Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Snee, J. E. (Joseph Emmett), 1895-1966, Photograph collection. 1914-1944. 41 items (35 are photographic copies, 6 are photocopies). Resident of Baton Rouge, employee of the Standard Oil Company, and director of the Stancola Refinery Band. Photographs made or collected by Snee of LSU students, Governor Ruffin G. Pleasant's inauguration, World War I military service, Baton Rouge landmarks, and Standard Oil Company. Collection also includes two band programs and other ephemera. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4069.

Snyder, Alonzo. Papers, 1779-1919 (bulk 1800-1861). 3,534 items, 6 volumes. Location: R:38-40, J;7, OS:S. Cotton planter, judge, and Louisiana senator from Madison and Tensas parishes, Louisiana. Snyder's business, official, and personal papers consist of letters, land records, financial papers, and legal record books that reflect legal cases, state laws, politics, plantation management, secession, the Civil War, public health, and his family. Snyder served as attorney for the estate of Jacob Bieller of Concordia Parish, Louisiana, and these files include correspondence and reports from Natchez, Mississippi, businessmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 655.

Society of Tammany, Papers. 3 items. Location: Misc.:S. New York political organization for the Democratic Party. Printed materials distributed by the Society of Tammany, or Columbian Order, including a description of the origin of the Liberty Cap with a picture of that emblem of the Society, and an extract from the first inaugural address of Thomas Jefferson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sommer, Jacob. Sommer-Hyman Papers, 1829-1857 (bulk 1831-1843). 27 items. Location: B:139. Coachmaker of Baltimore, Maryland. William B. Hyman was an attorney of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Letters to Sommer from family members including his father, Leonard Sommer, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, concerning family matters. Also letters to William B. Hyman from family in Williamston, North Carolina, and New York City, discussing family news. In an 1857 letter R. C. Martin of Albemarle Plantation comments on the Democratic Party's accepting renegades from the American Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1202.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Soule, Pierre, 1801-1807. Letter, 1855. 1 letter. Location: MISC:S.Pierre Soule was a New Orleans attorney, United States senator from Louisiana, and United States foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). This letter is written by Pierre Soule? to Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, regarding Soule?'s position as Minister to Spain. The letter discusses the United States acquiring Cuba and Soule?'s dispute with the Secretary of U.S. Legation in Madrid, Horatio J. Perry, regarding Perry's secret correspondence with Secretary of State William L. Marcy. Mss. 5115

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Soule, Pierre, 1801-1870. Papers, 1850-1901 (bulk 1850-1864). 22 items. Location: A:35, H:17. New Orleans attorney, U.S. senator, and U.S. foreign minister to Spain (1854-1855). Letters pertaining principally to the proposed acquisition of Cuba by the U.S. and to Soule's activities in American political affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 401, 1044, 1085.

Southern Filibusters. Collection, 1851-1914, undated. 18 items. Location: B:13, OS:S. Collection comprises manuscript and printed items pertaining to the activities of southern expansionists in Latin America. Also known as southern filibusters, the expansionists hoped to bolster southern power and influence by acquiring Baja California, parts of Nicaragua, and Cuba as U.S. territories where slavery and the slave economy could be perpetuated. Collection includes letters, articles, speeches, and newspapers pertaining to southern filibusters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2260.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference. Circular, circa 1913. 1 item. Location: E:Impritns. Four page circular includes a map of the United States showing distribution of woman's suffrage by state; a statement to southern governors; a list of signatures of women's suffrage advocates in southern states; and a "declaration of principles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3620.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Sparrow, Edward, Portrait, circa 1860-1882. 1 item [photographic copy]. Location: E:69. Louisiana politician, state congressman, and Confederate congressman from Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2900.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Spyker, Leonidas Pendleton, 1818-1867. Collection, 1856-1932 (bulk 1856-1860). 1 vol. [typed copies]. Location: Mss. Mf.:S. Resident of Hard Times Plantation and New Hope Plantation, both in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Records include the plantation diary of Leonidas Spyker; a list of family names appearing in the diary; a sketch of the family of Sarah Mildred Gilmer, wife of Spyker; and a list of persons buried in the Spyker family vault in New Orleans. Included is a letter from Mrs. Theodore Wilkinson to Cecilia Egan describing a raid on New Hope Plantation by Union soldiers in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 589.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Civil War

St. Bernard Parish memorial, 1805. 1 item [copy]. Location: Misc.:S. Memorial from inhabitants of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to Governor W. C. C. Claiborne. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1257.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics

St. Charles Parish document, circa 1854. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Specifications drawn up by a committee of St. Charles Parish Police Jury, with Samuel McCutchon as chairman, for the construction of a new courthouse. The courthouse was completed in December 1854. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1062.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

St. Landry Parish ordinances, 1879. 1 pamphlet (31 pages). Location: E:Imprints. Pamphlet titled "Ordinances of the Police Jury of the Parish of St. Landry, relative to public roads and bridges, and the height of inclosures and fences, and roving animals and the sale of unbranded stock, and estray animals." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1178.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

St. Mary Parish document, 1820. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Petition submitted to the Louisiana legislature, signed by residents of the Parish of St. Mary, concerns the proposed bill for improving the navigation of Bayou Plaquemine. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 381.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation

Stanton, Edwin L. Papers, 1866-1875. 23 items. Location: A:122. Son of Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Correspondence of Stanton to Edward Pierrepont. Lettrs refer to court cases, including one involving William Weed and Stanton's father. They discuss the election campaign of 1868 and rumors regarding possible Ulysses S. Grant cabinet appointments. Included are two letters by Ellen H. Stanton, wife of Edwin McMasters Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3835.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Stanton, Edwin McMasters. Engraving, circa 1862-1868. Location: E:65. Secretary of War (1862-1868) under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Engraving of Edwin McMasters Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2309.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Stanton, Edwin McMasters. Letter, 1842 Feb. 26. 1 letter. Location: MISC:S. Attorney General under President James Buchanan and Secretary of War under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Letter from Stanton to someone in Stuebenville, Ohio in which he relates his pleasure at the passage of the addressee's bank bill in the House of Representatives and the positive response to the resumption bill. Mss. 3880.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Stanton, Edwin McMasters. Letter, 1858 Jan. 24. 1 letter. Location: MISC:S. Attorney General under President James Buchanan and Secretary of War under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Letter to attorney John B. Knox of Philadelphia, Penn., discusses the case of Erie and North-East Railroad v. Casey that was before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3775.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation

Stanton, Edwin McMasters. Manuscript, 1840, 1854-1869. 1 volume (68 leaves), 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:104, MSS.MF:S. "Edward M. Stanton: A Personal Portrait" as revealed in letters to his wife, Ellen Hutchinson, and friends, edited with a commentary by his grandson, Gideon Townsend Stanton. Description of a sea voyage from New York to California includes portage across the Isthmus of Panama. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1648.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, Civil War

Stanton, Edwin McMasters. Papers, 1832-1957 (bulk 1858-1957). 154 items, 53 v. Location: 34:1-5, OS:S. Letters, telegrams, resolutions, statements of account, scrapbooks, pamphlets, and other records concerning Stanton’s government service as attorney for the United States in the California land fraud cases (1858) and as Secretary of War (1862-1868), as well as his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and memorials issued at his death. Mss. 1659, 1782, 1820, 1871, 1886.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

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