Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Brent, Rosella Kenner. Papers, 1865, 1902-1916. 0.1 linear ft. Location: U:245. Daughter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, planter and politician Duncan Farrar Kenner and wife of Confederate brigadier general Joseph F. Brent. Two narratives of Brent's recollections of Ashland Plantation, including a sketch of slave Henry Hammond. She also recounts an 1862 incident in which her father escaped to Bayou Lafourche upon learning that Union troops were coming to arrest him. Three letters pertain to Rosella Kenner Brent's husband, Brigadier General Joseph L. Brent, C.S.A. A 1910 letter describes General Brent's service in the Confederate army. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1167, 1822.

Brian, Hardy L., 1865-1949, Family Papers. 1,426 items, 2 ms. vols., 21 printed vols. Newspaperman and Populist Party political leader of Winnfield, Natchitoches, and Shreveport, Louisiana. Family correspondence and papers pertaining largely to social life. Items of political interest include newspapers, a memoir, and documents. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2592.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Brian, S. M. Letter, circa 1880-1892. 1 broadside. E:Imprints. An open letter by S.M. Brian et al. addresses accusations of lies and bribery in the election for the 24th Louisiana Senatorial District (Catahoula, Grant, and Winn parishes) between J.N. Luce and Benjamin F. Brian. Benjamin F. Brian served as senator in 1880-1884 and 1892-1896. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1139.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Brickell, D. Warren (Daniel Warren), 1824-1881. Papers, 1869-1882. .55 linear ft. (82 items, 1 ms. vol., 1 printed vol.). Location: C:74, 98:B, F:16. New Orleans gynecologist, founder and dean of the New Orleans School of Medicine, and editor of numerous medical journals. Papers consist mainly of newspaper clippings and political broadsides, many dealing with Reconstruction issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1430, 1617.

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

Bridges, Tyler. Papers, 1882-2002 (bulk 1992-2000). 14.5 linear feet, 37 sound cassettes, 14 video cassettes. Location: UU:296-308, L:36, OS:B. Newspaper articles, interviews, and copies of court records and transcripts of wire taps compiled by journalist Tyler Bridges as research for his book, 'Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fall of Governor Edwin Edwards.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4899.