Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Tibbets, Hiram B. Family Papers, 1830-1857. 25 items. Location: A:4. Planter and physician of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. A native of Massachusetts, Tibbetts and his wife corresponded with his brother John C. Tibbetts in Boston and New Hampshire. Letters primarily to John C. Tibbetts deal with planter-slave relations, and plantation and family news. Topics include Christmas festivities; a wedding held in the slave quarters; and the prevalence of cholera. A partial letter (ca. 1850) provides analysis of the political situation in Louisiana and Mississippi following the Compromise of 1850. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 831, 856, 868, 1300, 1352.

Tilton, John. Land grant, 1797 Nov. 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, vault:25, vault MRDF 14. Land grant signed by John Adams and Timothy Pickering. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2814.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Toland, Henry, b. 1785. Letter, 1833 Nov. 19. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Henry Toland was a Philadelphia merchant who did business with Andrew Jackson. Toland in Philadelphia writes to Andrew Jackson regarding a shipment of furniture having arrived in New Orleans. Mss. 4056.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885, Letter, 1848. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Confederate secretary of state and general. Letter from Toombs commenting on nomination of General Zachary Taylor, as giving universal satisfaction to the Whig Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1537.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885, Letter, 1857 Jan. 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Confederate secretary of state and general. Letter written from Washington, D.C., mentions speculation about the cabinet of incoming President Buchanan and discusses Southern commercial conventions and personal business interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2925.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Tower, Luther Field. Diary, 1845-1846. 2 vols. Location: H:20. Clerk for a New Orleans. La., cotton exchange. Diary provides a daily account of local weather conditions in New Orleans, the arrival and departure of cargo ships, cotton and sugar prices, the cotton trade, local military and political celebrations, Tower's attendance at Protestant church services, concerts and opera performances, and prominent visitors to New Orleans. Entries for November and December of 1845 describe the trial of Dr. W.A. Scott, minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. Entries also note the progress of the Mexican War and the funeral of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 765.

Trevelyan, Charles Edward, 1807-1886, Letters. 2 items. Location: Misc.:T. English statesman, governor of Madras, and finance minister of India. Letters concern the distribution of Parliamentary papers and an article about England and Russia written by Trevelyan. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Tucker, Josiah, 1711-1799, Letter, 1782. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. English clergyman, Dean of Gloucester, and pamphleteer on political economy. Letter mentions the coming publication of a third edition of his pamphlet "Cui Bono?", and comments unfavorably on schemes to prevent the separation of the American colonies from England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Turner, Edward and family. Papers, 1767-1878 (bulk 1811-1878). 173 items, 1 volume. Location: S:120, OS:T, VAULT:1. Judge and planter of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes family correspondence, legal and business papers, plantation documents, poems, photographs, a specimen of currency (1778), and an issue of the newspaper Southern Watch Tower (1843). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1403.

Uhler, John Earle. Papers, 1921-1960 (bulk 1931-1959). 13.4 linear ft. Location: 79:22-32, OS:U, 99:U. John Earle Uhler was an English professor at Louisiana State University from 1928-1961. His teaching and research interests included Shakespeare, 18th century English drama, English Renaissance literature, and linguistics. A public controversy over Uhler's novel Cane Juice, published in 1931, led to his removal from the faculty, and reinstatement six months later.  Papers include personal and professional correspondence; published and unpublished literary and academic manuscripts; and printed material, including newspaper clippings, newspapers, and periodicals related to Uhler's writing and interest in political events. There are also teaching materials from Uhler's tenure at LSU, and a small number of photographs and pencil drawings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1902.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, LSU, Long Family

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Private Land Claims. John Ellis Report, 1830. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. Concerning the petitioners’ request for clear title to land in Wilkinson County, Miss., granted by the Spanish government of West Florida to John Ellis. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1773.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Public Lands. Ebenezer Cooley Report, 1828. 1 pamphlet. Location: E:Imprints. The report evaluates Ebenezer Cooley’s claim for compensation from Congress for the loss of a tract of land and improvements on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

United States. Dept. of Justice. General records, 1877-1906 (bulk 1877-1890). 300 items (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.: U. Correspondence, memos, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning violent acts committed against African American candidates for office and African American voters in several Louisiana parishes. Most of the records originate from the U.S. Marshal's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans, La., with some correspondence of U.S. Dept. of Justice officials in Washington, D.C. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1766.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receipt for confiscated property, 1863 Aug. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders was an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, La.; Felix Labatut was a former member of the Louisiana Secession Convention. A receipt signed by Flanders, states that properties belonging to Felix Labatut are confiscated because of noncompliance with general order No. 76. The confiscated property was valued at $43,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.

United States. Dept. of the Treasury, Confiscation decrees 1863 Aug. 13-Sept. 1. 3 items. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, lLa., later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Huey P. Long files, 1932-1969 (bulk 1934-1939). 0.5 linear ft. [photocopies]. Location: 80:36. Records mainly consist of copies of telegrams and memoranda from office files of the FBI special agents in the Bureau's New Orleans office concerning activities of Senator Huey Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3865.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Unzaga y Amézaga, Luis, 1717-1793. Certificate, 1774 Feb. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. First Spanish governor of Louisiana. Official document signed by Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga, certifying an agreement or compact. Page appears to be the final portion of a larger document, the first pages of which are missing. The document is countersigned by Joseph Foucher, Unzaga's secretary, and bears Unzaga's seal. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 147.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862, Letter, 1829 July 13. 1 item. Location: Misc.:V, Vault:1. Eighth president of the United States. In a letter to a Mr. Stebbins, Martin Van Buren refers to the use of money in political elections. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2574.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Vermont politician's letters, 1861. 3 items. Location: Misc:V. Letters from a Vermont politician (signed Wm. W. B.) attending a session of the state legislature, relating accounts of personal and official activities to his wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Verret, Theodule. Papers, 1804-1894 (bulk 1850-1870). .5 linear ft. (634 items). Location: E:38. Sawmill and lumber business owner in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and justice of the peace and parish treasurer. Verret also owned property in New Orleans. Papers concern the rent or lease of Verret's property in New Orleans, his sawmill and lumber business in Mandeville, and his position as parish treasurer. Included are letters from Louisiana Superintendent of Education Robert Lusher. Some letters in French; one item in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 905.

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