Manuscript Resources on Politics

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Tessier, Charles Robert. Papers. 25 items. Notary public in East Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana, and a justice of the peace in Pointe Coupee Parish. Papers contain commissions as a notary public and as a justice of the peace; oaths of office; a bond; and a letter regarding the bond. Included are two letters concerning a proposed engraving of General Andrew Jackson before Judge Dominick A. Hall. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Texada, Lewis and family. Papers, 1830-1939. 274 items. Location: W:25, OS:T. Lewis Texada was a planter of Bayou Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Collection includes papers related to property ownership in Rapides Parish; letters from Louisiana Governor Henry Watkins Allen; papers related to a girls' school in Virginia; and letters of Confederate civilians in the Civil War. Also included are sheet music and printed items. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2985.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Performing arts, Civil War, Education

The People, (Baton Rouge, La.), 1903 Oct. 12. 1 item (v. 33 cm.). Location: OS:P. Issue of "The People", a Baton Rouge newspaper, supporting General Leon Jastremski for governor of Louisiana in the Democratic primary. Other candidates announced include William G. Randolph for sheriff and Charles F. Ratcliff for representative from East Baton Rouge Parish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1155.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Baton Rouge

The Petition of the Louisiana Parishes of East and West Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, and St. Tammany, circa 1881-1883. 1 petition. Location: E:Imprints. Petition of the police juries of the Florida Parishes of Louisiana to the U.S. Congress asserting their rights to the property interests of the area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 133.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Thomas, Isaac, 1774-1859. Family Papers, 1802-1851. 0.3 linear ft. Location: D:95. Politician, lawyer, and planter. Thomas moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1819, where he operated a steamboat, a sawmill, and a large plantation. He was a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate (1823-1827). Papers relating to the business and legal career of Isaac Thomas. Several papers document the history of land ownership in Rapides and Catahoula parishes, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4634.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Thompson Family Papers, 1865, 1924-1935, 1945. 10 items, 1 printed vol. Location: Misc.:T, H:20. Papers of the Thompson family of Opelousas, La., contains correspondence relating to family and business affairs, receipts, and a copy of the novel "The Initials" by Jemima Tautphoeus. Letter from George Bienvenu, an Air Force lieutenant stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Warrensburg, Mo., discusses his duties on base and personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2021.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Business

Thompson, Josie. Papers, 1939-1995 (bulk 1946-1949). 1.25 linear ft. Location: X:14. Louisiana State University alumna and press correspondent for United Press International, who covered the Nuremberg Military Tribunals (1946-1949). Collection primarily consists of her typed reports of the trials and other events in post-WWII Germany. Also included are photographs, legal briefs, and personal items. Mss. 5046.

Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868, Letter, 1848 Jan. 14. 1 item. Misc.:T. Member of the Whig party of South Carolina who served in the state legislature, U.S. Congress, and as minister to Mexico. Letter written by Thompson requesting a correction be made to a published article about the extent of Thompson's support for the policies of President Polk's administration. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

Tibbets, Hiram B. Family Papers, 1830-1857. 25 items. Location: A:4. Planter and physician of Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. A native of Massachusetts, Tibbetts and his wife corresponded with his brother John C. Tibbetts in Boston and New Hampshire. Letters primarily to John C. Tibbetts deal with planter-slave relations, and plantation and family news. Topics include Christmas festivities; a wedding held in the slave quarters; and the prevalence of cholera. A partial letter (ca. 1850) provides analysis of the political situation in Louisiana and Mississippi following the Compromise of 1850. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 831, 856, 868, 1300, 1352.

Tilton, John. Land grant, 1797 Nov. 20. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T, vault:25, vault MRDF 14. Land grant signed by John Adams and Timothy Pickering. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2814.

Referenced in Guides: Politics

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