Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Taylor, Thomas Thomson. Papers, 1861-1866, undated. 510 items. Location: MSS.MF:T, MISC:T. U.S. Army colonel of the 12th and 47th Ohio Volunteer Regiments during the Civil War. Diaries kept during the war and letters to Taylor's wife, Margaret A. "Netta" relate to military life, military campaigns, troop movements, African American troops, and medical care. Letters from his wife relate to family matters, farming, health, concern for his well-being, and the progress of the war. Mss. 1647, 1653.

Taylor, William, d. circa 1850. Diary, 1838-1842. 1 vol., 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss. Mf.:T, Vault:25. Planter of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana and cousin of General Zachary Taylor. Plantation diary describes the routine activities and operations of his sugar and cotton plantations, Lakeland and Briers plantations. Taylor records the visits of many relatives and friends, including the family of Zachary Taylor. He also discusses local politics. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 899.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Papers, 1814-1931. 631 items [on microfilm]. Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Papers consist of correspondence, military papers, an autobiographical account, documents relating to Taylor's estate, and to the management of Fashion plantation in Louisiana by his son Richard. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1644.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Letter, 1829 August 6. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letter from Fort Crawford, Michigan Territory, to Colonel Maunsel White, New Orleans merchant. Item pertains to Taylor's business interests in Louisiana and contains a few remarks concerning the advantages of being stationed at Fort Crawford. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1785.

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

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850, Papers, 1846. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Dinner invitation sent from Taylor while he was in Comargo, Mexico, to Theodore Lewis. The proclamation issued by Taylor, is entitled 'Proclamacion por el general commandante del exercito de los Estados Unidos de America, a la nacion Mejicana.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 417.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics

Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Letters, 1848. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 5. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Letters to J. Watson Webb, New York newspaper journalist and publisher. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2436.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Taylor, Zachary. Family genealogy, 1901. 1 volume [photocopy]. Location: W:16. Twelfth president of the United States and U.S. Army general. Genealogy and copies of relevant documents tracing the history of the Taylor family from the arrival of James Taylor in Virginia in 1640. Volume was compiled by Betty Taylor Dandridge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2923.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Teesdale, S. Letter, 1848 May 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Resident of Columbus, Ohio. Letter to New York Congressman Hugh White discussing Whig presidential candidates in Ohio and elsewhere, For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2942.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Tennent, James Emerson, 1804-1869, Letters, 1838. 4 items. Location: Misc.:T. Irish-born traveler, politician, member of English Parliament, and author. Letters concern social activities and mention his plans to travel to Ceylon. Part of the George DeForest Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Tennessee Federation of Labor, Records. 99 items (68 items, 1 ms. vol., 30 printed vols., on 2 microfilm reels). Location: Mss. Mf.:T. Labor union closely associated with the Tennessee State Industrial Union Council. It advocated the rights of coal miners and other types of industrial workers. Records consist of minutes of the executive board meetings concerning the Federation's internal affairs, organizational questions, political education, protective labor legislation, conventions, World War II, a proposed merger, and voting records. Printed works include monographs on labor issues and printed laws, proceedings, constitutions, and minutes of the Tennessee Federation of Labor. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1633.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, 20th Century Wars

Tensas Parish Democratic Executive Committee minute book, 1888-1916. 1 v. Location: Mf. The minute book records the conduct of meetings, resolutions passed, the planning of elections of delegates for various conventions, the appointment of election commissioners, and other business of the Executive Committee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3265.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Tessier, Charles Robert. Papers. 25 items. Notary public in East Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana, and a justice of the peace in Pointe Coupee Parish. Papers contain commissions as a notary public and as a justice of the peace; oaths of office; a bond; and a letter regarding the bond. Included are two letters concerning a proposed engraving of General Andrew Jackson before Judge Dominick A. Hall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Texada, Lewis and family. Papers, 1830-1939. 274 items. Location: W:25, OS:T. Lewis Texada was a planter of Bayou Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes papers related to property ownership in Rapides Parish; letters from Louisiana Governor Henry Watkins Allen; papers related to a girls' school in Virginia; and letters of Confederate civilians in the Civil War. Also included are sheet music and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2985.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Civil War, Education

The People, (Baton Rouge, La.), 1903 Oct. 12. 1 item (v. 33 cm.). Location: OS:P. Issue of "The People", a Baton Rouge newspaper, supporting General Leon Jastremski for governor of Louisiana in the Democratic primary. Other candidates announced include William G. Randolph for sheriff and Charles F. Ratcliff for representative from East Baton Rouge Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

The Petition of the Louisiana Parishes of East and West Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, and St. Tammany, circa 1881-1883. 1 petition. Location: E:Imprints. Petition of the police juries of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana to the U.S. Congress asserting their rights to the property interests of the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Thomas, Isaac, 1774-1859. Family Papers, 1802-1851. 0.3 linear ft. Location: D:95. Politician, lawyer, and planter. Thomas moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1819, where he operated a steamboat, a sawmill, and a large plantation. He was a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate (1823-1827). Papers relating to the business and legal career of Isaac Thomas. Several papers document the history of land ownership in Rapides and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4634.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Thompson Family Papers, 1865, 1924-1935, 1945. 10 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Misc.:T, H:20. Papers of the Thompson family of Opelousas, La., contains correspondence relating to family and business affairs, receipts, and a copy of the novel "The Initials" by Jemima Tautphoeus. Letter from George Bienvenu, an Air Force lieutenant stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Warrensburg, Mo., discusses his duties on base and personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2021.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Thompson, Josie. Papers, 1939-1995 (bulk 1946-1949). 1.25 linear ft. Location: X:14. Louisiana State University alumna and press correspondent for United Press International, who covered the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (1946-1949). Collection primarily consists of her typed reports of the trials and other events in post-WWII Germany. Also included are photographs, legal briefs, and personal items. Mss. 5046.

Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868, Letter, 1848 Jan. 14. 1 item. Misc.:T. Member of the Whig party of South Carolina who served in the state legislature, U.S. Congress, and as minister to Mexico. Letter written by Thompson requesting a correction be made to a published article about the extent of Thompson's support for the policies of President Polk's administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Thorn, (Jesse) Dale, (1942-2014) 1978-2013 (bulk 1981-1986) 1.25 linear feet. Location 43:69.

The materials in the Dale Thorn Papers consist of legal documents related to US v. Louisiana and the establishment of a higher education consent decree, professional writings and journal articles related to higher education administration, photographs and drafts for a book written by Thorn, greeting cards and materials from the Public Relations Society of America.

Dale Thorn was a journalist, press secretary, director of higher education in Louisiana and a journalism professor at LSU. He was born on October 7, 1942 in Brandon, Mississippi. He taught at LSU and was press secretary to Edwin Edwards during his first two terms as governor. He died on May 8, 2014.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Baton Rouge, LSU