Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Lawrence, Henry E. Diary, 1837-1842. 1 vol. Location: A:3. Special agent for the Department of State and resident of Queens, New York City. Incomplete accounts of a trip from New York City by steamboat to Quebec, Canada; and a diplomatic mission to Mexico, to obtain the release of Franklin Combs and other Americans taken prisoner with members of the Sante Fe Expedition from Texas. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1540.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Transportation

Lawson, L. E. L. A. Letter, 1852. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. Daughter of General E. W. Ripley of Jackson, Louisiana. Letter from Mrs. Lawson, either a newcomer or visitor in Washington, D.C., mentions that through the kindness of Senator Solomon W. Downs of Louisiana she has been introduced to Washington residents and visits the Capitol every day. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1926.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

Lawton, Josiah. Letter, 1811. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of St. Francisville, Louisiana. Letter from Lawton to John Avery Collins, Newport, Rhode Island, describes business and political unrest in St. Francisville and the West Florida territory. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 633.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Lazaro, Ladislas. Papers, 1894-1928. 6,235 items, 43 vols. Location: C:37-43; P:4; Z:15, 22. Louisiana physician, state senator, U.S. congressman, and planter. Papers contain correspondence, clippings, speeches, government publications, and memorandum books recording Lazaro's service as a U.S. Representative. Political papers reflect his interest in agriculture and the tariff question, state and local politics, and related national matters. Daybooks and ledgers document his medical practice in Grand Prairie (1894-1913). Some bound volumes include material about World War I. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1113, 1149.

Lea, Lemanda E. Papers, 1858-1872. 57 items. Location: E:39. Resident of Liberty, Mississippi, and wife of a Confederate soldier. Correspondence includes letters from her mother, Sarah Sandell of Pike County, Mississippi, and letters from camps in Mississippi and Louisiana written by her husband, I. G. Lea, and her brothers, C. J. and W. G. Martin. Printed items include a speech by the Hon. Thomas R. Stockdale of Mississippi, and minutes of the Union Baptist Association. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 704.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Politics, Women, Civil War