Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Victor, Claude. Proclamation, 1802. 1 printed item [photostatic copy]. Location:OS:V. French general appointed governor of Louisiana by Napoleon. Proclamation announces the cession of Louisiana by Spain to France and his impending arrival to assume government of the colony. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3165.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Vignaud, Henry. Papers, 1862-1909. 385 items. Location: C:66. Journalist, diplomat, and historian of New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers consist of letters from Louisiana friends; officials in the Department of State and the diplomatic service; Americans in public life; and literary figures, historians, journalists, and other writers. Collection includes 75 letters (1865-1892) of L. Placide Canonge, New Orleans writer and dramatist, pertaining to literature and the theater in New Orleans. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1281.

Vincent, Thomas M. and family. Papers, 1824-1932. 1.25 linear ft. Location: W:38-39, OS:V, VAULT MRDF 6, VAULT:1. U.S. Army officer in the Seminole Wars and Civil War. Letters of Thomas M. Vincent and Laura Lancaster (1857) pertain to his military career, family matters, and the education of his son, Thomas Norris Vincent. Also includes letters of recommendation for admission to West Point, including two from William T. Sherman. Other correspondents include Julia Dent Grant and Ida Tarbell. Early papers (1824-1856) relate to Joseph B. Lancaster and the Lancaster family and reflect social events, education, and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3116.

W. P. A. Collection COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION Field memos, 1940-1942. 1 vol. Location: O:3. Memos sent to directors and supervisors of W.P.A. projects in Louisiana pertaining to personnel, employment regulations, preparation of annual reports, conversion of W.P.A. projects to wartime purposes, and operation and administration of programs. Projects included are the Writers' Project, Shoe Repair Project, Music Project, Arts and Crafts Projects, Nursery School Project, and many others. Memos include worksheets and blank forms for recording hours of work, tasks accomplished, and the number of employees at work on particular projects. Mss. 2902.

W.P.A. Louisiana Historical Records Survey Police Jury Minutes Transcriptions, 1811-1941 206 linear feet on 581 reels. Typed, printed, and handwritten transcriptions of Police Jury minutes and ordinances for 60 of 64 Louisiana parishes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2984.

Wadleigh, Bainbridge, 1831-1891, Letter, 1876 December 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Republican senator from New Hampshire. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, comments on the testimony being taken on the contested election of 1876, the political atmosphere in the city, and invitations extended by social clubs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2468.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Waggaman, George Augustus, 1790-1843. Note, circa 1813-1843. 1 note. Location: Misc. George Augustus Waggaman was secretary of state of Louisiana (1830-1832) and an Anti-Jacksonian U.S. Senator elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Livingston (1831-1835). Waggaman accepts an invitation to dinner from Robert Gilman. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847, Letter, 1812 Feb. 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Register of the Land Office of the United States, Territory of Orleans (1810-1822). Letter to U.S. Representative William W. Bibb [Georgia], written from Opelousas, Louisiana, discusses an inexpensive and successful method of raising and processing sugar then being employed in the Bayou Teche-Attakapas region of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2946.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics

Wailes, Levin, 1768-1847, Letter, 1816. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Register of the Land Office of the United States, Territory of Orleans (1810-1822). Letter from a Mr. Robin in Opelousas to Levin Wailes declining solicitations to have his name placed on the ticket as a candidate for political office. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 995.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, French

Wallis, George B. Letter, 1862 April 28.1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Reporter for the NEW YORK HERALD. Letter from George B. Wallis to his editor, James Gordon Bennett, commenting at length on interviews with President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1770.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Ware Family papers, 1865-1871. 2 items. Location: MISC:W. Henry Ware (1813-1898) was a planter, Democrat, and prohibitionist whose children included Richard Mathis Ware of New Orleans, Louisiana, and James A. Ware of Belle Grove and Celeste plantation, Louisiana. This collection includes a letter sent on behalf of the Corps of Cadets to Richard Mathis Ware from the Committee of Reference in Case of Reinstatement. He was dismissed from Louisiana State University following an incident involving the \"Asylum Bell,\" but the committee investigating the incident rescinded the charges. The second item is two printed letters to the editor of South-Western written by H. Ware in 1865 regarding politics in Harrison County, Texas. Mss. 5127.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, LSU

Warmoth, Henry C. Papers, 1869-1872. 11 items, 1 volume. Location: MISC:W. Reconstruction governor of Louisiana, a sugar planter, and a businessman. Correspondence received as governor concerns political and judicial appointments and quarantines. Also included is a letter from James Longstreet about the Louisiana militia and a campaign pamphlet for Warmoth. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133, 773, 791, 1131.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Medicine

Warren, Robert Penn. Letter, 1962 Nov. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.: W, Vault:1. College professor and writer who served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept. of English, from 1933-1942. In a typed letter to a Mr. Stahley, Robert Penn Warren discusses the administration at Louisiana State University during Huey P. Long's term as governor. He also comments on Professor William A. Read of the English Dept. and the SOUTHERN REVIEW. Original housed in Vault is restricted. Use photocopy. Mss. 5072

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, LSU, Long Family, Literature

Washington, George, 1732-1799, Letter, 1785, 1928. 2 items [framed facsimile and typewritten copy]. Location: Misc.:W. First President of the United States. Letter by President Washington to Francis Hopkinson mentions portrait painter Pike [sic. Robert Edge Pine] from England. Newspaper clipping (1928) gives information concerning the acquisition of facsimile. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Washington, George, 1732-1799, Letter, 1799 Dec. 10. 1 item (facsimile). First President of the United States. Letter to James Anderson with attached plans for the operation of Washington's plantations for the calendar year 1800. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations

Watson, J. (Joseph). Correspondence, 1826-1846 (bulk 1826-1828). 13 items. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Earliest correspondence (1826-1828) refers to the recovery of five free black children kidnapped in Philadelphia and sold as slaves in Louisiana and Mississippi. Other items include a letter of Clara Baxter of New Orleans proclaiming her dislike of the city. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 32. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1872.

Watson, J. (Joseph), Letter, 1827 Jan. 7. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Mayor of Philadelphia. Letter from Watson to the mayor of New Orleans reciting the evils of intemperance and asking about the cure of Dr. Loiseau and its proposed introduction into the hospital and almshouses of Philadelphia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 344.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Webster, W. A. Letter, 1874 August 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. :W. Resident of Bayou La Chute, Louisiana. Letter reports poor business conditions in Louisiana and comments on the possibility of racial conflict because of the determination of the whites to rule the state. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3168.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business, African Americans

Weeks, David. Family Papers, 1782-1957 (bulk 1830-1870). 10,106 items, 15 vols. Location: 70, J:6, X:76, Mss. Mf.:W . The Weeks and related Conrad, Moore, and Gibson families were planters of New Iberia, Louisiana, and other areas in south Louisiana. Papers document the sugar plantation economy; cotton planting; slaves and free African American laborers; railroad building; state and national politics; education; and the Civil War and Reconstruction. Includes early papers of Charles N. Conrad, U.S. senator; political correspondence of John Moore, U.S. congressman; and a microfilmed inventory of The Shadows in New Iberia. Available on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution to the Civil War, Series I, Part 6, Reels 1-20. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 528, 605.

Weiss, Seymour. Papers, 1927-1972 (bulk 1930-1960). 11.25 linear ft. Location: 30:38-42, OS:W, Vault:36. Manager and owner of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Weiss was a confidant of Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, who made the hotel his headquarters. The bulk of the collection consists of circulars announcing speeches and the political positions of Long and other Louisiana politicians. Also present are political cartoons by 'Trist' [Trist Wood] and various campaign items. The collection includes letters of Huey P. Long related to issues of concern to Louisiana citizens and sheet music for 'Every Man a King,' 'Follow Long,' and several other songs, with words by Long. Mss. 4165.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Long Family

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