Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Cotton, William Davis and Family. Papers, 1852-1989. 1 linear ft., 4 vol. Location: S:136, OS:C, H:14. Collection contains correspondence and papers belonging to the Cotton Family. This includes the Civil War correspondence of Dr. Drury P. Gibson and his sister Mary Gibson Cotton, correspondence between George Spencer Cotton and his fiancée Lizzie Davis (1888-1890), and correspondence, photographs, and printed items belonging to William Davis Cotton, attorney of Rayville, La, and former president of LSU Alumni Federation (1969-1989). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4780.

Cousin, Max. Commission, 1886 July 10. 1 item. Location: OS:C. Commission appointing Max Cousin as Notary Public for St. Tammany Parish, La., and signed by Governor Samuel D. McEnery and Secretary of State Oscar Arroyo. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3707.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Cousinard, Edward. Papers, 1829-1909 (bulk 1863-1875). 848 items, 7 ms. vols. Location: B:140-142, OS:C, O:59. Public official of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Cousinard served as Baton Rouge mayor, parish sheriff, and superintendent of the Louisiana Institute for the Blind. Papers include memorandum books (1862-1869) and a receipt book (1865-1866); a list of members of the Vigilante Committee (1862-1865); and receipts and business letters pertaining to Cousinard's duties as sheriff. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 87.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Craig, Beatrice McW., Scrapbooks, 1888-1948, 1960. 2 ms. vols. J:17. Pictorial clippings depicting the life and career of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2446.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Crawford, Ingoldsby Work, 1786-1867. Letter, 1829 Jan. 27. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Ingoldsby Work Crawford of Union, Conn., was Collector of Customs of the Port of New London under the Andrew Jackson administration. Crawford writes Asa Child of Norwich, Conn., supplying a draft of his letter to President-Elect Andrew Jackson recommending Child for Attorney for the District of Connecticut and William Ellis for Collector of Customs of the Port of New Haven. Mss. 4056.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Crump, Brodie S., Reminiscences of Brodie S. Crump: oral history. tapes: 3 cassettes, transcript: 59 leaves. Leroy Percy received his law degree from the University of Virginia and practiced law in his home town of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. He served as a U.S. senator and with the Federal Reserve Board branch in St. Louis, Missouri. Interview discussing the career and character of Senator Leroy Percy of Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3569.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Cummings, T. J. Letter, 1876 Nov. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. T.J. Cummings of New Orleans writes William Graham Sumner in New Haven, Conn., blasting him for his views on the political situation in Louisiana and insisting Sumner was fooled by lies told him by Democrats. Mss. 3719.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Curtis, A. J. Letter, 1867 Apr. 17. 1 letter. Location: Misc. A.J. Curtis writes to his friend, Phillip Bacon, lamenting the poor returns from his plantation five miles below Algiers, his business in New Orleans, and plantations owned by acquaintances. He describes a levee break 60 miles above New Orleans and expresses satisfaction at the defeated, embittered attitude of southerners being "very gratifying to us Union men." Mss. 3751.

Cutler, R. King (Rufus King). Memorandum, 1884 April 14. 1 item. Mss. 3032. Louisiana politician, an organizer of the state's Republican party, elected to the U.S. Congress, which refused to seat him over differences on Reconstruction. Memorandum, written in New Orleans, expresses Cutler's support for national uniformity in matters of religion, law, and currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.

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

Daily Picayune. Papers, 1870, 1871. 2 items. Location: Misc. Statements to the Louisiana House of Representatives for subscriptions to Daily Picayune, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 92.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-