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Minor, William J. Papers, 1845-1862, undated. 18 items, 2 printed volumes. Location: U:229. Sugar planter of Southdown and Hollywood Plantations in Terrebonne Parish and Waterloo Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Minor was president of the Agricultural Bank of Natchez, Mississippi. Letters chiefly concern racing, management and breeding of thoroughbred horses, and the horses Lexington, Lecomte, and Pryor. Letters mention Duncan F. Kenner, Colonel Adam L. Bingaman, and others, referring to their horses, betting, racing news, and items in the sporting journal SPIRIT OF THE TIMES. Letters also comment on yellow fever and cholera outbreaks, and the political environment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 859.

Miró, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Document, 1789, 1790. 2 items. Location: Misc.:M. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Passport issued in New Orleans giving permission to settle in Louisiana and describing conditions under which settlement is granted. Included is a receipt issued to Greenbourg Dorsey, recipient of the passport. Partly in Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2609.

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

Miro, Estevan Rodriguez, 1744-1795. Letters, 1782-1791. 20 items [typed copies]. Location: Misc.:M, Vault MRDF 3, Vault:1. Governor of Spanish colonial Louisiana. Letters from Miro to Alexandre de Clouet, Commandant of Attakapas and Opelousas, and to St. Marc Darby and Juan de la Villebeuvre, government officials at Opelousas pertaining to administrative matters including successions, road repairs, and a decree restricting the movement of Acadians. In French and Spanish with English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 298.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Acadiana, French

Mississippi People's Party. Register and scrapbook, 1891-1896, 1907. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:M. Political party headquartered in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Scrapbook contains a register of members and officers, newspaper clippings related to publicity and political activities, and printed material pertaining to elections and news of the party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4091.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Montegut, G. Letter, 1886 March 5. 1 item. Location: Misc. Superintendent of the United States Mint, New Orleans, Louisiana. Letter to Louisiana State Treasurer E. A. Burke concerning the transfer of state funds. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3005.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Moore, John, 1788-1867. Letter, 1823 August 23. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Letter from Opelousas, Louisiana, addressed to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, editors of the National Intelligencer, Washington, D.C. It refers to an enclosed subscription payment of five dollars to be paid each to Benoit Vanille (?) and Clement A. Mudd. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2343.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics, Plantations, Business

Moore, John, 1788-1867. Family Papers, 1831-1880. 47 items. Location: W:31. Sugar planter, judge, and politician of St. Mary, St. Landry, and Iberia parishes, Louisiana. Moore was a member of the Louisiana and U.S. House of Representatives; and built Magnolia Ridge and later owned Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia. Papers consist of legal and business papers and correspondence of Moore, his daughters, and his sons-in-law. Included are bills of lading, crop production statements, slave documents, mortgages, and promissory notes. The collection also includes land grants (1860) for acreage in Opelousas, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2973.

Moore, Thomas O. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:3, OS:M, MF:5322, MSS.MF:M, U:231. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.

Moore, Thomas Overton. Letter, 1862 May 13. 1 letter. Location: MISC:M. Thomas O. Moore served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864). Thomas Overton Moore at Camp Moore, La., writes B.L. Defreese, the state treasurer at Opelousas, explaining how he took $4,000,000 in Confederate treasury notes from the Louisiana State Bank in New Orleans before the city fell to the U.S. Navy. Mss. 3851.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, interviewee, Radio interview. 1 sound cassette (45 minutes), Index (2 pages). U.S. representative from Louisiana's 6th Congressional District (1975-1987). Interview with Jim Harris for WJBO's TOPIC TODAY Program. Henson Moore discusses the concerns of his constituents and their economic situation, unemployment, welfare reform, and government spending on defense and social programs. He also discusses the upcoming congressional session, the effects of deregulating the petroleum industry, the upcoming Louisiana gubernatorial election, and Republican presidential candidates in 1976. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0048.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Moore, W. Henson, 1939-, Papers 1974-1994. 383 linear feet. Location: Remote Storage IMWHM. Correspondence, political files, legislative files, speeches, press releases, photographs, campaign materials, and press clippings of W. Henson Moore, Republican Congressman from Louisiana who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-1987. Unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4100.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Morancy, Honoré P. and family. Papers, 1780-1936 (bulk 1840-1897). 120 items; 2 printed volumes. Location: C:73, M:14, OS:M. French Catholic planter of Milliken's Bend, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Morancy's father emigrated from France to Santo Domingo before 1789; the children were orphaned and raised in Louisiana. Papers include family letters concerning social life, the Catholic Church, and education, in northeastern Louisiana and Kentucky. Confederate civilian letters describe hardships during the Civil War; later letters (Reconstruction period) document relocation of refugees and the demands of African American laborers. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2430.

Morgan, David B. (Bannister). Papers, 1830-1848. 10 items. Location: Misc.:M, OS:M. Military office, surveyor, polititcian. Correspondence, legal documents, and a plat for a tract located in the Caston Bayou and Lake Pontchartrain vicinity. Papers relate to military matters concerning two mulattos held at camp during the Battle of New Orleans, Morgan's opposition to the cadidacy of William S. Hamilton for governor of Louisiana, and his financial affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 668, 1096, 2883.

Morgan, Ottis Pat. Papers, 1940-1962 (bulk 1947-1948). 1.5 linear ft. Location: 79:62-63, OS:M. Research materials for M.A. thesis in Speech, 'A rhetorical study of the radio speaking of Sam Houston Jones in the 1948 Gubernatorial campaign.' Includes a scrapbook compiled by Dr. Waldo W. Braden, Louisiana State University Department of Speech, about the 1948 Gubernatorial campaign and candidates Sam H. Jones, Earl K. Long, Robert Kennon, and Jimmy Morrison. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2136.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, Long Family

Morley, John, 1838-1923, Letter. 3 items, 9 printed items. English statesman, writer, and Viscount of Blackburn. Personal correspondence, including a letter declining an invitation to a political meeting. Printed items consist of newspaper clippings relating to Morley. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Morphi, Diego, d. 1813. Burial costs receipt, 1813 Aug. 30. 1 receipt. Location: Misc. This itemized receipt details the expenses incurred for the funeral and burial of Diego Morphi, Spanish consul at New Orleans, La. The form is printed in English, French, and Spanish, and is signed by Morphi's son. Mss. 3936.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Morris, James K. Papers, 1936-1981. 0.2 linear ft. Location: D:90. Compiled research materials on the Llano Colony, a cooperative society organized in California (1914). Part of the colony migrated to Newllano, Louisiana (1918). Letters, printed items, research materials and photographs relate to the Newllano Colony. Printed items include 'Huey P. Long Speaks to You from His Grave through His Disciples,' an open letter by the Board of Directors of Llano Colony (1966). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3441, 3640.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Morris, Robert P., 1955-, Papers, 1986-1987. 14 items, 3 cassette tapes (24 min., 27 min., 30 min.). Historian. Correspondence and taped interviews of Morris concerning President Richard Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and the Nixon administration's nominations of Judge Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr. and Judge G. Harold Carswell for the United States Supreme Court. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4137.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Morrison, deLesseps Story, 1912-1964. Papers, 1961-1964. 20 items. Location: Misc. New Orleans mayor and U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Correspondence with state and national political figures pertaining to the 1964 gubernatorial contest and other political issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Morse, Jedidiah, 1761-1826. Letter. 1800 October 29. 1 item. Location: Misc. Connecticut Congregational minister and geographer. Letter to Morse's father discusses inoculation against smallpox, diplomatic relations with France, national presidential candidates, and the education of his son Samuel Finley Breese Morse. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3223.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Education, Medicine

Mouton, Alexander, 1804-1885, Documents. 3 items [photocopies]. Location: Misc.:M. U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1837-1842), governor (1842-1846). Copies of his will, the last donation, and the first petition in the succession proceedings, which establish the date of his death as February 12, 1885. The petition includes the names of his living children. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1532.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Mouton, Alexander, 1804-1885. Letter, 1874 May 1. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Alexander Mouton was a representative for Lafayette Parish in the Louisiana Legislature (1828-1837), a U.S. Senator for Louisiana (1837-1842), governor of Louisiana (1842-1846), and president of the Louisiana state secession convention in 1861. Mouton at Ile Copal Plantation near Lafayette, La., briefly recounts his political career and muses that he may be the only surviving senator from Andrew Jackson's administration. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Mouton, Emma Gardner. Scrapbook. 1836-1861, 1897. 4 items, 1 volume. Location: M:19. MISC:M. Newspaper clippings about the wedding of Emma Kitchell Gardner to Senator Alexander Mouton of Louisiana and his political career as governor. The scrapbook includes copies of sermons, poetry, and translations of compositions by Mrs. Mouton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2362.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women, Literature

Natchitoches Parish ordinances, etc., 1879. 1 broadside. Location: E:Imprints. Ordinance enacted by the Police Jury of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, amending public road and livestock laws of the parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1163.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

National States' Rights Party. Imprints, 1963. 4 items. Location: E:Imprints. Comprise of two issues of 'Personal Newsletter', an issue of the 'Tuscaloosa News,' and a brochure stating the official platform of the National States' Rights Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2600-73.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

National Student League letter, 1935 March. 1 item. Location: MISC:N. Letter condemns Huey Long's political machine and urges the organization of a National Student League chapter on the LSU campus. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2140.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-, LSU, Long Family

Neal family scrapbook, 1843-1861. 1 ms. vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:N. Possibly residents of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of poetry, humor, articles pertaining to elections, slavery, politics, Confederate enlistments in Rapides Parish, and to national and international affairs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2937.

New Orleans Draining District Account Books, 1858-1910. 61 vols. Location: H:5-7. Daybooks, journals, minute books, ledgers, record books, and indexes for assessment records. The volumes record collection of assessments, Board of Commissioners minutes, owners list, diagrams of lot squares, bonds, weather reports, and expenses. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 317.

New Orleans Journal prospectus, 1870 April 25. 1 printed item. Location: Ephemera Collection Subgroup I. Prospectus for a biweekly journal to serve as an organ of the Democratic Party, seeking stockholder subscriptions. The newspaper is intended to unite Southern opposition to radical rule and to divide the African American vote. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3030.

New Orleans Municipal Records, 1765-1898 (bulk: 1790-1837). 7.3 linear ft. Location: T:55-60, OS:N. Records consist of financial and legal papers created by the city governments of New Orleans. The papers are primarily the work of the City Council (or Conseil de Ville) and mayor. Some records date to the Spanish colonial Cabildo; most are from later years. A majority of the papers are in French, with a smaller amount in either Spanish or English. Financial papers pertain to public finances, including receipt and disbursement of monies, levy and collection of taxes, collection of fees on vehicles, markets, street peddlers, butcher shops, and city lots, and pay rolls for various public employees such as police and light service. Legal papers consist of resolutions and ordinances, which include records of legal matters settled by the council, and communications between the council and mayor regarding municipal affairs; and contracts and public works records, which include contracts for sale of property, agreements for the purchase of raw materials for street paving and other projects, and a small amount of material pertaining to the contract and purchase of fire protection equipment and services for the city. License bonds were issued for tavern keepers, boarding house owners, cart or dray drivers, and a small number of cabarets and coffee houses. Mss. 719, 721, 726, 734, 737, 742, 792, 795, 805, 824, 852, 902, 908, 1189, 1190, 1198, 1436.

New Orleans Port Commission Scrapbooks, 1896-1958. 36 vols. Location: 124:. Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, announcements, and advertisements on activities of the New Orleans Port Commission and on national, state, and local conditions affecting the economic and political situation of the Port of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2772.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, New Orleans 1866-

New York DAILY TRIBUNE transcripts, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc.:N. Transcriptions of two articles appearing in the New York Daily Tribune (July 24, August 19, 1865) describing landscape along the Red River, living conditions, and political environment of Louisiana during Reconstruction. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 916.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Newbold, John L. Letter, 1835 Jan. 28. 1 item. Letter from Washington, D.C., to his wife, Rebecca, comments on his stay in the Capitol while awaiting a Supreme Court opinion. He comments on a highly animated debate among senators Preston, Calhoun, Ewing, Clay, Benton, Clayton, and Porter. He also describes gifts given to the United States by foreign countries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3092.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1793-1857. Letter, 1840 June 9. 1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. Senator, Louisiana Secretary of State, and planter from Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Letter to William G. Harrison from Baltimore referring to the quantity of sugar imported into the U.S. between 1838-1839. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3117.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics, Plantations

Nicholls, Francis T., 1834-1912. Letter, 1889 October 14. 2 items. Location: Misc.:N Confederate general in the Civil War and governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Letter written from the Executive Department, Baton Rouge, refutes a wartime rumor that Nicholls had been arrested as a spy. Included is a small portrait of Nicholls in military uniform (undated). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3035.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Nicholls, Francis T., 1834-1912. Letter press copy books and notebooks, 1877-1879. 3 v. Location: Misc.:N, M:21. Confederate general in the Civil War and governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Letters deal with an attempt upon the life of Stephen Packard, financial support to the Nicholls' government, dissension between federal and state supervisors during the 1878 congressional election, and indictments for murder. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 874.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Nicholls, Francis T., 1834-1912. Proclamation, 1878. 1 item. Location: C:52. Confederate general, governor of Louisiana (1877-1880). Thanksgiving proclamation recommending November 28, 1878 as a day of thanksgiving and prayer. The document has the Louisiana seal stamped on it. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Nichols, Thomas, Jr. Letter, 1846 Sept. 5. 1 letter. Location: MISC:N. Thomas Nichols, Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana, writes L. H. Sandford of Newark, New Jersey, discussing the Mexican War, news of mutual acquaintances, the marriage of Sandford's brother, and Nichols' opposition to protective tariffs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4023.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans to 1861

Nicholson, George. Papers, 1824-1897. 337 items; 5 volumes. Location: E:36, H:8, OS:N. Medical doctor of Homesville, Pike County, Mississippi. He was married to Salena A. Quin Nicholson. Papers include a U.S. land certificate (1824) Nicholson's last will and testament (1852); and family correspondence regarding political and social conditions in Mississippi and Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 17-18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 702.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Medicine

Noe, James A. Collection, 1933-1955 (bulk 1940-1945). 14 items. Location: OS:N, Vault:40, Art Coll.:HA1A, HA1B, PA4. Collection is comprised of artwork, photographs, papers, and artifacts related to politics, General Claire L. Chennault, James A. Noe, and Madam Chiang Kai-shek. Also included in the collection is an inscribed copy of Huey P. Long's book "Every Man a King." For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4117.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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