Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Bridges, Tyler. Papers, 1882-2002 (bulk 1992-2000). 14.5 linear feet, 37 sound cassettes, 14 video cassettes. Location: UU:296-308, L:36, OS:B. Newspaper articles, interviews, and copies of court records and transcripts of wire taps compiled by journalist Tyler Bridges as research for his book, 'Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4899.

British House of Commons. Committee records, 1728-1739. 0.2 linear ft. Location: C:72. Contemporary manuscript copies of documents presented to Parliament aimed at documenting the real and perceived injustices committed by the Spanish against British merchants engaging in trade with the American colonies and the West Indies. Many of the actions taken by Spanish agents against British subjects were used as justification for the conflict known as the War of Jenkins' Ear. Documents include letters of Sir Benjamin Keene, agent of the South Sea Company in Spain; petitions of grievances to Parliament presented before the committee of the House of Commons; and the report of the committee. Part of the West Indies Collection. Mss. 658.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics, Transportation, Business

Brooks, Overton. Papers, 1898-1970 (bulk 1936-1961). 23.5 linear ft. 36 vols. Location: 35:67-77, 31:81, 50:81 P:15, OS:B, vault:3, 21. Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana, WWI veteran, attorney and U.S. congressman from Louisiana. Correspondence pertains largely to Brooks' congressional career, particularly his membership in the House Armed Services committee and the House Science and Aeronautics committee. Collection also contains photographs and diaries. Included in the correspondence are political and personal letters from Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson and items related to Brooks's own war service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2492, 2520.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge, 20th Century Wars

Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1824 December 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U. S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Letter of acknowledgment from Paris, France, to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, United States consul in London, for the purchase of a tablecloth. Includes comments on the possibility of Andrew Jackson being elected, and the popularity of France's king. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1195.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1827 September 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Attorney in New Orleans who became Secretary of Louisiana (1804), United States attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and Minister to France (1823-1829). Letter to the director of the Royal Museum of Paris, requesting permission for three of his fellow countrymen to visit the museum at a time when it was closed for a coming exposition. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861, French

Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1803 Feb. 14. 1 letter. Location: Misc. James Brown was U.S. District Attorney in Kentucky, 1791; Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1792-1796; Secretary of Orleans Territory, 1804; U.S. District Attorney in Orleans Territory, 1805-1808; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1813-1817, 1819-1823; and U.S. Minister to France, 1823-1829. Brown in Lexington, Ky., writes Thomas Todd, a Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, near Frankfort, expressing his gratitude for the support of his intelligent friends in Kentucky in the face of slanderous comments from his enemies. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Brown, James, 1766-1835. Letter, 1829 March 31. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U. S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Letter from Paris, France, to Joseph Gales, editor of the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, in which he enclosed a newspaper account of an 'affray' between American and French sailors at Mahen in which a French officer and an American sailor were killed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2261.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Brown, James. Papers, 1764-1811 (bulk 1804-1811). 0.25 linear ft. Location: U:20, F:9, OS:B. Attorney in New Orleans who became secretary of Louisiana (1804), U.S. attorney for the Orleans District (1805), U.S. senator from Louisiana (1813-1817, 1819-1823), and minister to France (1823-1829). Collection consists of legal and business papers and correspondence of James Brown. Legal and business papers include documents recording sales of slaves and legal disputes. Most of the letters are from William N. Brown and General James Wilkinson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 44.

Brown, Sarah Goodwin. Scrapbooks, 1885-1961 (bulk 1959-1960). 43 items and 6 manuscript vols. Location: U:175, H:3, 98. Newspaper clippings covering the 1960 United States presidential campaign. Collection also includes a few loose articles (1937) dealing with Louisiana persons and places and items of family interest (1885-1910). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2333.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Browne, William M., ?-1884, Letter, 1859 Aug. 7. 3 items. Location: Misc.:B. Newspaper editor and later Confederate brigadier general. Letter to Isaac V. Fowler, Postmaster of New York City, concerning the dismissal of a political appointee and its effect upon Democratic party organization and factions. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2478.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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