiana Appeals Court judge (1881-1892), orator, poet, author, educator, and politician. Gunby founded the Louisiana Chautauqua and was active in the 1892 anti-lottery campaign. Collection includes Gunby's manuscript poetry, prose, speeches, papers, and photographs. Published writings deal with the education of African Americans and racial conflicts in the South. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3266.

Haag, William George, 1910-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1994. 2 sound cassettes (3 hours), Transcript (104 pages). Location: L:4700.0453. LSU Boyd professor emeritus of geography and anthropology. Haag discusses his family history; the University of Kentucky; his work as an archaeologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority; the University of Michigan; World War II; the University of Mississippi; and his impressions of William Faulkner. Haag also discusses his career at LSU; the Poverty Point archeological site; excavations at the Centroplex and Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge; research in the Antilles; and Civil War studies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0453.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Civil War, Education, LSU, Literature

Hall, Basil, 1788-1844. Letter, 1832 April 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. British naval officer and travel writer. Letter to the publisher of Frances Trollope's travel book, "The Domestic Manners of the Americans," discussing changes to be made before the publication of a second edition and mentioning that Mrs. Trollope has a novel ready for publication. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hanna family papers, 1875-1891.11 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Residents of New River, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Personal letters, relating chiefly to family matters, and poetry written by members of the Hanna family. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 883.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hansen, Eduard T. (Eduard Theodor). Diary and writings, 1864-1868. 2 vols., 1 microfilm reel. Location: M:20, Mss. Mf:H. Native of Luxembourg who was discharged from the Confederate army in the Civil War and subsequently joined the U.S. Army as a member of the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery, stationed in Louisiana and then as part of the Powder River Expedition. Diary records Hansen's enlistment and service in the U.S. Army in Louisiana and in the Great Plains. It includes copies of letters received by Hansen as well as prose and poetry. In English, German, and French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 758.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, French, German, Literature

Hardin, J. Fair (James Fair). Papers, 1940. 2 items. Location: Misc.:H. Papers consist of a bill (1940) from Claitor's Book Store in Baton Rouge, La., and a thank-you note (undated) from Jefferson Davis Bragg, author of "Louisiana in the Confederacy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Business, Literature

Hardin, J. Fair (James Fair), 1893-1940. Papers, 1932. 1 flyleaf. Location: Misc. Flyleaf from a book given to the Louisiana State University library in memory of J. Fair Hardin, inscribed by Cammie G. Henry of Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches Parish, La. The book was probably by Mary Barrow Linfield, who also wrote under the pen name Lawrence Highland, of St. Francisville, La., as the inscription furnishes biographical information on Linfield. Mss. 2264.

Referenced in Guides: LSU, Literature

Harrington, William. Poem, ca. 1865-18901 item. Location:E:Imprints. Union soldier in the 40th Indiana Infantry, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. Leaflet of 'The One-Armed Soldier,' a poem written by William Harrington, a Union soldier in the 40th Indiana Infantry wounded at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. Probably printed to be sold by permanently disabled Union veterans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Harris, Thomas H., 1869-1942. Manuscript, 1941. 1 item (881 pages). Location: C:25. Handwritten draft of 'The Memoirs of T. H. Harris' (Baton Rouge: Bureau of Educational Material and Research, College of Education, LSU, 1963). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2188.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, LSU, Literature

Hart, Garland S. (Garland Stephen), 1798-1867. Journal, 1848-1867. 30 leaves. Location: Misc. Garland S. Hart had 11 children and lived in DeSoto Parish, La., and Polk County, Tex. His journal contains notes on English grammar, Christian poetry, poetry written on the deaths of four of his sons, genealogical information on the Hart family, and occasional prose pieces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3348.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Literature

Hatcher, William B., Papers, 1904-1947 (bulk 1941-1946). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 11:13-14, OS:H. LSU President (1944-1947), History Department faculty member, and long-time Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Consists of correspondence, photographs, and other personal and administrative records from Hatcher's career as an educator, administrator, and community fixture. Notable correspondents include Jimmie H. Davis and G.B. Erskine. For additional information, see online catalog, Mss. 4242.

Hawthorne, Julian. Letter, 1909. 1 item. Location: Misc. Son of novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Letter to Geo. Leon Barney discusses arguments concerning the concept of 'favorite poem' and poets and poetry viewed as accessible on varying and different mood levels. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3721.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hayden, Henry J. Papers, 1860-1861. 3 printed items. Location: E:Imprints. Juvenile editor and proprietor of HAYDEN'S MISCELLANY, a newspaper published in Indianapolis, Indiana. Papers consist of a speech on juvenile values; and two issues of the MISCELLANY containing stories and poems, and including an editorial and news items on secession and the beginning of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2798.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Heberle, Rudolf. Papers, 1918-1991 (bulk 1936-1980). 9.5 linear feet. Location: 78:93-98, OS:H, Vault:1. Native of Germany and Boyd Professor of Sociology at LSU. Personal papers consist primarily of correspondence (some in German) relating to his need to leave Germany and obtain a position in the U.S. Professional papers include correspondence with sociologists and colleagues world-wide, research on displaced persons in Mississippi and Louisiana, social problems in Germany, German immigration, and World War II, as well as his comments on Naziism. Also included are notes, lectures, published and unpublished writings, and research files. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1921, 2254, 2345.

Heininey, Anna. My happy trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986. 1 item (21 leaves) [photocopy]. Location: 28:Box 732, folder 39. Resident of New York City. Heininey's handwritten and hand-illustrated account of a trip to New Orleans for the 1986 Mardi Gras. She was 75 years old at the time. The account details planning arrangements, experiences during Mardi Gras, and her return to New York City. Part of the Russell B. Long Papers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

Referenced in Guides: Women, New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Heldner, Knute, 1886-1952. Papers, 1924-1978. 2.5 linear ft. Location: 48:22. Swedish-born painter and woodcarver who spent the latter part of his professional career in New Orleans. Heldner gained international recognition for his Louisiana landscapes. Correspondence, printed items, photographs, and manuscripts, including manuscript writings pertaining to his views on art; art appreciation; the artist's role in society; and the New Orleans art community. Correspondence documents artistic activity including exhibits, sales, and art adjudication. Printed items include newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3650.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Hello, Henri. Papers, 1937. 2 items, 1 pamphlet. Location: Misc.:H. French author and nephew of Ernest Hello. Letter from Henri Hello referring to the preparation of a bibliography of the works of Ernest Hello, and an autographed copy of a reprint of the preface in Abbe Cauwes' Ernest Hello (Paris, 1937). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2057.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.

Henriot, Jérôme. Poem, circa 1893-1900. 1 item (photocopy). Location: Misc.:H. Poem entitled 'L'ouragan de la Cheniere Caminada' describes destruction of a Louisiana village by a hurricane in October 1893, and lists names of some of the victims. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2611.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Hicks, H. W. Letter, 1926. 2 items. Location: Misc. Secretary of the Lake Placid Club, New York. Letter from Hicks to James A. McMillan at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, referring to McMillan's bibliography, apparently concerning the Adirondacks, and Hick's efforts to build up a library for the Lake Placid Club. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Hirsch, A. Adler. Manuscript, 1943. 2 items. Location: UU:131. Original handwritten draft and revised typewritten copy of A. Adler Hirsch, Manual for Water Plant Operators, (Brooklyn, New York, Chemical Publishing Company, 1945). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1989.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

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