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Barrow, Alexander, 1801-1846. Letter, 1845 Mar. 6. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Alexander Barrow was U.S. Senator for Louisiana from 1841 until his death in 1846. Barrow in Washington, D.C., writes Robert J. Walker, the new Secretary of the Treasury, asking that he not remove Martin Duralde from an appointed office in New Orleans. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Barrow, W. M. and family. Papers, 1847-1874, undated. 0.1 linear ft. Location: U:7. St. Francisville, Louisiana, merchant. Letters by Willie Macajah Barrow (1810-1853) and Civil War diary and letters of his son, Willie Macajah Barrow (1843-1863) reflecting economic and family life on a plantation in West Feliciana Parish. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 4, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 574.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Civil War, Business

Batchelor family papers, 1852-1922. 124 items (on microfilm). Location:Mss. Mf.:B. Papers are comprised of family letters, plantation and business papers, family succession papers, and material related to an Episcopal Church. A letter from Sarah E. Archer describes a Jewish wedding, ca. 1901. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1293.

Baton Rouge Scenes, c. 1920-1930. 14 items. Location: 111:1. Picture cards of various scenes from Baton Rouge, La., including the capitol building and Louisiana State University. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 4999.

Baynard, L. B. Jr. Papers, 1896, 1906, 1923-1930. 687 items. Location: U:9. Correspondence in support of Baynard's candidacy for Treasurer of the State of Louisiana, and from persons seeking political favors. Semi-official letters reflect political pressure and refer to the trial of Governor Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 230, 577.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Beadle, Erastus F. Diary, 1857. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:20, BTC. Travel diary of a trip from Buffalo, New York, to lands near Omaha, Nebraska. Entries reflect incidents of travel, political sentiments of the day, the great emigration to the new territory, life in Nebraska, and the financial panic of 1857. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 914.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation

Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Family Papers, 1818-1912 (bulk 1850-1880). 671 items, 106 vols. (13 ms. vols., 93 printed vols.). Location: U:10-12, F:3, OS:B. American army officer, Confederate general during the Civil War, and superintendent of the New Custom House in New Orleans. Collection includes paper and items of financial, legal, political, and personal interest. Other items include recipes; scrapbooks; pamphlets; photographs; notebooks; and some papers of the Cenas family. Included are papers on New Orleans related to railroad, improvement, and other city projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 601.

Behrman, Martin. Campaign poster, ca. 1904-ca. 1925. 1 item. Location: OS:B. Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana (1904-1920, 1925-1926). Political poster for for the election of Martin Behrman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3588.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Belcher, Eric. Collection, 1948, circa 1962-1973. 1 picture postcard, 2 mailing envelopes. Location: MISC:B. Picture postcard of Earl K. Long with notations on verso, written possibly by Blanche Long and Earl K. Long. Notations designate postcard as an invitation to Earl K. Long's inaugural ball. Mailing envelopes have the letterhead of Orleans Parish district attorney Jim Garrison printed on them. Mss. 5338.

Bell, David J. Reminiscence, 1970. 1 item [photocopy]. Location: Misc.:B. Administrative assistant to Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long. Reminiscence discusses Long's personality and campaign style. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2517.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Belmont, August, 1816-1890, Letter. 1863, Sept. 10. 1 item (2 leaves). Location: Mics.:B. German immigrant, financier, and diplomat of New York City, who was married to Caroline Slidell Perry in 1849. Letter written to Rhode Island governor William Sprague recommending the promotion of Captain William J. Slidell, giving an account of his war record, and commending him for resisting inducements to join the Confederacy under the patronage of his uncle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1557.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858. Letter, 1851 Sept. 30. 1 item (1 page). U.S. senator from Missouri. Letter comments on the political implications of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), a likely Democratic presidential candidate, and mentions other possible Democratic candidates. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2574.

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Bibb, William Wyatt, 1780-1820. Letter, 1812 Apr. 8. 1 item. U.S. representative and senator from Georgia. Letter from Washington, D.C. to Levin Wailes, Louisiana, discusses the U.S. diplomatic crisis with Britain, the embargo, and preparations for war declaration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.

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Bills, John H. and family. Papers, 1825-1880 (bulk 1855-1861). 103 items. Location: A:17. Postmaster, merchant, and major of Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, who also owned a plantation on Bayou Bartholomew, Louisiana. Bills was the father-in-law of Tennessee and Louisiana legislator Horace M. Polk. Personal and business letters discuss lands in Arkansas, dealings with factors, cotton trade, national and Louisiana state politics, the Democratic Party, the Civil War Battle of Shiloh, and slave customs and behavior. Correspondents include Daniel Graham, James Walker, and Horace M. Polk. Additional items consist of statements of accounts, receipts, and bills of lading. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2075.

Binning, Wayne. Collection, 1830-1896. 106 items. Location: U:114. Professor of history at University of Mississippi. Constable's bills of costs (1830, 1832) St. Augustine, Territory of Florida; and other items (1850, 1877-1896) pertaining to the treatment and railroad transportation of prisoners and the insane in the state of Florida. Photographs of American and European historical figures, largely nineteenth century, include Civil War military and political figures. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2043.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, Civil War, Education

Blair, Frank P. (Frank Preston) 1821-1875. Letter 1866 July 15. 1 item. Location: Union officer and statesman; associate of Andrew Jackson and confidant of Lincoln. Letter from Blair to John Bigelow, U.S. Minister to France, introducing a Civil War Medal of Honor winner, General Adelbert Ames. Blair requests Bigelow's friendly aid for him. The letter refers to Ames' gallant conduct in battle, explaining that he traveled to France to observe the French Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922, Scrapbooks, 1892-1906. 4 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:B. Lawyer from Shreveport, Louisiana; U.S. representative (1881-1894); U.S. senator (1894-1897); and governor of Louisiana (1904-1908). Scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings with some correspondence and other items, pertain mainly to Blanchard's political career and contain information about Louisiana politics, race relations, yellow fever, and the 1906 fire in the State Capitol. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2833.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans, Medicine

Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922, Photographs, 1902-1903. 4 items. Location: E:67. Lawyer from Shreveport, Louisiana; U.S. representative (1881-1894); U.S. senator (1894-1897); and governor of Louisiana (1904-1908). Photographs consist of one formal portrait of Crain and his family, two recent photographs of the Crain house in Boyce, and one photograph of an unidentified outdoor social gathering. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2935.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922. Letter, 1881 July 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Newton Crain Blanchard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880 where he served until 1893. He was governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908. Blanchard in Shreveport, La., sends his record for insertion in the Congressional Directory. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972, Speech. 1 item. U.S. representative from Louisiana. A signed typescript of Boggs' speech relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and describing the arrival of the President's body in Washington, D.C. Boggs' first meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson is included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3115.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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