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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Percy, Walker. Interview, 1966. 3 items. Location: MISC:P, F:16. Louisiana writer. Original typescript of an interview by Ashley Brown with Walker Percy, including holographic corrections by Percy. Also, Spring 1967 issue of Shenandoah in which this interview was published and a letter from Percy to Brown, discussing the interview. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3485.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Percy, Walker. Letter, 1968 September 9. 1 item. Location: MISC:P. Louisiana writer. Short, typewritten letter on Walker Percy letterhead, signed in ink addressed to Mr. Harg, probably a publisher. Letter contains Percy's comments after reading the proofs of John W. Corrington's The Lonesome Traveler and Other Stories. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3341.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Percy, William Alexander, 1885-1942. Janet Percy Dana Longcope papers, 1911-1917. 31 items. Location: W:52. Author, poet of Greenville, Mississippi. Letters to Percy's cousin, Janet Percy Dana Longcope of New York City. Letters concern Percy's travels, his writings (particularly his poetry), Janet's nursing service in France during World War I, Percy's interest in military service, and American involvement in the war, and personal matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3511.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Medicine, Literature

Percy, William Alexander, 1885-1942. Papers, 1911-1917. 2831 items, 13 vols. Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Author and poet of Greenville, Mississippi. Literary, legal, and personal correspondence and writings of William Alexander Percy deal with Harvard Law School, his military service in World War I, his law partnership with his father in Greenville, and his literary works. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3275.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Literature, 20th Century Wars

Percy, William Alexander. Poem, circa 1920. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Handwritten poem, "Overtones," signed by William Alexander Percy, a lawyer, planter, and poet from Greenville, Miss. His poem, "Overtones," was first published in his book, In April Once, in 1920. Mss. 5318.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Peters, Samuel J. Family Papers, 1789-1914 (bulk 1820-1863). 71 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol. Location: E:49. Prominent New Orleans merchant, financier, civic leader, and political figure. Papers consist of an autobiography, diary, political speech, and letters by Samuel Peters, Sr.; a biography of him; family correspondence; a printed volume of novelist and artist, Rodolphe Topffer; and a manuscript volume containing genealogical data. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1346.

Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1806-1937. 342 items, 43 vols. Location: C:27-29, O:17, OS:P, 99:P. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Business and professional papers concern the operation of Peytavin's plantation and law practice. Personal papers include correspondence, manuscript copies of poems, songs, speeches, and historical sketches. Collection also includes programs for New Orleans theater, opera, and concert performances. Most of the legal papers before 1843 are in French, as is some of the post-1885 correspondence. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 465, 1067, 1071, 1072.

Peytavin, John Ludger, b. 1859. Papers, 1852-1915. 102 items. Location: UU:84. Attorney, author, composer, and planter of Ancient Domain Plantation in St. James Parish, Louisiana, and of New Orleans. Collection includes letters, bills and receipts, and photographs, chiefly of Jefferson College in Convent, Louisiana, which Peytavin attended. A brochure describes the residents and history of Jefferson and several other parishes. Included are two family photograph albums, a volume of music composed by Peytavin, and two bound volumes of published sheet music. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1447.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Education, Literature

Pickels, George Dunford. Papers, 1874-1879. .25 linear ft. (62 items). Location: A:5. Educator of Holmesville, Louisiana. Pickels was an original member of the Louisiana Educational Publishing Co., Ltd., Board of Directors. By 1892 he had become editor and proprietor of the official journal of the Louisiana Teachers Association. Manuscript copies of poems, essays, and stories, some of which were published, reflect Pickel's creativity and philosophy. There is one personal letter (1876) and a legal document (1874) regarding a machine used for filing gin saws. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 632.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Literature

Planche, James Robinson. Letters, 1859, [1862]. 3 items. Location: Misc. English playwright who gained a reputation for his knowledge of costume and heraldry. Two letters and a memorandum from Planche. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Pleasants, John Robinson. Papers, 1913-1931. 2 linear ft. Location: 77:22-23. John Robinson Pleasants was a writer of poetry and fiction and author of The PRINCE OF ENDREVAST (1933). The collection is comprised in a large part of the unpublished literary manuscripts of author John Pleasants’ works in poetry and fiction. The collection also contains correspondence relating to Pleasants’ employment (1913) and a copy of the LITERARY DIGEST OF THE WORLD (1931) and SCENARIO MAGAZINE (December 1921). Mss. 4588.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Pochmann, Henry A. Class registers, 1928-1930. 7 items, 3 ms. Vols. Location: Misc.:P. Professor of English Literature, LSU. Class registers and miscellaneous notes pertain to classes in English and Comparative Literature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2838.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Poetry scrapbooks and blacksmith ledger, 1833-1883. 2 vols. Location: C:26. Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, including presidential campaign songs, poetry, and Confederate lyrics. Vol. 1 was originally a blacksmith ledger and contains blacksmith entries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.

Post, Lauren Chester. Papers, 1899-1977. 10 linear ft. Location: 7:11-22, 65:, W:10, OS:P. Native of Rayne, Louisiana, professor of geography at San Diego State University, and author of "Cajun Sketches" (1974) and "Louisiana As It Is" (1969). Correspondence, an autobiography, research materials, published and unpublished works, newspaper clippings, recordings of folk music, interviews, photos, and other material related to Post's books and research on Cajun folk-life and other topics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2854.

Prentiss, Seargent S. Papers, 1788-1851. 35 items (photocopies). Location: A:9. Material used by Dallas C. Dickey in his publication 'Seargent S. Prentiss, Whig Orator of the Old South.' Papersl include correspondence between Prentiss and members of his family; newspaper articles; and material from the J. J. Crittenden Collection, Library of Congress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 239.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Prescott, Arthur T. (Taylor), 1863-1942. Manuscripts, circa 1910-1914. 4 items. Location: E:53. Manuscript titled 'American Government For Louisianians,' 'American History For Louisianians,' 'and 'How to Use Bell's Louisiana Portfolio.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 241.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Price, Frank James. Volumes, 1866, 1893. 3 vols. Location: M:20. Volumes consist of John Esten Cooke's publications, 'Surry of Eagle's Nest; Or The Memoirs of a Staff Officer Serving in Virginia' (1866); 'Portfolio of Views from World's Columbian Exposition,' Chicago, 1892; and a scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2559.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Ramsland, Katherine M., Papers, 1989-1996. 9.5 linear ft. Location: 8:57-62, OS:W. Pennsylvania author and biographer. Papers include notes, proposals, drafts and galley proofs of 'Prism of the Night,' a Biography of Anne Rice and Ramsland's companion books to Rice's works. Correspondence relates to Ramsland's books and articles by and about her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4464.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908. Card, circa 1860-1908.1 item. Location: Misc.:R. Author of 'Maryland, My Maryland' gives a description of New Orleans, Louisiana, on a signed card: 'I can say of New Orleans as Byron sang of Rome, that it is for me the City of the Soul.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2268.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, Literature

Read, William A. 'Festschrift' papers, 1937-1941. 123 items. Location: UU:128. LSU professor in the Department of English. Correspondence and manuscripts of articles from contributors to "Studies for William A. Read: A Miscellany Presented by Some of His Colleagues and Friends" (LSU Press, 1940), a volume honoring Professor Read upon his retirement in 1939. Correspondence is addressed to Nathaniel M. Caffee and Thomas A. Kirby, the editors of the volume. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1963.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Reed, Mary. Collection, 1937-1968, undated. 102 items. Location: U:144. Playbills for theatrical and musical performances, dramatic readings, opera, ballet, and vaudeville, principally in New York City. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2474.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, Literature

Reed, Rex. Letters, 1983. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Film critic. Two short letters addressed to Anna Perrault, Humanities Bibliographer, LSU Library, on New York Post stationery. Both letters concern his book 'Valentines and Vitriol' and his favorable reception during a visit to Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3742.

Referenced in Guides: Baton Rouge, Literature

Rees, Grover, 1891-, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1991-1992. Transcript (22, 25 pages), 2 sound cassettes (2.5 hours). Location: L:4700.0078. Native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and graduate of LSU (1912) and Harvard Law School (1915) who wrote a history of Breaux Bridge. Interview deals with his student years at LSU and Harvard; his book on Breaux Bridge; and his work at Gulf Oil Corporation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0078.

Rees, Paul Klein, 1902-. Manuscripts, 1963-1971. 15 items Location: 80:19-21, UU:163-164, UU:180-181. Professor of Mathematics, LSU. Manuscripts, galley proofs, and page proofs for Intermediate Algebra (3rd ed., 1964), College Algebra (5th ed., 1967), Algebra and Trigonometry (2nd ed., 1969), Calculus with Analytic Geometry (1969), and Intermediate Algebra (4th ed., 1971) by Paul K. Rees and Fred W. Sparks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2235, 2400, 2598.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Remy, Henry. Collection, circa 1843-1855. 1 linear ft. Location: B:46-47. Louisiana historian, essayist, and teacher. Research notes and materials covering the period 1704 to 1848 compiled by Henry Remy for his history of Louisiana, entitled Histoire de la Louisiane.  Includes copies of extracts from archival materials, newspaper articles, correspondence, and secondary sources. Two bound manuscript volumes contain a catalog of documents in the collection. Mss. 938.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Reyer, Karl D. Papers, 1924-1995. 2 linear ft. Location: Range 43:. Professor of Management and Marketing in the College of Business Administration at LSU from 1937-1965. Printed items, correspondence, course materials, subject files, photographs, resumes, and other materials document Reyer's career as a professor and lecturer in the field of management and marketing. Papers contain drafts of Reyer's writings including 'Unusual small businesses: adaptive behavior by small businessmen.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2522.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Rhind-Gardner Family Papers, 1715-1926 (bulk 1811-1855). .3 linear ft., 2 mss. vols. Location: E:18, G:20. Merchants of Augusta, Georgia. Papers are comprised of family letters; slave documents; business and miscellaneous papers. Correspondence pertains to business arrangements, cotton crops, family news, health, and slavery. Other topics inlcude the Civil War, the Seminole War, and WWI. Business papers contain accounts, receipts, and a court document. Miscellaneous papers consist of poetry, lists of roses, ephemera, and a diploma. Volumes consist of a photo album and scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3576.

Richardson, Carey Johnson. Papers, 1864-1986. 1 linear ft. Location: 12:27. Papers include playbills and programs for New York theater productions annotated by Mrs. Richardson (1950s-1960s); an original typescript of Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart; a letter from Maxwell Anderson (1956); and a prayerbook (1864). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4189.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Performing arts, Literature

Richardson, Carrie. Margaret Dixon scrapbook, 1935-1972. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. A native of New Orleans, Margaret Dixon was a journalist, editor, and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps. Scrapbook, compiled by Mrs. Roger W. Richardson, containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which document Dixon's career as a journalist and editor of the Baton Rouge paper, Morning Advocate. Included are obituaries of Dixon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3003.

Richardson, Miles, 1932-. Papers, 1961-1975. 8 vols., 3 items. Location: 77:85. LSU professor of geography and anthropology. Fieldwork notes, observations, and daily account of an anthropologist doing fieldwork in Latin America. Included are manuscript copies of two of Richardson's books, two sets of proofs for those books, and a reprint of an article by Richardson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2253.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Risley, Alice Farmer and family. Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk 1860-1930). 174 items; 4 volumes; 3 reels. Location: 9:29, J:21, OS:R; MSS.MF:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.

Robinson, Elrie, 1883-1955. Collection. Feliciana materials, 1806-1925. 106 items. Location: E:54. Editor and proprietor of the St. Francisville (Louisiana) Democrat. Manuscripts and printed items of Feliciana interest collected by Robinson consisting of Judicial writs and orders (1810-1879), miscellaneous manuscripts, and printed items illustrative of various types and periods of printing. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Rogers, Guy. Guy and Nell Rogers Papers, 1920-1965. 0.6 linear feet, 5 oversized items. Location: S:134, OS:G. Husband and wife Guy and Nell Foster Rogers were colonists at the Newllano colony (sometimes called New Llano), Louisiana, a socialist cooperative colony and later moved to Gainesville, Fla., where they founded the People's Industrial System, a socialist organization. Correspondence principally regards socialism, the Newllano Colony and the People's Industrial System. Includes newspapers from the Newllano colony and the People's Industrial System newsletter, PINS, both of which which Guy Rogers edited and printed, newspaper clippings concerning socialist politics and speeches and essays relating to the People's Industrial System. Also includes a photograph of Nell Foster Rogers circa 1964. For furhter information, see online catalog. Mss. 4848.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Literature

Roman, Alfred, 1824-1892. Papers, 1864-1887 (bulk 1884-1887). 38 items (photocopies). Location: A:4, Mss. Mf.:R. Military reports (1864-1865) and transcripts of letters (1874-1887) of Alfred Roman to General Beauregard discussing the writing, publishing and subsequent criticism of Roman's biography of Gen. Beauregard, and letters of Beauregard to Roman. In French and English. Originals are the property of Duke University Library and must be so cited. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 776, 815.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, French, Literature

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Manuscript, 1905-1912. 67 items. Location: B:7, OS:R. President of the United States. Autographed typewritten copy, with handwritten corrections, of the manuscript of OUTDOOR PASTIMES OF AN AMERICAN HUNTER; galley proofs for four chapters; newspaper clippings of four chapters; and fifty-nine photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2367.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Papers, 1840-1843, 1854-1860. 359 items, 27 vols. Location: A:15. Poet priest of Louisiana and 'Apostle of the Choctaw Indians' of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Poems, sermons, and notebooks of Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 750, 1159.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Literature

Rouquette, Adrien, 1813-1887. Letter, 1860 May 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Adrien Emmanuel Rouquette was a Catholic priest in New Orleans before becoming a missionary among the Choctaw Indians. Rouquette writes to Charles Gayarré expressing thanks for Gayarré's compliments of his work. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4384.

Referenced in Guides: French, Literature

Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Letter, 1880 March 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. English essayist, art critic, and social reformer. Letter discusses the fine quality of a copy of a drawing by painter J. M. W. Turner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Sadie Patrick scrapbook, circa 1900. 1 volume. Location: H:21. Scrapbook contains obituaries of Sadie Patrick, secretary of the United Confederate Veterans Association; sentimental verse, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings. Alternate title: Anonymous scrapbook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2087.

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Letters, 1919-1928. 2 letters. Location: MISC:S. Lyle Saxon was a feature writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune (1918-1926), state director of the Louisiana Writers' Project (1935-1942), and author of several books on the history and culture of Louisiana and New Orleans. He also befriended many of the day's writers, including Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, Thomas Wolfe, and William Faulkner. Two letters written to Leslie Leigh Ducros Seltzer. One letter dated August 30, 1919 discusses a marriage certificate. The second letter dated August 22, 1928 discusses getting together and the completion of Saxon's book, "Fabulous New Orleans." Mss. 5111.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Papers, 1927, 1935-1937. 9 items (photocopies). Location: Misc.:S. Louisiana writer. Letters by Saxon pertain to publication of Father Mississippi (1927), the writing of Children of Strangers (1937), and the administration of the Federal Writers' Project (1935). Part of the Michael D. Wynne collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Miscellany, 1930, 1933-1934. 5 items. Vault:22. Louisiana writer. The Lyle Saxon Miscellany consists of four personal letters from Saxon to a friend, Mrs. Grace Arny of New Orleans (1933-1934) and a sketch by E.H. Suydam of the Napoleon House and Maspero's Exchange Coffee House, New Orleans (1930). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1469.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Literature

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Lafitte the Pirate, 1930-1932. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:S, vault:22. LSU alumnus, historian, writer, and resident of Baton Rouge, La. Original manuscript of Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon. The bound volume also contains a presentation letter, 1932, to Mrs. Franz Blom (later Mrs. Peter G. Denker) and a photograph of Saxon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1715.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Children of Strangers, 1930-1937. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:S, vault:22. Saxon, an LSU alumnus, was a resident of Baton Rouge, La. He was a historian as well as a writer of fiction. Original manuscript of Saxon's only novel, Children of Strangers, published in 1937. The bound volume also contains a letter of presentation to Franz Blom (later Mrs. Peter G. Denker), photographs of two of the characters in Children of Strangers, and reviews from The Saturday Review, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans States, The New York Times, and The New Republic. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1410.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Miscellany, 1936, 1941. 10 items. Location: U:47. Louisiana writer. Copy of annual report of Louisiana Writers' Project 1941, including copies of letters to Saxon and copies of newspaper publicity; and correspondence of WPA supervisors including two letters from Saxon. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2219.

Referenced in Guides: Literature

Scott, Eva and family. Papers, 1832-1959 (bulk 1870-1945). 1.25 linear ft., 10 volumes. Location: Y:101-102, H:10. Eva Scott was an owner of The Shades Plantation in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. She lived on the plantation with her aunt, Kate Scott. Papers include correspondence (1866-1877) written to Bettie Gordon Scott and family papers (1892-1900). Papers (1900-1959) include correspondence of Eva and Kate Scott. Cards and letters of Lyle Saxon and Sherwood Anderson are included. Business papers (1853-1941) pertain to the administration of The Shades Plantation. Manuscript volumes include 5 ledgers (1889-1913) recording supplies and wages paid to hired laborers. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 28-31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2994.

Scouten, Arthur Hawley. Papers, 1934-1992. 0.2 linear ft. 118:4. Arthur Hawley Scouten, a writer and scholar, attended Louisiana State University, where he received his B.A. (1935), M.A. (1938), and Ph.D. (1942) in English. During the 1930's, he worked as an assistant in the LSU Athletic Department, managing Tiger Stadium during home football games. Scouten went on to teach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1947-1980. His research interests included Shakespeare, American literature, and 18th-century British satire. Papers consist of correspondence, printed items, and photographs documenting Scouten's career. Correspondence relates primarily to his work in the academic profession. There are also several letters from Russell Long. Later letters to his son, Lee, recount his memories of Robert Penn Warren, Cleanth Brooks, and James Monroe Smith at LSU; and managing Tiger Stadium. Printed items consist of programs for professional conferences, news clippings, a 1935 voter's registration card, and several LSU football field passes from the 1930's. Photographs include a signed photo of Russell Long as a student, construction of a building at LSU in 1936, and several images of Scouten. Mss. 5049.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Long Family, Literature

Scroggs, William O. Papers, 1941-1950. 5 items. Location: Misc:S. Economist, journalist, educator, and retired dean of the LSU Graduate School. Personal correspondence and correspondence related to publications. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Séguin, James D., 1853-. Diary, 1870. 1 vol. Location: F:23. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Diary records reflects personal activities, social attitudes, comments on victory of the Radical Republicans in recent elections, and reports from the Franco-Prussian War. Diary also contains poetry and miscellaneous writings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3127.

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

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh). Letter, 1876 February 11. 1 item. Location: Misc:S, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. A letter to General James Watson Web pertains to criticism of General Sherman's memoirs and General Grant's response to his memoirs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2846.

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

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh). Letter, 1889 September 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:S, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letter written to General Woodbury deals with General William T. Sherman's memoirs. Sherman expresses disappointment at the meager profits from the book and his refusal to accept lucrative offers to publish excerpts in newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3303.

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

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh). Letter, 1890 November 10. 1 item. Location: Misc:S, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Colonel John Eaton Tourtellotte was General Sherman's aide-de-camp (1871-1884). Sherman's letter from New York to Colonel Tourtellotte comments on the Count of Paris and the conclusion of his history of the Civil War, and expresses disappointment that he did not include the important battles of the West as suggested by him. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2285.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.

Simpson, Lewis P. Papers, 1923-2004 (bulk 1980-2000). 24 linear ft. Location: 95:83-106. Professor of English at Louisiana State University, 1948-1980. Collection documents the professional life of Simpson and includes correspondence, essays, drafts, conference materials, articles, memos, photographs, reviews, speeches and lectures, reports, meeting minutes, bibliographies, awards, clippings, poems, film projects, television scripts, contracts, and curriculum vitas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4412.

Referenced in Guides: Education, Baton Rouge, LSU, Literature

Sinclair, James B. Manuscripts, 1965-1966. 71 items. Location: W:142. Professor of Plant Pathology at LSU. Typewritten copy with handwritten revisions of 'Rhizoctonia Solani: Special Methods of Study,' by Dr. Sinclair for a section of the book RHIZOCTONIA SOLANI. Included is correspondence with participants of the Rhizoctonia symposium held in 1965. Correspondence and research materials pertaining to citrus diseases in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2319, 2320.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Skimmers Club. Records, 1921-2005. 2 linear feet. Location: 92:20-21. Social group and unofficial book club formed by wives of LSU faculty in 1927. Includes scrapbooks (1946-2000) containing clippings, photos, banquet invitations and napkins, guest lists, bylaws, bulletins, correspondence, Thank You cards, memorials, and obituaries. Collection also includes historical data, rules, bylaws, officer and member lists, treasurer's reports and meeting minutes and agendas, and book lists. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4625.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Baton Rouge, LSU, Literature

Smith, Annabell, 1862-. Diary, 1873-1874. 1 vol., 1 pamphlet. Location: W:17. Resident of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Volume contains original poetry and recipes, as well as a diary (1873-1874) which records daily activities, family visits, a trip to New Orleans by steamboat, social life, and life in a girls' school. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2904.

Smith, Charlotte. Letters, 1794-1803. 8 items. Location: 31:. Charlotte Smith was an English Romantic poet and novelist. Letters are primarily addressed to Samuel Rose and document Charlotte Smith's efforts to resolve the legal dispute over her father-in-law's estate. Smith discusses the soured relationship between herself and George Wyndham, the third earl of Egremont, and his involvement in the dispute. Two letters are addressed to London bookseller, Thomas Cadell. Part of the Geoge DeForest Collection. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Literature

Smith, Fred M., 1928-. Manuscript, 1966. 3 items. Location: UU:173. Associate professor of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. Manuscript, notes, and galley proof of EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER, by Fred M. Smith and Sam Adams. (New York: Harper and Row, [1966]). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2257.

Referenced in Guides: Education, LSU, Literature

Snellings, John P. (John Phillip), 1834-1923. Account books, 1855-1905 (bulk 1894-1897). 1 linear ft. (11 vols.). Location: A:99, J:12. Merchant of Elbert County, Georgia, and planter and commissary operator of Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes individual account sales records, plantation records, a volume of verses written by Snellings, and a volume used to practice penmanship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 956.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Business, Literature

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