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Hunter, Robert and Sarah Jane. Letters, 1846-1847. 9 items. Location: Misc:H. Letters exchanged between R. [Robert] A. Hunter while serving in the Louisiana State Senate, and his wife, Sarah Jane, residing either on their plantation or their summer home in the "Pine Woods" in Rapides Parish or in Alexandria. In addition to love letters, correspondence includes description of political activities and also his service as an officer in the Mexican War. She relates news of family, friends, crops, and other local happenings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4072.

Hyams, H. M. (Henry M.), Papers. 332 items. Location: B:51. Nephew of Lieutenant Governor Hyams and clerk of court of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers of H.M. Hyams, nephew of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Henry M. Hyams and clerk of court of Natchitoches Parish, La. The papers document his business dealings with New Orleans cotton factors, especially S.P. Walmsley; his duties as clerk of court; and other personal business matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 480.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Hyams, Henry M. (Henry Michael), 1806-1875. Family Papers, 1843-1953 (bulk 1901-1955). 313 items, 7 printed vols. Location: E:55. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 13-14. Lawyer, state senator, and lieutenant governor of Louisiana. In the 1830s he was a member of a vigilante committee to oppose anti-slavery interests. His son, Henry Hyams, Jr., was a lawyer in New Orleans as was his daughter, Judith Hyams Douglas. Papers consist of letters pertaining to the political situation in Grant Parish, Louisiana, in 1873 and the causes of the Colfax riot. Included are land patents and plats issued in Carroll, St. Landry, and Caldwell parishes, Louisiana, and in Texas. Papers of Henry M. Hyams, Jr. relate to his work for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims and family lawsuits which concerned litigation and recovery of Hyams' lands principally by Judith. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1392, 1564.

Hyer, Frances C. and N. F. Hyer letters and related newspaper clipping. 1864-1865. 3 items. Location:MISC:H. The letter from Mr. N. F. Hyer is written to his son-in-law, Mr. Charles D. Elliot of Massachusetts. The letter mentions the steamboat Empress, Admiral Farragut and Mobile, and the prospect of purchasing land after the war to make a profit on timber. Letter from Mrs. Frances C. Hyer is written to her daughter, Mrs. Emily J. Elliot of Massachusetts. Mrs. Hyer mentions business and politics, including reference to Governor Wells and two July Fourth celebrations, one of which featured a speech by General Nathaniel P. Banks (which she praises). Includes a newspaper clipping referred to in letter. For further information online catalog. Mss.3916.

Innerarity, James. Letters, 1816-1820. 4 items. Location: Misc. Resident of Mobile, Alabama. James and John Innerarity were associates of the commercial house of John Forbes and Company, Pensacola, Florida. Letters from Innerarity to Eligius Fromentin, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and to the Land Office of East Pearl River pertain to the settlement of land claims between the Mississippi and Perdido Rivers. Included is a statement listing cargo for a ship. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 908.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, Business

Innerarity, John. Papers, 1800-1854. 48 items. Location: B:50. Vice Consul of France at Pensacola, Florida, and a member of the firm John Forbes and Company, which engaged in trade with Native Americans along the Gulf Coast. Correspondence documents shipment of goods, accounts, and purchases of slaves for a plantation in Georgia.Letters relating to Innerarity's French consular service (1835-1853) discuss land claims, political appointments, and the Mexican War. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1271, 1273.

Interim Printing Company. Sample book, 1888-1896. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:24. Located in Convent, Louisiana. Sample book contains handbills for fairs, elections, concerts, and baseball games; wedding invitations and death notices; and billheads for merchants. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 794.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Isaacson, Alfred H. Editorial, 1879 June 5. 1 manuscript. Location: Misc. Alfred H. Isaacson, administrator of the Department of Finance of the City of New Orleans, La., writes the editor of the City Item detailing his position on state debt. Mss. 3921.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845, Letter, 1814 July 16. 1 item. Seventh president of the United States, married to Rachel Donelson. Jackson was considered a national hero for his 1813 defeat of the Creek Indians. Letter to Jackson's wife written from Fort Jackson, Louisiana. Jackson discusses the prospects of further conflicts with Indian war parties, and relates his intent to return to Tennessee soon, pending the outcome of a meeting with tribal leaders. Jackson also mentions the plight of starving Indian families, and instructs his wife to take good care of two horses he has sent to her. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4694.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Jacobs, A. J. (Andrew Jay), 1852-1927. Papers, 1867-1927 (bulk 1867-1897). .3 linear ft. (7 items; 1 vol.). Location: U:238, H:22. Born in Clinton, Louisiana, and raised in Girard, Richland Parish, Louisiana. Jacobs attended LSU, and throughout his adult life he was employed by railroad companies. He married Adelaide Elizabeth Bohne in 1881 and they had five daughters. Two letters written by Jacobs while a student at LSU comment on General Sherman's visit to campus and on political and farming conditions in Richland Parish. Three letters (1897) to his daughter Louise, in Louisville, reflect Jacobs' paternal interest. Included is a 1927 memorium to Jacobs from a Louisville and Nashville Railroad publication providing entries regarding Jacobs' work and trips, and including poems, articles, and anecdotes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2069, 2074.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation, LSU, Literature

Jahncke, Ernest Lee, Sr. Papers, 1798-1962 (bulk 1908-1959). 2,037 items, 32 vols. Location: U:137-140, F:22-23, OS:J, Vault:1. Rear Admiral in the Naval Reserve, assistant secretary of the navy during the Hoover administration, president of Jahncke Interests in New Orleans, and first executive director of the Louisiana State Department of Commerce and Industry. Papers documenting Jahncke's civic, cultural, and professional interests. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1713, 1805.

James Madison. Will, 1812. 1 item. Location: Misc. First Protestant Episcopal bishop of Virginia and president of the College of William and Mary. Handwritten and typewritten copy of the last will and testament of James Madison recorded by the clerk of court, James City County, Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education

Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Family Papers, 1836-1947. 336 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: W:23, M:21, OS:J, 98:J, Mss.Mf:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Correspondence pertains to Jastremski's military service in the Civil War, his political career in Baton Rouge, and his term as U.S. Consul in Peru. The collection also contains copies of speeches made by Jastremski, photographs, and prints. Included are three scrapbooks containing clippings and articles about Jastremski's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2951.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Papers, 1876-1889. 3 items. Location: Misc., OS:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Documents concerning property purchased by General Leon Jastremski in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, New Orleans 1866-

Jefferson Davis cartoon, 1865 ca. 1 item. Location: E:65. President of the Confederate States of America. A political cartoon depicting Jefferson Davis fleeing in women's attire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Jenkyn, Thomas W. Letter. 1837 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc: J. Religious writer and president of Coward College, London. Letter written by Jenkyn to Rev. J. Austin Roberts of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Jenkyn reports on both personal and political matters, referring to the abolition of church rates in England and to the issue of slavery in the United States. Jenkyn names two ministers who had 'sunk sadly' due to their pro-slavery temporizing in the U.S. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, African Americans

Jewell & Prescott. Crescent City illustrated: the commercial, social, political and general history of New Orleans, 1872. 1 vol. Location: W:51. Edwin L. Jewell was prominent in New Orleans publishing from ca. 1886 to 1887 as a newspaper editor and publisher. Theodore Lilienthal was active as a photographer in New Orleans from ca. 1854-1886. Prospectus for Jewell's Crescent City Illustrated, published in 1873 by Edwin L. Jewell. Includes a title page, sample ads and essays, and numerous original photographs by Theodore Lilienthal, which appear as engravings in the published works. . For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4526.

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

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Telegram, 1865 August 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. American vice-president and president. Military telegram to Governor W. L. Sharkey of Mississippi refers to the proclamation authorizing restoration of state government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 188.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1819 Jan. 17. 1 item. Misc.:J. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter extolling the farming of cotton, and in particular, the merits of the Lafourche and Attakapas areas for their fertility, healthful climate, and low land prices for farming sugar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2502.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Politics

Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1827 May 30. 1 item. Misc.:J. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter to the Governor of Mississippi remarks on the apprehension of a man who stole a slave. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2869.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, African Americans

Johnson, Henry, 1783-1864, Letter, 1844 April 19. Misc.:J. 1 item. U.S. congressman, senator, and governor from Louisiana. Letter to J. Y. Spencer referring to a letter from Mr. Branche. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1198.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Johnston, J. Bennett, 1932-. Papers, 196?-1996. Ca. 500 linear ft., Location: IMJBJ, OS, Range 59-60, Vault. A Shreveport attorney and state legislator, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1973 and retired in 1996. In addition to energy and defense, Senator Johnston focused on navigation, flood control, hurricane protection, and other natural resources programs. Primarily records of his Senate career, including correspondence, trip files, records of his administrative and legislative assistants, legislative files, papers related to Louisiana grants and projects, speeches, news releases and photographs, and committee files. Also found are papers related to his campaigns and the Democratic Party as well as the annual Washington Mardi Gras ball and the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians. Mss. 4473.

Jones, George W. Papers, 1902-1984, undated (bulk 1942-1950). 3 linear ft. Locations: D:102-104. OS:J. Member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and later a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve from Canton, Mississippi. Collection consists of correspondence and personal papers documenting primarily the lives of Jones and his family. Correspondence discusses news regarding Canton, World War II, the Jones family's drug store, George's wellbeing and duties, and other family members and friends. Personal papers, chiefly printed materials, document George's time in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mss. 4135.

Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978, interviewee. Oral history interview, 1977. 1 sound cassette, Transcript (28 pages). Location: L:4700.0030. Governor of Louisiana (1940-1944). Jones discusses his political campaign of 1940; changes he made while in office; Huey Long's political following; views on social welfare; government corruption; his executive secretary, Cocheran; his wife's role in his career; and his family background. Jones also discusses state senator W. D. Cotton's role in the bridge over Calcasieu River; and development of schools and buildings during his administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4700.0030.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, Long Family

Jones, Sam Houston, 1897-1978, Reminiscences of Sam Houston Jones and others: oral history. 6 items; 4 reel to reel 1/4 inch audio tapes. Governor of Louisiana (1940-1944). Interviews with Jones, associates of Jones', and G.T. Owens, Jones' executive secretary. Items include photocopies of correspondence with Jones and thesis by Daugherty about Jones. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2538.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Jordan, Randell M. Papers, 1963-1971. .3 linear ft. Location: E:64, 98:J. Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan in Winnfield, Louisiana. Manuscript materials include instructions given to Klan members and a speech given by Jordan. Printed items include political and informational materials, rules, codes, procedures, membership forms, oaths, and ephemera. Some materials relate to racial integration of Parkview Estate Nursing Home in Winnfield in the late 1960s; integration in schools; and political actions of John. F. Kennedy and others. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3360.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Education, African Americans

Kaine, Alice J. Cutright. Papers, 1880-1881, 1893. 8 letters, 1 diary. Location: Misc. Alice J. Cutright was an active member on the Board of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls, an advisor to Tuskegee Institute (1894-1896), and in 1898 became the first woman appointed to the Wisconsin State Board of Control for Prisons. The papers consist of four letters and a travel diary written by her during a trip down the Mississippi River from Springfield, Ill., to New Orleans, La., in March-April 1880. Personal letters received from friends and acquaintances in New Orleans are also included. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 3886.

Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. Papers, 1861, 1869-1884. 1,238 items. Location: U:176-179, OS:K. Collector of the Port of New Orleans, U.S. senator and representative from Louisiana, and governor of Louisiana. Papers relating chiefly to Kellogg's gubernatorial administration and including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, African American voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state. Included are petitions for redress of grievances; extradition papers for fugitives from justice; and a joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature opposing Kellogg's U.S. Senate membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 195, 543, 575.

Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918, Letter, 1874 Jan. 8. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. Letter addressed to the Hon. John Sherman at Washington outlining current business in the Louisiana Legislature. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4198.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Kemp, Bolivar E. (Bolivar Edwards), 1871-1933. Papers, 1913-1965. .5 linear feet. Location: 46. Amite, Louisiana, attorney, LSU Board of Supervisors member, U.S. congressman, and son-in-law of Harry D. Wilson, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Immigration. Papers include correspondence, printed items, photographs, and news clippings documenting the professional careers and social activities of Kemp, Wilson, and other family members. Broadsides relate to Huey Long's and Richard Leche's campaigns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3567.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Kennon, Robert Floyd. Papers, 1904-1972 (bulk 1948-1956). 11.5 linear ft., 8 volumes. Location: 6:9-15, OS:K. Minden, Louisiana, attorney, judge, Louisiana Supreme Court justice, and Louisiana governor. Papers include office files, personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, political campaign materials, and newspaper clippings. The collection pertains to politics, the Democratic Party and Robert Kennon's political career, particularly his term as governor (1952-1956). Some material reflects his military service during World War II and his position on segregation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2719.

Kent, Amos, 1811-1906. Family Papers, 1770-1906 (bulk 1855-1900). .25 linear ft. (130 items, 1 vol.). Location: C:31. Family of New Hampshire and Louisiana; merchant in Baton Rouge and farmer in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. The town of Kentwood was named in his honor. Kent served 8 years in the Louisiana legislature. Family correspondence of three generations of the Kent family and business papers of Amos Kent. Amos Kent's business papers consist of legal opinions of attorneys, deeds, and letters. Included is a diary kept by young George Favrot of Baton Rouge (later a U.S. Congressman from the Baton Rouge District) which describes happenings about town. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 199, 724, 1101, 2296.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business, Baton Rouge

Kernion, George C. H. Family papers, 1544-1942 (1832-1942). 174 items, 3 pamphlets. New Orleans public accountant and tax specialist. Papers include documents related to Kernion's career as an accountant and copies of genealogies and documents containing vital statistics for the Kernion, Campbell, Huchet, and Quimper families. Included in the collection are Civil War Confederate letters and political speeches and broadsides of Huey P. Long. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1629.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Long Family

Kidd, Edwin. Family Papers, 1792-1994, undated (bulk: 1836-1884). Location: UU:63. Edwin E. Kidd was a lawyer, politician, and businessman. Kidd served several terms in the Louisiana Legislature. Papers include correspondence from Edwin’s father, Wilson M. Kidd, and then later, from Edwin. Wilson M. Kidd fought in the Creek War of 1836 as a volunteer in the Alabama militia. Correspondece recounts Wilson Kidd's experiences in the militia and Edwin Kidd's education, experiences in the Civil War, and post-war political career. In addition to correspondence the collection includes photographs, receipts, legal documents, and genealogical information. Mss. 5178.

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

Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Correspondence, 1855-1859, 1865-1866. 15 items. Location: Misc. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Letters from James O. Fuqua pertain principally to clients but also give some information concerning local politics and living conditions in Baton Rouge. Letters from others pertain to law suits and local politics. Included is a letter in which James O. Fuqua discusses the eagerness of some citizens to take the Amnesty Oath and civilian comments on the outcome of the Civil War, and the freedmen. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.

Kilbourne, James Gilliam, 1828-1893. Family collection, 1838-1899. 565 items, 43 vols. Location: E:5-7, G:13, OS:K. Planter, jurist, state legislator, Confederate captain, and member of the law firm Fuqua and Kilbourne of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Collection contains personal and business papers of three generations of the Kilbourne family. Papers include documents related to Kilbourne's legal career, Civil War letters from Kilbourne to his wife, and records of the Comite Plantation. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 11. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 690, 730.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Plantations, Civil War

Kilbourne, Richard, Circular, 1967. 1 broadside. Resident of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. "Socialism vs. the Constitution' by Judge Richard Kilbourne defends his position for leaving the Democratic Party and joining the Republican Party. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2190.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

King, Grace Elizabeth. Selected papers, 1864, 1883-1933. 1 linear ft., 2 microfilm reels. Location: UU:31, MSS.MF:K, Vault:1. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life; includes some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Papers also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the United States Army occupation of New Orleans (undated). Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora O'Gorencees discuss World War I. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Part of the Grace King Collection. Mss. 1282.

King, Horatio, 1811-1897. Letter, 1860 November 25. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. United States Postmaster-General under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. Letter comments on strength of secessionist feelings and urges support of the President and Unionist policies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2855.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Business

King, William R., 1786-1853, Letter,1832 December 12. 1 item. Location: Misc.:K. U.S. senator from Alabama, U.S. minister to France, and vice-president of the U.S. Letter to J. B. Clark discussing efforts in Congress to modify tariff regulations and attitudes towards President Jackson's order that South Carolina collect tariff duties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2613.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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