The History of New Orleans After the Civil War

This guide contains descriptions of manuscript materials on the history of New Orleans since the Civil War. These materials include the records of New Orleans residents, physicians, attorneys, politicians, journalists, writers and authors, educators, students, soldiers, clergymen, planters, merchants, factors and commission brokers, businesses, clubs and organizations. The history of New Orleans since 1866 is documented through papers (personal, business, financial, legal, military and government), educational materials, diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, poetry, and bills and receipts.

Some of the topics covered by collections described in this guide include the Spanish-American War, World War II, nursing in peace time and in war, music, theater (opera and plays), literature, and travel descriptions.

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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.

Photograph album of Victorian house in New Orleans, circa 1898-1903. 1 photograph album. Location O:16. The photograph album of a Victorian house in New Orleans contains photographs of a house located at Pelican and Elmira Avenue in the Algiers section of New Orleans, Louisiana. The pictures in the album depict the exterior and interior of the house and its residents. The family members in the pictures are known only by their first names: Eugene, Mollie, and Patricia. Included in the front of the album is a note \"Emmie from Mollie and Eugene.\" The house, its residents\' clothing, and its interior furnishings are all in the Victorian style. The house was built in the late 1890s or early 1900s. The first resident listed for the residence appears in known records beginning in 1903 and is a physician named Arthur J. Babin. Mss. 5109.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-

Pierce, Charles H. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Northerner sympathetic to the Confederacy, probably living in New Orleans, Louisiana, prior to and after the Civil War. Letter from Pierce telling of his and his brothers' service in the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1437.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Civil War

Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892. Papers, 1862-1866. 13 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Lawyer, politician, U.S. Attorney General (1875). Pierrepont was appointed to examine claims of prisoners in federal custody during the war. Papers relate to the case of Samuel Smith, a New Orleans banker, in the Civil War. During the federal occupation of New Orleans, General Benjamin Butler confiscated gold from Smith's bank to pay Union soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2568.

Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837-1921. Letter, 1883 October 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. African American Louisiana politician and governor. Letter written from the office of the surveyor of customs in New Orleans declines an invitation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.

Pipes, David W. (Washington). Papers, 1880-1956. 321 items, 1 volume. Location: T:6-7, F:6; OS:P. New Orleans attorney and sugar planter active in Louisiana Republican Party. Pipes was a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives and president of the American Sugar Cane League. Papers include correspondence, news clippings, speeches, maps, photographs, and printed items pertaining to the Louisiana Republican Party and sugarcane. Scrapbook includes material from Pipe's political campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1509, 1607.

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

Pipkin, M. Louis (Mrs.). Diary, 1886-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Resident of New Orleans. Diary records daily activities, family news, and treatment of numerous illnesses. Also includes newspaper clippings of household hints and lists of expenditures. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2822.

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

Plan of a valuable lot, ground and building in the second district, 1869. 1 watercolor drawing. Location: 104-105:. A watercolor drawing of a house in the 900 block of Customhouse Street (name changed to Iberville Street in 1904) between Burgundy and Dauphine in the Vieux Carré of New Orleans, La., includes a plat showing the location and dimensions of the house and lot. It is dated March 2, 1869. Mss. 526.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-

Plough, Alonzo L. Papers, 1818-1866 [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:P. New Orleans, Louisiana, dentist. Papers of Plough and of Edward Simon, and a plan of Jean Berard's plantation, now the town of St. Martinville, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2149.

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.

Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Business directory, 1846-1903. 1 ms. vol. Location: F:8. New Orleans commission merchant from Maine. Volume includes a directory, newspaper clippings, and ephemera compiled by Poole and probably some member of his family. The directory lists commission and lumber merchants, flatboat traders, ship captains, and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1526.

Poole, E. R. (Edward Richardson), b.1820. Scrapbook, 1879-1899. 1 vol. Location: F:8. New Orleans, Louisiana, commission merchant from Maine. Newspaper clippings and personal memoranda. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business

Porteous, Laura L. Collection, 1769-1922 [1936, 1949]. 2,260 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: 78:61-65. Collection includes transcriptions and translations of Spanish judicial documents and cases in the Cabildo (1769-1803); and lists of Spanish officials (1769-1803) and notaries in New Orleans (1822-1922). Also includes extracts and translations of the Favrot papers, and extracts from baptismal records. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200.

Porteous, Thomas Clark, 1841-1919. Papers, 1858-1898. .5 linear ft. (137 items; 6 vols.). Location: C:68, J:9, M:21. Manager of Levois Drygoods Store in New Orleans and of Star Plantation, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana; and bookkeeper for the Godchaux Department Store in New Orleans. Porteous was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Papers include documents related to Porteous' work at Star Plantation and at the stores. Included are letters, bank books, account records, receipts, and a map of the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1200, 1201, 1316.

Pradel, Jean Charles de, 1692-1764. Family Papers, 1719-1954. 407 items on 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.Mf:P. Native of France and soldier and planter of New Orleans. He was married to Alexandrine de la Chaise de Pradel and operated Mon Plaisir Plantation. Papers include correspondence of Jean Charles de Pradel and his wife. His letters deal with business matters, the development of the Louisiana colony, and the discipline of slaves. Her letters deal with his estate and their daughters in France. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2866.

Presbyterian Chinese Mission. Items, 1932. 2 items. Location: E:Imprints. Invitation and program for the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the New Orleans Presbyterian Chinese Mission. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1829.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, New Orleans 1866-

Pride, Nancy Burkett. Papers, 1971 June-November. 13 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:P. Correspondence with persons in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Beverly Brown, Bernie Shields, and Elizabeth Shields Fourton, concerning Mrs. Pride's research for a thesis on child acting and child labor laws (1900-1914). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2666.

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

Randon, Fran?ois. Ledger, 1876-1888. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. New Orleans dealer in sugar mill supplies. Ledger contains accounts for plantations along the Mississippi River from False River to New Orleans and on Bayou Teche. The volume also includes a record of household expenses. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.

Rasch, O. G. H. (Oswald Gustave H.), 1901 or 2-1954. Scrapbook, 1920-1950. 1 v., 9 items. Location: A:81. O.G.H. Rasch, a New Orleans business executive, founded United Distributors, Inc., a wholesale distributor of electrical appliances, gas ranges and heaters, housewares, and industrial supplies. His scrapbook includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and tear sheets documenting his business career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3795.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business

Rea, Jesse K. Bell. Notebook, 1890 ca. 2 vols. Location: J:12. Pilot and master of many of the steamboats owned or commanded by his father, Captain George Washington Rea. Personal record of way landings on the Mississippi River, from New Orleans to Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 900.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, New Orleans 1866-

Reed, William. Papers, 1860, 1870. 2 items. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Letter from a cotton broker in New Orleans to William Reed regarding sale of cotton (1860) and a receipt for money paid by Read J. Tate to Blancand and Guite, New Orleans (1870). In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Regan, Godfrey Z., 1908-. Legal Opinions, 1948-1973. 25 vols. Location: 8:62-63. Member of a prominent Creole family; Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans, director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038.

Reynaud Family. Postcards, 1907-1913, undated. 35 items. Location: 10:62. Louis Favrot Reynaud (1842-1921) was a physician and medical instructor born in Baton Rouge, La., and residing in New Orleans. The collection consists of picture postcards from the early 20th century. They depict scenes in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Louisiana. About half of the postcards are blank, while the majority of the others are addressed to L. F. Reynaud from his daughters. Mss. 5233.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Baton Rouge

Rich, J. D. Papers, 1864-1867. 20 items. Location: A:119, OS:R. 1st lieutenant in the U.S. 80th Colored Infantry. Military correspondence, orders, telegraphs,legal papers, statements, and accounts related to Rich's duties as provost marshal. Materials reflect the administration of civil affairs such as education and legal disputes by the military, the effort to collect taxes and establish schools for freedmen, and aid given through the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.

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, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.

Ripley, Mrs. E. Letter, 1909. 1 item [typed copy]. Location: Misc.:R. Resident of New York. Letter published in the New Orleans Times Democrat gives supplementary facts to an article on the musical history of New Orleans. It describes in detail a fancy dress ball given by Joseph Kennedy at the New Orleans Mint in the 1850s. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 369.

Robertson, Maria McKinne Winter, 1854-1932. Papers, 1894-1932. .2 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location: UU:166. Robertson was born on Fairview Plantation, Georgia, and lived in Augusta, Georgia, and New Orleans. Papers consist of anecdotal accounts of her own and other families, and focus primarily on her life in Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3479.

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

Robinson, Harai. Papers, 1861-1889 (bulk 1864-1866). 53 items [in 1 bound typescript volume]. Location: H:13. Colonel in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Volunteers, U.S. Army, under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Robinson worked for the Central Pacific and Mexican International railroads after the war. Papers chiefly relate to Robinson's military career, including legal documents and letters concerning the investigation of his order to shoot two soldiers for refusal to obey orders (1864). Included are items related to Robinson's employment with the railroads. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 488.

Robinson, Michael D., Collection, 1907-1944. 13 items. Location: Misc:R One letter and twelve picture postcards comprise this collection. Letter from Willaim Weeks Hall praises the job the military is doing during the war (presumably World War II) and the country's gratitude toward the soldiers. Postcards are of Baton Rouge, LSU, and New Orleans buildings and include, among others, images of the State Capitol and grounds, Huey Long pool at LSU, North Boulevard, the French House, general campus scenes (old and new campus), Charity Hospital, and the interior of the Roosevelt Hotel. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4845.

Rolling, Hubert, 1823-1898. Scrapbook, 1843-1898. 15 items, including 1 vol. Location: H:16, MISC:L. New Orleans pianist, composer, and music teacher, and a native of Alsace, France. Scrapbook (with some loose items detached) documenting Rolling's professional career. It includes articles from New Orleans and French newspapers and periodicals, correspondence from Louis Moreau Gottschalk and others, and two photos of Rolling. Some correspondence and newspaper clippings in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 997.

Ronaldson and Puckett Company, Ltd. Papers, 1881-1914. approx. 3,400 items, 22 vols. Location: UU:6-8, O:15. Baton Rouge grocers, commission merchants, and dealers in general merchandise. Business papers and account books of Ronaldson and Puckett; and account books of their predecessor companies, David, Garig and Company; and David, Garig, and Thomas. Also included are records of the New Orleans patent medicine firm, the Minute Man Oil Medicine Company, Ltd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1397.

Roudanez, Celie. Document, 1878. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. President of the Louisiana Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans of New Orleans. Petition to the legislature on behalf of the association asking for financial aid. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 548.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, African Americans

Roy, John. Diary excerpts,, 1860-1862. 13 typescript leaves. Location: Misc.:R. Assistant superintendent of construction for the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans and Confederate captain in the Civil War. This typescript of excerpts from Roy's diary includes entries from April 1860 to February 1861, including the construction of the Custom House and Post Office and his service in the Civil War. He relates the defense of Fort McGee near New Orleans in detail. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 608.

Roy, V. L. (Victor Leander), 1871-1968. Volumes, 1894-1913 (bulk 1894-1904). 7 vols. Location: H:12. Native of Mansura, Louisiana, an early graduate of LSU, and a Louisiana educator for nearly forty-six years. Roy was Louisiana's first agriculture agent. He formed the Corn Club, a youth agriculture group which developed into the 4-H club. Collection consists of Roy's personal diary and notebooks. Entries in the diary are concerned primarily with his activities in New Orleans, and his attendance at Tulane Graduate School, Marksville Academy, and Southwestern Louisiana Institute. The diary also refers to family matters. Five notebooks contain notes for courses in physics and related subjects at Tulane University. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2225.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Education, LSU

Rozier, Valie J. Scrapbook, 1870-1901. 1 vol. Location: J:12. Lawyer of New Orleans. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Valle Rozier pertaining chiefly to Reconstruction matters in Louisiana. Some of the articles are written by J. Ad. Rozier, member of the New Orleans Law Association and a Unionist during the secession agitation. For further information, see online catalog. [check] Mss. 879.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-

S. Gumbel & Co., Ltd. Records, 1884-1942 (bulk 1884-1921). 66 volumes; 0.3 linear ft. Location: P:14, 22; 114. Records are comprised of correspondence, financial papers, legal documents and business ledgers concerning the financial transactions of S. Gumbel & Co. Ltd, New Orleans commission merchant firm of Simon Gumbel. Collections relates to real estate in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the cotton, sugar, and rice trade in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.

S. Nosacka and Son. Poster, circa 1890s. 1 item. Location: OS:S. New Orleans, Louisiana, manufacturer. Poster advertising metal furniture, flower stands, hanging baskets, animal cages, and yard equipment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1208.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business

Saget, J. Receipt Book, 1873-1896. 1 volume. Location N:1. This receipt book records payments received and repairs made on various types of guns by J. Saget.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business, French

Samuelson, Hyman, 1919- . Papers, 1936-2007. 3 linear ft. Location: X:16-18. Correspondence, diaries, personal narratives, military records, photographs, and illustrations reflect the life of a young Jewish man while attending Louisiana State University and his military experiences while serving in New Guinea in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 96th Battalion. They relate his academic and social activities in college and difficulties encountered as part of an engineering regiment of African American troops. Samuelson discusses military bureaucracy, troop morale, discipline, engineering projects, and tropical diseases. Throughout the diaries, he tells of his personal growth and his interpersonal relationships, especially with Dora Reiner. He also refers to damaged caused by a severe storm in the Pacific, probably Typhoon Helen. Mss. 4934.

Sanders, Jared Y. Letter, 1910 October 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Louisiana governor. Letter to the mayor of Warren, Maine, written as honorary president of the New Orleans World's Panama Exposition Company, listing the advantages of New Orleans over San Francisco as site of the planned exposition and requesting the mayor's support. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Savoy, Joseph and family. Papers, 1856-1909. 0.3 linear ft. (93 items). Location: W:31. Sugar planter on Bayou Lafourche, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Papers include family correspondence, with two letters of Corrine Savoy discussing the election of 1900; business papers dealing with the sale of sugar and molasses in New Orleans; and insurance policies for Joseph Savoy's plantation and sugar house. One letter and one receipt in French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 3, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3022.

Saxon, Lyle, 1891-1946. Play, 1923. 2 items. Location: Vault:22. Typescript and Times-Picayune newspaper clipping of "Epitaph," a one-act play by Lyle Saxon that appeared in the fall of 1923. Mss. 1284.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

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. Monograph, 1934. 1 typescript. Location: Vault:22. Typescript of a biographical article on New Orleans actress, Adah Issacs Menken. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

Schmidt, Charles E. Letterbook, 1882-1889. 1. Location: F:6. New Orleans lawyer. Letterpress copy book pertaining to Schmidt's legal practice. In French and English. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2159.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, French

Schwartz, Kurt S. Papers, 1932-1967, undated (bulk 1932-1935). 18 items. Location: C:96 OS:S. Schwartz was a member of the Louisiana State University Cadet Band during the 1930's. Papers consist of student paraphernalia including an LSU Library card, Athletic Association student tickets, commencement program, concert programs for the LSU Cadet Band, a University Directory, a freshman beanie, and a LSU license plate. Also included are a letter from Huey P. Long stating that Long had no influence in securing scholarships and a copy of the musical score for EVERY MAN A KING for solo clarinet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3740.

Screwmen's Benevolent Association. Records, 1851-1917 (bulk 1860-1879). 1,865 items.. Location: A:18, H:16. Longshoremen's labor organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Records of the Screwmen's Benevolent Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, New Orleans 1866-

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

Semmes, Thomas J. (Thomas Jenkins), 1824-1899. Letterbooks, 1885-1887, 1892-1893. 2 vols. Location: H:21. New Orleans attorney and member of the firm of Thomas J. Semmes and Legendre. As a member of the Louisiana Convention (1861) he helped draft the Ordinance of Secession. Letter press copybooks of Thomas J. Semmes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1228.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Seymour, William H. Papers, 1796-1951 (bulk 1818-1917). 162 items. Location: U:164, M:18, OS:S. Judge and collector of historical material in New Orleans, Louisiana. Letters, documents, broadsides, newspaper clippings, and related items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2200, 2201.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans to 1861, New Orleans 1866-

Shakespeare Club. Admit cards, 1867. 1 item. Location: E:Imprints. Admit card for a performance of the Shakespeare Club, probably of New Orleans, Louisiana, at the National Theatre. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1189.

Referenced in Guides: Performing arts, New Orleans 1866-

Sheet music collection, 1826-1912. 53 items, 2 vols. Location: 65:. Sheet music, popular and sacred, some illustrated, printed, composed, or sold in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Mss. 2600-73.

Shlenker-Hirsch-Moyse family. Papers, 1878-1949, (bulk 1878-1896, 1907-1909, 1941-1949). 50 items, 2 volumes. Location: W:13. Jewish families of Mississippi and Louisiana. Correspondence, photographs, printed items, and two scrapbooks concern family matters, business life, and personal and social activities, particularly the wedding of Carrie Shlenker and Jacob Hirsch. Newspaper clippings also relate to the activities of the prominent Texas Rabbi Henry Cohen. Other items include Jewish-themed, printed illustrations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4911.

Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.

Simms, Mary Cannon. Memoir, circa 1942. 15 pages. Location: MISC:S. Native of Plaquemines Parish. Memoir (copy of a typewritten manuscript) recounts events including "the big gale of 1860" (a hurricane); the death of family members because of a yellow fever outbreak in 1878; and the New Orleans Levee Board forcing Simms to sell family land. Mss. 5336.

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

Simon, A. L. Papers, 1907-1948. 34 items (includes 1 printed vol.). Location: C:52, 99:S. African American pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church of New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Papers consist primarily of 21 sermons written by Simon, as well as articles from several Baptist periodicals pertaining to education and the ministry. Included is a letter to Simon's nephew regarding the Interchurch World Movement in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1207.

Sims, Robert Nicholls. Address, 1903. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: MISC:S. Louisiana educator and public official, and New Orleans banker. Address given at the ground-breaking services for Alumni Hall on the old campus of LSU. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2347.

Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.

Sloo, Thomas, b. 1790. Papers, 1876-1913 (bulk 1883-1909). .3 linear ft. (104 items, 7 printed vols.). Location: UU:109. Partner in the firms of Baker, Sloo, and Company; and Whitney and Sloo Company of New Orleans. These companies manufactured saddlery, harnesses, and collars. Sloo married Duncan Kenner's granddaughter. Collection consists of business papers; materials from the Milton Society including its constitution; and invitations and admittance cards to Atlantean, Krewe of Momus, and Krewe of Comus dances. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1470.

Referenced in Guides: New Orleans 1866-, Business

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