Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Robertson, Thomas Bolling, 1779-1828, Poem. 1 item. Location:Misc.:R. Louisiana congressman, governor (1820-1824), and district judge. Poem 'To Jno. Adams' criticizes Adams' policies and administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3056.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Robertson, Thomas Bolling, 1779-1828. Commission, 1824 Oct. 29. 1 commission. Location: Misc. Thomas Bolling Robertson was Louisiana's first member of the House of Representatives, 1812-1818, and was governor, 1820-1824. Governor Thomas Bolling Robertson commissions Moses Cox and A. Dubourg justices of the peace in New Orleans. Mss. 3773.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Robinson, John G. Diary, 1857-1865. 1 diary, 5 items. Location: 1:, MISC:R. President of the Pelican Hook and Fire Company Number Four and cotton factor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Diary contains daily entries for 1864 describing chiefly the weather, business and financial transactions, insurance information, and social life and news. There are also ten entries for 1865. Mss. 4177.

Robinson, Joseph Taylor, 1872-1937, Letter, 1935. 1 item. Location: Misc.:R. U.S. senator from Arkansas. Letter of acknowledgement to Ashley Cole for expressing approval of Robinson's speech in answer to Senator Huey Long's attacks on the Roosevelt administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2193.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Robinson, William S., Papers, 1837-1900. 5 items. Location: OS:R. United States land grants in Jackson and Catahoula Parishes and receipts for payment (1837-1856); and commission as justice of the peace in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Rodrigue, George print, undated. 1 item. Location: OS:R. Print of a George Rodrique painting depicting Louisiana Lt. Governor Bobby Freeman (1980-1988) and his wife in front of the Old State Capital in Baton Rouge. Print is signed by Bobby Freeman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4432.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

Roemer, Buddy. Papers, 1980-1988. 227,00 items. Location: B:6. Louisiana governor (1988-1992) and U.S. congressman (1981-1988). Congressional office files (1980-1988). Papers unprocessed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4175.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Rogers, Guy. Guy and Nell Rogers Papers, 1920-1965. 0.6 linear feet, 5 oversized items. Location: S:134, OS:G. Husband and wife Guy and Nell Foster Rogers were colonists at the Newllano colony (sometimes called New Llano), Louisiana, a socialist cooperative colony and later moved to Gainesville, Fla., where they founded the People's Industrial System, a socialist organization. Correspondence principally regards socialism, the Newllano Colony and the People's Industrial System. Includes newspapers from the Newllano colony and the People's Industrial System newsletter, PINS, both of which which Guy Rogers edited and printed, newspaper clippings concerning socialist politics and speeches and essays relating to the People's Industrial System. Also includes a photograph of Nell Foster Rogers circa 1964. For furhter information, see online catalog. Mss. 4848.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Literature

Romaine, Howard. Papers, 1931-1973 (bulk 1963-1973). 3.5 linear ft. Location: 53:1-3; OS:R. Author, journalist and political activist. Personal and professional papers including correspondence and letters, financial papers, photographs, printed items, and writings especially relating to Romaine’s involvement with the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and political campaigns. Mss. 3252

Roman, André Bienvenu, 1795-1866. Commission, 1835 Mar. 6. 1 commission. Location: Misc. André Bienvenu Roman served as governor of Louisiana for two terms, 1831-1835 and 1839-1843. Governor Roman appoints Charles W. Shaumburgh as associate judge of the City Court of New Orleans. Mss. 3907.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roman, André Bienvenu, 1795-1866. Letter, 1835 Jan. 15. 1 letter. Location: Misc. André Bienvenu Roman served as governor of Louisiana for two terms, 1831-1835 and 1839-1843. Governor Roman writes James Turner Morehead, the Governor of Kentucky, requesting information on the expenses, disbursements, and resources of his state to compare with the expenditures in Louisiana. Mss. 4130.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roman, Sousthene. Land patent, 1853. 1 item. Location.: Misc.:R. Land patent for purchase of swamp and overflowed land in the southeastern land district west of the Mississippi River signed by Paul O. Hebert, Governor of Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Photographic portrait, 1907. 1 copy print. Location: 65:5. This copy print of a much damaged original photographic print of Theodore Roosevelt while President of the United States includes the holographic message: "To the Hon. John A. McIlhenny with the warm good wishes of his friend and former colonel, Theodore Roosevelt, April 17th 1907." Mss. 3310.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Manuscript, 1905-1912. 67 items. Location: B:7, OS:R. President of the United States. Autographed typewritten copy, with handwritten corrections, of the manuscript of OUTDOOR PASTIMES OF AN AMERICAN HUNTER; galley proofs for four chapters; newspaper clippings of four chapters; and fifty-nine photographs. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2367.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Literature

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Letter, 1906 February 8. 1 items. Location: Misc.:R, vault. 1. President of the United States. Letter to jurist Uriah Milton Rose invites him to serve as a delegate to the Second Peace Conference at The Hague in 1907. Original restricted, use photocopy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3053.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Photograph, 1940 June10. 1 item. Location: E:68. President of the United States. Group photograph taken during a visit to Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2999.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Roxborough, Charles A., Letter. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc.:R. African American lawyer and politician, and U.S. supervisor of elections for Iberville Parish, Louisiana. He resigned from the Republican Executive Committee because he supported Democrat Edward J. Gay rather than Republican J. S. Davidson for Congress. Roxborough's printed open letter to Davidson, African American Chairman of the Iberville Parish Republican Executive Committee, states his reasons for resigning from the committee and advises African American Republicans of Louisiana to affiliate with the Democratic Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1744.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Rumage, William, Letter, 1844 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:.R. Resident of Tennessee. Letter by William Rumage to John Rumage refers to the sale of a female slave and to President-elect Polk visiting Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, African Americans

Russell B. Long photograph, circa 1950s. 1 item. Location: E:67. Signed formal portrait of Russell Billiu Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3029.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Ryland, Robert H. Papers, 1837-1908 (bulk 1852-1885, 1900-1908). 103 items, 2 volumes. Medical doctor of St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and state representative in the 1870s-1880s. The related Wade and Brandon families also lived in West Feliciana Parish. Dr. Ryland's two medical journals contain entries listing names of patients, slaves treated, and medicine and treatments prescribed. Wade and Brandon family papers include bills and receipts for household supplies and letters discussing cotton prices. Collection includes a letter from a Confederate chaplain in Virginia to his sister relating the needs and care of Confederate soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 827, 848, 889.

Salcedo, Manuel De. Proclamation, 1803 May 18. 1 item [phocopy]. Location: EPHEMERA COLLECTION SUBGROUP I. Proclamation issued by Governor Salcedo and the Marques de Casa Calvo at New Orleans to the people of the Province of Louisiana in behalf of the King of Spain. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 745.

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

Sale of the Office Regidor manuscript, 1793. 1 item. Location: A:16. Sale of the Office of Regidor in Puebla, Mexico, formerly held by Juan de Zarate y Vera, to Antonio de Ojeda y Estrada. Includes a transcription and translation made by Alicia de Jongh for her thesis. In Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 732.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Politics, Women

Sanders, Jared Y. Letter, 1910 October 18. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Louisiana governor. Letter to the mayor of Warren, Maine, written as honorary president of the New Orleans World's Panama Exposition Company, listing the advantages of New Orleans over San Francisco as site of the planned exposition and requesting the mayor's support. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2991.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Sanders, Jared Y. Letter, 1910 Nov. 26. 1 letter. Location: Misc:S. Jared Young Sanders was governor of Louisiana 1908-1912. Jared Y. Sanders writes to the editor of the Review in De Kalb, Ill., asking him to write an editorial endorsing New Orleans as the site of the World's Panama Exposition, citing the benefit for the entire Mississippi River Valley. Mss. 4080.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sanders, Jared Young and family. Papers, 1816-1950 (bulk 1860-1930). 4 linear ft., 1 microfilm reel. Location: C:32-33, 98:S, P:5, Z:7, MSS.MF:S. Sugar planter, Confederate officer, governor of Louisiana. Speeches by Jared Y. Sanders III constitute the bulk of this collection. Financial papers (1843-1861) reflect family life and business concerns. Correspondence pertains to family matters, business, the war, and the career of Sanders III. Civil War diaries recount the siege of Vicksburg, Miss., troop movements, camp life, and conditions in St. Mary Parish. Also included are legal documents concerning the impressment of a slave by Confederate Army. Papers from the Reconstruction period are chiefly concerned with the restoration and management of family property in St. Mary Parish. Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, broadsides and correspondence document the political career Jared Y. Sanders III, including his opposition to Huey P. Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1081, 1105, 1126, 1757, 2405, 2490.

Sanders, L. Letter, 1847 Dec. 13. 1 letter. Location: Misc.: S. In a letter to Major John Sanders of Philadelphia, L. Sanders comments on politics and the institution of slavery. From a pro-slavery perspective, he expresses his views on abolition, abolitionists, the Missouri Compromise, Henry Clay, the annexation of Mexico, and the actions of the East India Company. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3929.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Schwartz, Kurt S. Papers, 1932-1967, undated (bulk 1932-1935). 18 items. Location: C:96 OS:S. Schwartz was a member of the Louisiana State University Cadet Band during the 1930's. Papers consist of student paraphernalia including an LSU Library card, Athletic Association student tickets, commencement program, concert programs for the LSU Cadet Band, a University Directory, a freshman beanie, and a LSU license plate. Also included are a letter from Huey P. Long stating that Long had no influence in securing scholarships and a copy of the musical score for EVERY MAN A KING for solo clarinet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3740.

Scofield, Elizabeth Ann, Letter, 1865. 1 item. Location: OS:S. Eight-page letter and envelope from Scofield at the Catalpa Grove Plantation (La.) to her father Austin Phelps of Scipio, New York, during the first months of Reconstruction. Scofield writes about living conditions under the federal government and the political and economic situation of newly freed slaves. The letter is dated December 24, 1865. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5001.

Scott, Emily T. (Emily Turpin). Papers, 1850-1935 (bulk 1882-1935). 326 items; 1 vol. Location: A:25. Emily Turpin Scott, resident of Sicily Island, Louisiana. Correspondence from her children and other family members pertains chiefly to family matters; some correspondence is concerned with land holdings of Scott's son-in-law, R. H. Harris. Also includes an 1865 amnesty oath signed by Israel Scott. Other letters discuss the cattle, lumber, and oil industries, and the death of Huey Long. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 27. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 386.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Civil War, Medicine, Long Family

Séguin, James D., 1853-. Diary, 1870. 1 vol. Location: F:23. Resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Diary records reflects personal activities, social attitudes, comments on victory of the Radical Republicans in recent elections, and reports from the Franco-Prussian War. Diary also contains poetry and miscellaneous writings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3127.

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

Semmes, Thomas J. (Thomas Jenkins), 1824-1899. Letterbooks, 1885-1887, 1892-1893. 2 vols. Location: H:21. New Orleans attorney and member of the firm of Thomas J. Semmes and Legendre. As a member of the Louisiana Convention (1861) he helped draft the Ordinance of Secession. Letter press copybooks of Thomas J. Semmes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1228.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872, Letter, 1844 Aug. 19. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. U.S. senator from New York, a leader of the anti-slavery movement, and U.S. secretary of state. Letter signed by Seward, after leaving office as governor of New York, addressed to James N. Lake, voicing support of the New York Whig party, opposing the Texas annexation, and condemning slavery and religious intolerance. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3478.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, African Americans

Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. Letter, 1858 Feb. 7. 1 item. U.S. senator from New York, leader of anti-slavery movement, and U.S. secretary of state. Social letter from Washington, D.C., mentioning Seward's association with the Albany Burgesses Corps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2928.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sharkey, William Lewis. Letter, 1868 Sept. 8. 1 letter. Location: Misc:S. William Lewis Sharkey was a Mississippi State Representative (1828-1829), a justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court (1832-1851), and Provisional Governor of Mississippi (1865). Sharkey writes to B.R. Curtis regarding the constitutionality both of an act imposing a 3-cent tax on a pound of cotton and the composition of the U.S. Congress, as some Southern States had been denied representation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4008.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sharp, William A. Letters, 1850, 1870. 2 letters. Location: Misc. William A. Sharp of De Soto Parish, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Stockton, Calif., discusses Pownall's seeking gold in California, community news in De Soto Parish, and other men from the area who have gone to California (May 8, 1850). William A. Sharp of Natchitoches, La., to Dr. Joseph Pownall of Columbia, Calif., discusses destruction in the area by Federal soldiers during the Civil War, local men who served in the war, and complaints over Reconstruction (August 16, 1870). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4302.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Medicine

Shepley, George Foster. Letter, 1867 Mar. 22. 1 letter. Location: Misc:S. George Foster Shepley was a colonel in the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment, was appointed a brigadier general in July 1862, was military governor of Louisiana (1862-1864), commanded the military district of eastern Virginia, and served as military governor of Richmond, Virginia (April-July 1865). Shepley in Portland, Maine, writes B. R. Curtis regarding an insurance claim on a vessel trading between Liverpool and Cuba. Mss. 3916.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Sherman, John. Letter, 1878 July 29. 1 item. Location: MISC:S. Ohio-born politician and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes (1877-1881). Letter refers to a Louisiana legal case in which African American witnesses were apparently compelled to perjure themselves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh). Letter, 1874 November 13. 1 item. Location: Misc:S, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 11. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letter stating that federal troops were sent to the South in order to prevent expected violence and criticizing the policy as having increased public hostility against the government. For further information, see see online catalog. Mss. 2486.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh). Letters, 1860 November 14, December 1. 2 items. Location: Location: Misc:S, Vault:1, Vault MRDF 4. Soldier, president of Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, and Union general in the Civil War. Letters to his adoptive father, Thomas Ewing. The first letter states that Sherman's position in Louisiana is stable and that he will remain. A second letter reflects the political environment in Louisiana just prior to the Civil War. He comments that secession is imminent, and he states that he will not act inconsistent with his allegiance to the United States government" (Dec. 1, 1860). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3253.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Education, LSU

Shields, Joseph D. (Joseph Dunbar), 1820-1886. Papers, 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 1802-1960 (bulk 1843-1897). 712 items, 4 ms. Vols., 2 printed vols. Location: T:37-T:44; 99:S; Vault; OS: S. Resident of Natchez who was a judge, legislator, planter, and author. His son Joseph Dunbar Shields, Jr., served under J. E. B. Stuart in the Civil War and was killed at Culpepper, Virginia. Papers consist of personal, political, financial, Civil War, and plantation management correspondence and papers; historical, literary, legal, and political manuscripts; and printed items, documenting three generations of the Shields family. Includes letters from Joseph Dunbar Shields while attending the Univeristy of Virginia and drafts of his writings. Plantation papers relate to the family's plantation Pecano, in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 4, Reels 12-15, or Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries, Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 390, 1526, 1542, 1709, 1821, 1996, 2053.

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