Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Long, Russell B. Papers, Huey Pierce Long phonodisc. 1 audio cassette, 1 phonodisc. Location: 27:61, 29:28. Winnfield, Louisiana, attorney, Louisiana Public Service Commission member, Louisiana governor, and U.S. senator. Transcription (33 1/3 RPM phonograph record and cassette tape copy) of a speech, 'Our Plundering Government,' delivered by Long over the Columbia Broadcasting Company radio network, February 20, 1935 (length 26 minutes). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3700.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Long Family

Lopez, Andrew. Letter, 1848 Dec. 24. 1 letter. Location: Misc. Andrew Lopez of Canton, Mass., writes to Elijah Dunbar of New Orleans, La., describing a grand torchlight procession in honor of Zachary Taylor held prior to his election, local ladies' balls and societies, and other community news from Canton. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4008.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women

López, Manuel. Papers, 1802-1835. 0.3 linear ft. Location: U:211, OS:L. Planter of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, superintendent of the Spanish royal warehouse in New Orleans, and Justice of the Peace of East Baton Rouge Parish. Papers of Manuel López, a description of the boundaries of Distrito de la Feliciana (1802), and an inventory of the department of forts. Also included is the will of Juan Perez. In Spanish with English translations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721.

Louise, Countess of Albany. Letters, circa 1802-1820. 19 items. Location: 31:. Louise, Countess of Albany, was the wife of exiled Prince Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," Jacobite claimant to the British throne. Letters written to Elizabeth Cavendish, the Duchess of Devonshire, document the Countess of Albany's opinions on major political topics and current events, including Napoleon's exile and the political situation in Italy following Napoleon's occupation. The letters also discuss Louise's daily life and activities, and many of the two women's friends, who include notable figures such as Cardinal Ercole Consalvi, Madame de Staël, Lady Charlotte Bury, and Lord Byron. There is also one partial letter written to an unknown correspondent. Part of the George DeForest Collection. Mss. 1350.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Women, French

Louisiana. Legislature, "To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled. The memorial of the State of Louisia.," circa 1817. 1 item (13 pages). Location: Misc.:L, Vault:1. Galley proof, with manuscript revisions and additions, of the message of the Louisiana Legislature to the U.S. Congress, requesting that various land claims from territorial days by confirmed. These changes may have been made by Edward Livingston. The final version, which was communicated to the U.S. Senate on December 19, 1817, appears in the American State Papers, Vol. 30, Public lands, vol. 3, pages 282-285. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4530.

Referenced in Guides: Politics