Manuscript Resources on Politics

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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