Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Arceneaux, William. Papers, 1964-2007 (bulk 1972-2007). 15 linear feet and 20 volumes. Locations: 4:36, 4:43, 110:4-11, OS:A, Vault:2. Louisiana higher education official. Papers consist of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed items, and scrapbooks related to the professional, civic, and personal activities of William Arceneaux. A small amount of correspondence is in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog Mss. 4107.

Archinard, Cesario. Land grant, 1807. 1 item. Location: Misc:A. Resident of New Orleans. Land grant, signed by Luis Hector Baron de Carondelet, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, awarding land in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, to Archinard. The land was surveyed by Carlos Trudeau. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 254.

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

Ascension Parish (La.). Police Jury. Records, 1837-1925 (bulk 1837-1838). 7 items. Location: Misc.:A, OS:A. Process verbals (written records) of the police jury of Ascension Parish concerning the establishment of boundary lines between Ascension and Iberville Parishes, and between Ascension and Assumption Parishes. Included is a survey (1925) of the boundary between Iberville and Ascension Parishes which conforms with a survey made by August S. Phelps (1837). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 552.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Ashley-Cooper, Anthony. Letter, 1847. 1 letter. Location: Misc.:A. Anthony Ashley-Cooper (1801-1885) was the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury who went by the title Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851 and then Lord Shaftesbury following the death of his father.  He became known as a political reformer and advocate for improving living conditions for the working poor, which led to his earning the nickname of "Poor Man's Earl."  This is a letter dated February 12, 1847 from Lord Ashley requests a copy of a document from a committee. Mss. 822.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Assumption Parish records, 1841-1920 (bulk 1841-1891). 84 items. Location: U:6, 98:. Miscellaneous legal papers stating the value of a sugar plantation and slaves, with a copy of a lease for a house, lot, and billiard table in Napoleonville, La. (1841); subpoenas in a legal suit concerning St. Elizabeth Church (1852); and a broadside titled "Synopsis of Steamboat Laws" (1867). A printed invitation to attend a meeting of the Republican Executive Committee in Donaldsonville (1887), a broadside of the regular Democratic ticket for delegates to the state nomination convention and Assumption Parish officials (1891), and issues of The Assumption Pioneer (January 23, February 13, 27, 1909) are included. Mss. 14.