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Leche, Richard W. Papers, 1804, 1889-2008, undated. Approximately 100 linear ft., 155 volumes. Location: 80:-81:, 85:, 98:L, MAP CAGE, OS:L, VAULT:1, VAULT:21, VAULT MRDF 15. Orleans Parish native and 44th governor of Louisiana from 1936-1939. Collection is comprised of Leche's gubernatorial papers, which include chiefly office files of correspondence and a variety of printed materials; pre-gubernatorial and gubernatorial campaign papers; post-gubernatorial papers; and a variety of other materials, in large part photographic items and scrapbooks, spanning the three aforementioned eras. Collection also includes papers of Elton Reynolds Leche and Richard W. Leche, Jr. Mss. 2060.

Leche, Richard W. Speeches, 1936-1937. 2 broadsides [reprints]. Location: Ephemera Collection, Subgroup I. Governor of Louisiana (1936-1939). Speech outlining governmental policies of Leche's administration (1936) and a speech before the nineteenth annual convention of the American Legion (1937). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1362.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Lee, M. Lindley. Letter, 1863 January 2.1 item. Location: Misc. U.S. representative from New York (1859-1861). Letter from Lee on a visit to Washington, D.C., giving his impressions of the city and commenting on a few changes brought about by the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Leonard, Theodule. Papers, 1841-1896. 135 items. Location: C:55. Planter, tax collector, and sheriff of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and captain of Company O of the West Feliciana Regiment of the Louisiana Militia in the Civil War. Letters relate Confederate maneuvers around Columbus, Kentucky. Some papers and letters in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1209.

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

Lewis, Jones W. Record books. 7 vols. (on microfilm). Location: MSS.MF:L. Notary and Justice of the Peace in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Record books contain entries for farm and home activities together with community and other news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2276.

Referenced in Guides: Politics